Monday, September 8, 2014

(NOTES & AUDIO) CONF - Abu Ruquyyah - Al Khilafah A Barakah For The UMMAH

Al-Khilaafah: Allah's Governance on Earth
by Abu Ruqayyah
6th September 2014 / 12th Dhul Qaddah 1435 AH (Evening)



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


- To forsake the Shariah is a major kufr (Kufr al-Akbar)

…And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed - then it is those who are the disbelievers. (Al-Ma’idah 5:44)

- Allah is saying if those who do not judge by what Allah has revealed they are the kuffar – why?
- because they are saying another law is better than the law of Allah (SWT)
- and they are doing shirk in tawheed al-hakimiyyah

Ibn Kathir (rh) said: “So Whosoever abandons the wise Shariah which was revealed upon Muhammad ibn Abdullah, the seal of the prophets, and goes to other abrogated Shariah for judgment, he becomes a Kaafir. So how about the one who goes to al-Yaasiq (man-made law) for judgment and gives it precedence (over the Shariah of Muhammad (SAW). Whosoever does this has become a Kaafir by the Ijma of the Muslims.” [Al-Bidayah Wan-Nihayah, (Vol. 13, p119)]

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said: “Whenever a person makes halal what is haraam by consensus or makes haraam what is halal by consensus or replaces the Sharee’ah that is agreed upon by consensus, then he is a Kaffir by the agreement of the scholars of Fiqh.” [Majmua al-Fataawa (3/267)]

So why is the Shariah of Allah important?
- it is important because it’s objective is to preserve the deen (religion)
- you cannot implement Islam in its totality without the Shariah

How does this relate to the dowla (I.S.)? How does it relate to the Khilafah?
- the dowla; some will say is the most powerful group
- because it is known to not compromise in the Shariah
- they follow the Shariah to the letter
- and maybe that is why Allah (SWT) gave them victory after conquests

If you look at all the other groups; especially in Syria and Iraq
- you will see they don’t have a strong commitment to apply the Shariah as the dowla does
- yet dowla is conquering territory after territory; town after town

- Safety and Security is a part of the Shariah, why?
- because this is a direct consequence of the Shariah of Allah
- One of the objectives of Shariah is the preservation of life and property
- Some people; especially non-Muslims will say: ‘Why is it that Shariah is so harsh?’
- i.e. why is it we cut the hand of the thief? Why when we catch an armed robber we kill them?
- after they go court and are found guilty,
- the reason the Hudud (punishment) is so harsh is because it obtains its objective
- Allah Knows how using His Own law will provide a more secure and safe environment
- having a harsh Hudud will provide a more secure and safe environment
- because when these people see these punishments, they will think twice before committing these crimes

That is why the dowla is more known and more famous in Syria and Iraq
- because when they conquer a town, all the criminals flee like dogs
- many experts have said this, even non-Muslim experts
- and there is many cases where this can be proven

Maryam Al Dabbagh @maryamwd

One shopkeeper said that before the militants' arrival it had taken one hour to cross the city; now it took just 15 minutes.

- this is after the dowla conquered Mosul
- so if you look; clearly when the taghoot controls an area, there isn’t much security
- especially when these taghoot have a deep hatred for ahlul sunnah (sunni), just like the rawafida (shia)
- we can’t even imagine what life was like for ahlul sunnah in Iraq under rawafida rule

"We see that they have made Mosul better," said Abu Mohammed, a 34-year-old taxi driver who ferries returnees back to the city. "The water is back. The electricity is back. The prices are lower."

Dr. Omar al-Faris, from Mosul, who works in the Dahuk emergency hospital, told Al-Monitor that the population welcomed ISIS because they removed all the checkpoints. "Before, it took two hours to get somewhere. Now the civilians are free to move. All of them are happy that the Iraqi army left."

On Thursday, however, Mosul residents said life was getting back to normal under the supervision of ISIS fighters, who have prevented looting, protected banks and institutions and imposed a level of security unknown under the rule of the reputedly corrupt and inefficient security forces.

