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Reflection on the death of Gaddafi

If you YouTube Gaddafi’s name and watch some of his old videos you are left with the impression that he spoke as if he was never going to die. It is amazing how human beings become arrogant, headless and tyrannical. This all happens when a person forgets that he is subject to the Lord above him. In the Qur’an Allah says,

 “Nay! Verily, man does transgress all bounds (in disbelief and evil deed) because he considers himself self-sufficient”.[1]

Allah also said about Pharaoh,

“Pharaoh said: “O chiefs! I know not that you have a god other than me, so kindle for me a fire, O Haman, to bake bricks out of clay, and set up for me a lofty tower in order that I may look at the God of Moses; verily, I think that he (Moses) is one of the liars. And he and his hosts were arrogant in the land, without right, and they thought that they would never return to us”.[2]

Many human beings are ignorant and stupid. Many of us have now seen the end of the “king of all kings”. Where is Gaddafi now? Who can help him? Where are his children, his troops, his wealth, and his supporters? Now he faces the reality of what he used to do. Over 40 years of tyranny and arrogance have vanished in a few seconds. It was a matter of a few weeks ago when he called his people rats and he, by the will of Allah, vanished hidden in a sewage pipe like a rat.

His life and death is a lesson not only for other leaders but for all of us since many of us have elements of arrogance and pride within our hearts. Some of us deal in the same manner with our subjects. Others reject any advice as well as signs they see. Allah describes the effect of arrogance on people saying,

“I shall turn away from My verses those who behave arrogantly on the earth, without a right, and (even) if they see all the ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they will not believe in them. And if they see the way of righteousness they will not adopt it as the Way, but if they see the way of error (polytheism, crimes and evil deeds) they will adopt that way, that is because they have rejected Our ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and were heedless (to learn a lesson) from them.”[3]

Many western countries who supported Gaddafi either openly or secretly on different occasions were the first to abandon him when he was falling. Should not we reflect on this and stop seeking shelter from those who change their colours based on their own interests and have no respect for any value?

The Libyans have confirmed that our Muslim ummah is still alive and is waking up to take its position. Allah says,

“You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Maruf and forbid Al-Munkar and you believe in Allah. And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fasiqun (disobedient to Allah – and rebellious against Allah’s Command).”[4]

The Libyans have proven that will and determination can turn the impossible into what is possible. Had you asked anyone a few years ago regarding the removal of Gaddafi nobody would have imagined it possible. However, by the will of Allah it was done. Muslims should start changing their views regarding their position and their future as they have managed to remove the three most evil tyrants of the Middle East and will shortly get rid of the worst of them all, the Syrian president. The West should change the way it views Islam and Muslims and needs to realise that the Islamic-West relationship must be re-defined based on new parameters.

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[1]
96:6-7
[2] 28:39-40
[3] 7:146
[4] 3:110

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.

66 comments

  1. May Allah wake this Ummah and its scholars from the Slumber
    Assalamualikum, Dear Brothers and Sisters.
    The comments are quite enlightening and it seems Ummah is awakening from the slumber Insha Allah.
    Obviously Gaddafi died as Muslim, although seemingly humiliated but he was the bravest of all his contemporary Muslim rulers of the Middle East.Every coin has two sides , and he had his good actions and bad actions, they will be balanced on the day of the judgement and Allah alone will be the Judge on that day and it will become apparent to entire world.
    Gaddafi did not run away from his country although he had ample time.
    I pray to Allah to give proper insight and foresight to our scholars thereby this ummah gets proper guidance Ameen.

  2. abdul rahim naqib

    The way gaddafi got killed
    Assalamualaykum my bros and sis,

    I agree that gaddafi is a bad man, but the way we killed gaddafi is unislamic, by him getting killed that way ruined the image of islam, the religion of peace,although he himself ruined the image of islam but we shoudnt have.

  3. abdul rahim naqib

    The way gaddafi got killed
    Assalamualaykum my bros and sis,

    I agree that gaddafi is a bad man, but the way we killed gaddafi is unislamic, by him getting killed that way ruined the image of islam, the religion of peace,although he himself ruined the image of islam but we shoudnt have.

  4. @Salaudeen Khan – you might as well just say it was ok for the Albanians to obey the Russians who came in and oppressed the practice of Islam, implemented state atheism and banned the religion, what should the people do then?? they have to obey the rulers now dont they since they have taken power from the previous ruler?? use your minds and think that you should obey the ruler if only he rules by Qur’an and the Sunnah even he if is a harsh, tyrannical ruler, why would the Prophet (pbuh) talk about obeying rulers who dont rule by Islam?? its just common sense. it makes sense to fight these rulers who oppress the true practice of Islam and kill their own people. Now go and see Albania, people call themselves Muslims but dont even know their shahadah, wasn’t it necessary for the Albanians to fight to save their religion?? of course. similarily I see no difference in getting rid of these rulers who rule by their own laws, and oppress the practice of Islam in the lands. The Messenger (pbuh) didn’t leave us without a solution against these oppressive people, also in the Qur’an it speaks about fighting the tyrants who oppress the people. We Muslims seem to have forgotten that there is defensive jihad in our religion.

  5. Suspicious!!!!!
    Gaddafi may have done bad, was arrogant, tortured those who opposed him and the list goes on. He also did some good stuff, built mosques in Uganda, supported unity of Africa and encouraged Africans to be independent rather than rely on Western aid. We as humans have no right to judge him for only Allah is the rightful judge. He was ousted, killed and his body humiliated by Libyan people (his own people) with the help of the West, the same West who regard Arabs and Muslims as terrorists, the West he stood up to (how many leaders stand up against the west?).I’m not a Gaddafi fan, but when U.S and NATO get involved, i get really suspicious, because all this was not just a coincidence, it was something more. Iran may just be the next on the list. Ya Allah, protect us all!

  6. Salaudeen Khan

    There is an hadith of our beloved prophet (SAW) which is translated as “Its better to live 1000 years under the leadership of a tyrant ruler then to live a single day without a ruler”. I am not sure of its authenticity. Correct me if i am wrong. If this hadith is true then i wonder what will to Libya. No matter how tyrant Qadhafi was. After all he was a muslim. He did a lot of good thing for his country. What i know is that he didnt owned fancy palaces and cars like other kings. He used to live in tent. The fact of the matter is that muslims are slowly loosing their ground through a well laid plan of zionist and media. Its time for wake up call for the muslims ruler before it is too late.

