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The increasing extremism within the Islamic State

Interview with Ahmed Al-Hamdan

by Tore Hamming

Part 5

(The increasing extremism within the Islamic State)

Translated by Al Muwahideen Media

 

 

Interviewer: A recent interesting development is the dismissal of Turki al-Binali from the IS Sharia Council allegedly due to his ‘moderate’ view on the ‘excuse of ignorance’ and Takfir al-Adhir. This could be interpreted as a defeat of the Bin’ali trend within IS and a victory for the so-called Hazimis (followers of Ahmed al-Hazimi). How do you interpret this development?

Ahmed Al Hamdan: Extremism in Takfeer is the filthy germ which is found in every Jihadi group because of ignorance and impulsiveness and due to feeling oppressed and other such reasons. However each group deals with this disease in different ways. There are those who take a gradual approach in dealing with it in which those who have extremism are made to undergo Shariah courses like what happened with a group of youth in Waziristan. The officials of Al Qaeda put them under a Shariah course to correct their thinking. (1) Or it would be by expulsion from the group like what happened when Shaykh Abu Mus’ab az-Zarqawi expelled a coordinator who made it a condition that a person should make Takfeer on the Saudi scholars like Bin Baz and Ibn Uthaymeen in order to be sent to Iraq for Jihad (2). But there are also groups who do not immediately deal with this disease or even try to treat it, and so it takes root and spreads inside the group, and then suddenly you see its leaders coming under pressure from a lobby of the extremists, and they get compelled to adopt their ideology, or they revolt against it as had happened with the GIA in Algeria when the group with Zaytouni carried out a coup against the leadership and took control of the group and then imposed their ideology on the group as a whole (3).

ISIS is amongst those groups that did not deal with this extremism from the beginning, and so it gradually spread within its ranks. I guess without me being absolutely sure, that the leadership felt confused in front of its soldiers who used to exaggerate in Takfeer, and they were afraid to appear weak in front of them, and so they tried to get along with them so that they may prevent them from going further to the point of making Takfeer upon themselves, so that the issue will not aggravate soon to a situation of internal fighting.

  1. What prompts me to say this are several things amongst which are: They espoused certain matters relating to Takfeer and then suddenly they began to say that those who espoused this are deviated!
  2. What was stated by Abu Yazin Ash Shami – a member of the Shura council of Ahrar ash Sham- in the debate which took place between him and Abu Muhammad Al Adnani and a group of Shariah officials in ISIS after announcing their state in Sham, when one of those who were present there mentioned that we have become forced to be defensive and are under pressure from our soldiers after Sheikh Al-Zawahiri began to address Morsi with the title “Doctor” Morsi! So they are attacking and we are defending (4).

So it is clear that this group ISIS is trying to silence all of its soldiers who oppose them who are accusing them of being weak. Thus their policies stemmed from reactions due to the behavior of these soldiers, and they confronted extremism with a counter extremism.

However before we speak about the issue of Takfeer on the ‘Aadhir’ we must clarify the concept which states ‘There is no excuse for ignorance in the issue of major Shirk’.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab explained the writings of some of the scholars before him saying that a Muslim who falls into major Shirk is not excused due to ignorance or misinterpretation. In fact he is only excused in one case only and that is when he is compelled or really forced by the enemies. For example:

If I prostrate to a grave and supplicate to the dead person that is in the grave and I say to the dead person “oh Ali, make my matters easy for me and help me.”

From amongst the acts of worship which should be for Allah alone is prostration and supplication for needs which no one except Allah is capable of fulfilling. So when you stand and prostrate to other than Allah, this means that you have made someone else a partner with Allah in a matter that should not be made for anyone except for Allah alone.

So then now you have fallen into Shirk (by associating partners with Allah).

And if I am ignorant that this action is Shirk (associating partners to Allah), will Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab excuse me for this ignorance? The answer is no. And if I did this due to a misinterpretation thinking that this person is an intermediary between me and Allah, will Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab excuse me for this misinterpretation?  The answer is no.

