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.

[font=Arial]At the time of the Persian Empire in Iraq, between the Muslims and the Persian army [font=Arial]At the time of the Persian Empire in Iraq, between the Muslims and the Persian army was a river. One of the Muslims by the name Hajar… asked the rest, why don’t you cross the river was a river. One of the Muslims by the name Hajar… asked the rest, why don’t you cross the river to the enemy? And he jumped in the river on his horse, and all of the Muslims followed him. The to the enemy? And he jumped in the river on his horse, and all of the Muslims followed him. The Persians started screaming “Jinn! Jinn!” and they ran away. That was the end of the battle. Hajar Persians started screaming “Jinn! Jinn!” and they ran away. That was the end of the battle. Hajar justified his actions by saying “No soul will die, except by Allah’s leave”./font] justified his actions by saying “No soul will die, except by Allah’s leave”./font]

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.

Second form of defeat Second form of defeat

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.

Third form of defeat Third form of defeat

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

Under authority of al-Qaeda. Free water and electricity and a modern communication network

Publication time: 9 May 2012, 19:46 

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or Ansar Al-Sharia have made the city of Jaar (now Waqar) a center for it military and organizational operations and administrating the affairs of the province of Abyan which the Mujahideen controls most of it away from any control or presence of the governmental authorities that are present militarily on the outskirts of Zinjibar near the province of Aden or on the outskirts of the city of Laudar by a military brigade that is stationed there.

Al-Sharq reporters entered to the military center of Al-Qaeda where in this city the Mujahideen train, plan and supervise on the military action of the organization.

In the city the Emir of the organization is present in the province of Abyan who is considered the first man in the organization and he is called Abu Hamza, he is a young man who his last appearance in a lecture he delivered to the prisoners of the Yemeni army who were captured by the organization last week in the operation of Al-Qaeda which a large number of the soldiers of the artillery detachment on the outskirts of Zinjibar the capital of the province of Abyan.

Passwords for the visitors of the city

In the first check point for Al-Qaeda after passing the military check points towards the city of Aden and between more than thirty passengers in a big bus heading to Jaar the reporter of Al-Sharq was asked to come down and show his identity and investigation began with him and during the talk the reporter of Al-Sharq said: ‘I’m going to “this person” - the name of the person who coordinated the visit - because entering of Jaar for the journalists and non-locals can only be by coordination and permission of the leadership of the organization in Jaar.

Checkpoint of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


So the masked young man welcomed the reporter of Al-Sharq and allowed him to return to the bus and said to him: ‘In the second check point ask about Abu Mohammed, which is the password that they give the arrivals to the city and when the reporter of Al-Sharq asked about Abu Mohammed in the second check point he was immediately allowed to pass by one of the youth in the check point and you observe that most of the members of the organization are youth.

In Jaar he was received by three of the organization elements in a modern air conditioned car who offered Al-Sharq reporter chocolate and juices then they held for him a feast, and you could notice that the members of the organization were moving in a smooth, munificence and coordination without fear from raids or attacks.

Mujahideen of al Qaida distribute aid among local residents


As for the communication network which is used by the organization it is very advanced and is similar to that is security services run its operation since the one who was responsible for receiving the Al-Sharq reporter in Jaar was carrying a communication device and the headset was in his ear all the time until the time of lunch, he was listening to the contacts from several directions but without talking.

Only hotel in city of Jaar after bombings by aircraft of US, Saudi Arabia and the regime in Sana’a


When he was asked by the Al-Sharq reporter saying: ‘You are from the media why do you carry a weapon?’, one of his three companions replied that every personal in the organization is being trained to use all kinds of weapons and modern techniques and first aid and treating the wounded which are the basics which every member of Al-Qaeda according to Abu Ali who is a youth which isn’t more than 30 years old.

Administrating the affairs of the people

Jaar is the capital of the biggest districts in Abyan and is located to the north of Zinjibar the capital of the province and is 21 kilometres from it its name means hyenas or wolves that’s way Al-Qaeda organization changed its name to ‘Waqar’ based to a prophetic hadith that told to me by the members of the organization which sees that naming with the names of wolves is unfavourable.

