Senior Saudi Salafi Cleric: ‘ISIS Is A True Product Of Salafism’

Sheikh ‘Aadel Al-Kalbani, former imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca has announced that ISIS is the result of the Salafi version of Islam, and therefore there needs to be changes within the Salafi sect itself.

 

UPDATE: ISIS and Ibn Taymiyyah, understand the connection, understand the problem.

 

“ISIS is a true product of Salafism, and we must deal with it with full transparency.” This statement was made not by liberal Muslim elements, who regularly criticize Salafism, but by Sheikh ‘Aadel Al-Kalbani, former imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and a Salafi himself, hence its importance. Al-Kalbani is not the first Salafi to come out against ISIS – other Saudis have condemned the organization’s conduct and operations – but Al-Kalbani has gone farther in his criticism: he has come out against the principles of the Salafi perception from which ISIS and its ilk draw, and has called for a rationalistic approach to Islam’s distant past and what it means for Islam today instead of a blind reenactment of it.

In two articles in the Saudi government daily Al-Riyadh, Al-Kalbani criticized elements in the Salafi stream for appropriating the truth and Islam and for permitting the killing of their opponents, and likewise criticized clerics and society that dared not come out against them. He stated that the call to blindly reenact the path of the Prophet Muhammad and of the forefathers of Islam stems from a faulty grasp of the essence of this path, and that Muhammad himself had rejected blind adoption of the perceptions of the past and blind following of the path of his predecessors, choosing instead a rationalistic approach appropriate for a changing reality. Al-Kalbani stated that clerics must take their heads out of the sand and move with the spirit of the times instead of rejecting and condemning any new idea.

This is not the first time that Al-Kalbani has challenged the mainstream Saudi clerics. He has harshly attacked suicide bombings, [1] published a fatwa permitting poetry,[2] and called for allowing women to drive cars.[3]

The following are translated excerpts from his two recent articles in Al-Riyadh

 

 

“ISIS Is A True Product Of Salafism And We Must Deal With It With Full Transparency”

 

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On August 15, 2014, Sheikh Al-Kalbani tweeted (@abuabdelelah): “ISIS is a true product of Salafism and we must deal with it with full transparency.”  DIRECT LINK TO TWEET HERE.

 

This statement sparked reactions across the social networks, and 10 days later, on August 24, Al-Kalbani wrote in an Al-Riyadh article titled “Is Terrorism A Salafi Product?”: “Every time we see the fitna network sweeping up young people from among our sons… [and pitching them into] to a very deep abyss from which they will emerge only by means of idioms that drip blood, our conscience torments us and we wonder: From whence has this come upon us? How have they fallen into this?  As if we could not do a thing before then.

“But the opposite is true: The main reason for their deviation is our neglect – and by ‘our’ neglect I mean the [neglect of the] generation of the parents, and of the honorable members of society among the clerics, teachers, preachers, jurisprudents, and sociologists who are linked directly to that society. The words, the books, the sermons, the dramas, and all the artistic creativity and the essential link [to the audience] that these people present in all the media, whether print, radio, or television, [allow them] to monitor the ideas of the young people and to participate in balancing them. I exclude [of course] that tiniest of minorities whose throat is parched from warning about the extremism of theSalafis. 

“Yes, this is the plant that has sprouted in the garbage dump of those who excessively pass judgment on others and pretend to represent Salafism. How gravely they have accused others of apostasy, of deviating from the right path, of heresy, and of licentiousness – as if the arena lies open before them and there is nobody to condemn them and no judge to punish them. Furthermore, they are received with feigned respect and admiration, and opportunities have been opened to them to plant in the minds of our young people that this one has gone astray and that one is an infidel and the other one is lax in religion. Even the greatest of clerics, past and present, are not spared their arrows. They spread the principles of Islam in a twisted manner that makes them incomprehensible or distorted, and preserve things that negate Islam. They measure the judge, the educated, and the student, and even the simple folk by what they [i.e. these extremists] have learned by heart [but] do not understand, and think that they are entitled to rule that the above mentioned are apostates and to call down upon them the punishments of Allah that are no longer implemented and [by so doing, they think that they will] restore the glory and splendor of monotheism.

