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Islamic Q&A on the 9/11 Attack

Al-ʿAllāmah ʿUbayd ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Jābirī

Pivotal questions answered on the event commonly known as 9/11. A clarification of the true Islamic stance on the affair.


From Amongst the Questions:

  • Is it Permissible to shave my beard in this time of Fitnah?
  • Can we show our support for America by buying flags?
  • Isn’t Suicide Forbidden, I ask because many Muslims see this as a source of victory?
  • Is it permissible to pray in my car for fear of being attacked?
  • Many Masājid have been attacked, My parents are asking me to pray at home, what should I do?
  • Many Masājid in my area (California) have candle-light vigils, what is the correct way to show concern for what happened?
  • Is it permissible to make Duʿāʾ for those who were killed?
  • What can Muslims do to make Hijrah, where is the best place to make Hijrah to?
  • What is the ruling on the Muslim who kills a kāfir and is in the Muslim land, is it permissible to turn him over to the kuffār authorities?
  • Many Muslims have gathered with the Jews and Christians to have prayer services, is this Kufr?
  • If the Muslims are attacked in Afghanistan, what should be the stance of the Muslims in America?

Published: June 4, 2007
Edited: February 11, 2023

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