Acts of Terrorism in the Name of Islam Do Not Equate to Acts Condoned by Islam


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A Compilation of Statemments of the Salafi Scholars Reagarding ISIS/ISIL


The ISIS Papers
A Compilation of Statemments of the Salafi Scholars Reagarding ISIS/ISIL [The So-Called “Islamic State of Iraq and Sham”]

Contents
3 The Muhaddith of Madeenah, ’AbdulMuhsin al-’Abbād al-Badr Speaks on ISIS/ISIL
10 Shaykh Sālih bin Sa’d as-Suhaymī on ISIS/ISIL
14 Shaykh Sālih bin Sa’d as-Suhaymī on Two of the Deviant Fronts Fighting in Syria
18 Shaykh Mashhūr Hasan Āl Salmān on ISIS/ISIL
22 Shaykh ’Ali bin Hasan al-Halabī al-Atharī on ISIS/ISIL
31 Shaykh Sa’d ash-Shithrī Speaks on ISIS/ISIL
35 Shaykh Mashhūr Hasan Āl Salmān on Whether there is a Hadeeth Which Mentions ISIS/ISIL
38 Shaykh Sālih as-Sindī on the Da’wah Salafiyyah Being Innocent of ISIS
[New update: 14/11/2014]

42 Shaykh ’AbdulHaq at-Turkumānī: Refutation of Those Who Permit Killing Aid Workers from Relief Organisations

47 Appendix 1: Analysis of ’Abdullah Faisal al-Jamaykee’s “Plea” for the Release of Alan Henning; a Recap of Faisal’s Statements Over the Last Twenty Years
52 Appendix 2: ISIS Are Not Salafi: With an Expose of the Most Disingenuous Journalistic Articles and Comments Which Claim to Posit Otherwise; Such as the Articles by Ed Husain, Irfan Ahmed Alawi, Peter Welby of Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation, Hassan Hassan in the Guardian, the Conspiract Theorist David Livingstone, ‘Abu Hashim’ and others

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A Comparison between Those Obsessed with Takfīr & Bombings and Those Who Call for Peace & Well-Being


A Comparison between Those Obsessed with Takfīr & Bombings and Those Who Call for Peace &
Well-Being
بذل النصح والتذكري لبقايا ااملفتونني بالتكفري والتفجري :Original Title

Today, many non-Muslims have entered the Arabian Peninsula for a specific set time
(jobs, etc.). And many people from this country have also begun telling them about Islam,
spreading offices throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called “Taw’iyyah al-Jāliyāt” or
“Community Enlightenment” offices. This has been going on for a long time now, and
because of it, many people have accepted Islam. According to a comprehensive report
by the “Community Enlightenment” office in Buraidah, Qaseem (a city near Riyadh) for
example, as many as fifteen thousand people entered Islam between 1407 (C.E. 1986)
and the beginning of 1424 (C.E. 2003). And the completion of such people’s guidance,
after Allāh guided them to Islam, is that they meet sincere and righteous callers to peace
and well-being, those who teach them the understanding of the religion according to the
righteous predecessors, those far removed from evil innovations and issues foreign to
Islam.
However, beginning in the year 1424 (C.E. 2003), some young people in this country
(Saudi Arabia) were afflicted with the trials of renouncing obedience to the leaders and
government and the audacity to kill non-Muslims who’ve entered our country and were
promised safety and security. They claim they are “ridding the Arabian Peninsula of the
disbelievers.” By doing that, they’ve brought evil upon themselves, their religion and its
people, and their nation. In the “al-Qabas al-Muwaytiyyah” newspaper (no. 11137) dated
the 23
rd
of Rabī’ al-Ākhir, 1425 (C.E. 2004), an article by Dr. Ḥamad Ibn Ibrāhīm al-
‘Uthmān was published by the title: “The Ideology of Bombing in the Spotlight”. Within this
article were many statements from such misguided youth (the terrorists) that have been
published on a well-known internet site. The fifth reported statement says:
“Everyone must know that if they want to make us leave our ideology, the very
ideology for which we were created, with which we were commanded, because
of which we’ve spilled our own blood – if they want us to leave this, then let them
dig up Muhammad ( وسلم عليه اه صلى ) from his grave and let him say to us, ‘Do not
expel the disbelievers from the Arabian Peninsula!’ Dig him up to tell us, ‘Do not
make Jihād against the disbelievers from the Arabian Peninsula!’ Dig him up to
tell us, ‘You are all sinners, extremists, terrorists! You should instead renounce
this and repent from it.’ Only then will we listen and obey, and only to him ( اه صلى
“!( عليه وسلم
Anyone who reflects on these statements full of utmost wickedness, the extreme, harshheartedness of these people becomes apparent as does their blunt, discourteous
manners, and their petrified, intolerant ideology. I do not even think many of the
misguided youth bent on destruction within this country would approve of such speech
that calls to nothing but an evil end. These people should repent and return to guidance
and pay no attention to the likes of such vile statements that only show the filth, evil,
meanness and shamelessness of whoever said it.
The following is a summarized comparison between the actions of these misguided youth
and the actions of sincere callers to peace and righteousness:
1. The misguided youth accept and approve of disbelief from a nonbeliever and
therefore rush him to the Fire (by killing him). They bring him out of darkness into
darkness, from torture to torture. As for the sincere callers to well-being, they work to
bring a nonbeliever out of darkness and into light, so that he may triumph, thereby
gaining happiness and contentment in this life and the next.

