The Correlation Between The Efforts of
Al-Qaeda And The History Of Islam In The Liberation Of
18 November 2012
By Al-Ikhwah al-Mujahidun
Indeed, when we talk about Palestine, Baitul Maqdis
and Al-Aqsa, we cannot escape from unraveling the
threads of history which have been knitted by times
and filled with the wickerwork's of the fight between
the Crusaders Jews, along with their minions and the
militant Muslims who hold fast to Islamic principles.
As for the fate of Palestine, it does not by itself
come in an colonized state. The colonization enters in
stages and is no doubt "the agenda of the" party that
claims to have the right over the land. Just as their
map of ‘conquest' which intends to build an empire
that stretches from River Nile to Euphrates. This map
was distributed by the Jews in New York in 1967.
Conspiracies also shape and color the painting of the
history of the annexation of Muslims' land. An Israeli
defense minister, Moshe Dayan, on 6th June 1967,
issued a statement on the day of the invasion of Al-Quds:
"We have conquered Orshelem. And we are on the way to
conquer Yatsrib (Madinah) and Babil (Iraq)". He also
said: "Now our road to Makkah and Madinah is open."
They also conquered the Sinai region, Egypt, which
they regard as a holy place. However today, jihad
movement believed to be affiliated to Al-Qaeda (Salafi
Jihadi) has emerged there.
During the era of Daulah Utsmaniyyah, their ambition
to rule the countries of Sham and Sinai had been
sniffed. The rulers of Daulah Utsmaniyyah knew it.
Among those who knew were Sulaim I, Sulaiman, Murad
III and Abdul Hamid II.
They wanted to dominate Palestine with the excuse of
hijrah and buying lands. But the Utsmani family of
rulers did not give their excuse a place, and they
pressed the administrative officials to be firm in the
affairs of the countries of Sham, Palestine and Sinai,
i.e. these places were unlawful to be inhabited by the
In the year 924 H, Sultan Sulaim I issued a resolution
of prohibiting the Jews from migrating to Sinai.
Because from there, they could head to Palestine.
European countries continued to pressure the
government of Utsmaniyah so that they give freedom to
the Jews to inhabit Palestine. Until eventually
Al-Baba Al-‘Ali (Sultan Abdul Hamid II) issued a
decision in 1302 H (1884) which allows the Jews to
perform religious visit to Palestine and stay there
for 30 days. However, the diplomats of the European
countries considered the time given was too short.
Then in1305 H, he issued a decision that the Jews were
allowed to stay for three months.
We cannot get away from reality throughout the history
of the trouble that happened between the Muslims, and
the Jews and Crusaders, along with the bad elements
(leaders) from the Muslim side who collaborated with
the Crusaders who invaded and occupied the countries
of the Muslims.
The pages of history will repeat and what's changed
are only the casts in the play. It has become a
sunnatullah that between the haq and the batil, there
is always turbulent and each wants to dominate over
the other. Allah SWT says:
"Allah has written, "I will surely overcome, I and
My messengers." Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted
in Might." (Q.S Al-Mujadilah:21)
This simple article reviews the correlation between
the efforts of Al-Qaeda and the history of Muslims in
the liberation of Al-Aqsa or more extensively,
Palestine. Al-Qaeda indeed is still in the viewing
glasses of the pros and cons when presented to the
global public, especially the West. There are Muslims
who themselves are vehemently opposed to this movement
and its founder, Sheikh Usamah bin Ladin. However,
there is not a few observers and analysts who
acknowledge the superiority of the tactics and
strategy of Al-Qaeda in the liberation of Palestine
and the Arab countries from their clutches of the
Zionist (Jews) and Crusaders (America and Europe).
Among those who are paying attention on this
international movement are Dr. Abdul Baari Atwan and
Dr. Abdullah Al-Nafisi.
