WHY THE ARABIC PHRASE ALLAHU AKBAR FOLLOWS EVERY TERRORIST ATTACK?
WHAT OR WHO IS BEHIND IT?
ALLAHU AKBAR-ALLAHU KABEER-ALLAHU ALAKBAR?
The reality of terrorism is so obvious and so present that we welcome every new day with the concern that something bad always could happen. That is exactly the main goal of the terrorists, who don’t count so much on the victims as they count on keeping the people in constant fear. Realizing the terrorist attacks, they establish the theater for their sick performances. They feel then like masters of disasters, like they control all and that all depends on them. Terrorist’s mind is a typical psychopath’s mind but more oriented to the ideological inspiration than to some personal inner voices. However, the both of them damage our societies and bring the chaos, in micro and in macro way.
Today, on March 22, 2016 early in the morning, the capitol of Belgium and also the headquarter of the EU, Brussels has been hit by a dual terror attacks with explosions hitting the airport and one hour later the Maelbeek metro station. In the first there were 14 people killed and in the second another 20. The act of terrorism was committed just few days after capture of Salah Abdeslam, mastermind of Paris attack in November. Experts believe that jihadists were in panic that the network will be detected and somehow stopped so they step in earlier. The Islamic State has immediately claimed responsibility and warned the UK and everyone who is fighting against them the next terrorism game will be hard and bitter.
This rhetoric is for expecting as it is for expecting from the EU to be shocked and to admit that the coordination among intelligence services has been failed.The liberal politicians state that Islam is not to blame and that we must stay united against the darkness of terrorism over Europe while in the same time extreme wings hail that borders should be shut down and immigrants should be sent home. Reflecting the current Agreement between EU and Turkey, immigrants are betrayed by the same liberals who lose the political points in the election year and try all they can to prevent their own political debacle by making even more damage to all.
Somehow in the silence and from behind comes to us the awareness of political Islam ideology again abused in Islamic terrorism against kufr. This is higher level of jihadism because it is raised within Europe, on domestic ground. Back in the past, the terrorists traveled and smuggled themselves to reach the target and to accomplish the mission.Now, they are here and they know every single part of kafir world so they know how to act and how to overcome the obstacles without risk to be discovered.They are Europeans like we are. Home grown terrorists and the home grown terrorism, our evil plant. They are inspired with the outer jihad ideology and they merge with the influences from the core of the islamists so smoothly. Everything they know about the infidels they use against infidels and for rise of their own ideology or something they believe in. They are all following the same model of terrorism and that is why this kind of terrorism is labeled as an Islamic one, because they hide themselves behind the Islamic religion or behind the elements of that religion which can be mistreat for different purposes. They simply started the holy war and their jihad is hybridized- based on their interpretation of Prophet Mohammed words many centuries ago and on their own theory of jihad which is not anything but pure excuse for killings and destruction. When Prophet Mohammed invented jihad, it wasnt considered as a war but as a struggle. The Arabic word for war is harb.Jihad is everything which could be used and abused against those who do not submit to Islam. Jihad is as Bill Warner writes:”…done with the tongue, the pen, money and the sword.” The Islamic terrorists nowadays try to implement it but they are mostly successful in killing of innocent while their struggle for Islam fails as they are considered as terrorists because they are cowards and never can be warriors. Above all, they do not follow the religion but defected ideology grounded on greedy motives in 21st century.
When i read about terrorist attacks or anything which is connected with Islamists, I usually hear the phrase Allahu Akbar in the background of the story. Some Islamic terrorist before the final act of suicide terrorism said “Allahu Akbar” , the Islamist group screamed “Allahu Akbar” as the war cry or some simple lunatic used that expression to make other people afraid. Instinctively, when every ordinary person hears this it is a kind of red alert that maybe danger is around. So, what is “Allahu Akbar” for radical Muslims beside the literal translation ” The God is great”?
