The Spirit Of Jihad Shall Continue To Ignite!

Zil Hajj 20, 1433 A.H, Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Al-Hamdulillah, all praises be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. May salawat and salam be showered upon Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, his family and companions.

The conspiracies of the enemies of Islam in destroying the Muslims will continue to happen. All resources and efforts are deployed to fight the Muslims. Not a even moment that they halt. This is as what has been told by Allah Ta’ala in His verse, نِإ ِ اﻮُﻋﺎَﻄَﺘْﺳا ْ

"And they will continue to fight you until they turn you back from your religion if they are able." (QS. Al-Baqarah: 217)

Ibnu Katsir rahimahullah explain the meaning of the previous sentence, “And fitnah is greater (in sins) than killing,” Namely: “Indeed they are casting fitnah to a Muslim in his religion thereby making him murtad inclining toward kufr after he has believed, and that is greater in the sight of Allah than killing.” And then he mentioned: “And they will continue to fight you until they turn you back from your religion if they are able.” Meaning: “And then they do worse and more heinous sins, they do not repent nor do they stop.”

Sheikh Abdurrahman bin Nasir al-Sa’di said about the tafseer of the above verse, “And then Allah Ta’ala informs that they would continue to fight the believers. Their mission is not to seize the properties of the believers and kill them. Indeed ,their mission is to remove the believers from their religion and then become kafir after they have believed and they became the dwellers of the blazing hellfire. They will exert their capabilities for all that, doing whatever can be done, “and they want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.” “

He continued, “This trait applies commonly to every kuffar, they do not stop to fight groups outside of themselves to the point of reverting them away from their religion. Especially the People of the Book from among the Jews and Christians who have set up organizations, spread missionaries, stationed doctors, built schools to attract the ummah towards their religion, created various propaganda to instill doubt in them regarding their religion (Islam).”

If this is the case, then what if the spirit of jihad dims while the spirit of hostility the kafireen continues unabated?

Allah informs about another conspiracy of the kuffar, they continue to work hindering from the way of Allah and creating movements that are deviating from Islam. Allah Ta’ala says,

َنﻮُﻠَﻤْﻌَﺗ

ٍ ﺎﱠﻤَﻋ

ُ ﻞِﻓﺎَﻐِﺑ

ﻪﱠﻠﻟا

ُ ﺎَﻣَو

ْ ءاَﺪَﻬُﺷ

ﻢُﺘْﻧَأَو

"Say, "O People of the Scripture, why do you avert from the way of Allah those who believe, seeking to make it [seem] deviant, while you are witnesses [to the truth]? And Allah is not unaware of what you do. O you who have believed, if you obey a party of those who were given the Scripture, they would turn you back, after your belief, [to being] unbelievers." (QS. Ali Imran: 99-100)

Due to that, the spirit shall not fade, it must continue to be guarded. If unable or the time is not right yet to perform the jihad directly in accordance with the requirement of the Shari’ah, then we must continue to maintain the spirit of jihad.

Various means are going to be taken by the enemies of Islam to destroy the religion of Allah. A variety of deceptions will be made to put out His light. One of them as mentioned in the Qur’an is by their mouths, for example through the funnels of the media. So something we must be aware of is that, the enemies of Islam will also make use of the media to attack Islam, including in journalistic activities. Therefore, the Ansarullah and Mujahideen should also be proficient in this field to ward off and confront their conspiracies.

Allah Ta’ala says, نَأ ْ ﻢِﺘُﻳ َّ هَرﻮُﻧ ُ ﻮَﻟَو ْ هِﺮَﻛ َ َنوُﺮِﻓﺎَﻜْﻟا

"They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it." (QS. Al-Taubah: 32)

Another verse that amplifies this,

اوُﺮِﺒْﺼَﺗ

نِإَو

اًﺮﻴِﺜَﻛ

ىًذَأ

َ اﻮُﻛَﺮْﺷَأ

َ ﻦﻳِﺬﱠﻟا

ْ ﻦِﻣَو ْ

"You will surely be tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse. But if you are patient and fear Allah - indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination." (QS. Ali Imran: 186)

If we observe, most of the media at the present age are controlled by the kuffar and their supporters from among the munafiqeen. So it is natural if we are witnessing today a majority of the mass media contain the hatred against Islam, are insulting the teachings of Islam, pushing the Muslims into the corner, equating jihad with terror, pinning negative titles to the activists of jihad, and the likes. And even sadder, the Muslim community is crammed and herded towards a bias conclusion about Islam, and they receive it crudely without doing any cross check. So indeed, struggling in this era tremendously need high patience and taqwa, “But if you are patient and fear Allah - indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination.”

The hatred of the Kuffar through the mass media is also indicated by the verse of Allah Ta’ala, “O you who have believed, do not take as intimates those other than yourselves, for they will not spare you [any] ruin. They wish you would have hardship. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater.” (QS. Ali Imran: 118).

It should be that, if we are able, we must fight against the various conspiracies, and destroy them. But what to do, the ummah is in a weak condition. The Mujahideen only have a limited ability in this field of mass media. Patience continues to be increased, one of which is by keeping on maintaining the ruh (spirit) of conducting jihad through the media.

Tips on How to Maintain the Spirit of Jihad

Changing the mindset about the dunya and akhirah; making the akhirah as the actual life. The dunya is just accompanying it, it should not be the goal.

Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam said about his sahabahs while digging trenches in the battle of Ahzab, هﺮﺟﺎﻬﻤﻟاو

"Ya Allah, indeed the life is the life of the akhirah. So give forgiveness to the people of Ansar and Muhajireen." (HR. Al-Bukhari) Meaning: Ya Allah indeed the life that we seek and that is everlasting is the life of the akhirah.

Why must we straighten out this mindset? Because the worldly orientation would undermine the spirit of jihad. We need to remember, if we get the pleasure of the world or the misery, it is only about 60 -70 years, a few pass through it. However, if we wrongly calculate the life of the akhirah, then the losses is immense, 1 day in the akhriah is like 50 thousand years in the dunya. Wallahu Ta’ala A’lam.

[Original article in Indonesian: Badrul Tamam/voa-islam.com]

Translated and Submitted by a Mujahid

Thawaabit ‘ala darb al-Jihad’ (Constants on the path of ‘Thawaabit ‘ala darb al-Jihad’ (Constants on the path of Jihad) by Sheikh Yusuf Al-‘Uyayree Jihad) by Sheikh Yusuf Al-‘Uyayree

very ideology there are variants and constants, constants that do not change, by the change For every ideology there are variants and constants, constants that do not change, by the change of time, place and person. Variables change from time to time, by place and from person to of time, place and person. Variables change from time to time, by place and from person to person. Example of constant is salaah, it does not change, and there is no need to change salaah, person. Example of constant is salaah, it does not change, and there is no need to change salaah, no need to pray differently, our bodies are the same, and we are worshipping the same lord, and no need to pray differently, our bodies are the same, and we are worshipping the same lord, and towards the same direction. There are also variables, the way the calipha is chosen is a variable. towards the same direction. There are also variables, the way the calipha is chosen is a variable. I.e. It is different in the cases of Abubakr, ‘Umar, Uthman, and ‘Ali. The way each one was chosen I.e. It is different in the cases of Abubakr, ‘Umar, Uthman, and ‘Ali. The way each one was chosen was different. was different.

Today we need to remember the constants, and remind others. In this miserable time, we need to Today we need to remember the constants, and remind others. In this miserable time, we need to go back to the constants; some are trying to change the constants of jihad into variables. And the go back to the constants; some are trying to change the constants of jihad into variables. And the purpose is to justify not following them. purpose is to justify not following them.

These are some of the constants These are some of the constants

Jihad will continue until the Day of Judgment. Jihad will continue until the Day of Judgment.

The entire world is standing against one ritual in Islam, one ‘Ibadah in Islam, and that is Jihad. The entire world is standing against one ritual in Islam, one ‘Ibadah in Islam, and that is Jihad. They are mobilizing their religious strength, political strength, economical strength, media They are mobilizing their religious strength, political strength, economical strength, media strength, cultural strength and popular strength to fight Jihad feesabilillah. strength, cultural strength and popular strength to fight Jihad feesabilillah.

An example of the religious strength; the Christian and the Jews are using religion to justify what An example of the religious strength; the Christian and the Jews are using religion to justify what they are doing. A lot of the interference that is happening in the Middle East today is done in the they are doing. A lot of the interference that is happening in the Middle East today is done in the name of the “second return of Christ”. Bush also used religion to justify actions, by saying God name of the “second return of Christ”. Bush also used religion to justify actions, by saying God instructed him to invade Afghanistan. Jews are using religion to justify their infiltration of Masjid instructed him to invade Afghanistan. Jews are using religion to justify their infiltration of Masjid Al Aqsa. Al Aqsa.

Political strength, diplomacy around the world now is revolving around the central idea, which is Political strength, diplomacy around the world now is revolving around the central idea, which is fighting Islamic terrorism. EU meets to talk about Islamic terrorists, NATO meets to talk about the fighting Islamic terrorism. EU meets to talk about Islamic terrorists, NATO meets to talk about the challenge of Islamic terrorists, the US is mobilizing is political force to fight the Islamic threat. On challenge of Islamic terrorists, the US is mobilizing is political force to fight the Islamic threat. On the political level the world is united in fighting Islam. There is no exception on the political level. the political level the world is united in fighting Islam. There is no exception on the political level.

The Media is doing an excellent job in deceiving the people the masses, to what Islam really is. The Media is doing an excellent job in deceiving the people the masses, to what Islam really is. Cultural and Popular front, they are all against Jihad feesabilillah. Cultural and Popular front, they are all against Jihad feesabilillah.

"Fighting is prescribed upon you, and you dislike it. But it may happen that you dislike a thing "Fighting is prescribed upon you, and you dislike it. But it may happen that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. And Allah which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. And Allah knows and you know not." (2:216) knows and you know not." (2:216)

This Ayah is an instruction from Allah. Many say before Jihad, there must be tarbiyah; they say This Ayah is an instruction from Allah. Many say before Jihad, there must be tarbiyah; they say tarbiyah is a prerequisite of jihad, so without tarbiyah there is no jihad. Others say that we are at tarbiyah is a prerequisite of jihad, so without tarbiyah there is no jihad. Others say that we are at the Makkah stage, therefore there should not be any fighting, is this justified? If someone starts the Makkah stage, therefore there should not be any fighting, is this justified? If someone starts practising Islam, or someone reverts to Islam, would we tell them that they have to have tarbiyah practising Islam, or someone reverts to Islam, would we tell them that they have to have tarbiyah before they start fasting? Or, that we are now in the Makkah period so there is no need to fast? before they start fasting? Or, that we are now in the Makkah period so there is no need to fast? There is no difference in this matter and Jihad feesabilillah. The instruction for Siyaam and Jihad There is no difference in this matter and Jihad feesabilillah. The instruction for Siyaam and Jihad is no different, it came in the same form (surah baqarah). Fasting was prescribed after Jihad, it is no different, it came in the same form (surah baqarah). Fasting was prescribed after Jihad, it took longer. Why must we require tarbiyah, when our rasool (saw) did not? took longer. Why must we require tarbiyah, when our rasool (saw) did not?

One of the mushrikeen by the name Mukhayrit came to rasool (saw), he was travelling, and he One of the mushrikeen by the name Mukhayrit came to rasool (saw), he was travelling, and he could not findd anyone. They were all with the prophet in Uhud, so he went to the prophet and could not findd anyone. They were all with the prophet in Uhud, so he went to the prophet and embraced Islam right there on the battlefield. And he was killed on the battlefield. Abu Hurayrah embraced Islam right there on the battlefield. And he was killed on the battlefield. Abu Hurayrah (ra) referred to him as the person who did very little, but was rewarded greatly. The prophet (saw) (ra) referred to him as the person who did very little, but was rewarded greatly. The prophet (saw) said Mukhayrit is the best of Jews, because he fought and became shaheed. said Mukhayrit is the best of Jews, because he fought and became shaheed.

Tarbiyah is used as an excuse for not going for jihad. At the time of salahudeen ayoobi the ‘Ulema Tarbiyah is used as an excuse for not going for jihad. At the time of salahudeen ayoobi the ‘Ulema retreated upon hearing of the force of the kuffar, just having knowledge is not sufficient. People retreated upon hearing of the force of the kuffar, just having knowledge is not sufficient. People justify actions, by saying such and such scholar has not asked us to. justify actions, by saying such and such scholar has not asked us to.

"O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. "O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed." (9:73) Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed." (9:73)

This ‘Ibadah which the kuffar are trying to cover and are calling it terrorism and criminal acts, and This ‘Ibadah which the kuffar are trying to cover and are calling it terrorism and criminal acts, and they are branding the followers of this path as terrorists, extremists and revolutionary, these they are branding the followers of this path as terrorists, extremists and revolutionary, these names deceive us. Wherever you see the word terrorist replace it with the word jihad, the reason names deceive us. Wherever you see the word terrorist replace it with the word jihad, the reason they are not saying Jihad is because these are words in the Qur’an. But in reality it’s jihad. And the they are not saying Jihad is because these are words in the Qur’an. But in reality it’s jihad. And the hypocrites are helping them. They do this in the following ways: hypocrites are helping them. They do this in the following ways:

They say that Jihad is defensive and not offensive They say that Jihad is defensive and not offensive

They say Jihad is only allowed to free Muslim lands They say Jihad is only allowed to free Muslim lands

It must be performed by the permission and instruction of the imaam It must be performed by the permission and instruction of the imaam

Jihad has ended at the time of prophet (saw) Jihad has ended at the time of prophet (saw)

Jihad is not applicable at this time of global peace Jihad is not applicable at this time of global peace

Whatever the justifications are, for deceiving the people. The ummah since the time of prophet Whatever the justifications are, for deceiving the people. The ummah since the time of prophet (saw) have known what Jihad means, what the sunnan are, and what the wajibaat are, from the (saw) have known what Jihad means, what the sunnan are, and what the wajibaat are, from the Quran and Sunnah and the actions of the sahaba. We do not need anybody to come today and Quran and Sunnah and the actions of the sahaba. We do not need anybody to come today and redefine what jihad means by borrowing meaning from the east or west. We do not have to consult redefine what jihad means by borrowing meaning from the east or west. We do not have to consult anybody, because it is all clear. Jihad will carry on until the day of judgement, and this is a belief anybody, because it is all clear. Jihad will carry on until the day of judgement, and this is a belief we have, because it is in the quran. we have, because it is in the quran.

O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon will Allah produce a O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him,- lowly with the believers, mighty against the people whom He will love as they will love Him,- lowly with the believers, mighty against the rejecters, fighting in the way of Allah, and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault. That rejecters, fighting in the way of Allah, and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault. That is the grace of Allah, which He will bestow on whom He pleaseth. And Allah encompasseth all, and is the grace of Allah, which He will bestow on whom He pleaseth. And Allah encompasseth all, and He knoweth all things. (005.054) He knoweth all things. (005.054)

Common question which is asked; oh sheikh tell us which sect to join, which is the true jama’ah? Common question which is asked; oh sheikh tell us which sect to join, which is the true jama’ah? Everyone claims to be the true jama’ah and representing true Islam. This issue should not be Everyone claims to be the true jama’ah and representing true Islam. This issue should not be confusing at all, because this is the religion of Allah, and Allah has made it clear. confusing at all, because this is the religion of Allah, and Allah has made it clear.

The prophet (saw) has told us in a hadith, that there is a victorious group, he did not only tell us The prophet (saw) has told us in a hadith, that there is a victorious group, he did not only tell us this but also the qualities of this group. If we know these qualities, it should not be hard to decide. this but also the qualities of this group. If we know these qualities, it should not be hard to decide. The qualities are as follows: The qualities are as follows:

• Allah loves them • Allah loves them • They love Allah • They love Allah • They are humble towards the believers; they are concerned about the believers, they love them. • They are humble towards the believers; they are concerned about the believers, they love them. • They are stern towards the disbelievers • They are stern towards the disbelievers • They fight for the sake of Allah • They fight for the sake of Allah After considering these points, it should not be confusing for us at all. After considering these points, it should not be confusing for us at all.

