In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious

Al-Furqān Foundation for Media Production presents:

An Address by:

Amīrul-Mu‟minīn Abū Bakr al-Husaynī al-Qurashī al-Baghdādī (Hafidhahullāh)


“So Wait, Indeed We, Along with You, Are Waiting”

Indeed,  all  praise  is  due  to  Allah.  We  praise  Him,  seek  His  aid,  and  ask  for  His  forgiveness. We  seek  refuge  with  Allah  from  the  evils  of  our  souls  and  the  wickedness  of  our  deeds. Whomsoever  Allah  guides,  then  none  can  misguide  him;  and  whomsoever  Allah  leaves astray,  then  none  can  guide  him.  I  testify  that  there  is  no  god  but  Allah  alone,  who  has  no partner,  and  I  testify  that  Muhammad  (may  the  blessings  and  peace  of  Allah  be  upon  him)  is His slave and messenger. As for what follows:

Allah  (the  Exalted)  said,  {Say,  “Do  you  await  for  us  except  one  of  the  two  good  ends  while we  await  for  you  that  Allah  will  afflict  you  with  punishment  from  Himself  or  at  our  hands? So wait; indeed we, along with you, are waiting”} [At-Tawbah: 52].

O  Muslims,  indeed  we  fight  in  obedience  to  Allah  and  as  a  means  of  coming  closer  to  Him. We  fight  because  He  –  the  Glorified  –  commanded  us  with  fighting,  encouraged  us  towards it,  and  made  it  the  best  means  of  coming  closer  to  Him.  We  praise  Allah  for  commanding  us with  fighting  and  promising  us  one  of  the  two  good  ends,  for  He  has  not  made  us  responsible for  victory.  Allah  (the  Exalted)  said,  {And  he  who  fights  in  the  cause  of  Allah  and  is  killed  or achieves  victory  –  We  will  bestow  upon  him  a  great  reward}  [An-Nisā‟:  74].  So  it  is  only upon  us  to  fight  and  be  patient,  and  upon  Allah  is  the  victory.  For  this  reason,  we  should  not let  the  mobilization  of  the  nations  of  kufr  against  us  alarm  us,  frighten  us,  or  break  our resolve,  for  we  will  be  the  victors  in  any  case,  with  Allah‟s  power  and  strength.  Allah  (the Exalted)  said, {Indeed,  Allah  has  purchased  from  the  believers  their  lives  and  their  properties [in  exchange]  for  that  they  will  have  Paradise.  They  fight  in  the  cause  of  Allah,  so  they  kill and  are  killed.  [It  is]  a  true  promise  [binding]  upon  Him  in  the  Torah  and  the  Gospel  and  the Qur‟ān.  And  who  is  truer  to  his  covenant  than  Allah?  So  rejoice  in  your  transaction  which you  have  contracted.  And  it  is  that which  is  the  great  attainment}  [At-Tawbah:  111].  And Allah  (the  Exalted)  said,  {And  [He  promises]  other  [victories]  that  you  were  [so  far]  unable to  [realize]  which  Allah  has  already  encompassed.  And  ever  is  Allah,  over  all  things, competent.  And  if  those  who  disbelieve  had  fought  you,  they  would  have  turned  their  backs [in  flight].  Then  they  would  not  find  a  protector  or  a  helper.  [This  is]  the  established  way  of Allah  which  has  occurred  before.  And  never  will  you  find  in  the  way  of  Allah  any  change} [Al-Fath: 21-23].

So  if  we  persist  in  the  face  of  the  world  and  fight  all  its  armies  with  all  their  capabilities  and then  triumph,  it  will  be  of  no  surprise.  It  is  Allah’s  promise  to  us.  {And  [you  will  obtain] another  [favor]  that  you  love  –  victory  from  Allah  and  an  imminent  conquest}  [As-Saff:  13].

