The Abu-Hafs al-Masri
Brigades (Al-Qa'ida) [Translated by (redacted)],
01 Jul 04
Our aims in the coming
1. To enlarge the circle
of the struggle by distributing the operations all over the world. To drag
the United States into a third quagmire, that is after Iraq and
Afghanistan, and let it be Yemen, Allah willing. We said this in our
statement of 20 Muharram 1425 Hegira, corresponding to 11 March 2004. We
tell the Abu-Ali al-Harithi Brigade: The leadership has decided that
Yemen should be the third quagmire for the idol of the age, the United
States, and to punish the renegade agent government that comes second
2. Undermine the
investor's confidence in the US economy.
3. Expose the
4. Scatter and exhaust
After these steps comes
the role of the anticipated strike that will make the United States yield
or break its will and leave its agents so that we can settle accounts with
them. The convoy will then move to Jerusalem, Allah willing. Some might
think this unlikely or doubt it, but we are confident of Allah's victory
and that Allah defends those who believe. For those who put their trust
should put their trust in Allah [Koranic verse] after considering the
causes that we have. God has not ordered us to do more than that.
The brothers from the
victorious community are required:
1. To be sincere in your
devotion to Allah the Exalted and know that victory is at the doors, that
Allah grants victory to those He helps, and that the massing of these
forces, both non-Arab and Arab, is only what we have promised Allah and
His Prophet. When the believers saw the confederate forces they said:
"This is what Allah and His Messenger had promised us, and Allah and His
Messenger told us what was true." And it only added to their faith and
their zeal in obedience. [Koranic verse] Our dead are in paradise and
their dead are in hell. Know that victory is the patience of one hour and
that the enemy wants the world while we want the Hereafter and he cannot
be patient as we are patient. O ye who believe! Persevere in patience
and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear
Allah; that he may prosper. [Koranic verse]
2. Form small
organizations under different names, like the Monotheism and Jihad Group,
the Abu-Hafs al-Masri Brigades, etc. This will make it difficult for the
enemy to discover and hunt them down and will scatter the security organs'
3. Learn jihad on the
basis of the shari'ah as the creed and the allegiance and disavowal, and
act according to this learning.
4. Physical and military
training, and spreading this among the sons,relatives, and clans -- and
then those who come next (because the battle might be long).
5. Learn modern skills
like computers, the Internet, and anything that is of use for the
mujahidin and Muslims.
6. Ignite a psychological
war against the enemy.
The nation is required:
1. To learn the creed,
especially the allegiance and disavowal.
2. To make good
repentance for abandoning the jihad.
3. To pray for the
mujahidin and support them morally and financially.
4. To establish small
cells inside and outside cities.
5. To shelter the
mujahidin and support them.
6. To defend their honor.
7. To join their ranks.
8. To advise them.
We warn very strongly
against defaming the mujahidin's honor, discussing and spreading what
hurts them, searching and looking for their errors and stumbles, following
their faults, mocking and ridiculing them. The duty at this stage and at
this time is to stand with them, defend their honor, lift them from their
stumbles, and treat as an enemy anyone who wishes them harm or publishes
anything that harms them. Here I urge my brothers to boycott the channel
of humiliation (Al-Majd) that was created by a lowly person [Saudi
Interior Minister] (Nayif Al Salul) and others like it. Working for the
Crusader-Zionist alliance scheme, it is striving to sow disunity between
the nation and the mujahidin, spread upsetting news in their ranks, spread
lies about them, publicize the mujahidin's stumbles, and put poison in the
honey. Of course, it is all the more reason to boycott the secularist
Shaykh Yusuf al-Ayiri, may
Allah have mercy on his soul, said: "Jihad with the tongue means showing
the truth and exposing this crusade and onslaught on Islam and defending
the mujahidin and their honor. And this is done between man and his
family and between the people in their forums, mosques, work, or schools.
It is the duty of every Muslim to fight jihad with his tongue as much as
he can. Jihad with the tongue does not have any condition but one must
say every word that one learns and believes exposes the Crusaders or
defends the mujahidin and tell it to the people, for Allah knows better."
