A Declaration Of Disownment And Divergence From Islamic State Organization, Its Ideologies And Actions
06 January 2015
Sheikh Dr Tariq Abdelhallem &
Dr Hani Al-Sibai
بَلْ نَقْذِفُ بِٱلْحَقِّ عَلَى ٱلْبَـٰطِلِ فَيَدْمَغُهُۥ فَإِذَا هُوَ زَاهِقٌۭ ۚ
وَلَكُمُ ٱلْوَيْلُ مِمَّا تَصِفُونَ
(Rather, We dash the truth upon falsehood, and it destroys it, and thereupon it
departs. And for you is destruction from that which you describe. 21:18)
We declare by we (the signatories below) are not affiliated with any
organization like ISIS or Al-Qaeda or Al-Nusra Front or the Free Syrian Army or
any others either directly or indirectly. We want to also emphasize that no one
should imply that when we disown the actions or conduct of a specific group that
this implies our association with any other group, specifically those Mujahedeen
groups in Syria.
Having said that, we exhausted our efforts to communicate with all factions and
strove our utmost to heal the rift and achieve reconciliation and we put forward
an initiative to that affect, but with deep regret it became apparent to us that Shaytan has
made his mark and produced multiple trials and tribulations. We were very patent
in our approach and did not hasten any actions until all the factions were fed
up with us as they thought that we were leaning toward that group or the other
due to our defence at that time against any injustice that occurred to any group
from the Mujahedeen or even those not from the Mujahedeen. Allah knows best the
amount of pressure that was put on us by all factions, but we sought refuge in
Allah and asked Him for more patience as we prayed to Allah to unite the
Mujahedeen on one word and to put out the fires of Fitna between
them; but Allah has His own plan for His creation. We were surprised and shocked
by the statement made by the spokesman of ISIS and decided to break our silence
and patience and release our own statement, since all patience has its bounds!
Based on the previous introduction, we hereby state:
Furqan Institute that is affiliated with ISIS released a statement entitled
“This is not our way nor will it ever be [Manhaj]” on 18 Jamada II
1435H which corresponds to 18 April 2014 as read by the official spokesman of
ISIS which slandered the best of Jihadi leaders whom are steadfast and have not
changed their ideology or methodology and have been and continue to be a thorn
in the throat of theTawagheet of
the Arab world and the West.
official spokesman of ISIS used emotional tactics (like those utilized byRawafidh regarding
Karbala) to manipulate and play on the emotions of those who follow or align
with or favor the inclination of ISIS leaders. Unfortunately, those followers
have handed over their intellects to leaders who incite slander against the best
of the Jihadi leaders. The very leaders and their Sheikh (Ayman Al-Zawahiri)
whom we consider amongst the most righteous of our times.
see nothing in the statement made by ISIS except a forecast of war and a bad
omen. A level of extremism that we had not imagined this group reaching until it
became obvious that it has taken over the minds of its leaders let alone its
followers and supporters.
months and many communication attempts that we hoped to help in uniting the
forces, bridging the gap and bonding the position, we saw the complete opposite
results on the ground. We bare witness that in all our efforts, we only found
manipulation of truth and hidden lies while they spoke the best of words in
Ayman Al-Zawahiri foresaw their reaction and the prelude to war when he realized
their misguided ideology so he pre-emptively decreed on the 13th of
Rajab 1434H that ISIS must return to Iraq for one year and the presence of ISIS
in Syria would be looked into again at a later date. ISIS, however, refused
unjustly to abide by the decree without any right or reason for their refusal.
ISIS then launched a campaign of slander and defamation against the ruling of
their leader Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri and they insisted on their position in lieu
of their strength. Lo and behold; its forces in Syria and Iraq started to become
expended and its ambitions of ruling and governing expanded as it neither gained
ground in Iraq nor won or tasted victory in Syria.
all this, finally the mask came off and the truth was revealed as Allah made the
spokesman for ISIS reveal all that was hidden but suspected about their true
extremist and misguided ideology. Al-Adnani made
it clear beyond any doubt when he declared war against all Jihadi groups and
Mujahedeen who were not part of their organization and their ideology that
completely coincides and in alignment with that of the Khawarij in spilling the
blood of Mujahedeen based on false premises and ridiculous suspicions. Despite
the vast differences between ISIS and theHarooriyaand Khawarij
of the past, since the people of ISIS are not a people of courage, knowledge,
eloquence nor prowess like Khawarij, yet they matched the Khawarij in their
worst characterization which is legitimizing the bloodshed of Muslims. Moreover,
ISIS matched the traits of Qaramita,
and the people of the “Alamut” Catle in
spreading fear, terror, killings and anarchy in the Muslim world and the
assassination of Caliphs like Al-Mustarshid Bil-Allah, Al-Rashid and the Vizier
Nizam al-Mulk Al-Saljooqy and Sultan Alp Arsalan and Emad Ad-Din Zinky and the
many attempts to assassinate Nor Ad-Din Zinky and Salah Ad-Din Al-Ayoobi along
with their multiple assassinations of scholars and the foremost of this Ummah.
