How Islamic is IS(IS)?

A'oedoe billahi minasj sjaitaani radjiem.

Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim

Allah says:

They will wish to get out of the Fire, but never are they to emerge therefrom, and for them is an enduring punishment.

Many journalists, analysts, politicians are claiming IS(IS) or Islamic State is un-Islamic. So let us compare legal sources of Islam, Qur’an, hadith which are deeds and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) and the consensus of the pious predecessors. Since the Qur’an is the word of Allah, the vast majority of Muslims obey by His verses/rules. So IS wants a Caliphate under Sharuu’Illah (Sharia) and not man made laws like in a democracy.

The Khalifah is led by a Khalif also means "successor". The Shura appointed Khalif Ibrahim based upon suras and hadiths. The basis of the Caliphate is to be firm according to Qur'an and the tradition of the Prophet under a strict and pure interpretation and application of Allah’s laws.
The Khalif is waging a defensive Jihad for the moment against the Safavid government of Baghdad, the Alawi government of Damas and all their allies (Sahwat) and an offensive Jihad against Peshmerga. Jihad is yet another concept that is 100% Islamic. The word ‘Jihad’ is mentioned 97 times in the Qur’an. Some scholars claim the defensive Jihad is less important than the inner struggle against evil or Jihad al-Nifs. But this is not true based upon the Quran verse 4:95…

Allah says:

٩٥  لَّا يَسْتَوِى ٱلْقَٰعِدُونَ مِنَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ غَيْرُ أُو۟لِى ٱلضَّرَرِ وَٱلْمُجَٰهِدُونَ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ بِأَمْوَٰلِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ ۚ فَضَّلَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمُجَٰهِدِينَ بِأَمْوَٰلِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ عَلَى ٱلْقَٰعِدِينَ دَرَجَةً ۚ وَكُلًّا وَعَدَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْحُسْنَىٰ ۚ وَفَضَّلَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمُجَٰهِدِينَ عَلَى ٱلْقَٰعِدِينَ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا

Not equal are those believers remaining [at home] - other than the disabled - and the mujahideen, [who strive and fight] in the cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred the mujahideen through their wealth and their lives over those who remain [behind], by degrees. And to both Allah has promised the best [reward]. But Allah has preferred the mujahideen over those who remain [behind] with a great reward. (Sahih International)

Some hypocrites who call themselves “Muslims” but don’t pray 5 times a day or work with the police, army or Tawaghiet claim Islamic State (IS) is applying methods which are not based on the Qur’an. They say beheadings are not part of Islam and those who commit these ‘attrocities’ are not Muslims. They excommunicate Muslims by making Takfir on Muslim fighters. 
We call them the real Khawarij of our times. A dangerous, extremist sect. You can recognize them sometimes since they shave their beards and hair. 

But did you know that beheading is 100% consistent with the sacred teachings of the holy book of Qur’an?  Beheadings is a ‘tradition’ in early Islam, the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) ordered himself to behead Jewish men of the Beni Qoraish tribe. IS executes enemies in this manner too and follow his example. Based on the Qur’an verse 47:4.

Allah says:

٤  فَإِذَا لَقِيتُمُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ فَضَرْبَ ٱلرِّقَابِ حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَآ أَثْخَنتُمُوهُمْ فَشُدُّوا۟ ٱلْوَثَاقَ فَإِمَّا مَنًّۢا بَعْدُ وَإِمَّا فِدَآءً حَتَّىٰ تَضَعَ ٱلْحَرْبُ أَوْزَارَهَا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ وَلَوْ يَشَآءُ ٱللَّهُ لَٱنتَصَرَ مِنْهُمْ وَلَٰكِن لِّيَبْلُوَا۟ بَعْضَكُم بِبَعْضٍ ۗ وَٱلَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا۟ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ فَلَن يُضِلَّ أَعْمَٰلَهُمْ

So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [confer] favor afterwards or ransom [them] until the war lays down its burdens. That [is the command]. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken vengeance upon them [Himself], but [He ordered armed struggle] to test some of you by means of others. And those who are killed in the cause of Allah - never will He waste their deeds. (Sahih International)

Some claim the crucifixions have nothing to do with Islam either. This is wrong too. Allah says in verse 5:33.

