Whoever says the shahadatayn verbally (unless he is a Nasibi or a Kharijite) is a Muslim, and the rulings of Islam in such areas like the permissibility to marry, to inherit mutually, and to show respect for his life, property, and so on apply to him. Those who foment sectarianism amidst the ranks of Islam and pronounce takfir upon other Islamic sects are outside the reality of Islam.
Even though they might not be direct agents of colonialism, they are, without doubt, furthering the corrupt aims of the colonialists who aim to undermine the principles of Islam, destroy the religion of the Noble Prophet of Islam (S) and render forgotten His Sublime Name. Suicide attacks by these groups only serve to please the unbelievers and those enemies who swear that they are aiding Islam.
قُلْ هَلْ نُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِالْأَخْسَرِينَ أَعْمَالًا
Shall We tell you of those who have lost out the most on their deeds? (Qur’an, 18:103).
الَّذِينَ ضَلَّ سَعْيُهُمْ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَهُمْ يَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّهُمْ يُحْسِنُونَ صُنْعًا
It is they whose efforts strayed in the life of this world, while they reckoned that they were doing good. (Qur’an ,18:104).
God willing, all Muslims will become aware of the deceptions of the enemies of Islam, take a firm position and persist in their endeavours in establishing the greatness and honour of Islam.
It is necessary for all Muslims, whether Shi‘i or Sunni, to promote solidarity with all of their vigilance and speak with one voice. They should adopt appropriate conduct when confronting these groups and avoid all forms of conflict and sectarianism1.
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