Previously on this blog I have documented the Islamic State's perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic expressed through its official al-Naba' newsletter. Here I will illustrate other jihadist perspectives (and any other Islamic State perspectives) through primary sources with translation. Hopefully this should serve as a useful resource.
Corona: destroyer of the oppressors and martyrdom for the believers
In the name of God and praise be to God and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of God. As for what follows:
Exalted is the Almighty Holder of Sovereignty who says: "And the soldiers of your Lord no one knows, but He." Exalted is my Lord who vanquishes the haughty oppressors and supports the monotheist Ahl al-Sunna. Whoso opposes Him, He breaks him without concern.
We live in a time in which falsehood has gained supremacy and the 'rule of secularism and atheism' has arisen, won the day and ruled with its rule, such that you proceed in the land of God and you hardly see any land ruled by the Shari'a besides guerrilla groups protecting and defending the Exalted's religion.
We have seen Abu Jahl in our age: 'America and its allies' inflicting the worst torture on the monotheists, slaughtering their children and keeping alive their women, and they have thought that their fortresses have protected them from God, but God forbid that He should leave them without punishment. And here today we see a small soldier of the soldiers of God that has been imposed on the paths of disbelief to make them taste a bitter cup and make their arrogance disappear, and the decree of the Lord of the Worlds is that He has infected with it a number of the Muslims: "May God heal them all."
A virus you cannot see with the naked eye: it has destroyed their plans, struck their business, destroyed their top guys and criminals, and made them preoccupied with themselves after their active work was to plot against the monotheists. So we have seen the biggest of the criminals coming out in interviews with fear of the virus amid their eyes, and this is but a fulfilment of the truth of the Exalted's words: "So God came to them from where they did not reckon."
And we convey glad tidings to the Ahl al-Sunna wa al-Jama'a in every place that the collapse of the idolaters and whoso is loyal to them has become very near, so be prepared of Ummah of Tawheed to nail the last nail in the coffin of falsehood, and to launch your assault so that the land of God should be ruled by the rule of God.
And in the end we note something: that the Muslim must protect himself against infection by this virus, and if- God forbid- he should be infected and die because of it, he is a martyr by the permission of God. And we ask God to save all the Muslims from this virus, and praise be to God the Lord of the Worlds.
Written by the brother: Khalid al-Siba'i.
[published by the pro al-Qaeda Thabat News Agency]
Closing the mosques because of the Coronavirus
Abdulllah Muhammad al-Muheisseni
My opinion on closing the mosques on Fridays and the congregations in the Islamic lands because of corona!
I think that is decision is a clear mistake and one should not have to submit to it in the lands of the Muslims. That is because the West looks at the coronavirus through a materialist perspective only!!
For in their view it is a result of complicated environmental factors for which they do not find a realistic explanation. And according to this view, the barring of any gatherings is a beneficial solution because it cuts off the sole cause in their view!
As for the Muslims' view, the virus is a material cause that has resulted from Shari'i truths and it is a verse of the Lord of the Worlds by which God terrifies His servants...and in our view: "He has not brought down a tribulation except through sin" and "corruption and tribulation" appear for the frequency of impudence and supremacy of obscenities and lack of reformers and the distance from the Lord of the Worlds.
So in our religion, when He brought down the tribulation, the pleasure of our eyes (SAWS) turned to prayer!!
So how can we in the intensity of the crisis close the houses of God, the places of prayer!!?
And in our religion, when the Sun or Moon is eclipsed, we call prayer as congregation!
And in our religion, when rain becomes barren, we say: 'Come to prayer'!!
And in our religion, when the enemy gains supremacy, we are submissive in prayer!!
And in our religion, the solution for every problem: prayer, then prayer, then prayer.
So are we to close the houses of God in a crisis that threatens humanity like this one!!?
In conclusion: we do not assert neglect of the function of the cause. For whoso eats garlic or onion is to keep away from the mosque and likewise we say about all who show in themselves suspicions of any symptom: they are to be kept away. As for closing the houses of God in the lands of the Muslims in the time of the tribulation in which we are in urgent need to bend the neck before the Generous Pardon [God]: no and 1000 nos.
And if necessary, a middle solution should be reached in that the number should be reduced or some of them should be closed besides others or those who frequent them must be obliged to take up precautions like wearing the muzzle and gloves and the like and other necessary measures.
For many of the governmental offices will not be closed but rather the necessary measures will be intensified in them.
And likewise let there be in the mosques, especially as the people of the mosques generally perform an important part of the measures of protection in the devotion of worship like washing the hands and exterior limbs in ablution, and God knows best.
Written by Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Muheisseni
Date: 22 Rajab 1441 AH corresponding to 17 March 2020 CE
Will not the closure of your mosques today by choice- lest the epidemic should strike you- remind you of the closure of thousands of mosques in al-Sham, occupied Palestine, East Turkestan and Andalus etc. by subjugation and compulsion after the occupier trampled on them, and the sinful disbeliever caused disaster in them, and turned them from mosques into museums or idolatrous temples?!
Perhaps in corona is a lesson to the neglectful ones: make right the circumstances of your mosques today by choice, lest they should vanish from you tomorrow by force- God forbid. And for you in the occupied lands of the Muslims is a lesson and sign.
By the grace of God and His power: the mosques of the liberated areas in al-Sham, are filled with their people, and the mosques are crowded with people praying, and no mosque has been cut off from the congregations and Friday prayers, except a mosque occupied by the disbelievers or has become a heap of rubble on the line of clash, and to God one should complain.
In their prayers the Muslims in al-Sham ave turned towards God in these difficult days: they have turned to Him so that He may rid them of the human viruses: the Russian, Rafidite and Nusayri ones, and so that He may protect them from the evil of the microbial viruses: corona and its sisters.
So God, make lasting upon us the bounty of prayer in Your noble houses, and grant the Muslim in every place deliverance and an exit.
al-Zubair al-Ghazi [of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, published on 20 March 2020]
Corona is a dangerous epidemic but more dangerous than that is when we rebel against God in this time. We need sincere repentance as Muslim societies because materialism has drowned the minds and distracted them so this virus has come to make clear that that materialism and practical development are impotent before the grandeur of the Creator in Whose hands are the keys to everything. Oh God, accept our repentance and restore us finely to the Truth.
It has become clear through the Iraqi demonstrations that many of the Shi'a masses have known the error of that marja'iya and the danger of subordination to Iran so Iraq has been witnessing a great transformation but corona has been an aid lifeline for those corrupt parties and their rotten marja'iya. Oh God restore finely the people of Iraq and the Muslims entirely to the Truth.
The problem of the Iraqi people is not corona for it is a temporary epidemic for it and will end, but rather the problem of the Iraqi people in general and the Shi'a in particular is following those corrupt marja'iyas that have corrupted the religion of the people and their earthly life.
