10 Facts From the Islamic State that you should know

1. We don’t pay rent here. Houses are given for free.

2. We pay neither electric nor water bills.

3. We are given monthly groceries. Spagetti, pasta, can foods, rice, eggs etc.

4. Monthly allowance are given not only to husband and wife (wives) but also for each child.

5. Medical check up and medication are free – The Islamic State pays on behalf of you.

6. You can still survive even if you don’t speak Arabic. You can find almost every race and nationality here.

7. For every newly married couples are given 700usd as a gift. (I’m not sure if it’s still available now).

8. You don’t have to pay tax (If you’re Muslim).

9. No one is conducting business during prayer time. You can see people leaving their shops open and pray either in the masjid or near by their shops.

10. The number of mix-marriages and mixed-race children are so high. It’s beautiful to witness brotherhood with no racism.

[Taken from diary-of-a-muhajirah.tumblr.com posted on 13/9/2014]

10 Marriage Facts from the Islamic State

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1. If you’re single and you don’t want (or you are not ready) to get married, no one will force you. You can stay in all-sisters hostel (maqqar).

2. No marriage is conducted without wali. You must have approval from your wali mujbir (guardian) and if you fail to do so, the qadhi will appoint a wali hakim. *In my case, the qadhi appointed an english-speaking brother to contact my father and asked for his approval via phone*

3. The bride can choose her mahr freely. There is no such thing like the bride has no right to choose or make decision. (Women here don’t ask for jewelries, they go for kalash).

4. Usually couples will get married a day after the brother comes and sees the bride (This is a sunnah practice to see the bride face before marriage). *I got married on the same day after my husband saw me*

5. Every married Mujahids are given 7 days off.

6. Dawlah will give money or gifts to every newly-married couple.

7. We don’t have fireworks but we celebrate the wedding by gunshots and lots of Takbeer! (Live Halal Nasheed are available too).

8. The moment you’re married, you must remember your new kunya (nickname). *I personally took few days to adopt myself into this situation*

9. Euphrates River is almost every newly-married couples’ favorite spot.

10. The marriages that take place in Shaam are blessed. It is simple, follows the Sunnah and ….. (You may fill in the blank with any beautiful words).

* This post is to clarify the misconception that many have about marriages that take place in Shaam. If you want to make Hijrah, do it for the sake of Allāh. Not because you wants to get married.

[Taken from http://diary-of-a-muhajirah.tumblr.com posted on 13/2014]

Glad tiddings for the declaration of a new wilayah – Wilaayat Al-Jazeera

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The Islamic State: A Khilāfah on the methodology of Prophethood

All praise is due to Allah, and may His peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad), his household, his companions and those who follow his guidance. As to what follows:

After the expansion of the Islamic Khilāfah and with the extension of its authority by the Will of Allah, the Islamic State often declares new wilāyat (provinces) and appoints governors so that they can establish the Islamic Shari’a, protect the religion and to take care of the Muslims

We give glad tidings to the Muslims with the anouncement of a new wilāyah called Al-Jazīrah, which encompases the regions of Sinjār, Tal ‘Abtah, Al-Mahlabiya, Tal A’far, Zammār, Al-Ba’āj, and others. So that wilāyat Al-Jazīrah joins the other wilāyāt (provinces) of the (Islamic) State which is expanding in the east and the west governed by the Shari’a of the Lord of all the Worlds.

And we ask Allah the Almighty to let this wilāyah be a delight to the eyes of the Mūwahidīn (monotheists) and a thorn in the eyes of the crusaders, safawiyīn (safavids) and ‘ilmāniyīn (secularists)

Public Information Office of wilāyat Al-Jazīrah

Don’t forget us in your dú’ā

28 Rabī’ Al-Thāni 1436

February 18, 2015

SOME SPECIAL FEARTURES OF SHEIKH ABU MUS’AB AZ-ZARQĀWI RAHIMAHULLĀH

The Following article has been taken from Ansar Al Mujahideen English Forum(AMEF).It was posted by one of the brothers may Allah have mercy on him on 14/5/20112.

As-salâmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakâtuhu

I would like to share some characteristics of the martyred Sheikh Abu Mus’ab az-Zarqawi (May Allah have Mercy on him) from those who saw him, who sat beside him, who lived with him in Fallujah and Ramadi, and from what I saw because I had the honor of seeing him once, from a distance. He (may Allaah have mercy on him) was looking for a brother from biladul Haramayn(The Land of the two Holy Mosques) who was injured during fighting in Fallujah, and we had taken him to the Mujahideen’s hospital in Al Muhamadiya, and this is where I had the honor of seeing him.

I do not know why I write these lines, perhaps because I miss him a lot, perhaps because today I bought bread and cookies that I distributed to the children of Ahl -Sunnah among the Muhajireen(emigrants), for I intended this to be charity for the Lion and I asked the children to invoke Allah for the Sheikh.

1 – When you saw him, you would remember the name of Allah, and His Grace. May Allah have mercy on him, he was so joyous, and smiling but his eyes were never dry of tears, especially during the prayer of Al Fajr(Dawn prayer), the du’aa which he repeated the most was: “Oh Allah, I ask for Your pleasure on me, and on those who left in Your Path “

2 – He was quiet despite the difficulties, and was fearless. He knew no fear save the fear of Allah.

3 – His modesty would amaze you. One day he was at the Al Al Mu’adhidhi to pray ‘Asr, and there was an old man who was paralyzed. The man was having difficulty in putting on his shoes. So Sheikh Abu Mus’ab sits down next to the old man, and he helps the old man in wearing the shoes. The old man seeing this, begins to cry and told the Sheikh: “O my son, you made me blush” thereupon Sheikh Abu Mus’ab embraced the old man’s head, and left the mosque .

4 – The Sheikh was very sweet. A Mujahid said: “One day, the Sheikh was driving. On the road, he saw an old woman carrying bags too heavy for her.The Sheykh then ordered the driver to stop. Then the Sheikh alighted the car, and took the bags himself to the house of the lady, she did not know that it was Abu Mus’ab who carried the bags for her.”

5 – He was patient and forgiving when someone attacked him personaly, but he would turn red with anger when the rights of Allah are encroached upon. One day, an insolent in Fallujah, comes to him and says to the Sheikh: “O Abu Mus’ab, why are you in Fallujah to fight the Americans and the Jews, while their flags fly over Jordan, go back to your country and fight them there”. Some of the brothers stood up to correct that, but the Sheikh told them to sit. The Sheikh then asked the man to sit next to him, the he put his hand on his shoulder, and he could not hold back the tears(May Allah have mercy on him). Then he smiled at the man and said: “What is your name?” And the man replied, “What is the connection between my name and my question?” Then the Sheikh said, “My dear brother, if Abu Mus’ab’s fate in Iraq ends, do you think the mujahideen lay down their arms?” The man replied “no”, then the Sheikh continued: “Think of me as a servant in the service of your grandchildren, and your your great grandchildren and by Allah, I will not do anything that is not approved by Allah.Do you think that those who want the pleasure of Allah would harm a Muslim?” and the man said, “Yes you are right.”

