REWARDS FOR MARTYRS
(I warn you in advance that you are likely to find some of this material grossly offensive. I regret that, but it is the truth as many believe it.)
"[Even when] a martyr's organs are being chopped off, and he turns into torn organs that spread all over, in order to meet Allah, Muhammad, and his friends, it would not be [considered] a loss... This is the honor given to our martyrs, the martyrs of the Islamic nation, who were killed due to their loyalty to Allah... The sacrifice of convoys of martyrs [will continue] until Allah grants us victory very soon. The willingness for sacrifice and for death we see amongst those who were cast by Allah into a war with the Jews, should not come at all as a surprise... Oh believing brothers, we do not feel a loss... The martyr, if he meets Allah, is forgiven with the first drop of blood..." August 17, 2001, Sheikh Isma'il Aal Ghadwan, Sheik 'Ijlin Mosque in Gaza, PA Television.
"Blessings to those who wage [Jihad] with their body... Blessings to our Shahids who sacrifice their souls easily for the sake of Allah... Blessings to the happy Shahids within the entrails of the green bird in Paradise. Blessings to the Shahids whose sins are forgiven with the first drop of their blood." August 22, 2003, Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiris, Sheikh 'Ijlin Mosque in Gaza, PA Television.
"Know that a Shahid [who falls] on this land is considered more than one Shahid someplace else. Yes, there are traditions that a Shahid here [in Jerusalem] is worth 70 Shahids in a place other than this good land..." August 15, 2003, Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiris, Sheikh 'Ijlin Mosque in Gaza, PA Television.
"We tell them: in as much as you love life - the Muslim loves death and martyrdom. There is a great difference between he who loves the hereafter and he who loves this world. The Muslim loves death and [strives for] martyrdom. He does not fear the oppression of the arrogant or the weapons of the blood-letters. The blessed and sacred soil of Palestine has vomited all the invaders and all the colonialists throughout history and it will soon vomit, with Allah's help, the [present] occupiers. May 25, 2001, Mufti Sheikh Ikrimeh Sabri, Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, PA Television.
"I feel the martyr is lucky because the angels usher him to his wedding in heaven. I feel the earth moves under the occupiers' feet... There is no doubt that a child [martyr] suggests that the new generation will carry on the mission with determination. The younger the martyr - the greater and the more I respect him... They [mothers of martyrs] willingly sacrifice their offspring for the sake of freedom. It is a great display of the power of belief. The mother is participating in the great reward of the Jihad to liberate Al-Aqsa... I talked to a young man... [who] said: '... I want to marry the black-eyed [beautiful] women of heaven.' The next day he became a martyr. I am sure his mother was filled with joy about his heavenly marriage. Such a son must have such a mother." Mufti Sheikh Ikrimeh Sabri, Al-Ahram Al-Arabi (Egypt), October 28, 2000.
“We are teaching the children that suicide bombs make Israeli people frightened and we are allowed to do it....We teach them that after a person becomes a suicide bomber he reaches the highest level of paradise.” Palestinian “Paradise Camp” counselor speaking to BBC interviewer, quoted in Jerusalem Post, July 20, 2001
Moderator: "They [Israelis] accuse the Palestinian mother of hating her sons and of encouraging them to die. This is what we hear from Israelis. Is this true?
Um Al-Ajrami: "No, we do not encourage our sons to die. We encourage them to Shahada for the homeland, for Allah."
"We don't say to the mothers of the shahids, 'We have come to comfort you,' but 'We have come to bless you on the wedding of your son, on the Shahada of your son. Congratulations to you on the Shahada...' For us, the mourning is joyous. We give out drinks, we give out sweets. Praise to God - the mourning is a joyous occasion"
[PATV, November 17, 2004]
"Before I made my pilgrimage [to Mecca], Naji [my son] put his hand on my head and said: '...pray for me that I will be a shahid [someone who dies for Allah], or it will be your sin, and I will not forgive you until the Day of Judgement.
"Actually, during the Circuit [a ceremony during the pilgrimage] in Mecca and Medina, I prayed for him, by Allah, I prayed for him, because it was entrusted to me. I said: 'Praise Allah, my children asked for Shahada,' and it is better than the way we will die.
[PA TV, December 5, 2002]
Narrator: "In a silence filled with tears, with a mother's warm longing, his mother hugged him good-bye at length, planting the parting kiss on his cheeks before their final parting, [and] ordering him not to not to return to her except as a shahid. Seeing this [parting] is more than words. The last moments of Um-Nidal with her son, the youngest [age 17] Shahada-Seeker, the newest general, to join the ranks of Shahada-Seekers.
