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Islam and The Sacredness of Blood 

All Praise is due to Allah and may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon our Messenger. To proceed:

Aabis Al-Ghifari reported in his Musnad: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saying: [start working for the good deeds before 6: the leadership of the foul-spoken, abundance of conditions, selling of authority, underestimating the blood, cutting family ties and generation that will come and take Quran as a music instrument; they allow the least educated of them to lead them although there are more knowledgable men amongst them; they allow them to lead  to sing for them] This Hadith indicates that we should start doing the good deeds before these signs appear because they include a great deal of evilness. Spilling of blood is one of the mentioned signs and it includes escaping from justice after committing murder and ease of the matter in the minds of people (i.e. killing is not viewed as a great sin). In our time, killing has become a normal event that we hear about everyday. Many people got involved with killing due to weakening of religious sanction, the many trials (Fitnah), propagation of ignorance and rarity of knowledge.

Spilling of blood is one of the greatest sins as Allah (The Sacred and The Mighty) warns us:{... Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily God hath been to you Most Merciful!* If any do that in rancour and injustice, soon shall We cast them into the Fire: and easy it is for God} (An-Nisaa, verse 29-30) Abu-Huryrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that he Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: [whoever falls from a mountain to kill himself, is in the Hellfire falling forever and ever. Whoever takes poison to kill himself, his poison is in his hand and he is sipping from it in the Hellfire forever and ever. Whoever kills himself with a piece of metal, his metal is in his hand and he is stabbing himself with it in the Hellfire forever and ever] (Related by Al-Bukhari).

Allah (The Mighty and The Majestic) has prohibited the killing of any soul without a valid reason, regardless of whether that soul is Muslim or not when He says: {Take not life, which God hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you, that ye may learn wisdom.} (Al-Ana’am, verse 151). Abu-Huryrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: avoid the 7 deadly sins! They asked O’ Messenger of Allah what are they? He said: Committing partners to Allah, Magic, killing the soul that Allah has made sacred except by way of justice.....] (Agreed upon). The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) explained the sacredness of the Muslim blood when he said:[All the Muslim is prohibited for the other Muslim; his blood, his wealth and his honour] and he (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also explained when the blood of a Muslim is allowed when he said:[The Muslim’s blood is not allowed to be spilled, if he bears witness that there is no god but Allah and that I am His messenger, except for 3 reasons: a soul for a soul, the married man who committed adultery and the defecting from Islam and leaving the group] (Narrated by Ibn Masoud and it is Agreed Upon). The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also pointed out that spilling of a Muslim’s blood is greater in the sight of Allah than the disappearance of the whole world [Indeed the disappearance of the whole world is easier on Allah than the killing of a Muslim man] and he also explained that the Muslim blood is more sacred than the Sacred House of Allah when he said while circulating the Kaba:[how good you are and how good is your scent. How great you are and how great is your sacredness. I swear by the One who holds my soul in His hands: the sacredness of the believer is more valuable to Allah than your sacredness] The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) added:[If the people of the heavens and the people of the Earth participate in spilling the blood of 1 believer, Allah would throw them all in the Hellfire].

Allah (The Sacred and The Mighty) threatens the one who kills a believer (knowingly and with intent) with the worst punishments as He says:{If a man kills a Believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (For ever): and the wrath and the curse of God are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him} (An-Nisa, verse 93). Therefore, the intentional killing of a believer could mean that repentance is not allowed for him as the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:[All sins may be forgiven by Allah, except the man killing a believer intentionally or the man dying as a non-believer). Nafi’ Ibn Jubeyr Ibn Mut’im  narrated from Ibn Abbas that a man asked him: O’ Ibn Abbas, is there repentance for the killer? Ibn Abbas quizzed him with an astonished face: What do you say? The man asked him again and Ibn Abbas kept being astonished every time he repeated the question. Then Ibn Abbas said: How can he have repentance? I heard your Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saying:[(on the Day of Judgement) the killed one comes with his head in one of his hands, and with the hand he is holding the man who killed him, while blood is gushing from him, until he reaches the Throne. The killed one says to Allah: My Lord, This man killed me. Allah (The Mighty and The Majestic) says to the killer: be miserable, and he is taken to the Hellfire]

This is how sacred the blood of the Muslim is! And it is a great sin! That is why blood is the first matter to be asked about on the day of judgement (regarding the rights of others). Ibn Masoud (may Allah be please with him) narrated in the Sahihain that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:[the first matter to be settled between people on the Day of Judgement is blood] and the narration of the Nisaai [the first matter that is accounted for the slave is his prayer, and the first matter to be judged among people is the blood]

O’ Slaves of Allah! The noble religion of Islam came to protect blood, honour and wealth. Islam has prohibited every method that that could lead to the spilling of Muslim blood or taking his soul. Abu Musa narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:[if one of you is passing in our mosque or in our market while he is carrying arrows, he should cover the sharp ends with his hands in case he hurts someone] Abu-Huryrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated from the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saying:[whoever points at his brother with a metal piece, is cursed by the angles until he leaves his brother, even if they were brothers of the same blood (same mother and father)] this is indeed a great matter! If pointing a metal piece is that grave, then how grave do you think killing with that metal piece is?

Ibn Asa’ad in his book (At-Tabaqat) narrated from Hameed Ibn Hilal saying: Mutrif Ibn Abdillah went to Al-Hororyah (a town of Khawarij) during the time of trials and infightings to call its people to the right path and he said: O’ you people! If I had 2 souls, I would have dedicated one to you and I kept the other one. If what you call for is the truth, then my soul would follow the one you have. And if what you call for is misguidance, 1 soul is destroyed and I keep 1 soul. However, it is only 1 soul and I would not gamble with it. Trials do not come (when they come) to guide people, but to lead the believer astray from his religion. If Allah (The Mighty and The Majestic) says to me: Why you did not kill him? Is more beloved to me than if He says: why did you kill him?

Be very aware dear Muslim of killing or getting involved in spilling of blood. And May Allah Help us.

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 July 2011 17:30 )