First of all, we are defining the term TAKBIR (تَكْبِير) a verbal noun for “meaning great” so when we see K-B-R root it is easy to understand that in Arabic language, the statement Allahu Akbar (الله أكبر) is derivative and if we link that to the term Allah as an Arabic name for God, the phrase becomes the daily routine for many Muslims to say “God is great” or “God is greater” symbolizing His power over all other creatures and things. Usually, Arabic language doesn’t let the space for free translations so if we want to say “God is great” then we use “Allāhu kabeer (الله كبير) ” and if we want to say “God is the greatest” it is “Allāhu alakbar (الله الأكبر)“. This term could be used in daily call for prayer but also in the holy war against enemies, emphasizing that believers have something greater than themselves to fight for and that Allah is always greater and more powerful than any enemy.
The terrorists who use this phrase just before they kill or behead or commit a terrorist act it is a kind of attempt for them to feel closer with their own religion and to convince themselves that they only praise a God, that they die for their God.It is not only their war mad cry but also the last greeting to the world they were disturbing by their evil understanding of God and God’s wishes. Saying something like this in public today is considered as a warning and echo of horror what that expression has been always followed with. Sometimes, the incidents could be even more dangerous when the phrase is spoken when it is not the right time or right place. Iraq in 2005 cant forget the severe tragedy known as 2005 Al-Aaimmah bridge stampede, where Muslim believers were visiting the holy grave of Alkadhim in Baghdad and they were passing the bridge towards that place when some shouted “Allahu Akbar”. People thought it is a voice of potential suicide terrorist and they panicked and rushed so about 950 people died just because they were trying to escape from terrorist attack, which was nothing but a scream for praise of Allah made by one believer. It was nothing sinister but it caused many victims.
This phrase, as almost everything in Islamic religion, has a dual nature and that is the main problem when it comes to the situations with terrorism. Terrorists who shout “Allahu Akbar” shows to the rest of the world that they belong to Islam and that they believe in hard jihad rather than any soft. It is tragic that moderate Muslims pay the price of this madness caused by extremists and those who never understood the rule of abrogation in Qur’an. That is all about following the religion rules made before or after, Qur’an from Mecca or Qur’an from Medina.For example, Surah Al-Baqarah (2:256) :
“There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.”
No compulsion. What Islamists hold on while they are killing infidels and shouting God is greater?Maybe it is Surah At-Tawbah (9:5) :
“And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
According to the rule of abrogation, this one should be more important than the previous peaceful one.
But what about the Surah At-Tawbah (9:6) :
“And if any one of the polytheists seeks your protection, then grant him protection so that he may hear the words of Allah . Then deliver him to his place of safety. That is because they are a people who do not know.”
Should this be considered as the right one after that which is calling for killing? It is important to emphasize that is is usually written polytheists and Christians and Jews are people of Book so they cant be typical polytheists.
There is also one who is absolutely the most abused by terrorists Surah At-Tawbah (9:29)
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.”
I strongly believe that Islamic terrorists interpret what they want and how they want. They are not religious people because religion doesn’t go hand by hand with killers.They are the vampires of religion, using it to feed their hunger by innocent blood every time they shout Allahu Akbar. They have opened the door of hell for the whole world and turned our lives into nightmares but they shouldnt be labeled as Muslims. Because they are cowards and killers who are hiding behind one religion and they are screaming “God is greater” because they have been always small and pathetic version of the ancient warriors from the Prophet Mohammed time. Nothing else but psychopaths gathered about Agenda.
My heart is bleeding for the victims of Brussels Terrorist Attack and all of those innocent people who will suffer because of this attack.We have many types of jihad but not jihad on terrorism.
So, God is not so great at the end of the day.
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Yesterday was a day that rocked the world when a coordinated terrorist attack took place in Brussels. Brussels and many other European countries in the past few years have been increasingly targeted in bombings. These attacks leave the world on edge wondering will my country and city be next? The author of this article details answers to the questions. My intent is to speak only from my American perspective and as a human being seeking answers to why we have an insatiable need to kill each other.
