Official Announcement of the Islamic State, regarding the hukm (judgment) of the one who refrains from making takfir of mushrikin who ascribe themselves to Islam

ISLAMIC STATE
CENTRAL OFFICE OVERSEEING SHAR’I DAWAWIN

The Official translation of the Announcement by the Central Office Overseeing Shar’i Dawawin of the Islamic State,
regarding the hukm (judgment) of the
one who refrains from making takfir of mushrikin who ascribe themselves to Islam and what
that entails of various opinions.

 

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1 COOSD 155

 

Number: 155

Date: 22 / 8 / 1437 ( 29 / 5 / 2016 )

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE GRACIOUS THE MERCIFUL

All praise is due to Allah. May blessings and peace be upon the imam of the mujahidin, our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and all of his companions. To proceed:

Allah SWT said, “And tell My slaves to say that which is best. Verily, Shaytan incites them against each other. Verily, Shaytan is a clear enemy to mankind” (Al-Isra 53).

Lately, an issue has circulated among the soldiers of the Islamic State that has led to disagreements regarding some matters over which the hearts and tongues have disputed, reaching the point of ruining relationships between the disputing parties. We have never held these issues lightly, as Allah’s Messenger SAWS warned us against them, describing them as cutting away the religion, saying, “For verily, ruining the bond of unity is the cutter.” (Reported by at-Tirmidhi, who graded it “hasan sahih.”)

We have looked into the basis of disagreement, which relates to the hukm (judgment) of the one who refrains from making takfir of mushrikin who ascribe themselves to Islam and what that entails of various opinions. What we have found is that the cause of disputation comes from two opinions, both being incorrect due to excess on one hand and negligence on the other. The following, by Allah’s permission, shows both opinions and then what we consider to be the actual hukm of Allah in this matter…

The First Opinion:

“Whoever refrains from making takfir of mushrikin (those who worship other than Allah), who ascribe themselves to Islam, is a mushrik exactly like them, because making takfir of them is part of the religion’s foundation (asl ad-din). So the refrainer is like one who worships other than Allah, and he is absolutely one of them in both name and ruling.”

The Second Opinion:

“Takfir is not part of the religion’s foundation (asl ad-din), but is one of its inferred requirements. So the one who refrains from making takfir of mushrikin, who ascribe themselves to Islam, has not disbelieved until the hujjah (evidenced argument) is established against him, all doubts are removed, and all false interpretations are ended.”

The meaning of the term “the religion’s foundation” (asl ad-din) in both opinions is: that by which tawhid is established before the advent of the prophetic proof.

After reviewing what preceded and seeking Allah’s assistance, we say:

The first opinion implies a corrupt concept, because major shirk (shirk akbar) has a reality and description that, if actualized, designates the one who possesses it as a “mushrik.” So if we were to equate the one who refrains from takfir with the one who worshiped other than Allah, then making takfir of the one who refrains from making takfir of the refrainer is absolutely necessitated, since major shirk is not excused by ignorance and the refrainer (according to the first opinion) is a mushrik like the initial person. And the one who refrains thereafter (from making takfir of the refrainer from making takfir of the refrainer) is also a mushrik, and so on.

This is the actual inference – not an imagined understanding – of this opinion’s line of reasoning, which leads to making “chain takfir,” an invalid bid’ah that originates from an incorrect understanding of the texts and that can never be controlled. This opinion is rejected due to the invalidity of its inference.

The second opinion also implies a corrupt concept, as it makes the takfir of the mushrikin like one of the obscure issues (masail khafiyyah), for which it is impossible to establish an evidenced argument and to make takfir of the refrainer as long as he has some doubt (shubhah) or misinterpretation (tawil). The essence of this opinion is the annulment of an agreed upon nullifier of Islam. And the existence of doubt is a passing matter that must be eliminated within any Islamic state that rules by the Shari’ah. As for making this passing matter a foundation upon which rulings are based, then this would result in the annulment of these rulings and the nullification of what it means to manifest the religion. This is in opposition to what is transmitted from the imams of the religion, including the imams of the Najdi da’wah RA.

It is inadmissible to use the terms “asl (foundational basis)” and “lazim (required inference)” regarding the meaning of “la ilaha illallah” and making kufr in taghut in this polemic way. That is because doing so is a fruitless, invented opinion with which Allah did not burden us. Rather, multiple corrupt inferences necessarily result therefrom, like excluding certain matters established by the advent of the prophetic proof from being part of asl ad-din (the religion’s foundation) according to this definition, and thus excluding belief in the prophethood of Muhammad SAWS from asl ad-din! Likewise, it leads to disputation between the mujahidin regarding what is included in the meaning of “asl” (foundation) and what is excluded from it. This is exactly what we warn against. And we strive to prevent this because disagreeing in this dangerous matter will lead to wrongly making tabdi’ and takfir of those who disagree (since the disagreement revolves around tawhid itself). This is unacceptable in the Islamic State, especially since those who are disagreeing are themselves mujahidin for Allah’s cause, those who disbelieved in the tawaghit, made takfir of them, took them as enemies, fought against them, and showed their disavowal from them and their followers.

Shaykh Sulayman Ibn ‘Abdillah Ibn Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhab TA was asked about a similar issue:

(The Sixth Issue: Regarding wala’ and bara’, is such part of the meaning of “la ilaha illallah” or one of its inferred requirements?

The answer is to say that Allah knows best. But it is sufficient for a Muslim to know that Allah made it a duty upon him to take the mushrikin as enemies and to not take them as awliya’, and He made it obligatory to love the believers and to take them as awliya’. He made this a condition of iman, just as He negated the iman of whoever shows love to whoever opposes Allah and His Messenger, even if they were their fathers, sons, brothers, or tribesmen. As for that being part of the meaning of “la ilaha illallah” or one of its inferred requirements, then Allah did not burden us with looking into that. He only burdened us with knowing that Allah made what was mentioned above a duty and obligation, and obligated acting upon so. This is fard and necessary without any doubt. And whoever considers that to be part of its meaning or inferred requirements, then that is fine and an added benefit. But whoever does not consider such, then he is not burdened to do so, especially during an argument or dispute, which leads to something wicked, including disagreement and division between the believers – those who upheld the obligations of iman, waged jihad for the sake of Allah, took the mushrikin as enemies, and took the Muslims as awliya’. Therefore, remaining silent on such matters that lead to division is definitely obligatory. This is what is apparent to me, keeping in mind that the two opinions over which there is a dispute are similar in meaning. And Allah knows best). (Ad-Durar as-Saniyyah fil-Ajwibat an-Najdiyyah (8/166).)

It is unacceptable to use the term “takfir al-‘adhir” (making takfir of the “excuser”) to describe the ruling of the one who refrains from making takfir of mushrikin who ascribe themselves to Islam because it is an inaccurate term.

While we do not accept ignorance as an excuse for major shirk, the innovated opinion of ‘udhr bil-jahl (to excuse the ignorant in their practice of major shirk) does not necessitate that every excuser refrains from making takfir, as there are those of them who might consider ignorance an excuse, but do indeed make takfir of the mushrikin because he considers the proof to have been established against them all, so he is therefore not actually a refrainer.

Just as refraining from making takfir of the mushrikin is not confined to the issue of “al-‘udhr bil-jahl,” it is also quite likely one refrains from making takfir of them out of arrogance, defiance, following desires, or by citing general texts that indicate the merits of “la ilaha illallah.”

So the term “takfir al-‘adhir” does not accurately describe the one who refrains from making takfir of the mushrikin, such a refrainer being whom the people of knowledge meant regarding this nullifier.

The one who refrains from making takfir of the mushrikin who claim to be Muslims commits an agreed upon nullifier, but his kufr is based upon establishment of the proof, unlike the one who worships other than Allah.

Making takfir of the mushrikin is an issue established by apparent, plethoric texts, which all people can understand. Establishing the argument thereof is by the Quran’s advent, by either it being conveyed to the people or them having the ability to reach it. Allah  said, “Say, ‘What thing is greatest in witness?’ Say, ‘Allah is a witness between me and you, and this Quran has been inspired unto me that by it I might warn you and whomever it reaches’” (Al-An’am 19).

The mujaddid Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhab RA said, “Know that the evidences for making takfir of the otherwise righteous Muslim who commits shirk with Allah or sides with the mushrikin against the muwahaddin, even if he does not commit shirk, are more than one can compile. They are in the speech of Allah, the words of His Messenger, and the discourses of all people of knowledge.” (Ad-Durar as-Saniyyah (10/8).) Shaykh ‘Abdul-Latif Ibn ‘Abdir-Rahman Ibn Hasan RA said, “It should be said that the Book of Allah, the Sunnah of His Messenger, and the opinions of the people of knowledge are explicit, repeatedly reported, and clearly prove making takfir of anyone who supplicates other than Allah, calling upon someone for something only Allah can do… and the entire Quran demonstrates and confirms this, even coming in different ways and expressions to explain and make note of this.” (Ad-Durar as-Saniyyah (12/190).) Some other scholars of the Najdi da’wah said, “The one who does not make takfir of the mushrikin has not affirmed the Quran, and the Quran has made takfir of the mushrikin and ordered making takfir of them, taking them as enemies, and fighting against them.” (Ad-Durar as-Saniyyah (9/291).)

However, this matter could be obscure regarding some mushrikin who ascribe themselves to Islam. That is due to the spread of ignorance, weakness of da’wah, and circulation of doubts. Here, the proof is established by demonstrating the clear, indicative texts regarding the kufr of these mushrikin. If someone refrains after this clarification is made, he commits kufr. Shaykh Sulayman Ibn ‘Abdillah TA said, “If someone doubts their kufr or is ignorant of their kufr, it is clarified to him using evidences about their kufr from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger SAWS. After that, if he doubts or hesitates, then he is a kafir according to all of the ‘ulama, since the one who doubts the kufr of a kafir is himself a kafir.” (Ad-Durar as-Saniyyah (8/160).)

But if the matter becomes manifest by the rise of the religion, its voice being raised, and its da’wah being conveyed (as is the case in the Islamic State, may Allah strengthen it), then there is no consideration given to any doubt that would suspend the legal ruling. This is what is known from the imams of guidance like those of the Najdi da’wah who faced this issue and died upon goodness. Some of the imams of the da’wah RA said, “So whoever does not make takfir of the mushrikin of the Ottoman State and the grave worshipers, like the people of Makkah and otherwise, of those who worship righteous people, deviate from the tawhid of Allah to shirk, and replace the Sunnah of His Messenger SAWS with innovations, then he is a kafir just like them, even if he hates their religion, despises them, and loves Islam and the Muslims. For the one who does not make takfir of the mushrikin has not affirmed the Quran, and the Quran has made takfir of the mushrikin and ordered making takfir of them, taking them as enemies, and fighting against them.” (Ad-Durar as-Saniyyah (9/291).)

It is a duty of those who give da’wah and those who seek knowledge inside the Islamic State to warn the people against shirk and falling into it and to warn them against refraining from making takfir of the mushrikin. As part of their duty to warn and convey the message, they must also expose the doubts of those who quarrel in defense of the mushrikin. This is the religion of the Prophets AS and by this the religion becomes manifest.

Shaykh ‘Abdul-Latif Al ash-Shaykh RA said, “Exposing ignorant people to the fundamentals of Islam, the fundamentals of iman, decisive texts, and agreed upon issues by the people of knowledge is a hujjah (established argument) according to the scholars, and by it the proof is made, rulings are put in order, whether the rulings are on apostasy or otherwise; and the Messenger SAWS ordered conveying his message and encouraged it to be done. Regarding establishing proof and giving warning, Allah said in His Book, ‘that by it I might warn you and whomever it reaches’ (Al-An’am 19),” until he (‘Abdul-Latif) RA said, “In total, the argument in every time is made by the people of knowledge, the inheritors of the prophets.” (Misbah adh-Dhalam fir-Radd ‘ala Man Kadhdhab ash-Shaykh al-Imam (1/207).)

The issue of making takfir of the mushrikin being manifest is the default, and we are in a state that rules by the Shari’ah of Allah. It is therefore a compulsory duty upon those who give da’wah therein to warn, convey, employ the legal rulings, and remove whatever became suspended thereof due to doubts. Amongst these rulings is making takfir of whoever refrains from making takfir of the mushrikin who ascribe themselves to Islam. It is not that they should base their actions and da’wah upon the doubts of those who deceptively raise them, making such doubts the foundation, by which they would annul the agreed upon legal ruling, and refuge is with Allah.

We remind our sons, the soldiers of the Islamic State, of the order from Allah and His Messenger SAWS regarding the obligation of listening and obeying those whom Allah has appointed over them, as well as the obligation of uniting and avoiding division, hating one another, and disputation. Allah  said, “And obey Allah and His Messenger and do not dispute lest you fail and your might depart, and have patience. Verily Allah is with the patient” (Al-Anfal 46). And He said, “Verily those who divided their religion and became factions, you have nothing to do with them. Their matter is only up to Allah. Then He will inform them about what they used to do” (Al-An’am 159). And Allah’s Messenger SAWS said, “Shall I tell you about what is better in degree than fasting, prayer, and charity?” They said, “Indeed!” He said, “Rectifying the bond of unity, for verily, ruining the bond of unity is the cutter.” (Reported by at-Tirmidhi, who graded it “hasan sahih.”) In another version, “I do not mean that it cuts hair, but it cuts the religion.” May Allah send blessings upon our prophet Muhammad and upon his family and all of his companions.

Announcement from the Islamic State regarding the organisation of Al-Qaida in Syria and the Sahawat factions along with them

ISLAMIC STATE
CENTRAL OFFICE OVERSEEING SHAR’I DAWAWIN

The Official translation of the Announcement of the Central Office Overseeing Shar’i Dawawin of the Islamic State, regarding the organisation of Al-Qaida in Syria “Jabhat an-Nusrah” and the Sahawat factions along with them

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1 COOSD 175

Number: 175

Date: 25 / 8 / 1437 ( 1 / 6 / 2016 )

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE GRACIOUS THE MERCIFUL

All praise is due to Allah. May blessings and peace be upon Allah’s Messenger. To proceed:

Allah SWT said, “And as such We detail the signs, and to make clear the way of the criminals” (Al-An’am 55).

