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On The Path of Victory (1): The Blazing Light In Inciting for Jihad - Abu Qandahar al-Zarqawi

03 January 2011

By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate

Preface:

Praise be to Allah, who ordained Jihad for his servants, and urged them to equip themselves with piety as the best provisions, and prayers and peace and great salutations be upon the Smiling Warrior, the best of worshippers, and his family and companions who cut through the thorns of the infidels and assailed them with sharp swords, spreading guidance throughout the lands.

Thereafter:

To my brothers among the Lions of Jihad, to those who have raised the banner of Tawheed fluttering from every mountain and in every ravine and valley, those who have sacrificed their lifeblood for Islam in hardship and ease, those who won our minds and possessed our hearts.

They dwelt in the heart and they had no

Grace or favor except the heart

Selling their souls for their King

Allah bestowed his Favor upon their sale

As they carry their Souls to the tumult (of battle)

The blood flowed down their chests

A people whose faces were like the forenoon sun

It rose and the gloom and dark of night fled

To the people of Tawheed, the people of: ‚There is no god but Allah‛, to those who love one another in Allah, to those who are brothers in Allah, to those who practice loyalty or enmity in Allah because ‚the strongest bond of Faith is loyalty for the sake of Allah, and hostility for the sake of Allah, love for Allah and enmity for Allah Almighty‛. (Sahih al-Jami').

Peace and the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you… From the strongholds of glory and the battlefields of dominion, from the horizons of past glory, from the side of the sword which Allah has honored me to carry after long yearning, I extend to you this message, a message fragrant with the scent of gunpowder and the music of gunfire, a message of motivation and instigation, a message to raise zeal and revive the nation, in the hope that Allah will perhaps remove from us this sorrow.

One wonders where to begin? Do I begin with the moans from the downcast of al-Haramain or with the beloved cause of Palestine?

From where do I begin this revelation O pen?

How could I be silent when events are blazing?

This hemorrhage from your sides is burning

In your heart is pain caused by excess of sorrow

Write for you are the hand of history as long as there remain

Inkwells and the blood in the veins endures

From the Pain of the Ummah to the Sweetness of Jihad

Let us begin with what is good, from the words of the Almighty: ‚O ye who believe! Give your response to Allah and His Apostle, when He calleth you to that which will give you life; and know that Allah cometh in between a man and his heart, and that it is He to Whom ye shall be gathered‛. (al-Anfal: 24). For life; all life, is by Jihad fi sabeel Allah. O ye who believe! What is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the Cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life if this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared to the Hereafter. (al-Tauba: 38).

This brother Muslim is the incitement of the Lord of Creation from above the Seven Heavens to his faithful servants to go forth in His cause and abandon pleasures and not trifle with any frivolities, nor to cling to this earth and the pleasures of life. How could they not go forth to war when Allah Almighty says, Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For Allah hath power over all things. (al-Tauba: 39). How can they not go forth (to war) when their Lord subhanahu wa-ta'ala calls them to go forth because of the state they are in, young or old, riding and on foot: Go ye forth, (whether equipped) lightly or heavily, and strive and struggle, with your goods and your persons, in the cause of Allah. That is best for you, if ye (but) knew. By Allah, the most happy, most contented and most successful is he to whom Allah granted success to go forth here on this or any other battlefield in which the red blood is spattered on the shields and spears.

You have no idea what is here:

Here is glory!

Here is mastery!

Here is dignity, here is gallantry!

Here is Usama, a mark on the forehead of glory!

Here is the Imamate!

Here is sovereignty, here is pioneering:

And We wished to be Gracious to those who were being depressed in the land, to make them leaders (in Faith) and make them heirs.

Here is happiness; here is happy outcome and elevation!

Here is Shahada!

It is the wish of a section of the People of the Book to lead you astray but they shall lead you astray (not you), but themselves, and they do not perceive! Ye People of the Book!

Why reject ye the Signs of Allah, of which ye are (yourselves) witnesses? (al-i-‘Imran: 169-170).

You who longed for the sight of the Most Merciful, and to meet with the Beloved from the offspring of Adnan, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and to embrace the beautiful Houris, come to guidance and contentment. For the Beloved, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said ‚Allah has undertaken to look after the affairs of one who goes out to fight in His way believing in Him and affirming the truth of His Apostles. He is committed to His care that He will either admit him to Paradise or bring him back to his home from where he set out with a reward or (his share of) booty. By the Being in Whose Hand is the life of Muhammad. If a person gets wounded in the way of Allah, he will come on the Day of judgment with his wound in the same condition as it was when it was first inflicted; its color being the color of blood but its smell will be the smell of musk. By, the Being in Whose Hand is Muhammad's life, if it were not to be too hard upon the Muslims. I would not lag behind any expedition which is going to fight in the cause of Allah. But I do not have abundant means to provide them (the Mujahids) with riding beasts, nor have they (i. e. all of them) abundant means (to provide themselves with all the means of Jihad) so that they could he left behind. By the Being in Whose Hand is Muhammad, I love to fight in the way of Allah and be killed, to fight and again be killed and to fight again and be killed‛. Narrated by Muslim.

