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ISIS/Takfiris Are Friends of Satan, the Enemies of Allah and His Messenger, Foremost In Shirk, Hypocrisy and Apostasy and No Muslim Must Support Them in Any Form or Fashion




By Dr. John Andrew Morrow (Imam Ilyas Islam), New Age Islam

November 23, 2015

“My Mercy prevails over My Wrath,” says Almighty Allah in a sacred saying (narrated by Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa’i and Ibn Majah). For Takfiri terrorists like IS, the so-called “Islamic” State, it is wrath that prevails over mercy. When asked to curse the polytheists, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, responded that “I was sent as a mercy” (Muslim). If anything, the rapists, torturers, and mass murderers who have infiltrated Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Nigeria, and other parts of the world, can only be seen as a curse, the likes of which have not been seen since the Mongol invasion of Genghis Khan in the 13th century.

While Islam does indeed permit Jihad, in the form of armed struggle, to combat certain oppressive conditions, it is highly regulated by a detailed code of norms and conduct. The killing of non-combatants, civilians, women, children, imams, priests, monks, nuns, and other members of religious orders, is categorically prohibited in Islam. Torture, rape, and the trafficking of women are all crimes which merit capital punishment under Islamic law. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, forbade Muslims from sacking sacred sites and places of worship, stating that anyone who destroyed a church or a monastery would receive the curse of Almighty Allah.

IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh is a terrorist, mercenary, army at the service of imperial forces. They do not speak for Islam or represent Islam in any shape or form. To describe such psychopaths as Sunnis is to insult the Sunnah. To describe Da‘ish as “Islamic” is an insult to Islam. The only terms that adequately describes the ideology of these demons is Takfiri, Wahhabi, Khariji, and Nasibi, Excommunicators, Wahhabis, Separatists, and Haters of the Household of the Prophet. While they call themselves Jihadists, they pervert the term jihad or sacred struggle. While they call themselves Salafi, followers of the pious predecessors, they are an offense to the true Salaf, the righteous Companions and their Followers.

As Almighty Allah, glorified and exalted be He, warns in the Holy Qur’an, “Do not exaggerate in your religion” (4:171), a verse that can also be translated as “Do not be fanatical in your faith.” The Qur’an also warns believers to “Beware of extremism in your religion” (5:77). In short, Muslims are supposed to be “a justly balanced nation” (2:143). Although some scholars may argue that the reproach against extremism contained in the Qur’an applies only to the People of Book, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, explained that it was equally applicable to Muslims. In fact, he warned his followers to “Beware of extremism in your religion for it is that which destroyed the nations which came before you” (Nasai and Ibn Majah). In another tradition, he stated that “The religious extremists are destroyed” (Muslim and Abu Dawud). The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, also warned: “There are two groups of people from my Ummah who will not receive my intercession: oppressive rulers, and religious extremists” (Tabarani)

It should be noted, however, that Takfiri combatants are not committed Muslims. In reality, they are all mercenaries. Large numbers of them are non-Muslim soldiers of fortune and guns-for-hire, and many are drawn from the criminal class. “Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty,” says the Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace (Muslim). Takfiri terrorists, however, are hideously ugly. “Allah is good and only accepts that which is good,” said the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him (Muslim). Takfiri terrorists, however, are devoid of good. Since “Allah is Just and loves justice,” and “Allah is Loving and loves love,” the true representatives of Islam are Ahl al-Hub and Ahl al-‘Adl, the People of Love and the People of Justice. As Almighty Allah warns in the Holy Qur’an: “Do not commit evil in the land for God does not love the evil-doers” (28:77)

Takfiri terrorists, such as ISIS/ISIL/IS, as well as al-Qa’edah, al-Shabab, the Taliban, al-Nusrah, Boko Haram, and other criminal organizations, do not speak for Islam or represent Islam. Not only are they not Ahl al-Sunnah (Sunnis), they are not members of the Ummah (Community) of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, as a result of their own beliefs and actions. The Takfiriyyin, (those who believe that all Muslims, save themselves, are infidels), the Khawarij (those who broke away from the community in the early days of Islam, accusing both the Sunnis and the Shi‘ites of apostasy) and the Nawasib (those who hate the Household of the Prophet and their followers) are agents of the enemies of Islam.

We do not condemn the Takfiris as “infidels who may be legally killed” as they do in the case of traditional Sunnis, Shi‘ites, and Sufis. The traditional Muslim Shari’ah does not grant carte blanche to kill someone simply because he or she is an atheist, an agnostic, a Jew, a Christian, a Hindu, a Bahai or a Salafi-Jihadi. As Almighty Allah warns in the Qur’an: “Whosoever kills a human being unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it shall be as if he had killed all of humanity” (5:32).