Jihad is only one of many misunderstood words in the Arabic language. The struggle being a primary definition does not require that struggle to be murder of those who do not agree with a religious ideology. All Muslims are not killers and most live peaceful lives. There is a concern in America why peaceful Muslims are not speaking out about the fallacies of interpretation of their faith. This is increasingly becoming a divisive issue so that Americans are starting to hold those who are not terrorists but Muslim accountable at least as being complicit due to not condemning the actions, verses that are terror.
The reverse argument is do Christians in America who sanctioned and even participated in slavery of Africans because it was profitable to the various churches have the same duty to denounce the Pope, Christ and the Bible since all are integral to various denominations of Christian Faith? Is it rather all of us whether we are Muslim, Christian, Hindu etc have equal responsibility to call out injustice and murder wherever we see it. I don’t recall reading about Catholics in the 1940’s confirming the Pope when he was not outspoken about the wholesale murder of millions of Jews. Hypocritical speech is the worst kind.
Brussels was able to happen because the world has not yet come together to admit that within ourselves we all have the capacity for violence and that we need to collectively take steps to understand our nature in order to teach our children to embrace the differences of others.
We can compare the Old Testament verses that call for stoning and even burning at the stake those who commit various sins. This was the Law to the Israelites for the regulation of their own people. So in fact there are specific verses that state when stoning or burning at the stake is to happen. Witchcraft was punishable by burning at the stake. Adultery and murder were punishable by stoning. There were no death penalties for not converting to Judaisn. Judaism was of faith and incompatible with forced conversion. The Qu’ran does have verses that state to kill the unbelievers where ever they are found. To kill them by boiling and the sword and other means. Compassion can be shown if an unbeliever converts. The issue here is there are many factions of Muslimd and some hate other factions and kill them though they worship the same book. In my opinion this is due to ideology and the use of verses as an excuse to further an evil agenda to purge the world of those who do not fit into a particular ideological mold. This was Hitlers design. The Jees. Gypsies, disabled were killed because Hitler had an agenda of keeping only those alive who fit his mold. His ally were the Japanese in the Siuth Pscific. The Japanese were not Aryan by any means. So why would Hitler side with them? He did so as a means to his own end fully knowing Japan would eventually be an Island he would destroy at some point.
The shouting of words before thrusting a sword. Pulling the trigger on a gun or a detonator on a bomb is not new or unique to radical extremists in Brussels. There is a psychological point to shouting this way. One may feel close to their God as the author points out but the person may simply be creating an atmosphere of fear similar to if you were in a movie theatre and someone yelled ‘fire.’ What affect would that have? Terror of course.
My hope for all people is that we do not go down a slippery slope of racializing every group who has a few of its members kill. If this is the case Blacks will hate and seek to kill whites. Whites will hate and seek to kill Blacks and Muslims. Muslims will seek to kill everyone because no one non Muslim could be trusted as an ally. The Jews would kill Muslims and whites would kill Jews. Every people group in the world would actively be seeking to kill each other based on fear of murder perpetrated by a minority of a people group. Let’s not go down that road or we won’t have a world worth living in if it would even exist. We are still our own worst enemies. We are still able to love our neighbors who ever they are. Will you love your neighbor while being diligent to protect yourself and your family or will you be hateful and paranoid and seek to find excuses why you should side with extreme groups with murder on their mind. I choose peace with both eyes open to be safe. What do you choose?