arrogant Takfeery impetus
which is cloaked in claims of Walaa and Baraa (الولاء
والبراء) and labels the best of the scholars and people of Jihad as innovators,
sinners, misguided or apostates based on suspicious premises that stretch beyond
imagination is in fact the same trait of the Khawarij, Rawafidh (Shiites) and
Qaramita. It is not of essence that ISIS must match every trait of the Khawarij
or Qaramita because the main common principle between them is the ease by which
they declare other Muslims as apostates without proper evidence and then
legitimizing bloodshed based on their suspect arguments that have no basis in
statement by the spokesman of ISIS is a pure fable that doesn't fool any
scholar,Sheikh, student of knowledge or even straight minded Muslims.
This statement only deceives those who are among the most laymen and ignorant of
Muslims or those who falsely claim to be students of knowledge by its
Inflammatory words and fabricated #hashtags in the cyber world of the Internet.
advised ISIS numerous timed as did many others in private and publically and
warned them against the extremists position and actions of many of its
supporters, but they always responded by saying that those extremist individuals
are infiltrated by RAND Corporation or the intelligence services of the Saudi
government who are always seeking to smear the image of the Islamic State. They
often said that they couldn't reply to every extremist who claims an action in
the name of ISIS, but it is apparent now that the original bearers that held
these extremist views was always at the highest levels in ISIS and not simply
its followers. As a poet said: how could the shadow be straight when the body is
tried to destroy through false claims and delusion an ideological organization
that has [i.e. Al-Qaeda] strained the powers of the Christo-Zionist might for
almost a quarter century. ISIS'
state is the new idol that they engraved with their own hands and tried to play
on the emotions, dreams and hopes of average Muslims of reviving a new Islamic
State, a dream that ISIS has surely destroyed with their new ideal.
spokesman of ISIS said in the name of his organization that Al-Qaeda today
believes in democracy and pacifism, supports
the Muslim Brotherhood and is allied to the Sahawat,
Majus and Hindus and even accepting and adopting the secular uprisings [in the
Arab world]. Allah is our witness that this statement is pure lies and libel and
reiterate that we are not part of or affiliated with any organization in the
face of this Earth, however we recognize that the previous statement by ISIS'
spokesman clearly implies Takfir of Al-Qaeda and its leader Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri
because clearly the leaders of ISIS claim that Al-Qaeda is in support and loyal
allegiance of Kufar.
goes even further in his slander and false accusations of Dr. Ayman
Al-Zawahiri and the other leaders of Al-Qaeda when he screamed out loud: “the
issue is a misguided religious belief and a stray approach (Manhaj). An
approach that has strayed from standing up for the deen of
Ibrahim and rejecting the Taghoot with
all its supporters; and replaced with pacifism and following the majority. An
approach that shies away from mentioning Jihad and Tawheed and replaces them
with phrases such as revolution, popular demands, uprisings, resistance,
To that we say: this is the true face of Al-Zawabiri with
his misguided thought, his extremist views, his slander and defamation and his
Takfir of al-Mujahedeen and slaughter of the best leadership of Jihad; but with
a new name now in Syria of Al-Adnani! This conceited one discovered through the applause
and encouragement ofother fools and no-bodies on the internet that Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri
and the other leaders of Jihad have changed their ways and strayed from the
Message of Ibrahim, AS, and that they no longer disbelief in Taghut.