But he will excuse me if a group of people came and threatened me with weapons and they were serious in their threats and I was unable to escape from them, and they said to me “prostrate to this grave or else we will kill you”. So here it is allowed to prostrate as long as you hate to do this action. And this is the only case in which I will be excused by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab.

But why will I not be excused in the first two cases? It is because Allah has warned from Shirk in a very clear manner in the Quran in verses which are easily understandable. So whichever person the Quran has reached, he has received the Hujjah (clear message) and it is not necessary to further clarify it for him. So based upon this, whoever the Quran has reached, he has received the Hujjah (the clear message).

So the matter of making Takfeer on a Muslim if he commits major Shirk is a matter which was agreed upon by the Salafi school (or as known in the west as the Wahhabis) generation after generation. It was only after the establishment of the third Saudi state (the current one) that this matter got reviewed again, and now we find different points of view (5). Despite that, some Saudi official religious figures still support this juristic view. For example:

  • the member of the committee of the senior scholars (Kibaar ul Ulama), Dr. Saalih al Fawzan, who has written an introduction to two books ‘Daabit Takfeer al Mu’ayyan’ and ‘Aarid al Jahl’ by Shaykh Rashid Abul Alaa, which are amongst the books which are being circulated in the Saudi prisons.
  • And also the member of the ‘presidency of scientific research, Fatwas, propagation and guidance’ (Riaasath al Buhooth al Ilmiyya wal Iftaa wa Da’wah wal Irshad), Shaykh Ibn Jibreen when he wrote an introduction to the book “Al Udhr Bil Jahl Tahta al Mihjar Ash Shari’e” by Shaykh Mad’hat al Farraj which is also one of the books circulated in the Saudi prisons.

So the Salafi schools and trends even if they conflict in some matters, they however are in agreement in the others.

But if every group and lobby within ISIS adopts this position of not excusing the ignorant person in the matters of major Shirk, then what is the problem?

The disagreement is in one issue only, and it has a relation to the legitimacy of ISIS and its leader.

It is the issue of Takfeer ul Aadhir (making Takfeer on the one who excuses the ignorant) and a series of chain Takfeer based on this.

Let us give an example: “Sulayman” does an act of Shirk and so he is a Mushrik Kaafir according to all these groups with no disagreement. However “Ahmed” does not make Takfeer on this “Sulayman” because of some doubt he has in this matter. Here they get divided into two groups – The group with Turki Bin’ali says that Ahmed does not become a Kaafir except after clarifying the matter to him regarding Sulayman’s action of Shirk and the doubts have been removed and the matter has been explained to him. (This act of clarifying is known as providing the Hujjah).

So Turki Bin’ali says about the person who does not make Takfeer on a Mushrik or a Kaafir: “As for the one to whom it has become clear through evidences from the Sharia about the Kufr (disbelief) of a person and then he still did not make Takfeer on him, he is a Kaafir” (6). So it also becomes understood from this statement that the one to whom it has not become clear, it is not allowed to make Takfeer on him.

The Hazmi group would immediately make Takfeer on Ahmed without any need to clarify the matter to him and remove the doubts. In fact they even make Takfeer on the one who does not make Takfeer on him!!

The Shariah official of ‘the Islamic state’ in Yemen, Abu Bilal al Harbi who was one of those who had previously been close to al Hazmi said “We are free from his latest Fitna (ordeal) which is to make Takfeer on the Aadhir (the excuser) and we believe that the one who excuses is not to be made Takfeer upon except after the matter has been made clear to him and the doubts have been removed. I asked al Hazmi about chain Takfeer and he said it goes up to the third person (i.e. Takfeer is made till the third person in the series of the one who excuses the one who excuses the one who excuses the one who commits Shirk – i.e three people in the chain of excusers) and I asked him for the evidence that it is made till the third person only and he gave me no evidence for that” (7).

How does this disagreement affect the legitimacy of ISIS and its leader?

-The Shiah are Mushrikeen and Kuffar by the agreement of these people.

-Shaykh Ayman al Zawahiri does not make Takfeer on all the Shiah. He excuses their general masses and because of this he himself is a Kaafir Mushrik according to the Hazmi wing.