Abu Mariya al-Qahtani [of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, published on 24 March 2020]
When the epidemic spreads you must stay in your place:
A'isha said: I asked the Messenger of God- SAWS- about the plague. He informed me that it is a torment sent by God on whomsoever He wills, and God has made it a mercy to the believers. Whosoever dwells in his land patient and awaiting as the plague befalls it, knowing that it will only strike the one for whom God has decreed, for that person is the likes of the reward of a martyr- (Sahih al-Bukhari).
My advice to my people in the liberated areas is to take up the causes and keep distant from gatherings and avoid hand-shaking and take up the counsels of the doctors as they are the people of speciality in this field, for taking up the causes is of the completeness of tawakkul [putting one's reliance on God], for corona is a disease that transmits through the handshake and mixing and therefore one must take up the causes.
Abu Mariya al-Qahtani [of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, published on 23 March 2020]
Because of corona- may God heal us and you- the land today is less sinful and as hopeful as it can be of God's mercy and answer to prayer.
al-Idrissi [of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, published on 23 March 2020]
#Corona has not only exposed the weakness of the bodies of modern humans only but also it has exposed the weakness of the new systems and revealed their defects and clarified the hidden element of the deceit of this transitory materialist civilization. So will men return to their guidance and be born anew to revive what was wiped out from ethics and values? And will the Muslims wake up to return to lead the nations and call them to good?!
Dr. Mudhhir al-Weis [of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, published on 22 March 2020]
With corona, a blessing in the disguise of tribulation
Epidemic or gift?!
I have considered the circumstances of the people with the coronavirus and found much good in clothing of evil exterior, and that is not surprising when one considers the words of one's Almighty Lord: "And peradventure you dislike something even as God places in it much good." For how many trials have become blessings! And how many disliked things have brought desirable things, and how many malices have brought down bounties!
For among the benefits of corona you have seen is much return from people to their Lord, and their depending on Him, and their praying to Him, and many people remembering the prayers, wirds, and adkhar and protecting themselves and their offspring through them, and renewing repentance and increasing calls for forgiveness.
And among the benefits of corona is that the people have become isolated from their Tawagheet for they have cut off the practice of kissing the hands of the Tawagheet and kissing their heads, even if the custom of licking their shoes from a distance remains among many of their followers and agents (their 'ulama).
And among the benefits of corona: that it has covered the faces of women, as people have abandoned the opposite in the ruling on covering the face, and they have taken up the greater form of protection, and have applied the principle of sidd al-dhara'i [to prevent that which may lead to sin], and they have preferred warding off the acts of corruption over bringing interests, and they have no longer seen anything meticulous, intense or extreme from this.
And among the benefits of corona: that many of those dazzled with the civilization of the West and others- who were telling us about the cleanliness of the West, and their education and progress, such that some of the foolish ones preferred them to the Muslims- have now been warning in their new coronite preaching about imitating them. And they say: beware that we should reach the state Italy, France, Britain and China have reached!
And among the benefits of corona: the closing of the bars and nightclubs and places of corruption, and the confinement of people- women, men, elderly and youth- to their homes and their abandoning of going out and about and wandering in the streets, as well as the cutting off smoking and the like from most of them.
Among the benefits of corona: it has exposed the rulers and their 'ulama who justify for them the impeding of the Shari'a on the grounds of their impotence to compel the people by it, and their lack of ability to do so. For the corona crisis has made clear that they are capable of implementing the most difficult decisions when they want that. For if they had wanted they could have closed the bars. If they had wanted they could have closed the banks of usury. And if they had wanted they could have barred women from self-adornment and closed the houses of prostitution and corruption, but they do not want or desire that, and they insist on their falsehood and corruption and their sowing corruption, willingly choosing that, without an excuse or harm that may strike them, and do not except from this state of affairs an Arab Taghut, a Turkish one or any miserly one.
And among the benefits of corona: that the West has restored filth to cleanliness, as their doctors today advise them to inhale, gargle and wash the hands three or four times per day. And they are deeds the praying Muslim repeats five times per day: repeated three times at minimum. And his Prophet (SAWS) encouraged him to go overboard in that, so he has no need to imitate and follow the West.
And among the benefits of corona: that the people have known that the mosques which the governments control: most of them are sultanate mosques following the command of the ruler by the command of the law. And they have known that the obligation on the Muslims is that they should strive to be independent of them with private mosques even if they are as the nesting place of sound grouses. For they are more blessed than mosques closed and opened according to the whims of the Tawagheet, except the three mosques which have well-known special status.
And among the benefits of corona: that it has given us a break from the obligatory unified sermons imposed on the imams of the mosques to glorify the Tawagheet and praise their policies, for they have been cut off and we have gained a break from them, even if temporarily, without our deliberately refraining from Friday or congregation prayers, such that we can give sermons among our dependants or pray them as dhuhr prayers.
And among the benefits of corona: that on account of it and the overcrowding of the prisons, God has thus provided deliverance to some of the oppressed. And we ask God Almighty not to leave any oppressed person in the prisons of the Tawagheet.
So do not curse corona and be patient, and be hopeful. Perhaps God will bring us more benefits and blessings and glad tidings from it.
[post on Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi's channel on Telegram: 23 March 2020]
Why do I see you tormented by the epidemic,
And almost terrified to the point that you are going mad?
If your death is inevitably coming,
Why do you fear death from corona?
People before us died in the plague,
What is with the one who has not understood the plague?
Whoso does not die through being struck, dies in another way.
For death is a true fact and men are mortal.
The One who decreed for Himself to remain,
Decreed as law that men should perish.
If your accumulation were just, you should not fear it.
But you have borne debts from sins.
God has warned His servants of the epidemic.
God has disturbed calm by tribulation.
Exalted is the One who saves the servants by His grace
And brings delight to their souls and eyes.
Do justice for yourself before your death.
For those who fear Him are the saved.
[a nasheed shared on Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi's channel on 19 March 2020, and concerning the nasheed the post says: "A song I liked," quoting the lines rhetorically asking why one should fear death from coronavirus if death is inevitable anyway].
They do not possess for themselves benefit or harm: Corona as an example
The psychological defeat in people in this time has reached the point that they believe there to be in America and its sisters qualities and deeds that cannot be attributed to men, such as knowing everything, and being capable of everything! So nothing happens on Earth without their knowledge, and nothing from the circumstances of the people should be except by their rule, and nothing in this world should be inaccessible to their power and capabilities, so people have worshipped them besides God out of fear and ambition, and have sought their contentment and feared their wrath, even with the wrath of their Lord (exalted is He).
And therefore, many of the people explain all the greatest occurrences in light of these false beliefs, so whatever happens, they believe that America is aware of it before it occurs! For nothing is absent from the hearing and sight of its intelligence apparatuses and it intends for that to occur for nothing is without the will of its rulers, and and it is capable of preventing it if it so wills for nothing is free from the ability of its army and politicians! The Almighty nature of God is much above what they describe.
