This Is Al-Qaedah: The Role of the
Ameer in Qaedat Al-Jihad - The Leadership
13 June 2011
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
Translated by Ansarullah
Blog's English Team
I had written these few words on
"This is Al-Qaedah" and had decided to publish them.
However, due to certain events I was unable to publish
the remainder. So, I decided to publish a few words
concerning Shaykh Osama bin Laden (R.A) separately. I
had written these words, one year ago and not a word
has been changed since then. (This is Al-Qaedah-2)
The Role of the Ameer in Qaedat
People know that these days the Ameer of Qaedat
Al-Jihad is Shaykh Osama bin Muhammad bin Laden.
Therefore, what is the role of the Shaykh as the Ameer?
Osama is a top of the line military leader. He devises
the practical military strategy of Jihad and tries to
organize and unite other groups so that they work
together as one row, as a reinforced wall.
He is a military leader of unique attitude; many
people do not know this. He is a man who was engrossed
in battles against the Soviets and America, where he
demonstrated his amazing military expertise, strategic
planning, and acumen.
Then, he is a firebrand, who incites the Ummah for
Jihad, the scholars for being truthful, and the Rulers
to turn to Allah's law, away from Western culture.
The Crusaders cannot be blamed for considering him as
dangerous challenge, who is also a seasoned
Muslims are not short of might, intelligence nor
means. What they lack is a personality who can guide
these things towards the objectives of Allah's Law.
Once an Orientalist had said: "The most frightening
thing we fear is that a new Muhammad may arise and
unite the Muslims".
What Osama did (and will continue to do) is to unite
efforts and ranks and make the Muslims concentrate on
their real enemy. These are not merely empty slogans
but facts which can be witnessed. And this is what is
considered to be legal politics (in a nutshell) from
Hence, Shaykh Osama is a military leader, political
leader, a firebrand who incites for Jihad in the path
of Allah. We ask Allah the Almighty to protect him and
accept him (Ameen).
A very important point which escapes many people is
that Osama is not Al-Qaedah, but in fact, he is the
Ameer of Al-Qaedah. And if he dies or is martyred,
then the Mujahideen will appoint someone else. This is
what they did in Iraq when Ameer Zarqawi was martyred
(may Allah accept him among the martyrs).
The land of Jihad is most fertile at producing men.
The Mujahideen will always find a person who can
resume the responsibility from a Ameer who has
completed his turn. The matter of Jihad is the matter
of religion, and religion is never lessened by men. In
reality, men perform deeds only, and Allah sees and
knows. And, the one who is sincere is for his own
good, and the one who does wrong does it against his
own self. And with the death of the greatest Mujahid
in history, peace be upon him, the Jihad did not
cease. Will it cease with the death of anyone else?
Jihad will continue forever, until the final Ummah
will fight the Anti-Christ.
Therefore, Jihad will not be harmed by the killing of
a Ameer. Nor will the Mujahideen turn on their heels
after the death of their Ameer. If anyone turned back,
then he would have turned against himself, and he will
not be able to harm Allah in the least. And the one
who remained steadfast, he has taken a firm and
straight path. He who has worshipped the Ameer should
know that the Ameer will die, and the one who has
worshipped Allah should know that Allah is ever living
and will never die. The battle of one who fights for
his Ameer is that of the Jahiliyya, and the one who
fights to make the Word of Allah supreme is in the
path of Allah.
Osama toils so that when he meets Allah, He may be
pleased with him, still fearing that his deeds may not
be accepted due to the mistakes of his own self. And
if for one day, Osama becomes fearless and confident
of his deeds and becomes content with himself, he
would have wasted them, since deeds are weighed
according to how the life comes to an end, and a
believer would never be fearless of Allah's devising.
The favor of Islam on Osama is important and greater
than his favor on Muslims, while Osama and others have
not done any favor for Islam. Osama is known because
of Islam, and not Islam because of Osama. And Osama is
known because of Jihad, and not Jihad because of Osama.
Mujahideen know all this very well, while at the same
time they acknowledge his honorable position and his
sacrifices. They are also aware of his intelligence
and well-judged planning, both in times of peace, as
well as war. That is why they have given him
preference, and he has proved to the entire world that
he is truly worthy of it.
- Originally Written in Arabic by Shaykh Husain bin