In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَاتًا بَلْ أَحْيَاءٌ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ يُرْزَقُونَ
(Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision)
It is with great sadness that we have received information that a famous commander of Islamic Emirate and the Jihadi in-charge of Kandahar province, Dr. Abdul Wasi’ Azzam, was martyred in a firefight with enemy forces in Gerimsir district of Helmand province and before this the news about the martyrdom of Jihadi in-charge of Kunar province, the courageous commander Mawlawi Noor Qasim Hayderi, in a cowardly enemy airstrike in Kunar; surely to Allah we belong and to Him is the return.
The Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate extends in condolences to the families of the mentioned martyrs as well as to all the Mujahideen and asks Allah to accept them into the highest paradise (Jannat al Firdaws) and grant their relatives patience and a great reward.
The hero Mawlawi Noor Qasim Hayderi and the famous knight Dr. Abdul Wasi’Azzam presented untiring services and rendered unmatched sacrifices in the path of Jihad which the Islamic Emirate and the entire Mujahid nation will forever be proud of.
The mentioned martyrs played important roles in Jihadi services throughout the country during the previous Jihad, at the time of rule of the Islamic Emirate and during the harsh conditions of the current Jihad against the invading crusaders.
Attaining martyrdom in the path of seeking the pleasure of Allah Almighty and defending our nation is the lofty goal of every high ranking official and ordinary Mujahid of the Islamic Emirate and for the realization of this desire each has come out to the trenches of Jihad.
We have all pledged to stay on the path of Jihad shoulder to shoulder with our countrymen against the invaders till our last breath. If we attain martyrdom in this path then it is honour and if we overcome our enemies then it is the victory of our Jihadi path. Victory and martyrdom are both divine preordainments and part and parcel of the path of Jihad. The martyrdom of our officials in the frontlines of Jihad clearly shows that the officials of Islamic Emirate are at the forefront of Jihad, ahead of the ordinary Mujahideen in order to push ahead with their Jihadi plans and carry out their struggle against the invaders with this same spirit.
We believe the martyrdom of Dr. Abdul Wasi’ Azzam, Mawlawi Noor Qasim (Hayderi) as well as other Jihadi officials and Mujahideen will only strengthen our Jihadi determination and with this determination we will continue our Jihad until the liberation of our country and the establishment of an Islamic government.
May Allah Almighty give victory to the Mujahideen in this sacred path and accept the martyrdom of all the martyrs.
Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate
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