And  if  we  are  afflicted  with  killing,  and  our  wounds  become  many,  and  the  storms  rage against  us,  and  our  adversities  become  great,  then  it  would  also  be  of  no  surprise.  It  is  Allah‟s promise  to  us.  Rather, affliction  is  an  inevitable  decree.  Allah  (the  Exalted)  said,  {Or  do  you think  that  you  will  enter  Paradise  while  such  [trial]  has  not  yet  come  to  you  as  came  to  those who  passed  on  before  you?  They  were  touched  by  poverty  and  hardship  and  were  shaken until  [their]  messenger  and  those  who  believed  with  him  said,  “When  is  the  help  of  Allah?” Unquestionably,  the  help  of  Allah  is  near}  [Al-Baqarah:  214].  It  was  reported  on  the authority  of  Khabbāb  (may  Allah  be  pleased  with  him)  who  said,  “We  complained  to  Allah’s Messenger  (may  the  blessings  and  peace  of  Allah  be  upon  him)  while  he  was  reclining  on  a cloak  of  his  in  the  shade  of  the  Ka‟bah.  We  said,  ‘Will  you  not  seek  help  for  us?  Will  you  not supplicate  for  us?’ He  said,  ‘Indeed,  from  those  who  came  before  you,  a  man  would  be  taken and  a  hole  would  be  dug  for  him  in  the  ground  and  he  would  be  placed  inside.  Then  a  saw would  be  brought  and  placed  on  his  head  and  he  would  be  sawed  in  half.  And  he  would  be raked  with  iron  combs  beneath  his  flesh  and  bones,  but  that  would  not  turn  him  back  from  his religion.  By  Allah,  this  matter  will  be  completed,  to  the  point  that  a  rider  will  travel  from Sana‟a  to  Hadramawt  not  fearing  anyone  other  than  Allah  and  a  wolf  after  his  sheep,  but  you are being hasty’ ” [Reported by al-Bukhārī].

O  Muslims,  do  not  be  amazed  at  the  gathering  of  the  nations  and religions  of  disbelief  against the  Islamic  State,  for  this  is  the condition  of  the victorious  group  in  every  era.  This  gathering will  continue  and  the  trials  and  tribulations  will  intensify  until  the  two  camps  are  completed, such  that  there  does  not  remain  in  this  camp  hypocrisy,  and  there  does  not  remain  in  that camp  faith. Furthermore,  have  certainty  that  Allah  will  aid  His  believing  slaves.  And  rejoice and  be  at  ease,  for  your  state  continues  to  do  well.  And  the  more  the  nations  increase  in  their frenzied  mobilization  against  it,  the  more  it  increases  in  its  certainty  of  Allah‟s  victory  and that  it  is  upon  the  straight  path,  and  the  more  severe  its  tribulations  become,  the  more  it  casts out the enemies and hypocrites and the more pure, firm, and steadfast its ranks become.

O  Muslims,  indeed  the  battle  today  is  no  longer  merely  a  crusader  campaign.  It  is  but  the  war of  the  nations  of  disbelief  altogether  against  the  Ummah  of  Islam,  and  it  has  not  occurred before  in  the  history  of  our  Ummah  that  the  entire  world  gathered  against  it  in  one  battle  as  is occurring  today.  Indeed,  it  is  the  battle  of  the  disbelievers  altogether  against  the  Muslims altogether,  and  indeed  every  Muslim  is  intended  by  this  war.  And  he  is  obliged  to  execute Allah’s  command  to  him  by  carrying  out  the  obligation  of  jihād  for  the  cause  of  Allah.  So  if he  obeys,  then  for  him  is  good, salvation,  success,  nearness  to  Allah,  and  the  attainment  of His  pleasure,  and  if  he  disobeys,  then  for  him  is  destruction,  loss,  and  the  attainment  of Allah‟s  anger  and  wrath.  Indeed,  every  Muslim  is  intended  by  this  war.  And  he  is  obliged  to defend  the  religion  of  Allah  and  His  Sharī‟ah  and  to  support  the  oppressed  men,  women,  and children,  for  this  war  is  every  Muslim‟s  war.  Indeed,  it  is  upon  him  to  engage  himself  in  it  in order  to  defend  his  religion,  defend  himself,  defend  his  wealth,  and  defend  his  honor  and dignity.

