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New video message and statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Shaykh Hībat Allah Akhūnd Zādah: “Message of Felicitation On the Occasion of ‘Īd al-Fiṭr”

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

All praise be to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We also seek His refuge from the evils of our inner selves and from our wicked deeds. Whoever is guided by Allah, there is none to mislead him and whoever is left by Allah in error, there will be none a s guide for him (except Allah). I testify there is no god but Allah. Alone is He and has no a sociate and I testify that Mohammad is His Servant and Messenger.

Allah (SwT) says: Indeed, We have given you [O Muhammad] a manifest victory (1) That Allah may forgive you your sins of the past and the future, and complete His Favour on you, and guide you on the Straight Path (2) And Allah may Help you with a mighty victory (3) – Surah Al-Fath

To the believing Afghan Mujahid nation, vanguards of the battlefronts and the entire Muslim Ummah!

May peace and blessing of Allah be upon you all!

I extend my heartfelt felicitation to you all on this auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, may Allah (SwT) accept your fast, tarawih and all other forms of worship.

May Allah (SwT) accept the martyrdom of the martyrs, reward Mujahideen and the Mujahid nation for their services and hardships, bestow quick recovery upon the injured and provide provisions for the rescue and freedom of captives.

I pray to Allah (SwT) to grant the families, relatives and children of the martyrs’ patience, immense rewards and fulfilment of their pure aspirations.

Believing Compatriots!

I would like to clarify the policy and objectives of the Islamic Emirate concerning the current state of affairs and recent developments in the country.

1 – The objectives of our Jihad are to gain the pleasure of Allah (SwT), freedom of our country and to establish an Islamic system. The sacrifices, hardships and tribulations endured by the people and Mujahideen in this great cause (Jihad) are not hidden from anyone; therefore to attain and safeguard these objectives and to avert any fitnah (corruption) and threats, I call upon all our compatriots specifically all the officials and battlefront Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate to pay close attention to your objectives, consolidate your ranks and might, maintain your unity and obedience and further regulate your administrative structure.

2 – As the Islamic Emirate is the shared home of all fellow Afghans and is struggling to attain (the fruits of) our forty-year sacrifices and aspirations hence all the noble scholars, spiritual leaders, teachers, tribal elders, writers, poets, academics and influential personalities of our homeland must expand their cooperation towards the establishment of an Islamic system, peace, rehabilitation, unity and a sovereign Afghanistan. You must use all your capabilities to enlighten your students, associates and communities about the realities, to inform them about our proud history and to fight off all forms of bigotry, prejudice, discord, moral corruption and all other elements detrimental to our holy religion, national unity and sovereignty. These notable personalities must strive even harder for the Islamic identity of Afghanistan, Jihad, struggle for truth and inspiring future generations so that the spirit of sacrifice in the defense of our Islamic and national values is reinforced and strengthened even further in our homeland.

3 – Political relations of the Islamic Emirate with regional and world countries have broadened tremendously compared to the past as trust and confidence is built based on the Islamic Emirate clarifying its stance and policy to others. On the basis of our policy – we seek to have brotherly relations with Islamic countries, neighborly relations with our neighbors and strengthening of constructive relations with all regional and world countries in order that obligations be discharged vis-à-vis regional and global economic prosperity, security and communal life. And we hope that other countries reciprocate and take similar steps.

4 – To those sides and individuals that have reservations about the future political system following the end of occupation – the Islamic Emirate once again assures everyone that it does not have a monopolist policy, every male and female member of society shall be given their due rights, none shall feel any sense of deprivation or injustice and all work necessary for the welfare, durability and development of society will be addressed in the light of divine Shariah law.

5 – Some circles seeking nefarious goals and power through a plan given to them by foreign intelligence networks to promote hatred and bigotry under linguistic, tribal, sectarian and other titles and to threaten and endanger the unity of our country must understand that the Afghan nation and the Islamic Emirate will not permit such undertakings. Just as it rescued our homeland from such dangers in the past, it still (Allah willing) retains such capabilities, hence, it would be better for the perpetrators of such activities to review their approach and refrain from troubling this nation with such evil actions and ideas.

