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From Uncle Sam to AllahuAkbar: My life in Iraq and Journey to Islam Penned by Abu Nuh
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12 Defending Afghanistan: Is it defending Islam or defending al-Qa’idah? Penned by Basheer al-Miqdad 53 Trying Liberation without Islam Penned by Kamau Killer Congo 52 The raison d’être for Europe’s potential of Jihadi assault Penned by Abu Talha 64 Toxic Health Care part 2, Biosurveillance: Another Puzzle Hidden In Obama’s Stimulus Bill Penned by Umm Ameenah 61 China’s war against Islam Penned by Abu Bakr Jihad Recollections | August 09
RELIGION & BIOGRAPHY
08 Tableeghi Jama’ah on the strategic spectrum Penned by Salahuddin al-Bengali 41 The Warrior Trainer: the Days of Abu Layth P3 Penned by Abu Ishaq 69 The first instance of Guerrilla Activity in Islamic History Penned by Imam Anwar al-’Awlaki 56 A critical look into Dr. Israr’s Tanzeem-e-Islami: Makkah to Madinah or post-Madinah? Penned by Abu Risaas 10 Uncluttering the outlook on ‘Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad Penned by Abu ‘Abdullah as-Sayf
STRATEGY & LESSONS
36 Assessing the Role and Influence of As-Sahab Media Penned by Ibn al-Mubarak 18 Operational Objectives of Guerrilla Wars Penned by ‘Abd al-’Aziz al-Muqrin
SOCIAL & CULTURE
15 Islamic Demonstrations and their relationship with the Mujahideen Penned by Abu Shaheed al-Thaa’ir 19 2012: Apocalypse or Nonsense? Penned by Saif ud-Deen 25 Anasheed: A tool in our media’s warfare arsenal Penned by Ibn ‘Abdur Rahman
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23 The Techno-Taqwa age Penned by Savvy Irhabi 47 The Psychology of Working out Penned by Thabit bil Darb 39 Mobile Shooter Detection Systems Penned by Mu’tasim
04 Letter from the Editors 06 Soundbytes 07 Feedback 27 The Beginning of the End 79 Shaykh Usama poem 80 Picture Flash
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In this issue, we have a lot of exciting subjects waiting for our brothers and sisters to read over and muse. Before we go into that, we would like to first address some of the logistics concerning Jihad Recollections. Our magazine has changed from being a monthly magazine to a magazine that will be released either bi-monthly or every 2 months. This is due to the schedule of the editors and some of the writers, the research for some of the subjects, and the constant struggle to make this magazine an improvement over the previous releases. Now, in regards to this issue, we will be postponing a few of the continued series to let our other talented writers and thinkers import their thoughts on various issues in a few series. Some of these new series will include a strategic analysis on Tableeghi Jama’ah and the views of an experienced Muslim Activist on the issue of Islamic Demonstrations and its relationship with the Mujahideen. In addition, we will start posting translations of Abu Hajr ‘Abd al-’Aziz al-Muqrin’s works on Guerrilla Warfare. Our cover story is a fascinating look into the life of an American convert who was once upon a time draped in military camouflage to confront the Mujahideen in Iraq and who now supports the Mujahideen and has reached a firm conviction in the principles of Wala’ and Bara’. This is a story that he has been waiting to share with his Ummah to show how beautiful Allah’s plans are. Our magazine wishes to set a standard in the understanding of the religion in the modern day. We are not interested in the repetition of the beliefs to which all those in the ‘Salafi-Jihadi’ community know of. Rather, we intend to go beyond that and discuss issues pertaining to our modern dilemmas and problems. This is what sets us apart from the resourceful discussion forums and beneficial online meeting places. Making this Magazine a platform of informative ideas is precisely our goal. We ask Allah to guide our pens, tongues, and limbs toward the victory of Tawheed.
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officials and prominent rabbis were arrested on Thursday in a sweeping federal probe that uncovered political corruption. if they come close to our forces.and when needed. human organ sales and money laundering from New York to Israel”. and they swore by Allah that they will not calm down or settle. al-Shabab commander to Reuters. “Your mujahideen brothers have made an agreement and an oath and a promise to go forward. such as inflicting great harm upon the enemy. and instead use it to wage a war against Islam and those who demand its implementation”. which is protecting Islam. “Dozens of New Jersey politicians. Imam Siraj Wahaj on attending the funeral of Michael Jackson. Do not be overconfident about your weapons. “Please.” Abu Taha ‘Abdallah al-Miqdad. “We are ready to fight the Ethiopians. please bring us home so that we can be back where we belong and not over here. the worldwide economy. I want to be there”. Ayman al-Zawahiri to Pakistan. social life and religion. On Reuters. 6 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . wasting our time and our lives and our precious life that we could be using back in our own country. Please bring us home.SOUNDBYTES “In summary. Shaykh Usama bin Ladin’s message to Pakistan. we will give them a lesson. its followers and its lands.. Dr. in Sada’ alJihad Magazine. it is the duty of all of its inhabitants -.” Hassan Maalin Takow.” Commander Saifullah of the Islamic Turkestan Group.e. “Even if I stand in the back. Bowe Bergdahl. “The scholars of Islam have unanimously agreed that if the infidel enemy enters a Muslim country. It is America and American people who have that power”. Abu Anas al-Shanqeeti to Shaykh Abu Yahya. and their swords will not be put down until they purify the Islamic Maghreb from the atrocities of the impure apostates and their grudge-filled Crusader masters and their mediocre man-made laws”.” Shaykh Mustapha Abu alYazeed in an interview on al-Jazeera. al-Qa’idah) large-scale operations is due to the fact that first. “…democracy means preferring the opinion of 11 asses over the opinion of 10 scholars.” Mullah ‘Umar to America. “O heroic Mujahideen of the youth of Turkistan! Stand up in the name of Allah to protect your Muslim people and kill the Chinese Communists wherever you find them and trap them and plot against them in every way. we have open fronts in various countries in which the same goals are achieved as those sought in the large-scale operations we used to carry out. “The fact that there has been a slowdown in its (i. “Your cutting-edge weapons have the power to kill but have no power to protect you from death.to mobilize for Jihad”. their neighbors -. Soundbytes is a collection of notable short quotations from various people within the last month(s). Asif Zardari and Ashfaq Kiyani have continued to divert the army from its first priority. Its objective is to keep the readers updated on international and domestic politics. the imprisoned US soldier in Afghanistan.
“dismantled the greatest nation God has ever let exist on earth. Alhamdullilah. It is good to see this posted. The Kuffar really had seconds thoughts. Asad’Allah MashAllah.info English forum under the Magazine’s post or revolution. western reactions to the appearance of Abu Mansour al Amrki in Somali militants’ video.Jazak’Allah khair.ansar1. the economy. who according to the author. CBS News Feedback includes comments. Keep up the good work. biographies. included articles on politics. To contribute. like one on the latest mobile phones. I just skimmed through it and it looks great.net Jihad Recollections | August 09 7 . President Barack Obama’s speech before the Turkish Parliament last month. very good work. on whether it would be out. tributes to the “architect of global jihad” Abu Mus’ab al Suri and al Qaeda figure Abu Laith al Libi. It compared the U.. Keep it up!! assassin The second issue of an English online magazine was released by Al Fursan Media. suggestions.Assalamu alaikum. May God bless all of the brothers and sisters at al-Fursan media and may He reward them for their efforts. it included an English version of all al Qaeda and other militant groups’ propaganda released on the Internet. president to the founder of modern Turkey Kemal Ataturk. technological and health issues. drop a comment at either the ansarnet. In addition to light features. :) So May the Apostate & Disbelievers Die in their Rage!!!!! Allahu Akbar!!! MashAllah every detail on design was spend wisely!!! wa1slama Assalaamu alaykum. and guidance to Jihad Recollections staff.” There were also articles on the latest tape by Adam Ghadan. religions.. May Allah bless the brother and sister who contributed to the magazine. The 74-page publication. particularly the article regarding lowering the gaze.S. Goatly I need archive link plz! chaudhrys3 Masha’Allah!! Another really excellent issue! Very. strategies and social. This issues’ main story was entitled “Obamaturk: The Secular Phenomenon” and dealt with U.S. called Jihad Recollections.
ne of the reasons I chose to write on this topic despite being a former Tableeghi is because I learned certain traits from this Jama’ah that remain absent in many other Jama’ah; it tends to throttle you to be curious about the harsh reality on the positivity of their akhlaq. I would also like shed some light on TJ’s (Tableeghi Jama’ah) pros and cons and how it would efficiently broaden the strategies that would help our Mujahideen brothers gain more credibility amongst the masses with the enduring effort to striving to ﬁght Jihad. As Shaykh ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam, rahimahullah, adequately puts it:
“Take from the Tableegh their manners...and imagine if we were to follow their path in respecting the people, and their manners with the scholars... The Tableegh have very good speech, as they convey what they say and work magic on the hearts with their manners, and cause any envy one might have against them to vanish. Take from the Ikhwan their historical movements and revolutionary ideas, and take from the Salafiyyah their beliefs. Collect within yourself all that is good, become a student, and do not restrict the truth to your own shaykh... Take from this person, and take from that person; respect the people, and give them the credit they are due, and put them in their proper categories...”1
The reason why we must not pay too much credit to this Jama’ah that ﬂourishes in United States, Europe, Africa and Asia is not due to the fact that they only excel in manners but because the doctrine of Jihaad remains deﬁcient in this movement, and there has
1 Excerpt on khutbah entitled ‘an-Nas Asnaf’ (People Are of Various Types), given on September 26, 1986.
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been no effective plan to restore Shari’ah and/or rebuild The Islamic (Caliphate) State. If you pause for a moment and visualize this Jama’ah as the world’s most largest Jihaadi Movement with an absolute right ‘Aqeedah and ﬁrmness in al-Wala’ wa al-Bara’; the Murtad Slave Governments and their Kuffar Masters of the West in general, then millions of innocent lives could have been spared from murder, many sisters’ izzah would never have been a tool and source of violation, and the Crusaders and Zionists would then have thought twice before their cruel and illegal invasion of our lands. It leaves one with no question, no doubt in one’s mind as to why these God-forsaken British Colonialist and the modern day US Crusaders along with their counterpart Godless Zionists have not been threatened since the very foundation of TJ. This movement openly executes their six point action plan that doesn’t cause any inconvenience to the Murtad and Kaﬁr governments and there happens to be no reason why this movement is very typical when they arguably won the hearts and minds of many kuffar and Murtadeen. For instance: The British Weekly, ‘The Economist,’ in its article entitled “The Other Side of Islam” pays glowing tribute to the Tableeghi Jama’ah, saying, “So long as such movements exist, and attract millions of Muslims, essential Islam remains alive and well”. This also ascertains the fact stated in their General Principles that they never discuss any controversial matters or points of secondary importance and conﬁnes all talks to the
main points of Tableegh. With a decisive production of signiﬁcant weak Muslims that are taught to focus more on Adab-Ikhlas, development in their organized industry, their ‘Ulema apparently pay no attention to the crisis pertaining to the current scenario of this bereaved Ummah. Let alone derive a decisive plan and solution to put an end to this ﬁtnah stimulated by heartless Crusaders. For instance: Tableeghi’s could have gracefully answered many oppressed victims whose cry is to rescue them from the hands of oppressors. And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allah, and for those weak, ill treated and oppressed among men, women, and children, whose cry is: “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help.” [4:75]
[Tableeghi’s praying side-by-side with the army of the Taaghoot in Bangladesh]
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On June 1st, 2009 one man shocked America. It was on this day that ‘Abdul Hakeem Mujahid Muhammad, a revert to Islam, gunned down two U.S. Soldiers outside of an army recruiter’s office in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was the ﬁrst successful Jihadi attack on America since the events of September 11th, 2001. The shock and awe of the American Government as well as the American people illustrated to us the signiﬁcance of this attack. America, at least for a few years, had felt safe. They had come to believe, as they have for every war they involved themselves in, that the conﬂict would remain overseas. ‘Abdul Hakeem Mujahid Muhammad destroyed these feelings of safety and security and instead installed fear in the hearts of the enemies of Allah in The United States of America. However the greatest signiﬁcance of this event is not what he did to the kuffar, but why he did it. Understanding the motive of this Muslim teaches our Ummah an important lesson that cannot go on ignored. ‘Abdul Hakeem Mujahid Muhammad was originally arrested in Yemen after he had gone there to study and was reportedly caught using a forged Somali passport. It was here that it is reported ‘Abdul Hakeem Mujahid Muhammad began to study and
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learn the fundamentals of Jihad in the path of Allah or as the media cleverly put it, he was ‘radicalized’. It was also at this point ‘Abdul Hakeem Mujahid Muhammad came under investigation by the FBI Terrorism Task Force. He returned to the United States still under investigation by the FBI. It was then shortly after his return that he experienced what he referred to as a ‘heat of the moment’ situation. It was at the time that his Lord boosted his Iman and gave him the courage to gun down two U.S. Soldiers, killing one and critically injuring the other. He was arrested shortly afterwards. Shortly after his arrest he made this statement explaining his motive for the actions taken against the U.S. soldiers:
“I don’t think it was murder, because murder is when you kill someone without justified reason and what I did is Islamic justified and also justified by common sense, you know. U.S. Soldiers are killing innocent Muslim men, women, and children and we believe that we have to strike back. We believe in eye for an eye, we don’t believe in turn the other cheek. Like I said, it wasn’t an attack personally, because I don’t know our soldiers personally. Yes it was an attack, a retaliation. And I feel that other attacks, not by me or people I know, but definitely Muslims in this country and elsewhere are going to
attack the U.S. for doing those things that they did”.
This statement itself shocked the people more than the actual attack. The straightforwardness and sincerity within this statement teaches this Ummah a lesson, a lesson which has long been ignored. The reality is that many ‘Muslims’ today view the armies of America, as well as other nations, as poor souls who are entrapped in a system they cannot get out of. Using this as their basis, they propagate the idea that we must be merciful and understanding with the soldiers within these armies. That to support the American troops doesn’t mean to support their actions, but just them as people. This belief and the propagation of it is from nothing other than the Shaytan. The United States, along with most Western nations, are not required military service states. Meaning they do not require you to serve a minimum amount of years in their military. It is the soldiers who make the willing choice without any compulsion to sign the dotted line thus selling their lives to the American Government. They know exactly what it is that they are getting into and they have chosen their free will to do so. Therefore it is clear even to the Jahil that these soldiers are not poor souls in need of mercy, rather they are as Allah describes as is reported by the Prophet, peace be upon him: “Whoever takes my Awliya’ (helpers) as enemies, I will wage war against them”.1
1 Hadith Qudsi 25: al-Bukhari
‘Abdul Hakeem Mujahid Muhammad has taught us that those nations who have made themselves our enemies, their armies would fall under that same category. He has reminded us that this is not the time of the great Islamic Empires, but instead this is a time where our people have been humiliated and our lands stolen and exploited. ‘Abdul Hakeem Mujahid Muhammad said in his memorable statement, “U.S. Soldiers are killing innocent Muslim men, women, and children and we believe that we have to strike back”. Is the killing of our innocent brothers and sisters not a ﬁtnah? Is it not a catastrophe? Is it not a disaster? Is it not a despicable act which makes it normal for Muslims to respond? On the Authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, “The disbeliever and the one who kills him will never be joined together in Hellfire”.2 In other words, a Muslim is rewarded for killing the nonbeliever to the extent that Allah will never dishonor the Muslim by joining him with the nonbeliever in Hellﬁre. Meaning, no Muslim who kills a nonbeliever for the sake of Allah will enter hellﬁre, but instead can only enter Jannah, if Allah wills.
2 Sahih Muslim
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For those interested in furthering their research. a missing factor that disappeared after the Caliphate’s abolishment. From the very onset. The movement is not an Arabonly movement. it is ﬁlled with Muslims from all races and backgrounds. “Holy War. I don’t intend to delve deep into the speciﬁc events that led to the invasion. The following points will suffice to refute this misunderstanding on the calls for Jihad: 1.1 Since 1 Actually. al-Qa’idah believes the war on Islam started with the British and their hostility towards the Muslims and their lands much before even the abolishment of the Ottoman Caliphate. the movement was formed so that it would combine the Muslim’s efforts around the world into one massive endeavor in order to bring back the Shari’ah of ar-Rahman. So the questions are posed: Didn’t al-a’idah bring this upon themselves? Why are they calling Muslims to defend ‘their mess’? Why are they pointing ﬁngers at the American occupation but never take responsibility for bringing them to our lands? It is these questions which have been posed by those who have misread the 9/11 event and what has led up to it. al-a’idah has been ﬁghting a war for the Ummah. rather. all of a sudden. Now. Nor did the war start with the USS Cole bombing the year before. Due to the subject we are dis- 12 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . The transfer of power to America then occurred.T here is a common misreading in al-a’idah’s attacks upon America and their calls for defensive Jihad in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The war started with America’s military presence in the Arabian Peninsula after the Gulf War. This is the very purpose of the organization when it was formed around after the Soviets left Afghanistan in humiliation.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden”. The closest we saw in our modern history was the Ikhwan al-Muslimoon movement which spread not only in Egypt. but also had materialized in other Arab Countries including Syria and Jordan. making it a truly International Islamic Movement. This belief says that al-a’idah is irresponsible in their calls for defending Pak-Afghanistan against the American invasion since it was al-a’idah who brought them there in the ﬁrst place due to their attacks in September. the events that led to 9/11 are outlined quite well in Peter Bergen’s. Inc. It is a simple subject yet complex. 2. a ﬁght in where the Ummah was too lazy to mobilize itself due to many factors including their fear of the Tawagheet and love of the dunya. The war did not start with 9/11. The leaders of the Jihad camps in Afghanistan did not want the specialties and abilities of the Ummah to go to waste. the Islamic Emirate collapses in Afghanistan due to America’s revenge and al-a’idah is calling the Ummah to defend the land from the invaders.
we will be focusing on America’s steps to further aggravate this global Kufr war against Islam rather than al-Qa’idah’s underlying reason to ﬁght a global war.then. mostly children. it would be an act of aggression. 3. America’s unrelenting support for the Muslims enemy. they seek to draw that line again without facing up to the responsibilities of their hideous actions. America had intentions of attacking Afghanistan much before cussing. Their support for the UN economic embargo upon Iraq which killed well-over 1 million Muslims. deception and most evidently war. and not the Islam of boot-licking Scholars and Kings who kisses the hand that slaps them. even dating back to the 1950’s. the thin line between America’s support for tyranny and their calls for human rights has completely disappeared. peace be upon him. The call of defending the Islamic lands against occupation is not a call to defend a certain group but a pro-active call to awaken the Ummah from its slumber. 5. The previous point further implies that America supports the killing. it was a strategy in ‘The Art of Dragging’. is just one example out of the many. maiming. in response to this invasion. it was Clinton who launched 75 Cruise Missiles off of the Arabian Sea into the Jihadi camps in Afghanistan. 9/11. For the ﬁrst time in our history. and military intervention in the Islamic world. we are witnessing its growth and the strength of its call. the aggressor here is America for if a foreign nation were to install their military bases and spying headquarters in your land. The only reason why no one can see it is because the Ummah is not rushing to bring it back. they have continued to establish their military installments throughout the Peninsula and the rest of the Islamic world to the extent that a major CIA headquarters is based in Egypt. targeting the ‘infrastructure’ of al-a’idah. It is only the procrastinators and the despisers of Paradise that will regret their own actions in the end. With the election of Obama in office. But it wasn’t merely a reaction. Today. their Afghanistan invasion had begun in 1998. support for dictatorships. America’s military presence was in Saudi Arabia much before the Gulf War. Thus. Israel. as Adam Gadahn puts it. and with every year that passes. that is. and their support for the tyrant regimes that oppress their people and attack their religion enforce the idea that America is controlling the dictatorships for the sake of suppressing the Islamic awakening. and insult to injury of the Muslims but in a subtle way where they aren’t caught. 4. So technically. Another example is America’s direct military and ﬁnancial support for the sons of monkey’s and swine’s. According to Taliban and al-a’idah. as many have pointed out. to drag America to a war in a mountainous land in which they will stand toe-to-toe with the battle-hardened sons of the Haramain whose hearts are ablaze for meeting Allah as Shuhada’. the traces of the Caliphate are starting to appear in many parts of the world. because of the carefully planned 9/11 strike. Rather. 9/11 was a reaction of the Ummah towards the head of oppression that wears a tuxedo. Clearly. There is no other clearer example of America’s attempt to have other’s do their dirty-work than their support for Israel. Indeed. Consequently. In addition. we have an invisible Caliphate. Jihad Recollections | August 09 13 . an awakening that calls for the Islam of Muhammad. Because of 9/11. “we gave them a surprise attack [in September]”.
