Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

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?

Be Mindful O Mankind!

O my soul, it is not for a few days patience, As if her extent were a few dreams. Oh my soul, pass quickly on through this world, And leave it, for indeed life lies ahead of it.
Ash-Shafi'i (d. 204H), may Allah have mercy upon him