2. The misguided youth, by killing a nonbeliever (residing in this land) send him back to
his family in a coffin so that they may be filled with hatred and resentment towards
Islam and Muslims, so they may attribute to Islam what it is actually free and innocent
of – all because of these misguided people. As for the sincere callers to
righteousness, by inviting others to Islam, a person may return to his family as a
Muslim. He becomes a member of Islam, inviting his own family and others to it.
3. The misguided youth subject themselves to the punishment reported in the statement
:( صلى اه عليه وسلم ) of the Prophet
مَنْ قَتَلَ مُعَاهَدًا لَمْ يَرِحْ رَائِحَةَ الْجَنَةِوَإِنَ رِحيَهَا تُوجَدُ مِنْ مَسِريَةِ أَرْبَعِنيَ عَامًا
“Whoever kills a Muā’hid (a non-Muslim promised safety) will not even smell the
fragrance of paradise even though its scent can be smelled from forty years
away.”
2
As for the sincere callers, by their invitation (to Islam), they hope for rewards
promised in the statement of the Prophet ( وسلم عليه اه صلى ):
مَنْ دَعَا إِلَى هُدًى كَانَ لَهُ مِنْ اأَجْرِ مِثْلُ أُجُورِ مَنْ تَبِعَهُ ا يَنْقُُُ ََلََِ مِنْ أُجُورِهِمْ ََيًًْا
“Whoever calls to guidance, there is for him a reward for anyone who follows
him without diminishing their own rewards at all.”
3
4. The misguided ones, their family and relatives live in grief, distress, worry, and
sadness; they regret the condition of their wicked children. The sincere callers, their
family and relatives live in happiness, delight, and approval with the condition of their
noble children.
5. The misguided ones, by their disgraceful actions, prevent people from entering Islam,
damaging the reputation of the pure monotheistic religion. The sincere callers, by

their noble actions and their enthusiasm for Islam, work to bring nonbelievers out of
darkness and into light.
6. The misguided people were not even able to perform Jihād against their own (evil)
inclinations. And they ruined themselves and others in that they’ve fallen into a form
of corruption they call “Jihād”. As for the sincere callers, they perform Jihād against
their own inclinations and perform a form of Jihād (struggle) with others by inviting
them to Islam.
7. The misguided ones, by their horrible actions, become keys opening the doors to evil,
locking the doors to all good. The sincere callers, by their noble actions, become
keys opening the doors to all good, locking the doors to evil. In “Sunan Ibn Mājah”,
:said ( صلى اه عليه وسلم ) said that Allāh’s messenger ( رضي اه عنه ) Anas
إِنَ مِنْ النَاسِ مَفَاتِيحَ لِلْخَيْرِ مَغَالِيقَ لِلشَرِ وَإِنَ مِنْ النَاسِ مَفَاتِيحَ لِلشَرِ مَغَالِيقَ لِلْخَيْرِ
فَطُوبَى لِمَنْ جَعَلَ اللَهُ مَفَاتِيحَ الْخَيْرِ عَلَى يَدَيْهِ وَوَيْلٌ لِمَنْ جَعَلَ اللَهُ مَفَاتِيحَ الشَرِ عَلَى
يَدَيْهِ
“Certainly, among people are those who are keys to (the doors of) good, locking
(the doors of) evil. And certainly, among people are those who are keys to (the
doors of) evil, locking (the doors of) good. So, Ṭūbá (a rewarding tree in
paradise) is for whomever Allāh places the keys to good upon his hands, and
woe (beware or a pit in Hell) to those Allāh places the keys to evil upon his
hands.”4