They seek the pleasure of Allah before anyone else, it does not bother them what others think, so They seek the pleasure of Allah before anyone else, it does not bother them what others think, so long as they have pleased Allah. long as they have pleased Allah.

Sa’ad Ibn Muadh was asked to be kind towards the Jews, as he was their ally in times of jahilia. Sa’ad Ibn Muadh was asked to be kind towards the Jews, as he was their ally in times of jahilia.

Sa’ad was brought in, he asked the jews, do you accept my ruling? They replied yes. Then he Sa’ad was brought in, he asked the jews, do you accept my ruling? They replied yes. Then he asked the prophet (saw) and the muslims, do you accept my ruling, they said yes. Sa’ad said, my asked the prophet (saw) and the muslims, do you accept my ruling, they said yes. Sa’ad said, my ruling is, all of their men should be executed, their women, children and property to be ruling is, all of their men should be executed, their women, children and property to be appropriated by the Muslims. The prophet (saw) said: Your ruling is the same ruling of the Allah; appropriated by the Muslims. The prophet (saw) said: Your ruling is the same ruling of the Allah; this is the ruling that pleased Allah. this is the ruling that pleased Allah.

Some may ask, why was the punishment so severe, the reason was treason. The punishment is Some may ask, why was the punishment so severe, the reason was treason. The punishment is proportionate to the crime. proportionate to the crime.

The group, which is mentioned in the hadith, is described as working collectively. It does not harm The group, which is mentioned in the hadith, is described as working collectively. It does not harm them, whoever disagrees with them or betrays them. So if the whole world is against them, it does them, whoever disagrees with them or betrays them. So if the whole world is against them, it does not harm them, Although they are betrayed a lot, by muslims and the mushrikeen not harm them, Although they are betrayed a lot, by muslims and the mushrikeen

An internal Memo was sent from Rumsfeld to the Whitehouse. In it was written, we have arrested An internal Memo was sent from Rumsfeld to the Whitehouse. In it was written, we have arrested many of these terrorists, and killed many of them, but they seem to multiply and carry on. This is many of these terrorists, and killed many of them, but they seem to multiply and carry on. This is because they are fighting the victorious group, which Allah promised he will protect, not matter because they are fighting the victorious group, which Allah promised he will protect, not matter how many you kill or arrest, they will carry on. You can never win this war, because you are how many you kill or arrest, they will carry on. You can never win this war, because you are fighting the awliyah of Allah. fighting the awliyah of Allah.

hadîth Qudsî: “Allâh said “Whoever fights my Friend should get ready for war with Me And He said hadîth Qudsî: “Allâh said “Whoever fights my Friend should get ready for war with Me And He said “Whoever allowed a Muslim to be humiliated while he could assist him, Allâh will humiliate him in “Whoever allowed a Muslim to be humiliated while he could assist him, Allâh will humiliate him in front of the entire creation on the Day of Judgment.” (Reported by Ahmad). front of the entire creation on the Day of Judgment.” (Reported by Ahmad).

Some groups seem to think, since they fulfilled this in the past, they are still the true jama’ah. Some groups seem to think, since they fulfilled this in the past, they are still the true jama’ah. They served the religion 10 or 20 years ago, and that is a guarantee for them. This is not the case, They served the religion 10 or 20 years ago, and that is a guarantee for them. This is not the case, the moment you give up the sunnah, you will be replaced. And this is the danger; we do not want the moment you give up the sunnah, you will be replaced. And this is the danger; we do not want to be replaced. to be replaced.

This is a lifelong journey that one should never give up; the past will never justify the future. The This is a lifelong journey that one should never give up; the past will never justify the future. The last deed you do, is the most important, what you do before death is the seal that will be used on last deed you do, is the most important, what you do before death is the seal that will be used on the day of judgment which will be used to judge all your past. Nobody has a guarantee. the day of judgment which will be used to judge all your past. Nobody has a guarantee.

And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah; but if And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah; but if they desist, then surely Allah sees what they do. (008.039) they desist, then surely Allah sees what they do. (008.039)

Disbelief will carry on until the Day of Judgment; therefore Jihad will carry on until the day of Disbelief will carry on until the Day of Judgment; therefore Jihad will carry on until the day of judgement. judgement.

Second principle Second principle

The Jihad is not tied to individuals The Jihad is not tied to individuals

Jihad will carry on regardless; it does not depend on a particular person. People might say the Jihad will carry on regardless; it does not depend on a particular person. People might say the religion of Allah does not depend on individuals, and if the servants who are carrying the message religion of Allah does not depend on individuals, and if the servants who are carrying the message of Islam does, than Allah will bring forth others who will carry the banner of Islam. However, this of Islam does, than Allah will bring forth others who will carry the banner of Islam. However, this is something which they do not act upon, their actions are contrary to their speech. There are is something which they do not act upon, their actions are contrary to their speech. There are some individuals who believe Jihad is dependant on some individuals or groups. The following some individuals who believe Jihad is dependant on some individuals or groups. The following will show how Jihad is not dependant on particular leadership or particular individuals. If we think will show how Jihad is not dependant on particular leadership or particular individuals. If we think that Jihad depends on individuals, then this would lead to the weakening of the aqeedah of Jihad, that Jihad depends on individuals, then this would lead to the weakening of the aqeedah of Jihad, and it will also effect the belief that Jihad will carry on until the day of judgment, because we are and it will also effect the belief that Jihad will carry on until the day of judgment, because we are associating Jihad to individuals, so if they die, it will stop. associating Jihad to individuals, so if they die, it will stop.

Allah has brought up the sahaba to depend on Him alone, and to be attached to the religion of Allah has brought up the sahaba to depend on Him alone, and to be attached to the religion of Allah. He showed them that depending on a particular individual is the wrong way, because if the Allah. He showed them that depending on a particular individual is the wrong way, because if the person dies, his message is also over. Allah also taught them not to depend on Muhammad (saw) person dies, his message is also over. Allah also taught them not to depend on Muhammad (saw)

Muhammad is no more than a messenger: many Were the messenger that passed away before Muhammad is no more than a messenger: many Were the messenger that passed away before him. If he died or were slain, will ye then Turn back on your heels? If any did turn back on his him. If he died or were slain, will ye then Turn back on your heels? If any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah; but Allah (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah; but Allah (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with gratitude. (003.144) who (serve Him) with gratitude. (003.144)

This ayah was revealed to teach the sahaba not to think that any Ibadat depends on any This ayah was revealed to teach the sahaba not to think that any Ibadat depends on any individual. Islam belongs to Allah, and we should depend on Allah alone. This is not referring to individual. Islam belongs to Allah, and we should depend on Allah alone. This is not referring to associating partners to Allah; which is shirk. This is talking about the ideology that Jihad is associating partners to Allah; which is shirk. This is talking about the ideology that Jihad is successful as Allah sent certain individuals to lead it. successful as Allah sent certain individuals to lead it.

Tafsir on the ayah, Tafsir Ibn Kathir: Tafsir on the ayah, Tafsir Ibn Kathir:

In the battle of Uhud, the Muslims were defeated and many were killed. The prophet (saw) was In the battle of Uhud, the Muslims were defeated and many were killed. The prophet (saw) was struck with a rock, many thought that the prophet had been killed; this rumour had spread around struck with a rock, many thought that the prophet had been killed; this rumour had spread around and eventually reached the Muslims. That led to the despair of some of the Muslims, which is and eventually reached the Muslims. That led to the despair of some of the Muslims, which is when Allah revealed this ayah. This ayah was criticising the actions of some of the Muslims when when Allah revealed this ayah. This ayah was criticising the actions of some of the Muslims when they heard Prophet (saw) was killed. they heard Prophet (saw) was killed.

Some of the Muslims were not affected by this news and others were. An example being, one of Some of the Muslims were not affected by this news and others were. An example being, one of the Ansar was asked, “Did you not hear that Prophet Muhammad (saw) has been killed”. His the Ansar was asked, “Did you not hear that Prophet Muhammad (saw) has been killed”. His response was “If Prophet Muhammad (saw) has been killed, he has already conveyed the response was “If Prophet Muhammad (saw) has been killed, he has already conveyed the message, so die for his religion.” message, so die for his religion.”

When Muhammad (saw) died, Abubakr (ra) came from his home outside medina. He came to the When Muhammad (saw) died, Abubakr (ra) came from his home outside medina. He came to the house of Prophet Muhammad (saw), and he came to Prophet Muhammad (saw) and he kissed house of Prophet Muhammad (saw), and he came to Prophet Muhammad (saw) and he kissed him. He said “you are pure alive, and you are pure when you are dead. Allah will not make you die him. He said “you are pure alive, and you are pure when you are dead. Allah will not make you die twice, you have already gone through the death that was prescribed upon you.” Then he went to twice, you have already gone through the death that was prescribed upon you.” Then he went to the Masjid, and saw Umar (ra) talking to the people. Umar (ra) did not want to believe that Prophet the Masjid, and saw Umar (ra) talking to the people. Umar (ra) did not want to believe that Prophet Muhammad (saw) was dead, so he said whoever says Prophet Muhammad (saw) has passed Muhammad (saw) was dead, so he said whoever says Prophet Muhammad (saw) has passed away, I will chop off his head. He said Prophet Muhammad (saw) went to meet Allah, just as Musa away, I will chop off his head. He said Prophet Muhammad (saw) went to meet Allah, just as Musa (as) went to meet Allah, and he will be back. When Abubakar (ra) entered the Masjid, he stopped (as) went to meet Allah, and he will be back. When Abubakar (ra) entered the Masjid, he stopped Umar (ra) from speaking, and then he said, “O people, whoever used to worship Muhammad, then Umar (ra) from speaking, and then he said, “O people, whoever used to worship Muhammad, then Muhammad is dead. And whoever used to worship Allah, then Allah is alive and will never die.” Muhammad is dead. And whoever used to worship Allah, then Allah is alive and will never die.”

Abubakr then recited this ayah, many of the sahaba had heard this ayah before, but upon hearing Abubakr then recited this ayah, many of the sahaba had heard this ayah before, but upon hearing Abubakr recite it, it was as thought they were hearing it for the first time. This was because when Abubakr recite it, it was as thought they were hearing it for the first time. This was because when the prophet (saw) passed away, the sahaba were in an emotional state and they forgot everything. the prophet (saw) passed away, the sahaba were in an emotional state and they forgot everything.

‘Ali (ra) used to say during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (saw) “In the name of Allah, we will ‘Ali (ra) used to say during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (saw) “In the name of Allah, we will not turn back, after Allah has guided us. In the name of Allah, I will either die or fight for him until not turn back, after Allah has guided us. In the name of Allah, I will either die or fight for him until I’m killed. I am his brother, I am his cousin, and I am his inheritor so who is closer to him than I’m killed. I am his brother, I am his cousin, and I am his inheritor so who is closer to him than me.” me.”

This shows that Ali (ra) is saying that the death of Prophet Muhammad (saw) will only make him This shows that Ali (ra) is saying that the death of Prophet Muhammad (saw) will only make him carry the message further. He will fight for Prophet Muhammad (saw) until he is killed. carry the message further. He will fight for Prophet Muhammad (saw) until he is killed.

"And no person can ever die except by Allah’s leave and at an appointed term." (Qur’an 3.145) "And no person can ever die except by Allah’s leave and at an appointed term." (Qur’an 3.145)

And no aged man is granted a length of life, nor is a part cut off from his life (or another man’s And no aged man is granted a length of life, nor is a part cut off from his life (or another man’s life), but is in a Book (AlLauh AlMahfûz) Surely, that is easy for Allah. (35:11) life), but is in a Book (AlLauh AlMahfûz) Surely, that is easy for Allah. (35:11)

These two, ayah show that we will die at our appointed time. This ayah will encourage the cowards These two, ayah show that we will die at our appointed time. This ayah will encourage the cowards to fight, because courage does not decrease your life and cowardice does not increase it. If a to fight, because courage does not decrease your life and cowardice does not increase it. If a mu’min reaches the stage of belief that his death will come at an appointed time, then he will mu’min reaches the stage of belief that his death will come at an appointed time, then he will become very courageous, he will fear nothing. become very courageous, he will fear nothing.

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Ibn Abbas said, shaytaan screamed on the day of Uhud, that Muhammad (saw) has been killed. So Ibn Abbas said, shaytaan screamed on the day of Uhud, that Muhammad (saw) has been killed. So some of the Muslims said if Muhammad (saw) has been killed, let us surrender. These are our some of the Muslims said if Muhammad (saw) has been killed, let us surrender. These are our tribes and our relatives from the quraish, and if Muhammad (saw) was alive we would not have tribes and our relatives from the quraish, and if Muhammad (saw) was alive we would not have lost. Some of the munafiqeen said, “Muhammad has been killed, so lets give up Islam.” lost. Some of the munafiqeen said, “Muhammad has been killed, so lets give up Islam.”

Allah tests the people and the outcome of these tests is different. Our life is full of tests. Allah Allah tests the people and the outcome of these tests is different. Our life is full of tests. Allah puts us in one test after the other, if we pass them all, we become more pure. In the case of Uhud, puts us in one test after the other, if we pass them all, we become more pure. In the case of Uhud, some passed the test, and others failed. Some of the munafiqeen said, lets go to Abdullah ibn some passed the test, and others failed. Some of the munafiqeen said, lets go to Abdullah ibn Ubay and ask him to negotiate for us, with the quraish. On the other hand, one of the ansaar said, Ubay and ask him to negotiate for us, with the quraish. On the other hand, one of the ansaar said, “If even Prophet Muhammad (saw) has been killed, Allah is not dead, so let’s fight for Allah.” “If even Prophet Muhammad (saw) has been killed, Allah is not dead, so let’s fight for Allah.”

The mufasireen have said a lot about this ayah, we can not go through all of it, but what we can The mufasireen have said a lot about this ayah, we can not go through all of it, but what we can learn, is that people divided into two groups in regards to the death of the prophet (saw). There learn, is that people divided into two groups in regards to the death of the prophet (saw). There were those with the right concept, and those with the false concept. And it was those with the were those with the right concept, and those with the false concept. And it was those with the false concept that Allah criticised in this ayah, they thought Islam is dependant on Prophet false concept that Allah criticised in this ayah, they thought Islam is dependant on Prophet Muhammad (saw). Those who held the false concept could be divided into two groups. One of Muhammad (saw). Those who held the false concept could be divided into two groups. One of them failed, they became weak and could not handle the shock, and they tried to avoid death by them failed, they became weak and could not handle the shock, and they tried to avoid death by asking for peace. The second group adopted a worse concept they went back to kufr. The asking for peace. The second group adopted a worse concept they went back to kufr. The positions of these two groups who adopted the wrong concept, is the positions of many Muslims positions of these two groups who adopted the wrong concept, is the positions of many Muslims today. today.

"So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, and you will be superior (in victory) if "So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, and you will be superior (in victory) if you are indeed (true) believers. (3:139) you are indeed (true) believers. (3:139)

This ayah was revealed after Uhud, telling them not to allow the events to make them feel weak. This ayah was revealed after Uhud, telling them not to allow the events to make them feel weak.

(What is the matter with you?) When a single disaster smites you, although you smote (your (What is the matter with you?) When a single disaster smites you, although you smote (your enemies) with one twice as great, you say: “From where does this come to us?” Say (to them), “It enemies) with one twice as great, you say: “From where does this come to us?” Say (to them), “It is from yourselves (because of your evil deeds).” And Allah has power over all things. (3:165) is from yourselves (because of your evil deeds).” And Allah has power over all things. (3:165)

This should be said when the believers lose. This should be said when the believers lose.

And remember when you were few, deemed weak in the land, fearing lest people might carry you And remember when you were few, deemed weak in the land, fearing lest people might carry you off by force, but He sheltered you and strengthened you with His aid and gave you of the good off by force, but He sheltered you and strengthened you with His aid and gave you of the good things that you may give thanks. (8:26) things that you may give thanks. (8:26)

And this should be said, when the believers win. And this should be said, when the believers win.