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wealth. as well as showing the kuffar that there is a larger army they are facing: The Entire Muslim Ummah. And if that’s not possible. Without a doubt the best form of support to the mujahideen is of the physical form when one actually joins their ranks and ﬁlls the sole of their feet with the dusts of battleﬁeld and we should always keep our heart and mind in remembrance of it and to participate in it if Allah wills and when time and situation calls for it. when we hear of a new jihad front opening up. The aspect that will be addressed here is the support of the mujahideen through the voice. But in the meanwhile.T o proceed. to at least support those who are through their voice as well as the impact of constructive demonstrations which can have on society. we try to do any and/or all of these three things. Though the mujahideen do not need us to clarify their actions. We live in a time period where we see the concept of Jihad being attacked from the kuffar as well as the Munaﬁqeen. The support for the mujahideen who are sacriﬁcing their life. fame. status. verbal. It’s rightly titled “Islamic Demonstrations and its relationship with the Mujahideen” because the outcome of this article is to make you. nonetheless. as it paves the way for positive propaganda for the mujahideen and clariﬁes the misconceptions. this article is not written so that that you can merely read from it and gain theological beneﬁt. (2) Financial. Once again bear in mind that this article is being written so that all Muslims can take something from it and actually practice it if capable. A fourth option unfortunately does not exist in this scenario which is to keep silent. the least we can do is to somehow ﬁnancially support them if possible. Alhamdulillah we have many fronts that are defending the mujahideen and clarifying the propaganda as well as misconceptions whether it is through the voice or the pen. One of the best forms of verbal support towards the Jihad Recollections | August 09 15 . We must make it clear to all that though jihad is carried out primarily through the physical front. and (3) Verbal. The end outcome of this article should convince the readers who may not be in the battleﬁeld. and family is if three types: (1) Physical. and we are not in the position of making immediate hijrah to the lands of jihad. become part of this global jihad through the various fronts. the reader. Rather this is written as a reminder to all so that if we are capable to take part in this wherever we are due to its applicability to those that are currently not in the front lines. The way this manifests is that they attack the actions of the mujahideen in general to support their idea that this is the manifestation of jihad. whether it is in the form of physical. then surely we can show our support for them. the verbal and media fronts cannot be ignored. or through media. Based on our own individual capability. or a new event of the kufr forces occupying Muslim Lands.
mujahideen as well as those who are being oppressed (which the mujahideen are physically defending) is in the form of Islamic demonstration. To have a demonstration where thousands of Muslims raise their voice to show support for the mujahideen.. Islamic demonstrations which are known as ‘mudhaharah’ are far away from that. And neither is the objective to make the government change its stance or to request the government for any rights. Rather Allah says in the ur’an. Demonstrations are a means to support our Deen the way the Kuffar also demonstrate and support their Kufr. it throws them off their seat. etc. Rallies (Mahra Janaat). Having said that. through a halal manner of course. Al-Mudhaharah in the Arabic language is ‘support’. Mudhaharah falls into the category of hisbah which is commanding good and forbidding evil. It also sends a clear-cut signal that the Muslims are not with them in support for their war. They can only see ‘Demonstration’ through the jahil reality. Most demonstrations around the world are not done for the sake of Allah.. ﴾Allah forbids you to have relationship with those who fight you because of your Deen. “I fought on the day of Badr and supported (dhaharah) the Muslims”. This sends fear amongst the ranks of the kuffar. This is due to the reality surrounding them which is jahiliyyah. The power of voice channeled through the gathering of Muslims to synonymously show their support for the mujahideen as well as the oppressed. commanding good and forbidding evil. part of that is to support them. Seminars (Nadawaat). ﴾And prepare against them what force you can and horses tied at the frontier. we are speaking about support and this is one of the best forms of support for the one who is far away from us and we cannot reach them. as it is narrated in Sunan Daarimi that ‘Ali ibn Talib said. culturing. Allah asked us to have wala’ to the believers. Also in the ur’an. However. that the body of the Ummah (mujahideen as well as the Muslims abroad) see through the same eyes. In today’s world which is surrounded by the jahiliyyah as rightly described by Ustadh Syed Qutb. Demonstrations (Mudhaharaat). they are known as ‘activists’. The demonstrations are not the method to establish Khilafah nor to liberate Muslim lands. We know that da’wah. when the issue of the permissibility of having a ‘demonstration’ much less an ‘Islamic Demonstration’ is mentioned. even Muslims who think they are speaking from an Islamic perspective fail to see that they are looking at events from a jahil perspective. or Stalls (bastaat). Allah says. Public gathering (Tajammu’aat). to frighten thereby the . sends a clear message to the world as well as the kuffar. hence they judge ‘demonstrations’ from this standpoint.﴿ [60:8] When we mention demonstrations. To the world. shows the enemies of Islam that their front against the war is much bigger than they thought. Let us break this down from the Shar’i perspective so that it can be stripped away from the prevalent jahil understanding into a pure Islamic terminology 16 Jihad Recollections | August 09 which the Ummah can recognize and participate in if capable. teaching Islam or teasing the enemy is permitted by a particular styles or means such as: Circles (halaqaat). Conferences (Muta Maraat). calling to Islam. Exhibitions (Ma’aaredh). and have jahil elements mixed into it such as calling for nationalism and secularism.
Hence. It is also a way to let the enemy know that the Muslims are not sleeping. will consent to. It reminds them about what they should do. Therefore it has a strategic outcome. whatever it may be and their feelings for the government are less sympathetic. Jihad Recollections | August 09 17 . when trying to launch an attack against the government. an Ummah that supports them. When a scenario like this is created where the thoughts of the government is not in line with the thoughts of the people. it is easier for the mujahideen to break through the hearts and minds of the people. This helps clear out the propaganda the kuffar try to stir in order to make the mujahideen look evil. the masses are looking for an alternative. And more importantly. Once that gap/void is created. Khilafah. during which the masses will. This is done when a new jihad front has been opened or when a new land has just been occupied by the enemies of Islam. It’s becomes a form of demonstrating the ‘ilm. It motivates those people who do nothing as it boosts the morale. where it actually puts pressure in order for Muslims to interact. That’s the best chance at which an Islamic State can be established. whom you do not know (but) Allah knows them﴿ [8:60] So our objective is as follows: 1. It’s also an opportunity for the ‘Ulema to meet the masses and the masses to meet the ‘Ulema. Benefit of Demonstrations Some of the beneﬁts of Islamic demonstrations are that it creates awareness about the current situation because there is no other media. To make a gap between the rulers and the masses in order to move the masses against the evil rulers.enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them. In the next issue. that they are not ﬁghting only a small group of Mujahideen. This is done through the chants and ad’iyyah against the kuffar. 3. As long as the energy from the demonstrations are swayed at the masses to keep them against the rulers and the government. it gives way for the mujahideen to launch an attack at the government. So that support in the form of demonstrations will in turn put pressure on the government. it becomes an alternative media.e. if not support directly. this is also a major beneﬁt for the tactics of the mujahideen. Jihad. It’s to show that the Ummah is with those who are physically defending the oppressed. it’s a direct conﬂict with those who are trying to tarnish their cause. Demonstrations should be done in order to mobilize the Ummah to show support for those who are being attacked as well as show support for those who are physically defending them. To utilize and channel the energy of the Ummah for the right cause (i. Because. during that scenario. we will look at what the Scholars say and some of the refutations concerning those who object to it. Support of the mujahideen or the oppressed). it should be noted for its importance. or even a coup. but rather they are ﬁghting an entire Ummah. 2. To put fear in the heart of the enemy. it creates a gap/void. In Sha’ Allah. It will send signals to those oppressed that there is an Ummah that will not leave them. When Muslims are there to show the truthfulness of the mujahideen who are defending the oppressed. Though this is something that automatically occurs as an end result of demonstrations.
. such actions are to be postponed. As a result of this successful resistance and of these acquired combat skills. they would lose the majority of their cadres and organizational structure. As a consequence. It was this which – with Allah’s favor – enabled him to develop his staying power and to survive longer. and the army at this phase will be capable (In Sha’ Allah) of confronting conventional forces using the same tactics as the latter. To prolong the length of the war in order to create a successful resistance. namely: 1. 4. we will automatically move to the third objective. Achieving successful phasing and the building of impressive forces despite the enemy’s superiority and the latter’s efforts to prevent that. We can therefore say that the fourth objective is that of building an army. Based on the three preceding objectives. it is vital to retain guerrilla units because the mujahideen may need them in some instances. which is that of building military power throughout the country. they will begin to join the winning side. because were they to attack them. When the Ummah sees that the war is protracted and that the mujahideen are equal to their opponents – the international Crusaders – people will realize how strong the mujahideen are. which is: 18 Jihad Recollections | August 09 3. The second objective follows from this one. it is the guerrillas who will be key for that earlier phase. This happened in Tajikistan. such resistance comes at a price and there are setbacks. everything would have been over for them. Instead. when the mujahideen led by Khattab did not attack a Russian military base that had three thousands personnel. An example of successful resistance is that by Abu ‘Abd Allah Shaykh Usama bin Ladin and Dr. which will constitute the nucleus of an army.The guerrillas have important goals. Khattab chose to shell the enemy from distant rear areas and from well-camouﬂaged positions. If Allah decrees that the mujahideen revert from one phase to a preceding one. Of course. Factors that help promote a protracted war include avoiding some targets that the mujahideen could strike. This is the ﬁnal phase. Had the latter attacked directly. unless Allah willed otherwise. drilling.1 1 Taken from ‘Practical Course for Guerrilla War’. which any ﬁghting guerrilla movement in the world will seek to do. Note: During this last phase. 2. Ayman al-Zawahiri and the mujahideen with them. Acquiring combat proficiency. as he had only forty mujahideen with him. and hard work. Therefore. This objective is based on the ﬁrst and contributes to raising morale. This army will be built on modern and innovative foundations. achieving them will lead to the fourth objective. which comes gradually through practice.
An Oracle named ‘The Sybil’ predicted that the Jihad Recollections | August 09 19 . which Historians believe to be that of 2012. Proponents of this theory then predicted that this planet. will pass the earth during its orbit around the sun. earthquakes. was made in Ancient Rome during the 6th century B. landslides. December 21st to be precise. The ﬁrst recorded Doomsday prediction. etc.’ which will be addressed later. referred to as Nibiru or Planet X. pointing to an apocalypse of sorts.C.2012: WHat’S It aLL aBOUt? Is the world going to end? Will it be the preparation of the earth to receive Imam Mahdi? The hype of 2012 started toward the end of 2008. would come very close to the earth causing Tsunami’s. The history channel released a series titled ‘2012: The End of the World?’ in which it is described that civilizations throughout history predicted an apocalyptic event to take place during the winter solstice of 2012.’ which is set to make its debut on 11/13/09. This year there have been numerous attempts to address the 2012 craze. One wonders what deceptions Hollywood has in store for our minds regarding this with the ﬁlm ‘2012. and some explanations have even shifted from the planet X theory to others such as ‘pole-shifting. One may wonder what the signiﬁcance is of such a cosmic event. when people had purported that a planet on the far reaches of our solar system. which is several times the size of the earth.
The case made in this video 1 To view. an alignment that takes place only once every 25. and the last generation will be born in 2000 AD and will be the last. or days. On YouTube. Albert Einstein predicted a similar event. As you ﬁnish watching this series. This shift of poles is thought to cause massive landslides. according to modern astronomers. and the north and south poles change places. who had developed an extremely precise calendar which could predict solar eclipses thousands of years in advance. or the beginning of a new age. if this event were to take place over hours. the mantle of the earth moves. click here: http://www. either over a matter of hours. the Earth will be in a unique alignment with the Sun at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. It then goes further to calculate the arrival of Dajjal. and then deduce Imam Mahdi’s arrival based on the previous calculation. ‘The arrival of Mahdi. there’s a video entitled.earth would last for 9 periods of 800 years each. & Planet X’1 in which the creator of the video mentions the possibility of planet-wide catastrophe caused by the arrival of Planet X. Historians indicate that the Mayans believed this to be either the end of the world as we know it. the perception becomes more and more convoluted.com/watch?v=4TNeA-I0Bak 20 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . The most cited civilization to have predicted this event were the ancient Mayans. which would cause the earth’s poles to be reversed. is the most advanced calendar known to man. and it seems as though everyday someone comes out with their own version of what will occur on 2012. Some Muslims also attempt to explain the coming events of 2012. When pole shifting occurs. This calendar. tsunami’s. a phenomenon called ‘pole shifting’. Dajjal. then the results would be catastrophic. when Alaska was at the equator and the North Pole rested in the middle of the Paciﬁc Ocean. Modern astronomers have a theory of what the Mayans are referring to. it becomes painfully evident that actually the only people who predicted an apocalyptic event on 12/21/2012 were the Mayans. and other destructive geological activity. as proposed by others to be a catalyst in the arrival of Imam Mahdi. while all other predictions are assumed to be coincidentally related to the same event. As you look deeper into to the 2012 theories. In 1955. However. What’s the signiﬁcance of this alignment? According to the Mayans. it would cause climate change and a rise in water levels all across the globe. earthquakes. approximately 800 million years ago. On this day. Scientists propose that if such an event were to take place over days. Princeton University released a study which indicates that pole shifting has occurred before. this alignment will cause inconceivable catastrophe across the planet.800 years. and it ends on 12-21-2012. to this date.youtube.
it is still questionable because no one knows when the hour is. Only Allah knows when Dajjal.when will be its appointed time? Say: ‹The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (alone): none but He can reveal as to when it will occur. and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Also see Imam an-Nawawi’s 40 Hadeeth (#2). says: ﴾Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). peace be upon him. as Muslims we have been told by our Prophet that the world will not come to an end until some signiﬁcant events take place.2 These attempts by individuals and institutions to address the 2012 scare has stirred all kinds of controversy and has even led many people to believe that the world is going to end in three years. and it is not for us to make such determinations regarding knowledge of the unseen. may Allah be pleased with him. Muslim. but will it? As suicidal as man has become in recent history. all of a sudden will it come to you. in conclusion. it will certainly be. If Allah wills for 2012 to bring forth catastrophe upon earth and its inhabitants. Imam Mahdi.seems fairly logical. in the following verses: ﴾They ask thee about the (final) Hour . Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth. Only. Additionally Allah has instructed Muhammad. or when Dajjal will arrive. Therefore. some of which are: (1) the arrival of Imam Mahdi. and ‘Isa will make their appearance on the earth. said. any theory which purports that the world will end in three years should be rejected on the basis of falsehood. For the will of Allah is absolute. it will not be surprising if mass suicides start 2 Al-Bukhari. The Exalted. but most men know not’﴿ [7:187] Allah. so we have conﬁdence that the world will not end at least until these events take place. In addition to the aforementioned hadeeth and verses of ur’an. We hold Allah and Rasoolullah. (2) the arrival of al-Maseeh ad-Dajjal. peace be upon him. Nor does anyone know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: Nor does anyone know in what land he is to die. and usher in a new era for the human race. taking place sometime during 2011. and when the Day of Judgment will be. It is He Who sends down rain. and (3) the arrival of Prophet ‘Isa. upon replying to a question posed to him by Angel Jibril regarding the hour: “The one questioned about it knows no better than the questioner”.› They ask thee as if thou wert eager in search thereof: say: ‹The knowledge thereof is with Allah (alone). peace be upon him. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things)﴿ [31:34] Muhammad. Jihad Recollections | August 09 21 . on the authority of ‘Umar. however. to be truthful. as plausible as these theories may be through analyses of previous predictions coupled with science.
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tend to limit our scope on what the beneﬁts are behind this technological age. books. audios. only to ﬁnd that they – very strangely – have an obsession with taking the American Government as Awliya’ and arrest and kill those that are not upon their Manhaj. ‘The internet. I’ve noticed that there is something that many of us forget. The same method applies to the Internet. So for example. and that I no longer have to carry around my pocketsized ur’an to work or the masjid. he goes with the ﬁrst choice since he can easily determine what’s closest to the ur’an and Sunnah through his basic knowledge. fataawa. He goes to the ﬁrst madrassa and realizes that their ‘Aqeedah is similar to that of Ahmad ibn Hanbal. ‘Where did you get this?’ And of course. Most of us are mature and knowledgeable enough to know what websites to take ‘Ilm from and what sites we should avoid. may Allah have mercy upon you and allow you to devastate the Millah of Madkhalism – the pillar of Jewish ascendancy in the modern Muslim world . Fusaaq. if you tell him. essentially making it more effective than my laptop. Many of us. but doesn’t that come back to the individual making his own choices in the end? Take for example. but then something I didn’t give much thought to came upon me all of a sudden. and eventually it was no longer the subject of discussion.. Later. So obviously. only to put their heads in the sand. especially our elders. it’s a joke. to them. such as the iniquitous MuslimMatters and there preposterous attempts to pray on the ground to Allah. similarly it makes people laugh at you when they see that you take your ‘Ilm from the websites. As Muslims living in the age of technology.000+ Islamic library on a device that can search for any words within any of the texts. Just like it was funny for my friend to see me reciting al-Anfal from Allah’s book… on a phone. There is no doubt that there is a lot of dubious information out there in regards to the religion. but the reality is that you will ﬁnd a plethora of young Muslims who too will not take you seriously. We laughed it off. If something ever sounds out of line. I can also carry my enormous 1.. Dhalimoon. a Muwahid walks down a street that has 3 madrassas lined up within it. when I found myself reciting Surah al-Anfal from my Phone in the Masjid. In addition to that. articles. blogs which post their Islamic information online.I was discussing with a friend that I can now read my Mushaf in the ‘Uthmani script on my Phone. You might be thinking that this really only applies to Uncles and our elders since they haven’t really grasped the technological age. Zaaniyaat. Most of us use this stuff every day. a close friend of mines sitting next to me couldn’t hold his laugh! I smiled.we take for granted the technology available to us. whether it is at home or the work place.’ he will stare at you in an insulting manner. I will tell my father of Shaykh’s so-and-so fatwa on how Jihad is fard ‘ayn and he asks the typical question. may Allah have mercy upon him. Then he enters the third Madrassa and ﬁnds that its Scholars only really care about how the Zindeeq. You see my brother or sister. then Jihad Recollections | August 09 23 . Mushrikoon and Kaﬁroon look at Islam. So he comes out with a pleasant face and walks into the second madrassa. I remained in complete awe and he joked saying something along the lines of. “this is the Techno-Taqwa Age”.
