Emergency Pod: The Death of Mullah Omar and Its Implications with J.M. Berger

In this emergency podcast Aaron talks to J.M. Berger about the confirmed death of Mullah Omar. They covered a variety of topics related to his death and what it could mean for the broader Islamic State – Al Qaeda war. We also have a new #SocialMedia segment, covering postings from July 22-28.

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New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: “Announcement of the Shūrā Council and the Deceased’s Family on the Death of the Leader of the Faithful Mullā Muḥmmad ‘Umar”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

إن الحمد لله؛ نحمده، ونستعينه، ونستغفره، ونتوب إليه، ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا ومن سيئات أعمالنا، من يهده الله؛ فلا مضل له، ومن يضلل؛ فلا هادي له. ونشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، ونشهد أن محمداً عبده ورسوله، صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وأصحابه وسلم تسليماًکثیرا.

أما بعد. فقد قال الله تبارک و تعالی:

وَمَا كَانَ لِنَفْسٍ أَنْ تَمُوتَ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِ الله كِتَابًا مُّؤَجَّلاً وَمَن يُرِدْ ثَوَابَ الدُّنْيَا نُؤْتِهِ مِنْهَا وَمَن يُرِدْ ثَوَابَ الآخِرَةِ نُؤْتِهِ مِنْهَا وَسَنَجْزِي الشَّاكِرِينَ۱۴۵وَكَأَيِّن مِّن نَّبِيٍّ قَاتَلَ مَعَهُ رِبِّيُّونَ كَثِيرٌ فَمَا وَهَنُواْ لِمَا أَصَابَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ وَمَا ضَعُفُواْ وَمَا اسْتَكَانُواْ وَاللّهُ يُحِبُّ الصَّابِرِينَ۱۴۶وَمَا كَانَ قَوْلَهُمْ إِلاَّ أَن قَالُواْ ربَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِي أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ ۱۴۷ آل عمران.

ترجمه : او هیڅ یو کس لره دا واک نشته چې مړ شي مګر دالله تعالی په حکم سره په لیکل شوې ټاکلې نیټه  به مري،او څوک چې ددنیا اجر غواړي نو له همدې یي برخه ورکوو او څوک چې داخرت اجراو  ثواب غواړي نو له هماغه یعني اخرته یي ورکوو،او زر به شاکرینو ته ښه بدله ورکړو. او ډیر داسې نبیان دي چې په خوا کې یي ډیر خدای پالونکي جنګیدلي دي خو دالله  په لاره کې د ور رسیدلو مصیبتونو له امله نه سست شول،نه کمزوري شول او نه یي سرټیټی وکړ او الله همداسې صابرین خوښوي.او ددوی له دې پرته بله خبره نه وه چې ویل به یې: اې زموږ ربه ګناهونه مو راوبخښه او په خپلو چارو کې زموږ تیری راوبخښه او پښې مو ټینګې کړه او پر کافرانو نصرت او بریا راکړه .

مرګ حق دی موږ پردې ایمان لرو چې  له الله تعالی پرته هر موجود د مرګ  سره مخ کیږي،حتی دالله تعالی تر ټولو محبوب مخلوق د دووجهانونو سردار حضرت رسول اکرم محمد صلی الله علیه وسلم هم د مرګ څکه کړې او له دنیا څخه یي رحلت کړی دی.

همدې حقیقت ته په پام سره د افغانستان د اسلامي امارت مشرتابه او د ملامحمد عمر مجاهد کورنۍ اعلانوي چې داسلامي امارت  مؤسس او زعیم امیرالمؤمنین ملا محمد عمر مجاهد د ورپيښې شوې  ناروغۍ له امله خپل روح ملک الارواح ته وسپاره او له دې فاني جهان څخه یي د ابدي نړۍ په خوا سفر وکړ. انالله واناالیه راجعون  .ورحمه الله تعالی رحمة واسعة

ملا محمد عمر مجاهد رحمة الله علیه د اسلامي امت یو ویاړلی او مخلص رهبر و،چې په ډیرو سختو شرایطو کې یي د اسلامي حاکمیت لویدلی بیرغ راپورته کړ، د اسلامي امارت تر نامه لاندې یي  یو بشپړ منظم او د اسلامي سیاست په اصولو برابر شرعي نظام تأسیس کړ،الله تعالی  دده په توسط نه یوازې  دافغانستان په سطحه مؤمنانو ته د اسلامي نظام نعمت  ورولیدبلکې  درست جهان ته یي د واقعي اسلامي حاکمیت نمونه وړاندې کړه.