Victory is never attributed to the believers it is from Allah. Victory is never attributed to the believers it is from Allah.

The way that pleases Allah is; our actions should be dependant on what Allah has ordered us to. W The way that pleases Allah is; our actions should be dependant on what Allah has ordered us to. W should leave the results to Allah; he will control the outcome, not us. And we do not judge our should leave the results to Allah; he will control the outcome, not us. And we do not judge our actions based on the outcome. actions based on the outcome.

It may be that your actions are according to what Allah has ordered, but the outcome is not what It may be that your actions are according to what Allah has ordered, but the outcome is not what we hoped, this cannot be controlled by us. Another example is, the hadith, which informs us of the we hoped, this cannot be controlled by us. Another example is, the hadith, which informs us of the different number of followers each Prophet, has, there will be some prophets who have no different number of followers each Prophet, has, there will be some prophets who have no followers, and we cannot say they failed. If we chose to judge on outcomes, then it may seem that followers, and we cannot say they failed. If we chose to judge on outcomes, then it may seem that Uhud was wrong. And no one will dare to say that. Uhud was wrong. And no one will dare to say that.

Another example of this is at the time of the caliphate of Abubakar (ra). The army of Usama was Another example of this is at the time of the caliphate of Abubakar (ra). The army of Usama was sent out by Muhammad (saw), once the situation changed after the death of Muhammad (saw). sent out by Muhammad (saw), once the situation changed after the death of Muhammad (saw). Some of the sahaba thought the army should retreat, and Usama bin Zayd was also of this Some of the sahaba thought the army should retreat, and Usama bin Zayd was also of this opinion. They did not want to leave Medinah without protection. Abubakar (ra) replied, “If even opinion. They did not want to leave Medinah without protection. Abubakar (ra) replied, “If even dogs were to come into medina and drag the feet of the wives of Muhammad (saw), I am going to dogs were to come into medina and drag the feet of the wives of Muhammad (saw), I am going to send this army. And even if there is no one left in Medinah but me, I would still send out this army. send this army. And even if there is no one left in Medinah but me, I would still send out this army. Because Muhammad (saw) said so.” Because Muhammad (saw) said so.”

He did not care about results; he carried out the commandment of Muhammad (saw). Even though He did not care about results; he carried out the commandment of Muhammad (saw). Even though Umar (ra) came to him, and the other sahaba came to him, he refused. Umar (ra) came to him, and the other sahaba came to him, he refused.

This was an issue of Ijtihaad, there was no fixed rule which was to be broken. Which is why the This was an issue of Ijtihaad, there was no fixed rule which was to be broken. Which is why the sahaba debated over the issue, had it not been, they would not have discussed it. sahaba debated over the issue, had it not been, they would not have discussed it.

Many people bring excuses forward today stating Jihad is not suitable today. The answer should Many people bring excuses forward today stating Jihad is not suitable today. The answer should be, we are not responsible for the outcome, and we do as Allah has commanded. be, we are not responsible for the outcome, and we do as Allah has commanded.

People who base their judgement based on what the outcome will be, this will lead to eventually People who base their judgement based on what the outcome will be, this will lead to eventually kufr or despair, never judge the means on the end. This is the way, of a lot of the Muslims today. kufr or despair, never judge the means on the end. This is the way, of a lot of the Muslims today. There are many Muslims (addressing ‘ulema and da’ee) today, who have no shame; they go from There are many Muslims (addressing ‘ulema and da’ee) today, who have no shame; they go from one opinion to another. If they see victory, they will praise it and try to show they were part of it. If one opinion to another. If they see victory, they will praise it and try to show they were part of it. If they see defeat they will criticise and say, “we told you so”, and say they are not part of it.” they see defeat they will criticise and say, “we told you so”, and say they are not part of it.”

An example of this is when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. The Muslims supported the An example of this is when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. The Muslims supported the Mujahideen; they fund raised for them, and gave lectures and so on. However the same Muslims Mujahideen; they fund raised for them, and gave lectures and so on. However the same Muslims spoke against the Mujahideen when America invaded Afghanistan, and put them down, they took spoke against the Mujahideen when America invaded Afghanistan, and put them down, they took the exactly opposite position. There is no difference in these two situations except for the country the exactly opposite position. There is no difference in these two situations except for the country invading. invading.

Probably one of the greatest benefits of defeat of the Mujahideen is so their ranks are purified. Probably one of the greatest benefits of defeat of the Mujahideen is so their ranks are purified. The true faces of some will be revealed; it would show who are the mu’mineen and who are the The true faces of some will be revealed; it would show who are the mu’mineen and who are the munafiqeen. munafiqeen.

There is certainly among you he who would linger behind (from fighting in Allah’s Cause). If a There is certainly among you he who would linger behind (from fighting in Allah’s Cause). If a misfortune befalls you, he says, “Indeed Allah has favoured me in that I was not present among misfortune befalls you, he says, “Indeed Allah has favoured me in that I was not present among them.” (4;72) them.” (4;72)

Allah exposes these people. This ritual of Jihad cannot be carried, except by those who are Allah exposes these people. This ritual of Jihad cannot be carried, except by those who are qualified of it. This ritual today will not be supported, except by those who are ready for trials and qualified of it. This ritual today will not be supported, except by those who are ready for trials and tribulations. Those whose way are a very flexible way, you don’t know whose side they are in, and tribulations. Those whose way are a very flexible way, you don’t know whose side they are in, and they try to hold the stick in the middle. Allah exposes their tricks and Surah At Tawbah exposes they try to hold the stick in the middle. Allah exposes their tricks and Surah At Tawbah exposes their nifaaq. their nifaaq.

Thinking or assuming that Jihad depends on individuals will eventually lead to a definite defeat. If Thinking or assuming that Jihad depends on individuals will eventually lead to a definite defeat. If it is not a material defeat on the battlefield, it will be a moral defeat in the hearts. When you lose it is not a material defeat on the battlefield, it will be a moral defeat in the hearts. When you lose the leadership, which you thought would lead you to victory, we have to free Jihad from being the leadership, which you thought would lead you to victory, we have to free Jihad from being dependant on individuals. Yes, we need a leadership, but losing this leadership should not break dependant on individuals. Yes, we need a leadership, but losing this leadership should not break our ties with Jihad. The field of Jihad that has produced for us such great leaders will carry on to our ties with Jihad. The field of Jihad that has produced for us such great leaders will carry on to produce these leaders. History is a witness, that no ages after Muhammad (saw) except that there produce these leaders. History is a witness, that no ages after Muhammad (saw) except that there are lions who would defend the Ummah. are lions who would defend the Ummah.

The women of this ummah, will be mothers to the likes of ‘Umar, ‘Ali, Khalid and Salahudeen. This The women of this ummah, will be mothers to the likes of ‘Umar, ‘Ali, Khalid and Salahudeen. This Ummah is like rain; you don’t know whether the strong shower will be in the beginning or the end. Ummah is like rain; you don’t know whether the strong shower will be in the beginning or the end.

When the leadership is killed, the Muslims who understand the religion of Allah will only become When the leadership is killed, the Muslims who understand the religion of Allah will only become stronger on this path. They worshipped the lord of Jihad not the leaders of Jihad. Our leaders are stronger on this path. They worshipped the lord of Jihad not the leaders of Jihad. Our leaders are just like the soldiers; they are fighting the same battle, and can die too on the battlefield. In fact just like the soldiers; they are fighting the same battle, and can die too on the battlefield. In fact our leaders are searching for martyrdom, they are waiting for the day they will see their wives and our leaders are searching for martyrdom, they are waiting for the day they will see their wives and Jannah, and waiting for the day they will meet Allah. Jannah, and waiting for the day they will meet Allah.

This is a constant, Jihad does not depend on individuals, Muhammad (saw) died, and Jihad only This is a constant, Jihad does not depend on individuals, Muhammad (saw) died, and Jihad only increased. increased.

Third principle. Third principle.

The jihad is not tied to a land The jihad is not tied to a land

After we brought forth the evidence to prove that the ‘Ibadah of Jihad is appropriate, for every After we brought forth the evidence to prove that the ‘Ibadah of Jihad is appropriate, for every time and age. We will now bring evidence to prove that Jihad is not dependent on a piece of Land. time and age. We will now bring evidence to prove that Jihad is not dependent on a piece of Land. One of the false beliefs is that Jihad is attached to particular lands; this will lead to the One of the false beliefs is that Jihad is attached to particular lands; this will lead to the discontinuity of Jihad, if Jihad stops in those places. So we have to establish an important discontinuity of Jihad, if Jihad stops in those places. So we have to establish an important principle, and that is Jihad is global. Border or barriers do not stop it; they do not stand in the way principle, and that is Jihad is global. Border or barriers do not stop it; they do not stand in the way of Jihad. Jihad does not recognise borders that were drawn by a ruler on a map they are of Jihad. Jihad does not recognise borders that were drawn by a ruler on a map they are superficial borders. Muslims are in need of Jihad if he wants to convey the message of Allah. superficial borders. Muslims are in need of Jihad if he wants to convey the message of Allah.

That was the understanding of the sahaba (ra), this was manifest, in the letter of one of the That was the understanding of the sahaba (ra), this was manifest, in the letter of one of the sahaba to the leader of the Persians. He was sent as a messenger, to meet with the Persian sahaba to the leader of the Persians. He was sent as a messenger, to meet with the Persian leader. He was asked, why did he enter their land. Was it for the sake of money/expansion/leader. He was asked, why did he enter their land. Was it for the sake of money/expansion/revenge? He replied, that Allah has sent him. We should worship Allah, and not be the servants of revenge? He replied, that Allah has sent him. We should worship Allah, and not be the servants of the servants of Allah. He said he would deliver from whom Allah wills, from being servants of the the servants of Allah. He said he would deliver from whom Allah wills, from being servants of the creation of Allah to being servants of Allah. It will deliver you from the narrowness of this life to creation of Allah to being servants of Allah. It will deliver you from the narrowness of this life to the broadness of this life and the afterlife. If you are not Muslim, you are living a narrow life, with the broadness of this life and the afterlife. If you are not Muslim, you are living a narrow life, with Islam it will put things into prospective. Qur’an talks about the history, from the time of Adam (as) Islam it will put things into prospective. Qur’an talks about the history, from the time of Adam (as) and also tells us of what will occur in the future, after our death. and also tells us of what will occur in the future, after our death.

And verily this Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: And verily this Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore fear Me (and no other). (23:53) therefore fear Me (and no other). (23:53)

When rasool (saw) went to the Medinah and discovered the Jews fasting on the 10th of When rasool (saw) went to the Medinah and discovered the Jews fasting on the 10th of Muharram. He informed the Muslims that they fast on this day, as this is the day Allah saved Muharram. He informed the Muslims that they fast on this day, as this is the day Allah saved Musa from the pharaoh. Rasool (saw) said: Musa belongs to us more than he belongs to them, so Musa from the pharaoh. Rasool (saw) said: Musa belongs to us more than he belongs to them, so he too started to fast on that day. he too started to fast on that day.

All religions will leave you in oppression; only Islam will give you justice. We can never lose in All religions will leave you in oppression; only Islam will give you justice. We can never lose in Jihad, if we are killed we are shaheed, and we lose we are victorious. Sahaba knew the true Jihad, if we are killed we are shaheed, and we lose we are victorious. Sahaba knew the true meaning behind Jihad, which was da’wah. meaning behind Jihad, which was da’wah.

Ibn Taymiyyah said: protecting the capital takes precedence over protecting the profit. The capital Ibn Taymiyyah said: protecting the capital takes precedence over protecting the profit. The capital he is referring to is the Muslims, and the profit is da’wah. So if a Muslim land is invaded, we he is referring to is the Muslims, and the profit is da’wah. So if a Muslim land is invaded, we should defend ourselves and strike back. should defend ourselves and strike back.

Any Muslim who believes in Islam and wants to invite people to Islam, also needs to believe that Any Muslim who believes in Islam and wants to invite people to Islam, also needs to believe that Islam is appropriate for every time and age. This does not mean Muslims want to erupt war all Islam is appropriate for every time and age. This does not mean Muslims want to erupt war all over the world; the conditions and prerequisites need to be applicable. over the world; the conditions and prerequisites need to be applicable.

This will lead us to conclude, that today there is Jihad somewhere on the face of this earth. There This will lead us to conclude, that today there is Jihad somewhere on the face of this earth. There are conditions for fighting Jihad, either shariah or strategic. are conditions for fighting Jihad, either shariah or strategic.

Some people restrict Jihad to a certain place, and say one will need to travel there to practise Some people restrict Jihad to a certain place, and say one will need to travel there to practise Jihad. If a particular nation or people are classes as Ahlul Harb in shariah, then it applies to them Jihad. If a particular nation or people are classes as Ahlul Harb in shariah, then it applies to them wherever they are on Earth. wherever they are on Earth.

The Muslims started out on Makkah, and left Makkah. They did not say Makkah is the only place The Muslims started out on Makkah, and left Makkah. They did not say Makkah is the only place where we can fight and we must return. Instead rasool (saw) established their base in Medinah where we can fight and we must return. Instead rasool (saw) established their base in Medinah and organised Jihad from there. It started from a place that was not most beloved to Allah and not and organised Jihad from there. It started from a place that was not most beloved to Allah and not most beloved to rasool (saw). When rasool (saw) left Makkah he said: “You are the most beloved most beloved to rasool (saw). When rasool (saw) left Makkah he said: “You are the most beloved land to Allah, and you are the most beloved land to me, and if it was not for the mushrikeen land to Allah, and you are the most beloved land to me, and if it was not for the mushrikeen driving me out, I would not have left you.” Islam was spread from Medinah and not Makkah, driving me out, I would not have left you.” Islam was spread from Medinah and not Makkah, rasool (saw) did not customise Islam based on location, and rather he customised a location rasool (saw) did not customise Islam based on location, and rather he customised a location based on Islam. based on Islam.

Rasool (saw) was searching for a land that would meet his conditions; he received offers but only Rasool (saw) was searching for a land that would meet his conditions; he received offers but only one that met all the conditions, which was Madeenah. When the deal was made, they asked what one that met all the conditions, which was Madeenah. When the deal was made, they asked what they had to gain from it, rasool (saw) replied “Al Jannah”, and that was sufficient for them. they had to gain from it, rasool (saw) replied “Al Jannah”, and that was sufficient for them.

Muslims in the west are trying to introduce a 5th madhab by trying to alter the usool of fiqh. They Muslims in the west are trying to introduce a 5th madhab by trying to alter the usool of fiqh. They are blanking out some issues of aqeedah, which may seem to extreme to the kuffar, so they are are blanking out some issues of aqeedah, which may seem to extreme to the kuffar, so they are customising Islam based on the location, which is a dangerous trend. customising Islam based on the location, which is a dangerous trend.

The sahaba followed the prophet’s tracks after his death they travelled east and west. Spreading The sahaba followed the prophet’s tracks after his death they travelled east and west. Spreading the message of Islam, they left the holiest places for the sake of Jihad. the message of Islam, they left the holiest places for the sake of Jihad.

Imam Malik narrates in his muwatta, that Abu Darda sent a letter to his friend Salmaan Al Farsi, Imam Malik narrates in his muwatta, that Abu Darda sent a letter to his friend Salmaan Al Farsi, asking him to come to the holy land. Salmaan Al Farsi replied by saying “The holy land does not asking him to come to the holy land. Salmaan Al Farsi replied by saying “The holy land does not make anyone holy, it is your deeds that make you holy.” make anyone holy, it is your deeds that make you holy.”

They didn’t attach Jihad to a specific location; they made this Ibadah that could be practised all They didn’t attach Jihad to a specific location; they made this Ibadah that could be practised all over the world, if the conditions were met. over the world, if the conditions were met.

