Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Mufti of Chechnya Calls for the Division of the Islamic Ummah!

The Mufti of Chechnya, Salakh Mezhiyev hopes that a law banning Wahhabism in Russia could be reached. In an interview with Interfax-Deen, he stated, "There is no future for this notion, we issued a fatwa and adopted decisions and we went to Russia's President Vladimir Putin to regard, on the basis of these decisions, Wahhabism is considered a banned sect by law”.
In order to know the truth behind Mezhiyev’s position, we must return to the issuance date of the "fatwa," he referred to. At the end of last August, the so-called World Conference of Muslim Scholars was held in the city of Grozny, Chechnya's capital; in its conclusion the fatwa on "the existence of binding considerations that make true Islam differs from delusion” was adopted.
The failure of this conference was inevitable, because it was sponsored by the rulers of Chechnya known for their adherence to the anti-Islam Russian policy, and for their support for its criminal war in Syria. They confirmed their stance by issuing this "fatwa", which states that supporters of Sufism that is spread in Chechnya are the people of Sunnah (Ahl As-Sunnah) and the others are followers of deviant movements. It must be emphasized that the logic of this "fatwa" is in line with the understanding of the rulers of the Republic of Chechnya of Islam. To elaborate, we will quote some phrases from the text of the "fatwa" mentioned:
 “The signs that Ahl As-Sunnah and Jamma’a (the group) that are binding are three pillars: belief, Islam, and Ihsan, in full they are:
1- Ahl As-Sunnah and Jamma’a in terms of belief are the Ash’aris and Maturidis.
2- In terms of obedience to Allah, they are followers of the four schools of thought: Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i, and Hanbali
3- Regarding Ihsan, Ahl As-Sunnah are the ones who follow the course of ethics (Akhlaq) defined by renowned Imams, the foremost being the Sufi Imam Abu al-Qasim Al-Junaidi bin Muhammad Al-Baghdadi, Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani, Muhammad Khawaji Bahauddin An-Naqshbandi and other worshippers.
Imam Al-Junaidi Al-Baghdadi said about Sufism: "Our way is restricted by the foundations of the Qur'an and Sunnah.”
Then followed the text that lists those who do not meet those qualities, whether they are "Salafis" or "Wahhabis" or deniers of the Sunnah, "Quranists" under the agreed description "and their likes who do not follow the path of truth from the sects."
Thus, the initiative by the Chechen mufti, Mezhiyev, is pushing for the "fatwa", which describes Muslims as Wahhabis or sectarians who go outside the limits of the Sufi way. This is precisely what the Mufti Mezhiyev is advocating for to be made a law in Russia.
The Mufti’s ambition can be understood on the basis of the fact that people in Chechnya have left following the Sufi way a long time ago. In order to legitimize the illegality of the actions of the Chechen rulers against Muslims who are "intellectually opposed" to them, we find the mufti pushing for documenting of the so-called fatwa, to issue laws.
For various reasons, the "Grozny Fatwa" has received criticism by some of the Muftis in Russia. But due to the lack of a coherent and resolute stand against such a "fatwa", it has led to discussing it as a possible basis for the Russian policy that fights Islam.
Consequently, we want to clarify the following:
1- Any division of the Muslims is contrary to Islam and serves only the interests of the enemies of the Islamic Ummah. Allah (swt) says: ﴿إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ The believers are but brothers” [Al-Hujurat: 10].
2- Islam categorically forbids resolving the Islamic internal differences by going against the rulings of Islam, so worse still is to resort to man-made laws. Allah (swt) says: ﴿فَإِنْ تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ “O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. “And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day” [An-Nisa’: 59]
Allah (swt) said: ﴿فَلَا وَرَبِّكَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّىٰ يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ “But no, by your Lord, they will not [truly] believe until they make you, [O Muhammad], judge concerning that over which they dispute among themselves” [An-Nisa’: 65]
3- The sin is attached to all those who harm Muslims even if by implication. The Prophet (saw) said: «المسلم من سلم المسلمون من لسانه ويده» “A Muslim is the one from (the harm of) whose tongue and hand (other) Muslims are safe”.
4- From the signs of sectarianism is regarding a certain movement of being the only one following the right path (Haq) and to attach the description of "Dhaleen" (those who are astray) to the rest of the Muslims.
We also warn the Mufti from participating in the adoption of such "fatwas" due to the words of Allah (swt):
﴿وَلَا تَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ نَسُوا اللَّهَ فَأَنْسَاهُمْ أَنْفُسَهُمْ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ
“And be not like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forget themselves. Those are the defiantly disobedient.” [Al-Hashr: 19]

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After Threats and Intimidation Kidnapping of Two Members of Hizb ut Tahrir in Ghouta of Damascus

On Tuesday, 11/10/2016, Haj Abu Malik, aged 55, was abducted from the city of Sakba, four days later, Brother Abu Abdul Rahim Joubar aged 32 years was kidnapped from Ein Tarma area on Saturday night, 15/10/2016.