At the beginning of its existence, Al-Qaeda was the
name an office founded by Sheikh Usamah bin Ladin in
1989 for the purpose of entering the data of the
Mujahideen who arrived and those who were slain on the
battlefield against Soviet Union. Here is where the
forerunners of Al-Qaeda were to become a great
resistance movement with a global scale. The first
strategic agenda in the framework of the liberation of
Palestine is expelling the American invaders and its
allies from the Arabian peninsula. The pattern of
their movement will be covered in the next
A New Chapter Of The Crusades
After the death of Rasulullah SAW, the Muslims did not
keep silence and laze. But the Muslims under the
leadership of Khilafah Rashidah continued to expand
their wings of conquest of the Arabian peninsula lands
and confront the big powers, the Romans and Persians.
Even in the time of Rasulullah, the Muslims had
confronted the Romans in the battle of Tabuk.
After going through the battle of Mu'tah, the Roman
Emperor was getting ready to wipe out the Muslims who
had conquered Makkah. He allied with the accomplices
from the Arabian peninsula, headed by the tribe of
Ghassan to fight the Muslims. After the news about the
intentions of the Romans had reached Rasulullah, he
thus prepared the forces to confront the Romans and
its allies. The incident occurred at the month of
Rajab 9 H which was won by the Muslims, and the Arabs
finally paid jizyah (tax on non-Muslims given to
Islamic Government) to Rasulullah.
Then at the time of Abu Bakr As-Siddiq, the Muslims
were again facing the Roman invasion. In the year 13
H, Abu Bakar As-Siddiq sent four battalions to
liberate the countries of Sham from the clutches of
the Roman Crusaders. The first battalion was under the
command of Yazid bin Abi Sofyan who was sent to
Damascus. The second battalion was under the command
of Abu Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah who was sent to Homs.
Next, the third army unit led by Amru bin ‘Ash, went
to Palestine. And the last was the unit led by
Shurahbil bin Hasanah.
In the year 15 H, a Sahabah who became the commander
of the expansion, Abu Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah,
surrounded Baitul Maqdis and then sent a message to
its inhabitants which contained:
"Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, from Abu Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah
to the leaders and citizens of Iliya, salvation upon
those who follow guidance and believe in Allah dan
Rasul, amma ba'du. Indeed, I an inviting you all to
shahadah (Laa ilaaha illallah Muhammad Rasulullah),
that judgment day will arrive, and Allah raises up the
dwellers of the grave. If you testify over it, then
haram are your blood and properties for us. And you
are our brothers. If you reject, then be ready to pay
the taxes. If you still refuse, then I will depart
with a people who love death more than your love to
drink khamer and eat the flesh of swine. Then I will
not be back from you guys, insha Allah, until I kill
your troops and take your children."
The Sahabahs of Rasulullah had successfully retaken
Baitul Maqdis, Palestine and the countries of Sham,
back into the lap of Islam after going through Jihad
for 7 years. The episode of the Crusade continued in
the 6th century Hijriah, where the family of Zanki (Imaduddin
Zanki, Saifuddin Ghazi, Nuruddin Mahmud Zanki) and Al-Ayyub
tried hard with their jihad against the Crusaders and
returned the countries of Sham, especially Baitul
Maqdis, into the lap of the Muslims.
In the year 539 H/1144 AD, Imaduddin Zanki
successfully retook Roha and other strongholds after
fighting against Europe. Year 541 H, Imaduddin
besieged the fort of Ja'bar and died during that time.
Both his sons, Saifuddin Ghazi and Nuruddin Mahmud,
continued the journey of their father's jihad in the
framework of liberating Baitul Maqdis from the hand of
the European invader Crusaders. Until eventually
Salahuddin was able to return Baitul Maqdis into the
lap of the Muslims on 27th Rajab 583 H, which used to
in the hands of the European Crusaders for 92 years.
And on 4th Sha'ban 583 H, 8 days after the conquest,
the Muslims held Friday prayer for the first time in
Baitul Maqdis after the crosses in Baitul Maqdis were
The next Episode also contains the story of the
Crusades which destroyed the Daulah Islam in Andalusia
in the year 1492 AD until finally the Pope divided the
country of Andalusian into two, Portugal and Spain.