24 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . the techno-taqwa age should be balanced with traditional methods. but when it comes to verifying the sanad and matn of a hadeeth without relying on al-Albani’s works for example. skimming through our PDF Islamic Library. we see that these non-traditional methods don’t really interfere with the learning style since the purpose of these methods is to complete and conﬁrm our research. is what many of the Islamic forums have turned into today. A person who spends his life studying Islam from the internet may know a lot. some of this does go against traditional means of verifying something in the religion. Ignoring the traditional methods of learning would then make everyone the disputable ‘Shaykh’ of a forum or blog. by the way. Instant Messaging our trustworthy students of knowledge. When we take a step back and look at all of this from a bird’s eye view. Those who frown upon gaining ‘Ilm from ‘those websites’ only frown either due to ignorance or due to hatred or jealousy of the one who is able to complete his research and formulate an opinion that is complete in all respects pertaining to a single issue. Naturally. or simply sifting through the forums to see if the subject has been already discussed in-depth. sometimes as short as doing a Google search. This. True. Therefore. they are generally disconnected. but taking it out of the equation wouldn’t make sense since these things are available to make our search for the truth easier and shorter. spewing out their opinions empty of an accurate Manhaj as-Salikeen.we can get those veriﬁed by doing further research by emailing our local Scholars. those who solely rely on non-traditional methods normally don’t have a correct view on many matters.
In the time of the Prophet. A poem would go far and wide throughout the Arabian Peninsula casting their companions as legendary heroes and enemies as humiliated scoffed villains. So they have recently invested a lot of time and effort into Jihad Recollections | August 09 25 . peace be upon him. Be it a video of a raging battle. is the day we can say that we’ve reach the pinnacle of our potential. they would oust their guest on the spot and tell them to ﬁnd shelter elsewhere. Actually in the time of the prophet. and just because the Kuffar have used this method doesn’t automatically cast it off as being incorrect. there was also an ongoing media campaign.A nasheed (pl. peace be upon him. The Prophet’s Poets Poetry (say that three times fast) had such a dramatic effect that if someone was housing one of the prophet’s enemies and heard their names mentioned in the prophet’s poems. The only problem is that there are many people who are abhorrently against the Da’wah of Jihad and understand this potential as well. Now I cringe at the thought of our brothers beautiful anasheed being compared to what the Non- Muslims did with their propaganda. the Prophet was limited to what was prevalent in that time. The reality is that war tactics seem to more often than not be repeated. peace be upon him. So the prophet saw the opportunity. and in all truth we haven’t observed the peak of its capabilities. poetry was used solely by nonMuslims. may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. Poetry was to the people 1400 years ago as Television and Internet is to us today. The story Beowulf for instance is considered one of the oldest stories known. But instead of the ocean of video clips and audio samples the Mujahideen have at their disposal today. The day in which we see both Muslim and non-Muslims reciting the rhythmic poetry written by a Munshid (Arabic noun for person who sings anasheed). a Mujahid shooting mortars. Even outside the Middle East people around the world would use short poems to convey their message of support and encouragement to their fellow countrymen. the setting off of an IED or simply sitting amongst other Mujahideen. In this day in age the poem has been replaced with anasheed. and it was handed down generation by generation in a poetic fashion. I believe personally that this anasheed movement is still in its infancy stage and hasn’t reached its maturity. took advantage of this method and used it to beneﬁt the Islamic cause. There isn’t a person who aspires to jihad today that doesn’t know at least one catchy nasheed by heart. for nasheed) is a phenomenon that has rippled throughout the Ummah of Muhammad. 9 times out of 10 you’ll ﬁnd these videos being accompanied by Jihadi Anasheed.
When looking at the statistics of how many hours the average person spends daily in front of some form of electronic media. sport stars and singers make up the bulk of the youth’s role models and people who they aspire to be alike. Doing extracurricular activities isn’t against Islam. That is because like poetry in the time of the Prophet. Not only anasheed. it has had a positive effect in attracting youth to become better Muslims. As long as we keep within the bounds of what is Islamically permissible and don’t go into extremes in its usage. . The Madkhali’s are one of the main ﬂag bearers against anasheed as they’ve thrown and twisted everything they possibly could to try to make this seem abhorred by Allah. his companions and the Salaf as-Saalih. The Kuffar know very well the signiﬁcance of the media. They are comparable to the Secularists that want Islam to 26 Jihad Recollections | August 09 limited to only the Mosque. but to say it is haram because of this lacks any real scholarly approach. then we could say writing economic books would be haram because of the time it takes to research and complete the book. On the contrary. In today’s age there are many new technologies which youth have become engrossed in and are consuming hours upon hours in front of this barrage of electronic entertainment. Just recently Hamas (may Allah guide them from their mistakes) has produced a featured action ﬁlm about a famous Mujahid from Gaza. but also in matters of all entertainment.trying to extinguish this medium for Da’wah. poetry was so prevalent that you would ﬁnd Sahaba reciting poetry in the mist of battle or while chasing renegades and even before being executed. In the time of the Prophet. If we go with this mentality. If we follow this track I envision a day in which we’ll be seeing kids ﬁghting over who’ll be able to play the role of Khalid bin Waleed instead of Super Man or Spider Man. peace be upon him. no doubt. When we ﬂood the media in this way. Anasheed play the role in faith as they remind Muslims of our Golden days and place in their hearts the Raghba or want to bring honor to the Deen. mentally or in faith. The person that tries to argue that anasheed are haram because it may take up time that a person could be reading ur’an is ridiculous. The movie has the action of any other Hollywood ﬁlm without all the baggage haram of half naked women and drunken Christian men slobbering all over the place. Madkhali’s who are working against the Da’wah don’t want us to enter this realm and approach the youth from this angle because they understand the effect it will have. as long as they are beneﬁcial either to you physically. Na’am we say that it is better for a person to read ur’an than listen to anasheed. arguing that they could’ve been using that time to read ur’an is ﬂawed. and more anasheed blasting the airwaves instead of halfnaked prostitute singers. anasheed cannot be controlled by the government who wishes to wipe out the love for Jihad from the hearts of the Muslimeen and ﬁll it with love for this Dunya. then there is nothing wrong with jihadi anasheed. any person with a sound mind would realize how vast the opportunities are for Da’wah. I hope and pray to Allah that we’ll see more Islamic movies being produced along with sitcoms. Actors. The fact that the governments haven’t made that effort yet to eradicate the jihadi anasheed is testimony that we haven’t reached the bursting point of anasheed. we’ll see the next generation being brought up with more respect for Islam and actually aspiring to become like our beloved prophet. So we as a Muslim Ummah have to create a counter strategy to these propaganda tools.
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All praises are due to Allah. Therefore. All that has changed is the way in which the position is being presented.Shabab al-Mujahideen’s Military Commander. I would like to reiterate to President Barack Obama the words of the Shaykh and Mujahid Usama bin Ladin. we cannot and shall not extend our hands. without partners. until we are all living the reality of peace in Palestine. As for what follows. Let this not come as a surprise to those who are mesmerized by Obama`s speech in Cairo. from a short term win to a long term victory. a war of thoughts. The prophet. has already informed us of the power of speech when he said: “indeed in speech there is a form of magic”. nor will those who live in America. I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah alone. But one very important change must be noted. This change is nearly identical to the change that was forced upon the Crusaders after they had been defeated militarily and chased from the Muslim lands. Whomever Allah guides there is none to misguide him and whomever He leads astray there is none to guide him. have not changed in the least. despite the fact that you have been humbled by the mujahidin and forced to at least pretend to extend your hand in peace to Muslims. We present to you the transcript of this recording: In the name of God. both the American position and the position of the mujahideen. The reality is that he is only changing his strategy. We praise Him and we seek His help and His guidance. They began a new chapter in their war against the Muslims. economically or militarily. a war of hearts and minds. Our positions. and Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. This war eventually caused the secularization of the Muslims and laid the foundation for the colonization that Obama apologized to us about in his speech. the Lord of the Worlds. released a recording to our Ummah in his native English accent in response to Obama’s speech in Cairo. This magic of charisma is what lifted Obama to the global stage and what caused him to become the ﬁrst African American president. when he said that America will not dream of peace. We seek refuge from the evil of ourselves and the evil of our deeds. the Compassionate. peace be upon him. However. Rather we shall extend to you our swords until you leave our lands. which seems to find sympathetic people from within the Muslim world to spread the teachings of democracy by defeat instead of destruction. Abu Mansoor al-Amriki. may Allah protect and preserve him. The cowboy flavor has melted away and instead we have a new. which is the change in the way America addresses the Muslims. apologetic and humble approach. we can know very clearly that this new beginning is still 28 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . the Merciful. this power of conveyance and magical charisma has not changed the reality of the American goals and it has not caused any success for America. If we study his words carefully.
All of this progress must come with a series of other shining words that are nothing more than euphemisms for disbelief and immoral conduct.heavily based upon American interests. because he admits that military power alone is not going to win the war in Afghanistan. In fact. Human rights. and that they will not be tested?﴿ (29:2). Jihad Recollections | August 09 29 . a Muslim is always working and striving to please the one true Creator. This is not because he loves the Muslims he lived with in Indonesia as a boy. education. security. work or the means treating those who are at war with God in love of any other number of things as his ultimate the same manner as Muslims. but rather it is because the only way to defeat the Muslims is by distracting them with this temporary life. equality and so forth. So you must know who and what a Muslim is before you address the Muslim people and attempt to distract them from the worship of Allah and true success in the hereafter. not to and the right to tear come from Obama and his tens of speech writers is their down the family structure. the freedom to vote. roads and schools. He wants to build hospitals. the right to a good job. Minority rights look to peace. “We believe”. this whole speech of Obama`s was only directed to those who either do not understand their beliefs or those who are willing to leave them for what Obama would like to call ‘progress’ and ‘prosperity’. A Muslim doesn`t inheritance and bearing witness. He wants to build the economy of Pakistan and develop the country and provide services. the freedom of speech. In other Human rights simply mean that the Hudud (Islamic words. So those millions of dollars that Obama wants to spend in Pakistan and Afghanistan are only in the interests of America and those that will have their pockets lined with gold for selling out their beliefs and their people for a measly gain in this life. Is that in our and cutting of the hands are all against human interests as Muslim or in the “Freedom of speech means the rights. This is a recipe for success that has been tried and tested. Why. the right to choose your religion and your lifestyle. peace be upon them. Freedom of religion goals. he wants to buy the hearts and minds of punishments) should not be established. The only difference is that Obama is now willing to spread the pie a little more to the Muslim world. A Muslim is always holding to his or her principles and not compromising. A Muslim knows that this life is but for a short period and that it must be ﬁlled with tests and trials. Allah the Exalted says: ﴾Do men think that they will be left alone on saying. It and even our God” assumptions about the goals means denying the birth about and aspirations of Muslims. Women`s rights mean interests of America? One that the women do not have freedom to abuse our beloved major miscalculation that has to wear a hijab if they choose prophets. women`s rights. minority rights. A Muslim obeys the commands of the one God and has patience with whatever comes with that. Instead. Stoning the Muslim Ummah worldwide. justice. All of these words mean the Western form of democracy that cannot be reconciled with Islam.
We need only look at the American legacy to explain to us what these words mean. from the Philippines to Central Asia to the Middle East to the Horn of Africa to the Latin world? Why has America assassinated leaders and overthrown so-called ‘democratically elected governments’ simply because they are against its policies? Why does America have exclusive control of the largest oil producing countries? Why did America enter Iraq? Why is America right. Are we then meant to forget all of this as well? One might seriously ask. Although Obama would have us to believe that America is not a self interest empire. And how dare you send peace greetings to the Muslims while you are supporting Israel. Justice means only that which is in line with the American Constitution. And how dare you send your peace greetings to the Muslims while you are actively opposing any establishment of a true Islamic state. We are not fooled by these sparkling words that are dripping with hypocrisy and double standards. using force. Freedom to vote means that the uneducated and educated must all be given an equal say and it means the law of God is open for change and debate. Otherwise. the rich get tax cuts and do as they wish with impunity. And how dare you send greetings to the Muslims. then we ask. Freedom of lifestyle means the freedom to be a homosexual. what were President Obama`s words when the Palestinians were being bombed indiscriminately in Gaza? Why the silence and the lack of action during the time of need? Should we simply believe empty promises that are backed by scrolls of misdeeds? What about the promises to enter into the tribal areas of Pakistan despite the wishes of President Musharraf and his successor? Does that go in line with Obama`s promise to respect sovereignty and to protect America only by the rule of law? All of this can be attributed to Obama within months. 30 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . whereas those who reject America and defend themselves are considered wrong? If we are told that we shouldn`t be bound by the past and that this is a new president with a new beginning. It also means protecting and encouraging missionaries and the like who have tried their best to misguide our families. peace be upon them. in many places around the world. we ask him. and even our God. when it goes around the world imposing its way of life on everyone. what was America built upon? What role did hundreds of years of slavery have? Why were black men not equal to white men in the Constitution? What happened to the Native Americans? Why was treaty after treaty broken by the US Government until the Native Americans were practically wiped out? What type of relationship does America have with the Latin world? What was America doing in Vietnam and why does it have bases everywhere in the world. while you are bombing our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan. Freedom of speech means the freedom to abuse our beloved prophets. and equality means that everyone is the same so long as they possess the same amount of money and power. the most vicious and evil nation of this modern era.means the freedom to become an apostate without having the Islamic ruling being applied. how dare you send greetings to the Muslim world while thousands of Muslims are being detained in your facilities. This is only scratching the surface. directly and indirectly.
. for instance. their right to have their phones tapped. and disbelieve the plots of Obama. peace be upon him. But this is not the Islam that America would have because it is clearly against their interests. their right to be harassed by the FBI. including America” and provided the Jews and the Christians with freedoms and rights that were beyond their wildest dreams. we would like to ask him: Just how many times has America and Israel killed all of mankind? Obama would have us to believe that the mujahideen and those who speak to the true teachings of Islam are a small strange sect of weirdo’s that have nothing to do with the Muslim ummah. Instead.200 masjid’s of America. extensive rights were being given to nonMuslims and other religions were being tolerated in Palestine and in Al-Andalus (Spain) among other lands. He would like us to believe that all of the Muslims simply love Jihad Recollections | August 09 31 . He would have us forget about all of the verses and Ahadith about jihad and ﬁghting the disbelievers. zakat) and distort the meanings of the verses of the Qur’an. Are we led to forget the words of Allah when He said: ﴾And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them﴿ (5:51). the Islam of the Marines. Obama would like to teach us another Islam: the so-called moderate or American Islam. the Islam of the Pope and King Abdullah. Islam ruled the world for centuries were still establishing Islamic shari’ah and while the Muslims were still continuing the obligation of jihad and conquering all the lands including those deep inside of Europe. and their right to be imprisoned under charges of secret evidence. and instead push on us that whoever kills a disbeliever. including America. The taxes they had to pay in order to enjoy the safety of the Islamic state and the ability to practice their religion in private were far less than the taxes that Muslim Americans and even nonMuslim Americans have to pay yearly to obtain their right to be watched in the over 1. Are we meant to forget all of the text of our religion about only giving allegiance to Allah and His Messenger and His believing slaves? Are we led to forget the teachings of our religion about jihad and that we should ﬁght the disbelievers until the word of Allah is uppermost? Are we meant to forget the teachings of our religion about the implementation of Islamic Shari’ah? Of course.e. We choose to believe the words of Allah and His messenger. hijab) and ‘zeket’ (i. while the Muslims all mankind and whoever saves a disbeliever has actually saved all mankind. But since it is not beyond Obama to play such games with our Qur’an. Islam has a history of tolerance. are we led to forget the words of Allah when He said: ﴾Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion﴿ (2:120).e. He would like to tell us about the rules of the ‘hajib’ (i. So as history has shown.Are we meant to hear your greetings and forget the world we live in? Rather. He would ignore the fact that the Muslim nation that he addressed in his speech is no longer asleep and that jihad and the mujahideen have spread to every corner of the earth. has actually killed “He would ignore the fact that the Muslim nation that he addressed in his speech is no longer asleep and that jihad and the mujahideen have spread to every corner of the earth..
such as white phosphorous. this we accept. we should ﬁrst ask Mr. especially the women and children. Could he really forget about all of the other innocent? Who dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Did he forget about the thousands of innocent that were killed during the Second World War? Did he forget about the support that America was giving Saddam (Hussein) while he was massacring Kurds? Did he forget about the million Iraqi children that died during the embargo and sanctions on Iraq? Did he forget about the oppression and murder of the Palestinians. but were they all innocent? Well. In addition. This is a pathetic attempt to ﬁnd a scapegoat for the hundreds of thousands of Muslim women and children killed by the American invasion of various Muslim lands.America and its policies. Obama: How innocent were the thousands of civilians killed in the napalm and Agent Orange attacks over Vietnam? And we should ask: why is it that the Americans are allowed to indiscriminately bomb Iraqi towns and cities with chemical agents. do not bore us with your so-called facts that must be accepted. one would have to deduce that America does not have a conscience. The blessed attacks on 9/11 killed thousands. If we were to look at all the innocents that America has directly or indirectly killed or harmed. but the mujahideen are not allowed to destroy the economic center of the very empire that is oppressively occupying them? Or are we meant to believe that the Twin Towers were maximally huge daycare centers and maternity wards? . Please Mr. it is rather ironic that Obama mentioned innocents being slaughtered in Bosnia and Darfur and stated there will be a stain on our collective conscience. Yes. while the mujahideen are busily planning how they can kill more Muslims. Obama. which was made possible by the support and weaponry of America? Did he forget about the many tyrants that America has put into power and supported through all of their evil? Did he forget about the villages of Afghanistan that have been wiped off the map? Did he forget about the direct occupation of 32 Jihad Recollections | August 09 Somalia under the cloak of restoring hope and the massacre of scores of Somali Muslims at the hands of brutal American soldiers? Or did he forget about the thousands of Somalis that have been killed due to the invasion of the American-backed Ethiopians? And the list goes on and on.
and the economic center that was funding its oppression. and felt ashamed of all the water hosing. will all have to leave or be the victims of our earned right to oppress them. Of course. its military. But the irony cannot be denied. then why on September 11 did they focus on Capitol Hill. And of course. One of the most interesting contradictions came in his discussion about Hamas. Obama that violence is not the answer and that it does not gain moral authority but rather surrenders it. including George Bush. these numbers are facts that cannot be denied. The bravery and courage of the mujahideen in Afghanistan and Pakistan is the reason Obama views it as costly to keep Americans troops there and is the reason why he no longer wants American soldiers to die. who is known for opaque elections and oppression of the people should be supported and promoted as an American partner in ﬁghting violent extremism in all of its forms. the Black Panthers. Do not be fooled to think that the president of America Jihad Recollections | August 09 33 . while Hosni Mubarak on the other hand. the masters of violent extremism in Israel are eternal brothers of America no matter how much oppression they pour onto the Palestinians because they have earned the right to take anyone`s land they please because Hitler killed six million of them. And the current residents. and lynching’s that they had become accustomed to? This is only one of the many contradictions brought to us by Obama in his glamorous speech. based on this logic. if the mujahideen really wanted to simply kill American women and children. Texas. I would like to give glad tidings to the mujahideen all over the world that they are the reason for this apologetic speech of Obama. We would like to ask how then was it that America was born out of the revolution? Did you forget that you just told us that you fought the British Empire to get your freedom? Did you forget that it was Lincoln who supposedly fought the civil war for the freedom of the slaves? I personally remember reading in my history books in primary school about President Lincoln`s famous Emancipation Proclamation. that if America and Israel continue to kill the Muslims at the current rate. and many others in the American Black history against oppression and racism in America? Or should we believe that one day American and the Ku Klux Klan were convinced by the sermons of Martin Luther King. we will soon have the right to give the Kurds a homeland in Dallas. Also. The very existence of the mujahideen in the remote mountains is the reason that Obama is living in fear across seas. America views that Hamas should not be supported or declared democratic. In closing. The bravery and courage of mujahideen in Iraq is the reason that Obama wants to pull out his troops as soon as possible and is the reason why he says he does not desire to have any bases there. Despite the fact they were democratically elected. Similarly. we do not surrender to the democratic system and the western values. did you forget about the struggle of Malcolm X. beatings. it was a calculated attack on the leadership of America. Jr. I would like to add. We are also told by Mr. the Pentagon and America`s most vital ﬁnancial center? Well.After all.
