Should the Salafīs Cooperate in the Capturing of Takfīrists?
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
The Muftī of the Jīzan Province of Saudi al-ʿArabīa, Shaykh Aḥmad al-Najmī
Firstly, I love you for the sake of Allāh and I ask Allāh to preserve you just as He preserves all of His righteous servants. Here (in France), the French Government is appealing to the Salafīs for their cooperation in capturing the Takfīrists. In all actuality they are requesting that we work alongside them to catch these individuals. Is this something that the religion of Islām deems permissible or not -may Allāh bless you?Answer:
Truthfully, the Takfīrists are considered to be enemies of Islām and enemies of the Muslims as they are responsible for actions that have harmed the Muslims. It is ok for (the Muslims) to point the (authorities) in their direction and to clarify what they are upon if they are certain about these people.