He also said: "As to the
one who is happy to be silent only, Allah the Exalted says: If ye turn
back (from the Path), He will substitute in your stead another people;
then they would not be like you. [Koranic verse] Allah promised the silent
one in such days as reported by Abu-Dawud and Ahmad, citing Al-Ansar Jabir
Bin-Abdallah and Abu-Talhah Bin-Sahl, may Allah be pleased with them.
They said: The Messenger of Allah, may the peace and blessings of Allah
be upon him, said: A person who forsakes a Muslim when his honor is being
violated, Allah will forsake him when he wants His support. A person who
supports a Muslim when his honor is being violated, Allah will support him
when he seeks His support."
We are today in an age
when there are many who are harming the mujahidin, disparaging them, and
faulting them, and they are either hypocrites, renegades, or said to be
followers of the shari'ah, which is innocent of them.
A message to the Muslim
The Messenger of Allah,
may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him said: A time comes when
the people's hearts are the hearts of the non-Arab. The sustenance they
get from Allah they put in the animal. They consider the alms a fine and
Pray to Allah that you are
not from them, o ulema of the nation. The nation is expecting you to be in
the first ranks with the mujahidin and not in the first ranks with the
apostate rulers. The nation is expecting you to say the truth and not be
afraid of anyone and not to distort the texts and deceive the people in
the name of the call. They will not be pleased with you no matter what you
do and they will use you until they finish with the mujahidin (and they
will not do this, Allah willing) and your reward will be like that of
Sinnimar as history tells us. Salman al-Awdah said (after prison) on the
channel of humiliation (Al-Majd): It is impermissible to kill the
prisoner, even if he is taken prisoner in the battle. Only generosity or
ransom are for him -- and recital of the Koranic verse: Therefore, when
ye met the unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; at length, when
ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them) thereafter
(is the time for) either generosity or ransom.
How dare Salman say this?
Does he not know that the Messenger killed some of the Badr prisoners and
killed all the Bani Qurayzah men? Or did not Salam read the Al-Anfal Sura:
It is not fitting for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until
he hath thoroughly subdued the land. Ye look for the temporal goods of
this world; but Allah looketh to the Hereafter: And Allah is Exalted in
This verse was revealed
because the Messenger chose to be generous and ransom some prisoners. And
there are many examples of this. We call on those who claim to be ulema
and shaykhs to repent to Allah, to say only the truth, or else remain
silent. Nayif who imprisoned you once will not hesitate to do it again.
This is a message to you
from Shaykh Ibn-al-Juzi, may Allah have mercy on his soul: "O people, the
war has broken out, the call for jihad has been made, and the doors of
heaven have opened. If you are not among the war knights, then open the
way for the women to fight it, go and take the censer and kohl, o women in
turbans and beards!!"
The Messenger and the
ancestor ulema had warned against entering the sultans' doors (for the
sultans then were characterized by devotion and obedience to Allah alone,
unlike today's apostate sultans).
Abu-Hurayrah, may Allah be
pleased with him, said: The Messenger ofAllah, may the peace and blessing
of Allah be upon him, said: He who appears unfriendly [words indistinct]
and came to the sultans' door was corrupted. The more a slave gets closer
to a sultan the further he is from Allah. It was narrated by Ahmad in Al-Masnad
and Shaykh Ahmad Shakir said:
It was true.
Ibn-Abbass, may God accept
his and his father's good deeds, narratedthat the Prophet, peace be upon
him, said: "He who lives in the desert acquires a rough nature. The heart
of that who becomes preoccupied with hunting animals becomes inattentive
to his religious duties. That who seeks the company of kings goes astray.
The nearer a person is to a king the farther he is from God." The hadith
was narrated in Ahmad's Musnad. Shaykh Ahmad Shakir said that this hadith
is classified as sahih [list of narrators of the hadith are trustworthy].
may God accept his good deeds, narrated that the Prophet, peace be upon
him, said: "Beware of seeking the company of kings. Seeking the company of
kings is a treacherous path that brings about humiliation to the seeker."
This hadith is sahih. It is narrated by Al-Daylami and Ibn-Asakir.
Imam Ibn-Rajab, may God
have mercy upon his soul, says: "A lot of the early ulema [religious
scholars] warned those engaged in enjoining good and forbidding evil
against frequenting the courts of kings.