Then the sheikh said to him; “So have the good news that if Allah wills,By Allah, you will not see that from me either(i.e. harming a Muslim)”

After the sheikh finished talking, the man wanted to kiss the hand of the Sheikh, but he (may Allaah have Mercy on him) took his hand away in time. The man then said, “By Allah! they lied to me, they said you are an unjust leader, and it has occurred to me now that you are nobler than everyone I have seen”

After the Martyrdom of Sheikh Abu Mus’ab, I saw this man again and today he is part of a brigade of the Islamic State of Iraq, all Praise be to Allah. Today he is among those who love the Sheikh the most, and I heard that he distributed water and dates in the streets and told people: “Pray to Allah that He has mercy on Sheikh Abu Mus’ab Az-Zarqawi and that he admits him to Jannah”

6 – His courage. All those who participated with him in the battles would say that he was the first to attack the enemy and the last to retreat. He was light and quick in his movements, he had great determination, a beautiful body, he was neither fat nor thin neither small nor great. One day after a battle, one of his companions said to him: “O Sheikh, you advance too far into the enemy lines, which is dangerous, we fear for you! ” Here the Sheikh laughed and said nothing, and his companions understood what he meant. In another instance he said this: “I fear that Allah will ask me about a piece of land that I abandoned in which I was able to trample and slay a crusader. By Allah, the more I advance towards the enemy, the more I get hungry for more blood. But in reality it is only one of the two good things, either Victory or Martyrdom”

He would carry on his shoulders dozens of the mujahideen wounded in the battle, he would donate blood to the hospital for his brothers.

There are alot of things we do not know about the Sheikh.He would perform ruqya(exorcism) on the sick. One day a Mujahid came to him and said: “O Sheikh, my son is sick, he does not sleep at night, he cries all the time, and he has been this way for a year now” The Sheikh told him to bring his son to him. He loved children , he would forget the world when he was with a child, he would play with them and make them laugh. So the man brought his son to the Sheikh, and the Sheikh recited a long prayer over the child holding his head, gave him water to drink, and washed his face with what remained of the water. The child’s father later said: “By Allah, my son never cried after that day” it was also said that the father changed the name of his son to Abu Mus’ab az-Zarqawi.

That is all I could remember about this man that I love with all my heart, and for that reason, I broke my hand hitting the wall when I heard of the news of his martyrdom.

My eyes have not dried (tears) O Abu Mus’ab.
May Allah have mercy on you, and grant you Paradise.

And peace be on you, and Allah’s mercy.

Your brother Al Mudhtahid
Soldier of the Islamic State of Iraq

As-salâmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakâtuhu

ASSISTING THE ISLAMIC STATE AGAINST THE ALLIED FORCES OF THE KUFFAAR, MURTADEEN AND MUNAFIQEEN, IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES OF EMAAN

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All Praise is due to Allaah, Salutations and Peace upon the Messenger of Allaah, and upon his family, companions and those that follow him.

As for what follows:

It should be quite obvious today – O intelligent Muslim – how the nations of disbelief, apostasy and hypocrisy from the Arabs and non-Arabs have united against the Islaamic State, so you will see them assembling together in their numbers, plotting and planning, creating armies and making threats, and the one leading them in that is the cross bearing America, until the deciding battle between the friends of Allaah and the friends of Shaytaan drew as close as a bow’s length or closer.

But despite how clear it is to see, and how the realities have been exposed, you still find some people asking: “Who should I support?” and “What should my standpoint be?”

So listen to these words then O poor fellow, because the matter is important and weighty, I take an oath by Allaah that it is the two camps that As-Saadiq Al-Masdooq (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) informed us about: “A camp of Eemaan wherein there is no Kufr, and a camp of Kufr wherein there is no Eemaan.”

AllaahTa`aalaa says: “Let not the believers take the disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever (of you) does that then he has nothing to do with Allaah, except when taking precaution against them in prudence. And Allaah warns you of Himself, and to Allaah is the (final) destination.” – Surah Aal-`Imraan: Verse 28.

Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “The most important principle of Eemaan is allying for the sake of Allaah, being enemies for the sake of Allaah, loving for the sake of Allaah and hating for the sake of Allaah.” – The Hadeeth is graded Hasan (good) and it is reported by Imaam At-Tabaraani Rahimahullaah.

(Hadhrat `Abdullaah) Ibn `Abbaas Radhiallaahu `Anhumaa said: “Whoever loves for Allaah’s sake, hates for Allaah’s sake, becomes friends for Allaah’s sake and becomes enemies for Allaah’s sake, then by doing that he will attain the friendship of Allaah, and a slave of Allaah will never get the taste of Eemaan until he becomes like that, no matter how much Salaah he performs and fasts.” – Reported in Jaami`ul `Uloom Wal Hikam of Imaam Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali Rahimahullaah.

Shaykh Sulaymaan Ibn `Abdillaah Ibn Muhammad Ibn `Abdil Wahhaab says in explaining the statement of (Hadhrat `Abdullaah) Ibn `Abbaas Radhiallaahu `Anhu which has just passed: “His statement “becomes friends for the sake of Allaah” this is a declaration of the obligation of loving for the sake of Allaah, and that is by allying for His sake, pointing out that it’s not enough to just love, but rather beyond that a person is required to ally as well which is a requirement of that love, which is to assist, being kind and respectful, and to be inwardly and outwardly with the beloved ones.

And his statement “and becomes enemies for the sake of Allaah”, this is a declaration of the obligation of hating for the sake of Allaah, which is to become enemies for His sake. Meaning that you show your enmity through your actions like waging Jihaad against the enemies of Allaah, disavowing oneself from them, and being far removed from them inwardly and outwardly, pointing out that it’s not enough to just hate them by heart, but rather beyond that a person is required to come with all its requisites as well, like how Allaah Ta`aalaa says: “There has already been for you an excellent example in Ibraaheem (`Alayhis Salaam) and those with him, when they said to their people, “Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allaah . We have rejected you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allaah alone” – Tayseerul `Azeezil Hameed, Sharh Kitaabut Tawheed.

For this reason it has been established in the pure Sharee`ah and it is something that is known by necessity of the Deen that Al-Walaa Wal-Baraa is a principle from the principles of the Deen, and there can be no Islaam nor Eemaan without it.

So what does Al-Walaa Wal-Baraa mean? What is its place in the Deen? And what is required from a Muslim in order to achieve Al-Walaa Wal-Baraa?

Shaykh Hamood Ibn `Uqlaa Ash-Shu`aybee Rahimahullaah said when he was asked about the standpoint regarding the crusader onslaught against Afghanistan, in brief what he said was: “Linguistically the word Al-Walaa is an Ism Masdar from Waalaa Yuwalee Muwaalatun n Walaa’u, and Waalaa Fulaanun Fulaanan when he loves and follows him, while Al-Wilaayah means to aid, protect and follow, and Waliya Fulaanun Fulaanan means he came closer to him.

As for the meaning of Al-Walaa in the Sharee`ah, it is when a slave of Allaah takes care to follow all the commands and abstain from all of the prohibitions of Allaah and Nabi Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam, and also to love and assist the friends of Allaah from the Mu’mineen.

As for Al-Baraa, linguistically it is from the root word Baraa which means to cut, so you get the sentence Baraa Al-Qalam which means he cut it (i.e. he cut the calligraphy pen’s nib). But the meaning here is to cut off ties with the Kuffar, so he does not love them, assist them or stay in their lands.

In the Sharee`ah Al-Baraa means to stay far away, to be free of and to have enmity. Like how it is said Baraa Wa Tabarra’a Minal Kuffaar when he cuts of ties between him and them, so he does not befriend them, love them, rely on them or seek aid from them.

The position of Al-Walaa Wal-Baraa in Islaam is great, because Al-Walaa Wal-Baraa is a principle from the principles of the Deen and a fundamental from the fundamentals of Eeman and `Aqeedah, thus  person’s Eeman will not be correct without it. Therefore it is obligatory upon a Muslim man that he befriends and loves for the sake of Allaah, and he becomes enemies for the sake of Allaah, so he befriends the friends of Allaah and loves them, and he becomes an enemy to the enemies of Allaah, declares his disavowal from them and hates them.

