Today the world governments are in confusion with the ever increasing number of Muslim youths who become “radical” and are joining the Khilafah in Shaam. Many of them are confused and excessively thinking of how that could happen. Whereas, it is actually very easy to understand the causes. The causes are as follow:
First; The colonization of the Muslim lands by the Kuffar. It cannot be hidden anymore how the Muslims have been suffering since the Kuffar and the Crusader forces are present in the Middle East, especially in Palestine. This makes anyone, who have iman in his heart, upset seeing the killings and humiliation of the Muslims. It is this feeling of brotherhood that stir many of these Muslim's heart to defend and protect their brothers and sisters.
Second; The exposure of the reality of the Thaghut. The silence of the leaders in the Muslim countries in dealing with the crisis that happen in the Middle East and the limiting of themselves to the mere boundary of diplomacy, make many Muslims question, why and what is with them? Until finally, they realized that those leaders are the Thaghut, who endeavor to stop the Muslim from directly helping their brethren, confine and campaign that to aid with the money is enough. And if investigated further it is apparent that they are having good relations with the kafir countries of America and its allies who are the enemies of the Muslims. Due to that, there is no other way but to directly come down (hijrah) to the land of Shaam.
Third; The increasingly clearer commandment of jihad. All this while the Muslims have been made busy and preoccupied by the worldly matters, this is carried out in a systematic and structured way by the kuffar, making the lifestyle of the Muslims changed from being religious to secular. As an example, the Muslims are instructed to follow the struggle through democracy and the parliament, the Muslims are also dazzled by useless things such the so-called “shari'e” fashion or “shari'e” courtship, “shari'e” businesses, etc. The point is, the life of Muslims must be distant from battles, and they are indoctrinated to busily debate on “shari'e” matters, whereas in fact it makes one neglect jihad. However, Allah SWT wills something else, the light of jihad still illuminates the Muslims, and its is getting clearer each day. And many Muslims are departing for Shaam for the fear that they will be punished in the hereafter by Allah.
Fourth; The feeling of the nearness of the presence of Imam Mahdi. It is not a secret anymore that a good young man would appear in the midst of the Muslims who would return the life of the Muslims to become like the life during the time of Rasulullah. There are many well-known hadiths that talk about the coming of the day. The conquest of Rome, Turkey and the occurrence of the battle of Malhamah Al Kubra make the Muslims prepare to become a part of the forces of Imam Mahdi. There are many Muslims who can feel that it is during this lifetime of theirs that Imam Mahdi would appear based on the signs that have been witnessed. So, whoever understands the narrations about the end-times would surely prepare themselves to depart to Shaam without delay and become an army of the blessed Imam Mahdi to battle against the Christians in Dabiq.