Monthly Archives: April 2015

Discussion with Sheikh Abu Baseer At Tartousi




In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Discussion with Sheikh Abu Baseer At Tartousi

(Response to the Fatwa of Sheikh Abu Baseer prohibiting joining Jabhatun Nusrah)

All praise be to Allah the Lord of all that exists. And the best of prayers and most complete peace be upon our chief Muhammad and his family and his companions all of them. After that,
It causes us pain us that the one who yesterday called for “Supporting the people of Tawheed” is today issuing a fatawa and advising that “it is prohibited to join a part of the people of Tawheed” in their Jihad against the Nusayri taghout. We always used to be patient when the Sheikh used to slander us even though he slandered us to the point where he described us to be creation of the intelligence agencies. We ignore those matters that are related to our individual rights but as for turning over the matter to the point of issuing fatwas prohibiting to join Jabhat un Nusra, then it is a matter over which silence cannot be maintained, so that it does not cause doubts for some amongst the people. And if the Sheikh had not forced us to respond, we would not have responded. And if only he had advised in secret when he wanted, and did not advice through the internet since what is the use of an advice if it has come on the internet and the matter has spread far and wide! This is not how an advice is. We have known that the advice is to be in secret and not made publicly. And it is also not an advice when it comes in the form of a fatwa prohibiting joining Jabhat un Nusra due to it being AlQaida. And let the Sheikh open his heart for a discussion with us regarding what he has said.

With having hope that he does not return back to the media and that if he wishes to advice, then let him do so in secret and that would be appreciated and he will find in us an attentive ear. However, we will not follow him in what we see as a mistake with all our due respect to him and his status and his knowledge. And our opposition to his opinions that he sees to be correct in contrast to our opinion which we see to be correct is not an opposition by us towards the Shareah. But they are in reality opposition towards the opinion of the Sheikh. And an opinion of the Sheikh may be right and it may be wrong. And our opinions too are like that. The Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said “If they asked you to put them on the judgement of Allah, then do not put them on the judgement of Allah, but rather put them on your own judgement because you do not know whether you have rightly judged between them by the judgement of Allah or not” – Narrated by Ibn Majah. Infact the matter of our affiliation to the organization of Al Qaida for Jihad, while it is a confirmed bay’ah on our necks, it is not from those matters over which there is a text for its obligation or prohibition in the first place, rather it is from the matters of Ijtihad and consideration by looking into the benefits and harms. And so it is more befitting for the one who reaches to a conclusion after exerting efforts without prejudice or whims, it is more befitting for him to say that, “This is what appears to be correct in my opinion with me excusing those who do not hold my opinion along with having a good opinion about the one who opposes my opinion especially if he has built his opinion after looking into the matter and doing Ijtihad and not based on partisanship to a party or group” as you have accused us of, may Allah forgive you. Continue reading


Is it permissible to fight in the ranks of state group (Jama’atul Dawla al-Islamiyya) in Iraq during the current events?

“Al-Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatahu. O virtuous Sheikh, we thank Allah for your safety and we ask him to benefit the Muslims through you. Our noble Sheikh, it is not hidden from you the events happening in the region of Iraq and Sham. And specifically in Iraq I do not see there any excuse for a Muslim to sit back while the Rafida make every sacred thing permissible. However, O sheikh, from the groups present in Iraq, like you know, “Dawlatul Khilafa” is the strongest and biggest, while the remaining groups are small and weak, so is it permissible for me to work with the state (“al-Dawla”) knowing that I do not believe in their Khilafa and not in their state and I consider it a group like other groups. And I reject their takfir on the Muslims and their fighting them. And everything that the scholars of the Ummah have rejected regarding Dawla I have rejected. So is it permissible that I work with them in this situation.”

Questioner: Abu Zubayr

Answer: Shariah council in the minbar (minbar al-Tawhed)

All praise is for Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the messenger of Allah

Our virtuous brother

If you are aware of the differences of the people, and are confident that you will not get involved with them in the blood of a Muslim and will not become like them and carry their ghulu (extremism) or get used to their rushing in (violating) impermissible blood and wealth, then I do not see anything that prevents from working with them in aiding goodness and piety – not in aiding sinfulness and aggression. And like that in fighting the Crusaders and Rawafid, and the Kuffar from the apostate regimes, not in fighting the Muslims and those whom the Ghulaat (extremists) named “Sahawat” from those who have differed with them from the Mujahidin or other than them who have not done the actions of Sahawat or agents. However this aiding that I say is permissible is in the situation that you are incapable of cooperating with other than them. If you are capable (of that) then first is other than them from those who are cleaner and further from ghulu (extremism) and shedding the blood of the Muslims. For we have received news of some of those who joined them from other groups, so they did not remain (the way the were) and became like them and became from the Ghulaat (extremists) and they were used in raiding their brothers from the Muslim group they were with before as testing them and with the assumption that he knows their hiding spots (caches) and their exits and their entrances, so the matter is very dangerous ..

So for that I make this fatwa from the path of necessity and with the conditions that I have mentioned. And I do not make a fatwa like this in Sham, where the choices are more vast, and the groups participating in the region are numerous. And there are those who are cleaner, while it possible to work with them and align with them.

And Allah grant you to what he loves and is pleasing to him and guide you and us to his straight path.

And peace and blessings of Allah be upon his prophet Muhammad and on his family and all his companions.

Answered by a member of the Sharia Committee:

Sheikh Abu al-Izz al-Najdi

Obituary Statement for the Mujahid Sheikh Ibrahim bin Sulaiman ar Rubaish


Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds and prayers and peace on the Prophet and on his family and his companions


Allah, azz wa jall, says in His Dear Book: “Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow, and some still)wait: but they have never changed their determination in the least.” (al Ahzab 23)

With content hearts and surrendered to Allah’s verdict and justice, we present to our Muslim Ummah in the East and the West, and especially among them our people in al Qasim, with news of the martyrdom of the Knight of Knights, the steadfast, devout, persevering, the mujahid Sheikh Ibrahim bin Sulaiman ar Rubaish, may Allah have mercy on his soul, who died as a result of a cowardly Crusader strike which killed him with a number of his brothers Monday night the 24th of the month of Jumada al Thani, after he spent nearly two decades of his life as a mujahid for the sake of Allah, striking America and its agents. And the beginning was in Afghanistan where he fought with his mujahidin brothers the Crusader campaign, and was one of the heroes of Tora Bora and experienced in his jihad journey horrors and perils until his affliction of Allah in the prison in Guantanamo, where he spent a few years in it. And it was a state of preparation and rest, then he didn’t delay after his release in joining the caravan of his mujahidin brothers in the Arabian Peninsula, and he was among the good role models and the model of the models and the unique style, waging jihad with his hand and fighting with his weapon and raiding with the blessing of Allah, and he refused to be anywhere except at the front of the ranks striking the enemies of Allah and leading the legion of al Shabaab and they belittled their determination and bravery compared to his. He set a wonderful example about courage and boldness in accepting martyrdom.

And for the field military work aspect, he was, may Allah have mercy on him, the educating preacher and the mentoring guide and a builder and reformer. And he brought to mind the status of the sincere people of knowledge who Allah entrusted in them the knowledge and performing the devotion and not subjected to real pressure of this world or tyranny of power, and his fear of Allah refused him to be one of those who distorted the knowledge and to clothe the people for the sake of the party or the group or the organization. And he was in his advice and his correction a column of the jihad columns in the Arabian Peninsula and saving the march of jihad from deviation toward the excessive or the extremism, and drew a road map for those who are beyond the road map and a guidance plan. And thus it is imperative on the people of knowledge to be such, and this is the true peak for knowledge and scholars.

And Sheikh Ibrahim ar Rubaish, may Allah have mercy on him, taught us how to make hijrah for the sake of Allah, and how to perform jihad, and how to perform da’wah, and what is the role of the people of knowledge, and how to fix and build, and how to assert the the truth and candor in advice. And on his path, the people of knowledge walk on and follow on his footsteps, and others should follow in his footsteps. And this is his blood and his body parts today shout and scream for the people of knowledge and da’wah to come to the fields of sacrifice and jihad. Come to the fields of education and da’wah, come to where the plants grow and raises the foundation and raises the edifices of the high deen. Come to where knowledge is pure and models are made for your Ummah.

Oh sincere mujahidin in the East and the West: this is the symbol of your symbols and the Sheikh of your Sheikhs who went to Allah today after a long march of jihad. He did not change and did not switch and did not flatter anyone. He was neither tempted or swayed by the pleasures of the dunya and its trappings. He left for Allah to encourage you all on more tenacity in this battle and to assure for you that sincerity of our da’wah in martyrdom of our leadership, and the true holder of knowledge must be at the front of the ranks of the mujahidin facing death as he remembers the worlds of our leader and Messenger of Allah: “I would love to fight for the sake of Allah and be killed and then to fight and be killed and then to fight and be killed.” narrated by Muslim.

Oh mujahidin, this is deen failed or expired with the death of a man, the deen would have failed or expired with the death of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him. If the issue were to be about one man, this deen would have expired at the dawn of Islam. But this is Allah’s deen and command, and He guaranteed to protect it. So don’t despair, because you are the greater ones. Let your slogan be the words of Allah “How many of the prophets fought for the sake of Allah, and with them they fought a big group of godly men? But they never lost their heart if they had a disaster in Allah’s way, and they didn’t become weak or give up. And Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast. All they said was “Our Lord, forgive us of our sins and anything we may have done which transgressed our duty. Make our feet firm and help us against those that resist faith.” (al Imran 3:146-147)

Oh Allah, accept Sheikh Ibrahim ar Rubaish and his brothers among the shuhada. Oh Allah, raise their status and give them your mercy. Oh Allah, give us recompense and the Muslim Ummah with even better ones for You have power over all things.

Our last cry is: Alhamdulillah, Lord of the Worlds

Al Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula

25 Jumada al Thani | 14 April 2015




Victory from Allah, and a near conquest

A Speech by the Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Joulani, entitled


“Victory from Allah, and a near conquest”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the most beneficent, the most merciful

Al-Manaara al-Beydah presents a speech by the Sheikh, al-Fatih, Abu Muhammad al-Joulani, may Allah protect him, entitled “Victory from Allah, and a near conquest”

“Oh you who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment? That you believe in Allah and his Messenger and that you strive hard and fight in the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That will be better for you, if you but know! He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwellings in the Gardens of ‘Adn, that is indeed the great success. And (he will give you) another (blessing) which you love – victory from Allah and a near conquest, and give glad tidings to the believers. (surat as-Saff 61:10-13)

All praise is to Allah, the one who gave victory to his servant, and honored his soldiers, and defeated the confederates single handedly, and may peace and blessings be upon the one after whom there is no Prophet, and upon his family and his companions. To proceed…

The Truth (Allah), in his superior majesty said; “Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that he will certainly grant them succession in the earth, as he granted it to those before them, and that he will grant them the authority to practice their religion. And he will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they worship me and do not associate anything (in worship) with me. (surat an-Nur 24:55)

We congratulate the Islamic Nation for the great victory achieved at the hands of her sons, the mujahideen, in the honorable city of Idlib. Likewise, we congratulate the mujahideen for their great unification, discipline and organization of this blessed battle. We value and appreciate all who participated. Militarily, from among the commanders and soldiers, administrators, reporters, medical centers and factory workers. We ask Allah to have mercy upon those martyred in this battle, and we mention specifically the Sheikh Abu JameelQutb, Abu Abdullah an-Najdi, Abu al-Bara and Abu Hafs the two Egyptians and Abu al-Wafa al-Ansari. As well as the rest of those who defended this (Islamic) Nation with their blood and we ask Allah, the Mighty and Majestic to accept from them, and we give them good tidings that their blood was not spilled in vain, and will not be, by the permission of Allah. Continue reading