Because the person who loves for the sake of Allaah, hates for the sake of Allaah, becomes friends for the sake of Allaah and becomes enemies for the sake of Allaah, then he is a friend of Allaah. While the person who allies with the Kuffaar and takes them as friends and brothers, then he is like them.

Allaah Ta`aalaa says: “O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are (in fact) allies of one another. And whoever among you is an ally to them – then indeed, he is (one) of them. Indeed, Allaah guides not the wrongdoing people.” – Surah Al-M’idah: Verse 51.

The Noble Qur’an contains many verses which warn against taking the Kuffars friends, like the statement of Allaah Ta`aalaa: “O you who have believed, do not take My enemies and your enemies as allies, extending to them affection…” – Surah AlMumtahinah: Verse 1.

Therefore Al-Baraa is part of the foundations upon which the Islaamic creed is built, which is to be distanced from the Kuffaar and to be their enemy and cut off ties with them, so the Eemaan of a person will not be correct until he takes the Kuffaar, Munaafiqeen and Murtaddeen to be his enemies and he declares his disavowal from them even if they are close relatives, Allaah Subhaanahu Wa Ta`aalaa says: “You will not find a people who believe in Allaah and the Last Day having affection for those who oppose Allaah and His Messenger (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam), even if they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred. Those are the ones in whose hearts He has placed faith and supported them with spirit from Him. And He shall admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally. Allaah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him, those are the party of Allaah. Let it be known that definitely the party of Allaah they are the successful ones.” – Surah Al-Mujaadalah: Verse 22.

This noble verse points out that a person cannot attain true Eemaan until he distances himself from the Kuffaar who oppose Allaah and His Messenger (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) and declares his disavowal from them and becomes their enemy no matter even if they are close relatives, and Allaah Subhaanahu Wa Ta`aalaa had praised His Friend Ibraaheem `Alayhis Salaam when he had disavowed himself from his father, his people and what they were worshipping, the verse wherein Allaah said: “And when Ibraaheem(`alayhisSalaam) told his father and his people indeed I disavow myself from what you are worshipping.” Surah Az-Zukhruf: Verse 26.

And Allaah Subhaanahu Wa Ta`aalaa has commanded us to follow the example of AlKhaleel Ibraaheem `Alayhis Salaam in his pure Tawheed and disavowal from the Mushrikeen, in the verse wherein Allaah says: “There has been for you an excellent example in Ibraaheem (`Alayhis Salaam) and those with him, when they said to their people, “Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allaah. We have rejected you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allaah alone” except for the saying of Ibraaheem (`Alayhis Salaam) to his father, “I will definitely ask forgiveness for you, but I have not (power to do) for you anything against Allaah. Our Lord, upon You we have relied and to You we have returned and to You is the destination.” – Surah AlMumtahinah: Verse 4.

As for supporting the Kuffaar and assisting them against the Muslims, then that is Kufr which expels a person from the fold of Islaam according to the view of all the `Ulamaa of the Ummah whose opinions are relied upon from the past and present.

The Mujaddid Imaam Muhammad Ibn `Abdil Wahhaab Rahimahullaah said: “The eighth nullifier from the nullifiers of Islaam is to support the Kuffaar and assist them against the Muslims.”

The Muhaddith Al-`Allaamah Ahmad Shaakir Rahimahullaah said in explaining the ruling of fighting and killing the Kuffaar in relation to the British war on Egypt: “It is obligatory upon every Muslim in every place on earth to fight and kill them wherever they are found, whether they are civilians or soldiers… and as for aiding the English in whatever form of assistance it may be, whether it’s a little or a lot, it is clear apostasy and explicit Kufr for which no excuse will be accepted nor will any interpretation be of benefit,  and stupid nationalism, foolish politics and hypocritical courtesy will not save a person from having the ruling (of Kufr) passed on him, regardless of whether it’s on an individual basis, or from the government and leaders, all of them are equal in apostasy, except for the one who is ignorant.”

Therefore based on this whoever supports the Kufr nations against the Muslims and assists them against the Muslims like America and its allies in Kufr, he becomes a Kaafir that has apostatized from Islaam, in whatever way he supports and assists them. Because this mad war that the criminal Bush and his partner in Kufr and crime the prime minister of Britain Blair did not stop calling towards under the claim they made that they are fighting terrorism, it is a crusade like the previous crusades against Islaam and the Muslims that took place in history, and the criminal Bush explicitly stated it with his own mouth when he said: “We will wage a crusade”, now regardless of whether he was drunk at the time of saying it or sober, the fact remains that this is what he and his ilk from the influential Kuffaar believe.

This enemity and jealousy against Islaam and the Muslims from these crossworshippers and Jews is not something strange, because Kufr even though it may be from different nations, but they are one in relation to their enemity and jealousy to the Muslims, but the thing that’s really strange is that some of the rulers and Muslims support these Kuffaar and give them aid and allow them land and airspace along with bases for the enemies of Allaah and His Messenger Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam to use in attacking the Muslims.

So in connection with this we call on all the Muslims to rise up to the assistance of their Mujaahideen brothers in Afghanistan with whatever means of support they are able to provide, be it with their lives, wealth, Du`aa or media. And we also advise our brothers in Afghanistan to have patience and remain steadfast and resist this aggression until death, and all of us have hope in Allaah that the lands of the Muslims become the graveyard of these crusaders like how it became the graveyard of those arrogant ones before them.

We also remind our brothers that are fighting in the path of Allaah of the state of the Muslims on the day of the battle of Al-Ahzaab when the powers of Kufr rushed madly against them and they allied to fight against Madeenah and to uproot the Muslims, but Allaah Subhaanahu Wa Ta`aalaa through His Power which cannot be overcome shook the earth with them and dispersed their ranks, and saved His Nabi (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) and those with him.” – End quote of Shaykh Hamood Ibn `Uqlaa Ash-Shu`aybee Rahimahullaah.

Today history repeats itself, and the very same Kuffaar nations and those in their employment have returned to fight the Muslims anew, so it is obligatory upon all the Muslims today in general, and the Muslims living within the Islamic State in particular to assist their Islaamic State in Iraq and Shaam and everywhere as well with whatever they are able to assist with, be it with their lives, wealth or Du`aas, and they should defend the honour of their Mujaahideen brothers and support them, and discharge the obligation of aid and support. They should be happy at their achievements and victories, and saddened at their defeat – May Allaah prevent that from happening – they should raise the morale of the people and silence the mouths of the biased betrayers, because I take an oath by Allaah the One who there is no God besides Him, that definitely that is one of the most important principles of Eemaan, just like how the opposite of being happy at the defeat of the Muslims and being pleased that the Kuffaar should be victorious and take control of the land is clear apostasy removing a person from the Deen of Islaam.

O Muslim brethren, this Islaamic State has been built upon the bodies of your sons and brothers from the Mujaahideen, watered with the blood of your martyrs from the Ahlus Sunnah, and its price paid by thousands of male and female prisoners, so it flourished and grew until it became a lofty tower that enrages the enemies of Allaah, and until it became a refuge for the oppressed people from the Muhaajireen.

This young Islaamic State is not ours alone, rather it is yours as well, and we are not the only ones that are responsible for its protection, but you are tasked with it as well.

So if Allaah has preordained that this Khilaafah be destroyed, and for that sake that our bodies be ripped apart, then I take an oath by Allaah, I take an oath by Allaah that the Rawaafidh, crusaders and secularists will afflict you with a severe punishment, they will slaughter your sons and leave your women alive, they will plunder your wealth, destroy your Masaajid and burn your Qur’aans. May Allaah cause them to fail and chase them away.

