Declaration of the Khalifah
Khalifah requires consultation, Allah swt laws have wisdom beyond comparison, how abhorrent is it to see ISIS supporters mock hadith by saying how can it be expected that the Ummah be consulted. While their are different views on everyone or majority, their is the issue that atleast what could have been done (if they were sincere) is consult those who are already fighting for the Islamic cause, and the Shariah of Allah swt, representatives and mujahideen of Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Caucasus, Syria etc.
Instead while being in the midst of fitnah with other mujahideen, they claim the khalifah elevating themselves for their own personal gain and power and use it as a tool to mislead the people to follow and support their whims and desires. How can they claim the Khalifah from a consultation of merely people who are local and secret? And then try to annul the mujahideen groups world wide?
If they gained their power by unknown locals who gave baya, who are in position of power, knowledgeable ones and the people of insight, respected and leaders, then their claim and power stays in that area! The other sincere groups have understood that, and never tried to arrogantly elevate themselves above others, and deny the rights given to them by Allah swt Shariah. And we read and understand in Sha Allah:
Umar radiallahu anhu said: “If a man takes Bay’at without consulting the Muslims, then there is no Bay’at to him and those who gave their Bay’at are required to change him or kill him.” Narrated by al-Bukhari And he said: “the governance among the Muslims is based on Shura (consultation).”
Imam Ahmed said: “The Imam is the one whom all the Muslims are agreed to call him an Imam.” Minhaj al-Sunnah 1:112
(Though we have to note that there is a valid difference of opinion whether all of AhlulHal Wal-Aqd should agree or their majority would suffice for that. Regardless of that, the Jama’at of al-Baqdadi has fulfilled neither of these two conditions. On the contrary, majority of the Ahlul Hal Wal-Aqd are against them if not all of them.)
Sheikhul Islam Ibn Thaymiyya rahimahullah said: “If it was that Umar and those with him gave Bay’at (to Abu Bakr al-Siddiq) but the rest of the companions did not, then he would not be an Imam by that. But rather he became the Imam only after the majority of the companions gave him the Bay’at.” Minhaj al-Sunnah 1:530
And he also said: “When the people of might and strength gave Bay’at (to Uthman), he became the Imam. If for example Abdur-Rahman ibn Auf gave him the Bay’at but Ali and the other companions who are the people of might did not give him Bay’at, he would not be an Imam.” Minhaj al-Sunnah 1:533
Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tarifi hafidahullah said: “It is not permissible for anyone to place his Jama’at as the pole around which all the allegiance and enmity rotates such that he does not see Bay’at or rulership except to that group. Whoever sees that way excluding the rest of the believers, then, they are from those about whom Allah said:
Meaning: “Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects you, [O Muhammad], are not [associated] with them in anything.” Surat al-An’aam:159
Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tarifi said: “If a group from the groups or those claiming the Bay’at, gather up and claims the Bay’at for themselves, then this is not a conclusion from the majority of the groups. For that reason, this is not considered a Shar’i Bay’at, but rather an innovative (bid’i) Bay’at.”
“If this matter (of the general Bay’at) does not have the agreement of the majority of the groups, then this is not considered a general Bay’at but rather will be considered an authority over an army.” (And not generally over the people)
And yet they justify their actions by claiming they want to unite the Mujahideen, the Ummah. By what? By claiming power towards themself? By exclusing and fighting and killing them? By sowing the seeds of Fitnah not only limited to Iraq/Syria but even Yemen, Afghanistan, Caucasus, Egypt, Libia etc. By dividing the ranks, all for Ba'yah and power?
On the contrary they work to fragment the ranks of those who strive for this religion, the Mujahideen, and sabotage their groups that strive for the religion of Allah and pit their followers against their emirs, and their students against their sheikhs!
Sheikh Abu Sulayman al Utaybi stated in his letter to al Qaeda leadership:
“People think that the State rose after the groups of the Majlis Shura pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda and then the tribal leaders pledged allegiance. which is not true! Rather it's the leaders of these groups like Saraya al-Jihad , Saraya al-Ghuraba , Jaish Ahl al-Sunnah and Kataib al-Ahwal.
And these are people who have no relationship to the real Jihad in the arena and some of them have never carried a weapon in their life.
And some of them don't have any followers, rather these are just names who pledged allegiance and have said directly and indirectly they want positions in this State.”
He also stated regarding some of the derivation that he had seen:
“And some of the problems concerning the Aqidah: The wrong understanding of the conditions of the final hour. And if this was the only issue it would be easy to solve but the problem is that it entered the Jihadi work in the arena.
Like when they believed the Mahdi would appear in less than a year in Ramadan 1427. So they believed we would rule Iraq within three months.
So an order was issued to deploy and not withdraw from it for an entire week until an order comes which was very dangerous for the brothers. Writing this letter, a year later, we have no control over Iraq nor has the Mahdi appeared.”
After failing to see any improvement in the situation, Sheikh Abu Sulayman al Utaybi left for Afghanistan where he was martyred (inshaAllah) in an American airstrike.
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