Um-Nidal after the son achieved Shahada: "I gave my son to Jihad for Allah. It is our religious obligation. If I wanted to have compassion for him, or to make him to change his mind, it would be wrong, a mistake. I don't want to be guided by my feeling, a mother's feelings. I put them aside for a while for something greater. Although this is connected to a mother's feelings. Why? Because I love my son and I want to choose the best for him and the best is not life in this world. No, for us there is an afterlife, the eternal bliss. So if I love my son, I will choose eternal bliss for him".
[Arab News Network TV, March 2002]
Hamas Lists Mother of Suicide Terrorists as Candidate
In the lead up to the Palestinian parliamentary elections in January 2006, terrorist group Hamas announced that one of its candidates would be Um Nidal, whose only claim to fame was that she proudly sent three of her sons to die for Allah in terrorist attacks against Israeli targets.
Sana Aida, PA Ministry of Social Affairs: "Any woman that is told, 'Your son was run over and died,' she is shocked, grieves, she cries, gets sick, and has a nervous breakdown. But if we tell her, 'your son died as a shahid', she makes sounds of joy, [saying] 'don't comfort me, bless me, give out drinks.'"
Host: "They consider him a groom."
Sana: "He is a groom. This is the Palestinian mother. She passes it on. If you say to little girls, 'Your brother is shahid', they will say, 'he is a groom.' She passes it to her children, daughters and granddaughters."
[PA TV, December 15, 2000
"He would always dream of Shahada, it was his first and last goal in life. I told him, 'dear, we all want to be shahids.' He said, 'In this entire world, I can't think of anyone to marry. I don't think of any girls of this world to marry. I want to marry the Dark Eyed [Virgins or Maidens of Paradise].' I said [that] if these are his thoughts, I wish him Shahada."
[PA TV, January 21, 2003]
"It was sad and joyous about him, meaning, he always liked the Shahada. All children at his age do... He was my first son, he always cared for me... I would have preferred that one of his other brothers would have attained Shahada instead of him, because he was the joy of my life."
[PA TV, June 6, 2004]
A mother explains: "Mothers make sounds of joy [on their son's Shahada] because she wants him to reach Shahada... I wanted the best for him... [it was] honor for us."
Moderator: "A Shahid's mother parts from her son with sounds of joy. Not because she doesn't love him. Did you make sounds of joy?"
Mother: "Yes, I did. A mother makes sounds of joy because she wants him to reach Shahada. He became a shahid for Allah Almighty. I wanted the best for him, this is the best for [my son] Shaadi. When he became a shahid, the Shahada was not only for him but also for us, pride for us, honor for us. People started looking at us [saying], 'This is the shahid's brother,' 'This is the shahid's mother,' 'This is the shahid's sister.' The pride was for the whole family, not just for Shaadi."
[PA TV, November 28, 2003]
"Praise to Allah! I hold my head high. The honor is mine I have a son who is a shahid and not only is my son a shahid, but all the shahids are my children, Praise Allah. The honor is mine; the pride is mine."
[PA TV, September 24, 2002]
"Not even animals would send their children into battle," (In response to the charge that Palestinian parents encourage their children to fight the Israelis and to be suicide bombers: )
Hanan Ashrawi (Jerusalem Report, Nov. 20, 2000)
“The most blatantly racist slur is the Israeli theft of our humanity as parents. In an attempt to rob us of our most basic feelings for our children, we are accused of ‘sending [our] children out to die’ for the sake of ‘scoring media points.’ The horror is further compounded by the total and unquestioning equanimity with which such a grand national slur is repeated by Israelis of all parties, with no critical distance or even awareness of the enormity of such a racist charge.” Hanan Ashrawi, Jordan Times, October 29, 2000
"And here, I want to emphasize, oh people of Palestine, that our children, the fruit of our loins - we must protect them... The children need proper education because it is they who will lead the struggle after us, on the day when they will grow up and become strong and we will grow old. They are our children, who will conduct the battle after us." February 28, 2003, Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiris
"They shall recline on jewelled couches face to face, and there shall wait on them immortal youths with bowls and ewers and a cup of purest wine (that will neither pain their heads nor take away their reason); with fruits of their own choice and flesh of fowls that they relish. And theirs shall be the dark-eyed houris, chaste as hidden pearls: a guerdon for their deeds... We created the houris and made them virgins, loving companions for those on the right hand..." Sura 56 verses 12- 39: Penguin translation by NJ Dawood
"Dark-eyed virgins (hur) sheltered in their tents (which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?) whom neither man nor jinnee will have touched before." Sura 55 verses 72-74,
"The Prophet Muhammad was heard saying: 'The smallest reward for the people of paradise is an abode where there are 80,000 servants and 72 wives, over which stands a dome decorated with pearls, aquamarine, and ruby, as wide as the distance from Al-Jabiyyah [a Damascus suburb] to Sana'a [Yemen]'." (Hadith 2687). The same hadith is also quoted by Ibn Kathir (died 1373 CE ) in his Koranic commentary (Tafsir) of Surah Al-Rahman (55), verse 72
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