- if you look at the areas under dowla control, they have relative safety and security
- Ar-Raqqah which is the capital of the dowla, is the safest city in the whole of Syria, why?
- because Assad can only reach there by jets, not helicopters
- because the bases around ar-Raqqah have been conquered by the dowla
- such as division 17

- one of the forgotten sunnah which we don’t have when there is no Khilafah
- is the sunnah of ghanimah (booty)
- especially the redistribution of the ghanimah
- this enables the enrichment of the Muslims

And know that whatever of war-booty that you may gain, verily one-fifth (1/5th) of it is assigned to Allah, and to the Messenger, and to the near relatives [of the Messenger (Muhammad SAW)], (and also) the orphans, Al-Masakin (the poor) and the wayfarer, if you have believed in Allah and in that which We sent down to Our slave (Muhammad SAW) on the Day of criterion (between right and wrong), the Day when the two forces met (the battle of Badr) - And Allah is Able to do all things. (Al-Anfal 8:41)

- The above ayah shows that the khilaafa redistributes the wealth
- that we are not allowed to hoard the ghanimah, it has to be redistributed
- this sunnah has come back because for the first time in modern history, the booty was distributed in ar-Raqqah
- if we look at the ghanimah of Mosul, which was able to strengthen the dowla
- to enter areas into Kurdistan so quickly, the USA got scared because they were beating the Peshmerga
- that the US had to send in over 100 airstrikes to try and stop the dowla from advancing into Kurdistan
- because if Kurdistan falls, there is literally no hope for Iraq, as far as the kuffaar are concerned

The dowla is self-sufficient and makes a lot of money
- because they do not depend on the tawagheet
- according to a report they make over 2 million dollars per day
- by selling oil on the black-market
- the best part is the people are able to get a taste of some of this money
- that is why there is a blessing in the Shariah and the Khilafah
- because unlike Darul-Harb and Darul-Kufr, there are no extra taxes for everything
- i.e. no business tax, no income tax, etc etc
- in the dowla, if you are a non-Muslim, you only have the jizya tax
- and if you are a Muslim, you have to give Zakat, which is redistributed
- unlike Darul-Kufr where there is taxes for literally everything

- Ex. an bakery in Shadadi can produce (est. by the dowla) 113K loaves of bread a day
- This is the blessing of the khilaafa

Let us look at Egypt in contrast to the Dowla
- which wants to pride itself as being a democracy
- in Egypt they are raising the gas prices in order for the govt to function properly
- unlike the dowla who lowered the prices
- so how can you prefer democracy and the humiliation?

What happened in Egypt?
- they had a democracy and the so-called Islamists won
- they were in power for one year, until they were kicked out
- so what were they able to accomplish in one year? Let us think about this
- on the other hand, we have the dowla, with was declared in Iraq and Sham in April 2013
- so it been roughly a year since they were established and what did they achieve in one year?
- and the dowla is not a democracy, let us think about this for a second

Those who took the democratic route to get to power to implement the Shariah, what happened to them?
- nothing but humiliation
- they had no shawka (strength) in the first place
- Morsi had no authority, it was always the military who was calling the shots
- anytime he wanted to implement something from the Shariah, he was blocked
- when they finally got fed up with him, they got rid of him via a military coup
- where is Morsi now? He is in prison and his supporters are being killed by the thousands
- that is what happened in Egypt in one year, when they took the path of democracy

Whereas when the dowla was established, it did not waste any time
- as soon as they were established what did they do?
- they went to Abu Ghraib and liberated 500 prisoners
- Abu Ghraib is a famous prison, in which the Americans tortured the Muslim
- after conquering Abu Ghraib, they grew in rank and number
- and they continued to conquer area after area
- they conquered parts of Iraq; Anbar, Fallujah etc
- so much so, in January 3rd, they were back-stabbed by other rebel groups
- even kicked out of some places in Syria
- some people were giving up hope in the dowla, saying: ‘look they are being kicked out of every place’
- but look what happened, dowla controls about 35% of Syria and half of Iraq
- they didn’t do any democracy, what did they do?
- they conquered area after area and that is what gave them success
- there is no barakah in democracy

Personally I think Allah (SWT) put wisdom in these events
- that the dowla was established, right when the military coup happened in Egypt, as a lesson
- if you look at what happened, the dowla was strengthened and strengthened, only by following the Haqq
- whilst if you look at Egypt right now, their economy is going down the drain
- whilst the economy of the dowla is relatively prosperous
- a whole generation sees that there is no point in democracy
- and everything that you want in blessings is from Haqq (i.e. Khilafah and Shariah)
- so this is why I believe this generation will be a better generation than the one before it
- because democracy has been exposed, like no other time before


…Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Al-Baqarah 2:256)

Sheikh Bishr ibn Fahd al-Bishr: Rejecting Taghūt is Obligatory on every Muslim

Sheikh Bishr ibn Fahd al-Bishr said: Rejecting the Taghūt [false gods, idols etc.] is the condition of Islam, and the fundament of the Shahadah [Testimony of Faith]. So the one who doesn’t reject Taghut can not be a Muslim. Like our prophet [Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasalam] said: {“Whoever says La illaha illa Allah and rejects all that is worshipped besides Allah (i.e the Taghut), Allah has forbidden the taking of his property and the spilling of his blood; and his account will be for Allah.”} [Narrated by Imam Muslim in his Sahih]

