Monday, January 24, 2011
(Hamlet) was in doubt about something—whether it was nobler in the mind of man to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune—moderation—or to take up arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them. And I go for that. If you take up arms, you’ll end it, but if you sit around and wait for the one who’s in power to make up his mind that he should end it, you’ll be waiting a long time. And in my opinion, the young generation of whites, blacks, browns, whatever else there is, you’re living at a time of extremism, a time of revolution, a time when there’s got to be a change. People in power have misused it and now there has to be a change and a better world has to be built and the only way it’s going to be built with—is with extreme methods. And I, for one, will join in with anyone—I don’t care what color you are—as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth. Malcolm X
Monday, January 17, 2011
A Dream Come True
Abu Ubaydah al-Khidramy
So many times I would hear about the Mujahideen and about their purity; and their noble characters and many times I would hear and see the news of the Mujahideen and their heroism, and I would ask myself: how do I reach them? Would it be possible for me to sit with them and be with them?!
This was the dream that enticed us, despite media (attempts) to obscure and spread rumors about (the Mujahideen). Indeed a significant matter and great calamity is the misguidance by some of those who claim to adhere to ‘Ilm by issuing disgraceful fatwas to the effect that “any of the Mujahideen” are corrupters on earth and they destroy homes and kill innocents. But I do not know which innocents they mean.
Despite all this, that dream was in mind as the days disappeared and events moved swiftly. The banner was becoming clearer every day and Paradise was receiving the martyrs. My days were decreasing and my life hastening onward as the shaytan with all his might and trickery to deter me from achieving my desired goal. But through the Grace of Allah, after it had been difficult for us to migrate to the lands of Jihad like Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, a front was opened for me, and it was one of the greatest battle fronts: the Peninsula of Muhammad, صلى الله عليه وسلم.
After Allah granted me the good fortune to join my Mujahideen brothers, I saw the wonder of wonders. I saw the brothers sacrifice their persons, their wealth and all that they possessed for their Lord. I saw the brothers who were humble to the Believers and hard upon the infidels. I saw brothers preferring poverty for themselves. I saw brothers rising in the night and fasting in the day. I saw brothers who loved one another. I saw brothers who possessed the qualities of goodness and piety: a great thing.
Amongst the beautiful qualities I perceived in them was following the guidance of Shari’ah in their Jihadist lives and in their dealings with their enemies. I felt a life of happiness and spiritual ease despite the fact I was far from my family and loved ones, but believe Allah Who says: “He who forsakes his home in the cause of Allah, finds in the earth many a refuge, wide and spacious: should he die as a refugee from home for Allah and His messenger, his reward becomes due and sure with Allah: and Allah is oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.”And believe the words of the Messenger of Allah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, when he said: “You must wage Jihad in the cause of Allah Almighty and Blessed, for it is one of the gates of Paradise by which Allah banishes concern and sorrow” (1). For rest; all rest, is to be found in jihad fi sabeel Allah to elevate the Word of Allah Almighty in order to achieve the desired dream and aspiration.
Finally, I advise myself and my brothers to praise Allah and thank Him for what he has bestowed upon us to serve His Deen. By Allah, how many of the deprived and the idle are shown that, in Jihad, it is Allah from whom we seek aid. And, my brothers, we must beseech from Allah steadfastness and dedication and that He destine for us Martyrdom head on and not from behind.
(1) Narated by Ahmad in his Musnad 23094
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Last Will of the Second Sister Who Attacked Moscow ]
Peace, mercy and the Blessings of Allah be upon you, my Muslim sisters.
My friends, some would say that this path I have chosen is a hard and difficult one, but it is very valuable in the eyes of Allah. By Allah it is valuable!
Sometimes the price we have to pay for taking this path is our own life, and so we sell it to Allah in exchange for Paradise.
Man sells his life to Allah, Glorified and Exalted, as mentioned in the Quran: there are some men who are willing to sell their lives to Allah so as to gain His mercy.
It means, that Allah will show His mercy to anyone who is willing to sell themselves for the sake of Allah. We are striving for Paradise, and the pleasure of Allah, to earn the grace of Allah.
So today Allah has given us this opportunity, and it may be that if we pass up this opportunity, Allah may not give us another chance, and we may never again reach the same height of Faith as we have today.