دا څو کرښې شاید د نوموړي د ویاړمنو کارنامو د احتوا تاب ونلري،نوځکه اصلي خبرې ته ځو او هغه داچې عالیقدر امیرالمؤمنین رحمه الله نور له دې دنیا رحلت کړی،په دې شرایطو کې زموږ دنده دا ده چې له نوموړي راپاتې امانت  اسلامي امارت هماغسې وپالو لکه  ده مرحوم چې پاللی و،هماغسې اسلامي شریعت ته التزام وکړو،هماغسې مخلص او په الله تعالی متوکل واوسو،هماغسې قربانۍ ته حاضر او د حق په لاره کې مؤمن، متعهد،متوکل،صابر،ثابت او له الله تعالی څخه ویریدونکي واوسو تر څو الله تعالی همداسې ددې ستر بار د پورته کولو او تر منزله رسولو توفیق راکړي،او همداسې مو د دنیا او اخرت په  سرلوړۍ  او بریا ونازوي .

مرحوم ملامحمدعمر مجاهد چې دامریکا په مشرۍ دنړیوال کفري یرغل له ټول فشار او تعقیب سره سره  په هیواد کې اوسېده اوپه تیرو څوارلسو کلونو کې حتی د یوې ورځې لپاره هم له افغانستان څخه بهر پاکستان یا کوم بل هیواد ته نه دی تللی او له خپل میشت ځای څخه یي د اسلامي امارت چارې رهبرې کولې چي دنوموړي په دي ستر استقامت او له هیواده په نه وتلو کره شواهد او دلایل مو جود دي څه موده وړاندې د ورپیښې شوي  ناروغۍ  له امله چې دناجوړي په وروستیو دوه اونیو کې سختي زیاته  شوه او په حق ورسید.

عالیقدر امیرالمؤمنین رحمه الله که جسما یو شخص و مګر په معنوي لحاظ نوموړی  یو خوځښت،یوه نظریه  او د یوه  مقدس ارمان حامل و،که څوک غواړي د هغه روح خوشاله کړي او له هغه سره د وفا ثبوت وړاندي کړي،نوباید د نوموړي  له میراث  اسلامي امارت سره وفا وکړي،د اسلامي نظام  د اعادې لپاره په دې شرایطو کې په حیث د مسلمان دازموږ د فرد فرد وظیفه ده چې د اسلامي امارت د قوت،وحدت ، پراختیا او بریا لپاره ټولې هڅې په کار واچوو، ددې ګډ کور بنیادونه لا پاخه کړو،ځکه زموږ  د مسلمان اولس او مجاهد قشر عزت او سرلوړي یوازې د همدغه صف په قوت سره تضمیندلی شي .

مرحوم  امیرالمؤمنین ملامحمد عمر مجاهد رحمه الله اسلامي امارت د یوه ستر خوځښت په حیث  په داسې ډول  ودان کړی او روان کړی چې ترشا یي جوړ او محکم بنیادونه ، مخلص  او باتدبیره ملګري او منظم تشکیلات پرې ایښي دي  لهذا مجاهدین او ټول مسلمانان دي مطمئن اوسي،چې دا کاروان به د اسلامي امارت  ټول  مسؤلین او افراد د الله تعالی په نصرت او دمسلمانانو په ملاتړ د عالیقدر امیرالمؤمنین ملامحمد عمر مجاهد رحمه الله  له ارمانونو سره سم  منزل مقصود ته رسوي  ان شاءالله تعالی و ماذالک علی الله بعزیز

داسلامي امارت د مشرتابه ، رهبري شورا اودعالیقدرامیرالمؤمنین رحمه الله دکورنۍله پریکړې سره سم به سر له نن  یعني د ۱۴۳۶ هـ ق کال د شوال له ۱۴ څخه  تر دریو ورځو پورې  په ټولو سیمو کې دعلماء کرامو ،د مساجدو د امامانو،قومي او جهادي شخصیتونو،داسلامي امارت د مسؤلینو،مجاهدینو او عام اولس لخوا د  مرحوم امیرالمؤمنین  ملامحمد عمر مجاهد رحمه الله  روح ته د دعاء په خاطر دقران کریم د ختمونو ،فاتحو او دعاګانو مراسم ترسره کیږي،او له الله تعالی څخه به مرحوم امیرالمؤمنین ته د مغفرت او اسلامي امارت ته د استحکام او بریالیتوب دعاګانې کیږي .

