Benefit: Shaykh ʿAbd al-Muhsin al-ʿAbbād on the Killing of Bin Laden al-Khārijī
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
السؤال: ما هو القول الوسط في مقتل أسامة بن لادن فهناك من فرح بمقتله, وهناك من قال إنه كان مجاهداً وحكم له بالشهادة؟
[Q]: What is the balanced position concerning the killing of Usamah ibn Laden as there were those who are delighted with his killing and others who said that he was a Mujāhid and they judged him to have achieved martyrdom?
أجاب شيخنا: كيف مجاهد؟! نعم هو مجاهد في سبيل الشيطان. أسامة بن لادن جلب شراً عظيماً على المسلمين ولا شك أن ذهابه فيه راحة لهم, يرتاح الناس بذهابه
[A]: "How is he a Mujāhid! Yes, he was a Mujāhid in the path of the devil. Usamah ibn Laden brought a great deal of evil to the Muslims, and there is no doubt that his departure will bring them ease; the people will be more at ease due to his departure."1