The spokesman for the Islamic State (IS), Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, gave his a speech on 18 March 2019, entitled, “He Was True to Allah and Allah Was True to Him” (or “He Was Honest/Sincere Towards God, so God Fulfilled His Wish”). This is the sixth speech given by Abu Hassan since he was announced in December 2016 as the replacement for Taha Falaha (Abu Muhammad al-Adnani). Abu Hassan’s true identity remains mysterious. An English translation was released by IS and is reproduced below with some editions in transliteration.
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All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him, seek His assistance, and ask for His forgiveness. We seek Allah’s refuge from the evils of our souls and from our bad actions. Nobody misguides those guided by Allah, and nobody guides those misguided by Allah. I testify that there is no god but Allah, alone with no partners bes1ides him, and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.
As for what follows:
Jihad is the apex of Islam and its pinnacle. Jihad, in our time, is an obligation on every individual, and it is second only to believing in the oneness of our Lord, the Great and the Exalted. Because of this, it has become an obligation on the holders of the banner of jihad to equip themselves with what will assist them against its hardship and bear its tribulation. The servant’s sharpest weapons are patience, certainty, and fear of Allah. These are the only effective and lasting tricks in his hand. Our Glorified and Exalted Lord said: “If good touches you, it distresses them; but if harm strikes you, they rejoice at it. And if you are patient and fear Allah, their plot will not harm you at all. Indeed, Allah is encompassing of what they do.” [Al-Imran 120].
Allah made patience a horse that never trips, a sword that does not miss its target, a soldier that does not get defeated, and a fortified bulwark that cannot be demolished or cracked. Patience and victory are siblings. Victory comes with patience, comfort comes with suffering, and patience is more important for the victory of the person than a few unarmed men. The position of patience in the plan for victory is like the head for the body. It is one of the missions and one of the greatest obligations to bear troubles and difficulties. Although all types of jihad are an obligation on every Muslim, it is a priority for those in the field of jihad. This is why Allah ordered the Imam of the Mujahideen and the example they follow, the Messenger (PBUH) to wage jihad when He says: “And be patient, [O Muhammad], and your patience is not but through Allah. And do not grieve over them and do not be in distress over what they conspire. Indeed, Allah is with those who fear Him and those who are doers of good” [An-Nahl 127-128]. With patience comes certainty in the promise. Allah combines both when He says: “So patiently persevere: for verily the promise of Allah is true: nor let those shake thy firmness, who have no certainty of faith.” Our Exalted Lord is in charge of benefit and harm, and He is the One who manages His creation however He wishes. Nobody follows up on His rulings. Nobody overturns His decree. He is the one who subjugates people; the tyrants are humiliated before Him, the faces are humble before Him, and He is the powerful over everything, and the creatures are below Him and are humble before the greatness of His glory, pride, highness, and power. The creatures have surrendered and belittled themselves before him and under His compulsion and rule. He is wise in all His acts. He is expert of the position of things and their locations. No one blocks what He gives, and no one gives what He blocks. He, may His level be exalted and His names be sacred, says: “And if Allah should touch you with adversity, there is no remover of it except Him. And if He touches you with good then He is over all things competent. And He is the subjugator over His servants. And He is the Wise, the Acquainted [with all]” [An-An’am 17-18].
Whatever the nations of kufr mobilize and however they incite, plot, plan, threaten, and destroy, they will not harm the mujahid muwahid [monotheist] servants of Allah at all. This is because he who seeks a higher level through his faith is not deterred from jihad against the enemy by the harm caused by the people of worldly pleasure. This is even when the harm reaches its extreme limits. He is pleased with Allah’s ruling, fate, and His way that rules over His creation. He frees his heart of desire and truth ignites in his heart and certainty covers it. He never has a preference or puts himself forward before Allah’s and His Messenger’s hands, for the matter is a matter of belief and disbelief. These are two distinct parts that never meet. Events on the ground only make him more resistant, perseverant, and more certain about the truthful promise because Allah is the Subduer, the King, and the Overcomer. To Him is the refuge when a calamity strikes and to Him belongs the final return. He warns, gives notice, and gives glad tidings of victory to those who believe in Him, preform hijra [emigration] and jihad for His sake, and are patient. The Exalted and Glorified says: “Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said, “When is the help of Allah?” Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near” [Al-Baqara 214]. He says: “Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while Allah has not yet made evident those of you who fight in His cause and made evident those who are steadfast?” [Al-Imran 142]. He also says: “Do you think that you will be left [as you are] while Allah has not yet made evident those among you who strive [for His cause] and do not take other than Allah, His Messenger and the believers as intimates? And Allah is Acquainted with what you do” [At-Tawbah 16].
