An Open Letter From Ustadz Abu Bakar Ba'asyir For Bashar Al-Assad
29 August 2013
Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate "
Ustadz. Abu Bakar Ba'asyir
President of Syria Bashar Al-Assad
السَلاَ مٌ عَلَى مَنِ تَّبَعَ
"May salvation be given to the people who follow
this guidance (religion of Islam)"
Indeed, we intend to invite you to repent and embrace
Islam. Enter into Islam, you will surely be saved.
Enter into Islam, Allah will surely grant you good in
If you turn away from this blessed invitation, then it
is destruction in thedunyathat
you will get and the torments of hell have awaited.
We begin this letter with an invitation to Islam,
because in reality you are not a Muslim. You're a
follower of Shi'ah Nusairiyah, which according to
Sheikhul Islam Ibnu Taimiyah, is more severe in itskufrthan
the People of the Book and the Mushrikeen.
هَؤُلَاءِ الْقَوْمُ الْمُسَمَّوْنَ بالْنُصَيْرِيَّة
هُمْ وَسَائِرُ أَصْنَافِ الْقَرَامِطَةِ الْبَاطِنِيَّةِ
أَكْفَرُ مِنْ الْيَهُودِ وَالنَّصَارَى ؛ بَلْ
وَأَكْفَرُ مِنْ كَثِيرٍ مِنْ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
وَضَرَرُهُمْ عَلَى أُمَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ
عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ ضَرَرِ الْكُفَّارِ
الْمُحَارِبِينَ مِثْلَ كُفَّارِ التَّتَارِ والفرنج
وَغَيْرِهِمْ ؛ فَإِنَّ هَؤُلَاءِ يَتَظَاهَرُونَ عِنْدَ
جُهَّالِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ بِالتَّشَيُّعِ وَمُوَالَاةِ
أَهْلِ الْبَيْتِ وَهُمْ فِي الْحَقِيقَةِ لَا
يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاَللَّهِ وَلَا بِرَسُولِهِ وَلَا
بِكِتَابِهِ وَلَا بِأَمْرِ وَلَا نَهْيٍ وَلَا ثَوَابٍ
وَلَا عِقَابٍ وَلَا جَنَّةٍ وَلَا نَارٍ وَلَا بِأَحَدِ
مِنْ الْمُرْسَلِينَ قَبْلَ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ
A group called the Nusairiyah and the entire other
group of Qaramithah Bathiniyah are the people whosekufris
worse than the Jews and Christians, in fact theirkufris
more serious than thekufrof
most of the Mushrikeen. Their danger to the Muslims is
bigger than the danger of the Kuffar who are fighting
against Islam such as thekafirpeople
of Tatar and the Crusaders. Because they display
themselves as the people of Shi'ah who are loyal to
front of the ignorant Muslims. When in fact, they
don't believe in Allah, His Rasul, His Book,
commandments, prohibitions, heavenly rewards,
punishments, Heaven, Hell, nor an apostle before
MuhammadSallallahu Ďalai wa sallam. (Majmu'
Furthermore, we have heard of your inhumanity and
terrors, O Bashar. You forced the Muslims prostrate to
you, you buried alive a Muslim man because he did not
want to saylaa
ilaaha illa bashar(no
god besides Bashar), you destroyedmasjids
and a variety of other cruel and savage behaviors
which until now is still ongoing. This reality further
strengthens that you are not Muslim and we condemn the
atrocities that you are committing!
O Bashar, know that! For us, your devilish attitude
thus opened the eyes of the world, that your evil
exceeds that of iblis!
Therefore, the stance of theulama's
of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah is right for having held amuktamarin
Cairo, Egypt some time ago, where one of the
resolutions deduced was the issuing of afatwaon
of jihad to Syria to fight you and your supporters.
O Bashar, the Muslims who understand the reality of
the Islamic revolution in Syria realized that the war
being waged by the Mujahideen there faces diverse
enemies; starting from the army of the regime under
your authority, Shabiha, and thekafirmilitia
the followers of the Shi'ah Hizbusysyaithan, assisted
by Iran, Iraq, as well as the communist countries of
Russia and China. And one day, after you have fallen,
America and the Zionist Israel will be the next
targets of the Mujahideen in order to liberate Al-Aqsa.
O Bashar, know that! For the Muslims, there are some
lessons to be learned from the Syrian Islamic
On one hand, besides the hostility of the
must be countered, their self-projection in making
themselves appeared concern for Palestine and Al-Aqsa
is now exposed as a mere disguise.