-Baghdad addressed al Zawahiri previously saying “May Allah protect him” and as “the Shaykh the Mujahid”, and this means that he does not make Takfeer on him.

-So then he (Baghdadi) himself is a Kaafir..!

And if the leader is a Kaafir then it is not an Islamic state..!!

The second problem is that amongst many who do not speak the Arabic language and who speak in Russian and English, there is a matter that is spreading amongst them gradually, and appears to be taking root in them. And that is the issue of the Takfeer on the Aadhir (on the excuser). ISIS has been spreading their propaganda strongly in these two languages and also amongst many who come to them especially those who speak Russian who have engrossed themselves deeply into this innovation of making Takfeer on the Aadhir. And the ranks of these people are gradually growing stronger inside ISIS due to many people who have this belief entering ISIS. And they are divided into three groups:

  1. The first group is of those who have fought against ISIS (8).
  2. The second are those who have disassociated from ISIS and are trying to split from it (9).
  3. And a (third) group that is still within its ranks and spreading these thoughts.

Previously ISIS used a technique of eliminating the leaders of these people (10), but now it has gone out of control and these people who make Takfeer on the Aadhir have increased in large numbers, and it is difficult to deal with them all using the same method which was previously used when they were only a few.

Now we will deal with the final point, which is the statement attributed to ISIS regarding the issue of the Aadhir “the excuser” (11).

The reality is that this statement does not agree with the bases of those who make Takfeer on the Aadhir, rather there are radical differences, such as:

  • In the first page it demonstrated the mistake in the arguments of those who make Takfeer on the Aadhir since those who make Takfeer on the Aadhir say that the Aadhir becomes a Mushrik by not making Takfeer on the one who does an act of Shirk, whereas the statement says that this argument is wrong because we don’t say that the one who does Shirk and the one who does not do it are equal, and this argument will necessarily lead to chain Takfeer.
  • In the second page ISIS forbade the use of certain terms such as “the foundation” and “necessary implications” in the meaning of “there is no God but Allah” and “Kufr bi Taghut” and the term “Takfeer on the Aadhir” whereas these terms are the central themes of those who propagate Takfeer on the Aadhir..!
  • And in the third page it says that the issue of Takfeer on the Aadhir is an issue which changes depending on the circumstances and it is not always the same. Sometimes the person who doesn’t make Takfeer on the Mushrik does not become a Kaafir because the matter is unclear and ignorance is widespread and propagation is weak and doubts are widespread. So here it is necessary to clarify the matter (i.e. provide the Hujjah), and if he still abstains from making Takfeer after the matter has been clarified then he will become a Kaafir. This is contrary to the beliefs of those who make Takfeer on the Aadhir who do not accept these kinds of excuses which can prevent Takfeer. Rather, they make Takfeer even on the one who abstains from Takfeer even at a time when ignorance is widespread, propagation is weak and doubts are common.
  • Also, in the third page, they said that there is an exception which is during a situation in which there is an Islamic state which preaches Tawheed and renounces Shirk “like our state now” (as per their claim). So here there does not exist anything that can prevent Takfeer on the one who does not make Takfeer on the Mushrikeen, because the matter has become clear (in an Islamic state). Even though both the groups would reach the same conclusion here, the arguments taken from the Shariah by both the groups to view the matter, are different. ISIS applies this ruling inside their borders only, which would mean that this is not applicable to those outside ISIS, because there the voice of Islam is not loud enough or there does not exist an Islamic state which calls towards renouncing Shirk and towards Tawheed, as per their claim. So based upon this, this ruling applies only in areas under their control and does not extend to the rest of the lands. And this is contrary to the arguments of those who make Takfeer on the Aadhir, who as we have stated in the previous point do not give any consideration to such differences in circumstances.
  • However in the fourth page they used flexible terms which can take many meanings. They say in it that it is necessary for the preacher in the Islamic State to remove the doubts in abstaining from Takfeer on the Mushrikeen, but in the previous page they say that this is a clear and evident matter! So I do not know how this matter can be clarified to the people when it is already a clear matter! As if they are still dealing with it as if it is an unclear matter!!!

So ISIS has two solutions, and each one is equally difficult.

To formally adopt the belief of making Takfeer on the Aadhir in the form put forward by those who make Takfeer on the Aadhir. And by that they will have given to their opponents in the other Islamic groups such as Al Qaida the proof that they are extremists who have no connection to the Jihadi methodology and its previous Shaykhs, in a clearer manner than before. This will weaken their propaganda amongst their supporters abroad.

Be silent or oppose this thinking, which will increase the numbers within its ranks by new members joining them or by being convinced of it, who will then become an obstacle for them, destroying them from the inside, whether they refrain from fighting or they fight against ISIS themselves for not adopting their view.

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Footnotes:

(1) – In fact Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin used to prohibit speaking about making Takfeer on the common soldiers. He said, “In an authentic Hadeeth from our Prophet, may prayers and peace be upon him, he said “If a person makes Takfeer on his brother, then one of them would definitely become a Kaafir”. If the one who has been called a Kaafir is indeed a Kaafir then it is over, and he is a Kaafir. But if he was not a Kaafir then it returns to the one who said it (on the one who made Takfeer). So this is a very, very, very severe warning against getting involved in this issue, especially in regards to Takfeer on a specific individual. So fear Allah, glory be to Him, and beware, and again beware…! Making Takfeer on the people is a very great sin, and from amongst the very major sins. So safeguard your tongues. And when we speak, if the speaker is from the people of knowledge and knows the rules of Takfeer, there is no problem if he speaks about this and clarifies it to his brothers, like when sometimes some people commit nullifiers of Islam. So it is detailed and sensitive issue. Sometimes a person may do an act of Kufr but he will still not be a Kaafir due to his ignorance or due to some compulsion. These are detailed issues and it is not easy for the brothers in general to learn it or specialize in it. But we normally speak on matters in general. So fear Allah and stay away from this matter, and busy yourselves by remembering Allah a lot and supplicating to Him and by acknowledging the blessings of Allah and being grateful for these blessings, until we meet Allah while He is pleased with us. So before you speak, think about what will be the consequences of this statement, and strive hard in obeying Allah and in Jihad for the sake of Allah. And fear Allah in those matters in which you do not have a deep knowledge. And to fear Allah means you should not boldly issue Fatwas. [“Faith defeats arrogance” at 58:00 minutes, by As Sahaab Media foundation]

The former Mujahid in Afghanistan and the ex-detainee in Guantanamo, Waleed Muhammad Al Haajj, said on his Twitter page: “The commander Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin, may Allah have mercy upon him, gathered all the Mujahideen at the Farooq military camp leaving only the guards at the gate when he had heard that some of the Mujahideen at the camp had made their main concern to say that such and such a person is a Kaafir and such and such a person is an apostate. So he gathered them together and said “Oh my sons, you came here to train and prepare, so do not concern yourselves with Takfeer, and leave it to the scholars”.

Links to the tweets:- (12)

(2) – A member of the Shariah committee of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Maysarah al Ghareeb said: “I met a brother from Sham who had recently entered Iraq. He told me about an incident that occurred to him, which in brief was that prior to his entry into Iraq he had met a brother who came from the Arabian Peninsula, at one of the guest houses. And while they were eating, the coordinator asked the brothers about their beliefs regarding Bin Baz and Ibn Uthaymeen, and it became clear to him that the brother from the Peninsula did not make Takfeer on them. So this host was surprised at that and he rebuked the brother, telling him that Shaykh Abu Mus’ab makes Takfeer on them both and that the one who does not make Takfeer on them will not enter the land of Jihad. At that, the brother asked in amazement “So you are stopping me from entering Iraq?” and the host said “Yes”, and he did what he threatened him of doing and he sent him back to where he had come from. But the brother who spoke to me was afraid and he did not say his opinion regarding the matter due to his fear that he also will be prevented from entering the land of Jihad and Ribat. I immediately raised the case to our Shaykh (Zarqawi), may Allah have mercy on him, especially since he had entrusted me to tell him everything that was happening in the field due to his fear that his followers may not be able to reach him because of him remaining hidden for the sake of security. So he became very much angry and threatened the one who attributed an opinion to him which he did not believe in, and ordered his deputy to investigate this matter and if it was found to be true, then to expel the host from the group. Then the Shaykh told me “It is true that I consider them as having misled the Ummah by their Fatwas, but I do not make Takfeer on them. By Allah, even if the brother from the Peninsula does not make Takfeer on (King) Fahad, I would still not prevent him from Jihad. Many have entered Iraq who do not make Takfeer on the Saudi government.” [Al Zarqawi as I knew him” –3/6 released by Al Furqan Foundation]”

(3) – Shaykh Atiyatullah who was at that time in Algeria spoke on the details of a coup led by Jamaal Zaytouni (Abu Abdur Rahmaan Ameen) against the leadership of the group by putting pressure on the media official to issue a statement under the name of the Shura council stating that the previous leader had been removed and Zaytouni has been appointed in his place and he spread it quickly to the battalions and to the brigades for the matter to become firmly established. Then he met with the actual leader and the Shura council and refused to step down saying “what will decide between me and you is killing”. So they stepped down and left their leadership to him to prevent bloodshed. (Refer to the book: “The Algerian experience”, by Atiyatullah, P.16)

(4) – Refer to “The details of the debate with the group ISIS” by Shaykh Abu Yazen ash Shami, with comments by the previous head of the Shariah office in Ahrar ash Sham, Shaykh Abu Muhammad as Saadiq P.6

(5) – From those major scholars during the period of the third Saudi State who adopted a somewhat different view are: Ibn As-Sa’adi who wrote on that in (Fataawa as-Sa’adi, P.447) and Ibn Uthaymeen in (Sharh Kashf Shubuhaat, P.37)

(6)– “Al Kawkab Ad-Durrie Al Muneer”, p.11, Sharh Nawaaqid Al Islam Al Ashrah, lesson 2 (50:00), Tawheed broadcast in the city of Sirte, 3rd August 2013

(7) – The letter: “Al Hazmi from a close look”, p.5, 5th August, 2014

(8) – For example Abu Mu’az al Aasmi, one of the former soldiers of ISIS who were imprisoned previously in the prison of Raqqa and fled after the US bombed it, wrote an article on 3rd October 2016 entitled “The reality of the clash at Aleppo and the cowardice of the soldiers of Al Baghdadi, the Taghut of Shaam”, and in it he mentioned about a fight that took place between this group and Baghdadi’s group in the city of Al Baab and then at a farm between Al Raii and Jarablus.

(9) – Al Aasmi also stated in the above mentioned article that “After Allah guided a group of Muhajireen brothers towards Tawheed in the city of Al Baab, in Aleppo, the security apparatus of the ‘Idols’ State’ began to plot against them after they saw that the call towards Tawheed had reached everyone and the one who has not been guided towards it would leave fighting until he gets clarification and searches for the truth”.

(10) – On 16th August 2014 a statement was published entitled “Aiding the imprisoned brothers in the Kaafirs’ Jahmiyyah State” in which it was stated that these:- “(Abu Ja’far al Hattaab, Abu Mus’ab At-Tunisi, Abu Usayd al Maghribi, Abul Hawraa al Jazaairi, Abu Khalid Ash-Sharqi, Abu Abdullah al Maghribi and Abu Umar al Kuwaiti) have been arrested by ISIS for making Takfeer on the Aadhir, and since the past two years their fate has been unknown, and it is likely they have been executed.”

(11) – It is the statement number 155, issued by Al Maktab al Maqreezi Li Mutaaba’ah Ad-Dawaween Ash-Shariea”, on 25th May 2016.

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Advice from Sheikh Abu Muhammad Al Maqdisi to the Mujahideen in Shaam

Advice from Sheikh Abu Muhammad Al Maqdisi to the Mujahideen in Shaam

May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.

May Allah bless you beloved brother.

By Allah my brother, I do not know of any better advice to give you and to your brothers and to your loved ones, than to have fear of Allah.

And I have another advice for you about a matter that is giving me sleepless nights, and I say it summarizing it as:

All praise is due to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah.

I remind you of the Hadith of the Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, “There will always be a group from my Ummah following the commands of Allah, they will not be harmed by those who oppose them and those who abandon them, until the decision of Allah comes”.

From amongst the most important advice I have for the Mujahideen in this age is to increase the number of the supporters of Sharia and those who are seeking it, and those who are striving for its establishment, because Allah will ask them about their lives as to how they gave it up, and about their blood as to how they let it spill. The Mujahid did not migrate from his land and carry his weapon except for striving for martyrdom and for the pleasure of Allah and for the loftiest Firdaws (in paradise).

And this matter will not be correct or complete or fulfilled except through sincerity in his intention, speech, action, and his fighting and his striving like how Allah has said “And they have been commanded to do no more than: To worship Allah, offering Him sincere devotion, and inclining only to the truth” (Surah 98:5). So it is not sincerity that the Mujahid desires to raise a banner of nationalism or establish a nationalistic, democratic or secular rule.

Sincerity and Tawheed require that he fight to spread the soleness of Allah everywhere and under this comes the subject of Allah as being the sole ruler and the sole law maker. And one of the matters which no one can dispute about it today is that there are in the fields of Jihad that which the Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has informed us of regarding the existence of various forms of fighting every time.  So amongst them are those who fight to be called as a Mujahid, and those who fight for war booty, and those who fight for the sake of a banner whose aim is not clear, or in ignorance or for nationalism. And amongst them are those who fight by taking instructions from foreign countries (whether America or Arab countries), and those who fight for the victory of a group or organization without looking at how close that group is to Allah’s religion, and without looking at its objectives and its banner.

The Muwahhid (the one who believes that Allah alone has the right to be worshipped) does not fight for any of these aims or under any of these banners. But he is as the Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has described “Whoever fights for the Word of Allah to be on top of all, then he is fighting in the path of Allah”. And ‘the word of Allah’ is Tawheed (i.e. the statement “None deserves to be obeyed and worshipped except Allah”).

This contains in it the word “none” which necessitates disassociation from all the false deities regardless of whether they are people, stone, laws, constitutions, or the path of Shirk and secularism. And all those who know the fields of Jihad know that there are groups there that are fighting for the sake of these false deities without any ambiguity in their stances and they openly declare their polytheistic aims. And amongst them are those who are climbing over the skulls of the martyrs and riding over the body parts of the heroes to achieve their nationalistic aims. They do not find any problem in betraying them for that by falsely claiming that they are striving to establish the Shariah, but their statements when they are with the enemies of Allah and their words which they broadcast in the media expose them and show their stances and their real aims without they attempting to hide it…!

And you them signing on documents striving to establish the polytheistic democratic state, or collaborating with and supporting the one who openly declares that the type of government that they seek will be based on the choice of the majority…!

It is a very common basic knowledge that the field is not lacking in truthful ones who openly state and declare that their aim is to establish the Shariah truthfully and seriously, and they do not say or do things which contradict this aim. So wherever you find these truthful ones, then hold on to their group very firmly, and increase their numbers and do not let your men separate from their men until your soul leaves your body or Allah grants you victory.

And do not be tempted by those who mislead and who want you to spill your blood for their projects which will result in the ballot boxes of the Shirk of democracy, by them quoting the statement of some of the scholars who said “Defensive Jihad does not require prerequisites or conditions”. In fact it is Allah’s words that deserve to be given preference and it is His book that has more right to be used as evidence. He, glory be to Him, says “And they have been commanded to do no more than: To worship Allah, offering Him sincere devotion, and inclining only to the truth”. So He has ordered us that our worship, our Jihad and our actions are to be solely and sincerely for Allah, and this how Tawheed is fulfilled, which is Allah’s right over His slaves.

