How to react to attacks, Islamically


Firstly, if the attack initiated against you is done by a Muslim, THEY ARE NOT MUSLIM.

Whenever one is attacked against their will and anything is being initiated against them (IE. they are in essence either a “respondent” or defendant”, it is their duty to defend themselves.  And not fulfilling the obligation of jihad whether personal, spiritual or even militarily is not Islamic.  Your complete existence is not yours in and of itself; it is something measured out by Allah-SWT. Therefore if you do not protect and defend yourself, your family, etc.  You are not fulfilling your obligation to preserve the bounty that Allah-SWT has afforded you and are surrendering HIS possessions to some institution other than Allah-SWT. 


Engaging in conflict as a response typically is not an enjoyable process, no matter the venue or medium it is presentenced on.  But responding or defending oneself is a NECCESSARY AND COMPULSORY REACTION.  And to PREPARE AND FIGHT BACK with every available resource you have is ALSO COMPULSORY. This simply is not an option in Islam.


You Shall Be Prepared:
A Divine Commandment

[8:60] You shall prepare for them all the power you can muster, and all the equipment you can mobilize, that you may frighten the enemies of GOD, your enemies, as well as others who are not known to you; GOD knows them. Whatever you spend in the cause of GOD will be repaid to you generously, without the least injustice.  If the institution that has chosen to attack you lies or deceives you or in general, VICTORY IS GUARANTEED, so do not worry!

[8:61] If they resort to peace, so shall you, and put your trust in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.


[8:62] If they want to deceive you, then GOD will suffice you. He will help you with His support, and with the believers.


Concerning personal justice and reprimanding enemies, the Bible says to “love your enemies and do good to those that hate you,” whereas the Qur’an says to “fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you.”


God ordered the Prophet: ‘Defend yourself against your enemies, but attack them not first: God hates the aggressors” (Quran: 2: 190).


If your enemy has more financial resources at their disposal and use it to wrongfully attack you (and initiating attack is wrong Islamically period), then Allah-SWT will use those misappropriated funds to your opponent’s disadvantage and ultimate SELF-DESTRUCTION. 


Spending Their Money to Fight God*

[8:36] Those who disbelieve spend their money to repel others from the way of GOD. They will spend it, then it will turn into sorrow and remorse for them. Ultimately, they will be defeated, and all disbelievers will be summoned to Hell.

[8:37] GOD will sift away the bad from the good, then pile the bad on top of each other, all in one pile, then throw it in Hell. Such are the losers.

[8:38] Tell those who disbelieved: if they stop, all their past will be forgiven. But if they return, they will incur the same fate as their previous counterparts.

[8:39] You shall fight them to ward off oppression, and to practice your religion devoted to GOD alone. If they refrain from aggression, then GOD is fully Seer of everything they do.

[8:40] If they turn away, then you should know that GOD is your Lord and Master; the best Lord and Master, the best supporter.

Defeat or cowardly retreat IS THEIR ONLY OPTIONS.



The teachings of Islam are clear, concise and not in contradiction of itself.



Surely, there can be no victory any other way.


Lastly, FIGHT AND WIN, but have love and compassion for your enemy as that is a reflection of the GREATNESS OF ALLAH and realize you are not fighting them even in response on a personal level because it is Satan (the Shaytan) using their weak level of faith to promote his own opposition to the decree.




~ by siddiq khalifah on December 24, 2008.

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