“This group thinks that no one but itself and its supporters are the source of good and the defenders of monotheism – because [its members] imbibed with their mothers’ milk [the view] that all Muslims worldwide do not understand [monotheism] and that they are not worshipping only Allah but are polytheists who worship graves… and that there are no just clerics besides their own clerics and their disciples. [They think that] only a cleric whom they love, whom they heed and obey, and on whose say they reject or validate [others] – only he holds the truth and acts in accordance with the ways of[Islam’s] just forefathers… They spread out and multiply, and publicly call for following in the footsteps of some sheikh and for accepting his words in full. They have begun to classify people, preachers, and clerics – [for example,] this sheikh shouldn’t be listened to because he is more loathsome than the Jews and the Christians, and that fatwa deviates [from the right path], so it is forbidden to pray behind anyone who adopts it, or to sit with him, eat with him or respect him. They have begun… to separate the young people from the clerics who understand the result of [this activity by them] and what difficulties they are going to cause the nation. 

“Actually, there is no connection between the path of these extremists and the [true] path of the Salafis – which is tolerance, compassion, and gentleness, and in which there is no place for extremism and [religious] fanaticism. [Salafism] is a path that spreads love, brotherhood, and acceptance of the other among Muslims and coexistence with non-Muslims. But the thing is to understand it and to implement it – and not [just to] pretend [to do so] – in a way that is compatible with the deep roots of the past and with the demands of the present. 

“[However,] what is needed is a perception for reforming ideas, not admonitions, reproof, reactions and word-sparing that deal with the symptom and ignore the disease! There is still enough time to rehabilitate [these ideas], ideologically and practically, and to prevent society from splitting into sects and groups that throng after dignitaries who are enveloped in an aura of immunity [to sin and error] and sanctity, with each group thinking that it has the right to guide the nation and recruit its young people. 

“A plant is always like its roots. If we want a good, fruitful plant, it is incumbent upon everyone to care for its roots, its water sources, the spread of its branches, and the fertility of the earth [from which it grows], and to protect it from ideas and viruses that turn its fruit and seeds to poison from which the generations sip and on which the young people grow up; from [these seeds] sprouts a plant that has in it no place for compassion and to whom love and friendship are totally alien.”

“We Remain Trapped In The Dungeons Of The Very Distant Past”; We Should “Rely On The Past As A Foundation” For Building The Present And Future, Not Destroying Them

On August 31, 2014, Al-Kalbani published another article, “The Chains of the Past,” in which he criticized the Salafism that advocates uncritical reliance on Islam’s past, and called for a rationalistic critical approach. He wrote: “We never stop elevating the past at any cost, so much so that it has taken over our lives and thwarted our management of our present, and I do not know what it will do to our future. We claim that the past is the perception, the deeds, and the outlook of the forefathers [of Islam], to the point where if a catastrophe happens to one of us, he hastens to seek a solution for his catastrophe in a book written hundreds of years ago! And then we shout loudly, ‘Islam is compatible with every time and every place[!]’

“What is very strange is that we remain trapped in the dungeons of the very distant past, chewing over the words of Malik [bin Anas[4]], may the peace of Allah be upon him, ‘The last of this ummah will not be successful unless they follow the same [pattern] that was successful in the hands of its first ones,’ and think that what it means is that we must remain in the first century of the era of the mission [of the Prophet Muhammad], in the same style of life, and in the same patterns and knowledge that he had.

“From these words [of Malik bin Anas] I do not understand that our past [must] control our present and constrain our future; rather, I understand that [the past] is what caused the Prophet’s honorable Companions to change their perception, and brought about their wonderful transition from the caves of darkness and straying into the light of truth… What improved the situation of the first generation [of Islam] was not preserving the heritage of the forefathers and the ideas of the previous generations, but the complete opposite. The first generation [of Islam] abandoned the [pattern] of blind imitation, and with the descent [of Koran 96:1] ‘Recite in the name of your Lord,’ the use of the mind began, after it was neglected for many centuries; the wagon of change began to move and to shift the bitter reality full of oppression, backwardness, and idolatry with lofty and clear rational truths. They [the members of the first generation] opened their eyes to what had [always] been in front of them, but which the fog of imitating what their forefathers did had prevented them from seeing… until the honored Koran arrived and removed this fog and enabled them to see what they had been blind to, and to distinguish what they had not noticed [before].

“In the same spirit, I want the past to free us from the yoke of the backwards present – not drag us towards it. I want our past to make us see reality as it is, and for us to rely on it in the areas of development and culture, and for us to emerge from it with momentum towards the horizons of the future and with an enlightened perception. This [should be done] under the direction of the two revelations [the Koran and the Sunna] – and not by means of the opinions of people who have invested most of their efforts in studying that era [of early Islam].

