The Daftar: Latest Advice From DPO Abdullah Sunata To Ikhwan Mujahideen

19 May 2010

By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun

The current most wanted 'terrorist' by the Densus 88 Mabes Polri, Abdullah Sonata, declared that he would not surrender. Hence, Sonata motivates the ex-prisoner 'terrorists' to return to the jihad arena. Besides that, this man believed by the police to be taking the role of Dulmatin also invites the entire alumnis of Afghanistan, Moro-Mindanao (Philippines), and the Poso conflict to unite.

This is a rough translation (from Indonesian + Arabic) of the latest message of advice from this Mujahid who is listed in the DPO or wanted persons list of the thaghut government of Indonesia. Such a difference between the words of those who are upon Jihad in their persons and the advices of those who are merely spectators.

AN ADVICE FROM A DPO ("Daftar Pencarian Orang" or Listed Wanted Person – ed.)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته.

إن الحمد لله نحمده ونستعينه ونستهديه ، ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا ومن سيئات أعمالنا، من يهده الله فلا مضل له ، ومن يُضلل فلا هادي له.
وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له ، وأشهد أن محمداً عبده ورسوله.

أما بعد: فإن أصدق الحديث كتابُ الله ، وخيرَ الهدي هديُ محمد صلى الله عليه و سلم ، وشرَّ الأمور محدثاتها ، وكل محدثةٍ بدعة ، وكل بدعة ضلالة ، وكل ضلالة في النار.

Alhamdulillah all praises are for Allah alone, Who has given us various favors and gifts, the greatest and most important are the gifts of iman, Islam and taqwa, as well as hidaayah upon the path of jihad fie sabiilillah, because it is with this favors that Allah honors the Muslims and dishonors the kafir, Allah honors His awliya' and Allah humiliates His enemies, so fortunate are those who are firm on this path and doomed are those who abandon it.  

Salawat and salam always be upon our uswah, the esteemed Rasulullah, the Imam of the God-fearing people and the Mujahideen, who have fulfilled the mandate and conveyed the message. We are aware that we are his forces who are prepared to carry his risaalah (messages), even if our times are running out, our treasures are drained and our lives are gone from the bodies, for the sake of continuing his struggle. May we all attain his shafa’at on the last day. As well as his household and all the Sahabahs and ummah until the end of time.

Ikhwanunaal Mujahideen Rahimakumullah…… This is a message of advice from me, a humble slave of Allah to you all, the activists and the Mujahideen specifically, and the Muslims generally. I am not the 'alim (learned) person or the best amongst us all, but this message was made by me while being on the run (for being under the Wanted Persons List as a form of tanashuh (mutual advice) and tadzkirah (words of advice) for us all. May we be able to obtain ibrah (lessons) from this message, the truth comes from Allah and the error comes from myself as His feeble slave and full of khilaf (mistakes), I beg forgiveness from Allah from all the mistakes and sins.

Allah says:

Meaning: “By time. Verily, mankind is in loss. Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.” (QS. Al-‘Asr; 1-3).

The Prophet said:

اَلدِّيْنُ النَّصِيْحَةُ. قُلْنَا : ِلمَنْ ؟ قَالَ : ِللهِ, وَلِكِتَابِهِ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وِلأَئِمَّةِ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَعَامَّتِهِمْ

Meaning: "The Dien is Advice." We asked: "For whom?" He said: “For Allah, His Book, His Rasul, the leaders of the Muslimeen, and for the Muslimeen in general”. (HR. Bukhari, Muslim).

Ikhwan Fillah Rahimakumullah…..

Allah has commanded us to always have taqwa to Him and die upon this taqwa.

Meaning: “O you who have believed, fear (have taqwa to) Allah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims [in submission to Him].” (QS. Ali Imran; 102).

Allah has also commanded us to acquire this taqwa by means of Jihad fie Sabiilillah, just as He says:

Meaning: “O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive (conduct jihad) in His cause that you may succeed.” (QS. Al-Maidah; 35).

Ikhwaanunaal Mujaahideen Rahimakumullah…..

After the fully blessed event of the WTC ‘amaliyah istishahadiyah, the world is now divided into two groups; first, those who join and support the policy of America and second, those who are called terrorists (read: Mujahideen) by America, this was as declared by George War Bush, 6 days post the WTC event, this is a Crusade, and arrogantly he also said; “with us or them, the terrorists (read: Mujahideen)!!?”

