People today they claim that they are making Jihad. They are going and they are taking Muslims, then they are cutting their necks off and they’re saying “We’re doing this for Allah, Jihad.” You’re killing a Muslim man? And Allah is saying to you in the Book, “If you kill one Muslim without a reason, it is as if you killed all the Muslims in the Divine Presence.” Allahu Akbar! But when it comes to them they are the best Muslims too. And they come out these days and they justify that by saying, “This is what Prophet (saw) ordered.” They’re using the ayats that were revealed when Holy Prophet (saw) took the prisoners of war. And the Prophet(alayhi salatu wa salam) was hesitating to kill the prisoners of war. He asked Abu Bakr (ra) and Abu Bakr says, “Ya Rasulullah,it’s better not to kill them.” It’s better just to sell them back because the nation of Islam now needs money and we take money for them. So when he asks Umar, Umar says, “Ya Rasulullah, cut them.”
And the Prophet (saw), that is a Prophet, and the Prophet (saw) is not wanting too, because the Holy Prophet is what? He is the Prophet of Mercy. He is not a prophet of punishment. So now an ayat came saying, “You came to a wrong judgment about that matter”,saying to Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam). But it says, because Allah knows your intention, there will be safety. As you like. And Holy Prophet (saw) turns around and says, “If the punishment was coming then everyone will be finished except Umar.” But Allah is giving the decision to the Prophet (saw) saying, “As you like.” Because that is the Prophet of Mercy, and that’s what fits there too. He’s not a prophet of punishment.
Now they’re using that ayat and saying, “We can kill them.” But first of all these people, they are not your prisoners of war. First thing, those people that are there are either to make work to earn money for their families or they are there to build your nation. Someway somehow. You don’t like it, but the nation is finished. The country is finished. Everything failed and those technicians, those people, they went there to build your nation. Millions of people they are supporting those. Saying,”They are right.” According to what? Now they’re using the ayats too. That’s their understanding. But Prophet (saw) saying again to us, “In Ahir Zaman, everyone of you are going to use the ayats according to your own understanding. That time prepare yourselves for the Fire.” That means he’s not giving us permission to take the ayat and to start making judgment or fatwa or to give commentary to the ayats. You don’t have authority.
-Sahibul Saif Sheykh Abdul Kerim Effendi Hz.