“We should rely on the past as a foundation from which we head out to the future and to the building of the present; this is better than turning the past into [something] that binds our hands and arouses among us rivalry, conflict, and opinions for which we fight and as a result of which we weaken and splinter. Had we done this [from the outset], we would be sitting on the throne of the pinnacle of culture.

“We must acknowledge that our past contains things that are not compatible with our present. The religious collapse of the West happened only after it became fully aware of the depth of the yawning chasm between the scientific knowledge that serves the culture that the human mind has attained and the religious beliefs and laws set out by the church, which included beliefs that had been distorted or misunderstood, or were not appropriate for every time.

“From among those who call for absolute adherence to the past there has emerged a young generation that  defends and fights for opinions and ways that are devoid of the [the correct] Islamic concepts and religious views that can guide the ummah in the right direction. This gang, that has granted itself the right to banish minds, has not grasped the situation of the ummah, and has not managed to adapt to [today’s reality]; therefore its path is to subdue the other or to accuse him of apostasy and of deviating from the right path. [These people] can be found in all walks of life, preventing men of insight from advancing and catching up to the present, and anyone who criticizes them and points out their mistakes is accused of being Khawarij[5] – an accusation tailored for such [critics]. Anyone who talks about women’s rights is deviating from the right path and is loathsome and is lax in religion. Anyone who expresses a wise opinion that has been covered up and ignored because it contradicts their Salafism, is going against the vast majority of the people… and so on…

“What is strange is that these radical extremists who accuse their opponents of heresy and of apostasy acknowledge neither the stagnation of their own perception and ideas nor the worthlessness of their religious law, and thus do not recognize that they have left seeds that are today inflicting suffering and torment on the ummah.”

 

Endnotes:

 

[1] See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 3728, Saudi Sheikh: One Who Kills Himself and Others in Order to Win the Virgins of Paradise Is Not a Martyr but a Suicide; Only the Truly Virtuous Will Gain Paradise, April 1, 2011.

[2] See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 4215, Political Poem By Saudi Prince Triggers Public Debate In Kingdom, March 5, 2013.

[3] See MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis No. 1029, Saudi Activists Renew Campaign For Women’s Driving, October 23, 2013.

[4] Cleric (d. 795) and the founder of the Maliki school of thought, one of the four in Sunni Islam.

[5] Derogatory term referring to a rebel cult in early Islam that split off from the army of Ali ibn Abi Talib at the Battle of Siffin in 657.

 

53 thoughts on “Senior Saudi Salafi Cleric: ‘ISIS Is A True Product Of Salafism’

    • December 9, 2015 at 2:39 am
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      Very mature…we need to appreciate these types of scholars and promote this type of philosophy rather than write useless, immature comments such as the above. The umrah is at a very fragile state where most of our energy is spent defending Islam constantly. Your comments are not helping anyone. We should focus our energy towards educating the youth on responsible use of social media and online forums.

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    • January 5, 2016 at 4:40 pm
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      And Iran is the daddy for hypocrisy.

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  • Stacey Al Hasan
    December 8, 2015 at 4:31 am
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    Wow. Bravo to him for standing up and speaking the truth. Insh’Allah more people will take heed and follow suit and changes can start to be made as the current situation and exportation of this twisted ideology is a recipe for destruction for generations to come.

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    • Islamic Philosophy
      December 8, 2015 at 12:32 pm
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      The proof is that ISIS is made of of salafis who use salafi sources as proof for their deeds. Eg you can read in the ISIS magazine Dabiq how they quote from Salafi personalities such as Ibn Taymiyyah and Abdul Wahab. Aadel Al-Kalbani particularly points out that the behavior of these salafis in ISIS is no different from the khawarij, and that there is a problem within the salafi sect itself which seems to encourage khawariji type of thinking.

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      • December 9, 2015 at 8:29 am
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        translation of the tweet is inaccurate and he didn’t mention any of the points you wrote as proof!

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      • December 11, 2015 at 8:37 am
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        ISIS are not on path of salafism, they are misguided people. Salafi are those who follow the salaf-saleheen(best three generation of Muslim), the path which is straight and true. If anyone using this name and doing some activities which is against salaf then those people need to be blamed. I think ISIS is not product of salafism but of Jewish(Mosad)..Today we have different sect of Muslim based on Imaam they are following, they follow those Imaam as if he was prophet and had not done any mistakes even unintentionally in his entire life. So ummah is divided because of this concept(you need to do taqleed of any Imaam) and Salafi are only people calling ummah to quran and hadees and not of any Imaam, if anyone misuing it then that person need to be blamed and not salafism.
        Allah knows the best!