We decided to sell our souls to Allah, in order to please Allah, but also to terrorise the enemies of Allah, who seek to humiliate the Muslims today, and who wish to harm the Muslims.
My dear sisters, our enemy, these Disbelievers, can harm us only so far as Allah wills, they cannot achieve anything that Allah, Glorified and Exalted, does not allow.
Our strength comes from us being united. But if we are not united, if the Muslims are fragmented, then the enemy will destroy us rapidly.
You say that you are working on the path of Allah, that you are doing good deeds, that you have exerted all your energy in this way. But why are we doing these things?
We strive and exert all our energy for the sake of Allah's mercy, to earn Paradise, and to have an answer on Judgement Day, when we're asked by Allah what we did for His sake.
I'm happy for all those who are doing something for the sake of Allah, but my sisters…
I have to say that sometimes your words cause damage to the Jihad in the path of Allah.
If you are not careful then your good deeds can become insignificant when compared with the damage you inflict.
It came to pass to some sisters used a moment when I was weak, weak in my Faith, for we all know that our Faith can go up and down.
And at that time, when there was a period of my weakness, they began to say things in conversation, to cause such discord, and to disparage one sister, who eventually turned out to be far worthier and more sincere than they are.
And praise be to Allah, Satan comes to us, trying to weaken us, and turns us against one another, except for the sincere slaves.
And praise be to Allah, we were found to be among the sincere, and in spite of the discord and differences that existed between that sister and me, all praise be to Allah, it is all in the past, and we have adjusted our attitude, and forgiven one another.
My sisters, this is a very serious issue. Think about it, as you will have to answer to Allah!
If you work in the path of Allah and desire Paradise, then do martyrdom attacks, sell your souls to Allah. What could be better than this? Think about it carefully. And also, some of you have published a variety of poems and then blamed each other. These verses and this gossip bring nothing but harm to the religion of Allah.
If there is some offense caused to one of you, if there is a problem, then solve it among yourselves. Is the discord between you not bad enough, that you need to expose it to the public?
Glory be to Allah! May Allah forgive all of us for this discord.
And I do not want, nor am I able to speak at great length, I wasn’t going to do this record at all, but then I decided to make it as dawah for the sake of Allah in my last moments.
Peace be upon you, and the mercy of Allah.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Mansûr bin ‘Ammar narrates: I went out at the end of one night, mistakenly thinking that the morning had begun. Seeing that it was still dark, I sat down beside a small door [of a house]. While I was sitting there, I heard the voice of a young man crying; he was saying: “By Your Might, and by Your Majesty, with my sin I did not intend to oppose You. When I disobeyed You, I was not ignorant of Your punishment, nor was I seeking it out. And I did not take lightly the fact that You are All-Seeing. It is just that my soul enticed me, and my wretchedness overcame me; also, I became deluded into feeling safe by the fact that You cover me with your screen [protecting me from the sight of others when I sin]. I disobeyed You through my ignorance, and I went against Your [commands] through my own fault. Now who will save me from Your punishment? And if Your rope has been cut from my [hand], then whose rope can I cling to? Alas for the days I have spent disobeying my Lord! O, woe unto me! How often do I repent, yet how often do I then return to sinning! Is not the time near when I will be shy of my Lord [i.e., shy of disobeying Him]?”
After I heard his words, I said: “I seek refuge in Allâh from the accursed Shaytân [Devil]. In the Name of Allâh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful:
‘O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire [Hell] whose fuel is men and stones, over which are [appointed] angels stern [and] severe.’ [At-Tahrîm 66:6].”
I heard a muffled, yet terrified sounding voice; [but since it was not my business to barge into the house] I got up and went on my way. When I returned in the morning, I passed by the same house, and there was a dead body being led out of the house; in the midst of that scene, an old woman kept on coming and going. I asked her: “Who is the dead person?”
“Go away from me,” she said. “Do you want to renew for me my sadness?”
“I am a stranger here,” I said.
“This dead person is my son,” she said. “Last night, a man – may Allâh not reward him well – recited a Verse in which the Hell-fire is mentioned. My son, having heard him, continued to cry and shake with terror until he died.”
That is indeed the description of one who truly fears Allâh.
Source: Glimpses at the Lives of the Righteous People