• the • Book, • the • Balance • and • the • Iron •

Today, we are in need of the efforts of the ‘Ulemaa and the Mujaahideen; each in their respective battle arena, as the religion cannot be established with knowledge alone nor with Jihaad alone, but with each of them together. As He, the Most High, said in the verse of “the iron” / al-Hadeed:

Indeed We have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance (justice) that mankind may keep up justice. And We brought forth iron wherein is mighty power (in matters of war), as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allâh may test who it is that will help Him (His religion), and His Messengers in the unseen. Verily, Allâh is All-Strong, All-Mighty.

[Al-Hadeed : 25]

And Shaykh Al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said, “And the religion will not be established except with the Book and the Balance and the Iron. The Book is to guide with it and the Iron is to support it. Just as He, the Most High, said: Indeed We have sent Our Messengers – the verse. So the Book; with it knowledge and religion are established. And the Balance; with it the rights in contracts and money and collections are established. And the Iron; with it the penalties of law (Al-Hudood) are established.”

[Majmoo’ Al-Fataawa 35/365]

And he also said, “And the swords of the Muslims give victory to this legislation and it is the Book and the Sunnah, as Jaabir bin ‘Abdullah, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, ‘The Messenger of Allaah ordered us to strike with this – meaning the sword – whosoever leaves from under this – meaning the Mus’haf (i.e. the Qur’aan)

[Majmoo Al-Fataawa 35/365]

And he also said, “Because, verily, that which establishes the religion, is the guiding Book and the victory-giving Iron, as Allaah, the Most High, mentioned.”

[Majmoo Al-Fataawa 28/396]

– shaykh Abdul Qaader bin Abdul Azeez, fakk Allahu asrah, in the doubts concerning leadership

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