The Latest Statement of the Commander of The Faithful Mullah Muhammed 'Umar (may
Allah preserve him) Regarding Recent Events
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Praise be to Allah, the One who said: 'Go forth, light-armed and
heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of
Allah! That is best for you if you but knew,' and 'Oh you who believe! what
is the matter with you, that, when you are asked to go forth in the cause
of Allah, you cling heavily to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this
world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared
with the Hereafter. Unless you go forth, He will punish you with a grievous
penalty, and put others in your place; but Him you would not harm in the
least. For Allah hath power over all things.'
And may He shower His peace and blessings upon His Prophet, the Imaam of
the Mujahideen and Commander of the Horsemen, our Prophet Muhammed, who
said: "I have been sent in the final hours with the sword so that none is
worshipped but Allah Alone with no partner, and my provision has been
provided under the shades of my sword, and humiliation and belittlement is
on whoever opposes my order, and who ever imitates a people is one of
them." - (Abu Dawood and Ahmad).
And so oh great ummah (nation) of Islaam, oh 'best of nations risen up for
mankind, you command good, and forbid evil and you believe in Allah.'
Oh Muslims in the East and West?
Oh you who believe in Allah as Lord, and Islaam as way of life, and
Muhammed (s) as Prophet and Messenger?
Oh Muslims everywhere:
Undoubtedly you are closely watching with all interest and empathy the
crusade which is being led by the United States of America, with full
support of Britain and the European Christian states, and NATO and Russia,
and the ex-Communist states and whoever agrees with them from the people of
the creed of disbelief, and the apostates and the cowards amongst the
Muslims - they are gathering their armies and campaigning as one party
against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, aiming to fulfill one thing,
which they themselves have announced: the termination and destruction of
the Islamic Government of Afghanistan; and end what they call: 'bases of
And undoubtedly you understand that which calls these people to do their
crusade attacks is hidden deep (in their hearts) as Allah (swt) informed us
in His noble book: 'Nor will they cease fighting you until they turn you
back from your faith if they can. And if any of you Turn back from their
faith and die in unbelief, their works will bear no fruit in this life and
in the Hereafter; they will be companions of the Fire and will abide
therein' - they want to destroy this Islaamic state, because it is
Islaamic, or for what reason, and under what law or practice is it
permissible to punish a suspected individual, for mere suspecting - let
alone attack and punish a whole nation because of that "suspect"?!
What the heavenly laws (i.e. Allah's laws) and even the man-made laws of
earth have agreed upon is that an individual is innocent until proven
guilty?. but they fight us because we have established a unique Islamic
system, and this in reality is worse for them then the attack upon New York
Oh Muslims of the World:
The question now is no longer if the attacks on America were correct or
not, for what happened, happened; supports it the one who supports it, and
opposes it the one who opposes it.
The question now is: what is the obligation of the Muslim ummah towards
this new crusade against Afghanistan?!
What is the ruling on the one who allies with the crusaders and stands by
their side in any manner?
That which this ummah has agreed upon, and that which the a'imah (the
scholars) have agreed upon is that in this condition in which we are in
today, jihad against the invaders becomes fard 'ayn (a personal obligation)
upon every Muslim, no permission is sought for a son from his father, nor
slave from his owner, nor husband from his wife (and vice-versa), and there
is no difference amongst the scholars regarding this.
This is the ruling on jihad against the invaders and the obligation of the
Muslims towards it.
As for the ruling upon the supporters of the crusaders, then Allah, the
Most High has outlined it already. Allah, the Most High, says in His final
revelation: 'O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for
friends. They are friends of one another. And whoever of you takes them for
friends is (one) of them. Surely Allah does not guide wrongdoing people.'
Allah, may He be glorified, outlines in this passage three matters:
1. The forbiddance of allying with the Jews and Christians and supporting
2. That whoever supports them, and helps them then the ruling upon him, is
the same as the ruling upon them. And;
3. That supporting them is from the character and signs of the hypocrites.
And He, may He be glorified has shown how allying and supporting the
disbelievers nullifies imaan (belief) in Allah and His Messenger, when He
said: 'You see many of them supporting those who have disbelieved. What an
evil thing they have brought unto themselves, if Allah casts His anger on
them, and they are cast into hell-fire forever. And had they believed in
Allah, and His Messenger and what revealed upon him, they wouldn't have
And from these passages and others the scholars have ruled that supporting
the disbelievers against the Muslims is a nullifier from the nullifiers of
Islaam and that the ruler upon the doer is apostasy, and expulsion from
this millah (creed).