The Organization of al-Qa’idah in Syria (“Jabhat an-Nusrah”) and those with it of militant factions who fight the Islamic State are tawaif mumtani’ah bi-shawkah ‘an tahkim shar’ Allah (groups forcefully resisting the implementation of the Shari’ah of Allah) who have assisted the apostates who aim at establishing a “democratic civic” state of kufr. They fight together in one trench against an Islamic state, which no one doubts rules by the Shari’ah, instigate others to fight against it by all means, and strive to displace its authority from the land, in order to replace the Shari’ah of Allah, which it upholds, with Jahili laws and man-made rulings. All of this is under the cover of the Crusader campaign against the Islamic Khilafah. These nawaqid (nullifiers of Islam) and others have been committed by all of the factions who attribute themselves to the Shari’ah and jihad, while remaining in the camp of the apostates who fight the army of the Khilafah. They did not withdraw and declare their disassociation from them and from their kufr, rather, they entered into their alliances and supported them.

Leaving no room for any doubts, the Islamic State has made the ruling of the Shari’ah regarding these factions clear, that they are apostate groups who have openly committed kufr and whose condition has become apparent, in a way that establishes hujjah (proof) and severs any doubt an ignorant person might have. This includes what is found in the public announcement released by the Delegated Committee as N7-21 on the 8th of Rabi’ Awwal, 1437. As such, it will not be accepted that any of our troops desist from making takfir of these individuals whom we fight and who fight us for the Shari’ah of Allah. Any of them – of the troops of the State – who does not make takfir of these factions and whose case is raised to the emir of his division will be summoned and what is alleged against him will be confirmed, and the condition of these factions will be explained to him if he is ignorant thereof; then, if he abstains (from takfir) after clarification, he will be transferred to the court for istitabah (for the court to demand the soldier’s repentance or otherwise – if he refuses to repent – for him to be punished for apostasy).

The Factions of Deceit & Falsehood

[Translator Note: The following are translations of two official documents stating the official position of the Islamic State regarding the factions of deceit and falsehood – the apostate factions – fighting the Islamic State in the Suburbs of Northern Aleppo. This Shar’i verdict of apostasy on the factions fighting the Islamic State is a famous verdict upon all those who resists the application or implementation of an obligation from the Shari’ah with force, regardless of whether they agree regarding to its obligation or not. And Allah knows best, and He is the source of Success. Contents in [ ] Square Brackets are Translator additions for clarity]


Verdict on Jabhat an-Nusra specifically

The Islamic State Number: 175
The Central Office for supervising the Shar’ee Diwans Date: 25/8/1437 H

1/6/2016 CE

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In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

All praise belongs to Allah, and May the Blessings and Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.

After that..

Allah the Most High said: {And thus do We explain the Aayat in detail, that the way of the Mujrimun, may become manifest} [al-An’aam: 55]

Indeed al-Qaeda of Syria (Jabhat an-Nusra) and those who are with it in the camps of the factions that are fighting the Islamic State, they are groups that have resisted with power from Ruling by the rule of Allah and allied with Apostates that are hurrying to establish a Civil Democratic State of Kufr. They are fighting together in the same trench against an Islamic State which no one doubts rules by the Shari’ah. And they are inciting upon fighting it in every way, and they are rushing to uproot its authority from the Earth in order to change the Rule of Allah – by which its rules – with Jahili rule and man-made laws. And [they do] all that under the cover of the Crusader attack against the Islamic Khilafah. This nullifier along with others, have been committed by the groups that attribute themselves to Shari’ah & Jihad and remained in the camps of the Apostates that are fighting the army of the Khilafah. And they have not declared themselves free of them [the apostates] and they have not announced their disavowal from them [apostates] nor their disbelief. On the contrary they have participated in their alliances and sided with them. Darkness, one above another,

And indeed the Islamic State has made it clear with which doesn’t leave any room for any doubter regarding the Shar’ee verdict upon these groups – that they are apostate groups who have announced their disbelief and their situation has become clear by which the Proof (Huhja) establishes and the doubt of all those ignorant of it is cut off with. And from such [a clarification] is the circulation of the “Executive Commission” with the Number (21-7-N) on 8th of Rabee’u al-Awwal 1437. Therefore it would not never be tolerated to find – among our soldiers – anyone who stops short of making Takfeer on individuals among these whom we are fighting against and they are fighting against us regarding the Shari’ah of Allah. And whosoever who appears from them – i.e. from the Soldiers of the State – who doesn’t make Takfeer of these groups, his matter is to be raised to his authorized Amir so that he can be summoned and what is attributed to him is made certain of, and to explain to him the situation of these groups if he is ignorant of them, and if he stops short [of making Takfeer on them] after the explanation, his matter would be referred to court for Istitaabah.

[Official Seal of The Central Office ]

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The Verdict on the Factions that are fighting the State

The Islamic State Number: 21-7-N
The Executive Commission Date: 8/3/1437 H

20/12/2015 CE

 

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In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate

To: All of the Wilayat and Offices and Committees.

Topic: The Verdict on the Factions that are fighting the State

Indeed all praise belongs to Allah alone, and May the blessings and peace be upon whom there is no prophet after him.

As for what follows:

May Peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you.

Recently we have received some inquiries regarding the official stance of the Islamic State regarding the allied factions that we are fighting in the Suburbs of Northern Aleppo and others besides it, especially the factions that raise Islamic banners and slogans and attribute themselves to Jihad.

And we state to everyone that the stance of the Islamic State is clear regarding the verdict of these factions. And it is that these are groups that have apostataed from the religion of Allah and that they have committed various things that nullify the Aslu Deen [basis/origin/fundamental of the religion]. And from that is: fighting a state that rules by the Shari’ah of Allah while being in the same trench and same alliance as the factions that have refrained from ruling by the Shari’ah, and announced that they are rushing to build a “Pluralistic Civil Democratic” State which would up-root the Rule of Allah from the lands of the Islamic State and change it with Jahili laws. And all of that under the direct observation and cover of the Crusader Assault which is led by America for the purpose of destroying the project of the Khilafah. Allah the most High says:

{ And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Quran) that when you hear the Verses of Allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell} [an-Nisa : 140]

And this is the verdict of Allah regarding those who sat with the disbelievers and didn’t leave them or reject upon them their disbelief and their mockery at the Aayat of Allah. Then what about those who fight with them, and ally them, and help them against the Muslims who rule the land of Allah with what he has revealed? So this is a clear verdict which we do not doubt therein.  And it is based upon clearly seen realities which are not affected by false Ta’weels and claims that belie the reality.

We ask Allah to repel the plans of the disbelievers and to disperse their strength and to split their gathering and give victory to the Islamic State over them.

And may Allah reward you all with the best.

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Executive Committee (Eastern Provinces) to check.

