31 March 2003
'Ubayd al-Jaabiree on the Position Towards Iraq
a Paltalk Session today 31/03/2003 at 8:30pm UK Time
O esteemed Shaykh, what is happening now (in Iraaq) so what
is the position of the Muslim towards this trial, and is there
a Jihaad, and are do those soldiers who are in the Gulf have
the ruling of being mujaahideen, and may Allaah reward you.
Ubayd al-Jaabiree: I dont know why this question (is asked)
when, when we have just ended the speech with what I consider
to comprise the answer to it and to its likes. However, despite
this, just so that it is said, that Ubayd has neglected some
of the questions.
I say: Firstly, not all of the Iraaqi society is Muslim. Rather,
amongst them is the Marxist, amongst them is the Ba'athist
Heretic, and amongst them are numerous orientations. And there
are Muslims amongst them...
amongst them are the Raafidah. And the positions of the Scholars
towards the Raafidah is well known, amongst them are those
who declared them Disbelievers.
we have Rulers and those who have authority, and it is obligatory
to give them hearing and obedience, and around our rulers
are those who have knowledge, and experience, and speciality
in the political affairs. So we do not undermine them, and
we have already mentioned previously that the general affairs
are not for just any person. Rather, they are for whom? For
those in authority.
as it is appropriate, I also say that those who call to cutting
off from the products of America and Britain and others, then
those people have a resemblance to the Raafidah. Shaykh ul-Islaam
Ibn Taymiyyah mentions in Minhaaj us-Sunnah, in the first
volume, and I believe it is page 38, "From the stupidity
of the Raafidah is that they do not drink from the river that
was unearthed (i.e. dug out, like a well) by Yazeed".
So those Harakiyyoon and Hizbiyyoon, have resembled the Raafidah.
And what an evil model (that is). And the most repugnant for
a person that his model, and way is that of the Raafidah.
the banner of fighting in Iraaq, who is carrying it? It is
carried by Saddaam Hussain at-Takreetee, and he is the leader
of the Ba'athi Party in his land...and the Ba'athi Party,
is secularist, disbelieving, heretical. Its foundation is
upon mixing and not differentiating between a Sunni Muslim,
Guidance from the Scholars Concerning Iraaq and between the
Jew, Christian, Communist, and others. They are all the same,
equal. And for this reason, their slogan is, as their poet
believe in, -- (Shaykh Ubayd): I seek refuge in Allaah --
I believe in al-Ba'ath as the Lord which has no partner
And in Arabism as a religion, which has no other (religion)
is their religion, qawmiyyah (nationalism) and shu'oobiyyah,
and their religion is not Islaam. So built upon this, the
one who fights under the banner of the Iraaqi government,
then he is fighting under a banner of disbelief. And we do
not dispute that the people of Iraaq have the right to defend
themselves. They can defend themselves, their blood, their
honour and their wealth, they can defend those who transgress
upon them, whether America or Britain or other than them.
it is obligatory upon us, the community of Muslims that we
ask Allaah in our supplication that He delivers the Muslims
amongst the people of Iraaq. So whoever said O Allaah save
the [Iraaqi Society]1 , then he has erred. This supplication
of his reaches even the Marxist and the Communist. And the
Ba'ath Party is at the front of the [supplication of the]
one who supplicates for the Iraaqi society (in general). No,
but supplicate to Allaah that He delivers the Muslims amongst
the people of Iraaq. And that he relieves them of their distress.
This is what I can add now.
here for further fataawa regarding Iraq
Translated by: Abu 'Iyaad