ISIS – is it a Legitimate Expression of Islam?

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Islam’s stance on ISIS

The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq ( ISIS ) constitutes the most serious threat Islam has ever faced. To justify its horrible crimes and appeal to Muslims around the world, ISIS has based its ideology on a superficial and literalist approach to the Sacred Texts of Islam – the Holy Qur’an and the Prophetic Tradition. They manipulate the religion to brainwash angry young Muslims, who have little knowledge of Islamic theology and jurisprudence. Therefore, the Muslim scholars are obliged to respond with a counter-narrative that elucidates the reality of Islam and its commitment to tolerance.isis

CNN: Syrian Scholar, Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, condemns.

Islam vs. ISIS: A Letter to Baghdadi from Leading Scholars

On War & Beheading: How ISIS Manipulates Hadiths, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Refuting ISIS – Lecture by Syria’s Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Paris Attacks: Response and Responsibility

Islam’s stance on jihad

WATCH: Jihad, Revolt & Revolution In Islam (Shaykh Ahmed Saad & Shaykh Faraz Rabbani)

Jihad, Abrogation in the Quran & the “Verse of the Sword”

Understanding the Qur’anic Verse “Slay them wherever you find them”: Balance, Justice, and Mercy in Islamic Rules of Jihad

Understanding the Hadith, “I Was Ordered to Fight the People Until They Testify…”

The Menace of So-called “Jihad” – Imam Zaid Shakir

ISIS and the Apocalypse

The Crisis of ISIS: A Prophetic Prediction | Sermon by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

The root of ISIS ideology

The Root Problem Of Extremists – Shaykh Habib Ali Jifri

Who or What is a Salafi?

Who should we learn religion from?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani answers the question: who do we take knowledge from?

Further reading

Refuting ISIS: A Rebuttal Of Its Religious And Ideological Foundations

The author, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi, a renowned scholar and one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world today, presents in this invaluable book a thorough refutation of ISIS’ beliefs and crimes. Providing authentic quotes that destroy the allegations of ISIS, Shaykh Al-Yaqoubi reaches the conclusion that this group does not represent Islam, its declaration of a caliphate is invalid, and fighting it is an obligation upon Muslims.