Open Letter To ISIS: ‘We Condemn and Disavow You’
On Tuesday November 17 – 4 days after the attacks – a very relevant open letter was published on Facebook.
The following text was published on the Musulmans Anti Daesh (Anti-ISIS Muslims) page. It perfectly sums up the position of the Muslims all over the world regarding terrorism, in every way, shape or form, be it state terrorism or armed groups.
Using emphatic language, inspired by Arabic eloquence, the anonymous author tells the terrorists how much Muslims despise them. We have decided to publish this open letter here in order to participate in spreading it. We invite you to help spread it too and join the Musulmans Anti Daesh Facebook page.
In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful,
‘Say, (O Muhammad): “Shall We tell you who will be the greatest losers in respect of their works? (18:104) It will be those whose effort went astray76 in the life of the world and who believe nevertheless that they are doing good.”’
Quran, Surah 18 verse 103-104
‘And when it is said to them, “Do not cause corruption on the earth,” they say, “Weare but reformers.” Unquestionably, it is they who are the corrupters, but they perceive [it] not.’
Quran, Surah 2 verse 11-12
We, as practicing Muslims, anonymous and famous alike, who go to the mosque, who fast all year round, wearing exterior signs of Islam or not, trying our best to please our Lord and longing for Paradise,
We condemn you, we disavow you and be have disbelieved in the religion that you have created, the religion of ‘dawla’, which has nothing to do with the religion tought by Adam, Abraham (Ibraheem), Musa, Jesus (‘Issa) and Muhammad (peace be upon them).
You have killed with no right the life that God has made sacred, and you have bragged about it, whereas God has strictly forbidden to cause any amount of suffering to anyone living on this planet, including ourselves and including while slaughtering animals.
You are the perfect example of why practicing Islam without having knowledge is complete nonsense.
You are the perfect example of why practicing Islam without having knowledge is complete nonsense. You are the ones we take as examples when discussing those who have gone astray, during Friday get-togethers or khutbas across France and the entire world. You have deglected clear verses and authentic hadeeths whereas you prefer verses which you twist with your distorted interpretation and invented hadeeths in order to justify your crimes.
‘It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise – they are the foundation of the Book – and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable to them]. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah. But those firm in knowledge say, “We believe in it. All [of it] is from our Lord.” And no one will be reminded except those of understanding.’
Quran, Surah 3 verse 7
Know that you will be held accountable for every life you’ve taken – Muslims and non-Muslims alike – and every injury, grief, and harm you have caused, even for the noise of your bombs. You will be held accountable for each of these things on the Day of Judgement.
Know, O brainless and heartless fools, that you will also be held accountable for every person who insulted Islam or assaulted a Muslim because of you. You definitely help make Muslims’ lives in the West unbearable. You say you do good on Earth, but in reality you are of the worst of creations.
You definitely help make Muslims’ lives in the West unbearable.
Know that we aspire to act just like our brother Lassana Bathily* did if we were to ever meet you. We would be the first to neutralize you, God willing. And on top of that, we will be rewarded for it. Never will you be able to commit any of your harm in our presence, without finding us getting in your way. You will find people who are more determined than you are, fearless, and who will be proud to stop you.
As time goes by, your rage has intensified because the Lord of the worlds, the One Whom you pretend to fight for, has unveiled you time and again:
– If your ‘Khilafah** were the land of justice, then why do Syrians not take refuge in it, when they’d rather come to Europe?
– Why do those who come back to France – disgusted by what they have seen you do in Syria –condemn your wrongdoing, your misguidance, your insanity, and testify against you?
– Why do you spread death, including and especially in Muslim countries, killing the very same Muslims you say you defend, whereas you are never to be seen where true atrocities are taking place (Central Africa, Burma)? Is it the teaching of the Prophet to shamelessly attack cartoonists armed with pens and a concert audience?
– Why do you only attract the simple minded, fools, former criminals and thieves, or converts who have been left alone behind a computer screen, who have not come to the mosques and have been fooled by your video propaganda?
– Why isn’t there any scholar amongst you, who supports you, and why do all Muslim scholars of the entire world condemn you without hesitating?
– If you are not the khawarij*** which the Prophet (peace be upon him) told us about, then who are they? Don’t you see the signs?
Narrated ‘Ali: ‘I heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) saying “In the last days (of the world) there will appear young people with foolish thoughts and ideas. They will give good talks, but they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out of its game, their faith will not exceed their throats. So wherever you find them, kill them, for there will be a reward for their killers on the Day of Resurrection.”‘ Meaning of an authentic hadeeth reported by the scholars Bukhary and Muslim. We – as practicing Muslims – are implementing this hadeeth through this reminder.
You have created the exact opposite of what you were seeking:
– War against your so-called ‘state’ is going to become more intense
– Muslims are going to become targets just like it happened last January. You are pretending to defend the Muslims but when you don’t straight up kill them, you encourage hate against them (the soldiers in Toulouse, the policeman at Charlie Hebdo, the brothers who were distributing meals to the homeless [That information was on social media, but it yet has to be confirmed. Looks like it was just a rumor, ed], or the sister of Barakacity (French Muslim NGO), may Allah grant her martyrdom and have mercy on her.
– You are a gift to those who hate Islam, you are exactly what they are looking for, you are the best justification for those who seek to exterminate the Muslims from Burma to Africa, and who accuse us of being monsters.
– And lastly, know that some of those that you have killed might have become Muslims one day, if only you had thought about that.
You are the best justification for those who seek to exterminate the Muslims.
And to the simple minded converts who endorse the attacks: know that a few years, or even a few months ago, you were just like the innocent people who got killed. And with this type of horrible, stupid actions, full of non-sense, you never would have gotten to know Islam in the first place, and you would have hated it. So how can you possibly endorse this or even be pleased about it?
‘Verily Allah will not make my Community agree on error’, Tirmidhi with a fair chain.
Know that the entire Muslim community, Imams, preachers, the young, the old, across the world, except for your tiny misguided group, have come together in order to condemn and disavow you.
God tells our Prophet in His book: ‘And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.’ Quran, Surah 21 verse 107.
People have converted to Islam just by being in contact with the Prophet (peace be upon him), by seeing his noble character, his mercy for the world, including for, the way he helped people, his righteousness, his honesty, his sincerity. You, on the contrary, scare people off and make them hate Islam. You are not a mercy to the world, you are a plague, a sickness, a cancer.
You are not the lions of Khilafah, you stupid, filthy cockroaches of your misguided sect. Now you know where you belong, no matter how long your beard is, no matter what you write on your flags, no matter the name you carry or who you are pretending to defend.
We do not want you, we hate your actions and we will always get in your way.
We ask Allah to protect us and the entire world from your evil and injustice, and we ask Him to either guide or destroy you.
*Lassana Bathily is a young man who protected several people during the hostage crisis in the Hyper Cacher shop, in Paris on January 9, 2015. Wikipedia: Lassana Bathily
**Khilafah: Arabic for caliphate
***Khawarij: plural of Khariji. Kharijism is a sect that Muslims have been fighting and condemning for over… 1400 years.