په پای کې باید یادونه وکړو چې د مرحوم امیرالمؤمنین  ملامحمد عمر مجاهد مورنی ورور ملا عبد المنان اخنداو د مرحوم ملامحمد عمر مجاهد مشر زوی مولوي محمد یعقوب له ټولومسلمانانو څخه خصوصي غوښتنه کوي چې  د مرحوم ملا محمدعمر مجاهد په مشرۍ د اسلامي امارت په واکمنۍ کې که ددوی کوم ډول حقوق تلف شوي وي، نو ټول دې ورته عفو وکړي او په دعاګانو کې دي تل یاد ساتي،موږ په دې ستر غم کې ټول مسلمان امت او په خاص ډول دافغانستان مجاهد ولس له ځان سره شریک بو لو اوټولو ته  له الله تعالی څخه دتصلیت او صبرجمیل غوښتونکي یو .   والسلام

دافغانستان د اسلامي امارت رهبري شوری اودعالیقدر مرحوم ملامحمدعمرمجاهدکورنۍ

۱۴۳۶ هـ ق کال د شوال المکرم ۱۴مه

۱۳۹۴هـ ش کال د اسد ۸ مه

۲۰۱۵میلادي کال د جولای ۳۰ مه

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New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: “Regarding Rumors of the Peace Talks Initiation”

Media outlets are circulating reports that peace talks will take place very soon between the Islamic Emirate and the Kabul regime either in the country of China or Pakistan.

The Islamic Emirate has handed all agency powers in this regard to its Political Office and they are not aware of any such process.

The Islamic Emirate, in accordance with its policy, has established a specific organ responsible for handling all its political affairs. We have repeatedly clarified this matter before and made clear the stance of Islamic Emirate.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

14/10/1436 Hijri Lunar

08/05/1394 Hijri Solar                       30/07/2015 Gregorian

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Source: http://shahamat-english.com/statement-of-islamic-emirate-regarding-rumors-of-peace-talks-initiation/

Jihadology Podcast: The Emergence of the Islamic State in AfPak with Don Rassler (Part 2)

This episode features part 2 of Aaron’s conversation with Don Rassler. If you haven’t heard part 1 you can find it here. This two part series is based on Don’s article, “Situating the Emergence of the Islamic State of Khorasan,” in the CTC Sentinel. This episode covers a variety of topics related to the Islamic State in the AfPak region, including:

  • Important events since Don’s article came out in March
  • The relevance of the Afghan Taliban to younger generations
  • How the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan plays into this situation
  • Al Qaeda’s relevance to, and role in, the region
  • How the presence of the Islamic State could affect the Afghan peace process

This episode also features our #SocialMedia segment, covering postings from July 11th to July 22nd.

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‘Umar Studio presents a new statement from the Teḥrīk-ī-Ṭālibān Pākistān’s Faḍl Allah al-Khurāsānī: “A Message to the Muslim Nation On the Occasion of ‘Īd al-Fiṭr”

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بسم اللہ الرحمان الرحیم

الحمد اللہ وحدہ واصلاۃ والسلام علی من لانبی بعدہ امابعد!

ہماری طرف سے امت مسلمہ اور خصوصاً پاکستان کے مسلمانوں کودل کی گہرائیوں سے عید مبارک ،اللہ تعالیٰ سے دعاہے کہ ہم سب مسلمانوں کے روزے،تراویح،اذکار و تلاوت،قتال فی سبیل اللہ سمیت تمام اعمال قبول فرمائے امین،

پاکستان کے جہا د اور شریعت پسند مسلمانو آج اس خوشی کے موقع پر پاکستان کے نظرئے کے اصل محافظ (طالبان مجاہدین) اور انکے ساتھ تعاون کرنے والوں کا شکریہ ادا کرتے ہیں اور یقیناً ہم خاص طور پر اللہ کی زمین پر اللہ کا نظام لانے کے لئے اپنی جانوں کے نذرانے پیش کرنے والے شہداءکو خراج تحسین پیش کرتے ہیں ہم انھیں اور ان کے مشن کو ہر گزفراموش نہیں کریں گے،اور اسی خاطر دشمن کی قید میں بے پناہ ظلم سہنے والے مجاہدین اور عام مسلمان بھائیوں ،بہنوں اور ان کے گھرانوں کو بھی خصوصی طور پر یا د کرتے ہیں اور ان کی قربانیوں کو سلام پیش کرتے ہیں جن کے دم سے یہ کاروان جہاد کفر کے اس تندوتیز طوفان میں رواں دواں ہے۔