Also among those who
warned against this are Umar Bin-Abd-al-Aziz, Ibn-al-Mubarak, Al-Thawri,
and other imams. Ibn-al-Mubarak said: Those engaged in enjoining good and
forbidding evil are not those who frequent the courts of kings to do so,
but rather those who shun them.
The reason behind this is
that it is feared that those who frequent the courts of kings may go
astray, because the human soul might make things seem to a person, if he
is away from them, that he is urging them [to do good deeds] and warning
them [against doing impermissible deeds] and that he is being strict with
them. But, if he gets close to them, his soul might like them, because
the human soul likes the highness of kings; and this is inherent in the
human soul. That is whyhe might not speak out if they do wrong deeds and
might seek to be courteous with them. He might come to like them,
especially if they are kind and generous with him, and if he accepts their
kindness and generosity. [From the book Jami Bayan al-Ilm wa Fadlih]
Huzayfah, may God accept
his good deeds, says: Beware of situations where your hearts might be led
astray. Huzayfah was asked: Which are the situations where one's heart
might be led astray? He answered: The courts of your rulers. A person
enters the court of the ruler and describes the lies he says as being the
truth and gives him merits for something that he does not possess. [From
the book Sifat al-Safwah 1/61]
Sufyan al-Thawri says in a
letter to Abbad Bin-Abbad: Beware of princes. Do not get close to them
or mix with them on any occasion. Do not be deceived by calls upon you to
mediate and turn away injustice from a wronged person; for that is indeed
the deception of Iblees [Satan] which has been taken by the reciters of
evil as a means to progress. This is taken from Siyar A'lam al-Nubala [a
book by hadith by scholar Al-Dhahabi].
And he also says: Whoever
prepares an inkpot or sharpens a pen for them, then he has taken part with
them in every blood spilt in the east and west.
Addressing Ata al-Khurasani,
Wahb Bin-Munabbah says: The scholars before you made do with their
knowledge and did away with the others' worldly joys. They did not to pay
attention to the people of the dunya [mundane world] nor to what was in
their hands; the people of the dunya used to offer them their worldly
possessions desiring their knowledge; today the people of knowledge have
come to offer their knowledge to the people of dunya, desiring their dunya,
and the people of the dunya have come to renounce their knowledge when
they saw the evil sources from where it was coming. So beware, O Ata, of
the doors of the rulers, for there within their courts is fitna [sedition]
which is as huge as the place where a camel kneels down.
Get nothing from their
dunya except in exchange for something they get from your scholarly
knowledge. This is taken from the book Al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah.
Abu-Hazim, one of the
foremost tabi'in [people who saw the companions of Prophet Muhammad, but
not the Prophet], also says that the scholars used to flee from the ruler
whilst he sought after them, and today they come to the doors of ruler,
whilst the ruler flees from them. From the aforesaid reference book.
The sultan that they
warned each other against getting close to complied with Allah's shari'ah,
applied it, and ruled the people's life with it.
What if they saw the
rulers of our age, who have ruled the countries tyrannically, spread too
much corruption in them, replaced the religion of Allah with the rubbish
of their immature minds and the dirt of their trivial ideas, and brought
the western and Roman usurers to rule the Muslims with them in this age!
What if the ancestor ulema
saw our ulema, others than those on whom Allah has mercy, as they trust
these idols, praise their work, and sanction their killing of the
monotheist Muslims and violation of their honor by issuing one fatwa after
the other to consolidate their thrones and protect their rule and by
calling anyone opposing them a wrongdoer or a renegade.
Some went as far as to
call the half-Christian [nusayri] ruler of Syria the believer president.
No wonder, for he prays at the two ids and on the Prophet's birthday.
They even [words indistinct] their religion when they turned a blind eye
to the idols who have changed Allah's shari'ah and who are not ruling the
people with what Allah has revealed.
What if the ancestor ulema
saw this group that has sold its religion for a transient temporal offer
and which sanctions what [the rulers] are doing and their killing of every
sincere Muslim. Sayyid Qutb, Khalid al-Islambuli, and his heroic comrades
were not killed that long ago.
