Delegitimizing ISIS On Islamic Grounds: Criticism Of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi By Muslim Scholars

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Delegitimizing ISIS On Islamic Grounds: Criticism Of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi By Muslim Scholars

Post by Guest on Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:51 pm

The following is the executive summary of Prof. Ella Landau-Tasseron's paper. The full paper is available here.

On September 19, 2014, a group of 126 Muslim scholars addressed an open letter to the ruler of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In it they severely criticize ISIS' policies and actions, claiming that they are deviations from Islam, which is a merciful religion. In justifying their position, the critics sometimes cite the same texts used by ISIS, giving their own interpretation. It should be mentioned that the letter did not spark public debate in the Muslim world.   

Below I present the points of the clerics' criticism, with a short analysis of each point (marked by an asterisk).

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Conclusion
The critics are appalled by ISIS' atrocities and do their best to delegitimize it. They make no reference to the fact that ISIS is building an Islamic state that revives past Islamic institutions, such as the contract between community and ruler (bay'a), the seizure of war booty, the poll tax on Christians, the Koranic punishments for specific crimes (hudud), Shari'a courts and civil courts (mazalim), the choice offered to polytheists between conversion and the sword, and the owning of slaves. ISIS' goal, to make Allah's word supreme (by force if necessary), is directly derived from pre-modern Sunni consensus. In modern times most Muslims are not driven to commit atrocities in order to implement this goal. However, objecting to it explicitly or refuting it convincingly is a difficult task, as this goal and the jihad needed to achieve it, are based on the core texts of Islam.
Both ISIS and its critics rely on Islamic texts, sometimes the very same texts. The nature and content of these texts require selective reading and allow various and even contradictory conclusions.
 
 *Ella Landau-Tasseron is a retired professor at the Department for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research fields are early Islamic history, the Arabian tribal system, Islamic political institutions, hadith, Islamic historiography, and jihad. Among her publications are a series of articles on the tribal society in pre- and early Islamic times, two monographs on the institution of the Islamic "oath of allegiance," and a monograph on non-combatants in Islamic thought.



http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8873.htm


Can anyone else see what was wrong here done by the scholars?
Brilliant that they took to task many aspects of Islam which they view ISIS doing wrong, but they fundementally still viewed them as Muslims, when they should have classified them as apostates and blasphemers if they clearly are abusing Islamic text.

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Re: Delegitimizing ISIS On Islamic Grounds: Criticism Of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi By Muslim Scholars

Post by sassy on Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:54 pm

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

And this from the man who said Muslims were not doing enough about ISIS.  You couldn't make it up.

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:57 pm

Did you not grasp thiss Sassy? How is the scholars still viewing Isis as Muslims seperating Islam from terrorism?

Take your time

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Post by sassy on Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:01 pm

You take your time, and then you might learn to write English properly.

You can read into it what you like, doesn't mean to say anyone else has to.  Contrary to your massive ego, I don't give a damn about your opinion.

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:05 pm

Again they are treating them as Muslims trying to get them back into the fold, which is about as pointless as trying to get the Nazis to like the Jews.
They are fundementally treating them as Muslim when they should be classifying them as apostates.

You do give a damn as you constantly try to counter me with the weakest and poorest reasons goings and why you constantly get wound up, mainly because your views are derisive and back oppressive ideologies like Islam

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