من المؤمنین رجال صدقوا ما عهدوا الله علیه، فمنهم من قضی نحبه ومنهم من ینتظر وما بدلوا تبدیلا. (سورة الاحزاب ــ ۲۳ آية)
Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah [i.e. have gone out for Jihad, and showed not their backs to the disbelievers], of them some have fulfilled their obligations (martyred), and some of them are still waiting, but they have never changed [i.e. never proved treacherous to their covenant which they concluded with Allah] in the least. (Al-Ahzab – 23)
The governor for Kunduz of the Islamic Emirate, the sincere and devout individual, Al-Haj Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund was martyred by a cowardly airstrike of the invading American infidels on 26/02/2017 in Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz province, surely to Allah we belong and to Him is the return.
As martyrdom is an elevated status for which the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) himself yearned and is a path treaded by great men such as Umar, Uthman, Ali and Hamza (may Allah be pleased with them), therefore we consider this dignified status rewarded to Shaheed Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund as a sign of bliss and acceptance by Allah Almighty.
We extend our deepest condolences to the honorable family, valiant friends, relatives, Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate and all countrymen on the occasion of Shaheed Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund’s martyrdom. Imam Bukhari (may Allah have mercy on him) reports about the status of a martyr:
قال رسول الله صلی الله علیه وسلم لأم حارثة بنت النعمان ، وقد قتل ابنها معه يوم بدر ، فسألته أين هو ؟ قال : إنه فى الفردوس الأعلى. رواه البخاري
We pray for the acceptance of martyrdom of Shaheed Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, and ask for him a life of high status in Jannatul Firdaws (Highest Paradise). May Allah grant his family, relatives and Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate immense patience, great rewards and a blessed substitute, Ameen.
The liberator of Kunduz – Shaheed Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund – considered martyrdom his greatest desire. His martyrdom will not only fail in weakening the ranks of Islamic Emirate, but hundreds of more youth jump to the arenas of sacrifice and martyrdom for Islam. Al-Haj Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, during his astute leadership, has trained thousands of Mujahideen such that they will follow his path (Allah willing) and work as a bulwark to protect their religion, country and freedom against the enemy.
Shaheed Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund served in the Islamic Emirate with great sincerity, honesty, obedience and affinity, endured prisons, hardships and enervation and discharged his obligation for the establishment of an Islamic system. The Islamic Emirate shall never forget the services of this valiant and esteemed human being but will encourage every Mujahid to follow the footsteps of Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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