Allah has says “Whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while being a believer, they will enter Paradise and will not be wronged, [even as much as] the speck on a date seed.” (4:124)

So He has made Imaan (belief in Him) a condition for righteous actions and for Jihad and for others likewise, just as He has made it a condition to receive His promise. And the saying of the scholars that “There are no conditions for defensive Jihad”, if it is without restrictions like how some ignorant ones understand, and by which some of those who deceive their followers got misled, it would still be incorrect to use that as evidence since there exists Mujahid groups that fight in the path of Allah and that raise the banner of Tawheed clearly, and they openly announce their aim of implementing the Shareeah. So as long as these types of groups exist, it will be obligatory on everyone who long for Allah and for the afterlife to increase their numbers, and it will be obligatory on him to fight alongside them, and he must remind them that he only joined them because of their aim to implement the Shariah, and that if they abandon this aim then he will abandon fighting alongside them, not by abandoning fighting altogether but that he will join the ones who have this aim, and are under this banner and have this goal of implementing the Shariah.

Every fighter should give his pledge to the leader of his group upon this condition in all clarity, so that the fruits of Jihad are not hijacked again just like how it had happened in the other lands of Jihad when the thieves who steal the sacrifices of others climbed over the skulls of the martyrs to reach the positions of power to rule people by their polytheistic democracy.

So I emphasise on this matter which should be self evident and clear for every Muwahhid because we see today in Syria that there is an increase in the traders of Jihad and the thieves who steal the sacrifices of others by deceiving the youth and misleading them and who have ties to foreign countries and who conspire against the Jihad. So it is the duty of every fighter to purify their ranks from these, and it is the duty of every preacher and student to expose these traders of Jihad with clarification. And it is the duty of every leader and official to not betray those upon whom Allah has given them leadership by them hiding this matter from them and their blood being wasted for the victory of such kind of traders who exploit other’s Jihad.

And in the Hadith narrated by Ma’qil Bin Yasar, may Allah be pleased with him, he says “I heard the Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, say “If Allah makes His servant a leader over a people and he dies by having betrayed those under him, then Allah will prohibit him from entering paradise”. (Bukhari & Muslim)

And I have come to know unfortunately that some of the Muhajireen conceal some of these details from their followers and even prevent them from reading the news to know the differences existing among the groups and what is being said by the Sheiks and scholars on these critical and important topics, by them claiming that they are afraid of them falling into Fitna (trials). I say to them “Surely they have already fallen into Fitna” (Surah 9:49). It is because their brothers are fighting sincerely and fiercely, and they have migrated from their lands to give victory to the religion of Allah and to establish His laws, whereas their leaders know that some of these groups that have signed on the documents for democratic state are using them and bringing them close to them to benefit from their fierceness in fighting and to exploit their sacrifices to widen the area that is under their control which will at the end be governed according to what these people have signed on the documents and agreements under the supervision of the Tawaghit who are funding them. So there is no doubt that hiding this matter without advising their brothers, there is no doubt that this is a betrayal towards Allah, to the believers, to Jihad, and to their sacrifices. Allah says “O you who have believe, do not betray Allah and the Messenger or betray your trusts while you know [the consequence]” (Surah 8:27).

And all praise is to Allah, by His grace, I constantly comment on these dangerous issues, and I advise on this topic, since they are very grave issues that are related to the blood of the Mujahideen and their sacrifices, and so I always advise them about it, and I warn against stealing the fruits of Jihad and trading on the sacrifices of the martyrs. And because of that, we became enemies of the thieves of Jihad, and to its tradesmen and to those with distorted projects and who are financed by the Taghut regimes.

And whatever be the case, I will not stop warning against that and cautioning and advising about that, even if all of them become our enemies. And we will not allow them to tamper with the sacrifices of our martyred brothers or to steal the blood of the Mujahideen to waste them on their dirty projects to carry out the conspiracies of those who finance them.

And we will not give up advising our brothers and warning them about this very serious matter even if the whole world turns against us.

Our comfort comes in the saying of the Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, which we have mentioned in the beginning of this talk which is ” There will always be a group from my Ummah following the commands of Allah, they will not be harmed by those who oppose them and those who abandon them, until the decision of Allah comes”. We ask Allah the most high, to make us from among them.

“And Allah is predominant of His affair, but most of the people do not know”. (Surah 12:21)

We ask Allah to protect you and to grant you steadfastness, and to use you to make His religion victorious, and to join together the hearts of the truthful ones to implement His Shariah and to establish His religion.

And may peace and blessings of Allah be upon the messenger of Allah.

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