Imam Muhammed bin Abdul Wahhab (rh) said: To disbelieve in Taghut is to reject and disassociate oneself in belief from all types of false deities and to declare them as sources of Kufr (disbelief) and misguidance, be it Jinn, human, a tree or a stone, and hate them even if it is your own father or brother. As for the one who says: "I do not worship other than Allah" and then goes and seeks help from a grave such a person has not believed in Allah Alone- nor rejected Taghut. This topic requires long research and great effort to understand what Allah (SWT) has sent His prophet Muhammad (SAW) with. We also need to know what the scholars said in explaining the following verse "… And whoever rejects Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold…" (Surah 2 Al-Baqarah: Ayah 256), therefore, everyone should strive to learn what Allah (SWT) and His Prophet have taught us through revelation- and anyone who turns away from such teachings, Allah azawajal has indeed willed to misguide such a person because he is preoccupied with his life and hence has no excuse when he meets Him (SWT) on the final day, and Allah (SWT) knows best. [Majmoo’ Al Fataawi Wa Rasaail Wal Ajwiba]

The Dowla, more than any other group in the area, is known for making clear the Taghoot
- the famous case, when all the rebel groups wanted to settle their disputes with the dowla
- they said to the dowla: ‘come to the Shariah court and we’ll settle all our disputes’
- what did the dowla say? The dowla laid out one condition
- they said: ‘we will come to the Shariah court and settle the disputes on one condition, you have to make clear baraa from the Taghoot’
- why? Because the dowla know there is no blessings if you do not reject the Taghoot
- otherwise you will be dependent on the Tawagheet
- when you don’t depend on the Tawagheet, like the dowla, everything is so much easier
- so many groups that fight Bashar al-Assad, they depend on the Tawagheet
- i.e. they wait for money and weapons from America or Saudi
- and if the weapons don’t come, they are in a quagmire
- then they have to do certain favours for the Tawagheet, in order to get money or weapons etc
- but the dowla on the other hand is self-sufficient
- because when they conquer areas, they make clear rejecting the Taghoot
- and most of their money comes from selling oil on the black-market
- by dowla rejecting the Taghoot and are self-sufficient, means they have full control over their own affairs
- and nobody can meddle with their affairs

- anytime you hear anything negative against the dowla in the kuffaar media
- always question the negative things
- if its something positive they are reporting, you don’t have to question it as much
- because it is not in the interest of the media to say something positive about the dowla
- look for the proof of their claims, look for the sources
- so many times Muslims always fall into this
e.g. female genital mutilation
- when you ask them for the proof or source, its from i.e. an Iraqi minister or cabinet Iraqi Govt etc
- I don’t understand how people can accept news from the enemies of the dowla
- when an Iraqi minister says something, all the kuffaar media gather around and use him as a source
- then you see the headlines, the dowla is doing such and such
- and when you read into their articles, sometimes they don’t mention their source
- when they do mention their source, its an Iraqi minister
- and you believe the Shia rawafidah?!

O you who believe! If a rebellious evil person comes to you with a news, verify it, lest you harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful to what you have done. (Al-Hujurat 49:6)

The media always fools the Muslims into believing the mujahideen are murderers and criminals
- no doubt the dowla is not perfect and may have made mistakes
- the dowla will never be perfect
- too many Muslims are looking for perfection when it comes to the mujahideen, Shariah and Khilafah
- they want them to be like angels
- if all you are looking into is the mistakes of the dowla, then you are not being fair
- if you search hard and look into dowla, you will find the good things in the majority
- the dowla in majority is good
- and you would make dua for them if you truly believe
- if you truly want the victory for Islam, you would make dua for them
- instead of hating them and slandering them

In conclusion, abiding by Shariah and Kufr bit-Taghoot will guarantee blessing from Allah (SWT)
- even if the dowla loses ground sometimes, never despair


QUESTION #1: Did Boko Haram give bayah to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? Are Boko Haram upon the haqq?

Answer: The report that I read said that Boko Haram have given bayah to the dawla
- He called him the Caliph but never officially said "I Give Bayah"

QUESTION #2: What doe's the dawla require of men who want to make hijra. What kind of preparation is needed to be a benefit instead fo a burden?

