Some Reasons Behind Unjustified Wars and Invasions in Our Era

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

Haughtiness, Intoxication With Material Things and Having Little or No Concern For The Afterlife Lead to Unjustified Wars In Our Era

Allah [The Exalted] says:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُدْخِلُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ جَنَّٰتٍ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِهَا ٱلْأَنْهَٰرُ وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ يَتَمَتَّعُونَ وَيَأْكُلُونَ كَمَا تَأْكُلُ ٱلْأَنْعَٰمُ وَٱلنَّارُ مَثْوًى لَّهُمْ

Indeed, Allāh will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds to gardens beneath which rivers flow. But those who disbelieve enjoy themselves (in this world) and eat as the cattle eat (concerned only with food, pleasure and pastime without any consideration for the Hereafter), and the Fire will be an abode for them. [ ]


Judge The Globalists and Neo-colonialists By Their Track Record In Our Era

Allah [The Exalted] says:

وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يُعۡجِبُكَ قَوۡلُهُ ۥ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَيُشۡهِدُ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا فِى قَلۡبِهِۦ وَهُوَ أَلَدُّ ٱلۡخِصَامِ
وَإِذَا تَوَلَّىٰ سَعَىٰ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ لِيُفۡسِدَ فِيهَا وَيُهۡلِكَ ٱلۡحَرۡثَ وَٱلنَّسۡلَ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلۡفَسَادَ
وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُ ٱتَّقِ ٱللَّهَ أَخَذَتۡهُ ٱلۡعِزَّةُ بِٱلۡإِثۡمِ‌ۚ فَحَسۡبُهُ ۥ جَهَنَّمُ‌ۚ وَلَبِئۡسَ ٱلۡمِهَادُ

And of mankind, there is he whose speech may please you (O Muhammad), in this worldly life, and he calls Allah to witness as to that which is in his heart, yet he is the most quarrelsome of the opponents. And when he turns away, his effort in the land is to make mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle, and Allah likes not mischief. And when it is said to him, “Fear Allah”, he is led by arrogance to (more) crime. So enough for him is Hell, and worst indeed is that place to rest! [Surah Al-Baqarah. Ayaat 204-206]

وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يُعۡجِبُكَ قَوۡلُهُ ۥ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا

“And of mankind, there is he whose speech may please you in this worldly life”.

Meaning, when he speaks, the person who hears his speech is pleased and thinks that he has uttered a beneficial speech.

وَيُشۡهِدُ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا فِى قَلۡبِهِ

“And he calls Allah to witness as to that which is in his heart”

– Meaning, he claims that Allah knows that what is in his heart agrees with what he says, despite the fact that he is lying about what he says because his actions contradict his statements. His statements would have agreed with his actions if he had been truthful because this is the case with believers- those who are not hypocrites. And because of this Allah says: [وَهُوَ أَلَدُّ ٱلۡخِصَامِ – yet he is the most quarrelsome of the opponents]- Meaning, when you disagree with him, you’ll find him to be the most quarrelsome, bigoted, and difficult person to deal with, as well as the ugly characteristics that result from this behaviour, which are the polar opposite of the manners of believers- those who make their way easier, submit to the truth, and pardon others.

وَإِذَا تَوَلَّىٰ سَعَىٰ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ لِيُفۡسِدَ فِيهَا وَيُهۡلِكَ ٱلۡحَرۡثَ وَٱلنَّسۡلَ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلۡفَسَادَ

“And when he turns away, his effort in the land is to make mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle, and Allah likes not mischief”

Meaning, when this person – the one whose speech astounds you – is not in your presence, his effort is to commit sins that cause corruption in the land, resulting in the destruction of cattle and crops. Because of wicked deeds, the blessings in the vegetation, fruits, and cattle decrease and become little. [وَٱللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلۡفَسَادَ – and does not like mischief]- Meaning, when it is the case that Allah does not like corruption, therefore, He has an intense hatred for the person who sows corruption in the earth, even if such a person utters a good speech merely on the tongue.

This Ayah serves as evidence that the statements uttered by individuals are not proof regarding their truthfulness or whether they are upon falsehood, righteous or wicked until they are ascertained by their deeds. It is obligatory to examine the condition of those who bear witness, the one who is right and the falsifier among the people based on the righteousness of their deeds – examine the clear indications and their behaviour, and do not be deceived by how they portray themselves and the praise they give themselves. (1)

Our era’s globalists and neo-colonialists pursue their ambitions through illegitimate wars merely for the sake of leadership and wealth, and to impose their ideologies and beliefs on everyone, as well as philosophies, thoughts, and viewpoints that have not been approved by Allah and His Messengers. Honest journalists occasionally refer to such actions as “acts of military aggression launched under a false pretext!” One of the contemporary American warmongers who presented a speech to the United Nations Security Council in February 2003 concerning the purported presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq remarked later in 2005 (interview with ABC News): “It’s a blot … and will always be a part of my record. It was painful. It’s painful now”. They express regret after intentionally causing millions of deaths. This behaviour continues, and it is not attributable to anything other than a deviation from Allah’s path.

Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim [may Allah have mercy upon him] said:

The distinction between desiring righteous leadership and coveting leadership is analogous to the distinction between exalting Allah’s command and being sincere to Allah and the love of exalting oneself and hastening towards the fulfilment of desires. Indeed, the one who is sincere to Allah and exalts Him desires that his Lord be obeyed and not disobeyed; he desires that Allah’s statement (none has the right to be worshipped except Allah) be uppermost and that all religious affairs be established sincerely for the sake of Allah, and that the people obey Allah’s commands and refrain from what Allah has forbidden.