So  prepare  yourselves  for  your  war,  O  Muslims  everywhere.  Prepare  yourselves  while  being confident  of  Allah‟s  victory.  Prepare  yourselves,  and  do  not  weaken  and  do  not  grieve. Indeed,  your  Lord  (the  Mighty  and  Sublime)  has  said  to  you  about  the  disbelievers,  {You [believers]  are  more  fearful  within  their  breasts  than  Allah.  That  is  because  they  are  a  people who  do  not  understand.  They  will  not  fight  you  all  except  within  fortified  cities  or  from behind  walls.  Their  violence  among  themselves  is  severe.  You  think  they  are  together,  but their  hearts  are  diverse.  That  is  because  they  are  a  people  who  do  not  reason}  [Al-Hashr:  13&14].  Allah  (the  Mighty  and  Sublime)  spoke  the  truth.  Here  are  the  Christian  crusaders  and  the nations  and  religions  of  disbelief  gathered  alongside  them,  with  the  Jews  behind  them  all,  not daring  to  come  by  land  to  fight  a  small  group  of  mujāhidīn.  Each  one  of  them  pushes  the other  forward  in  order  to  get  him  entangled.  They  don’t  dare  come,  because  their  hearts  are filled  with  fear  of  the  mujāhidīn,  and  because,  by  Allah’s  grace,  they  were  taught  a  lesson  in Afghanistan  and  Iraq  and  realized  that  they  don‟t  have  the  power  to  defeat  the  mujāhidīn. They  don’t  dare  come,  because  they  know  with  certainty  what  terrors  and  calamities  await them in Shām,  Iraq,  Libya,Afghanistan, Sinai, Africa, Yemen,  and Somalia. They  know what awaits  them  at  Dābiq  and  Ghouta  of  defeat,  ruin,  and  devastation. They  know  that  it  will  be the  final  war,  and  thereafter  –  by  Allah‟s  permission –  we  will  raid  them  and  they  will  not raid us, and Islam will lead the world once more until the establishment of the Hour.

For  this  reason,  they  delay  their  coming  as  much  as  they  are  able  to,  and  work  vigorously  to mobilize  more  of  their  tails  and  agents  from  among  the  Sahwah,  the  apostates,  the  atheist Kurds,  and  the  herds  of  Rāfidī  cattle.  And  America  and  its  allies  continue  to  dream  of eliminating  the  Caliphate  through  their  proxies  and  tails.  And  every  time  one  of  their coalitions  fails  or  one  of  their  tails  is  cut  off,  they  race  to  create  another  coalition,  such  that they  recently  announced  the  Salūlī  (Saudi)  coalition  –  falsely  called  Islamic  –  and  it  was declared  that  its  goal  is  to  wage  war  against  the  Caliphate.  If  it  were  an  Islamic  coalition,  it would  have  declared  its  support  and  aid  for  the  oppressed  and  afflicted  people  of  Shām  and its  war  on  the  Nusayriyyah  and  their  Russian  masters.  If  it  were  an  Islamic  coalition,  it  would have  declared  enmity  and  war  against  the  pagan  Rāfidah  and  the  atheist  Kurds  in  Iraq  who have  legitimized  the  killing  and  expelling  of  Sunnis  and  have  spread  corruption  in  their  lands. If  it  were  an  Islamic  coalition, atheist  China would not  have  supported it  and requested  to join it.  If  it  were  an  Islamic  coalition,  it  would  have  declared  its  disavowal  of  its  masters,  the  Jews and Crusaders, and would have made its goal killing the Jews and liberating Palestine.

Yes,  Palestine,  which  the  Jews  thought  that  we  had  forgotten,  and  thought  that  they  had distracted  us  from.  No,  O  Jews!  We  have  not  forgotten  Palestine  for  a  single  moment,  and  by Allah’s  permission,  we  will  not  forget  it.  And  soon,  soon,  by  Allah’s  permission,  you  will hear  the  march  of  the  mujāhidīn  and  their  vanguards  will  besiege  you.  They  will  put  their swords  and  knives  to  work  on  you,  crush  you  with  their  boots,  and  completely  destroy  what you  have  taken,  on  a  day  which  you  deem  to  be  far  off  and  we  deem  to  be  near.  And  here  we are  coming  closer  to  you  day  after  day,  and  indeed  your  reckoning  will  be  extremely  severe. You  will  never  find  comfort  in  Palestine,  O  Jews,  and  it  will  not  be  your  home  and  your  land. Palestine  will  be  nothing  but  a  grave  for  you,  and  your  Lord  has  not  gathered  you  in  it  except for  the  Muslims  to  kill  you,  after  you‟ve  hidden  behind  the  trees  and  stones,  and  you  know this very well. So wait; indeed, we, along with you, are waiting.

O  Muslims,  return  to  the  Book  of  your  Lord  (the  Mighty  and  Sublime)  and  the  Sunnah  of your  Prophet  (may  the  blessings  and  peace  of  Allah  be  upon  him)  in  order  to  learn  the  reality of  this  war  and  the  reality  of  this  Jewish-Crusader-Safawī  coalition  led  by  America  and planned  by  the  Jews,  and  in  order  to  learn  the  reality  of  those  who  stand  in  its  ranks,  its trench,  and  its  camp.  For  indeed,  your  Lord  (the  Mighty  and  Sublime)  has  said  to  you,  {And never  will  the  Jews  or  the  Christians  approve  of  you  until  you  follow  their  religion}  [AlBaqarah:  120].