In conclusion, we give the Muslim Ummah glad tidings that your Mujaahideen sons in the Islaamic State have made firm their resolve and taken the Bay`ah for death, and prepared themselves to face the most difficult of circumstances, and adjusted themselves for the darkest situations.

You will not hear the response, rather you will see it.

AND LIE IN WAIT FOR THEM IN EVERY AMBUSH 2 – Wilaayat Sinai

Photo Report published on 18/2/2015

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The Islamic State Soldiers in Wilaayat Sinai laying an ambush for the appostate army:

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Goodness is tied on the forelocks of steeds:

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The Islamic State Soldiers in Wilaayat Sinai laying an ambush for the appostate army:

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The Islamic State Soldiers in Wilaayat Sinai direct the campeign on the appostate army:

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The Islamic State Soldiers in Wilaayat Sinai laying an ambush for the appostate army:

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FORWARD TO DABIQ ISSUE 7

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FORWARD:

“What is Japan’s concern with us? Who has drawn Japan into this difficult, powerful, and f ierce war… into this transgression against our sons in Palestine? Japan cannot endure entering into a war against us. Therefore, it should reconsider its stance. What is the concern of Australia in the far south with us and with the condition of the defenseless people of Afghanistan and Palestine? What is Germany’s concern in this war except kufr and crusade? It is yet another crusade just like the former crusades led by Richard the Lionheart, Barbarossa of Germany, and Louis of France. Likewise today, when Bush raised the cross, the crusader countries immediately scrambled. What is the Arab countries’ concern with this crusade? Why have they entered into it nakedly and openly in broad daylight? Because they are pleased with the rule of the cross” [October 2001 Interview].

Shaykh Usāmah Ibn Lādin (rahimahullāh) said the above words 13 years ago when numerous nations rushed to join the crusader coalition mobilized to invade Afghanistan. Japan joined the crusade despite its non-Christian paganism, its “pacifist” constitution, and its great distance from Afghanistan. The unwise Prime Minister at the time – Junichiro Koizumi – committed to providing logistical support for the Western crusaders. What kind of interests did he expect to achieve for Japan in joining a crusade against Muslims? Thereafter, Japan – again under the leadership of Koizumi – joined the crusaders in Iraq by dispatching its “Self-Defense” Forces to support them there. Then when the mujāhidīn under the leadership of Shaykh Abū Mus’ab azZarqāwī (rahimahullāh) captured the Japanese crusader Shosei Koda and threatened to execute him unless Japanese forces withdrew from Iraq, Koizumi and his government arrogantly stated that Japan would not concede to the demands of “terrorists.” Accordingly, Koda was decapitated like those before him from amongst the prisoners belonging to the crusader coalition including Nick Berg and Kenneth Bigley.

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Almost a decade later, “pacifist” Japan has once again defied wisdom by entering into another crusader coalition against the Muslims, but this time under the leadership of the “Nobel Peace Prize” winner Obama. And so a “pacifist” country is led by a “peace” prizewinner in a war doomed to fail. What interests did Abe Shinzo expect to achieve for Japan by publicly committing more than 200 million dollars to be explicitly used in the war against the Islamic State, as if the Khilāfah were not a dangerous entity to anger? What kind of hubris blinded him to make his thoughtless announcement from a podium erected by the tāghūt Sisi who wages war against the soldiers of the Khilāfah in Wilāyat Saynā’? What begot him into “forgetting” that the Islamic State had two Japanese prisoners inside its jails awaiting the blunders of Japanese leadership?

It was nothing save the plan of Allah from which the pagans felt secure. And so immediately the Islamic State demanded 200 million dollars from the Japanese government, the same sum initially committed to the crusaders and their apostate allies by the Japanese Prime Minister. The Khilāfah was not in need of the money and knew fully that the Japanese would never provide the sum, but it had decided – by this demand – to humiliate the arrogance of this Japanese government… a government in a line of governments enslaved by the West since the Second World War.

After the passing of the first deadline, the Japanese prisoner Haruna Yukawa was executed while Japanese representatives rushed to the murtadd Jordanian regime. The Islamic State immediately requested for the release and transfer of Sājidah ar-Rīshāwī – a mujāhidah who was imprisoned by the Jordanian tāghūt for almost 10 years – to the lands of the Khilāfah in exchange for Kenji Goto Jogo. The Jordanian regime recklessly complicated the process for the Japanese by attempting to include their pilot in the exchange deal, but the Khilāfah explicitly refused such during the negotiations with the representative of the Jordanian tāghūt – ‘Āsim Tāhir al-Barqāwī (AKA Abū Muhammad al-Maqdisī) [ Perhaps Allah will facilitate a detailed exposure of how al-Barqāwī (whose campaign of lies carries on) represented the Jordanian tāghūt in these negotiations. Wallāhul-musta’ān…] – as there were other plans for the murtadd pilot. In the end, both al-Barqāwī’s murtadd client and the Japanese prisoner were executed due to the negligence of both regimes in heeding the warnings of the Islamic State. The relatives of Kenji Goto Jogo and the murtadd pilot have no one to blame but the political leaders of their lands who strive to appease and serve the American crusaders.

Prior to Abe Shinzo’s thoughtless pledge of support for this crusade, Japan was not on the list of priorities to be targeted by the Islamic State, but through Abe Shinzo’s foolishness, all Japanese citizens and interests – wherever they may be found – are now a target for the soldiers and patrons of the Khilāfah everywhere.

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Japan is now in a complicated predicament. How can it escape this threat? Can Abe Shinzo take the step to save his people whom he recklessly exposed to the wrath of the Khilāfah? Can he bravely announce the halting of his support for the war against the Khilāfah after making his infamously unwise announcement against the Islamic State? That is very doubtful…

So let his citizens know that the sword of the Khilāfah has been unsheathed against the pagans of Japan by Allah’s might and power…

[Taken from Dabiq issue 7 pages 3&4]

THE BURNING OF THE MURTADD PILOT

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This week, the Islamic State released a video depicting the execution of the Jordanian crusader pilot, Mu’ādh Sāfī Yūsuf al-Kasāsibah. As displayed in the video, the Islamic State had resolved to burn him alive as retribution for his crimes against Islam and the Muslims, including his active involvement in crusader airstrikes against Muslim lands.

When the news of the video broke out, the tāghūt of Jordan who at the time was in Washington to meet with his masters at the White House – as is the habit of the crusader puppets – cut short his trip, returned home early, and promptly ordered the execution of the mujāhidah, Sājidah ar-Rīshāwī and the mujāhid, Ziyād alKarbūlī, both of whom had been imprisoned for nearly a decade by the murtaddīn of Jordan. The Islamic State had done everything it could to secure the release of both Sājidah and Ziyād, but Allah decreed that they would return to Him as shuhadā’, an incomparable honor which they had both desired, eagerly pursued, and supplicated their Lord for. We consider them so, and Allah is their judge.

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In executing the mujāhidīn, Jordan is
merely hastening the inevitable destruction of its tāghūt regime.

Allah’s Messenger (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever harms an ally of Mine, then I have declared war against him” [Sahīh alBukhārī].

