Volume 2: The Flood

This volume starts with communicating the 'obligations' that Muslims have towards the Khilafah(caliphate). Da’esh speaks of liberating Mecca, Medina & al-Quds (referring to Masjid al-Aqsa) as a one of its operational goals, freeing the holy lands from the impurity of democracy, apostasy and manmade laws. Da’esh continue to push on bayah and work hard to promote it. They advocate for non-physical, proxy bayah; one formed by intention only if an individual is unable to physically move to the Islamic State; as long as an allegiance to caliph is made. Da’esh continues to reference the liberation of Palestine suggesting that empty words will not free al-Aqsa, rather action is necessary. They cite the example of prophet NËÍ (Noah), who warned his people but also acted upon his own instruction and didn’t allow them 'free will'. So Da’esh claim to do the same, in that they remove the practice of free will or the decision to make a wrong choice and in its place impose an authority upon the people. Democracy is not only un-Islamic Da’esh argues, it is unprophetic.

 

They defend their position of killing Muslims as they suggest that many Muslims have apostosized either through ritual malpractice or through the reverence of free will and democracy as an object of worship. So they assert that claims of Islam made by Muslims who do not pledge allegiance to the caliphate are questionable and no different to the state of previous nations. In being so the parallel is the same and Da’esh mandates itself with the need to eradicate free choice and pushes everyone to do the same by making bayah. Da’esh chronicle their battle with the Kurdish PKK, cite the issue they have with the Jawlani front and al-Harari, establish mubahalah (a customary debate in which the curse of God is invoked upon those who are false in their claims) as a valid practice and proclaim themselves as the bastions of sound and correct creed. They cite Senator McCain’s assessment of Da’esh’s progression in the area in order to promote their territorial gains and arguably add value to the claims of operational success they have made. This volume offers an insight in to Ramadhan within the ‘Islamic State’; the collection and distribution of Zakat, Eid celebrations, taraweeh(additional prayers during the fasting month) prayers and religious lectures all in one of their wilayats (area under their control). The title of this volume relates to the floods which occurred within the time of the prophet Noah. They were widespread and indiscriminate, only those who sought salvation within Noah’s message were saved. Similarly, the proposition is that those who seek salvation within the Islamic State will be saved from the flood of their wrath.