{And  they  will  continue  to  fight  you  until  they  turn  you  back  from  your religion if  they  are  able}  [Al-Baqarah: 217].

{If they  gain dominance  over  you, they  would be to  you  as  enemies  and  extend  against  you  their  hands  and  their  tongues  with  evil,  and  they wish  you  would  disbelieve}  [Al-Mumtahanah:  2].

{They  do  not  observe  toward  a  believer any  pact  of  kinship  or  covenant  of  protection.  And  it  is  they  who  are  the  transgressors}  [AtTawbah:  10].

{They  wish  you  would  have  hardship.  Hatred  has  already  appeared  from  their mouths,  and  what  their  breasts  conceal  is  greater.  We  have  certainly  made  clear  to  you  the signs, if  you  will  use  reason} [Āl – Imrān: 118].

{If  good  touches  you,  it  distresses them;  but if harm  strikes  you,  they  rejoice  at  it.  And  if  you  are  patient  and  fear  Allah,  their  plot  will  not harm  you  at  all.  Indeed,  Allah  is  encompassing  of  what  they  do}  [Āl  -Imrān:  120].

{Neither those  who  disbelieve  from  the  People  of  the  Scripture  nor  the  pagans  wish  that  any  good should be sent down to you from your Lord} [Al-Baqarah: 105].

Then, after all  this, there  remains among  the Muslims he who doubts  and thinks that it is not  a war  against  Islam  and  the  Muslims.  There remains  among  the  Muslims  he  who  thinks  that  the gathering  of  the nations  and  religions  of  disbelief  upon  waging  war  against  the  Islamic  State is  not  to  wage  war  against  the  Sharī‟ah  of  Allah  and  the  Ummah  of  Muhammad  (may  the blessings  and  peace  of  Allah  be  upon  him).  So what  level  of  misguidance  has  been  reached by  he  who  believes  this,  and  upon  what  religion  is  he  who  stands  in  this  coalition‟s  trench against  the  Islamic  State,  and  upon  what  religion  is  he  who  incites  against  the  Islamic  State night  and  day  and  calls  for  it  to  be  fought  –  rather  for  fighting  it  to  become  the  priority  – while it is taking this stance, fighting all the armies of disbelief alone!

O  Muslims,  it  is  upon  you  to  realize  that  since  its  establishment  ten years  ago  and  to  this  day, the  Islamic State  has  been  the  spearhead  in  the conflict  between  the  camp  of  faith  and  the camp  of  disbelief.  Rather,  it  has  been  the  backbone  of  this  camp  and  its  pillars  and foundation.  And  because  the  enemies  of  Allah  grasp  this  well,  all  the  forces  of  the disbelievers  and  apostates  in  the  entire  world  gathered  together  and  agreed  altogether  to  wage war  on  the  Islamic  State  and  to  strive  night  and  day  to  weaken  and  eliminate  it  using  every means  and  all  sorts  of  paths.  Indeed,  this  gathering  of  theirs  is  evidence  that  the  Islamic  State is  the  backbone  of  the  camp  of  faith  and  the  spearhead  of  its  trench.  It  is  evidence  that  is clearer  than  the  sun  in  the  middle  of  the  day  and  no  longer  concealed  even  from  elderly women and from children. And no one denies this but a stubborn opponent of the truth.

O  Muslims,  indeed  engaging  oneself  in  this  war  is  obligatory  on  every  Muslim,  and  no  one  is excused  concerning  it.  And  indeed,  we  call  on  you  altogether  in  every  place  to  mobilize,  and we  specify  the  sons  of  the  lands  of  al-Haramayn  (the  two  sanctuaries).  So  march  forth, whether  light  or  heavy,  old  or  young.  Rise,  O  grandsons  of  the  Muhājirīn  and  Ansār (companions  of  the  Prophet  Muhammad).  Rise  against  Āl  Salūl  (the  House  of  Saud),  the apostate  tawāghīt  (tyrannical  rulers),  and  support  your  people  and  your brothers  in  Shām, Iraq,  Yemen, Afghanistan,  the  Caucasus,  Egypt,  Libya,  Somalia,  the  Philippines,  Africa, Indonesia, Turkistan, Bangladesh, and  in every  place.  {O  you  who have  believed, what  is [the matter]  with  you  that,  when  you  are  told  to  go  forth  in  the  cause  of  Allah,  you  adhere  heavily to  the  earth?  Are  you  satisfied  with  the  life  of  this  world  rather  than  the Hereafter?  But  what is  the  enjoyment  of  worldly  life  compared  to  the  Hereafter  except  a  [very]  little.  If  you  do  not go  forth,  He  will  punish  you  with  a  painful  punishment  and  will  replace  you  with  another people,  and  you  will  not  harm  Him  at  all.  And  Allah  is  over  all  things  competent}  [AtTawbah:  38-39].  And  He  (the  Glorified)  said,  {Go  forth,  whether  light  or  heavy,  and  strive with  your  wealth  and  your  lives  in  the  cause  of  Allah.  That  is  better  for  you,  if  you  only knew} [At-Tawbah: 41].