8. The misguided youth are a threatened people by Allāh’s statement:
 إِنَ اللّهَ اَ يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ 
Certainly, Allāh does not amend the work of corruptors.
[Sūrah Yūnus, 10:81]

And the sincere callers are a promised people by Allāh’s statement:
 إِنَا اَ نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ الْمُصْلِحِنيَ 
Certainly, We will not allow to be lost the reward of the good-doers.
[Sūrah Al-‘Arāf, 7:170]
9. The misguided ones can expect a portion of what’s come in the prophet’s ( عليه اه صلى
:statement ( وسلم
وَمَنْ خَرَجَ عَلَى أُمَتِي يَضْرِبُ بَرَهَا وَفَاجِرَهَا وَا يَتَحَاََى مِنْ مُؤْمِنِهَا وَا يَفِي لِذِ عَهْد
عَهْدَهُ فَلَيْسَ مِنِي وَلَسْتُ مِنْهُ
“Whoever rebels against my nation, killing both the righteous and wicked
(indiscriminately), not even sparing the devout believers, and not fulfilling the
obligation towards those given a pledge (of security) – then he is not from me
and I am not from him.”
5
And the sincere callers can expect a portion of what’s come in the prophet’s ( اه صلى
:statement ( عليه وسلم
ثَاثُ خِصَالٍ ا يَغِل عَلَيْهِنَ قَلْبُ مُسْلِمٍ أَبَدًا إِخْاصُ الْعَمَلِ لِلَهِ وَمُنَاصَحَةُ وُاةِ اأَمْرِ
وَلُزُومُ الْجَمَاعَةِ فَإِنَ دَعْوَتَهُمْ تُحِيطُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِمْ
“There are three traits a Muslim’s heart never resents: sincerity in doing actions
for Allāh, offering sincere advise to those in authority, and sticking to the
mainstream community (of Muslims) because certainly their supplication
encompasses all around them.”6

1: This translation consists of some points explained by ‘Abd al-Muḥsin al-‘Abbād in his work titled:
“A Reminder to Those Obsessed with Takfīr and Bombings”.

2: Recorded by al-Bukhārī (no. 3122) from the ḥadīth of ‘Abd Allāh Ibn ‘Umar ( عنه اه رضي ).

3: Recorded by Muslim (no. 2674) from the ḥadīth of Abū Hurayrah ( عنه اه رضي ).

4: Recorded by Ibn Mājah (no. 237). Also see “al-Silsilah al-Ṣaḥīḥah” (no. 1332) of al-Albānī.

5: Recorded by Muslim (no. 1848) from the ḥadīth of Abū Hurayrah ( عنه اه رضي ).
6: Recorded by Aḥmad (no. 21590) with an authentic chain of narration from the ḥadīth of Zayd Ibn
Thābi .( رضي اه عنه )

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Etiquette of eating and drinking


Etiquette of eating and drinking

The first question of Fatwa no. 6008

Q 1: My neighbor gave my young daughter something to drink with her left hand. When I informed her that it is Satan who drinks with his left hand and supported my saying by the authentic Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Hadith of the girl and the Bedouin, she argued that the Hadith address the person who drinks, not the person who gives someone something to drink. Please answer me because my neighbor is not convinced.

A: It was authentically reported on the authority of Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that The Prophet (peace be upon him) has commanded Muslims to eat and drink with the right hand giving reasons for that by the fact that Satan eats and drinks with his left hand. In another Hadith reported on the authority of Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him)

(Part No. 22; Page No. 132)

who said that the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade eating with the left hand, saying: “Do not eat with yourleft hand, for Satan eats with his left hand.” These Hadith indicate that it is forbidden to eat or drink with theleft hand in order not to imitate our enemy, Satan.

