In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
Allah is the Greatest; 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.
Praise be to Allah Who favored us with the blessing of faith and Islam as He sent down on us the best of His books and sent us the best of His prophets and legislated for us the best of His religious law. All praises be to Allah. All the good is in His Hand and all affairs return to Him. He creates whatsoever He wills and chooses. We have not the choice. All the glory is to Allah as well as all the praises in this world and the world to come. His is the decision and you all return to Him.
I testify that there is no god but Allah. Alone is He and has no associate. I testify that Mohammed (pbuh) is His Servant and Messenger. He conveyed the Message and fulfilled the obligation and preached the Ummah and fought in the cause of Allah as it is due. May peace and blessing be on him and His descendents, the good and the pure ones and on his companions and followers and all those who duly followed him until the doomsday. After this, I would like to say:
Allah, the Almighty says:
“Therefore pray to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him)”. (Chapter:108, Verse:2)
(My) Believing countrymen and brothers and sisters-in-faith in every corner of the world.
Asalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh,
While wishing you (good) health, happiness and prosperity, I would like to extend you my felicitation on the occasion of the auspicious Eid-ul-Adha. May Allah (SwT) accept in His Sight all your worships, sacrificial offerings, charities and all deeds that you have done for the pleasure of Allah (SwT). In addition to the felicitation of the auspicious Eid-ul- Adha, I would like to congratulate the Mujahid people, particularly, the Mujahideen of the Way of Truth on the recent victories which the Almighty Allah has bestowed on the formations of Jihad because of His special blessing and the help and the sacrifices of the Mujahideen and the help of the people, notwithstanding the use of heavy force by the enemy; the influx of foreign troops and the bombardment of different bombers. Still many districts and areas have been cleared from the enemy in different provinces of the country. Praise be to Allah, the white flag of the Islamic Emirate is fluttering there.
(My) Mujahid Brothers,
At the first years of the occupation, our obligation was to combat against the enemy but now as we have control over many areas of the country, it is the time that we should reap the fruit of the 15 years-long jihad and implement objectives of jihad which are: implementation of the Divine Sharia on the land of Allah; to establish justice; maintain stability and security; to protect frontiers and defend life, property, honor and all other God-given rights of the countrymen.
The officials of the Military Commission, governors, the personnel of the judicial courts, members of the provincial commissions, the district administrators and commanders of (armed) units and all personnel of civilian commissions should pay exclusive attention to the maintenance of security and justice, implementation of Sharia, efficient governance, promotion of religious and modern education and other works of public utility like roads, bridges, health affairs, drinking water, agriculture and trade and other public works. Stop those who harm these places of public utility so that (our) believing people may lead a bright, happy, sufficient and prosperous life under the shadow of the sovereignty of Sharia and take a breath of relief in an atmosphere of peace.
For Mujahideen in order to succeed in this big trial, they should specifically pay attention to these points:
–Make your intention purely for Allah and for the cause of Allah (SwT);
–All should adorn themselves with the ornaments of piety, both the juniors and the seniors;
–keep on praising Allah (SwT) that He enabled you to perform the sacred obligation of Jihad;
–Do justice and do favor;
–Desist from pride, vanity conceit, wrong-doing and treason and keep away from any bias based on ethnicity, geography, language and clique;
–The criterion for privilege should be only piety and commitment;
–Create an atmosphere of confidence and brotherhood among yourselves and avoid acts leading to distrust among you;
–The Mujahid brothers should not abandon the obligation of promotion of virtue and prevention of vice. Conduct your prayers in congregation and desist from committing treason in Baitulmal (public treasury);
–Assume sponsorship of the families and children of martyrs and prisoners in the best manners that can be;
–Never forget the Sharia-based way of conduct of your demised, beloved and kind leaders, Amir-ul-momineen Mullah Mohammed Omar Mujahid (may Allah bless him) and Martyr Amir-ul-monineen Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansoor (may Allah bless him) and meticulously adhere to their ways. Deem it as (your) religious service and a high goal to serve people and provide prosperity and comfort to them because removing trouble of people is the most beloved act in the sight of the Holy Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him).
Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most beloved people to Allah are those who are most beneficial to the people. The most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy or to remove one of his troubles, or to forgive his debt, or to feed his hunger. That I walk with a brother regarding a need is more beloved to me than that I seclude myself in this mosque in Medina for a month”. (al-Tabarani)
The Mujahid brothers should exclusively focus on purging their ranks and files. Do not let unscrupulous, notorious, self-indulgent, and money-grubbing and immoral persons remain in your ranks — those who misbehave with people. This is in order the people may not face harassment. Mujahideen should maintain interaction with honorable religious and spiritual leaders, tribal influential and pious men of insight; seek their views and advice and benefit from their experiences. In addition to military training, train Mujahideen how to behave well with people, prevent civilian casualties, maintain justice and win hearts and minds of people; instruct them from time to time about people’s rights and dignity. Mujahideen should behave well with those who leave the (ranks of the) corrupt Kabul Administration or are detained.
I instruct Mujahideen brothers to perform the duty of Call and Guidance, focus on alluring those who are in the ranks of the enemy, in addition to carrying out (your) Jihadic operations. For this purpose, the Mujahideen, the personnel of the Call and Guidance Commission, the personnel of the Cultural and Media Affairs, men of letters and learning should fully pay attention to (the work of) awareness and allurement; and besides the training of Mujahideen and the emerging generation, disseminate messages for those who are in the ranks of the enemy so that they understand the veracity and success of the ranks of jihad and become aware of their Islamic and valorous history and know the ills of subjugation and perceive that further remaining in the ranks of the invaders is but a harmful and destructive act.
We are grateful to all those beneficent people in every corner of the world who have helped the Islamic Emirate or trust this Jihadic formation, all those honorable religious scholars and writers who have affirmed and supported our cause or shared with us their best views or showed their sympathy with us or expressed their condolence during the demise of Amir-ul-momineen Mullah Mohammed Omer Mujahid (may Allah bless him) and Amir-ul-momineen Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor (may Allah bless him). I ask the Almighty Allah to fully reward them for their honesty.
Availing myself of this opportunity of the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, I call on all Afghans who work in the military and civilian sectors of the foreign invaders to ponder over their stance for a moment and figure out for themselves that the invasion of Afghanistan by America and her Allies is part and parcel of the global war of non-believers against the Islamic Ummah. Its aim is to dismantle real Islamic systems and help its trained surrogates reach the corridors of power; to spread anti-Islamic laws, thoughts, and dogmas and customs in this Islamic land. Therefore, they should ponder deeply over their jeopardizing position of their being in the ranks of the invaders. Their support to the invading non-believers is undoubtedly in contradiction with the command of the Almighty Allah and His prophet (peace be upon him). The Almighty Allah says:
“Let those who disobey His orders, beware, lest some grief or painful punishment befall them”.(Chapter: 24, Verse:63)
Our message to Islamic countries and all freedom-loving people of the world is that our struggle is not an illegitimate struggle, nor it is a rebellion for unlawful objectives nor a mere expression of emotions without any pillar of Islamic ruling. Contrarily, our country has been invaded and an anti-Islamic, subservient and surrogate regime has been imposed on us by dent of tanks, artilleries and bomber aircrafts against the wishes of our religion and independence-loving and independent thought-loving people. An Islamic system and independence of our country is our human and religious right. The Islamic countries and the freedom-loving people of the world should support our just cause as per their obligation and perform their due responsibility by supporting our oppressed people.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has been continuing to make diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the issue of Afghanistan alongside its military approach. We have nominated the Political Office for this purpose as well as for maintenance of relations with the world and pertinent entities (for peaceful and diplomatic efforts). We want to have relations with the world and answer their questions and mitigate their concerns so that we will save our country from further harm in the future and that others will also not be harmed from our country.
We condemn in strongest terms all sorts of atrocities being committed against Muslims in many parts of the world, particularly, in Syria where Muslims are being strafed under one name and another. People’s houses, mosques, educational and health centers have been razed to ground. We call on the people in every corner of the world who have a free conscious to raise their voice for prevention of these atrocities. All these injustices and atrocities which are being perpetrated against the oppressed people with impunity, if they are not stopped, then everyone will be harmed — because on the one hand, the tyrants are continuing their atrocities and use of force and on the other hand, the oppressed victims resort to every mean for deliverance from their miserable condition and for taking vengeance. As a result, the security of the world can deteriorate.
To end we urge all wealthy and beneficent brothers and sisters to share in your festivities the families of the martyrs, prisoners, the handicapped, orphans and the families of the Mujahideen of the stronghold of Truth and their children in these auspicious days of Eid-Adha and help them as you may afford. I leave you to the trust of Allah
Amir-ul-Momineen Sheikhul Hadith Hibatullah Akhundzada
Leader of the Islamic Emirate
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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”.