[Official Stamp of Executive Committee and Signature]

FACTIONS

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On the Kufr of the Soldiers of Jabhat al-Jawlani

Straight Talk

On the Kufr of the Soldiers of Jabhat al-Jawlani

STRAIGHT

By Ibn ‘Ata’ al-Muhajir

The Prophet (s’ws) said, “I am only human and litigants come to me. It might be that some of you are more eloquent than others, so I consider him to be truthful and rule in his favor. So if I rule in someone’s favor and he takes what rightfully belongs to a Muslim, then it is truly only a piece of fire. Let him take it or leave it.” (Al-Bukhārī, Muslim)

This is the Messenger of Allah, the one about whom Allah (t) said, {He does not speak from desire. It is only revelation inspired.} (An-Najm: 3-4) This is the Prophet of Allah, who said of himself, “There is no prophet after me,” (Al-Bukhārī, Muslim) which is understood by consensus to mean that revelation ceased to be inspired to mankind after the death of Muhammad ibn ‘Abdillah (s’ws).

This is the one to whom Allah revealed the most magnificent miracle mankind has ever known, the noble Qur’an. Yet he was “only human,” who attested for himself the inability to read the hearts of men. Rather, he affirmed that all people are to be taken at face value, judged according to their apparent situation, as their hidden secrets and intentions are left to be judged by Allah alone.

If this is the case with Allah’s Messenger (s’ws), then how about those who came after him, those who neither received revelation nor perfected their collection and authentication of all the recorded narrations from the prophetic era?! No matter how knowledgeable of the religion one may be, he will never reach the level of the Prophet. Despite that and the clear fact based on the above evidences that the Prophet (s’ws) judged people at face value, we find people today giving excuses to those who commit blatant kufr! An important example of this is that some Muslims invalidly excuse the soldiers of Jabhat al-Jawlani for the kufr they collectively commit. Even if their existed for them some hidden excuse—meaning ikrah, which is extremely unlikely, if not impossible, of armed men—we must follow the prophetic example and judge them in this life according to their apparent actions, leaving their secrets for Allah to reveal on the Day of Judgment.

‘A’ishah i narrated that Allah’s Messenger (s’ws) said, “An army will raid the Ka’bah. When they reach an open desert, the first of them and the last of them will be consumed by the earth.” At this, the Mother of the Believers asked, “O Messenger of Allah, how could the first of them and the last of them be consumed by the earth, while in their midst there are their common people and those who are not actually part of them?” He replied, “The first of them and the last of them will be consumed by the earth, then they will be resurrected and judged based on their intentions.” (Al-Bukhārī, Muslim)

It is thus the sunnah of Allah to punish groups of criminals along with those who are with them, as the innocent among them are not distinguished in this life, but will be dealt with on an individual basis when they are resurrected.

Jabhat al-Jawlani is a criminal gang of riddah, having claimed Islam while committing blatant kufr. They control land yet do not rule by what Allah revealed; they enter into alliances with the disbelievers against the believers; and they fight against the Islamic State in order to replace the Shari’ah with human law, whether by merely setting Allah’s law to the side and ruling by their whims, or by allowing their democratic allies to rule instead. Despite this, they deceive many Muslims into believing that they are an organization of mujahidin fighting for the cause of Allah. Their banner is black and bears the kalimah of tawhid; their men grow beards; their women wear niqab; and their scholars speak with the language of jihad, announcing their support for the Shari’ah and their goal of its establishment. However, the reality is far from that stated goal.

In the areas they control, they have established a court system to give the impression of law and order. However, that law is not the law of Islam, but rather varies from one qadi’s whim to anothers. Lands held by Jawlani’s troops remain void of Allah’s law, intentionally and proudly not upholding the hudud, even though they once faced virtually no local opposition to their presence. Effectively, their judges are tawaghit, pushing aside the Shari’ah of Allah and thus taking for themselves the right to rule, which belongs only to Allah, and for their cause is exactly what the soldiers of Jabhat al-Jawlani fight, {and those who disbelieve fight for the cause of taghut.} (An-Nisā: 76)

When confronted with the issue of upholding the hudud, the shar’iyyin of the Jabhah erroneously claim that the hudud are not applied in Dar al-Harb. This statement is a self-proclamation of kufr! How could “mujahidin for the cause of Allah” who have captured some land, having removed the taghut’s control over it, still consider that area Dar al-Harb, which is synonymous with Dar al-Kufr?!

They have allied with the Free Syrian Army, under which other organized militant groups have united with the publicly stated goal of establishing a secular democratic state. This alliance is for no reason but to fight against their common enemy, the soldiers of the Khilafah. Allah said, {Believers must not take disbelievers as allies against believers. Whoever does that has nothing to do with Allah.} (Āl ‘Imrān: 28) At-Tabari said, commenting on this ayah, “He is free of Allah and Allah is free of him, due to his apostasy from His religion and his entrance into kufr.” (At-Tafsīr) Allah also said, {Inform the munafiqin that theirs is a painful torment, those who take disbelievers as allies against believers. Do they seek honor with them? For verily, all honor belongs to Allah,} (An-Nisā: 139) and similarly, {O you who believe, do not take disbelievers as allies against believers! Do you want to make for Allah a clear case against yourselves? Verily the munafiqin are in the lowest level of the Fire, and you will never find a supporter for them.} (An-Nisā: 144) Indeed, as today they support and are supported, the munafiqin known as Jabhat al-Jawlani will have no support tomorrow as they burn, as Allah wills, in the lowest level of the Fire.

Another blatant display of their kufr is that they fight the only government on earth implementing the hukm of Allah in order to replace it with manmade, whimsical law. Fighting against the Islamic State is not in and of itself kufr, as it could happen that incorrect ijtihad might lead to an internal conflict between Muslims. But even in a case like that (called baghy), both sides establish the Shari’ah when given the opportunity. Allah said, {And if two factions of believers engage in combat, then reconcile between them. Then if one of them transgresses against the other, then fight those who transgress until they return to the command of Allah.} (Al-Ḥujurāt: 76) Jabhat al-Jawlani, on the other hand, has repeatedly shown their unwillingness to implement the hukm of Allah. So their war against the Islamic State is not an effort to simply right a perceived wrong, but to remove the currently implemented Shari’ah and replace it with human law. This is even clearer when one looks to those with whom al-Jawlani has allied, who very openly and without shame declare their democratic intentions to establish a secular state.

Every soldier in the American military is a kafir, even if there are among them Muhammads of Palestinian origin. Likewise, every soldier in the Saudi military is a kafir, even if some of them have blood brothers in the Islamic State. With absolutely no difference, as all are fighting for the cause of taghut, every soldier in Jabhat al-Jawlani is a kafir, no matter his outward appearance or professed love for Islam. How different the soldiers of Allah are from the soldiers of Shaytan, for truly {those who believe fight for the cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve fight for the cause of taghut.} (An-Nisā: 76)

Those who stubbornly remain in the ranks of al-Jawlani’s front almost always do so because of taqlid, which is to follow human opinion over divine revelation. When presented with Allah’s clear proofs against His enemies, including Jabhat al-Jawlani, the deluded Jawlanites respond, “The shaykh said […],” quite often referring to al-Qa’idah “scholars” living comfortably in Dar al-Kufr. Allah said, {Follow what was revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow besides Him any awliyā,} (Al-A‘rāf: 3) i.e. anyone, no matter how close they are to you. How can they follow any modern scholars after knowing that Allah’s Messenger (s’ws) said, “Verily Allah does not seize knowledge by stripping it from His slaves, but He seizes knowledge by seizing scholars, until when He leaves no scholar, the people will take ignorant heads. They will be asked and give fatwas without knowledge, so they will be misguided and will misguide others.” (Al-Bukhārī, Muslim) “Knowledge” does not mean mere information, nor the ability to sit in a classroom for a few years. Knowledge consists of evidences from the Qur’an and Sunnah. This is clear in the oft-misinterpreted ayah, {So ask the people of the dhikr if you do not know,} (An-Naḥl: 43) i.e. ask the people of the Qur’an and Sunnah; and you do not ask a people for something other than what they are known to have. So the people of the dhikr should be asked for the dhikr itself, not their personal opinions.

