#ZariaMassacre: Verses from Quran & Hadith, Sunni Sources on Oppression

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*“And do not incline to those who are unjust, lest the fire touch you, and you have no guardians besides Allah, then you shall not be helped.”–Quran (11:13)

*“Let not the hatred of a people swerve you away from justice. Be just, for this is closest to righteousness…” (Quran 5:8)

*“O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even if it be against yourselves, your parents, and your relatives, or whether it is against the rich or the poor…” (Quran 4:135)

*“We willed to show favor to those who were oppressed on earth, and to turn them into leaders, and make them the inheritors.” –Q. (28:5)


*Narrated Abu Musa: Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah gives respite to the oppressor, but when He takes him over, He never releases him.”
Then he recited, “Such is the seizure of your Lord when He seizes (population of) towns in the midst of their wrong: Painful indeed, and severe is His seizure.’ (11.102) Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60, Number 208.

*Narrated Abu Ma’bad, that the Prophet (SAW) said:
“… and be afraid of the curse of an oppressed person because there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.” Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24, Number 573.

*Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (RA) on Oppression: When Ahmad bin Hanbal was imprisoned, one of the prison guards came to him and asked him: “O Abu ‘Abdillah! The hadith that is narrated regarding the oppressors and those that aid them – is it authentic?” He said: “Yes.” The prison guard then said: “So, I am considered to be an aide of the oppressors?” Ahmad replied: “No. The aides of the oppressors are those that comb your hair, wash your clothes, prepare your meals, and buy and sell from you. As for you, you are one of the oppressors themselves.” [‘Manaqib al-Imam Ahmad’ by Ibn al-Jawzi; p. 397]

*Narrated Anas: Allah’s Apostle said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.”
Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 43, Number 624.

*The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “God did not send me to be harsh, or cause harm, but He sent me to teach and make things easy.” – Sahih Muslim, Hadith 707
Zaria Massacre: On the 12th & 13th December, 2015, the Nigeria Army under the leadership of a die-hard Salafi launched a coordinated & pre-planned attacks on the peaceful Islamic Movement of Nigeria ( IMN ), killed 1000+ defenseless & unarmed Shia Muslims & burnt/buried the dead bodies to bury the evidences. The Nigerian government destroyed the iconic Zaria Hussainiyya & desecrated the grave yard of IMN, exhuming and discarding the dead bodies.

Naturally the followers of Wahhabism in Nigeria celebrated & the despotic king Salman of Saudi Arabia called the Nigerian President Buhari congratulated him on the brutal massacre & called for more.

Harun Elbinawi
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