(Arrahmah.com) – Sheikh Iyad ag Ghaly Amir of Ansar Al-Din movement have issued an audio message to the people of Timbuktu after it fell in the hands of the mujahidin through a local radio ensuring to them that they have come to implement the Islamic Sharia and fight those who oppose it.
الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وبعد
Allah Almighty says: (He has made plain to you of the religion what He enjoined upon Nuh and that which We have revealed to you and that which We enjoined upon Ibrahim and Musa and Isa that keep to obedience and be not divided therein) 13 Surah Ash-Shura.
Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: ‘I have been ordered to kill the people until they testify that there is no god except Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer and pay the zakah. If they do that, their blood and wealth are protected from me save by the rights of Islam. Their reckoning will be with Allah’. And peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: ‘I have left you upon clear proof , its night is like its day, no one deviates from it except one who is destroyed’.
And Imam Malik rahimahullah said: ‘The affairs of the later part of this Ummah can never be corrected except with that which corrected the affairs of the early generations of this Ummah’.
It is not a secret the scale of suffering which our Muslim society is suffering from, and the worst of it is disabling the Islamic Sharia, which Allah have blessed us with, and replacing it with the manmade laws that is taken from the Jews, Christians and their followers, which resulted in oppression, aggression, immorality, disobedience, poverty, deprivation and what only Allah knows, as well as dividing Muslims and spread of the Jaahili and racist Dawahs, which the prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: ‘Do you call for a Jaahilia Dawah while I’m still alive among you, Leave it, it is rotten’.
For these reasons your brothers from the mujahidin and Jamaat Ansar Al-Din united and committed themselves to support the truth and establish the religion and lift the oppression from the oppressed, and reunification of the Muslims, and uniting their word on the word of Tawhid, Lā ʾIlāha ʾIlá l-Lāh Muhammad Rasūlu l-Lāh, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.
And in order to reach that noble goal and elevated purpose we will seek the aid of Allah Almighty and will use all the legitimate and possible means, the and the most important of them:
– doing Dawah to Allah with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and educating the people about the Sharia of their religion and their prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and promotion of virtue and prevention of vice.
– taking care of the weak Muslims like the widows, orphans and needy, because the prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: ‘You are only aided and sustained by your weak’.
And from our greatest means to establish the religion is jihad against the opponents of the Sharia and fighting them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah, as Allah Almighty have said.
From what is known necessarily we are not an ethnic, or tribal or racist group, but we are an Islamic Jamaat and our loyalty is to all Muslims, and we belong to our great Muslim Ummah, and we disown and declare enmity to the Kuffar and polytheists, Allah Almighty says: (The Believers are but a single Brotherhood) 10 Surah Al-Hujraat, and the prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: ‘A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He neither oppresses him nor humiliates him nor looks down upon him. The piety is here, (and while saying so) he pointed towards his chest thrice. It is a serious evil for a Muslim that he should look down upon his brother Muslim. All things of a Muslim are inviolable for his brother in faith; his blood, his wealth and his honor’.
And Allah Almighty says: (You shall not find a people who believe in Allah and the latter day befriending those who act in opposition to Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their (own) fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kinsfolk; these are they into whose hearts He has impressed faith…, to the end of the verse) 22 Surah Al-Mujadila.
Based on the above:
We require from our brothers and people in the Wilayah of Timbuktu the following:
Firstly: we call all the segments of the Muslim society to help us in establishing the religion, spreading justice, security and ruling between people with justice, and promoting of virtue and preventing of vice.
The Almighty says: (help one another in goodness and piety, and do not help one another in sin and aggression) 2 Surah Al-Maeda.
Secondly: we call our brothers the traders to continue to supply the city with basic foodstuffs, fuel and medicines, and Allah will aid the slave as long as the slave aids his brother.
Thirdly: we call all the people, especially those with talents and capabilities to stand with the society, and benefit the people in these special conditions, with all they can from financial support or volunteering or contributing to the charity work, that benefit the people, the Almighty says: (So. he who has done an atom’s weight of good shall see it -7- And he who has done an atom’s weight of evil shall see it -8-) Surah Al-Zalzala.
Wa `Alaykumu Al-Salāmu wa Rahmatu l-lāhi wa Barakātuh
Iyad ag Ghaly (Abu Al-Fadl)
Nouakchott news agency