Muslims kill Muslims

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10. We read in the Holy Qur'an "And whoever kills a believer  intentionally, his recompense shall be hell, he shall abide therein  and God's wrath (Ghazibullaho) shall be on him and his curse (lanato), and is prepared for him a great torment" (Surah Nisa, v 93)  History testifies that during the battles of Sifeen and Jamal 70,800  Muslims lost their lives. What is the position of the killers here?  Is this verse not applicable to them? If these individuals opposed  the Khalifa of the time and were responsible for spreading fitnah

(dissension) and murder, what will be their position on the Day of  Judgement?


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Muslims kill Muslims

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


There is absolutely no doubt in light of the above clear aayah that anyone who intentionally kills a believer, his recompense shall be Hell.   It is also true that a lot of muslims lost their lives in the Battles of Siffeen and Jamal.    But brother, Allah has not made us the judges to decide what will happen to who on the Day of Judgment.  Allah Subhanah was watching over everything that happened, and The All-Just Allah will judge each of them according to their deeds and intentions.  It is not for us to decide what will be their position on the Day of Judgment, nor has He made it our duty to judge the people who have passed away.


The deen of Islam was completed, the Quran revealed, and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was established at the time of the death of the Prophet (saws).   Whatever happened after the death of the Prophet (saws) is the History of the Muslims, and this is in the knowledge of Allah Alone.   Allah will not hold us accountable for the deeds of these people, nor ask us about them on the Day of Judgment.   We will be asked about our deeds and what did we do for the cause of Islam. 


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 134:They were a people who passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned, and you shall have the reward of what you will earn. And you will not be questioned as to what they did.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,











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