In my other posts I have been frank in being critical of both Muslim sects, Sunni and Shi’a for it is done out of care and concerns. Whatever the criticism might be I always consider both of them to be Muslims because both profess “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is His last messenger” which is the principle line which separate between being a Muslim and non-Muslim according to the teaching of the Prophet of Islam.
So this time I would like to zoom in more on the Sunni faith due to what is happening in the world today in relationship to Muslim terrorist activities.
Again I would like to reiterate the fact that I am neither Shi’a nor Sunni rather I am “Muslim Haneef” and I learn from both school of thoughts, so no one could accuse me of being bias for I have been critical of both sects for the sake of Islam.
Sunni and Shi’as are my brothers in Islam and I feel I am obliged to point out to whatever I think is negative in their philosophy. So I do not intend to offend any Sunni Muslim in this essay and I present my sincere apology to all good Sunni Muslims throughout the world or at least to those who happen to read my essay, for being honest about some negative aspects of the Sunni faith.
Having said this I would like to present a very harsh and honest reality about the Sunni branch of Islam and sinserly ask the following question: Why it is most, if not all, terrorist attacks in the world today are committed by Sunni Muslim extremists?
Sunni faith and teaching seems to be inflicted by the horrible disease of terrorism for its seeds are very much ingrained into their teachings. There are many historical accounts which refer to this fact. I prefer not to go into details of these accounts for I do not wish to give ammunitions to Shi’a Muslims or to non-Muslims to instigate hate against my Sunni brothers. I invite all Sunnis to read their history with open eyes.
In recent years this disease have evolved into a new philosophy of hate which is called “the Takfeer” or “the declaration of infidelity” this phenomena is extremely disturbing and capable of destroying their faith in the long run or it is already taken its tolls. This phenomenon has become very evident in their declarations and speeches. Sunnis might say that this is not limited to them only but also the Shi’as are doing the same thing against the Sunnis. It is true that some Shi’as are guilty of this kind of hate philosophy but there is a difference. In the case of the Sunnis, their practice of “Takfeer” does not stop at its verbal declaration or for the purpose of classification in relationship to jurisprudent matters; rather it goes beyond that to the point of shedding the blood of the condemned group.
Muslims should know that declaring someone or any group to be ‘’Kafir-apostate” dose not mean it is lawful to shed their blood. We can see this from Surat Al-Kafiroon 109. In this Sura Allah (SW) instruct the Prophet Mohammad to leave the apostates alone after being warned:
109:1-6 ( SAY: “O you who deny the truth! I do not worship that which you worship,and neither do you worship that which I worship! And I will not worship that which you have [ever] worshipped, and neither will you [ever] worship that which I worship. Unto you, your moral law, and unto me, mine!)
So if Sunnis dose not consider Shi’as to be Muslims it dose not give them the right to shed their blood. The same thing applies with any other apostate groups.
This means that “Takfeer” verdict is not a license to kill. If it is, then there are millions of people in our world who are classified, according to Islamic rules, to be “Kafirs” such as, Buddhists, Hindus, and any other polytheists; dose this mean Sunni scholars condemn to death all those “Kafirs-apostates”?
In fact “Osama bin abi Sufyan” or as he is known “Osama bin Ladin” shed the blood of all Shi’as, moderate Sunnis, Americans, British citizens and God knows who is next.
So I raise a legitimate question to all of the Sunni brothers;
“Why it is all terrorist attacks in the world today are committed by Sunni Muslim extremists?”
I am certain that not all Sunnis condone the philosophy of violence but the question here, as to why are there, within the Sunni branch of Islam, fertile grounds for the emergence of such hate toward their perceived enemy.