His Eminence, the grand Imam of Al-Azhar has frequently emphasized that ISIS bandits are waging war against Allah and His Messenger, and striving upon earth to spread corruption. It is the duty of those in charge of responsibility to combat them to save the world from their evil as prescribed in the Qur’an.
The Shari'ah ruling concerning those who falsely allege that they are acting in accordance with what Allah has revealed, while labeling all the Muslim communities and their rulers disbelievers, and striving on the earth to cause corruption, is prescribed in the noble Qur’an by Allah the Almighty:
“Those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to spread] corruption should be punished by death, crucifixion, the amputation of an alternate hand and foot, or banishment from the land: a disgrace for them in this world, and then a terrible punishment in the Hereafter.” (Qur'an, 5:33)
The answer of His Eminence, the grand Imam reflects the moderate Islamic Shari'ah and stems from the authentic Islamic creed that judges no Muslim disbeliever, even if he perpetrated a major sin. His Eminence warned against imitating the terrorist ISIS and its likes in charging Muslim communities and governments with infidelity, irrespective of how major the sin committed may be. Furthermore, His Eminence made it clear that, faith in Islam is derived from; belief in Allah, His angels, His scriptures, His messengers, the last day, and Divine decree. Consequently, a Muslim may not be charged with infidelity as long as she/he believes in the aforementioned six pillars of faith and has not rejected any of them even though if he/she perpetrates a major sin.
That was the response provided by the grand Imam, however some media outlets have distorted it with full negligence of the media code of ethics.
We wonder, why some people insist on judging ISIS disbeliever? What are the benefits come from it? What matters is bringing into effect the ruling of Allah regarding them; fight against them to save the world from their evil.