In Jaar Al-Qaeda organization offers services to the people free of charge since the tariff of electricity and water have been cancelled also the taxes and royalties that were imposed on the businesses have been cancelled.

Police station of al Qaeda


Al-Sharq met street vendors and owners of shops away from the eyes of the members of the organization who stated that the royalties that they used to pay to the security men has been cancelled and the thefts ended from the city Nassir Al-Ibbi, who is from the sons of the northern provinces and owns a grocery store and gas said that before Al-Qaeda entered to Jaar he was subject to theft all the time but currently the thefts have decreased, and one of the traders of Jaar refers the reason disappearance of the thefts from the city which was considered least city in Abyan in security to the dealing of Al-Qaeda organization with the theft crimes and cutting the hand of thieves but he also says that anything for the city is better than the rule of the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Security and education

Al-Qaeda organization administers the courts of Jaar according to the Sharia according to them but you notice that it also uses laws that are found in governmental regime and don’t contradict with the Sharia according to one of the members of the organization, as for the police it looks that the organization doesn’t need a police service since all its personnel in one network and do the rule of police and solider in the same time. Also the students are being taught in the schools the same governmental curriculum with changes the organization have forced the teachers in details it sees as contradictions to the Sharia in the curriculum materials.

Police department of al Qaeda in Jaar


Regarding the health aspect the only hospital in the city was exposed to aerial bombardment and is no longer valid for use and we didn’t observe any presence for alternative health center but the citizens said that the health facilities are present. Al-Qaeda organization installed a new internal electricity network after the first had worn out because of the bombardment, also the members of the organization excavated a stream for the sewage to expel the sewage water outside the city which indicate that the organization is working as a state and not a military wing, but rather the reason of its success is that it covered the failures which accompanied the government performance.

A populist organization

One of the members of the organization said that Ansar Al-Sharia are a populist organization that presents a model for the rule of Al-Qaeda to the cities and Jaar is a model and a social blending have occurred with the people of the city and the province and there have been marriages of the youth of Ansar Al-Sharia with the people of the city which confirms their ability to live with the people normally according to them and they even held mass weddings for the youth of Al-Qaeda and the youth of Jaar.

Essam Al-Sufyani


Source: Al-Sharq newspaper

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“How Can We be Pleased in Staying Behind” By the Mujahid Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Rubaish (H.A)

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

"We Do Not Need Your Tears Here!"


Safar 23, 1433 A.H, Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ahmad related that Rasul Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

"There will always be a group from my Ummah triumphant upon the truth, victorious over their enemies, there will be no harm from those who oppose them and they will not be harmed until the order of Allah comes and they will be like that (triumphant).

The Sahabahs asked, “O RasulAllah, where are they?” He said, “In Baytul-Maqdis and the precincts of Baytul-Maqdis.””

“Dont Cry, The Mujahideen Said” - Mohd. Tahir Abd. Rahman

The meeting with the Palestinian fighters twitched my heart. There are those with maimed hands, missing legs and crippled limbs. We were so touched that we shed our tears. But the Mujahideen right away said: “Don’t cry.

“We do not need your tears here. What’s important is your do’a so that we will remain strong here to keep on fighting for your masjid.

“Send our salam to the people of Malaysia. Please believe in this struggle so that we can together defend the rights of the Islamic ummah.”

Those Mujahideen smiled. We were amazed by the richness of their spirit. They do not mind, they are ready to sacrifice their lives anytime for the sake of defending the rights of the Muslims. Ouch! I feel so tiny when compared to the spirit of their jihad.

Not only the adults, even the small children there have a big ambition. Just ask those children, what do they want to be when they grow up?

Their answer is, we want to be Mujahids! Their enthusiasm and the educations that had been fed in them are so intense. I still remember, while organizing an iftar program in a masjid there, at that time the noises coming from the Palestinian children, who were so cheerfully playing, could be heard. However, as soon as the azan reverberated and the time for solat began, not even a drop of sound was heard from the mouths of those children until we finished performing the taraweeh.

All those children were orderly in their respective saf (row), even the four year old little ones did not dare to make a sound. They do not need to be monitored, but they already know that when the prayer time comes, it is a time that must be respected and where you cannot make a noise.

It ticked in my heart to say, if in Malaysia I would not fell this atmosphere. Normally, during the taraweeh prayer in the masjid, it is surely accompanied by the noisy sounds of children playing outside the masjid. Not to mention those who play firecrackers which could startle the imam.

In Gaza, where ever we go, the children would come to crowd around us. They stretched out their hands. Not to beg, but just to shake our hands. Their faces were cheerful when seeing their brothers from other places coming to visit them.

You don’t need to give out money. Those kids would not accept it. You would not find the term ‘beggar’ here. They are not taught to beg even though life is hard, on the contrary they are nurtured so as to always share whatever they have with others.

If someone gets a loaf of bread, then he too would share it with his other friends. Even if only a little piece of the bread would remain for him, he would not mind. What’s important is that the received rizq is shared together. That’s one of their manifestations there, a thing that I could not see in our country.

Yes, Gaza needs our help, but do you know that at the same time the population there can collect donations as well to be given to our needy brothers in Somalia? Subhanallah.. even though they are in hardship, but they still give contributions, although a little, because they believe, our brothers in Somalia are more in hardship and need to be helped as well. Do we here possess this noble character as them?

Like one of the meanings in surah At-Tawbah which says: “Indeed, Allah purchases the body and soul of those who fight in Allah’s cause.”

These are the people of Palestine. They do not cry when they lose a leg or hand, they are not afraid to go to the battlefield. Because they say, Allah has bought their body limbs. Therefore, they don’t mind losing them. Can we afford to be like them?

“Two Children Of Ummu Ahmad Shaheed” - Noorhasyimah Ismail

The woman’s name is Ummu Ahmad. In her smile the woman said, she has lost two of her sons who had been shaheed in the battlefield. I asked, how could she be that calm after losing her beloved children? She did not answer the question but instead advised, “Protect the religion, indeed the Jews are our enemies.” And if possible that woman said, she wanted to be pregnant again so that she could continue to give birth to Mujahideen.

Then I remembered when we visited a house. The house was so small and had no room. The roof was only made from plastic materials weighted with stone in every corner to stop the plastic roof from being blown by the wind.

It is in the narrow house that a husband and wife live, along with nine children and their in-laws. It is in that space that they gather, sleep and cook. They are burdened with poverty but strangely, their faces are always laughing cheerfully while recounting how they undergo the routines of life. There is no look of sadness, no complaint, let alone to be grim. If in our place, are we able to tell the difficulties of our lives in the state of smiling and laughing like that?

Next, we met with another woman. She has also lost a son who was shaheed for the sake of the Islamic struggle. The story goes that, during the early stage after she lost her son, she always cried remembering her deceased son. But one day, she dreamed of being visited by that of her son. He said, “Ummi, I am now in Paradise.”

The dream was like a message so that she would not cry over the death of her son again. Only then the woman realized that there is no need to cry again. Instead, she is proud because her son has become a dweller of Paradise.

This is the story of another family that we met. A man was telling the story about his younger brother. He said that his brother whose name was Muhammad went to the battlefield only 13 days after he got married. Before going out of the house, Muhammad said to the wife whom he just married: “I will go and fight, indeed I marry you because I wanted to complete my Islam.” And after that Muhammad departed as a Palestinian Mujahideen, wearing his wedding shoes.

Muhammad was martyred in the fight. And after the expiry of the idah, his brother married Muhammad’s widow, who was his sister in law before.

This is our son, who we named Muhammad, in commemoration of the name of my younger brother who had been killed while conducting jihad in Allah’s cause,” he said while holding on his laps a cute little boy, aged around 2 years.

Meanwhile, the mother of the two brothers took out a shirt of his late son. She kissed it and then she cried. Then her son right away hugged the mother and said: “Be proud mother, indeed Muhammad is waiting for us in Paradise!” We, who listened to their story also shed our tears, it’s akin to a drama. But that is the truth.

I also remember the story of a teenage girl. She is still 16 years old but is already drenched in sweats working as a ‘fisherwoman’ at the sea of Gaza to provide for her family. Her father has been sick and cannot afford to work anymore. While her siblings are many and still young.

