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The Methodology Of The Fuqahaa Of Beggary

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Dr Ayman (left) with Usama bin Laden

“The methodology of the Fuqahaa of beggary, Fatwas of the marines and policy of withdrawal beseech the criminal Crusader West and tell them:

“We seek you by the right of the Geneva accords, and by the right of the prohibition of torture convention, and by the right of the convention on human rights, and by the right of the resolutions of the United Nations, to have mercy on us and restore to us some of our rights. We aren’t terrorists, but rather, are a national liberation movement. We don’t seek an Islamic emirate, and we agree to democracy, not the rule of Shari’ah, and we condemn terrorism and fundamentalism.”

As for the methodology of Thawheed, Jihad and Martyrdom, he tells them and the Jews, “You are criminals, and you must pay the price for your crimes”

‘And honor belongs to Allah, his messenger, and the believers…'(63:8) ”

-Dr Ayman al Zawahiri

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The Rabaa Massacre

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Forces burned Rabia Aladaweya Masjid.

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On August 14, 2013, the Egyptian army stormed a sit-in at Cairo’s Rabaa square, brutally killing over two thousand protestors and injuring thousands more.

The security forces carried out the attack with armoured personnel carriers, bulldozers, ground troops and snipers. They shot, burnt alive and suffocated the protesters with tear gas. They also blocked the entrances so that ambulances couldn’t get in to treat the wounded.

Human Rights Watch has said it was “one of the largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history” and that it was “a violent crackdown planned at the highest levels of the Egyptian government”.

Since the Rabaa massacre, the Egyptian authorities have led a bitter crackdown against Islamists, rounding up thousands and sentencing hundreds to life in prison.

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Tahir Ibn Ashur

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Sheikh Mohammed al-Tahir ibn Ashur

On August 12, 1973, Islamic scholar, Sheikh Mohammed al-Tahir ibn Ashur passed away in Tunisia. He was one of the most prominent interpreters of the Quran in the modern era, known for his Tafsir “The verification and enlightenment”.

Sheikh Mohammed was also known for his bravery in speaking the truth and speaking out against deviant “rulers”.

In February 1961, the secular president of Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba, invited the citizens of Tunisia to not fast during Ramadan in order to struggle against underdevelopment and set the basis of a new “modern state”. He then appeared on television with his cabinet, eating and drinking during Ramadan.

He wished for Sheikh Ibn Ashour and Sheikh Abdulazeez Djait to issue a fatwa legitimizing breaking the fast in Ramadan.

The two Sheikhs refused to issue such a fatwa, and Sheikh Ashour recited the following verse defiantly:

“O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become the people with the quality of Taqwa” (Al-Baqarah 2: 183)

And proclaimed: “Allah the Almighty has spoken the truth, and Bourguiba has lied!” And he repeated it three times.

Defiant Message By Mullah Umar

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Mulla Muhammed Umar

 

“Look, it has not happened before that Russia and America have been united in their stances-despite the presence of big differences between them- inorder to fight a small state like Afghanistan.

But our confidence in Allah and reliance and dependence on him is great, and even if the entire world stands against us, we will not compromise on our principles and beliefs, will we deviate from this march of ours, Allah willing, because we believe in our religion and will not compromise on it, because to compromise the religion is death for the Muslim.

The real death for the Muslims is in his compromising of the religion, scorning of it, or ceasing to act according to its rules. The outward death is nothing when we compare it with religious death. If we want life, then adherence to our religion is life. And if we can’t have life, then let us have death. Death is a cup from which everyone must drink, so every Muslim must reform himself, devote himself to the affairs of his religion, and strengthen his belief in his Lord, and there he will find victory and success in this world and the next.”

– Former leader of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Mulla Muhammed Umar.

Tantawi’s Hate For Niqab

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Muhammed Sayyid Tantawi (1928-2010)

In October 2009, Tantawi (Former head of Al Azhar) launched a campaign against the niqab (the full-face veil which covers the entire body except for the eyes) by forcing a 13 year old girl to remove her niqab during a visit to a secondary school affiliated to Al-Azhar University.

“The niqab is a tradition, it has nothing to do with Islam.” He stated.

