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Stinking Double Standards! [Some Headlines In Mainstream Media About a non-Muslim Who Blew Himself (Suicide) During Battle]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Allaah [The Most High] said:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ شُہَدَآءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوۡ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ أَوِ ٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ وَٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَ‌ۚ إِن يَكُنۡ غَنِيًّا أَوۡ فَقِيرً۬ا فَٱللَّهُ أَوۡلَىٰ بِہِمَا‌ۖ فَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ أَن تَعۡدِلُواْ‌ۚ وَإِن تَلۡوُ ۥۤاْ أَوۡ تُعۡرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرً۬ا

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah; even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do. [Surah An-Nisaa. Ayah 135]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Allaah [Glorified be He and Free is He From all Imperfections] commanded His servants to stand out firmly for justice on behalf of everyone – be it an enemy or an ally. Allaah [Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] commands us to stand out firmly for justice and testify (for or against) everyone, even if it were someone who is the most beloved person to us. A person should stand out firmly for justice (for or against) himself, his two parents, his other close relatives and his best friend amongst the people. If a person’s love for himself, his parents and his relatives prevents him from standing out firmly for the truth against them, especially if the truth is with someone he hates and regards as an enemy due to them, then indeed none will stand out firmly for justice in such circumstances except one whose love for Allaah and His Messenger is more than their love for everyone else. (1)

Indeed, suicide is forbidden by the Creator regardless who commits the act. However, we’ve recently witnessed the stinking double standards of some reporters in the mainstream media regarding this affair. We’ve all lived long enough to witness the manner in which many reporters in the mainstream media express themselves whenever the misguided Jihadists blow themselves; rather some reporters would even seek to ascribe the satanic deeds of the Jihadists to Islam. However, when this same deed of suicide (blowing oneself up) is committed by a Ukrainian soldier, some in the mainstream media praised him. As for the people of sound Islamic faith and justice- those who adhere to the command of Allaah and His Messenger, they continue to condemn suicide regardless who commits the act, whether a Muslim or non-Muslim. Some of the headlines as follows: “Hero Ukrainian soldier blows himself up to destroy bridge and stop Russian invasion forces storming in from Crimea”. “Heroic Ukrainian soldier blows himself up on bridge to block Russian tanks’ advancement”. “Heroic Ukrainian soldier blows himself up on bridge to prevent Russian advance”.

The Verdict On Suicide and Suicide Bombing:

http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=MNJ14&articleID=MNJ140006&articlePages=1

http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=MNJ14&articleID=MNJ140003&articlePages=1

http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=MNJ14&articleID=MNJ140001&articlePages=1

We ask Allaah to protect us from hypocrisy and double standards Aameen


[Ref 1: An Excerpt from ‘Badaa’i At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim.. Vol 1. Page 300-303]