Meaning: “…Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater…” ( QS. Ali Imran; 118)

The ex-Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon La’natullahi ‘alaihi was ever asked by the reporters about the boundaries of the state of Israel, and with arrogance he responded that the territorial boundary of his country is as far as the feet of his military could grip their nails. He dared to utter this because, one of the beliefs of the Jews which is sourced from their kitab (Talmud) is that the borders of the great state of Israel is spread from the stream of the River Nile in Egypt to the River Eupharte in Iraq, nearly the entire middle east is claimed by them as their territory, not just Palestine. Hence, they are exerting every effort, collaborating with America to realize the existence of this Great State of Israel. So, all those talks about peace treaty and ceasefire are just bulls**t, because what is in their minds are war in order to realize the “holy mission” of the establishment of the great state of Israel.

Meaning: “…they will continue to fight you until they turn you back from your religion, if they are able…” ( QS. Al-Baqarah; 217).

Ikhwan Fillah Rahimakumullah……. This is the reality of the world that is happening today, the battle between the Mujahideen and America and their allies the puppet agents, so which side are you on?

Meaning: “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve fight in the cause thaghut. So fight against the allies of Satan. Indeed, the plot of Satan had ever been weak.” (QS. An-Nisaa’; 76).

Due to that, O ikhwan, let us strengthen our convictions, reinforce our principles, unite our ranks, don’t let ourselves be weak in confronting the enemies of Allah, don’t let the dunya deaden our hearts and divert us from this path of jihad, that will make us humiliated. Know O ikhwah… Worldly materials and luxuries (let alone the facilities from thaghut) are things that deaden the hearts, weaken the mental of the Mujahideen, until they become weak in confronting the enemies’ plots, afraid to face the trials in this path and abandon the jihad fie Sabiilillah. In fact, there are even those who have turned into detractors of jihad and the Mujahideen, weakening the Muslims, as well as becoming the helpers of the enemies of Allah. Rasulullah has said:

إذا تبايعتم بالعينة وأمسكتم بأذناب البقراني, ورضيتم بالزرع, وتركتم الجهاد سلط الله عليكم ذلا لا ينزعه حتى تراجعوا دينكم

Meaning: “When you enter into the ‘aynah transaction (riba), hold the tails of oxen, are content with farming, and give up jihad, Allah will cause humiliation to prevail over you, and will not withdraw it until you return to your commitment to Islam.” ( HR. Abu Daud. Saheeh Al Jami’ Ash Shoghir, no. 324).

Know O ikhwah….. if you are busy in business and trade, as well as keeping yourself busy in the activities of da’wah and tarbiyyah only, not being courageous to plunge into the jihad arena, not practicing the ‘ilm of askari any longer, no i’dad anymore and never again think of how to destroy the enemies of Allah, it is all these things that cause our hearts to be dead, our mental weak and we become cowards, scared to confront the enemies of Allah and other consequences when we are istiqomah upon this way of jihad. This is as what has been mentioned by Sheikh Abdullah Azzam in his message of advice for the activists of da’wah:

“… You have no value unless you are carrying your weapons on your shoulder, to beat down the thaghut and the kafir. Indeed, those who think that Islam can triumph without jihad and battle, without the shedding of bloods and shards of their flesh, really they are in haziness and not understanding the nature of this Dienul Islam, indeed, the authority of the da’wah activists, the power of da’wah and the success of the Muslims would not be realized without battles”. Rasulullah said:  

وَلَيَنْزِعَنَّ اللهُ مِنْ قُلُوبِ أَعْدَاءِكُمُ الْمَهَابَةَ مِنْكُمْ وَلَيَقْذِفَنَّ اللهُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمُ الْوَهْنَ قَالُوا وَمَا الْوَهْنُ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ ؟ قَالَ : حُبُّ الدُّنْيَا وَكَرَاهِيَةُ الْمَوْتِ. وَفِي رِوَايَةٍ كَرَاهِيَةُ الْقِتَالِ

Meaning: …“Allah will take the fear of you from the breasts (hearts) of your enemy and cast al-wahn into your hearts.” Someone asked, “O Messenger of Allah, what is al-wahn?” He replied, “Love of the world and dislike of death.” In other riwaayah, "…hate of war." (HR. Abu Daud and Ahmad from sahabah Tsauban).  

Allah says:  

فَقَاتِلْ فِيْ سَبِيْلِ اللهِ لاَ تُكَلَّفُ إِلاَّ نَفْسَكَ وَحَرِّضِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ عَسَى اللهُ أَنْ يَكُفَّ بَأْسَ الَّذِيْنَ كَفَرُوْا وَاللهُ أَشَدُّ بَأْسًا وَاَشَدُّ تَنْكِيْلاً

Meaning: So fight in the cause of Allah, you are nor held responsible except for yourself. And rouse the believers [to fight] that perhaps Allah will restrain the [military] might of those who disbelieve. And Allah is greater in might and stronger in punishment”. (QS. An-Nisaa’: 84).

