Is unemployment cause of terrorism?

Bombings and Destruction: What are the Causes?

All praise and thanks are for Allaah. May prayers and peace be on the Messenger of Allaah, his family, and companions. Some people claim that the incidences of Takfeer1 and bombings that occur from some of the youth result from unemployment and lack of jobs; these issues lead them to commit such acts. But this is a lie as clear as the sun on a spring day. We hear, just as everyone else hears, on news radio that whenever a group of them (terrorists) are arrested, lots of money is often found with them, sometimes reaching a million, sometimes more sometimes less, even though the number of individuals is often few. So, if poverty and unemployment lead to these acts, such amounts of wealth would probably not be found in their possession. And the people who say this know they’re lying. Besides, how many nations have unemployment problems yet incidents like these are not common among them? This indicates there’s possibly another reason that trains them, a cause that encourages and supports them. Other people say these people got the notion of Takfeer from Sh. Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab. I say this is also a lie and slander against Sh. Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab, a false accusation. Sh. Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab never considered anyone to be a nonbeliever except those whom Allaah consider as such. He used to consider those who worship others besides Allaah, committing major Shirk to be nonbelievers, just as Allaah (􀃧􀂸􀃟􀁑􀃟􀃆 􀃧􀁨􀃟􀂢) says: And whoever calls on another god besides Allaah for which he has no proof, his account is only with his Lord. Surely, the disbelievers will never succeed. [Soorah Al-Muminoon, 23:117] Also, he used not to even declare anyone as a disbeliever until after establishing clear and supporting evidences, and these available books of his testify against those who allege otherwise – those who make this clear, deceptive lie against him. Other people say such people (the terrorists) got the notion of Takfeer from the book “Ad-Durar As-Sinniyyah fee Al-Ajwibah An-Najdiyyah” (a compilation of texts by Saudi scholars) – a lie just like the others. Anyone who claims this book declares someone as a nonbeliever without right, let him point out to us the volume, page, and paragraph this can be found within the book. If he can’t do so, then he’s a liar, having lost his honesty. However, what is correct beyond any doubt is that these young people, those who declare Muslims as being disbelievers, they’ve taken this methodology, the methodology of Takfeer, as well as substantiation for their bombings from none other than the methodology of The Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Ikhwaan Al-Muslimeen. They’ve adopted it as the essence (of their way), their patterns, their training, their cultivation and upbringing, and means of their incitement and motivation. They deceptively incite and claim that committing such crimes (Takfeer & bombings) are forms of “Jihaad” supported and encouraged by the Quraan! And they take that from the books of Sayyid Qutb (d. 1966), the man who made Takfeer of the entire nation of Muhammad (salailahu alaihee wa salaam) as is mentioned in his Quraanic explanation, “Fee Thilaal Al-Quraan” (In the Shade of the Quraan) vol. 4, pg. 2122, when he says, “There is not on the face of the earth today a Muslim country or even a Muslim community with social principles based on Allaah’s legislation or on Islaamic understanding.” He also said similar things in his explanation of Soorah Yoonus. He even claimed that Muslim mosques are really temples and places of idol worship. He encouraged political revolutions and overthrows in his explanation of Soorah Al-Anfaal, alleging that Islaam allows and commands it. He says in his explanation of Soorah Al-An’aam vol. 2, pg. 1057: “The times have always revolved, since the day this religion came to mankind, around ‘There’s no god but Allaah.’ But humanity has become apostates back to the worship of worshippers (other people) and to the injustice of other religions. They’ve become renegades, leaving ‘There’s no god but Allaah’ even though a portion of them may still verbally repeat ‘There’s no god but Allaah’ without even realizing its meaning.” 2

A group of bombers that appeared on Saudi television even confessed and stated they’ve taken the idea of Takfeer from Sayyid Qutb’s books, specifically from “In the Shade of the Quraan”. In this is a refutation against those who say that what leads these people to do their crimes is unemployment or other things. I’ve read in the book, “Caravan of the Muslim Brotherhood” by ‘Abbaas As-Seesee – the first volume – lots of incidents showing that members of the Muslim Brotherhood were raised on a terrorist ideology since their beginning. Read, for example, vol. 1, pg. 258 about how Judge Ahmad Bak Al-Khaazindar was murdered by the Muslim Brotherhood…2 All these things are mentioned at the end of the first volume of “Caravan of the Muslim Brotherhood” by ‘Abbaas As-Seesee, one of those who’ve adopted and profess this methodology. His book is a compilation of such incidents, a confession to them. All these things and more occurred during the life of Hasan Al-Banna (founder of the Muslim Brotherhood) between 1947-1948. Is this not evidence enough that the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing more than a Takfeerist sect, using methods of harshness, violence, and bombings? It’s the same terrorism referred to in present times.

I wrote this to clarify that the people who say that Takfeer and bombings are the results of unemployment, or learned from Sh. Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab, or from the book, “Ad-Durar As-Sinniyyah” – all these allegations are false. Only the biased, sectarian factionalists of this same sect make such claims or those who sympathize with them. Hopefully with this clarification, their lie is made known as is the deception of those responsible for trying to cover up the actual cause leading to that (bombings and destruction). With all lies all success. May peace be on our prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions. – Ahmad Ibn Yahyaa Ibn Muhammad Ibn Shabeer An-Najmee 7/14/1425 Hijrah (C.E. 8/30/2004)

1 Takfeer: Indiscriminately considering and/or declaring believers as being disbelievers without right. [Translator’s Note]

2 About 9 or 10 specific incidents at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood from the book, “Caravan of the Muslim Brotherhood” were omitted for brevity and due to the generality of the incidents. They were in no way omitted to conceal any of the crimes the Muslim Brotherhood are known for. For details see the Arabic document at: [T.N.]



One thought on “Is unemployment cause of terrorism?

  1. A nice peice of writing , I personally dont believe in sects , our Prophet was only a Muslim till he died. we need to eliminate the reasons that provoke terrorism but also need to eliminate dividing amongst ourselves on the bases of religion.

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