We begin with the Name of Allaah
This group has
the following characteristics:
• They give bai'ah (oath of allegiance) to somebody whose name is unknown.
His followers call him the father of Eesa (Abu Eesa). In Arabic this is not
considered a name.
• This, Abu Eesa, is supposed to be the Ameer Mumineen. The leader of all of
the Muslims and Muslims are sinful if they don't give him an oath of allegiance.
• The group is known to make Takfeer of the Muslims in particular the Muslim
rulers. They do not separate between kufr (disbelief) in action and disbelief
that stems from the heart. Hence, they follow the way of the Khawarij of the
past and present who fell into the same mistake.
• They call to overthrowing the Muslim governments.
• They are just another off-shoot of Hizbutahrir (which changes with time
based upon the climate) such as the so called Firqat Najiyah, Muhajiroon etc.
The later groups couldn't change with the times as HizbuTahrir and they became
• They strangely use some material of Muhammad Abdulwahhab such as 'Nawaaqid
al Islaam' The ten things that take you out of Islam whereas they leave
his book 'Usool Sittah' The six principles which mentions the obedience to the
Muslim rulers being obligatory so long as it doesn't go against the obedience to
They have clear hatred for the scholars of Ahlusunnah both past and present. The
present day scholars are upon the same belief and methodology as the scholars in
Narrated Khateeb al Baghdaadi in ‘Sharaf Ashaab al Hadeeth’ [no.153] from a
trustworthy Imam Qutayba ibn Sa’eed: “If you see a man loving Ahlul-Hadeeth
like Yahya ibn Sa’eed al Qattan and Abdulrahman ibn Mahdee, and Ahmed ibn Hanbal,
and Ishaaq ibn Rahawiyyah – (and he mentioned other people) – then know that he
is upon the Sunnah, and whoever differs from this then know that he is an
• They get their name "Jama'at al Muslimeen" as they claim from the hadeeth
of Hudayfah which is in Bukhaaree but this same hadeeth specifies to leave all
the groups if there is no Jama'ah and no Imam so they have opposed this hadeeth
by setting up another group and making one of its followers the imam.
• They do not teach people the correct belief in Allaah, His angels, His
Books, His Messengers, The predestination – good and bad, and about the last
day. They don't teach the Muslims how to pray, fast, pay the Zakah, and how to
perform Hajj according to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa
sallam. Hence they do not follow the hadeeth Jibreel where after mentioning the
pillars of faith and Islam and Ihsaan the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam
said, "That was Jibreel, he came to teach you your religion" nor do the
takfeeris follow the verse:
سَبِيلِيَ أَدْعُو إِلَىَ اللّهِ عَلَىَ بَصِيرَةٍ أَنَاْ وَمَنِ اتّبَعَنِي
وَسُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَمَآ أَنَاْ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
“Say: this is my
way, I call to Allaah, upon knowledge, I and whoever follows me, and Glory be to
Allaah and I am not from the polytheist.”
We say to them,
يَسْتَوِي الّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالّذِينَ لاَ يَعْلَمُون
‘Say: Are they
equal, those who know and those that do not know.’
Hence, they have lost out from the blessing of Allaah:
The Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said ‘Whomsoever Allaah wishes to
show goodness to He gives him the understanding of the deen.’ [Saheeh
As the poet said
I have known the evil not because of the evil but to keep away from it
And whoever does not know the evil from the good will fall into it
Bai'ah (oath of allegiance) as understood by the scholars of al-Islam past
Imam Ahmed d241h rahimahullaah
The takfeeris often quote the following hadeeth without the correct
The prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, "Whoever dies and he does not
have a leader (Imam), then he dies a death of ignorance."
They imply that this hadeeth refers to their own Imam being the Imam of all the
Muslims and that if we don't give them bai'ah then we are sinful. So each and
every takfeeri group has their own Ameer al-Mumineen. Neither do they recognize
each other and at times make takfeer of each other.
In replying to Ishaaq ibn Ibrahim ibn Hani with regards the meaning of this
hadeeth, Imam Ahmed said,
"Do you know who the Imam is? He
is the one whom all the Muslims unite upon, this is the Imam and this is its
[Masaail ibn Haani' no.2011.
cited p.9/10 of Naseehatu Dhahabiya ila al-Jamaa'at al-Islaamiyyah - Fatwa fi
Tdaa'ah wal Bai'ah Sheikh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah- Dar al Rayah1410h/1990]
As you can see, neither do all the Muslims unite upon Abu Eesa or his likes as
to being the leader of all the Muslims.
Al-Katheeri said in Fayd al-Baari (4/59):
"Know that the
hadeeth is to be understood that it refers to most of the main Muslim body
(giving bai'ah to the Imam), so if one person gives bai'ah to him or two or
three then he is not to be considered an Imam so long as the majority of the
main Muslim body did not give him bai'ah or the people of authority (did not
give him bai'ah)"
[cited p.10 Naseehatu Dhahabiya ila al-Jamaa'at al-Islaamiyyah - Fatwa fi
Tdaa'ah wal Bai'ah Sheikh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah- Dar al Rayah1410h/1990]
The great scholar Sheikh al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah d728h (rahimahullaah) He
says: "It is
not allowed for any of the teachers to take from anyone an oath to agree to him
upon everything that he wants, to love those whom his teacher loves and to hate
whom his teacher hates. Rather, the one who does that from them then he is
similar to Genghis Khan and his likes, those who make anyone that follows them a
close friend and those who oppose them a tyrannical enemy. Rather, upon them and
their followers is to stick to the oath of Allaah by obeying Allaah and His
Messenger and that they do what Allaah and His Messenger ordered them with. That
they forbid what Allaah and His Messenger forbade them with…"
[Majmu' Fataawa (16/27)]
He was asked concerning a man from the Soofees who took an oath from a man
but then he chose another sheikh to give his oath to, so does the first oath
become incumbent or the second?
So he rahimahullaah said,
"neither the first or the second oath becomes incumbent and there is no basis
[quoted from 'Risaalataan fi Rad ala Ahlil Bida' wal Ahwaa']
The takfeeris act just like the Soofees by making for themselves a leader for
all the Muslims loving that he loves and hating what he hates.
Sheikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Wad'ee (d.1422) rahimahullaah (from the great
scholars of Yemen) replies: "As
for the Islamic groups which have split up the Muslims, divided their unity and
weakened their strength then it is more in need of being refuted not giving
bai'ah to it!
It has previously been mentioned that the splitting of Muslims into groups is
considered to be an innovation from the innovations of these times.
So bai'ah to these groups is an innovation. One may say that Allaah says in the
Qur'an: "Those who give you the bai'ah they actually give bai'ah to Allaah"
So how can you say bai'ah is an innovation?
This bai'ah is for the Prophet and the Imam who is from Quraish as the Prophet
said: "whoever dies without making a pledge of allegiance dies a death of
ignorance" [Muslim on the authority of Ibn Umar].
So this bai'ah is for the Imam who is from Quraish or other than a Qurashi who
took it by force and the affairs become stable and orderly for him as a way of
protecting the blood of the Muslims.
A person may ask and say what if I have already given them bai'ah? How does one
free themselves from it as I have come to know the truth?
The way out is:
If they have taken an oath from you then you make an expiation for it because
the Prophet said, "whoever
makes an oath and sees other than it which is better then let him come to that
which is better and expiate for his oath."
[Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurayrah]
And if they didn't take from you an oath then it is considered nonsense. The
Prophet said, "whoever
introduces into our affairs that which is not from it will be rejected."
[Bukhaaree and Muslim]
So what is required is to refute the one who calls to it not the one who has
freed himself from it.
So if one says that the Prophet said,
"if three people go out on a journey (together) then let
them make one in charge (of them)"
The answer is that this is limited to traveling.
…so the bai'ah to the leaders of the Islamic groups is considered an
innovation from the innovations of these times.
So did Sa'eed ibn Musayab (radiallaahu 'anhu) when he was beaten call for bai'ah?
Did Anas bin Maalik (radiallaahu 'anhu) call for it when Hajjaj sought to
humiliate him and strangle him?
Did Imam Malik call for it when he was beaten?
Did Imam Shaaf'ee call for it when he was driven out of Naysaboor?
And did many of our scholars call for it when they were beaten, imprisoned and
They didn't call the people to give bai'ah to them…" ['Asila Yamaniyyah fi
Masaail al-Eeman wa Takfeer' p.71]
Allaahu Akbar, beautiful words from sheikh Muqbil rahimahullaah. It is upon the
takfeeris to return back to the Qur'an and the Sunnah in the understanding of
the pious predecessors.
Auzzaee said, “Be patient upon the sunnah and stop where the people
(Companions) stopped and say with what they said and keep silent with what they
kept silent over. Take the path of the pious predecessors for what is sufficient
for them is sufficient for you.”