How beautiful are the
words of Ibn-al-Qaym, may Allah have mercy onhis soul when he says: The
bad ulema sat at the door of heaven, calling on the people to enter it
with their words but to enter hell with their actions.
Whenever one of them told
the people go on, their actions said do not listen to them, for had they
really been sincere they would be the first to respond. In the picture,
they are guides but are in fact highwaymen.
May Allah have mercy on
Abu-Hazim when he said: Had our ulema upheld their learning, the amirs
would still be fearing them. Is there any response!!
O ye who is making
learning a hawk with which to catch the sultan's money,
You [word indistinct] the
world and its pleasures with an adornment that did away with religion,
You became mad after being
the medicine for the mad ones,
Where are your tales about
leaving the sultans' doors?
Where are your tales of
the past, of Ibn-Awf and Ibn-Sirin, If you say you were forced, this is
not true, the donkey of learning slipped in the mud.
A message to Shaykh Usama
Bin Ladin and those with him:
[Words indistinct] or
resign and along the course we are continuing, determined to fight, and
wishing [to meet] our Allah. It is perseverance until death, Allah
To our martyrs:
Among the believers are
men who have been true to their covenant withAllah; of them some have
completed their vow (to the extreme), and some (still) wait: But they
have never changed (their determination) in the least. [Koranic verse]
paradise to you, Allah willing. Your chaste bodies pave for us the road
of jihad and from your noble blood will come the fragrance of pride and
success. With your words we remember the Hereafter and they soften our
[word indistinct] catastrophes.
May Allah have mercy on
you and accept you with the martyrs and the righteous ones.
Our dead are in paradise
and their dead are in hell.
To our prisoners:
We have not and will not
forget you and we will not rest until we get you out of imprisonment,
Allah willing, leaders and soldiers without exception. The enemy will pay
a heavy price until you return to us proud and noble.
Every Muslim has to work
for your release and the best way for doing so is to kidnap the largest
number of the enemy everywhere. This is the only way that the enemy
may Allah have mercy on his soul, said:
"Saving Muslim prisoners
from the infidels' hands is one of the best virtues." Some ulema said:
"If one Muslim is captured, it is our duty to fight them until we rescue
him from their hands." So think of the many Muslims, including women and
children, they have captured, as the infidels themselves admit.
The mujahidin are khawarij
[oldest religious sect in Islam] who kill the innocent and kill Muslims.
The mujahidin are repudiating society [words indistinct] not jihad and so
on to the end of these lies.
It is ironic that the
channel of humiliation (Al-Majd), Nayif's channel, calls the mujahidin the
repudiation and bombing group. [Words indistinct] to say. The polytheists
called the best of mankind, our Master Muhammad, may the peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him, all names. They said he was mad, a liar,
a magician, etc.
The infidels called the
prophets and believers all names. And whenever they saw them, they would
say, "Behold! These are people truly astray!"
They said: Drive out the
followers of Lut from your city: These are indeed men who want to be
clean and pure. These (Israelites) are but a small band. [Koranic
In fact, we do not want to
repeat the words too much. The shari'ah committee replied repeatedly to
these suspicions and are on the Internet in various forms, as research,
studies, books, and articles based on the Koran and the Sunna without
misinterpretation or omission, as the sultans' ulema do.
We say briefly:
We do not accuse Muslims
or Muslim societies of unbelief. It is for their sake that we came out to
defend them and want them to have security and peace, but not at the
expense of disobeying Allah. We were ordered to fight jihad and make
Allah's word above all so as to get the infidel out of our land, release
our prisoners, and rule with what He has revealed. We follow the Sunna
and nation course, the course of the Companions whom the Prophet, may the
peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, died pleased with, the course of
the first three centuries. No one can say no to jihad today, for as the
Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said: Jihad
continues until the Day of Judgment. Let the people know that there are
two kinds of jihad. One is the quest jihad [jihad talab] -- there are
conditions for it and it is the one about whom the sultans' ulema and the
sons of the submissive Islamic movements talk. The other jihad is the
thrust jihad [jihad al-daf], which has no condition apart from faith.
One who becomes a Muslim
now and fights an enemy before performing one prayer enters paradise, by
the Grace of Allah, as reported in the Hadith.