Although people cannot be condemned to death on the basis of their beliefs, they can be killed in combat or receive the death penalty on the basis of their actions. Consequently, any and all terrorists who have committed crimes against humanity and the Divinity should be brought to justice. And while Shimr may have murdered Imam Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, the true culprit was Yazid, his Commander in Chief, may the curse of God be upon him. Likewise, while Takfiri terrorists should be held accountable for their crimes, those who founded them, funded them, armed them, trained them, and supported them, in any form or fashion, should be exposed and face the sword of justice.

The so-called “Islamic State” should be known as the “Satanic State” as it does nothing but spread corruption on earth (Fasad fi al-Ard). Territory under the control of Takfiri terrorists is the abode of unbelief (Kufr), falsehood (Ifk), heresy (Ilhad), and immorality (Fawahish). They represent the path of error (Sirat Al-Dalala), the pulpit of discord (Minbar Al-Khilaf), the den of iniquity (‘Arin Al-Ghawayyah), and the land of criminals (Dawlat Al-Mujrimin). The Takfiris are the enemies of Allah and His Messenger (‘Adu Allah wa Rasulihi). As such, it is categorically prohibited to support them in any form or fashion. Moreover, it is the obligation of all Muslims from Ahl al-Sunnah, Ahl al-Tasawwuf, and Ahl al-Bayt (the Sunnis, the Sufis, and the Shi‘ites), to oppose the polytheism (Shirk), hypocrisy (Nifaq), apostasy (Irtidad), and schism (Shiqaq) that the Takfiris are spreading throughout the lands of Islam.

The only people authorized to establish the Government of God on Earth are the Mahdi and Jesus, the Son of Mary, peace be upon them both. As we anxiously await their rise, we must stand for peace and justice, uphold Islamic ethical values, defend human dignity, and respect and preserve human life. Do not be deceived during these times of trials and tribulations (Fitan). People, who rape, torture, mutilate and murder civilians, non-combatants, hostages and prisoners of war are not Friends of Allah (‘Auliya’ Allah). People who destroy places of worship and sacred sites, who burn churches and blow up mosques with copies of the Holy Qur’an still in them, are not Friends of Allah. People who violate the teachings of the Qur’an, the Sunnah, the Shari‘ah, and the Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, are not the Friends of Allah. If anything, they are the Friends of Satan (‘Auliya’ al-Shaytan). As Muslims, our response towards terrorists can only be one: “Fight the friends of Satan” (Qur’an 4:76); “And slay them wherever you may come upon them, and drive them away from wherever they drove you away for tumult and oppression is even worse than slaughter” (Qur’an 2:191).

In light of the non-Islamic character of the Takfiris and their role as agents of western and globalist imperialism against Islam, Muslims should find it easy to see through their absurd claim to be “defenders of Islam!”

John Andrew Morrrow (Imam Ilyas Islam) is a native North American, born into a Christian family and a revert to Islam. He represents a rare combination of Western and traditional religious education - PhD from University of Toronto majoring Hispanic, Native, and Islamic Studies, and full cycle of traditional Islamic seminary studies attaining the titles of ustadh, duktur, hakim, and shaykh. Dr. Morrow has spent over a decade in the United States working at various universities including Park University, Northern State University, Eastern New Mexico University, the University of Virginia, and Ivy Tech where he was unanimously appointed to the rank of Full Professor. Aside from his academic duties, Dr. John Andrew Morrow (Imam Ilyas Islam) is the Director of the Covenants of the Prophet Foundation, an organization dedicated to disseminating traditional, civilizational, Islam; promoting Islamic unity; protecting persecuted Christians; and improving relations between Muslims and members of other faiths. He regularly travels the world to promote peace and justice

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TOTAL COMMENTS:-   15


  • Yes dear Muhammad Yunus sahib, ‘ISIS’ also known as Daesh is a neo-kharijite organization.

    Ref: The Self-Proclaimed ‘Caliphate’ of Daesh or ‘ISIS’: A Gross Distortion of the Rightly Guided Caliphate and Thus a Neo-Kharijite Organization

     http://www.newageislam.com/islamic-ideology/ghulam-ghaus,-new-age-islam/the-self-proclaimed-'caliphate'-of-daesh-or-'isis'--a-gross-distortion-of-the-rightly-guided-caliphate-and-thus-a-neo-kharijite-organization/d/102853#sthash.buwpGlTP.dpuf


    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 7/14/2016 5:27:45 AM



  • As long as Muslims add qualifications like ahlul Sunnah, Tassauf, Bayat and myriad of others mukhtaliful alwaanuhaa - and designate and treat the priestly class as the ulamaau 35-27,28 as the special holy class above all others; the ISIS is entitled also to use the same logical argument to propagate that they represent the real Islam—ahlul Islam-- as the only alternative to all the others.