What the holders of the banner of Islam among the soldiers of the Khilafa [caliphate] and its supporters must know is the greatness of their status and the generous reward that awaits the faithful and the steadfast among them. Congratulations to the one whom Allah has stationed in the battlefields of jihad. He expressed their enmity to the nations of kufr and is sacrificing whatever he owns. He considers his reward to be with his Lord, may He be Exalted and Glorified. He seeks the reward and the giving. He generously gives for the sake of Allah, for the sake of making His religion victorious, and for establishing His shari’a. He was among those who performed jihad for the sake of Allah to reach Him and to connect with Him. He bears what he bears on that path. He does not retreat or despair and has patience against the seduction of the soul’s desires and the trials of the people’s desires. He carries his burdens and walks on that tough path that is surrounded by what he dislikes and what he finds painful. Allah is far from abandoning him, will not make his faith go in vain, and will not forget his jihad; rather, He will look at him from up above and be pleased with him and will look at his jihad for His sake then guide him. Allah will look at his attempt to reach his destination and will take his hand. Allah will look at his patience and good deeds and will reward him with the best reward. He, whose saying is the truth, says: “And those who strive for Us We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good” [Al-Ankabut 69].
The grace that has no match and the good that is in jihad and its reward cannot be limited. It is worth mentioning a part of that to encourage taking part in jihad quickly, taking the initiative, walking the distances, and taking risks.
Part of the good of jihad is that jihad for the sake of Allah is the path to the pride of the Muslims and there is no other path. Abandoning jihad is the cause for the tribulations of the umma [Muslim community or nation] and its hardship, as it is its reality today. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “When you enter into the inah transaction, hold the tails of oxen, are pleased with agriculture, and give up conducting jihad. Allah will make disgrace prevail over you and will not withdraw it until you return to your original religion.”
With jihad for Allah’s sake, the religion is made victorious and spreads. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “I was sent with a sword, just before the hour of judgment, until Allah alone, without partners, is worshiped, and my daily sustenance is placed beneath the shadow of my spear, and humiliation and contempt on those who oppose my order. Whoever imitates a people, he becomes one of them.”
This is the best of jihad, whose good extends to the umma; moreover, it extends to all mankind. As for the blessing bestowed on the people of jihad who are killed for the sake of Allah, it is indicated in the saying of the Prophet (PBUH) when he said: “No one who has entered Jannah will desire to return to this world even if he should be given all that the world contains, except a shahid [martyr]. For he will wish that he can return to the world and be killed 10 times on account of the dignity that he will experience by virtue of his shahada.”
There is no good deed that matches jihad. Imam Muslim narrated in his Sahih on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet (PBUH) was asked: What other good deed could be an equivalent of jihad in the way of Allah, may He be Exalted and Glorified? He replied: “You do not have the strength to do it.” The narrator said that the question was repeated twice or three times, but every time the Prophet answers: “You do not have the strength to do it.” Then he said at the third time: “The example of the one who goes out for jihad in the cause of Allah is like a person who observes fasting, stands in night prayer constantly, recites the verses of Allah and does not exhibit any lassitude in fasting and prayer until the participant of jihad in the way of Allah returns.”
One day of ribat is better than the world and what which is in it. The Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, said: “One day of ribat for the sake of Allah is far better than the world and all that it contains. A place in Jannah as small as the whip of your horse is far better than the world and all that it contains. An endeavor in the cause of Allah in the evening or in the morning is far better than the world and all that it contains.”
As for what Allah has distinguished the mujahideen with in the highest ranks in Jannah, Abu Sa’id al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “O Abu Sa’id, whoever is pleased with Allah as a Lord, with Islam as a religion, with Muhammad as a prophet, the Jannah is granted to him.” Abu Sa’id was surprised and said: “O Messenger of Allah, repeat it to me.” The Prophet did and then said: “There is another one that raises the servant in Jannah 100 ranks. Between every two ranks there is the distance between the sky and the earth.” Abu Sa’id said: “O messenger of Allah, what is it?” He said: “Jihad for Allah’s sake. Jihad for Allah’s sake.”
