Chapter 3: Avoiding the unclear banners and the danger of getting killed in anger for your group and not for the sake of truth.

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The Third Hadith:

Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said “Whoever fights under an unclear banner, being angry for a group, or calling to a group, or giving victory to a group, and gets killed, then his killing is Jaahiliyah (he dies in pre-Islamic state of ignorance)”.

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Chapter 2: It is necessary that the believer’s fighting is for elevating the Word of Allah

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The Second Hadith

Abu Musa, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that: 
A man came to the Prophet (
) and said, “A man fights for war booty; and a man fights for fame and a man fights for showing off; which of these is fighting in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet () said, “He who fights so that Allah’s Word (i.e. Islam) becomes superior, then he is the one fighting in Allah’s Cause.” (Agreed upon)
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“Thaqoothekey thee” by Abu Nuh

“Thaqoothekey thee”
Poem by Abu Nuh (Rahimahullah)

Imam Ibn al-Qayyim (rh) said regarding the Thaqooth ,

“It is everything in which man exceeds his limits, whether it being worshiped, followed, or obeyed. So the Thaqooth of every community is he from whom judgment is sought, instead of what Allah and His Messenger have ruled; or those whom they worship besides Allah; or whom they follow without a proof from Allah; or whom they obey, while not knowing if it is in accordance to the Judgment of Allah. So these are the Thawagheet of the world; if you were to contemplate regarding them and see the conditions of the people with them, you would see that most of them have turned away from worshiping Allah Alone, to worshiping the Thaqooth ; away from seeking judgment from Allah and His Messenger, to seeking judgment from the Thaqooth ; away from obeying Him and following His Messenger, to obeying and following the Thaqooth .”

[Refer to “I’lām Al-Muwaqqi’īn” (1/50)]