اوراے نوجوانان امت! خوشی کے اس خاص موقع پر ہم آپکو یاد دلانا چاہتے ہیں کہ اس دین کی پاسبانی آپ کے ذمہ ہے ،اور اے علمائے امت اور نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کے وارثو !امت مسلمہ کی بیداری آپکے ذمہ ہے اپکی زبان اور قلم شرعی نظام کی بہاریں لانے میں اہم کردار ادا کرسکتےہیں۔

ہم اس موقع پر حق پرست میڈیا والوں کا بھی شکریہ ادا کرتے ہیں اور ان کا اجر تو اللہ کے ذمہ ہے،اوروہ میڈیا والے جو روزانہ مسلمانوں کو تکلیف پہنچانے کے لئے جھوٹی خبریں پھیلاتے ہیں باز آجائیں۔

امت مسلمہ کو خوش ہونا چاہئے کہ آج طالبان جہاد کے لئے ایسے منظم ہو چکے ہیں کہ اس سے پہلے کبھی نہ تھے،آج مجاہدین متحد ہیں ،مجاہدین کا عمل ثابت کردے گا کہ آئی ایس پی آر اور میڈ یا نےہمیشہ جھوٹ ہی کہا۔

آخرمیں تمام سیکیورٹی اداروں ،امن کے نام پر بنے کفر کے اتحادی لشکروں اور سیاست دانوں کوپیغام دیتے ہیں کہ شریعت یا جمہوریت میں کسی ایک کا انتخاب کریں توبہ کرنے والوں کے ساتھ ضرور تعاون کریں گے،کیونکہ اللہ کی رٹ ہم نے تسلیم کی ہے اور آپکوبھی تسلیم کرنا ہوگااب صرف شریعت ہوگی یا شہادت۔

والسلام

بندہ طالب حق فضل اللہ خراسانی

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Source: https://umarmedia.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/%D8%B9%DB%8C%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D8%B7%D8%B1-%DA%A9%DB%92-%D9%85%D9%88%D9%82%D8%B9-%D9%BE%D8%B1-%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%B1%DB%8C%DA%A9-%D8%B7%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%86-%D9%BE%D8%A7%DA%A9%D8%B3%D8%AA/

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New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Mullā Muḥmmad ‘Umar: “Message Of Felicitation on the Occasion of ‘Īd al-Fiṭr”

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In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful.

الحمد لله رب العلمین و الصلوة والسلام  علی سیدالأنبیاء والمرسلین محمد وعلی آله وأصحابه أجمعین  وبعد

:قال الله تعالی

[أُذِنَ لِلَّذِينَ يُقَاتَلُونَ بِأَنَّهُمْ ظُلِمُوا وَإِنَّ اللهَ عَلَى نَصْرِهِمْ لَقَدِيرٌ [الحج:39﴿

Translation: (Permission to take up arms is given to those against whom war is made, because they have been wronged and Allah, indeed, has power to help them.) (Al-Hajj – 39)

To the whole Muslim Umma, particularly to the Muslim and Mujahid Masses of Afghanistan!

السلام علیکم ورحمة الله وبرکاته

(May peace and blessings of Allah be upon you!)

I would like to felicitate you on this auspicious occasions of both Eid-ul-Fitr and the significant conquests in the field of Jihad along with my sincere best wishes. May Allah, the Almighty, accept all your worships, donations and virtuous deeds related with the holy month of Ramadan! Amin.

All of these conquests are the result of perpetual support of Allah Almighty followed by the untold sacrifices, endeavors and backing of the Afghan Mujahid people. I pray to Allah, the Almighty, to remunerate all of them for their services and sacrifices.

It is a moment of deep gratitude and great honor for me to share my feelings with you concerning the sanctified and blessed days of the Holy Religion of Islam. The Muslims congratulate one another in these days, pray for their well-being and express their sincerity, brotherhood and sympathy in an atmosphere fraught with religious fraternity.