6 – The signing of the historic agreement with the United States of America and the resultant termination of occupation is an extraordinary accomplishment for the Islamic Emirate and the entire Afghan Mujahid nation that can prove beneficial for all sides if implemented sincerely. The Islamic Emirate is committed to the agreement signed with America and urges the other side to honor its own commitments and not allow this critical opportunity go to waste. The implementation of this agreement can prove to be a powerful instrument for bringing an end to the war between America and our country and for establishing peace and an Islamic system in our homeland.

I urge American officials to not afford anyone the opportunity to obstruct, delay and ultimately derail this internationally recognized bilateral agreement between us and you. The text of the agreement is explicit and constitutes a promising framework beneficial for both our nations and for problem resolution that must be fully implemented. Let us move forward with the implementation phase so that a path is paved for the withdrawal of your forces and for peace and security to take hold in Afghanistan and the region.

7 – Detainees are languishing in harsh and difficult conditions in the prisons of the Kabul administration. Humanitarian organizations and various charitable groups and individuals should feel a sense of responsibility in this regard and must take all necessary steps for the safe and quick release of prisoners.

8 – We are offering general amnesty to all those standing in the opposition ranks if they choose to renounce their enmity. We urge everyone to take full advantage of this amnesty by ending their opposition and not becoming an impediment for the establishment of an Islamic government which is the aspiration of millions of martyred, wounded, disabled, orphaned, widowed and suffering Afghans.

9 – The Islamic Emirate is genuinely concerned about civilian casualties in the country and has thus tasked a special commission for the safety and protection of civilians so that they are not harmed by Mujahideen during battles. And God forbid, if such an incident was to occur then the case would be fully probed and the culprits punished.

However, it is absolutely disturbing that civilians and their homes continue to be deliberately targeted in the airstrikes and artillery fire of the opposition, therefore, we urge all domestic and foreign parties to take effective steps for the prevention of civilian casualties on humanitarian grounds.

10 – Coronavirus is a global pandemic. Allah (SwT) afflicts humankind with such tribulations when transgression against Allah Almighty’s religion, nature and human norms reaches its peak. We must seek forgiveness from Allah (SwT), re-evaluate our actions, stop violating the commands of Allah (SwT) and readjust our lives in accordance with the guidelines laid out by Islam so that we may be rescued from this deadly torment and trial.

To control the aforementioned disease, the Health Commission of the Islamic Emirate has been instructed to exert efforts to the best of their abilities by providing medical facilities to the people and not sparing anything at their disposal. Our advice to the general public is that they also pay close attention to all legal and medical measures to protect themselves from this disease so that, God forbid, no harm touches them.

We call on all international health organizations and NGOs to aid our countrymen even further in combatting this disease and to provide them with all the necessary tools available. The Islamic Emirate stands ready to provide every type of assistance to NGOs in the transfer and transparent distribution of aid material.

11 – I instruct all the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate at this critical juncture to treat the general public with compassion, empathy and kindness, not become a cause for their grievance and annoyance, not engage in arrogance and cruelty, not abuse power and resources to harm the people, strictly refrain from entertaining any sense of privilege, ambition and superiority and to consider every Afghan a brother and show them respect.

To end, I would like to remind everyone that in these blessed days and nights of Eid when all the people of our country are facing severe problems due to the coronavirus outbreak and lack of employment opportunities for the poor and needy; our businessmen and wealthy brothers must show compassion to the poor, take special care of the families of martyrs, orphans, widows and their relatives and not withhold sympathy and aid from anyone in need.

Wasalam

Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Amir-ul-Mumineen Sheikh-ul-Hadith Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada

27/09/1441 Hijri Lunar

31/02/1399 Hijri Solar                  20/05/2020 Gregorian

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Source:

New video message from al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s Shaykh Khālid bin ‘Umar Bāṭarfī (Abū al-Miqdād al-Kindī): “Reflections on Sūrat al-Nūr and al-Ḥujurāt, #16″

For prior parts in this video series see: #15, #14#13#12#11#10#9#8#7#6#5#4#3#2#1 and Introduction.

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