August 23, 1996 Hindukush Mountains, Khurasan, Afghanistan
be to Allah, we seek His help and ask for his pardon. We take refuge in
Allah from our wrongs and bad deeds. Who ever is guided by Allah will
not be misled, and who ever has been misled, he will never be guided. I
bear witness that there is no God except Allah, no associates with Him
and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and messenger.
you who believe! Be careful of your duty to Allah with the proper care
which is due to Him, and do not die unless you are Muslim." (Imraan;
3:102) "O people be careful of your duty to your Lord, who created you
from a single being and created its mate of the same kind and spread
from these two, many men and women; and be careful of your duty to
Allah, by whom you demand one of another your rights, and (be careful)
of the ties of kinship; surely Allah ever watches over you." (AnNisa;
4:1) "O you who believe! Be careful of your duty to Allah and speak the
right word; He will put your deeds into a right state for you, and
forgive you your faults; and who ever obeys Allah and his Apostle, he
indeed achieves a mighty success." (AlAhzab; 33:7071)
be to Allah, reporting the saying of the prophet Shu'aib "I desire
nothing but reform so far as I am able, and with none but Allah is the
direction of my affair to the right and successful path; on Him do I
rely and to Him do I turn." (Hud; 11:88) Praise be to Allah, saying,
"You are the best of the nations raised up for the benefit of men; you
enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong and believe in Allah."
Allah's blessing and
salutations on His slave and messenger who said "The people are close
to an all encompassing punishment from Allah if they see the oppressor
and fail to restrain him."
should not be hidden from you that the people of Islam had suffered
from aggression, iniquity and injustice imposed on them by the Zionist
Crusaders alliance and their collaborators, to the extent that the
Muslim's blood became the cheapest and their wealth as loot in the
hands of the enemies. Their blood was spilled in Palestine and Iraq.
The horrifying pictures of the massacre of Qana, in Lebanon are still
fresh in our memory. Massacres in Tajikistan, Burma, Kashmir, Assam,
the Philippines, Fatani, Ogadin, Somalia, Erithria, Chechnya and Bosnia
Herzegovina took place - massacres that send shivers in the body and
shake the conscience.
All of this and
the world watched and heard, and not only didn't respond to these
atrocities, but a clear conspiracy developed between the USA and its'
allies under the cover of the iniquitous United Nations and the
dispossessed people were even prevented from obtaining arms to defend
The people of Islam
awakened and realized that they are the main targets for the aggression
of the Zionist Crusaders alliance. All false claims and propaganda
about "Human Rights" were hammered down and exposed by the massacres
that took place against the Muslims in every part of the world. The
latest and the greatest of these aggressions, incurred by the Muslims
since the death of the Prophet (Allah's Blessing And Salutations On
Him) is the occupation of the land of the two Holy Places - the
foundation of the house of Islam, the place of the Revelation, the
source of the message and the place of the noble Ka'ba, the Qiblah of
all Muslims is by the armies of the American Crusaders and their
allies. We bemoan this and can only say "No power and power acquiring
except through Allah".
present circumstances, and under the banner of the blessed awakening
which is sweeping the world in general and the Islamic world in
particular, I meet with you today. And after a long absence, imposed on
the scholars (Ulama) and callers (Da'ees) of Islam by the iniquitous
Crusaders movement under the leadership of the USA; who fears that
they, the scholars and callers of Islam, will instigate the Ummah of
Islam against its' enemies as their ancestor scholars (May Allah be
pleased with them like Ibn Taymiyyah and Al'iz Ibn Abdes Salaam) did.
Therefore the Zionist Crusader alliance resorted to killing and
arresting the truthful Ulama and the working Da'ees. We are not
praising or sanctifying them; Allah sanctifies whom He pleases.
killed the Mujahid Sheikh Abdullah Azzaam, they arrested the Mujahid
Sheikh Ahmad Yaseen and the Mujahid Sheikh Omar Abdur Rahman (in
By orders from the USA they
also arrested a large number of scholars, Da'ees and young people in
the land of the two Holy Places, among them the prominent Sheikh Salman
AlOud'a and Sheikh Safar AlHawali and their brothers. We bemoan this
and can only say: "No power and power acquiring except through Allah".
(my group, and myself) have suffered some of this injustice ourselves;
we have been prevented from addressing the Muslims. We have been
pursued in Pakistan, Sudan and Afghanistan, hence this long absence on
my part. But by the Grace of Allah, a safe base is now available in the
high Hindukush mountains in Khurasan; where by the Grace of Allah the
largest infidel military force of the world was destroyed. And the myth
of the super power was withered in front of the Mujahideen cries of
Allahu Akbar (God Is Greater).
we work from the same mountains to lift the iniquity that had been
imposed on the Ummah by the Zionist Crusader alliance, particularly
after they have occupied the blessed land around Jerusalem, route of
the journey of the Prophet (Allah's Blessing And Salutations On Him)
and the land of the two Holy Places. We ask Allah to bestow us with
victory, He is our Patron and He is the Most Capable. From here, today
we begin the work, talking and discussing the ways of correcting what
had happened to the Islamic world in general, and the Land of the two
Holy Places in particular. We wish to study the means that we could
follow to return the situation to its' normal path and return to the
people their own rights, particularly after the large damages and the
great aggression on the life and the religion of the people.