In other texts Sheikh Abdullah Azzam wrote:

“O you, the people who have struggled in the arena of da’wah, O you, who have set a great ambition, do not hesitate to present your blood for the sake of this Dien. If you are true and sincere, then present your blood and souls to Allah Rabbul ‘alamin Who has entrusted it to you all and then purchased it from you.”

Meaning: “Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah; so they kill and are killed.” (QS. At-Tawbah; 111).

Ibnu Katsir mentioned in his tafseer that this is a verse of bai’at from the people who have iman to Allah, a bai’at to die fighting in the path of Allah. This is our oath to Allah.

Commander Abu Mush’ab Al Zarqawi ever advised us, as mentioned in his message of advice to the da’ies and Muslim youths:

"O ulama’s of the ummah, O da’ies, O Muslim youths…

Have taqwa to Allah, have taqwa to Allah and pursue what all these times have gone from you; indeed, the guarantee of safety is only existing on the swords…

Look, the enemies of the Shari’ah of Islam are in your midst, so attack them. And give your aids to your ikhwans by giving as valuable and as dear as possible from what you possess, before history reprimands you sooner or later. Yes, before history talks bad about you, before this ‘market’ passes by, and the fortunate people would go bringing their fortunes, while the losers will be losers."

A poet said:

إِذَا كَانَتِ النُّفُوسُ كِبَارًا
تَعِبَتْ مِنْ مُرَادِهَا اْلأَجْسَامِ

If it is true that the soul is great..

Surely the body would be at pains in fulfilling its ambition…

كَيْفَ الْقَرَارُ وَكَيْفَ يَهْدَأُ مُسْلِمٌ
وَالْمُسْلِمَاتُ مَعَ الْعَدُوِّ الْمُعْتَدِي

How could a Muslim remain silent, and how could a Muslim remain in peace…  

While the Muslimahs are with the cruel enemies…

May Allah bless the person who expressed the following kalimah:

“O you people who wish to woo the angelic maidens in heaven but do not have even a ‘dime’ of enthusiasm, don’t you dream, don’t you dream! Gone is the sweetness of the younger days, and what remain are only the bitterness of regrets.”

Know O ikhwan, there are now many activists, in fact some of them had even participated in jihad in the lands of Jihad, the title “alumni” have been achieved by them, but since they are preoccupied with trade, da'wah and tarbiyah only, they are leaving Jihad fie Sabiilillah. In fact, many have fallen into the acts of sins and vices, in the name of at-tahdzir (giving stern warning, judging, convicting – etc.) they then talk bad about their fellow Muslim brothers, by ghibah, fitnah, accusing of Mr. A as jasus (agents), calling Mr. B as already out of the jama’ah and thus has to be alienated, the jihad of Mr. So-and-so is hasty, without 'ilm and only depending on enthusiasm, and many other negative expressions. This has descended upon the “alumnis”, in fact there are many amongst them who have consciously or otherwise become the Bani Abas (subordinates of Nasir Abas), so, what about the condition of those who have never participated in jihad at all? Especially those from amongst the circle of the Irja’ (salafi), as well as those who have the aqeedah of democracy and the likes of it such as the Sabili group who can talk “eloquently”, it is possible that they have never been to the lands of Jihad and to the fronts, carrying weapons on their shoulders, shooting at the kafirs, but then they talk a lot in discrediting the Mujahideen and their deeds of jihad, as well as committing at-tahdzir on them…!!

Yes akhi… they have been doing a good deed, making efforts to conduct jihad against America and their lackeys, the thaghut and murtadeen. They have strove. How about us, what have we done?? Claiming to be 'alim (learned) and more knowledgeable, and then we talk much, whereas many from amongst us do not know the actual occurrences (such as the Aceh Jihad and the al-Qoidah tandzhim of Aceh), but they are good at assessing. This is wickedness akhi, which causes our hearts to be dead and our mental weak. Yes akhi, they have shown it with their deeds, not merely with much talking ….

Meaning: “And say: 'Work (righteousness): Soon will Allah observe your work, and His Messenger, and the Believers: Soon will you be brought back to the Knower of what is hidden and what is open: then will He show you the truth of all that you did.'" (QS. At-Tawbah; 105).

