English Translation of Sheikh Abdallah al-Muhaysini's Statement - O I have Conveyed!!
February 3, 2014 at 12:29am
This is a rough translation of Sheikh Dr. Abdallah al-Muhaysini's statement on his "Initiative of the Ummah." A link to the original audio statement in Arabic is at the bottom of the page.
Sheikh al-Muhaysini's explains how ISIS rejected arbitration to a Shari'ah cout:
* He says that ISIS rejected the Shari'ah court and said they have remarks about certain groups.
* He said let the judges be from groups whose manhaj is clear and known like Soqour al-Ezz, al-katiba al-Khadra', and Shaam al-Islam and others. They refused.
* He proposed that the judge be selected from people whose reputation is known and respected and proposed Sheikh Sulayman al-Alwan or Ibrahim al-Rubaysh from AQAP or others like them. ISIS refused.
* He proposed that the judge be selected from independent Mujahideen in al-Shaam like the Shari'ah judges who came from Khorasan. They refused.
* He asked ISIS to give him an initiative to arbitrate to the Shari'ah and uphold the rule of Allah... ISIS rejected the initiative and Allah al-Musta3an.
* He says that he folded the initiative and decided not to speak about it hoping that some solution would come up. He was accused of keeping quiet on ISIS but decided to stay quiet for the greater good. Then came the killing of Mohamed Fares and the events in Maskana. Ahrar proposed him to be a judge but ISIS refused but when an ISIS Mujahid was killed by Ahrar, ISIS proposed MUhaysini as judge. "I told myself: How could they accept me as a judge when they are in the right, but they don't accept me when they are in the wrong?"
I kept my observation to myself, hoping Allah would provide us with a solution to our fitna.
Sheikh al-Muhaysini On the Fitna of al-Atareb:
"Then came the events of al-Atarib. When I got to the city, the people were so angry. They fired at us thinking we were ISIS. They told me "ISIS entered al-Atarib and tried to arrest one of us. We refused to let them do it without a Shari'ah court. ISIS left but came back the next day and kidnapped the man. We found him dead later on." The people of al-Atareb say Khattab al-Libi killed him. I asked them to let me try and negotiate with ISIS. They had no hope and told me that ISIS always rejects my initiatives and rejects arbitration to Shari'ah courts. I left sad and frustrated with no one to complain to but Allah. Then clashes started in al-Atareb.
ISIS withdrew and near al-Atareb was Base 46, which included many Mujahideen brigades including The Martyrs of al-Atareb, Jabhat al-Nusra and The Front of Syria's Revolutionaries. ISIS stormed the base. 10 were killed from Jabhat al-Nusra and many from other groups. The battles against ISIS expanded at this point to reach Jabal al-Zawiya, al-Raqqa, Hama and every group that was in Base 46 clashed with ISIS in other areas in anger for their Mujahideen killed by ISIS.
Then reinforcements came in for ISIS and had to pass by Nur Eddine Zanqi Brigades who refused to let them pass saying: "We will neither allow you nor the FSA to pass. We will not be a bridge for Fitna." ISIS tried to pass by force and clashes began with Zanqi. Western Aleppo flared up, though Zanqi Brigades had good relations with ISIS and were known for their prowess in Jihad. This is how all the brigades who had some grievance against ISIS moved against them. al-Shaam flared up and then came the thieves and traitors to ride the wave and things got mixed up.
This is not, as some claim, a war against Islam or against the establishment of the Islamic state. If that were the case, why didn't anyone attack Jabhat al-Nusra AKA AL-QAEDA THAT THE WHOLE WORLD IS AN ENEMY OF - that organization that was begun by the Sheikh of the Mujahideen Usama Bin Laden may Allah accept him and was seconded by the Hakeem of the Ummah Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri, may Allah protect him.
The enmity of people is no proof of the correctness of your manhaj. If that were the case, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt would be closer to al-Haqq, since the entire world has ganged up on them, or Qaddafi would have been a Mazlum, since the entire Libyan nation ganged up on him and behind them the rest of the world.
SOME TRY TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE THAT THE LARGE NUMBER OF OPPONENTS IS PROOF OF THE CORRECTNESS OF THE MANHAJ, BUT THAT CAN SIMPLY REFLECT THE PILING UP OF WRONGS."
-Thus, the hatred of people towards ISIS was due to many oppressions comitted against the people, and I have witnessed this with my own eyes, Allah is a witness.
-Lies were spread that Muhajireen women were imprisoned and raped by opposing groups. Sh Muhaisny attended the opposing groups HQs and prisons to find that it was a lie.
-I have seen many jailed with ISIS without a reason, and many killed unjustly through mere speculations.
-ISIS used methods of blowing up cars in opposing groups HQs which in a few instances resulted in children or civilians killed. When he told them to fear Allah in killing one innocent soul, they replied if 20 died now we save 200 others from being killed tommorow.
-And we dont deny oppressions by FSA and others, but ISIS claims to be an Islamic state, on what basis does an Islamic state do this?
-When things got messy and one end started calling the other Sahawat and the other says Khawarij. I had no choice but to start the Ummah initiative to judge by the Shariah of Allah between them. It was supported by major Ulama such as Sh Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi, Abu Qatada Alfelisteeni, Eyad Qunaibi and others.
-When ISIS brought out a statement refusing the initiative and refused to call the fighting a "Fitnah", I asked the second in charge in ISIS "Are fighters from Zinky and other groups apostates?" He replied "Wallah we have no confirmation that they are apostates and if we did we would have announced it"...so i was surprised by Al-Adnani labelling them Sahawat. This shows no clear communication and agreement amongst ISIS.
Know my dear Mujahid brother:
-I ask you to read my words clearly. And I know after this release I will be labelled a traitor or even an apostate.
-There will come to you people who do not want you to be effected by my words and they will try to cast doubt aBout me. They have doe this before to our great Jihad Ulama such as Sh Sulayman Al-Alwan, Sh Muhamad Almaqdisi, Sh Abu Qatada and even the wise man of this Ummah Sh Ayman.
-I ask you by Allah, why is it everytime someone tries to advise the dawla, they are accused and slandered? Why do ISIS supporters always say "this is a alim who is away from the battlefield" or "he is in prison, he receives wrong information" and in the end no one is safe except those who speak good of the dawla.
- Wallahi i have never seen the ulama of Jihad unite against an islamic initiative the same way they have done against ISIS in Ash-Shaam. This is out of wisdom.
-Know that i am not against the re-emergence of the islamic Khilafah, rather for its sake we sacrifice, but upon the method of prophethood. Not by scaring people away and oppressing them and destroying the ranks of jihad and refusing the initiative to be ruled by shariah.
-After all i have said in This staement I ask sh Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi to accept the independant rule of an islamic court which is supported by all jihad ulama.
-I stand by the stannce of all Jihadi Ulamah and ask Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi to take a sincere stance that will stop the bloodshed of Muslims, and that is for ISIS to return to Iraq and stay there and fight the Rawafidh and America. And for Jabhat Al-Nusrah to stay in Bilad al Sham who is seeking to restore the Khilafah. Who is loved by all people.
-I ask you o supporter of jihad, to join the ranks of the initiative of the Ummah and be part of the clear goal of establishing the Khilafah along side the majority of people in Al Shaam, in love of khilafah not theough hating it under force.
-As sh Ayman Al-Zawahiri said "we have not come to rule over Alsham, rather to establish the rule of islam there"