Every day, the teenager would go to the sea by rowing a small boat to catch fish. Just imagine, in that young age, she already has to the breadwinner of the family and not the least she is daunted to ford the vast sea alone.

And when we asked what assistance would she like to lighten the burden of her whole family, it’s not money or food that was asked by the girl. Instead, she only wants a small motorboat which can help ease herself in seeking the rizq (sustenance) in the vast sea.

Rowing the boat takes a long time. It suffices if there is a boat with an engine,” she said. Indeed, it really touches our hearts us to see her. As a woman, I am very impressed with the women in Palestine. They lost their husbands, the lost their children and they are burdened with poverty. But they are strong, determined, resilient and the most important, they never want to beg.

They do not raise their children with the feeling of sadness and deprivation. Instead they always train their children to be grateful. No matter how difficult their lives are, they would remind their children to be grateful because there are others who are less fortunate than them.

That’s one of the ways the mothers produce the characters of a fighter in the selves of the children since a young age. The struggle to them is not to kill, but to train the toughness of the self so that they could be strong in countering the enemies.

Their emotions and psychology are trained to be fearless or to not cry when attacked, but to continue fighting even armed with only a stone for the sake of defending the rights of Muslims.

Due to that, it is no surprise why there are a lot of hafiz and hafizah born in the land of Palestine. And it is no surprise too why the Jews are still failing to conquer Gaza, though they have been trying for decades. The women there are very strong, able to give birth to a lot of Mujahideen.

On average, every family have eight children or more than that. May be we imagine that with such a number of children, how are their lives going to be. On the contrary, despite the deprived life, all those children have already been independent since a young age, they know their roles and responsibilities with each other.

The children are still sent to school even though many of the school buildings have been damaged and full of bullet marks. In fact, children with disabilities are also sent to school because knowledge to them is very important. So, it is no surprise when we met many disabled and mute children capable of sounding the recitation of the Qur’an.

Yes admittedly the Jews should be feeling confused, it has already been decades that they are bombing Palestine, it never reduces. Instead, the population of Palestine are increasing because when they killed a Palestinian who was shaheed, the replacement would be born.

Even though the women there lose their children, they always want to give birth again because they know, it is one of the favours that Allah gives to them to give birth to fighters who would conduct jihad in His cause. Subhanallah….

“The Bombings Are Music!” - Muhammad Munawer Ismail

Previously, when the Zionist regime was controlling Gaza, it was indeed difficult to dream of setting foot there. However, since Israel pulled out their military, the chances of the NGO’s to come to Gaza to channel aids, started to open up. Due to that, when selected to go to Gaza, I was really grateful to Allah. Yes, I really wish to see the land which is said to be full of blessings. 

One day before departing to Gaza, we received the news that Gaza had just been bombed by the enemies. More or less, the feeling of fear and worry did conjure up. Strangely, once we entered Gaza the feeling of fear and anxiety went away just like that. In fact, we did not think of death anymore or maybe got shot by the enemy while we were there. We seemed to have forgotten that Gaza is a land that is always rained with bombs. True indeed, the land of Palestine is filled with barakah.

Even though the Israeli troops are not seen in the streets anymore, but almost every day we could still hear the sounds of bombing from the air, carried out by the Zionists Jews, but not in the slightest were we afraid. In fact, when asking the people there, the sounds of bombing are as if a “music” in their lives. As if it is not complete if the “music” is not heard.

I remember when passing through a street where on its left was a former settlement of the Jews which had been abandoned. The land there was all dried up, no life, it was like a dead plain.

On the other hand, on our right was the settlement of the Palestinians. The area is very fertile, and all the eyes see are greens with date trees producing abundant fruits. 

And again, when we visited the site of the fish pond farm, we were surprised when we saw that they are able to rear tilapia fish in sea water, whereas it is in the category of a freshwater fish. In fact, the fishes farmed there could breed easily into large quantities, that they are always enough to be supplied to the poor.

The same goes with the project on cattle farming. The quantity of milk produced by the cattles is so plentiful, it exceeds the normal level usually produced by other cattles all over the world, that they are able to produce thousands of liters per day to be distributed to the population of Gaza.