In the Hadith of the girl and the Bedouin whom Satan brought to eat without mentioning the Name of Allah, the Prophet (peace be upon him) held their hands so that Satan would not have food through their eating. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) justified his action, saying: “Satan considers that food lawful for himself on which the Name of Allah is not mentioned. He (Satan) brought this girl to make the food lawful through her but I caught her hand. Then, he brought the Bedouin to make food lawful through him but I caught his hand too. By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, now Satan’s hand is in my grasp along with her hand.” The wording of another narration reads: …along with their hands. (Related by Muslim in his Sahih (authentic) Book of Hadith)

(Part No. 22; Page No. 133)

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

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`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan
`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify
`Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

Etiquette of eating and drinking

The first question of Fatwa no. 6008

Q 1: My neighbor gave my young daughter something to drink with her left hand. When I informed her that it is Satan who drinks with his left hand and supported my saying by the authentic Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Hadith of the girl and the Bedouin, she argued that the Hadith address the person who drinks, not the person who gives someone something to drink. Please answer me because my neighbor is not convinced.

A: It was authentically reported on the authority of Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that The Prophet (peace be upon him) has commanded Muslims to eat and drink with the right hand giving reasons for that by the fact that Satan eats and drinks with his left hand. In another Hadith reported on the authority of Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him)

(Part No. 22; Page No. 132)

who said that the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade eating with the left hand, saying: “Do not eat with yourleft hand, for Satan eats with his left hand.” These Hadith indicate that it is forbidden to eat or drink with theleft hand in order not to imitate our enemy, Satan.

In the Hadith of the girl and the Bedouin whom Satan brought to eat without mentioning the Name of Allah, the Prophet (peace be upon him) held their hands so that Satan would not have food through their eating. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) justified his action, saying: “Satan considers that food lawful for himself on which the Name of Allah is not mentioned. He (Satan) brought this girl to make the food lawful through her but I caught her hand. Then, he brought the Bedouin to make food lawful through him but I caught his hand too. By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, now Satan’s hand is in my grasp along with her hand.” The wording of another narration reads: …along with their hands. (Related by Muslim in his Sahih (authentic) Book of Hadith)

(Part No. 22; Page No. 133)

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan
`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify
`Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

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The third question of Fatwa no. 20961

What is the ruling on taking and giving things with the left hand; is it Haram (prohibited) or Makruh (disliked)?

A: According to the authentic reports, giving and taking things with the left hand is prohibited. It is reported on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Let one of you eat with his right hand, drink with his right hand, take with his right hand, and give with his righthand, for Satan eats with his left hand, drinks with his left hand, gives with his left hand, and takes with hisleft hand. (Related by Ahmad and Ibn Majah, and this is his narration).

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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The third question of Fatwa no. 6724

Q 3: Is it permissible to hold bread with the left hand or not? I see 90% of the people take bread in their left hand to cut it or hold it, as bread is soft and they cannot eat it with the right hand without using the left. I hope that you will advise me on this.

A: It is permissible to hold bread with the left hand, but taking bread from and giving it to others should be done with the right hand, according to Islamic etiquette. It is not permissible to eat bread using the left hand, as long as it is possible to use the right.

(Part No. 22; Page No. 326)

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify
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Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh warned against the dangers of the Al-Qaeda


01/10/2008 By Turki Al-Saheil / Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh warned against the dangers of the Al-Qaeda organization and its leader Osama Bin Laden and emphasized that this organization has brought nothing but “chaos and destruction” to the Muslim world. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Al al-Sheikh emphasized the insincerity of Bin Laden’s call and said: “A Muslim should not be deceived by propaganda and his position on any call should be based on reflection and on close scrutiny of its outcome”. He described the Al-Qaeda organization as “a bloody and corrupt organization that sows corruption in the ummah [Community of Islam] and destroys property”. The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia is not totally satisfied with the steps being taken to repulse the danger inherent in the ideology of the terrorist organization, saying that “there is delinquency” in this regard. He said that ideological terrorism is “dangerous and a prelude to practical terrorism”. He emphasized that the war on deviant thoughts should be the strongest …

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Shaykh ’Ubayd al-Jaabiree Warns Against Anwar al-Awlaki


 

 

Bismillaah, wal-hamdulilaah, was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah,
As Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuh

 

 

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Monday, 23 November 2009
ImageBy the Noble Scholar of Madeenah, Shaykh ‘Ubayd Ibn ‘Abdullaah al-Jaabiree
Questions posed concerning the corrupt statements of Anwar al-Awlaki and his incetement towards violence and civil unrest.

Review:
[Q]: The praise is for Allaah, and may the peace and salutations of Allaah be upon the Messenger of Allaah and upon his Family and his Companions and upon those who follow the guidance.  To proceed:

So these are some of the statements of one of the du’aat (callers), his name is Anwar al-Awlaki.  You will find these statements on his official website.  We present them to the noble Shaykh ‘Ubayd Ibn ‘Abdillaah al-Jaabiree – (may Allaah preserve him) – so that he may comment upon them so we can then spread the answers and the comments among the brothers here in America and in Britian and throughout the West in general.