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  9. If anyone is in any doubt who got rid of gaddafi…
    Taken from a recent interview with Obama re: Gaddafi

    http://news.uk.msn.com/world/obama-libya-a-recipe-for-success

    Barack Obama has defended the US role in bringing down Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, rejecting assessments that the international coalition he helped assemble amounted to “leading from behind”.

    “We lead from the front,” he told television host Jay Leno.

    Laying out an argument for his emerging foreign policy doctrine, President Obama distinguished the US steps in Libya from the invasion and nine-year war in Iraq. He argued that by building a broad international alliance of European and Arab nations against Gaddafi, the United States saved American lives and money and achieved its goal.

    “Not a single US troop was on the ground,” he said. “Not a single US troop was killed or injured, and that, I think, is a recipe for success in the future.”

    http://news.uk.msn.com/world/obama-libya-a-recipe-for-success

    I thought the bit he said regarding the US having standards when dealing a corpse interesting! This is new face of colonism, when are Muslims going to stop doing the dirty work of the West and wise up?

  10. RIAZ KHAN HAZARVI

    SALAAM
    THE ZIONIST ATTITUDE

    Support The Brother Nathanael Foundation! HERE

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    The Brother Nathanael Foundation, PO Box 1242, Frisco CO 80443
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    THE BRUTAL MURDER of Muammar Gaddafi by Zionist-owned Libyan insurgents is an example of what happens to political leaders who defy international Jewish bankers.
    Gaddafi refused to do the bidding of the Rothschild-centered global banking cartel in 5 areas:

    • A Gaddafi-Centered African Union With A Common Currency Here & Here
    • A Gaddafi-Run Central Bank Of Libya Here
    • A Gaddafi-Holding Of 150 Tons Of Gold Here
    • A Gaddafi-Run Libyan Oil Industry Here
    • A Gaddafi-Run ‘Blue-Gold’ Water Reserves Here

    IN JULY OF 2011, the son and heir apparent of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, stated that it wasn’t just Libya’s ‘black gold’ (oil) that the Zionist West wants, but Libya’s ‘blue gold’ (water) – the some 500 miles of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System that lies beneath Libya’s surface.

    The Nubian Aquifer is the only fresh water source that remains in North Africa and thus is the focus of what has become known as “Water Wars.”

    Two French water firms, the largest in the world, Veolia and Suez SA,” says al-Islam, want to own the Nubian Aquifer, since they will make countless billions in profit from food grown from the water.

    Both Veolia and Suez SA, like all multinational corporations, are doubtless funded by Jewish finance capital. And Louis Dreyfus International, a Jewish French firm, would apparently be the food broker.

    Al-Islam points out that every IMF and World Bank loan, both controlled by Zionist Jewry, is issued on the condition that the victim-nation sells its water supplies to private investors. View Entire Story Here, Here, Here & Here.

    It appears that Saif al-Islam’s testimony against Zionist Jewry has been silenced forever as he has been reportedly encircled by the Zionist-owned Libyan insurgents on October 20, 2011, the same day his father was captured and mercilessly murdered.

    Gaddafi’s main threat to International Jewry’s Banking Cartel was his plan for a common African currency—the gold-backed Libyan dinar—which would have replaced the all fiat-issued US dollar, British pound, and French franc as the main currency in Africa.

    Jewish banking interests were clearly at stake as the US dollar is maintained by the Jewish-run Federal Reserve Bank; the British pound by the Jewish-run Central Bank of England; and the French franc by the Jewish-run Banque de France.

    Is it any surprise then that the three major invaders of Libya — America, England, and France — whose Zionist-bought leaders: Obama, Cameron, & Sarkozy, are praising the brutal and slow murder of Libyan chief, Muammar Gaddafi?

    No, it is no surprise at all.

  11. RIAZ KHAN HAZARVI

    Wake up
    THE ZIONIST MURDER
    OF MUAMMAR GADDAFI
    FOR YOUR EYES

    Support The Brother Nathanael Foundation! HERE

    Or Send Your Contribution To:
    The Brother Nathanael Foundation, PO Box 1242, Frisco CO 80443
    E-mail: [email protected]
    ___________________________

    THE BRUTAL MURDER of Muammar Gaddafi by Zionist-owned Libyan insurgents is an example of what happens to political leaders who defy international Jewish bankers.
    Gaddafi refused to do the bidding of the Rothschild-centered global banking cartel in 5 areas:

    • A Gaddafi-Centered African Union With A Common Currency Here & Here
    • A Gaddafi-Run Central Bank Of Libya Here
    • A Gaddafi-Holding Of 150 Tons Of Gold Here
    • A Gaddafi-Run Libyan Oil Industry Here
    • A Gaddafi-Run ‘Blue-Gold’ Water Reserves Here

    IN JULY OF 2011, the son and heir apparent of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, stated that it wasn’t just Libya’s ‘black gold’ (oil) that the Zionist West wants, but Libya’s ‘blue gold’ (water) – the some 500 miles of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System that lies beneath Libya’s surface.

    The Nubian Aquifer is the only fresh water source that remains in North Africa and thus is the focus of what has become known as “Water Wars.”

    Two French water firms, the largest in the world, Veolia and Suez SA,” says al-Islam, want to own the Nubian Aquifer, since they will make countless billions in profit from food grown from the water.

    Both Veolia and Suez SA, like all multinational corporations, are doubtless funded by Jewish finance capital. And Louis Dreyfus International, a Jewish French firm, would apparently be the food broker.

    Al-Islam points out that every IMF and World Bank loan, both controlled by Zionist Jewry, is issued on the condition that the victim-nation sells its water supplies to private investors. View Entire Story Here, Here, Here & Here.

    It appears that Saif al-Islam’s testimony against Zionist Jewry has been silenced forever as he has been reportedly encircled by the Zionist-owned Libyan insurgents on October 20, 2011, the same day his father was captured and mercilessly murdered.

    Gaddafi’s main threat to International Jewry’s Banking Cartel was his plan for a common African currency—the gold-backed Libyan dinar—which would have replaced the all fiat-issued US dollar, British pound, and French franc as the main currency in Africa.