If Muslims say our Jihad is for the sake of this place, then this will lead to the end of Jihad. E.g. if If Muslims say our Jihad is for the sake of this place, then this will lead to the end of Jihad. E.g. if Muslims say we are fighting to free Jerusalem, then this will lead to the end if we fail to free Muslims say we are fighting to free Jerusalem, then this will lead to the end if we fail to free Jerusalem, or if it is freed. Once it is freed, they will end the quarrel with the Jews. And if they fail Jerusalem, or if it is freed. Once it is freed, they will end the quarrel with the Jews. And if they fail to, they will say there is no benefit in Jihad, it is a lost cause. Our conflict with the Jews is not to, they will say there is no benefit in Jihad, it is a lost cause. Our conflict with the Jews is not based on land it is based on religion. based on land it is based on religion.

There were some points in history, that after the defeat of the Muslims, they thought they will There were some points in history, that after the defeat of the Muslims, they thought they will never be able to stand on their feet again, it lead to people falling into a state of despair. Allah never be able to stand on their feet again, it lead to people falling into a state of despair. Allah purified the Muslims through those trials, and he accepted the sincere du’aa of the Muslims. The purified the Muslims through those trials, and he accepted the sincere du’aa of the Muslims. The issue of victory and defeat is not something that can be explained logically, at times the Muslims issue of victory and defeat is not something that can be explained logically, at times the Muslims were few in number and ill equipped compared to their enemies, yet they still won with the help of were few in number and ill equipped compared to their enemies, yet they still won with the help of Allah. Allah.

We have to do our best in preparation and fight, if we lose, we did what we were capable of, and We have to do our best in preparation and fight, if we lose, we did what we were capable of, and we fulfilled our duty. We leave the outcome to Allah. Preparation is essential, any Muslim who is we fulfilled our duty. We leave the outcome to Allah. Preparation is essential, any Muslim who is sincere and wishes to fight in Jihad; it is essential for him to spend time in preparation. If a sincere and wishes to fight in Jihad; it is essential for him to spend time in preparation. If a Muslim loses which is due to him not preparing, then he is accountable for that and he is Muslim loses which is due to him not preparing, then he is accountable for that and he is committing a sin. committing a sin.

We are not fighting based on our numbers and preparation. We are not fighting based on our numbers and preparation. 3. The Jihad is not tied to a land 3. The Jihad is not tied to a land 4. the Jihad is not tied to a battle 4. the Jihad is not tied to a battle

Fifth Principle Fifth Principle

Victory is not only through military over-powering Victory is not only through military over-powering

Islam gives new definitions to words; victory in Islam does not have the same meaning as in the Islam gives new definitions to words; victory in Islam does not have the same meaning as in the dictionary. We should not limit our understanding of victory to winning on the battlefield. dictionary. We should not limit our understanding of victory to winning on the battlefield.

A lot of Muslims believe that everyone who is practising Jihad needs to achieve physical victory in A lot of Muslims believe that everyone who is practising Jihad needs to achieve physical victory in the battlefield, and that Allah has made the consequence of Jihad, physical victory. They believe the battlefield, and that Allah has made the consequence of Jihad, physical victory. They believe that victory means physical victory, however when we study the Qur’an, Allah does not guarantee that victory means physical victory, however when we study the Qur’an, Allah does not guarantee victory to the Mujahideen. victory to the Mujahideen.

If a wound hath touched you, be sure a similar wound hath touched the others. Such days (of If a wound hath touched you, be sure a similar wound hath touched the others. Such days (of varying fortunes) We give to men and men by turns: that Allah may know those that believe, and varying fortunes) We give to men and men by turns: that Allah may know those that believe, and that He may take to Himself from your ranks Martyr-witnesses (to Truth). And Allah loveth not that He may take to Himself from your ranks Martyr-witnesses (to Truth). And Allah loveth not those that do wrong. 3.140 those that do wrong. 3.140

Allah shows us in this ayah, that there is a possibility of the mujahideen losing or winning. This Allah shows us in this ayah, that there is a possibility of the mujahideen losing or winning. This law of Allah will carry on. This ayah was revealed after the defeat at Uhud. After the victory of law of Allah will carry on. This ayah was revealed after the defeat at Uhud. After the victory of Badr, they felt that all their battles would be won the same way. Badr, they felt that all their battles would be won the same way.

If we broaden our prospective, whoever practices the peak of Islam, can never lose but will always If we broaden our prospective, whoever practices the peak of Islam, can never lose but will always win. This means, they could lose in the military sense, but yet they still remain victorious. If the win. This means, they could lose in the military sense, but yet they still remain victorious. If the Muslim ummah practices Jihad collectively, they can never lose. Muslim ummah practices Jihad collectively, they can never lose.

The following are meanings of victory. The following are meanings of victory.

First meaning First meaning

Victory of the mujahid against himself, his shaytaan and against the attachment to this world. Victory of the mujahid against himself, his shaytaan and against the attachment to this world.

The Mujahid achieves victory in an area that most of the ummah fail, to sacrifice for the sake of The Mujahid achieves victory in an area that most of the ummah fail, to sacrifice for the sake of Allah. Allah.

Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline: or the dwellings in which ye delight that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline: or the dwellings in which ye delight - are dearer to you than Allah, or His Messenger, or the striving in His cause;- then wait until Allah - are dearer to you than Allah, or His Messenger, or the striving in His cause;- then wait until Allah brings about His decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious. 9.024 brings about His decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious. 9.024

This ayah mentions the 8 barriers between a Muslim and Jihad, other obstacles are related to This ayah mentions the 8 barriers between a Muslim and Jihad, other obstacles are related to these. Khattab said, “If we did not disobey our fathers, none of us would have fought for the sake these. Khattab said, “If we did not disobey our fathers, none of us would have fought for the sake of Allah”. Disobeying your parents in this area is a virtue, as you are doing so for the sake of Allah. of Allah”. Disobeying your parents in this area is a virtue, as you are doing so for the sake of Allah. You put the commands of Allah before everyone else. You put the commands of Allah before everyone else.

Ibn al-Qayyim said, “Good deeds multiply, and sins multiply” Ibn al-Qayyim said, “Good deeds multiply, and sins multiply”

An example of this is, if a person decides to go to the masjid for salah, as he leaves his house for An example of this is, if a person decides to go to the masjid for salah, as he leaves his house for every step he takes, he gains reward. Upon entering the masjid, he greets his fellow Muslims; he every step he takes, he gains reward. Upon entering the masjid, he greets his fellow Muslims; he gains reward for greeting them. His sins are falling are off as he is shaking their hand. He prays gains reward for greeting them. His sins are falling are off as he is shaking their hand. He prays salah in congregation, he receives reward for that, after the salah he makes dhikr and prays salah in congregation, he receives reward for that, after the salah he makes dhikr and prays sunnah, he receives reward for that too. Then he walks home, and he receives reward for every sunnah, he receives reward for that too. Then he walks home, and he receives reward for every step that he takes towards his home. If he stayed at home, he would have missed out on all of step that he takes towards his home. If he stayed at home, he would have missed out on all of that. that.

When the prophet (saw) made hijrah, and it was made fardh at the time for every Muslim to make When the prophet (saw) made hijrah, and it was made fardh at the time for every Muslim to make hijrah. Some stayed behind due to having soft hearts and being pressured by their families. When hijrah. Some stayed behind due to having soft hearts and being pressured by their families. When the prophet (saw) returned to Makkah, upon the conquest of Makkah, many of these Muslims who the prophet (saw) returned to Makkah, upon the conquest of Makkah, many of these Muslims who stayed behind felt angry and sad, because they had missed out on a lot of reward. They missed stayed behind felt angry and sad, because they had missed out on a lot of reward. They missed being taught by the prophet (saw) and being part of the community of Muslims in Medinah. They being taught by the prophet (saw) and being part of the community of Muslims in Medinah. They turned to their families, and blaming them for this. turned to their families, and blaming them for this.

So this ayah was revealed. So this ayah was revealed.

O ye who believe! Truly, among your wives and your children are (some that are) enemies to O ye who believe! Truly, among your wives and your children are (some that are) enemies to yourselves: so beware of them! But if ye forgive and overlook, and cover up (their faults), verily yourselves: so beware of them! But if ye forgive and overlook, and cover up (their faults), verily Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 64.014 Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 64.014

When the Ansaar pledged allegiance to [saw] and promised to defend him, just as they would When the Ansaar pledged allegiance to [saw] and promised to defend him, just as they would defend their families. It was a serious pledge; they were constantly engaged in battle. Therefore defend their families. It was a serious pledge; they were constantly engaged in battle. Therefore their business declined, they were not able to take care of their farms. When [saw] opened their business declined, they were not able to take care of their farms. When [saw] opened Makkah, they thought their job was complete, and they can go back to their farms. Makkah, they thought their job was complete, and they can go back to their farms.

Then this ayah was revealed. Then this ayah was revealed.

“And spend in the Cause of Allaah (i.e. Jihad of all kinds) and do not throw yourselves into “And spend in the Cause of Allaah (i.e. Jihad of all kinds) and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allaah), and do good. Truly, Allaah loves destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allaah), and do good. Truly, Allaah loves Al-Muhsinoon (the good-doers)” 2:195 Al-Muhsinoon (the good-doers)” 2:195

Abu Ayoub al Ansari says, this ayah was revealed, talking about us. Allah was telling us that if Abu Ayoub al Ansari says, this ayah was revealed, talking about us. Allah was telling us that if return to our farms to take care of them, we have thrown ourselves into destruction. return to our farms to take care of them, we have thrown ourselves into destruction.

We all have routines, which we have at home; we do certain things, and if some things are We all have routines, which we have at home; we do certain things, and if some things are changed, it gives you a feeling of insecurity. A Mujahid goes through routine change, the food he changed, it gives you a feeling of insecurity. A Mujahid goes through routine change, the food he eats, and the bed he sleeps in, and it makes them eager to go back home. This is a sacrifice. eats, and the bed he sleeps in, and it makes them eager to go back home. This is a sacrifice.

This is why, in some hadith, there is indication that Hajj is similar to jihad, although on a lower This is why, in some hadith, there is indication that Hajj is similar to jihad, although on a lower scale. As it involves travelling, a discontinuity of your routine e.g. Cutting nails. The place you scale. As it involves travelling, a discontinuity of your routine e.g. Cutting nails. The place you sleep is different, and you are sacrificing money. sleep is different, and you are sacrificing money.

Those who usually break their routines, can usually sustain is for days or weeks, but when it drags Those who usually break their routines, can usually sustain is for days or weeks, but when it drags on for months or years, than that is a sacrifice. Which is why a very important characteristic of a on for months or years, than that is a sacrifice. Which is why a very important characteristic of a Mujahid is patience. Mujahid is patience.

When the Mujahid goes out, and achieves victory over these 8 obstacles, than that is a great When the Mujahid goes out, and achieves victory over these 8 obstacles, than that is a great victory. And by doing so, he also achieves another victory, which is, he does not become a fasiq victory. And by doing so, he also achieves another victory, which is, he does not become a fasiq (as mentioned in the ayah). You achieve this victory by proving you love Allah and his messenger (as mentioned in the ayah). You achieve this victory by proving you love Allah and his messenger and Jihad. Those who claim to love Allah and the Messenger (saw) need to show it through their and Jihad. Those who claim to love Allah and the Messenger (saw) need to show it through their actions not their words. Imaan needs to manifest itself through action. actions not their words. Imaan needs to manifest itself through action.

Second Meaning Second Meaning If a person goes out for the sake of Allah, then he has achieved victory against shaytaan who tries If a person goes out for the sake of Allah, then he has achieved victory against shaytaan who tries to stop him. He tells the Mujahid, that by going to Jihad, he will be killed, and his wife will marry to stop him. He tells the Mujahid, that by going to Jihad, he will be killed, and his wife will marry someone else, and his wealth will be split. If he disobeys shaytaan, he is victorious. someone else, and his wealth will be split. If he disobeys shaytaan, he is victorious.

Third Meaning Third Meaning The Mujahid has achieved victory because he is of those mentioned in the following ayah: The Mujahid has achieved victory because he is of those mentioned in the following ayah:

As for those who strive in our cause, we will surely guide them in our paths. Most assuredly, Allah As for those who strive in our cause, we will surely guide them in our paths. Most assuredly, Allah is with the pious. 26:69 is with the pious. 26:69

He has become of those that Allah has guided. If the Ummah fight Jihad for the sake of Allah, they He has become of those that Allah has guided. If the Ummah fight Jihad for the sake of Allah, they will become a guided Ummah. This is a promise of Allah. will become a guided Ummah. This is a promise of Allah.

Fourth Meaning Fourth Meaning When you become a Mujahid, you have achieved victory against those who tried to discourage When you become a Mujahid, you have achieved victory against those who tried to discourage you. you.

Had they marched out with you, they would have added to you nothing except disorder, and they Had they marched out with you, they would have added to you nothing except disorder, and they would have hurried about in your midst (spreading corruption) and sowing sedition among you, would have hurried about in your midst (spreading corruption) and sowing sedition among you, and there are some among you who would have listened to them. And Allâh is the All-Knower of and there are some among you who would have listened to them. And Allâh is the All-Knower of the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.). 9:47 the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.). 9:47

These people can come in the form of scholars, and because they are scholars many listen to These people can come in the form of scholars, and because they are scholars many listen to them, because of the status they have. Any Muslim, which discourages a Muslim from Jihad, is a them, because of the status they have. Any Muslim, which discourages a Muslim from Jihad, is a munafiq, as this ayah is talking about al munafiqoon. A Muslim who becomes a Mujahid, has munafiq, as this ayah is talking about al munafiqoon. A Muslim who becomes a Mujahid, has disobeyed these people. This is one of the most serious fitnah, which the young Muslims face; disobeyed these people. This is one of the most serious fitnah, which the young Muslims face; instead of being encouraged they are discouraged. instead of being encouraged they are discouraged.

Because of the extreme danger of these people, Allah warned the sahaba. Because of the extreme danger of these people, Allah warned the sahaba.

‘Those who stayed away (from Tabuk expedition) rejoiced in their staying behind the Messenger ‘Those who stayed away (from Tabuk expedition) rejoiced in their staying behind the Messenger of Allah; they hated to strive and fight with their wealth and their lives in the Cause of Allah, and of Allah; they hated to strive and fight with their wealth and their lives in the Cause of Allah, and they said, ‘March not forth in the heat.’ Say: ‘The fire of Hell is more intense in heat,’ if only they they said, ‘March not forth in the heat.’ Say: ‘The fire of Hell is more intense in heat,’ if only they could understand!’ So let them laugh a little (and they will) cry much as a recompense of what could understand!’ So let them laugh a little (and they will) cry much as a recompense of what they used to earn (by committing sins). If Allah brings you back to a party of them, and they ask they used to earn (by committing sins). If Allah brings you back to a party of them, and they ask your permission to go out (to fight), say: ‘Never shall you go out with me, nor fight an enemy with your permission to go out (to fight), say: ‘Never shall you go out with me, nor fight an enemy with me: you agreed to sit inactive on the first occasion: then you sit (now) with those who lag behind.’ me: you agreed to sit inactive on the first occasion: then you sit (now) with those who lag behind.’ 9: 81-83 9: 81-83

Note: The fifth principle is in two parts, this is only the first part. Note: The fifth principle is in two parts, this is only the first part.

Continuation of the fifth principle, Continuation of the fifth principle,

Fifth meaning (of victory) Fifth meaning (of victory) When the mujahid is steadfast, and follows the path of jihad, even though he goes through all the When the mujahid is steadfast, and follows the path of jihad, even though he goes through all the hardships, which is involved. This in itself is a sign of victory. We are dealing with a time when hardships, which is involved. This in itself is a sign of victory. We are dealing with a time when jihad is not something popular in the ummah. At the time of the [saw] people would fight to go for jihad is not something popular in the ummah. At the time of the [saw] people would fight to go for jihad, but now people will turn against you if you chose this path. jihad, but now people will turn against you if you chose this path.

