A Well-Read Islamic Terrorist in Russia

The following video shows a raid by Russian police on the residence of a suspected Islamic terrorist. The footage is notable, among other reasons, because it includes a clear view of some of the titles on the suspects bookshelves.

Among them you will note Imam Nawawi, a classic Shafi’ite jurist whose writings have great standing. Nuh Ha Mim Keller — the commentator and translator of ’Umdat al-salik wa ’uddat al-nasik, or The reliance of the traveller and tools of the worshipper, the authoritative source on Sunni Islamic law commonly referred to as Reliance of the Traveller when cited in English — relies on him extensively.

Abd ar-Rahman ibn Nasir as-Sa’di is a modern tafsir commentator, so his works lack status. Tafsirs that go back centuries, like those of Ibn Kathir and others, have more weight.

Many thanks to DarLink for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Update: for more background on Islamic law as it relates to terrorism, see Maj. Stephen Coughlin, Part 2: Understanding the War on Terror Through Islamic Law.


00:01   This is a police raid!
00:04   Your documents are going to be checked!
00:06   Residents of the house — get out one by one to the street!
00:14   Out of the house one by one
00:30   Here he is, pretty boy!
00:38   Where are you papers?
00:40   At home
00:42   Are you sure?
00:46   Look
01:04   Handcuffs
01:09   Head up!
01:15   Did you see that over there?
01:19   ‘The Gardens of the Righteous’ by Imam Nawawi
01:24   ‘Tafsir al-Qur’an’ by Abd ar-Rahman ibn Nasir as-Sa’di
01:28   ‘250 hadiths with commentaries’ by Murat Kaya

3 thoughts on “A Well-Read Islamic Terrorist in Russia

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  3. The seated fat one, whom they ordered, “Heads up!”, appears to have a prayer-bump on his forehead. Prayer-bump plus beard equals likely terrorist, or at least enabler. Our ancestors were smarter than us; they knew Islam has no place in Christendom.

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