    Therefore the former factions have to immerse themselves into the Ocean of zaalikal Qitab- “that Book” 2-2, to counter their logic.

    Also @ By Amy - 11/26/2015 3:01:45 PM,

    May the FORCE and the LIGHT be with you!


    By Rashid Samnakay - 7/10/2016 9:06:32 PM



  • Dear Kalim sahib,
    You may be true. But, who are the enemies of Islam today? Are they some of non-Muslims or of those who call themselves Muslims?
    We have not yet known with surety about those who are actually funding ISIS, Boko Haram or Taliban. But what we have known so far is that these terrorist groups are surely enemies of Islam.
    The real problem is that we are unable to defeat the terrorism of such enemies. How can we then defeat those enemies of Islam who are funding these violent groups?
    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 3/30/2016 6:01:47 AM



  • I fail to understand that when Islam does not permit hurting people of other religions specifically while in prayer, how is it that the Boko Haram kill muslims in Fajr prayers in a mosque!!! One explanation is that this is being funded by the enemies of Islam for obvious reasons and these people are doing it without understanding it!!
    By Kalim - 3/30/2016 12:22:32 AM



  • Tis a bit more complicated.  I will just say this in short.  America is an ally of Saudi Arabia.  Russia is an ally of Syria...so not much seriousness in getting rid of this. Politics and religion have become so intertwined. As an someone who was born an American and cannot even recognize this country any more, it pains me that in the name of politics...here we are.  Behind that are religious factors driving the politics.  This is not my country.  I can see things, that you can't perhaps.  Perhaps, not, however, those words, religion, politics....have no connection to any God out there that I know, have experienced and I have come to say, that God you all say you believe in says:

    God, Positive Energy, The Light, The Way, Love...hates it when men pollute the earth and commit social injustice.

    God, Positive Energy, The Light, The Way, Love...loves wisdom and knowledge.

    God, Positive Energy, The Light, The Way, Love says...Love Me with all you heart, soul and mind and love your brother as yourself.  Who is my brother?  Anything created of atoms and last I heard....and read...the plants talk to one another.

    So, I say...when we walk away from all those words that man wants to use to pontificate a God that doesn't exist...and walk toward, Love, The Way, The Light, Positive Energy....then you will see God, who is not about any religion.  God is an Energy Force.  It is in all of us. We just need to leave the craziness behind and start moving toward the Light.  

    If you want to see what is going on.....U tube, Zeitgist, Moving Forward, Official Release, 2011. Then there is an Addendum to that one.  If you watch those you hopefully will see.  All way to evil, or Negative Energy.  Haven't you noticed how food is changing in the stores, that there is no quality control of goods anywhere, that it is becoming harder and harder to get on it this world.  Please tell me you can see this.

    How do we pick it up...it called Love and a book I could drive you to is called, The Abundant Community:  Awakening the Power of Famillies and Neighborhoods. John McKnight, Peter Block.  So, we will see, if you can hear me.

    In The Light
    Amy

    By Amy - 11/26/2015 3:01:45 PM



  • If people follow the religion of their choice there will be no blood shed. ISIS is neither islam nor human. And had Jesus followed the life extracting revenge? like the americans do today ir isis id doing there would not have been anybody living today. stop blaming religion, beause it has nothing to do with what is happening in the war theater today.
    By Mujtaba Ahmed - 11/25/2015 3:51:30 AM



  • You have truly said dear Ghaus. The entire world including Media is after all making Daesh Happy and Happy by calling it 'Islamic State'


    By Zainul Abedin - 11/24/2015 2:02:12 AM



  • The writer justly says, "The so-called “Islamic State” should be known as the “Satanic State”.

    If we all start calling "ISIS" a "Satanic state", It will be the strongest punch on the foundation of "Satanic State". Since it wants the entire world to accept its khilafa i.e. “Islamic state”, the entire world is willingly or unwillingly calling it "Islamic State". The terrorists of Daesh are, to an extent, very happy because the entire world is literally accepting them as "Islamic State", the core purpose of Daesh that they want to establish in the entire world.    


