By Debi Brand
And I am reminded, as ibn Kathir provides in his tafsir, “Allah states that there are disbelievers, hypocrites, and believers among the bedouins.” (Surah At-Tawbah 9: 97-99)
The bedouins spoken to above were those among the first group of followers of the alleged “Prophet of Islam,” the Muslims of his day.
If then, in the time of the alleged presence on this earth of the alleged “Prophet,” in his following were “disbelievers, hypocrites, and believers,” what fool among us now fails to regard today also in every group of Muslims are “disbelievers, hypocrites, and believers”?
And regarding that fact, what coward among us, what fool among us, what Leader, will send, or lead men into war wherein they are expected to count as allies those from Muhammad’s Ummah and do so failing to provide for the above-stated reality: among the Muslims are “disbelievers, hypocrites, and believers”?
Moreover, regard or refuse to do so, the believers among that group will be those who live by that written in “The Book of Allah,” they will be those who live by all in the Sunnah of “Allah’s Messenger,” lock, stock, and barrel of it.
Therefore, unless willing to accept your place among the derelict, you had better know, and know well, what orders and guidance are in those works, because they will be the orders the believer will follow, all others they will reject.
They will follow “Allah’s” orders, they will follow the same of “Allah’s Messenger.” Thus, unless you and your orders, goals, and commands fall in line with the above “Allah” orders, the believer will reject your orders, and execute “Allah’s” orders.
The disbelievers referred to above are those who openly reveal they disbelieve the lot of Muhammad’s message. The Hypocrites among the Muslims, they are those who conceal the disbelief in Islam they hold in their hearts, thus, outwardly, to save their skins, they pretend to be believers. They are the ones we claim are “Moderate Muslims.”
The Qur’an states concerning these hypocrites, “They hide within themselves what they dare not reveal to you.” (Surah Al “Imran: 154) They dare not reveal their disbelief to the believers, as touched on above, aiming to stay alive.
What’s more, at times the believers in “Allah’s Book,” they too, to the unbeliever, “hide within themselves what they dare not reveal to you.” Until the moment is right, opportunity ripe for the taking, that is, then the mask they hurl aside.
Sahih of Al-Bukhari speaks to that concept this way: “Abu Ad-Darda said, “We give a smile for some people while our hearts curse them.” (Bukhari, Book of Al-Adab [Good Manners].)
Why in this world would such a hadith state that, what in this world could it possibly mean?
Expounding on, “Let not the believers take the disbelievers as friends instead of the believers….” Ibn Kathir, in his tafsir, answers that for us:
Allah prohibited His believing servants from becoming supporters of the disbelievers, or to take them as comrades with whom they develop friendship, rather than the believers ….except those believers who in some areas or times fear for their safety from the disbelievers. In this case, such believers are allowed to show friendship to the disbelievers outwardly, but never inwardly. For instance, Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Ad-Darda’ said, “We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.” Al Bakhari said, that Al-Hasan said, “The Tuqyah is allowed until the Day of Resurrection.”
Footnotes thereat provide on the “Taqyah”: “To shield what is in one’s heart.” (Tafsir, ibn Kathir, Surah 3. Al ‘Imran:28, Vol. 3. P.142.)
For such reason, if you are taking as our “allies” those who hold as sacred in their hearts that in “Allah’s Book” and you are commanding those entrusted to your leadership to trust in the alleged trustworthiness of your alleged “ally,” you had better know—and make known you know it—you know and regard what is in “Allah’s Book.”
In other words, just state it, Mr. President, and have your Generals do likewise, this is a Russian Roulette game you are willing to play, for the chance of mission-success—mission: our rule, our ways, our traditions, overruling the inveterate rules, ways, traditions of Muhammad in the hearts and minds of “those who believe.”
Just make it clear, right up front, in pursuit of the above mission, this is a sting to our core that you are willing to chance absorbing the pain thereof, and absorb that pain not just once, not just twice, not just thrice, but if need be endlessly.
State clear, Sir, unlike “Muhammad’s” rule thus his sunnah, “A believer is not stung twice (by something) out of one and the same hole,” we will be. (al-Bukhari, Book of Al-Adab [Good Manners]).
Footnote provided on the just cited sahih, reads, “A believer should be on the alert and benefit by his experience to avoid faults in future and is not deceived twice.” (Ibid.)
Under the heading, “The Believer Does Not Provide Opportunity to be Stung Twice From One (And the Same) Hole,” Sahih Muslim speaks to the above-cited sunnah-contrast to our practiced idiocy. (V. 4. Book Pertaining to Piety and Softening of Hearts.)
Ibn Sa’d, and others do also, Sa’d providing, “The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: Verily, a believer is not stung twice from the same hole. You will not return to Makkah to declare, rubbing your cheeks, that you had befooled Muhammad twice.” (Kitab Al-Tabaqat Al-Kabir, Vol. II, P. 51.)
But we will oblige the believer with such bragging rights. Do so again and again, and again, as history records concerning such.
Therefore, Mr. President, just make it clear to the troops beneath your command, in this mission, part of their mission is to pretend a believer is something other than what “the Book of Allah” declares a believer is.
State fact clear, Sir: you are asking our soldiers to take as allies those who hold in their hearts regard for the “Book of Allah,” thus regard for the orders and examples of the “Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger.”
And given this “ally” of ours holds such in his heart, at some point, if half a chance avails itself, that “ally” is certain to reveal that which he holds in his heart. Act in accordance with that. And at that moment, whatever you, your “war-plans,” and your policies have provided to that believer as easy prey will be harvested as just that.
Once again, homes, hearts, and lives will absorb the pain of the stupidity and cowardice in our leaders in face of Islam. Because far too many of our leaders are by choice ignorant on the doctrines of Islam, thus to cowardly to candidly address what is written therein. So once again, at the hands of one of our “allies,” a believer, who, we like fools, claimed as one of our allies, three more U.S. Soldiers fell.
What purpose did the death of these men serve?
Here follows that answer:
It is more humiliating for the disbelievers and more comforting to the hearts of the faithful that the believers kill the disbelievers by their own hands. Allah said to the believers of this Ummah,
“Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands, and disgrace them, and give you victory over them, and heal the breast of a believing people [9:14].” ( Ibn Kathir, Tafsir, Ibid, (Vol.4), PP. 268 – 269.)
Tafsir Ma ‘ariful Qur’an rendition of that verse and a couple others included here with it reads this way: [“Allah” commanded] “And give those who disbelieve the ‘good’ news of a painful punishment.” (Surah Al-Taubah: 9: 3) “Kill the Mushriks wherever you find them.” ( 9: 5.)
It follows that with, “Fight them, so that Allah should punish them at your hands and disgrace them, and help you win against them and bring relief to bosoms of a believing people,  and remove the rage of their hearts…. [15.]” (Surah Al-Taubah : 9, as stated, Ma’ariful Qur’an Vol 4 rendered.)
In concluding this, Mr. President, once more, you Sir — as were to no-avail asked your predecessors — are asked, begged, to find within yourself the courage and discipline to acquaint yourself with that in “Allah’s Book.”
Sir, once again, you are asked and begged, to regard the facts of what comprises the doctrines of Islam. Demand the same of your Generals and Commanders. Do so, before you ask our men and women in uniform to take as allies those who believe in that book.
Choosing to follow in the footsteps and practice of your immediate predecessors in this conflict, with respect to the above, and thus, electing to neglect the above voiced request and plea for you to attend to the duty stated and called for, will be for you just as it was for them: except for the Cross, unforgivable negligence.