    Jewish banking interests were clearly at stake as the US dollar is maintained by the Jewish-run Federal Reserve Bank; the British pound by the Jewish-run Central Bank of England; and the French franc by the Jewish-run Banque de France.

    Is it any surprise then that the three major invaders of Libya — America, England, and France — whose Zionist-bought leaders: Obama, Cameron, & Sarkozy, are praising the brutal and slow murder of Libyan chief, Muammar Gaddafi?

    No, it is no surprise at all.

  12. Shari’ah
    Apart from a few Gaddafi loyalists, the comments here are not Pro-Gaddaffi. Rather, they pertain to shari’ah, for those who are stating the so called “uprising” is Jihad, then Gaddaffi would have been a prisoner of war. Irrespective of whether he was kafir or not.
    The West is the winner here, not Libya, they have their oil sorted for the next few decades! Without the West there would have been no uprising.

  13. yes a great leader! the one who considered his Green Book to be equal to the Qur’an! the one who denied the Sunnah! denied Hajj as obligatory! compared himself to the prophets! claimed to be the imam of the Muslims! claimed to be the king of all kings! come on people wake up! even scholars considered him as a disbeliever! Allah humiliated him by making him hide in a sewage like a rat! shouldn’t have called his own people rats! got what he deserved. only Allah knows what will happen to such person like this!

  14. Riaz Khan Hazarvi

    Salaam
    >:(The way Qaddafi was dragged and his dead body was paraded in front of the world. This horrific seen will be remember in the Islamic History that how the people were fooled by the west tactics. Now majority of countries apart from Britain(The reason is cleared that M I 5 and M I 6 were involved) are demanding of an investigation and that demand may not be easily ignored as the call came amid growing international pressure to explain how Qaddafi was shot dead in Sirte. This was an appalling seen when his blood –streaked body has been put on public display in a Market place of Misrata.So call interim government is taking Mickey out of the shariah Law by displaying the dead person body in front of the nation.All those people who are working in this new temporary government are an agents Of the U.S.A. and its allies ,so they have no choice but to carried an order from their Masters.Those people who go to see the Qaddafi’s body can at least pay a respect to the deceased if they have any decency.
    The documents surfaced from the Deputy Justice minister Abdel-Basit’s office that Qaddafi wrote a will asking to be buried next to the family and relatives in the town of Sirte.He wrote in his will that with with the will of ALLAH S.W.T. He is a Muslim and wants to die as a Muslim. The foreign forces and their agents want to kill me and I should be buried in the cloths I was wearing at the time of my death and my body has to be unwashed. He argued, his countrymen to fight against any foreign aggressor today, tomarrow and forever. What a great Leader. Allah give him a place in Jannah.Ya ALLAH send a shower of blessing on him,his family,his country and on the entire ummah.

  15. I KNEW GADDAFI
    Many say what they like about the man they did not ever know, but are saying what the west and their cronies want them to believe. Gaddafi has died and was a believer, worshipped none but Allah SWT. The good things he did are all over the world; including building or sponsoring many mosques and quoran classes. He even contributed to Sarkozy’s election, London School of economics and helped many African and Asian poor countries with various projects

  16. how can he be considered as a Muslim when he called himself the king of all kings, are not forgetting that Allah (Al-Malik) is the King of all kings! also he did not rule by the Quran and Sunnah…whoever does not rule by whatever Allah has revealed then he is a disbeliever. he had his own interpretation of Islam, called himself the imam of the Muslims. sounds like a very good Muslim leader doesn’t he (!)

  17. Salaam

    Gaddafi was a Muslim . Read his last will.

  18. percieved change is the weapon of the west ….and its nothing new….
    Assalaam alaikum….

    please…lets not forget the basics… get them wrong and eventually our thinking will be in error… the west put gaddafi in power ..AND took him out… dont think that “libya” of its own doing did this… simple and plain regime change..standard M.O. of the western string pullers…

  19. ashamed to be a muslim?
    There are some very funny people commenting on this site. “The muslims have lost all honour…i feel ashamed to be a muslim”. Okay – go and be Christian or Jew, or you could try Hinduism, Sikhism or Bhuddism. They are all based either entirely on lies, or you have the People of the Scripture who mix lies with truth. Adultery, fornication, magic, homosexuality, drunkeness, disrepect of parents, spending money you can never repay, and lets not forget what has been done in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East by the Jews and Christian and Freemasons. Obviously we cant hold a candle to them. We are the best people. I reverted to being a muslim as the muslims do not commit shirk and all the rules that we follow (we actually follow them), unlike the Christians and Jews – they know the rules, but pay no attention. My boss is a Christian, and he is an adulterer, liar and a theif who openly boasts about how much he has stolen. Why not go to his Church.

  20. Gadhafi’s Death
    Asalam alaikum

    Tyrant or kaffir his body should be buried i feel sorry that my muslim brothers in libya do not see the error in their ways this is a chance to show islamic akhlaq..please brothers dont waste the moment

  21. not jihad? not a muslim victory over the kufar?!
    Dear Adeola,
    Why are you repeatedly saying ‘it wasnt jihad’ and ‘it wasnt the muslims’ taking away the clear victory that the Muslims have had other one of the great tyrants of the West. It was clearly the muslims, and if the muslims are fighting the kufar, then it is clearly jihad. The Sun is busy trying to pin Locabie on Gadafi, but anyone who has looked into this attack knows it was a CIA/Mossad operation to get rid of a DEA agent on board reporting back about the Iran-Contra affair and the cocaine used by ‘Air America’ to fund the overthrowing of democratic leaders in Latin America and create one dictator after the other in Elsavador, Bolivia, Columbia, Brazil etc. That is why the Scots let Meghri go.

  22. well what everyone is forgetting Gaddafi was a kaafir, he had his own interpretation of Islam, didn’t rule by Qur’an & Sunnah, said statements of kufr, even scholars classified him as a kaafir. Not only that he massacred his own people, stole their money, what more did you want him to do until you agree that rebelling against him was necessary! The hadith’s or the sayings of the Salaf cannot be applied to these times where there is no khalifah, the people are divided between countries, and the rulers do not rule by Islam and oppress the practice of Islam. only Allah knows best, and may he guide the Muslim ummah and bring about unity between the nations.

