A few young men of a Muslim Army, while in pursuit of a Kaafir soldier in the battlefield, called out in Persian, “Don’t be afraid!” The Kaafir soldier, understanding this call to be an assurance of safety, permitted the Muslims to catch up with him, only then to be killed by them.
When Hadhrat Umar (radhiyllahu anhu) heard of this seemingly minor misdemeanour in the battlefield against a Kaafir enemy combatant, he sounded the following severe warning to any Muslim who commits such treachery, which portrays the enormous emphasis placed by Islam on justice, honour and integrity, even during war:
“By He in whose hand my soul is, if I hear of anyone who does that, I shall strike off his neck [i.e. execution].”
This narration is related in numerous authentic books such as Imam Malik’s Muwatta. The Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen (Leading Imams of the Salaf-us-Saaliheen), whilst differing on whether the specific punishment stated by Hadhrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) is mandatory or not, all agreed that the misdemeanour described above constituted treachery and as such deserved severe punishment.
Numerous other narrations from Hadhrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) convey a similar meaning, emphasizing the fact that even in a real battlefield, if a Kaafir combatant understands or misunderstands, from even the slightest indication, that he has been granted safety by a Muslim, then the Muslim is obliged to honour that impression of him, and is obliged not harm the Kaafir combatant at all. For example, the following authentic narration used by the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen as evidence (istidlaal) for the prohibition of treachery even against a Kaafir combatant on the battlefield, quotes Hadhrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) as saying:
‘A Muslim man that gestures to a man from the enemy: “If you come down I will kill you.” And he (the enemy) comes down believing that he has been granted safety, then he (the Muslim) has guaranteed him (the enemy) safety.’” [Musannaf Abi Shaybah, Kitab-ul-Kharaj of Imam Abu Yusuf, al-Siyar of Imam Muhammad al-Shaybani, and other books of the Salaf]
[Despite the Muslim expressing his intention to kill the enemy, the enemy misunderstood from the gesture that the Muslim does not intend to harm him, hence the Muslim is obliged not to harm him.]
Noteworthy is the fact that Ameerul Mu’mineen, Hadhrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu), who was a true Khalifah – unlike the fake version currently installed and funded by the West in Syria – issued a stern warning to any Muslim Warrior who kills in a treacherous manner a Kaafir combatant in a real battlefield – a Kaafir enemy who might quite possibly have killed or harmed many Muslims.
Not too much Aql (intellect) is required to understand what Hadhrat Umar’s (radhiyallahu anhu) Fatwa and attitude would have been towards the fraudulent ‘Jihadis’ of ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Pakistani Fake Taliban, and other Salafi-influenced ‘Jihadi’ groups, and their Zindeeq “scholars” who, like all modernists today, excel in the art of making Halaal that which is Haraam, and who legalize (make Halaal) such perverted abominations as gunning down or blowing oneself up amongst innocent, non-combatant men, women and children in a completely non-battlefield scenario.
The Laws of Islam pertaining to every single aspect of life, including Jihaad, were derived, recorded, compiled, and set in stone over a thousand years ago, by a galaxy of Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen (the Leading Imams of the Salaf-us-Saaliheen) and Fuqaha who had instituted a incomparably monumental and unmatchable process of codification, compilation, and intense scrutiny which culminated eventually in the compendium of rulings that now constitutes the Four Madh-habs (schools of thought which comprise of all the original rulings of Islam).
These rulings of Islam which include the absolute prohibition of targeting civilians in Jihaad, and the absolute prohibition of treachery and fraud, are ALL immutable, unchangeable, and not up for review or “improvement”, regardless of how rigid, restrictive and “backwards” such Laws of Islam might appear to the fraudulent “Jihaadis”, Salafis, and modernists today, whose satanic pride (Kibr) and desperate craving to concoct a tailor-made religion (Deen) based around their filthy desires lead them to dwell under the self-deception that their kindergarten-level of knowledge enables them to re-enact an improved version of the monumental process instituted by those who were, according to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), the most superior of generations (Khairul Quroon), whose knowledge and piety will never be matched again, and who witnessed first-hand and carried forward to their direct students the spirit and ethos of the Deen as practised by the Sahabah (radhiyallahu anhum).
Any version of “Deen” which seeks to differ with or “improve” on the Four Madh-habs even slightly, such as the innumerable new versions of “Deen” of the multitudes of Salafi and modernist groups that have mushroomed recently, is a deviated imposter of a “Deen” that has nothing to do with Islam.
HOW AMAN (GRANTING SECURITY TO THE ENEMY) IS ESTABLISHED AND THE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES OF BREAKING IT
A detailed exposition to follow soon insha-Allah, containing many quotes of the Salaf-us-Saaliheen which clarify how delicate the issue of Aman (granting security) is, and the severe consequences of breaking it….