Saturday, February 07, 2015

Islamic State Contravenes Islamic Law: Confirmed

Yassin ibn Mika'il
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Two days ago, I posted my opinion that in burning the Jordanian pilot alive, the Islamic State had contravened Islamic law, and I asked for confirmation, which came by way of the Muslim pictured above, who kindly explained:
Yes, without any doubt, you are correct, and it is well known to all Muslims, which is why they [i.e., the Islamic State,] put under the video "Islamic" justifications for this, from "scholars of Islam" who are unnamed. To kill male prisoners of war is allowed if the Imam feels it is in the best interest of the Ummah, or they may be taken as slaves, or ransomed for Muslim captives, but not killed in this barbaric manner, rather if they are to be killed it should be honorable and swift. And Allah knows best.
In reply, I wrote: "Thank you. That is helpful information." I meant that sincerely . . . though I have no idea who Yassin ibn Mika'il is, other than that he is a "student of Islamic studies."

UPDATE: But consider this nine-minute video on the issue.

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At 5:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is God alone who punishes with fire." (Bukhari 3016)
"NONE can chastise with fire except the Lord of the fire." (Abu Dawud 2675)
“DO NOT punish with the punishment of God (fire).” (Bukhari 3017, Tirmidhi 1458)

At 6:07 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks for the references.

Jeffery Hodges

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