Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee on the Reality of Daesh (ISIS)

Questioner: May Allah show goodness towards you; There has been an abundant of criticism on what has been known as Daesh, and all praises belong to Allah. However, the problem is that the majority of people in this time do not know their origin and they do not know their sources, and who they separated from. Rather, you find some who attribute them, meaning those who bomb and blow up things, they attribute to them that they are merely youth, or that they have (peer) pressure (from others), or it is because of unemployment, or magic (has been placed on them), and they say other than that, so what do you advise regarding this, may Allah preserve you.

Answer: Daesh, and what will make you know who are Daesh?! Daesh is an acronym. Some say (the acronym) is like the language of engraving, just as the ant engraves within a seed until it becomes hollow and empty. So this is the language of engraving. Daesh named themselves, and they formed for themselves this acronym, this abbreviated nickname, and it befits them. They call themselves al Dawlah al Islamiyyah Fi al Iraq wa Sham (i.e. Islamic State in Iraq and Sham). So they took the letter Daal د from the word al-Dawlah, and the letter Alif after the Daal, دا stands for Islamiyyah, and the letter Ain داع stands for Iraq , and the letter Sheen stands for Sham. So it was called as an acronym داعش Daesh, meaning al-Dawlah al-Islamiyyah Fi al-Iraq wa Sham; but they have absolutely nothing to do with Islam, and Islam is free from them. Continue reading “Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee on the Reality of Daesh (ISIS)”

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan on the Position of the Muslims Towards the Insults Against the Prophet Muhammad

[Q]: May Allaah bestow favours upon you.  The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) has been insulted repeatedly in recent times by way of films and in newspapers and other than those media.  The question is: What is the Sharee’ah legislated position with regards to these offenses?  And following on from that, he says: And what is the ruling on expressing anger at the insults against the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) by way of protests and demonstrations?

And indeed, you are of a great moral character.
And indeed, you are of a great moral character.

[A]: O brothers!  This is not something new.  In the time of the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi sallam) they said that he was a magician, a liar, a soothsayer, a poet and other than that.  And the Messenger (’alayhis-salaatu was-salaam) remained patient and he did not act hastily and Allaah commanded him with patience. Continue reading “Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan on the Position of the Muslims Towards the Insults Against the Prophet Muhammad”

Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree on the Charlie Hebdo Shootings in Paris

[Q]: A few days ago, a number of cartoonists who insulted the noble Messenger (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and journalists and employees of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper were killed in Paris.  Likewise, two men and a woman from the police force were killed.  And the individuals who carried out these criminal acts have not yet been caught.  However, video clips have emerged in which some of the criminals praise this act and they say that they carried out this crime in order to exact revenge for the noble Messenger (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).

Aftermath of the shootings at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris, France
Aftermath of the shootings at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris, France

So now the fingers are being pointed at Islaam and at the Muslims in general and at the Muslims who live in France specifically.  Fires have been set and bombs have been thrown at some of the mosques.

So the question – may Allaah preserve you – is: What is the position of the Salafee towards these acts of terror and what is your advice to the Muslims in France and to the Salafee callers in specific.  May Allaah reward you with goodness. Continue reading “Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree on the Charlie Hebdo Shootings in Paris”

Shaykh ’Ubayd al-Jaabiree: We Apply the Rulings of the Khawaarij on the Takfeeriyyeen of Today

[Q]: May Allaah bless you, our Shaykh, the fourth question says: Is it permissible for us today to apply the rulings of the Khawaarij upon the Takfeeriyyeen who exist amongst us?

[A]: Undoubtedly!  Meaning, in terms of the general ruling, yes.  However, one must look into their situation and clarify the affairs for them.  So from the people are those who are the confused rabble, as ’Alee (radiyallaahu ’anhu) said, “The people are of three types: the Scholar who is rabbaanee, [1] the one learning being upon the path of salvation, and the confused rabble who follow everyone who calls out.” [2] So this person could be from those individuals, from those who call out, from those who follow everyone who calls out.  As for the one who is a Scholar who understands and he knows the evidence, he knows it and he understands it, then he is a khaarijee (renegade) and he deserves no respect for even a moment.

Endnotes:

[1]: Translator’s Note: Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr al-’Asqalaanee (d.852H) – rahimahullaah – said, “The rabbaaniyyeen are those who teach the people the basics of knowledge before teaching them the more intricate affairs.”  Refer to Fathul-Baaree (1/162) of Ibn Hajr.
[2]: Related by Abu Nu’aym in Hilyatul-Awliyaa‘ (1/79), al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadee in al-Faqeeh wal-Mutafaqqih (1/49) and Ibn Katheer in al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah (9/47).

Translation by Maaz Qureshi