Mourning over Martyred Hero Pilot Mo'aaz Kasassbeh
Author : The General Iftaa` Department
Date Added : 08-02-2015


Mourning over Martyred Hero Pilot Mo'aaz Kasassbeh



Praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad, the seal of messengers, and upon all of his family and companions.


Almighty Allah Says in the Holy Quran (What means): "Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the least." [Al-Ahzaab/23]. He, The Almighty also Says (What means): "Think not of those who are slain in God’s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord; They rejoice in the bounty provided by God: And with regard to those left behind, who have not yet joined them (in their bliss), the (Martyrs) glory in the fact that on them is no fear, nor have they (cause to) grieve. They glory in the Grace and the bounty from God, and in the fact that God suffereth not the reward of the Faithful to be lost (in the least)." [Al-Imran/179-171].


The Iftaa` Department mourns the martyr of Jordan, hero pilot Mo`aaz Kasassbeh who fought with tooth and nail  defending his faith and country until he joined his fellow  martyrs who had fallen down defending Islamic holy sites and Arabic territories. The Department denounces this heinous crime committed by a ruthless hateful gang in a barbaric manner forbidden by Islam, heavenly laws and international laws. This crime reflects a hidden hatred harbored by a misguided group that has tarnished the image of Islam and took up killing as a profession, violating the teachings of the Prophet who forbade exemplary punishment and burning. Whereas he (PBUH) said: "None can chastise with fire except the Rubb of the fire." [Abu-Dawood]. We highly regard Mo`aaz Kasassbeh who fell martyr with honor, pride and showed no hesitance, or compromise over his religion, belief, or country, following in the footsteps of the great heroes of the Jordanian Army.


The Department extends its deepest condolences to the martyr`s family and prays that Allah empowers them with patience and solace, and that he remains an example of honor and pride to his clan as he was to his religion, country, leader, army and all Jordanians throughout their glorious history which is replete with stories of heroism and sacrifice in defense of religion, holy sites and country.

Our Prophet said about this misguided group: "In the last days (of the world) there will appear young people with foolish thoughts and ideas. They will give good talks, but they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out of its game, their faith will not exceed their throats. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for there will be a reward for their killers on the Day of Resurrection." [Bukhari]. In addition, he (PBUH) said about the ones martyred by such groups: "Their killed are the worst in sight of Allah, but those killed by them are the best to Him." [Ibn-Maja].


The department stresses that all Jordanians must unite at such critical times to counter those who try to create chaos and anarchy, and spread trials. It also emphasizes on supporting His Majesty King  Abdullah the second, may Allah protect him, in all his efforts that aim at protecting the true image of Islam against those who try to distort it.


In this critical stage of our Islamic nation`s history, having experienced many young people with foolish thoughts and ideas whom the Prophet described as: "Some people calling at the gates of the (Hell) Fire, and whoever will respond to their call, will be thrown by them into the (Hell) Fire." [Agreed upon]. Besides; in light of this stray, contradiction and some people`s inability to tell right from wrong, the General Iftaa` Department along with the rest of the religious institutions will remain the first line defense encountering deviant  thoughts and non-Islamic acts through highlighting the true image of Islam reflected in the teachings and practices of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the Prophet of mercy and humanity, who saved people from the darkness of ignorance, blood-shed, severance of kinship ties, and led them to light, knowledge, love, mercy, unity and compassion. These institutions will continue to uncover the suspicious matters of such deviant groups who have abused Islam and distorted its true image.

We support our brave soldiers in standing up to these criminals, apostates and enemies of religion. We highly appreciate their steadfastness in protecting our beloved country and its peaceful citizens.


We beseech Allah to forgive the martyr and bestow mercy upon him, and empower his family with patience and solace.



“Surely, we are Allah`s, and to Him we shall surely return”

"Soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take!"


The General Iftaa' Dept.


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