Jihad is a reason for forgiving sins and is better than isolating one’s self for worship. At-Tirmidi narrated in his Sunan on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him: “One of the Prophet’s companions came upon a valley containing a rivulet of fresh water and was delighted by its good appearance. He reflected: I wish to withdraw from people and settle in this valley; but I will not do so without the permission of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH)” He mentioned that to the Messenger of Allah who said: “Do not do that, for when any of you remains in Allah’s way, it is better for him than performing prayer in his house for 70 years. Do you not wish that Allah should forgive you and admit you to Jannah? Raid in Allah’s way, for he who fights in Allah’s cause as long as a camel’s Fawaq, will be surely admitted to Jannah.” (Fawaq means the time between two consecutive turns of milking).
As for the reward for the shahid and the blessings granted to him by his Lord, the sincere whose speech is truthful (PBUH) told us: “There are six things with Allah for the shahid: He is forgiven with the first flow of blood, he is shown his place in Jannah, he is protected from punishment in the grave, secured from the greatest terror, the crown of dignity is placed upon his head and its gems are better than the world and what is in it, he is married to 72 wives from the Hur, and he may intercede for 70 of his close relatives.” The shuhada [martyrs] have different ranks, as the Prophet (PBUH) said: “The best of the shuhada are the ones who fight in the first row. They do not look back until they are killed. Those are the ones who lounge in the highest rooms of Jannah. Allah smiles at them. If Allah smiles at a servant somewhere, he will not be called to account.”
As for the degree of the pain of death that the shahid experiences, the laughing fighter (PBUH) said: “The shahid experiences no more pain in being slain than one of you experiences from a sting.” Part of the grace of the Lord, may He be Exalted and Glorified, on his servants the mujahideen for His sake is the perfect rewards that He grants them if they fail and get injured. Abdallah Ibn Amr said that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “A detachment of soldiers, large or small, who fights in the way of Allah, gets its share of booty and returns safe and sound, receives in advance two-thirds of its reward. And a troop of soldiers, large or small, that returns disappointed and is afflicted by misery, will receive its full reward.”
Sincerity and the purity of intent in jihad for Allah’s sake are conditions to reach those ranks and levels. An-Nisai narrated in his Sunan, on the authority of Shaddad bin al-Had, that a man from among the Bedouins came to the Prophet (PBUH) and believed in him and followed him, then he said: “I will perform hijra with you.” The Prophet told one of his companions to look after him. During a battle, the Prophet got a prisoner as spoils of war. He distributed the ghanima [war spoils], giving the companion the Bedouin’s share to give it to him. His companions gave him what had been allocated to him. He had been looking after some livestock for them, and when he came, they gave him his share. He said: “What is this?” They said: “A share that the Prophet has allocated to you.” He took him and brought him to the Prophet and said: “What is this?” He said: “I allocated him to you.” He said: “It is not for this that I followed you, rather, I followed you so that I might be shot here,” and he pointed to his throat, “and die and enter Jannah.” He said: “If you are sincere toward Allah, Allah will fulfill your wish.” Shortly after that, they got up to fight the enemy, then he was brought to the Prophet (PBUH). The Prophet said: “Is it him?” They said: yes. He said: “He was sincere toward Allah and Allah fulfilled his wish.” Then the Prophet (PBUH) shrouded him in his own cloak and put him out in front of him and offered the funeral prayer for him. During his du’a, he said: “O Allah, this is your slave who went out as a migrant for your sake and was killed as a shahid; I am a witness to that.”
The Prophet (PBUH) talked about the grace of giving away one’s children, and taking pride in giving away one’s children is great and the benefits are numerous. This is contrary to what many people think. Muslim narrated in his Sahih that Abdullah bin Mas’ud said that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whom do you count as infertile among you?” The companions said: “One who has no children.” He said: “He is not, but the infertile is one who none of his children die for the sake of Allah.”
The meaning of the Hadith is that you think that the saddened childless person is afflicted by the death of his children; however, from the shari’a perspective that is not true. Instead, it is he whose children did not die in his life, for He will reward him and write the reward of his suffering and patience, and he will be a herald of happiness for them in the hereafter. So rejoice, O father and mother, that you have acquired Allah’s reward through the loss of your son. How many fathers and mothers have we seen who incited and prepared their children then drive them to be slaughtered by the enemy patiently in anticipation of Allah’s reward to attain the honor of killing in the name of Allah and the rank of shahada. This act has become the current situation of the jihad of the state of the caliphate, and all praise is due to Allah. It is Allah’s grace, which He gives to whoever it pleases Him.