  23. the actions of Muslims isnt tantamount to the word, Islamic.
    what happened in Libya is not a Jihad for Islam. No one should make it seem islamic because the perpetrators are Muslims. The manner in which it was carried out is nothing the shariah would support.

    Muslims all over the world should be careful of how they interpret events. Especially when you call yourself a sheikh, know that you would be questioned on every interpretation or misinterpretation you give events based on the words of Allah.

    May Allah help the Ummah.

  24. Reflection on the death of Gaddafi
    Sheikh Haddad ,, also write a similar article about the Sauds and the Khalifa government of Bahrain. Together, with US weapons, they have killed more people than Gadhaffi could ever dream of.

    And please don’t quote verses from the Noble Quran out of context when you are clearly portraying only one side of the story regarding Libya. If you know nothing about the Noble Quran and politics, then just remain silent.

  25. the actions of Muslims isnt tantamount to the word, Islamic.
    what happened in Libya is not a Jihad for Islam. No one should make it seem islamic because the perpetrators are Muslims. The manner in which it was carried out is nothing the shariah would support.

    Muslims all over the world should be careful of how they interpret events. Especially when you call yourself a sheikh, know that you would be questioned on every interpretation or misinterpretation you give events based on the words of Allah.

    May Allah help the Ummah.

  26. the actions of Muslims isnt tantamount to the word, Islamic.
    what happened in Libya is not a Jihad for Islam. No one should make it seem islamic because the perpetrators are Muslims. The manner in which it was carried out is nothing the shariah would support.

    Muslims all over the world should be careful of how they interpret events. Especially when you call yourself a sheikh, know that you would be questioned on every interpretation or misinterpretation you give events based on the words of Allah.

    May Allah help the Ummah.

  27. Allh humiliates who he wills
    We in Europe, sit down comfortably and have intellectual assessments on our PCs basded on the news/blogs. Truth of the matter, Gaddaffi, his sons were drugged, rapist maniacs who played gods in their own right, disillusioned by their power through the years. People you haven’t been to Libya have not experienced the pressure of the intelligence services, secret police harassment, or your verbal abuse of your family and kids, ultimately his regime/clan would make you think you are a worthless ..Get the picture).

    Yes, you may feel sad to see pictures of a defenceless man being attacked , but he wasn’t like you or me, he had prestige, status as an emir of Libya yet ordinary people we so so angry, why? . The Sheikh said in this article ‘an example like Firon’ and we all saw his demise on the news. the shocking part the reflection is the Allah made us all witness the humiliation of a ruler of a kingdom.
    “O Allâh! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand[] is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things. ( Al Imran v25)

    We are no judge or jury, but this death was the will of Allah .his deeds will be more scrutinised as gaddaffi is accountable for his nation, and how did he fair in this trait? Allah deal with him with his mercy and the same mercy of all the people killed through the decades.

  28. SMALL fact, LIBYA had no national debt, the US owes 14.9 trillion app, the UK owes close to 1 trillion, the IMF and world bank are in the process of trying to give loans to LIBYAS new so called goverment, 1 ship load of oil is worth $120 million app, why not sale their oil ?, thats because they dont own it any more, its owned by the US/FRANCE and the UK, the western bankers are now at this moment trying to enslave LIBYA using debt, the so called rebels dont have a clue what is going on here, another SMALL fact, the US conflicts around the world since ww11 have killed more people than were killed in the holocaust ( 6.5 million ). its all a big international crime cartel and all the western media play their part.

  29. The enemy of ahl alsunnah… The sick Abu sohaib.
    For those that love Abu sohaib. Fear Allah. And Abu sohaib fear Allah. I listened to his talk online. What a load of rubbish. I ask Allah to expose him and the misguidance that he preaches. Ameen

    Alhamdulillah for shaykh Haitham may Allah protect him.

  30. Islam is a way of Mercy not brutality and schadenfreude at the death of another, even if a tyrant…
    The Islamic position I believe is to have mercy upon those begging for mercy, and not brutally kill or shoot them, or even have schadenfreude at their dead and bruised body. Rather, its a time for reflection, he should have been left alive and undergone a trial and showed all the wrong things he did.
    Yes he was an oppressor, a tyrant, did huge injustices, but so did many of the Makkans, and Rasool Allah (pbuh) let them go as he re-entered Makkah.
    The way Gaddafi was treated doesn’t respect the sanctity of human beings, nor of the rights of the deceased in Islam.
    By celebrating Gaddafi’s death and killing him, the Libyan ppl have showed themselves to be no better than Gaddafi and his forces.

  31. true
    True, verily Allah knows best!

    Nevertheless, the other side of the coin is that he is brutally murdered by Zionist agents headed by Nato – [No Action Talk Only] Behind it were Britain, U.S, France, and other imperialist forces! who have the ability to throne and dethrone leaders of Muslim/Islamic states, Tunisia; Sudan, Iraq and now Yemen, Syria, Iran and some other states are ear marked, for their cussed actions – sooner or later!

    Libyan Jamaahiriyya has been looking after it’s citizens very well, standard of living has been above average, young were encouraged to marry – with a grant from the Government, interest free loans were granted for educational, agricultural, commercial and social purposes; true there were no multy party, electoral systems, these does not necessarily mean that there is no end to life, or none should misconstrue that life has no end, no sensible man would ever believe in such a concept, it could be only a preconceived notion to say that Gaddhafi ever believed that he will ever last!!

    Libya has liquid gold in ample quantities, natural gas for decades, what will happen to these resources, what’s happening in Iraq, could these so called democrats find a single weapon [not even the size of a PIN] of WMD!, these western forces are inimitable when it comes to dividing the Muslim Ummah! they create mayhem all round, by creating chaos, leading to divisions among the Muslim Ummah! They want [their own] puppets in such countries [chosen amongst the Munaafiq’s of the locals] hypocrites are every where to lend a hand to those bigots-remember their ambitions are pilferage and siphooning of natural wealth, division of the Ummah to avoid the creating of a Muslim / Islamic Kilaafath!!