To the munafiq who do not want to conduct jihad, and yet they gossip and mock the Muslimeen who are conducting jihad, Allah explains that the proving of their true iman is by deeds, if it is true that they have iman, then prove it with the deed!! What deed?? No other than Jihad fie Sabiililah, the deed most hated by the munafiqeen, just as He says in the clusters of verses in surah at-Tawbah which explains the behaviors of the munafiq people:

Meaning: "They (the munafiq people) will make excuses when you have returned to them. Say: 'Make no excuse – never will be believe you (because) indeed Allah has already informed us of your news [i.e. affair]. And Allah will observe your deeds, and [so will] His Messenger; in the end will you be brought back to Him Who knows what is hidden and what is open: then will He show you the truth of all that you did.'" (QS. At-Tawbah; 94).

Ikhwah Fillah whom I love….. Chase after death, surely you will be given life. Don't you be deluded by the worldly dreams, and don't be deceived by anything or anyone while obeying Allah. Don't you be deceived by the news and opinions that abound, don't you be lulled by the facilities and luxuries, and don't you be lulled by being transfixed with tashfiyah (purification) and tarbiyah (development) only. Of course, a Mujahid cannot and would never belittle da'wah and tarbiyah, but remember your activeness are only in these areas and in other affairs which are tranquilizing to the hearts, don't let it make you forget the bigger and greater issues, as well as the main obligation in raising high the kalimah of Allah.

وتودون أن غير ذات الشوكة تكون لكم 

“..…and you wished that the one unarmed should be the one you face…..” (QS. Al-Anfal; 7).

Impossible O Akhi….. Today the kafir are aiming their weapons at the Muslims, the Muslims are fought against in various places, their honors are disgraced and the Shari'ah of Islam are rooted out, in fact even the country where the majority of the people are Muslims do not have the Shari’ah of Islam, that protects them, applied anymore, what exists is the law of the thaghut invented by the human. This is the true war, because of Islam, not because of Usamah bin Laden as the foremost Qo’id in the direct war against America and their stooges, also not because of Al-Qoidah, Taliban and others, but because of Islam, they are fighting Islam, they do not want Islam and the Muslimeen to return to glory.

Meaning: “And never will the Jews and Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, 'Indeed the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance'. And indeed if you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.” (QS. Al-Baqarah; 120).

Meaning: “And they ill-treated the mu'min for no other reason than that they believed in Allah, Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise!,” (QS. Al-Buruj; 8).

Meaning: “…and they should be on the alert and bear arms: the unbelievers wish that you are negligent of your arms and your logistics, to assault you in a single rush.” (QS. An-Nisaa’; 102).

Ikhwah Fillah rahimanii wa Rahimakumullah….. Indeed, looking for excuses to not depart for jihad with various excuses will pollute the souls. Because, allowing ourselves to not fighting fie sabilillah is a derision and a joke, in fact it is making fun of the Dien (religion) of Allah. Indeed, looking for excuses with worldly dreams without doing i’daad (preparing the strength) is the condition of a diminutive spirit which does not have the enthusiasm to reach the peak of the mountain. Don't you remember the advice of Abdullah bin Mubaarak to his sahabah, Fudhail bin ‘Iyadh:

يَاعَابِدَ الْحَرَمَيْنِ لَوْ أَبْصَرْتَنَا
لَعَلِمْتَ أَنَّكَ بِالْعِبَادَةِ تَلْعَبُ
مَنْ كَانَ يَخْضِبُ خَدَّهُ بِدُمُوعِهِ
فَنُحُورُنَا بِدِمَائِنَا تَتَخَضَّبُ

O you people, who worship in the two holy masjids, if you could just see us…

You'd surely understand that you, in your worship are just doing it playfully…

If the people's cheeks are trickling with tears…

Verily, our necks are smeared with blood…

Ikhwah Fillah….. This was the opinion of an ahlul fiqh, ahlul hadith and at the same time a Mujahid (i.e. ‘Abdulloh bin Mubaarak) about the people who are sitting side by side with the Masjidil Haram, worshiping inside it, while at the same time the sanctity of Islam was abused, the blood of the Muslims was shed, His awliya' were fought and imprisoned, their honors were trampled and insulted, as well as the Dien of Allah uprooted down to its finest roots! He regarded, “…. it is making fun of the Dien of Allah....”

Yea Akhi….. don't you feel satisfied for having conducted jihad in Afghanistan, Moro, Ambon, Poso and other places, don't you feel content for already achieving the title alumni, but now you are silent and stepping backward. Know that this duty of Jihad is encumbered upon us until we die, we will be in sin if we leave it, as long as there is still shirk and kufr, then it is wajib for us to conduct jihad until this dien is solely for Allah.