This, O Muslim brother, is our Prophet, peace and the blessings of our Lord be upon him, wishing this when Allah had given him all clear evidence, apparent arguments and obvious miracles. Where are those walking on his path, following his Sunnah and his guidance, blessings of Allah and peace be upon him?

My brothers!

It is impossible for the tongue to describe the truth and bliss of Jihad, this bliss that is known only to those who have tasted and experienced it, and thus the spirit of glory and nusrah flowed in his blood, took possession of his heart and mingled inside him.

Do not censure the yearning one for his desires

Unless you can get inside (understand) him

The modern history of our Ummah is being redrafted here with sincerity towards Allah, and limbs and blood. We have a date with victory if we are true to our Lord, and are patient on our path: Allah will certainly aid those who aid His (cause); - for verily Allah is Full of Strength, Exalted in Might. (al-Hajj: 40). So come O brothers we will redraft (the history) together. Do not be content with a lowly life, for you die only once. Let it be martyrdom fi sabeel Allah.

To the Young Men of Islam

O young men of Islam, Allah knows that we desire for you the Jihad and martyrdom that we desire for ourselves. How could it not be so when we are of you and you are of us. All believers are but brethren. (al-Hujarat: 10). It was narrated from him, peace and blessings of Allah be upon you, ‚None of you is truly a believer until he wishes for his brother what he wished for himself.‛ (and agreed upon hadith narrated by Anis). So leave your beds, O youth of Islam, leave your homes and migrate for your Lord. Do not refrain from this great quest for any reason or excuse. Say: if it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline: or the dwellings in which ye delight – are dearer to you than Allah, or His Apostle, or the striving in His Cause; - then wait Allah brings about His Decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious. (al-Tauba: 24). Do not be blinded by this world O Youth. Wake up before it is too late and before the chest rattles its last breath. Would you be content then O brother that death takes you in your bed like the elderly and it is said that so-and-so has died? How impossible.

If there is one piece of advice for my dear ones among the youth of Islam, I advise you and myself to fear Allah the Almighty publicly and privately, learn your Religion and practice it. Be intent upon the Book of Allah through recitation, reading and studying it. The Beloved, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, said, Read the Quran for verily it will come on the Day of Judgment as an intercessor for its adherents‛. (Narrated by Imam Muslim on the authority of Uthman). The Beloved, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, also said The best of you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it.

Narrated by Imam al-Bukhari on the authority of al-Farouq Umar bin al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him. The people most concerned with the Quran are the people of Jihad so let us be careful not to abandon the Book of Allah. ‚ O my Lord! Truly my people have taken this Quran for just foolish nonsense‛ (al-Furqan: 30).

And know O youth of Islam that the most precious gift Allah hath bestowed upon you is His Religion.

Religion is capital, so cling to it So its loss is the greatest failure

Your enemy fights you on the basis of a corrupt creed: vulgar ideology and dissemination of buffoonery and moral and ethical depravity. Be intent upon learning the enemy's plans, drive them off our land before he drives you off.

Loathe them, be antagonistic to them, destroy them and kill them, displace and terrorize them. O ye who believe! Fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him. (al-Tauba: 123). Why do you not read, for example, a book : ‚The Leaders of the West Say

‘Destroy Islam and Annihilate Its People'‛by Jalal al-Din al-‘Alim to teach you that the Kuffar and their people do not want what is best for us.

Youth of Islam, you are the delight of the eye of your Ummah. Do not anger your Lord, and do not waste your time in doing what does not please Allah. It will not be useful when Allah asks you, ‚The Quran is indeed the message, for thee and thy people; and soon shall ye all be brought to account.‛ (al-Zukhruf: 44). How can any of us answer to his Lord tomorrow if he does what the Almighty abhors?

Lest the soul should then say: Ah! Woe is me!- In that I neglected (my duty) towards Allah, and was but among those who mocked!‛ (al-Zumur: 56). So hasten, hasten before life comes to a close and we depart this abode.