The first statement: “The rulers in the Arabian Peninsula are playing a central role in the fight against Islam especially the al Saud family. The al Saud of today is the Abdullah bin Ubay of yesterday.”

And he says in the second statement: “May this be the beginning of the greatest Jihad, the Jihad of the Arabian Peninsula that would free the heart of the Islamic world from the tyrants who are deceiving the ummah and standing between us and victory.”  Should I – O Shaykh – mention the third statement as well or can I suffice with this?

[A]: Present the third statement.

[Q]: And the third is that this man says: “The Jihad in Somalia should carry on until the last AU soldier leaves the country and any forces that side with the AU -including the Sharif government -and Sharif is the president who won the recent election – become legitimate targets.”

So what is your comment upon these statements, may Allaah bless you?

[A]: With the name of Allaah.  The praise is for Allaah and may peace and salutations be upon his servant and Messenger Muhammad and upon his Family and all of his Companions.

The summary of what has become apparent to me from these three statements that you have quoted from a specific forum or a specific website for Anwar al-Awlaki, and the name Awlaki (‘Awlaqee) proves that the origin of this man is Yemeni.  The essence of what is comprised within these statements – in that which is apparent to me – are two affairs:

The first affair: is his ignorance concerning the fiqh of Jihaad.  And that he does not know anything about the Jihaad, which is from the well-planned obligations that Allaah has established up until Allaah causes the earth and whosoever is upon it to perish.

And I suspect that this man has become polluted by the ideas of Sayyid Qutb al-Misree and similar to him are Aboo Qataad, Aboo Muhammad al-Maqdisee and many others besides them. All of these individuals and the same applies to this man have been influenced by the likes of Sayyid Qutb; and Sayyid Qutb, according to the people of research and experience with examining statements, is the flag bearer of takfeer in this time. His book, Ma’aalim fit-Tareeq (Milestones) proves this clearly as Sayyid erroneously and falsely declared the entire Ummah to be disbelievers, the rulers and their subjects.

And Jihaad according to Ahlis-Sunnah, who have inherited from Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) the correct understanding of the religion, the correct understanding of worship and the correct understanding of social dealings, this Jihaad is of two categories:

Jihaadut-Talab (the offensive Jihaad) and Jihaadud-Daf’ (the defensive Jihaad).  Jihaadut-Talab is to mobilize the troops and to dispatch the armies and to prepare sufficient equipment in order to fight whosoever is surrounding them from the disbelievers to make the word of Allaah uppermost.  And this is the responsibility and special role of the Muslim ruler.  He is the one who can call to such an act, he is the one who establishes this and he himself is the one who leads it or he appoints someone to lead a military detachment.

So whosoever calls to Jihaad in a general manner (without consideration of the legislated prerequisites or guidelines), then he is one of two men, either he is ignorant concerning the fiqh of Jihaad or he is a person of desires who is misguided and misguiding others, an innovator.  And regardless of whether he is the former or the latter, it is obligatory upon the Ummah to be cautious of him and to have hatred for him.  And it is obligatory upon the Scholars to refute him and to warn against him.

The second is Jihaadud-Daf’, and this is to defend against the assailant and the transgressor.  So when an assailant and a transgressor from the disbelievers attacks and transgresses against a Muslim country, then it is permissible for the people of that country to defend themselves and to resist the attack in order to stop its evil and to challenge its deception.  It is a required condition that they must have the ability and the strength to do this.  So if they have the ability and the strength, they can mobilize themselves to defend against the subjugation of the transgressing party and to defeat its endeavour and to reject its tyranny.

If they do not have the ability and the strength for that, then they have two choices: they can either flee with their Religion and their honour to wherever they will be safe, or they can seek a treaty of peace with this tyrannical enemy and they can make contracts and agreements with him to preserve and safeguard the territory of the people of al-Islaam.

Therefore, it can be concluded from this that the required condition for Jihaadut-Talab (the offensive Jihaad) is the ruler, since it is from his special functions.  And the required condition for Jihaadud-Daf’ (the defensive Jihaad) is the strength and ability to carry it out.  And strength and ability are necessary for both of these acts in order to defeat the endeavour of the enemies of Allaah.

