Friday, June 13, 2014

Translation of the Message from Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani al-Shami, Official Spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, after Mosul

What Comes To You Of Good Is From Allah 

 (ما أصابك من حسنة فمن الله)

[A speech by the official spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and Shām,

the mujāhid shaykh Abū Muhammad al-’Adnānī ash-Shāmī (hafidhahullāh).]

All praise is to Allah, the Mighty, the Strong, and may blessings and peace be upon the one sent with the sword as a mercy to the worlds. As to what follows:

Allah ta’ālā said, {[Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.”} [Al-Anfāl: 12]

All praise is to Allah, who fulfilled His promise, kept His slaves firm, gave victory to His soldiers, and alone vanquished the Rawāfid. All praise is to Allah who filled their hearts with terror and their feet with defeat. All praise is to Allah who made their weapons, equipment, vehicles, and wealth, war booty for the mujāhidīn.

Today the world probably stands in astonishment in front of the victories of the Islamic State of Iraq and Shām – both the enemies and supporters. They stand amazed and baffled asking, “Who supports the State?” “What is its source of wealth?” “Where does it get arms from?” “Who makes its plans?” “What is the secret behind its steadfastness although everyone has declared war against it?”

So know that the State has no power nor strength except by Allah. The State has not prevailed by numbers, nor equipment, nor weapons, nor wealth, rather it prevails by Allah’s bounty alone, through its creed. Upon the fortresses of its creed, all suspicions were shattered and all accusations were exposed to be false.

The State prevails through the faith of its soldiers in Allah’s victory. {Those to whom the people said, “Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them.” But it [merely] increased them in faith, and they said, “Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.” So they returned with favor from Allah and bounty, no harm having touched them. And they pursued the pleasure of Allah, and Allah is the possessor of great bounty.} [Āl ‘Imrān: 173-174]

The State prevails through the truthfulness of its soldiers. {[And they are] those who, if We give them authority in the land, establish prayer and give zakāh and enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. And to Allah belongs the outcome of [all] matters.} [Al-Hajj: 41]

The State prevails through the sacrifices of its soldiers and sons. {Those [believers] who responded to Allah and the Messenger after injury had struck them.} [Āl ‘Imrān: 173]

They are not hindered by wounds, nor scared by attacks, nor changed by prisons. They are not concerned about death, exodus, shortage of numbers, and being abandoned. They were patient in front of hunger, poverty, and deprivation. Years, after months, after days and days, they were firm and patient. They were patient in prisons, at home, underground, in mountains, in valleys, and in deserts. And do you know what the deserts are like in Iraq? They are sizzling.

The State prevails because it is as described by its amīr Abū ‘Umar (rahimahullāh).

It prevails because “it was built upon the corpses of the martyrs, its thirst was quenched with their blood, and by their blood the market of Jannah was convened.”

It prevails because “Allah’s support for this jihād is clearer than the sun in the center of the sky.”

It prevails because “it hasn’t been tainted by unlawful earnings and a distorted manhaj (methodology).”

It prevails “through the truthfulness of the leaders who sacrificed with their blood and the truthfulness of the soldiers who built it with their forearms. We consider them as such, and Allah is their judge.”

It prevails because “it is the oneness of the mujāhidīn and the safe haven for the oppressed.”

It prevails because “Islam began to rise and ascend. The cloud began to disappear. And kufr began to be defeated and exposed.”

It prevails because “it is the supplication of the oppressed, tear of the bereaved, cry of the prisoners, and hope of the orphans.”

It prevails because “kufr in all its religions and sects joined against us. And every treacherous, cowardly person of desire and bid’ah (innovation) began to defame it and slander it. So we became certain of the truthfulness of the goal and the correctness of the path.”

It prevails because “we are certain that Allah will not break the hearts of the oppressed muwahhidīn, nor will He allow the oppressive people to rejoice over us.”

It prevails because “Allah ta’ālā promised in His precise revelation by saying, {Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that – then those are the defiantly disobedient.} [An-Nūr: 55]

This is the reality. Therefore, O soldiers of the State, O sons of the State, O supporters of the State everywhere, always remember and know that this victory and every victory is only from Allah, by His bounty and grace upon you. You have no power nor strength, nor does your State, except by Allah. So remember your weakness and lack of resources. Always humble yourselves before Allah and don’t be arrogant towards His slaves. Be wary, be wary of being afflicted with pride and arrogance. Learn from the past lessons, for whenever Allah (tabāraka wa ta’ālā) blessed His soldiers with victory, if they boasted with pride and arrogance, He would punish them with defeat and great misfortunes.

Allah ta’ālā said, {Why [is it that] when a [single] disaster struck you [on the day of Uhud], although you had struck [the enemy in the battle of Badr] with one twice as great, you said, “From where is this?” Say, “It is from yourselves.” Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.} [Āl ‘Imrān: 165]

And He ta’ālā said, {What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself.} [An-Nisā’: 79]

And He ta’ālā said, {and [even] on the day of Hunayn, when your great number pleased you, but it did not avail you at all, and the earth was confining for you with its vastness; then you turned back, fleeing.} [At-Tawbah: 25]

So increase your saying of lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā billāh, disavow yourselves from your power and strength, only to turn to Allah’s power and strength. Renew your intentions and always rely upon Allah. Be wary of becoming conceited on account of what Allah granted you of victories, thereby underestimating your enemy so that he regains power over you. Be wary of being proud of what Allah granted you of fay’ (spoils) including airplanes, tanks, armored vehicles, hummers, cannons, weapons, munitions, equipment, and material, for you don’t gain victory by it. So depend upon Allah, not upon it. Rely upon Allah, not upon it. If you enter a village, lower your heads, such was the Sunnah of your Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Don’t boast with pride. {Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.} [Luqmān: 18]

Accept repentance of those who want to repent. Refrain from harming those who’ve refrained from harming you. Forgive your people, Ahlus-Sunnah. Pardon your tribes, it was the Sunnah of your Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) when he achieved power.