These mindless muqallidin question Allah’s intent while remaining silent to the contradictory claims of their shar’iyyin, while Allah said, {He is not asked about what He does, but they are asked.} (Al-Anbiyā’: 23) Indeed, {they took their scribes and ascetics as lords beside Allah.} (Barā‘ah: 31) Do they presume they will be not be questioned about their blind adherence to these shar’iyyin, and that they alone will bear the responsibility of anyone who follows them? Certainly not, as {no bearer bears the burden of another.} (Al-Anām: 164) But, indeed, these shar’iyyin shall receive their punishment, along with the punishment of those they led astray. {He said, “For each will get double (the punishment).”} (Al-A‘rāf: 38).

A muqallid uses taqlid when he considers himself too ignorant to base his own opinion on evidence, doubting his own ability to understand a topic. As such, making taqlid in matters of tawhid is to affirm oneself as being ignorant of Allah’s tawhid and as having doubts on how to understand the most basic principle of the religion. Since tawhid is the foundational principle of the din, ignorance of tawhid necessitates the absence of din. Therefore, taqlid due to ignorance in matters of asl ad-din is never an excuse for a person who slips thereby into kufr.

Regarding those who made taqlid in matters of tawhid, following their beloved leaders and elders to the point of committing kufr, Allah said, {Verily Allah cursed the disbelievers and prepared for them an inferno, eternally therein forever. They will not find any ally or supporter; on a day their faces are turned over in the Fire, saying, “O, if only we obeyed Allah and the Messenger! Our Lord, verily we obeyed our leaders and elders, so they misled us from the path!”} (Al-Aḥzāb: 64-67) How close the modern muqallidin are to those who disbelieved afore, {And when it is said to them, “Follow what Allah revealed,” they say, “Rather, we follow what we found our fathers thereon.”} (Al-Baqarah: 170)

Some brothers and sisters have assumed that the official stance of the Islamic State on this matter is one of refrain, in that the condition of these JN soldiers is doubtful, so they are neither deemed Muslims nor kuffar. Others think the Islamic State considers only the leaders of Jawlani’s front as apostates and that the soldiers are not accountable for their commanders’ kufr. Still others think it is a matter of actively fighting against the Islamic State, and that as long as a member of JN refrains from the physical fight, he is excused and retains his status as a Muslim. They base these misunderstandings on ambiguous “sources”, whether via the words of a supposed soldier of the Khilafah or those of a “munasir” outside the lands of Islam.

No statement from any munasir, soldier, administrator, or even emir is deemed official unless it is conveyed through one of the Islamic State’s official media channels including, but not necessarily limited to, Dābiq and النبأ.

The apostasy of Jabhat al-Jawlani, from its top leaders to its lowest elements, has been dealt with repeatedly through official Islamic State literature. For example, in Dābiq, one can find this matter dealt with in

  • Issue 2, “The Flood of the Mubāhalah;”
  • Issue 6, “The Qā’idah of adh-Dhawāhirī;”
  • Issue 7, “Dozens of ‘Nusrah’ and ‘Ahrār’ Fighters Repent and Join the Islamic State;”
  • Issue 8, “The Allies of al-Qā’idah in Shām” and “Irjā’ – The Most Dangerous Bid’ah;”
  • Issue 9, “The Allies of al-Qā’idah in Shām: Part II,” “Harvesting the Sahwah,” and “In the Words of the Enemy;”
  • Issue 10, “The Allies of al-Qā’idah in Shām: Part III,” “They Are Not Lawful Spouses for One Another,” “The Laws of Allah or the Laws of Men,” “In the Words of the Enemy,” and “Interview with Abū Samīr al-Urdunī;”
  • Issue 11, “The Allies of al-Qā’idah in Shām: Part 4” and “From the Battle of al-Ahzāb to the War of Coalitions;” and
  • Issue 12, “The Allies of al-Qā’idah in Yemen,” “The Allies of al-Qā’idah in Shām: The End,” and “In the Words of the Enemy.”
  • Issue 14, “The Murtadd Brotherhood.”

If there is still some doubt on this matter, then know that each member of Jabhat al-Jawlani, whether or not he fought against the Islamic State, is required to undergo an istitābah course, which means he must repent from the kufr in which he was engaged. Part of that course is his personal admission that he was indeed an apostate.

The soldiers of Jabhat al-Jawlani are kuffar. They are munafiqin who have blatantly committed kufr, so their ruling is that of the murtaddin. They cause mischief on the earth and should be shown no mercy unless they repent before they are apprehended. Their dead are fuel for Jahannam. As a matter of iman, Muslims who are aware of this clear ruling (of their kufr) must make takfir of them and thus establish their bara’ah from them. They are not to be taken as friends, and they are certainly not brothers, as {only believers are brothers.} (Al-Ḥujurāt: 10)

{And Allah prevails over His affair, but most people do not know.}

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Treatise regarding the Third Nullifier from the Nullifiers of Islam – Sh. Maisarah al-Muhajir

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Treatise regarding the Third Nullifier from the Nullifiers of Islam

Penned by: Maisarah al-Muhajir (May Allah preserve him)

Translated by Ansar al-Khilafah

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and the Most Compassionate

Indeed all Praise belongs to Allah, the Wali[1] of the Pious. May the blessings and peace be upon the best of the Messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, upon him and his family and companions – the best of blessings and the most complete of peace. As for what follows:

[This is a] “Treatise regarding the Third Nullifier from the Nullifiers of Islam” which was mentioned by the Imam al-Mujadid ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahhab – may Allah have mercy on him – I ask Allah the most High to make it sincerely for his generous countenance, and to make it beneficial.

And I say, while I seek Allah’s aid:

ash-Shaykh al-Mujadid Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahhab – may Allah have mercy on him – said:

The Third Nullifier: (Whoever who doesn’t make Takfeer on the Polytheists, or doubts about their disbelief, or validates their methodology, such is a Disbeliever);

This is a rule that is agreed upon by the Scholars. However it is not in its absolute sense.

This is because viewing it to be absolute results in: Takfeer of the Muslims who do not understand the principle of ‘Excuse under the pretext Ignorance’ regarding the Takfeer of the Polytheists who are associated to Islam.

Indeed the Scholars have divided this Nullifier into two sections: Aslee Mushrik[2] (Original Polytheists), and Polytheists who are associated [to Islam][3].

As for the Original Polytheists: Whoever who doesn’t make Takfeer on them or doubts about their Disbelief, or validates their Methodology; such is a Disbeliever by Ijma’.

After narrating in ash-Shifa [2/270-271] from al-Jahith and Thumamah who claimed that Allah has no Hujja[4] against many of the commoners, women, fools, and blind-followers of Jews & Christians and other besides them, because they didn’t have a disposition by which citations can be possible with, Al-Qadi Iyad said [responding to this]: … and the one who says all of this, is a disbeliever by way of Ijma’ (consensus) upon the disbelief of one who doesn’t make Takfeer on any of the Chrisitans and Jews”

And ash-Shaykh Abdullah Abu Bateen – may Allah have mercy on him – said: “And the Muslims have agreed upon the Disbelief of one who doesn’t make Takfeer of the Jews and Christians, or doubts regarding their disbelief. And we are certain that many of them are Ignorant.” [ad-Durar as-Saniyyah 12/69]

This is because the disbelief of these people: is known by necessity from the religion of Islam. The commoners nor the Scholars are ignorant of it. Rather, Islam of a person is not valid till he believes the falseness of every religion that is contrary to the religion of Islam – like Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrian and others besides them from the false religions.

Allah the Most High said: { And whoever desires other than Islam as religion never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers }[5]. And not making Takfeer on this type: is rejecting the texts of the Qur’an, Sunnah, and the Ijma’ of the Ummah. And it constitutes not actualizing disbelief in the Taghut (all false deities collectively]. Allah the Most High says:

{Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold]

And the Messenger of Allah – blessings of Allah and peace be upon him – said: “Whoever who says Laa ilaaha illa laah [There is no god except Allah], and disbelieves in whatever that is worshiped besides Allah, his property and his blood is sacred, and his accountability is upon Allah.” Narrated by Muslim.

And it is necessitated[6] from viewing their worship to be false: the falsehood of those who worship them, and making Takfeer on them, and if you do not make Takfeer on them, then you have not taken hold of the most trustworthy handhold. And Allah commanded the messenger – blessings of Allah and peace be upon him – to say to the disbelievers of Quraysh: {Say (O’ Muhammad): O’ Disbelievers}. And Allah didn’t command his Messenger – blessing of Allah and peace be upon him – another belief besides that. And this is because disbelieving in the Taghut has pillars. And if one of these fall, the rest falls. As for when their methodology is validated or doubted on: Then all of these pillars fall. This is because the way of disbelieving in the Taghut is achieved with five things. These were mentioned by ash-Shaykh Muhamad bin ‘Abdul bin Abdul Wahhab – may Allah have mercy on him – in a separate treatise. And they are: Believing in the falseness of worshiping others besides Allah. Leaving these [Taghuts] for those who are mixed in it, hating it [the Taghuts], and making Takfeer of those who worship it, and showing enmity towards those who worship it based on the ability and capacity. These five are not attained by one who validates their methodology or doubts regarding them. And all of these are pillars except for the fifth (Showing enmity); this is because it is connected to ability and capacity to do. As for one who doesn’t make Takfeer on them thinking that the Evidence has not been established upon them; then such is belying the texts and consensus (Ijma’) like we have mentioned.

As for the Second Type: Then they are the polytheist who are associated to the Millah of Islam. As for these, those who do not make Takfeer on them: They are not made Takfeer of in the beginning. This is because the reason for the verdict of disbelief of those who do not make Takfeer on these is based on: Rejection of the Texts (Qur’an and Sunnah), and rejection of al-Ijma’ (consensus) upon the one who commits Shirk is a Polytheist according to the Qur’an, Sunnah and Ijma’. However it is necessary for us to know that the matter of making Takfeer on a Disbeliever associated to Islam: is from the Indistinct Matters that require the Establishment of Hujja.

And this is what the Scholars of Najd and at the top of them is al-Imam al-Mujadid ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahhab – may Allah have mercy on him – understood in this matter. This is even with the reality that these scholars are actually in need of what can be used as evidence for their views, and have not used as evidence themselves, because the source in all of this is the Qur’an and Sunnah.

However this is a refutation against what is being shown citation for, using their statements.

And here are some of their sayings, with a short explanation on it; for the sake of increasing its clarity.

Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahhab, and his grandson ‘Abdur Rahman bin Hassan – may Allah have mercy on them both – said: “And from them are those who took them as enemies but didn’t make Takfeer of them. Such a person has also not come with what is evidenced by Laa ilaaha illa laah (There is no God except Allah) regarding denying Shirk, and what it constitutes of in making Takfeer on those who do it after explaining according to Ijma’.” [ad-Durar as-Saniyyah 2/207]

Look at how they made Takfeer on such a person after explaining, and if it were that a person who did not make Takfeer on the Polytheists associated to [Islam] is a disbeliever if he doesn’t make Takfeer on them absolutely : they would not have said ‘after explaining’.

And Sulaiman bin ‘Abdullah – grandson of ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahhab – may Allah have mercy on them both said – regarding one who didn’t make Takfeer on the Polytheists: “And if he was doubtful about their disbelief, or ignorant of their disbelief, then the evidence from the book of Allah, and the Sunnah of His Messenger is explained to him regarding their disbelief. And if he doubts after that and is hesitant after that, then such is a disbeliever by consensus (Ijma’) of the Scholars regarding one who doubts about the disbelief of a disbeliever being a disbeliever.” [awthaq ‘Ura al-Eeman / Majmu’at Tawheed]

His saying: “then the evidence from the book of Allah, and the Sunnah of His Messenger is explained to him”: is an evidence upon establishing the Hujja, and if it was not like that, they would have indeed been disbelievers before the explanation. And if the Hujja is established: He has disbelieved by Ijma’. Thereafter he said: “regarding one who doubts about the disbelief of a disbeliever being a disbeliever.” And this is an evidence for the fact that when this rule is about one who is associated to [Islam] : it is necessary to explain.

And ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Lateef Aal-Shaykh – may Allah have mercy on them all – said: “Know that these (polytheistic) action are from the religion of Jahiliyyah (Ignorance), which the Messenger of Allah – blessings of Allah and peace be upon him – was sent with to disavow from and remove, and erase its remnants, because they are from Major Shirk, which the Muhkam (Clear) Aayat provide evidence for its impermissibility. And these festivals are similar to the festivals of al-Jahiliyyah. And whoever who believes in its permissibility and legality, and that it is a worship and a religion: Such is from the most disbelieving from the creations of Allah, and their most misguided. And whoever who doubts regarding their disbelief after establishing the Hujja upon them: Such is a disbeliever.” [ad-Durar as-Saniyyah 10/440]

Look at his saying: “And whoever who doubts regarding their disbelief after establishing the Hujja upon them: Such is a disbeliever.”

And he said in another place:One who allocates some places for his worship or believers that the obligation of Hajj falls from one who stands at these places, such a person’s disbelief is not doubted by those who have smelt the scent of Islam. And one who doubts regarding his disbelief, then it is necessary to establish the Hujja upon him, and explain to him that this is Disbelief and Shirk, and that taking these stones is making it equal to the Signs of Allah which Allah has made standing upon to be a worship to Allah. And if the Hujja is established upon him and he still persists, then there is no doubt regarding his disbelief” [ad-Durar as-Saniyyah 10/440]

And this is after he had previously said that: “Such is from the most disbelieving from the creations of Allah, and their most misguided”. And if it was that one who doesn’t make Takfeer of the Polytheists associated [to Islam] disbelieved absolutely: He would not have said ‘after Establishing the Hujja’.