While the execution of Sājidah and Ziyād became the focus of international headlines, the focus for many ignorant hizbiyyīn became the manner in which the pilot was executed. Amongst them was the Jordanian Abū Sayyāf Muhammad ashShalabī, who stated, “The manner in which he was executed and the subsequent production of a video displaying his execution is a matter that opposes the teachings of the pure religion. Jihād was legislated to make the people enter the religion, not to make them turn away from the religion or to distort its image.” [ his remorse for the murtadd pilot in the face of the mujāhidīn. He also fabricated stories about the negotiations regarding the prisoners by claiming to be involved in these negotiations, whereas the representative of the Jordanian tāghūt from the beginning was ‘Āsim Tāhir al-Barqāwī (AKA Abū Muhammad al-Maqdisī, whose campaign of lies carries on). Furthermore, ash-Shalabī shamelessly lied by claiming that the murtadd Baathist ‘Izzat ad-Dūrī and other murtadd Baathists were members of the Islamic State and involved in the negotiations! So, a shameless liar – ash-Shalabī – is taken as a “jihādī mentor”! One can only say to him, “If you have no shame, then do as you wish” {Sahīh al-Bukhārī}.]

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This type of rhetoric is typical of hizbiyyīn – even those masquerading as supporters of the mujāhidīn – who continue to live under the authority of the murtadd puppets, and of defeatist Muslims who reside in the lands of kufr under the authority of the crusaders themselves, with no intention of making hijrah to those lands in which the word of Allah is the highest. Such people have had their religion diluted and, not surprisingly, are always amongst the first to speak out in any case where the mujāhidīn display their harshness towards the crusaders, attempting to disguise their criticism towards the mujāhidīn as concern for the image of Islam.

In burning the crusader pilot alive and burying him under a pile of debris, the Islamic State carried out a just form of retaliation for his involvement in the crusader bombing campaign which continues to result in the killing of countless Muslims who, as a result of these airstrikes, are burned alive and buried under mountains of debris. This is not to even mention those Muslims – men, women, and children – who survive the airstrikes and are left injured and disabled, and in many cases suffering from severe burns that cause them pain and anguish every minute of every day.

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This āyāh sufficiently demonstrates the shar’ī validity of burning someone alive in a case of qisās (retribution). The confusion perpetuated by the hizbiyyīn, the palace “scholars,” and the ignorant defeatists, is with regards to the authentic statement of Allah’s Messenger (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam), “None should punish with fire except Allah” [Sahīh al-Bukhārī].

As a result of their dishonesty in conveying the truth, the deviants concealed the fact that there is a famous exception to this ruling made in the case of qisās and maslahah (overwhelming benefit), and that in addition to the aforementioned āyah from Sūrat An-Nahl, the fuqahā’ used as evidence for these exceptions the following āyah from Sūrat Al-Baqarah.

{So whoever has assaulted you, then assault him in the same way that he has assaulted you} [Al-Baqarah: 194].

They further used as evidence the hadīth of the ‘Uranī men whose eyes were gouged out by the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) with heated iron [Al-Bukhārī and Muslim].

Furthermore, the scholars highlighted the fact that the Sahābah (radiyallāhu ‘anhum) punished people with fire in a number of incidents that took place throughout the course of the history of the rightly-guided Khulafā’. Here we will
mention some of these incidents.

The first example: In his letter to the murtaddīn of the Arabian Peninsula during the riddah wars, Abū Bakr as-Siddīq (radiyallāhu ‘anh) threatened to burn them alive if they did not repent from their riddah. In it he states, “I have sent to you so and so [Khālid Ibn al-Walīd] with an army of the Muhājirīn, the Ansār, and their good followers, and I’ve ordered him to not fight anyone or kill anyone until he calls him to the call of Allah. Whoever answers him, accepts the truth, halts his evil, and does good, my envoy will accept this from him and will aid him in it. If he refuses, I’ve ordered him to wage war against them over such, to not spare anyone he is able to kill, to burn them alive with fire, to kill them in a severe manner using all means, to enslave their women and children, and to not accept from any one of them anything but Islam” {Tārīkh at-Tabarī; AlBidāyah wan-Nihāyah}. [The full text of the letter can be read on pages 17 and 18 in the History section of this issue of Dābiq.]

The second example: Likewise during his khilāfah, Abū Bakr (radiyallāhu ‘anh) gathered a number of his advisors from amongst the Sahābah and consulted them about the case of a man found guilty of committing sodomy. The one who had the most severe position was ‘Alī (radiyallāhu ‘anh) who said, “This is a sin that no nation had committed before except for one nation, and you know how Allah dealt with them. I view that we should burn him alive.” So the Sahābah agreed with his position, and Abū Bakr wrote to Khālid ordering him to burn the man alive [Al-Bayhaqī].[ Al-Mundhirī (rahimahullāh) mentions that there were four khulafā’ who burned sodomites with fire: Abū Bakr as-Siddīq, ‘Alī Ibn Abī Tālib, ‘Abdullāh Ibn az-Zubayr, and Hishām Ibn ‘Abdil-Malik {At-Targhīb wat-Tarhīb}.]

The third example: In another incident that occurred during the riddah wars, a man named al-Fujā’ah came to Abū Bakr as-Siddīq (radiyallāhu ‘anh) claiming to be Muslim, and asked Abū Bakr to prepare an army for him to lead in fighting the murtaddīn. Abū Bakr did so, and the man wound go up killing and robbing anyone he came across, including Muslims. When this reached Abū Bakr, he sent an army to detain him. He was detained and brought back, and Abū Bakr ordered that he be taken to the area of al-Baqī’ and burned alive [AlBidāyah wan-Nihāyah].

The fourth example: During the riddah wars, when Khālid Ibn al-Walīd defeated Tulayhah alAsadī in the battle of Buzākhah, Abū Bakr wrote to him ordering him to not be lenient and to make an example out of anyone he captured from amongst the kuffār who had killed Muslims. So Khālid remained in Buzākhah for a month hunting down the murtaddīn and taking revenge for the Muslims who had been killed. Some of the murtaddīn he would burn alive, others he would stone to death, and others he would throw off the tops of mountains [AlBidāyah wan-Nihāyah].

The fifth example: Abū Mūsā al-Ash’arī reported that the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sent both him and Mu’ādh Ibn Jabal (radiyallāhu ‘anhumā) to Yemen, and instructed them to teach the people the Qur’ān. Mu’ādh came one day to visit Abū Mūsā and found with him a man who was chained up, so he said, “O my brother, were we sent to punish the people or were we sent to teach them and order them with what would benefit them?” So Abū Mūsā said, “He embraced Islam and then disbelieved.” So Mu’ādh said, “By He who sent Muhammad with the truth, I will not leave until I burn him with fire.” So Abū Mūsā said, “We still have some unfinished business with him.” So Mu’ādh said, “By Allah, I will never leave!” So some firewood was brought and a fire was lit, and he threw him in [Al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr – at-Tabarānī].

Thus, the Islamic State not only followed the footsteps of Allah’s Messenger (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in his harshness towards the disbelievers, but also emulated the example of his righteous Sahābah (radiyallāhu ‘anhum) by punishing with fire in retaliation, and for the purpose of terrorizing the murtaddīn and making examples out of them.

We ask Allah to take revenge for the Muslims and the mujāhidīn, and rain fire and destruction upon the kuffār and murtaddīn wherever they are.

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[Taken from Dabiq issue 7 pages 5-8]

ADVICE FOR THE LEADERS OF THE ISLAMIC STATE – BY Abū Hamzah Al-Muhājir (Rahimahullāh)

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Praise be to Allah, and may blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, and upon his family and those who support him. As for what follows…

My dear mujāhid brother, these are some pieces of advice that I’ve gathered from the mouths of men and the pages of books, although I do not claim to be a man of wisdom. I ask Allah to make you and me benefit from these pieces of advice. And Allah knows all intentions.