Meaning: “And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion [i.e. worship], all of it, is for Allah.” (QS. Al-Anfal; 39).

Al-Qurthubi stated in his tafseer 2/253, from Ibnu Abbas and As-Suddi that what was meant by fitnah in the above verse is shirk and kufr. (also mentioned in Misbahul Munir, Mukhtashor Tafseer Ibnu Katsir).

To the ikhwan Mujahideen Hafidzokumullah, who have been freed from the prisons of the thaghut………….

How are you, O ikhwah Mujahideen who have been freed from the prisons of the thaghut? May you all be in goodness and istiqomah. Just as Allah says:

Meaning: “Indeed those who said, 'Our Lord is Allah' and then remained on a right course – the angels will descend upon them, [saying], 'Do not fear and do not grieve but receive good tidings of Paradise, which you were promised'”. (QS. Fussilat: 30).

In explaining this verse Sheikhul Islam, Ibnu Taimiyyah said regarding istiqomah:

اِسْتَقَامُوا عَلىَ مَحَبَّةِ اللهِ وَعَلَى عِبَادَتِهِ وَلاَ يَلْتَفِتُوا مِنْهُ يَمِيْنَةً وَلاَ يَسْرَةً

“Firm (persevering) upon the love for Allah and upon the ibaadah towards Him, and no turning of the head (diverting) left and right”.

That is the reality of the true Istiqomah. May we all remain istiqomah on this path of fie sabilillah, even though we have been imprisoned and experiencing various forms torture from the thaghut. The prison is not the end from our ibaadah of fie sabillah, but the prison is the starting point to take another step in the journey fie sabilillah for the sake of reaching one of the two goodness “Victory or Shaheed”. Because, it is by this that Allah differentiates those who are true and those who are false in their iman.

Just as Allah says:

Meaning: “Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, 'We believe', and that they will not be tested? We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.” (QS. Al-Ankabut: 2-3)

And Allah says:

Meaning: “Did you think that you would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought hard (In His Cause) and remained steadfast?” (QS. Ali Imran: 142).

And Allah says:

Meaning: “Or do you think that you shall enter the Garden (of bliss) without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? they encountered suffering and adversity, and were so shaken in spirit that even the Messenger and those of faith who were with him cried: 'When (will come) the help of Allah?' Ah! Verily, the help of Allah is (always) near!” (QS. Al Baqarah; 214).

Therefore, if we stop from this path fie Sabilillah after we get out of prison, then it is the same as stopping in the journey towards Jannah. Isn't it that way akhi?

Ikhwah fillah whom I love…

We have together felt the bitterness of the lives under the stranglehold of the thaghut, we have together felt the pains of being tortured by the thaghut, and we have together undergone the tense atmosphere when under interrogation by the thaghut, we have together experienced the stale and constrictive lives inside the cells with iron bars of the thaghut. In fact, until now there are a lot of our ikhwans who are still tested by these prisons. We have together felt the oppression, fear and in fact almost murtad from this Dien because of the unbearable trials. True… I myself have felt that these trials are unbearably burdensome and painful. That sometimes it made our hearts weak and weary. Not to mention the families left behind, these trials are getting more intense. After we were released from the prison we had stumbled upon other trials; economic problems, being shunned by other ikhwans, considered as already unclean and could no longer be trusted, as well as many other trials. But akhi, must we stop from this path??! And it is real that there are some of our ikhwans who, after being released from the prisons, are becoming the “antho” (ansar thaghut) and Bani Abas (subordinates of Nasir Abas, the turncoat). Must we be like them akhi??! Must we stop from this path of Jihad fie Sabiilillah?? NO akhi, be istiqomah! The journey we have trodden is already thus far, there have been a lot of deeds we have performed. Do you still remember when we were doing the activities together in the jihad fronts of Ambon, Poso and other places? Do you still remember when we wandered blindly across the sea and were exhausted over the mountains in order to face death? Do you still remember when we were together devising strategies to destroy the Obet and Sundalaw headquarters? Honest akhi, I cried when I am writing this down, remembering the memory of our past in the Jihad land. The journey that we have traveled is already long, such beautiful is the story of our Jihad. Istiqomah O akhi! Don't let ourselves stop from this path and return backwards, don't let our deeds be erased because of the factors of worldly materials, don't let our aqeedah be pawned, don't let our tawheed be corrupted akhi!

Meaning: "And verily it has been revealed to you and those [prophets] before you that if you ascribe partner to Allah [shirk], all your works shall most certainly have been in vain: you shall most certainly be among the lost." ( QS. Az-Zummar; 65).

