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Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing

November 9, 2009 - الاثنين 22 ذو القعدة 1430 by Anwar alAwlaki  
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Nidal Hassan is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people. This is a contradiction that many Muslims brush aside and just pretend that it doesn’t exist. Any decent Muslim cannot live, understanding properly his duties towards his Creator and his fellow Muslims, and yet serve as a US soldier. The US is leading the war against terrorism which in reality is a war against Islam. Its army is directly invading two Muslim countries and indirectly occupying the rest through its stooges.
Nidal opened fire on soldiers who were on their way to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. How can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done? In fact the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the US army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal.
The heroic act of brother Nidal also shows the dilemma of the Muslim American community. Increasingly they are being cornered into taking stances that would either make them betray Islam or betray their nation. Many amongst them are choosing the former. The Muslim organizations in America came out in a pitiful chorus condemning Nidal’s operation.
The fact that fighting against the US army is an Islamic duty today cannot be disputed. No scholar with a grain of Islamic knowledge can defy the clear cut proofs that Muslims today have the right -rather the duty- to fight against American tyranny. Nidal has killed soldiers who were about to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in order to kill Muslims. The American Muslims who condemned his actions have committed treason against the Muslim Ummah and have fallen into hypocrisy.
Allah(swt) says: Give tidings to the hypocrites that there is for them a painful punishment –
Those who take disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do they seek with them honor [through power]? But indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely. (al-Nisa 136-137)
The inconsistency of being a Muslim today and living in America and the West in general reveals the wisdom behind the opinions that call for migration from the West. It is becoming more and more difficult to hold on to Islam in an environment that is becoming more hostile towards Muslims.
May Allah grant our brother Nidal patience, perseverance and steadfastness and we ask Allah to accept from him his great heroic act. Ameen


180 Responses to “Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing”
  1. MuslimahNo Gravatar says:

    They have now mentioned your name in connection with Nidal. May Allah protect you. Amin

  2. MohammedNo Gravatar says:

    Salam walaykum serving under any kuffar army is a contradiction towards islam hamduillah he did what he did may Allah reward him .

  3. SalaamNo Gravatar says:

    May Allah (swt) protect him, his family, and all those who hold fast to Islam and don’t sell it for a small price.

  4. Abu Ghazi Al AustralieNo Gravatar says:

    May Allah preserve you Shaikh, you are truly of the men this ummah needs. Those who speak the truth no matter what the cost. Allahu Akbar.

  5. Abu TurabNo Gravatar says:

    Shaykh Anwar al Awlaki may Allah bless you for your this timely post in defense of our Muslim brother Dr. Nidal Hasan. The defeatist comments by American ‘Muslim’ organizations were really disgusting. It made us think what you said long time ago that there will be separation between camp of Eman and camp of Kuffer; I guess we are witnessing that inevitable separation. An incident like these exposes the hypocrites & further purifies the camp of Islam.

  6. MohammadNo Gravatar says:

    Bismillah ar rahmaan ir raheem.

    Earlier the scholars of sultan said that killing civilians in prohibited in islam. Now when the Kuffar army persons are killed, they say it is prohibited? Why dont they produce their proofs? Dont they know that Allah’s(swt) book makes it clear to fight the people who kill muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq ? May Allah punish the liars and hypocites.

    For muslims who are living in the lands of kuffar, this is a clear warning to think about moving to muslim countries. The wisdom behind prohibition in Islam to settle in the non muslim countries is apparent now. In this case any muslim who supports Major Malik gets arrested and tortured and if he condemns those actions falls into hypocrisy and kufr. So the choice is yours?

    May Allah(swtt) make things easy for us and keep us on the deen till the end of our lives.

  7. PatrickNo Gravatar says:

    Please see my query sent directly to your “contact the Sheikh” link. (Oh, and by the way, the sura you cite should be al-Nisa 138-139, not 136-137)

  8. HammadNo Gravatar says:

    Comments like this make the Shaykh ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’.

    Ali RA said: “If you want to recognize in which direction the most righteous amongst the Muslims are, then see in which directions the arrows of the Kuffar are going”.

    May Allah protect the scholars upon the Haqq and raise them to the highest ranks of the Akhira!

  9. Abdul Rahman CambodiaNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamualaykum sheikh,

    I read the article about the brother Nidal. They are trying to connect him with 9/11. This is nothing but to change the status of our hero brother from mujahidin to the coward or psycho. My brothers and sisters! Please listen to the lecture of Shiekh on the topic “The battle of heart and mind”.
    May Allah keep my brother Nidal patience and steadfastness. Ameen

  10. Abu SumayyahNo Gravatar says:

    Asalamulaykum rahmantuAllah. Imam, we only know what the news tells us in this situation but we know he worked for the kafirs for years meaning he had a contract to assist them. Could this situation fall under deceit, please explain this to me for a better understanding. jazakAllah.

  11. UmarNo Gravatar says:

    Scarface has nothing on this Shaykh… Bi’ithnAllah, This is as Gangster as it gets… Mashallah.

    We are witnessing in front of our very own eyes, the Pharoah of today being stood up to.

    The Shaykh is speaking what many of us would say if we had the Emaan and testicular fortitude of that level.

  12. Taimoor BhattiNo Gravatar says:

    I think its An Nisaa (138, 139)

  13. ShaheenNo Gravatar says:

    How should the argument of those who say that Nidal Hasan has broken his covenant and hence such act would be unislamic in that sense?

  14. Abu AbdulrahmanNo Gravatar says:

    May Allah grant our brother Nidal patience, perseverance and steadfastness and we ask Allah to accept from him his great heroic act. Ameen

  15. Your own worst enemyNo Gravatar says:

    I have no love for imperialism. I have no love for the American military.

    However (and I doubt you will let these comments air) you (muslims) and the jews and the christians all suffer from the same problem. If your god is so powerful, why does he need you to speak for him and praise people in his name?

    You would find your brothers covered in a lot less blood if you stopped killing. America’s son’s would be covered in a lot less blood if they would do the same.

    Neither of you will, you both are cowards and a determent of the human species.

  16. meshNo Gravatar says:

    Thats the first thing that came to my mind, may Allah reward this man for his bravery. Allah has enlightened him with his duty unlike the hypocrites of this age and time. may he be accepted as a shaheed and may Allah bless you, and every other sheikh like you imam. Truly a man blessed with the truth, fearing nobody except the one who deserves our fear. Allah subhana wa ta’ala. May Allah guide as all.

  17. IkrimahNo Gravatar says:

    may allah protect brother nidal & you from kuffar and muruthadeen…
    i have mailed you a question 3 months back, i needed the answer so badly. please answer it for the sake of allah..

  18. AbbasNo Gravatar says:

    May Allah guide you and your unfortunate misled followers. It was truly an act of cowardice and there is no place for cowardice in Islam. I urge you to remove yourself from this website and to stop spreading these devilish ideas.

  19. wow.No Gravatar says:

    i’m a muslim and this post disgusted me. islam is not about killing people!!!
    may Allah guide us all

  20. AbuMubarakNo Gravatar says:

    When a drone is sent into afghanistan, or iraq, or palestine, and kills 13 “suspected terrorists” and injures another 30, as they were walking down the street, or drinking coffee in a cafe, where is the outcry of the Muslims and condemnations from the Americans?

    So if Nidal was a drone, would that have made it any more acceptable?