And look at his saying: “And one who doubts regarding his disbelief, then it is necessary to establish the Hujja upon him, and explain to him that this is Disbelief and Shirk” till he said: “And if the Hujja is established upon him and he still persists, then there is no doubt regarding his disbelief.”

And ash-Shaykh Ishaq bin ‘Abdur Rahman bin Hassan – may Allah have mercy on them all – said: “And upon examination: They do not make Takfeer of the Polytheist except generally. And from them are those abstain from that, and they alienated it and it became alienated from them due to what they brought from the Shubuhah (doubts), thereafter their innovation and doubts crept on till it circulated [even] among the closest brothers” [Takfeer al-Mu’ayyan]

Look at how he named them the closest brothers, even when they do not make Takfeer on the Polytheists.

ash-Shaykh Sulaiman bin Sahman – may Allah have mercy on him – said:

“And thereafter, if it were decreed that a person from the scholars had stopped short from viewing the Kufr of a person from the ignorant blind followers of al-Jahmiyyiah or the ignorant blind followers of the Grave Worshipers, it would definitely be possible for us to excuse him regarding that, because he is excusably mistaken. And we do not say that he is a disbeliever because he is not safe from Mistakes, and the Ijma’ regarding that is certain.[7] And it is necessary for him to make a blunder because those who are better than him have made errors …

And Shaykh al-Islam [ibn Taymiyyah rahimahullah] have said in [Raf’ al-Malaam ‘an Ai’mah al-A’laam] ten reasons why they are excused due to errors and mistakes that they have made who are Mujtahideen. As for making Takfeer on him, I mean upon the one who made the mistake and the one who made the blunder; then it is from the lies and false compulsions. This is because no one from the Scholars made Takfeer on anyone for stopping short of making Takfeer, on anyone because of any reason from the reasons, by which the Scholar is excused of if he is mistaken, wherein the evidence has not been established upon him regarding the disbelief of a person whom the description which if manifested in a person makes him a disbeliever with that description. On the contrary, if it is explained to him [the Scholar], and thereafter he opposed it and rejected it stubbornly and persisted [then he falls into kufr].

And due to this, when a group of the Sahabah and the Tabi’een like Qudamah bin Mazoon and his companions drank wine, and thought that it was allowed for those who did righteous deeds according to what they understood from the Aayah in Surah al-Ma’ida: The Scholars from the Sahabah like ‘Umar, ‘Ali and others besides them agreed that they should be asked to repent (Istitabah). And if they persisted upon making it permissible: Then they would make Takfeer on them. And if they attested to its impermissibility: then they would be whipped. So they [the Scholars from the Sahabah] didn’t make Takfeer on the ones [who made wine permissible] due to their permitting it at first; due to the doubt that was presented to them, till the Haqq was explained to them, and if they persisted upon rejecting, they would have been made Takfeer on.

But due to the Ignorance and lack of knowledge which the Muhaqiqeen are upon: it has thrown you into unreasonable excess/recklessness regarding the view without a Hujja or an evidence, with false ilzaamaats (Compulsions), and broken down ignorance. And this path was from the paths of the people of Innovation (Bid’ah), and this composition was woven upon their pattern[8] with concealment and faulty reasoning. And this is not the correct way of doing things.[9]

End Quote. [Kashf al-Awhaam wa al-Iltibaas, ‘an Tashbeeh ba’d al-Aghbiya’ min an-Naas, p16]

Look at his statement regarding not making Takfeer of one who doesn’t make Takfeer on the Blind followers of the Grave Worshipers. And look at his saying: “because he is excusably mistaken.” And his saying: “and the Ijma’ regarding that is certain.” And also look at his saying: “As for making Takfeer on him, I mean upon the one who made the mistake and the one who made the blunder; then it is from the lies and false compulsions. This is because no one from the Scholars made Takfeer on anyone for stopping short of making Takfeer on anyone because of any reason from the reasons, by which the Scholar is excused of if he is mistaken, wherein the evidence has not been established upon him regarding the disbelief of a person whom the description which if manifested in a person makes him a disbeliever with that description.”. So he has considered that from the lies, and false compulsions, and he conveyed from the scholars that the one who falls into that is not made Takfeer on; “Takfeer of the one who excuses the Mushrik associated to the Millah of Islam”, and he has mentioned that Ignorance in not understanding what the Muhaqiqoon (Researchers) are upon would throw you into recklessness regarding the view without any Hujja, and that it is indeed from the paths of the people of Innovation (Bid’ah).

And we suffice with these statements, and if we were to probe all of the views of the Scholars, it would have indeed lengthened. Rather the intention was to refute those who are using their Mutashaabih (unclear/alike) statements as citations, and generalized it without identifying the rules in the Issue. And if the Mutashaabih from their statements were brought to their Muhkam (clear) statements, these blunders would not have been made, rather they would have been saved from this confusion.

And from what we have mentioned it has become clear: that Takfeer of the Polytheists associated to the Millah of Islam, is from the indistinct matters which may be indistinct to the commoners and [even] the scholars, rather even some of the new scholars have not determined precisely the matter of ‘Udhur bil Jahl’ (Excuse under pretext of Ignorance).

‘So it necessitates making Takfeer on them, because it is a clear matter’ according to their claim. Otherwise they are disbelievers for dispossessing their Asl (Fundamental)[10], and likewise they have to make Takfeer of the A’imah of Da’wah (Najdi Da’wah Scholars), because they have not made takfeer on those who didn’t make Takfeer on the Polytheists or doubted regarding their Disbelief. So think about that, and look into it again before you are misguided and cause others to be misguided.

I ask Allah to bestow upon us beneficial knowledge, and good deeds. Indeed he is the capable one upon that.

And may the blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and all of his companions.

Written by: Maysarah al-Muhajir

21 Shawwal 1435H

17 August 2014


[1]  Wali in language refers to a Guardian/Protector/Ally

[2]  Polytheists who have not uttered Shahadah and are not associated to Islam

[3]   Polytheists who have uttered Islam, and have outward actions of Islam mixed with Shirk.

[4]  Hujja can be translated as evidence or Proof or similar.

[5]  Surah al-Imran 3:85

[6]  The word here is Laazim which means necessitates.

[7]  The Ijma’ regarding not making Takfeer on one who doesn’t make Takfeer on another due to Mistakes.

[8]  i.e. the pattern of their predecessors from the people of Bid’ah

[9]   In Arabic text, it is : (ما هكذا تورد الإبل) – The literal translation here would be: “And this is not the way ‘O Sa’d, how you lead the Camel”. It is an Arabic proverb used to say that this is not the correct way of doing something.

[10]   The Aslu Deen according to them.

 

The talk regarding the Third Nullifier – a light on the matter

 

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.

