Terrorism is ‘Hirabah’ in Shariah Law: Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad

Here we see Abdal Hakim Murad’s 10 second comment destroy the Islamophobes’ false narrative of ‘Islam preaches terrorism’. He states, according to Sharia, that terrorism is classified as Hiraba (Hirabah) which is punishable by death. Thus we learn, Sharia is against terrorism.

Adal Hakim Murad Destroys Islamophobes’ Big Terrorism Lie in 10 seconds!

What is Hirabah?

The term hirabah refers to public terrorism in a war against society and civilization.  In legal terminology it is defined as “spreading mischief in the land,” but its precise meaning, as defined by Professor Khalid Abou el Fadl, is “killing by stealth and targeting a defenseless victim in a way intended to cause terror in society.”  This is the Islamic definition of terrorism.  It is the very opposite of jihad.

The term hirabah comes from the root hariba, a verb that means to become angry and enraged.  By derivation the noun harb (pl. hurub) means variously “war” and “enemy.”


Timothy Winter also known as Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, is a British Sunni Muslim sheikh, researcher, writer and academic. He is the Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College, Director of Studies (Theology and Religious Studies) at Wolfson College and the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cambridge University.

Categories: Abdal-Hakim Murad, Extremism, Islam

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