The animosity that America holds for Islam and Muslims and the establishment of an Islamic state has become clear as day. as you well know. and children. as thousands were jailed and new laws were passed. The Muslims in America felt that fact after September 11. women. and raise for us from thee one who will help!` Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah. they say: “In what (plight) Were ye?” They reply: “Weak and oppressed Were we in the earth. Reject the calls of Obama and answer the calls of the oppressed. oppression and evil of America. Do not think that the secularism of Al-Azhar or the antics of those who give religious verdicts promoting enlisting in the American army are the cause for the retreat of Americans and their change of approach. Allah.” They say: “Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (From evil)?” Such men will find their abode in Hell. whose cry is: `Our Lord! Rescue us from this town. Some of the Muslims give you the beneﬁt of the doubt saying that you must be in such a difficult situation that you aren`t even able to immigrate. said: ﴾And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who. You must turn to the command of Allah and join the Ummah. In most cases it is not like that. to the nearly seven million Muslims of America. Obama himself mentioned that you are enriching his country to creating businesses and teaching in 34 Jihad Recollections | August 09 support of those who at war with Allah`s religion. and raise for us from thee one who will protect. the Exalted said that those who choose to remain oppressed instead of making hijrah: ﴾When angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls. And your Muslim brothers and sisters are surprised at how you are staying in America. being weak.What an evil refuge!﴿ (4:97). the exalted. and those who reject faith fight in . are ill-treated (and oppressed)? Men. But Allah knows. The whole ummah feels the enmity. It is known that you are paying taxes. which are in turn being used to make tanks and bombs and to support Israel. Also. among other things. All of this victory is but from Allah and then from the actions of the devout and sincere mujahideen. I would like to extend some sincere advice. You must use your talents and money and lives in support of the Muslims rather than in cannot be denied by any intelligent person. And it is a fact that American universities.. Allah. whose people are oppressors.would come humbly apologizing and seeking help from the Muslim world due to the sellout scholars who are overwhelmed with joy by the thoughts of receiving the greetings of salaams from the man who is the cause for the death of hundreds if not thousands of Muslims today.
And the last of our calls is all praise is due to the Lord of the worlds. You claim that you won`t interfere with the sovereignty of nations. This is the cause that we were created to live for and it is the cause that we are willing and striving to die to protect. Jihad Recollections | August 09 35 . As the days go on. You appear to be extending your hand in peace to the Muslim world based upon a few weak claims of change. We have been awaiting your compliance to this. have been released. then these conditions must ﬁrst be met. As far as your claims in regards to improving some of the policies of Bush. according to your own laws. Did we cross an ocean to come to your land to involve ourselves in your affairs? Did we construct bases on your land and steal all your national resources at the hands of paid mercenaries? Did we round up countless numbers of your women and youth and force them to languish in secret torture chambers around the world? Did we desecrate your holy texts and abuse your prophets? Did we submit your men and women to perverted forms of sexual abuse and humiliating acts? You are promoting `do unto others as you would have them do unto you`. In addition. you must ﬁrst know that all our actions are simply reactions to oppression you have begun. Iraq. And ﬁnally. male and female. you are claiming that Guantanamo Bay will be closed down early next year. In light of your allusions to the golden rule. Then and only then would we be able to even start contemplating the issue of peace. Somalia and other far-off lands. We won`t be satisﬁed until you pull out all your troops from all of the Muslim lands.the cause of Taghut: So fight ye against the friends of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan﴿ (4:75-76). ‘do unto to others as you would have them do unto you’. We won`t be satisﬁed until you completely cease to push your inﬂuence upon any and all of the Muslim lands.the end of the tyranny and the oppression so common to America. we reply by saying that by the permission of Allah this beginning is at best the beginning of the end -. I would like to leave President Obama with some words to contemplate. So by the will of Allah. it becomes more and more apparent that this cause is not simply being carried by those who live in Palestine. We won`t be satisﬁed until all of the Guantanamo’s and the Abu Ghraib’s around the world have been closed around the world and all of the Muslim prisoners. and until our time has been decreed. Afghanistan. we will continue to work in these blessed mountains and forests putting fear into oppressors across oceans. So if you are serious about your claims of wanting peace. I ask Allah to make me ﬁrm and to give me martyrdom upon this path and may his peace and salutations be upon Muhammad and his family and companions. As you have presented to us a new beginning. but you have treated us in a particular manner that makes it nearly impossible for us to respond to you in the same. These conditions have already been spelled out to you clearly by the leadership of al-Qa’idah. I would like to address some words of advice directly to President Obama. You claim that you will fully pull out all of your troops from Iraq by 2012. This is the cause of the entire Muslim ummah and it is being carried even by those who are considered legal citizens of you own country.
and I have come up with 3 main reasons for their success: (1) Command. Its base being in Afghanistan also ties it heavily with the Taliban and Mullah ‘Umar who had established an Islamic State for 5 years. it is taken into great consideration by not only Muslims but the inﬁdels and their media. they have the support of all other major Mujahideen groups since everyone considers them to be trustworthy and on the Haqq. and I will go into what these points actually mean in terms of ‘making the difference’. As-Sahab started off with small but powerful releases into the Arab and Muslim world prior to 9/11 which made them quite well known. Logic should say that oqaz and other media wings that preceded As-Sahab should be more advanced and much more successful due to experience and progress. (2) Themes. This is what separates As-Sahab from the rest. 36 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . But As-Sahab has taken Jihad Media to a whole new level. (3) and Quality. This has given As-Sahab great power in manipulating and affecting world events on a great scale. Ayman al-Zawahiri and other high ranking officials. the ‘State of the Ummah’ releases. As-Sahab has become the voice of the ‘High Command’ such as Shaykh Usama bin Ladin and Dr. Command As-Sahab has taken command in the world of Jihadi media so much so that whenever it releases anything major that addresses a political climate. most famous among them. If As-Sahab releases any messages. it has gained that command over the world’s Islamic Forces and their support.As-Sahab Media is considered to be the most successful Jihadi Media outlet in the world. but moreover it has become the feared al-ai’dah’s media wing which makes it center stage on the world’s war on Islam.
Not to mention their reporter-like narrators who do a great job in keeping the viewers interested. from Arabic to English. along with other videos and releases had a large effect on Muslims in the 90’s and early 2000. while oqaz is still at the 1990’s cameras and such. Their videos were the ﬁrst to reach HD level alongside great cameramen on the ground to get different views of the battles. Tawheed. As-Sahab also takes politics and lets Allah and his Messenger govern over it. their work still affects those who look over it for the ﬁrst time. It lets you see what honor and freedom are really all about. Their top themes that really have a great impact are: • The Wills and Last Testaments of the 19 Martyrs of New York and Washington • The Winds of Martyrdom Series • Their on the Battleﬁeld Documentary style videos • Their Documentaries on Current Events • And other Istishadee biography documentaries Such series have had a great inﬂuence on the hearts and minds of many Muslims because they help everyone realize the reality of the situation and not losing focus of the real issues at hand. Turkish. camera quality. As-Sahab is the new Azzam publications and they have taken it even farther than that. manners and truthfulness that you just cannot see outside the arena of Jihad. etc. It appears that As-Sahab has taken that factor and used it to their advantage. Personally I can say that these videos help me take a glimpse into our past glory and see character. All in all. Their “In the Hearts of Green Birds” and “Under the Shades of Swords”. Urdu. They upload multiple videos without being tracked and they have great editing teams to keep their message straight to point and hardly any spelling or punctual mistakes. Martyrdom and under the rule of Shari’ah. rousing ﬁghters in great numbers around the globe. They translate their videos into so many different languages. Jihad Recollections | August 09 37 . So much so that even after their closure. I mean they really set the bar for security. uality As-Sahab is probably really the ﬁrst and foremost in video and computer technology. Pushtu. Azzam Publications is a great example of this because they did not always have quality but they had the heart hitting material to stir the souls.Themes Indeed As-Sahab has learned from its predecessors that great themes can go a long way in spreading the message and hitting the hearts and minds of Muslims. They attend to the spiritual side by letting the Islamic world see the character of these Mujahideen on the frontline one on one in real life and it is amazing to see the character of such men and it exempliﬁes for the ummah what Islam and the ur’an should do to people. editing and translation. showing how Islam really is a way of life by taking current events and showing the Islamic view on such events and circumstances.
pdf.38 Jihad Recollections | August 09 Download the English Translation: http://rapidshare.html .com/files/259953270/Sheikh_Abu_Yahya_al-Liby.
and give better coordination in a battle. We have seen an increased budget to develop new technologies such as improving UAV’s capability. ignore similar sounds such as ﬁreworks and car back-ﬁring. generals are poised to get the edge over the Mujahideen. and ignoring outgoing ﬁre shots. missiles. elevation. the Crusaders didn’t know that they were shot at until they got hit. and was a large system. The main purpose of the Boomerang is to improve lethality. Bullet shockwaves are hard to duplicate therefore claims are that there are zero false alarms. The Boomerang consists of an array of microphones which are attached to the back of the vehicle. to name a few. The Boomerang was designed to detect supersonic shock waves and sound waves from the muzzle blast of a gun and accurately identify its shooting location. calculate the distance. With the budget for 2009 ﬁscal year of one trillion dollars which yielded disappointing results. The ﬁrst generation was mainly developed for vehicles.A s the frustration of the Crusader army in its failure to deliver according to the objective to control Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan continues to develop. It can ﬁlter out the noise of loud engines. increase the survivability of the troops. and unmanned vehicles. and clock direction even if the vehicle is moving 60 miles per hour. Also known as Boomerang. mine resistant vehicles. The wearable shooter detection system also uses acoustic sensors Jihad Recollections | August 09 39 . the generals are turning to technology to deliver that which soldiers can not. it is no wonder why the Crusaders are increasingly trusting technology over their soldiers. it is the sensor system which determines the original point of gunﬁre. Later generations were developed for the infantry as wearable systems also known as the ‘Boomerang Warrior’. One of these attempts to get an edge over the Mujahideen is the Mobile Shooter Detection Systems. Since the size of the army is not the answer. Due to the noisy Hummers. Users receive simultaneous visual and auditory information on the point of ﬁre from an LED display and speaker mounted inside the vehicle. static sounds from the radio. The unit has the ability to operate.
only time will tell. Dependency on technology makes the Crusader army less capable of combat effectiveness if technology fails. Another issue is since it depends on the sonic boom of the bullet. Its ﬁrst deployment was in early 2004 in Iraq and it didn’t help much. distance and elevation. How effective it will be in rocky Afghanistan. Juba showed his skills with Allah’s help and had effectively ruined the lives of the occupiers. except that it failed its purpose! The results from Iraq have shown that the system didn’t work very well among the buildings. the weapons often used were the . During the Balkan wars. quick thinking.22LR riﬂes due to noise being minimal and cheap ammo. and this will result in panic and fear. It all sounds good. 40 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . the subsonic bullets don’t have that. the morale will disappear from the hearts of these soldiers with the failure of these systems. often used by the Mujahideen in the Caucuses. Also during the use of the Boomerang. and experience without technology system.embedded in the soldier’s shoulder pads and earpiece providing audible warning announcement and wrist wearable display presenting the threat’s relative direction. The Russians developed an assault/sniper riﬂe using 9x39 mm weapon with a suppressor. In addition to inability to focus.
they tortured and persecuted him in every imaginable manner. And these actions and hard efforts of the Shaykh. His most important contribution was bringing together solid roots and ideas for the Jama’ah to stick to. da’wah. Shaykh Abdullah Sa’eed said: So this was a new phase in the life of the commander Abu Layth. Ta’ala. He did so with full knowledge of the inherent dangers lying in the undertaking of such a path. to allow them to penetrate into Libya successful and carry out operations to destroy the Gaddafi Regime. did not become realities without his family and himself going through the severest of tests. with the backing of the ‘Ulema. tarbiyah. so harshly. to make their criminal acts public.The Shaykh Abu Layth decided to join a group of opportunistic assassin Mujahideen who had made intentions to go to Libya. and many were arrested and imprisoned. educational. may Allah have mercy upon him. so he spent 1 year fulﬁlling his obligations and playing a signiﬁcant role in various positions: military. to allow the group to continue its existence within the Libyan territory. they (Gaddaﬁ’s men) released his father from the prison. they started planning their operations having full tawakkul in Allah. so they hurried to organize their ranks and understand their status quo. and even social. That individual who has oppressed the Muslims so harshly. Now concerning his siblings. not minding the fact that he was elderly. in which he and his fellow comrades started to feel the heaviness of their duty. Shaykh Abu Layth was naturally accepted as a leader among his fellow Mujahideen. to make their true nature known to all. they were killed in the Libyan prison after extensive torture in the year Jihad Recollections | August 09 41 . may Allah shower his mercy on him. and to make the Jihad against him clear and obligatory. and after some time. their family estate and farmland was destroyed. He had an ardent desire to take down the Gaddaﬁ Regime. they made the necessary preparations for the journey to take down the regime of the Apostate Gaddaﬁ.
Abu Yahya Al-Libi to narrate one occurrence among many incidences that took place in the life of Shaykh Abu Layth AlLibi. the brothers in the Department of Special Affairs had arranged for these considerations. the Libyan authorities stopped him. and he told them he had come from Syria. over 1. he did not have a bed except the desert sand and a no cover except the sky above. the police officers had a ﬁlm on in the background. The area in which the policed station was located happened to be an entirely desert environment. he was in his vehicle. He initiated his escape in the night time. they asked him where from Syria. they started to question him about where he had come from. The Shaykh drank from this cold delicious water and when he got up. therefore he fell down to the ground and fell asleep. The Shaykh felt he could not proceed any longer due to his thirst and fatigue. afterwards he walked past the guard post gate and just started to run in the desert. may Allah have mercy upon him: Voice of Abu-Y ahya Al-Libi: When Shaykh Abu Layth initially entered the Libyan border.200 of Libya’s ﬁnest young Muslim men were killed in one day due to their ﬁrm attachment to their ‘Aqeedah! As-Sahab narrator: Now we will take a pause and allow the Mujahid Shaykh. They asked him to step out of the vehicle and enter the police office on the border. he still felt the taste of 42 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . came to him personally in a dream and offered him a jug of water. He was able to make his way out of the office. whereby in that same year. the police officers did not mind him much attention. it depicted an imprisoned man who was able to escape from his police interrogators. peace be upon him. as he was not classiﬁed as dangerous and worthy of a prison sentence. he walked up to drink some water and ﬁlled himself completely. Abu Layth personally told me that during his sleep. the prophet Muhammad. He showed them a forged pass with a Syrian stamp of exit. Meanwhile. he replied from Malta. The police continued to question him and he answered the questions successfully. He ran the entire night and did not cease until daybreak. they started to make routine phone calls to their headquarters in Tripoli. The Gaddaﬁ Regime shows no limits to its oppression and tyranny. It appeared that the police officers did not take care too much for him. the Shaykh Abu Layth said to himself that this had to be a sign for him.of 1996.