Also look at the waters of the Gaza sea which is controlled by the Jews. The fishermen are only allowed to go no further than three nautical miles. If we are to follow logic, there would be not much fish in such a small range of expanse. But strangely, those fishermen still find their catch. Thus how blessed the land of Gaza is.

Even though the Zionists are carrying out various blockades on Gaza, akin to being the largest ‘prison’ in the world, our brothers there do not complain. They will keep trying to find sustenance. Whatever they work on will easily bring on yields. If it’s animal farming, the livestock will easily breed. If it’s vegetable growing, the vegetable will grow fertile. 

Another thing, the people of Gaza are very amanah (trustworthy). Seems different from our people here. One of the aids granted is the scheme of the appropriation of micro credits without deposit. They are given loans of a sum of money to be used as a capital, so that they can do something to generate the family income.

After earning enough to recover the loan, they themselves came to pay it. There is no need to be reminded, no need to be looked for, but they remember their debts. There is no such term as ‘running away from debt’ like our people here. They know, there are other people who again need the money they have borrowed. Can we follow the pure values practiced by them?

NOTE: Mohd. Tahir, Noorhasyimah and Muhammad Munawer are amongst the volunteers of Aqsa Syarif Malaysia who were involved in making the mission A2GA to Gaza successful in August 2011.

Their objective of going there was to channel the contributions of the people of Malaysia, besides to outline the various projects which would help to generate the economy of the population of Palestine, such as the fish farming project, cattle farming, bread factory and many others.

To those who wish to give contributions for Gaza, they can contact the number of Aqsa Syarif Malaysia (60-03-87334636) or surf the website (www.aqsasyarif.org.my).

Source: Majalah Mastika January 2012

Translated and Submitted by a Mujahid

Yemen: AQAP Mujahideen ready to withdraw from Radda, if Sharia Law is introduced there

Publication time: 19 January 2012, 22:06 

The Mujahideen of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (aka Ansar al-Sharia) offered the Saleh’s regime a deal to release 400 Mujahideen from prisons of the ruling regime in return for retreat of their fighters from the recently liberated town of Radda. 

Sheikh Tariq al-Dahab, Emir of Al-Qaeda in Radda (province of al-Baydah), told tribal mediators that the AQAP units would retreat from the town if the so-called “transitional government” of Saleh’s regime sets free at least 400 Mujahideen from puppets’ torture chambers n Sana’a.

"They also demanded the court to introduce the Sharia Islamic Law in the town", a puppet official said on condition of anonymity.

The official of the Yemeni ruling regime’s intelligence Political Security Agency said that “nearly all al-Qaeda prisoners in south and southeast Yemen were liberated over the past months by their fellows, lwhich happened in the provinces of Aden, Shabwa and Lahj. Or the prisoners broke out on their own by digging tunnels, which happened in Mukalla (province of Hadramawt) on June, 22, 2011”.

But in Sanaa, there is still a large number of Muslim prisoners, supporting Jihad, said the puppet intelligence official who asked to remain anonymous.

Apparently, the Mujahideen’s proposal to withdraw their forces from Radda in exchange for the establishment of Sharia law and the release of Muslim prisoners from the jails of Saleh’s regime was dictated by the fears that the town would be turned intothe second Zinjibar where civilians were subjected to endless bombings by the Yemeni puppets.

However, the proposal of al-Qaeda command was rejected by the regime of Saleh and intelligence officials in Sana’a. 

"The government will not agree to the demand of the terrorists of releasing their jailed operatives", according to a brief statement by a senior puppet official of the regime.

Meanwhile, the Mujahideen continue operations also on the southern front. Thus, on Wednesday morning, the AQAP fighters attacked a vehicle with a senior ringleader in the southern port city of Aden, reported Xinhua. 

Mobile squad of Mujahideen opened heavy fire with automatic weapons at the vehicle of the intelligence and security ringleader of the Saleh’s regime, General Ghazi Ahmad Ali, when he returned home, passing near Aden University. Ali miraculously survived from the attack, and two his bodyguards were seriously injured. 

The Mujahideen “fired a hail of bullets at General Ghazi’s car, but he survived the attack, he was not injured”, said one of the security officers of the regime. 

