ISIS has taken the position that it is an Islamic group seeking to establish an Islamic state governed by Islamic law.
Shaykh Hamza said, “These people have nothing to do with Islam;” “They’re khawarij;” “These are Ahlul Iblis;” and “These people are shayateen.”
Shaykh Hamza said that the Prophet (pbuh) warned his companions that groups like ISIS would arise in the future. Shaykh Hamza said that the Prophet (pbuh) warned his companions about people who would quote the Qur’an and the Hadith but lead people to hell; one sign of such people would be that they would adopt names relating to places (i.e. Al-Baghdadi) rather than names relating to tribes; another sign of such people would be that they would have long hair.
Regarding the black flags flown by ISIS, Shaykh Hamza said the Prophet (pbuh) warned, “If you see the black flags … it begins with a fitna … and the midst of it is delusion, misguidance, error … and it ends with atheism.”
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By: Suhaib Webb
I denounce the brutal murder of Steven Sotloff and the Syrian Muslim journalist Bassam Raies. As a father of a beautiful son, I send both families my sincerest condolences and my heat is pained at their loss. There is no dilemma in denouncing ISIS. They are, as the Prophet (sa) said, “The worst of creation” and “The dogs of Hell.” As a journalist, he is protected by international law and covenants that are binding on those God has given authority. His mother’s passionate please showed that she understands Islam better than ISIS and its leadership and many rabid folks who cloak their sicknesses with the garments of religiosity.