{And let them pardon and overlook. Would you not like that Allah should forgive you?} [An-Nūr: 22]

Remember that for a thousand kuffār to be saved is more beloved to us than the accidental killing of a Muslim. Be wary of the dunyā, for its gates have opened up to you. It has come to you by force. So don’t be deceived by it. Don’t be tempted by it.

Continue in your jihād. {And what is with Allah is better and more lasting.} [Al-Qasas: 60]

The lions – lions of assassination – their ambitions on battle day is to get the prey not his belongings. [poetry]

March to meet your Lord. Don’t be distracted by victory. Don’t be gentle with your enemy, after Allah has granted you their shoulders. Continue your advance, for the furnace of war has not been fully heated, and it will not be so except in Baghdad and Karbala. So strap up and be ready.

Also, we will not forget to give to the soldiers, sons, and supporters of the Islamic State everywhere, the news of the martyrdom of one of the heroes, heads, symbols, landmarks, leaders, and men of the Islamic State – ‘Adnān Ismā’īl Najm, Abū ‘Abdir-Rahmān al-Bīlāwī al-Anbārī – we consider him such, Allah is his judge, and we don’t presume to know better than Allah.

My Lord, make paradise his place and in happiness, we will meet the loss and be patient. 

With praise, good patience, and content, we will meet the decree hoping for reward and struggle. 

We meet the misfortune with the beloved proudly, having tough patience in the face of those delighting in our misfortune. [poetry]

He was from the first forerunners in the jihād against the crusaders in the land of the two rivers (Iraq). If you mention the Ansār, then count him from among the oldest, the experienced, and the best. If you mention At-Tawhīd wal-Jihād (Shaykh Abū Mus’ab Az-Zarqāwī’s group), then count him from among the fearless founders. If you mention the Islamic State, then count him from among the establishers of its pillars and the great leaders. If you mention history, then count him from among the mujāhidīn, the victorious, and the heroes. And if you mention the people of bravery, bounty, and chivalry, then count him from among the core.

He (rahimahullāh) would not accept humiliation for his religion. He was patient, constant, and brave. He had high ambitions, higher than all. He infuriated the hypocrites and apostates. When he would reside somewhere, they would retreat, lose hope, and suffer defeat.

He was the pride of the mujāhid muwahiddīn. When they would see him, they’d feel hopeful, secure, and calm.

I did not know him to be except one who spends the night in prayer and the day in jihād and fasting. I did not look to him except that I saw dignity, honor, and chivalry. I did not speak to him except that I heard from him tawhīd, walā’, and barā’.

Shaykh Abū Mus’ab az-Zarqāwī resided with him. He was the best Ansārī for the best Muhājir. He stayed with him and accompanied him for three years, drinking his creed and manhaj. He was his right hand, until he was afflicted with imprisonment at the hands of the crusaders. So he stayed in the school of Yūsuf several years. He spent his time seeking knowledge, and in this aspiration, he was like the thirsty camel. He did not bore of seeking knowledge for a single day. So he recited the Qur’ān in the ten recitations, preserving them within his two sides. Thus, he was from the memorizers of Qur’ān. He also read tafsīr, sīrah, nahw, hadīth, and usūl al-fiqh. Yet his great desire to seek knowledge did not prevent him from taking care of his brothers’ affairs. Therefore, he was their amīr in prison, directing his brothers and solving their problems. He would also confront the deviant people of falsehood and their plots.

Then Allah (tabāraka wa ta’ālā) blessed him with being released from prison in a difficult time for the State, about two years ago. And he had gathered both shar’ī and military knowledge. He left prison thirsty to meet Allah’s enemies. So he worked day and night as a general director travelling between the wilāyāt, planning for battles and managing assaults. He fueled the fighting and turned Iraq into a hellfire for the Rawāfid and apostates.


And he – by Allah’s bounty – was the planner and leader of the last battles in al-Anbār, Nīnawā, and Salāhuddīn. He was the master-mind behind these latest conquests and victories.

May Allah have mercy upon you – O Abū ‘Abdir-Rahmān – grant you a home in the highest level of Paradise, and resurrect you with Prophets, truthful, and martyrs.

As for Al-Bīlāwī, then he has received what he wished for, we consider him as such and Allah is his judge. As for you, O soldiers of the Islamic State, then march on upon the path of Abū ‘Abdir-Rahmān. Roll up your sleeves to uncover arms of diligence. Do not compromise a single hand span of land you liberated. The Rawāfid must not step upon it once again except over your bodies and remains. Advance forward to Baghdad of [Hārūn] Ar-Rashīd, Baghdad of khilāfah, for we must settle some debts there. Be certain of Allah’s victory as long as you fear Him, for the Rawāfid are a forsaken nation. Allah is exalted above granting them victory over you, for they are mushrikīn, worshippers of men and stones.

Finally, this is a message to the fool of the Rāfidah Nouri. What have you done with your people, little fool? No one is more foolish than you except he who is pleased with you as a president and leader. You will always remain the seller of underclothing. You have nothing to do with politics and military leadership. You wasted a historical chance for your people to control Iraq. The Rāfidah will continue to curse you as long as some of them exist. Truly, between us is a settling of debts. You spoke the truth although you are a liar. There will be a heavy and long account. However, the settling of debts will not be in Samarra and Baghdad, rather in Karbala al-munajjasah (the defiled) and Najaf al-ashrak (the most polytheistic).

And wait, for we are indeed waiting with you. {And Allah is predominant over His affair, but most of the people do not know.} [Yūsuf: 21]


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