[1] Have sincerity towards Allah, for it will lead to salvation in the worldly life and the Hereafter. Allah’s Messenger (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah has guaranteed the one who performs jihād for His cause, having left his home for no reason other than to perform jihād for His cause and to affirm the truth of His words, that He would enter him into Jannah or return him back home with all the rewards he has attained or the ghanīmah he has acquired.” Let the goal of your deed be that the word of Allah becomes the highest, for Abū Mūsa said, “Allah’s Messenger (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked about a man who fights out of bravery, out of zeal, or out of riyā’ (showing off), which of these is fighting for Allah’s cause? So Allah’s Messenger (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Whoever fights so that the word of Allah is the highest is fighting for Allah’s cause.’”

[2] Be just and sincere towards your subjects, for “No man is appointed to lead ten people except that he will be brought forth in shackles on the Day of Judgment, and will either be set free on account of his justice or destroyed as a result of his oppression.” Likewise, “Any leader who takes charge of the affairs of the Muslims and then doesn’t strive for them and advise them, will not enter Jannah with them.” And likewise, “Allah does not give one of His slaves leadership, who then dies having cheated his subjects, except that Allah will make Jannah prohibited for him.”

[3] Seek consultation and hold discussions, for discussion is the partner of consultation. One should sit in a gathering to exchange ideas, then each person comments on the opinions put forth by the others, or puts forth a new opinion, and at the end of the gathering the correct opinion will become clear. Allah (ta’ālā) said, {And consult them concerning the matter} [Āl ‘Imrān: 159]. Allah has directed His Prophet to consult those under him despite the Prophet’s prudent intellect. So what about you?

And as was reported, “One who seeks consultation will have no regret, and one who prays istikhārah will not go wrong.” And it’s been said, “He who relies exclusively on his intellect will go astray, and he who is content with his own opinion will slip up, and he who consults intelligent men will take the correct path, and he who seeks the help of a man with insight will attain what is hoped for.”

So let every leader have a true consultative council beginning with the general leader and ending with the detachment commanders. But do not consult a person who has a certain need that he is seeking to fulfill, nor a person whom you sense desires to be consulted, nor a person who doesn’t think his opinions through, for it’s been said, “Leave your opinion until it ripens.” It was reported that ‘Alī said, “The opinion of an elder is better than the view of a young man,” meaning with regards to battle. And don’t consult anyone unless he’s alone, meaning that you should consult him in private, for this ensures more secrecy and is a greater deterrent to anyone who might otherwise disclose the issue. It is true! “Consultation and discussion are two doors to mercy, and two keys to blessings. No opinion that’s been reached with the help of these two things will go wrong.”

[4] Beware of only consulting a person who always agrees with your opinion, and beware of bad company. Get accustomed to being patient with any advisers who disagree with your opinion, and swallow the bitterness of their words and their criticism. But don’t be casual in that regard except with people who are virtuous, intelligent, chivalrous, senior in age, and trustworthy with secrets.

[5] There’s nothing more destructive towards the religion and dunyā than for a leader to become unaware of the actual circumstances that his subjects are in. So don’t seclude yourself from them, for you are only a human being and you don’t know what the people are concealing from you. And beware of using security as an excuse, thereby ensuring your personal security and neglecting your subjects in the process, for what a terrible leader you would then be!

And follow up on everything yourself even after appointing sincere and reliable individuals over areas of responsibility, for even a reliable person can betray you, and even a sincere person can deceive you, so be sure to verify things yourself. Allah (ta’ālā) says, {O Dāwūd, indeed We have made you a successor upon the Earth, so judge between the people in truth and do not follow [your own] desire, as it will lead you astray from the way of Allah} [Sād: 26].

“So Allah did not suffice with a broad implication and thereby avoid an explicit address. Nor did He accept busyness as an excuse, being content with the delegation of duties, but instead He linked such to misguidance.”
And don’t hasten to believe a person who seeks to spread corruption, for such an individual is deceitful even if he makes himself out to be sincere. Likewise, don’t just dismiss his words, for he may be telling the truth. Give your brothers the benefit of the doubt, for doing so will save you a lot of hardship.
[6] The leader is required to ensure that he and his soldiers are held responsible for the rights that Allah (ta’ālā) has made obligatory and the limits that He has set, “For he who fights for the religion is more deserving amongst the people of being held to its rulings.” But you will not reform anything when you yourself are corrupt, nor will you guide anyone when you yourself are astray. For how can a blind man guide others, and how can a disgraceful person give honor? And there’s nothing more humiliating than the disgrace of sin, and nothing more honorable than the honor of righteousness. So keep yourself above having poor character and befriending immoral people.

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[7] Beware of letting your dire need of something cause you to acquire it in an unlawful manner, for having patience in the face of dire need, while hoping for improved circumstances and a better outcome, is greater than committing a sin and then fearing its consequences. And the religion revolves around patience.

[8] Beware of standing out from others by way of the vehicle that you ride or the clothes that you wear, for indeed ‘Umar wrote to Abū Mūsā al-Ash’arī saying, “…and it has reached me that word is going around that your and your family’s clothing, food, and means of transport are of a different standard than that of the Muslims. So beware, O servant of Allah, of becoming like an animal that passes by a fertile valley and has no concern other than to fatten itself. Indeed its fatness will be what kills it. And know that if the leader goes astray, so too will his subjects. And the most wretched of people is he whose subjects are unhappy with him.”

[9] Know that war is just as they say, its burdens lie in being patient, its axis is comprised of craftiness and good judgment, its backbone is endurance, and its reins are caution. Each of these has its fruit: the fruit of patience is support [from Allah], the fruit of craftiness is triumph, the fruit of good judgment is success, the fruit of endurance is prosperity, and the fruit of being cautious is safety. ‘Amr Ibn Ma’diyakrib (radiyallāhu ‘anh) was asked about war, so he said, “Whoever is patient in war becomes prominent, and whoever abstains from it perishes.” So beware of hastiness, for an act of hastiness may lead to regret.

[10] Put the harsh and courageous men forward against the enemy during the heat of the battle, and distribute them amongst the various detachments so that they can be a source of strength for the weak and a source of courage for the coward. Beware of letting your brothers be accompanied by one who will cause them to abandon the fight or will say things that will harm their morale. Furthermore, beware of spies, for how many small forces have defeated large forces by Allah’s permission. And don’t select the strong fighters for the battle while leaving out the weak ones who are eager to attain the rewards of Allah, for the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “And are you given victory or sustenance except through the weak amongst you?” Indeed, Allah grants victory to a people through the weakest amongst them.

[11] Don’t neglect to take what you can of equipment, such as armor and helmets. Doing so is not cowardice, for Allah’s Messenger (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam), the bravest of all people, had armor. And this doesn’t mean you can’t fight without armor when it’s appropriate to do so. Habīb Ibn al-Muhallab said, “I have not seen any man in war wearing armor except that he was worth two men to me. And I have not seen two men going without armor except that they were worth one man to me.” A knowledgeable man heard this statement and said, “He spoke the truth! Indeed, weapons have virtue. Can’t you see that when they hear someone scream for help, they call out ‘Grab your weapons! Grab your weapons!’ not ‘Gather the men! Gather the men!’”

[12] One who provides his brothers with a supply of food and drink that will strengthen them throughout their day is undoubtedly a wise leader. Indeed, when we searched the pockets of some fighters who were under the command of an Afghan leader that was fighting the Taliban, we found raisins.

[13] The leader should appoint a commander for each squad, and should inspect their vehicles, weapons and supplies, especially prior to a battle. Nothing should be taken that will become too much of a burden when the situation become serious and difficult, and nothing should be left that you will need when something breaks down or when the distance is very long, especially if the leader anticipates a long battle.