After performing jihad was difficult and only a group of Muslims’ sons took part in it, it is rare now not to find in the Islamic State a household that did not offer sacrifice and redemption for this religion. Rhetoric fails to describe their sacrifice and redemption in terms of numbers among the killed, captive, and displaced among young, women, and children. Moreover, entire families refused to abandon Dar al-Islam [the House/Abode of Islam] and preferred to die over abandoning Dar al-Islam and returning to Dar al-Kufr [the House of Unbelief] and living under the oppression of the taghut and its rule. They followed the example of the people of the pit, this unified umma of believers that Allah elevated its affairs and praised in His book with verses that will be recited until the Day of Judgment and called the great salvation. He the Almighty says: “Woe to the people of the pit, Fire supplied abundantly with fuel: Behold! they sat over against the fire, and they witnessed all that they were doing against the Believers. And they ill-treated them for no other reason than that they believed in Allah, Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise! Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allah is Witness to all things. Those who persecute or draw into temptation the Believers, men and women, and do not turn in repentance, will have the Penalty of Hell: They will have the Penalty of the Burning Fire. For those who believe and do righteous deeds, will be Gardens; beneath which rivers flow: That is the great Salvation.”
Here are Mosul, Raqqa, Sirte, and the rest of the Wilayat of the state of the caliphate, glorious wilayat that witness ambitions and sharpen the generation of the caliphate that hunts to do more and pursue the lofty goals of their jihad, which was started by the Lord Guided leaders, may Allah accept them, so that the word of Allah would be the highest and the word of those who did not believe would be the lowest, and have all the religion be for the sake of Allah. For generations, death is life and for them captivity is freedom.
There is a right and duty on the neck of every Muslim towards the sacrificing glorifiers among the sons of the caliphate, which will not be forgotten by the pursuit of favor and the good reward. The observing of the good rewards that is prepared by Allah to His slaves in the hereafter is what helps in being patient while in conflict with the enemy until patience becomes a companion and a friend who offers comfort no matter how long the road and the many obstacles and intensified trials. Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said in Madarij al-Salikin: “Depending on the good reward, trusting in him and his requests reduces the dream of trials for witnesses for those who notice the obstacles and forgiveness in it. Without that, it is disrupted by interests of the world and hereafter and no one has to endure what is not an urgent complaint but rather a treatment, for the same protector has urgent affection, especially in the mind. The results suggest that the goals and minds and every ummah that is gentle is aware of happiness. Also that those who accompany the comfort break up the comfort and obtain the hardship of time of comfort in the home of comfort the longer the rest is.” (End of his words)
O brothers in Tawhid, builders of glory, and guardians of the caliphate, may Allah bless your jihad and your pursuit. You have delighted the chests and irritated the kuffar, and for your efforts, every believer is thankful. Every Muslim knows the rank of the people of good deeds, glorifies their work, and anticipates their vanguards and seeks to join them. So, continue the march; following the footstep of the first predecessors among the muhajirun [foreign fighters] and ansar [local fighters], may Allah be pleased with them all.
O people of Islam, the epic battles and their effect in the Wilayat of the Islamic State are no longer obscured. By Allah’s grace, the sons of the caliphate continue to prove that they are the firm and solid rock on which will break the alliance of kufr, by Allah’s permission and strength. They will retreat from the lands of Muslims in disgrace and shame, trailing behind them the woes of humiliation and dishonor in outright exposed scandal where each of them will be putting the blame on the other. Here is America, the enemy of Islam and its people, after it demolished the houses of the people of the Sunnah and exterminated them in cold blood and upended the land to the evilest of who walked on the ground among the Iraqi rafida [derogatory term for Shi’is] and the mushrikeen [idolaters, polytheists] of Sham [Syria], it announced a fake victory that has no connection to reality, despite the fact that they are certainly aware about the nature of the battle and its dimensions with the sons of the Islamic State. The chiefs of its parties, who oppose the policies of their obeyed fool, did not remain silent or turn a blind eye to what is really happening on the ground and the field actualities and their fluctuations, to the point where the politicians of the cross and the house of decadence called the “White House” started living in pandemonium and contradictions, which makes it impossible for the follower to understand what they meant by the word victory that they are talking about. Nonetheless, this is delirium and recklessness of the imams of kufr who took a liking to or were coerced to validate just like the people of Nuh, Aad and Thamud, the Pharaoh, and Abu Lahab.
