Date: 18th December 2015; 6th/7th Rabi Al Awwal 1437;
ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP (http://aljumaareminder.com/) presents how Muslims view ISIS:
DID PROPHET MUHAMMAD WARN US OF ISIS? – Article by Kashif Chaudhry that was published on 3rd July 2015
In separate attacks last week, ISIS terrorists killed 39 tourists at a beach resort in Tunisia, and close to 30 worshipers at a Shia Mosque in Kuwait. The onslaught came shortly after the group called on its militant Jihadi sympathizers to expand operations in the month of Ramadan.
ISIS has demonstrated an unflinching determination to take out anyone who dares to disagree with it. Its members have slaughtered Yazidis and Christians, but the vast majority of its victims have been Muslims who resist it and refuse to acknowledge its authority. ISIS has even executed Sunni clerics who refused to swear allegiance to it, and Muslim women who did not submit to its worldview.
This feature is shared across all terrorist groups operating in the name of Islam. The vast majority of the victims of the Taliban, for instance, are also Muslims. Hundreds of Shia Muslims have been killed just in the last few years. And I have lost many close friends in similar attacks on the Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and even in America.
So when some anti-Islam critics keep doggedly associating the faith of us Muslims with the acts of our tormentors, we call them out for their insensitivity. I do not disagree that part of the motivation for religious extremism is rooted in perverted interpretation of scripture by radical extremists. However, it is dishonest to label the vast majority of Muslims who reject such interpretations as non-devout or “nominal.”
An honest study of the Quran shows that groups like ISIS act in complete defiance of the injunctions of Islam. The Quran, for instance, equates one murder to the elimination of the whole human race (5:32), and considers persecution and disorder on earth as an even worse offense (2:217). It lays emphasis on peace, justice and human rights. It champions freedom of conscience and forbids worldly punishment for apostasy and blasphemy.
A study of the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad also demonstrates that he warned us of the rise of religious extremism in this age in astonishing detail. 1,400 years ago, he prophesized that a time would come when nothing would remain of Islam but its name, nothing of the Quran but its word, and that many “Mosques would be splendidly furnished but destitute of guidance” (Mishkatul Masabih). In these latter days, the true spiritual essence of Islam would be lost, and religion, for the most part, would be reduced to a ritualistic compulsion. He foretold that the clergy would be corrupt and be a source of strife during these times. How true this is of the extremist clerics in parts of the Muslim world that abuse the pulpit to preach division and hate.
He also went on to describe terrorist groups such as ISIS that would try to hijack the Islamic faith. At this time of dissension, he said there would appear “a group of young people who would be immature in thought and foolish.” They would speak beautiful words but commit the most heinous of deeds. They would engage in so much prayer and fasting that the worship of the Muslims would appear insignificant in comparison. They would call people to the Quran but would have nothing to do with it in reality. The Quran would not go beyond their throats, meaning they wouldn’t understand its essence at all, merely regurgitating it selectively. The Prophet then went on to describe these people as “the worst of the creation.”
As if this outline wasn’t clear enough, another tradition in the book Kitaab Al Fitan reported by Caliph Ali, the fourth successor to Prophet Muhammad, describes these people as having long hair and bearing black flags. Their “hearts will be hard as iron,” and they would be the companions of a State (Ashab ul Dawla). Interestingly, ISIS refers to itself as the Islamic State or Dawla. The tradition further mentions that they will break their covenants, not speak the truth and have names that mention their cities. The ISIS caliph, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, comes to mind. Prophet Muhammad furiously and painfully described these evildoers, and admonished Muslims to beware of their evil and fight it. “Whoever fights them is better to Allah than them,” he proclaimed.
Reflect on this critical point. Whenever ISIS kills in the name of Islam, claims to follow the Quran, or uses the Holy month of Ramadan to spread anarchy across the globe, know that Prophet Muhammad explicitly warned us of these imposters, and entrusted us to root them out. The only people who refuse to reflect on this point are ISIS, ISIS sympathizers and anti-Islam extremists who want the world to believe that ISIS is legitimate. Intelligent people, meanwhile, see Prophet Muhammad’s prophetic wisdom and thus remain united against both ignorance and extremism.
