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Advice to Muslims on the Death of Osama bin Ladin

The killing of Osama bin Ladin, may Allah have mercy on him, if proven to be true, may either be a coincidence or part of a strategic manoeuvre by the US and its allies to justify the adoption of new tactics in their ‘war on terror’ that has clearly proven to be counterproductive. It may be alleged that he was killed a long time ago but the killing was only now announced as a justification for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. All of these are possibilities that no one can emphatically confirm, and indeed, there need not be an exertion of effort to confirm or disprove the claims as wisdom dictates that we deal with facts and realities whilst planning for the worst of scenarios.

Whatever the case may be, Osama left this worldly life to meet his Lord who is the ultimate judge. Almighty Allah knows everything about him, his actions, and the conspiracies that surround his life. He knows what Osama did, what he didn’t do, and what we were made to believe that he did. In any case, he died as a Muslim and it is an established part of our Islamic creed that every Muslim, unlike the disbelievers, will eventually enter paradise. According to a number of scholars, the Muslim killed by the enemies of Islam is considered a martyr, regardless of whether he died during combat or simply in a state of non-combative military engagement such as being killed whilst sleeping. Other scholars limit the title of martyr only to those Muslims who are killed during active combat. Whatever the case may be, all scholars have agreed that mistakes made by a Muslim fighter in combat do not deprive him of his rights, whether it be the right of regarding him a martyr or any other Islamic right. The Prophet (peace be upon him) became very angry at his close companion Usamah ibn Zayd when he killed a disbeliever after he had said “there is no God but Allah”. The Prophet furiously repeated, “have you killed him after he said: there is no God but Allah!” However, the Prophet (peace be upon him) continued to appoint Usamah ibn Zayd as the general of the Muslim army and actually appointed him to lead the biggest military expedition that was undertaken during the Prophet’s life. 

Any position we adopt must be bound by the guidelines of the Shari’ah and free from emotions and personal whims. We should intend to say (and act upon) what pleases Allah and not what pleases certain individuals, groups or governments. Saddam Hussain, may Allah have mercy on him, was amongst the persons most hated by Muslims having committed many heinous crimes. However, when he was hung he proclaimed: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger”. Based upon this, we have no choice but to ask Allah to bestow His mercy upon Saddam as he clearly died a Muslim.  Allah informs us that he does not give the courage to any person on his/her deathbed to declare the testimony of faith unless he or she is a true Muslim. Allah says,

“Allah will keep firm those who believe, with the word that stands firm in this world and in the Hereafter. And Allah will cause to go astray those who are Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.), and Allah does what He wills.”[1]

Having said this, I would like to state that although these matters are in agreement with Islamic principles, the application of the principles in relation to certain individuals should not be a cause of fitnah and disunity among Muslims. Unity of Muslims and the purity of their hearts towards each other must be observed regardless of the scale of disagreements between them, as long as the scale of disagreement remains within the bounds of Islam. 

Even though we fundamentally disagree with al-Qaeda and we condemn the unjustified killing that is attributed to them, it was very much instigated by the enemies of Islam themselves. In fact, I strongly believe that the presence of al-Qaeda is pleasing to the US especially as it allows the US justification for their crimes. In comparison, any amount of people killed by al-Qaeda has undoubtedly been trebled by the killing sprees of the US in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Gaza and other countries. 

It is surprising how this major world Superpower was not only terrorized by a single man walking the face of the earth, but was also terrorized by him even whilst dead. President Obama declared that they would deal with the body of Bin Ladin in accordance with Islamic law and thus they threw it into the sea. This is the so-called respect that the US shows to Islam. In reality, these are the actual morals and values that America really calls for. 

Whatever we say, Allah has the final say, and on the day of resurrection the truth will be revealed. Muslims will dwell in the delight of paradise and the disbelievers will be burned in the hellfire forever. 

“These two opponents (believers and disbelievers) dispute with each other about their Lord; then as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them, boiling water will be poured down over their heads. With it will melt or vanish away what is within their bellies, as well as (their) skins. And for them are hooked rods of iron (to punish them). Every time they seek to get away from it out of anguish, they will be driven back therein, and (it will be) said to them: “Taste the torment of burning!” Truly, Allah will admit those who believe and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens underneath which rivers flow (in Paradise), wherein they will be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearls and their garments therein will be of silk. And they are guided (in this world) unto goodly speech and they are guided to the Path of He who is Worthy of all praises.”[2]

 

 


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[1] 14:27
[2] 22:19-24

About Shaikh (Dr) Haitham Al-Haddad

Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge for the Islamic Council of Europe. He has studied the Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars such as the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia as well as the retired Head of the Kingdom's Higher Judiciary Council. He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and submitted his doctoral thesis on Islamic jurisprudence concerning Muslim minorities. Shaikh Haitham is highly respected having specialised knowledge in the field of fiqh, usul al-fiqh, maqasid al-shari'ah, ulum al-Qur’an, tafsir, aqidah, and fiqh al-hadith. He provides complex theories which address the role of Islamic jurisprudence within a western environment whilst also critically re-analysing the approach of Islamic jurists in forming legal rulings (ifta’) within a western socio-political context. He has many well known students most of whom are active in dawah and teaching in the West. The shaikh is an Islamic jurist (faqih) and as such is qualified to deliver verdicts as a judge under Islamic law, a role he undertakes at the Islamic Council of Europe as Islamic judge and treasurer. Dr Haitham al-Haddad also sits on various the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations, mainly in the United Kingdom but also around the world.

94 comments

  1. Oh yeah, they also tried to assassinate his character by making out he used his wife as a protective shield, making out he died a cowards death, America is seriously stupid, the funny thing they think we are too, but seeing by peoples replies on here of ‘inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon’, maybe we are stupid, you really seriously believe the nation who’s known characteristic is that of lying??? Come on people.

  2. Anyone dumb enough to believe he is dead by being killed by the americans really need to get some common sense. The worlds number one most wanted man and they dont release or publish any pictures to confirm it on the front cover of newspapers the world over. They say its because its not nice to show a dead body yet when the much less important Abu Mussab al zaqawi was killed his bloody face was splashed all over the front pages of every newspaper. They then give us the nonsense about giving Bin Laden a burial at sea in line with shari’ah, yet this is against shari’ah, so more lies. The fact is Bin Laden probably died through illness and once the americans had it confirmed they concocted this story to try and make Obama look like a hero.

  3. Samy Merchant

    “The killing of Osama bin Ladin, may Allah have MERCY on him…”

    Sorry, Dr. Haitham Al-Haddad. I have ZERO mercy for a man who had mercy for Juhayman al-Utaybi, the animal who stormed Allah’s Kaaba, killing Muslim worshipers: men, women and children.

  4. Oluponna S. A.

    GREAT
    Jazakum lahu duniya wal Haira

  5. Advice Too Muslims on the alleged Death of Osama
    They lied about it from the start. Obama said he watched it on live video feed and that he sae them shoot him. Two days later Leon Panetta (head of CIA) went on tv and said there was a 25 minute gap in the live feed so nobody saw what happened during the raid. The house was owned by 2 brothers, Tariq and Arshad Khan, I think the US raided the wrong house, killed a amily of Paki nationals and has to cover it up. The stories of what happened in the raid kept changin why should that be when they had live video to watch? What is happening is this. THere will be a Palestinian state created by September 2011. The Israelis are already planning to push 1500 people out of East Jerusalem this year and 50,000 more within the next 10 years. This will lead to war. The war is part of what is prophecied to happen. The war will last seven years. In the last year of the war, the dajjal will emerge. He will be the one who gets a peace treaty signed between Palestine and Israel. Osama was born to help lead the Afghans and Pakis and Arabs after Isa returns. They will be going with Isa to conquer Jerusalem and slay the dajjal. Did you know that all of Isa’s disciples were from the tribe of Benjamin? The tribe migrated to Afghanistan. That is why Isa must help bring that tribe back to Jerusalem, and since Mullah Omar thinks mainly about the sovereignty of Afghanistan, Osama was chosen by Allah to unify all the Ummah and to help Isa when the time comes. It is for this reason he is not dead, but it will be better for him to do the work needed in a quiet manner.