So outlandish that a victor cannot make an official visit to a country that he claims has established peace and stability. In fact, he was only able to make a stealthy visit like a coward thief fearing harm and fled in quick steps fearing the reaction and lamentation of his people for spending $7 trillion on a country that he can only visit in secret. America, the contemporary deity of heathens, has accepted what is less than the victory that they talked to people about. The Andrews Air Force Base meeting gathered more than 80 countries, and one of its final resolutions was that: “It is not about winning the war, rather, it is winning the peace.” That meeting was followed by the resignation of the American emissary and its presidential representative in the crusader coalition for the war against the caliphate, the despicable one who hates the people of the Sunnah, the so-called “McGurk” in protest over the claim of victory over the caliphate and the intention to withdraw from Syria. The Islamic State still constitutes a real threat, as he said, and a danger for the region. His master quickly denigrated his dreams, humiliating him and stating that he never knew him before and that he is one of the remnants of the failed Obama policies and there is no need for his hallucinations and what he says and accusing him of seeking publicity and the limelight before his departure. Soon after, the Roman dog re-emerged with an audacious report that proves the opposite of the victory he claims, and the developed countries can not engage in endless wars, while admitting the failure to undermine the steadfastness and the determination of the caliphate soldiers. He started to cast blame on the countries of the coalition for not committing to send enough supplies and soldiers to solidify the bases of the government of the Iranian rafida militias in Iraq, in fear of the sudden emergence of the Islamic State and its recapture of the territories from which it was ousted. They are expecting this, and they are divulging it and do not keep it secret. Moreover, they think when the withdrawal occur or not, the Islamic State will regain those regions in less than a year, as it was stated by their Ministry of Defense and was confirmed by the commander of their forces in the Middle East, the crusader Votel who confirmed that the end of the war against the Islamic State is still far away. He added, during a hearing before Congress, that “the Islamic State soldiers have not surrendered yet and are still ready to resume fighting.”
This was followed by National Security Advisor Bolton, during a television interview hosted by one of the news networks a few days ago. While being questioned about the claim of his master of 100% victory and what was stated by the crusader Votel, this bungling fool came up with a third account and added more confusion to the clarity of his master, stating: “The threat of the Islamic State is still standing and the Islamic State soldiers are still dispersed in Syria and Iraq and the Islamic State is growing in other areas of the world.”
What is the reason behind this fear and apprehension, if not that they are convinced that the state of the caliphate has become a reality, the danger of which cannot be ignored or denied. It was not a faction, organization, or a party content to subsist on the crumbs of sponsors or to knock on the doors of the crusaders, begging and seeking their approval or for them to remove it from the list of what they call extremism and terrorism. No, the Islamic State has become, and all praise is due to Allah, the hope of the umma and the mighty castle held high in the heart of the umma, taking a straight road, allowing no reproach, and fearing not the blame of blamers. This is its army, the companies of its battalions touring Iraq, Syria, Khorasan [Afghanistan], West Africa, and other Wilayat, awaiting the hour of decision. Twelve-thousand will not be defeated due to a lack of numbers, by Allah’s permission. So die in your rage, O crusaders and murtadeen [apostates]. Die in your rage. To hell with you, O America, and the alliance of demons with you, from the Arab and non-Arab tawaghit. Do you think that with your tyranny and destruction of the civilization of mankind and your extirpation of Sunnis that you will impose a reality or a bitter agreement? Or did you think that the scenes of weak and poor refugees leaving from the siege of death in Baghuz in Syria, or the pictures of women, children, and elderly would weaken the sons of the caliphate, its army, and supporters? No, by Allah, this era is not yours and there is no security for you, just seas of blood and body parts, O tawaghit of the East and West.