Allah will keep firm those who believe, with the word that stands firm in this world (i.e. they will Allah will keep firm those who believe, with the word that stands firm in this world (i.e. they will keep on worshipping Allah Alone and none else), and in the Hereafter.[] And Allâh will cause to go keep on worshipping Allah Alone and none else), and in the Hereafter.[] And Allâh will cause to go astray those who are Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.), and Allâh does what He wills. astray those who are Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.), and Allâh does what He wills. (14:27) (14:27)

We have seen many mujahideen, who were victorious in the battlefield. But his ideas and We have seen many mujahideen, who were victorious in the battlefield. But his ideas and principles changed, and he became a servant of his desires. Not only that but sometimes they principles changed, and he became a servant of his desires. Not only that but sometimes they used their Jihad to serve them in the duniya. used their Jihad to serve them in the duniya.

At the time of [saw], the kuffar saw the threat so they made offers to [saw]. They offered to make At the time of [saw], the kuffar saw the threat so they made offers to [saw]. They offered to make him a king and offered him wealth and women. He (saw) refused to even comment on these him a king and offered him wealth and women. He (saw) refused to even comment on these offers, and he recited some ayah from the Qur’an. The point is, what happened to [saw] will offers, and he recited some ayah from the Qur’an. The point is, what happened to [saw] will happen to those who follow his way. happen to those who follow his way.

There are many who fell in the traps of the shaytaan. Some people were defeated because of There are many who fell in the traps of the shaytaan. Some people were defeated because of offers of wealth and duniya, and some were defeated because of threats and punishment. There offers of wealth and duniya, and some were defeated because of threats and punishment. There are those who were defeated in the field, but their principles were never defeated. are those who were defeated in the field, but their principles were never defeated.

Sixth meaning. Sixth meaning. When you go to jihad, you have achieved victory, because you were willing to sacrifice, your time When you go to jihad, you have achieved victory, because you were willing to sacrifice, your time and wealth for the sake of Allah. and wealth for the sake of Allah.

So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, while you are the superior (ones), if you So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, while you are the superior (ones), if you are indeed Mu’mineen (Ale Imran) are indeed Mu’mineen (Ale Imran)

When you are weak in terms of resources, weapons and number. And you stand against your When you are weak in terms of resources, weapons and number. And you stand against your enemy and defeat seems certain. The fact that you stood up in such a situation, that is a sign of enemy and defeat seems certain. The fact that you stood up in such a situation, that is a sign of victory, this should impress anyone who is watching this battle. victory, this should impress anyone who is watching this battle.

History writes down the names of heroes even if they are martyred, and history forgets those who History writes down the names of heroes even if they are martyred, and history forgets those who refuse to fight in Jihad. refuse to fight in Jihad.

And you will achieve victory of two groups. You will defeat the people, who changed the religion, And you will achieve victory of two groups. You will defeat the people, who changed the religion, in order to water down jihad and find excuses not to fight jihad. this is among the Muslims. The in order to water down jihad and find excuses not to fight jihad. this is among the Muslims. The second group are the kuffar. second group are the kuffar.

"But thou dost wreak thy vengeance on us simply because we believed in the Signs of our Lord "But thou dost wreak thy vengeance on us simply because we believed in the Signs of our Lord when they reached us! Our Lord! pour out on us patience and constancy, and take our souls unto when they reached us! Our Lord! pour out on us patience and constancy, and take our souls unto thee as Muslims (who bow to thy will)! (7:126) thee as Muslims (who bow to thy will)! (7:126)

Jihad requires a lot of patience and steadfastness. Jihad requires a lot of patience and steadfastness.

Khubayb (ra) was captured by the kuffar, and was taken to Makkah, and they crucified him. When Khubayb (ra) was captured by the kuffar, and was taken to Makkah, and they crucified him. When he was nailed to the cross, and they were pointing their weapons to him, they asked “Would you he was nailed to the cross, and they were pointing their weapons to him, they asked “Would you rather have Muhammad in your place?” He said, “I would rather die, then have the foot of [saw] rather have Muhammad in your place?” He said, “I would rather die, then have the foot of [saw] pricked with a thorn.” pricked with a thorn.”

It is jihad the reveals true Imaan from Nifaaq. It is jihad the reveals true Imaan from Nifaaq.

In the hadith in Sahih Muslim, containing the account of the boy and the king in the story of the In the hadith in Sahih Muslim, containing the account of the boy and the king in the story of the Trenches referred to by Surah al-Buruj, we find that the unbelieving king tried various means to Trenches referred to by Surah al-Buruj, we find that the unbelieving king tried various means to kill the believing boy, failing each time. Eventually, the boy told him, “You will not be able to kill kill the believing boy, failing each time. Eventually, the boy told him, “You will not be able to kill me until? you gather people on one plateau, hang me on a palm-trunk, take an arrow from my me until? you gather people on one plateau, hang me on a palm-trunk, take an arrow from my quiver, place it in the bow, say, “In the name of Allah, the Lord of the boy,” and shoot me.” The quiver, place it in the bow, say, “In the name of Allah, the Lord of the boy,” and shoot me.” The king did this, and thereby managed to kill the boy as predicted, but the people who had gathered king did this, and thereby managed to kill the boy as predicted, but the people who had gathered began saying, “We believe in Allah, the Lord of the boy!” Thereupon, the king ordered trenches to began saying, “We believe in Allah, the Lord of the boy!” Thereupon, the king ordered trenches to be dug, and fires lit in them, and then for the people to be made to jump into them if they refused be dug, and fires lit in them, and then for the people to be made to jump into them if they refused to give up their faith. This was done, and eventually a woman was brought with her infant, and she to give up their faith. This was done, and eventually a woman was brought with her infant, and she hesitated to jump on account of him, but he said, “O mother! Remain steadfast for you are upon hesitated to jump on account of him, but he said, “O mother! Remain steadfast for you are upon the truth.” the truth.”

From a world point of view, the people of the trench lost. But Allah says.. From a world point of view, the people of the trench lost. But Allah says..

For those who believe and do righteous deeds, will be Gardens; beneath which rivers flow: That is For those who believe and do righteous deeds, will be Gardens; beneath which rivers flow: That is the great Salvation, (the fulfilment of all desires), (85:11) the great Salvation, (the fulfilment of all desires), (85:11)

Seventh meaning Seventh meaning This is the victory of your idea. In the world of ideas, your idea will win. Sometimes they will only This is the victory of your idea. In the world of ideas, your idea will win. Sometimes they will only win if you pay the price with your blood. win if you pay the price with your blood.

An example of this is the story of Ibraheem (as) An example of this is the story of Ibraheem (as) Have you not considered him who disputed with Ibrahim concerning his Rabb, because Allah had Have you not considered him who disputed with Ibrahim concerning his Rabb, because Allah had given him the kingdom? Behold! Ibrahim said: “My Rabb is He Who causes life and Who causes given him the kingdom? Behold! Ibrahim said: “My Rabb is He Who causes life and Who causes death.” He said: “I can cause to live and cause to die.” Ibrahim said: “But Allah surely brings out death.” He said: “I can cause to live and cause to die.” Ibrahim said: “But Allah surely brings out the sun from the East, so you bring it from the West.” Thus confounded was he who disbelieved. the sun from the East, so you bring it from the West.” Thus confounded was he who disbelieved. And Allah does not guide the unjust people. (2:258) And Allah does not guide the unjust people. (2:258)

[saw] talks about the victorious group, he says they will prevail. This does not mean they will [saw] talks about the victorious group, he says they will prevail. This does not mean they will prevail in battles, but in their da’wah. It will always be there. prevail in battles, but in their da’wah. It will always be there.

Eighth meaning Eighth meaning Allah will destroy the enemy of the mujahideen in a miraculous way. This is because the Allah will destroy the enemy of the mujahideen in a miraculous way. This is because the mujahideen have done their best, in terms of preparation and training. The death of the pharaoh mujahideen have done their best, in terms of preparation and training. The death of the pharaoh and his army was because of the jihad of Musa (as). Allah could have destroyed him before or and his army was because of the jihad of Musa (as). Allah could have destroyed him before or after Musa (as) came. Allah destroyed him and his army in a miraculous way, because of the jihad after Musa (as) came. Allah destroyed him and his army in a miraculous way, because of the jihad of Musa (as) and his followers. of Musa (as) and his followers.

Then We revealed to Musa: Strike the sea with your staff. So it had cloven asunder, and each part Then We revealed to Musa: Strike the sea with your staff. So it had cloven asunder, and each part was like a huge mound. (26:63) was like a huge mound. (26:63)

In our present day, the end of the Soviet Union is evidence of this point. The mujahideen in the In our present day, the end of the Soviet Union is evidence of this point. The mujahideen in the battlefield were not stronger or well equipped, but because they were the enemies of Allah. They battlefield were not stronger or well equipped, but because they were the enemies of Allah. They faced many problems, and it caused the end of the Soviet Union. If any nation decides to fight the faced many problems, and it caused the end of the Soviet Union. If any nation decides to fight the awliya of Allah, it should be assured of its end. awliya of Allah, it should be assured of its end.

Ninth meaning. Ninth meaning. Jihad would be a reason for the poverty of the disbelievers and the death of the disbelievers on Jihad would be a reason for the poverty of the disbelievers and the death of the disbelievers on disbelief. By fighting the mujahideen, it would cause them to become firmer on their kufr. This is disbelief. By fighting the mujahideen, it would cause them to become firmer on their kufr. This is what Musa (as) and Haroon (as) made du’aa for. what Musa (as) and Haroon (as) made du’aa for.

"Our Lord! You have indeed bestowed on Pharaoh and his chiefs splendor and wealth in the life of "Our Lord! You have indeed bestowed on Pharaoh and his chiefs splendor and wealth in the life of this world, our Lord! That they may lead men astray from Your Path. Our Lord! Destroy their this world, our Lord! That they may lead men astray from Your Path. Our Lord! Destroy their wealth, and harden their hearts, so that they will not believe until they see the painful torment." wealth, and harden their hearts, so that they will not believe until they see the painful torment."

Allah said: “Verily, the invocation of you both is accepted. So you both keep to the Straight Way Allah said: “Verily, the invocation of you both is accepted. So you both keep to the Straight Way (keep on doing good deeds, and preaching Allah’s Message with patience), and follow not the path (keep on doing good deeds, and preaching Allah’s Message with patience), and follow not the path of those who know not (the truth, to believe in the Oneness of Allah, and also to believe in the of those who know not (the truth, to believe in the Oneness of Allah, and also to believe in the Reward of Allah: Paradise etc.).” (10:88-89) Reward of Allah: Paradise etc.).” (10:88-89)

This is victory, as the believers will be happy seeing the pharaoh being punished. This is victory, as the believers will be happy seeing the pharaoh being punished.

Tenth meaning Tenth meaning Allah will chose from among you martyrs. Allah will chose from among you martyrs.

And so are the days (good and not so good). We give to men by turns, that Allah may test those And so are the days (good and not so good). We give to men by turns, that Allah may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allah likes not the Zalimun who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allah likes not the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers). (polytheists and wrongdoers).

Martyrdom is something every true mujahid desires. Martyrdom is something every true mujahid desires.

"And say not of those who are slain in the Way of Allah ‘They are dead’. Nay, they are living, "And say not of those who are slain in the Way of Allah ‘They are dead’. Nay, they are living, though you perceive it not". (2: 154) though you perceive it not". (2: 154)

The kuffar through killing you, are actually giving you an eternal life. The kuffar through killing you, are actually giving you an eternal life.

Eleventh meaning. Eleventh meaning. Final of form of victory is victory in the battlefield. This is form of victory, but not the only form of Final of form of victory is victory in the battlefield. This is form of victory, but not the only form of victory. victory.

A Muslim who is steadfast, is always winning, he will never lose. A Muslim who is steadfast, is always winning, he will never lose.

Eventually the destiny of this ummah, is victory in the battlefield. There are some hadith, which Eventually the destiny of this ummah, is victory in the battlefield. There are some hadith, which can only be interpreted to victory in the battlefield. can only be interpreted to victory in the battlefield.

“And Islam will enter into every house…” “And Islam will enter into every house…”

And many other ahadith. And many other ahadith. Sixth principle. Sixth principle.

The defeat of a Muslim is not through him being killed. The defeat of a Muslim is not through him being killed.

If the enemy is killed in the battlefield, he considers that as defeat, but we do not. The conflict in If the enemy is killed in the battlefield, he considers that as defeat, but we do not. The conflict in its realities is a conflict of ideas that is translated into battles. If a person gives up these ideas, its realities is a conflict of ideas that is translated into battles. If a person gives up these ideas, that is defeat. that is defeat.

The first form of defeat The first form of defeat

“Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion. Say: “Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion. Say: ‘Verily, the Guidance of God is the (only) Guidance.’ And if you were to follow their desires after ‘Verily, the Guidance of God is the (only) Guidance.’ And if you were to follow their desires after what you have received of (revealed) Knowledge, then you would have against God neither any what you have received of (revealed) Knowledge, then you would have against God neither any protector nor any helper. (2:120) protector nor any helper. (2:120)

When a Muslim gives up what Allah has given them, and follows any other way. Whether this When a Muslim gives up what Allah has given them, and follows any other way. Whether this following is partial or complete this is the greatest form of defeat. following is partial or complete this is the greatest form of defeat.

Following their way does not mean you declare it publicly, as this is rare. But the ayah is referring Following their way does not mean you declare it publicly, as this is rare. But the ayah is referring to those whose actions and words are similar to those people mentioned in the ayah, then you are to those whose actions and words are similar to those people mentioned in the ayah, then you are following them. The ayah is talking about adapting their method. following them. The ayah is talking about adapting their method.

Proof of becoming a kaffir does not necessarily mean who has to declare it. We define Imaan to Proof of becoming a kaffir does not necessarily mean who has to declare it. We define Imaan to be; words, belief in the heart and actions. Kufr can be applied to all three of these. If someone’s be; words, belief in the heart and actions. Kufr can be applied to all three of these. If someone’s words, beliefs or actions are that of the kuffar, then they are of them. words, beliefs or actions are that of the kuffar, then they are of them.

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “The kuffar are pleased when the Muslims follow them, even in things that Ibn Taymiyyah said, “The kuffar are pleased when the Muslims follow them, even in things that are classified as appearance.” are classified as appearance.”

We find that the kuffar are very happy when the Muslims don’t wear the hijab. Even though is a We find that the kuffar are very happy when the Muslims don’t wear the hijab. Even though is a matter of how we should dress. matter of how we should dress.

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We should not compromise with the kuffar. We should not compromise with the kuffar.

So do not yield to the rejecters. (68:08) So do not yield to the rejecters. (68:08)

There is a difference between Islam and the other religions. The leaders of the other religions are There is a difference between Islam and the other religions. The leaders of the other religions are permitted to change their religion to suit their needs, but in Islam we are followers not innovators. permitted to change their religion to suit their needs, but in Islam we are followers not innovators. Therefore we don’t have any room to play around with the rules of Islam, as they are from Allah. Therefore we don’t have any room to play around with the rules of Islam, as they are from Allah.

The kuffar came to Muhammad (saw) wanting to compromise with him. And this is also an The kuffar came to Muhammad (saw) wanting to compromise with him. And this is also an example of how they can compromise in their religion, but we cannot. They asked Muhammad example of how they can compromise in their religion, but we cannot. They asked Muhammad (saw) “How about we worship Allah for a day, and you worship our Gods for a day”. Muhammad (saw) “How about we worship Allah for a day, and you worship our Gods for a day”. Muhammad (saw) turned this down, so they said. “How about we worship Allah for a weak, and you worship (saw) turned this down, so they said. “How about we worship Allah for a weak, and you worship our Gods for a day”, he refused this. So they came back and said “How about we woship Allah for our Gods for a day”, he refused this. So they came back and said “How about we woship Allah for a month, and you worship our gods for a day.” Muhammad (saw) consistently said no, as this is a month, and you worship our gods for a day.” Muhammad (saw) consistently said no, as this is the religion of Allah, and we have no right to change it. the religion of Allah, and we have no right to change it.

The US said they would be willing to sit down and work together with Muslim fundamentalist if The US said they would be willing to sit down and work together with Muslim fundamentalist if they are willing to accept one thing. Play the game with the rules of western democracy and to get they are willing to accept one thing. Play the game with the rules of western democracy and to get involved in the war against terrorism. They have this ability to compromise, but Muslims don’t. involved in the war against terrorism. They have this ability to compromise, but Muslims don’t. There are some Muslims and Muslim movements, who listened to this. There are some Muslims and Muslim movements, who listened to this.

