ISIS Is An Evil Terrorist Organisation | Shaykh Muhammad bin Hādī Al-Madkhalī
Shaykh Muhammad bin Hādī Al-Madkhalī, Professor, Faculty of Hadeeth, Islamic University of Madeenah. Teacher at the Prophet’s Masjid, Madeenah, KSA.
Further Reading on Orthodox Islam’s (As-Salafiyyah) position towards extremism and terrorism:
Shaykh Muhammad bin Hādī Al-Madkhalī:
Thus, this is deception, and this is beguilement of our children and our youth. They take the children and use them to push forward to the various locations; fierce battles! Only Allāh knows what has occurred therein! No, what is more than that: These very groups, which call themselves Jihad groups, are warring against each other!
The group ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) is fighting the group ISIJ (Islamic State in Iraq and Arabian Peninsula) while the group ISIJ is fighting Al Qaeda! And I don’t know who Al Qaeda is fighting! Killing and fighting! This is their condition. We ourselves have seen this with our own eyes. Meaning we are not absent from what occurs on the scene.
So where is this Islām which they are calling to?!
Where is this “Jihad” they are calling to?!
Allāh has honoured this Ummah with Jihad, the Ummah of Jihad the Ummah of Muhammad صلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم but Jihad has guidelines, and it has conditions, and it has principles; and it has its qualified people who clarify its legislative rulings. And it has its people who are responsible for declaring war as leaders; they are those who are listened to and obeyed.
As for these individuals (Meaning ISIS, ISIJ, Al Qaeda and all other terrorist groups), they are only callers to Fitnah (disorder and mayhem). And that which they call “Jihad”, is in reality disorder and mayhem. Whether they like it or not we say it loudly, it is disorder and mayhem.
We ask Allāh the Exalted to save our children from them. And all praises belong to Allāh the One who has granted our leaders in this land (Saudi Arabia) the ability to explain this. From the very first day they clarified the difference between Jihad and terrorism. This is from the disasters brought upon the Islamic nation from Afghanistan to Tunis to the borders of Turkey, and in the Arab world, and they call it “Jihad”! While in reality, it is not Jihad rather it is calamity and corruption. We ask Allah for safety and security. O Allāh grant us safety and security. I ask Allāh the Exalted to return the misguided Muslims to Him with a good return. I ask Him to give us success to every good, and to distance our land and the Muslim lands from every evil, and to divert every type of evil from the people of Islām. Verily He is Generous and Kind.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee