Liwā’ Shuhadā Yarmūk responds to Sāmi Al-Uraydi’s(shar’ī in Jabhat An-Nusrah) latest video wherein he allowed their killing for being “Khawarij”

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All praise due to Allah, I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship besides Allah, and I testify that Muhammad is His messenger and servant who was sent as a mercy to mankind. As to what follows;

We, from Liwā Shuhadā Al-Yarmuk would like to reply to Sāmi Al-Uraydi’s video wherein he addressed us.say to him:

Know, that it is known amongst Ahlū Sūnnah Wa’l Jamā’ah, in the issue of how to deal with the Būghāt and Khawārij, is to call them to the truth and to debate them in their falsehood before you start fighting them. This is how ‘Abdullāh ibn Abbās (RA) dealt with them. And what is also known that Khawārij and Bughāt are only fought when they direct their weapons towards the Muslims. And you know that we never ever directed our weapons toward a Muslim.

We have a question for the leadership in Jabhat Al-Nosrah, and specifically it’s Shar’īs. When has it become clear to you with clear-cut evidences and certainty that we are from the Khawārij like you claimed? And when did you sit with us and our Shar’īs to debate us so you could know our Aqīdah? Or have you forgotten the words of Allah SWT who said: “O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin.” [49:12]

And because our prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “May Allah have mercy on a man who defended himself against gossip.”

And because he ﷺ said: “A believer continues to guard his Faith (and thus hopes for Allah’s Mercy) so long as he does not shed blood unjustly”.

We clarify to you (O Shar’īs in Nusrah) and to all Muslims in general that we are on the Aqīdah of Ahlū Sūnnah Wa’l Jamā’ah, we don’t add (matters) nor do we deny (matters) especially when it comes to matters of Imān (Belief) and Kūfr (disbelief). And we do not declare takfīr on any person unless he commits a clear nullifier of Islām which is known in our Shar’ia, and was mentioned in the Quran and Sūnnah, and was mentioned by our scholars.

The Shar’ī in (our) Liwā, Abū Hamza, who left Jabhat An-Nusrah, he did that only after he witnessed deviations in it ranks.

And with regard to the words of our brother Abu ‘Ali Al-Barīdi may Allah protect him, and was clinched upon by Sāmi Al-Uraydi, when he spoke about Jabhat An-Nusrah and described it as taghūt, this wasn’t takfīr rather he meant the linguistic meaning of the word taghūt which is tūghyān (tyranny). Because their tyranny isn’t hidden from any Muslim, and their aggression towards the Muslims in their lives and wealth.

So we say, Liwā Shūhadā Al-Yarmūk never released any statements wherein they declared takfīr on any person, nor did we declare takfīr on any Muslim, nor in secret (gatherings) nor in public, and Allah knows that we are sincere/honest…

It is enough of an evidence that we are upon the Salafi creed by the fact that we were fighting and still fight in the ranks of all mūjāhidīn with all the fighting groups on the  ground.

As for what was claimed by Sāmi Al-Uraydi and the Shar’īs of Jabhat An-Nusrah, that we are from the Khawārij, this was incited, and Allah knows best, by Jabhat An-Nusrah in Al-Sharqiyah (eastern) who ordered them to ascribe all who goes against them as khawārij whether proven or not, as  was pointed out by Al-Uraydi in his latest speech and which is not hidden from anyone who heard.

I ask Allah the Al-Mighty, the Lord of the Throne to protect the blood of the Muslims,  and may the peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his household and his companions. And All praise is due to Allah.

Translation done by Abū Mūsab