Adnani's statements can only have one meaning, that is because those who do not
disbelieve in Taghut, are
just like that and quite so simply, this lying slanderous individual claims that
Al-Qaeda leaders and their Sheikh Ayman Al-Zawahiri no longer disbelieve in Taghutand
that they've strayed from the true deen of
Ibrahim, AS!! Of course, we should expect no less from those followers of Al-Zawabiri
and their sleeper cells, except to execute his orders, to kill and murder
members of Al-Nusra Front and the other Jihadi groups because they've all become
apostates and none of them disbelieve inTaghut based
on Al-Zawabiri's false
claims and lies.
know with certainty that Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri and the other leaders of Al-Qaeda
did not sacrifice their lives except because they disbelieved in the Taghut and
due to their firm conviction in the Shariah of
Islam until the deen is
all for Allah. Now comes this Zawabiri of Syria following his own whims, which
have misled him away from guidance, fabricating falsehood
and promoting it to the masses of his 'state'. The problem is that some of those
who are resigned to the sidelines of knowledge believed the Zawabiri of Syria
and began justifying his false claims to fill a void in themselves, as the
proverb says “oppose to be known”. These “dwarfs” realized that they will never
be known in the shadows of “Giant scholars” and thus they attached themselves to
the riffraff and those afflicted by an inability to understand, thus the
ignorant one assumes they are 'Sheikhs'. And praise be to Allah who has protected
us from their affliction.
ask: does this type of speech befit a man who is presented as the official
spokesman of ISIS? Or is this the speech of an immature and inexperienced youth
who has effectively torn the united front of Jihad as its being attacked by Arab
and foreign tawagheet alike?
pray that this is for the best
of Jihad and Mujahedeen, since a people with misguided ideology will never
succeed. In fact, ISIS has effectively declared its own doom when they declared
that they will fight and kill Muslims until there's not a single man left. It is
the same as the declaration by the Harooriya and
its ideology and it will have the same ending insha
Allah; unless they repent to Allah and return to the Sunnah of the Prophet,
peace be upon him.
ways and policies of ISIS, after long trying to hide them, have come to fruition
and they are the same ways and policies of the Harooriya, Qaramita, and
Hashasheen; namely: assassinations, murdering of Muslims, legitimizing the
bloodshed of the innocent, unrepelled even by the killing of children, the
elderly or women – because of the claim that they are all apostates.
claimed the slogan of “إِنِ الْحُكْمُ إِلَّا لِلَّهِ” (Governorship is only for
Allah 6:47) and thought that they are following the truth and everyone else is
upon falsehood. It is the same claim and the same methods of Khawarij and we
hope that it will have the same ending, because their likes do not heed the
example of others who perished followed the same (innovation) and bidaa.
pretended to revere Sheikh Osama bin Laden, may Allah have mercy on him. They
falsely and deceptively claimed that they follow his way and that Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri
changed and strayed from Sheikh Osama's ways. But they conveniently forgot that
Sheikh Osama himself praised the Arab Spring revolutions in his last audio
recording, referring to is as the great historical event. In fact he had
suggested establishing a Shura council
to help guide the revolutions and angry masses to achieve their goals, as he
said, and provide support to other nations to start their revolts.
we ask: did Sheikh Osama bin Laden himself, O' you who claim to cling unto the
drape of Osama, change his own ways or stray from the right path? We ask those
supporters of the 'state' of aggression and slander, who still have a grain of
intelligence left to listen to Sheikh Osama's recording if they seek the truth
and want to protect themselves from the fire of ISIS. If they find objection in
being named as descendants of Ibn
Muljim in his misguidance and
spilling of blood, then surely Ibn
Muljim is not so different from
martyred Sheikh Osama never made Takfir of Muslims nor did his successor Sheikh
Ayman Al-Zawahiri. ISIS is the one that departed from the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺand
followed the path of Al-Zawabiri
and Abdul Rahman Al-Zaytouni so
the end of your group will, insha
Allah, be similar to the end of the Armed Jama'a
Islamiya in Algeria and Shokry
Mostafa's group in Egypt which are no longer in existence.
Based on what we stated above and what we shall comment on in future articles
and recordings, insha Allah.
We declare that we disassociate ourselves from the actions and behaviours of “The
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” and their leaders unless they repent
to Allah and renounce their wrongdoings. We also warn the youth from the
Mujahideen and others from the evil ideology of ISIS which is clearly apparent
to those who understand and have studied the ideologies of other misguided sects
like Khawarij and Qaramita. We believe that the hadith narrated by Abu
Saeed Al-Khodari, may Allah be pleased with him, clearly applies to ISIS
when the Prophet ﷺsaid:
“A group of people will emerge during your time whom you'll feel that your
prayers, fasting and actions are inferior to theirs. They recite the Quran and
it doesn't go past their throats.
They will depart from this religion like the arrow departs from the bow.”