KHAWARIJI (ISIS) WILL COME WITH THE DAJJAL – Book by Taimur Saeed; Witness to the Dajjal [aljumaareminder.com/books/]
The Holy Prophet (SAW) informed us about a group among the Muslims called the Khawarij. The traits of the Khawarij have been described in detail by the Holy Prophet (SAW) and among them are that the last of them would come out with the dajjal. The following authentic hadith from Sunan Nasai describes this point:
“It was narrated that Sharik bin Shihab said: “I used to wish that I could meet a man among the companions of the Prophet (SAW) and ask him about the Khawarij. Then I met Abu Barzah on the day of Id, with a number of his companions. I said to him: ‘Did you hear the Messenger of Allah (SAW) mention the Khawarij?’ He said: ‘Yes. I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) with my own ears, and saw him with my own eyes’…Then he (the Holy Prophet (SAW)) said: “A people will come at the end of time; as if he is one of them, reciting the Quran without it passing beyond their throats. They will go through Islam just as the arrow goes through the target…They will not cease to appear until the last of them comes with Masih Ad Dajjal…”(Nasai, # 4108)
In the ahadith, the Khawarij are described as being outwardly very pious so much so that the believer would regard his own practice of religion as being inferior to that of the Khawarij. This trait of the Khawarij is described in the following hadith in Sahih Bukhari:
“…and if you compare your prayers with their prayers and your fasting with theirs, you will look down upon your prayers and fasting, in comparison to theirs. Yet they will go out of the religion as an arrow darts through the game’s body…” (Bukhari, # 67)
The Holy Prophet (SAW) even described the location where the Khawarij will appear from: Iraq. This is also specified in the following hadith in Bukhari:
“Narrated Yusair bin ‘Amr: I asked Sahl bin Hunaif, “Did you hear the Prophet saying anything about Al-khawarij?” He said, “I heard him saying while pointing his hand towards Iraq. “There will appear in it (i.e. Iraq) some people who will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats, and they will go out from (leave) Islam as an arrow darts through the game’s body.’ “(Bukhari, #68)
It is pertinent to point here that the phenomenon of the Khawarij is not new. It was present at the time of the Sahaba (AS) and it is a recurring theme in Islamic history. However, only very recently have the Khawarij associated themselves with the dajjal and explicitly so. For instance, using the signs provided to us in the above ahadith, including the location for the appearance of the Khawarij being Iraq, we can observe that group in the region of Iraq which has displayed these traits of the Khawarij as described in the above ahadith; this group is called ISIS, short for the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’. What is unique about the group is its name: ISIS who is the mother of Horus the dajjal. Whoever assigned this name ISIS to the group is beside the point, as there has, till now, not been any open condemnation by the group regarding the name ISIS assigned to it. Do the men and women fighting alongside ISIS not at least know that ISIS is a pagan Egyptian goddess and that too the mother of Horus, the one eyed false Messiah?
This is in no manner sympathy for the cruel and inhumane war on Iraq by the United States which killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslims. Moreover, this book (by Taimur Saeed; Witness to the Dajjal [aljumaareminder.com/books/]) has already outlined the framework wherein the United States is described as the foremost proxy state for Horus the dajjal. However, the response to this cruelty should not have been even more cruelty and especially inflicted on those who call themselves Muslims, be it Sunni or Shia. The Holy Prophet (SAW) gave us clear markers to identify such groups i.e. they would come out with the dajjal and we see in ISIS the fulfillment of the sign in the ahadith. How many one eyed false Messiahs have an eminent group of the Khawarij, in the region of Iraq, associated with them (by name) as described in the ahadith. There is no such one eyed false Messiah except for Horus who is the dajjal described to us by the Holy Prophet (SAW).
IARLG comments: A deadly combo indeed; the media portraying Islam as terrorism and Khawariji (ISIS) misrepresenting Islam. It might seem they have all the power and resources while we only have Allah. Yes, we only have Allah and Allah is Sufficient.95 - IARLG - DID PROPHET MUHAMMAD WARN US OF ISIS THAT WILL COME OUT WITH THE DAJJAL ; Date 18th December 2015; 6th or 7th Rabi Al Awwal 1437 (44 downloads)
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