The same thing was also experienced by the Muslims
when the land of the Daulah Utsmaniyyah was divided in
the Sykes Picot agreement in 1916 AD, where a British
General, Allenby, said while entering the territory of
Al-Quds: "Now the crusade has ended."
The same goes with a French General when entering
Damascus in 1920 AD, he went to the tomb of Salahuddin
Al-Ayyubi and put his feet above his grave and said:
"We have returned O Saladin" which shows the malice
that rests in the hearts of the Crusaders against the
commander of the battle of Hittin.
The 21st century arrived. After the collapse of the
symbol of American pride and arrogance, the WTC, a few
weeks later, the president of America, George W Bush,
in a news conference said that this is a crusade. A
similar statement was also launched by British prime
minister, Tony Blair, which amplified that the war
against terrorism is a crusade. European officials
also did not miss commenting that the great war
between the two camps is a Crusade even though some of
them appeared in front of the public and reasoned that
it was not intentionally spoken and their interests
are far from religion.
But a fact is still a fact. Is there anyone else in
this world who is branded as terrorist besides those
who have Islam (as their religion) and the ideology of
resistance, as well as are opposed towards Israel and
its allies?? Where is the stamp of 'terrorist' when
Israel aggressed and bombarded Gaza with Phosphorus
munitions, which can cause skin cancer and devastate
settlements, offices, hospitals and other assets.
So it is clear that this is a crusade of a new chapter
with the Jews being the major and America being the
war commander, supervising the allied countries or
popular among the Islamic movement with the name
'Zionist Crusader war'. Sheikh Usamah in an interview
with an Al-Jazeera reporter, Taisir, also confirmed
that this is a Crusade.
"What is Japan's business that make it interferes in
this war that is hard and furious in the issue of
mistreating the of children in Palestine. Japan is
totally not included in this calculation, so this
Nation should do a self introspection.
What does Australia, that is located in the far south,
has to do with the conditions of the weak people in
Afghanistan and Palestine. What does Germany has to do
with this war other than kufr and 'Crusade'. It is a
recurring war just as the previous wars brought by
Richard the Lionheart, Louis from France and Barbarus
[Frederick Barba- rossa] from Germany. Where, when the
drums of war were beaten, they flocked together to
fight the Islamic Ummah.
So it is with today, they hasten to greet the Crusade
today where Bush raises the banner of the Crusade.
What business do the Arab States have in this Crusade
and enter into it day and night. They have been
pleased with the ruling of the Crusade," said this
leader of Al-Qaeda.
It is impossible for the Jews and Americans to be able
to face the Muslims when they are united in the ranks
of jihad. So, the right method for dealing with the
Muslims is with the technique of "splitting the
bamboo", i.e. by supporting one and bringing down the
other. Even the declared war does not have the slogan
"War on Islam" but in the name of the fight against
"He (Bush) didn't just talk to the journalists, but he
went out in front of the entire world community to say
clearly that this war is a Crusade. He spoke with this
language before the entire world community to affirm
this fact. So, where are the people who consider that
this is a war against terrorism? And what kind of
terrorism do they mean at the time when the Ummah have
been killed for decades, whereas we do not hear their
voices and nobody make a move to help. If the victims
rise to avenge the blood of the children who fall in
Palestine, Iraq, Southern Sudan and Somalia, Kashmir
and Philippines, the ulama's of the rulers and the
munafiqeens rise to defend clear kufr," Sheikh bin
Ladin stressed in the statement in the Al-Jazeera
Al-Qaeda Inspires the Arab People to
Fight against the Regimes Who Became the Agents of the
The explosion of the Arab people's movement in the
framework of a revolution, to change the rulers and
system which all these years have been chaining them,
as they have become the 'extension' of the hands of
America in their countries.
