Is the organization of Al-Baghdadi on the prophetic methodology or on the methodology of Musaylamah?

Is the organization of Al-Baghdadi on the prophetic methodology or on the methodology of Musaylamah the Liar claiming prophecy?

By our brother Abu Abdurahmaan Al-Ansaari (@ayadcomputer)

First: From the methodology of the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) is withholding from killing those who Allah exposed as hypocrites, out of fear that the Bedouins would say that Muhammad started to kill his companions. As for the organization of Al-Baghdadi, they kill the best of the Ummah of Muhammad (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam). Like Muaad ibn Jabal said, may Allah be pleased with him, Allah chooses the very best of the Ummah of Muhammad (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) for Ribaat, as well as the Muslims who are killed because of At-Tatarus (being killed unintentionally because they are used as shields by the enemy). We saw in Iraq the use of suicide belts and car bombs inside marketplaces or close-by public transportations and the like. So where is the prophetic methodology they are on?

Second: From the methodology of the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) is neutralizing the enemy, when he traveled to Al-Madinah and built his state, he did not attack the Jews because he had open battlefields with the polytheist of Quraish, and after he broke the back of Quraish and the Jews broke their covenants, he started to fight every Jewish tribe separately, after that he fought the Romans and after that the Persians. The methodology of Al-Baghdadi opened the door wide open for fights against everyone who did not pledge alliance to him. So he opened a door to fight against the Muslims and non-Muslims, with the Islamic groups and non-Islamic groups, he caused the killing of Muslims and the violation of their honor and the destruction of their homes and their cities and villages. And he caused the displacement of Ahl Sunnah from their lands. So where is the prophetic methodology they are on?

Third: From the prophetic methodology is the saying of the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam): “Stick to my path and the path of righteous guided caliphs after me, and bite on it with your jaws.” Despite the presence of the conditions and the obligation of pledging alliance to him, and the saying of the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) about him: “Allah, His Messenger and the Muslims reject anyone except Abu Bakr.” But As-Saddeeq, may Allah be pleased with him, did not accuse those who did not pledge their alliance to him with Sahawaat and Murtadeen who must be killed. As for Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, he acts on the methodology of Bush Jr. “You are either with me or against me!” Everyone who does not pledge alliance to Al-Baghdadi is a from the Sahawaat Murtadeen, and we saw how many Mujahideen they killed (leaders, jurist and soldiers), starting from Iraq, where they killed people from Ansaar Al-Islaam and Jaysh Al-Mujahideen, and after that in Shaam, where they killed people from Jabhat An-Nusra and Ahraar As-Shaam, and they ended with ambushing the soldiers of the Emirate of Taliban, like some of their supporters (proudly) reported. So where is the prophetic methodology they are on?

Fourth: From the methodology of the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) is that he ordered the army in their conquests; not to kill women, children, elderly, and not to destroy homes, and not to cut trees, and not to attack those who seclude themselves in their monasteries (monks). And when Usama ibn Zayd killed a man from the polytheists, who said ‘Laa ilaahi illa Allah, Muhammad Rasulullaah’ during the battle, Zayd made a misinterpretation (he killed him because he thought the man only said it out of fear or deceit) but the Prophet did not excuse him. As for the methodology of Al-Baghdadi, they have killed the women and children of the Mujahideen, they even bombed the Muslim population and destroyed their homes, and they did not only cut trees but they threatened Ansaar Al-Islaam with sending car bombs to their homes, this is recorded from soldiers of their group. So where is the prophetic methodology they are on?

Fifth: It is known, and the scholars in the past and the successors agreed that defensive Jihad does not necessitate the condition of a leader, group, banner, and other conditions which are from the offensive Jihad. The son can leave without the permission of his parents, and the slave without the permission of his master, etc. The (defensive) Jihad becomes a duty on every Muslim and Muslima who is capable of performing Jihad, everyone according to his capability. And the group of Al-Baghdadi recognizes this as well, because they also reject the condition of a leader set by the scholars of the tyrants in defensive Jihad (hereby postponing, rejecting and restricting -defensive- Jihad). But they fall in the exact same mistake in which the scholars of the tyrants have fallen in to, knowingly or not. As they declared all groups and banners and their Jihad void if they do not pledge alliance to Al-Baghdadi. And by this they resemble the Murjiah (the postponing sect) who reject the validity of a defensive Jihad without a leader. So where is the prophetic methodology they are on?

Sixth: From the methodology of the Prophet is that he said to the most beloved person to him, and the best of this nation after the Messenger of Allah “If you angered them, then you will also have angered Allah.” This happened when some companions saw Abu Sufyan, and said “By Allah, the swords of Allah did not fall upon this enemy of Allah.” And this was before his conversion to Islam. So Abu Bakr said to them “Are you saying this about a chief of Quraysh?” After that Abu Bakr went to the Prophet and told him what happened, fearing that he said something wrong, the Messenger of Allah said to him: “If you angered them, then you will also have angered Allah.” So he returned to them and excused himself, but they told him that they were not angered by him, may Allah be pleased with them all. As for the methodology of the organization of Al-Baghdadi, they belittled the scholars, the Mujahideen, and those who have a history in fighting the disbelievers and apostates. Some of them even labeled them as immoral sinners and disbelievers and traitors, and they described them with the ugliest descriptions. The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets, so we say to them if you anger the allies of Allah, then you have angered Allah. Apologize to the allies of Allah so that the wrath of Allah does not become valid upon you. Is the prophetic methodology they are on?

