On 24 November 1989, Muhammad Azzam was driving his father(Abdullah Azzam), brother Ibrahim and son of late Tameem Adnani (A Prominent activist of the Afghan Jihad) to Friday prayers in Peshawar, when unknown assassins detonated a bomb as the vehicle approached.

Only a small fragment of the car remained. The young son Ibrahim flew hundred metres into the air; the other two youths were thrown a similar distance away, and their remains were scattered among the trees and power lines. As for Abdullah Azzam himself, his body was found resting against a wall, totally intact and not at all disfigured, except that some blood was seen seeping from his mouth.

In an Interview with Al Jazeera, Usama bin Laden Said;

“Sheikh Abdullah Azzam was not an individual, but an entire nation by himself. Muslim women have proven themselves incapable of giving birth to a man like him after he was killed.”

Following his death, Time Magazine stated;

“He was responsible for reviving Jihad in the 20th Century.”