To He Who Has Transgressed against His Soul

I do not forget he who has transgressed against his soul and did it injustice. I

say to him, here is the most enlightening aya in the Book of Allah: ‚Say: O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for he is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.‛ (al-Zumur: 53). So repent, repent while there is still hope. Repent, repent before it is too late. ‚Do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.‛ (al-Nur: 24). ‚For Allah love those who turn to Him constantly and he loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.‛ (al-Baqara: 222). So rejoice, ye who repent, for the best day that has come upon you since the day your mothers bore you. Yes, the best day! The Beloved, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, on the authority of Ka'ab bin Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, ‚Rejoice in the best day you have had since your mother bore you‛ [in the Sahihan and Musnad of Imam Ahmad and others] and also, ‚Allah is happier with the repentance of one you than with he who has fulfilled a long-sought goal‛. Narrated by Muslim.

One may say: you are addressing a bitter reality from far away! I say to him: no, there is hope in our youth. They are the torch-bearers of a new dawn – Allah permitting – and need those who can share their concerns and issues; and accompany them on the path of guidance and light; and remove them from the clutches of sin before comes the day on which it will be said ‚The Day that the wrong-doer will bite at his hands, he will say, ‘Oh! Would that I had taken a straight path with the Apostle. Ah woe is me! Would that I had never taken such a one for a friend! He did lead me astray from the Message (of Allah) after it had come to me! Ah!

The Evil One is but a traitor to man!'‛(al-Furqan: 27-29). Let us be with our youth as the Prophet, prayers and peace be upon him, said ‚Do not curse him. For by Allah I know that he loves Allah and His messenger‛. Al-Bukhari.

The smiling dawn is coming

From behind the prostrate night

The Spring of hope is coming

After the long absence

(Brought) by youth who performed the Fajr prayer

By sheikhs who sold this life

By men who were a torch

In the night radiating ideas.

Arriving to the Field of Jihad

Another may ask: What is the way to salvation and the path to reaching the fields of glory and battle? I say, with what I mentioned before about repentance and love of Allah Almighty, to this people: we must mingle self-accountability with truthfulness to Allah. By Allah, how many wonderful effects are derived from truthfulness with the Almighty. Because truthfulness is like a cutting sword which exposes deeds. Great fruits will come if it is used in its manner.

Recall the words of Allah Almighty: ‚O ye who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are true (in word and deed)‛. (al-Tauba: 119).

If the spirit does not ascend to noble things and its owner asks: be more specific, how do I reach the arena of glory and honor? To him I say – and Allah grants success – you must sit up in the last third of the night for it is the time of Divine revelation., a time that the state of he who loves his Lord is clear, a time of relief and revelation of angels, sins are forgiven and prayers are answered. So my brother, increase your prayers in truthfulness in the last third of the night, and do not forget to shed tears, wear the robe of fear and silent language.

Allah, my Creator in You in difficulty and ease I take refuge

Allah, do not banish or expel me, for to whom can I beseech or implore?

And strive my brother, the lover of Jihad, to seriously seek the path of Jihad with righteous companionship and a trustworthy guide. Pray to Allah with certitude and good intentions. If Allah does not open the way to you, then at least you can wage Jihad from your current place, as will be made clear later, Allah willing.

To the Flasks of our Ummah

I do not forget on this occasion the flasks, our Muslim sisters: I advise them to be pious before Allah through the hijab, for it is the badge of the righteous Muslims and the heritage of their noble mothers, may Allah be pleased with them. ‚O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.‛ (al-Ahzab: 59).

It is for you sister to reflect how this aya on the Hijab came in the Surah al-Ahzab! And ponder sister on today's parties when they came together – in addition to shedding the blood of Muslims and desecrating their Holy Places – they gathered to strip the Hijab from their women. So stand up sister and plunge into your war against them and be like a chaste jewel. Distance yourself from what angers Allah and hasten to do what pleases the Almighty. Beware the ways of the temptresses, you are not of them and they are not of you. Be the builder of a divine generation. Raise not only your children but all around you on love of Islam and Jihad, loyalty to the Believers and enmity to the Disbelievers: apostates and the original infidels.

O mothers, O mothers of the Mujahideen and prisoners and martyrs, what can we say to you except how excellent you are!! We will not do you justice.

Perhaps Allah will accept us as gifts from you, and we will be gathered together with Him as happy martyrs.

Virgins of Paradise you summon me So leave me, mother, let me go

Do not cry your tears my mother

From my path you shall not divert me

O mother my Deen is ‚moving out‛

And wants men who are true

O mother if news comes

That I am dying in the field

Be consoled mother that I

Have achieved that for which I was waiting

So be proud O mother of the Mujahid…and be proud mother of the martyr, yearn for this bargain with your King, be sure that your children are Mujahideen, so that they restore to us the history of the auspicious ones: Sa'd and al-Bara' whose endeavors surpassed the height of the Gemini.

To the Ummah of Islam

Our precious Ummah: you are the best nation brought forth to the people enjoining the good and forbidding evil. O Ummah of Islam, O Ummah of daring, how happy I was when you stood up for your Lord, and emerged from your silence to defend your Prophet – peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.