And  O  soldiers  of  the  Islamic  State,  be  patient  –  indeed  you  are  upon  the  truth.  Be  patient  – indeed  Allah  is  with  you.  He  is  your  protector  and  supporter.  So  what  an  excellent  protector and  what  an  excellent  supporter.  Be  patient,  for  it  is  only  a  new  Battle  of  al-Ahzāb  (the Factions).  And  as  for  the  near  future,  by  Allah‟s  permission,  their  tents  will  be  uprooted,  their plots  will  be overturned,  and  Allah  (the  Glorified)  will  vanquish  them,  and  thereafter  we  will raid  them,  by  Allah’s permission,  and  they  will  not  raid  us.  So  be  steadfast,  and  be  certain  of Allah’s  victory. And  indeed  this  gathering  against  you  and  this  tremor  is  Allah’s  promise  to the  believers,  for  Allah  has  promised  His  pious  slaves  victory  after  poverty,  hardship,  and tremors.

Allah  (the  Exalted)  said,  {And  when  the  believers  saw  the  companies,  they  said,  “This  is what  Allah  and  His  Messenger  had  promised  us,  and  Allah  and  His  Messenger  spoke  the truth.”  And  it  increased  them  only  in  faith  and  acceptance}  [Al-Ahzāb:  22].  Thus,  the believers  rejoiced  on the  day  of  al-Ahzāb, knowing  victory  was  near, as  they  saw severity  and tribulation  similar  to  what  had  afflicted  those  before  them.  The  test  must  be  severe  and  the trials  must  be  great,  until  hypocrisy  surfaces  and  faith  takes  root,  in  order  for  victory  to descend.  And  truly,  Allah  (the  Blessed  and  Exalted)  supported  us  over  these  ten  years.  The day  we  announced  the  establishment  of  the  Islamic  State,  the  trials  increased  and  the  ordeals became  great,  to  the  point  that  the  Islamic  State  left  many  of  the  areas  that  it  had  conquered and  taken  control  of.  The  earth  became  constricted  for  us  despite  its  expanse,  such  that  the enemies  of  the  Islamic  State  thought  they  had  eliminated  it,  and  such  that  the  hypocrites  and the  sick-hearted  said,  {“Allah  and  His  Messenger  did  not  promise  us  except  delusion”}  [AlAhzāb:  12],  and  the  believing,  patient  mujāhidīn  said,  {“When  is  the  help  of  Allah?”}  [AlBaqarah:  214].  Then  as  they  stood  firm  and  persevered,  and  Allah  made  the  hypocrites manifest  and  the  believers  evident,  Allah’s  support  came  nearer  and  faster  than  the  believers had  expected.  The  State  returned  –  by  Allah’s  grace  –  much  stronger  than  ever  before.  So stand  firm,  O  mujāhidīn!  There  is  nothing  in  your  future  except  one  of  two  good  ends;  it  is either  victory  or  shahādah.  There  is  no  good  in  living  if  we  do  not  live  under  the  rule  of  Allah and  in  the  shade  of  His  Sharī‟ah.  And  how  sweet  a  death  it  is  to  die  while  supporting  Allah’s religion  and  defending  His  Sharī‟ah  and  His  rule.  Therefore,  stand  firm!  It  is  either  a dignified,  respectable  life  or  a  pleasant  death  and  honorable  shahādah.  Renounce  this  lowly world  and  turn  to  Allah,  for  this  world  will  pass,  while  what  Allah  has  is  better  and  longer lasting.  Abandon  sins  and  avoid  oppression.  Obey  your  commanders  and  do  not  dispute. Increase  in  reading  the  Qur‟an,  in  repentance,  and  in  seeking  forgiveness.  {And  Allah  would not  punish  them  while  they  seek  forgiveness}  [Al-Anfāl:  33].  And  when  you  encounter  the enemies  of  Allah,  seek  the  aid  of  Allah,  be  steadfast,  and  repeat  the  statement,  “There  is  no power  or  strength  except  with  Allah.”  And  be  patient  so  that  Allah  will  support  you  and  make your  footholds  firm,  giving  you  success  from  where  you  did  not  anticipate.  {O  you  who  have believed,  when  you  encounter  a  company  [from  the  enemy  forces],  stand  firm  and  remember Allah  much  that  you  may  be  successful.  And  obey  Allah  and  His  Messenger,  and  do  not dispute  and  [thus]  lose  courage  and  [then]  your  strength  would  depart;  and  be  patient.  Indeed, Allah is with the patient} [Al-Anfāl: 45-46].