I would like, by seizing this occasion, to elucidate some issues about the previous and present on-going Jihadi struggle of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

 

1. The invasion of Afghanistan by the occupying alliance headed by America was in reality an explicit brutal aggression, contradicting all humane principles, on an integral part of the Muslim Umma and subsequently, the initiation of Holy Jihad against this aggression became a binding individual obligation upon us. As Allah Almighty says:

[ وَقَاتِلُواْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ الَّذِينَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ… [البقرة:190 ﴿

Translation: (And fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but do not transgress. Surely, Allah loves not the transgressors.) (Al-Baqarah – 190)

It was according to this religious obligation that more than fifteen hundred religious scholars of our country issued the decree of Holy Jihad to the Islamic Emirate which was subsequently approved by the righteous scholars around the world. In the light of this genuine religious decree, Jihad is as obligatory today as it was in the beginning of foreign occupation because our Muslim homeland Afghanistan is still under occupation and both its land and air space are controlled by the invaders. The only minor difference is that after suffering heavy casualties and financial losses, the foreign occupying forces have reduced their numbers and have confined themselves to heavily fortified bases, filling this void with some notorious figures of our society, mercenary forces trained by foreign intelligence agencies and some naive youngsters in the disguise of Afghan security forces who are financially, logistically and even directly supported by the very occupying forces when pressured by Mujahidin. It is therefore still obligatory upon us to continue our sacred Jihad to liberate our beloved homeland and restore an Islamic system.

It is true that large areas of the country are liberated by the Mujahidin but our Jihadi struggle will continue until the infidel occupation of our country has ended and a pure Islamic system is implemented.

 

2. Concurrently with armed Jihad, political endeavors and peaceful pathways for achieving these sacred goals is a legitimate Islamic principle and an integral part of Prophetic politics. As our holy leader, the beloved Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), was actively engaged in fighting the infidels in the fields of ‘Badr’ and ‘Khyber’, he simultaneously participated in agreements beneficial for Muslims, held meetings with envoys of infidels, sent messages and delegations to them and on various occasions even undertook the policy of face to face talks with warring infidel parties. If we look into our religious regulations, we can find that meetings and even peaceful interactions with the enemies is not prohibited but what is unlawful is to deviate from the lofty ideals of Islam and to violate religious decrees. Therefore the objective behind our political endeavors as well as contacts and interactions with countries of the world and our own Afghans is to bring an end to the occupation and to establish an independent Islamic system in our country. It is our legitimate right to utilize all legal pathways because being an organized and liable setup, we are responsible to our masses, we are an integral part of human society and rely upon one another. All Mujahidin and countrymen should be confident that in this process, I will unwaveringly defend our legal rights and viewpoint everywhere. We have established a ‘Political Office’ for political affairs, entrusted with the responsibility of monitoring and conducting all political activities.

 

3. We insist upon the unity of Jihadi front in Afghanistan because firstly, it is the command of Allah Almighty and secondly, the fruits of successful Jihad against the former Soviet Union were lost as an inevitable consequence of the multiplicity of factions.

Allah Almighty has said about the unity of Jihadi front:

( إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الَّذِينَ يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِهِ صَفّاً كَأَنَّهُم بُنيَانٌ مَّرْصُوصٌ)  (4 الصف)

Translation: (Verily, Allah loves those who fight in His cause arrayed in solid ranks, as though they were a strong structure cemented with molten lead.) (As-Saff – 4)

 

On another occasion, the Holy Quran unequivocally inhibits from all contentions, differences and mutual disputes in the following explicit words:

 

( وَأَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلَا تَنَازَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ ۖ وَاصْبِرُوا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ) (46 الانفال)

Translation: (And obey Allah and His Messenger and dispute not with one another, lest you falter and your strength depart from you. And be steadfast; surely, Allah is with the steadfast.) (Al-Anfal – 46)

 

And our Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) says:

{لاَ يُلْدَغُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مِنْ جُحْرٍ وَاحِدٍ مَرَّتَيْنِ}  {رواه البخاري}

Translation: (A believer is not stung twice from the same hole.) Narrated by Bukhari.

Since maintaining the unity of Jihadi front in our country is a religious obligation, we have therefore directed all our Mujahidin to preserve their unity and forcefully prevent all those elements who attempt to create differences, damage this Jihadi front or try to disperse the Mujahidin.

