In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Indeed, one may ask, “Why respond to this Hasan Hasan?!”
We say, Indeed, by Allaah this man is a vile slanderer who seeks to defile the name of Salafiyyah and the Salafiyyoon. Whilst discussing the satanic methodology of the Khawaarij [ISIS and their Ilk], he sought to associate them with Salafiyyah, such as when he stated, “Ahrar al-Sham, a Salafi-jihadist group close to Jabhat al-Nusra”. The wicked slanderer also said, “The Isis ideology is generally viewed as identical to al-Qaida’s or the Saudi version of Salafism – adherence to fundamental Islamic tenets – and so there does not seem to be a serious effort to study it more closely”.
The above is enough to demonstrate the slanderous tongue of this person and we have already dealt with this in the following articles:
Hasan stated about the Khaarijites of ISIS:
“New members are almost exclusively exposed to religious books, while established members or commanders can study manuals such as Management of Savagery, a jihad book written by an Abu Bakr Naji, who said that you should distinguish between jihad and other religious tenets in that jihad is not about mercy but about extreme retaliatory violence to deter enemies. The restriction of religious training to religious texts is in line with the group’s rhetoric that it is an extension of authentic Islam rather than a new group with its own set of teachings”. [End of quote]
Brief Observation On The Above Statement
Certainly – as we have stated in part 6 – the proponents of religious innovations such as ISIS expose the naïve and ignorant people to Mutashaabihaat- ambiguous texts by way of which they seek to establish their satanic methodology. As for the satanic claim that “Jihaad is not about mercy, but about extreme retaliatory violence to deter enemies”, this shows how they utter bold lies about Allaah’s pure religion in order to justify their extremism and extreme transgressions. Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah] said: “In Jihaad there is affliction for the enemy and the souls may not remain within boundaries of halaal and haraam ordained by Allaah; rather they might follow their (evil) desires in that; therefore Allaah said: [ وَلَا تَعۡتَدُوٓاْۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُعۡتَدِينَ – but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors]. [Surah Al-Baqarah. Aayah 190] [Ref 1]
Sulaiman Bin Buraida reported from his father that when the Messenger of Allah [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment, he would especially exhort him to fear Allah and to be good to the Muslims who were with him. He would say, “Fight in the name of Allah and in the path of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allaah [i.e. combatants amongst the disbelievers]. Fight a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils, do not break your pledge, do not mutilate (the dead) bodies and do not kill the children. [Ref 2]
Thabit ibn al-Hajjaj reported that Abu Bakr [radiyallaahu-anhu] stood up among the people, praised and thanked Allaah, and then said, “No doubt, do not kill the monk in the monastery.” [Ref 3]
Shaikh Abdul Waahid Abu Khadeejah [hafidhahullaah] said:
“Non-combatants are not killed or harmed in conflicts and battles. This includes all non-combatants such as women, children, monks, emissaries, teachers, nurses, doctors, aid workers and others. The modern-day “jihadist-extremist” mantra that anyone who votes in elections is a target for attack is sheer falsehood”.
Also the Prophet of Islam would not kill diplomats, ambassadors, emissaries or foreign delegations even if they were sent by the worst of his enemies. Read article on this link:
As for the devils of ISIS, they kill indiscriminately and broadcast their satanic deeds in the name of Islaam. May Allaah guide them to the truth or exterminate them Aameen. Therefore, we say to Hasan Hasan, “Indeed, we cannot imgaine what entered your heart and mind when you transmitted the satanic views and religious innovations of the Khaarijites [ISIS and their ilk] and then attach the term Salafiyyah to some of their associates as you stated, “Ahrar al-Sham, a Salafi-jihadist group close to Jabhat al-Nusra”. Indeed, this is a mighty slander against the religion ordained by Allaah becasue there is no doubt that the path of the Salafus Saaleh is the only path to safety – the path of Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthmaan, Ali and the rest of the Sahaabah.
Indeed, the devils of ISIS and their ilk have nothing to claim about true Jihaad, rather they are people upon extreme corruption. Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah] said,
“The Qur’aan and the Sunnah is filled with the command to perform Jihaad and a mention of its virtue, however it is obligatory to know the divine legislated Jihaad which has been commanded by Allaah and His Messenger, as opposed to the Jihaad that is based on religious innovation – the Jihaad of the people of misguidance in obedience to shaytaan whilst thinking that they are performing Jihaad in obedience to Ar-Rahmaan [The Most Merciful (i.e. Allaah)], such as the Jihaad of the people of Bidah – the Khawaarij and their ilk, who perform Jihaad against the people of Islaam”. [Ref 3]
As for Hasan Hasan’s statement:
“The restriction of religious training to religious texts is in line with the group’s rhetoric that it is an extension of authentic Islam rather than a new group with its own set of teachings”. [End of quote]
Brief Comment on The Above Statement:
Certainly, religious training has to be restricted to religious texts because the Qur’aan and the authentic Sunnah are infallible, the only perfect guides and means to success in this life and the next. However, this is not the path of ISIS and their ilk, rather they are ahlul bidah -proponents of religious innovation and one of the most deviant and wicked sects.
The Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said:
“There will be discord and division in my Ummah and a people will come with beautiful statements but evil deeds. They recite the Qur’aan, but it will not go beyond their throats. They will exit the religion just as an arrow leaves its target and they will not return until the arrows returns to its notch. They are the worst of the creation”.
[Abu Dawud 4765]
He [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said:
“Some people from my Ummah will emerge from the east, who recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats. Every time a group of them appears it will be cut off. The Messenger repeated this and on the tenth time he said, “Every time a group of them emerges, it will be cut off, until Dajjaaj appears from their remnants”.
[Musnad Aḥmad 27767]
He [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said,
“A people will come from the east who recite the Qur’aan, but it will not go beyond their throats. They will pass through the religion just as an arrow pierces its target and they will not return to it just as the arrow does not return to the bow”.
He [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said
“During the last days [i.e. end of time], there will be young people with foolish dreams. They will say the best of statements amongst creation, but they will pass through Islam just as an arrow passes through its game. Their Eemaan will not go beyond their throats”.
Ubaydullaah Ibn Abee Raafi said,
“The Khawaarij came out against Ali ibn Abee Taalib [radiyallaahu0-anhu] and said, ‘There is no judgement, except the judgement of Allaah’, so Ali said them, ‘A statement of truth by way of which falsehood is intended’”.
[Ṣaḥeeh Muslim 1066]
Imaam Wahb Ibn Munabbih [rahimahullaah] said:
I was acquainted with the early period of Islaam. By Allaah, the Khaawaarij have never had a group except that Allaah caused it to split because of their evil state of affairs. Never did one of them publicize his opinion except that Allah caused his neck to be struck. Never did the Muslim Ummah unite behind a man from the Khawaarij. If Allah allowed the opinion of the Khawaarij to be accepted and established, then the earth would have been corrupted, the carriageways would have been cut off, Hajj to the sacred house of Allah would have ceased and the affair of Islam would have reverted to ignorance until the people seek shelter in the mountains as they did in the time of ignorance. If ten or twenty men among them were to rise, there would not be a man among them except that he claims the khilaafah for himself- every man among them would have ten thousand other men with him and all of them fighting each other, accusing one another of disbelief until the believer fears for himself, his religion, his life, his family, his wealth, and would not know where to travel or who to be with. [Ref 4]
Imaam Ibn Katheer [rahimahullaah] said:
“If they ever gained strength, they would surely corrupt the whole of the earth, Iraq and Syria (Shaam) – they would not leave a baby, male or female, neither a man or a woman, because as far as they are concerned the people have caused corruption, a corruption that cannot be rectified except by mass killing”.More detail here: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/isis-in-iraq-syria-ibn-kathir-died-774-ah-if-the-khawaarij-ever-gained-strength-in-iraq-and-syria-there-would-be-mass-killing/
Imaam At-Tabariy [rahimahullaah] said:
“The Khawarij came to a village and captured a man and his daughter. She said to them, ‘O people of Islaam! Verily, my father is an old man so do not kill him, and I am only a girl. By Allaah, I have never committed immorality and I have never harmed anyone’. They brought her out to murder her whilst she kept on saying, ‘What sin have I committed; what sin have I committed?’ She fainted thereafter and they killed her with their swords”. [Ref 5]
Indeed, we have all witnessed the atrocities perpetrated by the present day Khawaarij, just as the above mentioned three Imaams of the Sunnah reported incidents regarding ISIS’s barbaric predecessors; rather the khawaarij do not even spare one another, as Imaam Wahb Ibn Munabbih [rahimahullaah] stated, “If ten or twenty men among them were to rise, there would not be a man among them except that he claims the Caliphate for himself; every man among them would have ten thousand other men with him and all of them fighting each other, accusing one another of disbelief”. Indeed, this is exactly what was happening in Syria. Read the following articles titled: Takfiris on Steroids: The Alleged ‘Jihad’ of ‘The Dogs of Hellfire’ – ISIS and al-Nusrah in Iraq and Syria
Therefore, repent O Hasan Hasan! You have slandered Salafiyyah – the pure religion ordained by Allaah. We ask Allaah to guide Hasan Hasan and his ilk or protect us from their vile tongues and sick hearts Aameen.
[Ref 1: Qaa’idatun Fil Inghimaas Fil Aduw 62-63
[Ref 2: Saheeh Muslim 1731]
[Ref 2: Muṣannaf Ibn Abee Shaybah 32425]
[Ref 3: Al-Ikhnaa’iyyah]
[Ref 4: Taareekh Dimashq 69290]
[Ref 5: Taareekh At-Tabari 6/124]