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2013

A Muslim's Attitude Toward Dhulm

6th November 2013


First, the believer should dislike the wrongdoer for the dhulm he is committing. He should dislike him because Allaah سبحانه و تعالى dislikes him. Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says,



"Indeed, He (Allaah) does not like the wrongdoers." (Soorah ash-Shoora, 42:40)

Second, the Muslim must oppose the wrongdoer. The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, "If the people see a wrongdoer and they do not take him by his hand [to stop him], then soon Allaah may inflict them all with a punishment from Him." [1]

Third, it is an obligation upon the Muslim to help both his brother the wrongdoer and his brother the wronged. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, "Help your brother whether he be the wrongdoer or the one who is wronged." The Companions رضي الله عنهم responded to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم by saying that they knew how to help the wronged person but, given Islaam's opposition to dhulm, they asked him how they are supposed to help the wrongdoer. The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم replied, "Prevent him from committing dhulm, and that is helping him [in the true sense]." [2]

Fourth, when a person himself is being wronged, he has the right to redress the wrong by going through the proper judicial procedures. If he is being attacked or someone is trying to steal his wealth or kill him, he has the right to defend himself. If while trying to defend himself, he ends up being killed, he will be rewarded as a martyr. The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, "Whoever is killed defending his wealth is a martyr. Whoever is killed defending his religion is a martyr. Whoever is killed defending his life is a martyr. Whoever is killed defending his family is a martyr." [3] [4]

Notes:

[1] Recorded by at-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood and others. According to Shaykh al-Albaani رحمه الله, is is saheeh. See Saheeh al-Jaami', vol. 1, p. 398

[2] Saheeh al-Bukhaari

[3] Recorded by Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi and others. According to Shaykh al-Albaani رحمه الله, is is saheeh. See Saheeh al-Jaami', vol. 2, p. 1100

[4] Shaykh Jamaaluddeen Zarabozo: Commentary on the Forty Hadeeth of Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله, vol. 2, pp. 766-767

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