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English translation of ‘Abd al-Raḥman al-Farraj’s “Where Are Those Who Roll Up Their Sleeves?” from Issue #16 of al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s Ṣadā al-Malāḥim Magazine

NOTE: You can read the entire sixteenth issue here.

Greatness does not approach anyone. If greatness were like that, any humble person would have soared and inferior persons would become comparable to people of high rank and glory. 

He who gives preference to this world, betrays the cries of his brothers, and sleeps through the advance of the rapacious armies is not the equal of he who in whom the spirit of sacrifice and redemption has manifested itself and who has gone forth to renew for Islam the fearless deeds of its knights that are almost forgotten.

That one is he who refused to kneel to those who would enslave mankind. He would not yield or submit and chose to be slain honorably than to live in degradation. With his pure blood he begins to quench the spirits of those who almost died of thirst. 

“Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons that to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) hath Allah promised good: but those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-“ (Al-Nisa’: 95).

Would you not prefer to be of the party that has been commended by Allah on High and the elite of his messengers in the hearing of those Allah has chose to be His companions. Would you not like to be one of those free men holding the pebbles? Your Lord laughs when one of them plunges into hosts of kufr and apostasy and makes them taste the fortitude of the free and zealous muhajir to Allah.

By Allah, it is the best life and the best death. It is a life that will make Allah pleased with you, so he will reward you for your sleep and for your wakefulness. You will reap the reward of he who fasts and never breaks his fasts, of he who prays constantly; a mighty one feared by the enemies of Allah, an impregnable fortress the tyrants dread to approach. You meet Allah drenched in your own blood for the sake of pleasing Him, so you win his forgiveness and munificence. He elevates you to a high rank and you, by the mercy of Allah, are placed in the company of the prophets, the righteous and the martyrs, and you associate with them in Allah’s paradise. 

Roll up your sleeves, slave of Allah, for you must answer the best of calls, and divorce this world thrice. Proceed with this Strange group to taste the sweetness of Faith and the sweetness of ghurbah that will prevail over its bitterness. By Allah, the deluded does bad deeds because of his delusions and they (bad deeds) turn him away from the correct path. I beseech Allah not to make me and you among those who think that by their idleness they do good. How sad is the day when the idle one perceives his sins and sees the harsh reckoning. 

“As to these, they love the fleeting life, and put away behind them a day (that will be) hard,” (Al-Insan: 27). 

How joyful is the martyr on the day when he meets Allah and his sins are forgiven with the first drop of his blood. 

“They rejoice in the bounty provided by Allah. And with regard to those left behind, who have not yet joined them (in their bliss), the (martyrs) glory in the fact that on them is no fear, nor have they (cause to) grieve.” (Al-iImran: 170) . 

Today is the time of deeds, tomorrow is the day of reckoning. 

Upon the martyr Allah has bestowed these qualities:

- He is forgiven with the shedding of the first drop of his blood.
- He will see his place in Paradise
- He will be adorned by the ornament of faith.
- He will be married to 72 wives from among the hour al-ayn
- He will be spared the torments of the grave
- He is safe from the great terror
- A precious crown of reverence will be placed upon his head, the worth of which is greater than the world and everything in it.
- Intercession will be made for 70 members of his household

All of this are the reward of those who answer the call of Allah and His messenger, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.

So resolve with the determination of one who has put his trust in Allah to be among them and to follow in their footsteps and proceed on their path. Keep in your sights only the gratification of Allah. Do not be distracted by those who seek to discourage you. The promised place, if we are true, is Paradise.

In the name of Allah, latch your heart to creed of trusting in Allah, who never abandons his servants. Make for this caravan. It is the caravan of salvation and the caravan of those who are marching to Allah. Hurry and do not delay. Answer the call of Allah, and rejoice in Allah’s promise. 

“All who obey Allah and the apostle are in the company of those on whom is the grace of Allah, of the prophets (who teach), the sincere (lovers of Truth), the Witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (who do good): ah! What a beautiful fellowship!” (Al-Nisa:’ 69). 

Translated From Sada al-Malahim Magazine Issue #16

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English translation of Abū Ḥasan al-Ḥaḍramī’s “The Scholars of Evil” from Issue #14 of al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s Ṣadā al-Malāḥim Magazine

NOTE: You can read all of issue fourteen of Ṣadā al-Malāḥim here.

There are only two types of scholars and no other: Scholars of the Hereafter and scholars of Evil. He who is not one of the scholars of the Hereafter is among the scholars of wickedness, enamored of the vanities of this world and heedless of the Hereafter and its felicities.