We also call upon the Mujahedeen of this Ummah and
its youth, who have learned the right and pure Aqeeda of Tawheed and has not
been tainted by other secular ideologies nor any alliances of disbelief, to be
weary of extremism and extremist ideologies. Be cautious of extremist groups
because they are a people of deceit and betrayal; they will kill Muslims and
spare idol-worshippers. Do not be fooled by their sweet talk, as Allah says “وَإِن
يَقُولُوا تَسْمَعْ لِقَوْلِهِمْ”
(and if they speak, you listen to their speech 63:4) and don't be misled by Al-Adnani's
speech which incidentally pales in comparison with the speech and eloquence of Qitri
ibn Al-Fuja'ah, a popular speaker of Khawarij. Additionally, if you learn
the history of Khawarij and the actions of their leaders like Najda
bin Aamir, Nafi'a bin Al-Azraq, Shawthab Al-Khariji and
others you would certainly recognize that ISIS is following their path of
innovation and straying away from the path of Sunnah.
Finally, we call upon the leaders of ISIS to repent to Allah and submit and
abide by a proper judgement in the charges against them and to bring forth any
grievances they have to a Shariah court as was suggested by Sheikh Ayman Al-Zawahiri
in his latest speech entitled “Between Pain and Hope”.
However, if ISIS continues to refuse any arbitration and continues its hardline
stance, then they bear the full responsibility for the bloodshed in Syria.
Furthermore, your strategy of suicide bombings on the people of Tawheed and
leaders of Mujahedeen along with their families and children, tearing apart
their limbs, is only a strategy that hastens those young youth bombers to their
doom in hell-fire (By the will of Allah). So if you seek to rectify Jihad as you
falsely claim by killing its leaders then “Indeed, Allah does not amend the work
of corrupters” (10:81).
We also urge those who are sincere amongst the scholars and Sheikhs anywhere
around the world to fulfill the right of Allah upon them and declare their
position about the events in Syria and to disown and disassociate themselves
from the action of ISIS and its corrupt ideology.
We ask Allah SWT to give guidance to the leaders of ISIS, to bring them back to
the true path, to guide them to repent from their actions, to submit to a Shariah Court
and to spare the bloodshed of Muslims. We ask Allah SWT that if ISIS shall not
be guided then to show us His Power in destroying them in order to spare the
lives of Muslims, Mujahedeen and the Jihad from their evil. In their extremism
and misguidance they will only increase the Muslims in misery, and will produce
only aKharijite aggressor
who will fill the earth with corruption.
We hereby declare that we delivered the message, O Allah you are our witness.
Saturday 19 Jamada II 1435H, 19 April 2014
Sheikh Dr Tariq Abdelhallem
Secretary-General of the Sunni Movement in Egypt
Sheikh Dr Hani Al-Sibai
Assistant Secretary-General of the Sunni Movement in Egypt
Sheikh Osama Bin Laden's last recorded speech regarding the events of the Arab
1] Tawagheet is plural of Taghoot which means anyone or anything that crosses it
boundaries of servitude to Allah and claims some of the rights of Allah to
himself. In this context, Tawagheet are the rulers of Muslim countries who
claimed that they can legislate independently of what Allah decreed and claimed
the right to define what is permissible and not permissible regardless of what
the Shariah states.
 Khawarij have historically been referred to as Harooriya based on the name
of a town where Ali bin Abi-Talib fought them and defeated them.
 The popular nickname of a group of Ismaili Shiis who founded the Fatimid
dynasty in the tenth century. Initially, the Qaramita challenged the Abbasids in
the Iraqi and Syrian deserts. Although defeated in 906 , they later established
an Ismaili republic in eastern Arabia. From there, the Qaramita carried out
extensive raiding in western Arabia and Iraq and stole the Black Stone of the
Kaaba. In 909 their caliphal candidate al-Mahdi , with the help of a Berber
tribal bloc, overthrew the Rustomids of Tahert and the Aghlabids of the eastern
Maghreb, thereby establishing the Fatimid dynasty
 A secret cult of Nizari Ismailis that terrorized the Muslim world. They
relied on Hashish to subdue its followers and gain their obedience to commit
murders. It is the origin of the English word “assassins”.
 The headquarters of the Hashasheen (assassins) was a mountain fortress
located in Alamut region in the South Caspian province in Iran, approximately
100 km from present-day Tehran.
 Refer to the Appendix for a link to Sheikh Osama Bin Laden speech
 A euphuism to describe that the meaning of the Quran doesn't enter their
 Reported by Bukhari