The delusions that fettered the sons of Islam throughout the past centuries have been stripped away and shattered under the will and might of the extraordinary heroes of the umma and their noble leaders the day they sacrificed themselves for their religion, the elevation of the caliphate’s structure, and the glory of the Muslims. The Islamic State has been victorious. Yes, the caliphate was victorious the day that its soldiers and sons stood firm, and they are still are like steadfast mountains. They still proclaim their unshakable belief and proud doctrine, not paying heed to their enemy even when chained between their hands. The machines of destruction and death that you possess, America, have not been able to steal the belief and certainty that is in their hearts. How strange you are! Have you not become tired while you were trying in vain to eliminate the mujahideen and their state? Haven’t the flames raging in Manbij and southern Hasaka stopped you? But the heroes doubled back to strike Manbij again. You are going down in failure and collapse, yet, still blustering of victory without consideration. Stop, for the mujahideen were but a few hundred before the conquest of Mosul, and today they are thousands upon thousands. They inevitably will achieve victory if they persevere and fear Allah. While the mujahideen are not reliant on numbers or materiel, they receive aid and support from Allah. So face them where they want or withdraw from the Muslims’ lands. What is the money of the supporters for which you beg from time to time from the governments of rida’ in the Peninsula of Muhammad (PBUH) to save the position and block the victory of those for whom Allah is the protector, their support, and their hope. Indeed, Allah is our protector, not yours.
O people, everyone saw the incident of the massacre at the two mosques in crusader New Zealand. We will reflect on that incident. One is not surprised when he sees the criminal murderers from the leaders of kufr and the governments of rida’ as they adorn the victims of the two mosques with crocodile tears. The traitorous representatives of the wretched tyrannical councils and organizations that have surrendered to their enemy compare the killing of those worshipers with the shari’a-compliant jihad that the sons of the State of Islam are undertaking to establish the religion and repel the aggression of the Safavids, the crusaders, and the murtadeen and turn them back from the Muslims’ lands. It is as if the allies of kufr in Iraq, Syria, Khorasan, and other Wilayat of the State of Islam, are striving intensely to fill the needs of the people, to teach them about their religion, to grant them resources and wealth, and drop flowers on their heads. As if they never once announced that the mosques no longer hold sanctity for them. We never heard grief or lamentation from these murtad representatives for their masters’ massacres. It is the exact opposite. They are the ones who initiate and point to the weaknesses of the Muslims, striving intently and creatively in this regard. Here is Baghuz in Syria today. The Muslims are still burned to death inside of it, harmed by shelling from known and unknown weapons of mass destruction. This is not a surprise, but what our Lord told us of in His book about the hate of the kuffar and their resentment of Muslims, to suffice and heal those who desire their rights and request guidance. What they have done to the Muslims throughout the ages and centuries is too much for a Muslim to differentiate. So pay no attention to their lies. This massacre in the two mosques is nothing is but a catastrophe among past and future catastrophes that will be followed by scenes of suffering from all who approach living among the mushrikeen. What they call for and claim in their promotion of rights and freedoms is a lie. Let the scene of killing in the two mosques be enough to awaken the supporters of the caliphate residing there, to seek vengeance and take revenge for their religion and the sons of their umma who are being slaughtered everywhere on Earth under the support and blessing of the nations of the cross and the governments of rida’ and subservience.
We bring glad tidings to the Muslims in the East and the West, that the caliphate, by Allah’s grace, is only strengthened and solidified to bear hardship and burdens by the intensity of the crusader campaign, and to ascend to the rank of leadership of the umma, by Allah’s permission. Since the disappearance of the rule of their state as a result of the damage from consecutive crusader campaigns, the Muslims have not witnessed their mujahideen sons engaging in an open war on several fronts and various areas under a single command and banner, exhausting the crusader nations and their minions, the collaborator murtad governments. Every time the crusaders think they have imposed their influence and stolen the abode of Islam, the conquerors appear in another region in a war brought on by the sons of the caliphate and their leaders, after Allah’s grace, to rival the enemy, frustrate him in every part of the world, and drain his energy and capabilities. This tireless work is what is required of every son of the caliphate, to expend all that they can until Allah the Exalted wills conquest. O people of Islam, be in their ranks and in their trench. Do not be in the trench of the Jews, crusaders, apostates, and those around them. Be one of the true believers, whom Allah describes and commends in His book. Join with them in their reward and recompense for their sheltering and support for those who perform hijra and carry out jihad in His cause. As He the Almighty says: “But those who have believed and emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah and those who gave shelter and aided it is they who are the believers, truly. For them is forgiveness and noble provision.” [Al-Anfal 74].