[14] You should not have more than three fighters in any car, unless there’s an overriding benefit in doing so. The leader should establish a secure, elaborate method of communication between each of the detachments, and establish code words for them to use when communicating, and slogans to shout when they’re fighting.

[15] The leader must let his subjects and soldiers hear things that will strengthen them and cause them to feel that they will triumph over their enemy. He should narrate to them from the causes of victory that would make them belittle their enemy. Allah (ta’ālā) says, {(And remember) when Allah showed them to you in your dream as few; and if He had shown them to you as many, you would have lost courage and would have disputed in the matter [of whether to fight]} [Al-Anfāl: 43].

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[16] The leader must study the battlefield very well. He should not fight from a position that will be easy for the enemy to surround without ensuring that the vulnerable points are guarded. And he should not take his soldiers out to a place so far that it’s impossible to bring them back safely.

[17] The Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

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Al-Muhallab said, “You must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.” Some methods of deception include:

a. Planting spies.

b. Reconnaissance.

c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another.

“If a man’s chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower”  [Poetry].

And be on guard against your enemy at all times so that he doesn’t:

a. Pounce on you from near.

b. Assault you from far.

c. Ambush you when you’re inattentive. d. Or follow you when you’re returning home.

[18] Among the signs of a leader’s experience and sophistication is that he takes advantage of opportunities, “For indeed they come and go as the passing of clouds. And do not only seek the traces of the enemy left behind after the main body is gone.” Pounce when the opportunity first arises and not when it’s already gone.

“When your wind blows take advantage of it, for everything that flutters becomes calm” [Poetry].

[19] It’s permissible for the leader of an army to let one eager for shahādah expose himself to it if the leader knows that seeing him killed will be an incitement for the Muslims to fight zealously to avenge him. The opposite is also correct; he should protect any person whose killing will break the strength of his brothers, such as a distinguished commander. For this reason, know that the center is the most fortified and furthest from the enemy.

[20] Don’t allow your brothers to kill or take captive anyone on account of whom they would dispute and become disunited, even if it’s permissible from a certain angle, for unity during the course of battle is a predominant interest that cannot be superseded by anything else.

[21] Beware of blood. Beware of blood. Beware of shedding blood unjustly. For nothing is quicker to draw wrath or cause blessings to disappear than shedding blood unjustly. And beware of strengthening your authority and your soldiers through unlawful bloodshed, for this would be a short-term gain whose long-term consequences are weakness and helplessness. If you were to do so, you would have no acceptable excuse, neither before Allah nor before us. And by Allah, no case is reported to us involving the bloodshed of an innocent person from Ahlus-Sunnah that isn’t backed up by clear evidence of what he did to deserve his blood being shed, or supported by reasonable doubt, except that we will bring justice for the one wronged.

[22] Don’t be deceived by the ease of any operation, for a downhill slope can be followed by rough terrain. So give careful thought to both the present and the future, for nothing is more harmful to the people than a leader who only thinks about the present.

[23] Reward those who perform very well, be generous to a detachment that achieves victory, and honor a brave person publicly. In contrast, punish those who do wrong for their actions, even if by boycotting them, since it’s permissible for a leader to punish those who disobey his orders. If you don’t do so, those who perform well will begin to slack, and those who do wrong will become emboldened, things will get worse and your work will be ruined.

Furthermore, when rewarding those who perform well, do so publicly and when punishing those who’ve done wrong, do so privately, especially when it comes to the virtuous ones amongst them. As for the corrupt amongst them, then punish them publicly, for this is what the Sharī’ah has come with.

Be extremely cautious of over-punishing a soldier, or of pardoning him and then regretting it. And beware of letting your harshness become repulsive, for indeed the purpose of punishment in the Sharī’ah is to bring reform, not to quench one’s thirst for revenge. Likewise, be careful not to say something when you’re angry that you won’t be able to take back, for how often does a statement say to the one who wants to speak it, “Discard me.” And don’t make your statement inconsequential, O leader, when either punishing or pardoning someone. And when punishing someone, don’t go beyond the limits that Allah has set for you through your transgression and desires, for “transgression will be darkness on the Day of Judgment.”

So you need to be gentle, dear brother, in all of your affairs, even when it comes to punishment. Allah (ta’ālā) says, {And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have dispersed from around you} [Āl ‘Imrān: 159].

The Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever has been given his share of gentleness has been given his share of all goodness. And whoever has been deprived of his share of gentleness has been deprived of his share of all goodness.” He (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) also said, “Indeed, this religion is firm, so delve into it with gentleness.”

[24] Know that your brothers listen and obey out of eagerness for Allah’s rewards, so their compliance is due more to their good character and adherence to the Sharī’ah, than it is due to fear of authority. So you should only discipline those whom you know will accept it due to their strong adherence to the religion. As for one whom you believe won’t be deterred by his religious commitment, then beware of punishing him. Rather, be lenient with him and win his heart, for those fittest to pardon others are those most capable of punishing them, and those who are least in worth and intelligence are those who oppress people under their authority. So be sincere towards Allah and be just towards the people as it relates to yourself, your family, and those whom you love from amongst your brothers and your subjects. Otherwise, you would be oppressing them. And whoever oppresses the servants of Allah, will have Allah as his opponent. And whoever has Allah as his opponent, will find Allah at war with him until he repents and desists. And fear the supplication of the oppressed, for there’s no screen between it and Allah, and the doors of the heavens are opened for it. And set aside an hour of your day to think carefully as to whether you’ve oppressed anyone, or whether there’s an oppressed person whom you could support. And if one wishes to hasten the anger of Allah, he should commit oppression!

[25] Reign over your brothers and over the people with kindness and you’ll win their hearts, for long-lasting love is due to kindness, and its disappearance is due to tyranny. If you show affection to the general public, their love for you will be sincere and you will win their esteem. Indeed, affection from a powerful person is humbleness.

‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul-’Azīz would be extremely kind to the people. If he wanted to order the people with something from the orders of Allah that he thought they would dislike, he would wait until something came that the people would love, and would then announce both of them together. It was reported that he said, “Indeed, Allah disparaged alcohol twice in the Qur’ān and prohibited it the third time it was mentioned. And I fear that I would impose the truth upon the people all at once, so they would leave it and it would become a tribulation for them.”

[26] Recognize each person’s individual value, know their ranks, and give preference to men who are:

a. From the people of knowledge and virtue. The verses and narrations concerning their virtue are numerous.

b. Older in age, for “He who does not respect our elders, have mercy towards our young, and recognize the rights of our scholars, is not one of us.”

c. From a noble and prestigious family, at the forefront being the family of the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

[27] Check up on the families of the shuhadā’ and prisoners, and give them preference over others. Visit the sick and act as a servant for your brothers, for aside from carrying a heavier burden and having a lot more to be accountable for in front of Allah, you’re just a man from amongst them, so work for tomorrow.

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[28] Choose well when selecting a messenger to communicate with tribes and armed groups, and likewise when selecting someone to take control over checkpoints and bring the people to account, for to the people they are the face of the State. If they do well then we’ve done well, and if they do wrong then we’ve done wrong. To summarize, “Send a wise person who doesn’t need advising.”

[29] Beware, O leader, of jāhilī partisanship, for nothing destroys a firmly established structure other than extreme partisanship. Use intelligence and ploy to dismantle partisanship, not just strength, for indeed, the people of Iraq revolted with Ibn al-Ash’ath against ‘AbdulMalik Ibn Marwān, and amongst them were a large number of the best of the tābi’īn, such as Sa’īd Ibn Jubayr and his likes. But al-Hajjāj defeated them at Dayr al-Jamājim using ploy more so than strength. And know that it is wise policy to deal with these partisans quickly, especially their leaders.

