Verily all praise belongs to Allah. We praise Him, seek help from Him, ask His forgiveness and ask His guidance. And we ask Allah’s protection against the evil of ourselves and the evil of our deeds. Whosoever Allah guides, there will be no misguidance for him, and whosoever He leads astray, there is no guidance for him. And we bear witness that there is no god but Allah alone. He has no partner. And we bear witness that Muhammad is his servant and messenger. May Peace and blessings be upon him, his family, his companions and those who follow in goodness until the day of Qiyama!
“O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger he has indeed achieved a great achievement” [Al Ahzab 70-71]
Dear mumin and muslim brothers! We found it to be necessary to make a statement about the latest events in our jamaah. As its known to many in 1417 hijri (1996) first Ameer of the jamaah Muhammad Tohir “Farooq”, Commander Jumabai Namangani, second Ameer Usmon Odil and many of our scholars established Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan under a black tawheed flag to free the oppressed muslims and establish justice in our homeland, who were denied political, social, economic and other rights by the taghut regime of Islam Karimov.
In 1419 hijri our first Ameer Muhammad Tahir “Farooq” and through him, every male and female members of our jamaah gave bayah to Amir Al Mumineen Mullah Muhammad Umar in difficulty and ease, to listen and to obey if not ordered to do sin. Under the leadership of our first Ameer Muhammad Tohir “Farooq” thousands of our brothers stayed true to their oaths untill their end and achieved martyrdom with the grace of Allah inshaallah!
On Ramadan 6, 1430 Hijri our first Ameer Muhammad Tohir “Farooq” was attacked treachourously by unmanned drone of crusader enemies of religion and achieved martyrdom with the grace of Allah inshaallah! And then second Ameer Usmon Odil was chosen by the Shura and he also in 1433 hijri was attacked treachourously by unmanned drone of crusader enemies of religion and achieved martyrdom with the grace of Allah inshaallah! And then Usmon Ghoziy was chosen as third Ameer by the Shura. Every time when new Ameer was chosen, members of our jamaah renewed their bayah to Amirul Muminin Mullah Muhammad Umar.
But in Ramadan, 1435, members of “Islamic State” group announced that their Ameer Abu Bakr Bagdadi as a caliph for all the muslims, then in Ramadan, 1436 Usmon Ghoziy Ameer at that time of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan announced that they are joining the ranks of “Islamic State” group and claimed that they are ending “Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan”. Although small group of the jamaah remained and continuing its activities in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the movement that has worked in the defence of the Islamic Ummah, sacrificed thousands of martyrs after the fatwas from scholars of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, from scholars of Mawaraunnahr, Shaykh Rashod Qori, from Scholars of Caucausus Shaykh Abu Muhammad Daghestani, from many Turkish scholars and from esteemed Arab scholars who are respected among all the muslims specifically Shaykh Abu Muhammad Maqdisi, Shaykh Abu Qotada Filistini, Shaykh Abu Basir Tartusi that Abu Bakr Bagdadi is not a caliph of muslims but only an Ameer of the “Islamic State” group.
At the same time we would like to mention that the delay to our announcement to public, that activities of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan did not stopped although not in a quantity as before, it still continued its work. The reason for that, that the members were dispersed in many faraway fields and that Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan’s official media outlets were not in the hands of its members and other difficulties and we apologize for that.
Also we want to mention these words to our sincere mumin and muslim brothers.
“Verily, those who believed, and emigrated and strove hard and fought with their property and their lives in the Cause of Allah as well as those who gave asylum and help, – these are allies to one another…” [Al Anfal – 72]
“And those who believed, and emigrated and strove hard in the Cause of Allah, as well as those who gave asylum and aid; – these are the believers in truth, for them is forgiveness and Rizqun Karim.” [Al Anfal – 74]
“Is there any reward for good other than good?” [Ar Rahman – 60]
Based on the above ayats, our jamaah will continue its islamic activities with the grace of Allah against the enemies of religion and stand shoulder to shoulder with mumin and muslim brothers of Afghanistan, the land of martyrdom and sacrifice, graveyad of modern pharaohs, with the Ansar who are giving shelter for the muhajireen.
“O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones…” [At Tahrim – 6]
“… but if they seek your help in religion, it is your duty to help them…” [Al Anfal – 72]
“And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allah, and for those weak, ill-treated and oppressed among men, women, and children, whose cry is: “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help.” [ An Nisa – 75]
According to the above ayats and in many ayats, we choose our main objective as to free and extend helping hand to the oppressed muslim male, female and children, our helpless families, our relatives and those who have rights on us in our homelands from the tyrant and taghut enemies of religion
“… Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa; but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. [Al Ma’idah – 2]
And in reaching these objectives by the grace of Allah we would like to work together with our faithfull brothers in other Islamic jamaats who share similar objectives and on their iniatives we would like to converge with them inshaallah!
In the end we ask Allah for forgiveness, islah in our works, not to leave us by ourselves, and to bring the oppressed Islamic Ummah to glory and may peace and blessings be upon Muhammad Mustafa and all praise be to Allah.
Friday, 5 Ramadan, 1437 hijri