Saudi Arabia. These are harsh realities that every Muslim prisoner who ever entered a Saudi prison will tell you. or Pakistan. the House of Saud regime was not happy with these activities within their kingdom.the water in his mouth. They offered them what they could from bounties and materials. The Saudi’s inﬂicted punishment and beatings on Abu Layth that only Allah knows about. afterwards. Libya. he made his way to the Saudi Arabian peninsula. They ordered that Shaykh Abu Layth and his comrades within Saudi Arabia to be imprisoned. he would get that same taste back in his mouth. Many scholars of the time. conﬁrmed the validity of the Jihad against Gaddaﬁ. He tried to make their plight clear to them from every angle. It does not matter whether you are in Mauritania. Then he got up with full energy and started to walk again. including myself that the Saudi prison officials would curse Allah and Islam freely and openly! So such actions that occur in Saudi prisons come out and leak to the public. And he experiences this for miraculous phenomenon a long time afterwards. it’s Jihad Recollections | August 09 43 . he saw many mines left over from the time of the Italians. As-Sahab narrator: Shaykh Abu Layth made his way to Sudan. Whenever he drank water afterwards. His account of the story is long. as he was walking in the desert. no matter what the ‘Ulema and authorities of that country do to hide these facts. and against any supporters of him. He attempted to make some connections there with the scholars. and how much of an apostate he certainly was. As-Sahab narrator: However. Shaykh Abu Layth used to inform his peers. from Ibn Baz to others. And the reality is that the treatment these criminals hand out to the Mujahideen is similar in every country you go to. Shaykh Abu Y ahya said: He spent approximately two and a half years in the Saudi regime prison. The Shaykh and his mates were imprisoned and tortured in horrible ways that defy description within the dungeons of the Saudi Regime. In any case. Shaykh Abu Y ahya said: The Shaykh made the case of the Muslims and the Mujahideen inside of Libya clear to the ‘Ulema and du’aat within Saudi Arabia. They conﬁrmed the extent of his criminality. The treatment is the same. a decision made by leaders of the movement.
and chaos became totally silent. As-Sahab narrator: Shaykh Abu Layth and his comrades went through severe tests and trials within the criminal Saudi Regime prisons. he said that some of his comrades and himself were strung up by ropes to the prison ceiling for one week. screams. then he pricked him and said: “May your Iman be strengthened. So the prophet Muhammad took his hand and brought it close to the heart of Shaykh Abu Layth. depending on the degree of kufr and nifaq in the hearts of those individuals. he screamed with a terribly loud voice: “Enough O Prophet of Allah! We have suffered enough. Saudi Arabia. what helped the Shaykh and his colleagues cope with the stress and pain were several dreams and glad tidings that Allah bestowed on these sincere Muslim Mujahideen striving for the cause of Allah. one day the beating and humiliation extended to a severe level. The Shaykh spent time in the infamous Ruwais prison in Jeddah. and in response to seeing the noble prophet. until Abu Layth could feel the warmth of the prophet’s hand. he saw the prophet Muhammad. peace be upon him. where one prison will hand out harsher forms of punishment and torture. we have suffered enough!” The room in which one could not hear except the sound of whips being struck. He gives to whomsoever he wills from 44 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . as he was undergoing this stage of torture and switching between consciousness and unconsciousness. one of which he informed me of personally.only a matter of degrees. Voice of Abu Y ahya Al-Libi: So the Shaykh Abu Layth was blessed with many Karamah’s (miracles). O young man”. the criminal was striking him with force and harshness. They were tortured and persecuted in many despicable ways. And this is simply a bounty from Allah on one of his humble slaves. After this incidence. Shaykh Abu Layth found that his degree of patience for the beatings and punishments inﬂicted upon him increased levels upon levels that he never experienced before.
meaning that. All matters lie in His hands. And this applies especially to those Muslims living in the prisons of such evil tyrants. As-Sahab narrator: It was incumbent that all of this holy blood Jihad Recollections | August 09 45 . Saudi Arabia. until Allah wrote for him to leave the prison. This was made possible by a circumstance in which Allah gave victory and honor to His Awliya’ and humiliation and disgrace to His enemies. forbearing and visionary. Shaykh Abu Y ahya said: Through such prison breaks. just as others had done in the past. so he was patient and perseverant. As-Sahab narrator: So with the blessings of Allah and full reliance and tawakkul on Him. along with two of his comrades. he was imprisoned in Al-Ruwais Prison in Saudi Arabia along with a group of his brothers. He was able to escape from the Ruwais Prison compound in Jeddah. no matter how small or large an opportunity arises for escape. And learn to take whatever we can from physical means possible. what do I tell them?” So this is the type of personality that the Mujahid needs to develop and live with. Do not ask yourself the following questions: “What will happen if I escape?” “What lies behind this door?” “Will they be able to arrest me another time?” “If they do arrest me another time. The story of his escape from the Saudi prison is well documented on the Arabic website: Minbar Al-Tawheed wal Jihad. And they suffered at the hands of their imprisoners the harshest forms of punishment. it needs to be acted upon.his slaves. then to put our full tawakkul in Allah. Indeed this is the personality that the Shaykh Abu Layth and his comrades possessed as they made their way out of the prison. along with some of his Mujahideen brothers. we as his slaves must simply learn how to tie our hearts with Allah ‘Azza wa Jall. and were able to join their brother’s ranks in the lands of Ribat and Jihad. Allah shows his humble slaves that nothing is impossible for him. Shaykh Abdullah Sa’eed said: And as is known about the Seerah of the life of the Shaykh Abu Layth (may Allah shower his mercy upon him). the Shaykh was able to escape from the Saudi Regime prison system. As-Sahab narrator: So these brothers became free.
all of whom could testify to the signiﬁcant role he played in Afghanistan. loved to be of service to his brothers and take part in the front lines of any encounter. this quality. This resulted in the immediate participation of tribes and a massive inﬂux of Mujahideen and young men eager to join the Jihad from all four corners of the globe. A yman Al-Zaw ahiri said: Shaykh Abu Layth. He returned to his beloved country in a state better than he had left it in. including the Mullah Mohammad ‘Umar and Ayman al-Zawahiri. with the establishment of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. although it was clear and apparent in the personality of Abu Layth. 46 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . most notable among them are: persistence on the path of Truth. and patience for all the calamities afflicting him. no matter how many calamities and difficulties faced them in their path. do not back down on their principles and beliefs. he continued to persevere. the land of honor and pride in the year 1418 H. It was at this time in which he played a signiﬁcant role in the Shura of Jama’ah alMuqatilah in Libya. He continued to oversee much of the activities taking place in Libya until he returned once again to Afghanistan. Abu Layth was not only ﬁrm on his principles. and I did not ﬁnd him except that he was calm and smiling. We ask Allah to make them ﬁrm until they meet their Lord and that He is pleased with them. These brothers are known for their ﬁrmness on the principles and ‘Aqeedah. which became a beacon of light and hope in the heart of every Mujahid in that land of ﬁrm resoluteness. indeed I was able to befriend him in the most difficult of circumstances. and what obstacles lay in his path. As-Sahab narrator: And the Shaykh was able to make contact with all the leaders of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. perseverance on the path he chose to follow.spilt on the land of Afghanistan should not go to waste. may Allah have mercy upon him. So they put together the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Allah granted his blessings and security to the Taliban Movement under the leadership of the Mullah Muhammad ‘Umar. Allah had given ﬁrmness to the movement of the Taliban. Shaykh Abdullah Sa’eed said: So after his escape from the Saudi Regime prison. Dr. who despite the pain and suffering they undergo. No matter what forces faced him. where he was able to focus on several pressing matters on his mind: primary among them was keeping up with the current state of affairs in Libya. circumstances that passed over us and our brothers. So he returned to active duty and involved himself in operational and strategic planning on a signiﬁcant scale. the Shaykh made his way to Turkey. existed in the entire group of Libyan ﬁghters in the Jama’ah al-Muqatilah. but also. This holds true in particular to some of imprisoned leaders of their group. possessed commendable qualities. The Shaykh played an active role in training his brothers in the camps available at the time. full of tranquility.
gov/os/1998/03/weightlo. The strong Muslim is better than the weak Muslim. especially the current conditions of Ribat. To be physically capable of carrying out the duties of al-ital. 1997. To apply the hadith: Salamah ibn Al-Akwa Jihad Recollections | August 09 47 . such as deﬁning what types of food to eat. This can apply to physical. Many people and magazines try to explain how to enhance the work out experience. which are not the easiest of conditions by any stretch of the imagination. the primary motivating factor for millions of people is either to lose weight or to have a beautiful. The conference was conceived as a coordinated effort by all concerned groups to better understand the problem and to explore ways to improve the information that consumers routinely receive about the nature of obesity and weight loss products and programs”. government. what to drink. One may be asking: What is the relationship between the psychology of working out as a Muslim.C. the weight loss industry. 2. and intellectual. peace be upon him.ftc.rpt. we need to see what the underlying motives are. In the country that most of the people reading this article live. Good intentions such as: 1. 3. let the noble readers be reminded about the current healthcare crisis taking place here in the United States of America. Before one delves into the psychology of working out and how it affects Muslims. That factor happens to be the overall psychology of the individual who is engaged in working out. D. especially a Muslim who is striving hard for the cause of Allah. and the issue of obesity in the United States? Well. mental.1 “On October 16-17. representatives from academia. handsome chiseled body. how many reps one should perform. in order to understand what drives most people to work out. We as Muslims should work out with good intentions.orking out is an activity enjoyed by millions of people nationwide Muslim and nonMuslim alike. The subject of the conference was the continuing rise of obesity in this country. and consumer advocacy groups met in Washington.What Consumers Stand to Gain and Lose’. These should not be the motivating factors for Muslims who love Allah and his noble Messenger.htm W over $100 billion in health care costs and money spent on weight loss products and services. A great deal of money is spent by many individuals worldwide to achieve the most enhanced workout experience. economic. for a conference – ‘Commercial Weight Loss Products and Programs -. The following sentence was extracted from an article titled: “Commercial Weight Loss Products and Programs: What Consumers Stand to Gain and Lose” that was written in the year 1997 for a public conference on the dangers of obesity that was held between October 16-17. with a considerable number of such people not getting the desired effect. and how often one should work out. The purpose of this article is to spend some time on a key factor that many people miss out on. estimated to cost consumers 1 See http://www.
A number of ahadith show that this sport was popular among early Muslims: `Uqbah ibn `Amir said.e. ‘In the verse. whereupon the Prophet said. “Shoot and I am with all of you”. the Muslim should realize that the following activities have a strong Islamic signiﬁcance in our early history. starting in the time of the companions: 1. raced `A’ishah and she outran him. etc.. And scouring to the raid 48 at dawn. which is both a spiritual and physical hastening. Striking sparks of fire (by their hooves). may Allah be pleased with her. Penetrating forthwith as one into the midst (of the foe)﴿ (100:1-5). ﴾And make ready against them all you can of power. passed by some people of the tribe of Banu Aslam who were practicing archery. “Ride horses. peace and blessings be upon him. ﴾And make ready against them all you can of 2 Al-Bukhari and Muslim. 3.narrated that the Prophet. for they are the legacy of your father Isma`il”. In Sahih Muslim it is reported that Allah’s Messenger said. “Teach your children swimming and horsemanship”. including steeds of war﴿ (8:60). with panting (breath). Running. 2. Running is also implicitly included in the command to hasten to do good. on their side)?” On that the Prophet said. they used to learn how to ride horses. Some versions of the same hadith mention that his outrunning in the second time was due to the fact that `A’ishah. “O children of Ishmael! Practice archery as your father Ishmael was a great archer. It was a form of training for traveling. Then they had another race where he outran her. `Umar was reported to have added “Tell them to jump on the horses’ backs. whereupon he said. saying while he was on the pulpit. Keep on shooting arrows and I am with (the team of) Banu so-and-so”. So one of the parties ceased shooting. and narrate the stories of famous proverbs and good poetry to them”. Archery. “Why do you not shoot?” They replied.2 Moreover. seeking provision. Al-Jahiz also reported in his book Al-Bayan wa AtTabyeen that `Umar ibn al-Khattab wrote to his governors saying. In another narration. peace and blessings be upon him. had gained weight. Jihad Recollections | August 09 . And raise the dust in clouds the while. Once children reached 8 years. “I heard the Messenger of Allah. “This time makes up for the other”. jihad. It was reported by Ahmad ibn Hanbal that the Prophet. Arabs are famous for horsemanship. Allah Almighty referred to horse riding in the time of war in the ur’an: ﴾By the (steeds) that run. Horsemanship and horse racing. peace and blessings be upon him. “How should we shoot while you are with them (i. The Prophet said.
Swimming. “If I beat you in wrestling. that door was too heavy to be carried by seven persons.3 5. `Umar ibn Al-Khattab said to me. Ibn Ishaq narrated the story of Rukanah: Once the Prophet. “O Rukanah! Will not you fear Allah and accept what I am calling you to?” Rukanah replied. 1. which is belief. vol. “Yes”. the players used to place a piece of wood to jump on. p. peace and blessings be upon him. which men used to practice by lifting a stone with their hands to show how strong they were. may Allah be pleased with him. 133 6 At-Tabarani Jihad Recollections | August 09 49 . by Ibn Qutaybah. So they had a second and a third rematch where the Prophet also defeated him. Other narrations state that he embraced Islam after the fath of Makkah”. 239 5 See `Uyun Al-Akhbar. and some of his Companions once 4 See Ar-Rawd Al-Anif. including steeds of war﴿. who was known for his physical strength. will you believe in Allah and His Messenger?” The man replied. and At-Tirmidhi. the word force means archery. whereupon he said to him. High jumping.5 7. It was known to Arabs as rab`. The Prophet wrestled him and defeated him. Among those who were famous for being strong was `Ali ibn Abi Talib. and he asked the Prophet to acquit him of their agreement. and the game had special rules. who. saying. 2.’” 4. AbuDawud. In this sport. as-Suyuti could prove that the Prophet knew how to swim. The Prophet wrestled with a number of men. Rukanah was astonished and said. so the other said to him. “Once. ‘Let’s compete in water and see who can hold his breath under water longer than the other. but one of them felt bored. As-Suyuti also reported that Abu al-asim alBaghawi narrated on the authority of Ibn `Abbas that the Prophet. People used to come to him from distant territories and challenge him in wrestling. the word power means archery. one of whom was Rukana ibn ‘Abd Yazid ibn Hashim ibn `AbdulMuttalib. “This is very strange indeed!” Then he immediately embraced Islam. in the Battle of Khaybar. It is also reported that the ﬁrst person to invent this game was Jabir ibn`Abdullah 3 Al-Hakim. Through this incident. Rukanah was astonished with that.’” It is also reported that the Prophet could swim good in the well of Banu `Adyibn alNajjar. who lived in Makkah and was a skilklful wrestler. peace and blessings be upon him. “O Muhammad! Do you have a witness to verify your truthfulness?” So the Prophet said.6 Ibn `Abbas. Weight lifting. lost his shield so he used a door of the fort as a shield. It was known to Arabs as alaﬁzi. Amazingly. p.4 6. met him in one of the mountain paths of Makkah. Wrestling. peace and blessings be upon him.power. and to have a rematch. and he mentioned teaching another to swim”. `Ata’ ibn Abi Rabah narrated that he saw Jabir ibn `Abdullah and Jabir ibn `Umayr Al-Ansari while they were practicing shooting. vol. said. “All things in which there is no remembrance of Allah are frivolity and idle play except for four things. “Do you feel bored? I heard Allah’s Messenger. Al-Ansari.
The Prophet himself swam towards Abu Bakr until he embraced him saying. This will require the necessary knowledge to perform them all correctly. 1. the intentions should nonetheless be identical for all techniques. 7 See Al-Zurqani’s comment onAl-Mawahib Al-Ladunniyyah. “Let everyone among us swim towards his friend”. To lose weight or feel for the hungry and poor or any other reason should fall far away from the true intention. in the upcoming month of Ramadan.swam in a stream. Likewise. However. 50 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . vol. “Here I am and my friend”. For example. a Muslim who is working out needs to comprehend that Muslims work out for loftier goals. and to continuously renew the intentions. p. the primary purpose behind fasting should be simply to please Allah and fulﬁll a pillar of Islam. 194. the environment he or she is in. the Prophet said. not just to lose weight or look nice and handsome. That day.7 The Muslim who is working out needs to pay attention to the type of exercise he is performing. Each speciﬁc type of exercise will involve different positions and techniques.
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they are the ones who established the state of Israel and they have stolen many lands from the Muslims foremost among them al-Andalus. Europe has been a Jihadi hub since the 90’s from the events of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the attacks in France by the Algerian Armed Group on the underground train. in one front. Since such a campaign was foiled in Canada. blood they have spilt. it will eventually face generations of angered Muslims who will either adopt the war of attrition or stick to an exploding campaign of carrying out ‘spectacular attacks’. we can say that Europe is more of an enemy than America but they 52 Jihad Recollections | August 09 are not the head of Inﬁdelity such as America and they do not have as much power and control over Muslim territory as much as their allied partner does. Shaykh Mustapha Abu al-Yazid said in an interview with al-Jazeera that the reason for the decline in spectacular attacks is not that the Mujahideen are unable to reach America but rather a matter of strategy. if Denmark was attacked due to its crime of insulting our beloved Prophet Muhammad. In fact. there is a ﬁght against America and her NATO allies on Muslim soil which was made possible through the attacks of 9/11. Thus. Event after event is starting to spell out that if Europe continues upon its current trends and direction. If such a day does come. especially the terrorism analysts. the factors that decide the location is really the goals and aspirations of the coordinators for such an attack. However. Europe owes the Muslim Ummah equal to or more than the Untied States in terms of crimes they have committed. Madrid or the continuous massive arrests in the UK show relentless activity from both the youth of international jihad movements and homegrown citizens. Consequently. Recent attacks in Europe such as Glasgow. it seems it will continue in the future unless if the European Union collectively decides to adhere to the demands of the freedom ﬁghters. due to the climate of hatred towards Europe’s past and present. and on the other hand is the war of retaliation upon Europe at home. Europe has been on its toes since day one and it never ceases to be a target in its homeland. haughty insults towards the Islamic religion and dismantling of the Islamic Caliphate. such an operation would be in retaliation of the Messenger of Allah’s honor and would have no place in America. Europe carries the responsibility of bringing the Caliphate to an end.An attack on the West is usually pictured as on some American building or base but the reality is that America has not been attacked at home by Al-a`idah since the attacks on New York and Washington. For example. The Jihadi operations in any targeted European country outnumber the attacks on America and the trend has continued and from what we can see. then what to say about the already-triggered explosion of the Muslim youth that hasten towards revenge for the sake of Islam and martyrdom in Allah’s path? . It goes way beyond what Obama stated as proximity because what is distance when the difference is a few hours on a plane? Although proximity helps keep operations less expensive and less risky. then it should not come as a surprise to anyone. Attacks in Europe hold much more strategic and political advantages for the Mujahideen. peace be upon him.
However. and Belgium who chased the dreams of their respective adopted countries. the great wind would drive all of the whites into the ocean and new people and cattle would come from the ocean to live among the Xhosa. The same can be said of the Muslim communities of Canada. The changes were that the sun would rise with a red color. Many began to question Islam and its relevance to modern day problems. England. the earth would be a paradise to the people and they would never work again. As much I as Islam comes with the Shari’ah and requires its predominance over other systems. who also then told the Xhosa monarch. I must ﬁrst use some historical examples of how peoples attempted to answer their oppression using other than Islam. Mhalakaza. then set again in the east. while others sought to merely become more educated about their religion before making politically reactionary decisions. Islam is concerned with the liberation of all from oppression. Muslims began to break into two camps in reaction to the publicity of Islam. She told her uncle. according to her prophecy. there is another dimension to this answer I wish to establish. its revelation was also for the purpose of establishing justice that other systems cannot establish and maintain for long. There would be no toiling after that. Among those most likely to do so were those who either came from backgrounds of subjugation to others and those who came from backgrounds responsible for others’ subjugation. “What does Islam have to do with various liberation struggles around the world?” The Muslim youth began to answer the question correctly. The ﬁrst example I would like to use is one of Nongqawuse in South Africa. many were illprepared to deal with a hatred even more vehement than the mere prejudice to which many had sold out when they chased the American dream. In order to do such. thinking they had achieved full citizenship. As this was a time when many Muslims were beginning to relax their efforts against discrimination. They were to burn their stored grain and slaughter their cattle in preparation for a coming day when everything would change. That day would be February 18th of 1857. when she reported a vision she had at the River Gxarha. Amidst the backdrop of British and Dutch oppression of her people and their neighbors. she informed the people that she had been visited by spirits that gave her a message for them. She was 15 years old in the year 1856.mmediately after September 11 of 2001. stop at its height. After this. Australia. about the Jihad Recollections | August 09 53 . ‘Accommodationists’ sought to prove to the oppressors of the far right that they were patriotic. Sarili. One valid concern raised was in the form of a question that was echoed and even answered by the Muslim youth who did not subscribe to the ‘assimilationist’ Islam of their parents.
According to Black Elk. My children. On February 18th. and in that world all the dead Indians were alive. had made predictions from ‘visions’. a witness. despite that he was still a baby at the time of execution! Subhanallah! Then. none of which ever materialized. the sun ran its normal course over the heads of the Xhosa observers. South Dakota. confession and baptism are meaningless to God because God knows one’s intentions. and I want you to dance it.” Black Elk goes on to say. Merely attempting to travel to a Ghost Dance. wherein the Kongo was a place of Biblical importance. Because she and Simon both built a church independent of Rome. The second example is that of America’s ﬁrst settlers. The irony in this is that various other Native Americans neighboring the Paiutes and the Sioux had dreams that clearly depicted the modern-day life of the United States. began to starve to death. She preached an 54 Jihad Recollections | August 09 ethnocentric version of Christianity independent of the Catholic Church. but these were dreams they had while asleep and not visions they saw while awake. just like old times. I will teach you how to dance a dance. Wovoka said to his audience. having no cattle and grain stored. In that other world. and when the dance is over. I want you to listen to all I have to say to you. claiming to be a virgin. Later. and all the bison that had ever been killed were roaming around again. at that time under the inﬂuence of Portugal and its Catholic Church. there was plenty of meat. which resulted in disaster in 1890 at Wounded Knee. two centuries later. “He told them that there was another world coming. I will talk to you. and rumors of cannibalism abounded. It would come in a whirlwind out of the west and would crush out everything on this world which was old and dying. Bethlehem had been located in the Kongo. Kimpa Vita denounced traditional ceremonies and ordered the burning of fetishes by the Kongo people. Many saw the coming of the white man before his arrival and the New World he would bring.” This led to the Ghost Dance movement. Get ready for your dance. and was later burned at the stake for heresy. She said she would come back as a man. but the descendants still showed that they were self-respecting folk in 1973 when they stood against federal agents at Wounded Knee again. the people began to obey her instructions. The Ghost Dance movement has not brought back the dead nor the buffalo. and was arrested for heresy. with the good and bad therein. just like a cloud. “I am going to talk to you after a while about your relatives who are dead and gone. leading later people to think he was in fact her reincarnation. as opposed to regular freedom ﬁghters who were . a man named Simon Kimbangu was born in the same country. and led a movement on the same principles. and wherein Jesus and his mother were of Kongolese extraction. her baby boy was also burned with her by the Portuguese authorities. and Nonqawuse had to ﬂee her people and live elsewhere. When the king accepted this. she delivered a baby boy after two miscarriages.prophecy. which was a cover for the political reasons for which she was really burned. However. She said that sacraments like marriage. Kimpa Vita was a so-called prophetess from what is now the Congo. 300 True Americans were killed by the US army. The people. Tavibo. people thought they were in fact messiahs of a sort. and to this day the name Nonqawuse in the Xhosa language means “liar”. Even Wovoka’s father. A Paiute named Wovoka was known to the washichu (whites) as Jack Wilson. It is estimated that 80 percent of the Xhosa starved to death in this calalmity.
who when surrounded by King Richard’s ships on the sea en route to give aid and provision to Salahudeen. Jihad Recollections | August 09 55 . Only in Islam will they have sisters and brothers from other ethnicities who will travel from their homes and come to their aid with their wealth. The sensibility that reminds them that oppressors do kill victims who resist and they kill victims who do not resist. it is in Islam that they can learn what to expect and what not to expect from Allah Almighty. relief for the oppressed. as opposed to thinking in terms only about how they will repel their oppressors. But in their cases and in everyone else’s. they failed to realized that these are mutually exclusive most of the time. and that the Last Prophet already opposed discrimination even in smaller forms. It creates opportunities for both fraudsters and sincere but deceived individuals to mislead others. The sensibility that reminds them that once they are worshipping Allah sincerely and without partners. nor rejecting any of His prophets to mankind. let us Muslims inform the world of what Islam is and what it is not. Oppressed peoples look for prophets and messiahs because they do not naturally think that Our Maker would just leave them in their state. and so death must not be ﬂed from if they are to not be oppressed. and their very selves. not to save their lives since the Crusaders were not killing Muslim prisoners. and all mistakes have been my own. when the oppression begins. It is normal for oppressed people to look for a way out of their situations. when another group of people fall under someone else’s oppression and tyranny. all got together and cut a hole in their ship and drowned themselves. they make as their goal the end of their oppression and their lives kept intact. the sensibility that remembers that only Allah can grant them victory. more so in the modern context of that word. who will die to free them for Allah’s face and not out of ethnic solidarity. This way. which are generally hopeless and not going to go away over time. Only in Islam can they learn that Allah already sent prophets that condemned their oppression or anyone else’s before it began. As other victims before and after them. their weapons. guidance for the kuffar. that resistance means the enemies will kill more than before and that someone on both sides must die for their oppression to stop.spiritually fed up with both a false religion imposed on them and their own ethnic faiths whose deities had failed to repel their oppression. All I have said that is true is from Him. Only in Islam will they have not only brothers. and swift punishment for the oppressors. The Xhosa and the Paiute and the Sioux are not the only people in the world to fall victim to oppression without knowing of the Islamic way to resist. With this in mind. Only in Islam can they be given the sensibility that lasts through their grief and suffering. This desperation often leads victims to think in apocalyptic terms about what is happening to them. However. but even sisters. Only in Islam do they have the example of the soldiers of Salahudeen. but just to save their honor and dignity while keeping their supplies out of the enemies’ hands! Only in Islam do they have the example of resistors who will die before being disgraced. they may know of this beautiful alternative to trying to ﬁx the problems by themselves or under the leadership of people who cannot be prophets but may think they are. much less before being oppressed. they have forever to gain and nothing but suffering to lose in their resistance. hoping not to return to their own homelands alive. nor to save their sisters and brothers since the Crusaders were not about to spare other Muslims in exchange for their lives. I seek Allah’s forgiveness for the Muslims. and with a conviction that they will be rewarded by Allah for it.
But even before we tackle that. we shall not address it. Tanzeem has taken manhaj to be the actual steps in 1 See ‘Foundations of the Sunnah’. this happens to be Tanzeem’s ultimate goal. Tanzeem’s understanding of the method to establish this Caliphate is intricately linked to the periods of the Prophet’s struggle in Makkah and Madinah and the events in that exact order – minus the ﬁghting – as opposed to starting from a postMadinah stage which they would understand as ‘picking and choosing’ from the Seerah and thus very un-Sunnah like.2 Regrettably. it certainly appears so. Imam Malik. the following fatwa makes this issue clear. Linguistically. manhaj means the methodology of a Muslim in the derivation. According to Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan: “The meaning behind the Salaﬁ Manhaj is that which the Salaf (predecessors) of this ummah were upon. Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah. As we will ﬁnd out. we need to understand what a manhaj actually implies. There is no problem in them calling themselves Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah distinguishing themselves from those who follow deviant Mathaahib and this is not a Tazkiyah (praise) of oneself but indeed it is only a distinction of the people of truth from the people of Baatil”. Also. Fortunately. [Al Muntaqaa Min Fataawa As Shaykh Saalih Al Fawzaan: 1/459] 56 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal. The question of the steps for its achievement is a matter which I would like to discuss here. the legislation. Imam Shaﬁ’ee and Imam Ahmad).T he struggle for the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate has been the dream of many groups who have actively acknowledged Allah’s right for His rule to be the sanctioned rule upon earth’s domain. From the most predominant callers to the Salaﬁ Manhaj are the four Imams (Abu Haneefah. In the shari’ lexicon however. from the Sahabah. This appears to be a group that has a strict adherence to the Sunnah. see ‘The Obligation of Holding Steadfast to the Book and the Sunnah: The Manhaj of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah’. the deviant and astray are upon. Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahab and his students and other than them from every rectiﬁer and reformist as there is no time period except that there is someone who establishes the [call to the truth] for Allah. the word means ‘methodology’. 2 For a more in-depth study on the issue of al-Manhaj. etiquettes and (good) manners. The ﬁrst thing we’ll focus on is the abrogated verses and its relationship with the manhaj. sound Manhaj and true Iman as well as strictly adhering to Islam based upon ‘Aqeedah. understanding and application of his religion.1 The ‘Ulema have never understood al-Manhaj to mean the actual steps to establish an Islamic State. the Tabi’een and those esteemed Imams from correct ‘Aqeedah. Due to the voluminous subject of al-Manhaj. but what I will attempt to show is that this is actually remote from the Sunnah due to the misapplication and misunderstanding of the relationship between the ur’anic revelation and the Seerah which was guided by Allah. by Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz. In contrast to that which the Mubtadi’ah.
and give Zakat. may Allah have mercy upon him. and insisting that al-Jihad is irrelevant. shunning (alBara’) those who follow their desires as well as our enemies. drinking alcohol used to be permitted.com/articles/Articles. for one to revert to the original rule on alcohol. Manhaj goes as far as exposing the line between Ahl al-Bid’ah and Ahl as-Sunnah. discussed this ayah in its revealed context. Similarly. Ta’ala. some of them became weary and were very fearful of facing the idolaters in battle”. Allah. when one reverts back to the original rule regarding holding ones hands back from ﬁghting when oppressed. citing examples of the Prophet and the Sahaba. However. then this is like rejecting a command from Allah. but when the fighting was ordained for them. The Hereafter is 3 See http://www.the Prophet’s life that led to a Caliphate. He explained that during the Makkan stage. whilst turning their backs to the command of Jihad. citing as evidence the fact that the Sahaba used to drink alcohol and that there is a verse in the ur’an that supports it. We know very well that when Allah has revealed an ayah to abrogate a ruling. the command for ﬁghting had not yet arrived and Muslims were ordered to refrain from Jihad. says: ﴾Have you not seen those who were told to hold back their hands (from fighting) and perform as-Salat. even if they are hated by all the Tawaghit. Imam Ibn Kathir.4 Apparently. just as Muslims wished. if this is what they are doing now. and Rafidha Shi’a3 for the sake of ‘unity’. this is far from the manhaj of the Salaf. They say: «Our Lord! Why have you ordained for us fighting? Would that you had granted us respite for a short period?» Say: «Short is the enjoyment of this world. but it was slowly made forbidden through a series of ayaat. reverting back to the abrogated rule is not permitted as it is a form of disobedience. One might as well reject the command of fasting in Ramadan since its command is like the Jihad Recollections | August 09 57 . and making allegiances with the Muwahidun. Thus. we ﬁnd Tanzeem holding hands with the Yahood. and inviting the FBI to the house of Allah to tell Muslims that they must make Takﬁr on the Mujahidoon. For example.islamicity. and you shall not be dealt with unjustly even equal to the Fatila﴿ (4:77) In his Tafsir. Nowadays. “when the command to ﬁght was revealed. This is a very limited understanding of it since al-Manhaj is much beyond this and encompasses much more. behold! A section of them fear men as they fear Allah or even more. then what kind of ‘Islamic State’ do they intend on setting up? (far) better for him who fears Allah. Let’s now turn our attention to the issue of abrogation and its relationship with the manhaj. asp?ref=CU0705-3282 4 See http://muslimmedianetwork. Nasaara.com/mmn/?p=1447 Subhhan’Allah. would be tantamount to istihlal which ultimately leads to kufr.
Muslims were few at the time. sometimes this is greatly misunderstood. And this is from the wisdom of Allah. Jihad is the legislated act for the Muslims who are under oppression. then this is a problem of Iman as opposed to practicality in Islam’s establishment. The only difference here is that Tanzeem This is used as an argument to say that since we don’t have the strength and power like what the Muslims had in al-Madinah. The Muslims’ city was a sacred one and the most honored area on the earth and this is why the command to fight was not revealed in Makkah. Training 4. In fact. Later on when the Muslims controlled a town of their own. the wording in the command is very similar. says. power and support. Passive Resistance 5. “The situation at that time did not permit armed conflict for many reasons. it makes more sense to say we live in a post-Madinah stage. how can one revert to an abrogated stage yet keep up with his duties of 5 Allah says. Organization 3. Active Resistance 6. We live in a time when Jihad has become fard ‘ayn on the entire Ummah. Therefore. Ta’ala. with most Islamic movements. “Fighting is ordained for you though you dislike it…” (2:216). Disciplined. the ﬁrst three steps appear to be a standard. In his Tafsir of this ayah. Al-Madinah.command of al-ital. Let’s now move on to the six-step methodology of Tanzeem with a focus on their ﬁrst three phases. defending the Ummah on the battleﬁeld? Is this not a contradiction? Consequently. by Shaykh ‘Abdullah Yusuf ‘Azzam. “…Fasting is prescribed for you…” (2:183) and He. 6 See ‘In Defense of Muslim Lands: The First Obligation after Iman’. In Arabic. their methodology is as follows: 1. The problem with this argument is two-fold: 1. a stage where all of the Shari’ah has been revealed. There is no other alternative given. For instance. Jihad Recollections | August 09 58 . compared to their numerous enemies.6 Thus. As we have mentioned in our ﬁrst part of this series. Jihad was then legislated”. then we can only revert back to the Makkan period. non-violent mass movement The ﬁrst three steps are more of a continuous phase that will continue till even the movement completes its objective. Propagation 2. ﴾…And that Allah may cause to be distinguished those who believe and may take martyrs from among you…﴿ (3:140) 2. and had strength. Sometimes it is hard to not ponder over the question: do such people make arguments as these due to a shari’ evidence or due to the difficulties on the path of Jihad? If it is due to the latter. Ibn Kathir says. where the obligations are revealed for each and every situation. and where Allah expects us to abide by them.5 However. to reject the latter would require one to reject the former (ayah).
both these concepts are irrelevant towards their justiﬁcations. and “Hasan Gharib” by Al-Baghawi in “Sharh as-Sunnah” (5/304). Other narrations wherein the order of the ﬁve things are switched were declared “Sahih” by Ibn Al-Qayyim in “I’lam al-Muwaqqi’in” (1/208). who authenticated it from Al-Harith al-Ash’ari. There is nothing wrong with giving bai’yah to an Islamic leader. which Allah has ordered me with. In addition. Al-Albani in “Sahih at-Tirmithi” (2. Take for example the hadeeth: “Whoever dies while he does not have a Baiy’ah upon his neck . This hadeeth is actually only in reference to the Khalifah and not the leader of an Islamic organization as Ibn Hibban pointed out in his Sahih. In Sha’ Allah. ‘The Obligation of sticking with the Jama’ah of the Muslims when Tribulations appear’. Therefore. however the fact that they use bai’yah to organize the recruits is certainly praiseworthy. may Allah be pleased with them. then this hadeeth is applicable to them. 8 Narrated by Ahmad and At-Tirmithi. the hadeeth. “And I order you with five (orders). Jihad Recollections | August 09 59 . the Listening and Obeying. ch.9 Although. The leaders of Tanzeem usually refrain from using the word fard ‘ayn for these two actions. 7 Narrated by Muslim from Ibn ‘Umar. and in “Sahih at-Targhib watTarhib” (552).believes the second stage can only be achieved if the Muslim gives bai’yah to the leadership. the Migration (alHijrah) and al-Jihad”8. In our next part of the series.7 They take this hadeeth to scare Muslims into believing that if they don’t give bai’yah to a leader of any Islamic group today. we will focus more on their understanding on the obligation of joining a jama’ah and their misapplication of the ahadeeth on giving bai’yah as well as the last three steps of their methodology. and al-Wadi’i declared it “Sahih” on the conditions of Muslim in “Al-Jami’ as-Sahih” (6/265). Declared “Hasan” by Ibn Kathir in his Tafsir (1/87). misapplying a hadeeth to a critical part of their structural integrity is testimony to their lack of knowledge. the Group (al-Jama’ah). is also misused by them to argue that joining an Islamic movement is obligatory. there is no doubt that it is important and necessary to join a movement for the establishment of Islam.298). 9 See Sharh of Sahih Muslim by Imam an-Nawawi.he dies a death of Jahiliyyah (pre-Islamic Ignorance)”. but where the issue starts to take wrong turns is their use of evidences for the obligation of joining a Jama’ah and the obligation of giving bai’yah. but it certainly is implicit in their words.
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In some instances.2 Protests precipitated into full scale riots when Chinese officials. 3 Chinese officials predictably blamed ‘separatists’ for the deadly riots that claimed the 12 lives and blamed the Uyghur’s for targeting Han Chinese citizens. a nation must manufacture a homogenous past in order to compensate for a present that is overrun with immigration and non-nationals. Such an obvious and intentional omission seems especially odd given the urgency in which the media stumbles over itself to underscore the Chinese oppression of the Tibetans. The conﬂict between the Han Chinese. The most recent events have been the riots in Urumqui in which Chinese Communist forces killed 12 Muslims. possibly fearing the spread of an independence movement. In other cases. a state must construct its ideal nation for forceful assimilation of its ethnic minorities. The Chinese have a history of brutally targeting and repressing minorities.5 However. southern China.World news organizations pride themselves on highlighting every injustice save the continual slaughter of innocent Muslim Uyghur’s in the resistive part of Western China. this is disputed by the current Chinese Communist government which wishes to eliminate the historical contributions of Muslims to Chinese culture and society.6 Chinese Policies towards Ethnic Minorities Ethnic nations are exclusive nations that turn inward in search of a homogenous identity that may or may not have existed to begin with. Jihad Recollections | August 09 61 . and the Uyghur’s is a more recent example of Chinese oppression. though. The XUAR is also a region that has vast natural resources that China needs for its continued development. or the dominant ethnic group. The people were protesting events that occurred in June when two Muslims were killed following a dispute between Uyghur and Han workers at a toy factory in Guangdong province. the Canton Masjid. The government is systematically targeting Muslims especially in the “Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region” (XUAR1) and is justifying murder in order to satisfy its objective of building a homogenous nationstate. History Even though Muslims were often persecuted in China. The rejection and rewriting of history is consistent with Chinese efforts to erase the cultural contribution of minorities because it does not serve their immediate goals. one of which is national uniﬁcation. they have continued to play a great role in the development of the country. Rarely.4 Given Communist China’s history of unrelenting oppression of its own people. intervened to suppress the crowd. it is likely this conﬂict will only continue to escalate. which still stands today. The Chinese emperor was so impressed that he built the ﬁrst Mosque. Islam was possibly introduced to China in 29 AH (650 CE) when the Caliph Uthman sent a delegation to China.
For the Muslims in the Western region of China. As a result of its own fear and insecurity. In order to understand the current crisis that results from Communist China systematically targeting Muslims. The identity it envisioned was one of unwavering strength in the face of unjust European imperialism. ‘national selfdetermination’ is hindered by the fact that China regards this new territory as just another that has gone astray from the motherland and needs to be reincorporated. China recognized is own susceptibility to future attacks. “support the liberation movements in such colonies not only in word but also in deed.do nation-building states allow ethnic minorities to exist in relative anonymity. At the turn of the century. Imperialism fostered China’s heightened sense of both pragmatism and nativism. Mao Zedong and Li Dazhao advised that China might prove most successful as a federation of states. The Chinese erroneously refer to its Muslims population as “Uyghur’s” within the “Xinjiang”. it has acted in a manner very reminiscent of imperialism. China’s search for its own identity has left the better part of the past half-century pock-mocked with ethno-nationalist conﬂict. China retreated within itself in search of an identity that would rebuild the fractured state. as obstacles on the road to complete homogeneity. lending to a ‘survival of the ﬁttest mentality’. it is ﬁrst necessary to understand China’s identity. and that greatness required international recognition. China was ripe with nationalism and in need of a political ideology that would fuse the nation. It was going to liberate them from foreign oppressors residing in peripheral regions. even at the expense of its own people. where it foresees a Muslim minority that disrupts its homogenous national identity.8 The Progressive Party. It has overpowered a people who it . it viewed industrialization and modernization as its only means of leverage against encroaching imperialism. Conﬂicts pitting Communist China against its national minorities are hardly unique to the twentieth century. Afterwards. Until the establishment of Communist rule. who suggested the following terms for successful governance—the government should neither be based on military rule nor should it be united under one party.9 These theories would invariably be discarded. China found a national concept for which to rally its masses. By formally adopting Soviet Bolshevism. Suisheng Zhoa contends that Chinese nationalism did not truly develop until China suffered 62 Jihad Recollections | August 09 humiliating defeats in the Boxer Rebellion and the Opium War. Even as China closed its borders to the West. The term Uyghur was an invention of the Bolsheviks to classify Turkic people.11 Embracing a slogan of anti-imperialism. China was able to address the question of its own national minorities. China could come to little political consensus after its collapse in 1911.7 China is a nation-building state that views its ethnic minorities. the international community was based on the sovereign state system. In 1912. Early in the development of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In Communism.”12 The CCP’s struggle against imperialism has pushed it to the brink of its own borders. it pragmatically searched for a way to compete with the Western world. with an unsettling undercurrent of anarchy. which was experiencing successful growth under Communism. including its Muslim population. Chinese national identity is inevitably tied to its political identity. the CCP agreed that it must. experimented with the possibility of parliamentary rule. demanding the expulsion of the imperialists from the colonies…and maintaining a continuous movement in the army of the suzerain country against its suppression of the colonial peoples. various governing options were considered.10 China’s emerging opinion of itself was one of greatness. China was eager to mimic the Soviet Union. power was awarded to Yuan Shih-k’ai. as well as the Kuomintang. The term Xinjiang means ‘new territory’. and though it detested Western ethics. Having been ruled long by the Manchurian ing Dynasty. In the early twentieth century.
“The Chinese View of Their Place in the World: An Historical Perspective.  See http://www.” The China Quarterly no. and replacing Muslim leaders. philanthropic intentions to liberate its people from these terrorists. 229. Mapping the Nation (New York: Verso. 1978).13 In 2001 China called upon the national community to respect its right to ﬁght these terrorist forces that threaten its national unity.shtml  See http://www.co. 2004). 1996). 109. well being.cnn. uyghur. China has clearly demonstrated its concern for its own interests takes precedence over the concerns.cnn. 3d ed. 28.shtml Jihad Recollections | August 09 63 . 33. the Chinese understand that Islam.cfm  See http://www.com/2009/0712/p99s01-duts. ed. it appears as though China’s greed and historical quest for domination will force the Uyghur’s into a ﬁght for self-preservation. The Chinese government now sees a chance to launch a war against Islam in order to control both the natural resources of the XUAR region and the Uyghur’s. and in some instances.  John Cranmer-Byng.  Liu. Frontier Passages: Ethnopolitics and the Rise of Chinese Communism.  O. Frontier Passages.html  See http://www.bbc.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/19/china.voanews.com/english/2009-07-21-voa13.bbc.html  Gopal Balakrishnan.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press. 33.threats/  See http://www..threats/  See http://www. 43.  Xiaoyuan Liu. lives of its own citizens.uk/Campaigns/ UighurPresenceUNPO. uyghur. Frontier Passages. 1921-1945 (Washington D.amnestynewport.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/ china_2.  Liu. During the Chinese Cultural Revolution the Han Chinese attempted to dilute the Muslim population of Xinjiang by settling masses of Han Chinese there. all the while alleging to the world its sincere. As current events unfold and as the world turns a blind eye.  See http://www.csmonitor.C.org. Edmund Clubb. a monotheistic religion centered on the worship of Allah contradicts Communist ideology which considers the State above all else.co.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/19/china. 20th Century China.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/ china_1. 53 (1973): 67-69. (New York: Columbia University Press. whose very presence disrupts the social harmony of the state. In addition.considers to be foreign.
Government Computer News. http://en. which is. as claimed to be the ﬁrst group to detect swine ﬂu or Novel H1N1 ﬂu case in Mexico on the 6th April. with just one click. Obama did not forget to sneak ‘Biosurveillance’ into this bill.org/wiki/Bioterrorism 2 Mosquera.415.scribd. Bush visited the RODS laboratory and used it as a model for a $300 million spending proposal to equip all 50 states with biosurveillance systems. including for purposes of biosurveillance and public health. Based upon the author’s analysis. when the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Biomedical Information set up the ﬁrst automated bioterrorism detection system.”1 It started from 1999. boasted about its 24/7 disease tracking system. which 1 Wikipedia. at anytime. The author will leave this question to the respected readers to ponder. Its principles apply to both natural and man-made epidemics (bioterrorism). What is Biosurveillance? Biosurveillance is “the science of real-time disease outbreak detection. On February 5. whether it is possible that the federal government using biosurveillance system. food. On pp. called RODS (Real-Time Outbreak Disease Surveillance).”3 This raises one serious question. http://www.aspx?topic=Patient Safety 3 House Stimulus Bill. it states that “the HIT (Health Information Technology) Policy Committee may consider the following additional areas: The appropriate uses of a nation wide health information infrastructure. Bioterrorism.2 The system could track and combine data submitted electronically by local. In the so called ‘Economics Stimulus Package’. a complete picture will be revealed. in iHealthBeat: Reporting Technology’s Impact on Healthcare. air and water monitoring systems. animal. as a disguise to track down any civilian. 2002. RODS is designed to collect data from many data sources and use them to perform signal detection.org/Articles/2006/5/23/Challenges-Remain-for-DHS-Biosurveillance-System. http://www.The biosurveillance issue that is hidden in Obama’s Economic Stimulus Bill is very much worthy to discuss in detail.com/doc/11474954/House-Stimulus-Bill Jihad Recollections | August 09 64 . George W. it (biosurvelliance) could be like a big jigsaw puzzle.ihealthbeat.wikipedia. Once all the pieces are put together. state and federal agencies’ public health. Biosurveillance and Swine Flu • A brief background A biosurveillance Washington-based ﬁrm named Veratect. to detect a possible bioterrorism event at the earliest possible moment. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began testing a version of the biosurveillance system for operational capability in December 2005.
Cen ters for Dis ease Con trol and Pre ven tion and col leagues.who.cdc.921 ‘not one million’. se quenced the full or par tial genomes of 2009 A(H1N1) vi ruses iso lat ed in Mex ic o and the Un ited States.html 5 Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. In addition. 2009. the number of reported cases for the United States and its territories stands at 33. body aches.webmd. which causes seasonal ﬂu outbreaks in humans.9 The ﬁnd ings are pub lished in the May 22 is sue of the re search jour nal 8 Dr. is a new variation of an H1N1 virus. sore throat.aspx#refs 9 World Science.com/251/story/67283. WebMD Health News. “Swine Flu” was circulating undetected. Six of the eight seg ments were found to have originated from combined ge net ic ma te ri al from hu man.gov/h1n1ﬂu/update. http://articles. cough.htm Jihad Recollections | August 09 65 . April 3. http://www.4 Novel H1N1 infection has been reported to cause a wide range of ﬂu-like symptoms. A(H1N1). Company warned officials of ﬂu 18 days before alert was issued. chills and fatigue. the numbers that contrast the CDC report. 1 Million Swine Flu Cases in U. 2009. Joseph Mercola.was 18 days before the World Health Organization (WHO) issued its ﬁrst alert.: CDC Says Vast Majority of Cases Were Mild.7 4 Les Blumenthal.conﬁrmed • Is Swine ﬂu a manufactured virus? Regular swine ﬂu is a contagious respiratory disease. that also contains the genetic material of bird and pig versions of the ﬂu.8 Re bec ca Garten of the U.net/othernews/090522h1n1. They in ves t ig ated the ori gins of the vi rus’ eight gene seg ments and found that the com bina t ion of these gene seg ments has not pre vi ously been re ported among swine or hu man in ﬂu en za vi ruses. including fever.mcclatchydc.htm 6 Daniel J. 2009.html?select=ZZZ&ﬁlter=ﬁl ter4. many people also have reported nausea. caused by a type-A inﬂuenza virus that affects pigs. as of July 6. as of June 25. the estimate of over one million people in US contracted with swine ﬂu or novel H1N1 inﬂuenza. Novel H1N1 ﬂu Situation Update.6 WHO also reported the world wide total were 94. 2009.mercola. headache. vomiting and/or diarrhea. The oth er two seg ments were found to be de rived from Eur a sian (mixed ancestry) swine vi ruses.S. 2009. http://www. The current strain. http://www. Critical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic – Fact or Fiction?.com/cold-and-ﬂu/news/20090625/1million-swine-ﬂu-cases-in-us 7 World Health Organization.int/h1n1/atlas.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/04/28/Swine-Flu.512 with only 429 deaths. McClatchy Newspapers.world-science.S. DeNoon. http://www.5 According to the World Health Organization website. scientists say. avi an and swine vi ruses that have been cir cu lat ing in North Amer i ca and Asia since about 1998. June 25. May 23. http://gamapserver.
February 27. The Austrian ﬁrm. http://www.msn. exhumed four bodies from a mass grave and found that one. Tissue from her lung contained genes from the killer ﬂu. 2009. 15 It appears to the author that the Armed Force 12 Stephen Lendman. July 13. May 14.. and Camp Upton.nytimes. study ﬁnds.a set of laboratory safety protocols that prevent the crosscontamination of materials”.htm 13 Mike Adam. Baxter: Product contained live bird ﬂu virus. was supplied to an Austrian research company. 2009. calling the comingling (or re-assortment) of human H3N2 with H5N1 avian viruses a dangerous practice that should never occur because of the potentially devastating 10 Lee Ferran and Josh Gaynor. 2009. Natural News Editor placed a strong comment that Baxter did this deliberately. http://www.msnbc.14 In 1998.go. S. the Baxter International came out and admitted that it ‘accidentally’ released contaminated ﬂu virus material from a plant in Austria conﬁrmed Friday (February 27).com/GMA/SwineFlu/story?id=7584420&page=1 11 Helen Branswell. an obese Inuit woman. http://abcnews.C. http://www.Y. Vaccines as Biological Weapons? Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter Vaccine Materials Sent to 18 Countries. In 1997. After reading the above CDC’s ﬁndings. contained genetic material from the ﬂu. Bioweapons. February 8. had been wellpreserved.com/general86/bio. where Dr.rense. with a greater ability to infect the lungs than common seasonal ﬂu viruses.13 • Was the US government involved in the creation of swine ﬂu? Science.com. And Threats Of A Global Pandemic. ‘bird ﬂu’ and ‘swine ﬂu’ contracted naturally? If it is not. ABC News. the Australian virologist.12 Mike Adam. a mix of H3N2 seasonal ﬂu viruses and ‘unlabelled’ H5N1 viruses. 1998. July 7. N. do we think that it’s likely possible that these three components of a ‘human ﬂu’.10 Amazingly. http://www.naturalnews.com/news/canada/2009/02/27/8560781.11 The article further stated that the contaminated product. Tamiﬂu Developer: Swine Flu Could Have Come From Bio-Experiment Lab. http://www. Avir Green Hills Biotechnology. Security experts expressed alarm that something this serious could happen. Slovenia and Germany. which is now the site of Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. The Canadian Press.html . Alaska. might not be a mutation that occurred naturally but a man-made product of genetic experiments accidently leaked from a laboratory”. a retired San Francisco pathologist.. who made this new virus and why? Adrian Gibbs. com/1998/02/08/us/alaskan-victim-of-1918-ﬂu-yields-sample-ofkiller-virus. who was part of one of the teams that were behind the development of Tamiﬂu. Dangerous Vaccines. then sent portions of it to subcontractors in the Czech Republic.effects to human health.com/id/31889365/ 15 Alaskan Victim of 1918 Flu Yields Sample of Killer Virus. Why? Because Baxter International adheres to something called BSL3 (Biosafety Level 3) . The New York Times.com/025760. 2009. Johan Hultin. msnbc. March 03.html 14 Swine ﬂu resembles feared 1918 ﬂu. researchers at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology announced on Thursday (February 5th) that biopsy samples from a corpse exhumed from a cemetery in Brevig Mission. It also happened at Brevig Mission. html 66 Jihad Recollections | August 09 Researchers of the University of Wisconsin found that the new H1N1 inﬂuenza virus bears a disturbing resemblance to the virus strain that caused the 1918 ﬂu pandemic.torontosun. 2009. Army researchers identiﬁed the ﬂu virus in preserved ‘lung specimens’ taken during autopsies of soldiers killed by the ﬂu in 1918 at military bases in Fort Jackson.. that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian ﬂu viruses. claimed “the swine ﬂu. “Was the viral contamination intentional? The shocking answer is that this couldn’t have been an accident.
April 27. April 22. lung tissue samples). http://onlinejournal. or bird (avian). in Swine Flu 2009 is Weaponized 1918 ‘Spanish Flu. government from the corpse of the Inuit woman provided the basis for the development of the H5N1. human (H3N2) combined with the swine virus. Apr 27. Taubenberger used a complex computer program to perfectly match the RNA and DNA structures. http://www. 6 years later. 1997.S.org/cn/ottswineﬂuweapoized1918spanishﬂu02jun09.php?context=va&aid=13376 19 Justin M. Maryland. known as ‘select agents’ following the discovery of virus samples that weren’t listed in its inventory. It was probably further distributed to some of these strains to good friends (big pharmaceutical companies like Bexter). Structure of the Uncleaved Human H1 Hemagglutinin from the Extinct 1918 Inﬂuenza Virus.com. Palk. Watson. there were reports of missing disease samples from biolabs at Fort Detrick. to become a new swine ﬂu or Novel H1N1 Flu.S. According to FederickNewsPost. com.18 In February.17 Furthermore. the United States Army Medical Research Institute for infectious diseases (USAMRIID) halted all its research into these and other diseases. Global Research. FederickNewsPost. and then successfully replicated and ‘resurrected’ the 1918 killer ﬂu as a powerful biological weapon in 2003. Fort Detrick disease samples may be missing. Army Medical Command installation that was the source of the 2001 anthrax attacks. 2009. Online Journal. Jeffery Taubenberger of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology released an initial report which identiﬁed the 1918 killer virus as a ‘novel’ (new) swine ﬂu that ‘recombined’ avian (H5N1) as 16 Wayne Madsen. March 21.fredericknewspost. Army Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) laboratory at Fort Detrick. there was an evidence for this. Army criminal investigators were called in to investigate these missing disease samples.S. ﬂu strain at the U.com/sections/news/display.ca/index. 1997. According to the Online Journal. New swine ﬂu feared to be weaponized strain. htm?StoryID=89293 Jihad Recollections | August 09 67 . paraffinembedded.19 17 Dr. the point of origin for the Ames strain of anthrax used in the 2001 bio-war attacks against the U. http://www. 2009.S.16 In the Science Magazine report on March 21. Dr. http://educateyourself.globalresearch.Institute of Pathology’s researchers took the sample part(s) of either this soldier or the overweight lady’s lungs (because this new swine ﬂu penetrates deep into the lungs) and re-created new strains in its laboratory: avian (H5N1).shtml 18 Paul J. Is Swine Flu A Biological Weapon?. Jeffrey Taubenberger. in light of the author’s assumption that the strains might be sent out from the government lab to other entities.shtml well as human (H3N2) virus fragments in its RNA structure (RNA from the victim of the 1918 pandemic was isolated from a formalinﬁxed. they reported that “WMR has been told the genetic material recovered by the U. Congress and the media”. the U. 2009.com/artman/publish/article_4631.
com/relevance/search/ cbs+60+minutes%2C+swine+ﬂu+vaccine/video/ x9mh9f_swine-ﬂu-1976-propaganda_webcam We will continue this series in the next issue. Medical Maﬁa Book Author Provides The World The Smoking Gun Evidence Against The Swine Flu.S. the result was strong enough to affect people prone to illness (also known as Subway Experiment).dailymotion. It went on air only once and was never shown again.21 These soldiers had contracted dangerous microbes. “The identities of those who planned and perpetrated decades of bioterror attacks on Americans is known.com. often without a service member’s knowledge or consent. there is no surprise to learn that the government has been directly involved in bioterrorism in the U.S. mustard and nerve gas.. Ghislaine Lanctôt. the author would very much like our respected readers to watch the following CBS 60 MINUTES documentary on the swine ﬂu epidemics of 1976 in the U. Another example of an incident was from July 7-10.U.com/selfnews/viewnews.in written confessions to Congress .wikipedia. 23 Dr.they remain immune from prosecution. Please click the link below: (Please note: it contains music at the beginning and nearly the end). Although they have admitted their guilt . radiation. Race and History. http:// en.com/1994-rockefeller-report.57464. hallucinogens and psychochemicals. A light bulb containing Bacillus globigii was dropped on New York City’s subway system. government tricked its civilians to take a swine ﬂu shot and the danger of it.healthtruthrevealed. They are above the law”. in HealthTruthRevealed. soldiers who consented to serve as human subjects found themselves participating in experiments quite different from those described at the time they volunteered. http://www. history. In some cases.org/wiki/United_States_biological_weapons_program understand how the U.raceandhistory. Military.shtml 21 The 1994 Rockefeller Report Examining Biological Experimentation on U.S. cgi?newsid1038118811. http://www. Army’s Special Operations Division tested biological pathogens. January 24. com/articles/17445018207/article 68 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . Military) further revealed that “during the last 50 years. government developed and implemented human experiment Throughout over 60 years of U.S.20 In 1994. 2002. http://www. 1966. where the U.S. United States biological weapons program.S. Rockefeller IV’s report (Examining Biological Experimentation on U. The History of Bioterrorism in America. 2009.S. hundreds of thousands of military personnel have been involved in human experimentation and other intentional exposures conducted by the Department of Defense (DOD).htm 22 Wikipedia.23 You will In Sha’ Allah 20 Richard Sanders. July 2. In Sha’ Allah. http://www.S. Senator John D.22 At last.mindcontrolforums.