From Cipinang not long ago, in a study via HP, Ustadz Mukhlas had advised by citing the conclusion taken from the advice of Sheikh Al-Maqdisi hafidzohullah: “The imprisoned people would be formed to become three groups:

First: The people who remain istiqomah and their iman are getting stronger by the
trials. They would continue the jihad fie sabilillah after they have been released.

Second: The people who are 'futur' (lame/dispirited) to conduct jihad again. As they fear that the trials would happen to them again.

Third: The people who are murtad for becoming the Ansarut thaghut (Agents of thaghut) and turning hostile towards jihad and the Mujahideen.

Wallahu a’lam bis sowab, we are in which group? The one who knows the answer after Allah is us. Isn't it that way akhi? May we be amongst the first group.

Amin Ya Robbal’alamin.

Ikhwan Fillah Rahimakumullah……

Abu Bakar As-Siddiq ever advised:  

اُطْلُبُوا الْمَوْتَ تُوْهَبْ لَكَ الْحَيَاةُ

“Seek death! Surely, you would find life”.

Death is something that is sure to come, we do not know when death will approach us, death is lurking every second. Due to that, prepare the provisions, don't let death come to us while we are committing sins to Allah, Na’udzu Billah min dzalika. It is not death that we fear, but we fear that we die in the state of disobedience to Allah and His Rasul, in the state when the aqeedah is corrupted, and in the state when we are abandoning Jihad fie Sabiililah, as well as deflating Jihad and the Mujahideen. That is the death of su’ul khatimah, be careful akhi, don't let ourselves fall into it. We are hoping to die in Husnul khatimah, to die as Shaheed, until we could get, insha Allah, what Allah and His Rasul have promised. Allah says:

Meaning: “And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving rizq (provision), rejoicing in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His bounty, and they receive good tidings about those [to be martyred] after them who have not yet joined them – that there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.” (QS. Ali Imran : 169-171).

Rasulullah said:

إِنَّ لِلشَّهِيْدِ عِنْدَ اللهِ سِتَّ خِصَالٍ : أَنْ يَغْفِرَ لَهُ فِي أَوَّلِ دَفْعَةٍ مِنْ دَمِّهِ, وَيُرَى مَقْعَدَهُ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ, وَيُحَلَّى حُلَّةَ اْلإِيْمَانِ, وَيُزَوَّجُ مِنَ الْحُورِ الْعِيْنِ, وَيُجَارُ مِنْ عَذَابِ اْلقَبْرِ, وَيَأْمَنُ مِن الْفَزَعِ اْلأَكْبَرِ, وَيُوضَعُ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ تَاجُ الْوَقَارِ اَلْيَاقُوتَةُ مِنْهُ خَيْرٌ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا وَمَا فيها, وَيُزَوَّجُ اثْنَتَيْنِ وَسَبْعِيْنَ زَوْجَةً مِنَ الْحُورِ الْعِيْنِ, وَيُشَفَّعُ فِي سَبْعِيْنَ إِنْسَانًا مِنْ أَقَارِبِهِ

Meaning: “The Shaheed is granted seven special favors from Allah. He is forgiven (his sins) at the first drop of his blood. He sees his place in Paradise. He is dressed in the clothes of Iman. He is married to the Hoor al-‘Ain (beautiful women of Paradise). He is saved from the punishment of the grave. He will be protected from the great fear of the Day of Judgement. A crown of honour will be placed on his head, one jewel of which is better than the whole world and what it contains. He is married to seventy-two of the Hoor al-‘Ain (beautiful women of Paradise), and he will be able to intercede for seventy members of his family.” [Saheeh – Related by Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Hibbaan]

Rasulullah himself wanted to be killed a number of times in the path of Allah:

وَلَوَدِدْتُ أَنْ أُقْتَلَ فِيْ سَبِيْلِ اللهِ ثُمَّ أُحْيَا ثُمَّ أُقْتَلُ ثُمَّ أُحْيَا ثُمَّ أُقْتَلُ

Meaning: “Verily, I am truly wishing if I could be killed in the cause of Allah, then I should be brought back to life again, then get killed again, and then brought back to life, and then get killed again.” (Muttafaqun’alaih).

In Saheeh Bukhari Muslim from Anas bin Malik he said: When Harom bin Milhan was stabbed during the incident of Bi’ru Ma‘unah –Harom was the uncle of Anas—, he smeared the blood on his face and head while uttering: “Fuztu wa robbil Ka‘bah…!” (By the Lord the Owner of Ka‘bah, I have won).