We confirm that this kidnapping came after a campaign of incitement, threat, and distortion that targeted the Dawah carriers in Ghouta of Damascus by figures from Failaq Ar-Rahman (faction) and others associated to it. Failaq Ar-Rahman is in control of the two regions in which these two crimes took place. This attempt of kidnapping was preceded by the assassination attempt of Sheikh Abu Suhaib al-Najjar, by Jaysh Al-Islam on 04/04/2015, also the kidnapping of two members from Hizb ut Tahrir in Douma City on 26/4/2015, it turned out they were held in the prison of Jaysh Al-Islam for seven months. The perpetrators of these senseless crimes who were not deterred by the saying of Allah (swt): ﴿وَلَا تَبْغِ الْفَسَادَ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ “And desire not corruption in the land. Indeed, Allah does not like corrupters” [Al-Qasas: 77] ﴿وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ “… and Allah does not like corrupters” [Al-Ma’ida: 64].
They should know that the people of Ash-Sham will not leave the corrupters living unaccounted among them, the people of Ash-Sham came out (in demonstrations) to uproot corruption and tyranny of the criminal Assad regime. The leaders of Failaq Ar-Rahman should punish the perpetrators of this crime, and he should fear Allah, who thinks that he is given authority without checks and balances, and he should know that Allah defends the believers, that Allah is Strong and is the Avenger.
O Muslims in Ash-Sham in general and the people of Ghouta in particular:
Be as Allah wanted you to be: supporters of the truth and defenders of its people, and stop the oppressors who kidnap your sons... And know that your demands of the truth and perseverance on it, is an obstacle on the road of those tempted to disregard your blood and sanctities, or divert the path of your revolution, so stand with your brothers, the Dawah carriers. Do not let the fear of the tyrant’s oppression prevent you from saying the truth.

Imam Ahmad narrated in his Musnad from Abu Sa'eed that he said: The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: «لَا يَمْنَعَنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ هَيْبَةُ النَّاسِ أَنْ يَقُولَ فِي حَقٍّ إِذَا رَآهُ، أَوْ شَهِدَهُ أَوْ سَمِعَهُ» “No one among you should let the fear of the people prevent him from speaking the truth, if he saw, or witnessed, or heard it.”

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Cholera Outbreak is Killing the Children of Yemen, So What is the Value of the United Nation’s Appeal??

A cholera outbreak in Yemen is spreading rampantly, and posing an additional danger to the children, according to the UN. Similarly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is saying, as reported by the Yemeni Ministry of Health, that there have been eight cases of cholera, most of whom are children, registered within a single Yemeni district in the capital of Sanaa. It indicates to the scarcity of water suitable for drinking which has led to the situation being aggravated. Julien Harneis, UNICEF representative in Yemen, said, “This outbreak adds to the misery of millions of children in Yemen..." and added, “Children are at a particularly high risk if the current cholera outbreak is not urgently contained..." (UNICEF)
The healthcare system in Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, is collapsing with the continuation of the armed conflict. Meanwhile, the children are living through a real humanitarian by the countries of the Arab coalition. Their targeting has become systematic aiming to destroy the health infrastructure represented in hospitals, health centres, clinics, emergency health units, medicine storage and health offices. From another aspect, the Houthi militias are working to narrow the siege in different districts and are confiscating medical supplies according to what Human Right Watch has reported.
Yemen’s children are being killed in these armed conflicts; and what further aggravates the humanitarian disaster making it a war crime of the highest degree is the increase of the suffering and deaths through preventing food and medicine from reaching the hospitals and their direct (military) targeting.
The human rights and humanitarian organisations appeal to the UN and international community to move urgently in respect to Yemen. At the same time, the international law allows the “siege”, and the attacks of the Arab coalition are not condemned as they are considered to be for the sake of supporting “the legitimate government” in Yemen. For how long will the international community and the UN be wagered upon to come to save the children of Yemen at a time where the stances of their responsibility is to not go beyond a call for “self-restraint” and expressing their worry about what is happening or an implicit call for western military intervention within the region in the name of protecting human rights?!
The three issues: “War, starvation and disease” are annihilating the children of Yemen. Cholera may well be the most threatening of epidemics for children if immediate treatment is not available in the form of medicine, food and water. It is a tragedy beyond words, and the signs of starvation and the spread of diseases warn of a horrendous humanitarian disaster. Until when and to what extent will this suffering continue?! The children of Yemen are a part of the children of the Islamic Ummah thus who do we depend upon from this Ummah to save them and to put an end to the disaster??!
O people of power and preventative protection in the Muslim lands, O Muslim armies, O pilots of Saudi, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Morocco and Pakistan, O those who are leading the Decisive Storm! Are you content to point your weapons, missiles and tanks towards the chests of the Muslims whilst you have refused to fight their enemies with them? Have you been able to unite and come together to serve malicious colonialist plans whilst you have been incapable of coming together to repel it, expel it and avenge those of our Ummah who have been made to taste woes and sufferings??!
The armies of Egypt were brazen enough to bomb Libya and the Sinai under the pretext of fighting “terrorism” whilst Jordan, the UAE, Morocco and others are bombing Syria and Iraq alongside US aircraft. The same applies to the Pakistan army in respect to its bombing of the tribal region and so on… Has the time not come for you to provide support to your Ummah against its real and true enemies and take the stance of one single man to provide support to it and rise up against the wretched rulers, the agents of colonialism?!
Verily, the children of Yemen are an Amaanah (trust) upon your necks and their protection falls under protecting your own children. So do not neglect this great obligation and do not disappoint and betray them. Their protection will not happen except by the establishment of the real state that will foster and care for them fearing Allah regarding their wellbeing. It is the Islamic state that will be a protective fortress, a shield and guard for all Muslims. So tread the path towards it and establish it so that you can attain the good of both the life of this world and the Hereafter.

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