    These are the very countries that planted Israel in Palestine decades ago! It’s not a question of defending Gaddhafi, nevertheless the Libyan people! this type of high handed act can befall any leader-whether democratic or otherwise, the world police and it’s croonies are ready to bark at the drop of a hat-provided that there’s material wealth for them in such countries, no dog – not even the HRW, AI, or other INGO’s or the UN opened it’s mouth, well, well whatever that should have been settled by the UN, cannot be solved by UNI !!

  32. death of a “Tyrant”
    I write after reading brother mohammad’s comment and his doubts regarding Gaddafi being a Muslim.
    According to clear narrations from the hadeeth when a person declares to be a Muslim that is sufficient for us in order to class him as a Muslim. The story of H. Abu Bakar (RA) is very famous about a battle where he killed an opposition even after the man said the kalima before he was killed.

    That is besides the point. The matter about Gaddafi was a political issue and I feel that it needs to be looked under the light of polictics rather than islam as this fight was not about Muslims or Islam. It was based on rather much larger agendas. So I think what needs to be discussed here are the political elements of the events of the past few months. What we need to assess and reflect on is what Gaddafi did in terms of politics and what NATO, NTC etc did. Weight things out on both sides and then decide who is on the wrong and who is on the right and whether killing gaddafi (Regardless of his belief) was a good thing for the future of Libya and us muslims at large.

    Regards, Zakir.

  33. I won’t have to disagree with you that the comments on this board are pessimistic. More like realistic.
    [quote]
    “‎1) The war was fought by people who were fighting for allah, and their country, and their brothers and sisters.”[/quote]

    No they were backed by the West and there would have been no so called “uprising” without the backing of the West. Not in Egypt, not in Syria and not in Libya. And we all know that the West only serve their own interests. Allah says clearly in the Qur’an we are not to take our enemies are as proctectors and helpers. I pray good comes of this change in the Middle East, as Muslims we all want good for each other and for Islam to prevail. But we do need to be realistic. As one comment rightly said, the Libyans were thanking the UN and Nato. SubhanAllah do we learn nothing ??!! Has history taught us nothing?
    As a few comments here have said, this seems like Afghanistan all over again. Our mujahhid brothers were heroes when it suited the West and now the same brothers rot in UK prisons and elsewhere. Authoobillah
    And the way Gaddaffi was paraded, this is not Islam! This will never be Islam, Islam is too honourable for this disgusting behaviour.

    [quote]”4) if it was actually to get hold of oil, the west had so many oil deals with gaddafi and they would have supported him and not us. they want the civil and military reconstruction contracts to boost their economies.”[/quote]

    Brother they also supported Saddam for many years, but they did not hesitate to deal with him. Of course after they had finished with him! And yes the West were the first one’s bidding for contracts to reconstruct Iraq, that they themselves had destroyed. But they did not ignor the oil either!

    May Allah grant victory to the Muslims. And JazakAllahKhair to Sheikh Haitham for raising this issue, which we don’t need to agree on every point, but we DO need to be united in our religous duties and love for one another. wa salaam

  34. death of tyrant
    respected brothers in islam. it is really sad to see that we muslims are divided regarding the death of a so called mslim tyrant.it ceases to amase me that this so called muslim leaders death has divide the muslim ummah. to my knowledge.ghaddafi was a muslim by name.he might have supported his people by building houses for them.however it should be note to the people andd that the the wealth of the country belong and not to ghaddafi and his family.the wealth was an amanat for which he will be answerable on the day of judgement.if one has to say that ghadafiwas a true muslim then he would have died with Allahs name on his lips instead of begging man to spare his life.it is common knowledge that he usurped the wealth of the wealth of the country.

  35. Salaam

    read this in LI forum.

    According to Arab historian Ibn Kathir
    At the height of tension when fighting was about to erupt at Siffin between Imam Ali and Muawiyah, Muawiyah was informed that the Byzantine Emperor raised a very large army and was drawing very close to the borders of the Muslim state. He wrote to him, giving him a very clear warning,

    ‘By God, if you do not stop your designs and go back to your place, I will end my dispute with my cousin and will drive you out of the entire land you rule,
    until I make the earth too tight for you.’ The Byzantine Emperor was scared off and abandoned his plans.

  36. Shameful Spectical for Arabs and Muslims. Shame!
    Al Salamu Alaykum,

    These Arabs killed and cheered the killings and slaughter of the likes of ‘Uthman, ‘Ali, ‘Abdullah Bin Zubayr, Hussain, may Allah be pleased with them, the ‘Abbasid slaughter of the ‘Umayyids and it’s brutality is well known, Ghaddafi was much worse, did you expect any better from these Arab Muslims or thief leaders. What a shame.

  37. Riaz Khan Hazarvi

    salam
    If the kufaars didn’t killed Qaddafi then tell me that who killed him.In islam are we allowed to kill any muslim?

  38. Lots of pessimists…
    To all the skeptical people saying oh this is bad news blabla unislamic

    ‎1) The war was fought by people who were fighting for allah, and their country, and their brothers and sisters.
    2) no one said anything about ‘moderate’ they said ‘la yameen la yisar, na7nu sha3b mutawassit’.
    3) the war didnt divide libyans, rather it brought us all together, people used to say ‘oh you’re from benghazi’ and oh you”re a jibali, now people say mashallah youre from misrata or zawiya. and it brought us together with the egyptians and the tunisians may allah reward them, when there used to be deep problems between us. If anything this whole thing has united the 3 of us.
    4) if it was actually to get hold of oil, the west had so many oil deals with gaddafi and they would have supported him and not us. they want the civil and military reconstruction contracts to boost their economies.
    5) anyone who thinks gaddafi wasnt a western puppet and wasnt propped up by the US and Israel is a moron.

    Allahu Akbar, and from him alone are all victories.

  39. Riaz Khan Hazarvi

    Reflection on the death of Qaddafi
    In the article the Reflection on the death of Qaddafithe ,The shaikh shown his hatred towards one of the Muslim brother,the Muslim brother who already’ve been killed brutely by the hands of kufaars .So with due respect may i say that before given advice to anyone,it was important for the Shaikh to read once more that how we should react on anyone death.I also want to draw an attention that according to the uswah husnah “We should not seek an advice or any kind of help from non muslims when ever we are engaged in a war against others”.The wording are slightly different than an original Hadith but the brothers and sisters may elaborate on this matter.

