How did it all begin?


Jihad, Understanding Jihad (The Mujahid's Guide) / Monday, March 15th, 2010

We observed an interview of an Afghan leader surrounded by sabre rattling and slogan chanting Arab Mujahideen, the Afghan leader was expressing with heavy heart the facts that Kabul is still under the iron control of the Uzbak Militia and the supremacy of Islam is not established. Thus he will fight to the last, to remove every communist from Kabul. During the whole interview he was cheered by the Arab Mujahideen with emotional and unrealistic slogans.

A realisation dawned upon us there and then, that these slogan chanting, emotional Mujahideen are the root cause of the erroneous views of this great leader. If this leader should have gone to Kabul with the Mujahideen under his command and acted in consultation with the other Mujahideen groups in Kabul with a view of systematic removal of the communists from the machinery of the government then the ultimate wishes of all the Mujahideen and the pious people would have been easily attained.

But the war has commenced and the communists were able to gain protection from various Mujahideen organisations and thus contributing in the prolongment of the final outcome.

Our only reason for stating this example is to show, that when the Mujahideen are not prepared for the consequences of the Jihad before hand, then a disastrous result might ensue. It is not our intention (Allah Forbids) that the Afghanistan Jihad is a failure. On the contrary, we believe that in Afghanistan’s Jihad, the Muslims in general and the Mujahideen in particular, were successful beyond the wildest imagination. Because the Jihad of Afghanistan was waged neither for the purpose of governing Kabul by the Mujahideen nor with the aim of removing certain people from power and installing others in their places. The aim of the Mujahideen, for a considerable period was, that they were fighting for the protection of Islam and to obtain the highest honour of Martyrdom in this war.

By this great Jihad, the bloodthirsty animal, namely the Soviet Union, met her own death. A sigh of relief has spread from Pakistan to the gulf. Due to this great Jihad those Muslim states were able to free themselves from the clutches of the Soviet Empire, for whom the thought of liberating themselves was nonexistent a short while ago.

These were the fruits of the Jihad in Afghanistan, which slowly and gradually inspired the Mujahideen towards their ultimate goals of establishing the government on the model of the Khilafat ul Rashidah.

Thus establishment of the Khilafah and other faith enhancing aims and objectives gained momentum and were expressed in slogans by the Mujahideen and the lovers of the Jihad.

After the fall of Kabul, the result and consequences obtained through the Jihad were soon forgotten and were biting the dust and all the attention was now focused solely on those slogans which appeared at the end of Afghanistan’s Jihad. These were though not empty and hollow slogans and it was also the Mujahideen’s intention and aim to establish the Islamic system in Afghanistan after the demise and the destruction of the communist administration, as it was the cornerstone of the Mujahideen’s aim and objective for waging the Jihad.

After the fall of Kabul, the result and consequences obtained through the Jihad were soon forgotten and were biting the dust and all the attention was now focused solely on those slogans which appeared at the end of Afghanistan’s Jihad. These were though not empty and hollow slogans and it was also the Mujahideen’s intention and aim to establish the Islamic system in Afghanistan after the demise and the destruction of the communist administration, as it was the cornerstone of the Mujahideen’s aim and objective for waging the Jihad. But after the fall of Kabul no one realised the huge and countless obstacles lay ahead in the path of the establishment of the Islamic system in Afghanistan. Every nation of the world perceive the establishment of pure and true Islamic State in Afghanistan as a death-warrant to their own existence. Even the neighbouring Islamic nations were not in favour. Furthermore wiping out the remaining communists and getting rid of the communist legacy and influence was not an easy task. The settlement of millions of displaced and dislocated refugees and the redevelopment of the ruined country was a huge and extremely difficult task.

In these circumstances it was vital for all the groups and the factions to tackle these issues unitedly and continuously. In addition the prevailing international laws were the permanent stumbling blocks to these efforts, to challenge and confront these international laws needed enormous efforts and a lengthy period of time.

Anyhow, due to the hastiness of some people and due to the old enmity and rivalry of some people and due to some other reasons, Afghanistan was pushed into a new war. But we believe that the Jihad of Afghanistan is a success and Insha’Allah, in the near future a genuine Islamic nation will be established and the blood of 1,600,000 Martyrs which had folded the darkness of communism, will bear fruits and Insha’Allah, the best leadership will be provided from Afghanistan, which will not succumb to anyone’s threat in its pursuit of solving the problems of the Muslim Ummah. Yes! We said in the past and we say again now! It might take some time, to achieve these goals. We honestly believe that inspite of the conspiracies of the enemies and the apathy of our own, this length of time does not seem considerably long.

Now returning to our main subject. Every Mujahid should always be alert and prepared in his mind and heart for the probable consequences of the Jihad and it should be understood well, that as long as a Mujahid’s intention is correct and proper and his Jihad is according to the Revered Sharee’ah, then he will never be a failure. If he is victorious then he is the winner, if he loses his life in the hand of the enemy then he is also successful. If his forces are winning then he is the winner, and if his forces are apparently unsuccessful then he is still successful. But the consequences on the surface could have many dimensions. It is probable that Allah will bestow such a victory in the Jihad, that he can see the

fulfilment of the aims and objectives of the Jihad with his own eyes, as the honoured Sahabahs have witnessed Allah’s glorious gift of victory in the battle of Badar and in the Holy city of Makkah and as Sultan Salaahuddeen had witnessed in the victory of the Bait ul Maqdis in Palestine. But it is also probable that a Mujahid might witness an apparent defeat, but in reality this defeat is on the surface which could contain within it several benefits. As the honoured Sahabahs have witnessed in the battle of Uhud. It is also probable that the battle is indecisive and ends in stalemate and its affects might become apparent later on, as it happened with the Movement of the Martyrs of Balakoat, the consequences of which were ascertained after a while.

The consequences of every Movement and every Jihad holds many probabilities, thus a Mujahid, in order to Please Allah, ought to put all his effort and the best of his endeavour to the Jihad and leave the result of his effort and endeavour to Allah alone. He ought not to blow his trumpet on victories, nor to be heartbroken and disappointed on his defeat. His effort, endeavour and sacrifice are never in vain. The result will definitely emerge either immediately or later. His participation in the Jihad Insha’Allah, would emerge, in the form of Allah’s blessings upon the inhabitants of the whole world.

If by the sacrifices and efforts of the handful of people the caravan of human beings is diverted from the path of hell to the eternal heavenly abode Jannat, then this bargain is not a bad bargain at all. If Allah’s precious gift of the establishment of Islam and the Khilafah is achieved, then who could measure the greatness of this gift of Allah.

“Oh heart in love contains all the benefits Loss of one life is not a bad loss.”

If the Mujahid is an eye witness of the fruits of his sacrifices then it is a great blessing and if the fruits of his sacrifices blossom after his time, then his reward is awaiting for him when he meets his Creator.

One Reply to “How did it all begin?”

  1. Hello my name is Ezatullah Obaidi and I am from Afghanistan. I really liked what I read about the Jihad in Afghanistan. In addition to that, I really think what you said about the Mujahid Leader surrounded with Arab Mujahideen is right but with a ammendment. Correct me if I am wrong, we can see all the Mujahideen leaders having a specific post in the Karzai’s Government except Gulbudin Hikmatyar(the leader you probably mentioned). Let’s ask a question why? Why does USA don’t want him in the cabinet. I hope I have pin pointed the ammendment. Khuda Hafiz

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