Answer: All I know is that bcause the dawla is a state, nobody has to fight when they go to the dawla
- They want Dr's and ppl with degrees etc.
- Everyone does not have to fight who go to the dawla

QUESTION #3: Is the fitnah between Jabhat al Nusra and Daula al Islamiya really as big as people making out to be?

Answer: It is pretty big because there is no hope for reconciliation
- They are fighting in certain areas and it is a pretty big fitna

QUESTION #4: How would you answer those that claim dawla is a creation of the CIA and part of a american/israeli conspiracy?

Answer: The proof is online
- A couple of news websites have picked up on this news that the dawla are usa agents
- Remember to look for the source of these claims
- An official wikileaks account said this story came from Algeria
- It is outright lies
- That's so far fetched

QUESTION #5: As Salam alaykum, any sources you can provide us to do research by ourselves instead of the kuffar media?

Answer: how can you believe a dawla that was built with the blood of shahada, that the Americans and the Israels set this up
- The best thing I have done by doing research is following twitter, arabic news
- follow one person from the dawla and you will see others that he follows
- they post news
- with that being said, do not waste time on twitter

QUESTION #6: Was dawlah part of Al-Qaeda?

Answer: The original group before the dawla was Abu Musab Zarqawi
- As far as we know al-Qaida died in 2006 in Iraq

QUESTION #7: Why did the dowla kill those Americans? There is rumors out there that say the videos are fake?

Answer: I don’t know the shariah argument for the killing of the Americans
- They want to strike fear into people of the west is the political strategy
- I haven’t seen strong evidence that the videos are fake
- If they were, the dawla would have denied it
- As far as I am concerned the videos are real

QUESTION #8: Can you please name the biggest ulama on dawla's side?

Answer: Many people look down on the dawla because they are not famous
- Abu Sufiyan as-Sulami, he has joined the dawla
- Al-Jazuli supports the dawla

Statement of Support for the Islamic State of Iraq & Al Shaam By 20 International Shuyukh

Several well known Islamic Personalities/ Scholars, including Shaykh Abul - Mundhir Ash- Shanqiti, Shaykh Hatim Abdoulhamid Ma'mun, spokesman of AQAP (Al- Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula), have signed a statement in support of the Islamic State in Iraq and Al Shaam .
The statement and the signatories Arabic:

And here's a brief summary in English :
1) We call on people not to believe everything that is said against the Islamic state
(ie. All the propaganda), especially when it comes from groups who fight them and from their scholars.
2) We call upon all Muslims to help the Islamic state.
3) We recommend that anyone who travels to Syria join the Islamic State in Iraq and Al Shaam.
4) We call on all Islamic groups to not support the secularists and the Democrats against the Islamic state,
even if they (these Islamic groups) have disputes with the Islamic state.
5) We warn everyone on the unjustified bloodshed of Muslims.
6) We recommend all Islamic groups with the right methodology to join the Islamic State ,
so that the community is united .
7) All those who participated in the war against the Islamic state must repent.
8) Criticisms against the Islamic state should be done in private, not in public.
9) All those who do not have much knowledge should stop interfering in the conflict.

1 - Sheikh Abu Mundhir Shanqeeti
2 - Sheikh Abu Humam Bakr bin Abdul Aziz
3 - Sheikh Hatem Mamoon Abdul Hamid
4 - Sheikh Abu Huzaifa Ibn Abd al- Rahman Al Libi
5 - Sheikh Nasser at-thaqeel
6 - Sheikh Abdul Majeed bin Mahmoud al-Rimi
7 - Sheikh Abu Omar al-Mundhir al- Mahdi Zeidan
8 - Sheikh Abu Imad Abdul Rahman bin Hassan al-Masri
9 - Sheikh Abdul Razzaq Ojuha
10 - Sheikh Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Shanqeeti
11 - Sheikh Abu Saad al Amalee
12 - Sheikh Abu Osama Al Ghareeb
13 - Brother Abu al-Qasim al-Fadil Alasbahi
14 - Sheikh Abdul Rahman Abu Ubaida Aluthbajee
15 - Sheikh Zakaria Boughrara Abu Seif al-Islam al Maghrebi
16 - Sheikh Abu Ubaida Al Tunisi
17 - Sheikh Abu Abdul Kahar al-Hassani al-Qurashi
18 - Sheikh Abu Abdullah Anis
19 - Sheikh Abu Ubaida Shanqeeti
20 - Sheikh Abu Osama al-Azdi
Translation Arabic to French by Dawlah Islamiya Media
Translation French to English By Abu Noor of The Light Series (@EnterTheTruthCo)

- Make sure you are well informed about the dawla
- Stay away from dodgy fatwas from dodgy shaikhs about the dawla