Statement of Condolences regarding the passing away of Mulla Muhamad Omar (May Allah have mercy on him)
With hearts filled with satisfaction in the decree of Allah, we received the news of the passing away of Mulla Muhammad Umar Mujahid after a Jihad filled with victories and a life filled with moments that will live on forever in helping Islam and the oppressed ones from the Muslims. We consider him from those whom Allah says about them:
“Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death], and among them is he who awaits [his chance]. And they did not alter [the terms of their commitment] by any alteration”
The usual way of Allah is that both the pious and evil die “Every soul shall taste death and to us you will return” (Quran) so all praises be to Allah, the only one who is praised upon any calamity.
Mulla Umar revived the meanings of honour which the Muslims have lost in their actions before their words by all his decisions. It was as if Allah had used him and chose him to revive these meanings. Mulla Umar united the Muslim Mujahid nation of Afghanistan under the leadership of the Taliban which Allah had used to protect the Jihad of the Islamic Ummah as a whole and carry it out in the shade of the Islamic Shariah. He honoured the immigrants and did not forget their role. He made Afghanistan a place of immigration (Dar al Hijrah) and made it a place of Jihad and a school which will produce lions and heroes who are thirsty to return to the Ummah its lost glory. He gave shelter to Sheikh Usama (may Allah have mercy on him) at a time when the world became his enemies and the Americans stepped up their hunt for him.
From among the things that will never be forgotten is his stance regarding the destruction of the Buddha idols despite the large amount of pressure and despite the threats he received. He-may Allah have mercy on him-destroyed the idols so that only the flag of Islam is raised high over Afghanistan. As if he was translating the words of Sultan Ghaznewi (may Allah have mercy on him) “It is better for me to be to be called on the day of Judgement as the ‘Destroyer of Idols’ rather than the ‘Seller of Idols’ “. Mulla Umar reached the peak when he refused to hand over Sheikh Usama and the few immigrants with him and he said his famous lines which cannot be said except by an honourable soul: “The issue of Usama is not (merely) an issue about a singe person, rather the issue is the honour of Islam”
The Hubal (great idol) of this age-America-could not scare him. The America which all of the rulers of the world rush to seek its pleasure and gather under it’s Cross out of fear of its Might and retribution or seek its respect except for Mulla Muhammad Umar may Allah have mercy on him. He stood on that day like a towering mountain. Neither the storms nor the winds of falsehood could make him change. He then said his famous line: “America promised me with defeat, Allah promised me with victory. We shall see whose promise will be fulfilled”. Today we are witnessing whose promise is being fulfilled at the hands of the Mulla of goodness and fulfilment-Muhammad Umar Mujahid, the defeat of America, its withdrawal from Afghanistan and the spread of Taliban rule throughout the country as the days pass.
We say to the Ummah of Islam, especially to the leaders of Jihad who follow on his way of fighting the international forces of disbelief as well as the traitors from among us; follow the path of the righteous ones, trace their footsteps and adopt their patience. And have patience like Allah says: “And how many a prophet [fought and] with him fought many religious scholars. But they never lost assurance due to what afflicted them in the cause of Allah, nor did they weaken or submit. And Allah loves the steadfast.” (3:146) And know that victory comes with patience and perseverance.
“Allah is powerful over his affairs!”
Praise be to Allah!
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