How the blood of the monotheists of Gaza mingled with your tears O Ummah.

How happy we were when you prayed for us, and we saw the effects of this clearly on the battle ground. Because of you, Allah delivered us from bombing and gunfire so that I said to some of my brothers once: Do not doubt that this is because of some old woman praying for us.

Imam al-Bukhari said in his book of Jihad in his Sahih: Chapter: The One Who Asks for the Help of the Weak and Righteous in War: Ibn ‘Abbas said, Abu Sufyan related to me: Caesar said to me, I asked you whether the nobles of the people or the weak ones followed him (Muhammad) and you said that the humble people followed him. They are always the ones that followed the messengers. And after that he narrated the Hadith of Sa'd, may Allah be pleased with him, in which the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said: Are you not given victory and sustenance because of the weak among you?‛ Ibn Hajar said, when he explained this chapter (The One Who Asks for the

Help of the Weak and Righteous in war) that (this means) their blessings and prayers. And he explained the hadith (‚Are you not given victory and sustenance because of the weak among you?‛) in the al-Nisa'I narration, saying that Allah has championed this Ummah because of its people's weakness, supplications, prayers and sincerity. And he had a witness in al-Nisa'I and Ahmad of the Hadith of Abu Darda for the words ‚You are given victory and sustenance because of your weak ones‛. Ibn Battal said, ‚The interpretation of the Hadith is that the weak are more sincere in their prayers and more humble in their worship because their hearts are empty of attachment to the vanities of this world‛. Then he added, ‚If the strong one is ascendant because of his bravery than the weak is ascendant because of his prayers and sincerity‛. Here ends the words of this witness, may Allah have mercy on him.

Yes, O my Ummah, having sympathy with us, praying for us and all the Mujahideen and before them our prisoners and oppressed are among the duties of required faithful fraternity in these times in which iniquity has prevailed.

However, come my Ummah and reflect upon our ailments more if Allah is to cure them.

O my Ummah have you heard the call

And heard my voice crying in the desert

For your sake the patient has stolen my cure

And thrown the garb of sorrow over my clothing

How do we change ourselves?

Beloved Ummah, is it not the time to understand and apply the great aya in the Book of Allah, an aya that is better than the feebleness that has afflicted hearts and prevents their masters from going forth on Jihad, the feebleness that emboldens the foe and makes the friend weep, that feebleness for whose sake many of us love this transitory world more than the everlasting afterlife. This aya in which the Almighty says ‚Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls). But when Allah willeth a people's punishment, there can be no turning it back, nor will they find, besides Him, any to protect.‛ (Raad: 11).

Is it not time for a genuine return to Allah Almighty through reforming ourselves and our hearts with Allah so that its effects are seen on the limbs and a destruction of chains or fetters?

Has not the time come for a genuine return so that Allah will grant us victory over our enemy and we will be worthy of victory?

O ye who believe! If ye will aid (the cause of) Allah, He will aid you and plant your feet firmly.‛ (Muhammad: 7).

O dear Ummah, this return must come through a fundamental change in our concepts and perceptions in applying the creed of loyalty and enmity and placing the internal enemy with the external enemy by which we mean in our sights and firing at them from the same bow. By the internal enemy I mean the rulers of treachery and the scholars of evil and their soldiers who falsely and slanderously claim to belong to Islam.

We must also strive to achieve faith in the heart of each of us, and protect the edifice of great Islam and all its rituals and an attempt to restore the image of the first civil society as a living reality in every region, so that every individual becomes godly as the Companions, that godly and unique generation.

When…And when, Allah permitting, we become worthy of victory:

Behold! Verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve; Those who believe and (constantly) guard against evil; -For them are Glad Tidings, in the life of the present and in the Hereafter: no change can there be in the Words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme Felicity.‛ (Yunus: 62-64). And in the holy Hadith: Whoever was hostile to me legally I have called him to war. So how can we be defeated O Ummah if we have achieved the elements of victory and Allah has called his enemy and our enemy to war?!

Being aware of our responsibility before Allah and the role of craftsmen and merchants in Jihad

It is upon each of us to be aware of the great responsibility placed upon his shoulders before Allah Almighty and to call upon those men of experience among our doctor brothers and those possessing combat and military experience and others to serve our brother Mujahideen. And if there is a group that can achieve much while staying where they are, it is the merchants: by waging Jihad with their wealth and sacrificing it in the cause of Allah. I urge my brother merchants to spend their wealth seeking to please Allah, not to be stingy with their Ummah and bestow their zakat upon the worthy Mujahideen. This is the least of the legal obligations placed upon the merchant. Where are you, O brothers of Uthman bin Affan, may Allah be pleased with him, who equipped the Army of Usrah? Where are you, O brothers of Abdullah bin al-Mubarak, the giving and active scholar? Did you not know that you will be asked about your wealth when tomorrow you stand before the Omnipotent? ‚What did you earn and on what did you spend it?‛ (al-Tarmidhi and he said this is an authentic Hadith).

