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Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi Isaam Barqawi is a key figure in the 20th and 21st century Leninist Takfiri movement spawned by the later works of Sayyid Qutb in which he penned down the Leninist Manifesto as a means of "snatching the Haakimiyyah of Allaah" from "jaahiliyy" (barbaric, socially unjust) societies that had usurped it and "giving it back to Allaah". To learn more about Qutb's Leninist methodological framework, please refer to this article.
In this article we want to mention some facts regarding Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, purely from the angle of allowing the reader to understand the type of characters you find leading the Takfiris and Takfiri movements. You will see that they are devoid of even the most basic elements of decency, honesty, integrity and trustworthiness - and its ironic that these people claim to be "working for Islam" when they are far removed from its most basic morals.
Source for the Information
Shaykh Abdul-Aziz bin Rayyis Aal Rayyis has written a book with an introduction by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan in refutation of a book written by al-Maqdisi in which he argues for the Takfir of the Saudi State. Within this book "Tabdeed Kawaashif al-Aneed Fee Takfiri Li-Dawlat it-Tawhid", a refutation of Maqdisi's "al-Kawaashif al-Jaliyyah", Shaykh Abdul-Aziz, brings together information from those with direct companionship and interaction with al-Maqdisi, who spent some time in Kuwait.
Ideological Origins of the 20th Century Leninist Takfiri Revolutionaries
Before proceeding to summarize this information, it is important to point out that all contemporary extremist, terrorist activity being carried out, spuriously in the name of Islaam, has its origins in the ideology of hatred, malice and resentment towards Muslim societies that were rendered apostate in the writings of Sayyid Qutb in the late 1950s and early to mid 1960s. Qutb was heavily influenced by Western Materialist philosophies for a period of 15 years as mentioned in a biography by Salaah al-Khaalidee, (من الميلاد إلى الإستشهاد) "From Birth to Martyrdom" a biography of Qutb (pp. 213-215) regarding the period of "wastage" in Qutb's life. In particular he was influenced by Marxist Socialism. He was also influenced by Alexis Carrel's notions of "barbarism", which was the precursor to Qutb's further development of this idea in his later works with some support from the writings of Abu A'laa Mawdudi. Having been instrumental in plotting the successful July 1952 revolution with the Free Officers that led to Jamal Abdul-Nasser taking power over Egypt, it became easy for Qutb to pen down this Leninist ideology in his works, particularly in "Milestones" and "az-Zilal".
Through these influences, Qutb rendered all contemporary Muslim societies as apostate societies (with the exception of himself and whoever agreed with this particular ideology of his - learn more about that here), and he called for violent destructive [Leninist] revolutions in all those lands (see here). This gave birth to a devious, innovated form and understanding of Jihaad (learn more about that here) and it was this ideology that gave birth to contemporary extremism and terrorism. The ideological justification for terrorism has it's roots in this way of thinking, and it is directed primarily at Muslim societies turned "apostate". What most non-Muslims will not realize is that to these people (Leninist Takfiri Revolutionaries), these "apostate" societies, their rulers, governments and aiders and supporters are more worthy of being fought, killed and removed. This (fighting "apostate" Muslims as an urgent priority) is ideologically what they believe and they write this explicitly in their works, and it is their "greater and most fundamental goal", which, incidentally, makes them an ideal destabilization tool as well. It was on account of this ideology that beasts on two legs like Abu Qatadah gave fatwas permitting the slaughtering of Muslim women and children in Algeria (see here and here).
Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi and the Ideology of Extremism in Takfir
Summarized and adapted from the aforementioned book (pp. 16-26):
It is believed that al-Maqdisi, full name, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi Isaam bin Tahir al-Barqawi, is Circassian, from the former Soviet Union who emigrated to Palestine. Al-Maqdisi used to live, in the days of his youth, in Kuwait and he used to work in Maktabah as-Sahabah along with Fu'ad ar-Rifaa'ee at the beginning of the setting up of this publishing house. After leaving Fu'ad he did some freelance work on his own and lived in the Sabaahiyyah district of Kuwait.
Opinions and Deeds of Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi
The author, Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Rayyis, also quotes from a letter of Faisal bin Khalid as-Sa'eed, what the latter heard directly with his own ears from al-Maqdisi and in conversations and arguments that he had with al-Maqdisi - and the author also quotes from another individual called Ihsan al-Utaybee - the following matters (summarized):
As you can see, this is simply the same as what emerged out of 1960s Egypt through the books and ideology of Sayyid Qutb, and you can learn more about that evil and innovated so-called "Jihad" (which is Jihad in the path of the devil) in this article here.
From this glimpse you can see that we are dealing primarily here with people who are nothing short of beasts on two legs. Don't be surprised that the Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) described these Kharijites as "Dogs of Hellfire" and he stated about them, "If I was to reach them, I would slaughter them like the slaughtering of (the nation of) 'Aad".
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