Friday, December 04, 2015
In the Name of Allah the Passionate the Merciful
The document of safety pledge that has been given by the IS to the Nazara (Christians) of Raqqa city (in Syria) as long as they comply with the terms of this protection
All praise is due to Allah Who has honored the Islam with His victory and humiliated the polytheism with His defeat, Who says in His book:
(Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah (tribute) willingly while they are humbled. (They acknowledge acquiescence)) At-Tawbah (The Repentance) surah (chapter 9): verse 29.
We testify that there is no god save Allah Who has fulfilled His promise, given victory to His servant, honored His soldiers and without being helped He has defeated the combined forces (infidels). There is no god save Allah. We worship none save Him and are sincere to Him in religion even if infidels hate that.
We testify that Mohammed is Allah's servant and messenger, may Allah's blessings be upon him, the laughing killer whom his Lord sent with the sword on the specified moment in order to make Allah worshiped alone and Allah has authorized him to fight infidels.
We testify that Eesa (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary) is Allah's servant, messenger, spirit and word whom He threw down (gave) to Maryam. The Almighty says (Never would the Messiah disdain to be a servant of Allah , nor would the angels near [to Him]. And whoever disdains His worship and is arrogant - He will gather them to Himself all together). An-Nisa'(The Weman) surah (chapter 4): verse 172.
All praise is gratefully due to Allah for honoring the Islam and the blessing of ability.
And yet: this is the safety that has been given by Allah's servant Abu Bakir Al- Baghdadi the prince of the believers (caliph) to the Nazara of Raqqa: he has given them safety for their souls (themselves), their possessions, their churches and their offspring in the city of Raqqa. Their churches are not to be demolished nor will parts of their churches' courtyards be taken nor are their possessions reduced. They will not be compelled to convert nor is one of them got hurt.
He has stipulated on them the following terms:
1- They are not allowed to build a new abbey, church or monk hermitage in their city nor around it, nor are they allowed to refurbish any existing ones when they get damaged.
2- They are not allowed to show a cross or any of their books in the paths of Muslims or in markets. They are not allowed to use sound amplifiers when they pray or worship.
3- They are not allowed to make the reading of their books and their churches' bells heard by Muslims. (They can ring bells inside churches without being heard by Muslims).
4- They must not commit any aggressive actions against IS like giving shelters to the spies or the wanted by IS nor do they help them hide, move nor anything else whether these aggressors are Christians or not. If they know there is a conspiracy against Muslims, they must report.
5- They are not allowed to show any of their worship rituals outside their churches.
6- They must not prevent any Christian from converting to Islam if they want to.
7- They must revere Islam and Muslims and must not libel their religion.
8- They must pay Jizyah (tribute) annually for every adult male. The rich must pay four golden dinars, because cold value is constant (each golden dinar = 4.25 gram of pure gold).The moderate must pay two dinars and the poor one dinar. They must declare their whole financial status without reduction. They can pay in two installments annually.
9- They are not allowed to possess weapons.
10- They are not allowed to trade in pigs and wines with Muslims or in Muslims' markets. They are not allowed to drink wine publically.
11- They must have their own cemeteries as usual.
12- They must comply with what is instructed by IS regarding prudish clothes, selling, buying and any other thing.
If they comply with the terms which they have been given, they will have the neighborhood of Allah and the protection of His messenger Mohammed, may Allah's blessings be upon him, for their souls, lands and money. No right of theirs will be changed nor will any bishop or monk be changed. They are not to pay the tenth of their money unless they bring trade from outside the IS borders. If any Christian has a dispute with a Muslim, they can fairly appeal to the judiciary of Islam. No man is to pay punishment of another man's quilt.
They will have the neighborhood of Allah and the protection of His messenger Mohammed, may Allah's blessings be upon him, until Allah completes His will, as long as they comply with the terms of this document.
If they fail to comply with any part of this document, they will no longer have protection and the IS in Iraq and Sham (Levant) will deal with them as the people of war and obstinacy (they are liable to death and plunder).
Islamic State in Iraq and Sham on the 22nd of Rabia-2 1435 H (the 22nd of February 2014)
The translation of Quran verses were quoted from www.quran.com site.