The surge did not immediately come up by itself. The
resistance movement against the Arab regimes was first
brought forth by Al-Qaeda several years earlier when
the rulers in Iraq, Saudi, Palestine, Egypt and
others, established "unnatural" relations with
America. A notable London Muslim dai'e, Ustadz Yasir,
also said that the discourse and movement of the Arab
revolution was held after being inspired by resistance
of Al-Qaeda which pressed the governments so as not to
ally with the Jews and America.
The leaders of Al-Qaeda, especially Sheikh Usamah,
warned those regimes in lecture recordings so that
they do not become allies of America. Among those
statements by Sheikh Usamah was during an interview
with an Al-Jazeera journalist, Taisir, regarding the
countries that are involved in the war against
"terrorism" by becoming an ally of America, the
supporter of Israel:
"Any country standing in the ranks of the Jews
(helping them), shall not reproach anyone except
itself," said the Sheikh.
When the Arab public followed up the maneuver of
resistance against the ruling regimes under the
control of America and Israel, the leaders of Al-Qaeda
even appeared with the discourses in a video recording
supporting the revolution of the Arab public. The
Sheikh emphasized that they must also be committed to
enforce the Islamic Shari'ah, because it is there
where the strength of Islam lies and soon to be the
next step for the liberation of Al-Aqsa.
Here are excerpts from the lectures of Sheikh Usamah
in the framework of inflaming the spirit of the
youths, the bearers of the revolution in 2011:
"They flocked to Tahrir Square in Cairo while igniting
the flame of the spirit to overthrow the regime of
tyrants. Standing tall before the face of batil
(falsehood) and raising their heads to fight against
it. Even the army of the regime was unable to halt
them. They vow their oaths and strengthen their oaths.
Then the high spirits gushed out and a revolution was
then unfurled. And if such are the bearers of
revolution in every corner, hastening to do so and not
waiting for the negotiations, then there will be no
compromise between the bearers of truth and the
deceivers. Never at all.
And remember when Allah has given you the grace on the
day before these days… O sons of Islam, perilous roads
and a rare, as well as precious historic opportunity,
have stretched out before you for the awakening of the
ummah, as well as the freeing of one's self from
worshiping the interests of the rulers and the
positive laws, and also from the clutches of the West.
Therefore, it is a sin and big mistake if we waste
this big opportunity which has been awaited by the
ummah for decades. So make the efforts and destroy the
idols (the system that enslaves you - ed.) and
establish justice and religious faith (iman).
And in this opportunity, I am reminding the sincere
people that the formation of an assembly of opinions
and mushawarah of the Muslim nation for various
important discourses is a shar'ie obligation."
The Agenda of the Conquest of the Countries Occupied
by the Enemies Heading Towards the Liberation of
The countries of the Muslims, in truth, have
significant roles in the liberation of Palestine if
indeed they are truly trying to establish the very
foundations of the laws and policies that are free
from foreign interventions, let alone if the
interventions enter the domain of the system, which in
truth make the said Nation as a remote (device) for
America and the West.
In the past, in the era of Khilafah Rashidah, Abu
Bakar As-Siddiq sent troops of expansion to the
countries of Sham to fight against the agents of the
Roman crusaders, made up of the Arab tribes, to
liberate Baitul Maqdis. And then it was continued by
Umar bin Khattab.
The same goes with the family of Zanki, Nuruddin Zanki
and Saifuddin Ghazi gave the allies of the European
crusaders, Mujiruddin and Mu'inuddin, a lesson, and
conquered Damascus and Egypt as the opening way in the
liberation of Baitul Maqdis. Salahuddin too was like
that, he fought the bad elements in the Fatimiah
government of Egypt and then took over Egypt, as well
as replaced its officials with the ulama's of
Ahlussunnah, including appointing Sadruddin Abdul
Malik bin Darbas Al-Maridani Ash-Shafi'i.
