When the scorpions of the Ikhwaanul Muslimeen came to Egypt their slogan was, “Allaah is our Lord, the Qur’an is our way, the Prophet is our leader and Jihaad is our path, Allaah is greatest and to Him belongs all praise, The people are disbelievers because they rule by other than what Allaah revealed!” This is from the ideology of Sayid Qutb! “Everyone is a disbeliever except us” They killed (the ruler) AbdulNasr and what was the end result? Also, in the city of Hama, Syria, the Ikhwaanul Muslimeen wanted to establish an Islamic state and the end result was that people were killed, some injured and others imprisoned! When they saw that the ideology of Takfeer (calling Muslims disbelievers) didn’t help them, they switched to the opposite direction and said, “Everyone is correct whether he maybe Shee’i, Ash’aree, Matureedi, Ikhwaani, Tableeghi” Those who say Allaah is neither above nor below, nor to the right and left and those that claim that Jibreel deceived his duty and should have given the Message to ‘Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) and not Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم). They said we are all one group and this is the ideology of Muhammad Qutb, Sayid Qutb’s brother. They said we should all unite until we establish an Islamic state. This is what they tried to establish in Algeria. They openly were proud at claiming that thirty thousand women demonstrated on the streets for the establishment of an Islamic state. What was the end result? And what is the situation in Algeria after this (except turmoil)?
They also failed when they came to this country (Saudi Arabia) and intially those in responsibility had good opinion of them, welcomed them and gave them positions (until the true colours of the Ikhwanil Muslimeen were seen)1.
My brothers, by Allaah, the correct understanding of Islam has weakened in many Muslim countries and very few remain upon the correct understanding in this country those that hold onto the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) upon the understanding of the pious predecessors.
1 Translator’s note: Such as the Khobar and Riyadh Bombings in which the Khawaarij renegades killed innocent people both Muslims and non-Muslims in the name of Jihaad! Sheikh Muhammad Al-Banna mentioned that:
Allaah forbade that a non-Muslim is killed who comes to a Muslim country to work under contract. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
“Whoever kills a non-Muslim who has an agreement with the Muslims will not smell the fragrance of paradise.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree: 2995] Also those who live in non-Muslim countries do so under an agreement to keep peace in the country. This is an agreement that the Muslims must uphold for the true Muslim upholds his trusts. Know that the 7/7 bombing and 9/11 has nothing to do with Islam for Islam is free from the actions of an ignorant few. The Muslims living in the West should show the beauty of al-Islam to the non-Muslims perchance they may accept Islam.
Source: Until you return to practising your deen, Sheikh Muhammad Abdulwahab Marzooq Al-Banna, Translation by Abdulilah Lahmami, pp.32-33.