  40. what a reminder for us, these tyrants think they will never be bought to account for their actions. verily there is only pure justice from Allah swt. even a mustard seeds worth of evil will not be hidden in the herafter. May Allah preserve you shaykh ameen

  41. what they wont show in every news…
    Adding to my previouse comment, this is something that you normally wouldnt read in your daily news updates…:

    “It is the Spring, not just the Arab Spring,” McCain said.

    First Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Communist Party’s Central Committee and Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Ivan Melnikov believes Gaddafi’s murder is a striking illustration of American and their NATO allies’ policy in the North-African country.

    I think that the entire world should watch today the published photographs and video records of Gaddafi’s murder. It is not just a dead former leader of Libya. It’s the symbol of sovereignty of an independent country that was torn to pieces by Americans, he told journalist on Friday, as cited by Interfax. He added that the US only interest was to put their hands on vast resources of the rich country and they do not care about Libya’s future fate.

    A similar thing was done in Iraq and its President Saddam Hussein, Melnikov noted.

    Back then some still had illusions about NATO and Americans’ intentions. Now it is clear to everyone: it’s a colonial barbarism performed on the 21st century scene, the legislator stated.

    Source: http://rt.com/politics/mccain-putin-gaddafi-peskov-423/

  42. Just because it is someone’s opinion here that “justice was served” does not make it so! You are speaking unobjectively, and I, for one, do NOT agree that justice was served.

    So what does the Quran have to say about justice? The Quran is very clear on the principle of justice, emphasizing that true justice must be carried correctly; the Quran makes this point crystal clear when it teaches the following:

    “O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah as witnesses to fair dealings and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just, that is next to piety. Fear Allah, indeed Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do.” (5:8)

    The Quran teaches the Muslims to stand out firmly and remain impartial and fair when conducting themselves, even if they hate that person they must not swerve away from justice! Hence in Islam even if you hate somebody, you must still be completely fair with him and grant him true justice. This teaching indeed leads to a true sense of justice, because how many times do we see people allowing their personal hate of others to cloud their judgments and decision makings when it comes to this area? How many times have we seen people depart from justice due to their hatred of others?

    And Allah knows best.

  43. real reflection…
    wassalaam

    Dear sheikh, i pray that yoh are in the best of health and imaan.

    I was quite interested to read this article…and to be honest I was surprised that the “reflection” that is suggested here is completely opposite to what i was expecting to read.
    With all the due respect to yourself sheikh, i dont mean to sound like i know better in any way as i am much younger and less experienced than yourself….
    From my understanding of Libya and its former “Tyrant” ruler, gaddafi, looking back into the history of Libya around the last 40 years gaddafi has done much more good for the country than what they would show on media. Correct me if i am wrong but when gaddafi came into power the country was nothing more than derelict, in terms of buildings & facilities etc. In the last 42 years this man has made a country out of it. Once upon a time people lived and spent their lives in tents…..
    He came, he saw and he promised to build as many houses as he can to give the people roofs to live under…..and the most admiring part is, he promised to make sure everyone has a house rather than tent before he does it for his own family……. And from what i know, his father had passed away before he could come round to build him a house!! This is just one example… The country probably had more hospitals and care facilities than the number of patients!!! That goes say something about this leader. If all that doesnt show his concern for his people then i dont know what does.
    Now, its not an irony that they dont show or tell us these kind of things on media! I have never relied on media for my information, and im sure many would agree. I simply take whats said in the media and believe the opposite. Like i said, i myslef dont have much knowledge about gaddafi and his crimes, but what the media have made people believe, i find difficult fo believe. It always been the strategy of the media industry to inflate as much negativity about muslim leaders as possible to ensure that the masses are disconnected and lose trust in them….. That way the leader cannot gain power, that way the leader is no threat to them.
    Then you have the agenda of oil, thats a whole different story which you and I never hear or read about on the news……..but the ironic thing is, the country that is always in need of “reformation” in the view of the west is always the country with huge oil supplies! Something i think is worthy of note.
    Another seed for thought for myself and others is…… Look back a few years ago and research about gaddafis realtionships with alot of other muslim countries….. And their mission to bring back the historical DEENAR AND DIRHAM currency into their monetary system…..
    I wonder if that had anything to do with all this? If all these muslim countries were to unite and do such a thing i wonder what that would mean for the west? Now that gaddafi is gone….. I wonder who’s next……!?
    If there is one thing we muslims at large are blind about, its the fact NATO, america etc will do anything for wealth and power! How easily we forget that and carry on believing their lies and support their ideas.
    ……… See, the problem is….. The only thing we learn from history….. Is that we never learn……

  44. real reflection….
    wassalaam

    Dear sheikh, i pray that yoh are in the best of health and imaan.

    I was quite interested to read this article…and to be honest I was surprised that the “reflection” that is suggested here is completely opposite to what i was expecting to read.
    With all the due respect to yourself sheikh, i dont mean to sound like i know better in any way as i am much younger and less experienced than yourself….
    From my understanding of Libya and its former “Tyrant” ruler, gaddafi, looking back into the history of Libya around the last 40 years gaddafi has done much more good for the country than what they would show on media. Correct me if i am wrong but when gaddafi came into power the country was nothing more than derelict, in terms of buildings & facilities etc. In the last 42 years this man has made a country out of it. Once upon a time people lived and spent their lives in tents…..
    He came, he saw and he promised to build as many houses as he can to give the people roofs to live under…..and the most admiring part is, he promised to make sure everyone has a house rather than tent before he does it for his own family……. And from what i know, his father had passed away before he could come round to build him a house!! This is just one example… The country probably had more hospitals and care facilities than the number of patients!!! That goes say something about this leader. If all that doesnt show his concern for his people then i dont know what does.
    Now, its not an irony that they dont show or tell us these kind of things on media! I have never relied on media for my information, and im sure many would agree. I simply take whats said in the media and believe the opposite. Like i said, i myslef dont have much knowledge about gaddafi and his crimes, but what the media have made people believe, i find difficult fo believe. It always been the strategy of the media industry to inflate as much negativity about muslim leaders as possible to ensure that the masses are disconnected and lose trust in them….. That way the leader cannot gain power, that way the leader is no threat to them.
    Then you have the agenda of oil, thats a whole different story which you and I never hear or read about on the news……..but the ironic thing is, the country that is always in need of “reformation” in the view of the west is always the country with huge oil supplies! Something i think is worthy of note.
    Another seed for thought for myself and others is…… Look back a few years ago and research about gaddafis realtionships with alot of other muslim countries….. And their mission to bring back the historical DEENAR AND DIRHAM currency into their monetary system…..
    I wonder if that had anything to do with all this? If all these muslim countries were to unite and do such a thing i wonder what that would mean for the west? Now that gaddafi is gone….. I wonder who’s next……!?
    If there is one thing we muslims at large are blind about, its the fact NATO, america etc will do anything for wealth and power! How easily we forget that and carry on believing their lies and support their ideas.
    ……… See, the problem is….. The only thing we learn from history….. Is that we never learn……