On the other hand is the dictatorial attitude of thethaghutGovernment
of Syria since the time of your old man, Hafez Assad,
and then you became the next succeedingthaghut.
That dictatorship, even if he was a Sunni and inside a
Sunni country, it iswajibfor
the Muslims to overthrow him through an Islamic
revolution and replace him with an Islamic government
of Daulah Islamiyah.
We remind you O Bashar, among your biggest mistakes is
that you are letting this conflict to continue to
prolong, as you are following your carnal desire to
Feel free O Shi'ah countries, send your army, Muslims
from all over the world, be it the Middle East itself,
or the American continent, Europe, Australia, in fact
even China, have come in droves to conduct jihad in
Those who believe fight in the cause of
Allah , and those who disbelieve fight in the cause of
Taghut. So fight against the allies of Satan. Indeed,
the plot of Satan has ever been weak.
In the end, Syria became a University ofTarbiyah
was awaited by the IslamicUmmah,where
in theory or practically, thefiqhof
jihad could be obtained and developed by them in the
just like in Afghanistan before.
we will continue to support the Mujahideen who are
doing jihad in Syria. We also call on the Muslims who
have the ability to conduct jihad together with the
Mujahideen of Syria, they are theThaifah
حَدَّثَنَا الْحَكَمُ بْنُ نَافِعٍ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا
إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ عَيَّاشٍ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ
سُلَيْمَانَ، عَنِ الْوَلِيدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ
الْجُرَشِيِّ، عَنْ جُبَيْرِ بْنِ نُفَيْرٍ، أَنَّ
سَلَمَةَ بْنَ نُفَيْلٍ أَخْبَرَهُمْ، أَنَّهُ أَتَى
النَّبِيَّ فَقَالَ: إِنِّي أَسَمْتُ الْخَيْلَ،
وَأَلْقَيْتُ السِّلَاحَ، وَوَضَعَتْ الْحَرْبُ
أَوْزَارَهَا، قُلْتُ: لَا قِتَالَ، فَقَالَ لَهُ
النَّبِيُّ: الْآنَ جَاءَ الْقِتَالُ، لَا تَزَالُ
طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي ظَاهِرِينَ عَلَى النَّاسِ،
يُزِيغُ اللَّهُ قُلُوبَ أَقْوَامٍ، فَيُقَاتِلُونَهُمْ،
وَيَرْزُقُهُمْ اللَّهُ مِنْهُمْ، حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ أَمْرُ
اللَّهِ وَهُمْ عَلَى ذَلِكَ، أَلَا إِنَّ عُقْرَ دَارِ
الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الشَّامُ، وَالْخَيْلُ مَعْقُودٌ فِي
نَوَاصِيهَا الْخَيْرُ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ
Al-Hakam bin Nafi' had spoken to us: Ismail bin Ayyas
had spoken to us, from Ibrahim bin Sulaiman, from al-Walid
bin Abdurrahman al-Jurasyi, from Jubair bin Nufair
that Salamah bin Nufail told about himself who came to
see the ProphetSallallahu
Ďalaihi wa sallamand
tired of caring for the war horse, I am putting down
my weapon and war has been abandoned by its bearers.
So, there is no more war."The
Prophet SAW said:"Now
has come the time for war. Remember, there will always
be a group in the midst of my ummah which excels over
their enemies, Allah misguides the hearts of many for
that group to fight against later, and Allah will give
rizq from them (in the form of ghanimah) until the
decree of Allah comes (Qiyamah) and they will always
be like that. Know that, the center of the Islam
nation is Sham. The bridle of the war horse has been
strapped onto its head (battle ready), and it brings
the good until the arrival of the Judgment Day."(HR.
إِذَا فَسَدَ أَهْلُ الشَّامِ
فَلا خَيْرَ فِيكُمْ، لا تَزَالُ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ
أُمَّتِي مَنْصُورِينَ لا يَضُرُّهُمْ مَنْ خَذَلَهُمْ
حَتَّى تَقُومَ السَّاعَةُ
"If the religion of the people of Sham is
corrupted, there will be no more good left in your
midst. There will always be a group from my ummah who
are made victorious by Allah, and those who strive to
despise them will not harm them in the least until the
coming of Judgment day."(H.R.
Ahmad and At-Tirmidzi saidhasan
Such was this letter. O Allah bear witness that we
Security Confinement in Pasir Putih Prison,
Nusakambangan, Cilacap, Indonesia.