The scholar of evil: He is the scholar who conceals the truth and cloaks it in falsehood. He dissuades (people) from the Deen of Allâh. If he is included in the name of scholar at all, then it is not permissible to call him by the appellation of ‘Alim unless it is said that he is a scholar of wickedness or misguided.

They are scholars in appearance, but Allâh does not render their knowledge of any benefit to them, because they sought knowledge in order to obtain worldly possessions, dine with the wealthy, and associate with kings and the sons of kings. They ascribe themselves to the party of the scholars, but their morality is the morality of the people of ignorance and harshness. They tempt the infatuated. Their tongue is the tongue of a scholar and their deeds are the deeds of the foolhardy.

Abu ‘Umar al-Saif, may Allâh accept him, said: “There is no significance in memorizing texts or studying knowledge, rather the important thing for knowledge to be beneficial is purity and piety of the one receiving the knowledge. If the heart is pure, then knowledge is beneficial and, Allâh permitting, Muslims will benefit from this knowledge. 

But if the heart receiving this knowledge is hypocritical or sick then its owner will perforce suppress the truth, slander Allâh with lies and dissuade (people) from the cause of Allâh. His words and fatwas become a cover for lackey governments to cover their crimes against Islam and the Muslims.” 

Ibn Qayyim, may Allâh have mercy on him, said: All among the people of knowledge who prefer and desire the world must undoubtedly speak untruths about Allâh in their fatwas and judgments , in their decisions and edicts. Because the judgments of the Lord Almighty often are at odds with the desires of the people, especially those in power. Those who follow their longings cannot attain their desires except by often violating and repudiating the truth. The scholar or the ruler who loves power and follows his desires will not achieve either except by resisting the truth that opposes him, especially if a shubhah (doubtful area) was established for him. Theshubhah and the desire will be in agreement and passion will be stirred up. What is proper will be hidden and the face of truth will be obliterated. If the truth is obvious and there is no hiding it and no ambiguity about it, he purposely violates it, saying: “I have a way out through repentance.” About them and those like them, the Almighty said, {Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salât (the prayers) [ie. made their Salât (prayers) to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in their proper fixed times] and have followed lusts…} [Sûrah19. Maryam (Mary) Ayât. 59]

Of them the Almighty also said, {Then after them succeeded an (evil) generation which inherited the Book, but they chose (for themselves) the goods of this low life (evil pleasures of this world) saying (as an excuse): “(Everything) will be forgiven us.” And if (again) the offer of the like (evil pleasures of this world) came their way, they would (again) seize them (would commit those sins). Was not the covenant of the Book taken from them that they would not say about Allâh anything but the truth? And they have studied what is in it (the Book). And the home of the hereafter is better for those who are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious, righteous etc.) Will not you then understand?} [Sûrah 7. Al-'A`rāf (The Heights or The Wall with Elevations) Ayât. 169].

The Almighty explains that they took the lowliest goal although they knew this was forbidden to them, while saying “this will be forgiven us”. When they were given another chance (to pursue this desire) they took it, because they were insistent upon that and this prompted them to speak falsehoods of Allâh. So they said “this is His judgment, His law and His religion”, although they knew that His judgment, His law and His religion were contrary to that. Or did they not know this was His judgment, His law and His religion? Sometimes they spoke against Allâh without knowing and sometimes they spoke against him words they knew were false.

Those undoubtedly innovate in religion while conducting immoral acts and these two things combine within them. Following desires makes the eyes of the heart blind, so that they do not distinguish between tradition and innovation, or they turn matters upside down so that they see tradition as innovation and innovation as tradition.

This is the plague of the scholars, when they prefer this world and pursue power and desires. The verses apply to them, {And recite (O Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) to them the story of him to whom We gave Our Ayât (proof, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), but he threw them away; so Shaitân (Satan) followed him up, and he became of those who went astray. And had We willed, We would surely have elevated him therewith, but he clung to the earth and followed his own vain desire. So his parable is the parable of a dog: if you drive him away, he lolls his tongue out, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls his tongue out.} [Sûrah7. Al-'A`rāf (The Heights or The Wall with Elevations) Ayât.175-176]

Contemplate the censure (of the scholar) contained in these verses, for the following reasons:


First: 
He strayed after (acquiring) knowledge, and chose infidelity purposely and not out of ignorance. 

Second:
 He has irreversibly separated himself from belief, for he has abandoned Allâh’s Signs, like a snake shedding its skin. If anything of it had remained with him, he would not have abandoned it.

Third:
 Satan pursued him, caught him, possessed and ravished him. On this He said, {Shaitân (Satan) followed him up}. He did not just say “followed him”. The meaning is followed him up, pursued and caught him. And this is more serious is word and meaning than “followed him”.