  6. Yes, Western and secular people and armies should keep out of Muslim Lands – let’s stay separate and respect each other
    I strongly agree that Western secular people (and armies) should keep out of Muslim countries.

    I speak, not as a Muslim but someone who is very interested in the religion of Islam

    ” Whatever the case may be, all scholars have agreed that mistakes made by a Muslim fighter in combat do not deprive him of his rights, whether it be the right of regarding him a martyr or any other Islamic right. ”
    This makes it easier to understand how a Muslim seeking martyrdom can go into a mosque or marketplace and kill and maim many innocent men, women and children – he still will be regarded as a martyr and get all Muslim rights.
    I see that in Pakistan 25,000 civilians (Muslims) and just 4,000 ‘combatants’ (police and soldiers) have been killed by martyrs – and still they go to paradise.

    You say Saddam Hussein was a true Muslim:
    “Based upon this, we have no choice but to ask Allah to bestow His mercy upon Saddam as he clearly died a Muslim. Allah informs us that he does not give the courage to any person on his/her deathbed to declare the testimony of faith unless he or she is a true Muslim.” – interesting!

    So, it would seem that any Muslim can do anything he likes to anyone in this life and will still go to Paradise – that’s pretty good for Muslims. We had something the same in the Catholic church with forgiveness of sins in confession, but most in Europe don’t believe this stuff any more and our societies are far more caring and happy (especially for children and women) than they were in our old religious times.

    “Whatever we say, Allah has the final say, and on the day of resurrection the truth will be revealed. Muslims will dwell in the delight of paradise and the disbelievers will be burned in the hellfire forever.”

    I don’t see how or why any Muslim on this Earth can have any respect for any non-Muslim if he believes they are all deserving of being burned in hellfire forever. If I believed that then I certainly wouldn’t want to associate with or be friendly with (or work or live beside) anyone who was not a Muslim. This explains a lot of the conflict between Muslims and all other humans. Now, at last, I understand Muslim’s a lot better.

    It would seem to be sensible that Muslims should be allowed to live in their countries alone and in peace and we secular people live in ours and we should not mix at all. We need stronger and better borders and strict segregation (as you have in most Muslim countries).

    However, I don’t blame only Muslims for this, as we Christians used to believe the same thing about all non-believers in the past, so we cannot criticise you for doing what our (Catholic) parents and grandparents did also in the past.

    Now there are far fewer beliveing Christians in the secular West and I believe our society is far more peaceful, respectful and caring of the weaker members than it was in our Christian past – it’s just that our beliefs are different.

    However, I do agree strongly with many Muslims that the West should stop interfering in their societies – Muslims should be left alone to do as they wish in their societies and we in the secular world will do as we want in our societies and we shouldn’t mix at all. Then you will be happy and we will be happy. We can still trade with each other but tourism or travel back and forward should not be allowed. A system of financial help should be given to Muslims so they don’t have to go on living in Western countries and could go back happily to their own Muslim countries (maybe the Saudis would fund this?) – we should give them financial help to do this and make them happy. Also, I think Muslims should set up their own internet which they could properly control and then cut themselves off from the rest of the internet.

    Best wishes and good luck.
    May Peace be upon you all.

    Vincent B

    • A: not all Muslims believe as Haddad does
      B: “Muslim” countries cpntain other religions (and various divisions of Muslims) too
      C: Muslim countries eventually border non-Muslim states.

      I think your plan is unnecessary :-). But even were it necessary, it is unworkable.

  7. may Allah swt forgive sheikh osama bin laden rahimakamullah’s mistakes and grant him jannat al firdous….Ameeen

  8. Noam Chomsky on Bin Laden – no proof he was behind 9/11
    http://www.guernicamag.com/blog/2652/noam_chomsky_my_reaction_to_os/

  9. The Martyr Osama Sea

    The Martyr Osama Sea
    The US said the decision to drop bin Laden’s body into the Arabian Sea was taken to avoid creating a shrine for Osama bin Ladin, may Allah have mercy on him. But Allah decides otherwise. The ‘Arabian Sea’ is now called the ‘Martyr Osama Sea’

    • All of you should be ashamed. He is not a martyr. He is a fool. A terrorist. A murderer, and a slaughterer. You have misunderstood Islam to the core, and I don’t blame ANYONE FOR THINKING IT IS A RELIGION OF HATE OR VIOLENCE. Non muslims who do good, are humble, and think of others are infinitely better than Muslims like bin laden (or you) who kill others baselessly on the basis of faith. He is a bad vile man who will enter hell. If Islam teaches that men like this can still enter heaven, I have lost faith in it.

  10. Usama as Undisclosed story
    Inshallah he will be in Jannah, 9/11 was not made by him, that was only a plot against him. He spent 10 years in patience to complete the limit provided to him by our lort to meet the end time….He didnot kill any innocent being….God bless him

  11. Not a great article.
    Would Haitham al Haddad write the same article for Saddam Hussein or Hosni Mubarak or King Abdullah or Hamid Karzai or Mahmoud Ahmedinejad?

  12. He wasn’t killed on 5/1/2011 (May Day)

    This is nothing but classic American myth making. Evey element of this story, all its fine points, is rooted in American story telling and to appreciate it all you’d have to have been born and raised here in the USA.

    It’s a real classic 🙂

    Greg Bolter

  13. Should we seek mercy upon murderers n killers by whom FITNA is created so far…?
    Should we seek mercy upon whom he murdered thousands of people…?? who ask his wives not to marry after his death….who ask his children not to join alqaidea…what for…does he hate alqaidea which is pioneered by him…he was the founder….No he was a killer…n he was a murderer who used Islamic values for his sake only….not for the Muslims….

  14. MARCELO SALAHUDIN

    Al Hamd’lillah!
    Bissmillah, wa al hamd’lillah, wa as salatu wa as salaam ala rasulillah – al khatam an nabyin wa rasulu – wa 3elihi, wa ashabihi ajmain, wa man atbi’uhum bi ihsan, ila yawmiddin!
    Jazak’Allahu khayran from this brazilian brother of yours! Those are the words we want to hear from our ulema inside or outside Dar al Islam, inside or outside Dar al Harb… A true Sheykh should always keep in mind that every muslim is a brother to another muslim and that it is our duty to defend the honour of our brothers! Insha’Allah may us all have the mercy of Allah (swt) and deserve the company of the martyrs like Sheykh Mujahid, Usama Bin Laden in the Janna! Wa as salaam’aleykum wa arahmatullah wa barakatuhu!

  15. Advice to Muslims on the Death Of Osama bin Laden
    There is a very familiar quote exponded by my father. “There are three sides to every story, their side, your side and the truth. Since we do not know the truth let us not speculate and judge. Let Allah(SWT) judge forHe is the best and most supreme of all. Allah and only Allah decides who enters Paradise. Pray and make dua for all our berethen who are conscious of Our Creator.

  16. something i have been waiting to read for a looong time. FINALLY i hear a voice of sanity, a voice of reason, a voice of a true muslim. and now my heart hurts a little less, and i have more optimism about the future of the muslim ummah. some of us, atleast, have the right thoughts. May Allah guide us all to the right path, and give us the honour of making us matyrs AMEEN

  17. article
    May Allah reward you abundantly for this very wise article. Ameen
    Unfortunately there are too many ignorant Muslims who need to be educated on the matter who simply follow the lies of the Western media.
    Usama bin laden was a MUSLIM which is the most important thing that we should remember about him therefore he is our brother so how can we hate our brother, how can we even dislike him? May Allah shower His Mercy on Usamah bin laden and give him jannah! Ameen.
    Indeed no matter what his views this was a brother who cared about Islam and the state of Muslims more than most of those Muslims who shun him do. We are one Ummah and you can never shun your brother for the sake of the disbelievers!

