New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Mawlawī Jalāl al-Dīn al-Haqqānī: "Message to the Valiant Afghān Nation on the Occasion of Dr. Nāṣr ad-Dīn Ḥaqqānī’s Martyrdom"

“Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah, of them some have fulfilled their obligations, and some of them are still waiting, but they have never changed in the least”. Surat Ahzab Ayat 23.

Afghanistan’s Mu’min and Mujahid nation and the defeaters of the Crusaders,
Assalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
First of all I would like to congratulate the esteemed Amir ul Mu’mineen (hafidhahullah), the courageous Mujahideen and myself on the Martyrdom of a valiant and audacious Mujahid, Shaheed Naseeruddin Haqqani. May Allah (SWT) accept him as a Martyr and as a Truthful and Pious believer.
O Brothers! Martyrdom in the path of Allah is such a lofty state that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) with his sublime position wished to attain it and promulgated the blessed status of martyrdom in his narrations. Martyrdom is such a blessed state that only the most honest and truthful are blessed to attain this position. Martyrdom is a bounty which is bestowed upon the best of the Mujahideen and indeed martyrdom is the utmost objective of all Mujahideen who wish to attain the pleasure of their Lord by sacrificing their lives in His path and in return being awarded with the Gardens of Paradise.
O Muslim and Mujahid nation! Today as our courageous brothers are engaged in protecting our nation from the foreign occupiers, Allah (SWT) has in exchange for their martyrdoms and sacrifices turned this land into a historical battlefield in which we are being granted strategic victories against the aggressors. Such victories that our enemies, despite their technological and military capabilities, are greatly agitated, are at a loss on how to escape and have lost their status as a super power.
O Brothers! The path of jihad is a path of sacrifices and valor. The sacrifices of jihad began with the martyrdom of Hamza radhiallahu ‘Anhu in the historical battle of Uhud and has continued unabated for the past fourteen centuries. Shaheed Doctor Naseeruddin Haqqani, in campaigning for the supremacy of the Islamic government and in defending the freedom of his beloved nation, was also a traveler of this blessed path and reached the end of his journey by fulfilling his ultimate desire of martyrdom in the path of Allah (SWT). May Allah (SWT) accept his martyrdom.
Shaheed Naseeruddin Haqqani was neither the first martyr from our family nor will he be the last. In fact the entire Haqqani family is dedicated to jihad and martyrdom. Seeking martyrdom through the campaign for the supremacy of Islamic government and the defense of our beloved nation is the Haqqani family’s most ardent desire. I myself, upon hearing of the martyrdoms of our Mujahideen, am overcome with the desire to obtain this lofty status. I have spent a large part of my life wishing the hour when I might reach this lofty state. Alhamdulillah you and I are Muslim, and Muslims love to attain martyrdom as ardently as the non-believers love the comforts of this world.
O Muslim Afghans and beloved Mujahideen! Our valiant nation has for the past three and a half decades sacrificed in order to establish the supremacy of Islamic government in our land. Their gallantry and spilt blood to achieve this end are dearly precious to us. You and I should all respect their sacrifices. We can only respect their sacrifices and martyrdoms by working to bring about the implementation of Islamic government and by following the commands of the sublime Islamic Law. And by keeping our battle fronts united around the leadership of Amir ul Mu’mineen Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid, by obeying the commands of our leaders, and by working for the prosperity of our wronged nation.
O Brothers! The martyrdom of our Mujahideen in their fight against the aggressors is a sign of our victory and not of our defeat. Indeed the signs of our defeat will be our deviation from this path and our treachery towards the spilt blood. May Allah (SWT) protect us and all the Muslim Ummah from such deviations and splinterring.

Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani
10 Muharram 1435
13 November 2013