Fourth:
 He went astray after receiving guidance. And the verb “go astray” means erring in knowledge and intention, specifically pertaining to corruption in intention and deed. Likewise, “erring” means corruption of knowledge and belief. If one is mentioned alone it implies the other but if they are mentioned together then the difference is as mentioned above.

Fifth:
 The Almighty did not wish to elevate (such a scholar) with his knowledge, so it was the cause of his destruction. Because he was not elevated by it, it became a curse to him. If he had not become a scholar, it would have been better and less a punishment for him.

Sixth:
 The Almighty exposed the vileness of (the scholar’s) intentions and that he has chosen lowliness over honor.

Seventh:
 His choice of lowliness was not intentional or cheerfully expected, but he was disposed towards the earth and wholly inclined to what is there. And “disposed” (means) a persistent clinging. As if it is said: he persisted in clinging to the earth. From here it is said: So-and-so was inclined to such a place, if he clung to abiding there. He expressed his inclination to the world through his disposition towards the earth. Because the world is the earth and what pleasure and adornment may be derived from it.

Eighth:
 He spurned (Divine) guidance and followed his desires. Thus he placed his whims before him as a leader, was guided by them and followed them.

Ninth:
 He is likened to dogs which are the basest of animals in desire, of the meanest spirit, the stingiest; most rabid. He is thus named a dog.

Tenth:
 His panting after the world, his impatience for it, anxiety about losing it and eagerness to obtain it is like the panting of a dog who pants whether left along or is driven away. If he is left alone, he pants after the earth. If he is lectured or admonished, he is still like that. His panting is no different from the panting of a dog.

Ibn Qutaybah said: “Everything pants sometimes, whether from fatigue or thirst, except for the dog which always pants, whether fatigued or resting, hydrated or thirsty. Allâh has afflicted him like the infidel and said: If you advised him, he strayed. If you leave him, he strayed. If you leave him, he strayed like a dog. If you kick him out, he pants like a dog, if you leave him be, he pants like a dog. This example does not apply to all dogs, just the panting dog, which is the basest and vilest of creatures. This is like the scholar who prefers this world over the Hereafter”. End abridged quote.

Imam al-Zahabi[1], explaining the state of one of the scholars of wickedness who supported the ‘Ubaydi state, whose situation is similar to that of contemporary rulers, said: The heretic scholar, Qadi of the ‘Ubaydi state Abu Hunaifa, al-Nu’man bin Muhammad bin Mansour al-Maghrebi, was a Maliki who reverted to the school of al-Batiniyah. He compiled his book ‘Uss al-Dawah’ and cast Religion behind him. He wrote about (human) virtues and flaws. He refuted the Imams of Religion and abandoned Islam. To hell with him! He dissembled for the state and then even agreed with them. He was a partisan of al-Mu’iz Abu Tamim, the founder of Cairo. He was influential in the sciences, jurisprudence and disputation and devoted to research. But his knowledge was a curse to him in the end. He wrote books, refuting Abu Hunaifa in jurisprudence, as well as Malik and Shafa’i. He stood up for the juristic creed of the Ahl al-Bayt, and wrote a book about the differences of the scholars. He was revered and respected. Among his sons were judges and eminent men.” 

His knowledge and research did not benefit him when he stood in the rank of the enemies of Shari’ah. Rather his knowledge was a curse to him.

The disposition of a scholar as a scholar of evil is due to the following characteristics:


First: 
He does not act in accordance with his knowledge. If you add to that his work that is contrary to his knowledge, he becomes a source of great dissension and imminent evil because the masses will imitate the evil.

Second:
 Concealment of what Allâh made a covenant to reveal. The Almighty said, {(And remember) when Allâh took a covenant from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) to make it (the news of the coming of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and the religious knowledge) known and clear to mankind, and not hide it, but they threw it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain! And indeed worst is that which they bought.} [Sûrah3. Al-'Imran (The Family of ImranAyât.187]. There are other verses in this vein. Concealment takes the form of weakening an authentic Hadith and to eliminate advancing (an argument) by it. Concealment may also take the form of issuing fatwas based on deviant opinions or minority opinions on an issue without reference to the majority opinion among scholars. Concealment may also take the form of misquoting the words from one scholar, and this is a wide category, which includes advancing an argument in general while concealing its particulars. Or vindicating the absolutes while concealing what motivates it and advancing an argument wholesale while concealing what it reveals.

