Baghdadi’s Family Tree

Posted: 9th September 2015 by Will McCants in Uncategorized

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State and self-proclaimed caliph, claims to be a descendant of Muhammad. That’s not surprising since most Sunni Muslims believe only a descendant from Muhammad’s tribe can be caliph. What makes Baghdadi’s lineage interesting is that he claims to descend from Muhammad through ten of the twelve Shi`i imams. That’s an unusual and sadly ironic genealogy for a man hellbent on eradicating the Shia. I mention Baghdadi’s genealogy in passing in my profile of him but you can read a fuller discussion of it in my forthcoming book, ISIS Apocalypse. There you’ll learn about the apocalyptic prophecies that his pedigree supposedly fulfills.

Baghdadi's family tree

  1. dave says:

    What is all this ‘claims to be’ and ‘supposedly fulfills’ about? As you demonstrate, its a fact, not a claim or supposition, that he is Qurayshi. These silly slights alongside another silly slight about Shia really does you no credit and is why you get so much pushback from IS supporters to your pieces which are otherwise alright.

  2. blackeisen says:

    You should know that sunnis do not consider these imams to be shia… they consider they were pious sunni muslims.



  4. Jim rambo says:

    Hello. I believe in your religion. Would love to help in anyway.

  5. Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah says:


    A Message To America From a Mujahid In The West
    (A message from Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah al-Sicilian)

    I begin with Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.

    All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. We praise Him, seek His aid and protection, and ask Allah for His forgiveness. I testify that there is no God but Allah alone, who has no partner, and I testify that Muhammad is His slave and messenger. May Allah send blessings and peace upon him and upon his family and companions. Peace be upon those who follow the guidance.

    Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh. My name is Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah al-Sicilian. I am a fighter of the Islamic State and my bai’a is with Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

    This is my message to America.

    The event in which I planned on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Washington D.C. would have been a great attack against America. Even with my capture its repercussions will not stop. Although it would have been a great attack against America but the events that will follow are dangerous and more enormous than the planned attack against the United States Capital. The event was but a reaction to the continued American aggression, injustice and oppression against our people and it is in self defense against the coalition of nations waging war against the Islamic State.

    We are people who refuse to live under oppression and reject humiliation and disgrace and we are going to take revenge on those waging war against our people and the blood of the Muslims won’t be spilt without punishment. We must use such punishment to stop you and your evil. America is a nation of evil. What we see from America is the invasion and occupation of Muslim lands and torture of our brother in Abu Ghuarib and Guantanamo Bay and the murder and rape of our children, mothers and sisters over the past decade. America thought it could threaten the lives of our people and invade and occupy our lands but we will not stay silent in such aggression and we will fight and insight others to do the same. The battle has moved to inside of America and we are fighting till we get victory or martyrdom. Just as you are killing our people we will kill yours, we will do as you do, if you kill our people we will kill yours until you stop. Each action will have a similar reaction so the planned attack against the United States Capital is in reaction to what happens to our lands and our people and we won’t hesitate to kill those who occupy our lands and kill our people. We don’t see a difference between those dressed in Military uniforms and business suits. They all are a target to us.

    So I tell the American people if you value the lives of your people you stop this war against our people. Every day you delay this aggression, injustice and oppression against our people you will be attacked.

    As for those who condemn this they view it in isolation and fail to connect it to the past events and not look at the causes that lead to this result. Their perspective is not based on either a religious, legal nor even a rational perspective. They will just see the American people and the media criticizing so they will stand up with them in criticism but do not listen to them. Do not listen to those who will allow the Muslims to be humiliated by the kufar and the kufar to invade and occupy Muslim lands and the Prophet of Allah (sallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) insulted in exchange for being safe and pleased with by the kufar. If we defend ourselves they begin to insult us, condemn what we do and call us terrorist and say we don’t represent the religion of Islam. We don’t care about any of their opinions or criticisms or the fact that they will place a price on our heads and even if the whole world decides to get together and kill us.

    To the media… do not ask why I planned to do what I did but ask your government what they done that forced me to plan to do what I did.

    America is against the establishment of an Islamic State. We have one religion, one Allah (ta’ala), one book, one Ummah, we have no borders and we live by the divine law of Allah (ta’ala). The kufar doesn’t like this. In our religion we believe that Allah (ta’ala) created us to worship Him alone. Allah (ta’ala) created us and blessed us with this religion and we are to fight in His Cause to make His word above all, above the word of the disbelievers. So we seek to do so. We seek to implement the Shari’ah and apply the rule of the Qur’an, we seek to break the borders and make the word of Allah (ta’ala) above all. In’Sha’Allah we will achieve these goals with what we have. We will fight against those who fight against us and we have Allah (ta’ala) as our protector and ally while you have no protector or ally.

    With the permission of Allah (ta’ala) we will bring America to its knees and we will raise the black banner banner of Tawhid over America and its Capital.

    Dear brothers and sisters in Dar al-Kufar… awaken for this is the call of Jihad. Your load your guns, you assemble your explosive devices, you get out there and you use your weapons. You hunt down the government employees, the media, the soldiers, the Jews, the Crusaders , the Zionist, the Shia and the apostates allies and you kill them. You kill them where you can, when you can. We need to destroy this kufar system but I cannot do this alone. I need you now. So go fourth and fight against the disbelieving people of America.

  6. Chris says:

    Hello there! i have a fair question to all muslims and people in general out there…. Why doesnt ISIS attack israel??? whats the deal? why does ISIS kill for the most (around 95%) other muslims? why does ISIS for the MOST part just attack and destroy other muslim countries and the muslim soceity??? ask yourself that!!

    cooould it be that it is actually led by a mossad agent?? sounds crazy but the more i look into it the more logical it is!!!

    and Edward Snowden has said it! the so called caliph is a jew and a mossad agent with his real name being Elliot Shimon. investigate it! the mainstream media is all lies wake up!

    best regards, chris