The justification for these Muslims movements was, they would do it for the benefit of da’wah. The justification for these Muslims movements was, they would do it for the benefit of da’wah. They are fighting the victorious group, and they are compromising the religion of Allah. They are fighting the victorious group, and they are compromising the religion of Allah.

Al Qurtubi says, the kuffar of Quraish came to Muhammad (saw) and said, “leave us alone and we Al Qurtubi says, the kuffar of Quraish came to Muhammad (saw) and said, “leave us alone and we will leave you alone.” Allah says. will leave you alone.” Allah says.

And had We not made you stand firm, you would nearly have inclined to them a little. (17:74) And had We not made you stand firm, you would nearly have inclined to them a little. (17:74)

Allah did not permit even this little inclination. Allah did not permit even this little inclination.

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Inclination towards the kuffar is a form of defeat. Inclination towards the kuffar is a form of defeat.

Verily, they were about to tempt you away from that which We have revealed (the Qur’an) unto you Verily, they were about to tempt you away from that which We have revealed (the Qur’an) unto you (O Muhammad), to fabricate something other than it against Us, and then they would certainly (O Muhammad), to fabricate something other than it against Us, and then they would certainly have taken you a friend! (17:73) have taken you a friend! (17:73)

And incline not to those who do wrong, or the Fire will seize you; and ye have no protectors other And incline not to those who do wrong, or the Fire will seize you; and ye have no protectors other than Allah, nor shall ye be helped. (11:113) than Allah, nor shall ye be helped. (11:113)

Forth form of defeat Forth form of defeat Obeying them is a form of defeat Obeying them is a form of defeat

And obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance, one who follows his And obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance, one who follows his own lusts and whose affair (deeds)has been lost.” (18:28)Fifth form of defeat own lusts and whose affair (deeds)has been lost.” (18:28)Fifth form of defeat

Losing hope is a form of defeat, when you lose faith in Allah. This is a characteristic of kuffar; a Losing hope is a form of defeat, when you lose faith in Allah. This is a characteristic of kuffar; a Muslim should never give up. It is a major sin, even though the Muslims are aware of this, many of Muslim should never give up. It is a major sin, even though the Muslims are aware of this, many of them have given up. The huge military and media campaign that the kuffar have brought forward them have given up. The huge military and media campaign that the kuffar have brought forward today, have caused the kuffar to lose hope. Some of them only understand victory to be victory in today, have caused the kuffar to lose hope. Some of them only understand victory to be victory in the battlefield. the battlefield.

Some Muslims think, how can the mujahideen win, when the enemy are more advanced. We find Some Muslims think, how can the mujahideen win, when the enemy are more advanced. We find that many of the ummah today have lost againt the enemy, without even standing up and fighting. that many of the ummah today have lost againt the enemy, without even standing up and fighting. After they are defeated mentally, they try to find Islamic justification for their stance. No matter After they are defeated mentally, they try to find Islamic justification for their stance. No matter how strong your enemy is, a Muslim should never give up. how strong your enemy is, a Muslim should never give up.

If we allow this defeat to enter into our hearts, we have lost the superiority that Allah has If we allow this defeat to enter into our hearts, we have lost the superiority that Allah has prescribed to us. prescribed to us.

Sixth form of defeat. Sixth form of defeat. Giving up the banner of jihad is a form of defeat. Giving up the banner of jihad is a form of defeat.

The enemy does not want you to stop praying, or Ibaadah, but to stop Jihad. And they try to The enemy does not want you to stop praying, or Ibaadah, but to stop Jihad. And they try to spread rumours that the moment you involve yourself in any form of Jihad, you will be under spread rumours that the moment you involve yourself in any form of Jihad, you will be under surveillance, and your life will be ruined. Giving up of jihad in any form, whether is it aqeedah or surveillance, and your life will be ruined. Giving up of jihad in any form, whether is it aqeedah or going out, this is a defeat. going out, this is a defeat.

Eighth form of defeat Eighth form of defeat Fear of death is a form of defeat Fear of death is a form of defeat

So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers. (6:131) So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers. (6:131)

After military defeat, the Muslims should not complain of lack of preparation. Even though this After military defeat, the Muslims should not complain of lack of preparation. Even though this issue needs clarification. We will assume that the Muslims did do their best to prepare. Numbers issue needs clarification. We will assume that the Muslims did do their best to prepare. Numbers and preparation is not the reason for victory.We need to do our best in terms of preparation; the and preparation is not the reason for victory.We need to do our best in terms of preparation; the equation does not depend on what the enemy has. It depends on what Allah has asked you to do. equation does not depend on what the enemy has. It depends on what Allah has asked you to do. Even if our preparation is 1/10 of what the enemy has, then we have still fulfilled what Allah has Even if our preparation is 1/10 of what the enemy has, then we have still fulfilled what Allah has asked us to do. asked us to do. These principles that we talked about, are the first steps to victory. The opposite of these These principles that we talked about, are the first steps to victory. The opposite of these principles are ideas that will kill the ummah. Having this aqeedah is the first step to victory. As we principles are ideas that will kill the ummah. Having this aqeedah is the first step to victory. As we know this is a battle of truth against falsehood. know this is a battle of truth against falsehood.

May Allah grant Shaykh Yusuf al-‘Uyayree the highest of Jannah,

Do Not Tarnish The Sublimity Of Jihad

Ramzan 02, 1433 A.H, Sunday, July 22, 2012

Indeed Jihad, as a part of the teachings of Islamic Shari’ah, is always receiving attacks and accusations from the enemies of Islam. Oftentimes jihad is identified with acts of terrorism. As a result, Islam is described as a religion that is full of violence and cruelty. Therefore, it is necessary for the effort to straighten out the meaning of jihad to be done, so that the sublimity of jihad is not tarnished and that the Muslims, including their ulama’s, do not get stuck on the negative stigmas launched by their enemies.

Jihad in Islam

Just like Solat, Zakat, Hajj and other ibaadahs, jihad is a part of the teachings of Islam. Jihad, in fact, is among the obligations in Islam that is very sublime, that it becomes the ‘beacon’ of Islam.

Linguistically, jihad means: to exert the available ability and power, be it with words or actions (Fayruz Abadi, Al-Muhîth Dictionary, the word ja-ha-da.) Linguistically, jihad could also mean: deploying the whole ability to achieve an objective (An-Naysaburi, Tafsîr an-Naysâbûrî, XI/126).

As for in the conception of shar‘î (shari’ah), the fiqh experts (fuqaha) define jihad as an effort to deploy immediately their entire strength in war fie sabilillah, including in terms of opinions or dissemination of logistics and etc. (to win a battle). Therefore, it is the fight in the framework of raising high the kalimah of Allah that is called jihad. (An-Nabhani, Ash-Shakhsiyyah al-Islâmiyyah, II/153. See also, Ibn Abidin, Hâshiyah Ibn Abidin, III/336).

In al-Quran, this jihad in the sense of fighting consists of 24 words. (See Muhammad Husain Haikal, Al-Jihâd wa al-Qitâl. I/12). The obligation of jihad (fighting) has been established by Allah SWT in al-Quran in many of the verses. (See, for example: QS an-Nisa’ [4]: 95); QS at-Taubah [9]: 41; 86, 87, 88; QS as-Saf [61]: 4).

In fact jihad (fighting) in the cause of Allah is a virtuous and sublime deed where the doers will achieve paradise and eternal pleasures in the akhirah. (See, for example: QS an-Nisaa’ [4]: 95; QS an-Nisa’ [4]: 95; QS at-Taubah [9]: 111; QS al-Anfal [8]: 74; QS al-Maidah [5]: 35; QS al-Hujurat [49]: 15; QS as-Saff [61]: 11-12. On the other hand, Allah has denounced and threatened those who are reluctant to conduct Jihad (fighting) in the cause of Allah (See, for example: QS at-Taubah [9]: 38-39; QS al-Anfal [8]: 15-16; QS at-Taubah [9]: 24).

The question is, when and where is jihad, in the sense of fighting, done? First: When the Muslims or their countries are attacked by the kafir people or country. For example in the case of Afghanistan and Iraq which are attacked and occupied by America until now, also in the case of Palestine which is invaded by Israel. This is what’s called defensive (difâ‘î) jihad. In a condition like this, Allah SWT has obliged Muslims to retaliate against the act of attackers and drive them out of the lands of the Muslims (see QS. Al Baqarah [2]: 190).

Second: When there is a group of Muslim community who are fought against by the kafir people or country. The Muslims are obligated to help them. Because, Muslims are brothers, like a one body. Due to that, an attack on some of the Muslims is in essence an attack on the entire Muslims all over the world. It is also due to this that the efforts to defend the Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq or Palestine, for example, is the duty of the Muslims all over the world (see QS. al-Anfal [8]: 72).

Third: When the Da’wah of Islam conducted by the Daulah Islam (Khilafah) is obstructed by the kafir rulers with their physical strength. Da’wah is a call of the minds, non-physical. When obstructed physically, it is wajib for the Muslims to conduct jihad to defend Da’wah and remove the physical obstacles that exist in front of them, under the leadership of a khalifah. This is what’s called offensive (hujûmî) jihad. It was this that was also done by the Prophet (SAW) and the Sahabahs after succeeding in establishing a Daulah Islam in Madinah. They never stopped conducting jihad (fighting) in the framework of removing the physical obstacles for the sake of spreading the Islamic Da’wah and for the sake of the establishment of the kalimah of Allah.

It was with this offensive jihad that Islam spread to the rest of the world and the territories of Muslim rule was also increasingly expanding, dominating the various parts of the world. This is a historical fact that cannot be denied. In fact, jihad (fighting) is a method of Islam in the spread of the Da’wah of Islam by the State (Daulah Islam) (see QS al-Baqarah [2]: 193).

The Sublimity of Jihad Cannot be Tarnished

As mentioned above, jihad is a sublime deed. Imam an-Nawawi, in Riyâdh as-Sâlihîn, made a special chapter about jihad. He, among others, cited the words of the Prophet (SAW), as narrated by Abu Hurairah: Rasulullah (SAW) was once asked, “What is the best deed?” He replied, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle.” The questioner then asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To participate in Jihad (fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” He was asked again, “And then what?” The Prophet replied, “A Hajj that is mabrur.” (HR al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Imam Ibnu Hajar also said that in that hadith (or similar hadiths) fighting in Allah’s cause (jihad fie sabilillah) is the foremost deed after iman in Allah and His Apostle (Ibnu Hajar al-Asqalani, Fath al-Bari, 5/149).

Due to that, it is incumbent upon Muslims to preserve this sublimity of jihad from anyone who tries to tarnish and denigrate it, whether it be because of ignorance, or because of malice (as done by the kafir Western invaders) against the activities of jihad. Because, besides the meaning of jihad having been applied in a less precise manner, the sublimity of the jihad has also been purposely vilified by the kafir Western imperialist. The West, for example, has long called Islam a ‘barbaric’ religion just because it teaches jihad.

President Bush even called Islam as a radical and fascist religion, while the former British PM called Islam the ‘ideology of Iblis’; also, among others, due to the factor of jihad. Colin Powell when he became a U.S. Secretary of State had also said, “If they only send the young generation to madrassa, the madrassa is not doing anything, but indoctrinating them into bad aspects. Teaching hatred will not bring peace for all of us in this region.” (Media Indonesia, 23/1/2004).

Why is that? All that is no other than a form of their propaganda, so that the Muslims stay away from jihad. Because, nonetheless the West realizes that jihad is the biggest threat for their survival over the Islamic World. Due to that, the West even strives to remove jihad from teachings of Islam. It is manifested, among others, through the efforts of the West in imposing secular education curriculum to madrassas or pesantrens, or other institutions of Islamic education, because all this time those institutions are deemed to be teaching violence or producing ‘terrorists’.

In short, every Muslim must be wary of the every effort of the kafir Western invaders who endeavour to manipulate, even eliminate the teaching and ruling of jihad from Islam for the sake of their political interests. Due to that, it is wajib for the ulama’s to remain and continue to teach the doctrine of jihad, as well as calling on the ummah to prepare it. Wallahu A’lam Bi Sawab.

(www.suara-muslim.com)

Translated and Submitted by a Mujahid

Do Not Tarnish The Sublimity Of Jihad

Ramzan 02, 1433 A.H, Sunday, July 22, 2012

Indeed Jihad, as a part of the teachings of Islamic Shari’ah, is always receiving attacks and accusations from the enemies of Islam. Oftentimes jihad is identified with acts of terrorism. As a result, Islam is described as a religion that is full of violence and cruelty. Therefore, it is necessary for the effort to straighten out the meaning of jihad to be done, so that the sublimity of jihad is not tarnished and that the Muslims, including their ulama’s, do not get stuck on the negative stigmas launched by their enemies.

Jihad in Islam

Just like Solat, Zakat, Hajj and other ibaadahs, jihad is a part of the teachings of Islam. Jihad, in fact, is among the obligations in Islam that is very sublime, that it becomes the ‘beacon’ of Islam.

Linguistically, jihad means: to exert the available ability and power, be it with words or actions (Fayruz Abadi, Al-Muhîth Dictionary, the word ja-ha-da.) Linguistically, jihad could also mean: deploying the whole ability to achieve an objective (An-Naysaburi, Tafsîr an-Naysâbûrî, XI/126).

As for in the conception of shar‘î (shari’ah), the fiqh experts (fuqaha) define jihad as an effort to deploy immediately their entire strength in war fie sabilillah, including in terms of opinions or dissemination of logistics and etc. (to win a battle). Therefore, it is the fight in the framework of raising high the kalimah of Allah that is called jihad. (An-Nabhani, Ash-Shakhsiyyah al-Islâmiyyah, II/153. See also, Ibn Abidin, Hâshiyah Ibn Abidin, III/336).

In al-Quran, this jihad in the sense of fighting consists of 24 words. (See Muhammad Husain Haikal, Al-Jihâd wa al-Qitâl. I/12). The obligation of jihad (fighting) has been established by Allah SWT in al-Quran in many of the verses. (See, for example: QS an-Nisa’ [4]: 95); QS at-Taubah [9]: 41; 86, 87, 88; QS as-Saf [61]: 4).

In fact jihad (fighting) in the cause of Allah is a virtuous and sublime deed where the doers will achieve paradise and eternal pleasures in the akhirah. (See, for example: QS an-Nisaa’ [4]: 95; QS an-Nisa’ [4]: 95; QS at-Taubah [9]: 111; QS al-Anfal [8]: 74; QS al-Maidah [5]: 35; QS al-Hujurat [49]: 15; QS as-Saff [61]: 11-12. On the other hand, Allah has denounced and threatened those who are reluctant to conduct Jihad (fighting) in the cause of Allah (See, for example: QS at-Taubah [9]: 38-39; QS al-Anfal [8]: 15-16; QS at-Taubah [9]: 24).

The question is, when and where is jihad, in the sense of fighting, done? First: When the Muslims or their countries are attacked by the kafir people or country. For example in the case of Afghanistan and Iraq which are attacked and occupied by America until now, also in the case of Palestine which is invaded by Israel. This is what’s called defensive (difâ‘î) jihad. In a condition like this, Allah SWT has obliged Muslims to retaliate against the act of attackers and drive them out of the lands of the Muslims (see QS. Al Baqarah [2]: 190).

Second: When there is a group of Muslim community who are fought against by the kafir people or country. The Muslims are obligated to help them. Because, Muslims are brothers, like a one body. Due to that, an attack on some of the Muslims is in essence an attack on the entire Muslims all over the world. It is also due to this that the efforts to defend the Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq or Palestine, for example, is the duty of the Muslims all over the world (see QS. al-Anfal [8]: 72).

