In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, there is no god but Allah. Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. All praise be to Allah.
All praise be to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We also seek His refuge from the evils of our inner selves and from our wicked deeds. Whoever is guided by Allah, there is none to mislead him and whoever is left by Allah in error, there will be none as guide for him (except Allah).
I testify there is no god but Allah. Alone is He and has no associate and I testify that Mohammad (peace be upon him) is his Servant and Messenger.
Undoubtedly, the truest words are that of the Book of Allah and the best guidance is the guidance of Mohammad (peace be upon him) and evil is any new addition ( in religion )and every new addition is but innovation ( prohibited).
Allah, the Almighty, says in the Holy Quran:
“O believers, fear Allah as you rightly should, and do not die except in a state of Islam (102) Hold fast all together to the bond of Allah and let nothing divide you. Remember Allah’s favor on you for He united your hearts when you were enemies, so that through His grace, you became as brothers and how He delivered you from the pit of Fire when you were on the very brink of it. Thus Allah makes plain to you His signs, so that you may be rightly guided.”(103)(Surah 3, Verses 102-103)
I felicitate the Afghan Muslim people, the Mujahideen of the strongholds of Jihad and all Islamic Ummah on this auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Odha, and ask Allah, the Almighty to accept in His Sight, the sacrifices, charities, worships and pilgrimage rituals of Muslims which they have performed in these holy days, particularly, I pray to Allah, the Almighty to accept the martyrdom of the pilgrims that they embraced in the incident of the collapse of the crane at the premises of Masjid Al-Haram and bestow on the injured an early and complete recovery.
I offer my condolence to all Muslims on the sad demise of the Founder of the Islamic Emirate, the Esteemed Amir-ul-momineen, Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid and thank all those who have expressed their sympathy during this great tragedy and helped in keeping the Islamic Emirate united. May Allah, the Almighty grant them great rewards. I ask the Almighty Allah to bestow His forgiveness and grace on Amir-ul-momineen (may the mercy of Allah be on him) and accept in His Sight his lofty Islamic and Jihadic services and strivings in this sacred path and favor him with a high degree of blessing. I want a befitting patience from the Almighty Allah for the bereaved and revered family of Amir-ul-momineen and ask the Almighty Allah to give them a better substitute. Ameen, oh Lord of all Creations!
Availing myself of this great religious occasion and opportunity, I would like to elucidate the stance of the Islamic Emirate regarding the recent Jihadic and political events of Afghanistan.
My Muslim Brothers!
For the past 14 years, the Jihad of the Afghan Muslim people against American-led invaders has been continuing under a sole leadership. No doubt, the leadership of the late Amir-ul-momineen, Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid and his honesty, firm determination and spiritual station was the driving force that led to better organization and management of all military, political, cultural, administrative and other affairs as he was leading them. Moreover, members of the Leadership Council, high ranking leaders, commanders, administrators, Mujahideen of the strongholds and the Afghan Mujahid nation stood together honestly and faithfully to lead the sacred convoy on the difficult labyrinth of path with success and bring it closer to the threshold of victory, thanks to the material and spiritual assistance of Muslims.
I reiterate once more that, given these difficult conditions and critical situation, the responsibility of this heavy burden devolved on my shoulder in my capacity as leader of the Islamic Emirate is not possible ( for me ) to carry out without the help of the Almighty Allah and the cooperation of the brothers-in-faith. Therefore, while asking personnel and administrators and Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate for their cooperation and prayers, I call on all sympathizers, revered religious scholars and scholars of other fields as well as analysts not to spare their valuable views, advice, conceptions (roadmaps) and practical assistance in military, political, educational, social and moral refinement and discipline sectors in order to render a positive, excellent and efficient service and to design and implement efficient plans. The Islamic Emirate is not only a Jihadic political movement but a system intending to bring about awakening and character refinement among our Muslim people and live up to their expectations regarding multi-faceted progress. So, they (the scholars) should help the Islamic Emirate in affairs concerning well-being, prosperity and progress of their people. There must be, in this shared home, a close mutual rapport, coordination and cooperation among all ethnicities and among talents from the modern and religious educations sectors.
I assure my Mujahideen and my nation that with the help of the Almighty Allah, I will do utmost to abide by the rules of the sacred Sharia and follow the path of the esteemed Amir-ul-momieen and will keep the ranks of Mujahideen united in the same way as they were united in the past and will continue to conduct my routine tasks in the light of instructions of the honorable Islamic scholars.