Don't let yourself be asked by approaching the market of Paradise. ‚Allah hath purchased of the Believers their persons and their goods; for theirs in return is the Garden of Paradise: they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in Truth, through the Law, the Gospel and the Quran: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.‛ (al-Tauba: 111). O Allah, this is the best trade. Sprinkle that money as a winner, that money is profitable (agreed upon Hadith). A trade on which the rate of return is 100% or even greater. ‚The parable of those who spend their substance in the way of Allah is that of a grain of corn: it growth seven ears, and each ear hath a hundred grains. Allah giveth manifold increase to whom He pleaseth: and Allah careth for all and He knoweth all things.‛ (al-Baqara: 261).

And if you fall from favor, O Muslim merchants, recall one aya only from the Book of Allah and perhaps your hearts will find respite: ‚But among you are some that are niggardly. But any who are niggardly are so at the expense of their own souls.

But Allah is free of all wants, and it is ye that are needy. If ye turn back (from the Path), He will substitute in your stead another people; then they would not be like you!‛

He Who Does Not Go Forth, What Does He Do?

As for the rest of our dear ones who have not been afforded the opportunity to go forth on Jihad, they must publish the call of Tawheed and Jihad in the ranks of our beloved Ummah, especially in Sham al-Islam which Allah took upon himself and Egypt al-Kanana, the bridge of conquests. Our brothers should sacrifice what is most precious to them in time and money, and strive that their Jihadist effort be in harmony with the plan of the Mujahideen in the framework of the instructions of the leadership of Jihad.

Focus on the war of assassinations by sniping, explosives and targeting the interests of the Jews and Crusaders: such as embassies, consulates, assemblies, clubs and the like. Make your slogan the words of the Almighty ‚Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them‛. (al-Anfal 12).

Scholars and Frankness!

Scholars and preachers must come out openly with the truth and not fear in Allah Almighty the reproach of the censor. They should abandon hazy fatwas and be characterized by clarity and candor. Ibn Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said in ‘Ilam al-Muwaqa'in: The Mufti should not confuse the questioner.

Under the sixteenth benefit he said ‚The Mufti is not permitted to promote or let the questioner choose between two things, and he should not throw him into ambiguity or confusion. Rather he should make a statement that is free of ambiguity containing a message that is sufficient to obtain the objective and requires nothing else. He should not be like the Mufti who when asked about an issue in inheritance said that it should be divided upon the heirs according to the fari'idh of Allah Almighty and so wrote that.‛ If the scholars are upright then the Ummah is righteous, Allah permitting, which contributes to the expansion of the area of Jihad and the base of popular support to create a Jihadist climate with more support for the Mujahideen so that the entire Islamic Ummah unites with its truthful sons among the Mujahideen, their preachers and supporters. They will be in the same trench striving against the enemies of Allah. Rather than being a struggle of elites and small parties here and there of Mujahideen, the struggle becomes a national one in which the Ummah of Islam confronts the nations of infidelity. So we will take up with these universal causes with Shari'ah and be victorious Allah permitting.

Esteemed Sheikh Abu Musab al-Suri, may Allah release him, alluded to these and other valuable ideas in his excellent book ‚The Global Islamic Resistance Call‛. The brothers must imbibe this and exceed its accomplishments.

To the Trash Heaps of Infidelity We Say:

To the trash heap of infidelity all together from among the Jews and Christians, led by the Americans, bearers of the cross that Allah permitting will be broken in the future, we say: you entered into a war with us. You have tasted the bitterness of confrontation with the men of Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him:

The men will not be brought down by the nights

And they will not submit to the savage opponent

You entered it, and we plunged into it, we wore you down and examined your power. We killed those of you that Allah willed we kill, and our hearts were healed somewhat. So that our advocate would say in praise of our heroic brothers:

You have grasped vengeance from wretched infidelity

With vengeance like this vengeance, vengeance will be understood

You have healed hearts that were filled with anger before you

After all that anger, the hearts were healed

[al-Abiyat by Dr. Mahfouz Walad al-Walid, may Allah release him]

I and all the Mujahideen throughout the lands of Islam are look forward to the coming victory to shine, with Allah's assistance. We promise you that your tears will grow worse, Allah willing. We will not know when and where, because Allah Alone knows:

Rome sought a trap for Islam

Rome thinks that I should be regarded as fair game

They thought the knights slumbered

And that yelping would frighten the lion

We left you fallen on Yarmuk

As eagles and buzzards circled around you

Haroon and Mu'tasim raided you

On Hattin Salah destroyed you

How many of the vermin were publicly cut

By our hands while we chanted our cry.