Third: When the Da’wah of Islam conducted by the Daulah Islam (Khilafah) is obstructed by the kafir rulers with their physical strength. Da’wah is a call of the minds, non-physical. When obstructed physically, it is wajib for the Muslims to conduct jihad to defend Da’wah and remove the physical obstacles that exist in front of them, under the leadership of a khalifah. This is what’s called offensive (hujûmî) jihad. It was this that was also done by the Prophet (SAW) and the Sahabahs after succeeding in establishing a Daulah Islam in Madinah. They never stopped conducting jihad (fighting) in the framework of removing the physical obstacles for the sake of spreading the Islamic Da’wah and for the sake of the establishment of the kalimah of Allah.

It was with this offensive jihad that Islam spread to the rest of the world and the territories of Muslim rule was also increasingly expanding, dominating the various parts of the world. This is a historical fact that cannot be denied. In fact, jihad (fighting) is a method of Islam in the spread of the Da’wah of Islam by the State (Daulah Islam) (see QS al-Baqarah [2]: 193).

The Sublimity of Jihad Cannot be Tarnished

As mentioned above, jihad is a sublime deed. Imam an-Nawawi, in Riyâdh as-Sâlihîn, made a special chapter about jihad. He, among others, cited the words of the Prophet (SAW), as narrated by Abu Hurairah: Rasulullah (SAW) was once asked, “What is the best deed?” He replied, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle.” The questioner then asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To participate in Jihad (fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” He was asked again, “And then what?” The Prophet replied, “A Hajj that is mabrur.” (HR al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Imam Ibnu Hajar also said that in that hadith (or similar hadiths) fighting in Allah’s cause (jihad fie sabilillah) is the foremost deed after iman in Allah and His Apostle (Ibnu Hajar al-Asqalani, Fath al-Bari, 5/149).

Due to that, it is incumbent upon Muslims to preserve this sublimity of jihad from anyone who tries to tarnish and denigrate it, whether it be because of ignorance, or because of malice (as done by the kafir Western invaders) against the activities of jihad. Because, besides the meaning of jihad having been applied in a less precise manner, the sublimity of the jihad has also been purposely vilified by the kafir Western imperialist. The West, for example, has long called Islam a ‘barbaric’ religion just because it teaches jihad.

President Bush even called Islam as a radical and fascist religion, while the former British PM called Islam the ‘ideology of Iblis’; also, among others, due to the factor of jihad. Colin Powell when he became a U.S. Secretary of State had also said, “If they only send the young generation to madrassa, the madrassa is not doing anything, but indoctrinating them into bad aspects. Teaching hatred will not bring peace for all of us in this region.” (Media Indonesia, 23/1/2004).

Why is that? All that is no other than a form of their propaganda, so that the Muslims stay away from jihad. Because, nonetheless the West realizes that jihad is the biggest threat for their survival over the Islamic World. Due to that, the West even strives to remove jihad from teachings of Islam. It is manifested, among others, through the efforts of the West in imposing secular education curriculum to madrassas or pesantrens, or other institutions of Islamic education, because all this time those institutions are deemed to be teaching violence or producing ‘terrorists’.

In short, every Muslim must be wary of the every effort of the kafir Western invaders who endeavour to manipulate, even eliminate the teaching and ruling of jihad from Islam for the sake of their political interests. Due to that, it is wajib for the ulama’s to remain and continue to teach the doctrine of jihad, as well as calling on the ummah to prepare it. Wallahu A’lam Bi Sawab.

(www.suara-muslim.com)

Translated and Submitted by a Mujahid

(Source: basmala, via jundullah)

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The History Of Jihad In Bosnia: A Piece Of The Story Of The Muslimahs’ Struggle Of Under The Brutality Of Crusades

Jamadi-Us-Sani 06, 1433 A.H, Saturday, April 28, 2012


The war imposed in Serbia (a continuation of the Crusade – ed.) had changed the face of Bosnia-Hezergovina. Jornia Toliba village, near the Sava river was devastated. The houses of the villagers transformed into charred debris. Only blackened branches remained of the trees which used to be green. Only Piles of scattered bricks are left of a Masjid. The Serbs only left alone a mimbar and board that reads “Muhammad, SAW”.

The Serb militias called “Chetniks” aimed the muzzles of their automatic weapons at the doors and windows of the Masjid when the jama’ahs were performing solat inside. The rattles of gunshots instantly barked out without a pause, overlapped with the bangs of the grenades. The Masjid soon after lost its shape. After that, the Chetniks looked through the rubbles for bodies of their victims, and then poured wine on the remains of the bodies that were no longer intact, and incised two intersecting lines (cross) on their bodies.

On the following day, the corpses of the victims of that barbarous massacre were collected and then put in the coffins by the Muslims who survived. A woman stood near those coffins while weeping. All the members of her family were inside the coffins. All vanished in one day. She herself survived, because when the incident took place, she was in another village.

How did to Serbian Chetniks recognize the Muslims, whereas they dressed the same way as the Serb ethnic? Easy. The Serb militias denuded the people whom they suspected. If the person clearly had circumcision, then he is Muslim. A method like this was used by them in Bilina. The people who were found to be circumsized would be killed by them. They incised two intersecting lines (cross) with knives on the bodies of the Muslims.

In a Masjid in Bilina, they picked two people from the jama’ah (group of worshipers) of the Masjid and tortured them. After that, they spewed bullets at the other jama’ah. On that day, 40,000 population of Bilina were immediately displaced.

In every area which the Serbs managed to seized, prison camps for young Muslimahs were set up. The honor of the Muslimahs were made halal in a condition of war like that.

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Witnessing the massacre of her father, mother and siblings in front of her eyes was Madihah Hiyanutis, a Bosnian Muslimah aged 24, she had two siblings. Her female sibling was 22 years old, while the male was 15 years old. Madihah had already been engaged to her uncle’s son named Adib. What happened to this lady who was in the process of waiting for her wedding day?

At that time, her family had already shut the door of their house, because her father, an imam of a Masjid, told them so. Madihah’s father reminded them that the Chetnik group began directing their targets into areas which were the bases of Islam and they began killing every male, as well as arresting all of the women.

Madihah was at her neighbor’s house, when she suddenly heard the sounds of gunfire, followed by screams from the direction of her house. Her neighbors stopped Madihah from getting out of the house so as not to become a victim. The Serb militias had a list of names of the imamulama’s and teachers of religious schools. So the address of Madihah’s house was looked for. When the Chetniks found the house, they right away shot at the door of the house. They treated Madihah father heinously and with contempt without caring the screams from Madihah’s mother and siblings. At that time, Adib came to Madihah’s house. The Serb militias then arrested him and tied him together with Madihah’s father, mother and brother. After that they dragged Madihah’s sister out so that she could witness the fate that would befall her parents.

Those Chetniks poured wine on the body of that Masjid imam, and then incised two intersecting lines (cross) on his forehead, and eventually slaughtered him. They did the same heinous act to Adib, Madihah’s brother and finally her mother. All this was done in front of her sister’s eyes. The massacre could not prolong as the Muslim fighters soon came storming, so the Chetniks escaped.

The misfortunes as experienced by Madihah’s family were also experienced by thousands of other Muslim families, it’s just that the stories vary. Nuha Kamaluddin, a student of a higher institution in Sarajevo witnessed the detention of young women in Sarajevo and the terror in every corner of the city. In the ravaged capital of Bosnia, the Serbian National Party handed out flyers that read, "Return to the embrace of the Lord to avoid the sacred thing". What’s referred as “sacred thing” was the massacre.

Nuha Kamaluddin ran away from Sarajevo along with her mother by leaving her father and brother in the burning city. Nuha set off in the middle of the night together with other flocks of refugees. They travelled great distances through the high plains, with their backs laden with bags and luggages and suffused with worries about a sudden ambush by the Serb militias. A long journey, with flogging hunger and exhaustion, towards an expectation that was uncertain, was surely not an easy journey for the group which were made up of old people, women - in which some of them were pregnant, and children.

A few hours after they left Sarajevo, a woman who was pregnant suffered bleeding due to the unbearable exhaustion. She was immediately assisted by fellow evacuees from among the women, while her two children aged 5 and 3 years, added to the panic with their cries. A few hours later, the woman gave birth, and although she was still in the state of being very weak and exhausted, she must immediately proceed on with the journey along with the group, as delaying the journey for a long time was a big risk for the whole group. However, after only a few kilometres of continuing with the journey, she was not able to move her feet further. She died and was buried on the journey. The newborn that she had just given birth to and had only felt the warmth of the mother’s embrace for a few moments in the middle of the biting cold mountain air, cried non-stop. A woman tried to suckle the baby, but the tiny baby who was in a very weak condition refused. As a result, a few hours later the baby followed after the mother. Now the two children of the almarhumah (the deceased) remained, who wailed in their cluelessness.

In the end, with the remaining available strength, the flocks of refugees arrived in the city of Dirfanta which was controlled Muslim fighters. However, these people who had travelled a long journey in the cold, hunger and exhaustion, were greeted with the bombings by the Serbs. Many of them died, including one of the two children whose mother had just died.

The rest of the refugees who were still capable of making a move, moved on to leave Dirfanta. The child who had just been left alone by the dead mother and two siblings, survived, although with a wounded arm. He was then treated in the Salafushi Barud Hospital. Not only his arm was wounded, but he had lost his memories. Even if he recovered later, God knows where would he end up.

Some missionary organizations were willing to help and educate the displaced Bosnian children, but where were the fellow brothers in iman? Why was the Islamic world turning mute? Why were the helps, food and financial aids only coming from the private Islamic organizations? Why didn’t anyone get to the hospitals to help the Bosnian children from the injuries that they had suffered and help to save their aqeedah?

There were a lot of baffling questions. If real aid could not be immediately given, do’a must be continually offered for our brothers who were in the midst of launching the jihad, in prostration, in the morning and evening and at any time. They were now drawing up the ranks and always ready to confront the Serbs.

The doctors turned several houses that were no longer intact into makeshift hospitals. Our sisters, the Muslimahs, served as nurses, whether in the hospitals, or in the battlefields. Their shi’ar is the determination to get one of the two goods, VICTORY or DIE SHAHEED.

oOo

Copied from : The Book “Jihad in Bosnia (transl.)” by Muhammad Abdul Mun’im, Yayasan Al-Mukmin East Java publication, year 1992.

(siraaj/arrahmah.com)

Translated and Submitted by a Mujahid

A Day With The Mujahideen Of The BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters)

Jamadi-ul-Awwal 29, 1433 A.H, Sunday, April 22, 2012


After the martyrdom of Sheikh Salamat Hasyim rahimahullah in 2003 at Camp Mineral, Lanao del Sur, as a result of an aerial bombardment from the Filipino aircraft, the leadership of the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) was carried on by Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim. However, in the course of the leadership in the last decade, setback after setback instead happened, which led to the splitting of the MILF resistance organization to turn into smaller factions.

At least, at the present time, there are five factions that exist and conduct activities in various regions in Mindanao, South Philippines. Three of the majorfactions are, the MILF Faction which is led by Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim in several separate areas in Mindanao, The Aleem Aziz Mimbantas Faction in Lanau del Norte and the Commander Kato Faction in Central Mindanao.

Commander Kato in Central Mindanao has a closeness of history with Sheikh Salamat Hasyim rahimahullah. Around him are early leaders who were the pioneers in the founding of the MILF in the time of the leadership of Sheikh Salamat Hasyim. Due to that, Commander Kato has the assertiveness of methods in the struggle which currently makes him the torch of spirit for the Moro people to keep doing armed resistance against the Philippines.

Commander Kato has adequate Islamic understanding background, that he is able to select the means or methods of struggle method that hold fast to the Islamic Shari’ah, unlike the MILF with its Al-Haj Murad which he has left, which always depends on the rhythm of the government of Philippines, so what happened was the gradual destruction of the Moro liberation organization, the MILF, without the central committee of the MILF (core leaders of the MILF) realizing it.

The failure of the peace talks between the MILF under the leadership of Al-Haj Murad Ebrahem, and the Goverment of Philippine in 2008, had sparked a new war on the island of Mindanao, mostly inhabited by the Maguindanao, Maranao and Iranon Muslim tribes.

The key Ulama’s of the MILF who are loyal followers of the MILF leader who had been shaheed, Sheikh Salamat Hashimrahimahullah, got a compelling reason to do manoeuvres and attacks the army camps, particularly in the towns around the province of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur.

Ustadz Amiril Umbra Kato, the Commander of Division 105 in Maguindanao had attacked the army camps in the area of Maguindanao, Midsayap, Sultan Kudarat, Kidapawan and North Cotabato. So a great war raged. Victims were falling. The Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) suffered major losses from the vicious attacks that had never been expected.

Amiril Umbra Kato, Leader of BIFF, Hero Figure of Jihad


In the aftermath of the attacks , Ustadz Amiril Umbra Kato became a new figure, the ‘Hero of Jihad’ and a ‘phantom’ dreaded by the enemy, i.e the government of Philippines. And then Ustadz Amiril Umbra Kato broke away from the MILF and formed the BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter). Therefore, the BIFF started its own struggle in Mindanao in 2008.

In tandem with these widespread attacks, Commander Abdurrahman Bravo, the Commander of Division 113 in the wilayah (region) of Lanao del Norte, also launched attacks against Kauswagan. And then the war raged in the wilayah of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.

The heat of this war had forced the American forces in South Philippines to move the concentration of a joint exercise between the Armies of Philippines and America. The name of the joint exercise was Balikatan Exercise, which aimed at pursuing the strength of the Mujahideen of the Abu Sayyaf group that conducted guerrilla warfare in the area of Jolo and Basilan.

With the various attacks and rapid progress in war achieved by the BIFF and that which caused huge losses on the part of the government of Philippines, so later the operation of the Philippines-America joint exercise also included the BIFF into the new targets of their operation… To be continued.

[Abu Yusuf/voa-islam.com]

Jamadi-Us-Sani 02, 1433 A.H, Tuesday, April 24, 2012

To hear a bit the reasons why Commander Kato (Ustadz Amiril Umbra Kato) broke away from the MILF, the following is the excerpt of an interview with him in Central Mindanao:

Reporter: Ustadz, may we ask you some questions?

Kato: Yes you may.

Reporter: Is it true that you the one known by the name Amirul Umbro Kato?

Kato: Yes, it’s true.

Reporter: How is your position within the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) now?

Kato: I am the commander in the area of the 105th Base Command Defense headquarters, at the Central Mindanao MILF front.

Reporter: Is it true that you are now breaking away from the MILF?

Kato: Yes, indeed, the information about my secession (lost command) from the MILF is true, and it is not true if there is no reason for me to break away. As you know the ‘lost command’ is an English phrase which means that I am not a member of the MILF anymore. It means someone who is no longer a member of a group or organization, and shouldn’t someone who is in an organization merge himself into it? And there was a desire within me to separate myself from the MILF’s organization, and it means that I am no longer in the MILF organization.

If possible I would say officially that I am out of the MILF, and that is my hope and desire. Because, as you know an official statement that is indispensable is important, so that the people know what has actually happened and it is very important for me to make a decision, so that people do not misjudge.

Reporter: Ustadz, what exactly did you do to initiate resistance activities in the area of North Cotabato ?

Kato: Like the information that has reached you, from what I have presented recently of what actually happened, so that people do not get me wrong. Because, you know the incident in North Cotabato as we talked about earlier, that was really something real to start a war against the government forces, for as you are well aware that on 1st July, the forces of the Filipino government and Cafgu (the volunteer troops supporting the Government) had confronted and fought with our troops in the area of Tubag, Alisan in North Cotabato.

In the battle, none of our friends from the other units of the MILF helped us, silence… silence.. and silence, as if it was only us who dealt with them (theArmed Forces Of the Philippines). When we fought, dealing with the soldiers of Philippines, we surely cannot fight alone. As you know, there is a proverb about the crab that the only stays in its hole, and it is useless if it does not come out and do activities.

Such is the present situation, of course there is nothing they can do to ward off the invaders in various places if they do not come out to fight. That is what actually happened, and this resistance we are doing is considered to be a part of the terrorism acts. So those who struggle truthfully are called terrorists. If for example they, the Sundalo (Filipino forces) move to attack us, then we will certainly fight back, because we are not the people of Tausug, we are not the people of Visayas, and we are not the people of Cota but we are the people who defend our land, which is our rights.