My  directive  to  you  is  to  strive  to  release  Muslim  prisoners  everywhere,  especially  the seekers  of  knowledge  in  the  depths  of  the  tawāghīt‟s  prisons.  Be  patient,  O  prisoners!  Do  not think  that  life  can  be  pleasant  for  us  when  we  have  not  yet  liberated  you  all,  with  Allah‟s power and strength.

And  we  say  to  the  Jews  and  Crusaders,  and  their  followers  and  factions;  to  America,  Europe, Russia,  and  their  allies  and  agents;  to  the  Rāfidah  and  apostates  in  all  their  shapes  and  forms, {Say,  “Do  you  await  for  us  except  one  of  the  two  good  ends  while  we  await  for  you  that Allah  will  afflict  you  with  punishment  from  Himself  or  at  our  hands?  So  wait;  indeed  we, along with you, are waiting”} [At-Tawbah: 52].

Indeed, our  Lord  (the  Mighty  and  Sublime)  –  the  Knowing, the  Wise  –  told us, {Indeed,  those who  disbelieve  spend  their  wealth  to  avert  [people]  from  the  way  of  Allah.  So  they  will  spend it; then it will be for them a regret; then they will be overcome} [Al-Anfāl: 36].

Indeed,  our  Lord  (the  Mighty  and  Sublime)  –  the  Mighty,  the  Knowing  –  told  us,  {And  if those  who  disbelieve  had  fought  you,  they  would  have  turned  their  backs  [in  flight].  Then they  would  not  find  a  protector  or  a  helper.  [This  is]  the  established  way  of  Allah  which  has occurred  before.  And  never  will  you  find  in  the  way  of  Allah  any  change}  [Al-Fath:  22-23]. So wait, O disbelievers and apostates; indeed we, along with you, are waiting.

Indeed,  our  Lord  (the  Mighty  and  Sublime)  –  the  Forceful,  the  Subduer  –  told  us,  {Fight them;  Allah  will  punish  them  by  your  hands  and  will  disgrace  them  and  give  you  victory  over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people} [At-Tawbah: 14].

Indeed,  our  Lord  (the  Great  and  Competent)  –  the  Glorified  –  told  us,  {And  Our  word  has already  preceded  for  Our  servants,  the  messengers,  [that]  indeed,  they  would  be  those  given victory and [that] indeed, Our soldiers will be those who overcome} [As-Sāffāt: 171-173].

So  our  Lord  (the  Glorified)  promised  us  one  of  the  two  good  ends.  He  promised  us  victory and  triumph.  But  He  promised  you  –  O  disbelievers  –  humiliation  and  punishment  from Himself  or  at  our  hands.  He  promised  you  disgrace  and  defeat,  and  Allah  does  not  go  back  on His  promise  –  Glorified  is  He.  And  so  we  promise  you,  by  Allah’s  permission,  that  every person who participates in this war against the Islamic State will pay a heavy price.

So  keep  waiting,  America.  Keep  waiting,  Europe.  Keep  waiting,  Russia.  Keep  waiting,  O Rāfidah.  Keep  waiting,  O  apostates.  Keep  waiting,  O  Jews.  Indeed  we,  along  with  you,  are awaiting.

O  Allah,  revealer  of  the  Book,  mover  of  the  clouds,  defeater  of  the  factions,  defeat  them  and shake  them.  Defeat  them  and  support  us  against  them.  And  O  Allah,  send  blessings  and  peace upon  our  prophet  Muhammad  and  upon  his  family  and  companions.  And  our  final  call  is  that all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.