Oh noble scholars of Islaam, and callers to Allah everywhere:
Your priority is complying with these truths and not fearing the blame of
the blamers, and this is part of the covenant of Allah with the people of
knowledge: 'And remember Allah took a covenant from the People of the Book,
to make it known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it.' So they clarify
the matters of this religion to the people, and they arouse them on jihad,
'Oh Messenger arouse the believers on fighting.'
And oh businessmen:
Your priority is to donate and give in the path of Allah, Most High, who
said: 'Verily Allah has purchased from the believers their wealth and their
bodies in exchange for paradise.' And, 'The parable of those who spend
their property in the way of Allah is as the parable of a grain growing
seven ears (with) a hundred grains in every ear; and Allah multiplies for
whom He pleases; and Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.'
And oh Muslim youth:
Your priority is jihad and preparation, and preparing that steel for fire,
as Allah says: 'then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take
them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush'.
And oh Muslims everywhere:
The Prophet (s) said: 'There will not cease to be a group from my ummah
dominant upon the truth (and in another narration: fighting upon the
truth). Those who abandon them will not be able to harm them until the
Decree of Allah comes' (Saheeh Muslim).
So this hadeeth categorized people into three groups:
- at-Taa'ifah al-Mansoorah (the Victorious Party): and they are the people
of Islaam, who fight upon it.
- at-Taa'ifah al-Mukhaalifah (the Opposing Party): and they are the Jews,
Christians and the people of disbelief, the apostates and the cowards from
amongst the Muslims.
- at-Taa'ifah al-Mukhthilah (the Cowardly Party): and they were the ones
who refused to support the Muslim group and decorated that nicely for the
And there is no other group; so let every Muslim look to see in which group
And in this hadeeth we also understand that their opposition from the
disbelievers and people claiming to be Muslims will not harm them.
And we are certain of Allah's victory, which He promised in the Qur'an, on
the tongue of the Prophet (s), but this victory is on the condition that we
give victory to the religion of Allah and having sincerity in doing so.
Allah, Most High says: 'Verily Allah will assist those who assist Him,
verily Allah is Most-Powerful, Most-Honourable' and He said: 'If you assist
Allah, Allah will assist you and make you firm'. And when Allah gives
victory to us, neither America, nor its allies or helpers will be able to
stand to face us, Allah says: 'If Allah assists you, then there is none to
America and its partners, no matter how much power they have, none of that
equates with anything from the power of the Most Powerful, the Most Strong;
for Allah says: 'And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can
outstrip (Allah's Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape. And prepare against
them what force you can and horses tied at the frontier' And He, the Most
High says: 'So fight you against the friends of Satan; ever feeble indeed
is the plot of Satan'.
The soldiers of America, their numbers and preparation does not frighten
us, because we are from the soldiers of Allah, who said: 'And to Allah are
the soldiers of the Heavens and the Earth, and Allah is All-Wise,
And the economic strength of America does not astound or stun us, for
Allah, the Most High says: 'And for Allah are the treasures of the Heavens
and the Earth, but the hypocrites fail to understand'.
And its defense measures do not astonish us, for Allah has said: 'Those who
disbelieve give to distract from the path of Allah, so they will donate and
then regret, and be defeated'.
And the advanced military systems of America do not threaten us at all, for
Allah, may He be glorified says: 'while they deemed that their fortresses
would defend them against Allah; but Allah came to them whence they did not
expect, and cast terror into their hearts; they demolished their houses
with their own hands and the hands of the believers; therefore take a
lesson, O you who have eyes!' and 'And those who disbelieved came down from
their fortresses and (Allah) planted fear into their fears, some you kill,
and some you imprison, and you inherited their lands and homes and wealth,
and a land which you did not step on (from before); and Allah is capable of
So, oh Muslims:
Be certain of Allah's victory that He promised us?for Allah does not break
'And Allah will assist those who assist Him, verily Allah is All-Power,
All-Honoured. And we settled them in the land; establish the prayers, and
give zakah (alms), and command good and forbid evil; and unto Allah is the
ending of matters'.
Wassalamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullah
The Servant of Islaam and the Muslims Commander of the Faithful
Mullah Muhammed 'Umar (Mujahid)