    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 11/24/2015 1:42:12 AM



  • Yunus sahib, but they claim they are the true Muslims. Since we do not have an official clergy, there is no way to resolve this matter


    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 11/24/2015 12:43:07 AM



  • Dear Ghulam Mohiuddin Sahab,
    As I read it,the following statement of the article purports to reject their claim to the faith of Islam on account of their evil actions."

    "Moreover, it is the obligation of all Muslims from Ahl al-Sunnah, Ahl al-Tasawwuf, and Ahl al-Bayt (the Sunnis, the Sufis, and the Shi‘ites), to oppose the polytheism (Shirk), hypocrisy (Nifaq), apostasy (Irtidad), and schism (Shiqaq) that the Takfiris are spreading throughout the lands of Islam."

    The above statement echoes the sentiments of the the following declaration made in my my article referenced below: 

    "Faith is between man and God but ISIS leadership has overstepped the limits of faith by inflicting the punishment of burning alive a fellow human (the just reported case involving a Jordanian captured Pilot) – a punishment that the Qur’an reserves only for God, albeit in the Spiritual Realm. Hence, this humble writer entertains no doubts in his mind that ISIS ideologues have nothing to do with Islam – and have broken the bond of faith by virtually acting like God on earth."

    Ref:   Declare The ISIS As The Kharijites (Those Who Seceded From Islam) As This Article Demonstrates And Declares: Global SOS To The Ulama, Muftis, Intellectuals And Scholars Of Islam

    By muhammad yunus - 11/23/2015 8:14:10 PM



  • Yunus sahib, I too think a way should be found to reject their claim to the faith of Islam on account of their evil actions, but we have no mechanisms to do that. Our ulema in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Egypt are still busy fighting the Shia-Sunni wars.
     

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 11/23/2015 1:44:50 PM



  • I post below an earlier comment which is exactly what the author of the article is saying quoting the same verses.
      7/8/2015 3:13:06 AM

    Naseer Ahmed

    Naked aggression and oppression against defenseless people who did no harm or represent any threat. It is the worst form of Kufr that demands that these brutes are fought against and eliminated. 

     The following verses are a command to fight to protect the oppressed. It could be any kind of oppression or injustice against any people. Those who fight to defend the oppressed fight in the cause of Allah and the oppressors if they fight back, fight in the cause of evil.

    (4:75) And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)?- Men, women, and children, whose cry is: "Our Lord! Rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from thee one who will protect; and raise for us from thee one who will help!"

    (76) Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who reject Faith Fight in the cause of Evil: So fight ye against the friends of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan.

    War against the ISIS is incumbent on Islamic countries who are able to wage such war.

    View Article


    By Naseer Ahmed - 11/23/2015 6:57:22 AM



  • Dear Ghulam Mohiuddin Sahab,

    The article is much more than yet another condemnation that has been pouring in like torrential rain since the advent of ISIS.

    It is the ‘ghaibi’ answer to the series of my articles (nine altogether) soliciting the highest echelon of religious fraternity to issue a fatwa (ruling) declaring them as kharijites - those who lost their claim to faith of Islam on account of their evil action.

    This learned scholar of Islam who has attained the titles of ustadh, duktur, hakim, and shaykh, whose credentials dwarf me to obscurity, has said no less than what I have been clamoring, echoed in its following concluding remark :

    “People who rape, torture, mutilate and murder civilians, non-combatants, hostages and prisoners of war are not Friends of Allah (‘awliyya’ Allah). People who destroy places of worship and sacred sites, who burn churches and blow up mosques with copies of the Holy Qur’an still in them, are not Friends of Allah. People who violate the teachings of the Qur’an, the Sunnah, the shari‘ah, and the Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, are not the Friends of Allah. If anything, they are the Friends of Satan (‘awliyya’ al-Shaytan). As Muslims, our response towards terrorists can only be one: “Fight the friends of Satan” (Qur’an 4:76); “And slay them wherever you may come upon them, and drive them away from wherever they drove you away for tumult and oppression is even worse than slaughter” (Qur’an 2:191).”

    A must read by all.


    By muhammad yunus - 11/23/2015 5:56:14 AM



  • Dr. John Andrew has come up with working ideas. Much of the world agrees that the Islamic State needs to be crushed. But how that can be accomplished, and what the unintended consequences may be, are a lot more complicated. The group, also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, has proved to be as flexible and amoebalike as it is apocalyptic and brutal.
    


    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 11/23/2015 2:32:45 AM



  • A just and proper condemnation of ISIS!


    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 11/23/2015 12:58:52 AM



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