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Abu Ibrahim al-Hashmi al-Qurashi, Abubakar Shekau, Haibatullah Akhundzada to Ayman Al- Zawahiri - All Are Playing a Foolish but Deadly Friend to Muslims

By Arman Neyazi, New Age Islam

27 November 2021

Muslims Will Have to Understand That the Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram and ISIS Militants Are Misguided People Pretending To Fight for Islam

Main Points:

1.    The ideologues of all the terrorist organisations are befooling people by pronouncing them to be religious Jihadis.

2.    Terrorists and militants are playing ‘a a foolish’ with Muslims.

3.    People who are ignorant of the fundamental message of compassion, love and humility are guiding the so-called Jihadis on the battlefield.

4.    Change of the world from spiritualism to materialism is the game of hypocrite political and religious leaders.


Read, O Prophet, in the Name of your Lord Who created— is the first verse to be revealed on Prophet Muhammad Pbuh by Allah the All-Knower. This Ayat asks every Muslim to read. Reading is that generates a logical understanding of the things and happenings around us. The followers of Islam were told that literacy is one of the most important essences of religion. Prophet Muhammad Pbuh says, ‘Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.’ (Hadees of Anas ibn Maalik, narrated by Ibn Majah). In the 21st century world, Muslims have become one of the most illogical people on the canvass spread on earth. The much renowned Islamic scholars are well versed in the Quran texts and Hadees but the theological understanding they create among their followers is that of the following of their version of Islam.

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It is shocking that Islam that declared education a religious duty is lagging in it because of the terrorist scholars playing in the hands of them who want to see bridges among Muslims that cannot be crossed. There have to be seventy-two sects in Islam but none of them is supposed to speak ill of the other, as it is against the preamble of Islam. The Holy Quran says: The believers are but brothers, so make settlement between your brothers. And fear Allah that you may receive mercy. (Al-Hujurat: 10) Sahih International. Every sect has its leader and the leaders are supposed to be Quran and Hadees exegesis but none of them teaches inclusiveness, at least, among themselves. Their fighting against each other shows that they either do not understand what the Quran says or they have their understanding of the Holy Quran and Hadees.

Understanding and teaching of the Holy Quran and Hadees by scholars like Abu Ibrahim al-Hashmi al-Qurashi, Abubakar Shekau, Haibatullah Akhundzada and Ayman Al- Zawahiri has transformed peaceful Muslims into terrorists and militants and they fight none but their brothers and sisters. For people who fight among themselves and do not listen to what the Holy Quran says or bring out the meaning that suits them are those for whom Allah, the Exalted says:

Surely, those who have made divisions in their religion and turned into factions, you have nothing to do with them. Their case rests with Allah alone; then He will tell them what they have been doing. (Al-Anam: 159) — Mufti Taqi Usmani

So leave them in their utter confusion (due to their ignorance) for a time. (Al-Muminun: 53) Amatul Rahman Omar

Muslims understanding of the Holy Quran and Sunnah and Hadees is the most pathetic, today. The turmoil Islam is in today may be the precursor of more damages to Islamic ethics and essence in the days to come.

Education is not carrying loads of internationally renowned universities certificates and diplomas. From this view, many of the world religions’ leaders and innumerable activists of this era will fall in the category of uneducated and illiterate when the fact is, they were and are wise people who have guided the world on the path of humanity, humility, compassion and social ethics.

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Come what may but an educated person cannot be a fool. In this 21st century, materialistic world people are seeing that they had never imagined seeing. There are people from the highest seat of world power to the lowest that is making a fool of themselves by supporting (silently) the foolish acts of the elected representatives of the world democratic setup. One cannot doubt the educational institutions that have granted them certificates of Doctor of Philosophy and religious scholars of the highest degree. And this brings us to the conclusion that they are educated people, then why are they acting foolish. They are supporting their masters (political bosses and religious heads) knowing that what they are doing is religiously, socially against the spirit of humanity. If they have not been taught let it be in their knowledge that the supporters of the crime are as much liable to answer in the here and hereafter courts. And the punishment in both the courts, in here and hereafter,  for crime against humanity, I suppose, has to be very harsh. To such people, Allah the Exalted and All-Knower calls, hypocrites, and the punishment hereafter have to be, most probably hellfire, unless Allah the Exalted forgives them on some count or the other. Allah the Most Compassionate says in the Holy Quran:

(O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another) people; perhaps they may be better than them) (Quran 49:11)

 Indeed, those who committed crimes used to laugh at those who believed. (Quran 83:29)

