Shaykh Ahmed An Najmee Declares Saddam Hussain A Muslim
|heikh Ahmed an Najmee declares Saddam Hussain a Muslim!||Jan 7, ’07 12:42 AM
This question was presented to Sheikh Ahmed an Najmee concerning Saddam Hussain on Saturday the 18th of Dhul Hijjah/ 6th January, 2006.
Many questions have been asked concerning Saddam Hussain and the position of the Muslim with regards to him, (and the fact that) he declared the shahadatan (declaration of Islam) as was seen (video recording), and other than that. (The question is) what is the (correct) position of the student of knowledge in this matter, and should one send peace upon him or not?
The Sheik responded:
All praise is for Allah, and may much peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, and upon (the Messenger’s) family and companions.
In reality, the belief of the communist is a disbelieving belief. I have read what Saddam did in Iraq from the spilling of blood (killing) and the closing of the masajid from the worshippers and forbidding them from entering them, as well as the spreading of evil and other than that of affairs that took place from him. There is no doubt that these sort of actions are disbelief because the communist belief is disbelief. But the fact that he was jailed for an extended period of time and he declared the shahadatan (declaration of Islam) before being hung at the time of his death, based on that, we declare him to be a Muslim and we leave his affair to Allah -Aza wa Jel. We also say that there is no harm in praying over him. If a person is a student of knowledge in a land where the ruler orders prayer to be performed (janazah prayer performed in a distant land) over him, than a person should pray over him and leave his (Saddam’s) affair to Allah.