As our 14-years long Jihad against the occupation is nearing its victory and the enemy has faced defeat at every front, therefore, it is trying to create an atmosphere of discord and distrust among the Mujahdeen by utilizing propaganda stratagems. It directly and indirectly spreads baseless rumors regarding split and ramification among the united ranks of Mujahideen. The nation, in general, and the Mujahideen, in particular, should be cautious about the conspiracies and plans of the enemy, specifically, I call on those brothers-in-faith who have grievances to thwart the maligning propaganda and diabolical conspiracies of the enemy. This is because the Islamic Emirate is our shared convoy initiated and boosted up by our and your sacrifices. Our and your honor and dignity and the dignity and honor of this oppressed nation lies in keeping this home united. So keep your ranks and files united in this critical situation. Respect to the blood of our martyrs and to their aspirations should take precedence over anything else.
Mujahideen should not pay attention to the futile propaganda of the enemy and should keep away from suspicions. The Almighty Allah says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ ( سورة الحجرات، آیه ۱۲)
Believers avoid most of suspicion, in some cases suspicion is a sin.
(Surah 49, Verse 12)
As believers and committed servants of the Almighty Allah, it is our obligation to remain united and keep fused into one and evade all kinds of racial, geographical and lingual biases; should remain lenient towards people and have a conduct of compassion with them.
The Kabul Administration, the invaders and some other unscrupulous elements harass our oppressed countrymen under various pretexts. They consider the common people as their enemy and deprive them of their life and put them behind bars by leveling against them baseless allegations. They behave with them inhumanely during detention; even they martyr prisoners of the oppressed nation ruthlessly and brutally. Similarly, some mischievous persons and self-seeking intelligence circles harass innocent people in order to malign Mujahideen. We not only condemn such brutal activities in strongest terms but will punish the perpetrators according to the Islamic rules, if God willing. Moreover, if anyone in the rank of Mujahideen is careless about civilian casualties or is intentionally involved or misbehave with prisoners contrary to Sharia, we will conduct a comprehensive interrogation in this regard and punish him in the light of Sharia. We want to boost up our ranks with honest men and do not need the company of unscrupulous persons who carry out activities against Sharia and will block their way if God willing.
Mujahdeen should be fully careful not to shed blood of innocent people during operations. The Islamic Emirate has the responsibility to protect its people and I, as Amir of the Islamic Emirate, will never allow any harm and jeopardy to be caused to the life and property of the people as a result of negligence and incaution.
Mujahideen are not allowed, under any circumstance, to resort to activities based on their own discretion that are contrary to sharia or you have in mind some goals which do not coincide with the pleasure of the Almighty Allah but which only pleases the intrinsic whims of your souls. This (instruction) is applicable for all persons whether you dispense affairs as regards your brothers-in-arms or concerning common people. Even you should not misbehave with the enemy in a manner which is displeasing in the Sight of Allah the Almighty, i.e. to have leniency in response to leniency or harsh conduct in response to a harsh conduct but every action on your part should be in the light of Islamic law and the lofty behavior of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).
The war has been imposed on us, violations against our Islamic government and nation has been committed and our land has been occupied. According to every principle and law, we have right to defend our faith and land; to gain our independence and form an Islamic system– an Afghan inclusive Islamic system where all people have their legitimate rights secured and lead life in an atmosphere of love and fraternity; a system being representative of people’s determination, defender of independence and territorial integrity, protector of Sharia-based Jihadic and national interests and has capability to have positive interaction with the world.
The invaders and their internal supporters who have been defeated in the face of Mujahideen are trying to show our victories in the north of Afghanistan as a danger to our northern neighbors and are trying to bring them to the rung of their alliance. But our policy is clear for our neighbors. They should not understand us through the spectacles of our enemies.
Religious and modern educations are a great and urgent need of the new generation of our country. I instruct Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate to pave the way for religious and modern educations in areas of their administration and render them assistance.
Scholars of the country, the pious educated class, national businessmen and all professional persons and men of trades and vocations are the future architects of this country. Mujahideen appreciate their talents and protect their properties. They should continue steadily to carry out their activities and services. The Islamic Emirate considers public and private properties and installations and services as the right of people and as national asset. Islamic Emirate will not allow anyone to harm them. The services which are carried out for the well-being and prosperity of our people by self-less charity organization (NGOs) and other benevolent individuals are commendable acts. We will help in facilitation of their work.
We consider the presence of invaders in Afghanistan against Afghanistan and the region, viewing it as a factor for war-mongering and prolongation of the war because it is a decisive threat and an open harm. So whoever wants stability and prosperity in Afghanistan, they should help the Afghans in ending the occupation.
