CHAPTER: DECISION ABOUT ONE WHO TRIES TO DISRUPT THE UNITY OF THE MUSLIMS
It has been narrated on the authority of 'Arfaja who said: I have heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) say: Different evils will make their appearance in the near future. Anyone who tries to disrupt the affairs of this Umma while they are united you should strike him with the sword whoever he be. (If remonstrance does not prevail with him and he does not desist from his disruptive activities, he is to be killed.)
In another version of the tradition narrated on the same authority through a different chains of transmitters we have the words:" Kill him."
It has been narrated (through a still different chain of transmitters) on the Same authority (i. e. 'Arfaja) who said similarly-but adding:" Kill all of them." I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) say: When you are holding to one single man as your leader, you should kill who seeks to undermine your solidarity or disrupt your unity.