“In any case, there are two duties, which we are trying to establish: the duty of jihad (fighting), and the duty of arousing the believers. If, in this way, we are achieving success, it is from Allah, and should we miss it, it is because of Satan and ourselves. It suffices us that we have striven sincerely and called attention, with insight, to the terror of the situation. And we hope that Allah will provide us with sincerity and steadfastness and that He will accept our deeds from us, and bring us our end in martyrdom.”-Sheikh Abdullah Azzam

"Praise be to Allah alone, and blessings and peace be on (Muhammad) after whom there is no Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). It did not pass through my mind while I was writing this treatise that it might bring about such a great revolution, so that our numbers would increase close to tenfold. Nor did … Continue reading “In any case, there are two duties, which we are trying to establish: the duty of jihad (fighting), and the duty of arousing the believers. If, in this way, we are achieving success, it is from Allah, and should we miss it, it is because of Satan and ourselves. It suffices us that we have striven sincerely and called attention, with insight, to the terror of the situation. And we hope that Allah will provide us with sincerity and steadfastness and that He will accept our deeds from us, and bring us our end in martyrdom.”-Sheikh Abdullah Azzam

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“Practically, I don’t believe that we can create the Islamic State by ‘peaceful means’ because the kuffaar will not just watch us quietly, and let it happen. Also, from the verses of Quran and ahadeeth, we know that the kuffaar hate Islam, and won’t be happy until we give up Islam. So, it is naive to think that we will be able to establish the Islamic State with only da’wah and not Jihad.”-Jamaal ud-Deen Zarabozo

"The first question we have to ask is: Is this kind of fighting permissible when there is no Islamic State, like the present condition we are in. If the Islamic State can be established through peaceful means, obviously this would be better, as we have to avoid as much harm as possible. We cannot really … Continue reading “Practically, I don’t believe that we can create the Islamic State by ‘peaceful means’ because the kuffaar will not just watch us quietly, and let it happen. Also, from the verses of Quran and ahadeeth, we know that the kuffaar hate Islam, and won’t be happy until we give up Islam. So, it is naive to think that we will be able to establish the Islamic State with only da’wah and not Jihad.”-Jamaal ud-Deen Zarabozo

“Alhamdullilah he held fast to the sunnah and refused to give in to the great pressure that his family and community were exerting on him. It soon became clear to them that he would not be dissuaded and they proceeded to do what they had threatened.”-Khaleel As-Soori

"Finally, but far from least, there is Khaleel As-Soori from Hatay in Turkey. Of the three shuhadaa he was my closest friend and hence the one I know most about. He was also perhaps the loneliest in terms of personal family which is why the Muslims should know the passing of a very fine Muslim … Continue reading “Alhamdullilah he held fast to the sunnah and refused to give in to the great pressure that his family and community were exerting on him. It soon became clear to them that he would not be dissuaded and they proceeded to do what they had threatened.”-Khaleel As-Soori

“On the day of the operation a window opens in the sky from Paradise and all the Mujahideen that are going to be killed that day pass through this window straight into Paradise. You do not feel a thing as soon as you are killed.”-Abu Muaz Al-Kuwaiti (a description from Azzam Publications)

"The son of a Kuwaiti Governor and an Olympic athlete, holding national records for Kuwait, he went to Afghanistan to join his brothers and stayed there on and off for six years. Every few months, he would return to Kuwait in order to raise money and awareness about the Jihad in Afghanistan. He would stand … Continue reading “On the day of the operation a window opens in the sky from Paradise and all the Mujahideen that are going to be killed that day pass through this window straight into Paradise. You do not feel a thing as soon as you are killed.”-Abu Muaz Al-Kuwaiti (a description from Azzam Publications)

“US imperialism is the number one enemy of world peace. Precisely because of this the U.S. bandits do everything they can to evade the holding of serious peace negotiations, just as a murder evades a court of law.”- Deng Xiaoping

"US imperialism is the number one enemy of world peace. It is by no means fortuitous that the United States should wreck the four-power conference of government heads. It was under the pressure of the people of the whole world that the United States was compelled to agree to the holding of the conference. While … Continue reading “US imperialism is the number one enemy of world peace. Precisely because of this the U.S. bandits do everything they can to evade the holding of serious peace negotiations, just as a murder evades a court of law.”- Deng Xiaoping