And therefore we find some of the people of error from those claiming affiliation with Islam observing America in their deeds more than their observation of their Lord (Almighty and Exalted is He), so they expend their efforts to realize its will even before it demands that of them, and that is because they believe they cannot realize any desire of their own except by its contentment with them, and if some of them convince their followers that they are pretending to please America only to do secretly what angers it, most of them believe that it reviews their secrets just as they grant them review over their open actions, so they strive to obey it secretly as they obey it openly, and worship America in every occasion as though they see it in front of them, and even if they do not see it present they are convinced that it sees them in its absence from them! And there is no power or force except in God.
Therefore also these people do not believe that an enemy of America can triumph in the land except by its contentment or aid and in order to achieve its desire in matters that may be hidden to them as they take on the burden of investigating them and take pride in claiming to have come to them. Indeed the matter has got to the point with them- and refuge is to be sought in God- that they attribute to America everything that happens in the Earth from good or bad that strikes the people, so if drought happens in a land, it is because America prevented rain from them, and if rain comes upon it, it is because America directed to it the wind that drives the heavy clouds. And if an earthquake strikes a town, America moved the land under it, and if a government is stable in the land, it is because America has been content with it, and if the inhabitants arise against it, America is the one that directed them and got them out of their homes to revolt against it and overthrow its rule.
Indeed the stupidity of these people is such that when they have found their idolatrous principles cannot be correct in explaining the calamities and catastrophes that afflict America in every land, they have attributed these calamities to America as well, so it harms its inhabitants and destroys its economy and ruins its land to realize a goal that renders no benefit to it sooner or later! And if they do not know this goal they resort to fantasies and myths told to them by hucksters who attribute them to knowledge and reality. They do this to reassure them of the soundness of their religion and correctness of their belief.
And we have seen in the great tribulation that has befallen the nations during the past months how these believers fluctuate with America, harm to it and benefit to it. So when the matter first involved the disbelievers of China they came out affirming that it is the hand of America that has struck the people with the disease in order to weaken their force and destroy their economy, because their country is competing with America globally. But they do not know that those who came up with these stories are the Tawagheet of China themselves after the mounting criticism they faced from their idolatrous followers for their shortcoming in containing the illness before it spread in the land.
So when the disease spread more and struck the Crusader countries allied to America in Europe in particular, and the government of China announced its land had recovered from it, the idiots delved further into their ignorance to claim that the goal of the spread of the epidemic in Europe is to reduce the number of elderly who cost their countries a lot to care for them! And this is occurring with collusion between America and the governments of those states, despite what people see entirely from the catastrophes that have befallen those countries, their inhabitants and economy.
Even as the disease has reached America itself and struck tens of thousands of its people, the ignorant have added a new reason- in addition to getting rid of the elderly and frail- to the will of the rulers of America to have the disease afflict their land, and it is that they are bearing all these great losses that will afflict them and their economy and the great dangers that threaten their security and society, with the aim of striking the other states with greater damages they cannot bear, so America will come out after the tribulation more power and more influential in the world!
And there has been in this tribulation and what has accompanied it from events people are suffering from in plain sight a sign for them if they had understanding: namely, that what God the Exalted has willed for good or evil to strike the people cannot be prevented by anyone, not matter how strong, knowledgeable or tyrannical he may be. So neither America nor others besides it could have expected the occurrence of a catastrophe to strike them of this proportion before it occurred, let alone having certain knowledge of it. And neither America nor others besides it have been able to ward off from themselves and their inhabitants what God Almighty has willed for them. And neither America nor others besides it are capable of removing what harm has afflicted them except by the will of God the Exalted and what the Exalted has determined for them. And neither America nor others besides it are capable of determining what will afflict them tomorrow let alone determining that for others besides themselves. Surely whoso worships America has erred, and whoso fears it and implores it besides God the Exalted has erred. Surely they have erred and their efforts in this world and the Hereafter have come to nought. The Almighty has said: "Say: who is the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth? Say: God. Say: So have you taken besides Him as allies those who do not possess for themselves benefit or harm? Say: Are the blind and seeing equal? Or are the darkness and light equal? [al-Ra'd 16]
[Islamic State al-Naba' editorial published 26 March 2020]
Corona..,political and economic collapses
The heads of the strongest states in force and the greatest of them in might [/tyrannical might] are coming out to say that there is no solution to the corona epidemic with the announcement of surrender in fighting it off: the most recent statement in this regard was by the Italian prime minister on Thursday evening: "We have lost control entirely and the epidemic is destroying us. The world has ended and the matter is left to Heaven."
This coincides with a state of anxiety and fear of the unknown striking the peoples and governments amid complete inability to deal with a virus only seen by the microscopes and which has been harvesting thousands of souls here and there, and infecting hundreds of thousands among them the heads of kufr [disbelief] and criminality while they have killed and shed the blood of the Muslims all over the world. And it is as though the gnat that God (Almighty and Exalted is He) sent to destroy Nimrod- the greatest of the tyrants of the earth in his time- is conceived in this small entity in order to harvest through it heads that have tyrannized and killed thousands of the Muslims.
Iran, which has worked throughout 10 years to kill the Syrians and displace them and still carries out oppression and slaughter in Arab states, stands today impotent and stretching out its hand to the International Monetary Fund (and this has not occurred since 60 years) to borrow some billions of dollars to fight off the corona disaster as it is considered the first place regionally in terms of the spread of the epidemic. And likewise is the state of affairs for states richer, more powerful, more wrongdoing and more oppressive as they have come out declaring material weakness before the will of God: "Indeed the earthly causes have been cut off and we have left the matter to Heaven."
God (Almighty and Exalted is He) has said: 'And likewise the seizure of your Lord when He seized the towns as they were wrongdoers: indeed His seizure is painful, intense.' This is so with a global prediction that there is no root or quick solution to stop the escalation of the corona crisis- something that has cast its negative consequences on the global economy at a time when capitalism and humanitarianism entirely are witnessing an unprecedented collapse as they have begun to totter and fall apart, coinciding with the corona crisis and a state of tension that has been afflicting the economy for long years.
The Messenger of God (SAWS) said: "No infection, and no evil omen." So the Muslims today are in a test. Corona will disappear sooner or later and its results and what we have come to will remain. And the obligation upon us today as Muslims is to put reliance in God (Almighty and Exalted is He), to keep hope bound in the promise of God Almighty for deliverance and the disappearance of the anxiety and not to be preoccupied with tracking the news and reports and relying on the earthly causes. For the solution has been cut off, except from Heaven, and indeed God is merciful to His servants and will not make us go to loss. All that is from the goodness of putting reliance on our Lord and honesty in repentance and certainty of the Exalted's ability alone to remove the harm. Do not be worried about corona and do not exaggerate its matter, and let us be preoccupied with our relation with the Lord of corona for there is no remover of it but He. The Almighty has said:
"But no town had believed so its faith would have benefited it, except the people of Younis. When they believed, We removed from the the torment of disgrace in this earthly life and We granted them enjoyment for a time."