Reporter: Why did the Government make a contest with a prize of 10 million Pesos to capture you?

Kato: As you know, all the Government’s attempts to attack us were very much in need of costs, from ammunitions, artilleries, heavy vehicles (tanks), the cost of the forces and operations of the cost of fighter planes and helicopters, it all takes enormous costs.

Perhaps that is what caused the Government to create a contest to capture me. Or perhaps the Government was running out of tactic to annihilate us, so much so that they announced that for anyone who can catch us alive or dead, and then surrender us to the government, then the government will reward 10 million Pesos, yes that’s a sign they’ve run out of tactic.

With regard to war tactics, it is actually not a new thing in Islam, you already know that Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam in the circumstances of jihad never ran out of tactics in war against their enemies, until his enemies in Makkah ran out of tactic, to the point that they planned to capture and kill Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam while announcing that anyone who dare to kill him will get a prize of 100 khamers. It means that all of the tactics of the enemies were deployed to confront the power of Islam, but it has already been the case since a long time ago, since the time of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, therefore we need not be afraid to confront them. Even though they have sophisticated battle equipments.

Reporter: Why do disturbance or conflict happen here, in the province of Maguindanao, such as in Datupiang, Syarif Aguak, Datu Saudi Municipality, Datu Munzae, Mamasapano, Talayan and other places in the province of Maguindanao.

Kato
: I view the plan (of the MILF) before was a bit choked up with the presence of disturbances or conflicts in Mindanao committed by President Arroyo, and that was their plan before, their former plan like what had been disclosed, and had been agreed upon by the MILF. But the plan that has been running since 10 years ago, by making agreements under the legislation of the Government of Philippines, produces no result.

And look at the proof, since the agreements are under the control of the Government, the MILF has always become like a ‘plaything’ or the party that is cheated, tricked and harmed. The Commission Agreement between the GRP-MILF which has been done since 10 years ago, is always controlled by the judiciary laws of Philippines, the point here is, despite the Commission’s agreement between the GRP-MILF made in Malaysia, but was still under the control of the judiciary laws, it is impossible to produce an outcome that is favourable to the MILF….

Thus was his explanation in the form of an interview (translated by Abu Yusuf from Tagalong language) with regards to his separation from the MILF, the very famous Moro liberation organization which used to be led by Sheikh Salamat Hasyim rahimahullah, but now is no longer worthy to hold the title “MILF Mujahideen” as they are getting very secular under the leadership of Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim. In those circumstances, many or most of the members of the MILF formed new factions, including the BIFF which is led by him (Kato).

To this day, the BIFF which is led by Ustadz Amiril Umbra Kato and which has been operating for more than 4 years, has brought together the Mujahideen who are sincerely struggling in South Mindanao, with various progress of their attacks and domination of areas in Mindanao, because of that he became a new icon for the Moro jihad trusted by the ummah.

Ustadz Mohammad Ali Tambako, New Leader of BIFF

However, since 3 months ago, around the month of January 2012 the amir of the BIFF, Ustadz Kato has suffered stroke which interferes with the health of this Ulama’ in leading their journey of jihad. Therefore the leaderships of the BIFF did a mushawarah and decided to appoint a new amir to replace him. So Ustadz Mohammad Ali Tambako was chosen to be the new amir of the BIFF.

He is a very young Ulama’ and Doctor of Shari’ah, the Khartoum, Sudan graduate. After finishing his Masters in Shari’ah in Saudi Arabia.

Although there are parties who still doubt the leadership of this young Ulama’, due to the absence of a military background that is required in leading a jihad tandhim. We pray to Allah SWT to always guide the Mujahideen and given them His Help. Until victory is achieved and the Daulah Islamiyah is established.

The Amaliyat that Sustains the Establishment of the BIFF in Mindanao

The Ampatuan incident, namely the Maguindanao massacre on 24th November 2009, where the governor of Ampatuan with his armed militias killed the family and supporters of the candidate for the governor of Manguda Dato. A total of 57 people, including tens of journalists, became victims of the massacre. And which later caused the downfall of governor Dato Andal Ampatuan for calling himself Dato Andal “fir’aun” Ampatuan.

Hundreds of family members and militiamen of Ampatuan were then rounded up by the police and faced the charges of massacre. Thousands of weapons and ammunitions belonging to Ampatuan had been forced to be surrendered and became spoils for various parties which vied to get hold of them, including the Mujahideen who got their shares. Datu Andal Ampatuan was a Governor from the Moro people who became the ‘extended hand’ of the former president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The most cruel and ruthless governor of the region of Maguindanao for killing Muslims indiscriminately, who obviously are the families of Mujahideen.

The Mujahideen of the BIFF also obtained abundant ghonimah from this incident of Datu Adal Ampatuan’s arrest. More than 200 automatic weapons, ranging from M-16, M14, Ultimax, M2, dozens of M-60 machine guns, in fact even ’ 50 caliber heavy weapons and mortars became the ghonimah of the Mujahideen.

The Rizq of Allah Ta’ala given to whomever He likes

In the past, when the BIFF were still the DIVISION 105 under the MILF, they were the implacable enemy of Dato Andal Ampatuan due to their geographical locations which were equally in the province of Maguindanao. Therefore, they are the ones who get the huge ghonimah, that made the Division 105 the strongest division of the MILF and whose weaponry are the most complete, i.e. which was led by Ustadz Amiril Umbra Kato.

In the 2008 war, according to the assertion of Ustadz Amiril Umbra Kato, they received no help, not even one bullet from the leadership of the MILF. With this dumb attitude of the MILF officials, therefore since that incident, they instead became the most feared division in Maguindanao.

Not to mention the workshops (manufacture of weapons) with which they have been able to create fearsome sniper weapons. The barrels of the ‘50 caliber weapon have been modified by them to become more potent sniper weapons, which even outmatch the sniper weapons from the Barreta types, and are currently widely produced and can be traded with anyone for an affordable price.

Due to that, the BIFF has become the most feared faction in Maguindanao for the government of Philippines, and become their strongest enemy. May Allah give them victory, amin.

[Abu Yusuf/voa-islam.com]

Translated and Submitted by a Mujahid

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And Even The Angels Joined The Jihad To Help The Mujahideen Of Chechnya

A Story from the Kalimatul Haq Forum: This Story happened in the land of Chechya at the border of Grozny, to be exact.

We fought in one battalion along with the Commander of the operation, and while traveling back from Grozny heading towards a mountain, suddenly Russian aircrafts that dropped hundreds of troops appeared. We then started to disperse. We were in the state of being barefoot at that time in the pitch-dark night, as well as above the snow-filled ground.

The Russian troops were dropped off on top of the mountain, while we were below them. This made our view become obscure, while for them it was very clear. Their position was above us and there was no cover for us to take cover from. But all of sudden they were engulfed with chaos and fear and they began to shoot. And I swear in the name of Allah, we saw them shooting upward, whereas our position was below.

Then things suddenly turned into calmness and silence. We then awaited for half an hour. And then Commander Khattab rahimahullah said: “I want some personnels to go up the mountain and find out what was going on and why did they stop shooting”.

All of the Mujahideen raised their hands, so Commander Khattab appointed 7 personnels from among the Mujahideen to climb to the top. After an hour of waiting we heard the 7 Mujahideen personnels who climbed up just now, shouting Takbir from above the mountain.

Filled with wonder, we then caught up with them. To satiate our curiosity, we right away asked what had actually happened. A moment later, the entire Mujahideen shouted Takbir. It turned out that we had discovered a surprising incident, hundreds of Russian troops had their heads severed.

Looking at the conditions of those Russian soldiers, it looked like the decapitations were made from a hard blow of the sword, or maybe an electric saw, so we assumed that it is not possible for a human being to do that. One strange thing, the Kalashinkov weapons that were in the hands of the Russian army were also not damaged or scratched the slightest bit. Their knives and other weapons were also still intact. The total number of severed Russian troops were about some hundreds of them. We realized that indeed Allah has sent Angels to help us. Taken from the book, “The Karamah of the Mujahideen from Time to Time (transl.)”, by Abu Muhammad.

Publication time: 11 April 2012, 19:44 
Ansar Forum reportedthat the command of the Mujahideen of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (aka AQAP or Ansar al-Sharia) has prepared a report about several operations conducted on Monday. Operations were directed against the mercenaries of the so-called “committees” and the regime’s military positions in Sana’a, resulting in 11 puppets being killed and many wounded.
Publication time: 10 April 2012, 23:23 
Atrocities of Alawite militants continue toshake the world audiences with their enormity. During the period from the beginning of a popular uprising, hundreds of thousands of Muslims were forced to leave Syria because of the incessant bombing and shelling by the Alawite militants, according to UmmaNews.
Publication time: 10 April 2012, 17:05 

On the photo: one of the leaders of the movement Ansar al-Din

Omar Hamaha, Military Commander of Jamaat Ansar Al-Din, which established control over several cities in Mali, including Timbuktu (see map), made the following statement recorded on April 2-3:”Our war is Jihad, and it’s a legitimate war under Islam. We are against rebel movements and secessions. We are against all revolutions that are not carried out in the name of Islam. We came to practice the rituals of Islam under the name of Allah. What we want is not Azawad but Islam. Independence is Islam.

 Publication time: 10 April 2012, 16:19 

At least 60 military puppets were killed and dozens others injured on Monday when a large unit of Mujahideen of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked a base of the 111th and 119th enemy tank brigades in the suburbs of Lauder, province of Abyan, and then liberated the surrounding areas, reports Xinhua.
Publication time: 9 April 2012, 23:35 

The Yemen Post writes referring to reports by international media that the Mujahideen of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have liberated the town of Ataq (see the map), the provincial capital of Shabwa.

Publication time: 8 April 2012, 16:58 
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (aka AQAP or Ansar al-Sharia) has made “alarming” advances in Yemen, expanding its military control over several southern towns and launching a series of brazen attacks that threaten the US-backed political transition there, a senior UN envoy warned the Security Council in a confidential briefing last week, reports Western media outlets.
Publication time: 4 April 2012, 19:17 
As reported by the agency Bikya Masr, the puppet “Yemeni government” claimed victory over the units of the Mujahideen of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The puppets say their military minions allegedly pushed back the AQAP fighters in the area al-Rahha in the southern province of Lahij.
Publication time: 3 April 2012, 15:23 
For the first time since Saleh announced his departure from “presidency”, the capital was shaken on Sunday evening by a series of explosions, followed by a series of fierce gun fighting throughout several districts of the capital, Sana’a, reports the news agency Bikya Masr.
Publication time: 1 April 2012, 15:23 

Mujahideen of Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQMI) have attacked and liberated Mali’s strategic northern city of Gao, a day after they took the provincial capital of Kidal, witnesses and an puppet official said. The move expands the Jihad in the country at the feet of the Sahara in western Africa after a coup earlier this month.

Publication time: 1 April 2012, 03:53 
Ansar Forum, citing Yemeni newspaper Al-Yaman al-Jadid and local sources,reported that the Mujahideen of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) had completely destroyed on Saturday the 119th Infantry Brigade and took under control the enemy base in al-Harror region (see map), which is located between the town of Waqar (formerly Jaar) and the district of Al-Malah in the province of Lahij.
Publication time: 1 April 2012, 01:52 
As the power of Saleh’s regime is decreasing, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is increasing its presence in some regions of Yemen,writes analyst at the Middle East Institute D. Nechitailo.
Publication time: 31 March 2012, 20:07 
A speaker for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid,said that an IEA Mujahid working for puppet police had killed at least 9 Karzai’s stooges in the Province of Paktika on Friday.
Publication time: 27 March 2012, 02:44 
According to this the Arab newspaper Al Khaleej and the Chinese agencyXinhua, Mujahideen of al-Qaeda have liberated the coastal town of Radhoum, administrative center of the district in the province of Shabwa.
Publication time: 26 March 2012, 02:27 
The command of the Islamic movement Ansar al-Din (Helpers of religion), acting in close cooperation with al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), reported that the Mujahideen had taken full control over large areas in northeastern Mali, taking prisoner scores of military puppets and members of the puppet “government”, reports the Ansar forum

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Publication time: 4 February 2012, 19:25 

A leaked secret report obtained byThe Daily Telegraphinto how the imprisoned Mujahideen view the state of the decade-long conflict touches on the deepest fears of Nato commanders.

The report undeniably became unpleasant for many representatives of the aggressors.

West loses geopolitical and moral battle in Afghanistan

Publication time: 6 February 2012, 17:39 

Western countries, which have declared halt of military operations in Afghanistan, are practically leaving the country to the Taliban. A fiasco, that the West is facing in Afghanistan, is not only geopolitical, but also a moral one. A part of the Afghan population that was being infused by the West for a whole decade with the values of “freedom, democracy and self-determination”, is betrayed, the German media outlets complain.

Syrian opposition threatens Russia with Jihad and expulsion of Russian thugs

Publication time: 6 February 2012, 18:56 
The Syrian opposition has made it clear that if they win, Syria would expel all Russian terrorist “diplomats” and military from the country. On the eve, it was reported that the opposition declared the Jihad against Russia, which supports the Assad regime.
Publication time: 8 February 2012, 23:41 

According to the Arabic newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat citing sources close to Alawite regime, the delegation of Russian KGB thugs, arrived in Syria on Tuesday, led by the gang leaders of Ministry for Foreign Affairs Lavrov and Foreign Intelligence Service Fradkov, who gave to Assad maps, which are the main areas of congestion of Muslims whomRussians believe are troops of The Free Syrian Army.

U.S. colonel: ”Don’t believe U.S. statements on progress in Afghanistan”

Publication time: 11 February 2012, 18:37 

"I spent five years covering the Iraq war, and at the end of it I was not inclined to believe anything official spokesmen had to say about Iraq anymore. I heard denials an insurgency was erupting in 2003, watched President Bush’s "mission accomplished" moment after Saddam Hussein was captured, and was earnestly told Iraq’s insurgency was on its last legs in 2005.

Yemen: AQAP will release not only Yemen, but Mecca, Medina and all Islamic lands

Publication time: 13 February 2012, 19:59 

Arabic newspaper Al-Gomhoriah published an interview with the Emir of AQAP in Radda Sheikh Tariq Al-Dahab. The author of the material writes:

As soon as I reached Radda after a telephone call from Sheikh Tariq Al-Dahab - leader of Ansar Al-Sharia in the region - clashes erupted between them from one side and the people in the afternoon of Saturday 21 of January and it lasted for hours…

Publication time: 17 January 2012, 01:48 
Mujahideen of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) swept into the southern Yemeni town of Radda (province of al-Baydah) overnight and overran it within hours, reports AFPreferring to the tribal sources.
Publication time: 21 January 2012, 03:03 

Western media reported that thousands of Libyan Muslims staged in Tripoli on Friday demonstration demanding the country to take Muslim Sharia laws as a legal framework.

Mujahideen of Al-Qaeda take control over town near Yemeni capital

Last update: 15 January 2012, 14:32 
Publication time: 15 January 2012, 12:12 
Units of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) captured the town of Radda, 170 km from the capital of Yemen, Sana’a, report Western media outlets with reference to representatives of local puppet authorities and local residents.

Al-Qaeda calls on Muslims to bring Arab Spring to glorious completion

Publication time: 10 January 2012, 14:39 
Information Department of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al-Malahim Media, published a 28-minute audio statement of the Mufti Sheikh of AQAP, al-Ibrahim Rubaish, which was devoted to current events in the Arab world, writes portal MEMRI, which monitors the “jihadist threat” around the world. 
Publication time: 8 January 2012, 13:56 

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful!

Praise be to Allah, Lord of Creation; Lord and Supporter of the oppressed monotheists; Breaker and Vanquisher of unjust tyrants. Peace and blessings be upon the Seal of the Prophets, and their master; Imam and exemplar of the Mujahideen; and upon his household and his companions and those guided by his guidance; revive his Sunnah until the Day of Judgment.

"Victory from Allah and an imminent conquest; and give good tidings to the believers".

(The Holy Quran, Surah 61. “The Ranks, Battle Array”, verse 13)