As for someone who issue religious verdicts that this [what terrorists do] is jihad – [the question is] who says this is jihad [the scholars upon the sunnah or deviant individuals]?
Are the people who issue such rulings dependable, respectable or are they simply supporters [of the evil Khawarij terrorist] and defenders of ignorant people?
They are definitely not scholars, these people.
Has a single, dependable and respectable scholar ever said that
this is jihad?
It is a lie [if anyone claims any dependable and reliable scholar said terrorist actions are from jihad]. These [actions of the terrorists] are not jihad.
Rather, it is sinning against Allah and his messenger, a violation and transgression against what Muslims hold sacred, opposition and rebellion against the obedience to the leader of Muslim’s affairs [when terrorist attacks are carried out in Muslim lands and the ruler is Muslim]. All of these things are sins – major sins, may Allah protect us.
Therefore, it is not a form of jihad. This is – yes, this is for the sake of Satan, not for the sake of Allah because it harms Muslims…
So, whoever passes some religious verdict that this [work of the
terrorists] is jihad – he is no scholar; he is either a misguided scholar who used to have knowledge or he is a complete fool who does not know what jihad for the sake of Allah even means.”
Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie