In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful
First and foremost, this work is one of many works by the leaders of the Global Jihadagainst the forces of unbelief and hypocrisy.
Sheikh Abu Mus’ab
of course is not just anyluminary but rather one of the more outspoken and visionary leaders of the jihad that hada solid grasp of history, tactics, strategy and real experience. However, before introducing
Shaikh Abu Mus’ab
, there needs to be made a few clarifications regarding the translationitself.I have taken the liberty to add footnotes for those who are unfamiliar with the historicalintricacies of the piece, (NOTE: footnote #3 is the Shaykh’s from the original text inregards to the ahadith about the Mahdi and NOT mine). In addition, I have also changedthe grammar to suit English readers as, obviously, different languages have differentstructures and so this may at times not be a literal translation per se but as close as I couldget it without harming readability, and also not attempting to translating words that reallydon’t have a direct word meaning in English. Furthermore, there is a glossary of theArabic terms as well. I have also used brackets such as ‘[ ]’ to indicate my additionalnotes on the text to once again make it simpler to understand what Sheikh Abu Mus’absays and to add certain things that he assumed his original readers would know, but notlaymen, (i.e. source of hadith or Quranic verse reference). What is included in these brackets is NOT included in the original text.
Mustafa bin Abd al-Qadir Sitmaryam Nasar
Abu Mus'ab al-Suri
Umar Abd al-Hakim
was reportedly captured in the Pakistani city of Quetta in late October 2005, although exactly where and when is disputed. He was captured by Pakistanisecurity forces and handed over to American custody a month or so later. Since he wasnot among the 14 high-profile al-Qaida suspects transferred to theGuantanamo Baydetention campin late 2006, it has been inferred that Sheikh
has been sent back toSyria. He is wanted (as a witness) inSpainin connection with the 2004 Madrid trainoperations, and wanted in Syria.Sheikh
either there or later inSheikh