Syrian Situation and Updates of Shaykh Yaqubi's Statements

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  1. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    the regime could have shot him, just him, using a sniper, as there are hundreds of snipers all over central damascus. But to blow up a man into pieces using a bomb, along with 42 others shows that they wanted to blame it on wahabis

    now how did the bomber, or bomb get into Al Iman Mosque, on a busy intersection, right next to Baath Party offices, near the centre, considering there was tight security all around. Additionally, even if Dr Bouti might have come out against the regime, it would have made no difference, since 90% of sunnis are already against the regime, and the rest do not need dr bouti's convinving either.
  2. Abu Aleshba

    Abu Aleshba Active Member

    An interesting piece on Syria Comment. Some details about the 'quid pro quo' relationship between the regime and Shaykh Buti. I'll share an excerpt below that stood out for me.

    The Shaykh became unhappy in recent years, shortly before the revolution, when he deemed the regime was introducing measures offensive to Islam (ie niqab ban, a tv series aired during Ramadan).

    He warned:

    “Syrian Regime Loses Last Credible Ally among the Sunni Ulama,” by Thomas Pierret

    Friday, March 22nd, 2013


    In August 2010, al-Buti suggested that attacks on religion would entail painful retribution on the part of the Almighty: in a ‘vision’ he had in a dream, he said, he had seen a ‘devastating divine wrath filling the horizon’. A few months later, the Kurdish scholar first thought that this retribution had come under the form of the winter drought which for the third year, was hitting the country’s agriculture hard.

    When demonstrations started in March 2011, al-Buti declared that this was the actual fulfillment of the godly vision he had had a few months earlier. Once again, the cleric gave credence to the regime’s narrative by speaking of a ‘Zionist conspiracy’. Although during the first weeks of the uprising al-Buti obtained further concessions like the closure of Damascus’ casino, the creation of a state-run Islamic satellite channel and his appointment as the head of a newly-created Union of the Ulama of Bilad al-Sham, his support for the regime gradually became unconditional and, above all, unlimited.

  3. kattarsunni

    kattarsunni Veteran

    He obviously was not a 'mujaddid' if he did not fulfill other criteria....
  4. Ghulam

    Ghulam Veteran

    Not sure Muhammad Sakhti. The Shaykh said he was a Mujaddid so doubt it what you say is true. The following is from Shaykh Yaqoubis page

    Syrian Regime kills Dr. Bouti
    We strongly condemn the bombing of mosques and the killing of people inside them. We have no doubt that the regime is responsible for the killing of Dr. Bouti, as we have reliable information on this. In fact, we were working towards to convince him defect from the regime and move outside Syria. The last article we wrote refuting his stance entitled "To Dr Bouti: Wake up from Your State of intoxication" had reached him, and he had begun thinking seriously about breaking away. One of his inner circle was assisting in this effort, Dr. Bouti was preparing to declare something against the regime on Friday as a suprise. We have no doubt that the regime was listening in on all his discussions, and therefore decided to get rid of him."!/shaykhabulhuda?__user=702290083
  5. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator


    death washes away a mu'min's sins. may Allah forgive the shaykh. Ameen.
  6. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    i have been depressed all day today, cannot stop thinking about our Sunni brothers in Syria. What is king hussein of jordan doing?
  7. Muhammad Sakti

    Muhammad Sakti New Member

    The recompense of Dr Sei'd Ramadhan el-Boti lies in the hands of Allah. It is not for any passive bystander to pass judgement on his fate.

    Our Shaykh, Ustaz Ghazali Pikan, would say regarding Dr Sei'd:

    "The son of Mulla Ramadhan has kept alive the awe and majesty of his teachers, yet the poison of politics has diseased him. May Allah forgive him."

    Brother Ghulam and others, can you clarify - am I correct in understanding that some months ago Seyyed Sheykh Muhammad el-Yaqubi showered arrows of criticism at Dr Se'id, even going to the extremes of saying that his father would not even intercede for him on the Day of Resurrection?
  8. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    'This news hurt me very much. inna lilAllahi wa inna ilaihi raj'oon

    what i dont understand is that Aleppo is almost all Sunni. There are no alawites there. the only shiites are in two small towns far outside the city.

    Then why are so many Sunnis dying there? Dimashq has already been largely destroyed. Who can live there any more?

    Syria is so heavily Sunni. alawites and wahabis are small minorities, the rest even much smaller. Then why are Sunnis dying to this degree? Unless someone else is the real cuplrit and the killing machine. There is that neighbouring state who sits quietly
  9. Ghulam

    Ghulam Veteran

    ??? ? ?
  10. kattarsunni

    kattarsunni Veteran

  11. Abu Aleshba

    Abu Aleshba Active Member

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
  12. Little Shaam

    Little Shaam New Member

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
  13. Ghulam

    Ghulam Veteran

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

    'The Syrian Regime kills Dr. Bouti

    A Statement from Sh. Muhammad Al-YAqoubi

    We have sadly received the news that the great Allamah Dr. Sa'eed Ramadan Bouti was martyrred today in car bomb in Damascus.
    It is a big calamity for Muslims in loosing such a great figure who was a Mujaddid for the deen and who defended Islam and the doctrine of Ahlusunnah for several decades.
    We have had news that he was panning to move outside Syria and that he began to understand the atrocities of the regime there the regime decided to get rid of him. He was srounded by heavy security who limited his movement. However, we denonce his killing whether the regime did it or the takfiri groups. People should not killed in such a political struggle because of their opinions.
    We offer our condolences to his family, his students, and to the people of Damascus and we pray for him and for all who were killed with him (21 people) that Allah grant him and them the highest ranks in al-Firdous.'
  14. Abu Aleshba

    Abu Aleshba Active Member

    Recently northern province Raqqa fell to the rebels, Aleppo is teetering and expected to fall in the near future and now Homs is back in play after the regime had control in recent months. The regime is short of men and fully stretched fighting many fronts.

    Perhaps this is why, in a possible sign of desperation and on regime instruction, yesterday we heard that Mufti Hassoun/Sh.Buti had called for Jihad?

    From the regime mouthpiece Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA):

    Supreme Iftaa Council: Defending Unified Syria Duty on All Syrians
    Mar 11, 2013

    Al-Bouti Hails Sacrifices of Syrian Army in Battle against Terrorists
    Mar 08, 2013

    From The Spectator:

    Assad’s jihad against Syrian rebels, and what it tells us about his regime
    11 March 2013

    Given the regimes shortage of men, there were a couple of reports yesterday, although yet to be confirmed but plausable and exciting enough to share. The losses might be causing stirrings within Assad's Alawite community and in particular from his hometown of Qardaha. He could do without internal troubles while he has his hands full:

    Yalla Souriya


    Comment #82 on Syria Comment yesterday:


    On Wednesday Shaykh Yaqoubi posted an arabic statement on facebook (Google translation of title):

    Hardships of war do not drop the duty of Jihad
    Sheikh Mohammed Abul Huda al-Yacoubi
    6th March

    شدائد الحرب لا تسقط واجب الجهاد

    الشيخ محمد أبو الهدى اليعقوبي

    الحمد لله وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وآله وصحبه، أما بعد فقد قرأت بعض الشكوك والاعتراضات التي ترد على ثورة أهل الشام من قبل بعض من ينتسب إلى العلم وأكثر ذلك لا يحتاج إلى رد لأنه شبه ومغالطات، ولكن التذكير واجب وقد رأيت أن أجيب هنا بما ورد من كلام الله تعالى في القرآن الكريم من بيان.