JEWISH RABBI ABU BAKR CREATED ISLAM
The unedited full-text of the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia
Palestinian geographer; born at Flosz, Bavaria, Oct. 22, 1804; died at Jerusalem Feb. 5, 1865. When he was seventeen years old he graduated as teacher from the Königliches Schullehrerseminar of Colberg, after which he joined his brother Israel at the University of Würzburg, where for five years he devoted himself to the history and geography of the Holy Land, and published a map of Palestine (1829; republished at Vienna, 1831, and Triest, 1832). It was his ardent desire, however, to study in Palestine itself the physical history and geography of the Holy Land, where his knowledge of Talmudic sources and early Jewish writers would be of more service. Accordingly he decided to settle in Jerusalem, whither he went in 1833. Schwarz then began a series of journeys and explorations in various parts of Palestine, to which he devoted about fifteen years.
The results of his investigations and researches into the history, geography, geology, fauna, and flora of that country have placed him in the front rank of Palestinian explorers and geographers. HE IS THE GREATEST JEWISH AUTHORITY ON PALESTINIAN MATTERS SINCE ESTORI FARHI (1282-1357), the author of “Kaftor wa-Feraḥ.”
(Be sure to Google this article:
HISTORY OF PALESTINE
From the Accession of the Mahomedans to that of the Europeans.
By Rabbi Joseph Schwarz, 1850
Rabbi Shallum, son of the then Resh Gelutha, in Babel, aka Abu Bachr al Chaliva al Zadik. Abu Bakr, became the first Caliph, and was in fact son of the then Resh Gelutha, in Babel, who perceiving a dreadful predicament, sent Rabbi Shallum to Mahomed, and told him to offer his submission, friendship, and services, and endeavour to enter with him into a friendly compact. Mahomed accepted Rabbi Shallum’s proposition with pleasure, conceived a great affection for him, and took his daughter, Aisha, a handsome young child, for wife; he made him also a general in his army, and gave him the name of Abu Bachr al Chaliva al Zadik, literally:
The father of the maiden, the descendant of the righteous; this means, that of all his wives, who were either widows or divorced women, this one was the only one who had never been married before, and then she was the granddaughter of the celebrated chief of the captivity; therefore, the descendant of the righteous. This occurrence induced Mahomed to give up his terrible intention to destroy the Jews in his country, and thus did Rabbi Shallum save his people.
Rabbi Shallum aka Abu Bakr and Umer had Muhammad poisoned by their two daughters, Aisha and Hafsa, wives of Muhammad. Rabbi Shallum became the first Caliph and authorized the first Quran. He was the one who instructed that apostates should be killed. He abused Fatimah and refused to give her what her father had bequeathed to her. Umar attacked the home of Ali and Fatimah and kicked the door on top of Fatimah, causing her to miscarry the grandchild of Muhammad. She died from the results of the assault. Whereas no one knows where Fatimah is buried, the two murderers of Muhammad are buried next to Muhammad. This has got to be a sick joke! The Quran is full of material from the Jewish Oral Tradition aka the Jewish Talmud.
ATTACK ON THE HOUSE OF FATIMAH BY UMAR AND ABU BAKR
I have seen in a topic that said
“As for Bibi Fatima (ra) getting injured by Hazrat Umar (ra), it’s only in Shia books,”
This is about the injuring of Fatima by Umar according to Sunni books.
It happened because Abu bakr and Umar wanted Ali to swear allegiance to Abu Bakr: but Ali didn’t:
Umar said: “And no doubt after the death of the Prophet we were
informed that the Ansar disagreed with us and gathered in the shed of
Bani Sa’da. ‘Ali and Zubair and whoever was with them, opposed us,
while the emigrants gathered with Abu Bakr.”
Sunni Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari, Arabic-English, v8, Tradition #817
So Abu Bakr sent Umar and supporters to bring them to swear allegiance to the Caliph, Abu Bakr!
Now let us see what Umar ibn Khattab did.
Sunni historians reported that:
When Umar came to the door of the house of Fatimah, he said:
“By Allah, I shall burn down (the house) over you unless you come out
and give the oath of allegiance (to Abu Bakr).”