  45. We Muslims have lost any semblance of dignity within our character. Dignity and dignified behaviour were the qualities that elevated the Prophet Muhammad(SAW). We need to be taught dignity in the same way any subject is taught. Dignity is at the heart of a person’s character. To be perfectly frank I feel ashamed to be called a Muslim. We are worse than animals.

  46. great article
    jazak Allah khair for this article. Truly it is important to reflect on the events of this amazing year. One thing I have reflected on is the glass houses these tyrants live in. once the people rose against them there was little they could do – by the permission of Allah.

    Also we should reflect on our personal evil traits- we can see the humiliation that was heaped on these tyrants, andwe should be begging Allah for ikhlaas (sincerity) in our acts of devotion,lest we be doing it for other reasons, perhaps leading us to be humiliated in life and death.

  47. Interesting article – but respectfully disagree with some points
    Jzk sheikh haitham – as always a thought provoking article with very good points, and reminders.
    This man was no doubt a tyrant and his own arrogant praise of being king of all kings confirms this.

    But just like a lot of the comments made I don’t feel there has been an achievement in Libya, as some of the first pictures being shown after the so call over throwing of this tyrant was that of the foreign secretary proudly re opening the British embassy again. The comment made in the article of the 2 faces of west changing so quickly does not seem to have been acknowledged by Libya who seems to be giving a lot of their thanks to NATO and the west.
    As one comment rightly mentioned is this not a déjà vu to the rebels of Afghanistan against the communist – the same ones who then became terrorists? Also does this not feel more like the sad story of Iraq with the Libyans still being divided and following the laws of their tribes?
    I understand the sheikhs article but would have loved if he could have also commented on the way gaddafis body has been treated since and what would have been prefered according to Islam.

  48. Narrow Viewed perspectives
    Salamalikum

    I want to address a few issues in here, first is the belief that Gadafi is a Muslim, the Ulema have agreed that he was a kaffir, refer to the fatwa of Muhammad Luhaidan and how he clears that he is a kaffir.

    Second I read a comment up there regarding the way the Soldiers were celebrating, the fall of a tyrant and justice was served and that is not a reason to celebrate, keep in mind Brothers and Sisters the ones who are loved by Allah don’t fear the blame of the blamers. At least they didn’t do what the Americans did and popped bottles, had sex with women and increasing in kibr rather they expressed tahlim wa tasbih wa tahmid wa takbir! The hamd of Allah should be ease on the hearts of the believer

    Final, don’t believe that everyone on the fronts are on the same page regarding the policies in place. Do you forget that there were democracy and Islamic soldiers amongst the midst of the Chechen and Afghan wars?

    Whether the death of Gadaffi is a benefit or a harm is irrelevant, the fact is justice was served for all the people he killed, you don’t chose to establish a hudood because you believe that it will be a harm on the society, rather you do it because Allah has ordained it and your short sightedness can’t see that, similarily you don’t chose to cancel out a tyrant because you don’t know what is going to happen.

    Let us not forget, Hamas is a secular party but to say everyone amongst the Army are not Mujahids and have the same vision is unrealistic and not true.

    I end by praising Allah for the death of a tyrant who introduced the “green book” and made it equal with the Kalam of Al Khaliq and Al Qahar, rejected the hadith of Rahmatalil alameen, killed shayukh, and who was the cause of the deaths of thousands if not millions of brothers and sisters including there rapes and imprisonment.

  49. how we are divided!
    the few comments shown here show how badly we are divided as Muslims, may Allah help us to unite and see things eye to eye.

    Muslims in Muslim lands need to rise up to the support of upright rulers and establish them as rulers. If the West says “self-determinism for all people” then the West must be held to that word by Muslims diligent to do the best we can for our people.

  50. Sick
    the way gaddafi is being displayed is sickening, why are muslims still so violent whereever you see, will we ever be able to normalise like Fearing Allah. also this is a result of uncontrolled tyranny which is everywhere in muslim countries be arab or non arab which again baffles me as to why muslims have lost nearly every basic priniciple of humanity in social integration in the last century

  51. Salaam

    if a Muslim ruler is bad , is it allowed for other Muslims to invite Kaffirs to bomb on the land and civilians ? Is there any Ayat or hadith that supports it ?

  52. Gaddafi
    These uprising is not Islamic. Rather based on ignorance and diviated fatawah, not knowing or adhering to teh Sunnah and method of the early Muslims in dealing with the rulers, no matter how tyranical they. This is exactly what the Kufs want. Support a ruler, when he turns against you,support the common masses against that ruler, give them milatery ammunition, over throw and put another that will listen and keep the Ummah weak ad divided, take the wealth. To teh one who said no Scholar speaks, either you blind follwo the like of Shaykh al-Haddad and dont seek naseehah from others. Type in google what Salafi shaykhs are saying about this finah of uprising. Shaykh Abu Suhain Bassam lives in the UK, hear what he has to say, dont make judgements. How many Muslims have died and how many Kufs have died????

  53. Yes, I, too was appalled at the humiliating of the dead body. Youtube is full of these videos which make me cringe. THIS is the behavior of muslims we want to project to the world, who, for the most part, already think we are uncivilized by nature?!! I know there is no way to control such behavior,but this should be addressed and condemned. What are they waiting for to bury the body? Is it so wrong to give it to the family as requested? Was it washed yet? Nevermind. Just saw on Al Jazeera that it hasn’t been and is STILL on display!! He is not a martyr, so shouldn’t he have been washed and buried long ago? DISPLAYED like a trophy! La hawla walla quwwata illa billah!!!

