In Eulogy For Shaykh Abu Baseer al Wuhayshi By Shaykh Jawlan
Al Manaara thul Baydhaa
Speech of Shaykh al Faathih, Abu Muhammad al Jawlani (May allah protect him).
In eulogy for Shaykh Abu Baseer al Wuhayshi, may Allah accept him.
All praise be to Allah and the prayers and peace upon the Messenger of Allah
and upon his family and companions and whoever follows him.
From Sham of Jihad and Ribaat to Yemen of wisdom and faith.
We have received news which made our hearts tremble upon hearing it and filled
them with grief, and tears filled our eyes. It was the news of the martyrdom of
the Shaykh, the Mujahid, Abu Baseer Naasir al Wuhayshi, may Allah accept him.
Abu Baseer; you were mighty with your sword, true to your promise, merciful
towards the Muslims, compassionate with them, having noble manners and
praiseworthy character. You fought for the sake of Allah, and you distinguished
yourself in battle and you excelled. You have rendered your trust and you were
true to it. You possessed many good qualities – obstinacy and chivalry, honour
and defiance, sacrifice and heroism, and all of that for the glory of the Ummah
of Islam. For indeed he who seeks lofty matters, offering his life in its path
is easy for him. And if it were not for this sacrifice and generosity, then all
of the people would be heroes. So it is for the likes of you that are yearned
and it is for the likes of you that are lamented.
Men who do not see war except as a path towards nobility and glory,
Indeed a single one from them is like a great army ready for the battle.
Abu Basir, if you have left us and have departed, then you are present in our
midst. Since he has not died who has left behind him men from the righteous who
will complete the path and render the trusts by the permission of Allah, and
especially if they are those who are the hardest of people in their build and
firmest of them in the face of adversity like Sheikh Abu Huraira and his
companions and his soldiers and those who are with him, as we see them and
Allah is their reckoner.
So proceed oh Abu Hurairah, proceed in the path of the one who has no intention
to return except by living victorious or dying forgiven. For there are behind
you from the army of Yemen, dauntless men, and invincible heroes who see death
as a booty and life as a burden. And every one of them would himself meet a
The war has not yet laid down its burden and certainly a lot of work awaits you
in Yemen and outside Yemen. So work actively over your matter and do not trust
your enemy and take precaution; for the leader is not except under caution. And
may Allah assist us and you in obedience to Him.
Oh soldiers of Yemen! Remain patient! That is salvation from distress, pleasing
to the Lord and defeat for the enemy.
Do not be in despair over the killing of the leaders of the Mujahideen, for
they did not fear to meet death for the sake of Allah. Rather they waged Jihad
in the way that is upright in the path of Allah, for we are the people who do
not die except under the shade of swords, and in obedience to Allah and by
giving victory to Islam.
"And many a Prophet fought (in Allah's Cause) and along with him (fought) large
bands of religious learned men. But they never lost heart for that which did
befall them in Allah's Way, nor did they weaken nor degrade themselves. And
Allah loves those who are patient".
So fight oh soldiers of Yemen against the enemies of Allah. Fight them in the
way of the one who gives victory to the religion of Allah and have trust in
Allah and His power. And offer your blood and your souls in pursuit of the
And oh people of Yemen, oh people of wisdom and faith, oh the supporters of
Islam! Indeed the sacrifice which your sons, the Mujahideen are presenting is
for no reason but to support you and for your dignity, and to bring back your
honour and glory, and spread the justice of Islam among you, especially while
the supporters of Iran have invaded your homes. So seek power after Allah from
the Mujahideen, for they are like their righteous predecessors, patient in war,
truthful in the encounter and the best of those who defend your sanctuary and
preserve your lands. So be of assistance for them and their supporter, and be
devoted to them and protect them, you will protect yourselves through them.
Indeed the hearts of the people of Shaam are beating with you and supporting
you and are concerned about you despite what they are facing in their own
afflictions and calamities. And it is the decree of Allah that the destiny of
the people of Sham and Yemen become one and the same. For such is the blessing
that Allah has made special for the people of Shaam and Yemen. "Go to Syria,
for it is the best of Allah's land, to which His best servants will be
gathered, but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen."
So do lose not heart nor fall into despair, and have patience and endure and be
firm and rejoice because surely our dead are in paradise and their dead are in
the hell fire and victory is an hour of patience. And they are merely only days
until Islam returns to it glory anew.
Oh Allah have mercy on Shaykh Abu Baseer and raise his ranks amongst those who
are guided. And succeed in his place amongst those who have preceded and all of
those who have fulfilled their vow and those who are waiting for their chance.
And prayers of Allah be upon our prophet Muhammad and on his family and
companions. And all praise is for Allah the Lord of all that exists.
May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.