‘You mind if I see it?’ The moment the sword was in the hands of Abu Baseer.. So the Muslim is bound by the rules of Allah ‘Azza wa Jall in his dealing with Muslims and non-Muslims.e. So these are the two narrations of how he killed al-‘Aamari. are you going to send me back to the disbelievers to test me in my religion?’ Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) told Abu Baseer. Abu Baseer was a Muslim. This ‘Aamiri man. ‘You have to go back’. just ﬂying! And he was not running in the direction of Makkah because it’s far away. We follow the rule of Allah in everything that we do. but he was running 1 Al-Waaqidi is a Scholar of Seerah. and he had some dates with him so he told the two men who came to take him. there was a masjid there and it was Dhuhr time so Abu Baseer went in and prayed 2 raka’ah. Abu Baseer said. That’s in one narration. but he was an ally of Banu Dhuhra and this tribe is one of the clans of Quraysh in Makkah. Abu Baseer’s hands were tied. The man was so terriﬁed. So they brought some bread which they had and they had a meal together. he said ‘come and join me’. Abu Baseer asked him. And Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) told Abu Baseer just like he told Abu Jandal. ‘Yes it is and I have tested it’. he ﬂed from the Mushrikeen and he came to Madinah.. However. these are the rules and virtues of Muslims that we do not betray. And he also says that he raised his thobe – his dress so high – that his private parts were seen. he cut the ropes tying his hands and then he struck this ‘Aamari man and killed him. he pulled out his sword – in one narration it says he pulled out his sword and said ‘I am going to use this sword of mine to strike the Aws and Khazraj from morning to night’. when he saw that. and with his mouth holding the sword. ‘Is it a good sword?’ He replied. Abu Baseer said. Three days later. ‘Ubay ibn Ka’ab read the letter that we have an agreement between us and you have to return this man back to us. ‘We cannot betray in our religion.’ i. When they reached to a place called Dhul Halayfa. two men came asking for him to be returned. rather he’s doing it because these are the rules of Islam. that’s how fast he was going. there was a man named Abu Baseer who belonged to the tribe of Thaqeef. One of these men was from Banu ‘Aamir bin Lughayb. ‘We have an agreement with these people and it is not appropriate for us to betray it’. he’s not doing it to please them. Kauthar. So Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) is telling Abu Baseer. the man was dead. it says they went to sleep. In another narration.e. al-Hudaibiyyah) was done.A fter the agreement (i. in our religion this is not allowed. Jihad Recollections | August 09 69 . Betrayal is not allowed in our religion. This second man. Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) is not doing this for the Kuffar. They had a letter which was presented to Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam). Where are Thaqeef from? They are from at-Ta’if. so he pulled out the sword with his mouth. Even though the issue relates to Kuffar. these Mushrikeen. his narrations in hadeeth do not meet the requirements of the ‘Ulema of Hadeeth. that Allah will find a way out for you. Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) told Abu Baseer. ‘O Messenger of Allah. he just ran away – ﬂying away – it says in the narration of al-Waaqidi1 that rocks would ﬂy from beneath his feet. so now Abu Baseer left with these two men. one of the branches of Quraysh and the other one was a servant named Kauthar who came to guide him.
look at how Allah provided for him and gave him a way out! He gave him victory. I mean. fearful situation. Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) refused to take it. some other believers who were living under the tyrants ﬂed and they all joined Abu Baseer. He left and al-Waaqidi said Abu Baseer brought the belongings of al-‘Aamari to Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) in order to divide the quantity according to the rules of Ghaneema. alone with no assistance and no help. and you have handed me over to them. Now Abu Baseer cannot go back to Makkah. you have done your part”.in the direction of Madinah and Abu Baseer was not able to catch him. it is up to you what you want to do with it”. This statement – what Abu Baseer understood from it – is that Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) is going to hand him over if he stays. Al-Waaqidi said that Allah would provide for him dead ﬁsh that would come onto the coast. he will incite war if he just has men with him”. Subhana’Allah. but the man was terriﬁed! So he runs into the Masjid and Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) said when he saw him. trying to kill him. So what could he do? He went to the coast alone – no one with him – and all that he had with him were a handful of dates. He split up the small handful of dates and ate from it for three days. Abu Jandal heard about that. Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) refused to take it saying. Abu Baseer came in holding the sword in his hand and he told Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam). Abu Baseer is running after him with a sword. He would survive by eating from those ﬁsh. a man on the coast. so they told him to calm down and don’t worry. and he’s in that difficult. Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) then said – and this is in al-Bukhari and is authentic – “Woe to his mother. So he ﬂed from Makkah and joined Abu Baseer. “If I take it. ‘What’s wrong with you?’ He said ‘my companion was killed and he’s going to kill me too!’ And he was seeking their help. that was the only food he had. They asked him. He just ﬂed from Makkah and he just killed a man from Makkah. Later. and the people of Quraysh are looking for him. “This man has seen something that has terrified him”. “You have fulﬁlled your pledge to them. I mean. then this is violating my agreement. The meaning of this statement is that Abu Baseer has the capability of starting a war if he has men with him. So he decided that he should leave. the story of Abu Baseer is amazing. And this would make Abu Baseer the first Muslim to wage a Guerrilla 70 Jihad Recollections | August 09 . so Abu Baseer took what belonged to al-‘Aamari.
. Before Abu Baseer. it’s not part of his territory. so they send messages to Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) – Subhana’Allah. Now they started executing special operations against the caravans of uraysh. CD 4 Jihad Recollections | August 09 71 .style Warfare in the history of Islam. Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) is responsible to what occurs in Madinah and not what occurs on the coast. because of the peace agreement. “Woe to his mother. So Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) sent a letter to Abu Baseer inviting them to come back to Madinah and asking the men who belong to the other Bedouin tribes around Madinah to go back to their people. he did not tell him to stop. The battle of Badr occurred because Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) attacked the caravan of Abu Sufyan. the conditions on which they insisted on having included – and now they are saying ‘In the name of our relationship that we have. all of these young men would join the Guerrilla Warfare until he had an army of 300 strong! 300 men with Abu Baseer. So what ‘Umar meant by this is that they should join him and ﬁght. before the treaty of Hudaibiyyah. So the news of these operations started to spread around. he will incite war if he just has men with him”. uraysh would be able to do business again and they have this problem of Abu Baseer. And many of the dispatches that Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) would send out were with the purpose and objective of striking against the business roots of uraysh. Their caravans barely took a break to breathe fresh air and do business after a few years of war when suddenly the new problem of Abu Baseer comes up. Whenever they would hear of a caravan of uraysh coming. The thing is the Muslims need to follow the command of Allah ‘Azza wa Jall. Now the situation was unbearable for uraysh. and men from Ghaffar. Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) did not do anything at all. he didn’t condemn what Abu Baseer was doing. Now. call these people in’. see how they now have turned to begging Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) to change those conditions in the agreement. Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) was threatening their caravans. and they would execute everyone in the caravan. The letter arrived to Abu Baseer when he was in his last moments. and he died with the letter of Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) on his chest. These men started gathering and al-Waaqidi said ‘Umar ibn alKhattab led a letter writing campaign to the Muslims who were living under the Mushrikeen to join Abu Baseer. they would attack it. Now the situation became unbearable for uraysh.2’. take everything in it.2 2 Taken from ‘The Life of Muhammad: The Madinah Period Vol.. Juhaynah. He mentioned in the letter that Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) said. Aﬂam and other tribes would join them. and Allah will provide a way out for them. Allah did provide for him a way out and Abu Jandal returned with the other Muslims to Madinah and this is the promise of Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) that Allah will find a way out for you. and he’s leading them in this war against the caravans of uraysh.
and horribly confused about the spiritual path I should be on. Rear Detachment I remember it as if it were yesterday. will bring some light to the reality of the battleﬁelds of Jihad. Although it has been 5 years since my return from Iraq. That barakah. and had way too much time to think. Before deploying. I was stressed. and In Sha’ Allah this small effort for the sake of Allah ‘Azza wa Jall.T 72 o say that my life after having participated in this. yet another war against our Deen and our Ummah in Iraq. my life was a wreck. In Sha’ Allah. I will share here with you some of my experience in Iraq. was the chance to study about Islam. would never be the same would be an understatement. I still carry the memories lucidly within my mind. My marriage was in shambles. heart and soul. But there was a Barakah in the down time that I had before I left for battle. Jihad Recollections | August 09 . that blessing.
ideology. and reasoning behind the waging of Jihad that were coming from the Mujahideen I read about. Seeing these differences and being on a military installation. being the type of person I am. I began to see that there were some serious differences in the rules of warfare. As I began to read on about Jihad. Some Tableeghi’s had approached me that were visiting and fervently asked me to take Jihad Recollections | August 09 73 . I knew I was going to have to go ﬁnd out for myself exactly what all this was about from the horse’s mouth. So I began to frequent the local Mosque and began to become acquainted with the brothers and started to learn more and more about the Deen of Islam and the concept of Islamic warfare. I ﬁgured I should brush up on exactly what the mindset of these ‘terrorists’ was that I was going to encounter as a Combat Soldier. As time passed I noticed that the brothers received me with such kindness.Since I was deploying to combat in the ‘war on terror’. even though I was in a Kuffar military uniform. So I began to read up on the topic of Jihad and also the religion of Islam itself.
. peace be upon them all. I was put on rear detachment until otherwise directed and I did not deploy with my unit. I was growing closer to the brothers who continued to encourage me to make supplication to Allah to guide me to the straight path and keep studying. Because of the deep love I had for Islam already. I was beginning to identify with the Muslims internally.Shahada. Although I had not made my Shahada yet. So there I was in 150 degree weather eating nasty army rations and sitting on a base right next to a local 74 Jihad Recollections | August 09 neighborhood that only separated us and the locals by a fence. the land where the Prophets of Allah themselves walked. the army treats you like a dog… make no mistake about it… truly the army is an evil abode. in my heart. with another huge Pepsi. at that point I told my superior with all due respect that I’d rather die eating some good Kabob with a smile on my face and I bought the locals ‘meal deals’ for a simple 3 bucks for a huge Pepsi and a Shawerma. It would be 2 months before I would be ‘in country’. And although that may have been Jahil. Having already built a rather severe disdain for the Army due to their ill treatment of me1 I was offered a delicious alternative to the stale army rations and warned not to eat it or buy it because ‘they are going to poison you!’ Needless to say. days from closing on the purchase of my home and up walks a Sergeant/ friend of mine that takes me to the side and tells me that our unit has received orders to deploy to Iraq. So… I did. He said his father owned a market and told him to bring 1 Yes folks. Allah Ta’ala had other plans. But I knew in my heart it wasn’t time. The next thing you know. Glad I took the risk! After having been in country I had gotten to know the local kids pretty well and I told them I was Muslim. and more food. by being close to the masjid and even praying with the brothers. we hit the ground in Northern Iraq. Subhan’Allah… the reality of war had come to my doorstep. But the Journey had just begun. I was given a lot of tasks being the trustworthy one. Arrival Because we had to re-route in order to avoid the heavy anti-aircraft ﬁre we were taking over Baghdad. a carton of cigarettes for me. This was when life was really starting to change. Subhan’Allah how Allah ‘Azza wa Jall works! So here I was… in Iraq. I had a kid down farther by the fence where we could meet face to face minus the barriers. I began to call myself ‘Nasir’ and told the locals I was here to ﬁght Jihad against a regime that was killing Muslims. I felt like a Muslim. And then the day ﬁnally came for departure to battle and it came with tears and much uncertainty in our hearts. So the next thing you know I was on my front lawn.
S. food. Again. no civilians were harmed and only legitimate military targets were hit by the resistance. as had been taught to me. The word ‘terrorist’ was being thrown around like a hotcake but the laws of Islamic warfare that I had learned about didn’t seem to ﬁt the description of a terrorist. the words of the ur’an began to echo in my mind as the others mocked Islam and insulted the Muslims. My how horrible these people were. Having ‘gone native’ as they would say I had done. Giving me Pepsi. And then it was time to move. The unit treated me rather well by U. to ambush them (the Americans). cigarettes (yes. The Killing fields We were moving into a different area and an officer had been killed by a roadside Improvised explosive device so we were delayed a few days due to the success of the Mujahideen operations against the occupation. These relations and activities continued until the day when I left the base for attachment to a combat unit. I had a large mat in a corner and I would sit and read the ur’an in my downtime which there was plenty of. being put into place to resist an unwelcome ‘guest’. I was overwhelmed and my love for Islam was growing stronger by the day. So as I read on. but being hunted like dogs and spoken of like ﬁlth. They were utilizing the traffic jams that the traffic control points the Americans had made. After having settled into our camp. I was opconned (attached to another unit other than my own) because I was the senior Reconnaissance Soldier that had arrived there and the unit had recently taken heavy casualties from the Mujahideen that were quite successfully resisting the occupation. Never in my life had I encountered a people so kind and generous. They were attacking legitimate military targets. That ended quickly when the command warned me to stop associating so closely with the locals and stay with the unit more during down time because the guys were starting to be ‘suspicious’ and Jihad Recollections | August 09 75 . Army standards but their hatred of Islam and Muslims wouldn’t take long to show. They were smart ﬁghters who hit hard and fast. Subhan’Allah these Mujahideen were both brave and lethal. haram. I began to shop on the camp we had set up and again utilized my free time to go enjoy the tea and good food that had been set up on camp to assist the local economy.this gift to the Muslim soldier and tell him we love him. Al –Anbar: Onward to battle I was sent to the Al-Anbar province and remained there for about a month. I bid my farewell and they told me that whether we ever met again by the will of Allah. but I didn’t know) and being so kind to me. I had been on patrol for a month and never was there an attack on civilians. we would be friends forever. What I saw was that the rules of Jihad.
The reality of the Kuffar’s hatred of Islam and their desire to stamp out anything that resembled it. I began to wear a kuﬁ I had received and one day the Senior Sergeant saw me and told me “if I wasn’t a Muslim. He was one of the few. Without even a pause I responded “Yes. I can still hear the screams of the women at night coming from the house of the men we had killed. would you witness and take my Shahada?” His answer was yes and we walked outside alone with no one around and I repeated the Shahada on August 23rd 2003. An unchanged miracle that been sent to rectify what had come before. I was at peace with my Lord. His messenger Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah. I told them yes. As I was lounging one day in ‘the hooch’. He saw it on the highest part of my shelf and asked me “Are you Muslim?” I told him no but that I had been studying a lot and that I had not yet made Shahada. word all over the province had spread that I had become Muslim. We became very close as was my custom. Alhamdulillah it was the ﬁrst night I could put my head on my pillow and feel at peace knowing that were I to die. I was content ﬁnally. They had become my brothers in the Deen. I was returned to my original unit. It wasn’t Hollywood at all.were questioning my ‘loyalty’. I had once again gotten to know the locals and our air conditioning was being put in by local Jihad Recollections | August 09 contractors. It created a panic in me I had never felt before. August 23rd would be a day that changed my life forever. the foreman. He then asked me “So what prevents you now from making Shahada?” I said “Nothing”. And so when I was asked if I had done so. I was one of them. Soon after that we were involved in an operation against Saddam’s men that resulted in a death squad type killing that I took one of the ﬁrst shots in. Unbeknownst to me. We debriefed and I expressed my sorrow over what had transpired and my Sergeant was glad to hear I didn’t like it. he asked me if I believed In Allah.. Immediately we made Wudu and he led the prayer in my ﬁrst Salah as a Muslim. Although I had yet to pronounce the Kalima. Responding in the affirmative. the Shahada had taken a ﬁrm hold. peace be upon him. Back to the Beginning After two months. He despised the killing and he respected the people.” He then asked if I would permit him to answer a very personal question. in my heart. you know more than just a person who is ‘just interested’. I do”. get that F’in thing off your head”. So we smiled at each other and I asked him “Brother. and if in fact I believed the ur’an to what it was. Only this time… the gun was pointed at me. That day opened my eyes to the reality of Jihad. Allah. So he very politely struck up a conversation and we came to a point where he said to me “You know. Word spread and I had so many friends with the locals that I began to feel at home. but now things were different. At peace within 76 . and debriefed.. taken into the command. I had taken a man’s life and he wasn’t coming back. a man named Ali. saw my ur’an.
And so messages and teachings were brought back and forth from a senior ‘Alim. I didn’t want to be in that position and Alhamdulillah. no civilians. The Mujahideen had been amongst the Iraqi Muslims he was abusing and they targeted him. making them hold signs that insulted them and he had spit on and kicked the ur’an in front of people and told him in a not so eloquent fashion what he thought of Muslims and their “piece of s*** religion”. They brought me a message of warning from the Shaykh in Baghdad. He had been taking a card board sign with him through the area and telling Iraqi children to hold this sign that said ‘Kill me I’m a dumb ass Iraqi’. But the trials were just beginning. I could please no one. My wife at the time had hated authentic Islam from the time I embraced Jihad Recollections | August 09 77 . I knew this man. through the interpreters. The bomb was set on his patrol and was aimed exactly where he would be exposed along his route. Again. the ur’an . It was an eye opener because I would now be looking at these operations through the eyes of a Muslim. Many of the soldiers were praising him and were full of sorrow. At one point he had told me while I was on guard duty to push an elderly woman down into the ravine that led to her nearby home so she would stop ‘bothering’ us by asking where her son was and go home. and the truths behind the media and the grip the Yahoodi’s have on so much of the Muslim world. The Mujahideen were ﬁghting hard and I was now a Muslim with a Kuﬁ in the ops center! Then a big incident occurred. But when I heard the news. an Imam from Baghdad. The locals that were with me. For ﬁve years my life was a living hell. I knew of his ﬁlthy ways and I knew what he had been up to ‘outside the fence’ on operations. He was a cruel man who was an adulterer back in America and he was no less cruel there in Iraq. they took out a military target. A Sergeant was killed by a remote detonated device. I didn’t feel like they did. I was transferred again and lo and behold. I was returning to a land of Kufr and the kuffar would try and change me. that had helped me and treated me better than my own. And then when we had to leave. and he and they provided me with free English texts so that ‘this Muslim soldier could learn the truth’. I was eventually banned from associating with the interpreters but I snuck out at that night anyway and they hid me to teach me Arabic. He had told them to tell me to beware of what is to come. But the Army was praising this Kaﬁr terrorist as a hero. I wasn’t. What he didn’t know was that there were people around who were watching him physically abuse people in their homes. Chechnya. Shaykh Yaseen. have tea and inform me about Palestine. And I ended up ﬁnally standing up and telling my family “no more… I’m a Muslim and I’m not going to try and please you anymore. So his memorial came and passed and the details were revealed about how he was killed.my soul. I knew his character. I was put in the ops center and never had to ﬁre a weapon against a Muslim again. Upon my return. Needless to say I disobeyed his order and told him I wouldn’t put my hands on another Muslim like that and if he wanted to. he could call anyone he wanted… but I wasn’t ‘gonna do it. they embraced me and we all cried and shed tears for the pain of our separation. everything the Shaykh had warned me of in his concern for my Iman came true. Hamas.
who are trying to establish the rule of Allah upon the earth. My return to the US was a living hell. Make du’a for them. Were it not for my Journey to Islam through the evil master I once served. And it is they and those who support them. I would not be who and what I am today: a stranger myself. the Ghuraba. 78 Jihad Recollections | August 09 .it. As I conclude. I was branded an extremist. Islam changed my life. pray that Allah will guide them if they transgress their limits. life would never be the same. reprimanded by the Shura of my own masjid for asking publicly why no neighboring rulers had called for Jihad against Israel and even they looked upon me as an ignorant extremist who didn’t know what he was talking about. I have left the presence of my family for the sake of Allah Ta’ala and have given myself to the service of Allah Ta’ala. And as I said in the beginning. So I beseech you all to take this chance as the Zio-Crusaders march forward. to support our Mujahideen with all that you can for the sake of Allah for it is they and those who support them who will be successful.
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