How to become a Jihadi
- Muslims grow up thinking that Islam is the perfect way of life
- Many people grow up doing bad things as easily accessible in kafir country
So their actions dont match their religious teachings, not living according to those standards but living double lives.
- Their beliefs are never seriously challenged, they believe Quran + Sunnah is the best way of life, indisputably true.
- Some of these Muslims eventually decide to repent
- You don’t know your standing with Allah. The day of judgement is taught as terribly terribly terribly horrible. Even Prophet Muhammad said he does not know what Allah will do with him.
- There IS one way to feel safe, to avoid the terror of the day of judgement. Dying for Allah’s sake. Guaranteed paradise. No questioning, no reckoning.
Hatred for disbelievers in the Quran
“We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.” (3:151)
“O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.” (5:51)
“Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are those who have disbelieved, and they will not [ever] believe -” (8:55)
“And never is it for a believer to kill a believer except by mistake…”
“But whoever kills a believer intentionally – his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great punishment.” (4:92-93)
Jihad against the unbelievers
‘Shall I not tell you of the head of the matter, and its pillar and pinnacle? (It is) Jihad.’ (Ibn Majah)
It was narrated that ‘Amr bin ‘Abasah said:
“I came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which Jihad is best?’ He said: ‘(That of a man) whose blood is shed and his horse is wounded.’” (Ibn Majah)
And The Quran mentions striving against them:
“Fight them until there is no [more] fitnah and [until] worship is [acknowledged to be] for Allah. But if they cease, then there is to be no aggression except against the oppressors.” (2:193)
“O Prophet, strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination.” (66:9)
“So let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. And he who fights in the cause of Allah and is killed or achieves victory – We will bestow upon him a great reward.” (4:74)
“..You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.” (2:286)
“War is deception.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
The day of judgement
The day of judgement is described as the horror of horrors. The day of judgement is incredibly scary. It is every Muslim’s worst nightmare. Some even fear it more than hell itself.
On the Day you see it every nursing mother will be distracted from that [child] she was nursing, and every pregnant woman will abort her pregnancy, and you will see the people [appearing] intoxicated while they are not intoxicated; but the punishment of Allah is severe. (22:2)
They fear a Day in which the hearts and eyes will [fearfully] turn about (24:37)
That Day a man will flee from his brother, and his mother and his father, and his wife and his children. (80:34-36).
A free pass
I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying, “The example of a Mujahid in Allah’s Cause– and Allah knows better who really strives in His Cause—-is like a person who fasts and prays continuously. Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His Cause into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty.” (Bukhari)
My friend the mujahid
I had a friend who wanted to go for jihad. He used to watch videos online and was so angry. He used to tell me “They are raping our sisters in Afghanistan and Iraq”. I want to do something. I want to gain the highest rank in paradise. I want to kill Stephen Harper (the previous prime minister). I managed to convince him not to do so. He then said “Okay I will go to CFB Trenton and attack the base”, but I convinced him not to do so. He then left a note for his parents and decided to go travel overseas for jihad, and I could not stop him. I never heard from him since.
This story should show us that Muslim youth sometimes get radicalized. There were even the Toronto 18 who some seemed innocent and others were considering bombing or hurting Canadians.
How I promoted jihad
I even had articles myself promoting jihad on my old site Light Upon Light. I had articles on the front page such as:
I wanted to promote jihad because it was the best possible deed in Islam. And I wanted Allah’s pleasure.
In one of his best-known fatwas, issued in the 1990s, Sheikh Al Qaradawi permitted the use of suicide bombing as a defensive tactic against Israel. Since then, instead of retracting the fatwa, he has repeatedly responded by saying that he was not the only cleric to justify suicide operations and that his fatwa was tailored specifically for helpless Palestinians in their fight against the Israeli occupation.[ref]The National[/ref]
Why so many Muslims?
Why are so many Muslims committing terrorist attacks?
More hardline versions of Islam
In “The Antagonism of Salafism and Wahhabism” I discuss how the Salafi interpretation of Islam is even worse and leads to more antagonism and hatred. It is literally one stone’s throw away from terrorism.