The primary objective of this site is to educate Muslims, first and foremost, about
some of the ideological causes which often lead individuals away from mainstream,
classical interpretations of Islamic texts. Some of these foreign ideologies
contrary to the religion of Islam we have chosen to confront are committing
Takfīr indiscriminately, considering the consultation of mainstream, moderate
scholars of Islam unnecessary, and a belief that a perpetual military aggression
against every single individual of other beliefs is necessary.
These erroneous beliefs many individuals possess based on other than traditional
Islamic interpretations often lead to the next level of extremism: a misplaced
religious enthusiasm. Such individuals then become the very proponents of
politically-intolerant engagements such as disobedience to authorities, government
insurgencies, hostile political protests and boycotts, and violent aggression
against anyone of rivaling faiths.
A Muslim individual then, armed with nothing more than a comfort with Takfīr,
a hatred for civil obedience, and a radically religious passion, reaches the
next level of extremism simply by a commitment to act. It is at this level,
we witness the horrifying achievements of such individuals: suicide bombings,
hijackings, and the kidnapping and beheading of innocent people.
To summarize these levels, consider an unfortunate, prevalent example: Once a
Muslim individual is at ease with Takfīr – the declaring of other Muslims as
disbelieving rivals – he may then comfortably oppose governments, authorities,
and individuals (of whom he has made Takfīr). He then, considering them evil
infidels worthy of God’s anger, convinces himself that removing such evils is
justified. Finally, he murders them, believing himself worthy of God’s praise
and paradise for his deed.
It is the combination of these levels which joins one in belief, statement,
or action with the notorious Khawārij (Kharijites) - Islam's first sect,
history's worst traitors, and today’s Muslim terrorists. And it is these
levels, these beliefs and crimes, this site hopes to refute, thereby educating
Muslims of their dangers who may otherwise remain unaware of their danger at
best, or fall into them at worst.
All articles on this site are translated from Arabic to English. This material
is written or dictated by contemporary Muslim authors and scholars who have
been refuting extremism and terrorism for years, many years even before the notorious
9/11 attacks in America and the July 7 bombings in England.
A Note about the Translator
Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all articles are translated by Abu az-Zubayr Harrison from Texas, U.S.A. Regarding his
Arabic educational background, he studied Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute of Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2000 - 2004, earning a "Diploma of Preparatory Linguistics in Arabic" and later a "Diploma of the Arabic
Language & Islamic Sciences".