ISIS is a terrorist organization
Explained by Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee: Thus this is deception, and this is beguilementof our children and our youth. They take the children and use them to push forward to the various locations; fierce battles! Only Allah knows what has occurred therein! No, what is more than that: These very groups which call themselves Jihad groups are warring against each other! The group ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) is fighting the group ISIJ (Islamic State in Iraq and Arabian Peninsula) while the group ISIJ is fighting Al Qaeda! And I don’t know who Al Qaeda is fighting! Killing and fighting! This is their condition. We ourselves have seen this with our own eyes. Meaning we are not absent from what occurs on the scene. So where is this Islam which they are calling to?! Where is this Jihad they are calling to?! Allah has honored this Ummah with Jihad, the Ummah of Jihad the Ummah of Muhammad ّ ّ but Jihad has guidelines, and it has conditions, and it has principles; and it has its qualified people who clarify its legislative rulings. And it has its people who are responsible for declaring war as leaders; they are those who are listened to and obeyed. As for these individuals (Meaning: ISIS, ISIJ, Al Qaeda and all other terrorist groups) they are only callers to Fitna (disorder and mayhem). And that which they call Jihad, is in reality disorder and mayhem. Whether they like it or not we say it loudly it is disorder and mayhem. We ask Allah the Exalted to save our children from them. And all praises belong to Allah the One who has granted our leaders in this land the ability to explain this. From the very first day they clarified the difference between Jihad and terrorism. This is from the disasters brought upon the Islamic nation from Afghanistan to Tunis to the borders of Turkey, and in the Arab world, and they call it Jihad! While in reality it is not Jihad rather it is calamity and corruption. We ask Allah for safety and security. O Allah grant us safety and security. I ask Allah the Exalted to return the misguided Muslims to Him with a good return. I ask Him to give us success to every good, and to distance our land and the Muslim lands from every evil, and to divert every type of evil from the people of Islam. Verily He is Generous and Kind. Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
Shiekh ‘Uthaymeen: As for uniting the Ummah, without doubt, this is obligatory. As Allaah, the Majestic and High, has said:
وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعاً وَلا تَفَرَّقُوا
And hold fast to the Rope of Allaah, altogether, and be not divided. (Surah Aali-Imraan 3:103)
However, it is obligatory upon what? Upon the guidance of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and his companions, not upon desires. Allaah said: “And hold fast to the Rope of Allaah.” He began with the Rope of Allaah before saying: جَمِيعا“…altogether,” And the Rope of Allaah is His religion and His Legislation.
As for us being in agreement based upon compromise, this is an error. Due to this, we find the scholars–may Allaah have mercy upon them–refuting the innovators and deeming it to be obligatory to upon them to return to the Truth.
Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts
Source: Silsilah Liqaa’aat Al-Baab Al-Maftooh no. 194