The same goes with the strategy of Al-Qaeda which
endeavors to fight against the regimes that rule the
countries of the Muslims. Starting from Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Iraq and Yemen to Somalia.
Making One Place as the Starting
In the record of history, the liberation of Palestine
or Baitul Maqdis began with the conquest of the
surrounding areas or territories that had great
potency as the breaking power and the mobilization the
ummah to conquer Baitul Maqdis.
In the time of Mahmud Zanki and Salahuddin, Egypt was
used as a place of the starting point (munthalaq) and
the concentration of power for the conquest of the
countries of Sham.
Al-Qaeda has the same strategy too. However, the
place that is made as the starting point is Iraq.
Usamah bin Ladin in a lecture titled ‘Khutuwat
‘Amaliyyah li tahrir Filisthin' (Practical Steps to
Liberate Palestine), in the month of Rabi'ul awwal
1430 H coinciding with March 2009, emphasized Iraq as
the zone of the starting point, the following is the
extract from his lecture:
"And based on what has been exposed (i.e. after
knowing that Palestine is being colonized from within
by the rulers of Palestine and Egypt which are friends
to Israel and at the expense of the people of
Palestine), an established country that is located
outside must be found. Where the Mujahideen can fully
move from there to open the border with force, so that
we can reach our brothers in the vicinity of the
blessed Al-Aqsa. And this golden, as well as limited
opportunity for the sincere people, in their
willingness to liberate Al-Aqsa, is by supporting the
Mujahideen in Iraq with whatever they need so that
they can liberate Mesopotamia.
Next is to depart to Jordan, where it is a better and
broader front. A part of its populations are the
citizens of Palestine who were evacuated last year.
And from Jordan, the next move is to head towards the
West Bank and the surroundings, as well as opening the
border to our utmost to complement the missing pillars
so that the liberation of Palestine is achieved
The movement of Al-Qaeda is so rapid, although Iraq is
used as the starting point, now what becomes the
centers of attention are Yemen and Somalia. The
Mujahideen of Somalia and Yemen have been successful
in bringing the power in the country. The Al-Qaeda of
Yemen or Arab peninsula has controlled almost the
entire southern region and some northern part of
Yemen. They are also being supported by the many
Improving the Internal Condition of
If we want to be optimal in conducting resistance
against the enemy, we have to prepare ourselves
maturely. How can we fight the enemy while we are
handicapped or wounded.
We must look at the our own condition, get organized,
catch up with what are missing and make the move.
These did not escape the attention of Salahuddin when
taking over Egypt. He developed Egypt from within and
paid attention to the welfare of the people of Egypt.
He abolished the tax that had been burdening them in
the time of the Ubaidiyyah or Fatimiah dynasty.
When the society is established and feeling
comfortable, it is easy to be mobilized. At least the
moral support is there. This is what Al-Qaeda is doing
after taking over and controlling a district.
We can see Iraq, when they are controlling various
provinces there (of course they still need to collide
with the American and government troops), they
establish the supremacy of the Shari'ah Court. All
disputes of the people are settled there.
In the field of community service too, they have
fulfilled, that even the people of Palestine are
feeling it. In the districts of the territory of the
Daulah Islam of Iraq, which was headed by the first
Amir, Abu Umar Al-Baghdadi (now Abu Bakar Al-Qurasy),
they built camps, the refugee shelters for the people
of Palestine who migrated there. So their call and
what they promised for the ummah of Palestine is not
merely a figment that has no manifestation.
From Iraq we move to Somalia. There too, the fighters
of Al-Qaeda (named Al-Shabab) are working hard to
serve the Islamic ummah. Various aids of food and
clothing were given to the thousands of villagers in
various districts of Somalia (we can see the
documentaries published by their forums in the
cyberworld). Wednesday 21st December 2011, the
Government of Al-Shabab distributed some aids to the
thousands of needy residents in dozens of districts in
the regions of Islam Bay and Bakool. The given aids
consisted of rice, cooking oil and beans which were
distributed to more than 6,000 households.
