Ibn Baaz when Sayyid Qutb and Others Were Going to Be Executed
January 12, 2012 § 2 Comments
Muhammad al-Majdhoob said, ‘When the tyrannical court issued its verdict on the execution of Sayyid Qutb and his brothers, the same grief afflicted Shaikh Ibn Baaz that befell all believers at [the news of] such calamities, [calamities] which do not target the lives of innocent people who have been convicted as much as they target the weakening of Islaam and its very status, by terrorising those who cling to it and by making them forsake it.
The Shaikh charged me with drafting a telegraph suitable for this situation. So I wrote it with a pen full of fire, disgust and a sense of honour [for Islaam] and then brought it to him. I did so while being full of certainty that he would alter its tone to make it closer to that of [the style of] people in authority than to the tone of someone admonishing/warning.
But he shattered all my expectations when he agreed with all of it, and he didn’t only suffice with that but added the Saying of Allaah, the Most High, to it, from Surah an-Nisaa, “And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein, and the Wrath and the Curse of Allah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him.” [An-Nisaa 4:93]
The telegraph was sent that day, and it was, as far as I know, the only one to be sent from all of the corners of the Islamic world regarding this situation, inclusive of the phrases it contained which were more severe on the transgressors than the lashes of a whip.”
Ulemaa wa Mufakkiroon Araftuhum, p. 91.