Sunday, September 18, 2005

Fatwa: Spending Zakah Money on Jihad

Spending Zakah Money on Jihad

Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the prominent Muslim scholar, states the following:

The meaning of Jihad in our present time particularly refers to striving to liberate Muslim lands from the grip of the disbelievers who usurped them and imposed on them their own laws in lieu of the Divine Law. Those disbelievers may be Jews, Christians or both or even pagans, who follow no particular religion at all. Disbelievers are all alike. Capitalists, Communists, Westerners, Easterners, People of the Book and pagans are by no means different from one other. Muslims have never been more severely afflicted than they are nowadays. Many of their lands have been captured by the disbelievers, on top of which is Palestine that has fallen victim to corrupt Jews. Similarly, Kashmir has been dominated by pagan Hindus. Chechnya and other Islamic states have fallen in the grip of pagan tyrannical communism. Retrieving these lands, freeing them from the clutches of atheists and their twisted laws is the joint responsibility of all Muslims. Declaring Jihad to save our land is an Islamic obligation. If war is waged anywhere to achieve this goal, namely to free the occupied lands of the laws and the tyranny of disbelievers, it is undoubtedly a case of Jihad for the sake of Allah. It thus needs to be financed from the money of Zakah, the amount of which is to be decided based on the total sum of the charity, the requirements of Jihad as well as the degree of the need of other potential recipients of charity. This is all to be decided by reliable scholars, if they are to be found.


At September 18, 2005 7:38 PM, Blogger The Orange Humanist said...

Some interesting articles on Islam and archeology:

Byzantine mosaic in Gaza left behind:

After the world has taken in stride the fact that Arabs cannot live in peace as long as Jews (dead or alive) are anywhere near, how long do you think the Byzantine remnants are going to stay around?

Saudi Arabia destroying Mecca's Islamic past:

At September 18, 2005 7:43 PM, Blogger The Orange Humanist said...

reposting the link, since it didn't seem to come out right:

At September 19, 2005 12:12 AM, Blogger PD111 said...

From the Times

About half of all Muslims are economically inactive (52%). That is higher than any other religious group.,,2087-1785953_4,00.html

One can assume, that a further 30% have just one wage earner. As muslim families are very large, a single wage earner will find it hard to support all. They will need to supplement this by getting considerable benefits from the state. Thus at a minimum, some 80% of the muslim population subsists on welfare benefits.

Assuming that each muslim is given some £10,000 in cash, housing benefits and other such, we have a figure of £20bn, that the muslim community costs Britain, i.e., if one estimates the muslim population in Britain at 2m. This figure does not take into account free education, maternal benefits, ante- and post-natal care, security at airports and train stations. Muslims also figure to a large extent in crime and in prisons. It is difficult to make an estimate here.

A considerable amount of this money to muslims from the British taxpayer, finds its way to finance the Jihad. The same scenario must hold in all European states that have a considerable muslim population.

So here we are. We have given economic shelter and refuge to the most lazy bunch of people on earth, who think it is their right that the Kaffir support the mummin. And ss it is also their religious obligation take part in and fund the Jihad, we are in the ridiculous position of sheltering and feeding a population that is hell bent on destroying us.

Islam's people, from the very outset, were nothing but a collective to gain plunder and loot at the expense of other people's work. In the past, it was conducted by war, conquest and then pillage. Now it is conducted by immigration (invasion), begging or crime. Meanwhile muslim nations, are given huge loans (aid), which we and they know, will never be repaid.

Thus, from a purely economic point of view, Islam seems to be a collective of people who live by the ethos of "beg, borrow or steal".

So why do we, the capitalist countries, who do not believe in offering anyone a free lunch, subsidise the most lazy yet aggressive bunch of poeple on God's planet, who are bent on subverting our democratic system.

The nub is, how has it come about, that the natural progression of the most advanced civilisation on earth is towards stupidity?


At September 19, 2005 2:33 AM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

"Those disbelievers may be Jews, Christians or both ..."

Now there's someone who really knows what he is talking about!


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