In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Great Leader Whose Fear of Allaah Would Not Allow Him to Be Cause of Shedding Even a Drop of Blood; Neither Requested For Weapons Nor Fighting Men: [Food For Thought Regarding Those In Our Era Who Allow Globalists and Neoconservatives to Use Their Countries For Proxy Wars, Supply Them With Weapons to Prolong Dangerous Conflicts and Sacrifice The Blood of Their Citizens to Help Globalists and Neoconservatives to Pursue Their Geopolitical Agendas]
Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Mad’khalee [may Allaah preserve him] stated: Uthmaan [may Allaah be pleased with him] was one those who restrained the people from bloodshed the most and (restrained himself regarding the affair) of those who violated his honour. Shakhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: “And what is well known – based on numerous narrations – is that indeed Uthmaan [may Allaah be pleased with him] was one of those who restrained the people from bloodshed the most, exercised patience the most regarding the affair of those who violated his honour and those who made a determined attempt to shed his blood. They besieged him and endeavoured to kill him, and he knew their desire to kill him. Indeed, the Muslims came to him from every place to help him and indicated to him to fight the besiegers, but he commanded them to refrain from fighting and commanded those who obeyed him not to fight. It has been reported that he said to his slaves, ‘Whoever restrains his hand is freed’. It was said to him, ‘Will you go to Makkah?’ He said, ‘I will not be amongst those who commit evil in the sacred precinct’. Then it was said to him, ‘Will you not go to Syria?’ He said, ‘I will not leave my place of Hijrah [i.e. Madeenah]’. Then it was said to him, ‘Fight them’, so he said, ‘I will not be the first in the Ummah of Muhammad [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] to unleash the sword after the departure of Muhammad’. Uthmaan’s patience until he was murdered is one of his greatest virtues in the sight of the Muslims”. (1)
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “When Uthmaan [may Allaah be pleased with him] knew that he would be killed due to what he could see and observe regarding the events and signs, he refrained from fighting and from defending himself lest fighting occurs between the Muslims, so he preferred to be killed instead of (initiating) a fight between the Muslims”. (2)
Al-Allaamah Saaleh al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said, “A person should not leave the people in dispute; rather it is incumbent upon him to be eager to bring about conciliation between disputing parties, especially relatives. As for some people- and Allaah’s Protection is sought, they only bring into disputes that which will increase it. This type of person is a shaytaan”. (3)
Destructive Consequences of Bloodshed in This Life and The Next!
[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Al-Mukhtaaraat Al-Bahiyyah Min Kutub Shaikhil Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah. Page 296. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: الطُّرُقُ الْحُكميَّة- page 30]
[Ref 3: Excerpt from ‘Al-Minhatur Rabbaaniyyah Fee Sharh Al-Arba’een’. pages 213-217. paraphrased]