[Editorial from weekly Iba' magazine affiliated with Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, 28 March 2020]
Window of awareness
Corona and the wind of the trench
Sheikh: Yahya al-Farghali
The burden on the Muslims reached its most intense point in the fifth year of the Hijra when the disbelievers besieged al-Medina like the bracelet on the wrist and the intensity was increased by the fact that the Jews of the Banu Qurayza violated the pact and colluded with the Quraysh to stab the Muslims in the back, and Islam seemed on the verge of total destruction, but in this moment came the divine help and God sent a wind routing the disbelief and its soldiers: "Oh you who have believed, remember the bounty of God upon you when soldiers came upon you so We sent against them a wind and soldiers you did not see."
And despite this splendid verse it was not transmitted that any of the disbelievers believed in its cause, but rather Abu Sufyan who was at the head of the army of disbelief at the time and bore witness to this verse with his own eye and likely heard the verses of the Qur'an that eternalized the realities of this divine victory, only came to believe three years after this event on the conquest of Mecca. And there is no surprise in this because the idolaters are misled by Satan as He interprets for them any verse regarding the unseen as being accounted for by worldly causes only: "One of the storms of the Arabian Peninsula and the Muslims clung to the trench so we were compelled to withdraw"- this is probably what Satan implanted in their mind.
And this means of interpreting events is the predominant way in the materialist age that men have been living in for 300 years approximately and was begun by the Englishman 'Francis Bacon' as he established the the foundations of the scientific [/experimental] method and brought it out in opposition to the unseen religious method in explaining events and symptoms. And because of this zero-sum battle that was kindled at the time between the church and its corrupted gospel on the one land and the experimental scientific community on the other, with the advance of the latter in a way that showed the flaws of the church's explanation of events, the Bacon method gained the ascendancy and destroyed- more or less- the unseen method. And the days after that proceeded and the West conquered the Muslims- because of their distance from the religion- and the occupier brought its culture to the land of the Islam and found the 'Khaldunite' base a fertile ground so the conquered imitated the conqueror in supposing an artificial conflict between the unseen and experimental and giving the ascendancy to the experimental, despite the fact that there is no existence for this conflict at all between the Islamic religion- which was not distorted as the church's religion was distorted- and the scientific method. Rather the scientific method has only proven time after time the correctness of what Islam has stated and pointed to regarding issues in worldly science.
The previous documentation explains the hidden conflict concerning the conditioning and means of dealing with the 'corona' epidemic as some turn away from any unseen explanation for it as being a punishment for the disbelievers and mercy for the believers, not to mention disgust and ridicule of treatment through Ruqyia [exorcism] and Adkhar [remembrances of God]- even as it is established in Islam as being of the most powerful and beneficial remedies. But I would like to speak here about something behind that: namely, the resemblance between this epidemic and the wind of the trench not only in terms of assessment and unseen cause, but also its impact on the Muslims and in particular the mujahideen among them. For the great crisis Islam is living through in the present reality and the great stranglehold upon it are not hidden: such that the stranglehold has reached its sources in the Arabian Peninsula. And also there is what the mujahideen in Idlib have faced from a reality that has almost destroyed them. So is 'corona' the wind of our age that will save Islam and restructure the world anew so that the age of might and enabling of the Muslims and mujahideen can begin?! The coming days will answer this question, but whatever the answer is we must not ignore the unseen judgement that revolves around us, and we must consolidate this judgement whether in prayer and tawakkul [putting reliance on God] so that the judgement should for our interest or in material work to bring about that as the Prophet (prayers and peace be upon him) did when he sent Hudhaifa to conduct reconnaissance on the disbelievers in the wind of the trench and sent Na'im bin Mas'ud to corrupt the agreement that occurred between Banu Qurayza and the idolaters.
[article in Iba' newsletter by Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham's Sheikh Abu al-Fatah al-Farghali, published 28 March 2020].
Coronavirus continues to harvest the lives of the Chinese and fears about its spread globally
The Communist Chinese government said on Wednesday that the number of those killed by coronavirus has reached 132 up till now, while the number of infected has reached up to 6000. And in this context, the Chinese government announced 'decisive measures' to contain the virus, which have included the quarantine of more than 40 million people, the stopping of all tourist journeys, and the transportation companies in the capital (Pekin) suspending their services to the 'Hubei' region where the virus originated, within desperate attempts to stop the spread of the deadly illness. And despite these 'decisive' measures, the Chinese Taghut admitted on Wednesday that 'the process to contain the virus is still a complicated task.'
[From the weekly news section of the Islamic State's al-Naba' newsletter issue 219, published on 30 January 2020]
Indeed the force of your Lord is strong
Day after day the picture of the tribulation that God Almighty has imposed on the disbelieving nation of China and its people is becoming clearer, with the revelation of the huge extent of the infections with the deadly illness that the tyrannical Pharaonic government has declared it is unable to contain and confine let alone treat and end its danger. This is so amid fears of its spread more inside the land and outside, which threatens a dangerous global epidemic that may cause a great catastrophe for humans.
And many of the Muslims have hastened to the notion of certainty that this epidemic is a punishment from God Almighty for the Chinese government on account of the crimes it has committed against the Muslims in that land, from killing, imprisonment, displacement and tempting them away from their religion, and deeming fair game their lives, wealth and honour in a very barbaric manner. And that is what cannot be determined without guidance or clear authority, even if the idolaters are deserving of the torment in this world and the Hereafter, and the gratification in their calamities and the tribulation that befalls them is a commendable Shari'i matter.
Torment from God the Exalted struck prior peoples as a result of their associating partners with the One whose majesty is exalted, and their hostility to His prophets and just servants, as was the case of 'Ad and Thamud and the people of Madin and the people of Pharaoh and some of the people of Israel and others besides them, with the wind and the cry and the transformation and the years and other things by which God Almighty torments His servants. But the tribulations also struck the prophets and their followers of those whom God Almighty loves, for among them are those who were killed and those who were struck and those who were displaced from their abodes. Also it is well-known that a number of the best of the Companions of the Messenger of God (prayers and peace be upon him) died in the plague of al-Sham even as they entered that abode as conquering mujahideen. So that was a martyrdom for them in the path of God, we reckon them as such, as the one upon whom prayers and peace said: "The plague is a martyrdom for every Muslim" (muttafiq alayhi).
And the difference between the people of faith and the idolaters when the tribulation befalls them is that the believers resort to the Exalted with prayer and humble themselves to Him that He may remove from them what has befallen them, and they get near to Him through repentance, turning to Him in repentance and doing just deeds, and they endure what He has afflicted them with, awaiting the reward from the One whose majesty is exalted.
