New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: "Regarding the Passing Away of Prominent Jihādī Figure, Scholar, and Warrior Mawlawī Jalāl al-Dīn al-Haqqānī"

الحمد لله الذي خلق السموات والأرض وجعل الظلمات والنور. خلق الموت والحياة ليبلوكم أيكم أحسن عملاً وهو العزيز الغفور. ونشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، ونشهد أن سيدنا ونبينا محمداً عبده ورسوله، الشافع المشفع يوم النشور، صلى الله وسلم وبارك عليه وعلى آله وأصحابه والتابعين ومن تبعهم بإحسان إلى يوم الدين. امابعد:
قال الله تعالی: إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَرْتَابُوا وَجَاهَدُوا بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الصَّادِقُونَ. ۱۵ . الحجرات
Only those are the believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allah. Those! They are the truthful. (Al-Hujuraat: 15)
It is with great regret that we inform our believing Mujahid Afghan nation and the vast Islamic Ummah that the prominent Jihadi figure, religious scholar, exemplary warrior and pioneer of celebrated Jihads; the Minister of Frontiers during the reign of Islamic Emirate and member of the Leadership Council, the esteemed Al-Haj Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani has passed away after a long battle with illness, surely to Allah we belong and to Him is the return.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan sends its condolence to the Jihad-loving family of his excellency Haqqani Sahib (may Allah have mercy on him) as well as all Mujahideen, the Afghan nation and Muslims worldwide. May Allah (SwT) accept all good deeds of Haqqani Sahib, may He (SwT) shower him with mercy and may He (SwT) accept his hardships, energies and displacements in the path of Jihad, Dawah (preaching), knowledge and reformation, Ameen O’ Lord of the Universe.
The late Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani Sahib was from among the great distinguished Jihadi personalities of this era. Just as the Mujahideen of early Islam were reassured and comforted by the presence and exploits of Khalid bin Walid (RA), truly the Mujahideen of this era also found reassurance and comfort in the presence and exploits of Haqqani Sahib. A time when our nation faced the dangers of atheist communism and the Islamic land of Afghanistan was under the threat of irreligiosity like Bukharah, Samarqand and Qawqaz, his excellency Haqqani Sahib and other honorable Mujahideen of that era took a stand against communist heresy. Their initial efforts through Dawah and propagation were aimed at awakening the nation and they later waged armed Jihad to eradicate communist disbelief following the communist coup d’état.
His excellency Haqqani Sahib continued his Jihad against communists and the soviet invasion with deep conviction until complete victory. He then adopted the role of an armed and honest arbitrator during the civil war and when the Islamic Emirate arose, he – as a yearner of Islamic government – stood by the side of the esteemed Amir ul Mumineen Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid (may Allah have mercy on him) with complete sincerity and force while serving admirably in consolidating Islamic governance.
The actions and exploits of Haqqani Sahib and his untiring efforts to keep the Islamic Emirate united in the face of American invasion are golden chapters of history which future Islamic generations shall forever be proud of. To summarize, the life and deeds of his excellency Haqqani Sahib are such noteworthy chronicles that can serve as a guiding light for any believer and committed Muslim. It is an epitome of sincere Jihad, sacrifice, steadfastness, determination, hardships in the path of religion and abstinence from worldly fame, office and opulence.
What we can take away from the passing away of his excellency Haqqani Sahib is that he verified his character. The covenant which he had made towards his faith and religion, he remained true to it until his death. He was undoubtedly blessed because he defended his religion and Islamic values during an extremely harsh and testing period by playing an extraordinary role as a reviver of religious v

alues. If his excellency Haqqani Sahib has departed us physically, his ideology and methodology continue to endure. His trench remains warm and a great Jihadi caravan like the Islamic Emirate continues treading his path.
Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani was ill and bed-ridden for the past several years. Just as he endured great hardships for the religion of Allah during his youth and health, he also endured long illness during his later years with complete patience and spirit of accepting predestination until he finally said Labbaik (at your service) to the caller of death.
Regarding the passing away of the late Al-Haj Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani Sahib, we ask all Mujahideen, common countrymen and Muslims worldwide to pray for his soul. He did great Ihsan (kindness/charity) with the Afghan nation and the entire Islamic Ummah through his activities. He stopped atheism and disbelief through his Jihadi struggle and therefore deserves we gift him hasanat (the good) of our prayers and Quran recitals.
To end we once again pray for the soul of his excellency, the late Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani Sahib – may Allah bless him with His Countenance and high ranks (in Jannah).
Leaders and Leadership Council of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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