    • You support a man who killed thousands of innocent men women and children. He wasn’t a man. He was an animal. You say respect for a Muslim brother and that you can’t hate one? Guess what, you can. Americans lost so many innocent family members and friends that day. And you rejoiced? Are you an animal too? Do not forget mankind comes before faith… this bunch has become too obsessed with religion… exactly what Prophet Muhammad warned us against. So it is a shame. We can’t and should not hate bin laden. We should DETEST him for spilling so much blood, and using Islam for himself. God will even send a hard working honest sane loving and kind Non Muslim to heaven if he lives without sin. In the end, you will be judged by your respect for others and your humanity. Not by your faith. This man killed so many. Get your facts right sir, nowhere in Islam does it say to kill non Muslims and that murderers go to heaven. We ALL should be ashamed of ourselves especially this dumb Shaikh who wrote this to spread hate and convert good people into terrorists, encouraging them and telling them no matter what bad they do in life they will go to heaven. No, you will not. A muslim who kills and does so many horrible things will never enter heaven, showcase your humanity for a place there, no matter if you’re a Muslim or not.

  18. Very offended by anti-American conspiracy mongering
    ‎”In fact, I strongly believe that the presence of al-Qaeda is pleasing to the US especially as it allows the US justification for their crimes. In comparison, any amount of people killed by al-Qaeda has undoubtedly been trebled by the killing sprees of the US in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Gaza and other countries.”

    So Americans are happy because 9/11 occured? And Americans are happy that they send theif family members overseas to fight?

    I am very offended by this article. It is full of assumption and conjecture for the purpose of spreading hatred against America. The author even admits that this he is assuming:

    “All of these are possibilities that no one can emphatically confirm, and indeed, there need not be an exertion of effort to confirm or disprove the claims as wisdom dictates that we deal with facts and realities whilst planning for the worst of scenarios.”

    So he admits there is no proof for any of these assumptions, yet he repeats them anyway so Muslims can feel comfortable about hating America. And Allah said: “O you who have believed, avoid much assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin.” (49:12)

    Most people in America and in the government are honest, hard-working people. This is injustice to them. This burns bridges, not builds them.

  19. Don’t fear the blame of the blamers!
    Ya sheikh! I’m sure you are going to get a lot of stick for this brilliantly written article but please do not turn on your heels like those who have gone astray. Amidst the yasir qadhis and MCB’s of this world you stick out like a sore sunnah thumb so please stay on it!

  20. shaheed osama
    Allah swta is ONE who will judge us All……
    Osama bin Laden was hounded and killed for what he considered an act of retribution in killing 3000-4000 people in attacks on US interests because of the US’s support for Israel etc…………Key to their plan has been the demonisation of Islam and Muslims evrywhere, thanks in large part to fake sheikhs like USAma bin Laden. I doubt very much the man who was supposedly killed by elite American troops on 1 May 2011 is this bin Laden character (may Allah expose him and Al-CIAda for the frauds they are).
    are you willing to condemn and call for the extermination of George Bush Sr. George Bush Jr., Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, etc.? Surely, the objective facts show that they are responsible for the killing of many, many more civilian lives than the ones lost on 9/11. Oh wait, I forgot– hundreds of thousands of Muslim civilians killed by U.S. ammunition, bombs, sanctions, and drone attacks don’t count. Right. Okay. Thanks for waking me up, Peter. I’ll join the bloodlust-filled jingoistic “USA” chants and dance in the streets tomorrow.
    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un – إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

    Do not get pulled into the useless and worthless rhetoric of ‘he did this’ and ‘he did that’. Please maintain dignity for the death of the man and for ourselves as Muslims…Aameen

  21. cleaning the earth
    the navy seals should have cut his body into small pieces and went deep sea fishing… he is rotting in hell just waiting for the rest of the pedophile worshipers to join him… his wife was a gift? she has no respect for herself… one by one the west will either contain or wipe out the islamist…

  22. m
    Its a sorry sight and an absolute shame that a large majority of muslims have been rejoicing with the news of the killing of Sheikh Osama Bin Laden (May Allah swt have mercy on his soul)this reminds me of a Hadith where the Prophet PBUH said there will be a time when the Ummah will be like the foam on the sea, i.e many muslims by number but very few true to the Deen Shame on the muslim leaders and their cronies across the Globe making statments on mainstream news networks which ally them with the Barack Obama Agenda,praising the Success of a military operation carried out illegally on soverighn Pakistani territory with still no Evidence of the Killing of Sheikh Osama presented to the world but a narrative accouting the events of the operation which has now changed a few times since we were told he was armed apparantly now the story has changed to ‘Unarmed’. Most of these puppet regime dictators whom sit in Obama’s lap obediently do not serve the intrests of the Ummah they have sold out in this world and the hereafter Dunya is desighned to test us and for the belivers its like a prison.We should overcome our fears and not ally our selves with falsehood. Dawah is an obligation and we should activly try and engage with non muslims in conveying the Islam the Deen Al Haq…Du’a is the weapon of the beliver more mightier than any army so we should make Du’a at every Salah asking Allah swt to expose the lies of these ruthless regimes whether in the white house or the Kingdom of Saud and we should never forget to ask Allah to bless us with the ability to utter La’ illaha illilah Muhamad n Rasool Allah when we are faced with our final moments when the saoul is extracted just as Allah swt has promised…

  23. Excellent piece-mashaAllah
    JazakAllahu khairan ya shaikh May Allah preserve you,

    Alhamdulilah we have scholars in this ummah that will not fear the blame of the blamers, this is the stance the people of knowledge should be displaying. Unfortunately many seem to be confused as to where they loyalties should lie, even if we may disagree

    “Indeed the believers are but brothers”.

    May Allah guide us.

  24. Allah knows best. But I think we Muslims need to speak up against evils done in the name of Islam, I don’t know if Osama did all what they said He did. But I think we need to disassociate ourselves from those crime. May Allah forgive me, but I think blowing up planes with civilians or buildings with civilians isn’t the way forward…

  25. 100% Correct & True
    Best Article i’ve ever read to date. Truly an eye opener and reminder to all the muslims. May Allah bless Osama’s soul and unite us with him in jannah. Ameen!

    Why do we believe everything that we are told? Why are humans so naive and never question the other party before establishing what is true and false? And if impossible to question/find out from other party then we should not judge or believe blindly what we are being told by the US. All they been trying to do for many years and will carry on doing for coming years is brainwash us and make us believe and do as they wish. But we muslims need to remind ourselves that ONLY ALLAH is the CREATOR and the JUDGE, we should obey him ALONE and show non muslims how beautiful our religion islam is, the same way our Prophet (saw) taught others… through our actions and character.

    Allahu Akbar, I pray that I’ll die a martyr one day too. Ameen. Be it in sleep or not : )

  26. Jeremy Boulter

    He called for the slaughter of innocent western people
    Did he, Rizwan?

    The point is that if he died 8 years ago, he never made those threats. The people behind the actors that replaced him were the real message makers. And weren’t those messages convenient? Every time things went of the boil, up popped the arch enemy to keep the kettle stirring.

  27. Mohammad Nabiul Karim

    Giant American civilized citizens are very very happy for killing a unarmed terrorist(?) with an women and a kid after tracking 10 years !!!!! owooooohhhuuuuuuuuuuuuu……..hahahahahaha…….. Well done U.S.A……….
    We have 2 believe following points:

    A)- No:1 terrorist never hypothesize that he was under bull’s-eye tracking since last August!!!!!!!!!!???????

    B)- No: 1 terrorist living almost without protection!!!!!!!!!!!???????

    C)- No:1 terrorist was without any weapons!!!!!!!!???????

    D)- M-4 carbine can shoot single shot!!!!!!?????

    E)- Giant America have no such(50sft) vacant land where they may buried a dead man!!!!!!!!??????

    F)- Civilized America need 2 show fake picture as confirmation!!!!!!!!!!??????
    And many more……………………..

    Sorry my mind says noooooo……. not like 2 trust this story……… but it’s more easy 2 believe that:
    1-Laden was under protection by them since long or
    2-Laden was dead long b4

    Right now they just want 2 close this chapter, that’s why all of this drama………. So brother & sister we have 2 see new type of American policy in near future……. COMING SOON…… Mission Impossible- 5!? It was M.I-4……… hulalalalalalala

  28. Mohammad Nabiul Karim

    Giant American civilized citizens are very very happy for killing a unarmed terrorist(?) with an women and a kid after tracking 10 years !!!!! owooooohhhuuuuuuuuuuuuu……..hahahahahaha…….. Well done U.S.A……….
    We have 2 believe following points:

    A)- No:1 terrorist never hypothesize that he was under bull’s-eye tracking since last August!!!!!!!!!!???????