Sunni Books References:
– History of Tabari (Arabic), v1, pp 1118-1120
– History of Ibn Athir, v2, p325
– al-Isti’ab, by Ibn Abd al-Barr, v3, p975
– Tarikh al-Kulafa, by Ibn Qutaybah, v1, p20
– al-Imamah wal-Siyasah, by Ibn Qutaybah, v1, pp 19-20
Some Ahlussunah scholars mention that:
Umar went to Fatimah and Umar said:
“O’ daughter of the Prophet! I didn’t love anyone as much as I
loved your father, nor anyone after him is more loving to me as
you are. But I swear by Allah that if these people assemble
here with you, then this love of mine would not prevent me from
setting your house on fire.”
Ahl Sunnah references:
– History of Tabari, in the events of the year 11 AH
– al-Imamah wa al-Siyasah by Ibn Qutaybah, v1, beginning of the book,
and pp 19-20
– Izalatul Khilafa, by Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehlavi, v2, p362
– Iqd al-Farid, by Ibn Abd Rabbah al-Malik, v2, chapter of Saqifah
Also it is reported that:
Umar said to Fatimah (who was behind the door of her house):
“I know that the Prophet of God did not love any one more than you, but this will not stop me to carry out my decision. If these people stay in your house, I will burn the door in front of you.”
Ahl Sunnah book reference: Kanz al-Ummal, v3, p140
Abu Bakr said (on his death bed):
“I wish I had not searched for Fatimah’s house, and had not sent men to harass her, though it would have caused a war if her house would have continued to be used as a
Sunni books references:
– History of Ya’qubi, v2, pp 115-116
– Ansab Ashraf, by al-Baladhuri, v1, pp 582,586
The historian named the following people among those who attacked the house
of Fatimah to disperse people who sheltered there:
– Umar Ibn al-Khattab
– Khalid Ibn Walid
– Abdurrahman Ibn Ouf
– Thabit Ibn Shammas
– Ziad Ibn Labid
– Muhammad Ibn Maslamah
– Salamah Ibn Salem Ibn Waqash
– Salamah Ibn Aslam
– Usaid Ibn Hozair
– Zaid Ibn Thabit
Umar asked for wood, and told those people inside the house:
“I swear by Allah who has my soul in his hand, that if you do not come out, I will burn the house.” Someone told Umar that Fatimah was inside the house. Umar said: “So what! It doesn’t matter to me who is in the house.”
Sunni reference: al-Imamah wa al-Siyasah by Ibn Qutaybah, v1, pp 3,19-20
Also Jouhari in his book said:
“Umar and a few Muslims went to the house of Fatimah to burn it down and to burn those who were in opposition.”
Ibn Shahna said the same statement adding “to burn the house and inhabitants”.
Furthermore, it is reported that:
Ali and Abbas were sitting inside the house of Fatimah, Abu Bakr told Umar: “Go and bring them; if they refuse, kill them.” Umar brought fire to burn the house. Fatimah came near the door and said: “O son of Khattab, have you come to burn our house on me and my children?” Umar replied: “Yes I will, by Allah, until they come out and pay allegiance
to the Prophet’s Caliph.”
– Iqd al-Fareed, by Ibn Abd Rabb, Part 3, Pg. 63
– al-Ghurar, by Ibn Khazaben, related from Zayd Ibn Aslam
We read on Sahih Bukhari that:
… Fatimah became angry with Abu Bakr and kept away from him, and did
not talk to him till she died. She remained alive for six months after
the death of the Prophet. When she died, her husband ‘Ali, buried her
at night without informing Abu Bakr and he said the funeral prayer by
– Sahih al-Bukhari, Chapter of “The battle of Khaibar”, Arabic-English,
v5, tradition #546, pp 381-383, also v4, Tradition #325
Take note that Fatimah was who that Prophet Muhammad had frequently said:
“Fatimah is a part of me. Whoever makes her angry, makes me angry.”
– Sahih al-Bukhari, Arabic-English, v5, Traditions #61 and #111
– Sahih Muslim, section of virtues of Fatimah, v4, pp 1904-5
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