What needs to be addressed and warned about is what is being done by the mouthpieces of kufr from the grandsons of Ibn Saba and Musaylimah the liar, who belong to the tawaghit of the region and their apostate governments, and their urgent attempts to erase the truth and say that the caliphate was made to submit and became of the past and an example to later ages. The fact remains, if the Islamic State loses some towns and cities in some of its Wilayat, Allah grants it conquest in other Wilayat in imbalanced hit-and-run battles in which they drag the enemy with all that he owns, following a policy of eradication and scorched earth. This is what the atheist immoral media does not show. Because the Muslim victim is not satisfied with anything but the religion of Allah in law and methodology and refuses to submit to the nations of kufr with their councils and laws that are imposed on mankind.
O tribes and Sunnis in Syria in general, and east of the Euphrates in particular, for a long time the Islamic State has warned and cautioned against the mistake of joining the ranks of the Kurdish atheists and made clear the atheism of this apostate sect, its disavowal of the divinity of Allah, and its socialism and licentiousness with possession and dignity, with its putrid jahilliyah call for Kurdish nationalism as a basis for its establishment of its so-called state. These three principles, upon which this damned sect is based, which are atheism and kufr itself, require no further clarification. Thus, we repeat and remind the Sunni tribes east of the Euphrates, whose sons are still in the ranks of those criminal atheists and who have not learned their lesson from the sight of those who have been killed at the hands of the caliphate soldiers, to prevent their sons and urge them to repent before we get to them and to disavow those who do not seek repentance. What reason do you have to fight the mujahideen? You were blessed with Allah’s shari’a and His rule for years. As for you, O atheist Kurds of Syria: By Allah, you have waged a war for which you are neither qualified nor capable. Bear the consequences. Reassess and save yourselves if you can. Look at Iraq. America, with its aircraft that you worship, will avail you nothing. Indeed, our battle with you has not seen its fiercest fighting yet. You have seen some of the caliphate soldiers’ raids and their strikes in your regions. How many heads of tribes have been cut off, commanders of a security headquarters have they choked and killed, gatherings of shame have they blown up, and evil curs have they slaughtered on a checkpoints. So, expect it to be a holistic war that will not leave anything behind.
O lions of the caliphate and men of the State in Raqqa, Baraka [Hasaka], and Khayr [Deir Ezzor], leap like hungry lions, avenge the blood of your brothers and sisters, and declare a raid of revenge that will extirpate the roots of the people of kufr and atheism from Syria. Make these like the days of Zarqawi that will eliminate the ranks of the crusaders and apostates. Seal the explosive devices, spread the snipers, and launch explosive attacks using boobytraps. There is no good in living a life while honors are humiliated and sanctities are violated, and while the ardent Sunni youth are restrained by a bunch of atheists who were handed by the worshipers of the cross the rule of an Islamic land which they destroyed, killed, and displaced its people. Make sure that the shoes and servants of the crusaders understand that the blood of the shuhada and their families will not go to waste.
O Sunni tribes of Iraq, is it not time that you understand the massive plots woven against you? What did the traitor murtadeen gain from the agent politicians in the past decade? Nothing but rejection, being chased by arrest warrants, and accusations of terrorism and corruption. Becoming apostates did not arbitrate them with their lords, and they lost their religion and material gains for nothing. You have denied taking the path of righteousness, and you know about the wrath and hatred of the rafida who were unleashed to humiliate and expose you to all shades of disgrace.
What you would fear to lose as a result of giving away and sacrificing to champion this religion while not accepting anything but Allah’s shari’a and rule, is nothing but a drop in the sea of what you will pay as a tax consisting of your blood, honor, and properties. You were reduced by what was afflicted upon you. You settled, submitted, and accepted the humiliation and were afraid to fight the battle.
Here lies Mosul, other areas, and towns with its honors being abused, riches being looted, and its sons being dragged to the gallows of death on fabricated accusations and false charges under the sway of the rafida Safavid militias. Here are the camps of displacement in the wilderness filled with the women and children of the Sunni people facing pain under the pretext that they belong to the Islamic State or are affiliated to its soldiers. Those children constitute a threat and a risk for bearing vengeance and retaliation. This is nothing but excess in defeat and degradation toward the Sunni people. The case is not about who belongs to the caliphate but about those who were associated with the love of the Sahabah and the golden times. By Allah, tell me how would the situation end if the mujahideen treated those assaulters in a similar and equal manner?