    B)- No: 1 terrorist living almost without protection!!!!!!!!!!!???????

    C)- No:1 terrorist was without any weapons!!!!!!!!???????

    D)- M-4 carbine can shoot single shot!!!!!!?????

    E)- Giant America have no such(50sft) vacant land where they may buried a dead man!!!!!!!!??????

    F)- Civilized America need 2 show fake picture as confirmation!!!!!!!!!!??????
    And many more……………………..

    Sorry my mind says noooooo……. not like 2 trust this story……… but it’s more easy 2 believe that:
    1-Laden was under protection by them since long or
    2-Laden was dead long b4

    Right now they just want 2 close this chapter, that’s why all of this drama………. So brother & sister we have 2 see new type of American policy in near future……. COMING SOON…… Mission Impossible- 5!? It was M.I-4……… hulalalalalalala

    ;D;D

  29. subhanaAllah the amount of ignorance and nonsense displayed here is unbelievable!!! people need to learn, read and understand who and what were the khawarij before they go around insulting people and most of all insulting the Mujahideen who are fulfilling their duties and are beloved of ALLAh!!! whilst those who critizes them are living comfortable easy lives with their families filing their stomachs, and have not knowledge at all ever regarding Jihad, those lions of the ummah chose to eat leaves and sleeps in caves to defend the honor of the sisters who are raped and the children who are been killed by rebelious kafiroon who don’t give a monkey about human lives! Those brothers who lead the Muslim armies were not dancing in night clubs the month before, they have knowledge and do not act on their whims and desires, who ever disires to leave his family and friends the comfort of a clean house to go to afganistan? Jazakallahkhairan to the brother for this lovely letter from our dear brother usama, my thought to his family, wives and children.
    from a revert sister.

  30. Joke
    Another joke of this century after 9/11
    10 years, millions killed, millions tortured, Abu grahibs, Guantanamo bay, countless made refugees, trillions wasted, all in the name of a single person Osama. No proof what so ever, to prove that Osama did 9/11, even FBI says no proof: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/usama-bin-laden/view

    But celebrating his death. for what? As a muslim, Allah gave us the wisdom to see through outcome of some events/actions by guide from His Noble Book, Quran, it is: THE END IS NEAR TO THEM, THEY ARE LET ON LOOSE BY ALLAH TO STRIKE VIOLENTLY FOR THEIR ARROGANCE & WRONG DOINGS WHILE THEY ARE INTOXICATED, like how Phora, people of Nooh, Aad, Thamud, were uprooted. Inshallah soon.
    Killing a MusliM is more sever crime then destroying Holy Ka’bha in the site of Allah. Not only Osama, how many million Muslims were brutally murdered by them, so how much anger of Allah they got so far…indeed these people are not aware of Allah and His anger, He is sever AND SWIFT in reckoning

  31. self employed
    every humanbeing is entitled to his orher opinion i am no exception usamah bin l lived a life that he chose to live did he kill did he maim i dont know for fact cuz i was not there but on the hand should i believe what is circulating in the media THE ANSWER IS NO I WAS NOT THERE DO I SUPPORT HIM NO HE CHOSETHAT LIFE AND ONLY ALLAH CAN JUDGE HIM CAN YOU JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER NO

  32. Richard Johnson

    Usama bin Laden is not the name of a person anymore. It is the name of an ideology, a network and a process in perpetual progress. He cannot be killed, although, may be physically eliminated perhaps. I am helpless to salute him for being courageous enough to combat the strongest enemy, and meanest of the means – jews – with an inestimably poor resources at hand. Bravo! and long live Usama bin Laden.

  33. Bilal Ibn Saeed Ahmad

    Excellent article
    Brother Ahsan really summed it up nicely. In the world today where logic and thought has taken a back seat. The ability to analyse and confirm what media tells us is nowhere to be seen. To me, this is just another ploy by the US to advance their agendas by keeping the mass public occupied with a cleverly told story. Allah knows best as to what the real truth is behind this all.

  34. Do not forget that he killed 3000 people, including muslims!
    Salaam wale kum

    Although I agree with aspects of this article that yes we should show respect for the dead, please do not forget that he was responsible for the killing of 3000 people, including muslims. Yes the west are oppressing muslims worldwide, however this does not justify killing innocent people-this is not the true Jihad, and it was wrong of him to kill people in this way. Islamically, combat should be between soldiers and only in defence. The end should not justify the means.

    Allah (swt) knows best and is the ultimate judge of all.

  35. Genuine verses from the talmud. Continued.
    Genuine verses from talmud sanhedrin (jewish holy book):

    Clarification of some jewish terms:

    A major jewish publication, the Jewish Chronicle, reveals that the jewish word for gentile (ie – non-jewish) woman is the offensive Yiddish word ‘shiksa’ – meaning ‘whore’. It is derived from the hebrew root ‘sheigetz’ (ie – ‘abomination’). It is also pointed out that a little gentile girl is called a ‘shikselke’, and it means ‘little female abomination’. Even the terms ‘gentile’ and ‘goy/goyem’ are extremely derogatory and offensive. It is derived from the old Yiddish terminology which means ‘heathen’ and ‘animal like’. (The jewish chronicle, May 17, 1991, ‘Some carefully and carelessly chosen words’, by C. Bermant).

    Shiksa – the jewish term for a gentile (non-jewish) woman, from the root word ‘sheigetz’, meaning ‘abomination’ or ‘whore’.

    Shikselke – A gentile (non-jewish) little girl, meaning ‘little female abomination’.

    A leading zionist academic, reported that the zionists publicly and ceremoniously burned hundreds of copies of the new testament in Jerusalem on March 23, 1980. They were destroyed under the auspices of yad le’akhim, a jewish religious organisation susidized by the israeli ministry of religions (I. Shahak, jewish history, jewish religion, 1994, page 21). Furthermore, Dr. Shahak wrote –
    ‘jewish children are actually taught passages such as that which commands every jew, whenever passing near a cemetery, to utter a blessing if it is jewish, but to curse the mothers of the dead if it is non-jewish. It became customary to spit (usually three times) upon seeing a church or a crucifix’. By I. Shahak, jewish history, jewish religion, page 23 & 93, 1994 edition.
    Furthermore, Dr. Shahak quoted the very popular, israeli published ‘talmudic encyclopaedia’, which discusses the relationship between jew and goy (‘goy’ meaning any non-jew):
    ‘If a jew has coitus (sexual intercourse) with a gentile woman, whether she be a child of three or an adult, whether married or unmarried and even if she is a minor aged only nine years and one day old – because he had willful coitus with her, she must be killed and as is the case with a beast, because through through her, a jew got into trouble’ (Chapter ‘Goy’, talmudic encyclopaedia). By I. Shahak, jewish history, jewish religion, page 87, 1994 edition.

  36. Genuine verses from the talmud.
    HERE ARE ACTUAL VERSES FROM THE TALMUD. FULLY REFERENCED:

    1) talmud sanhedrin 59a, page 400, soncino edition, 1935.
    A heathen (gentile/non-jew) who pries into the torah and other jewish scriptures is condemned to death, for it is written, it is OUR inheritance, not theirs.

    2) 57a Gittin, London, soncino press, page 261, translated by M. Simon 1936.
    Balaam (Jesus) is raised from the dead and being punished in boiling hot semen. Those who mock the words of the jewish sages and sin against israel are boiled in hot excrement.

    3) talmud sanhedrin, baba mezia, 114a-114b.
    Only jews are human. Gentiles are animals.

    4) talmud sanhedrin 57a, page 388, soncino edition 1935.
    For murder, whether of a Cuthean (gentile) by a Cuthean, or of an israelite by a Cuthean, punishment is incurred; but of a Cuthean by an israelite, there is no death penalty.

    5) babylonian talmud. Funk & wagnall’s jewish encyclopaedia, 1907, gentile, page 617.
    Even the best of the gentiles should be killed.

