Sheikh Shaban Sherif Mady (شعبان شريف ماضي), a former scholar at al-Azhar theological school in Egypt and official at the Ministry of Endowment and Ministry of Education of the Egyptian government, serves today as the Imam of a Muslim congregation in Edmonton, Alberta.
In his recent Friday sermon, Sherif Mady expressed his open support of the mujahideen, meaning Muslims who carry out the duty of jihad against the disbelievers, in the City of Aleppo in Syria and around the world.
Jaish al-Fatah (Army of Conquest) is a coalition of mujahideen forces in Aleppo which includes among others the following groups Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front which was affiliated with al-Qaeda), Ajnad al-Sham, Ahrar ash-Sham, Liwa al-Haqq, Jaysh al-Sunna, Turkistan Islamic Party and Sham Legion. The grave majority of coalition’s member groups support the establishment of an Islamic State that will implement the Islamic Law.
The following are excerpts from Sherif Mady’s Friday sermon which was posted on YouTube on August 5, 2016 (originally in Arabic):
“O the people of Syria, O the mujahideen, I swear by Allah, you are right, you are right. Allah will
help and support you…
“My message to the mujahideen – May Allah support you, may Allah keep you firm, may Allah link your hearts to Him.
“O Allah, we ask You, O our Lord, today, in this period of time, The Ever Living, The Sustainer, to be pleased with hearts of the mujahideen.
“O Allah, help our people in Gaza and in Aleppo, and in Iraq, and in Yemen [inaudible], in Burma and in Central Africa.
“O Allah, link their hearts to You, make their steps firm, let them hit their targets and give them victory
over the oppressors… O Allah support the mujahideen by giving them the victory.”
In a another Friday sermon (February 2016), Sherif Mady mentioned Mohammad’s prophecy about the future Islamic conquer of Europe and defeating Christianity, Islam’s prime enemy, after taking over Turkey and Palestine.
The following is an except from Shaban Sherif Mady’s sermon as translated by Memri:
“The Prophet Muhammad told us that Constantinople would be conquered. This was the capital city of the Byzantine Empire. I am talking about prophecies from the sunna. Where is Constantinople, the capital city of the Byzantine Empire? Today, it is in Turkey.
“Turkey, Montenegro, Kosovo, all the way to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia… All these countries were ruled by the rightly guided Caliphate, the last Caliphate of the Muslims. [It ruled] about half of Europe, in the East, and then the other half, in the West, the countries of Al-Andalus: Spain, Portugal, and part of France, all the way to the Ural Mountains. All this was an Islamic Caliphate.
“Constantinople will be conquered. It is the Prophet Muhammad who said so. And what was Constantinople? Just like the Vatican today, it was the capital of all the Christians in the world. It was conquered and became Turkey. The Hagia Sophia became a great mosque, where Allah is worshipped.
“The prophecies of the Prophet Muhammad came true. But some prophecies have not come true yet. Look forward to it, because the Prophet Muhammad said that Rome would be conquered! It will be conquered. Constantinople was conquered. Rome is the Vatican, the very heart of the Christian state. When and how? You and I, who suffer of psychological defeatism, cannot fathom that. But people of faith have will, power, and understanding, and they know that the Prophet’s hadith is true, for he does not speak on a whim.”
Sherif Mady greets Syrian refugees: “O Allah! Strengthen the mujahideen everywhere”
Alberta Islamic Welfare Association headed by Shaban Sherif Mady hosted on Family Day (February 5, 2016) Syrian refugees and their families for a social gathering with members of the local Muslim community in Edmonton and the Imam Shaban Sherif Mady.
In his speech to the Syria refugees, Shaban Sherif Mady greeted them, emphasized the merits of the people of Greater Syria in the eyes of Allah for defeating the Crusaders and the Tatars and ended with a supplication to Allah. The following is an excerpt from the supplication (originally in Arabic):
“O Allah! Strengthen the mujahideen [jihad fighters in the path of Allah] everywhere, make their hearts firm and strong, let them hit their targets, give them victory over their enemies.
“O Allah! Destroy the oppressors.
“O Allah! Destroy your enemies, the enemies of religion (Islam).
“O Allah! Whoever wishes good for Islam and the Muslims bestow all goodness upon him.
“O Allah! Whoever wishes ill for us and wishes ill for Islam and the Muslims, make his plot (tied) around his neck and make him preoccupied with himself, and make his plan cause his own destruction.”
Sherif Mady likens Trudeau to a King who helped Muslims and converted to Islam
Shaban Sherif Mady dedicated his Friday sermon on December 18, 2015 to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whom he sees as the greatest ally of the Muslims. Trudeau was likened to “the Najashi”, the Christian King of Abyssinia in the 7th century AD, who is honoured in the Islamic history for the support and protection he provided to the Muslim emigrants who fled pagan Mecca and his persistent refusal to expel them while fending off the pressure and lure offered by Muhammad’s Meccan rival leadership. Later, according to the Islamic tradition, the Najashi King accepted Muhammad’s invitation to embrace Islam and became a Muslim.
The following is an excerpt from Shaban Sherif Mady’s sermon (originally in Arabic):
“Justin Trudeau – I call him today the Najashi of the current era. He hosted Muslims,honoured them, visited their mosques, greeted them for their holidays, and removed the suspicion that terrorism is related to Islam, honoured the Muslims, hosted the refugees.
“He is the Najashi of the current era. This is the title of my sermon that will appear on YouTube – Justin Trudeau Najashi of the current era…
“In Islam there are men, in the world there are men who helped the world with their wisdom, such as [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan [President of Turkey] and Justin Trudeau.
“Salute to Justin Trudeau, O the Najashi of the current era. Thank you… This man is affable. This amiable man we call him the Najashi of the current era.
“Thank you for hosting our Muslims on behalf of this Canadian country which you run in the same way the Najashi ruled in ancient era our Muslims, who were oppressed and tortured [in Mecca].
“Thank you. Thanks you, O the Najashi of the current era… The world is happy to see people like Erdoğan and Trudeau. With people such as those the compassion is spread, the friendship is spread, the love is spread…”
In his Friday sermons in Edmonton during the years 2013-14, Shaban Sherif Mady said the following:
“O the courageous Palestinian people! Al-Quds (Jerusalem) will become the capital of the Islamic State, not of Palestine… Had it not been betrayal, all the territory of Europe was almost conquered from Andalus (Spain). This is the promise of the Prophet Mohammad. The victory will come… Then the Rightly-Guided Caliphate (Islamic State) will be established and it will follow the path of the Prophet (Mohammad). We will welcome it.”
“Why (the Muslim Brotherhood movement was designated as) a terrorist organization? Because it calls for the return of the Caliphate (Islamic State). If so, I’m an operative of the Muslim Brotherhood, I’m a terrorist… (O Allah) to those who want to harm Islam and the Muslims, make their animosity annihilate themselves, make them kill themselves, destroy them completely, annihilate them all, like you did to the peoples of A’d and Thamoud… O Allah, support all mujahideen in any place around the globe.”
“O Allah, support any mujaheed (jihadist) who raises the flag of Islam.”
“The secularism is always in a war against Islam and this conflict between the two still exists.”
“The [unmarried] adulterer and the [unmarried] adulteress will be flogged 100 times and their testimony will never be accepted by court.”