Try to reflect on it akhi, how could someone who saw death in front of his eyes swore that he had won, if not because of having smelt the fragrance of paradise?

Ikhwan Fillah whom I love…… It is not possible for us to achieve these favors without the deed of Jihad fie Sabiilillah, it is not possible for us to achieve victory without being killed in the path of Allah, it is impossible for Allah to give the rizq of being a Shuhada' if we are only sitting around. This was the advice of Khalid Al-Islambuli before he was executed to death:

كَثِيْرٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَتَّخِذُ الْحَيَاةَ طَرِيْقًا إِلَى الْمَوْتِ وَأَنَا اخْتَرْتُ الْمَوْتَ طَرِيْقًا إِلَى الْحَيَاةِ

“Most of mankind make life as a way towards death. While, I make death as a way towards life”.

May Allah have mercy on Ibnu Hazm when he said:

My ambition in the world is to spread 'ilm

I spread it in every valley and village

Calling towards Al-Quran and sunnah

Which the people purposely forget in khutbahs

And I compel myself to become a Mujahid at the border of the enemies

When the ominous voices approach, I am the first one to come

To greet death in the state of persistently advancing

Using long pegs and deadly hammers

In confrontation with the kafir in the battle arena

The noblest death for a youth is to be killed by the kafir

My Lord, don't let me die except in this way

And don't make me one who inhabits the pit of the grave

That was Ibnu Hazm .…………

Mentioned in a poem:

تَرْجُوا النَّجَاةَ وَلَمْ تَسْلُكْ مَسَالِكَهَا إِنَّ السَّفِيْنَةَ لاَ تَجْرِي عَلَى الْيَبَسِ

“You want success, but you do not want to traverse the journey. (Know) that the ship would not be sailing over the sand”. (Inserted in Shu’abul Iman by Imam al-Bayhaqi). 

تعددت الاسباب والموت واحد
من لم يمت بالسيف مات بغيره

“So diverse are the reasons, but death is something that is certain to come by...
Whoever does not die because of the swords...

Then he will die as well due to other reasons.”

The moment he was about to be killed by the kafir Quraish, Sahabah Khubaib bin ‘Adi recited:

وَلَسْتُ أُبَالِي حِيْنَ أُقْتَلُ مُسْلِمًا عَلَى أَيِّ جَنْبٍ كَانَ فِي اللهِ مَصْرَعِيْ
وَذَلِكَ فِيْ ذَاتِ اْلإِلَهِ وَإِنْ يَشَأْ يُبَارِكْ عَلَى أَوْصَالِ شِلْوٍ مُمَزَّعِ

“I do not care the moment I was killed as a Muslim

In whatever position, verily, I die because of Allah

For Allah, if He wills

He will bless every separated body part.”

Ikhwan Fillah Rahimakumullah………

Indeed, the reality of victory is being firm upon principles, even though the body has to be imprisoned, and even though the body has to be penetrated with hot lead bullets. Let the body be shattered bloodily and covered with earth, as long as the heart is still firm upon principles. And those principles are summarized in the words of wisdom “LIVE HONORABLY or DIE SHAHEED”.

These were the Jihad practices of our predecessors, the examples in practices and sacrifices, given to our current generation. They had given till the last drop of their blood for the establishment of the kalimah of Allah, to attain two goodness i.e. victory or shaheed in His path.

May we all be able to follow in the footsteps of our predecessors and may Allah gather us together with them in His Jannah. We also beg Allah to help the Mujahideen in all places, accept the Shuhada's who had fallen in His path, elevating their status in paradise, free the captives and oppressed, look after the wounded, heal those who are sick, bestow their families with all tranquilities, and give them the rewards that they deserve. He is the One, the All-Hearing and the Infinite Giver. Our last do'a is that all praises be for Allah, the Creator. Amin Yaa mujiibas saa’iliin.