    6) talmud, moed kattan, baba mezia, 114a-114b, soncino edition 1935, talmud sanhedrin.
    If a jew is tempted to do evil, he should go to a city where he is not known and do the evil there.

    7) Funk & Wagnall’s jewish encyclopaedia, 1907, gentile, page 621.
    Gentiles’ flesh is as the flesh of asses and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

    8) talmud sanhedrin, 58b, page 398, soncino edition. 1935.
    If a heathen (gentile) hits a jew, the gentile must be killed. Hitting a jew is hitting God.

    9) talmud, babba kamma, 37b, page 211, soncino edition, 1935.
    If an ox of an israelite gores an ox of a Canaanite, there is no liability. But if an ox of a Canaanite (gentile) gores an ox of an israelite, the payment is to be in full.

    10) talmud baba mezia 24a, also affirmmed in baba kamma 113b, talmud sanhedrin, page 666, soncino edition, 1935.
    If a jew finds an object lost by a heathen (gentile), it does not have to be returned.

    11) talmud sanhedrin, 76a, page 470, soncino edition, 1935.
    God will not spare a jew who marries his daughter to an old man or takes a wife for his infant son or returns a lost article to a Cuthean (gentile).

    12) talmud sanhedrin, 57a, page 388, soncino edition, 1935.
    What a jew obtains by theft from a Cuthean (gentile), he may keep.

    13) talmud, babba kamma, 37b, soncino edition, 1935.
    Gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has exposed their money to israel.

    14) talmud, babba kamma, 113a, page 664-665, soncino edition, 1935.
    Jews may use lies (subterfuges) to circumvent a gentile.

    15) talmud yebamoth, 98a, soncino edition, 1936.
    All gentile (non-jew) children are animals.

    16) talmud, abodah zarah, 22a-22b, soncino edition, 1935.
    Gentiles prefer sex with cows.

    17) talmud, abodah zarah, 67b, soncino edition, 1935.
    The vessels of gentiles, do they impart a worsened flavour to the food cooked in them?.

    18) talmud sanhedrin 105a-b, page 717, soncino edition, 1935.
    Balaam (Jesus) fornicated with his jackass.

    19) 57a Gittin, talmud sanhedrin, pg.261, soncino press 1936, translated by Simon M. Trans
    jewish priests raised balaam (Jesus) from the dead and punished him in boiling hot semen.

    20) talmud sanhedrin 106a and 105a-b, pg.726, soncino edition 1935.
    She who was the descendant of princes and governors (the virgin Mary), played the harlot with a carpenter.

    21) talmud sanhedrin, 52b, pg.356, soncino edition, 1935.
    Jesus was lowered into a pit of dung upto his armpits. Then a hard cloth was placed within a soft one, wound round his neck and the two ends pulled in opposite directions until he was dead.

    22) talmud sanhedrin 106 soncino 1935 edition & jewish encyclopaedia, balaam, pg.469.
    Hast thou heard how old balaam (Jesus) was?. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days. It follows that he was thirty three or thirty four years old.

    23) talmud sanhaedrin 90a, soncino edition 1935.
    Those who read the uncanonical books (new testament), will have no portion in the world to come.

    24) talmud sanhedrin 116a, soncino edition 1935.
    jews must destroy the books of the christians.

    25) The jewish press, (1988).Feb.19.8C.
    ‘Marriage to a gentile can never be sanctioned or condoned. Such a liaison classifies the woman as ‘zona’. Common parlance interprets the term ‘zona’ to refer to a prostitute.

  37. The dajjal strikes back. Next episode = ‘return of the dajjal’.
    Assalamalaikum all. The article above is beautifully written because it reminds muslims of how we should behave. We must maintain our honour and respect, no matter how much the kuffar try to torment and demonise us.

    I have never believed anything that satan’s servant (usa) has said about UBL. It also occurred to me that the man was never given a chance (by the west!) to speak of what he did and did not do. All we see are the falsified ‘evidences’, including the false confessions of him admitting to the twin towers attack (which lets face it, was inside job by the us government, used as an excuse to invade Iraq).

    Has anyone else noticed. The twin towers was the financial heart and soul of us economy (stock trading, etc). One would think that if usa’s financial centre/bank is blown to bits, then the usa economy would crumble because of all the lost data and assets.

    Yet the u.s. economy was totally unscathed!. Not even a ding or a scratch. Very dubious indeed.

    Back to UBL. I was reading blogs on msn yesterday and one English chap said that he was surprised when he read online that prior to UBL’s ‘burial’ at sea, the yankee soldier kuffars, tied a pork chop to his chest and then took photos!. Not only that, but they willfully denied UBL a janazah. They knew fully well they were dumping him in the sea without proper Islamic rites. This was the final insult they gave the man and an insult to us.

    But this is to be expected from kuffar. This jahil behaviour is sunnah for them!.

    The best way for muslims to get revenge and at the same time, do good work, is to make hijra to usa and give dawah to these people and help them become civilised. The biggest insult we can give to the dajjal usa government, is when they see their own usa citizens embracing Islam.

  38. Disbelief
    Asalaamu Alaykum,

    JazakAllah khair for the article.

    Without wishing to diminish the wisdom conveyed in this article, I simply don’t believe a word the US government say. They are proven, habitual liars and I would advise all Muslims to treat any information they convey as truth, to be a potential lie. Just look at the case of sister Aafia Siddiqui and the hundreds of other brothers and sisters, incarcerated, tortured and oppressed by these fiends, based upon the flimsiest ‘evidence’ and false accusations.

  39. amazing americans
    these yankees never cease to amaze the world. they display a young osama (allegedly killed) whereas we know that by now the ravages of time have depreciated his young stature n hence a graying beard n a wrinkled face as evidenced in the western controlled media. some years this same osama was reportedly on dialysis, has he survived this proccess that long? there is some sort of convenience to suit their (westerners)need in this case. this is nothing but a ploy to hoodwink the world, it is an insult to the inteligence of the people of this world!. even amazing is the american public who throngs the streets of their cities in celebration,can they be that daft as not to read mischief in their leaderships’ doings/undoings? what r they realy celebrating? dont they realise that osama has established an ideology, he may be gone but has left an indelible mark on the face of the earth n this will haunt them every fine morning they wake up.

  40. Fathima Fawjiya

    America tell lies everyday
    Masha Allah.Allah is great.Thanks for this guidance
    Only Allah know every things.I think Osama bin ladin(May Allah have mercy on him)not killed by American Army.

  41. utterly despicable
    That Osama bin Ladin (may be upon him) killed thousands of innocent persons and still you bigots are showering praise on him. This is ridiculous and utterly despicable. You all deserve to rot in hell with Osama.

  42. What is the Truth?
    Assalam O Alikum WR WB
    In my humble opinion Osama was an invented enemy of USA for certain US interests. He was kept alive in media for the US interest. Certainly he was not capable of doing what all is being ascribed to him. We need to understand the Big Game behind these maneuvers. We need to read Quran and use Quran as a mirror to see where do we stand vis a vis the other nations in the past. May Allah have mercy on Ummah.

  43. Correct Perspective
    Subhan Allah, may Allah bless you. This was a much needed article to put all speculations and questions to rest. Allah will judge, simple.

  44. Allah judges the dead, and Bin Laden will receive justice in death

    Allah leaves it to man to judge the living, and in the eyes of man Bin Laden did many wicked and wrong acts, and it was Allah’s will that his life on Earth was ended by the Americans at this time.

    If we listen to Allah’s will, Bin Laden’s death is a signal for men on earth to be at peace and a warning that Allah will not preserve the lives of those that offend peace

    Allah knows best

  45. Don’t be fooled
    Peter n Tom n others

    Unfortunately you people been fooled / foiled by the media. What a shame? May Allaahu Jallahu A’laa open up your eyes n hearts …

    ** May Allaahu Subhanahu Wa Ta’laa protect the Sheikh n the Ummah …

  46. s
    Bin ladin completed his term in this world and the rest will be upto Allah. Close the book and start new begining.
    Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah, Astaghfiruallah,

  47. Sheikh Abdullah Azzam said about Usama Bin Ladin
    “We ask All ah (SW T) to pr ot ect our br ot her , Abu Abd ul lah Usa ma
    Bin Ladin; as for this man, my eyes have never ever seen a man like him in
    the entire World.”

    “This man represents an entire nation.”

    “By Allah, I bear witness that I could not find an equal to him in the wholeof the Islamic World, so we ask Allah to protect his religion and his
    wealth, and to bless him in his life.”

    “He lives in his house the life of the poor. I used to visit him at his house in Jedda whenever I used to go for Hajj or Umrah and I never found a
    single table or chair in his house: all of his houses. He was married to four wives and in all four of his houses, never did see a single table or chair.

    Any Jordanian or Egyptian labourer’s house was better than the house of
    Usama. At the same time, if you asked him for a million riyals (US$275,000)
    for the Mujahideen, he would write you out a cheque for a million riyals on
    the spot.”

    “The Afghans wou ld see the Arab as a man who had left his
    commerce, employment and company behind in Saudi Arabia, or the
    Arabian Gulf or Jordan, and had come to live a life of stale bread and tea
    on the peaks of mountains. And they would see Usama Bin Ladin as a man
    who had left behind his business deal of expanding the Sacred Mosque of
    the Prophet (SAWS) in Madinah, to his brothers , thereby forfeiting
    his share of it – SR8million (US$2.5million) – and throwing himself
    into the thick of the battles.”

    “Usama went to one of his sisters and presented to her the fatwa of Sheikh
    Ibn Taymiyyah regarding the obligation of spending on the Jihad, so she
    took out her cheque book and wrote him a cheque of SR8million
    (US$2.5 million ) immediately. The people said to her, `Have you gone
    crazy? Eight million riyals in a single donation?’

    Many Muslim women tried to dissuade her; many Muslim men tried to
    discourage her husband and they said to her, ‘You live in a rented flat: it
    will only cost you one million riyals (US$275,000) to build a house for
    yourself, so why not spend one million of this donation for your own house?’

    Therefore, she went to her brother, Usama, and consulted with him about
    spending one million riyals on building a house for herself so Usama said to her, ‘By Allah, not even a single riyal ! You are living in a spacious flat whilst others are dying, unable even to find a tent to live in.'”

    “Whenever he sits with you, you feel that he is a servant from amongst
    the servants of the house, with his manners and manhood. By Allah, we have
    found him to be like that. I said to Sheikh Sayyaf once, ‘Keep this man with you and forbid him from entering the battles,’ whereas he, on the other hand, was always desperate to go and confront the enemy face-to-face.”

    “Believe me, whenever he would come to my house in Peshawar and I would
    need to make a telephone call, he would go and get the telephone and place
    it in front of me, to avoid me having to move from my place. Manners,
    modesty, manhood: we ask Allah to protect him.”

    “The first time he invited me to his house was in Ramadan. At the time of
    Maghrib, he brought in a plate full of rice containing a few bones with thin streaks of meat on them, and two or three kebabs.”

    “Sayyid Diya’, (an Afghan Commander of the Northern Alliance, a nephew
    of Sayyaf and one of those who fought against the Mujahideen in the
    US Crusade on Afghanistan that began in 2001), told a journalist from the
    French newspaper, Le Monde, ‘We knew that Usama was wealthy, but he
    used to live amongst us a simple and meagre life. He was surrounded by the
    Russians on two occasions: one of these occasions was during a battle that
    lasted 24 days, and this is the longest battle that I have ever participated in, in my entire life. Usama was surrounded for seven days, on the peak of a mountain, with 100 of his men. They were being subjected to extremely heavy, continuous shelling from the Russians, so Usama ordered the wideopen plains to be mined in order to cut the supply route of the Russians,and then he attacked the Russians on the seventh day, being victorious in the battle. Usama and the Arabs were really brave, in truth – and since that battle I have never seen a battle of that ferocity. To be honest with you, we were very afraid of the continuous shelling upon us, and we were waiting inside our trenches for the Russians to approach us, so that we could open fire on them. The Arabs, on the other hand, were leaping up from the trenches and facing the enemy face-to-face: they were eager to fight the enemy hand-to-hand, whereas not a single Afghan was prepared to do that.”

  48. ALLAH swta is ONLY our JUDGE
    Inna Lillahi ve inna Ilayhi Raji’un

    Al-Fatihah

    ALLAHU EKBER

  49. Allah swta is ONE who will judge us All
    Allah swta is ONE who will judge us All______Inna Lillahi we Inna ilejhi Raji’un
    Al-Fatihah
    Allahu Ekber !!!

  50. Do Muslims honour criminals?
    Salams.

    I have my doubts about 9/11 and how much intelligence services may have possibly been involved or at least known about the events before they occurred. I also am very angry at Bush and Blair and all others who conspired to wage illegal wars that have been responsible for the brutal deaths of hundreds of thousands and the suffering of millions.

    Do I hope God will forgive them? I’m sorry, all I can say is, “May God bring them the justice they deserve.” The Qur’an itself talks about the condemnation of evil people: “They receive the condemnation of God all others who are bound to condemn.”

    So then I am equally saddened to that unfortunately this article lends the impression that the shaykh is sad to see Osama go, and wishes him the very best in the afterlife? I hope I’m wrong?

    Was he responsible for 9/11? I don’t know, but the fact remains that he was publicly calling for the slaughter of innocent Western people (Muslim and non-Muslim) as tribal vengeance – a tit for tat retribution for the cruelty of their leaders towards Muslims in the East. This is just as a heinous crime as that of Tony Blair and George Bush with their wars or random retribution post 9/11.

    The technicalities of whether he was a Muslim and so on are not the issue, the issue is the tone of reverence and admiration that permeates this article. Billions of Muslims have died in the past and yet it is customary for the “May God of mercy upon him” title to be applied to people who have made a mark in their service to God and people. So scholars are usually remembered by adding rahimuhullah, but conventionally, politicians and crooks are not, even if they died as Muslim.

    So I ask the shaykh and all his doting admirers: does Osama bin Laden deserve admiration and honour, or condemnation? Ask yourself. And also ask yourself – is this what you believe the message of Islam to be? Is this really what pleases Allah and does justice to the legacy of the tender, meek and compassionate seal of the prophets (SAAWS)?

    Nay, may God have mercy on you folks and May He guide you to justice and compassion. Ameen.

    • Thankyou for existing, and for your commitment to principle, and for speaking out, even if only on this one occasion.

      You, and a couple of others here, are quite refreshing.

  51. Mohamed Z. Rahaman

    I am a Muslim and yes, I have major issues with the Western Powers, especially the USA, and their involvement/occupation of Muslim lands. I also hate that the Israelis can do whatever they want to the Palestinians and get away with it. All that said, it still does not give Osama Bin Laden to do what he did. He and his group and the Taliban, have killed thousands of innocent people, including thousands of Muslims. But Muslims or not, to kill an innocent human being, is as if you have killed all of mankind. (al Qur’an al kareem). Osama bin Laden was a murderer and too often we (Muslims)are told by so called scholars that Allah knows best and we should not judge. But that is a cop out when the facts are staring you in the face. Just look at the condition of the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, especially the women and young girls who are denied their right to education and have to dress in a cloak from head to toe and are forced to do certain things, when in fact Allah (swt) grant them certain rights and Allah (swt) tells in al Qur’an that there is no compulsion in religion. He has turned our innocent youths (boys) into suicide bombers and turn against their own families. Osama was a murderer and a stain on Islam and made people curse our faith, Prophet (pbuh) and Allah (swt).

  52. Mohamed Z. Rahaman

    I am a Muslim and yes, I have major issues with the Western Powers, especially the USA, and their involvement/occupation of Muslim lands. I also hate that the Israelis can do whatever they want to the Palestinians and get away with it. All that said, it still does not give Osama Bin Laden to do what he did. He and his group and the Taliban, have killed thousands of innocent people, including thousands of Muslims. But Muslims or not, to kill an innocent human being, is as if you have killed all of mankind. (al Qur’an al kareem). Osama bin Laden was a murderer and too often we (Muslims)are told by so called scholars that Allah knows best and we should not judge. But that is a cop out when the facts are staring you in the face. Just look at the condition of the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, especially the women and young girls who are denied their right to education and have to dress in a cloak from head to toe and are forced to do certain things, when in fact Allah (swt) grant them certain rights and Allah (swt) tells in al Qur’an that there is no compulsion in religion. He has turned our innocent youths (boys) into suicide bombers and turn against their own families. Osama was a murderer and a stain on Islam and made people curse our faith, Prophet (pbuh) and Allah (swt).