Third: 
Twisting the Shari’ah texts. The Almighty said, {…There are some who displace words from (their) right places…} [Sûrah 4. An-Nisa' (The Woman) Ayât. 46]. This is what happens most: The misleading (scholar) must cite legal evidence to spread his words among the people. Therefore his false words are called “shubhah” because they resemble truth by the evidence they cite. The perversion may be a perversion of evidence from its meaning through an unjustified and deviant interpretation or a corrupted extraction from it or the like. This is cloaking falsehood with truth, as mentioned in the words of the Almighty, {And mix not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth [i.e. Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam is Allâh's Messenger and his qualities are written in your Scriptures, the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] while you know (the truth).} [Al-Baqarah: 24].

Fourth: 
Playing the hypocrite with the sultans and entering into association with them by playing with words for the sake of satisfying them. This is done by being proficient in listing specious arguments (shubahat), slips of the tongue and errors. They even slander against Allâh and His Messenger sallallahu alaihi wa sallam – We beseech Allâh for well being and safety (from them)!

Huzayfah, may Allâh be pleased with him, said: Keep away from positions of temptation”. It was asked, “What are they?” He said, “The gates of princes. One of you may associate with a prince, tell lies in the guise of truth or flatter him (with dispositions) that are not found in him.

Said bin Yaqub said, “Ahmad bin Hanbal wrote to me: In the name of Allâh, the Compassionate, the Merciful. From Ahmed bin Hanbal to Said bin Yaqub, thereafter: Worldly pleasures are a disease, power is a disease and the scholar is a doctor. If you see a physician bringing upon himself a disease, beware of him.

As for the scholars of wickedness today, look for them in the doorways of the sultans and the panel discussions for fighting terrorism and jihad on the satellite networks and the halls of the tyrants!

These are the scholars of wickedness, one of whom issued a ruling after the occupation of Iraq in 2003 that the fighting between Mujahideen and the Americans wasfitnah and that the killer and the slain will both be in hell-fire!!

Among them is one – whom Allâh led astray despite his learning – who said that the Allawi government is a legal government and must be obeyed. When he was asked by a questioner, “But America is the one that appointed it and imposed it”, he answered, “Even if the infidels appoint a leader for a country of Muslims, he is the legal leader and must be obeyed.”

Additionally, there are fatwas which legalize usurious interests by banks, interfaith dialogue and so forth. To Allâh we appeal!

Like Ibn Ba’ura whose ~ example is given in the Quran

He sought the dunya and collected his destruction ~ he abandoned the Signs and faith

His is a like a dog always panting ~ if attacked or left alone

These are the qualities of a scholar of wickedness ~ grasping and eager for ephemeral vanities

How many scholars of our age ~ are like the lowly and disgraceful Bal’am


[1]
 Seer ‘Alam al-Nubula’ (16/150)

Translated From Sada al-Malahim Magazine Issue #14

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al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula releases Issue #16 of its Arabic language magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim

UPDATE 2/16 8:32 AM: Flashpoint Intel has translated two of the articles from the below magazine:

UPDATE 2/15 3:59 PM: Check out Gregory Johnsen’s take on the first article in the below magazine that is about the uprising in Tunisia titled “To Our People in Tunisia Don’t Waste What You Gained” on page three.

NOTE: For those who know Arabic I would highly recommend reading through this since it will provide more insight into AQAP than Inspire Magazine, especially with regard to internal Yemeni affairs. Previous issues: #15, and #14. If you are interested in any other previous issue send me an email and I will send you a copy.

There is a new article on page 15 from AQAP’s deputy leader Abū Sufyān al-Azdī (Sa’īd al-Shehrī) titled “Muslim Pride.” It was recently reported that Sa’īd al-Shehrī was killed, but there has been no confirmation yet from AQAP. There is also a new one from AQAP’s top Sharī’ah official Shaykh Abū Zūbayr ‘Adīl bīn ‘Abdullah al-Abāb on page 25 titled “Independence of the Religious Scholars.” Also featured are articles on the parcel bomb plot, the Ḥūthīs, and Somalia.

Click here for the original in Arabic: Sada al-Malahim Issue #16

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #4

UPDATE 2/8 11:03 AM: Here is an Arabic translation of issue four of AQAP’s English language magazine Inspire:

Click the following link: Inspire Magazine 4 (Ar)

UPDATE 2/7 11:54 AM: Here is a Russian translation of issue four of AQAP’s English language magazine Inspire:

Click here: Inspire Magazine 4 (Russian)

NOTE: Here is the firstsecond, and third issue of Inspire Magazine. Below is a brief summary of what is in this magazine. When I have more time I hope to read the content more in depth and be able to dig deeper into this.