As for the disbelievers, they do not view those tribulations as signs from God that should push them to repentance from their disbelief and going back on their transgression and seeking salvation from their Creator, but rather they meet it with more disbelief and arrogance, as the Almighty has said: "And they said: no matter what sign you bring us to bewitch us, we are not believers in you. So We sent upon them the flood, locusts, lice, frogs and blood as distinct signs, but they were arrogant and a criminal people" [al-'Araf 132-133]. And among them are those who believe in God when they are certain of the cutting off of all causes of salvation besides the Exalted, but that faith reverts to disbelief merely through the lifting of the tribulation from them as they attribute the grace to one besides Him, as the Almighty has said: "Say: who will save you from the darkness of the land and sea as you call on him in humbleness and secrecy? If he saves us from this, we will be of those who are thankful. Say: God will save you from it and from every adversity, then you should be thankful" (al-'Anam 63-64).
And flee from the one afflicted with leprosy as you flee from the lion
Indeed the danger of the epidemic that has befallen the land of China today is not confined to the disbelievers alone, but it is also possible it will surpass them to those who live among them from the Muslims whether of the people of the land or whose who visit it to meet their interests, but also to those who surround China from countries as well, where hundreds of millions of the people of the qibla reside. Also the world is interconnected today through different connections that leads to the facilitation of the spread of illnesses and epidemics to different regions very quickly. We ask God for safety and health for all the Muslims.
And the obligation on the Muslims today is that they should seek help in God Almighty to avoid the illness and distance it from their lands, by seeking refuge in the Exalted to heal them of the affliction and safeguard them from it, for it will not infect anyone except by His permission and no one will be saved from it except by the permission of the One whose majesty is exalted, and through taking up what one can from the causes to protect oneself from the illness and prevent its spread.
And among these causes is avoiding entry into the areas afflicted with the epidemic lest one should be infected with the illness, and avoiding leave it for the one who has entered it lest he should transmit it to the outside, except the one God Almighty has kept safe from it. This is in obedience to the command of God Almighty to avoid harm to the self and to avoid harming others, and following the Sunna of the Prophet (prayers and peace be upon him) and his noble companions. Osama said: "The Messenger of God (SAWS) said: 'The plague is a scourge that was sent on a group of the Banu Isra'il, or on those who came before you, so if you hear of it in a land, do not enter upon it, and if it occurs in a land and you are in it, do not exit in flight from it.' Abu al-Nadhar said: 'It should not bring you out except in flight from it.'" [muttafiq alayhi]. And on the authority of Abu Huraira who says: the Messenger of God (SAWS) said: "No infection and no evil omen and no owl and no Safr, and flee from the one afflicted with leprosy as you flee from the lion" [narrated by al-Bukhari]. So the illness does not infect by itself but rater by the decree command of God, and fleeing from it is the Shari'i command of God that must be obeyed, and in that one hopes for safety.
And likewise among those causes is hastening to seek the cure for the one afflicted with something of it, and keeping away from what can result in transmitting the infection to others people, and providing help upon that for the one who is capable of it. And whoso is of the people of medicine and science should help as far as he can in finding the cure and vaccine, and intending by his work to keep the illness away from the Muslims, and expecting on that the reward from God Almighty through his preserving the Muslim and sacrosanct lives, as God Almighty has said: "And whoso saves a life, it I as though he has saved all mankind" [al-Ma'ida 32].
Our Lord and do not lay upon us a burden
And among the most important acts of worship that the Muslim must safeguard in the likes of these circumstances is showing fear of God and His torment even if it afflicts the disbelieving people, and calling people to that, for these great signs are of that by which God Almighty terrifies His servants, and shows to them through them His force and capability, and their weakness and lack of stratagem, and warns them of His severe torment against the one who rebels against Him and deems himself above praying to Him and seeking His forgiveness. As the Exalted has said: "Say: He is capable of sending upon you a torment from above You or above your feet or confuse you as secs and make you taste each other's violence. See how We diversify the signs that they may understand" [al-'An'am 65].
And of those acts of worship is considering the capability of God Almighty and the extent of the weakness of man however tyrannical and oppressive he may be in the land before the Exalted's Force, and certainty that the One whose majesty is exalted, if He had wished, would have been victorious over His enemies and taken revenge on them in what He has willed even if by the smallest of His creation and weakness of them in strategem and means, and that His entrusting of His believing servants with jihad against them is but a test of affliction for them in obedience to Him and examining what is in their hearts from faith. As the Exalted has said: "So when you meet those who have disbelieved, strike the necks such that when you have inflicted slaughter on them, secure the bonds, either granting them release as a favour or as ransom until the war lays down its burdens. And that is so. And had God willed, He could have taken revenge on them but in order that He may test some of you with others, and those who have been killed in the path of God, He will not let their deeds go to waste" [Muhammad 4].
And likewise of the acts of worship are increasing the prayer and resorting to God the Exalted to keep the Muslims and their abode safe from the epidemics and illnesses, and to heal whoso of them has been afflicted with them, and to make them as atonement for their sins absorbing their mistakes, and to impose these epidemics and illnesses- and they are of the soldiers of the One whose majesty is exalted- on the disbelievers and idolaters, to destroy their vegetation, and destroy their forces, and preoccupy them with themselves away from attacking the Muslims. And we should hope for all that in prayers.
We ask God Almighty to protect the Muslims in every place, and to keep them safe from that by which He torments the idolaters, and to remove from them every tribulation: "Oh our Lord, do not blame us if we forget or make a mistake. Oh our Lord, do not place a burden upon us as You have place it on those who came before us. Oh our Lord, do not make us bear that for which we have no power and pardon us and forgive us and have mercy on us. You are our Lord, so support us against the disbelieving people" [al-Baqara 286]. And praise be to God the Lord of the Worlds.
[from issue 220 of al-Naba' newsletter, published 6 February 2020].
The victims of 'Corona' is on the increase and the disbelieving Chinese government is refuted in its claims to find a treatment for it.
China announced a rise in the number of its people killed as a result of infection with the Coronavirus to 563, while the number of those infected with the illness has reached approximately 30,000 Chinese. At the same time some of the expectations suggest that the true numbers of dead and infections with the illness are multiple times higher than what the disbelieving government of China has announced.
And the Chinese government is still imposing a quarantine on two towns in which the illness has spread with intensity, while imposing precautionary measures in other areas in fear of its spread in them as well, while the governments continue to evacuate their citizens from China and Hong Kong, and monitor the passengers coming from China in case they are infected with the deadly illness.
Meanwhile the disbelieving Chinese government has begun to claim the healing of some of those infected with the illness and their leaving its hospitals to reassure the people, and to minimize the catastrophic impacts of the illness on all aspects of life in China, and among them the economy that has lost hundreds of billions of dollars as losses during the past days. The 'WHO' has denied that there is an effective drug for the illness, in refuting the Chinese claims in this regard.
[from issue 220 of al-Naba' newsletter, weekly news section]
Lost are those you invoke except Him
God Almighty places among the events of this world signs from which lessons are learnt by the one who has a heart or hears as he bears witness. He does this in order to guide them to the straight path, and evil may be kept away from them, so they may see with the eye of certainty that there is no security from God except by coming towards Him, and there is no one who can bring benefit or harm besides the Exalted. So as for those of the conscious hearts, and the remembering and alert minds, they realize meanings from these signs that are not realized by those whose hearts He has blotted out and whose sights He has blinded so the lessons and truths pass in front of them without their heeding them, and they do not benefit from them, but rather they only make them go astray further.