  53. Abdullah bin Zubair

    Subhanallah
    Essential advice for the ummah. Being from another school of thought
    I must agree and relate shaykh Haitham has the courage and wisdom that very
    few scholars in this day represent. Our UK scholars need firm and responsive
    words like the shaykh and address the people with evidence and stance.

    We are one UMMAH, One Quran and One Sunnah! One Ahle Sunnah wal Jamat
    The revival is near!

    Barakallah Feek

    (btw peter..chill out, go to youtube and watch the ‘oil factor’ or ‘911 ripple – maybe you’ll learn more than looking at page 3 on the sun)

  54. Read carefully.
    If anyone has read this correctly then I think you will understand that the gist of it is that we are wasting our time and piling up bad deeds by debating about what was the ‘real truth’ surrounding OBL. It is for Allah, the Almighty and All Wise, to judge – not us. It is better for us to keep silent on the matter with which we have no true knowledge of. You are either backbiting a good man or supporting someone who has sinned grievously.

    Allah (Our only Lord and Creator) knows best.

  55. Abu 'Abdullah Shaykh Usamah Bin Laden

    “Martyrdom is my biggest dream and my martyrdom will create more Osama bin Ladens”.
    “I am son of a rich father, I could have spent my life in luxury in Europe and America, like many other wealthy Saudis. Instead I took up arms and headed for the mountains of Afghanistan. Was it personal interest that drove me to spend each… moment of my life in the shadow of death? No! I was merely discharging a religious obligation by waging Jihad against those who attacked Muslims. It does not matter if I die in the course of fulfilling this responsibility; my death and the death of others like me will one day awaken millions of Muslims from apathy”.

    These were the words of Osama bin Laden, which he spoke to me one morning during March 1997, in the cave of Tora Bora mountains of eastern Afghanistan. I was the first Pakistani journalist to interview Osama bin Laden. In May 1998, I encountered him for the second time in a hideout near the Kandahar Airport for many hours. He mentioned his possible death again and again to me in that long conversation and said: “Yes, I know that my enemy is very powerful but let me assure you, they can kill me but they cannot arrest me alive”. I received his messenger within a few hours after the 9/11 attacks and he praised all those who conducted these attacks but he never accepted the responsibility of the 9/11 attacks. It confused me. I tried to meet him again. I took the risk of entering Afghanistan in November 2001 when American warplanes were targeting Al Qaeda and Taliban from Jalalabad to Kabul.

    I was lucky to meet him for the third time on the morning of November 8, 2001. I was the first and the last journalist to interview him after 9/11. Intense bombing was going on inside and outside the city of Kabul. He welcomed me with a smile on his face and said: “I told you last time that the enemy can kill me but they cannot capture me alive, I am still alive”. After the interview, he again said: “Mark my words, Hamid Mir, they can kill me anytime but they cannot capture me alive; they can claim victory only if they get me alive but if they will just capture my dead body, it will be a defeat, the war against Americans will not be over even after my death, I will fight till the last bullet in my gun, martyrdom is my biggest dream and my martyrdom will create more Osama bin Ladens”.

  56. FEAR ALLAH!
    Would you show the same leniency to fellow Shia Muslims or any other sect of Muslims you regard as heretical? And here you are showing mercy to the Khawarij! Fear Allah.

    “The one who has mercy on the cruel will in the end be cruel to the merciful.”

    You are bending over backwards to such extraordinary lengths that I fear you will fall straight into Hell.

  57. may he rest in peace.. amen

  58. Salute!!
    Shaikh, I salute you and those like you, and may Allah ennoble us with scholars who fear Allah, adhere to divine revelation, and truly believe in the hereafter.

    It is truly unfortunate that many Muslims, including our American counterparts, seem to be driven by the US administration’s narrative (on how to view the war on terror) rather than their own. Many people speak about Bin Ladin as if the State’s media-based propaganda is non-existent, and before any ignoramus starts screaming ‘conspiracy theory!’, be reminded that there are many non-Muslim intellectuals who have exposed US propaganda for what it is.

    One of the key problems of Muslim western discourse is that it is selfish, where the western Muslim refuses to acknowledge the realities of western hegemony beyond their own national borders – as if any action anywhere in the world should be undertaken with western Muslims in mind! Western Muslims, especially those from the US, tend to criticise foreigners (not necessarily Bin Ladin) for the negative impact THEIR actions in THEIR countries have on Muslims in the west. Take a moment to reflect on THEIR situation instead of being obsessed with your own.

    As for the likes of Yasir Qadhi and other ‘scholars’, we urge you all to act with wisdom and restraint. Yasir has already explicitly stated that being in the US prevents him from talking about jihad in a comprehensive way, so given that he accepts that his discourse will be compromised, he should remain silent. Furthermore, one should also recognise one’s limits, and given that none from the pseudo-salafis of the US seem to have a good grasp of Islamic law, legal theory, and legal philosophy, we advise most of you to return to teaching your 101 Aqidah and Fiqh classes and keep out of very serious juristic discussions.

    Another key point that Yasir and co. really need to understand is that their disagreements with ‘radicals’ (as they endearingly call them) about killing non-Muslim civilians is a fiqhi one and not one based on aqidah, and indeed, if they insist on vilifying radicals for their stance on targetting civilians, I encourage them to openly disparage Ibn Uthaymin as an extremist radical who held the same view!

    The point isnt that we fully agree with Bin Laden, of course, most people didn’t. But his death as a Muslim, by the evil colonial enterprises that are ripping their way through the Middle East is nothing to either be glad of, or relieved about. For anyone to completely hate one of the only leaders who stood up to colonial forces for the last 15 years (when all others sat in the pockets of the west), regardless of his incorrect ijhtihad or mistakes, is to demonstrate an inherent aspect of theological hypocrisy in one’s heart. Allah the Most High commands,

    “And keep yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and afternoon, seeking His Face, and let not your eyes overlook them, desiring the pomp and glitter of the life of the world; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our Remembrance, one who follows his own lusts and whose affair (deeds) has been lost. And say: “The truth is from your Lord.” Then whosoever wills, let him believe, and whosoever wills, let him disbelieve. Verily, We have prepared for the oppressors a Fire whose walls will be surrounding them and if they ask for help they will be granted water like boiling oil, that will scald their faces. Terrible the drink, and an evil resting place!” [18:28-29]

  59. For “Peter”
    Peter– are you willing to condemn and call for the extermination of George Bush Sr. George Bush Jr., Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, etc.? Surely, the objective facts show that they are responsible for the killing of many, many more civilian lives than the ones lost on 9/11. Oh wait, I forgot– hundreds of thousands of Muslim civilians killed by U.S. ammunition, bombs, sanctions, and drone attacks don’t count. Right. Okay. Thanks for waking me up, Peter. I’ll join the bloodlust-filled jingoistic “USA” chants and dance in the streets tomorrow.

  60. Ayatollah Ghilmeini

    Osama bin Laden brought shame and death to Islam and Muslims
    He was never a holy warrior, he was a barbarian murderer who acted in Islam’s name and brought shame to Muslims. I have lived in America all my life, if you want their soldiers to leave. Ignore them. Give them no reason to fight and they will leave. On the other hand, if you fight them, the US has the finest army in the world and they will defeat any enemy head to head. Leave Americans in peace and they will give you peace.

    What place in heaven is there when the blood of hundreds of thousands of Muslims are on his hands? He has killed many times more that the US ever did.

    At some point, Islam must say that evil done in Islam’s name is desecration of the faith, otherwise, good done in the name of faith is meaningless, having no more value than an act of utter evil.

  61. You call yourselves Muslim?
    Please don’t call yourselves or your gods (Osama and Saddam) Muslims. You wahabi terrorist scum are munafiqs to the nth degree. A true Muslim would not praise the mass murderers of innocent people including their own Muslim brothers. May Allah raise you with your idols and punish you with the severest of punishments on judgement day.

