ibn Jibrīn's Fatwa on Aiding the Talibān
In the Name of Allāh,
the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
The eminent Sheikh al-Allāmah, 'Abdullāh
ibn 'Abdur-Rahmān ibn Jibrīn, may Allāh bless you.
It is not hidden from you what has
befallen our brothers in Afghanistan, from the hardships of the enemies of
Allāh besieging them, and constrained livelihood, and lack of helpers and
aides, and by being fiercely attacked from all directions by the enemies
of Islām upon this state [The Talibān State of Afghanistan]. In spite of
it all, [the government] does not cease to be firm in establishing the
laws of Allāh on the earth of Allāh, and thus they are in need of help and
to be allied with in their trial.
Therefore, what is the ruling regarding
aiding this movement with wealth, persons and supplications? What are your
directions for the students of knowledge and the competent, skilful
people? May Allāh reward you with good.
Praise be to Allāh and that suffices, and peace be upon His chosen slaves.
To proceed: When the Muslims throughout
the world come to know that a group from their brothers have been
oppressed and harmed, it becomes obligatory upon them to aid them and to
strive to help them with whatever they can from the wealth, persons,
opinions and statements. [Especially] when we know of the State of Talibān
in Afghanistan that it rules with the Laws of Allāh, establishes the
Islāmic education [system], prevents the means to Shirk, demolishes
worshipped objects and idols, exhibits the manifestation of Islām by
announcing the call for prayers, establishes the Friday [prayers] and
congregational [prayers], prohibits sins and the forbidden acts, as indeed
these are all apparent signs of their good intentions and sound faith.
And since the Kāfir states, such
as the Christian, the Jews, the Communists and the Atheists, all of them,
are against the correct [version of] Islām, and similarly the Kāfir
innovators, for verily it is obligatory upon the Muslims to help their
brothers in this [Talibān] State of Muslims, and to endeavour to repel the
plots of their enemies, those who seek to cripple the Muslims' movement
and to exterminate them. For Allāh the Exalted has said:
co-operate upon righteousness and piety",
and in the hadīth:
against the Mushrikīn with your wealth, your persons and your tongues."
The Muslims should aid their brothers
with wealth and men, and should increase in their supplications for them,
for victory and dominion, as Allāh is the one who responds to calls of
those who supplicate, and indeed He is All-Hearing and Near.
Stated and Written by
'Abdullāh ibn 'Abdur-Rahmān al-Jibrīn
The retired member of al-Ifta.
And may the salāh and salām
be upon Muhammad, and his followers and companions.