He has also recently said that “Islam is a religion of peace, love and compassion.” “Speaking about Taliban and the Islamic State or Daesh militant groups, the Imam said that those who misinterpret the Quran and apply Quranic verses about infidels on other Muslims are ‘Khwarij.'” The Khawarij were an early Muslim sect that was quick — like the Islamic State, the Taliban and al-Qaeda — to pronounce takfir upon other Muslims, that is, declare them unbelievers who could lawfully be killed. And however much the Imam-e-Kaaba and other members of the Saudi establishment may dislike its being used against them, takfir is an accepted practice in Islam, with no limitations on how often it can be pronounced. The Imam-e-Kaaba says that the Islamic State and the Taliban “misinterpret the Quran and apply Quranic verses about infidels on other Muslims.” If he deigned to explain how these groups misinterpret the Qur’an, he might really start making headway against them.
“Daesh, Taliban have no link with Islam: Imam-e-Kaaba,” The Nation (Pakistan), April 26, 2015:
Islamabad: Imam-e-Kaaba Shaikh Khalid al-Ghamidi today urged the people of Saudi Arabia and Iran to unite over the Holy Quran and Sunnah. He said Daesh, Taliban have no link with Islam.
Speaking exclusively to a private news channel, the Imam urged Saudi Arabia and Iran to shun their differences.
The Imam said that enemies want to hurt Muslims by creating divisions within their ranks, and that the unity of the Muslim Ummah is the need of the hour. “As the Imam of Haram Sharif, I call upon all Muslims, whether it is our Saudi or Iranian brothers, to unite over the Holy Quran and Sunnah. Today, our enemy does not want to see us united. They want to see us divided like this,” he said. “A Muslim is the flag-bearer of Quran and Sunnah. It is critical that we unite while shunning sectarian differences,” he said.
Speaking about Taliban and the Islamic State or Daesh militant groups, the Imam said that those who misinterpret the Quran and apply Quranic verses about infidels on other Muslims are “Khwarij”. He said that Pakistani people and Parliament are on the same page regarding defending the Harmain Sharifain, but they are not on the same page regarding Yemen issue. He said that during his trip he had a chance to meet people and the way they are ready to tender any sacrifice for defending the Harmain Sharifain, is unprecedented….