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    • December 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm
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      Ummm history…Do know who Abdul Ibn Wahhab was…?

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  • Ibrahim Muhammad Sheriff
    December 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm
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    What Isis is doing is nothing in salafism, besides let me ask you what salafism is? Salafism is nothing but being on the path of the Quran and the sunnah as the salafs understood the two… Let me ask you who the salafs are? They are those who came in the best of generations… As the prophet said… And let me ask you a question here to make the talk a short one, Are this so called ISIS doing as the salafs did? And is this (what they’re doing) from the understanding of the salafs?
    For Aadel Kalbaani he’s not in the right place to talk on salafism, let him leave the topic to the real scholars of salafiyya!

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    • Islamic Philosophy
      December 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm
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      The salafi sect may claim to follow such a noble cause, however the reality is quite different. The salafi sect we see today are as a result of the over throw of the Ottoman Empire by the British, Saudi Family and Abdul Wahab. Abdul Wahab needed to give a religious justification for fighting the Muslims of the Ottoman Empire, so he borrowed the ideas from Ibn Taymiyya, who lived a life which is almost identical to how the ISIS salafis live now, eg he promotes violence against even muslims who dont agree with him, and attacks Christians and Shia just because they exist.

      The average salafi in the mosques etc knows nothing of this and are decent people, but if a salafi reads his books and takes them seriously then there is a real danger they will move on to ISIS, this is exactly what we see happening.

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      • July 8, 2016 at 9:31 am
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        Very good brother jazakallah khai

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    • December 9, 2015 at 2:08 am
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      As salam alaikum my dear brother,

      As an ex-salafi this sect is rubbish. Alhamdu lilah who has saved me from this.

      Coming from this background in Islam, the salafi communities particularly in the west comprises mainly of fitna – backbiting and a terrible host of other problems.

      What an ugly path.

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    • December 9, 2015 at 8:06 am
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      First of all, the Salafi term is very misleading. There are no more salafs, there’s only khalafs as we no longer live in the era that has been guaranteed by the Prophet a.s. So what we have now is a group who claimed themselves to follow the path of the Salaf but in reality do the opposite. The prophet teaches us to love one another and all that these self-proclaiming Salafis of yours is inciting hatred and name-calling towards their fellow Muslims. They misinterpreted the Quran and Hadis based on their own nafs.

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      • December 10, 2015 at 5:06 am
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        we know there are no more salafs bro,,,,but when used as salafi the yaa at the ending is called yaa of association ( yaa of nasab) ….meaning associated with the salafs………………………so that is the context of it usage ,,,nothing is wrong abt that linguistically

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    • December 9, 2015 at 10:45 am
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      See ppl this is the exact stupidity to misleading ppl you misuse and mix up the terminology so ppl can be misled may Allah jalla jalaluhu save us from the likes of you.

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    • December 9, 2015 at 10:51 am
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      See ppl this is the exact stupidity to misleading ppl you misuse and mix up the terminology so ppl can be misled lmay Allah jalla jalaluhu save us from the likes of you. @ibrahim sheriff

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    • December 10, 2015 at 12:22 am
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      It’s important we clarify these positions of difference within our Ummah in these times of tribulations. We have to have an open platform for debate. These days majority of Salafi scholars shy away from debating Orthodox Sunni scholars on indispensable parts of the religion like Tawassul and Tasawwuf, but roar about it in private.

      This ideology of rejecting history and parts of Islam for a preference to an elite few fallible Sheikhs (may ALLAH have mercy on them) is reaching out to a lot of people in the world.

      But as laymen the reality is that ALLAH didn’t put us (laymen) in charge of interpreting and communicating the religion. That’s up to the scholars and their egos.

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    • December 10, 2015 at 12:24 am
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      It’s important we clarify these positions of difference within our Ummah in these times of tribulations. We have to have an open platform for debate. These days most Salafi scholars shy away from debating Orthodox Sunni scholars on integral parts of the religion like Tawassul and Tasawwuf, but roar about it in private.

      This ideology of rejecting history and parts of Islam for a preference to an elite few fallible Sheikhs (may ALLAH have mercy on the righteous among them) is reaching out to a lot of people in the world.

      But as laymen the reality is that ALLAH didn’t put us (laymen) in charge of interpreting and communicating the religion. That’s up to the scholars and their egos.

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    • December 10, 2015 at 11:59 am
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      The salafism is nothing but the fitnah. they claim themselves for following salaf and accuse other muslims as gone away from true teaching of Islam.
      The four school of thoughts (Hanfiyah, shafiyah, Malikyah and Hanabilah) are following the salaf since the beginning, then then why suddenly few people (deviant) emerged and start accusing for not following the salaf.
      In my opinion, the present day salafis are worst people ever emerged in Islam.
      I come to the conclusion that these are the same people who have been described in hadith that “Nearing Qiyamah there will be a Group of people who will recite the Holy Quran but it will not go below their throats. They will leave the true Religion of Islam as fast as an arrow leaves the bow. They will be recognized by the shavings of their entire head and they will move in Groups and their last Group will emerge with Dajjal. When you meet them you will discover their nature and character, the worst of its kind.”

      They try to understand the quran and ahadith through literal meaning but there is no book in the world which can be understood through literal meaning.

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    • December 10, 2015 at 9:47 pm
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      Your comment is a typical default salafi defence, and is reflective of your comprehensive naivety about the foundational beliefs and central ideas that salafiism and the wahhabi ideology is built upon.

      Salafi/wahhabi manhaj – reject all forms of ‘innovation’ and classify them as haram!
      ‘Salafi manhaj’ reject all other religions and believe them all to be misguidance and therefore those who adhere to these religions – to be condemned by God and on the road to Hell.

      This can only create suspision, fear and hatred towards non-muslims! = no tolerance afforded to the kufaar!

      The concept of Ummah or Muslim ‘only’ – does NOT include fellowship and acceptance for the non-muslims!

      Salafi believe in strict adherence to the first three generations of muslim interpretation of Islam, and so must reject all later interpretations of the Religion! = 7th to 9th century aproximately!

      I could go on with many many examples that best illustrate the narrow exclusive salafi ‘world-view’ that they are ‘obliged’ to comply to. = ISIS same methodology as salafi, past or present.

      The only way around this for someone like yourself (im assuming you are a pro-salafi)? is to abandon this deviated manhaj of salafiya – and start afresh!

      If you continue along this path, it will lead to further alienation (self -imposed) from the ‘real world’. It will cause you to become dark and pessimistic, intolerant and stubburn in your refusal to recognise the violent extreme beliefs and harmful ideas, that are the mainstay of salafi “islam”!

      The rest of the civilized world will simply ignore you at best, or their will be a clash of civilizations.

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  • December 9, 2015 at 1:23 am
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    The easy part to understand this article is that ISIS is not Muslims. Islam teach us to be nice to people and do all good things in this beautiful earth. Is there someone trying to do violence in this earth , that person will get punish by Allah swt in he hereafter.

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    • December 9, 2015 at 4:38 am
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      As per quran punish in this life as well.
      So we see no punish in this life.
      So Allah not exist.

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  • December 9, 2015 at 4:36 am
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    Time has come to abandon religion and its fairy tales.

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  • December 9, 2015 at 5:27 am
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    It is difficult to comment but I must say Islam is what Prophet Mohammad pbuh taught and that must be followed. Islam is peaceful, liberal, scientific and practical.Abu Bakr, Umer,Usman and Ali were close friends, relatives and companions who had induced spirit of practicality and implementation. It is not follow in Tamemyya or else alone.It is live and let live, forget and forgive.Tolerance and better behaving. Salfi and Wahabi is nothing but obedience of Allah and his Prophet.Where injunction of Islam is clear, Hadith is super ceded. Islam is equality for humans.The Salfism is the best form of Islam. However some of them now turned to extremism. Basic believes are worship Allah only. Obey Prophet. Any religious additio after Prophet is false like New Qalma. There is a need to destroy such Hadith which conflict. The suicide bombing is Haram. Jehad is what government declares. Driving by woman is perfectly Islamic. A woman travelled from Iraq To Makkah for Hajj alone on camel as prophesied by Prophet. Mobile service makes convenient. It is compulsory to cover for a Woodman but not necessarily with additional gown.Islam is simple,must observe austerity. No one has special rights.A wife must obey husband for sake of Allah. Husbands must fear Allah to implement the rights of wives, mothers, sisters and children.Have one wife only unless there is a unique justification. Any divorcee must be allowed to remarry. There is a need to have all books of Hadiths to be reevaluated for sifting the doubtful from right ones. These were written much later and all Hadith may not have reached to all in time. But if Imam sees what Sunniest of different sort and Shias, he would retrieve the comments. Their performance is most unIslamic.

