Khorasaan Is Still Calling!!!
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله
My dear beloved brothers and sisters on JHUF. First of all Ramadhan Kareem. What A blessing that Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) has allowed us to witness this glorious month. A month of revelation, a month of mercy, a month when the Shaytaan ischained, a month of victory, a month in which your Lord eagerly anticipates your requests and Tawba. A month in which the angels and spirit decent in order to pray for you. As our Lord has said;
تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيہَا بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّہِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمۡرٍ۬
“The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by the permission of their Lord, with all decrees.” Surah Al-Qadr:4
It is essential that we all understand that witnessing the month of mercy is in itself, a huge mercy and blessing. Had Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) willed, he could have easily not permitted us to witness such a glorious month nor benefit from its fruits. I pray that Allah accepts from all my brothers and sisters throughout this month and brings our hearts closer to him through our ibada and Tawba.
My dear brothers and sisters, much of the hot topics on this forum seem to be focused around Sham and Iraq frequently. الحمد لله We are all Muslimeen and therefore the events in the most furthest of lands is of our concern so long as they share the same faith. What is regrettable however is that we seem to be forgetting the struggles of the Ummah in other parts of the globe – as if Sham and Iraq are the only lands of Jihad and the sole lands in which Muslims and Ahlu-Sunnah face a deplorable level of injustice and persecution. Even when we do focus on the sufferings in other parts of the globe from Central African Republic to Burma, ask yourselves do you give it the same airtime and heartfelt approach as you do with the topics relating to Sham/Iraq? Yes our Ummah in that region are suffering at the hands of the Rafidha and we cannot deny this fact nor shift ourselves away from our responsibilities towards them but what is wrong is the perpetual focus on one particular region. Topic after topic, discussion after discussion on one area. !ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله
My dear beloved brothers, for over 13 years more than 48 nations combined have been attacking Khorasaan. We all know that previously the country was ransacked by the Soviets. Prior to the invasion, the Islamic Emirate was boycotted and the endless sanctions had led to the death of hundreds of thousands of children alone. Only Allah knows how many more adults from the women, men and elderly had died as a consequence of the sanctions leading up to the invasion إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون. Yes brothers, there is indeed still a war headed by America against this one poor nation whose only source of help is Allah (عز وجل) as much of the Ummah have clearly forgotten them. I have said this before and I will repeat my statement; we appear to be an Ummah that follow the trend or wherever we see the ‘Nasr’ coming سبحان الله. Running towards the direction of where everyone else is running. Running towards where you perceive victories coming and the gains of Ghana’im (war booty), is not a sign of being on the truth. On the contrary, you should question yourself if this is indeed you. This is the Sifaat of Al Munafiqoon. They do not have patience nor wish to endure hardship but run towards the direction of the Mujahideen whenever they witness favour being on their side through Nasr or Ghanaa’im because for such misled people, this is a good sign. In reality such thinking is described as mard (illness) in the Qur’an and many of our past scholars have written vastly on this subject. I seek refuge in Allah from such traits.
A brother working with the Islamic Emirate of Khorasaan has stated how the price of ammunition is extremely high at present. Some brothers are going out to join the fields but returning because the Mujahideen do not have enough resources in some areas in order to finance fighters. I have also been informed that during the freezing cold winter weather in Khurasaan, brothers were sharing socks سبحان الله. Sometimes the Amir would only have one pair of socks and he’d ask 2-3 brothers in each group to share the socks having turns in wearing them until their feet had warmed and then eventually passing the socks on to their brother. I have also heard endless stories of sisters dying whilst giving birth, particularly wives of Mujahideen as they cannot often travel freely. In the vast majority of areas, the Mujahideen do not have access to a proper water system with taps where they can simply twist a tap and lovely fresh water would pour out. They gather water from lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wells – but what happens to these areas in the freezing cold winters? Of course much of this is frozen! The brothers then have to carry buckets of this heavy ice and warm it up so that it is liquidized and they can then use it for drinking, cooking washing etc. لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله.