O Sunni people of Iraq, the Islamic State is your lifeboat and your impenetrable fortress against the Iranian Safavids expansion, so repent before it is too late and learn a lesson from others. No matter how long it might take, the Islamic State is coming back to the areas it departed, by Allah’s will. Today, you see how Allah’s protection is surrounding the soldiers of the caliphate despite the flocks of airplanes and mobilization. They are still visible to their enemies, and are perfecting their ambushes to attack their rabble and crush their gatherings. They have taken an oath to make this land green and prosperous. Let the rafida know that the home of the caliphate, Baghdad, will not be a second Tehran or any Qum, and that battles that will turn the hair of children grey wait them.
O solders of the caliphate in Iraq, Syria, Khorasan, Yemen, East Asia, West Africa, Libya, Sinai, Somalia, and everywhere, prepare for the war and be diligent about it, grasp the opportunity, move the brigades, and make prolong the battle. Your enemy would not stand that. And do not be horrified by the noise made by the alliance of kufr and its cause to eliminate the caliphate and curb its influence, for Allah will preserve it by your unity and adherence around His tight rope. Nothing will harm it or make the life in it horrible, not even the tons and tons of what it has been through so far. This is only the beginning of the road and the first step of the rebound and an approval for the coming conquest, by Allah’s permission.
We are an ummah that will die only by being killed, and you are only arrows striving and intent on a target. If so, then there is no escape from death. Du’a are not for those who embrace it because it is victorious, who embraces it to lead followers, who embraces it to achieve his ambitions and to trade them in the market of invitations to be bought and sold. Rather, they are for those with living hearts turned toward Allah, pure from Him from every defect, not desiring rank, goods, or profit. They seek His face and hope for His satisfaction. The believer fears for himself and asks the Lord for perseverance in His religion and a favorable outcome. This a path worn by hardship, long exile, separation from family and friends, and the trampling of the soul with the possibility of harm, such as imprisonment, fracturing, and dismemberment I seek Allah’s protection from that.
Amir al-Mu’mineen [Commander of the Faithful] Abu Bakr al-Husayni al-Qurashi al-Baghdadi, may Allah preserve him, urges you to fear Allah in private and public, and may the tongue of one of you constantly remembering Allah be near to his Creator and Lord. He also urges you to abandon something that you have long been called to avoid and beware of, which has a pivotal role in the battle: it is the communication devices. Their risks have multiplied and disasters because of them have become common. So let not one of you make himself or his brothers a target of his enemy. There is no harm if a job that can be accomplished with those devices in two days is accomplished without it in one week instead.
Emphasize, alert, and beseech the mujahid in all of his words and his affairs to seek the reward which will come to him while he is encamped, if he has good intentions and performs the act well. Be earnest in taking precautions and being on guard and expect reward for obedience to your commanders and for angering the enemies of Allah and breaking off from them in anger. Fear Allah in your religion. Your religion is never accepted if you do not fear Allah and preserve the sanctity of brotherhood with other Muslims.
As for you, O men, women, and child captives everywhere, persevere in truth and know that the end of all the affairs of the believer is good. How could it not be for a believer? If Allah wants to test a believer, then afflictions will strike him, such that erases the sins and raise his rank in the afterlife, of which man may not realize how to reach or hope for. It suffices to say that it is an abandoned road and a clear Sunnah.
This is Sumayyah, may Allah be pleased with her, the first female shahid in Islam, captured, tortured, and killed. That is Khubayb, killed in captivity. The sufferings to which they were subjected did not deter them from their religion. You have, by Allah’s permission, over your brothers a due that will be settled and a contract fulfilled that your anxieties will be relieved and your hearts eased at seeing your butchers among the investigators and judges having their heads severed and breath taken away. So be in good spirits and spend your time in prayer and reciting the Qur’an in understanding, contemplation, and memorization. And pray for your brothers to conquer and be empowered so that they will not spare effort, by Allah’s permission, in rescuing you. May none of you fall short in their course and meeting. Allah be with you and may He not pass over your good deeds. “So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers” [Al-Imran 139].
“Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers” [Al-A’raf 23].
“Our Lord, forgive us our sins and the excess [committed] in our affairs and plant firmly our feet and give us victory over the disbelieving people” [Al-Imran 147].
“Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people” [Al-Baqara 286].
“And Allah is predominant over His affair, but most of the people do not know” [Yusuf 21]