It is upon them to follow the understanding of the companions and the early
generations of Muslims and not be mislead by the ignorant ones who are unknown,
neither are they scholars of this religion nor are they known by the scholars of
this religion. Ignorance upon ignorance leading the ignorant.
‘Abdullaah ibn ‘amr ibnul-‘aas said that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa
sallam said: "Allaah does not snatch away the knowledge from the servants but
he takes it by taking away the scholars. until there is no scholar left and the
people take the ignorant ones as their leaders and they are asked and they give
Fataawa (Islaamic verdicts) without knowledge so they go astray and they lead
Ibn Mas’ud said, ‘No generation comes except that is worse than the former
one. I do not mean a leader better than another leader, nor a year better than
another year but your scholars and people of understanding will go and you will
not find others to replace them. And a people will come and they will give
rulings according to their own opinions.’
The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: "The scholars are
the inheritors of the Prophets. Indeed the Prophets do not leave behind Denars
nor Dirhams, but they leave behind knowledge so whoever attains it has attained
a great treasure."
Jama'at Takfeer The group that calls Muslim disbelievers
Sheikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Wad'ee (d.1422) rahimahullaah continues:
"And I challenge them, whether they be from Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Kuwait or
Algeria that they bring one scholar from amongst them!! And they say they are
concerned that there be amongst them a scholar.
We seek refuge in Allaah that others accept your claim to be scholars and in
reality they will be like the dogs from the dogs of the hellfire on the Day of
Judgement. And they will leave the religion just as the arrow enters the game.
So it is upon the society to be warned from you and that they also warn against
you and I am amazed for they accuse the callers to Allaah and the Muslims of
being disbelievers yet they become instruments for the governments to strike at
the calls to Allaah…
…And if you say to one of them, "what is your proof for raising your hands (in
the prayer)?" He says, "I don't know!" And you say to them, "What is your proof
for prostrating upon the seven limbs in the prayer?" He says, "I don't know!!"
Then after that he puts himself forward to call Muslims
disbelievers!! (takfeer). So just wait Oh ignorant youths . How you put
yourselves forward to make takfeer of the Muslims for with this action of yours
you please the eyes of the secularists, the Ba'thees and Naasiriyeen and the
governments, rather the eyes of the enemies of Islam. You split up the unity of
the Muslims…" Sheikh
Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Wad'ee (d.1422) rahimahullaah on Jama'at Takfeer p.92
Currently Abu Esa is in prison in the land of the disbelievers and the so called
Jamaa'at al-Muslimeen is looking for a new leader to lead them astray. A leader
who again will be unknown to the Muslims and ignorant of the religion leading
the ignorant few astray.
1. However, Allaah says,
يَا أَيّهَا الّذِينَ آمَنُواْ
أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأمْرِ مِنْكُم
Obey Allaah and His Messenger and those in authority over you.’ Soorah
‘Those in authority over you’ are the leaders and scholars. Ibn Katheer said
in his Tafseer ' They are the leaders and scholars.’
2. Soorah Yusuf:108
3. Soorah Zumar: 9
4. وَلاَ تَنَازَعُواْ
فَتَفْشَلُواْ وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ وَاصْبِرُوَاْ إِنّ اللّهَ مَعَ الصّابِرِين َ
"Do not dispute then you will become weak, your strength will disappear. Be
patient for Allaah is with those who are patient." Sooratul-Anfaal 8:46
5. Ajuree in Sharee’ah p.58
6. Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (no. 7308) and Muslim (no. 2673).
7. ‘Duroos al Manhaj’, Sheikh Abdullah ibn Salih al ‘Ubaylaan (9th lesson, p.2)
8. Related by at-Tirmidthee (no. 3682) and by Abu Dawood (no. 3641). It was
authenticated by al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar in ‘Fathul-Baaree’ (1/159-160).
9. "until there is no scholars and they take the ignorant ones as their
This is there situation today, so what about tomorrow?
10.The Prophet said "the Khawaarij are the dogs of the hellfire." [ibn Abi Asim
11. Aboo Umayyah al-Jumahee said that the Messenger of Allaah salllallaahu 'alaihi
wa sallam said:
"From the sign of the hour is that people will seek knowledge from the
Clarification of the Takfeeri Group, the so called 'Jama'at Muslimeen' in
compiled by Abdulilah Lahmami