An Open Message to Al-Shabaab; Change your name from al-Shabaab to al-Shayaateen

An Open Message to Al-Shabaab; Change your name from al-Shabaab to al-Shayaateen

by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad


Here’s what I’m thinking about the criminal insanity of your al-Shabaab youth that stormed the mall in Kenya and killed 64 innocent people. How you were asking people if they were Muslim or not and then letting the Muslims go and killing the non-Muslims. What you fail to realize is that murder is murder, and that those of you who sanction and engage in wanton murder are despicable thugs, murderers and criminals. You jokers represent some of the worst examples of errant Muslim behavior. My suggestion is that you should change the name of your group from al-Shabaab to al-Shayaateen (the demons). By the way, you ended up killing a lot of Muslims as well.

I’m still puzzled at how you dudes go out and violate something that Allah Himself holds so sacred, which is innocent life, and then have the audacity to say that you are doing it in the name of Islam!

“Nor take life – which Allah has made sacred – except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand qisas or to forgive): but let him nor exceed bounds in the matter of taking life; for he is helped (by the Law).” Qur’an 17:33.

You swear by Allah that you are fighting for Allah and defending Allah. Well I got news for you al-Shabaab, oops! I mean al-Shayaateen; you definitely are not fighting for Allah because Allah prohibited you from violating the sanctity of innocent life, and by the way, Allah needs no defending because He can defend Himself. Thanks but no thanks.

When you go into a mall and shoot people who have done nothing to you, said nothing to you, and weren’t even thinking about you, and then say that you are working for Allah, Lord of the worlds, then you really should consider who you are taking your information from. Do you young brothers honestly believe that after you killed innocent women and children while they were shopping in a mall, that Allah will come to you on the Day of Judgment and say; well-done lads? I don’t think so. Hey, aren’t you the same guys that burn schools that teach girls down to the ground and shoot up people’s houses because they watch the world cup on television?

Since you guys say that you are so brave and so bold, why don’t you go ahead and say who you are really working for; that you are working for none other than Iblis (the devil) himself. Why don’t you go ahead and rename your group “as-Shayaateen”, since it seems beyond a shadow of a doubt at this point that your real inspiration is coming from the demons that have descended upon you. When people decide that they should slaughter anyone who disagrees with them or anyone who in their view does not subscribe to their version of Islam, they have fallen down a very dark hole that will likely end in the hell-fire. Once you go down that hole, it is very hard to come out.

However, Allah is Merciful, and He does accept repentance. I advise you all to repent, to reform your ways, and to begin to make amends for your actions. In the meantime, you should know that what you did in Nairobi was a crime against the Almighty Allah be He Exalted and Glorified, and that He is well aware of what you have done.

Do you honestly believe that our Prophet (SAWS) would have sanctioned your violent assault upon a shopping mall where people were out with their children and families?  Well consider this hadith: “Whoever killed Muaahadan (a term used in Islamic state to refer to non-Muslim citizens), will not smell Paradise. And its scent can be smelled from a distance of 40 years (a term in Arabic means far distance). (Narrated by Al-Nasaie) If any of you are believe or are saying that our Lord, be He Exalted and Glorified, far above what you ascribe to Him, or our Beloved Prophet (SAWS) sanctions wanton murder of innocent people, then you should be aware that you have already left the religion of Islam. Adieus


Imam Luqman Ahmad is the Imam of Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center in Sacramento Ca. He can be reached @ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Visit his site The Lotus Tree Blog at http://imamluqman.wordpress.com/


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