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Martyrs of Egypt: Islam forbids torture and rejects false confessions

Egypt’s brutal dictator Sisi and his henchman in the judiciary, executed nine innocent believers on Wednesday who had committed no crime except believing in Allah.

وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلاَّ أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ

“The only reason they punished them was because they had iman in Allah, the Almighty, the All-Praiseworthy.” (Al-Buruj: 8)

One of the martyrs Mahmoud al-Ahmadi said to the judge on the day he was given a death sentence: “I am your adversary in front of Allah on the Day of Resurrection, I and those with me are innocent and you know it!”

The Judge responded: “But you confessed.”

Al-Ahmadi replied: “Give me an electrocution tool and I’ll make you admit you killed Sadat! We were electrocuted with enough electricity to last Egypt for 20 years!”

Islam forbids torture and rejects false confessions

Egypt’s corrupt secular judiciary allows false confessions extracted by torture whereas Islam completely rejects this. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُعَذِّبُ الَّذِينَ يُعَذِّبُونَ النَّاسَ فِى الدُّنْيَا

“Allah tortures those who torture the people in this life.” (Muslim 2613)

In an Islamic judiciary a confession must be made in a court in front of a judge. The confession is not automatically accepted and it must be examined to see if the defendant is mentally stable and understand what they have admitted to. The confession must also be made without duress.

Imam Ali narrated that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, ‘No hadd punishment is to be carried out on someone who admits wrongdoing if he is subjected to harshness. If you chain or detain or threaten someone, then his admission is not valid.’ (Musannaf abdur-Razzaq, 7199; Fiqh al-Imam Ali 1/348)

Jabir b. Samura reported: As he was being brought to Allah’s Messenger ﷺ I saw Ma’iz b. Malik-a short-statured person with strong sinews, having no cloak around him. He bore witness against his own self FOUR TIMES that he had committed adultery, whereupon Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said: ‘Perhaps (you kissed her or embraced her).’ He said: ‘No. by Allah, one deviating (from the path of virtue) has committed adultery.’ (Muslim 1692)

These are clear evidences that confessions must be verified and made freely without coercion. Egypt’s judges should reflect on this and Allah’s words:

وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ

“Those who do not judge by what Allah has sent down, such people are oppressors.” (Al-Maida, 5:45)

The judges should also realise that assisting Sisi in his oppression of the believers is a great sin. On the authority of Anas bin Malik, the Prophet ﷺ said:

من أعان ظالماً على ظلمه جاء يوم القيامة وعلى جبهته مكتوب: آيسٌ من رحمة الله عز وجل

“Whoever helps an oppressor in his oppression, comes on the day of judgement, written on his head “despairing of the mercy of Allah.” (Narrated in the book al-Firdos bima’thoor il-khitaab)

Western Hypocrisy

This miscarriage of justice has also exposed western values and their blatant hypocrisy. The west will never help Muslims free themselves from oppression, and they are in fact working tirelessly to prevent such an act from occurring. Therefore we as Muslims should put our trust in Allah and work according to the Islamic method of change.


Tyrant Sisi and your helpers in the interior ministry and judiciary!

Do you think you can escape Allah’s punishment like your predecessor Pharaoh and his ruling circle?

ثُمَّ بَعَثنا مِن بَعدِهِم موسىٰ بِآياتِنا إِلىٰ فِرعَونَ وَمَلَئِهِ فَظَلَموا بِها ۖ فَانظُر كَيفَ كانَ عاقِبَةُ المُفسِدينَ

“And then, after them, We sent Musa with Our Signs to Pharaoh and his ruling circle but they wrongfully rejected them. See the final fate of the corrupters!” (Al-A’raaf, 7:103)

Know that you cannot delay the establishment of the Khilafah by even a second, and know that on its establishment certain people will not be forgiven for their crimes against Islam and Muslims.

Hizb ut-Tahrir in the book Ajhizat Dowlatul-Khilafah states: “In regards to starting lawsuits related to those who harmed Islam and the Muslims, this is permitted because the Messenger ﷺ, when he conquered Makkah declared the blood of some people to be shed with impunity as they used to harm Islam and Muslims in Jahiliyyah. He asked that their blood be shed even if they hung themselves to the curtains of the Ka’bah. This is despite the Messenger of Allah ﷺ saying: “Islam removes that which comes before it”, as narrated by Ahmad and Tabarani from Amr ibn Al-As. This means the one that harmed Islam and Muslims are excluded from this hadith.

Since the Messenger ﷺ forgave some of them later on, such as his forgiving to Ikrimah ibn Abu Jahl, therefore the Khaleefah is allowed to start a lawsuit against these or forgive them. This applies to those who used to torture Muslims for saying the truth or those who defamed Islam. The hadith: “Islam removes that which comes before it”, [Ahmad, Musnad, 4/199] does not apply to them, for they are excluded of it, and a case is started against them according to the view of the Khaleefah.”

Tyrant Sisi and your helpers in the interior ministry and judiciary!

Know that those you have killed will become an inspiration to others to remove your oppression and establish a righteous Khilafah.

وَمَن يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَالرَّسولَ فَأُولٰئِكَ مَعَ الَّذينَ أَنعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيهِم مِنَ النَّبِيّينَ وَالصِّدّيقينَ وَالشُّهَداءِ وَالصّالِحينَ ۚ وَحَسُنَ أُولٰئِكَ رَفيقًا

“Whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger will be with those whom Allah has blessed: the Prophets and the true (siddiqeen), the martyrs (shuhadaa’) and the righteous (saliheen). What excellent company such people are!” (An-Nisaa, 4:69)

Finally, for those in any doubt know that Allah is fully aware of the wrongdoer’s crimes whoever they may be.

وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلًا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ ۚ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الْأَبْصَارُ

مُهْطِعِينَ مُقْنِعِي رُءُوسِهِمْ لَا يَرْتَدُّ إِلَيْهِمْ طَرْفُهُمْ ۖ وَأَفْئِدَتُهُمْ هَوَاءٌ

“Do not consider Allah to be unaware of what the wrongdoers perpetrate. He is merely deferring them to a Day on which their sight will be transfixed, rushing headlong – heads back, eyes vacant, hearts hollow.” (Ibrahim, 14:42-43)