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Video message to ISIS by UK Scholars #FreeAlanHenning


The following video is the result of discussions amongst the people of knowledge in the UK and abroad.

The full video containing detailed scholarly explanations will be published soon, but due to the urgency of the situation – this abridged version has been released to clarify the issue for those in any doubt, and in the hope that it contributes to the discussion around releasing Alan Henning.

This message has been reported in The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Sky News,  ITV News,  Daily Mail, BBC News


Source: www.islam21c.com

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  1. And as for those who insult the Sunnah and the believers, Allah informed us of them 1,400 yrs ago.

    قُلْ أَبِاللَّهِ وَآيَاتِهِ وَرَسُولِهِ كُنتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِئُونَلَا تَعْتَذِرُوا قَدْ كَفَرْتُم بَعْدَ إِيمَانِكُمْ

    These people need to repent…..

    • Brother Abu Bakr I think that ayah would be lost on samy merchant….!!
      He prob doesn’t even know what you are trying say! That ayat was revealed re: a man who had just fought a battle along side the Prophet sws, and Allah informed him that he had committed kufr with a few words from his mouth, the ulema use as daleel to prove that mocking a believer (ie. bro with long SUNNAH beard, sister with niqab etc) is kufr. But we live in times of Cameron/and Samys….??

  2. Why is it that people can have no adab when discussing a subject @ Samy…?? Sounds like a real BIG chip on your shoulder there….Loooool
    And to mock the ulema, shows your lack of knowledge, taqwa and intelligence. That is if you really are a Muslim?

    • Samy Merchant

      Salam. I am NOT mocking the Western ulema. They are the ulema of Western Muslims and it is only fair to expect them to dress in the clothes of the majority of us (ie a pant and a shirt)

      To Abu Dajanah, I want to say that there is no such thing as an “Islamic dress.” The Quran only tells us to dress modestly. Although the West allows us to wear the clothes of foreign cultures, it would be wiser if Muslims do not take that option. Islam is 100% user friendly. Even if we went to Mars, we’d dress like the Martians! No need to look different from the people we live with and add fodder to the already charged anti-Muslim atmosphere in the West.

      My advice to the above three scholars: trim down your beards, wear modest western clothing (like tapered slacks and bush shirts) Look smart and sharp. This will help you connect with the Western people, especially the youth, both Muslims and non-Muslims.

      Incidentally, this was the same advice my beloved Shaikh Abdul-Qadir Al-Arnaoot (May Allah have mercy on him) once gave me.

    • Samy Merchant

      “…That is if you really are a Muslim?”

      Sister Jameela, that is the “adab” of ISIS.

      To which I say, As-Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu.

  3. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade us to resemble the kuffaar in general – in clothing and in other ways. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4031; classed as saheeh by al-‘Iraqi in Takhreej Ihya’ ‘Uloom al-Deen (1/342) and by al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel, 5/109.

    He also specifically forbade us to resemble them in clothing. It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw him wearing two garments dyed with safflower and he said to him: “These are the garments of the kuffaar; do not wear them.” Narrated by Muslim, 2077.

    Muslim (2069) narrated from ‘Umar that he wrote to the Muslims in Azerbaijan saying: “Beware of luxury and the clothing of the people of shirk.” Narrated by Muslim, 2069.

    • Samy Merchant

      The Prophet Muhammad (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) forbade us to resemble the non-Muslims in their RELIGIOUS clothing, like in what their monks and rabbis wear. This imitation does NOT apply to the clothing of their CULTURE. You are NOT imitating the non-Muslims if you wear the clothing of their CULTURE. This is why the Sahaba wore the clothes of the non-Muslims when they immigrated to their lands after our Prophet’s (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) death.

      The Muslims of Britain should speak the language of the British, wear the clothes of the British and eat the food of the British. If they don’t want to, they should not live in the West. And this is especially important for Western Muslim SCHOLARS to practice.

  4. Samy Merchant

    The above three Muslim scholars would actually do quite well in a Halloween costume contest (No offence intended!) Ironically, such terrifying looks might well find an audience with the ISIS monsters.

    When Dr. Haitham Al-Haddad recently came on an Al-Huda TV show, I had to change the channel as my wife got scared from his looks. If Dr. Haitham says, for example, that music is forbidden, my wife wouldn’t be around to hear him. But the same message from Dr.Yasir Qadhi of the USA would find an audience and a sympathetic ear.

    Once Western Muslims realize that the “Medium is the message,” Islam will become the majority religion in those lands, if Allah wills.

    • Thanks for your intelligent input

      Even thick people deserve to get their comments to be published, kudos to the benevolent moderators…

      • Samy Merchant

        “Thick people”

        Thanks for the insult, Mr. Rico. One more to add for the Qintaar stage.

        Islam21c, your readers are going to make me rich! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  5. Samy Merchant

    Why don’t UK Muslim scholars look like UK Muslim scholars? Why must they look like Arab or Pakistani Muslim scholars? It just doesn’t make sense. If you live in Britain, you dress like the British. If you live in an Arab country, you dress like an Arab. Dressing like Sinbad the Sailor just won’t cut it in the West.

    So unfortunate!

  6. Interesting, doubt Abu Eesa carries any wieght amongst Jihadi brothers, but Shaykh Haithman is well respected in all communities. And much much more importantly Abu Qatada rebuked the killings of the journalists by ISIS just last week. Saying they were not a legitimate target according to the Shari’ah. And this gentleman Alan is even less of a target. If you remember the old British gentleman few years ago, can’t remember his name but he was a peacekeeper and was taken in Iraq. Abu Qatada asked for his release via video link in Belmarsh and he was immediately released. So In’sha’Allah ……

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