Taliban Murders Moderate Cleric in Political Front Posted June 15, 2009 The proper Islamic opinion with evidence that rebellion against Waleyy Al-Amr is forbidden even if corrupt or does not rule by Sunnah: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: â€œThe best among your rulers are those whom you love and they love you in turn, those who pray (make supplication) for you and you pray for them. The worst of your rulers are those whom you hate and they hate you in turn, and you curse them and they curse you.â€Someone asked: â€œO Messenger of Allah! Shall we confront them with swords?â€ The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: â€œNo, as long as they hold prayers among you. If you see from your rulers what you hate, hate the action they do but do not rebel against them.â€ [sahÃ®h Muslim] and On the authority of Huthaifa ibn Al Yaman, the prophet -pbuh- said: â€œRulers after me will come who do not abide by my guidance and do not rule by my Sunnah. Some of their men will have Satanâ€™s heart in a humanâ€™s body.â€ Hudhayfah said: â€œWhat should I do, O Messenger of Allah, if I live to see that time?â€ The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: â€œYou should listen and obey them even if the ruler smites your back and takes your wealth.â€ [sahÃ®h al-BukhÃ¢rÃ® and SahÃ®h Muslim] and The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: â€œThere will be rulers over you. You will agree with some of what they come with and reject some of it. Whoever rejects what must be rejected will maintain his innocence and whoever hates it will maintain his innocence. However, those who accept (what should be denied) and follow the ruler will be sinners.â€ The Companions said: â€œO Messenger of Allah, shall we fight these rulers?â€ He said: â€œNo, as long as they pray.â€ [sunan al-TirmidhÃ®] The majority of proper established scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah wal JamÃ¢`ah have adopted these hadÃ®th and use them as evidence in their ruling that is unlawful to rebel against the ruler, no matter how oppressive he might be, unless he exhibits outright unbelief. Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal said: â€œObedience to the ruler who is agreed upon by people is obligatory.â€ Imam al-TahÃ¢wÃ® said: â€œWe do not support rebellion against our rulers even if they are unjust. We do not make supplications against them and do not set any revolution against them. We believe our obedience to them is obedience to Allah unless they order something unlawful. We make supplication for their guidance and their safety.â€ Ibn AbÃ® al-`Izz al-HanafÃ® writes in Sharh al-`AqÃ®dah al-TahÃ¢wiyyah: "It is much better to stick to obeying the rulers even if they are oppressors, because rebellion against them will cause even greater strife. Being patient with them will be an expiation for misdeeds and increase rewards.â€ Ibn BattÃ¢l said: â€œScholars have agreed that it is better to obey the oppressive rulers and participate in jihÃ¢d alongside them than to rebel against them. This will prevent bloodshed and prevent strife. The only exception is when the oppressive rulers show clear unbelief.â€ Ibn Taymiyah writes: â€œThe scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah are agreed that is obligatory to refrain from fighting in civil strife. This is an application of the authentic hadÃ®th in this regard. Many scholars used to write that down in their statements of creed - that they believed in and they called others to believe in - to be patient and not to fight the rulers.â€ It is established by the scholars of practically all Islamic institutions around the World that what Taliban is doing is technically and for all intents and purposes, the illegal act of breaking out on the ruler with weapons, and should be dealt with under the ruling of "Corruptors in the Land". The underlined part of the prophet's hadith also shows that such rulers that cannot be rebelled against include not only bad ones but also those who do not rule by Sunnah or Shariah. The statement by Ibn Taymiyah is the REAL ACTUAL opinion of this great scholar, not what some people quote out of his books out of context, sometimes out of a paragraph where he is showing the wrong ideas and concepts that he intends to disprove, yet gets plastered in many places as his own fatwas and boldly attributing them to him. This murdered scholar -god rest his soul- has died in the path of telling the truth, and may God punish the murderers for their crimes.