  54. Fatimah Muhammad

    Gadaffi’s Death
    Salam Alaikum,
    I could not understand why the Americans are so afraid of Sharia and are fighting hard against it until I saw the drama about Gadaffi on Thursday. Parading a dead body in the streets, and dancing was just rediculious. Where in the Quran and Hadith is this permissible. I did not like Gadaffi, but I am so disappointed in the Libyans. To the West, they looked like Babarics. To me, they are just as bad as their Leader. Not to mention how they are killing the Black innocent Africans, and raping the women. Tell me, what is Islamic about that? Taking photos of a dead half nude body, and we say that this is Islam? This is just sick to me. May Allah guide those back to the Haqq.

  55. I actually disagree to how you reflect to the death of Gaddafi, first of all the uprising was not an ummah based one but based on mainly nationalism nothing to do with establishing an Islamic state. rather the leader of the NTC calls for ‘moderate Islam’. also the rebels fought with western powers, how can you say the ummah is alive while fighting alongside the disbelievers, with a brother killing his own brother. It was a war which divided the Libyan Muslims, and gave entrance to the western powers to get hold of the oil. Compare the NTC government, and the Gaddafi government, the former is pro-Western. I cannot see what they have achieved by killing Gaddafi, now make way for a western puppet leader.

  56. Muslim
    Assalamalaikum.
    Alhamdulillah Innalillah hi wa inna ilaihi rajioun.
    Let Allah have mercy on all those who got killed in the uprising in the Arab world as well as the rulers who were also Muslims but ignorant of the Quran and Sharia.ALLAH KNOWS BEST WHO WERE RIGHT AND WHO WERE WRONG.First of all we as Muslims must adopt the teachings of Mohammed (pbuh), we as the Ummah take hasty decisions concerning the matters related to our leaders we ourselves glorify them and when we realise that some other idiot suits better for us we run behind him and ask him to lead us without seeing he is being supported by some foreign element.No doubt we have removed tyrants such as Saddam,Mubarak, Ben Ali, Gaddafi but what have we achieved our self destruction and factionalism and the leaders who r coming to power are nothing but puppets of United Stated Europe and Israel. They shake hands with female leader of all these countries openly as was seen two days back in one of the photos where the leader of uprising in LIBYA was openly shaking hands with Hillary Clinton and our PROPHET(PBUH) has prohibited to shake hands with non mahrim females. Than we have Muslims who rejoice over the dead bodies of the rulers who were tyrants once they r killed,Is this what Quran teeaches us.No brothers what the rulers did they have to answer THEE ALMIGHTY ALLAH for all the misdeed they did. But to rejoice standing near the dead is a shameful act to do,a true uprising and a true Muslim will never rejoice standing near the dead but take lesson from the dead as how the dead ruler was a few days ago and ALLAH snatched away everything from him in just a few months. So if u rejoice standing near his body u as human being have no difference between the tyrant ruler and yourself.

  57. “The Libyans have confirmed that our Muslim ummah is still alive and is waking up to take its position”. I don’t think they have done anything of the kind. This was no uprising of the Libyan based Ummah. What is meant by “The Libyans”? The factions that united to achieve the single goal of toppling their leader were not a united homogenous band of people, acting out of love of Allah and His deen to establish Islam in Libya. The way that he was killed was not the action of devout believers, and sets a poor precedent for the founding of the new state.

  58. Mr
    Gadaffi gone and many to go. Shaikh Scholars have to go aswell who who misguide Ummah with their wrong interpretation for he sake of their own REWARDS and BENEFITS.

  59. Its all about oil….
    The West is not going to sit back and watch an Islamic government come in to power in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia or anywhere else in the Middle East. That would not be in their interests! Remember when all the masjids in Muslim lands were calling for Jihad in Afghanistan in the 80s. How many brothers rose to call and when the job was done and the Russians removed those same brothers were imprisoned on their arrival home. The job of the West was done and they became a liability….!! Yeah we need to watch this space…..

  60. Mr
    Slamo-alaikum. We do not rejice the death of any. Gadaffi is gone and many to go. bigger or small does not matter.
    I would like to draw the attention of all SHAIKH SCHOLARS as well who think they can play with Allah’s Ayaats and be friends with Transgressers, they have to go too.
    All might have noticed Shaik-ul-Islam Tahirul Qadri how he has celebrated Xt-Mass with the people who reject Allah’s Ayaat’s and messener.

  61. Mohd Ramli Omar

    Gaddhafi as a Muslim.
    I am well aware that Gaddafi was a despotic ruler of forty years of a Muslim nation. Now that he is dead and his soul had departed from his body and has been has been gathered to his creator Allah. It is not necessary for his killers to revenge his dead body and it should be treated with respect.Let Allah judge him. Allahummaghfir lahu warham hu.

  62. Gaddafi may have been a megalomaniac ruling a Muslim land, and working for Western interests, but are those backed by N.A.T.O. really noble liberators working for the Ummah? In this modern era of Dajjal, beyond my closest living relatives, I find it increasingly hard to trust anyone except Allah.

  63. Reflection on the death of Gaddhafi
    So glad to read an opinion of Gaddhafi’s demise in an islamic light. The silence of our sheikhs’/scholars’ opinions on current events is deafening. I am speaking particularly of messages to our ummah in English via media outlets such as Huda Tv. Not one sheikh has addressed the arab spring, death of BinLaden, Al Awlaki and now Gaddhafi, as if these are parallel universes to be ignored. We need further understanding and for some, comfort, in these situations. Thank you Sheikh Haitham for your reflections. So many questions going thru my mind. I can not rejoice in the death of anyone, and while I was not a fan of Gaddhafi, I find that I hope he & his son uttered the kalima before their deaths.

  64. Tabaarak’Allah

    Jazak’Allahu khairan Shaikhanal Habeeb. As usual, a clear and timely article, addressing our current dilemmas whilst connecting our hearts to the book of Allah.

  65. Tabaarak’Allah

    Jazak’Allahu khairan Shaikhanal Habeeb. As usual, a clear and timely article, addressing our current dilemmas whilst connecting our hearts to the book of Allah.

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