The magazine begins with a letter from the editor, Samīr Khān, about the Shi’a in their midst, as well as a reprint of AQAP’s statement following the car bombing against the Ḥūthīs this past November  titled “Statement on the Operations of Defense for the People of the Sunnah.” Then after a series of pages of quotes from friends and foes Khān pens an article reiterating the importance of farḍ al ‘ayn (individual obligation) for jihād. After this, there is a reprint of part of Adam Gadahn’s recent video message from October titled “The Arabs And Muslims: between the Conferences of Desertion .. and the individual Duty of Jihād,” which I analyzed here. Following this there is an article from Abū Zūbayr ‘Adīl bīn ‘Abdullah al-Abāb, AQAP’s chief religious authority, where he answers questions about targeting non-Muslims and Yemeni soldiers. Muḥammad al-Ṣana’ānī follows this up with an article on Roshonara Choudhry who stabbed the UK MP Stephen Timms, and Taymūr ‘Abd al-Wahāb who was responsible for the recent attack in Stockholm.  After this Abū Khowla pens a piece titled “Which is Better: Martyrdom or Victory?” Then there is a roundup of the recent jihadist activities in Abyan by Abū Zakarīā al-Erītrī, which confirms that there are members of AQAP from Eritrea. After this, there is a long excerpt from Abū Muṣ’ab al-Sūrī’s magnum opus The Global Islamic Resistance Call. Then in the section titled Open Source Jihād it details how to burn down a building, training with an AK-47, and advice for those that want to help with AQAP’s media outlet al-Malāḥim Media, which includes:

  1. Archiving
  2. Hear the world
  3. Your articles
  4. News flash
  5. Graphics
  6. Translations

Following this they reprint sections of Shaykh Abū Muṣ’ab Moḥammed ‘Umayr al ‘Awlaqī’s essay titled “Why I chose al-Qā’idah” who was killed in late 2009. After this is the feature article in the entire magazine, which is highlighted on the cover of it from Anwar al ‘Awlaqī titled “The Ruling of Dispossessing the Disbelievers Wealth in Dār al-Ḥarb [the Abode of War].” This is a continuation of advice regarding the economic jihād, which AQAP boasted about in the third issue of Inspire magazine and written about by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross in Foreign Policy following the failed UPS parcel plot. I would be interested to hear his further thoughts about this in light of this new article from ‘Awlaqī. After ‘Awlaqī’s article, there is one from Hazīm Nūr titled “The Call of the Qur’ān” about the importance of the concept tawḥīd (oneness of God), which is one of the most fundamental concepts in Islām. Inspire magazine concludes by recapping recent releases from al-Malāḥim Media including: Issue #15 of AQAP’s Arabic language magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim, “Martyrs of the Arabian Peninsula #4 – Abū Hammām al-Qaḥṭānī (Nāyīf bin Muḥammad bin Sa’īd al-Kūdurī al-Qaḥṭānī),” Shaykh Ibrāhīm bin Sulaymān al-Rubaysh’s audio message: “Between Islamists and Liberals”, an audio message from Shaykh Abū Zūbayr ‘Adīl bīn ‘Abdullah al-Abāb: “We Responded to the Sharī’ah of God, not the Laws of ‘Alī Ṣāliḥ”a tribute to Zayyid al-Daghārī al-’Awlaqī by Shaykh Ibrāhīm bin Sulaymān al-Rubaysh, and a video titled “By the Lord of the Ka’abah, I Triumphed [Part 2]” among others. After this it tells the reader how to get in contact with Inspire magazine and like the previous issue it also lists Muslim prisoners.

Click here: Inspire Magazine 4

English translation of Abū Ubaydah al-Ḥaḍramī’s “A Dream Come True” from Issue #15 of al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s Ṣadā al-Malāḥim Magazine

NOTE: Click here for the entire issue of AQAP’s most recent release of its magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim. Also see ‘Umar al-Jawfī’s “The Ḥūthīs And The Coming Project,” which was also recently  translated here. Below is Abū Ubaydah al-Ḥaḍramī’s “A Dream Come True” unedited from the translation provided at the Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum.

So many times I would hear about the Mujahideen and about their purity; and their noble characters and many times I would hear and see the news of the Mujahideen and their heroism, and I would ask myself: how do I reach them? Would it be possible for me to sit with them and be with them?!

This was the dream that enticed us, despite media (attempts) to obscure and spread rumors about (the Mujahideen). Indeed a significant matter and great calamity is the misguidance by some of those who claim to adhere to ‘Ilm by issuing disgraceful fatwas to the effect that “any of the Mujahideen” are corrupters on earth and they destroy homes and kill innocents. But I do not know which innocents they mean.