Their service did not stop there, in the sector of
health, they too contribute. Sponsored by the Zakat
office of Al-Shabab movement, on Monday 21st Rabi'ul
Awwal, in the town of Baidoa, the fighters of Al-Shabab
officially opened hospitals to treat mentally
handicapped and displaced people, as well as those who
have no more family. The inauguration ceremony was
attended by the leaders, notable figures, traders,
ulama's and da'ies, which includes district officials.
And there are still many more efforts of Al-Shabab in
improving the internal conditions of the Islamic ummah
in the districts that are under their control. Is it
only in Somalia that such things are done? Al-Qaeda in
Yemen too are doing the same thing. After duplicating
the movement of Ansar Al-Shariah, they work hard to
serve the people who are in the territories under
Through the decision of the Shari'ah court, Al-Qaeda
freed the fishermen of Syuqrah from the tax which,
during the regime of Ali Saleh, had been choking their
throats. The abolishment of taxes was also similarly
applied to the cement Factory in Batis. In fact, Al-Qaeda
even empowered the youths to become employees of the
factory which before was dominated by foreign
And there are still many more achievements of Al-Qaeda
in Somalia and Yemen in the framework of improving the
Muslims who are under their rule. Thus the citizens
feel the peace and safety. There is nothing that they
fear except the attacks from the American drones and
also the attacks by the forces of the American allies,
whether it be in Yemen or Somalia.
Al-Qaeda Warned the Rulers of Muslim
Countries so as not to become Obstacles in the
Liberation of Al-Aqsa
In the 90's, when Sheikh Usamah was under the
surveillance of the Saudi government and unable to
travel overseas, he conveyed messages through
recordings and writings that reminded the Saudi
citizens of the danger of the socialist regime in
Iraq. He stressed that this government had an agenda
to aggress the Gulf Countries. He also predicted that
Saddam Hussein would attack Kuwait. This had been
conveyed to the deputy interior minister, Ahmad bin
So, when looking at the analysis of Sheikh Usamah, the
interior minister Nayef bin Abdul Aziz invited him in
a meeting. Nayef reckoned what had been predicted by
Sheikh Usamah was right.
He again wrote a message for Nayef when Saddam Hussein
aggressed Kuwait in August 1990, offering the option
to form a force made up of the Mujahideen from various
places, among these were the Arab Afghan Mujahideen
who were under his commands, in the framework of
defending Kuwait and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He
promised he could afford to gather 100,000 personnels.
But he was so devastated when the Saudi government
decided to bring in American forces to the Arab
peninsula for the defense of Kuwait and the
government. He was very worried that the arrival of
the American forces in the Arab Peninsula would lead
to colonization with their domination over the
government of the Muslim Nation.
Seeing this phenomenon, he rebuked the policy taken by
the Saudi government and advised its ulama's so as to
give warnings for the measures taken. The Saudi
government was fixed in their stance and in the end
this produced enmity between Al-Qaeda and the
A similar thing was also done by the leader of Islam,
Nuruddin Mahmud Zanki, who rebuked the ruler of
Damascus, Mujiruddin, who preferred Europe more than
the forces of Nuruddin in securing Damascus. Whereas,
it was obvious that the European Crusaders wanted to
conquer the countries of Sham, especially Baitul
Maqdis. In 549 H, Nuruddin Mahmud sent a message to
Mujiruddin which contained:
"With my arrival to this country (Damascus), I don't
mean to fight you. But what made me come here is the
complaints from the Muslims that the farmers have
their properties seized and their wives and children
are killed by the European crusaders, whereas, no one
is helping them. Therefore, with the gifts of strength
and ability that Allah gives me, I departed in order
to help them and fight the mushrik people. And it is
not fitting for me to sit down, not helping them.
Because I know you are weak to look after your
properties and defend them, that makes you ask for
help from Europe in order to fight me. You exploit the
properties of the weak and poor people unjustly. And
this something that neither Allah Ta'ala, nor a Muslim
is pleased with."