BY: Abū Maysarah Ash-Shāmi

Praise be to Allah the great, the most high and may peace and blessings be upon the cheerful avid fighter, and upon his honorable modest household.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:

“If a man gets reassured to be with another man, then he kills him after he was reassured, he (the killer) will be taged with a flag of treachery on the Day of Judgment” [Narrated by Al Hakim from ‘Amr bin AlHamiq and said: the isnad (chain of narration) of this hadith is Sahih (authentic) and  Imam Adh-Dhahabi said: “it is Sahih”]

The Prophet (pbuh) also clarified in many Hadiths that on the day of Judgment, when Allah gathers the earliest and the latest of people, a flag will be raised on the Anus of every traitor with which he will be identified and the the degree of his treachery can be quatified by its height. Then it will be said: “Surely this is the treachery of so and so!” [A Chapter about the prohibition of treachery in Sahih Muslim].

He, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him also said:

“There is no traitor who is greater in treachery than an overall leader” [reported by Muslim from Abu Said]

The Monotheist Mujahidin and all the people in the east and the west of the world, should know that Alshabab leaders – who have their allegiance to Zawahiri the moron of the Taghut Akhtar Mansur – that these corrupt mischief-making leaders, misguided and misguiding, have transgressed against the soldiers of the Khilafah in Somalia, acted treacherously with them, spilled their unlawful blood, and killed their pure souls without any right.

Yes after the muhajirin and the Ansar successively came to the soldiers of the Khilafah in Somalia to hear the call of the khilafah, and hasten towards holding firm to the Jama’ah, Alshabab leaders sent 3 of its spies to the Mujahid shaykh Abu Nu’man AlYintari (may Allah accept him), who came with his family and kinsmen to the rank of Khilafah and shifted to the forest.

The spies claimed that they wanted a meeting with the shaykh Abu Nu’man and his associates to give bay’ah to the Khalifah. Shaykh Abu Nu’man came with 5 of his close friends to meet them, and at the end of the meeting, the Alshabab spies killed them in cold blood out of arrogance and treachery. After his murder, they contacted Ar Reemy (the soldier of Akhtar in Yemen) telling him about the operation and claiming that they killed a Dawlah leader sent from Libya. So they acted treacherously and lied also.

Yes, they also treacherously assassinated the Mujahid shaykh Hussein Abdi  Gedi (may Allah accept him) similar in manner to what they did to Abu Nu’man, they sent to him a man whom the shaykh used to trust who was his driver and bodyguard, the traitor claimed he wanted to join the khilafah, and when he met the shaykh he assassinated him and two of his friends.

They also assassinated the muhajir mujahid Muhammad Makawi Ibrahim Muhammad (Hudayfah As Sudani  – may Allah accept him) who was wanted by the American crusaders since 2008 after he was involved in the murder of John Grandfield the crusader American diplomat in sudan. Then after Hudayfah was imprisoned in the ‘Kobar’, he and his friends managed to escape in a blessed opperation. The Americans offered 5million dollars bounty to whoever reports(of his location) to them. Maybe they will send it to the leaders of Alshabab!

Earlier on, Alshabab spies had kidnapped 10 among the members of the Mujahid Shaykh Abdul Qadir Mu’min (may Allah grant him steadfastness and protection), which made the shaykh hasten towards announcing his bay’ah hoping that Allah guides some of the Alshabab leaders to the truth or that they might atleast feel shy from spilling the blood of a muslim without a valid right.

They also jailed among the Muhajirin and ansar anyone whom they thought was supporting the Khilafah, they seized their assets, terrified their families, even some civilian muslims whom they suspected to be sympathetic towards or supporting the army of the Khilafah were not exempted from their evil. As if supporting the khilafah is a crime that demands punishment according to the “constitution” of Alshabab, upon anyone who gives bay’ah, the supporter, the one hiding, and even the suspected one.

They did not spare the young nor the old, indeed they arrested the gray-haired brother Abu Anas Al Masri in the town of Jamame after he returned from the maghrib prayer heading to his house, they captured with him also brother Abu AbdurRahman Al Maghribi, then when shaykh Abdul Aziz Ruqayyah repudiated their action, they humiliated him, arrested him and joined him with the former ones. Then just after a week, they arrested muawiyyah Al Malesi (Malaysian) and Uways Al Ansari.

They also arrested Abdullahi Yussuf (a former Alshabab leader) and his friend, during their travel between kunya Barow town and Jilib. And as usual, they assassinated them treacherously after they claimed that they just wanted to sit with them for a conversation.

They also detained the deputy of the council of the ulamaa Badruddin Al Ansari.

They also arrested Abu Thabit Al Muhajir in the same treacherous operation that they murdered Hudayfah As Sudani (may Alaah accept him).

