Sheikhul Mujahideen Of Syria Conducted Jihad Against The Tyrannical Regime To The End Of His Life
30 May 2013
This old grandfather
had given lessons to this Ummah about
the attitude of a Muslim towards his religion. He was
not an ulama', nor
a person known for pieces of writings that fill the
shelves of the library.
People of his age
normally spend their time at home with their
grandchildren. But he spent his life bearing arms
leading his children and grandchildren to fight in
Allah's cause, defending the honour of Islam and the
The youths who still
have the iman, would
feel shame because their age are spent by sitting
around with no effort for jihad.
He is Al-Hajj Abu
Tahyyib Muhammad Thayyib Ismail Al-Ghazal from the
region of Saifud Daulah, AlBab city, the province of
Aleppo, Syria. He had already reached 84 years of age.
In such an old age, in
February 2012 he formed a brigade called Ahfadul
Musthafa (or Ahbabul Musthafa). The Brigade has 45
members consisting of his own children, grandchildren
and relatives. Earlier, he moved around the regions to
conduct jihad until he finally formed a brigade under
the Liwa At-Tauhid
This elderly man who
was nicknamed Sheikhul Mujahideen of Syria, became an
example and a role model in the family. He taught the
members under him how to shoot. He was proficient in
shooting since childhood.
His role in the fight
against the heinous, as well as evil Bashar Assad was
as a sniper. He spent six hours per day carrying the
sniping rifle, shooting at the Shi'ah forces of Bashar
Against The Zionist
Who would have thought
that he had plunged in the ferocious battle against
the Zionist Israel. The battle took place in 1967 and
also in the 70's. Seeing the deplorable conditions in
Syria, he was again bearing arms fighting against the
cruelty and kufr similar
to the Zionist Israel, namely the tyrannical authority
of Bashar Assad's Shi'ah Nusairiyyah.
To Be Shaheed
Mujahideen of Syria Abu Thayyib Al-Ghazal was once
reported to have been shaheedin
November 2012. However, he appeared in a video with
his grandson from the region of Saifud Daulah, Aleppo,
denying the rumour of his death and that he was alive,
still given rizq.
One of his grandsons,
Umar Ibrahim instead became shaheed (in
shaa Allah) earlier than himself and was buried
at 7.00 AM on 12th November
2012 in Albab.
Have Put The Islamic Youth Who Are Just Sitting Around
Indeed, it has been
like a whip for the Islamic youths who are sitting
around. For the youths who viewed his gait and his
action in the battle field, they would definitely feel
embarrassed because they have not been able to do
anything for their religion.
With a sincere soul
hoping for the pleasure of Allah, Sheikhul Mujahideen
told that there were three reasons why he conducted
jihad in the blessed land of Sham. First, to seek shaheed
fie Sabilillah. Second, to uplift and pump up the
spirits of the youths who are sitting around, not
conducting jihad. And third, only he and Allah Azza
wa Jalla know
For The Syrian National Coalition To Establish The Shari'ah
Sheikhul Mujahidin Abu
Thayyib along with the commander of the Liwa At-Tauhid
Aleppo appeared in a video with a 03:29 minutes
duration delivering a message to the Syrian National
"We will not
acknowledge you and will not unite with you before you
actualize the desire of the Syrian people who raise
the banner of Laa ilaaha illallah Muhammadur
Rasulullah i.e. establish the Shari'ah of Allah upon
the manhaj of Rasulullah sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam.
We also demand that you send aids in weapons, tanks,
rockets to us.
If you do not meet
those demands, then we will not acknowledge you and we
will not unite with you," he
said with a voice and accent distinctive for his age.
Arms Until The End Of His Life
In a video published
on YouTube from
the 25th until
March 2013 , it showed his persistence and constancy
in the path of Jihad. Where, at that time, he was with
his sons and grandsons, in the region of Saifud Daulah,
Albab city, Aleppo, attacking the buildings which were
the hideouts of the forces of Bashar Assad, the enemy
of religion and humanity.
Allahu Akbar. Apparently
he was in the vanguard bearing an AK-47, firing at the
forces of the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad. Now and
then he went into the building, and then came out with
shots in the direction of the enemy.
approaching his martyrdom, still bearing arms fighting
against the tyrannical regime of Shi'ah Nusairiyyah.
With great gallantry, he advanced, opening fire at the
It was unexpected that
those moments would be his last. That smile that
creased on the bright face was his last smile. Hence
the various jihad groups were in bereavement on his
departure as the figure of a father for them. May
Allah place him in His paradise, as wide as the heaven
and earth, together with the Shuhada's
and Prophets, Aamiin.