As salamu aleykuma. Do we have to side with ISIS or condem them when we are salafi?
Walaykumasalaam wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh brother/sister,
We pray this message finds you in good emaan In shaa’ Allaah!
To be absolutely clear, as Salafis (those who follow the way of the Salaf) we condemn ISIS as a deviant, evil, terrorist organization that has nothing to do with the way of the Salaf nor those who adhere to the methodology [manhaj] of our beloved Pious Predecessors [Salaf-us-Saalih]. They have caused and continue to cause widespread corruption, the loss of innocent life, and other treacherous activities all falsely in the name of Islaam.
For more information on the position of the people of knowledge/Salafi scholars on ISIS, please see below:
- The Correct Islamic Position on ISIS by Shaykh Saalih As Suhaymee* [Video & Transcription]
- ISIS, Al-Qā’idah, Al-Ikhwān Al-Muslimīn, & Jabhah An-Nusrah are Khawārij – Dogs of the Hell Fire by Shaykh Muhammad bin Ramzān Al-Hājirī* [Video & Transcription]
- The Position of the Salafi Scholars toward the Conflict in Syria and Groups such as ISIS and An Nusrah Compiled by brother Hasan As Somalee [PDF]
*Shaykh Ubayd ibn Abdillah Al Jaabiree: Former Professor at the Islamic University of Madeenah. Presently teaching lessons in Masjid Al Haram in Makkah.
*Shaykh Muhammad bin Hādī Al-Madkhalī: Currently Professor, Faculty of Hadeeth, Islamic University of Madeenah. Teacher at the Prophet’s Masjid, Madeenah.
*Shaykh Saalih Al Suhaymee: Former President of the ‘Aqeedah section in the Islamic University of Madeenah, Presently teaches at the Prophet’s Masjid in Madeenah.
*Shaykh Muhammad bin Ramzān Al-Hājirī: The Shaykh holds a Master’s Degree in Islamic Jurisprudence from Imam ibn Saud University and studied under the likes of Shaykh ‘Abd al Azeez ibn Baaz (12 years), Shaykh Saalih Al Uthaymeen, Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Al Jaami, Shaykh Rabee Al Madkhalee, Shaykh Saalih Al Atram, Shaykh Hammad Al Ansari and others.
*Shaykh Dr. Abdullāh al-Bukhārī: He is Assistant Professor of Hadeeth and Islamic Studies at the Islamic University of Madeenah.
We hope this will suffice in answering your question bi’ithnilaah ta’aala.