Letter From Ustadz Abu Bakar Ba'asyir: Densus 88 Are Enemies Of Allah And His Rasul
30 December 2010
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
In the last few days, a number of
media reported that Ustadz Abu Bakar Ba'asyir had sent
a letter addressed to several institutions,
particularly the police. There are many responses to
the letter and most are putting Ustadz Abu into a
corner, whereas he is only conveying Al-Haq in
accordance with Al-Qur'an and Sunnah. The following
are the contents of his letter dedicated to a number
of institutions in this country.
To the slaves of Allah:
1. Mr. Head of the Supreme Court
2. Mr. Attorney General
3. Mr. Chief of Police
4. Mr. Chief of Densus 88
By the permission of Allah SWT, I am conveying a
tadzkirah (reminder and advice) through this letter to
all of you (Misters) for the sake of our salvation
especially in the akhira later.
It is compulsory upon me to convey this tadzkirah
after seeing the grave violations against the law of
Allah and the sunnah of His Rasul, which are terribly
committed by the Densus 88.
The violations against the law of Allah and His Rasul
are: Accusing the ibaadah of I'dad (preparation of
physical and mental strength, as well as utilizing
weapons for the protection of the State / Islam) which
is commanded by Allah and His Rasul and was done in
Aceh, as an act of terror and those doing are accused
I'dad is the practice of preparing the mental and
physical strength to the best of our ability in order
to terrify the enemies of Allah and the enemies of the
Muslims, so that they would not disturb Islam, since
the character of the kafir / enemies of Allah is that,
they are not pleased (ridha) when the shari'a of Allah
and His Rasul are practised by the Muslim individuals,
as well as society, and they are forcing the Muslims
to follow their ideology / religion.
Allah says: (Al-Baqarah:120)
"Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied
with you unless you follow their millah / religion."
Besides that, when they are able, they are also
continuously fighting against the Muslims to be
coerced to become murtad. This is explained by Allah
SWT in His verse: (Al-Baqarah : 217)
"…Nor will they cease fighting you until they turn
you back from your faith if they can…"
This nature of the enmity of the kafir against the
Muslims must be confronted with the mental and
physical preparation so that they will be terrified,
to the point that they do not dare to disturb Islam
and the Muslims. Therefore, this commandment of i'dad
- preparing the mental and physical strength - is
explained by Allah SWT. To terrify them, then the
i'dad to defend Islam / the State which Allah is
pleased with, by doing training, is prescribed by
Allah SWT and His Rasul.
Allah commanded i'dad in His verse: (Al-Anfal : 60)
"Against them make ready your strength to the
utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to
strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of
Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye
may not know..."
What is meant by "strength" in the above verse was
explained by Rasulullah SAW as "shooting skills", so
its meaning is "firepower" such as explained in the
Narrated from Salabah bin Amir RA, he said : I have
heard Rasulullah SAW said while he was on the mimbar:
"Prepare to confront them the strength according to
your capability. Know that what is meant by strength
is the throwing (shooting/archery), know that what is
meant by strength is the throwing, know that what is
meant by strength is the throwing." (HR. Muslim).
In putting into practice this commandment of Allah SWT,
Rasulullah SAW encouraged and praised the people who
practice weaponry, such as that when he saw people
practising archery, he said:
"Throw/shoot O Bani Ismail because indeed your
ancestors are excellent archers." (HR. Bukhari)
And in order to emphasize the importance of weapons
training, he SAW said:
"Whoever have done weapons training and then
abandon it, he is not from our group or he has done
transgression." (HR. Muslim and Ibnu Majah)
The above saying of Rasulullah SAW shows that he was
giving encouragement to his ummah to do training
mentally and physically. This shows that to train for
mental and physical strength is prescribed.
The objective of the weapons training in Aceh, was to
obey the commandment of Allah and His Rasul in surah
Al-Anfal 60, due to that the said training was an act
of worship (ibaadah) because the attribute of the
believers is that they have an absolute obedience
towards the commandment of Allah and His Rasul, not
arguing, and doing it according to their ability.