[al-Abiyat of our Dear Sheikh Mansoor al-Shami, may Allah have mercy on him]

We remind you, O trash heaps of infidelity of our noble and glorious forefathers:

Khalid bin al-Walid, Abadah bin al-Samit, Abi Ubaydah and Sharhabil bin Hasanah, may Allah be pleased with them, and Alp Arslan, Haroon and Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, may Allah have mercy on them. We remind you in turn of your own rotten forefathers: Kaab bin al-Ashraf, Armanus (Romanus IV), Louis and Napoleon.

Remember then the words of Abu Sulaiman Khalid bin Waleed at Qansarin:

Even were you in the clouds, Allah would carry us up to you, or bring you down to us!!!‛ And the words of Abadah bin al-Samit: ‚We know who remains from your forces and this matter has become easy for us. We do not fear those of your forces that advance against us. We have tasted blood<and we have found none sweeter than the blood of the Romans.‛

Likewise do not forget: ‛From Haroon, Commander of the Faithful, to Nicephorus, dog of the Romans. I have read thy letter, O son of infidelity. You shall not hear my reply but you shall see it!‛

And remember that your forefather Armanus was sold for a dog!

Tomorrow, for him who is waiting, is near. ‚Say: Can you expect for us (and fate) other than one of two glorious things – But we can expect for you either that Allah will send His punishment from Himself, or by our hands. So wait (expectant); we too will wait for you.‛ (al-Tauba: 52). If you are not reached by our hands you will be reached by Allah's punishment. I beseech Allah Almighty that we be Allah's punishment upon you. For every brother among us wishes to liberate the lands of Islam, and conquer Rome and Washington, destroy its custodians and pray in it as conqueror, Allah permitting: ‚Say to those who reject Faith: ‘Soon will ye be vanquished and gathered together to Hell – an evil bed indeed (to lie on)'.‛(al-i-‘Imran: 12). At that time, neither regret nor RAND reports will be of any use to you.

Say: ‘On the Day of Decision, no profit will be to Unbelievers if they (then) believe! Nor will they then be granted a respite'.‛(al-Sajda: 29). There is no salvation for you before or after that except through belief in Allah alone, and entry into the Religion of the Almighty.

Even if I do not threaten or promise, you have been threatened before by other than me and by those better than me, and you were not deterred. Now is the time of action and here is the field of preparation and battle. ‚So turn away from them, and wait: they too are waiting.‛ (al-Sajda: 30).

My greetings to the Mujahideen Everywhere They Have Settled and in any Country They Have Entered!

Before closing, and with the scent of musk from our martyr brothers, I send my greetings to the Lions of Jihad around the World, and here in Khurasan where they are represented by the Commander of the Faithful, Mullah Muhammad Omar, may Allah preserve him, and our beloved commander Sheikh Usama bin Laden, may Allah make him a thorn in the side of the enemy, and his brother Doctor Ayman al-Zawahiri, the sage of the Ummah. I say to them: May Allah reward you well on our behalf and on behalf of Islam and the Muslims. We beseech Allah to grant us and you steadfastness until death.

And I salute our beloved sheikhs in our precious state, the Islamic State of Iraq, may Allah make it endure, the Commander of the Faithful, Abu Umar al-Baghdadi, and his faithful Minister of War, the Sharih Fiqh al-Sunnah, Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, and all the soldiers of our beloved state. I urge them to advance until victory.

My greetings to our brothers in the snows and the meadows of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus, led by the prudent Sheikh and Commander of the Faithful Doku Umarov and the steely Sheikh and the esteemed preacher Sheikh Sa'id al-Buriyati, may Allah preserve them, We congratulate them upon the activation of the Riyad al-Saliheen Brigade for Martyrdom Operations and say to them: Victory is an hour's patience and reward is commensurate with hardship.

So be patient, be patient and steadfast, and fear Allah that you may be successful.

I also send my warmest wishes to my loyal ghuraba brothers in the Islamic Maghreb, the Qa'eda al-Jihad Organization under the leadership of the dear Sheikh, Abu Mus'ab Abdul Wadud, may Allah preserve him. I pray to Allah to gather us all together and to make steadfast your feet.