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  • December 9, 2015 at 9:02 am
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    Please may we have links to the articles in their original Arabic. A screenshot of a tweet is insufficient.

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      • December 9, 2015 at 9:48 am
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        No, not the tweet, I meant the articles from Ar-Riyadh. I’m not debating whether or not there’s an issue with Salafiyyah, it’s just that this piece originally comes from MEMRI and they haven’t provided the original sources, which isn’t like them.

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  • December 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm
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    Barakatahu fik, this shows His ignorance and trust me if he did say this he will be advised.none of isis principles are supported with the methodology of amara or jihad of Ahlus Sunnah. The prophet warned that we will feel shamed by the kharwarij acts of worship ,but they will leave Islam just as fast as an arrows through its animal. And all deviant sects quote authentic text to empower their movement but with erroneous explanation. Ibn taymiyyah at a time when Muslims were weak like today spoke against the tar tars which comprised of muslims like isis and encouraged good muslins to defend themselves.

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  • December 10, 2015 at 12:18 am
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    MEMRI is founded and run by former Israeli intelligence military officers.

    It’s a not trustworthy source, and their agenda is highly questionable, since they’re past activities make them our enemies.

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    • December 10, 2015 at 7:07 pm
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      So what is your point? That ISIS is all ok? or doesnt exist?

      Why dont you at least acknowledge the problem within the ummah so that we can fix it. This nonsense of blaming Israel or the West for our own problems is holding us back.

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  • December 10, 2015 at 1:43 pm
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    The delusion stems from the salafi sect thinking they are on the path of sahaaba when they misinterpret a lot of the Quran and Hadeeth according to their own blinkered understanding

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    • December 10, 2015 at 7:12 pm
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      Shahid Bashir,

      Why do you think there are so many Muslims who follow the the salafi sect?

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  • December 10, 2015 at 9:20 pm
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    This tweet is not on Aadel Al-Kalbani’s twitter account.

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    • December 11, 2015 at 7:41 pm
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      Dont lie.

      Its right here

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  • December 11, 2015 at 8:33 am
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    Salafi are those who follow the salaf-saleheen(best three generation of Muslim), the path which is straight and true. If anyone using this name and doing some activities which is against salaf then those people need to be blamed. I think ISIS is not product of salafism but of Jewish(Mosad)..Today we have different sect of Muslim based on Imaam they are following, they follow those Imaam as if he was prophet and had not done any mistakes even unintentionally in his entire life. So ummah is divided because of this concept(you need to do taqleed of any Imaam) and Salafi are only people calling ummah to quran and hadees and not of any Imaam, if anyone misuing it then that person need to be blamed and not salafism.
    Allah knows the best!

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    • December 11, 2015 at 7:47 pm
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      Shoaib,

      Not really, the salafi pick and choose which “salaf” to follow depending on what they want to believe.

      This article explains it in more detail.

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    • July 9, 2016 at 1:58 pm
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      Stop blaming the Jews! Blame extremist islam like that of the Salafis/Wahabbis. The founders who fought the ottoman islamic khalifate by helping the British. They are deceivers with khawarij blood. Abdul Wahab is from the Bani Tamim. Bani Tamim is a hated tribe by Rasulullah S.

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  • December 11, 2015 at 11:09 am
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    a modern dollar scholars. trying to misguide people to please they’re masters, the tawaghit of Arabs.

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  • December 21, 2015 at 3:40 am
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    Arabs love to fight. Nowadays the Arabs call for others to fight as well. What say you?

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  • Ibrahim Muhammad Sheriff
    December 24, 2015 at 11:38 pm
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    My brother Khidr, he may be the imam, but what’s in that… A man who was said to be aalim, Allah said one whom we’ve given him from our aayat, but at the end what happened??? Read suratul a’araf…

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  • March 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm
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    Tolerance is the key to a harmonious relations between and among the different schools of monethestic religion.

    ISIS political and religious ideology is seemingly devoid of tolerance. The kind of tolerance shown mercifully by the Holy Messenger Muhammad (S).

    Thus ISIS call for the revival of the Islamic glorious path by violent means sans the virtue of tolerance is an exercise in futility.

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  • September 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm
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    Muslims have for so many generations been blaming others, especially the West and Israili for our ow doings. I hink Shk. Qalbani must be commended for his heroic stance i n self criticism. We need more of his kind within the Salafi movement.

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    • November 29, 2016 at 10:54 pm
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      Yes, he was the Imam of the mosque, not anymore.

      I fear for his life.

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