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ، وَ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَ الْمُسْلِمَاتِ وَأَلِّفْ بَيْنَ قُلُوْبِهِمْ وَ أَصْلِحْ ذَاتَ بَيْنِهِمْ وَ انْصُرْهُمْ عَلَى عَدُوِّكَ وَعَدُوِّهِمْ وَاهْدِهِمْ سُبُلَ السَّلاَمِ، وَأَخْرِجْهُمْ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّوْرِ، وَ جَنِّبْهُمُ الْفَوَاحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ، وَ بَارِكْ لَهُمْ فِي أَسْمَاعِهِمْ وَأَبْصَارِهِمْ مَا أَبْقَيْتَهُمْ، وَ اجْعَلْهُمْ شَاكِرِيْنَ لِنِعَمِكَ مُثْنِيْنَ بِهَا عَلَيْكَ، قَابِلِيْهَا، وَأَتْمِمْهَا عَلَيْهِمْ يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ، اَللَّهُمَّ انْصُرْ كِتَابَكَ وَ دِيْنَكَ وَ عِبَادَكَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ، وَأَظْهِرِ الْهُدَي وَ دِيْنَ الْحَقِّ الَّذِي بَعَثْتَ بِهِ نَبِيَّنَا مُحَمَّدًا صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ عَلَى الدِّيْنِ كُلِّهِ، اَللَّهُمَّ عَذِّبِ الْكُفَّارَ وَ الْمُنَافِقِيْنَ، الَّذِيْنَ يَصُدُّوْنَ عَنْ سَبِيْلِكَ وَ يُبَدِّلُوْنَ دِيْنَكَ وَ يُعَادُوْنَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ، اَللَّهُمَّ خَالِفْ كَلِمَتَهُمْ، وَشَتِّتْ بَيْنَ قُلُوْبِهِمْ، وَاجْعَلْ تَدْمِيْرَهُمْ فِيْ تَدْبِيْرِهِمْ، وَأَدِرْ عَلَيْهِمْ دَائِرَةَ السَّوْءِ، اَللَّهُمَّ أَنْزِلْ بِهِمْ بَأْسَكَ الَّذِيْ لاَيُرَدُّ عَنِ الْقَوْمِ الْمُجْرِمِيْنَ، اَللَّهُمَّ مُجْرِيَ السَّحَابِ، وَ مُنْزِلَ الْكِتَابِ، وَهَازِمَ اَلأَحْزَابِ، اِهْزِمْهُمْ وَ زَلْزِلْهُمْ ، وَ انْصُرْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ، رَبَّنَا أَعِنَّا وَلاَ تُعِنْ عَلَيْنَا، وَ انْصُرْنَا وَلاَ تَنْصُرْ عَلَيْنَا، وَامْكُرْ لَنَا وَ لاَ تَمْكُرْ عَلَيْنَا، وَ اهْدِنَا وَ يَسِّرِ الْهُدَي لَنَا، وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى مَنْ بَغَى عَلَيْنَا، رَبَّنَا اجْعَلْنَا لَكَ شَاكِرِيْنَ مُطَاوِعِيْنَ مُخْبِتِيْنَ أَوَّاهِيْنَ مُنِيْبِيْنَ، رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ تَوْبَتَنَا، وَاغْسِلْ حَوْبَتَنَا، وَثَبِّتْ حُجَّتَنَا، وَاهْدِ قُلُوْبَنَا، وَسَدِّدْ أَلْسِنَتَنَا، وَاسْلُلْ سَخَائِمَ صُدُوْرِنَا

“O Allah, forgive the mu'mineen and mu'minat, the muslimeen and muslimat, unite their hearts, make them triumphant over Your enemies and their enemies, give to them guidance toward the routes of safety, and remove them from darkness towards light, and keep them away from evil conducts, be it internally or externally, and bless their hearings and sights while You are giving them lives, and make them as those who are grateful for Your blessings, praising You because of those blessings, and receiving those blessings, and complete those blessings to them O Lord of all the worlds. O Allah give victory to Your Book, Your Dien and Your believing slaves, and make the guidance and dienul haqq (the true religion) that You sends through our Prophet Muhammad SAW triumphant over all other dein. O Allah punish the kafir and the munafiq who obstruct in Your path and change Your dien, and are hostile towards the believers. O Allah divide their alliance, cause their hearts to be in dispute, and cause destruction on their efforts, and send down disasters on them. O Allah send down Your punishment where none of the evil people could resist. O Allah, Who moves the clouds, Who sends down the Book, Who destroys the confederate forces, destroy them and tremble them, and make us victorious over them. O our Lord, help us and don't You help the people who are fighting us, give victory to us and don't let those who are against us victorious over us, and give guidance to us, and ease it us for us to obtain guidance, and make us triumphant over the people who are oppressive towards us. O our Lord, make us as the people who are grateful, obedient, submissive, who make do'a and repent to You excessively. O our Lord, accept our repentance, purge our sins, strengthen our hujjah, give guidance to our hearts, straighten our tongues and get rid of the bitterness that are in our breasts.”  

حَسْبُنَا اللهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيْلِ نِعْمَ الْمَوْلَى وَنِعْمَ النَّصِيْرِ
لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِا اللهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته.




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