Despite all this, that dream was in mind as the days disappeared and events moved swiftly. The banner was becoming clearer every day and Paradise was receiving the martyrs. My days were decreasing and my life hastening onward as the shaytan with all his might and trickery to deter me from achieving my desired goal. But through the Grace of Allah, after it had been difficult for us to migrate to the lands of Jihad like Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, a front was opened for me, and it was one of the greatest battle fronts: the Peninsula of Muhammad, صلى الله عليه وسلم.

After Allah granted me the good fortune to join my Mujahideen brothers, I saw the wonder of wonders. I saw the brothers sacrifice their persons, their wealth and all that they possessed for their Lord. I saw the brothers who were humble to the Believers and hard upon the infidels. I saw brothers preferring poverty for themselves. I saw brothers rising in the night and fasting in the day. I saw brothers who loved one another. I saw brothers who possessed the qualities of goodness and piety: a great thing.

Amongst the beautiful qualities I perceived in them was following the guidance of Shari’ah in their Jihadist lives and in their dealings with their enemies. I felt a life of happiness and spiritual ease despite the fact I was far from my family and loved ones, but believe Allah Who says: “He who forsakes his home in the cause of Allah, finds in the earth many a refuge, wide and spacious: should he die as a refugee from home for Allah and His messenger, his reward becomes due and sure with Allah: and Allah is oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.”And believe the words of the Messenger of Allah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, when he said: “You must wage Jihad in the cause of Allah Almighty and Blessed, for it is one of the gates of Paradise by which Allah banishes concern and sorrow” (1). For rest; all rest, is to be found in jihad fi sabeel Allah to elevate the Word of Allah Almighty in order to achieve the desired dream and aspiration.

Finally, I advise myself and my brothers to praise Allah and thank Him for what he has bestowed upon us to serve His Deen. By Allah, how many of the deprived and the idle are shown that, in Jihad, it is Allah from whom we seek aid. And, my brothers, we must beseech from Allah steadfastness and dedication and that He destine for us Martyrdom head on and not from behind.

(1) Narated by Ahmad in his Musnad 23094

Translated From Sada al-Malahim Magazine Issue #15

English translation of ‘Umar al-Jawfī’s “The Ḥūthīs And The Coming Project” from Issue #15 of al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s Ṣadā al-Malāḥim Magazine

NOTE: Click here for the entire issue of AQAP’s most recent release of its magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim. Below is ‘Umar al-Jawfī’s “The Ḥūthīs And The Coming Project” unedited from the translation provided at the Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum.

At a time when the throats of the Rafidites from the Houthi sect were becoming hoarse from shouting from above the military vehicles that they had seized from the lackey Ali Saleh’s army and ringing out “Death to America! Death to Israel!”, there was another voice in London declaring in a sound bite – with implications that will not be uttered by the lackey Arab rulers – and saying with all confidence “The war with the Houthis in northern Yemen has ended”.This was none other than American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The matter required only a few days before the Houthi Abdul Malek revealed the existence of a cease-fire initiative which had been put in force – with all speed – by all parties: Ali Saleh, the house of al-Saud and the Houthis.

So how can we therefore understand Houthi slogans which are hostile to America and Israel? In exchange for these slogans, Hillary Clinton has made a handsome proposal to the Houthis, as it is known that a cease-fire initiative works to the advantage of the Houthis more than any other party?

Upon swift contemplation, every rational person understands the truth which the Houthis attempt to conceal behind their deceptive slogans and statements is that their plan is completely contrary to their shining declarations and that they have never been opposed to America or Israel. To prove this fact: can the Houthis show us one case in which they harmed a single American or Israeli, let alone killed him? Can their media show us a picture of one bullet they have fired against an American or Israeli target at this time when global networks are conveying images of those who truly are carrying death to America and Israel? If the Houthis were threatening Israel and America with death, why then have American aircraft and missiles of death not pursued them in Maran, al-Talah and other areas of Sa’da and Safyan? I think everyone knows those whom America really pursues with its missiles of destruction and lava of death because they; simply put, threaten it with real death.

The death of America and Israel; therefore, is not a goal of the Houthis, who prefer a plan for successive wars with local authorities and the shabby army.

