There is a killing spree in Kashmir right now with 32 unarmed boys and girls dead and 450+ injured, and the toll is rising. This all started after the martyrdom of one local boy who had joined militant ranks. The people thereafter attacked police personnel and ransacked the public property which lead to the killings. Here is a wave of violence. We have been languishing under curfew. It is certainly the result of our transgressions.
1. Is stone pelting allowed in Islam?
2.What is the status of martyrs in this struggle?
3. What is your say on the Kashmir Issue?
4. The new age youth who have joined the ranks of mujahidden are shaven, wearing western attire. They upload selfies onto social networking sites. They term it a tactic to lure more youths to join them. Is this justified?
5. What can be done in this situation of brutal slaughter of Muslims here in Kashmir?
What is happening in Kashmir and elsewhere in the world, is the consequence of the misdeeds, fisq, fujoor, bid’ah and kufr of Muslims. The following are brief answers to your questions:
(1) In the circumstances prevailing under kuffaar domination, it is not permissible for the public at large to resort to stone-throwing thereby inviting such oppression from the kuffaar which the Muslim community cannot bear.
(2) Whether they are martyrs, only Allah Ta’ala knows. Let us hope and make dua that they are martyrs. But, their life style and deeds are certainly un-Islamic.
(3) The Muslims in Kashmir are under the Wrath and Punishment of Allah Azza Wa Jal. Like in Palestine and elsewhere, the Muslim population by far and large is Muslim in mere name. At heart they are kuffaar. Their misdeeds are the evidence.
(4) The youth of this age participating in the anarchy which they term Jihad are, at the best, morons, and at the worst, devils.
(5) The only options available for Muslims in Kashmir and elsewhere are Sabr and Islaah. Self reformation and submission to the Shariah and adoption of the Sunnah are imperative requisites for success and victory over the Kuffaar. Minus these requisites, Muslims will remain the slaves of the kuffaar to be trampled on and humiliated. Muslims are waging anarchy in Kashmir for 70 years and they have not progressed one inch in any field of life. The same applies to Palestine.
As long as Muslims perpetuate their intransigence of refusing to adopt the Sunnah and fully submit to the Shariah – as long as Muslims look askance at aliens for direction, directive and aid, there will be no hope whatsoever for deliverance from the degradation of the humiliation at the boots of the kuffaar – a humiliation which Allah Ta’ala has imposed on the Ummah for the flagrant and rebellious abandonment of the Sunnah and the Shariah.
Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan: “If Allah aids you, then there is none to defeat you.” This Divine Aid is being withheld from Muslims. The Qur’aan and Hadith warn Muslims of the calamity of kuffaar domination which Allah Ta’ala will impose on us as the consequence of our rebellion against Him. There is just no hope for Muslim reformation and victory. The entire world of Islam is up in flames, the consequences of our moral and spiritual fasaad (corruption). Imaam Mahdi (Alayhis salaam) is the last hope.[Answer by Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai]