The Truth about the group ISIS

A Message that Dashes the hopes of everyone who sings ‘ISIS'[1]


A Message of Hope to everyone who is fearful of ‘ISIS’


Abu Farayhan Jamal bin Farayhan al-Harthi

Translated by

Abbas Abu Yahya


Praise be to Allaah, praise and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah, his Family, his Companions and those who follow him . . . . .

to Proceed:

It is with sadness and tears that we see some of the deviant sects occupy or unlawfully seize inhabited areas, however, it is but with delight and tranquility that if you return O Sunni Muslim to the words of the wise and the scholars, you will find that the issue of these deviant sects is of little importance and that they will never have a banner/flag nor leadership upon the Muslims.

What is of more stature is the speech of the leaders of the Messengers Muhammad bin Abdullaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- together with this we will present these statements in this assignment, and that which narrates the reality of the Khawarij past and present. Did they, or will they have a state? Will the Ummah gather together under a Kharajite?

And with Allaah I take aid….

Wahab ibn Munabih[2] -Rahimullaah- the advisor says regarding them:

‘Do you not see …. that I lived at the beginning times of Islaam and I swear by Allaah that the Khawarij did not have a group except that Allaah divided them because of their evil condition. Not one of the Khawarij came out with this opinion except that Allaah struck his neck and none of the Ummah ever gathered together under one man of the Khawarij.'[3]

[From ‘Tareekh Damishq’, ‘Tahdeeb al-Kamal’ and Seera ‘alaam an-Nubala]


O brothers, Ibn Munabih lived in the first century and amazingly he mentioned this speech?!!

He was born in the year 34 A.H. and died in 114 A.H.

Do you not see from his speech that which is appropriate for our circumstances today?

In our times, the Jammah of ‘Juhaymaan’ rebelled in the Masjid al-Haraam in the year 1400 A.H. and Allaah Ta’ala severed and divided it up due to it being an evil group.

The ‘al-Qaida’ organization rebelled and they disunited into sects and parties, and the necks of their leaders were struck one after the other, and they never gathered together under one man from amongst them, let alone the whole Ummah gathering under one individual from among them.

What confirms the speech of Ibn Munabih is what Ibn Taymeeyah -Rahimullaah- said:

‘The Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- ordered to fight against those who fight for a corrupt Deen from the Ahl-ul-Bida’, like the Khawarij, and the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- ordered to have patience with the oppression of the leaders and prohibited fighting against them, and rebelling against them and this is why perhaps Allaah made it possible for many of the oppressive kings  to have power for long periods, as for the prophesied liars then their power does not last for long, rather it is a must that they are destroyed since their corruption is general in the Deen, worldly life and in the Hereafter.

Allaah Ta’ala says:

وَلَوْ تَقَوَّلَ عَلَيْنَا بَعْضَ الأَقَاوِيل لأَخَذْنَا مِنْهُ بِاليَمِين ثُمَّ لَقَطَعْنَا مِنْهُ الوَتِين


[al-Haqqa: 44 – 46]

Allaah Ta’ala says:

أم يقولون افترى على الله كذبا فإن يشأ الله يختم على قلبك

<> [Ash-Shura: 24]

So Allaah mentions that even on a supposition of a lie it is a must that Allaah punishes the one who lied against Him.’

[Fatawa 14/269]

O Muslims: The Khawarij corrupt the Deen and the Duniyaa (Worldly life) if they come into power and rule any country, because they are a people who follow desires and differ amongst themselves.

Ibn Munabih said about them:

‘If Allaah had given the Khawarij strength in their opinion, the world would have become corrupt and the highways would have been cut off, Hajj to the House of Allaah the Haraam would have stopped.’

Do you not see today O Muslims, that the Khawarij have caused corruption in the Duniyaa upon the peace of the people in their cities, their villages and their countries. The people have been caused to abandon their homes, did the Khawarij not cause the highways to be cut off and  the elimination of security, do you not see how the Khawarij have deprived the Muslims of their Deen, they cut off the means to the Hajj and the Umrah due to causing the Muslims to abandon their homes and the loss and dwindling of their wealth?

Were you not around at the time when the Jammah of ‘Juhayman’ when they caused a rebellion in the Masjid Al-Haraam, at that time they caused the prayer to be cancelled, and prevented the Adhan (call to prayer) to be raised from the Masjid al-Haraam at that time, for the period of fifteen days.

It is as if Ibn Munabih -Rahimullaah- before 1335 years is witnessing what we are going through today.

The condition of the Khawarij now was the same as of Abu Sa’eed al-Qarmati, when he attacked the Bait- al-Haraam during the Hajj in the year 317 A.H. and many of those performing Hajj were slaughtered around the place of making Tawaaf, and they were thrown into the well of Zam-Zam.

O Beloved for the sake of Allaah! Indeed the issue of the Khawarij did not scare those in the first generation of the Ummah and its noble ones, here we have Ali bin Abi Taalib -Radhi Allaahu anhu- the fourth rightly guided Khaleefa, who is higher in status than Ibn Munabih and Ibn Taymeeyah and more noble, and he said describing the Khawarij:

‘They are those who do recite the Qur’aan, or scholars of the Deen, nor scholars of understanding the Qur’aan, and they are not qualified for this matter from that which preceded from Islaam, I swear by Allaah if they were to rule over you, they would carry out the actions of Caesar and Heraclius.’

‘[Tareekh at-Tabari 3/117]

O Beloved for the sake of Allaah!

Here we have the Khawarij of today ‘ISIS’, and their group is doing to the people of Islaam what the Jews are doing to the Muslims from killing them and expelling them.

However, the people of Islaam should be calm and composed for their own selves from these Khawarij, since all they do is overpower and deceive from time to time or that they capture certain areas. Therefore, their status does not last for very long, since indeed the one who is higher in status and more noble than Ali bin Abi Taalib, our Prophet Muhammad -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- informed his Ummah so that they can be calm and tranquil.

From Ibn Umar -Radhi Allaahu anhu- that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-  said:

يَنْشَأُ نَشْءٌ يَقْرَءُونَ الْقُرْآنَ لاَ يُجَاوِزُ تَرَاقِيَهُمْ كُلَّمَا خَرَجَ قَرْنٌ قُطِعَ
‘There will emerge some youth who will read the Qur’aan, but it will not exceed their throats. Every time a group of them will rebel, they will be cut down.’

Ibn Umar -Radhi Allaahu anhu- said that I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- saying:

كُلَّمَا خَرَجَ قَرْنٌ قُطِعَ ). أَكْثَرَ مِنْ عِشْرِينَ مَرَّةً ( حَتَّى يَخْرُجَ فِى عِرَاضِهِمُ الدَّجَّالُ .
‘Every time a group of them will rebel, they will be cut down.’ I heard him say this more than twenty times, ‘until the Dajjal appears in their ranks.’[4]

Collected by Ahmad (2/84), Ibn Majah 179 and declared Hasan by Albaani.

Albaani said:

‘regarding the wording ‘ appears in their ranks’ means a large army.’ This is what Sindi said.

The Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- described and characterized for us the Khawarij generally, and this description is applicable to ISIS today, and it is as if this speech was due to them.

The Messenger -alayhi as-Salam- said:

سيكون في أمتي اختلاف وفُرقة وسيجيء قوم يعجبونكم، وتعجبهم أنفسهم، الذين يقتلونهم أولى بالله منهم، يحسنون القتل ويسيئون الفعل، يدعُون إلى الله وليسوا من الله في شيء، فإذا لقيتموهم فأنيموهم
‘There will be differences and sectarianism in my Ummah, and there will come a people who will amaze you and they will amaze their own selves, those who kill them will be more closer to Allaah than those killed, these people who will come will regard what they say as good but their actions would be evil and they claim to call to Allaah but they in reality they have nothing from Allaah, if you meet them then kill them.’

The Companions said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah; characterize them for us.’

He answered:

آيتهم الحلق والتسبيت
‘Their sign would be that their heads will be shaven and they will be extreme in removing hair.’