With a swift review of the most significant and prominent events that have occurred after the cease-fire between the Houthis and the governments of Riyadh and Sanaa, we know why Hillary Clinton stopped the war. After the cease-fire, the Houthis were roaming the markets in Saudi and Yemeni military clothes and rejoicing in victory. And I think that they mean what they say! They mean the continuing triumph of their project, but this time the victory is greater, wider and more comprehensive. They continued in their plan to control the mosques of the Ahl al-Sunna by seizing pulpits and Friday sermons; and performing what they call sarkha, or chanting their special slogans after prayers, and hanging their posters which preach their ideas and false; Rafidite ideology. If these acts are not countered by the rejection or cessation on the part of the Imam of the mosque and his group then the only solution is force of arms. This incident has been repeated more than once, and has been verified by reliable eye-witnesses in Sa’da and Jawf. Indeed, in one case, they were not content with killing the Sunni imam of the mosque, but also destroyed his home and expelled his family! All the children of al-Jawf know the story of Zubnullah, may Allah have mercy on him.

After the cease-fire had taken effect and after the Houthis had a quick breather, the battles against the tribes loyal to the state began. In the past, Ali Saleh had used these tribes in the war against the Houthis and then abandoned them as an easy victim. When the Houthis killed dozens from the bin Aziz tribes loyal to the state, and captured more than 100 soldiers of Ali Saleh along with seizing the al-Za’la military base with all its equipment and ordnance; Ali Saleh stressed his commitment to peace, the cease-fire and calming the situation; forgetting those tribes who were his allies yesterday, and even his soldiers who were taken prisoner in battles which should have been sufficient to detonate a seventh war! It was as if none of this had happened and as if Ali Saleh was saying to those allied with him: this is the reward of those who trust in the “al-Anasi lions” and a warning to those who ally with and trust in the apostate; lackey governments which are only concerned with pleasing the Americans and no else while on the other hand (Saleh) was confirming that the Houthis were continuing with their project which bears no relation at all to their slogans.

Although the cease-fire stipulates the removal of Houthi checkpoints and the opening of roads, the situation remains as it was and even more so with the expansion of the areas under (Houthi) control. Their barracks, which they have taken from schools as places to drill, have spread and their checkpoints cut off roads so they can secure and subjugate the region, especially in the Sunni areas adjacent to their own regions or in which they have a presence. There are many Sunni captives in Houthi prisons who were captured at these checkpoints. The identification of all those who pass these checkpoints is inspected. In the best of cases, and with the intervention of mediators, investigation of identity can last for days – if they are from the tribes. As for others from among the weak of the Ahl al-Sunna, do not ask! These Houthi checkpoints have been used to capture some Mujahideen and deliver them to America’s lackey regime in Sanaa. These brothers are Mashur al-Ahdal al-Husseini al-Hashemi and Hussein al-Tais al-Wa’ili who were captured at a Houthi checkpoint in al-Jawf. They were betrayed after they resisted and clashed with the Houthis. I don’t think Hillary Clinton needs more than that and I think the Americans consider this tantamount to a good turn and mutual acknowledgment; and confirmation of good Houthi intentions towards America and the international community. There is no death to America and they are not sad! Rather there is cooperation and collusion. America, throughout the history of its war on Islam, has found not better and greater cooperation even from Rafidite Shias of Iraq, than they have from my example here.

Therefore, after reviewing some of the recent events after the cease-fire with the Houthis, we can say that the upcoming project of the Houthis is tantamount to a project of “control and expanding influence” in which the Houthis present themselves as the police and the clubs of the Americans in the northern regions against the Mujahideen of the Ahl al-Sunna and the al-Qaeda Organization; and those who aid them, especially after Ali Saleh lost control and lost the trust he was granted by satisfying the Americans. At the same time, the Houthi movement will be one of the throns of Iran in the sides of the Gulf regimes. We understand these dual-loyalties when we view the situation of the Rafidite governments in Iraq throughout the years of the past occupation. (Look) how the Iranian president was received in the Green Zone, as if he was a partner of the Americans in occupying the country. The Americans expressed their repeated displeasure over acts of the Rafidite governments which did not hesitate to provide every kind of service and subordination to both the Iranians and the Americans at the same time. Upon understanding the Rafidite mindset and the way in which they act with that, it is understood that they have no Deen! They are wherever their material interest lies. That is what the Rafidite politician Hasan Zayd declared in an interview on the al-Arabiyah network when he said “The Houthis can never deal with al-Qaeda, but on the other hand they are prepared to deal with the Americans”. He then corrected this slip of the tongue and said, “Of course, when America gives up”. This corroborates the story which tells of great Saudi support for the Houthis in return for war against the “al-Qaeda Organization”. Because if, according to the words of Hasan Zayd, they accept dealing with the American, they will find no shame in the House of al-Saud; their enemies of yesterday. We can therefore understand Obama’s message which was sent through his special envoy in Yemen in which he expressed support for the lackey government in Sanaa against the “al-Qaeda Organization”. He likewise confirmed his complete commitment to the cease-fire in Sa’da.