The Islamic Emirate carries out political and other activities and has already taken practical steps in this regard. The Political Office is the only exclusive office being active for the past few years. We have given the Office authority to carry out contacts and negotiation with different entities. The Political Office has conveyed this message to everyone concerned that we want good and lawful relations with neighbors, the regional and world countries, particularly, Islamic countries and we urge persons with free conscious to help us in putting an end to the occupation of our oppressed and war-torn country.
As regards negotiation, we follow policy as per need of time and demands on the basis of our principles and Jihadic and national interests.
The Islamic Emirate believes if the country is not under occupation, the problem of the Afghans can be resolved through intra-Afghan understanding. Any foreign pressure under the pretext of resolving the Afghan problem, is not going to resolve the problem but will rather create other problems.
If the Kabul Administration wants to end the war and establish peace in the country, it is possible through ending the occupation and revoking all military and security treaties with the invaders. But if slogans for peace are verbally chanted while on ground the strongholds of war are growingly intensified under the name of geographical, racial, religious and factional clashes and ever more authority and materials are delivered to the unscrupulous and notorious gunmen and to the unbridled militias, to harass the oppressed people, then this is but mockery of peace.
The creation of different groups under the shadow of occupation and their arraying against Mujahideen in battles is the last conspiracy of the invaders for continuation of the American proxy war in Afghanistan which is being implemented in order to take revenge on the Afghans. But if God willing, the Afghan Muslim people will, through their strengthening of unity, foil this conspiracy as they have faced all other efforts of the invaders with fiasco. The Afghans should be conscious that secret circles of the invading countries intentionally want our nation to get entangled in bias-induced racial, tribal and geographical disease and thus pave the way for disintegration of our united country. Even they want the Islamic and Afghan identity of our historical country to become a disputed issue, an example on hand is the new electronic identity cards.
The invaders have not done any fundamental work in Afghanistan in the past fourteen years despite announcement of billions of dollars of assistance, i.e. any fundamental work or of long-term benefits for the Afghans! All their projects are designed for short-terms and are of low quality and spurious. However, they have fully spread poison to harm the way of thinking and trigger internal hostilities among the Afghans.
The Americans and their allies should take a lesson from the bloodshed of thousands of their soldiers and the disability of tens of thousands of others as a result of injury that they themselves admit. Hence, they should not send more troops in order to be killed or become disabled or grapple with psychological disease as a consequence of the current Jihadic response of the Afghans.
We tell the Americans you occupied Afghanistan under the pretext of the September Event. Now 14 years have passed since then, you were supposed to prevent other events like that of the 11 September, following the occupation of Afghanistan but you are facing incidents similar to September Event everywhere in the world and at every moment of your life. You are targeted everywhere and your life is at risk. Therefore, you should revisit your policies of colonialism for prevention of these incidents and for your own security, rather than dreaming of illusory security by killing and occupying other nations.
The Islamic Emirate is bound by religious sympathy with the Islamic world and Muslims and share their joy and tragedies. As such, we will continue to raise our voice in support of the demands of the Palestinian Muslim people and the legitimate cause of other oppressed Muslims.
Praise be to Allah (SWT), today we see that the Mujahideen have clearly defeated the enemy on every ground with the help of Allah, the Almighty. Mujahideen have gained many victories in every part of Afghanistan and have foiled all conspiracies of the enemy. In order to further become eligible for the help of Allah (SWT), the Mujahideen brothers should wage Jihad solely with the intention of raising the Word of Allah (working for the Cause of Allah) and for prosperity and service of the oppressed countrymen and consider the protection of life, property and humane dignity of the people as their Sharia-required and moral obligation and have a conduct full of affection, kindness and sympathy with people. Gain the support of the people in the performing of Jihadic activities and resolve your problems and those of the common Muslims in consultation and understanding with reverend religious scholars, tribal leaders and influentials from among the people. Behave with them like a servant not like a ruler.
To end, I felicitate the Afghan Mujahid people, Mujahideen at the strongholds and the detained Mujahideen in the prisons of the enemy and all the Islamic ummah on this auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Odha and ask the Almighty Allah to accept in His Sight the sacrifices and deeds of Mujahdeen and all Muslims which they have offered for the obtainment of the pleasure of Allah (SWT). May Allah protect the Islamic Ummah from the evil of all conspiracies of the enemy and may Allah (SWT) enable us to share our felicity and joy with the families of martyrs, prisoners, Mujahideen, refugees and all the needy and miserable Muslims and procure for them their needs to the best of our ability.
Oh our Lord! make faith dear to us and embed it in our hearts and make unbelief, mischief and rebellion despiteful in our eyes and make us among those who are the guided ones. Oh Lord, grant us victory over our enemies and improve our affairs and guide us to what is good and better for our belief and this life. Ameen
Amir-ul-momineen, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor
Servant of Islam
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights, WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.