Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Former Zawahiri Imam denounces Zawahiri and Qaida ideology

It is interesting to read what one of Zawahiri's former Imams has said recently about him here.
This statement was made by a Sayed Imam, founder and first senior religious authority[mufti] of the former terrorist Jihad organization in Egypt, with which Zawahiri had strong association before escaping Egypt to Afghanistan. The statement is part of a book published by the former Egyptian Islamic Jihad leader in a new book as a 'revision' of the ideology that he helped establish and teach over 20 years ago.

In summary, he is accusing Zawahiri of being a dishonorable liar who lost competency even to testify in Islamic court. In Islam, this is as close as you get to Catholic excommunication in.
An excerpt in Arabic follows:

أن الظواهرى كذاب، والكذاب فاجر لقول النبى [: «إن الكذب فجور» رواه مسلم، والكذب وشهادة الزور من أكبر الكبائر وهى الفسوق، فالكذاب فاسق فاجر وهذا لا يُقبل قوله فى دين الله تعالى ولا يحل لمسلم أن ينقل عنه شيئًا من علم الدين، لقول الله تعالى: {يأيها الذين آمنوا إن جاءكم فاسق بنبأ فتبينوا...} «الحجرات:٦».

وقد أردت أن أوضح هذا للناس قبل الرد عليه: وهو أن قوله مردود وإن قال حقًا لكونه ساقط العدالة مردود الرواية والشهادة، فكيف إذا جمع مع هذا قول الباطل والمغالطة فى الأحكام الفقهية التى شحن بها كتابه «التبرئة» لينصر مذهبهم الفاسد فى الإسراف فى القتل بالجملة؟.

This is my quick translation:
"Zawahiri is a liar. Liars are wicked people as the Prophet said "Lying is iniquity"- as narrated in the book of Muslim. Lying and perjury are of the major sins [in Islam, i.e., mortal sins, in Christian jargon]. A Liar is iniquitous perverted transgressor, and he who does that has no valid testimony in religion. Other Muslims should not use such a person as a religious resource [i.e., religious authority]".
Then the author, Sayer Imam, makes a reference to the relevant Quran verse which follows.
"O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done."
Chapter 46, verse 6
The former Jihadist Mufti goes on to state that:
[Zawahiri] has loaded his book with false arguments and falsification of religious edicts to support their [i.e., the Jihadists] corrupt ideology of excessive and mass murder.

Too bad it took that 'Mufti' 20 years and the lives and blood of thousands to realize that.

But again, better late than never.



Very little (that I could find anyway) has be published in English about these 'revisions by former ideologue of Al-Qaeda and AL-Jihad terrorist group. I will add English language references and links in English as I come across them.

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