An official statement by the command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on the
martyrdom (Insha'Allah) of Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki has been published on
Kavkaz Center presents to its readers the whole statement translated by the Global Islamic Media Front:
The Blood of the Martyr is Light and Fire
A Statement about the Martyrdom of Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaqi and His Comrades
All praise be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists, and may peace and
blessings be upon our Messenger, Muhammad, and his family. To proceed:
We affirm to our Mujahid Ummah which has risen against injustice the
martyrdom of the heroic Mujahid, Sheikh Abu Abdur-Rahman Anwar bin Nasir
His martyrdom as well as that of his comrades, Abu Muhsin al-Ma'ribi,
Sameer Khan and Salim al-Marwani, may Allah have mercy on them all, was a
result of an American airstrike in an area between Ma'rib and Jawf.
By Allah's Grace, the Sheikh and Islamic preacher was killed while he
remained firm in the path of Da'wah and Jihad, while both global and
local pressure were unable to cause him to retract from it, despite
lengthy attempts of seduction and threat, imprisonment and pursuit.
This Islamic preacher is the one who achieved victory, by his beliefs,
as remaining firm on beliefs is the true victory. He died upon his
beliefs, as we reckon. This is a characteristic of the Muslim Ummah;
their leaders do not die on their beds. The honor and the victory of the
Ummah is that their leaders and preachers are martyred.
Has any true call or the nation ever lived without sacrifices? If not,
then we are an Ummah which never dies! Rather, it is victorious, it
lives, and it is persists, because death gives it life!
The Americans assassinated the Islamic preacher, Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaqi
and Sameer Khan without any brought proof of allegation, and they
presented no evidence according to their own criminal laws of "freedom".
Where are their calls of freedom, justice, and human rights and freedom
which they claim? America was so harmed by them that they contradicted
their own principle, which they do daily, on which they claim their
country was founded.
America is the one who failed, as they did not abide by their
principles, while the Sheikh proved victorious, as he lived according to
his beliefs and died upon them.
And thus does America commit acts of injustice and aggression, killing
on a daily basis. Indeed they have a dark history in the likes of these
crimes, too lengthy to be recorded. They fabricate brazen lies in
public, claiming to be the protectors of human rights, freedom and
Their mendacious king makes a public appearance, stating that the death
of Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaqi is a victory for the Yemeni people, because
the Sheikh, according to him, killed many Yemeni people. But Obama, the
yo-yo who changes his religion daily, that he was found confessing to
the fact that he killed hundreds of the Sheikh's fellow tribesmen in
Ma'jalah and Rafadh, most of them women, children and the elderly, with
the blessings and participation of the butcher of Yemen, Ali Saleh.
The Sheikh has proceeded to the Everlasting Gardens, Allah willing,
while leaving behind for the Ummah a clear and pure ideology, a
distinguished style, and a path of Da'wah and Jihad which the Ummah can
adopt in their march towards honor and victory.
Yes, America has killed Sheikh Anwar, may Allah have mercy on him, but
they can never kill his ideology. Rather, the martyrdom of the Sheikh is
a new and revived life of his ideology and style.
The Sheikh has students which he taught, and students which have
benefited from him in various parts of the world. They will march his
march, following his tracks, continuing on the straight path, the path
of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.
As for American politicians, people have become accustomed to the fact
that whenever they kill a leader of Islam, or whenever one of its heroes
is martyred, they start to imagine things, saying that they have
finished off Islam or the Muslim Ummah, that the Muslim Ummah is now
impotent, or on that day they have achieved a great victory by killing
Indeed it is only their imagination, as they are fighting an entire
nation and a magnificent religion. They are fighting the Nation of True
Monotheism (Taweed) and Jihad. How on earth can they think to break its
These patchy techniques, as well as the injustices of America against
the entire world, and its continual support of the Jews and the
idol-tyrant rulers, its proxies in various regions, have led Muslim
masses to revolt and step into the fields, in outright refusal of the
idiotic policies of America, their injustices against the entire world,
and their support of their proxy rulers who they have placed over their
By Allah's Grace, America was slapped in Egypt when the revolutionaries
refused to meet the U.S. Secretary of State. Then, they were given
another slap in Libya, the land of Jihad.
Now, they can only stand and watch the Muslim people of Syria, unable to
do anything about the uprising in Yemen, who condemn and object to the
ways of America, refusing to accept American interference, all of course
except the opposition party, who by Allah's Grace do not represent the
majority, nor do they have any strength on the ground.
Our Yemeni revolutionaries! Indeed you left your homes in pursuit of
freedom, justice, and in refusal of U.S. interference. You must state
your firm decision about these flagrant and shameless transgression of
airspace and these continual airstrikes against the best of your people,
as well as the helpless from your women, children and the elderly. You
must shout in the face of all those who have been appointed by America,
just as you now shout in the face of the agent Ali Saleh, as by Allah
they are two sides of the same coin. Are our calamities due to anyone
other than America and their proxies?
Ali Abdullah Saleh has taken America as a lord besides Allah. It is they
who support him and grant him legitimacy, standing by his side for now
Our Yemeni revolutionaries! Indeed you must make your liberation from
American slavery, the refusal of American plans for the region, and
support for the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine against
American occupation goals of your revolt as well.
Our Yemeni revolutionaries! You have brought on a bright dawn against
the proxy agent Ali Abdullah Saleh. You must bring on one more dawn
against American interference in the region.
Surah Isra 17 verse 80 Say: "O my Lord! let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honor and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honor; and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me)."
Transliteration :Wa qur rabbi adkhilni mudkhala sidqiw wa akhrijni mukhraja sidqiw wa-j'al li mil ladunka sulta_nan nasira_(n).
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 2482 Narrated by AbuHurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him)
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) used to say, " O Allah, grant me benefit in what Thou hast taught me, teach me what will benefit me, and increase my knowledge. Praise be to Allah in all circumstances. I seek refuge in Allah from the state of those who go to Hell."
Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah transmitted it, Tirmidhi saying this is a tradition whose isnad is gharib.
Transliteration:an Abi Hurairah (radiya Allahu anhu) qaal:
qaala Rasul Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam):"Allahumma infa'ni bima 'allamtani, wa allimni maa yanfa'oni wa zidni 'ilman, alhamdulillahi alaa kolli haal, wa a'odtho billahi min haali ahlil naar."
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