Shaykh Mashoor Hasan said, “Hamas and other than Hamas have not remained as a complete nation. Missiles are landing that have no feeling, nor do they know where they are falling. Masjids are being destroyed and a people are being displaced.
The dua should be made for the Muslims – the prophet sall Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his companions wanted Allaah to give victory to the Room over the Persians – so what about Hamas and Hamas are from the Muslims? At this time, they have what the Muslims have – the obligation of preserving their lives and honour.
As for us limiting ourselves to dua and sadaqah, this would not be the stance of a living heart! Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah says that associating and disassociating may both be within the heart of the Muslim – they disassociate from certain things and associate with certain things. They do not disassociate completely, except from the mushrikeen.
As I mentioned, what is occurring today in Gaza is moving – and moves [emotionally] all.
So dua should be performed in congregation and individual prayer. When he (the prophet) used to make dua, the prophet sall Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would make dua using the best wording. It is upon our brothers, especially the imaams of the masaajid to invoke with the very same words, as blessings are to be found in the dua with his wording. He used to say, sall Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, ‘O Allaah, save so-and-so’; ‘O Allaah, curse so-and-so.’ So there is no harm in saying, ‘O Allaah curse the Yahoodi Minister of defence and all those who determine to kill the Muslims.’
We should not be affected by communications nor official speech [propaganda].
During the first days of the events unfolding, I hear an imaam saying something that I altered, and in the next lesson that we will study, we will see the [issue of] excusing due to ignorance. He made a good dua but he made all aspect of it connected with Israel. We are not officialdom, nor are we propagandists, we are students of knowledge of the Islaamic Sharee’ah. Israel in the Book of our Lord and hadeeth of our prophet is our prophet, the prophet of Allaah Ya’qoob.
So when we supplicate, we supplicate against the Yahood, not Israel, as Israel is free of them, upon him be peace. For you to curse Israel is apostasy, as the intent behind Israel is none other than Ya’qoob, and we believe with certainty that the lord of Israel is our lord and the lord of the Yahood, abour whom I have mentioned their belief – so we supplicate against the Yahood. We are not harmed by ‘Umar and then curse Khalid!
We supplicate against those who harm us and are specific in doing so – the more we make our supplications against specific individuals, the closer it is to being answered – as there could be a western Jewish person who is not in Palestine.
So we make duaa against those who have authority – so if we can name them, we do so specifically so we are just and identify who we intend. And this is from the guidance of the prophet sall Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – that he would pray for success for specific individuals and curse specific individuals without long speeches before or after.
And the prophet sall Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, as is in Musnad Ahmad prayed [against someone] in the five prayers, not specifically in one of them. His dua in his five prayers was against those who had killed his companions – and this is for the individual, congregation and other than them.
To help with food and water and that which we can, from doctors and nurses if they can go and help there, is good – especially since there are temporary hospitals, as I have been told, heading towards Gaza.
I do not try to hide the fact that there is great fear about Hamas and the Shi’ah. And with sorry, there are no strong sound Sunni voices that have connections with Hamas that could have a good positive effect. But the one who is drowning will clutch at anything. And the Shi’ah are like the Yahood; they show something different to that which they conceal. They outwardly show stances that resonate with the ordinary Muslim but do not be deceived by these resonations.
The bridge towards Hamas should be left open to deliver them from that which they are in and so that the Shi’ah do not have a direct influence. It is fitting to be guard them [Hamas] against their satellite channels and beliefs – and Ahlus Sunnah have been negligent in doing this. And this is something that we fear that Allaah will delay victory due to. For one to look upon Abu Bakr and ‘Umar with an eye of scorn or at Aa’isha with an eye of degradation is a cause from the causes of loss. So those who have intellect look to see the consequences of actions.”
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