بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Abu Abdullah al-Austrālī, known as Jake Bilardi by his family & later changed his name to Abdur-Rahīm, was from an atheist family that didn’t know anything to do with any religion & was intelligent + successful academically & loved by family & friends.
His story is short, he would always think to himself “Who is the one who created me?” so he started his search for the true religion online by reading about other religions & after doing his research, Allah guided him to the one true religion, Islam.
He accepted Islam 3 years ago even though his parents basically went to war with him at home tried to stop him from reverting & even after all this he would take good care of his Salah & praying it in its time.
After a while, he started to ask himself about Jihad & shahādah & he searched for answers online by following news from the mujāhidīn.
Before a couple of months, Allah made him successful in making hijrah to shām & fighting in Jihād there. He started fighting in Baijī against the ISF Rāfidha & was a lion on the battlefield although he was at a young age & with a weak body, he was like a mountain.
After a short while, he signed up for a martyrdom op. & was sent to Ramādī to fulfil this. So he had to wait 3 months which he had felt it like 3 years so he would always ask the amīr to push him up the list & make him carry out the martyrdom operation sooner. Subhan Allah, he was only seeking the pleasure of his Lord & hated the Dunya.
He was known for his worship of Allah, he would fast a day & skip another (siyām dāwūd), He would only accept religious arguments from the Quran & Sunnah & he was known for his modesty & fear of riyā’ (showing off) in worship.
After months passed & his time was coming close to carry out the martyrdom operation, he was full of happiness as he was finally going to meet his Lord & receive the great rewards promised by Him. So he carried out his op. in Ramādī, seeking the forgiveness of his Lord & the pleasure to look at his face.
May Allah accept our dear brother Abdu-Rahīm. For indeed this ummah needs true men like him who wish to sacrifice this worldly life for the hereafter. Brothers & sisters, this brother originated from an atheist family & ended up selling his soul to Allah for a cheap price, to defend this ummah & give victory to this religion, while you sit at home at the comfort of your family born into Islam & not doing anything to stop this oppression, what is the matter with you?
Allah says in the Quran:
وَإِن تَتَوَلَّوْا يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُم
“And if you turn back He will bring in your place another people, then they will not be like you.”
And Allah also says:
فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِي اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ
“Allah will bring a people, He shall love them and they shall love Him”
May Allah guide us all!
written by brother Abu Ismā’īl