“Not all those who oppose Bin-Laden or the so-called Al-Qaeda are against Islam. Not all those who oppose Taliban are against Islam. I do not even think that we are against Bin-Laden personally. Nor are we against his men who were trained by the foes of the former Soviet Union. Nor are we against Taliban as one of the Afghan factions. What we oppose is the heresy that was born in that region.”-Muammar Gaddafi

"The first question is the responsibility of the US. The second is the responsibility of the whole world. There is no excuse for any lack of cooperation, or even alliance, to combat terrorism once we agree on its definition and root causes. Failure, or even delay, to do so means putting the future of humanity … Continue reading “Not all those who oppose Bin-Laden or the so-called Al-Qaeda are against Islam. Not all those who oppose Taliban are against Islam. I do not even think that we are against Bin-Laden personally. Nor are we against his men who were trained by the foes of the former Soviet Union. Nor are we against Taliban as one of the Afghan factions. What we oppose is the heresy that was born in that region.”-Muammar Gaddafi

“Direct popular authority is the basis of the political system in the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Authority belongs to the people and to no one else. Defense of the homeland is the responsibility of every citizen, male and female. The people shall be trained and armed through general military training.”- Proclamation of the Establishment of Popular Authority in Libya

"The Libyan Arab people meeting in a general assembly of popular congresses and popular committees, trade unions, federations and craft associations known as the General People’s Congress; basing themselves upon the first manifesto of the Revolution and the historic speech at Zuwara; guided by the concepts of the Green Book; having considered the recommendations of … Continue reading “Direct popular authority is the basis of the political system in the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Authority belongs to the people and to no one else. Defense of the homeland is the responsibility of every citizen, male and female. The people shall be trained and armed through general military training.”- Proclamation of the Establishment of Popular Authority in Libya

“When Soviet government have been established in many countries, the problem of an international union of soviets may arise. Clearly, however, the last point is of utmost importance; such a world union could be successful only if every nation had the right to enter or leave the union according to the will of its people, and with its sovereign intact, and certainly never at the ‘command’ of Moscow. -Mao Tse-tung

"As I have told you, the Red Army is not now seeking the hegemony of power but a united China against Japanese imperialism. The Third International is an organization in which the vanguard of the world proletariat brings together its collective experience for the benefit of all revolutionary peoples throughout the world. It is not … Continue reading “When Soviet government have been established in many countries, the problem of an international union of soviets may arise. Clearly, however, the last point is of utmost importance; such a world union could be successful only if every nation had the right to enter or leave the union according to the will of its people, and with its sovereign intact, and certainly never at the ‘command’ of Moscow. -Mao Tse-tung

“Physical education really occupies the first place in our lives. When the body is strong, then one can advance speedily in Knowledge and morality, and reap far-reaching advantages. It should be regarded as an important part of our study. “-Mao Tse-tung speaks against ‘Body Positivity’

"Our nation is wanting in strength. The military spirit has not been encouraged; the physical condition of the population deteriorates daily. This is an extremely disturbing phenomenon. The promoters of physical education have not grasped the essence of the problem, and therefore, their efforts, though prolonged, have not been effective. If this state continues, our … Continue reading “Physical education really occupies the first place in our lives. When the body is strong, then one can advance speedily in Knowledge and morality, and reap far-reaching advantages. It should be regarded as an important part of our study. “-Mao Tse-tung speaks against ‘Body Positivity’

“The command to participate in Jihaad and the mention of its merits occur innumerable times in the Quraan and the Sunnah. Therefore it is the best voluntary [religious] act that man can preform. All scholars agree that it is better than the hajj (greater pilgrimage) and the ‘umrah (lessor pilgrimage), than voluntary salaah and voluntary fasting, as the Quraan and the Sunnah indicate. “-Ibn Taymiyyah

"The penalties that the Shari'ah has introduced for those who disobey Allaah and His Messengers are of two kinds: The punishment of those who are under the sway [of the imam], both individuals and collectives, as has been mentioned before [in the chapter on criminal law], The punishment of recalcitrant groups, such as those that … Continue reading “The command to participate in Jihaad and the mention of its merits occur innumerable times in the Quraan and the Sunnah. Therefore it is the best voluntary [religious] act that man can preform. All scholars agree that it is better than the hajj (greater pilgrimage) and the ‘umrah (lessor pilgrimage), than voluntary salaah and voluntary fasting, as the Quraan and the Sunnah indicate. “-Ibn Taymiyyah