O Muslims, beware the
enemy's lies as he tries to depict the mujahidin as criminals who
understand nothing of Allah's religion.
The two imams Ahmad and
Ibn-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on their souls, said: "If the people
disagree over something, look at what the people [words indistinct] as
right is with them because Allah says: And those who strive in Our
(cause), We will certainly guide them to Our Paths."
What do we want from the
These operations will not
cease until Bush, his gangs, his Arab, non-Arab, and Jewish lackeys review
their policies toward Islam and Muslims, which are summed up as follows:
To release our prisoners
in US prisons, especially the Guantanamo prisoners, the mujahid Shaykh
Umar Abd-al-Rahman, and those in the prisons of America's Arab, non-Arab,
and Jewish lackeys.
To cease their war on
Islam and Muslims all over the world in the name of fighting terrorism.
To cleanse all Muslim
lands from the desecration by the Jews, American, and Hindus, including
Jerusalem and Kashmir.
That the United States and
its allies do not interfere in the Muslims'
economically, socially, and culturally and do not prevent the
establishment of the state of Islam.
That the Crusader West
does not intervene between the Muslims and their apostate rulers.
Our strategy with the
Allah the Exalted and
Sublime says: "O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy;
vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah; that ye
The enemy can be patient
but cannot persevere. We, with our faith, creed, and love for meeting
Allah, can persevere until the enemy collapses, even if this takes decades
or centuries. We are tasked to fight them until victory of martyrdom.
An excuse and a warning:
To the European people.
You have only few days left to accept the peace [sulh], otherwise you have
only yourselves to blame.
To the Muslims living in
the West, anyone among you who can immigrate to the lands of Muslims let
him do so. Anyone who cannot do so, let him be on his guard by living in
the Muslims' areas, have enough food for himself and his family for one
month, have the means to defend himself and his family, leave in the house
enough money for one month or more, and pray more and seek the help of
To the dialogue of
cultures people: This is your day. Only a few days remain from Shaykh
Usama's promise. The race is now between you, time, and the European
countries that have refused to stop their attacks on Muslims.
Do not blame us for what
is going to happen. We apologize to you beforehand if you are to be among
To the Arab and non-Arab
agents of Bush: Who will stop the coming waves of death. Let it be
between us, America, and you and the Jews and will be saved.
To Kerry: You threaten us
with war and this is our answer:
By Allah, we fight them a
war that will make the child's hair turn gray before the old.
To Sharon: We are going
to cut off America's rope that is giving you the strength and then destroy
the Arabs protecting you. Then we will not find it difficult to slaughter
you like sheep.
To Tenet: You will need
more than five years to confront us, that is, if you had remained for five
To the US Senate: Sorry
for disturbing you on 4-2-2004, but we needed to test the (Ricin) on some
persons. We will need to return to you, but this time not for testing.
To Bush: You who entered
Iraq on a dark night like a rat out of fear of the mujahidin; your black
days have not yet come. Remember when you shed tears in September. What
is coming will make you shed blood, by the Grace of Allah.
To the idol Ali Abdallah
Salih: Have you understood the message of Sa'dah and Al-Huthi?
The Americans, Jews, and
the Crusader West are our enemies and they are combatants. They must be
killed wherever they are caught. Arabs and Muslims who support them are
considered to be like them and must be killed because they are apostates.
Palestine should not be
partitioned no matter how things are. It is a Muslim waqf and no one has
the right to dispose of it.
Combat is today the
individual duty of every Muslim man and woman, as the ancestor ulema
agreed. If the enemy enters a single inch of the Muslims' land, then it
becomes the Muslims' duty to fight until they get the enemy out. Let a
million or more die in the battlefield and let those remaining live in
dignity and freedom as this is better than having [words indistinct] die
in the dialogue and humiliation field and the remaining ones live in
humiliation and be the slaves of the Christians and Jews.
Muslims should support the
mujahidin, pray for them, join their ranks, and not believe the news they
get from the idols and infidels
Allah's victory is close
and America's collapse is coming without any doubt, Allah willing.
The United Nations is a
crusader's establishment that legislates for the humiliation of Muslims,
the strikes on them, and their fragmentation. Its funds and the blood of
everyone who works in it are sanctioned to every Muslim.
