Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Typography

Isis. Daish. Al-Qaeda. The Caliphate. So many different Muslim groups in our times that have been labelled 'terrorists'! Are these groups truly rightly guided, merely because they claim to stand up in the face of oppression? Or are they doing more harm by killing innocents, and thus demonstrate 'Kharijite' tendencies (the group that exemplifies Islamic fanaticism, as per the hadith)?

In this look at the past, Dr. Yasir Qadhi examines the histories of these movements, tracing their development to the turbulent times of the early 70's in Egypt. In fact, some of the people alive now that are involved in current movements were active in these past movements of three decades ago as well. What lessons can we glean from the precursors to these very movements? How can we avoid committing the same mistakes that those movements did?

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Stick to the path of guidance, and do not be hurt by the small number of people who take this path, and beware of the path of misguidance, and do not be fooled by the large number of people who destroy themselves on this path.
Al-Fudayl ibn Iyyad (d. 187H), may Allah have mercy upon him