The coming Houthi project then is a project of control and expansion at the expense of the Ahl al-Sunna in Yemen, and the implicit expansion of false Iranian Rafidite ideology and all it entails of shame, humiliation and disgrace for the Ahl al-Sunna at the hands of the hated Rafidites. I do not think we need a repetition of the tragedy of the Ahl al-Sunna in Iraq, Iran and Lebanon, especially in the shadow of the abandonment by the Islamic movements of arms and the choice of Jihad and confrontation; and the clear treachery of the regional governments who even abandon their allies – after dragging them into the vortex of a grinding war – in order to satisfy America. If this is the project of the Houthis to fulfill the desires of the Americans and Iranians in the region, what then will be the fate of the Ahl al-Sunna if they do not stand in one rank to repel, defend, halt and defeat this project; far removed from those lackey governments who have obviously become impotent in the face of this imminent danger, under a clear banner striving in the cause of Allah alone and satisfying only His Sovereignty? If the Ahl al-Sunna do not do this, universal customs will be imposed upon them and no one will show deference for the customs of Allah.

Translated From Sada al-Malahim Magazine Issue #15

Jihādī Primary Source Material Data Dump, December 23-January 2

NOTE: Below are all of the primary source materials that I did not post while on vacation. All materials are posted by date that they were first released to the various fora. I hope this is helpful to those who were also on vacation during this time period and did not get the opportunity to follow the fora activities.

December 23:


‘Abdullah ‘Azzām Brigades — Statement Number 3 within the series- Identifying the Way of the Offenders

December 24:

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula releases its Arabic language magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim Issue #14

Ḥarakat al-al-Shabāb al-Mujāhīn releases an Arabic and English translation of their statement, which announced an alliance with Ḥizb al-Islām. See here for the original in Somali language.

Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum in honor of its two year anniversary presents an English translation of  As-Saḥāb’s Ramaḍān Sermons series #1 by Abū Zayd al-Kūwaytī “Ramaḍān Intensive Course”

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan presents its list of martyrs for the year 1431 H. According to them, fifty-two individuals were killed.

December 25:


al-Furqān Media, which is affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq [al-Qā’idah in Iraq] has released “Risen Alive #3,” which is one of their many martyrology series’

December 26:

Kavkaz Jihād Blog translates into English a jihādī story titled “Fight in the Forest,” which was originally published by Hunafa.

December 28:

Ḥizb al-Islāmī al-Turkistānī [Turkestan Islamic Party] released its martyrology video series  “Lovers of Paradise #5,″ which you can see below. For previous videos see #3 and #4.

Dār al-Jabhah Publications and Distribution and the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) released “The Explosives Course” by Shaykh Abū Khabbab al-Miṣrī

Ma’sadat al-Mujāhidīn — Claiming Responsibility for the Attack on the Israeli Train

December 29:


al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula releases its Arabic language magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim Issue #15

December 30:

Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum publishes an English translation of the Global Islamic Media Front’s release by Abū Qandahār al-Zarqāwī “The Blazing Light- In Inciting for Jihād”

New article from member of the Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum titled “Refute the Unbelievers- Mujāhidīn Fighters, Mercenaries Without Boundaries?”

Abū Muḥmmad al-Maqdisī’s Minbar at-Tawḥīd wa’l-Jihād Sharī’ah Council published a new fatwā by Abū Hamām Bakr Bin ‘Abd al- ‘Azīz al-’Atharī: “What is the Ruling on Congratulating Christians During New Years?”

December 31:

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan releases In Fight Magazine #24. For previous issues see: #23#22#21; and #20.

Abū Muḥmmad al-Maqdisī’s Minbar at-Tawḥīd wa’l-Jihād Sharī’ah Council published two new fatāwā:

January 1:

Statement from Ḥarakat al-al-Shabāb al-Mujāhīn on Opening the Door of Communication with al-Katāi’b Media

The January 2011 issue of Nawaī Afghān Jihād Magazine released

Abū Muḥmmad al-Maqdisī has released a new video sermon titled “Three Assets:”

January 2:

Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum has translated “The Last Will of the First Sister Who Attacked the Moscow Subway,” which was attack in March 2010.

Abū Muḥammad Jibrīl of Sawt al-Jihād in Nusantara wrote a new article titled “De-Radicalization, The Effort To Extinguish The Light Of Shari’a And Jihad In Indonesia”

English translation of “Too many Conferences facing the Believers” from al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim

NOTE: This article is from Issue 13 of al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim, which was originally published in May 2010.

Editorial Staff — Sada al-Malahem, Issue 13 – Too many Conferences facing the Believers

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