The Muslim's blood,
possessions, and honor are proscribed, except for those who betray Allah
and His Messenger, as the shari'ah explains.
The defense [al-ismah] is
in the sword!
The defense is in the
may Allah be pleased with him, said: The companions of Allah's Messenger,
may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, were asking him about
the goodness and I asked him about evil and
said: O Messenger of
Allah, is there evil after goodness as it was before it? He answered:
Yes. I said: What is the defense against it? He said:
The sword. Related by
Ahmad in his Al-Masnad and Abu-Dawud.
Defense against evil: The
evil of the apostate ruler who renounced Allah's shari'ah and resorted to
the idol's international and local laws, stripped the nation of its
religion, clothed it in the robe of atheism, such as secularism,
democracy, and so on. He [word indistinct] the enemies of Allah, the
Jews, Christians, and pagans and made the country a breeding ground for
spreading their unbelief. He fought those preaching Allah's word and
killed His mujahidin. The defense against that: The sword.
The defense against the
evil, the evil of the crusader, Jewish and pagan onslaught on the Islamic
world east and west: They are slaughtering the Muslim men, killing their
children, raping their women, and looting their wealth. The defense
against that: The sword.
The defense against that:
The sword: To raise
Allah's word so that Allah's religion rules the world and justice spreads
all over it.
The sword: To defend the
Muslims' blood from flowing cheaply in battlefields other than those of
dignity and glory.
The sword: To terrorize
anyone tempted to harm even part of the dignity of Islam and Muslims.
The sword: Or the certain
death and the anticipated slaughter.
Finally, from the sayings
of the mujahid Shaykh Abdallah Azzam, may Allah has mercy on his soul:
O preachers of Islam, seek
death and life will be given to you. Do not be deceived by wishes and, by
Allah, do not be deceived by conceit. Beware of deceiving yourselves with
books you read or things you do. Do not let preoccupation with
comfortable things divert you from [words indistinct] "ye wished that the
one unarmed should be yours." [Koranic verse]. Do not obey anyone in
jihad [words indistinct]. Jihad is the backbone of your call, the
stronghold of your religion, and the shield of your shari'ah.
Say: If it be that your
fathers, your sons, your brothers, your spouses, or your kindred; the
wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline; or
the dwellings in which ye delight are dearer to you than Allah, or His
Messenger, or the striving in His cause, then wait until Allah brings
about His Decision; and Allah guides not the rebellious.
Let Muslims be assured
that the strike is coming to the United States like the morning's dawn,
but at the proper place and time for the mujahidin. We will obtain
victory with peace and piety, Allah willing.
Note: Some quotations
were taken from some mujahidin's books and we did not name them to protect
them. Accursed be the hypocrites who shed tears over the slain Christians
but did not shed a single tear for the slain Muslims.
It is Allah alone whose
help can be sought and on Whom to rely.
O Allah, the Living and
Self-subsisting, full of Majesty, Bounty, and Honor, Lord of the Throne of
Glory, the Accomplisher of what He planneth, we ask Allah in your
attributes, Sublime nature, and your Great name, o ye the Creator of
clouds, the Revealer of the Book, the Defeater of [words indistinct] the
criminal tyrant Jews, Christians, hypocrites, and apostates who want to
sow corruption between Muslims: Give victory to the Muslims and mujahidin
over them. O Allah, give us victory over them everywhere. O Allah,
[words indistinct] and count them dead, leave none of them alive. O
Allah, make them the bounty for Muslims. O Allah, turn their weapons into
their chests and repel their cunning and destroy their schemes. O Allah,
[words indistinct] your power, strength, punishment, and the pain You
inflict. O Allah, do not let a banner of theirs fly and make them a
lesson [words indistinct] the time has come for reaping it. Prepare for
them the hand of truth to cut the roots and uproot them. O Allah, deal
with them as You dealt with Iram and Ad.
Amen, amen, amen.
Allah Is Great, Allah Is
Great. Islam is coming,
The Abu-Hafs al-Masri
indistinct] Jumada al-Awwal 1425 hegira, corresponding to 1 July 2004.