Al-Jihad, The Holy War Goes On: Leaders Of Caucasus On
Martyrdom of Emir Saifullah
29 March 2010
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
statement published Thursday morning, the Command of
Kabarda, Balkaria and Karachai Province of the
Caucasus Emirate reported the Martyrdom of Amir
Saifullah (Anzor Astemirov) Wednesday night, March 24,
of the command of United Province of Kabarda, Balkaria
and Karachai states that Emir Saifullah has never
stayed behind the Mujahideen and always fought
infidels on the frontline. The statement has also
indicates that Emir Saifullah has been killed during a
battle in the Kabardino-Balkarian capital of Nalchik:
believers are men who are true to the covenant which
they made with Allah: so of them is he who
accomplished his vow, and of them is he who yet waits,
and they have not changed in the least".
Quran, Surah 33. "The Clans", verse 23)
brother, Emir of the United Province of Kabarda,
Balkaria and Karachai, Qadi (Chief Judge) of the
Caucasus Emirate, Saifullah Abu Imran Anzor bin Eldar
Astemir became a Martyr, God's willing".
are Allah's and to Him we shall surely return".
Quran, Surah 2. "The Cow", verse 156)
Muslims are saddened by the news. Emir was known to
many, both in the Caucasus, and in the Muslim world.
They knew him personally, even in peacetime, when he
was giving sermons in one of the mosques in Nalchik.
says that in the course of the Jihad, the Holy War,
Emir Saifullah headed the Kabarda-Balkarian Sector of
the Caucasus Front and later the United Province of
Kabarda, Balkaria and Karachai.
the Emir of the Caucasus Emirate Dokku Umarov
appointed him as the Qadi of the Caucasus Emirate.
Saifullah played one of the leading roles in
establishing the Caucasus Emirate. He worked much in
correcting the Aqidah (Faith) of Muslims. He was
called Imam of Muwahideen (leader of monotheists). He
was meek with Muslims and severe to apostates and
infidels", the statement says.
appeal today to the Muslims. Do not be sad and
weakened! Surely we are Allah's and to Him we shall
wound has afflicted you, a wound like it has also
afflicted the (unbelieving) people; and We bring these
days to men by turns, and that Allah may know those
who believe and take witnesses from among you; and
Allah does not love the unjust. And that He may purge
those who believe and deprive the unbelievers of
Quran, Surah 3. "The Family Of Imran", verses 140-141)
Allah also said:
many a prophet has fought with whom were many
worshippers of the Lord; so they did not become
weak-hearted on account of what befell them in Allah's
way, nor did they weaken, nor did they abase
themselves; and Allah loves the patient".
Quran, Surah 3. "The Family Of Imran", verse 146)
time of the Caucasian War, there has been no such
leader of Muslims among Circassian peoples who enjoyed
such respect and authority as Emir Saifullah.
Emir has gone. One of the noblest sons of Islam
martyred. But praise be to Allah, he left after him a
worthy generation of Muwahideen and brave Mujahideen,
who will continue the Jihad and will fight the people
of infidels, until they are chased from our land.
infidels and apostates rejoice their "success", but we
are also rejoicing. They rejoice a false victory, and
we rejoice that our elder brother finally received
what he sought for so long and what is being sought by
every Mujahid. He always went bravely forwards,
setting an example for his subordinates, and he won.
Muhammad (pbuh) said:
best of the Shuhadaa (Martyrs) are those who fight in
the frontlines, and do not turn away their faces until
they are killed. They will be thrown into the highest
rooms of Paradise, and Allah will laugh at them. And
when your Lord laughs at a slave in a certain
instance, then there is no account for him".
with Saheeh chain (Saheeh al-Jami 1118))
When the Emir
of the Mujahideen of the Caucasus, Dokka Abu Usman,
proclaimed the ,Caucasus Emirate, Emir Saifullah said:
"We believe that we gained the main thing, the Tawhid,
and an assistance from the Almighty Allah. With His
help, we will overcome all the difficulties, to Him
alone we serve and in Him alone we trust".
Emir martyred, God's willing. His path of life
stopped. But the Jihad goes on, and it will not stop
till the Day of Judgment.
you await for us but one of two most excellent things?
And we await for you that Allah will afflict you with
punishment from Himself or by our hands. So wait; we
too will wait with you".
Quran, Surah 9. "The Repentance", verse 52)
Allah also says:
"O you who
believe! shall I lead you to a merchandise which may
deliver you from a painful chastisement? You shall
believe in Allah and His Apostle, and struggle hard in
Allah's way with your property and your lives; that is
better for you, did you but know! He will forgive you
your faults and cause you to enter into gardens,
beneath which rivers flow, and goodly dwellings in
gardens of perpetuity; that is the mighty achievement;
And yet another (blessing) that you love: help from
Allah and a victory near at hand; and give good news
to the believers".
Quran, Surah 61. "The Ranks", verses 10-13)
Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the United
Province Kabarda, Balkaria and Karachai