It’s like you break into somebody’s house, you put their Islamic flag and you say, ‘This is an Islamic State from today.’ There is no legitimacy. The entire act is unlawful and unethical. Getting into somebody’s country, killing them and then wrongfully occupying their land and then declaring that land to be an Islamic State - this all in itself, principally speaking, is against the fundamental teachings of Islam. There is no excuse whatsoever for this tyranny and oppression.
Our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said : “I wish that I could meet my brothers.” The Sahaabah asked: “Aren’t we your brothers?” He replied: “You are my Companions, but my brothers are those who will believe in me without having seen me.”