Question: Nowadays, there are those who call the Muslim youth and the Muslims in general to a new methodology, a methodology of partisanship, causing them to split into groups and parties. They say that this is the correct methodology, i.e. joining the likes of Jabhat un-Nusrah, ISIS (Dā’esh), Al-Qā’idah and the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwān ul-Muslimīn).
Answer by the Muftī Shaykh Abdul-Azīz Āl us-Shaykh: Oh my brothers, all of these modern day groups are astray (from the right path), if you were to examine (them) carefully you will find that they do not have the slightest connection to Islām. They interpret Islām in accordance with their opinions and desires, thereby deceiving the people. They are truly misguided, they make lawful the spilling of blood, they violate sanctity, loot wealth and cause corruption in the earth. All of these my brothers, are false methodologies, behind them is whoever is behind them. There is no good in them (inaudible), nor in the people who follow these methodologies. Whoever calls our youth to join these misguided groups, then he is indeed mistaken and has strayed from the right path (i.e. the correct understanding of Islām).
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Some years ago in ‘Iraaq a group that called itself the Islamic State of ‘Iraaq and Shaam1 has emerged and they have become known by four letters (داعش).2 And those who have taken its leadership, as those who have followed news about them mention, are many whose names are Abu so and so or Abu so and so the son of so and so, appellations which are ascribed to a particular country or tribe as is the state of those unknown who hide behind appellations and ascriptions3. And after some time passed with the war which occurred between the Syrian government and those who oppose them, groups of these fighters came who didn’t oppose the government. Rather, they fought Ahlus Sunnah (Sunnis) who were opposed to the government and slew them. And it has become widespread that they slay those who they wish to slay by using knives which is from the most loathsome and offensive ways in killing human beings4.