Alhamdullilah that Allah عزو جل has blessed this Ummah to become Noble once again through the fields of the battlefield that erupt with the cries of الله اكبر and the screams of لاإله إلا الله, for the purpose of gaining the ultimate nearness to Allah عزو جل. The land of ‘Iraq – may Allah maintain it for the Muslims and repel its evil inhabitants – before the Jihad, was a land mostly full of Kufr and Shirk. It was a land where the majority of its men lived blindly under the Taaghoot. After the Jihad was revived, Baatil found itself surrounded and ambushed by the Haqq.
Yes, Baatil was finally cornered by the sharp swords of the Haqq in a land which almost nobody expected its revival. The Haqq entered into ‘Iraq and it did a major thing which was bitter to many, but a healing to the breasts of the believers. It polarized the society between those who are in the camp of Imaan and those who are in the camp of Kufr. It exposed and revealed to us the inner reality of the ugly nature of Ahlul Bid’ah and at-Taaghoot. The Jihad in ‘Iraq showed us that the Sunni’s are not the brothers of the Rawaafid nor are they the brothers of the Apostates. Rather, Ahlus Sunnah is to be only united with those under its same pure banner. Those who fail to look at the war in ‘Iraq from the perspective of ‘Aqeedah will always live in a world of deception. Sometimes we find them cursing the Americans and saying,
“The invasion brought strife between the Sunni and Shi’a communities; this never happened under Saddam!”
While we are happy that they curse the Americans, we are not happy with their misleading conclusion. The Muslims must understand why it is a blessing of Allah that there is a conflict between the two communities. If the Muslims think unity is possible with a people that revile the Sahaabah, are extreme in bid’ah and in many cases Shirk, then they have to ask themselves: Do you want this unity under the banner of who the common enemy is or under the banner of لاإله إلا الله? And No Walahi by a million times should one accept the statement, “The Shi’as say the Kalimah and so do the Sunni’s, so it is a pure banner…” since our Ummah has a long history of those who fought against those that professed the Kalimah, such as the wars of Riddah during the Khilaafah of Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq (رضى الله عنه). So if the crime of the Apostates during his time was the leaving-off of the Zakaat, what then to say about the ones who revile the majority of the Sahaabah (including Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, and Uthmaan), reject the ahadeeth of Ahlus Sunnah, and commit a type of Shirk which in itself expels them from the religion? If unity with the Murtaddeen was to be rejected as a consensus (Ijmaa’) amongst the Sahaabah, then what to say about these filthy Rawaafid?
After all, how would one be fighting a Jihad that is fe Sabeelillah when they have taken as friends and supporters those who insult the Sahaabah? That kind of struggle would not be purely for Allah’s sake, but it would be a struggle that is stuck in mud and yuck with taints of Asaabiyyah (nationalism). We base our Jihad on ‘Aqeedah and not the customs. If we were to base it on anything except ‘Aqeedah, then what kind of a mess would we be in if we were to successfully repel the Kuffaar? What kind of a State would arise? A Sunni–Shi’a State? Or do we want a state that strictly follows Ahlus Sunnah and refrains from Shi’asm and every other ism?
Therefore I advise my brothers and sisters to fear Allah in this matter as this issue is not a simple one where anyone can just unite with these people. This is an issue of sticking to the Truth as much as possible and refraining from all types of falsehood as much as possible.