A Pakistani brother I once spoke to, is aware of every single event that takes place in Sham and intends to join the Jihad there. When I asked him about the events that take place around the corner from his own country ya3ni in Khurasaan, he has very little idea. When I ask him about what takes place in his own country i.e Waziristan etc, again his knowledge is limited. My beloved brothers, the Sharia teaches us that the obligation of Jihad falls upon the people of the land and its direct neighbours. There is no point in a Pakistani brother travelling all the way to the Jihad in Sham while ignoring the calls of his sister who was calling from literally behind his own house in Waziristan or across the street in Afghanistan. If the brothers in Sham were the only part of the Ummah that were suffering and were in dire need of men I could understand, but this is not the case my dear brothers. Wallahi I will be a witness against all of those who abandoned the Jihad in their own lands in order to flee to Sham. For what reason my dear brothers? Do you not see the massacre and humiliation against your own people in Khurasaan and Pakistan? Why have so many brothers fled Waziristan and joined the Jihad in Sham? Do you not see what is happening in Waziristan? How can you flee abandoning one group of Muslimeen in order to help another? Where’s the logic in this my dear Ummah? How is it that I see endless Chechen Mujahideen in Sham when the Russians continue to slaughter and imprison muslims in Chechnya. Hundreds of Muslimaat are humiliated in Russian prisons and you simply ignore their voices in order to respond to the call in Sham? What message are you giving your sisters in Chechnya? That the blood of Syrians and the honour of Syrian sisters is more valuable than theirs? How can I see Muslims from Central Asia rushing to Sham abandoning their own people, when sisters cry day and night from the prison cells of Turkistan and Uzbekistan. Mothers from Turkistan cry wishing they were from Palestine or Syria because they feel that these Muslimes are far better off than the Muslims of Turkistan. How many of us have even made an attempt to march into Burma or The Central African Republic? The blood of a Shami does not outweigh the blood of a African Muslim oh Ummah! If you think that your Jihad has more value because the land of Sham is sacred according to our Ahadith, then know that the blood of any Muslim is far more sacred than the Kaba and its surroundings. Abd Allah ibn `Amr ibn al`As (رضي الله عنه ) Narrates:
رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يطوف بالكعبة ويقول ما أطيبك وما أطيب ريحك ما أعظمك وما أعظم حرمتك والذي نفس محمد بيده لحرمه المؤمن عند الله أعظم من حرمتك ماله ودمه
“I saw the Messenger of Allah ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) performing tawaf around the Holy Ka`ba saying to it: ‘how pure and good you are! How pure and good your fragrance is! How great and exalted you are! And how great and exalted is your sanctity! But by Him in Whose hand is Muhammad’s soul, the sanctity of a believer’s blood and property in the sight of Allah is greater than your sanctity!’”
This statement was made upon the prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) gazing at the Kaba being within the vicinity of Al-Haram the most holiest of places for Muslims. Yes, even holier than Aqsa or the land of Sham. And notice that the Prophet used the word المؤمن not Al Khurasaani, or AShami nor did he mention the Muslims of any particular land. So if the blood being spilt belongs to a believer, then that is all that matters. The location and the ethnicity bear no significance. لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله
I conclude by asking my dear brothers, if you can please join the struggle in Khurasaan. If you can’t fight alongside them (with a valid Shari reason) then assist them financially or at least with your tongue or as others do in spreading their media here on the forum. They are in urgent need of finance. You will notice in AL Qur’an Jihad with wealth always proceeds Jihad with oneself and even if you do contribute financially do not think that you are exempt from fighting for Uthman (رضي الله عنه ) was the major financer of Jihad yet he was not exempt from fighting! The Islamic Emirate are in urgent need of learned men from the Ummah from scholars, doctors to engineers and teachers. Also, when you pray for the Ummah during this blessed month do not forget Khurasaan and our brothers in Waziristan who have faced horrific treatment from the hands of the Napak Fawj (May Allah destroy them). Remember that when much of the world was still asleep it was your brothers from Afghanistan who revived terms such as Jihad, Al Wala Wal Bara, Shahada, Sharia and Khilafah. These terms had become alien to much of the Ummah but the lions of Khorasaan revived them. Remember when much of the Ummah was still asleep this poor nation stood in the face of American tyranny who came to them with the whole worlds military might. Yet our brothers remained firm! Remember when much of the Ummah were asleep the brave men from Khorasaan plotted to take revenge for our Ummah and in particular Palestine, striking America in their own home and now slowly crumbling their economy as a consequence of which, America will soon never enter a fully-fledged war against the Ummah again as it has lost its financial and military might not to mention the low morale of their soldiers following the humiliation they have faced in Afghanistan and Iraq.
I mention Khurasaan because that’s the area I am connected to but by Alllah and he is my witness, I try my utmost to help brothers wherever they may be. And if you are in a position to help other Muslims in different locations but cannot assist your brothers in Khurasaan, then help whosoever you can with your soul or with your money. My comments are not intended to give the impression that Khurasaanis are superior to others…NO and I seek refuge in Allah from such talk. In Surah Hujurat:10 Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says:
إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ
“verily the believers are a single brotherhood”
So my statement was a simple reminder that the people of that region have faced war after war fighting empire after empire and it is they who are still facing the entire world having very little resources at hand. It is a shame that many of us seem to forget this fact and the sacrifices of that nation and of our beloved Amir, Amir ul Mu’mineen Mullah Muhammad Umar (حفظه الله).
This was simply a reminder from my heart to all my beloved brothers and sisters. In Surah adh-Dhariyat:55 Allah says:
وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ الذِّكْرَىٰ تَنفَعُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And remind, for reminding benefits the believers”
May Allah forgive me for anything incorrect or depraved that I may have said for I am a weak sinner who is bound to make mistakes. If I have said anything correct I pray Allah allows you all to benefit from it.
جزاكم الله خيرا