It has come to the attention of Ansarul Khilafah Media that a lot of people are talking about a branch from the Third Nullifier in excessive detail which are matters reserved for those deeply rooted in Knowledge of Islam from the Ummah, and that they are going into details without any knowledge, or background on it, and wasting their time arguing amongst themselves regarding its consequences without even knowing the stance of Dawlatul Khilafah al-Islamiyyah on the topic. And so as to shed light on to the topic we present to you the translated section of the Aqeedah notes from the Islamic State Military Camp regarding the details of the third Nullifier for the benefit of the truth seekers.

Know dear readers, may Allah have mercy on you all, that the methodology of the Islamic State is based on the views presented in the Qur’an, Sunnah and the Salaf of the Ummah. And this is further consolidated when they have referred it back to the views of the A’imah of Najd as would be clear from the following translation.  As for those who claim it is against the views of the Najdi Scholars, they have reason to doubt their own stances on it, and also regarding their own selves because the Islamic State has presented their view on it with quotations from Najdi Scholars themselves.

We ask Allah to elevate the tribulations of our times and to give victory to the Islamic State and guide the Ummah and unite it under one banner.

Without further ado, we present to you:

From the Islamic State Military Camp Notes

Aqeedah Notes:

The Third Nullifier:

Whoever who doesn’t make Takfeer of the Polytheists or doubts about their Kufr or validates their Methodology

The Matter of one who doesn’t make Takfeer of the Disbeliever, or doubts about his disbelief, requires one to know with the details of this rule exactly before giving its verdict upon one who is characterized by it. And that is by knowing the types of Kufr. And that is also by knowing who are the disbelievers – wherein one who refrains from making Takfeer on them or doubts about their disbelief – are made Takfeer on.

And indeed, the Scholars (may Allah have mercy on them all) have stated that one who doesn’t make Takfeer on the Kafir or doubts about his Kufr, then such has indeed disbelieved. And they have stated that this is not absolute, rather, indeed the matter has details. And one who doesn’t learn the rules of this Nullifier is lead, by his misunderstanding, to chained (consequential) Takfeer.

  • One who doesn’t make Takfeer of the Disbeliever, such person may not know the situation of the disbeliever. This is like one who may not know that a person from the people has uttered a saying of disbelief, or did an act which is an act of disbelief. Such a person is excused and doesn’t enter in to this nullifier. And this is what is known as Ignorance of the situation (Jahl al-Haal)
  • And if he knows the situation of the disbeliever, then he is judged based on the Disbeliever he didn’t make Takfeer on, or doubted about the disbelief of or validated the methodology of.

The Disbeliever in short is of two categories:

The First: The Original Disbeliever (or the Kaafir al-Asli) :

And they are those who are not attributed to the Millah of Islam, nor have they uttered the Shahadatain, like the Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians (Majus), the Hindus and others besides them.

As for the one who doesn’t make Takfeer on them or doubts about their disbelief, he has disbelieved. This is because their disbelief is specified in the Qur’a and Sunnah, and is known from the religion of Islam by necessity. So one who doesn’t make Takfeer on these, either is belying the Qur’an and Sunnah, or is one who doesn’t know the foundation of Islam and its reality. And such a person’s Islam is not valid because he has left a pillar from the pillars of the Kalimah (There is no God But Allah لا إله إلا الله – ) and that [pillar] is disbelief in the Taghut (all false dieties collectively).

Al-‘Allamah ‘Abdullah Aba Bateen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “The Muslims have agreed upon the disbelief of one who doesn’t make Takfeer of the Jews and the Christians, or doubts about their disbelief. And we are certain that their majority are Ignorant” [Risaalah al-Intisaar]

The Second: The Disbeliever who is attributed to Islam.

And he is one who has spoken the Shadatain. However he has committed a deed that constitutes Kufr which puts him out of the domain of Islam.

And these vary in their disbelief with regards to its clarity and its concealment (lack of clarity) to different categories:

  1. One whose disbelief is clearly evident, which is cited from the clear text of the Qur’an and Sunnah – like the Polytheists (Mushrikeen) who call upon and worship others besides Allah. These people, their acts are contradictory to the foundation of the Kalimah of Tawheed and is it’s opposite in every way. And those who do not make Takfeer of them fall to either of two situations :
  • Either he see that the action of these people to be correct, and he agrees with them upon it. Such a person is a disbeliever like them even if he doesn’t commit Shirk (associate others with Allah) himself. This is because he has validated and agreed with the act of Shirk And this is disbelief. And we seek protection in Allah from such!
  • Or it is that they say that this act of theirs is disbelief and Shirk. However he doesn’t make Takfeer of them by Ta’weel (interpreting Shar’i texts) and excusing them in the pretext of Ignorance (jahl). Such a person doesn’t disbelieve because he has not validated or agreed upon their act, however the doubt of excusing them in the pretext of Ignorance has been exhibited/presented to him. Such a person is not made Takfeer on due to the doubt that has exhibited to him. And if the execution of Hudud (capital punishments) are held off due to doubts, then it is more befitting in Takfeer. And one whose Islam is ascertained with certainty doesn’t leave it except with certainty. And Ta’weel (interpretation of texts) – regarding excusing them in the pretext of Ignorance – prevents making Takfeer [upon him] in the first place till the texts are explained to him [that there is no excuse in these matters], and the doubt is raised from him. And if he doesn’t make Takfeer of them after that, then he has disbelieved.

Al-‘Allamah Sulaiman bn Abdullah said regarding those who stop short of or doubts or is ignorant of the disbelief of the Qubooree’s : “And if he was doubtful about their disbelief, or ignorant of their disbelief, then the evidence from the book of Allah, and the Sunnah of His Messenger is explained to him regarding their disbelief. And if he doubts after that and is hesitant after that, then such is a disbeliever by consensus (Ijma’) of the Scholars regarding one who doubts about the disbelief of a disbeliever being a disbeliever.” [awthaq ‘Ura al-Eeman Dimn Majmoo’at at-Tawheed 1/160]

Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Lateef aal-Shaykh – may Allah have mercy on him – said: “One who allocates some places for his worship or believers that the obligation of Hajj falls from one who stands at these places, such a person’s disbelief is not doubted by those who have smelt the scent of Islam. And one who doubts regarding his disbelief, then it is necessary to Establish the Evidence upon him, and explain to him that this is Disbelief and Shirk, and that taking these stones is making it equal to the Signs of Allah which Allah has made standing upon to be a worship to Allah. And if the evidence is established upon him and he still persists, then there is no doubt regarding his disbelief.” [ad-Durar as-Saniyyah : 10/443]

  1. Doubt being anticipated about the Takfeer of this type of person. And that is like the rulers who rule by other than what Allah has revealed or their likes. These people, even if their disbelief is absolutely certain with those who have researched the matter, but due to the possibility of arrival of doubts, one who doesn’t make Takfeer on them is not made Takfeer of, except after establishing the Evidence upon such, with uncovering the doubt & removing it from him, and after he knows that the Hukum (verdict) of Allah regarding these people are making Takfeer on them.
  2. The Takfeer of a person whose Takfeer is an Ijtihadi Issue wherein there is a difference of opinion between Muslims regarding it. Like the verdict of one who abandons as-Salah or its like. Indeed, in such matters likes these, the one who refrains from making Takfeer on one who commits it is not made takfeer of. Rather, he is not even deemed an innovator as long as his fundamentals are the fundamentals of ahlu as-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah.
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