 

4. Our Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) has said:

الْمُسْلِمُ أَخُو الْمُسْلِمِ لَا يَظْلِمُهُ وَلَا يَخْذُلُهُ وَلَا يَحْقِرُهُ التَّقْوَى هَاهُنَاوَيُشِيرُ إِلَى صَدْرِهِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ، “بِحَسْبِ امْرِئٍ مِن الشَّرِّ أَنْ يَحْقِرَ أَخَاهُ الْمُسْلِمَ كُلُّ الْمُسْلِمِ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِ حَرَامٌ دَمُهُ وَمَالُهُ وَعِرْضُهُ ) رواه مسلم و احمد

Translation: (Every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. He should neither oppress him, nor let him down, nor insult him. Piety is here, while pointing to his chest thrice. It is enough for a man’s mischief to look down upon his Muslim brother. The blood, property and honor of every Muslim is forbidden for another Muslim.) Narrated by Muslim and Ahmad.

In view of the above saying of our Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and being a member of the Muslim society, we look upon every Muslim as our brother and we formally recognize the legitimate rights of all Afghans including minorities as our religious duty.

 

The formation of Islamic Emirate comprises of virtuous and erudite people from all areas and nations of our country, learning a lot from the experiences of previous 36 years especially from the responsibilities borne over the past twenty years hence no one should fear about what will happen if the Islamic Emirate comes to power. I assure you that the upcoming changes will in no way resemble the situation following the collapse of the communist regime when everything turned upside down. There are no such disagreements inside the Jihadi ranks as were in the past. This time every legal development around the country will be preserved, national assets and the achievements of private sector will be maintained, the dignity of all individuals and communities of the country will be honored, an accountable, transparent, professional and inclusive Afghan administration will be setup to meet both the worldly and religious needs of the Afghan masses. We have always tried, in light of Islamic principles and national interests, to maintain cordial and reciprocal relations with all neighboring, regional and world countries so that Afghanistan is secured both from external malice as well as internal differences.

 

5. Some circles accuse Mujahidin of being agents of Pakistan and Iran. This is an utterly unjust verdict because neither our past history nor the present prevailing circumstances attest to this statement and the forthcoming history will also be a witness against these false accusations, Insha-Allah (God-willing).

Nevertheless, it is a fact that we have sought cordial relations not only with Pakistan and Iran but also all other neighboring countries. Just like towards the people of Pakistan and Iran, we have been the well-wishers of all masses of all neighboring, regional and world countries and we are determined to pursue this wise policy.

We call upon all people with intellect not to be deceived by the baseless propaganda of the enemy intelligence. Do not attribute you’re extraordinary achievements to others. The vast areas spreading from Badakhshan to Kandahar, from Faryab to Paktia and from Herat to Nangarhar, which almost covers the entire country cannot be liberated with foreign support. If foreign aid were so effective then it would have treated the wounds of the Kabul administration which enjoys the unconstrained support of fifty countries. They freely get weapons and manpower from abroad, even their leaders are brought up and trained by the foreigners. But none of these provisions stabilized them rather they are losing ground on a daily basis. Therefore if we were not supported by Allah Almighty as well as our pious masses and Jihadi spirit, how could it be possible for us to have sustained this lopsided war for fourteen years against major world military powers with the insignificant and secret support of either one or two neighboring countries? Without a doubt, no sane mind would ever accept this nonsense.

Therefore our Muslim brothers, near and far, should not be victimized by the enemy propaganda because the enemy is not only devious but also shrewd and well-equipped, able to convey and spread rumors and propaganda against Muslims and Islamic movements to the world masses. Hence all Muslims should remain vigilant and discerning equipped with faith and spiritual perspicacity.

 

6. Some people, without having any sound proof, think that the Islamic Emirate is against all new developments, modern sciences and resources. This despite the overall expenditure on schools and higher educational institutions being higher than the traditional religious madrassas during the reign of the Islamic Emirate. Twenty percent of the budget was allocated for education and training. Contemporary studies are recommended by our religious scholars as they are obligatory according to Islamic teachings. Allah Almighty says in His Holy Book:

(وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُمْ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِنْ قُوَّةٍ وَمِنْ رِبَاطِ الْخَيْلِ تُرْهِبُونَ بِهِ عَدُوَّ اللَّهِ وَعَدُوَّكُمْ… )(الانفال 60)

Translation: (And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war, whereby you may frighten the enemy of Allah and your enemy…) (Al-Anfal – 60)

According to the above blessed verse which stresses upon every possible preparation against the enemy and since Jihad is an indispensable obligation for the Muslims today thus modern resources to combat the enemy can neither be had nor utilized without the prior knowledge of modern sciences and new experiences. Similarly treatment of injured Mujahidin and health-care of Muslim masses, freeing ourselves from enemy dependence in technical, industrial, agricultural and various other walks of life as well as properly serving the Muslims and self-sufficiency of Islamic society needs our excellence in modern knowledge. It is a well-established rule of Islamic jurisprudence that the requisite of an obligation is obligatory.

