Contemporary Issues

The idea of an (Islamic) nation-state is a modernist idea, not an Islamic concept. The only valid Islamic state “is essentially a universal state, a state without borders.” 

The Muslims do live of course in de-facto nation-states, but they should not accept in principle the division of the world into nations and states. Otherwise “their main concern would be more the preservation of the integrity of the borders (of any land area) rather than the integrity of Islam,” - may Allah forbid!  

/more: The Illusions Of Fundamentalism

WARNING! Don’t Be Extremist!

They twist Quran and hadith and accuse every other Muslim, who does not follow their bigoted, anti-traditional interpretations, to be an apostate (takfír ). 

It is not Islamic Way to establish an Islamic khalifat & laws without consultation of the Muslims and it is against the intention and the practice of the Holy Prophet   and every Islamic tradition to build a state through coercion, spying, intimidation and murder of Muslims or Non-Muslims.

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/see below: What is forbidden HARAM in Islam in this respect.

Real Jihad vs. ISIS Delusion

Anger ≠ the Prophetic Way

Sh. Fadel Soliman exposes the ‘ISIS’ delusion, showing what real Jihad is about. Towards the end he presents examples of ”Daesh’s selective fiqh,” selective meaning here false legal understanding which goes against fundamental tenets of Islam.

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The foremost example of merciful magnanimity is by no one so fully manifested as by the Prophet  himself.

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/more: Historic Events Of Muslim Magnanimity.

/more: Anger Management In Islam, OKN

Texts on Extremism

Forbidden - HARAM - in Islam

01. It is forbidden in Islam to issue fatwas without all the necessary learning requirements.

02. It is forbidden in Islam to issue legal rulings about anything without mastery of the Arabic language.

03. It is forbidden in Islam to oversimplify Shari’ah matters and ignore established Islamic sciences.

04. It is permissible in Islam [scholars] to differ on any matter, except those fundamentals of religion that all Muslims must know.

05. It is forbidden in Islam to ignore the reality of contemporary times when deriving legal rulings.

06. It is forbidden in Islam to kill the innocent.

07. It is forbidden in Islam to kill emissaries, ambassadors, and diplomats; hence it is forbidden to kill journalists & aid workers.

08. Jihad in Islam is defensive war, not permissible w/o the right cause, the right purpose & without the right rules of conduct.

09. It is forbidden in Islam to declare people non-Muslim unless he (or she) openly declares disbelief.

10. It is forbidden in Islam to harm or mistreat—in any way—Christians or any ‘People of the Scripture’.

11. It is obligatory to consider Yazidis as People of the Scripture.

12. The re-introduction of slavery is forbidden in Islam. It was abolished by universal consensus.

13. It is forbidden in Islam to force people to convert.

14. It is forbidden in Islam to deny women their rights.

15. It is forbidden in Islam to deny children their rights.

16. It is forbidden in Islam to enact legal punishments (hudud) w/o following the correct procedures that ensure justice and mercy.

17. It is forbidden in Islam to torture people.

18. It is forbidden in Islam to disfigure the dead.

19. It is forbidden in Islam to attribute evil acts to God.

20. It is forbidden in Islam to destroy the graves and shrines of Prophets and Companions.

21. Armed insurrection is forbidden in Islam for any reason other than clear disbelief by the ruler & not allowing people to pray.

22. It is forbidden in Islam to declare a caliphate without consensus from all Muslims.

23. Loyalty to one’s nation is permissible in Islam.

24. After the death of the Prophet, Islam does not require anyone to emigrate anywhere.

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Muslim Scholars Revalidate Jihadists' Favorite Fatwa

A conference in Mardin in southeastern Turkey declared the fatwa by 14th century scholar Ibn Taymiyya rejects militant violence and that the medieval Muslim division of the world into a “house of Islam” and “house of unbelief” no longer applies.

Osama bin Laden [and later ISIS] had quoted Ibn Taymiyya’s “Mardin fatwa”** repeatedly in his calls for Muslims to overthrow the Saudi monarchy and wage jihad against the United States.

Referring to that historic document, the weekend conference said: “Anyone who seeks support from this fatwa for killing Muslims or non-Muslims has erred in his interpretation.

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“It is not for a Muslim individual or a Muslim group to announce and declare war or engage in combative jihad ... on their own,” said the declaration issued Sunday in Arabic and later provided to Reuters in English.

reuters.com, MARCH 31, 2010

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**not the authentic Mardin Fatwa, but a tragically misspelled version of it.

Mardin, Turkey

On Ibn Taymiyyahs Fatwa

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Ibn Taymiyah, in his fatwa, recognizes that the world is not to be divided simplistically into Islamic lands and non-Islamic lands, unlike many before him who held to that dualistic view.

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He recognized that there is a third type of society which has aspects of both. Furthermore, he stated that Muslims can live in such societies as long as they are free to practice their religion and that everyone should be afforded their rights. Muslims should recognize the religious rights of their fellow Muslims living in those lands, as well as the rights of the non-Muslims there who are not subject to Islamic Law.

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/more: The Mardin Conference – Understanding Ibn Taymiyyah’s Fatwa, By Sh. Abd al-Wahhab al-Turayri