Allay says:

٣٣  إِنَّمَا جَزَٰٓؤُا۟ ٱلَّذِينَ يُحَارِبُونَ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ وَيَسْعَوْنَ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ فَسَادًا أَن يُقَتَّلُوٓا۟ أَوْ يُصَلَّبُوٓا۟ أَوْ تُقَطَّعَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَأَرْجُلُهُم مِّنْ خِلَٰفٍ أَوْ يُنفَوْا۟ مِنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ لَهُمْ خِزْىٌ فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا ۖ وَلَهُمْ فِى ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ

Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment. (Sahih International)

They claim jizya (2%) is not part of Islam which is the special tax on non-Muslims. The term Dhimmitude is derived from Dhimmi, which means a non-Muslim living in an Islamic country. Of course they must have a salary. But it’s imposed by the Islamic State too. Except for women, children and eldery or disables Dhimmis. They are all excempted. Jizya is only for Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians not for Yazidi’s. Yazidi’s have the choice to revert or to flee. This is firmly rooted in hadith too.

Narrated Anas ibn Malik ; Uthman ibn AbuSulayman: The Prophet (peace be upon him) sent Khalid ibn al-Walid to Ukaydir of Dumah. He was seized and they brought him to him (i.e. the Prophet). He spared his life and made peace with him on condition that he should pay jizyah (poll-tax).( Abu Dawud 19:3031)
Jizya is taken from the men of the people of dhimma status provided that they are both free and adult. It is not taken from their women, their children, or their slaves.
[Ibn Rushd defines it thus: what is taken from the people of disbelief in repayment for their security and sparing their lives while they remain unbelievers. It is derived from jaza'(repayment) which is exchange, because they receive security in exchange for the money they pay. We offer them security and they offer money. It is not taken from three categories: women, children and slaves because Allah Almighty has obliged it on those who can fight, and generally that is men rather than women and children.] (The Risala of 'Abdullah ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani
A Treatise on Maliki Fiqh (Including commentary from ath-Thamr ad-Dani by al-Azhari)(310/922 - 386/996))

Funny how Westerners are calling bloody murder when it comes to Jizya but pay themselves more than 50% taxes to the Democratic State.

To recapitulate: The Caliphate is the Islamic theocracy par excellence, even the King of Al-Saud has to make baya’ now. 

Conclusion: IS(IS) is not only Muslim, it’s 100% Islamic. To call it a terrorist organization is wrong. They didn’t booby trapped Mosul Dam creating a 30-metre-high wall of water killing citizens in Mosul or a 5-metre-high Tsunami killing citizens in Baghdad. It's a state with an army now, even US generals confirm this statement.

The Qur’an is full of compassion and peace, even with specific rules of law of war and all IS(IS) fighters have to obey it, even on the ‘social media’. That’s why I urge Caliph Ibrahim to punish those who transgres on Twitter or Facebook. Because they claim to be ambassadors but some are full of contradictions and statements they invented. They can only use Quran and hadith in hand loudly claiming they are IS(IS). Nobody is perfect. In fact, you would be able to deduce that they are not always the perfect Muslims. Satan can overpower each of us. Look what happened to @Iliass_Azaouaj, he made Tawbah and became a Murtad again. But we cannot deny their lives are much more in practice to that of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) than the aim of every Muslim living in the West. Many Arab men smoke drugs, drink beer, spend time with prostitutes, pray sometimes in the mosque when it’s Ramadan because the neighbors are watching. When they reach 35, they suddenly want to marry a "virgin".

They call themselves ‘moderate’ Muslims but know in their hearts, they are hypocrites who admire the fundamentalist Islamists fighting in the Islamic State. They would love to imitate their life. That’s why these moderates live in denial and these most extreme among them make Takfir on Islamic State's fighters, which is called, to label other Muslims as infidels. And strangely enough, that is exactly what they blame IS(IS) for, but they do it (mostly) based on the clear cut actions of people (kufr al bawah).

Why non-Muslims are claiming that "IS(IS) is not Islamic" is a form of political ‘divide and conquer’ strategy, I presume.

May Allah protect the Caliphate and Caliph Ibrahim.

Maybe we should ask ourselves 'How democratic is Democracy'? Because Islamic State didn't only behead Foley but also the fundamentals of Democracy. IS beheaded free speech, freedom of information and press too. 

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