It pleases me to inform my brothers in the Army of al-Usrah in our beloved Somalia of my joy and the joy of the Mujahideen around me over your gift to us -

At your Service Usama‛ on the ‘Id holiday. News of the publication reached us before we saw it, may Allah bestow His grace and favors upon you. It gave us happiness, euphoria, support and empowerment. So congratulations to you in the land Hijratain. May Allah accept from us and from you and all the brothers, our Sheikh Abu Zubair. We say to them: tighten the noose on every apostate and atheist, and strike above their heads. You are a people of war, dressed for its nation. Begin with the brothers of al-Ja'd bin Dirham among the turbans of heresy and apply to them the tradition of Khaled al-Qasari. Do not let your swords stop before one lying turban or deceiving beard. Victory is the ally of the pious.

We convey our wishes with the singing birds to our brothers, protectors of Two Holy Mosques, in the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. We inform them that we have been gladdened by their heroic operations and our eyes are fixed on their creative publications. We congratulate you, O dear Sheikh Abu Basir upon your brave soldiers. We beseech Allah to allow us and you to pray in the Three Mosques before death.

To the Protectors of our Beloved al-Aqsa

As for the guardians of al-Aqsa, the Lions of Palestine in the coming armies of the Ummah, O! Our heart is in anguish to see you and join your caravan. It is as if I see a vision of you shining on the auspicious Islamic horizon, rising above the walls of al-Quds and on the threshold of our beloved al-Aqsa – may Allah guard it from the perfidy of the sons of Zion. You are the eye and you are the heart. In you and in Allah, love is made beautiful. Continue on with Allah's blessing and patiently bear the misfortunes that afflict you, recalling the words of the Almighty:

How many of the Prophets fought (in Allah's way) and with them large bands of godly men? But they never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah's way, nor did they weaken (in will) nor give in. And Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast. All that they said was: ‘Our Lord, forgive us our sins and anything we may have done that transgressed our duty: establish our feet firmly, and help us against those that resist Faith.' And Allah gave them a reward in this world, and the excellent reward of the Hereafter. For Allah loveth those who do good.‛ (al-i-‘Imran: 146-148).

The Words of a Master on the Benefits of Patience Sayyid Qutb, may Allah have mercy on him, says: The defeat of Uhud was the first defeat to befall the Muslims, whom Allah aided at Badr when they were few and weak; as if this had established in them the belief that victory in every battle was a divine tradition. So when Uhud struck them, they were surprised by this unexpected tribulation!

Perhaps this is why there was much commentary on this event in the Glorious Quran. The sequence went on bringing the Muslims consolation at times and sometimes condemnation, sometimes confirmation and sometimes an example to educate them or correct their beliefs and prepare them. For the road before them was long, the trials difficult, the costs to them huge and the matter assigned to them great.

The example given to them here is a general one, and did not fix a prophet or a people. Rather it tied them to the caravan of faith, taught them the morals of the Believers and illustrated for them that tribulation is a constant matter in every Da'wa and every faith. It ties them to their predecessors among the followers of the prophets, to instill in them a sense of closeness among the Believers, and to instill in their hearts that the matter of creed is all one. They are a battalion in the great army of faith!!

How many of the Prophets fought (in Allah's way) and with them large bands of godly men? But they never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah's way, nor did they weaken (in will) nor give in.‛

There were many prophets with whom large groups fought. Their souls did not weaken because of the trials, hardships and difficulties and wounds. Their strength did not weaken because of the continuing struggle, and they did not surrender to fear or their enemies. This is the state of the faithful who defend the creed and the faith.

And Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast‛

They are those whose souls do not weaken, whose strength is not undermined, whose resolve does not yield, and who do not surrender or yield, and whose inspiration is the expression of love Allah has for the patient. This is the love which heals all wounds, and soothes all sores, which compensates for harm and injury and bitter strife!

Here the (Quran) drew a clear picture of those Believers in their state of trial and hardship. It went to draw the inner picture of their souls and their feelings, a picture of morals towards Allah while confronting the terror that numbs the soul and fetters it to an overwhelming and insurmountable danger. But it did not frighten the Believers from turning to Allah: not to ask for victory first, which is what usually comes to mind, but to ask for pardon and forgiveness and to confess sins and error before requesting steadfastness and aid against the enemy:

All that they said was: ‘Our Lord, forgive us our sins and anything we may have done that transgressed our duty: establish our feet firmly, and help us against those that resist Faith.'

They did not ask for favors or riches. They did not request recompense or reward, in this World or the Hereafter. They were more courteous towards Allah, and they turned to Him while they were fighting in His cause. They did not demand from him – the Almighty – anything but pardon for sins and steadfastness of their feet…and victory against the unbelievers. They did not even request victory for themselves, rather they requested defeat for infidelity and punishment of the infidels. This is the appropriate behavior of the Believers towards Noble Allah.

Those who requested from Allah nothing for themselves, Allah gave them everything He had. He gave them all that seekers of this world desire and more.