Seventh: From the methodology of the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) is that he blessed the noble companion Abu Basir, may Allah be pleased with him, with the group that he established, based on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula (independent and outside Madinah), to cut off the road of the convoys of Quraysh. The Prophet also blessed Ja’far and the companions with him, may Allah be pleased with them all, with their stay in the land of Abyssinia, and they did not come to Al-Madinah until after the conquest of Khaybar, when the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) said “With what should we be happy today? With the arrival of Ja’far or the conquest of Khaybar?” Despite the fact that the state of the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) was an established Islamic State, which secured everyone who lived under its authority. It was not like the state of Al-Baghdadi which loses cities and villages every day, and displaces its people. As for the methodology of Al-Baghdadi, despite the lack of empowerment to protect himself (let alone others), he still demands from all Muslims and Muslima’s to migrate to the land which falls under his authority. And some of his followers issued verdicts in which they obligate women to migrate from their countries to the land which falls under their authority, without the permission of her relatives or husband (guardians).

But I do not know what their fate will be if they arrive in the land of the caliphate without their husbands, will they be married off while they did not divorce their husbands? Is this not corruption? It is like they are saying we should increase in corruption until Al-Mahdi arrives (something the Rawafid say to justify corruption and hasten the arrival of Al-Mahdi), may Allah be pleased with him. Al-Adnani (likewise) said that they, the soldiers of the caliphate, will be the ones who will pass the banner to Al-Mahdi. And the Rawafid also say that they will pass the banner to Al-Mahdi. So who will pass the banner to him, is it Al-Adnani or As-Sistani?! And is Al-Mahdi a thug who orders the killing of people or orders corruption? Praise be to Allah this a great slander, Al-Mahdi will be the one who fills the earth with justice and fairness. So where is the prophetic methodology they are on?

Eighth: From the methodology of the Prophet is that there is no order which deserves precedence above the order of Allah the Almighty and His Messenger (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam), and there is no other option for a Muslim or Muslima if Allah and His Messenger decreed something. Allah the Almighty said “It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: if any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path.” (Al-Ahzaab, Aya 36) I mentioned this introduction because I had a discussion with one of the supporters of the organization of Al-Baghdadi, and he is from the people of Falujjah. I met him after a while, we talked some and then he said, I asked one of the officials in ISIS if they made Takfir on Ansaar Al-Islam? He answered that they did not. He said so he asked him, then why do you fight against them? The official answered, the command comes from above, meaning the leadership.

Praise be to Allah, he knows but nevertheless executes the orders of a creature disobeying the creator by it. He is like he one about whom Allah said “They have taken their Rabbis and Priest as lords beside Allah.” (Al-Tawbah, Aya 31) And this Aya is explained by the words of the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) to Adiyy ibn Haatim (who converted from Christianity to Islam), saying to him “Did they (the Rabbis and Priest) not permit you what was forbidden, so you made it permissible? And did they not forbid you what was permitted, so you made it forbidden?” Haatim said yes. So the Prophet said “This is how they worship them besides Allah.” And this was revealed concerning food, drink, and desires, so what do you think about permitting sanctified blood, the blood of those who went out for Jihad on the Path of Allah the Almighty; this is how we consider them, and we do not purify anyone instead of Allah. Then I said to him, Allah the Almighty said “Whoever kills a believer on purpose, his reward is Hell, he will stay therein forever, and Allah’s wrath and curse is upon him, and He has prepared for him an awful suffering.” (An-Nisaa, Aya 93) He is aware of the sanctified blood of the Mujahideen from Ansaar Al-islaam, but he fights against them in response to the whims of his leader. So where is the prophetic methodology they are on?

Ninth: From the methodology of the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) is that when he conquered a village or city, he would place its people under the rule of Islam, and protect this town or city. If the enemy would try to attack and take it from the Muslims, the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) would order his companions to mobilize and exit towards them, so that the village will not become a stage for battle, and its people will not be killed and their homes destroyed. As for the methodology of Al-Baghdadi, they hand over the lands of Ahl Sunnah with the excuse that the people of the town did not stand beside them. But the one who lives in Iraq knows that the people of Sulayman Beg, Yankaga, Yathrib and parts of Diyalah, and parts of Duloaiya, and the belt of Baghdad; all stood beside them with their men and women, but today these areas are nevertheless under the weight of the Rawafid. In Allah we seek refuge. And Hadi Al-Ameri supervised the construction of a road from Diyala to Samarra, in order to transport pilgrim visitors to the shrines of Ali Al-Hadi and Hassan Al-Askari, this route passes through Yathrib, and there are reports saying that the people of Yathrib are prevented from returning, because they are trying to create accommodations for the pilgrim visitors. In Allah we seek refuge. So where is the prophetic methodology they are on?

I conclude with the peace and blessing of Allah upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and his companions.

Written by the poor servant of Allah,
Abu Abdurahmaan Al-Ansaari (@ayadcomputer)
15/Ramadaan/1436 – 2/07/2015

Original Arabic (PDF): هل تنظيم البغدادي على منهاج النبوة أم على منهج مسيلمة الكذاب بإدعاء النبوة ؟

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