    ورأس هذه الشكوك والأوهام الشكوى من القتل والتدمير وعدم توفر الطعام والشراب أي شدائد الحرب، وأن هذه الشدائد تسقط واجب الجهاد وأن القتال لا يجوز لما يؤدي إليه من قتل وخراب. وهذه الشكوى هي الوهن الذي فسره النبي عليه الصلاة في الحديث عن ثوبان رضي الله تعالى عنه في سنن أبي داود بأنه حب الحياة وكراهية الموت.



    Finally, Shaykh Yaqoubi responds to Mufti Hassoun's call for Jihad by reposting a statement from last year. Posted yesterday. Google translation of title:​

    Reply to the Mufti of the Syrian regime d. Ahmad Hassoun
    Announcement general alarm to overthrow the regime
    (An earlier statement, we enacted a year ago)​

    Sheikh Yacoubi calls to arms and general alarm
    (28 February 2012)​

    الرد على مفتي النظام السوري د. أحمد حسون
    إعلان النفير العام لإسقاط النظام
    (بيان سابق كنا أصدرناه قبل سنة من الآن)​

    الشيخ اليعقوبي يدعو إلى حمل السلاح والنفير العام
    (٢٨ شباط ٢٠١٢)​
  15. Abu Aleshba

    Abu Aleshba Active Member

    Firstly, JazakAllah Khair to Sheikh Abu Hasan for the translation. The intention of posting was just to give an idea of it's content and not hoping for a translation and burden anyone. The effort is appreciated.

    About Jabhat al Nusrah, they are regarded with suspicion. Some suspect the group of being in cahoots with the regime or that the regime has infiltrated the group. The syrian regime was known to send Jihadi (or alqaeda types) into Iraq during the US occupation so the regime intelligence services has links with such groups which it has probably maintained.

    Brother Hamoudeh has written about the group in his blog:

    Jabhat al-Nusra is a Threat to the Syrian Revolution

    Posted on November 26, 2012 by freehalab
  16. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    Has the War on Sunnis Started?

    Shaykh Abu’l Hudā Muĥammad al-Yáqūbī

    Has the war on Ahlu’s Sunnah started? Has the war to cleanse the Levant [shām] of the shrines of Awliyā’a and righteous people begun?

    Has the Syrian revolution changed its course from being an uprising against oppression and tyrants and criminals towards a revolt against “polytheism and polytheists”[1] among Ahlu’s Sunnah, the Ashárīs, who permit visiting graves and intercession of Awliyā’a? Has the revolution now become an opportunity for various madh’habs, sects and groups to impose their own creed and opinions by force?

    In the Levant, various sects and groups have been mutually tolerant for centuries; has the revolution come to erase this illustrious history? We prevented the regime from fomenting sectarian fighting; but then, will we be seared by the flames of internecine war lit by a group of people in the ranks of the revolutionaries? Also, did these people really join the revolution to overthrow the regime or to achieve their own agenda of imposing their beliefs and dogma by violence and weapons?

    It appears that suspicions are proving true and the revolution has deviated from its route. We read in the news the following item:
    “Praise be to Allah, the grave of the Wali Muhammad Jarabeh has been blown up by the [group] Jabhat al-Nusrah. This was because the ignorant folk had made this place [sic] for worship and this is against the Law given by Allah sub’ĥānahū wa táālā.”
    This news item was published by the coordination committee [of] Salāĥuddīn in Aleppo and deleted thereafter when faced with protests condemning this act. Residents in the vicinity [of the shrine] have said that the explosions took place at 1:30 in the morning and carried out by an armed group with indications of an Islamist organisation.

    Firstly, we condemn this ugly deed, an abominable crime and violation of the honour of the deceased and the living. We call for those who perpetrated this heinous act to cease from further such actions; and that they repent and seek forgiveness of Allāh táālā and apologise to Muslims. Our statement is addressed to both leaders of the brigades and revolutionaries, as they are partners in this crime and sin – indeed, this is nothing but transgression, oppression, wrongdoing and desecration.