Then after the detention of those and many others whose number is only known by Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala, there is no information about them and nothing was heard about them. May Allah grant them steadfastness and freedom. The real accusation against all those is their intention to join the Muslim Jama’ah, leaving the blind groups, supporting the renewed Khilafah and disavowal of the Taghut of Taliban and his moron. La hawla walaa Quwwata illaa billah (there is no might nor power except in Allah)

Among the crimes of the leaders of Alshabab is that they sent an official delegation to all the fronts of the movement and to its offices and they told the soldiers and their leaders that they will fight and kill anyone who tries to “split the rank”! Likewise they called the Ulama for secret meetings whereby they threatened them with murder if they support “those dividing the rank”! As if the muslim Jama’ah is the Alshabab movement faction whose allegiance is to the moron Zawahiri the slave of the Taliban Taghut!

Amid this treacherous campaign against the soldiers of the khilafah in Somalia, and since some battalions of the movement gave allegiance to the khilafah, the leaders of the movement directed most of their soldiers and efforts to hunt down the soldiers of the khilafah to kill and massacre them instead of making their major goal to hit the head of the  kufr America as their Zawahiri usually claims.

Nay, they did not stop being peaceful with the appostate militias whose apostasy is elaborate and are situated in Gobaweyn town in southern Somalia near Kismayo, led by the so called Bare Hirale whom there is no doubt nor dispute in his apostasy. Bare Hirale is the former defense minister in the apostate government(of Somalia), the allies of the crusaders and a key player in the democracy “game”. The leaders of Alshabab movement don’t target these militia despite the fact that the movement has a military force in the field there. They allow these apostates to enter and leave the territory of Alshabab, they don’t permit anyone to kill them and take their wealth as ghanimah. They give peace to these apostates and offer a truce to them at the same time that they imprison and murder anyone whom they suspect is supporting the khilafah. It is like they are imitating Abu Mus’ab AbdulWadud who wants to unite with the national movement for the liberation of Azwad or Khalid Al Batrafi the mastermind of the handover of Al Mukalla to the Taghut “The Hadrami national council” and others besides them who reconcile with the Murtadin and fight the Muwahideen.

Yes, the idol of the party (partisanship) and that of hubris have blemished the hearts of Alshabab movement leaders until they neither recognized the truth nor renounced the falsehood. Rather, they kept quiet from the deviations of the Taghut Akhtar and those of his moron Zawahiri. Are they really compelled to give allegiance to one who considers the Tawaghit of Qatar and Ikhwan as his brothers? Also (considering) the Rafidah of khurasan and those of the whole world as his brothers? Are they really copelled to give allegiance to the one who allied with the saluli (Saudi puppets) sahawat, the nationalistic sahawat rather the democratic and atheist ones against the Muhajirin and Ansar? Are they really compelled to give allegiance to the one who abandoned AlWalaa Walbaraa and resisted it with his party and seeks closeness to the apostate Pakistani government, its armies and Secret Agencies? Are they really compelled to give allegiance to the one who fights for the sake of Afghani nationalism and offers peace to the apostate afghani government for the sake of nationalism?

They should know that if they don’t know the situation of their leader Akhtar and his moron, then that is a disaster! But if they know, then the disaster is greater!

To the soldiers of the khilafah in Somalia we say:

Allah The Master (The Great and The most high) said:

“And those who, when an oppressive wrong is inflicted on them, they defend themselves. The recompense for an evil is an evil equal thereto.” [Al- Shurah verse 39 & 40]

And The Great and The most high also said:

“If then anyone transgresses against you, transgress likewise against him” [Al Baqarah 194]

And The Great and The most high also said:

“And if you punish, punish with an equivalent of that which you were harmed” [Al Nahl 126]

It is inevitable to punish these mischief-makers on the earth with the like (of their offenses) and even stronger. Execute the leaders of Tahazub (partisanship) and Iftiraq (division) with silencers, explosive belts, IEDs(Improvised Explosive Device) until the ranks divide purely into two; and therefore the people will  know with whom these leaders stand, with Akhtar and Zawahiri? Or with Tawhid and Jihad? Indeed, in the ranks of Alshabab movement are a huge number of soldiers who want to join the Muslim Jama’ah but are prevented by the oppression of Alshabab leaders and its spies. Wallahul must’an (from Allah we seek help)

Lastly, to the leaders of Alshabab movement;  if you want salvation, disavow your Akhtar and your Zawahiri, and also your partisanship and oppression. Don’t follow the steps of shaytan and thus be afflicted with what befell the Jowlani front; wastage of dunya and Akhirah.

Penned by:

Abu Maysarah Ash-Shāmi

May Allah grant him forgiveness

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