The second matter that has become apparent from the first two statements is that this man harbours resentment against the Arabian Peninsula and he harbours resentment against the rulers from al-Saud.  And due to this, he has described them with kufr (disbelief) or nifaaq (hypocrisy) or both of them.  The crime of al-Saud according to him and his likes from the people of desires, splitting and the Khawaarij is that their nation is a nation of Tawheed and the Sunnah – every person of Sunnah testifies to this.  And their nation has been the flag bearer of Tawheed and the Sunnah since its inception at the hand of al-Imaam Muhammad Ibn Sa’ood – may Allaah have mercy upon him; and verily it gives victory to Tawheed and the Sunnah.

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab called to Tawheed and the Sunnah and the Imaam, the Ameer Muhammad Ibn Sa’ood used to aid him and defend him and he used to defend his call.  And the fruit of that effort was that Allaah made this righteous Imaam, al-Mujaahid strong and influential due to his raising the flag of Tawheed and the Sunnah- I deem him as such and Allaah is his Reckoner.  From the fruits of this da’wah was the establishment of a mighty nation.  It has taken on the burden of establishing the Religion.  And there is no person of Sunnah, except that his heart is with this nation. Likewise, it has taken on the political and economic burden.  So these are all fruits of aiding Tawheed and the Sunnah.

The Khawaarij in every time and place have always had enmity towards Ahlus-Sunnah, the rulers and their subjects, because Ahlus-Sunnah are the farthest of the people from takfeer (wrongfully labelling a Muslim a disbeliever), let alone tabdee’ (declaring someone an innovator) and tafseeq (declaring someone a disobedient sinner), except with a proof that obligates takfeer, or tabdee’ or tafseeq of the individual.  And this is known to those who are familiar with the history of Ahlus-Sunnah and their written works.  However, the one who has been overwhelmed by malice and desire has become deep-rooted within him, then he opposes Ahlus-Sunnah and displays enmity towards them.

So it is not strange that Awlaki should take this path, since he has a predecessor and he himself is from the later followers. Consequently, I warn the Muslims firstly against this man and I call upon them to boycott him and to severe ties with him and to refute him with a knowledge based refutation that will expose his call and reveal his true condition and show that he is an enemy to the people of Islaam and the Sunnah.  This individual and his likes are from those who have disfigured the image of Islaam and the image of the people of al-Islaam to the extent that they have driven those who do not possess intellect from the Jews and the Christians to attack the personality of the Messenger of Allaah and to degrade the Mushaf. This is because due to their lack of intellect and due to their lack of knowledge about Islaam and its people they think that him, his predecessors and his contemporaries represent the people of Islaam; and that this path of theirs is the true path of the people of Islaam and that transgressing against the honour, wealth and the lives of others, and that the nullifying of contracts and ratified treaties between our rulers and the rest of the non-Muslim nations of the world, such as those of Europe and America, then these feeble-minded fools and those who have been deprived of justice and fairness, they think that this is the Islaam that we practice.

So how astonishing it is that America let this man remain therein, yet it raises its voice to say that it opposes terrorism, and as for us then we say that they are Khawaarij. Indeed this man and his likes are the terrorists that the Europeans, Americans and the Western world in general refer to, and I think that even the non-Muslims from the people of the East like Russia have labelled them with this title.  So these individuals in reality are the instruments of terrorism and they are the river from which the Khawaarij draw out what they draw out to support their transgression against the people of Islaam and the Sunnah, and for their transgression against those whom we have contracts and treaties with (i.e. the non Muslim states), since they do not recognize any contract or treaty.  They only declare people disbelievers en masse.

This is what I liked to make note of and I ask Allaah, the Glorified and Most High to keep the people of al-Islaam away from every evil and detestable thing and to withhold from them the evil of the Khawaarij, whether they are the Khawaarij who sit and incite others or whether they are the ones who physically participate themselves; and that He keeps the misery of the Khawaarij among their own selves and that He allows the Muslims to see a lesson in them; and that He seizes the Khawaarij with a mighty and strong seizure and that He makes them a lesson for those who take heed.

And may the peace and salutations of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his Family and all of his Companions.  This was dictated by one in need of Allaah: ‘Ubayd Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Sulaymaan al-Jaabiree, a former professor at the Islamic University of al-Madeenah.  And the date of this discussion was Wednesday night, the 23rd of Dhul-Qa’dah, in the year 1430H, corresponding to the 11th of November in the year 2009.  And success is with Allaah.  And may the peace and salutations of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his Family and all of his Companions.

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