    To leaders of [our] antagonists who support such mobs and give them financial support, armaments and media exposure, we warn them of dire and dangerous consequences of such actions and the hatred and resentment that it sows in the populace which will lead to internal strife and civil war.

    Concerning the decision on what constitutes as opposition to the Law of Allāh, it is the jurisdiction of righteous and upright scholars who decree the permissible and the forbidden. Concerning seeking intercession [tawassul] of the Prophet sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam, intercession of righteous folk or visiting graves, the debates on these issues are long over and the madh’hab of the majority of the Ahlu’s Sunnah has been settled that these are all permissible acts. Scholars who permitted such actions include Imams Nawawi, Ghazali, Asqalani, Ibn Abidin and hundreds of other scholars. Ibn Taymiyyah and his followers opposed the majority and went to extremes, even considering visit to the mausolem of RasulAllah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam as forbidden and accused the majority of Muslims of commiting idolatry. The majority of Syrians are Shafiyis and Hanafis following the madh’hab of Nawawi and Ibn Abidin; does the revolution seek to compel us to follow the opinion of Ibn Taymiyyah by coercion?

    The towns and cities of Syria [2] are resting places of Awliya’a and righteous Muslims; this is the abode of the blessed Abdāl,[3] the land of knowledge, fiqh and Qur’an. There is no doubt that the people of Shām: Shafiyis, Hanafis, Ashárīs, Māturīdīs, Sūfīs, Salafīs, Ikhwān [Muslim Brotherhood] and Tahriris will stand united against this fanatical ideology which is based on hatred and bigotry and which only drives towards mutual hostility and does not result in anything except strife in our land and among our people, hitherto free from it.

    We call upon all participants in the revolution to condemn these people for their demolition of shrines of Awliya’a before this fire spreads and the menace magnifies and things spiral out of control.

    I have delivered the message; O Allah! Be my witness.

    1. Comment aimed at the Wahabi/Salafi denominations who freely accuse Sunnis of being polytheists on account of visiting graves or seeking intercession of righteous people.

    2. Even though the shaykh says bilad al-sham, as in the preceding line, in the context of this article, he probably refers to Syria.

    3. Higher grades of Awliya’a
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  17. kattarsunni

    kattarsunni Veteran

  18. kattarsunni

    kattarsunni Veteran

    Since when have the 'Salafi's' or the Ikhwan rejected this action?

    And what better can we expect from American/Saudi backed Wahabi's who have also desecrated graves of companions, more recently in Libya, and exhumed bodies of awliya like Sidi Zaruq??


    I would love to see Adnan Aroor condemn this desecration, or any other prominent Salafi.
  19. Abu Aleshba

    Abu Aleshba Active Member

    From Free Halab blog:

    Shaykh al-Yaqoubi Condemns the Bombing of Shrines in Aleppo

    Posted on November 24, 2012 by freehalab

    Last week, local residents reported that an explosion occurred at the shrine of the saint Shaykh Muhammad Jerabeh carried out by a group of men with Islamic signs. Not long after it was reported that Jabhat al-Nusra claimed the bombing. The following is Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi’s response, condemning the attack and calling upon everyone in the revolution to do the same. There is unfortunately no translation available yet, but the Shaykh begins by saying: “Have you started the war on Sunnis?”

    [Arabic statement]
  20. Abu Aleshba

    Abu Aleshba Active Member

    Shaykh Yaqoubi participated in a Carnegie Endowment event:

    The Role of Political Islam

    November 9, 2012 – Washington, D.C.

    Syrian academic and former Syrian National Council spokesperson Bassma Kodmani, journalist and researcher Aron Lund, and Sufi Sheikh Muhammad al-Yacoubi discussed the role of sectarianism and Islamism in the Syrian uprising and the immediate challenges Syria could face after the fall of Bashar Al-Assad.

    [Choice of video, audio or transcript.]

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