And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames… (49:11

The point that is beyond the understanding of every right-minded person is, why the highly educated people who are aware of the consequences, both here and hereafter, indulge in such anti humane and anti-divinity acts. Do they not know what the religions say about them? At least here in India, our educational journey starts with the religious hymns, Shlokas and recitation of the Holy Quran, so there is no question of people in Asia and all other Muslim countries not being aware of the religious lessons of spirituality and divinity that wholly denounces fighting to create a rift in the society. Consider the following Hadees

“Whoever bears arms against us is not one of us, and whoever cheats us is not one of us.” (Saheeh Muslim)

“Every traitor will have a banner on the Day of Resurrection and it will be said: This is the betrayer of so-and-so.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

The world is moving faster than imagination, towards the destruction of all the positive norms of a humane society. The humane ethos of our lives has broken to pieces without our knowledge. It all happened, as if, in the blink of an eye. Now that the humane essence of brotherhood and inclusivity has almost lost its sheen there have to be all the satanic qualities of hatred, jealousy and cultural and social degradation. Following Hadees is a true mirror of the social environment today. Consider the following Hadees and understand to what it points:

Abu Hurairah reported Prophet Muhammad () as saying: (When) the time would draw close to the Last Hour, knowledge would be snatched away, turmoil would be rampant, miserliness would be put (in the hearts of the people) and there would be much blood-shed. They said: What is al-harj? Thereupon he said: It is bloodshed. — (Sahih Muslim)

Every day there is a new phobia, rapes of innocent souls, killings, breaking of family norms in the world and all in the name of divine religions. These all are a part of the new normal of the world that has changed to materialism from spiritualism. Change of the world from spiritualism to materialism is the game of hypocrite political and religious leaders.

On one hand, the powerful and developed countries are fighting for the supremacism of their political and religious ideologies and are fooling the world that they are fighting to eliminate terrorism. And on the other hand, the terrorist ideologues of the terror organisations are befooling people by making them believe that they are fighting for the establishment of Islamic Shariah rules. Both are playing foolish with their respective audience.


Ayman al-Zawahiri (left) and Osama bin Laden (right)/ Photo: TRT World


Muslims will have to understand that the Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram and ISIS militants are misguided people and that they are not fighting for the supremacy of Allah, the Exalted, the Holy Prophet Muhammad Pbuh, the Holy Quran and the Sunnah. But they are toys in the hands of the powers that be and are playing ‘a foolish’ with Muslims. Those who are ignorant of the fundamental message of compassion, love and humility that Allah the Exalted commands in the Holy Quran and the Apostle of Allah, Holy Prophet Muhammad Pbuh has time and again taught his disciples, are guiding the so-called Jihadis on the battlefield. A foolish friend is more dangerous than an intelligent enemy and the likes of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashmi al-Qurashi, Abubakar Shekau, Haibatullah Akhundzada, Ayman Al- Zawahiri and their likes have brought nothing but disaster to the peaceful and beautiful Islamic nations. Muslims should be taught the lesson of compassion and humility as these are Islamic essence, not hatred and anger that is the sign of Satan. Consider the following Quranic verses and Prophetic traditions and spread the message of love and peace. Beware of ‘foolish friends’.

“So woe to those who pray but are heedless of their prayer; those who only show off, And (refuse and) prevent (small) kindnesses.” (Al-Mau: 4-6)

“Worship Allah [alone] and associate none with Him. And be kind to parents, relatives, orphans, the poor, near and distant neighbours, close friends, [needy] travellers, and those [bonds people] in your possession. Surely Allah does not like whoever is arrogant, boastful—“(An-Nisa: 36)

Prophetic traditions given underneath are needed to be followed by all those who are fighting among themselves and creating reasons for Islamophobia even among those who never doubted the authenticity of Islam as a religion of peace.

“Whoever relieves a believer’s distress of the distressful aspects of this world, Allah will rescue him from a difficulty of the difficulties of the Hereafter. (Muslim)

“O Aisha, Allah is gentle and He loves gentleness. He rewards for gentleness what is not granted for harshness and He does not reward anything else like it.” (Muslim).

Narrated by `Abdullah bin `Amr: The Prophet () said, “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue or his hands.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 6484)

People who keep asking for His forgiveness and supplicate for guidance on the righteous path are certainly much more educated, intelligent and cultured than the people on the battlefield fighting for establishing the supremacy of those masters who care just for themselves both in politics and in religion. The ideologues of all the terrorist organisations are befooling people by pronouncing them to be religious Jihadis. They are puppets of the countries they show to be fighting against.

And Allah Knows the Best.


Arman Neyazi is a columnist with


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