The Story of a Young Man who “Allah chose”
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The Shaykh (حفظه الله تعالى) told us a story of a young man. He was a person who was involved in sinning.
He said: Normally when a person lives a life like this as soon as be becomes religious, if he lived previously in sin he wants to find the shortest or quickest path to Paradise. And this individual arrived and sat in their localities. He was their in their gatherings for 14 day. One of the big players from them approached him and said: ‘Ma shaa Allah, Allah has chosen you for a mission to go and blow yourself up.’
This individual said: ‘What?’
The big player said: ‘We’ll put an explosive vest and you will go in the midst of these people and blow yourself up killing the kuffar and the apostates.’
The Shaykh (حفظه الله تعالى) said: They make takfeer for everything!
This individual said: ‘I want Jihaad, I want to fight. I shoot them they shoot me, back and forth, we trade fire, this is what I want. Blowing myself up…’
The response of the big player was: ‘Allah has chosen you to be a martyr for shahadah (martyrdom)!’
This individual said: ‘I just came, 14 days.’ He then asked the big player: ‘How long have you been in Jihaad for?’
The response of the big player was: ‘I have been in Jihaad for 14 years, when the Americans first came in to Iraaq…’
This individual said: ’14 years and Allah hasn’t chosen you and 14 days and Allah has chosen me…’
When the leader saw the response of this young man in front of everybody. He said: ‘OK, the affair goes back to you, but we are going to consult amongst us and we will give you the final answer at Maghrib time.’
This individual he recants after he escaped from them. He knew that the Maghrib time meant that they were going to kill him at Maghrib time. They would say that you have apostated from Islam and kill him like this. Simple as that!
The Shaykh (حفظه الله تعالى) said: ‘Cold blooded murder!’
The Shaykh (حفظه الله تعالى) said: ‘This young man saw them previously saw that they did this to some of the young men there.’
This individual said: ‘I’m dead either way. If I waited till Maghrib I’m dead. If I die on the way trying to escape, either way I am going to die!’
So he found an individual who knew somebody that he knew and this individual understood his circumstances and made easy for him an escape route.
The Shaykh (حفظه الله تعالى) said: ‘And of course he had no paperwork, because when he came he came as a mujahid wanting Paradise so he ripped up all of his paperwork. Once he reached the border with Turkey, there were individuals who came from the Saudi Embassy and spoke to this individual and now he is being advised…’
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Translator: Abu Afnaan Muhammad ‘Abdullah حفظه الله
أبو بلال نعيم بن عبد المجيد
(وفق الله الجميع للعلم النافع والعمل الصالح)
(May Allah aid us in acquiring beneficial knowledge & righteous actions)