This is not the same as desiring leadership, because its seekers hasten to get it in order to achieve their (personal or selfish) goals, which include exaltation in the earth, the enslavement of the hearts to them, attachment to them, and supporting them in all their ambitions, while they are exalted and everyone is subservient to them. This pursuit of leadership leads to corruption, such as rebellion, envy, transgression, enmity, oppression, trials, being zealous in defending oneself at the expense of violating Allah’s rights, exalting those despised by Allah and belittling those honoured by Allah. (2)

Ottoman Sultan Uthman I [may Allah have mercy upon him] advised his son as follows:

My son, beware of busying yourself with something that Allah, the Lord of the worlds, has not commanded, and if you are faced with a dilemma in relation to passing a judgement, then take the advice of the scholars of the religion. Be generous to the soldiers. Let not Shaytaan deceive you with your soldiers and wealth, and beware of turning away from the people of the Shari’ah (i.e. the scholars).

My son! You know that our goal is to please Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and that by way of Jihaad the light of our religion spreads to the different regions, so that the pleasure of Allah – may He be glorified and exalted – manifests.

My son, we are not among those who start wars due to a desire to rule and control. We live for Islam and die with Islam. My son, this is what is worthy of you. know my son that spreading Islam, guiding people to it, and protecting the honour of Muslims and their wealth is a trust, and Allah – The Almighty – will ask you about it.

I am returning to my Lord, and I am proud of you that you will be just to those under your authority and strive in the path of Allah to spread the religion ordained by Allah. I advise you to adhere to the scholars of the Ummah continuously, take care of them, honour them a lot and consult them because they do not command you with anything else except good.

Beware of doing something that does not please Allah – The Almighty, and if something is difficult for you, ask the scholars of the Shariah because indeed they will guide you to good. You should know that our only path in this world is the path ordained by Allah and our only goal is to spread the religion ordained by Allah, and we are neither seekers of status nor worldly things.

My advice to my children and friends is that they maintain the loftiness of the glorious Islamic religion by carrying on with Jihaad in the path of Allah. Hold onto the honourable banner of Islam at the top with the most perfect Jihaad. Serve Islam always because indeed Allah [The Mighty and Majestic] appointed a weak servant like me to conquer countries. Go with the statement of pure Islamic monotheism to the furthest countries in Jihaad in the path of Allah. (Footnote a)

My son, there is none in the worldly life except that he will submit to death and my life span has approached its end by the command of Allah. I pass on the affairs of this empire to you and I leave you in the protection of Al-Mawlaa [Allah – The Protector] and be just in all your affairs. (3)

We ask Allah
اللَّهُمَّ بِعِلْمِكَ الْغَيْبَ وَقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَى الْخَلْقِ أَحْيِنِي مَا عَلِمْتَ الْحَيَاةَ خَيْراً لِي وَتَوَفَّنِي إِذَا عَلِمْتَ الْوَفَاةَ خَيْراً لِي، اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَشْيَتَكَ فِي الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ كَلِمَةَ الْحَقِّ فِي الرِّضَا وَالْغَضَبِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ الْقَصْدَ فِي الْغِنَى وَالْفَقْرِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ نَعِيماً لَا يَنْفَذُ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ قُرَّةَ عَيْنٍ لَا تَنْقَطِعُ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ الرِّضِا بَعْدَ الْقَضَاءِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ بَرْدَ الْعَيْشِ بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ لَذَّةَ النَّظَرِ إِلَى وَجْهِكَ وَالشَّوْقَ إِلَى لِقَائِكَ فِي غَيْرِ ضَرَّاءَ مُضِرَّةٍ وَلَا فِتْنَةٍ مُضِلَّةٍ، اللَّهُمَّ زَيِّنَّا بِزِينَةِ الْإِيمَانِ
وَاجْعَلْنَا هُدَاةً مُهْتَدِينَ

O Allah! By Your Knowledge of the unseen and by Your Power over creation, let me live if life is good for me, and let me die if death is good for me. O Allah! I ask You to grant me (the blessing of having) fear of You in private and public, and I ask You (to make me utter) a statement of truth in times of contentment and anger, and I ask You for moderation when in a state of wealth and poverty, and I ask you for blessings that never ceases, and I ask You for the coolness of my eye that never ends, and I ask You (to make me pleased) after (Your) decree; Aand I ask You for a life of (ease, comfort, tranquillity etc) after death; I ask You for the delight of looking at Your Face (i.e. in the Hereafter) and yearning to meet You without any harm and misleading trials (coming upon me); O Allah! Adorn us with the adornment of Eemaan, and make us (from those who are) guided and guiding (others). (4)

Footnote a:

Salafi Shaikh Fawzaan on Jihad in our times and the guidelines of Jihad according to Islam

Ref 1: Excerpt from Tafseer as-Sadi. Slightly paraphrased

Ref 2: An Excerpt from “Ar-Rooh”. pages 487-489. slightly paraphrased

Ref 3:An Excerpt from Ad-Dawlah Al-Uthmaaniyyah Awaamil An-Nuhood wa Asbaab As-Suqoot. 6/49- 51

Ref 4: Sunan An-Nasaa’ee’ Number 1305 & declared Saheeh by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in As-Saheehah Number 1301

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