Bin Laden Bounty

May 6, 2011 by staff 

Bin Laden BountyBin Laden Bounty, Tariq Ramadan is the latest in a long chorus to criticize the Obama administration to kill Osama bin Laden. The organization that his grandfather Hassan al-Banna began, the Muslim Brotherhood, along with its Palestinian branch of Hamas, mourned the death of the warrior saint, while more moderate voices such as the Sheikh of Al Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, just complained that his death rites were inadequate. Ramadan seems to align with the latter. “It’s very strange,” Ramadan told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, which we dropped her body in the sea, contrary to all Islamic rituals, and we are told that Islamic rituals and principles are respected. ”

As it happens, the White House has a greater justice in the east side of Ramadan or Al Azhar, Egypt’s famous seat of Sunni religious authority. The key sentence here seems to come from Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780-855), the conservative scholar based in Baghdad who gave his name to one of the four main schools of Sunni jurisprudence, and that the attention devoted to Islamic maritime law with the emergence of the Muslim army. It is true that Islam was born in the desert of the Arabian Peninsula, but it was not long before Arab conquerors swept over the rest of what became the Arabic Middle East, and parts of it that administered once by the Byzantines. Greek ports and ships were part of the prize, and maritime law for Byzantine became one of the sources of Islamic maritime law. Ahmad ibn Hanbal judged that immersion was permissible, if the deceased had died at sea and it was difficult to be buried on an island, or it was impossible to reach land within a day or two. The problem for the White House, of course, is that Bin Laden died at sea, on the other side of the problem is that nobody else wanted the body.

Of course, the White House also feared that bin Laden’s grave could become a kind of sanctuary. This suggests reasonable concern that the administration of signage is contrary to their beliefs. That is, if the White House of Obama, like Bush White House before it, believes that bin Laden’s message of violence does not buy the vast majority of Muslims, then what are you afraid?

Presumably, the administration provides some of the criticisms that come your way on both sides of the world, including his own. On one side are the Muslim activists and ideologues that have a problem or another with the death of Bin Laden. And then all those Americans who wonder why the unusual care is lavished on the corpse of an enemy responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans.

As a result, the White House probably should not have bothered with washing, white sheet and prayers, spoken, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney, in English and Arabic. Muslims who do not like binning Laden probably do not care how his body was disposed. This would include the Muslim victims’ families and maybe even 300 million Shiites, who acknowledged that, along with the Americans and Jews, Al Qaeda had for them, too.

Among Muslims who admired bin Laden, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, probably many believe that by dying in his war against the infidel colonial aggressor, ie the United States died as a martyr. If that is the case that Bin Laden died a martyr, then there is no need to question his proper Islamic burial. According to Ahmed al-Rahim, a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Virginia, “the martyrs, as a rule, do not have to be ritually washed and prayed again, or even be buried in his bloody clothes.”

Al-Rahim cites two passages from the Koran is often quoted opposite the station of “martyr”:

“And say not of those killed in the way of God,” They’re dead, “but they are living, but are not aware.” (AJ Arberry, The Koran interpreted, Oxford, 2008, 2:154).

“Count not those who were killed in the way of God as dead, but rather living with their Lord, by Him provided, rejoicing in the abundance God has given them, and joyful in those who remain and did not join them, because there is no fear in them, nor sadness, joy in the blessing and the generosity of God and that God continues to lose the wage of the believers. “(Arberry, The Koran. 3:169-71)

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