“When one recalls that the Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) – the most honourable of the creation, whose protection Allah (swt) had guarenteed – participated with the companions in digging the trench, carrying on his shoulders soil, his hair and chest all covered in dust, صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم , and the companions proclaimed aloud that we are the one who have vowed to perform Jihad with Mohammed (pbuh) until our last breath .. [when you take this into account] .. then, we should be the first ones to live up to the example of the Prophet by making use of the means available to us generally and specifically with regards to the digging of trenches.

So we request all brothers (Islamic Fighters) to pay due importance to this matter, and exert their efforts in this, each according to his ability, May Allah reward you greatly.


– Former high ranking official within Al Qaeda, Abu Yahya Libi.