Al Qaeda statement concerning the defiant battle and the martyrdom of Sheikh Usamah bin Ladin

You Lived a Praised Life and You Died as a Martyr!!!

The General Command of Al-Qaedah

A Statement Concerning the Defiant Battle, and the Martyrdom of Sheikh Usama bin Laden (may Allah have mercy on him)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

All praise be to the One who has said:

(وَلَئِنْ قُتِلْتُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَوْ مُتُّمْ لَمَغْفِرَةٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَرَحْمَةٌ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ)

“And if ye are slain, or die, in the way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass.” (Aali Imran: 157)

May peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, who said:

‹‹ لوددت أني أقتل في سبيل الله ثم أحيا ثم أقتل ثم أحيا ثم أقتل ››

I wish that I could be killed in the Path of Allah, then be raised again, then be killed, then be rasied again, and then be killed.”

… and upon his family and companions who spread the truth in their justice, and guarded the religion with their lives, and spilt their blood for its supremacy.

(مَا وَهَنُوا لِمَا أَصَابَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَمَا ضَعُفُوا وَمَا اسْتَكَانُوا)

But they never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah’s way, nor did they weaken (in will) nor give in.” (Aali Imran: 146)

…and upon all those who followed their path, fighting Jihad and showing patience like them until the Day of Recompense.

On a historical day in the history of the magnificent Ummah, in a situation not newfound for its heroes and chivalrous men in its blessed past, and upon a prepared and paved way trekked by the best men in history, the Sheikh, the Mujahid, the Commander, the ascetic, the Muhajir (Emigrant), Abu Abdullah Usama bin Muhammad bin Laden, may Allah have mercy on him, in a situation of truth, proving his words with actions, his claim with evidence, was killed, joining the caravan of the awed Ummah, whose caravans have left one after one, joined by great leaders, loyal soldiers, and noble knights, who all refused to pay a cheap price for this religion, refusing to hand over its leadership and be humiliated by those over whom Allah has written humiliation and wretchedness from those who have earned His wrath and the misguided. He confronted them, his weapons against theirs with his, and his strength against theirs, and he accepted the challenge of those who came out their fancy equipment, machinery, weapons, aircrafts and their troops, all haughty and pompous. His determination did not weaken in front of them, nor was he sapped of strength. Rather, he stood and confronted them face to face like a firm mountain, and continued to engage them in a fierce battle, the likes of which he was already accustomed to a thousand others in its likes, after which he excused himself and fulfilled the trust, receiving bullets of treachery and infidelity, submitting his soul to its creator, reciting:

[Poetry]

من يبذُلِ الروحَ الكريم لربِّه دفعاً لباطلهم فكيف يُلامُ

Whoever submits his noble soul to his Lord … to repel their falsehood, how can he be blamed?

…to end his enlightened life, a good news for the honor which he was seeking for many years, traveling across earth in its search. He received it, sending the glad tidings when he faced it: Indeed it is martyrdom in the sake of Allah.

(وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَا إِلَّا الَّذِينَ صَبَرُوا وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَا إِلَّا ذُو حَظٍّ عَظِيمٍ)

“And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint,- none but persons of the greatest good fortune.” (Fussilat 35)

The echoes of his words still ring across the horizons:

فالسَّعيد من اتخذه الله شهيداً

“The successful are those who Allah has chosen as a martyr.”

And his thinking was not one of the unable!

[Poetry]

ومن ظن ممن يلاقي الحروب بأن لا يصاب فقد ظن عجزا

Whoever fights in wars and thinks … he will not be harmed has thought himself unable

Congratulations, O’ Ummah of the martyrdom of its righteous son, Usamah! After a life filled with striving and effort, determination and patience, inspiring and waging Jihad, generosity and nobility, emigration and travel, sincerity and excellent stances, wisdom and tact, the worldly years of the Sheikh of Jihad in this time has come to an end, so that his blood, his words, his stances and his final end become a spirit which will travel through the flesh of the coming generations of our Islamic Ummah, one after another, learning from him that glory is not built from mere wishful thinking and hopes, that leadership is not about status and medals, that creed and principles are not mere rants and raves chanted by the tongue, that the religion is not defended and aided in one’s spare time, deeds and speech, that the path to honor, in this life and the next, is ready for those who wish to pay the price and bear its pains, that leadership in religion is not gained except by patience and certainty, and that a Muslim’s capital investment is truthfulness, sincerity, and purity and intention.

Even if America has been able to kill Usama, this is not embarrassment or shame. Do chivalrous men and heros die in situations other than battles? Everything has an appointed term, but can the Amercans, through their media and their agents, their machinery and armies, their intelligence and their various agencies, kill of what Sheikh Usama lived for and was killed for? Far be it! Far be it! Sheikh Usama did not build this organization to die with his death.

(يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ * هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ)

Their intention is to extinguish Allah’s Light (by blowing) with their mouths: But Allah will complete (the revelation of) His Light, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it). It is He Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, that he may proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it).” (Saff: 8-9)

This verse will never cease to be an arrow, piercing the necks of these deaf and dumb who have no intellect. The Religion of Allah, from which is Jihad, will always remain to be, its creed carried by those with pure hearts, striving to be revived by those with pure hands, and seeking to be made supreme by bands of truthful men, unharmed by those who oppose them or abandon them until the Promise of Allah comes to be.

Usama bin Laden was not a prophet sent for the twentieth century. Rather, he was a Muslim man from this noble Muslim Ummah who took the Book firmly with strength and sold this life for the next, striving as it deserves. This is how we reckon him. So Allah elevated his status as much has he elevated Islam, gave him glory as much as he strove to glorify Islam, and terrified the nations of infidelity as much as he did not fear others except his Lord. Indeed the Ummah which gave birth to Usama bin Laden is still fertile, and there will be many more heros like him to come, who find delight in sacrifice and patience, choking their enemies, and opening for them the gates of Hellfire, or leading them to Paradise in chains. The University of Faith, Quran and Jihad from which the Sheikh graduated will never close its doors. The Quran has been preserved and memorized, and its verses are recited throughout the night and day; it will never be erased, even if they were to gather from the four corners of the earth. How can it be so when our Muslim Ummah today is flocking back to their religion and their willingness to sacrifice for their creed, and their strengh in confronting their enemies, and are more aware of the plots being conspired against them, after a new pure and pious generation has been reared which Sheikh Usama, may Allah have mercy upon him, played a good part in creating, along with his other brothers from the righteous leaders and good righteous preachers: a generation which is proud with their faith and feels honored with their Islam, and sees nothing of the infidel west and their fake civilization, the civilization of effeminacy, depravity, trickery and deceit, a generation which takes the martyrdom of their leaders an opportunity to reaffirm their alliance to the religion, not a penalty to turn back on their heels, repeating the saying of Allah with belief and certainty:

(فَلْيُقَاتِلْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ الَّذِينَ يَشْرُونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا بِالْآخِرَةِ وَمَنْ يُقَاتِلْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَيُقْتَلْ أَوْ يَغْلِبْ فَسَوْفَ نُؤْتِيهِ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا)

Let those fight in the cause of Allah Who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah,- whether he is slain or gets victory – Soon shall We give him a reward of great (value). (Al Nisaa:74)

We also remind that the blood of Sheikh Usama, may Allah have mercy on him, more precious to us and to all Muslims than to be spilt without result. It will remain as a curse which pursues the Americans and their agents domestically and internationally. Soon, Allah willing their celebration will turn into sorrow, and their tears will mix with their blood. We will indeed fulfill the oath of Sheikh Usama, may Allah have mercy on him:

فلن تنعم أمريكا ولا مَن يعيش في أمريكا بالأمان حتى ينعمَ به أهلنا في فلسطين

“America nor those in it will never feel peace and security unless our fellow Muslims feel it in Palestine.”

The soldiers of Islam, groups and individuals, will continue to plan night and day without rest, without despair and without surrender, without tiring, until you are struck with an amazing event which will whiten the hair of children before the elderly.

We call upon the Muslim people of Pakistan, upon whose soil Sheikh Usama was killed, to stand and revolt, to wash this blemish which has stained them by this small band of traitors and thugs who have sold everything to the enemies of the Ummah, and have no care for the sentiment of this noble Mujahid people. They must carry our a strong uprising to purify their land, Pakistan, from the filth of the Americans who have sought havoc on earth:

(إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ)

Allah does not change a people’s lot unless they change what is in their hearts.” (Ar-Ra’d: 11)

In addition to what has preceded, we mention that the Sheikh refused to leave this world without sharing the joy of the Islamic Ummah over their revolt against the injustice of the tyrants, and he, may Allah have mercy on him, recorded for it an audio message one week before his killing, which consisted of congratulations, advice and direction, which we will soon release, Allah willing. It ended with the following verses of poetry:

فقول الحق للطاغي هو العز هو البشرى

هو الدربُ إلى الدنيا هو الدربُ إلى الأخرى

فإن شئتَ فمتْ عبداً وإن شئتَ فمت حرّا

For speaking the truth to a tyrant…is the true honor and glad tidings.

It is the path to the world…it is the path to the Hereafter.

If you wish die as a slave…and if you wish die as a freeborn.

We also warn the Americans from bringing any harm to the body of the Sheikh, may Allah have mercy on him, or dealing with it in any unsuitable manner, along with the bodies of anyone one of his family members, whether killed or otherwise, and that they hand over the body to their family. Otherwise, any act of desecration to it will open multiple more doors of evil, about which you should blame none other than yourselves. We ask all the Muslims to do what they can in regards to fulfill this right.

All matters return to Allah, in the beginning and the end, and the wrongdoers will come to know the what end they will meet.

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all that exists, and may much peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family.

Al-Qaedah/ The General Command

Tuesday, Jumada Al Ulaa 29, 1432

May 3, 2011

Source: Al-Fajr Media Center

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