Takfeer, Wala Wal Bara’a, Darul Islam vs. Darul Harb—Three Major Catalysts of the Jihadist Radicalization: Rebuttals from the Classical Islamic Sources

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam Dated: January 13, 2018 Jihadist radicalization is still robust with the eight major concepts which appear consistently in the jihadist narratives. There is no way out without assessing and dismantling the attraction of these narratives that lure the gullible recruits. There are many twisted Islamic concepts that have been used to indoctrinate the naive young Muslims, many of them still catching the imagination of the violent ideas. Only a better critical appreciation and rebuttal of these underlying radical narratives can enhance the counter-extremism…

Jihadists Cannot Justify Their Call to Migration On The Basis Of The Quranic Verse 8:72

By Ghulam Rasool Dehelvi WordForPeace.com The Jihadist terrorists dominantly belong to Wahhabism and hence they call their Wahhabi followers to migrate like the early Emigrants mentioned in the Quranic verse 8:72 and fight against those who they think are Kuffar and non-Wahhabi Muslims. Concerning this verse in today’s context some questions arise. Are today’s Muslims whom they are calling to migrate identical to the early Emigrants? Is it allowed for them to migrate from a country which grants security and religious freedom to them? Associating the condition of today’s Muslims…

In Saudi Arabia, UN chief spotlights need to help nations build capacity to counter terrorism

UN News April 17,2018 “First, we need a sustained focus on prevention,” said Secretary-General António Guterres at an advisory board meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “No one is born a terrorist, and nothing justifies terrorism, but we know that factors such as prolonged unresolved conflicts, lack of the rule of law and socioeconomic marginalization can all play a role in transforming grievances into destructive action.” Second, Mr. Guterres said, UNCCT should continue to meet the changing needs of Member States for counter-terrorism capacity-building support. UNCCT is the…

Militants & Truce: Established Islamic principle is that Islam condoned only fight for “justice”:

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi WordForPeace.com The well-established ulema and classical Islamic scholars counter this false paradigm for martyrdom. An eminent Islamic scholar well-versed in the Islamic theology, Prof Ebrahim Moosa, counters this view. He says: “The whole idea of a martyr or shahid is that you fight until death and you give your life for Allah and community. But you don’t go into battle saying ‘I will die,’” he said. As proof, he recounts one of the hadiths (Prophet Muhammad’s sayings) about a martyr, who is rejected by Allah when he…

The Rebellion Within: An Al Qaeda mastermind questions terrorism.

By  Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker Dated: June 2, 2008    Dr. Fadl had laid the intellectual foundation for Al Qaeda‟s murderous acts. His defection posed a terrible threat.Last May, a fax arrived at the London office of the Arabic newspaper Asharq Al Awsat from a shadowy figure in the radical Islamist movement who went by many names. Born Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, he was the former leader of the Egyptian terrorist group Al Jihad, and known to those in the underground mainly as Dr. Fadl. Members of Al Jihad became…

Jihadi Revisionism: Will It Save the World?

   By Khalil Al-Anani Crown Centre for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University, Massachusetts No. 35, April 2009 It is remarkable that even as al-Qaeda is stepping up violence and terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq, Algeria, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia, a process of revisionism—of rethinking jihadi doctrine and philosophy—is gaining steam, presided over by leaders of formerly violent extremist groups who now profess the error of the thought and ideology that have guided them for the past two decades. The various revisionist efforts reinterpret religious texts and fatwas related to jihad with…

Introduction to the Fatwa on Suicide Bombing and Terrorism

By Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri Minhaj-ul-Quran International (UK), Published in 2010 Summary of Fatwa The horrendous onslaught of terrorist activity that has continued unabated for the last many years has brought the Muslim Umma, and Pakistan in particular, into disrepute. There is no denying the fact that the vast majority of Muslims oppose and condemn terrorism in unequivocal terms and are not ready to accept it as even remotely related to Islam in any manner. However, a negligible minority amongst them seems to give terrorism tacit…

A Selected Translation of the LIFG Recantation Document

By Mohammed Ali Musawi, Quilliam, 2009  (www.quilliamfoundation.org) A NOTE ON TRANSLATION: A Selected Translation of the LIFG Recantation Document is a translation of passages from the preface and introduction of the ‘Corrective Studies’ document which explain the authors’ intentions in writing the document and gives it much needed context. It also contains a translation of the authors’ summaries, which appear in the original Arabic at the end of each chapter to summarize the main points of the chapter, which we have included in full. Further, we have added footnotes where…

Refuting Extremism Part -IV Sincere Advice to those who make takfeer

By Abdul Qadir Baksh Sincere Advice to the Takfeeri extremist Ten Principles to consider before making takfeer The issue of takfeer cannot be correctly understood except by first thoroughly comprehending all the principles of the Shari’ah that are involved. We will lay down for the noble reader a set of principles which are within our ability. When we accuse a Muslim leader of a Muslim country or a layman of being a Kaafir (disbeliever), we essentially remove Imaan (faith) from him, implying that he no longer believes in the six…

Refuting Extremism Part 3 : Saying of the scholars regarding judgement by other than what Allah revealed.

By Abdul Qadir Baksh Preventing Violent Radicalisation 2008 SAYINGS OF THE SALAAF AND THE SCHOLARS OF THIS UMMAH REGARDING JUDGEMENT BY OTHER THAN WHAT ALLAH REVEALED In this part of the series we will prove how all the renowned scholars of the past and present took the opinion that a Muslim cannot be excommunicated from the religion unless he makes halal that which Allah made haram or vice versa. We clarified in the principles in part one of this series: that a Muslim is not pronounced a disbeliever in Allah…