And thus we find in many of the revealed verses of God the Exalted instances where He addresses the idolaters who do not believe in them that they should pay attention to His signs of decree and learn from them if the affirmation of the revelation does not benefit them, for they only need for that purpose to use their sights and hearings that He has given them, and they should consider with their minds that He has granted them, and thus realize that they are on clear error, and that the truth- the whole truth- is in following the revelation and obeying the prophets and those sent to whom the Book was revealed.
For He has condemned whoso has associated any partner with Him among creation with the words of the One whose majesty is exalted: "Is the One who created the Heavens and the Earth and brought down for you from the sky water so We caused through it gardens of joyful beauty to grow whose trees you could not have grown: is there a deity with Him as God? But rather they are a people who ascribe equals. Is the One who made the earth stable and placed through it rivers and made mountains and placed between the two seas a barrier: is there a deity with Him as God? But rather, most of them do not know" (al-Naml 60-61).
And He has condemned whoso has associated anyone with the Exalted as a partner in worship with His words: "Is the One who responds to the compelled when he calls on Him and removes the evil and makes you successors of the earth: is there a deity with Him as God? Little is that which you remember. Is the One who guides you in the darkness of the land and sea and the One who sends winds as glad tidings before His mercy: is there a deity with God Almighty? God is above what they associate as partners with Him" (al-Naml 62-63).
And among the greatest lines of evidence of reason that God Almighty has brought down upon His servants, is that He has made evidence of the error of the idolaters in themselves and their deeds, for they claim benefit and harm in their allies, then if they fear perdition, they pray to God in pure devotion to Him and forget their partners, even if they truly believe in the power of their allies, to bring benefit or harm, or they are convinced that they are intercessors to God Almighty and that by praying to them benefit and repelling of harm are procured. As they have abandoned their idolatry at the hour of hardship and adversity, and have clung to it at the time of deliverance and ease, the Almighty has said: "And when harm afflicts you in the sea, lost are those you invoke except Him, so when He saves you to land, you turn away and man is ungrateful. So have you been secure that He should not make you sink into the side of the land or send upon you a storm of stones? Then you will find no trustee for yourselves. Or have you felt secure that He will not send you back into the sea another time and send upon you a hurricane of wind so drown you for what you have denied. Then you will find for yourselves no avenger against Us" (al-'Isra' 67-69).
And we have in the idolatrous Rafidites today a sign and lesson, for they worship the family of the Household besides God Almighty, and claim that they are the Exalted's partners in benefit and harm, so among them are whose who lie against the One whose majesty is exalted and claim that He has entrusted to them the affair of creation in this world and the Hereafter. And among them are those who lie against the One whose affair is exalted and claim that they are the intercessors of the people to their Lord, so by praying to them besides God Almighty the doors of good are opened and the doors of evil closed, and they claim that those they pray to are living among them, hearing and seeing, ad aiding them and supporting them, and removing from them the harm if God afflicted them with it, and pouring out upon them for the good if God withholds it from them. God Almighty is well above what they claim.
And when God Almighty afflicts them with illnesses and diseases, they have intensified the journeys to the tombs and shrines, in order to perform tawaf around them as the Muslims do for the Ka'aba, and prostrate to them as the believers do in prayer, and they offer to them sacrifices and communions, as the monotheists offer [to God] all they can in pious devotion. And they give to each one of the graves its apportionments in healing diseases and ailments, and for every illness is a grave to be visited and an idol to be worshipped besides God Almighty, and for every type of the afflictions are specific acts of nearness and specified acts of worship by which they get near to the idols. And they increase the false claims about the benefits of the soil of the land on which those idols have been placed and the dust of the soles of the one who visits them in healing all illnesses without care, so through them they dirt their faces, and they rub their bodies with them and even eat those pieces of soil and drink their soaked parts. May God fight them. How are they deluded?
Then they today have been tested by God Almighty with the spread of a deadly illness in the town that includes many of their idols, and is considered among the most important centres for the spread of their false religion, and in it reside the heads of their Tawagheet who guide them straight to the fight, so dozens of them have been killed and infected by it, and from that place it began transmitting with the visitors of the idols and worshippers of the graves to various places, and they have known that the first of the centres of the spread of the illness was in those idolatrous temples in which they gather to associate partners with God Almighty, and call on them the dead and buried in request for benefit and removal of harm, besides the Exalted.
So no sooner did they restrict the movement of people in that town, and restricted the visiting of people to those idols, then indeed that extended to the spread of warnings about gathering upon their other idols in every place, in fear that the crowding upon them should result in the transmission of the infection among them. And these people have forgotten that the idols from which they turn away the people today in fear of illnesses, and that the tombs that they douse today with cleaning agents and disinfectants to protect those who seek blessing in them from infection, are the same ones in which they claimed healing from every disease, and that in touching them is being free from every ailment and that in seeking blessing them is recovery from every illness, and that through the mixing of visitors to them is salvation in this world and the Hereafter.
And perhaps in this sign of the signs of God Almighty is an warning to them to the foolishness of their minds and blindness of their sights, and guidance for some of them to abandon what they are upon from associating partners with God the Exalted, and an indicator for them to adhere to Tawheed of their Lord and seek benefit and removal of harm from the One whose majesty is exalted alone. And God guides whomsoever He wills and by what He wills to a straight path.
[al-Naba' article issue 223, 27 February 2020].
Our people in the liberated areas must not depend on foreign aid for protection from the corona epidemic like disinfecting apparatuses and masks, and we will try to provide self-sufficiency for the liberated areas by ourselves, for the ordinary cloth has the same effectiveness as the medical mask and the chlorine mixed with water works in disinfecting the places! And the people of al-Sham are a people of innovation and work for when the world forbade them from arms they made arms by themselves and they are more capable of doing what is easier than that, if God wills.
The states are living in a state of retreat, confinement and greed, and the issue of building self-sufficiency in all resources has become an important and urgent matter and every delay has negative consequences.
The corona tribulation requires a comprehensive framework as a means for bringing together efforts and employing them and then directing them towards their targets without dispersal or loss.
[Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham's 'al-Idrissi', 31 March 2020].
Until now the local authorities in Idlib province have not recorded any infection with coronavirus.
But what is known is the quasi-absence of capabilities and the weakness of the health infrastructure in the liberated areas because of the criminal regime's destruction of it and the lack of existence of precise testing apparatuses for the illness and there have been cases of deaths on which were symptoms resembling the symptoms of corona but their results were not defined exactly.
So protection is necessary as the epidemic does not distinguish between Muslim and disbeliever and mujahid and one sitting but God has ordered us to take up the causes and precaution. And this epidemic is a nazila like all nawazil with its rulings and ijtihad that the people of 'Ilm who work and have knowledge the reality can determine.