"This is the third unsuccessful attempt at Ghazi", he said, adding that "the incident was in style" of the Mujahideen of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. 

Before leaving the place of the special operation, the mobile squad of the Mujahideen entered into a gunfight with local puppet security forces. 

Department of Monitoring 
Kavkaz Center

The blood of the Martyr

In my life
I’m extremely busy
Career and big plans
Wife and kids
Chasing wealth and status
Respect and dignity

The Mujahideen fight
To restore Allah’s right
Correct injustices
And make the world a better place
Not just for Muslims
But for all of humanity


Every day is a struggle
As I muddle through life
Balancing work and family
Leisure and pleasure
For me and my loved ones
No time for anything or anybody

Dodging bullets and bombs
Trying hard to stay loyal and strong
To the Islamic cause
Resisting the urge
To surrender and give up
The sincere warriors fight on


Work is hard
And I leave many fards
Even jummah 
Compromise and pray that Allah forgives
Boss on my case 24/7
Even bring work home
For the weekend

The soldiers of Allah
Never compromise
Pray in many places
And positions
In between hitting and running
And always being hunted

One day at work
I collapse with a mild heart attack
Rushed to hospital
And surrounded by my loved ones
Even the boss pays a visit
And all are glad that I aint snuffed it 

Mujahideen get wounded
Carried from the battlefield
By their companions
Leaving a trail of their pure blood
Medicine is scarce
So dua to Allah is the only option

I recover and get well
Back to work 
And old routine
More stress and pressure
I feel ill
But only wimps complain
So I carry on
And one day collapse
And that’s the end of me
In this dunya
At age thirty seven

Wounded get better
And rush to the front lines
Every man is needed
Allah’s commands are heeded
Even the bloody and wounded
Odds are mounting
But who’s counting?


As I lie in my grave
I wonder
What did I do for my deen?
The angels come and question
I try evasion
But I can’t fool them

Victory or death
That’s the war cry
Hit by bullets
But still fighting
Surrounded and asked to surrender
No honour being caged 
And paraded naked

Fight to the death literally
And put to death brutally
Body parts exploding
360 degrees of the battlefield


I feel shame
My life wasted
Judgement and punishment to come
Lived a hard life
But not based on Islam

The blood of the martyr
Flows feely
And smells so sweet
Intoxicating and inspiring
Those able to smell it


I made plans
To change in my late 40s
But the angel of death came prematurely
Oh! Woe is me
What would I give for another chance?

Death is the beginning 
And not the end
So we send
Our salutations
To all those who passed away
In the path of Allah
And pity the ones who died
With intentions to change tomorrow

Statement of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan regarding negotiations 

Safar 08, 1433 A.H, Tuesday, January 03, 2012

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

It is a unambiguous reality that the Islamic movement of Taliban arose to establish an Islamic system in Afghanistan, uproot injustice, eradicate narcotics and the local writ of gunmen, strengthen security and to form national unity and with the help of Allah and with the backing and sacrifices of the nation, it was able to eradicate corruption and establish an Islamic government in the various provinces and the capital in a very short period of time. It almost completely eliminated the years of strife and fragmentation in the whole country and was able to bring ninety five percent of the country under the control of the central government. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has always tried to solve the problems with the opposition through talks.

The ongoing issue in the country which came about ten years ago has been between two fundamental elements: on the one side is Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and on the other is the United States of America and its foreign allies.

The stance of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from the beginning has been to bring about the end of the invasion of Afghanistan and to let the Afghans establish an Islamic government of their own choosing which does not pose danger to anyone. Through realization and understanding, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has time and again made clear its stance to other nations and has persistently said that the allied nations under the leadership of America will never be able to subdue the Afghans by force in order to realize its aims. We are at the moment, besides our powerful presence inside the country ready to establish a political office outside the country to come to an understanding with other nations and in this series, we have reached an initial agreement with Qatar and other related sides. Islamic Emirate has also asked for the release of its prisoners from the Guantanamo prison in exchange basis.

Apart from this, the perturbing reports spread by some news agencies and western officials about negotiations have no reality and are strongly rejected by Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.