Allah SWT says: (An-Nur :51)
"The answer of the Believers, when summoned to
Allah and His Messenger, in order that He may judge
between them, is no other than this: they say, "We
hear and we obey": it is such as these that will
Therefore, I and all of you (Misters), if we claim to
be believers, we must obey this command for i'dad when
we have the ability, we cannot argue. This command for
i'dad has the same degree in terms of its dictum as
the command for solat, sawm, zakat, hajj, etc.
So it is clear that the i'dad that was practised in
Aceh is a noble deed which, insha Allah will attain
the pleasure of Allah SWT, so we appreciate it and we
don't degrade it with the allegation of terror. But
the ibadaah of i'dad in Aceh which was to obey the
commandment of Allah and His Rasul was heckled and
insulted by the Densus 88. Its practice is accused as
terror, and those who practise it are accused as
terrorists, attacked and arrested in a sadistic way.
Therefore, it is clear that insulting the ibaadah of
i'dad which was practised in Aceh means insulting
Allah, insulting His commandment (Al-Anfal : 60),
insulting Rasul and insulting his sunnah about this
i'dad. This means that the Densus 88 are insulting
Allah, His Shari'a and they are insulting Rasulullah
and his sunnah.
In a indirect way, the Densus 88 are accusing Allah
SWT of creating the shari'a of terror and Rasulullah
SAW of encouraging the shari'a of terror. (Most Pure
is Allah and His Rasul from this accusation and
humiliation). The actions of the Densus 88 in this
regard are the same as the insults made by the kafir
America on Allah, His Shari'a, His Rasul and his
sunnah by attempting to burn the Qur'an.
Therefore, it is clear that with this munkar attitude,
the Densus 88 has become the enemies of Allah, the
enemies of His Rasul and the enemies of the Muslims,
whether they are aware of it or not.
Therefore, for the sake of the safety in the akhira
later, I am advising you (Misters) to rectify the
munkar deeds of the Densus 88 which are inviting the
wrath of Allah. You (Misters), as the leaders, will be
asked for accountability in the akhira later. So, I am
advising you to remove the accusation of terrorists
from those who are practising the ibaadah of i'dad and
treat them according to the stipulation of the Shari'a
as specified in the Qur'an and sunnah.
It is true that they are considered as violating the
prohibition of possessing weapons without permits. But
this regulation is contrary to the shari'a of Allah
and the sunnah of the Prophet regarding i'dad. So this
regulation is batil and must be changed. What should
be banned are those who possess and do weapons
training for crimes (robbery, etc.), but if for
obeying the commandment of Allah and His Rasul, it
should be given leeway, though with supervision,
because in Islam there are conditions when men can
make rules/laws but it cannot be antonymous to the law
of Allah and His Rasul.
I am delivering this tadzkirah simply with the
1. So that I have a reason before Allah to disclaim
liability in the akhira later, because I am seeing the
insult made by the Densus 88 on the sharia of i'dad,
thus I am reminding with the hope that they want to
repent and have taqwa (fear Allah). Allah says : (Al-Araf
"When some of them said: 'Why
do you preach to a people whom Allah will destroy or
visit with a terrible punishment?'- said the
preachers: 'To discharge our duty to your Lord, and
perchance they may fear Him.'"
2. When this tadzkirah of mine is ridiculed and they
continue to insult and hinder the practice of the
sharia of i'dad until Allah is angry and sending down
adzab/calamity on them, may I be saved by Allah from
His adzab, as I have already tried to remind them to
the best of my ability.
Allah says: (Al-Araf : 165).
"When they disregarded the warnings that had been
given them, We rescued those who forbade Evil; but We
visited the wrong-doers with a grievous punishment
because they were given to transgression."
Oo Allah... give guidance to the leaders of this
country for they do not know...Ameen.
Oo Allah ...witness (Allahummashhad) I have already
reminded according to my ability,..Ameen.
Jakarta, 24 Dzulqo'idah 1431 H.
30 November 2010.
Al Fakir Ilallah,
From a slave of Allah who always hope for His ridha
Abu Bakar Ba'asyir
Copies to the slaves of Allah:
Mr. Minister of Religious Dept.
Mr. Chairman of Majelis Ulama of Indonesia (MUI).
Mr. Chariman of Tribunal Constitution.
Mr. Chairman of MPR (Assembly Speaker).
Mr. Chairman of DPR (Indonesian Legislative Assembly).
Mr. Chairman of TPM (Team of Muslim Lawyers).