The spread of the corona epidemic in the border camps of Idlib province- God forbid- that include more than 1,000,000 people will cause the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in modern history. The distribution of the camps and re-centring them according to organized plans has become an urgent matter and necessity that does not accept delay.
With every practical nazila the responsibility on the people of 'Ilm increases to fill the tank of 'Ilm for the mujahideen with the multiple libraries of jurisprudence to fill the gap left by the legacy of the fruitless manhaj.
['al-Idrissi'- 2 April 2020].
There is no objection for the Muslim to pray against the disbelievers for their demise through coronavirus and other things besides it.
One of our distinguished doctor brothers published words about coronavirus, no doubt in them is good and benefit, but I listened to one of the speeches of his that I was asked about, so I found in the beginning of it that he was off the mark when he said in the context of words about the death of the disbelievers by corona and some of the Muslims' not caring about that:
'God created these people'- i.e. human life generally including disbelievers as is clear from the context- 'for a reason: every living person is a potential believer, every person is a target for our da'wa and our guidance. So if he believes, he becomes highly esteemed.
When you speak against people who have died. You remember that every one of them was a potential believer.
And we Muslims are the first of the people whose consideration of human life should be one of welcome and interest and honouring and attempt at rescue, rescuing the souls from the epidemics of this world with the desire to rescue them from the fire of the Hereafter through guiding them.
Let no one make you say: let them wither, and nothing important!
Indeed every soul that dies is a soul that has escaped from us.
And remember the hadith of the slave boy about whom the Prophet (SAWS) said: praise be to God who has saved him by me from the fire.'
And the doctor ignored the note that this slave boy was serving the Prophet (SAWS) and he did not distinguish between the one whose state of affairs is like this and the one who has waged war on, fought, cursed, and transgressed against Islam and the Muslims!
But rather he let forth condemnation.
As for the fact that God created the disbelievers for a purpose. No doubt this is true, and likewise God created the riding animals and the pests and everything for a purpose, but this does not mean we have to think or make people think that the purpose of God in creating the disbeliever in particular the one who wages war and the stubborn one and the scorpion prevents joy at being rid of their evil, whether in killing or being trampled, or in corona!
And it is not allowed to oppose the law of God in killing and fighting the disbelievers at war, and disavow the hope for their demise and destroying them. And the words:
'Let no one make you say: let them wither away, and not important! Nothing important!'
By citing the decree of God and His creation of the disbeliever- this has no basis in 'Ilm.
And whoso has the right to kill the disbelievers who wage war and scatter through them whoso is behind them, it is self-evident that he should have the right to say: let them wither away, and not important.
And as for the fact that 'every living person is a mashru' mu'min [i.e. potential convert to the faith], and every person is a target for our da'wa and our guidance, so if he believes, he becomes highly esteemed.'
These are the words that go overboard in their kindness, and are out of their mind, to the point of wishing for guidance for men in their entirety, and making that mashru' for us, despite the fact that it is a matter that is impossible in terms of fate: people will still be divided between disbeliever and believer as the Almighty has said: 'He is the One who has created you so of you is a disbeliever and of you is a believer.'
I say these hopes and kindnesses cannot invalidate the division of the disbelievers into those waging war and fighting whom we fight and for whose demise we hope. And we rejoice in it whether by our hands or by corona and other things.
And to those under pact or their likes of those not waging war in addition to those kind to the Muslims and considered for them and whose hearts are conciliated, they are of those we hope to guide, and we pray for them in that.
And were it the case that the doctor (may God forgive him) had except this detailing, we would not have commented on it.
But he let forth his condemnation of whoso desires their withering away and demise without detailing!
And there is no disagreement that every disbeliever who believes in the faith of the Muslims becomes highly esteemed among us, but this does not prevent joy at his demise if he does not believer and he is of those who wage war on the Muslims, for the likes of these people we do not merely rejoice in their demise, but we pray for their demise, and we strive in our jihad to destroy them. And therefore al-Bukhari titled a chapter in his authentic collection in the book of prayers: chapter on praying against the idolaters, as he titled the chapter of the prayer for the idolaters, and for everyone is his place that is appropriate to him.
And in what he and other mentioned is the clear evidence for the legitimacy of praying for the demise of the disbelievers and hoping that for the. Al-Bukhari said: chapter of praying against the disbelievers. And Ibn Mas'oud (may God be pleased with him) said: the Prophet (SAWS) said: 'Oh God afflict them with seven years of famine like the seven of Joseph.' And in it he mentioned ahadith among them the hadith of Abu Huraira (may God be pleased with him) that the Prophet would add in invocation when he said- may God hear the one who praises Him- in the last rak'a of the evening prayers: 'Oh God, be harsh upon Mudar: oh God make it years of famine like the years of Joseph.'
And the words of the Prophet (SAWS) are not hidden to the doctor in places: 'May God fight the Jews...' and the 'ulama made clear that it can be a prayer as well as notification. And therefore the 'ulama explained SAWS' words as: 'May He be hostile to them and may He kill them.'
And it is not hidden from the doctor what the Almighty informed about Noah: 'And Noah said: oh Lord, do not allow there to be abodes on earth of the disbelievers. Indeed if You allow them, they will mislead Your servants and will only beget wicked people and disbelievers.' And God responded to this prayer. And like this are the words of the Almighty regarding Moses: that he prayed in His words: 'Our Lord, destroy their wealth and harden their hearts, for they will not believe until they see the painful torment.'
'Destroy': Ibn Abbas and Mujahid said: that is, destroy it. Ibn Kathir said in the tafsir: This prayer was from Moses (peace be upon him) in anger for God and His religion against the Pharaoh and his crowd, as it was clear to him there is no good in them, and nothing comes from the, as Noah (peace be upon him) prayed: 'Oh Lord, do not allow there to be abodes on earth of the disbelievers...' And therefore God Almighty responded to Moses- peace be upon him- for this call against them that his brother Aaron said ameen to, so the Almighty said: 'I responded to the prayer of you two.'
Abu al-'Aliya, Abu Saleh, Ikrima, Muhammad bin Ka'ab al-Qardhi, al-Rabi'i bin Anas said: Moses prayed and Harun said ameen: that is, We have responded to you two in what you to asked from destroying the people of Pharaoh.'
And this should remind the doctor we 'have the right' to rejoice every year on Ashura' and fast in thanks to God for the destruction of Pharaoh and his soldiers, and the salvation of Moses and his people.
And from it are the words of Hammad bin Abi Suleiman: 'I conveyed glad tidings to Ibrahim [al-Nakh'i] of the death of al-Hujjaj, so he prostrated, and I saw him crying of joy.'
And the 'ulama have cited as evidence for the validity of the wish for the demise of the disbelievers and praying for their death also the story of Khabib bin Uday (may God be pleased with him) and the generality of his prayer, when he prayed against the disbelievers with his words: 'Oh God count them in number, and kill them one by one, and do not spare any of them.'