He also gave them all that seekers of the Hereafter desire and pray for. And Allah gave them a reward in this world, and the excellent reward of the Hereafter And the Almighty bore witness to their goodness. They did well in their behavior, and in Jihad. And He announced His love for them. This is the greatest blessing and the greatest reward.

For Allah loveth those who do good

This ends this paragraph on this discussion which encompassed those great truths in Islamic thought and played a role in educating the Muslim community.

It was amassed as a legacy to be used by the Muslim Ummah in every generation. (Here end his words, may Allah have mercy on him, from Zilal [In the Shade of the Quran]).

So anticipate your reward from Allah as opposed to those ‚Muta'aslimeen‛who prefer this world and mud over Religion and incline to the depths of the apostate tyrants. Be truthful to your Lord, unify your ranks and organize your actions and perhaps you will rejoice in your conquests: ‚And on that Day shall the Believers Rejoice‛.

The Momentous Secret that is No Longer Secret!!!

To close, the final secret I am spreading, which has been known to the wise of the world, follows this question: How was the legend of America destroyed in the media? Indeed was its nose rubbed in the dirt; in light and darkness?

It was because of success granted by Allah Almighty…at the cleansed hands of the lions of the Jihadist media, the keyboard heroes, the guards of the monitors, the pioneers of the forums.

If one's honor is not sullied from the dirt

Every garb he wears is beautiful

If one does not hold himself to account for injustice

His is not on the path to commendation

You insult us because of our small numbers

So I said to (them) the noble ones are few

There are no few remaining like us

Youth rising to greatness and maturity

It did not hurt us that we are few and our neighbor

Is strong, and the neighbor of the majority is lowly

Ours is a mountain occupied by the one neighboring us

Inaccessible it repulses the party and it is weak

Its root anchored beneath the ground yet rises

To the star, a branch that is not coveted long

We as a people do not see killing a disgrace

If we see the Cross defeated

Love of death brings our end closer

They hate their end and so they go on

May you be blessed, O strangers of the net, masters of the Islamic tide; blessings to you who revived the most beautiful days of my life. Blessings to you who destroyed the stock market prices, crushed in the countries of infidelity with the bells and whistles ringing. Blessed are you who have exhausted the slaves of the Cross. For you I pray in private on the wings of wonder and longing. I do not hide from you that we – praise be to Allah – found your good influence in the Land of Jihad. Continue repaying Allah with your excellent publications, moving speeches, grand analysis and enjoyable articles. Continue your blessed media invasion, and develop methods to confront the enemy and penetrate his websites so that he has no peace of mind. However, brother do not get too attached to the internet and forget the call to the battlefield, where the chaste virgins of paradise descend upon the martyr and miracles are seen. Preserve the writings, and go forth before it's too late. You may find you will rejoice with your King in his mansions.

O Allah, who listens to the voice and preceded what is past, O He who revives flesh and bone after death

Destroy America and all its agents, O Allah destroy America and those loyal to it!

O Allah, take them strongly as only the Omnipotent can, O Allah, make them an example and tear them apart!

O Allah, let us see in them one of your Ayas, O Allah let us see in them the wonders of Your power!

O Allah, Revealer of the Quran and Disperser of the clouds, defeat the factions and give us victory over them!

O Allah, increase your force against America, O Allah, make this time for America and its slaves like the times of Joseph!

O Allah, we are overpowered, so give victory! O Allah, I am overpowered, so give victory! O Allah, I am overpowered, so give victory!

O Allah, protect our rulers and our Sheikhs and make them a thorn in the side of our enemies!

O Allah, protect all the Mujahideen and embrace them in your beneficence!

O Allah, be to us and them a Helper and Champion!

O Allah, you are our support, you are our champion. By you, we attack and by you we roam and fight! You are the one to whom we turn for help.

O Allah, bless our brothers in the Jihadist media and reward them well.

O Allah, bless their efforts, their campaigns, preserve them as stars for guidance and lanterns in the darkness, O Lord of Creation.

O Allah, Ameen.!

Allah is with us, O band of infidels.

Allah is with us, O group of oppressors.

Allah is with us, no matter how the enemy delays.

Allah is to us the light of guidance and certitude.

Allah is with us in the rumbling of the thunder.

Allah is with us in the attacks of the soldiers.

Allah is with us in during the long-range bombings.

Allah is with us in every good soul.

Allah is with us no matter what iniquities transpire.

Allah is with us no matter how unjust the tyrants behave.

Allah is with us no matter how overbearing the enemies are.

Allah is with us in every spirit hovering.

Praise be to Allah, Lord of all Creation

Your brother,

Brother of the Mujahideen

Abu Qandahar al-Zarqawi

12 Rabi al-Awwal 1431

02 March 2010

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