Therefore the Islamic Emirate realizes the value and importance of modern sciences and sources in the light of our Holy Sharia law. The proof is that Mujahidin are facilitating both religious and modern studies for the young generation of our beloved homeland in all the areas under their control.

 

7. I would like to remind all the Mujahidin that if they abide by two things then eventual victory will be theirs. First, they should aim for Allah’s pleasure in all their deeds. They should endure their allegiance with their creed, country, the Islamic Emirate and their leaders as guided by our Holy Book:

(يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن تَنصُرُواْ اللَّهَ یَنصُرْکمْ وَ یُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَکمْ.) (محمد 7)

Translation: (O ye who believe! if you help the cause of Allah, He will help you and will make your foothold firm.) (Muhammad – 7)

Secondly, our Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) says:

( لَيْسَ مِنَّا مَنْ لَمْ يَرْحَمْ صَغِيرَنَا وَلم يُوَقِّرْ كَبِيرَنَا) (ترمذي)

Translation: (Those who do not have mercy on youngsters and not respectful to elders are not from us.) Narrated by Tirmidhi

So deal with your people gently, with love and good manners. Treat their elders as your own parents and their youngsters as your own brothers and children. The protection of lives and properties of ordinary people is your Islamic and human responsibility. Particularly in your military planning, take all possible measures to avoid civilian losses and casualties. If you glance over history, you will vividly see that the one who has betrayed the sacred religion of Allah or has looked down upon this pious Mujahid nation or ignored good ethics has failed at succeeding here. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) says:

( أکمل المؤمنين إيماناً أحسنهم خلقاً ) (رواه ابوداود)

Translation: (The most perfect amongst the pious people is the one whose behavior is sublime.) Narrated by Abu Daud

So win over your nation with good behavior.

 

8. O Mujahidin! As Allah Almighty has flung open the doors of victories to you, try your best to invite and guide the opponents to the right path and provide them with secured and honorable living conditions. Instead of killing them, it is better to reform (guide) them as our community will inevitably suffer due to their widows and orphans. The people who control their anger and pardon are held in high esteem by Allah Almighty as He says:

(وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ)‌ (آل عمران (134)

Translation: (And those who suppress anger, and pardon men; and Allah loves those who do good.) (Al-Imran – 134)

 

9. Muslims of the whole world and specially the pious masses of Afghanistan are requested to increase their physical and financial support to the Mujahidin amidst the current triumphant process as you constantly extended it over the past fourteen years. You should remember that Jihad is an individual obligation upon every single Muslim. If one cannot participate in the Jihadi fronts physically, he can discharge his duty by extending financial or political or cultural support to the Mujahidin. Our Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) says:

(مَنْ جَهَّزَ غَازِياً فِي سَبِيلِ الله فَقَدْ غَزَا، وَمَنْ خَلَفَ غَازِياً فِي سَبِيلِ الله بِخَيْرٍ فَقَدْ غَزَا) (متفق علیه

Translation: (Whosoever equipped a fighter in the path of Allah, and the one who looked after a fighter’s family behind, verily he participated in Jihad.) Agreed Upon

10. To end, I request all the leaders and masses of the Muslim world to maintain unity and fraternity among themselves and not allow internal differences to weaken their ranks. The policy of tolerance, patience, acumen and strict abidance by Islamic Sharia should be adopted. I would like to remind all the well-off sympathizing brothers to extend their complete support to the bereaved families of the martyrs, prisoners, disabled, poor and orphans of frontline Mujahidin during these happy days of Eid-ul-Fitr. They should not be left alone and must be encouraged because it is the source of success and prosperity in this world as well the world hereafter. Wish good for others as you seek it for yourselves as the Holy Quran says:

(وَافْعَلُوا الْخَيْرَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ) (الحج – 77)

Translation: (And do good deeds that you may prosper.) (Al-Hajj – 77)

 

I once again congratulate all of you on this happy occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and pray to Allah Almighty that all your worship and services are rewarded.

 

Wassalam.

 

Servant of Islam

Amir-ul-Momineen

Mulla Mohammad Umar Mujahid

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