So we have no objection to saying: Oh God, count all who have waged war on Islam and the Muslims in number, and kill them one by one and do not spare any of them. Oh God be harsh upon them, oh God torment them at our hands and impose us over them, and impose corona and epidemics and diseases over them.
For they have corrupted the land and people, and spread disbelief and corruption, so impose on them oh our Lord a punishing lash.
[from Maqdisi's Telegram channel, 30 March 2020].
The expected scenario for the aftermath of corona
In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful and prayers and peace be upon the most noble of the those sent, the one sent with the sword as a mercy to the worlds. As for what follows:
The Almighty has said: "They have plotted, and We have plotted, but they do not realize" (50).
God Almighty has sent on prior peoples who disbelieved various kinds of torment by which He destroyed them.
And here we see today that God has sent upon them a small soldier that cannot be seen with the naked eye that has dispersed their union and caused division among them and killed many people of them and He has shown it as something imposed on the leading figures of the apostates and leading figures of the criminals and He has only shown it as a mercy for the believers if it infects them.
And among the impacts of this epidemic is that it has weakened their alliances so here is Czech Republic stealing Italy's aid and here is America stealing France's aid and so on.
And God has made clear their defect after some of the Muslims took them up as an example to be followed in their customs, so here are their customs that have appeared clear on the first hardship and here is their worshipped lord- their economy collapsing like the spider's web and what we see happening in Europe after this epidemic is that their alliance as the EU is at its end and will disappear and wars will arise in what is among them and states will end and states will rise and God is predominant over His affair.
As for America we have begun to see their states, each of them preparing for the following day and here America has begun to retreat into itself and soon you will hear of its withdrawal from all areas to control its internal situation and the dispersal of its states.
As for the future of the transitory state of the Jews- by God's permission- it will be alone in confronting the mujahideen who inflict damage on it and disperse through it whoso is behind it.
And what we see in this today is but a grant from God to His mujahideen servants to organize their ranks and prepare them in Shari'i and military terms in order that they may seize the opportunity to assault their enemy.
And God is predominant over His affair but most of the people don't know it.
[from Qamam News Agency of Jama'at Jaysh al-Islam in Gaza, 5 April 2020]
West Africa: written report
The path of kufr between the hammer of the Muslims and the anvil of corona: a new strike received by kufr in Mali.
Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wa al-Muslimeen affiliated with the Qa'idat al-Jihad organization claimed the bloody attack that occurred days ago against one of the barracks of the Malian army in the north of the country.
And according to what came in the group's statement, the mujahideen began their attack by intense missile clearing that targeted the positions of the apostate militias in the base, followed by a comprehensive ground attack from the southwestern axis and the southeastern axis.
After the first attack began, the mujahideen launched an additional attack from the eastern axis for the base and clashed with the enemy inside its positions to impose the siege on the barracks from three axes.
And in the attack more than 30 apostates fell and others were wounded and those who were in sound enough physical condition after they abandoned their equipment and arms. And the mujahideen managed in the operation to seize as booty four armored vehicles and two cars and large quantities of the weapons, equipment and ammunition, and a senior source affirmed to Thabat agency that the mujahideen imposed their control on the military base and expelled the Malian army from its positions surrounding them.
And the strikes continue to come upon the path of kufr that is attacking the land of the Muslims and their followers in the shade of the coronavirus' attack on their areas and its inflicting destruction on their peoples such that they have ended up between the hammer of the Muslims and the anvil of corona.
Sunday, 19 Sha'aban 1441 AH corresponding to 12 April 2020 CE.
In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
There is no deity but God, Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
Central Media Directorate
Jama'at Ansar al-Islam
Date: 1 Shawwal 1441 AH
Message of the Central Media Directorate on the occasion of the blessed Eid al-Ftir
Praise be to God who has blessed us with the blessing of Islam and faith and granted us success to implement His laws of fasting and rising and has permitted for us the joy of Eid after completion.
And prayers and peace be upon His Messenger, the best of His creation and His trustee over His revelation and the example for whoso has been seeking God and the Last Day.
We in Jama'at Ansar al-Islam as we bless the Islamic Ummah on this blessed Eid, and consider it to be obligatory upon us and from the rights of the brothers of Islam, that we should remind all of the obligation of entering into conciliation entirely, for Islam does not accept causing partition, or division and the Prophet (SAWS) and his noble Companions (may God be pleased with them) and whoso has gone on the likes of what they were upon, believed in all the revelation, not some of it, and called to all of it, not part of it, So just as fasting has been prescribed for us, fighting has likewise as per the clear ruling from the sascrosanct revelation. And God has rebuked the one who has believed in part of the Book and turned away from part, or has called to part and ignored part in excess or deficiency. And therefore it is obligatory to revive all the laws of Islam just as we have revived the pillar of fasting: in particular reviving what is an individual obligation like jihad in the path of God and supporting its people, and defeating falsehood and its band that have authority over the necks of the Ummah, in particular in these late times when we see what is contrived against the Ummah and its holy sites and the depth of its abode and what is imposed on it from falsehood and idolatries, and the madhhabs of the paths of those who have incurred God's wrath and those in error, from nationalism, secularism, liberalism and atheism, under false slogans that are ornamented and deceiving, from democracy, freedom, civilization and progress, in order to restore the Ummah to the era of Jahiliya and to get it out from light to darkness.
Therefore we call on the Ahl al-'Ilm in particular and the masses of the Ummah to support the honest mujahideen in all they have been granted and to bear what the honest people of jihad are resisting and to participate with them in life, wealth, affirmation and incitement, and the ornament of falsehood and its bragging should not intimidate them, for it has become clear from the signs of God among them and in their weakness before a creation that cannot be seen with the naked eye (what they call coronavirus), so it is all the more so if the people of Islam should confront them and resist them with the truth of their determination and their faith and their putting reliance on their Lord and their taking up the Sunan of victory, tamkin and what brings for them the favour of God and His granting of success.
And the people of Islam have perceived a reality that the burden of reviving the obligation of jihad does not compare with what we give from base quality in our religion and our material world by our withdrawing and dragging of feet in undertaking the obligation of jihad by which God establishes His religion and repels by it the might of His enemies and protects by it His allies such that there should be no fitna and religion should belong wholly to God.
And jihad today is an obligation on all entrusted and capable who are not excused and no one group besides another is specified. All are addressed by the address of the law. Happy is the one who is in this convoy supporting his people, and the deceived is the one who has refrained or abandoned this blessed convoy and the one whose being sent is hated by God, He discourages him and makes him sit.
This is so, and we ask God to prepare for this Ummah a matter of integrity by which He makes mighty the people of obedience and lowers in it the people of disobedience, and to delight us by freeing the prisoners of our Muslim brothers in the east and west of the land and to grant provision to them, their families and everyone tested in steadfastness, patience and reckoning.
And God's peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions.
Jama'at Ansar al-Islam
Central Media Directorate
Sunday: 1 Shawwal 1441 AH corresponding to 24 May 2020 CE