“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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“All of the martyrs, you will find that they do not speak harmful speech and that they did not speak more than was needed their deeds made them busy, their shortcomings made them busy from concerning themselves with the shortcomings of others.”-Sheikh Abdullah Azzam

"Allah does not take a martyr from amongst our brothers nor does the hand of Death snatch away one of the sons of our livers - from those who accompany us on this path except that I cry frequently over my own self. Because those who went before us, (their martyrdom) is a evidence that … Continue reading “All of the martyrs, you will find that they do not speak harmful speech and that they did not speak more than was needed their deeds made them busy, their shortcomings made them busy from concerning themselves with the shortcomings of others.”-Sheikh Abdullah Azzam

“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)

“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

“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

“Therefore establishing the Islamic State is obligatory upon them because the means by which the obligation is fulfilled becomes obligatory itself. By the same token, if the state can only be established by fighting, then it is compulsory on us to fight.”-Muhammad Abdus Salam Faraj

"Establishing the Islamic State This is an obligation denied by some Muslims and neglected by others, despite that the evidence concerning its obligation is crystal clear in the book of Allaah, because He says: 'And so judge you between them by what Allaah has revealed.' He also says: 'Whoever does not rule by what Allaah … Continue reading “Therefore establishing the Islamic State is obligatory upon them because the means by which the obligation is fulfilled becomes obligatory itself. By the same token, if the state can only be established by fighting, then it is compulsory on us to fight.”-Muhammad Abdus Salam Faraj

“What Ibn Taymiyyah said means that it is permissible for the Muslims to plunge himself into the kaafir army even if that leads to his killing and before he sees the benefit of his plunge with his own eyes.”-Muhammad Abdus Salam Faraj

"It is permissible for a Muslim to plunge himself into the thick of the disbelieving enemy if there is a benefit in it for the Muslims. Ibn Taymiyyah says '...And Muslim narrated in his saheeh that the Prophet (Pbuh) reported the story of Ashaab al-Ukhdud (the people of the ditch), in which the boy ordered (himself) … Continue reading “What Ibn Taymiyyah said means that it is permissible for the Muslims to plunge himself into the kaafir army even if that leads to his killing and before he sees the benefit of his plunge with his own eyes.”-Muhammad Abdus Salam Faraj