[30] You must be serious, hardworking, and very ambitious. Beware of incompetence, for by Allah there’s no ride more humiliating. No matter how many times you stumble, keep trying, for we’ve seen through experience that there’s no work in which Allah granted success, except that there were many stumbles along the way.

Your brother,
Abū Hamzah al-Muhājir
1 Ramadān 1428

[Taken From Dabiq issue 7 pages 9-16]

FROM THE PAGES OF HISTORY: AN EXPLICIT ULTIMATUM FROM THE SALAF TO THE APOSTATES

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In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Gracious

From Abū Bakr, the Khalīfah of Rasūlullāh (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam);

To whomever this letter reaches of the general public and individual figures, whether they have remained upon their Islam or turned back from it;

Peace be upon those who follow the right guidance and have not turned back from the right guidance to deviance and blindness.

I praise to you Allah, other than whom there is no god. And I testify that there is no god but Allah alone, who has no partner. And I testify that Muhammad is His slave and messenger. We affirm what he came with, pronounce takfīr upon those who refuse this affirmation, and wage jihād against them. As for what follows:

Indeed, Allah sent Muhammad with the truth from Him to His creation as a bringer of good tidings and a warner, a caller to Allah, and an illuminating lamp, to warn whoever is alive and establish the proof against the kāfirīn. Allah then guided by the truth whoever answered him, and Rasūlullāh (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) struck those who turned away from Him by His permission, until they entered Islam either willingly or grudgingly. Then Allah took His Messenger (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) after he had carried out Allah’s order, sincerely advised his Ummah, and fulfilled what he was responsible for. Allah had clarified this to him and the people of Islam in the revealed book. He said, {Indeed, you are to die, and indeed, they are to die} [AzZumar: 30]. He also said, {And We did not grant to any man before you eternity, so if you die – would they be eternal?} [Al-Anbiyā’: 34]. He also said to the believers, {Muhammad is not but a messenger. Messengers have passed on before him. So if he were to die or be killed, would you turn back on your heels? And he who turns back on his heels will never harm Allah at all; and Allah will reward the grateful} [Āl ‘Imrān: 144]. So whoever worships Muhammad, then let him know that Muhammad has died. And whoever worships Allah alone, who has no partner, then let him know that Allah is ever watchful of him. He is living and eternal; He does not die. Neither tiredness nor sleep overtakes Him. He guards His religion and exacts revenge upon His enemy. I advise you with taqwā of Allah, your duty towards Allah, and what your Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came with. And I advise you to take as guidance his guidance and grasp the religion of Allah, for anyone whom Allah does not guide is deviant, anyone whom He does not decree wellbeing for is afflicted, and anyone whom Allah does not aid is abandoned.

So whomever Allah guides is guided and whomever He leaves astray is deviant. Allah (ta’ālā) said, {He whom Allah guides is the guided, but he whom He leaves astray – never will you find for him a protecting guide} [Al-Kahf: 17], and no deed will be accepted from him in the Dunyā until he accepts Him. And no repentance or ransom will be accepted from him in the Hereafter. It has reached me that some of you turned back from their religion after accepting Islam and acting in accordance with it, out of delusion about Allah, ignorance of His affair, and in response to Shaytān. Allah (ta’ālā) said, {And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Ādam,” and they prostrated, except for Iblīs. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange} [Al-Kahf: 50]. And He said, {Indeed, Shaytān is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze} [Fātir: 6].

I have sent to you so and so [Khālid Ibn al-Walīd] with an army of the Muhājirīn, the Ansār, and their good followers, and I’ve ordered him to not fight anyone or kill anyone until he calls him to the call of Allah. Whoever answers him, accepts the truth, halts his evil, and does good, my envoy will accept this from him and will aid him in it. If he refuses, I’ve ordered him to wage war against them over their refusal, to not spare anyone he is able to kill, to burn them alive with fire, to kill them in a severe manner using all means, to enslave their women and children, and to not accept from any one of them anything but Islam. Whoever follows it, then it is best for him. And whoever leaves it, then he cannot incapacitate Allah. I’ve ordered my envoy to read this message in every gathering of yours and the signal is the adhān. [I’ve said to my army] if the Muslims perform adhān and they [the apostates] do not perform adhān, then rush to kill them. And if they [the apostates] perform adhān, then restrain yourselves from attacking them until you ask them to deliver what is obligatory upon them [the zakāh]. If they refuse, then rush to kill them. If they agree, it will be accepted from them, and my envoy will make them carry out their duties. [Tārīkh at-Tabarī; Al-Bidāyah wan-Nihāyah]

A FEEBLE PLEA FROM THE KHALAF TO THE TAWĀGHĪT!
(From adh-Dhawāhirī to the Tāghūt Morsi)

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As for my message to Doctor Muhammad Morsi, then I say to him: first of all, I ask Allah to relieve you of your suffering, guide your heart, and rectify for you your religion and worldly affair. I also ask Allah to keep your heart firm, fill your heart with certainty, faith, and firmness, so that you support His religion and law without fear or compromise, and that He bestows you with adherence to the statement of al-Mustafā (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam), “The best jihād is a word of truth in front of an unjust ruler” and his statement (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam), “The leader of martyrs is Hamzah Ibn ‘Abdil-Muttalib and a man who confronts an unjust ruler, orders him with good, and prohibits him from evil, and so the ruler kills him.” And I advise you while sincerely directing this advice towards you and hoping for your guidance, success, and firmness.

So I say, you dealt with the secularists and assented to them, with the crusaders and conceded to them, with the Americans and gave them guarantees, with the Israelis and recognized the submissive treaties with them, with Mubārak’s army who were raised upon American aid and you assented to them, and with the floggers from the Interior Ministry and assured them. So what was the result? Today you are in a great tribulation. Either you hold on to the truth without wavering or budging, and so you demand for the rule of the Sharī’ah clearly, refuse the corrupt judiciary, secularist laws, and secularist constitution, insist upon liberating every hand-span of the occupied lands of Islam, refuse to recognize any treaty or agreement that abandons those lands, and promise your Lord that you will openly declare the truth His law obligates upon you, and that you do not abandon so even slightly. Then, I give you good tidings that you will be a hero of this Ummah, and one of its eminent symbols and great leaders. The Ummah will amass in Egypt and the Islamic world behind you in its battle with its enemies. If Allah takes you while you are sincere upon this condition, then have good tidings of a good ending and great reward in your afterlife. So fear Allah regarding yourself, your party, and the masses of the Ummah in Egypt and the rest of the Islamic world who look towards you, waiting to see what you will do. So do not be slack in supporting the religion and raising the rule of the Sharī’ah.

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Remember the stance of the Imām of Ahlus-Sunnah, Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (rahimahullāh) when he refused to turn back from the truth, so Allah kept the Ummah firm by him thereafter. And if you continue on in what you are currently upon, then Allah knows best how you will end up. I ask Allah for me, you, and the rest of the Muslims uprightness upon His religion until we meet Him while He is pleased with us.

{At-Taharrur min Dā’irat al-‘Abath wal-Fashal}  
[This deviant message was released in Rabī’ al-Awwal 1435 (January 2014), six months after Morsi’s arrest and shortly after the launch of the Sahwah in Shām. Where was the so-called “wisdom” in sending this feeble plea to the imprisoned murtadd? Even worse, where is the so-called “wisdom” in attributing Islam to the tāghūt who ruled by manmade law and supported the Christian crusaders (AMISOM) against the mujāhidīn in Somalia and the murtadd Egyptian army against the mujāhidīn of Sinai!]

[Taken From Dabiq issue 7 Pages 17-19]