VIDEO: Whether Fighting With ISIS In Syria Or Iraq Is From Jihād? | Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Luḥaydān
Shaykh Ṣāliḥ Al-Luḥaydān On Whether Fighting With ISIS In Syria Or Iraq Is From Jihād:
The Questioner: The questioner asks, what is your advice to the one who hears about the superiority of Jihād for the sake of Allāh so he goes to Syria and joins a faction of ISIS or the ISIS group?
Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Luḥaydān: “This is not considered Jihād for the sake of Allāh in reality. This is clear misguidance. Is it possible for a Caliphate to appear such that it can be called ‘Islāmic’ from a nation ruled by the Nuṣayriyyah and a country ruled by the Rāfiḍah?!
The government in Iraq is run by the twelver Rāfiḍah; and the government in al-Shām is ruled by a faction of the Nuṣayriyyah who are Bāṭinī. And the scholars say regarding the Bāṭinīs that what is apparent from them is that they are from the Rāfiḍah, they make this apparent.However, what they hide is their disbelief concerning which there is no doubt. Previously, I have repeated over and over again that the Nuṣayriyyah believe that ʿAlī is Allāh. And that he, meaning ʿAlī, that he is the one who created the Prophet Muḥammad (). And that Muḥammad () is the one who created Salmān al-Fārisī.
This concept is incomprehensible. The one who is older than ʿAlī, how does the one who is younger create the one who is older than him?! However, the corrupt intellects and succumbing to claims that are filthy, outrageous and harmful will produce actions that are even more despicable.And this group called ISIS, is clear misguidance. No one deserves the Caliphate except after the people have gathered and chosen whomever they believe is most befitting to lead and they will require of him that he will make lawful whatever Allāh and His Messenger make lawful, and that he will forbid whatever Allāh and His Messenger forbids.
Do those people forbid whatever Allāh and His Messenger forbids? Then also Bashar al-Asad, we have not witness them attack the Syrian regime. ISIS does not focus their attacks on the Syrian regime. Rather, they focus their attacks on whoever opposes them from the people of the Sunnah. Yes.”
Translated By: Abul-Layth Qāsim Mutiva