Collected by Hakim (2/147) and he authenticated it upon the conditions of Bukhari & Muslim.

So look O brothers at the saying of the Prophet: ‘a people who will amaze you’, of course they will amaze those who are deceived by them and who they deceive, and who love Fitnah (Trials & Tribulations) and follow them.

Look at the saying of the Prophet: ‘they are amazed by their own selves’, and in truth ‘ISIS’ today have become amazed by their own selves when they took over areas in Syria where there is oil and agricultural areas in Iraq and took possession of war equipment, and their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced a Islaamic Khalifah in Mosul  and gave a Khutbah on Friday 6/9/1435 A.H.

We return to the priceless speech of  Wahab bin Munabih about the Khawarij and his advice[5] to Dhi-Kholaan, he said:

‘If Allaah had given the Khawarij strength in their opinion . . .  and the matter of Islaam would have returned to Jahileeyah, so much so that the people would seek help from mountain peaks as they used to in Jahileeyah.

Then there would stand more than ten or twenty men and there would not be a single one from amongst them except that he would call for Khilaafah for himself.  With every one of these men there would be more than 10,000 people fighting each other, each group would testify to the disbelief of the other group until a believing man would become fearful for his self, his religion, his blood, his family and his wealth, he would not know which way to go, nor would he know whom he should be with.’

Do you not see that this speech addresses the ‘Khawarij’ of today, like ‘al-Qaida’, ‘ISIS’, ‘an-Nusrah’ and other than them?

Are not the Muslims in Syria and Iraq today seeking aid in areas far from the fighting and wars and destruction?

Do you not see that al-Qaida have separated and an-Nusrah and ISIS  and have separated from each other, and every leader has isolated himself with a group? Even in the time of Usama bin Laden there was division and separation away from him.

Do you not see that after dividing up amongst themselves they begin to make Takfeer of each other, and they fight against each other?

Do you not see that the Muslims have become scared and frightened from these and those, not knowing with whom lies the truth from amongst them?

O beloved for the sake of Allaah !!

It is not known in history that the Khawarij ever had any victory and it will never be the case, Wahab bin Munabih said regarding that and repeated it:

‘And Allaah Ta’ala said:


إِنَّا لَنَنصُرُ رُسُلَنَا وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَيَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْأَشْهَادُ


Verily “we” will=”will” indeed=”indeed” make=”make” victorious=”victorious” our=”our” messengers=”messengers” and=”and” those=”those” who=”who” believe=”believe” in=”in” this=”this” worlds=”worlds” life=”life” on=”on” the=”the” day=”day” when=”when” witnesses=”witnesses” stand=”stand” forth=”forth” i.e.=”i.e.” of=”of” resurrection=”resurrection”>>

[Ghafir: 51]

So where do they stand from the point of view of these Ayaat? If they were believers they would have been made victorious.

And He Ta’ala said:

وَلَقَدْ سَبَقَتْ كَلِمَتُنَا لِعِبَادِنَا الْمُرْسَلِينَ  إِنَّهُمْ لَهُمُ الْمَنصُورُونَ  وَإِنَّ جُندَنَا لَهُمُ الْغَالِبُونَ


[Saffat 171-173]

So if they were the soldiers of Allaah they would have had victory in Islaam even if it was just once.

Allaah Ta’ala said:

وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ رُسُلاً إِلَى قَوْمِهِمْ فَجَاؤُوهُم بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ فَانتَقَمْنَا مِنَ الَّذِينَ أَجْرَمُوا وَكَانَ حَقّاً عَلَيْنَا نَصْرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ


[Room :47]

So if they were believers they would have been made victorious.’

May Allaah have mercy upon Wahab bin Munabih.

Indeed the Khawarij today  from the ISIS, al-Qaida, an-Nusrah and also the Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen are the descendants of the Khawarij of the first generation of evil beliefs, those who make Takfeer of anyone who does not hold their opinions. Here we have Abu Shaamir Dhu-Kholaan who had become deceived by the Khawarij of that time who were the Hurooreeyah[6] and he was in Yemen living comfortably and had wealth, and they wrote to him a letter which mentions what was read to Wahab bin Munabih:

‘They order me not to give Sadaqa (charity) except to those who hold their opinion and not to seek forgiveness except for them.’