What we have presented is a glimpse of the fact
regarding an international tanzim that is
controversial, i.e. Al-Qaeda. There is no name that
disturbs the mind of America and its allies more,
besides this name. How many billions of assets have
been flushed out by America to fight this movement.
Yet its is nothing when we see the lives of the
America soldiers that were lost in Afghanistan, Iraq,
Somalia and Yemen.
We also realize that this armed group do not get a
place in the hearts of some Muslims when they are
being steered by the Western opinions and stuffed with
the project of "Global Anti Terrorism". Not to mention
the limited information that they get about what
happened on the ground and the full face of Al-Qaeda.
They only receive the photocopies, the products of the
American fiction about the image of Al-Qaeda.
Since the 11th September event, Al-Qaeda has become
the material of discussions. Here we are not going to
discuss in depth about how they conduct the attacks,
the legality of their operations, the ruling on
blowing up one's self by diving straight into the
enemy ranks, the ruling on fighting the Arab rulers
and matters relating to the status of the shar'ie
rulings on the operations that they do. They have
views on the shar'ie rulings and strategies that is
not enough to be discussed in this simple writing.
Besides that, not a few people admire the movement
rotation of Al-Qaeda. Why is that? Because they
understand the facts and field data. What we have
presented is just a handful of the objective data that
still needs deepening.
Dr. Abdul Baari Atwan, a journalist and editor of the
Al-Quds Al-‘Araby daily, is one of the examples. He
has met with Sheikh Usamah (Sheikh Usamah was
fascinated by his writings and told his courier that
he wished to meet Atwan) and withdrawn informations
from him, starting from life journey to the mission of
Al-Qaeda, that resulted in Atwan writing a book titled
"Al-Qa'idah At-Tanzhim As-Sirri" (Al-Qaeda, A Secret
Movement). In fact, even in front of the public, when
interviewed live on TV in Yemen, he said that we
should give credit to this Tanzim from seeing their
efforts in struggling for Islam and the fate of the
Islamic ummah by fighting against the Jews, America
and their allies from among the regimes of the Middle
The departure of supreme leader of Al-Qaeda, Sheikh
Usamah bin Ladin, also became a sorrow for the Islamic
ummah. In many Arab countries, the Muslims flocked out
to the street, protesting and condemning the attack by
the American special forces, the Navy Seal, on his
residence on 2nd May 2011 in the town of Abottabat,
The Salafi Jihadi Movement of Palestine also held a
similar act from day to night, where its documentary
was released by the Media Centre Al-Yaqin with the
title "The Act of Anger of the People of Gaza as a
Renunciation for the Murder Sheikh Usamah bin Ladin -rahimahullah-".
In that act, Sheikh Munir Al-‘Ayidi said, "It was this
man who commanded the Global Jihad resistance against
America and its allies of Crusaders, so he deserves to
be titled 'the Imam of this era'… In the era of Imam
Ahmad bin Hanbal, he was patient with the fitnah
coming from the camp that spread the idea that Al-Qur'an
is makhluk (creation), so the ulama's in his time said
that they knew one is a mu'min or munafiq from their
love for Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal. So today, we are also
saying that one's iman and hypocrisy can be known
through his love for Usamah bin Ladin". The Islamic
Ummah of Pakistan and Afghanistan also did not lag
behind in their anger when knowing about this. This
shows how much they were feeling the presence and
activities of Al-Qaeda.
All aspects become the highlights of Al-Qaeda in the
effort to liberate Palestine, starting from the verbal
(giving enlightenment to the ummah about the reality
of the war against America and Israel, as well as that
which gives contributions in easing the moves of
America and Israel in invading Palestine), written (be
it through electronic media, or print media) to the
military strength, until the ummah can become
synergistic and shoulder to shoulder in liberating
Palestine from the clutches of the Crusader Zionists.
Original article in Indonesian by Abdurrahman