    Seek repentance and stop your idol worship and worship Allah alone and become a true Muslim, else show your true colours and stop calling yourselves Muslims but instead call yourself the wahabi munafiqs at wahabi21c.com.

  62. Advice to Muslims on the Death of Osama bin Ladin
    As Salaamu 3alaikum

    This is an excellent article coming at a very good time.
    regarding the death of UBL we as Muslims need to say

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un – إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

    and that should suffice us.

    Do not get pulled into the useless and worthless rhetoric of ‘he did this’ and ‘he did that’. Please maintain dignity for the death of the man and for ourselves as Muslims…Aameen

    Wa Salaamu 3alaikum

  63. Just another "brother"...

    It’s all in the detail…
    As’salam alaikum –

    You know, its so ridiculous, how many sheople fall for this kind of stuff, I dont know about you, but if anyone has followed the whole Osama Bin Laden Saga, isnt it funny how hes hair and beard and facial features, seem to go from white to black? I was under the impression that as people get older, their hair tends to lighten!.. This latest “Raid”, is NOTHING but a facade and just another move of the chess pawn, for US/Israel (Dajjal) … they need a new enemy, and it wont be nothing less then ‘out of this world’…

    Prepare…

    MA salam

  64. And the real mass murderers roam free..
    Osama bin Laden was hounded and killed for what he considered an act of retribution in killing 3000-4000 people in attacks on US interests because of the US’s support for Israel etc.

    Bush and Blair were responsible for the killing of over 100,000 civilian according to Irag body count (http://www.iraqbodycount.org/analysis/reference/press-releases/12/) – 24,865 civilian were killed from 2003-2005, of which women and children made up 20% – so about 5000 innocent women and children. 37% of civilians were killed by US soldiers in the first 2 years as a consequence of direct orders from the US commander in chief and Bliar – an ILLEGAL, PRE-EMPTIVE WAR BASED ON LIES AND GREED. But they will continue to make money writing books and giving lectures having been responsible for 30 x more killings that Osama was. But they will receive their due in the hereafter.

  65. Allahu Akbar
    Allahu Akbar walillah alhamd.
    May Allah reward and protect our Shaykh.

  66. Advice regarding the title
    Assalamualykum,

    Excellent and beneficial advice, Masha’Allah. However as an search engine optimization specialist I would just like to point out to the admin of the site to use headings and titles to match with spellings of majority of the search engine users.

    For example at the moment, you have spelt Ladin, which is probably the correct spelling according to the Arabic pronunciation, however it will not be regarded highly on Google, Yahoo and Bing. Simply won’t reach it’s full potential to attract hits because majority of the people will type Laden and not Ladin.

    Just my humble advice to make the Islamic websites more prominent on the Internet compared to all the Non-Muslim hateful sites.

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  67. Jazaka Allahu Khayraa
    Alhamdulillah, very wise words indeed. May Allah the Most Compassionate and Most Merciful have mercy on him and keep his Ummah into the right path.

  68. Jzk for this guidance!

  69. Excellent article masha’Allaah

  70. wrong
    bin Ladin, may Allah have mercy on him

    You are giving the impression that Muslims support him. You are defaming Muslims worldwide. He was being used or was a CIA asset.

  71. Wrong
    You are fools for saying “The killing of Osama bin Ladin, may Allah have mercy on him”.

    You are giving the impression that Muslims support him. You are defaming Muslims worldwide. He was being used or was a CIA asset.

  72. Courage
    May allaah increase you yaa shaykh. I saw you yesterday and I wanted to approach you with regards to this matter. Someone said something to me at that moment that made me doubt your resolve. May allah forgive me and heal the chests of the believers.

    Aameen.

  73. A much needed clarification Sheikh
    Assalamu Alaikum and Jazak Allahu Khairan Sheikh. You have articulated what many of us were thinking in the wake of the news and expounded on it further. Unfortunately some of our North American brothers seem to have their Walaa and Baraa’ mixed up.

    Some of us feel that although the means he employed and the ideology he espoused were wrong and a cause of much fitnah…the sentiment or grievance behind all of that was in essence a noble one – the oppression and subjugation of millions of our brothers and sisters all over the world by the West, through bombing campaigns, seiges, sanctions, puppet governments etc etc.
    Allah knows Best.

  74. Does the author of this article believe the 9/11 official story? Or know what the true origin of Al-CIAda is? (Al-Qaeda means ‘the database’ as the late Robin Cook revealed in his memoirs.)
    I am in no doubt 9/11 was a staged false-flag op to give the military-industrial complex of America and its so-called “allies” the global domination it has dreamt of since the collapse of the USSR. And if they shamelessly send soldiers to die in war after war and civilians bombed into collateral damage, they’re more than capable of falsifying terrorism like that in NYC in 2001, Madrid 2004, London 2005, etc.
    In accordance to the wishes of their lord-and-master, the Dajjal (perhaps hiding in Israel ir Iran), these world powers invented enemies for the average person to hate and terror plots to control them by.
    Key to their plan has been the demonisation of Islam and Muslims evrywhere, thanks in large part to fake sheikhs like USAma bin Laden. I doubt very much the man who was supposedly killed by elite American troops on 1 May 2011 is this bin Laden character (may Allah expose him and Al-CIAda for the frauds they are).
    It’s all part of the Dajjalists game to keep up the pretence of a fictitious “war on terror”. The author, Mr. Al-Haddad, could be among the many left confused by the events unfolding day-by-day since 9/11. Even I could be. But after years of research on this subject, I feel that I’m on the right track.

  75. Well written
    interesting article, I believe as well that no one is in any position to call a self-proclaimed Muslim a non-believer for that is the job of the almighty Allah(SWT)

  76. Jeremy Boulter

    Lies and Truth
    Assalam alaykum,

    I remember the first days after the fall of the WTC and how Osama Bin laden was vilified and condemned by westerners for his reported role in that event. I remember saying, “He denied any involvement,” but none would listen. Later they would say, “I told you so; now deny it!” after the first video tapes were released depicting his “confession”. Through all this I said, as a brand new Muslim freshly bathed in Islamic principles, his accusers are liars, fabricators of evidence and defamers of character. “He is Muslim,” I would say, which means, “He is unable to do the things you accuse him of.” Nothing would dissuade me from that stance, and nothing will dissuade me now.
    They say, “we have seized documents and computers,” indicating they have found a treasure trove,” that would help them to unravel how AlQaedi managed their global terrorist network. I am waiting for that analysis to confirm exactly what they said about AlQaeda in the aftermath of 9/11. If they do that, I will know this latest claim is yet another fabrication. Indeed, how could they not make such a finding. If another truth was uncovered, they would lose face, and would, furthermore, be subject to international claims of unjustified damage and pillage of the countries they invaded and occupied – and Ex-presidents and other officials arraigned to stand trial as war criminals.

    So I expect the dance of lies and half truths will continue, and perpetuate this war against Islam. Like the death of Bin Laden – perhaps his death is a real event! But how far displaced in time? Ahhhh! That’s the rub.

  77. Allah is the Knower of everything, subhanaAllah

  78. These points need to be made to the American government. Someone from the ummah needs to let them know in no uncertain terms how outraged we are at the handling of the alleged body. I am completely outraged with their so-called treatment of the body!! Throwing it into the sea is UNISLAMIC, unless he died at sea and the body began to decay before reaching land. Even their lame explanations cannot cover the fact that it was NOT handled islamically, no matter how loud they scream that it was!

  79. Osama
    Let’s hope ‘his lord’, the one he served, (who I think was very likely a demon) made him apologise to the many innocent people – Muslim and non-Muslim whose lives, and the lives of whose families, he brought to a sudden end. I imagine him looking for his 72 virgins only to find he is tied for eternity to 72 toothless old hags. Either that or Allah is most unmerciful.

  80. monsieur
    excellent mashaAllaah

  81. Excellent article
    Jazaka Allah Khayr sheykh for some much needed clarity in a time of confusion.

  82. Disgusting
    This monster (Bin Laden) was a mass murderer and instead of condemning him, you honor him? Disgusting.

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