This is exactly what ‘ISIS’ do today in the areas that they have occupied in Syria, they request the people of villages to exit and evacuate and they put a condition upon them that they must repent from their Kufr (Disbelief)  then return after that to their  own lands as Muslims.

What type of Islaam is ISIS and their likes calling to?

However, the Prophet judged upon them (the Khawarij) with disbelief, due to them exiting the Deen of Allaah with their actions and false beliefs, and them spilling the blood of the innocent Muslims, the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

يَمْرُقُونَ مِنَ الإِسْلاَمِ كَمَا يَمْرُقُ السَّهْمُ مِنَ الرَّمِيَّةِ ، لاَ يُجَاوِزُ إِيمَانُهُمْ حَنَاجِرَهُمْ ، فَأَيْنَمَا لَقِيتُمُوهُمْ فَاقْتُلُوهُمْ ، فَإِنَّ قَتْلَهُمْ أَجْرٌ لِمَنْ قَتَلَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ
‘They will go out from (leave) Islaam as an arrow goes out of the game, their faith will not go beyond their throats. So, where-ever you find them, kill them, for who-ever kills them shall have a reward on the Day of Resurrection.’

Collected by Bukhari & Muslim and this wording is from Bukhari.

What is clearer and more appropriate with the judgment of Kufr upon them is the hadeeth of Abu Ghalib from Abu Umamah who said:

شَرُّ قَتْلَى قُتِلُوا تَحْتَ أَدِيمِ السَّمَاءِ وَخَيْرُ قَتْلَى مَنْ قَتَلُوا كِلاَبُ أَهْلِ النَّارِ قَدْ كَانَ هَؤُلاَءِ مُسْلِمِينَ فَصَارُوا كُفَّارًا
”The most evil of killers that are killed under the sky, and those that are killed by them are the best of those killed, these people were Muslims and they became Kuffar (disbelievers).’

I asked ‘O Abu Umamah, are you saying this of your own opinion or is it something that you heard from the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-?’ He answered ‘Rather it is what I heard from the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.

Collected by Ibn Majah (181) and declared Hasan by Albaani

So for Allaah’s sake, O you youth of Islaam do not be deceived with the Mariqeen Khawarij (the type of Khawarij who exit the Deen),  from the ISIS al-Qaida , an-Nusrah, and do not forget Ikhwaan al-Muslimoon who grin to show their teeth!!

May Allaah’s praise and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his Family and all his Companions.

Written by

Abu Farayhan Jamal bin Farayhan al-Harthi

Fajr Time 9th Ramadan 1435 A.H.

7th July 2014


[Taken From:]


[1] For Further clarification & analysis see:

The Caliph in Iraq is an Impostor and a Dajjal | Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee—isis-and-al-nusrah-in-iraq-and-syria.cfm


[2] For a biography see the introduction to


[3] See the complete Advice  here:


[4] Silsilah Ahadeeth as-Saheehah  by Shaykh al-Albaani (vol 5/2455)

[5]See the complete Advice  here:

[6] A group from the Khawarij, See:

2 thoughts on “The Truth about the group ISIS

  • Sharon Scott


    I agree that ISIS are not truly following the Qu’ran. They are not true Muslims. I converted on February 13, 2015. My husband Matthew Scott had converted last year. So this has been our first Ramadan. We are both disabled, though we did try to fast for a while until we were starting to actually get sick, then we started to fix food for neighbors. ISIS kill more Muslims then any other religious people, which I have been trying to point out to people. If they were actually following the religion they certainly would not be killing other Muslims. No religion teaches killing anyone. I have studied the Qu’ran in college. I never read in there anything that ISIS says is there. Not to mention he called himself god, that is a no no!

    • masjidroanoke


      On Sister May Allaah increase you and your family in knowledge and Bless you all tremendously. If there is any way we can assist your family please let us know. May Allaah reward you.

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