wealth, and forego even wife and family;or he that goeth forth, ravaging and laying waste, plundering and spoiling, slaying the men, carrying off their children into captivity, and ravishing their wives and maidens in his unlawful embrace; and then shall call it Jehâd in the ways of the Lord, and shall say of him that slayeth or is slain that 'he hath inherited Paradise.' Judge aright, my Friend, in this matter. If a robber plundering a house should fall into a well, or the wall fall down upon him, or the owner rush out and strike him, so that he die; would bloodmoney at all be claimable for such a one? I trow that no Cadhee would so decide. How then shall Paradise be to him who falleth upon a people unawares, secure and at peace in their homes,he knowing not them nor they him; plundering, enslaving, and ravishing? And, not content therewith, instead of humbling thyself before the Lord and seeking pardon for the crime,thou sayest of such a one, whether he slay or be slain, that 'he hath earned Paradise,' and thou namest him 'a Martyr in the ways of the Lord'! If such be thy judgment, it is naught but the judgment of Satan, the Enemy of Adam and his race from of old. But well I know that thy reason and justice both forbid it."