When the girl refused to take it off insisting that she likes to be covered, he started shouting at her saying: “I know more about religion than you and your parents!”

Upon removing her niqab, Tantawi made a humiliating remark about the girls looks saying she was not even that pretty to cover her face! He then instructed the girl never to wear the niqab again and promised to issue a fatwa against its use in schools, saying he was determined to officially ban any person wearing the niqab from entering schools dependent on Al-Azhar University.

It was the same Sayyid Tantawi who also made the following statement:

“If the officials in France intend to pass laws that prevent Muslim women from wearing Hijab, it is their right to do so, it is their right to do so, it is their right to do so”

AQIM Releases Captives

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In June, AQIM’s media wing released a video showing hostages Johan Gustafsson (L) of Sweden and Stephen McGown

A British-South African man has been freed after being held by al-Qaeda militants for six years ago in northern Mali, the government of South Africa said on Thursday.

Stephen McGown, who has both British and South African citizenship, was kidnapped while traveling in Timbuktu in 2011. He was released from captivity on July 25 and reunited with his family in Johannesburg on July 30, a government spokesperson said.

Mr McGown has been undergoing medical check-ups this week, but is otherwise in good health, his father said at a press conference in Pretoria, South Africa’s administrative capital.

“It was a big surprise when Stephen walked through the door,” Malcolm McGown said. “When I gave him a hug, he felt as strong and as sound as before, so he was well treated up there.”

– The Telegraph (3 August 2017).

Assassination Of King Abdullah I

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Abdullah I of Jordan

On July 20, 1951, King Abdullah I (1882-1951) was assassinated while visiting Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in the company of his grandson, Prince Hussein, by a Palestinian opposed to Jordan’s tolerance of Israel.

The Palestinian gunman fired three fatal bullets into the King’s head and chest killing him on the spot.

King Abdullah was a “moderate” in the eyes of the West, even standing for peace with Israel, and would have signed a peace agreement with the Jewish state, were it not for the Arab League’s opposition. He was the only Arab leader to accept the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine.

Once Hussein became king, the assassination of Abdullah was said to have influenced Hussein not to enter peace talks with Israel in the aftermath of the Six-Day War in order to avoid a similar fate.

The Art Of War

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When you will survive if you fight quickly and perish if you do not, this is called (death) ground…. Put them in a spot where they have no place to go, and they will die before fleeing. If they are to die there, what can they not do? Warriors exert their full strength.

When warriors are in great danger, then they have no fear. When there is nowhere to go, they are firm, when they are deeply involved, they stick to it. If they have no choice, they will fight.

-The Art of War, Sun tzu (Fourth Century)

Days With The Imam

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When the hypocrites started taking over Jalalabad, we decided to move to the mountains. We had not yet anticipated how fast events would unfold and how soon we would have to abandon Kabul. At that time, of the children that were with the Shaykh (Usama Bin Laden), three were very young. One of them was Khalid, may Allah have mercy on him, who was later martyred with the Shaykh. Khalid was the oldest of the three. We moved out of the city and headed for the mountains of Tora Bora. That evening, between Asr and Maghrib, a brother brought the three children, so that they may bid their father farewell. The Shaykh had entrusted the brother with shifting the children to a safe place, from which they would then be returned to their family.

When the moment of farewell arrived, the Shaykh took them to the side. I stood there watching this moving scene from a distance. A father saying farewell to his three little kids, not knowing when, or even whether, he shall see them again; not knowing whether this is their first farewell or last! I watched the Shaykh saying farewell to them and telling them to go with their uncle who was to take them to their family. The eyes of the eldest child were filled with tears and the Shaykh himself became very emotional. The younger one was unable to fully appreciate the significance of that moment, complaining to the Shaykh, ‘But father, my problem is that I forgot my new bag in Kabul! How will I get it back now?’ Little did he know that, by then, the Crusaders had occupied Kabul. The Shaykh said, ‘Don’t worry, my dear! Your uncle will buy you a new one!’ They then parted. This was a very moving scene; the father departing from his son and the son from his father, neither knowing when and how they will meet.

-Days with the Imam, Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri.

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