Sympathy with Baghdadi's group
Advices for Mujahideen in sham in general and in Ghouta in particular
Assalam Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh
may Allah greets you our shaikh and beloved .. we ask Allah to grant you goodness and blessing
out shaikh, may Allah save you and bless you and your knowledge
we are soldiers of jabhatul Nusra in eastern Ghouta, we suffer from some brothers who show sympathy with the group of Baghdadi and we want a solution for this sympathy. May Allah bless you and bless your knowledge
it would be desired that you give your sons in eastern Ghouta an advice to remind them with Allah and enhance their mettle, it is not hidden from you that mujahideen in Ghouta are there since more than year and a half.
May Allah bless you and bless your knowledge and works
Answer from Shaikh Omar Mahmud Abu Qatadah:
Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh
Welcome beloved brothers and best people in this time, indeed the mujahideen for the sake of Allah. How glad am I to see your words addressed to me; I swear with Allah that your Jihad march will not stop until your soldiers will enter Jerusalem with God's will. Never let the fitna prevent you from seeing the goodness you are upon; fitna accompanies the good slave of Allah even in his prayer as you know. And fitna is to classify people and know their levels and reveal what is in their hearts, and I have seen that markets of goodness always stand as in Afghanistan and Chechnya and Yemen but the only winners were those who involved themselves with worshiping and Jihad, those whom Allah written for them either shahada or leadership, and remember that your jihad today in Ghouta is stone's throw far from Jerusalem; so what goodness are you upon. I swear with Allah every sensible man should be jealous of you and wish he is in your place. But I learned from this life that the one who is living the grace and swimming in it does not feel its majesty, just like the one who puts perfume but does not smell it while the others around him smell it. Thus do not involve yourselves in anything else than Jihad and thikr and Duaa for muslims.
This obligates you to be merciful with muslims, and deal with them gently because our ummah suffered too much from the Tawaghit, and the ignorance and mistakes spread among them, so be patient with them so that they come back to their religion. And never be treat them violently so that people don't leave you, and you know this Jihad is the jihad of the whole ummah not the jihad of a specific group and the goals of jihad will not be achieved in any other way; namely, that the whole ummah takes share in it. And you should treat each other with love and forbearance and do not follow that satan in his will to separate the brothers and lovers, but be patient and gentle and pray for each other in the prayers and in secret. O beloved brothers you stood for the must of this time, and Allah enabled you for it while he prevented many others. And you became what others wished but couldn't be; so do not fall down from the eyes of Allah, as he gave you the goodness so do not throw it; and he put you in the situation of Shahada and the greatest worship so do not run back. I swear with Allah, I have seen some who ran away from the battles in your place, and I only saw the humiliation in their faces and lowness and degradation as they left the jihad and the top of the islam and came back to the cadaver of this dunya and dirtiness of places and lowness in their selves and contempt they see from other people. And the wonder is that everyone who left the Jihad and came back people have seen their lies and hypocrisy and contradictions in their talk and all people said that those only came back because they are cowards and they are afraid from the consequences of Jihad for the sake of Allah
About the extremists, the followers of the aberrant Baghdadi, I swear with Allah it is a fitna which deceives no one but ignorant and despicable. The brothers learned about the attributes of those joined Baghdadi and have seen no one among them who is honorable in his religion or his manners or his knowledge, but only the aberrant those known for bad mannersin extremism in speech and arrogance on people and brothers. And you beloved brothers have seen that no praised student of knowledge tended to them, there is nothing but unawareness, and the evil and fitna increased in their takfir upon muslims and other mujahideen, and then fighting and killing them; so are these the manners of a sunna-follower? or attributes of a guided person? And I swear with Allah and then swear with Allah that I always ask Allah for guidance in their issue, but I just get more and more sure about them that they are the dogs of the hell (Khawarij). And I Allah is enough for me to be honest if I said that they will vanish. And this is a fitna to purify the side of the jihad from them because they are not from us and we are not from them. Although it might surely be that some simple-minded were deceived with them after they claimed Khilafah and they apply the islamic penalties (Hudud), but this does not make the prudent forget the origin of their religion and their deads. Now you see them fighting the muslims and the mujahideen especially where the mujahideen advance. Those aberrant ignorant do not like that the victory be for muslims, and you heared the testimony of Salauddin Al Shishani and you know that they believe you are apostates and this means for them that your blood is allowed and that fighting you because of apostasy is prior to any other fighting in this time. So what criminality is above this? And what dirtiness in human hearts more than this dirtiness? Those, in a moment of inattention, would cause you harm more that what ever you would imagine of deeds. Thus, keep them away from you and never ever let them know about your issues, it is even better if you would expel them.
And never ever fall in lying cold devout in their case, those have the rabies of wild dogs and you won't know when would get activ in them! And at that time you will regret but it will not be benefit. First debate them with knowledge and advice them, but if they rejected then keep them away from you and fear of them as you fear of your enemies; and they are indeed enemies. because they killed people after takfir and the allowed themselves to capture their possessions and shed their blood. However, some of those who show the cold devout still repeat that they are our brothers, No! I swear with Allah they are not so and you will see from them more than what happened.
Wallah I wonder how could a devout man, who knows the sacredness of blood and know the danger of takfir of mujahideen and allowing the capture of their women, how could he show sympathy with them! Wallah this is the everlasting wonder. I believe you are aware of the speech of those aberrant. It was absolutely ensured that they allow your blood and possessions, and even some among them threatens he will capture your women. And I say it with no doubts. Even, a kid of them told his friend: "I swear with Allah, if I took the power over X (who is an old man) I would have slaughtered him with my hands for his apostasy". So fear Allah in this Jihad, and do not waste it with negligence and do not leave it for the dirties and the aberrant. Know that if you did so, you will be their first victim because Allah will not support you and your enemies will not leave you. So support the right and Allah will support you, and save this jihad from being stolen by dirties like the follower of the liar aberrant Baghdadi. If you did then the victory will be yours, and Allah loved the announcement and showing the proves and you would be the holder of this right and its protectors.
I apologize for you because I don't give you what you deserve, you are the ones who deserve the goodness and love and advice, and this is the effort of the weak.
Wassalam Alaikum wa rahnatullah wa baraktuh