In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, there is no God by Allah, Allah is the Greatest, all praise be to Allah
All praise be to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We also seek His refuge from the evils of our inner selves and from our wicked deeds. Whoever is guided by Allah, there is none to mislead him and whoever is left by Allah in error, there will be none as guide for him (except Allah). I testify there is no God but Allah. Alone is He and has no associate and I testify that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger.
فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ ﴿٢﴾ الکوثر
Allah Almighty says in His established Book: Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone]. (Al-Kauthar : 2)
قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّـهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ﴿١٦٢﴾ الانعام
And He (SwT) says: Say, “Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of ‘Alamin [all that exists]. (Al-An’am : 162)
و إِن جَنَحُوا لِلسَّلْمِ فَاجْنَحْ لَهَا وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ(۶۱) الانفال
And He (SwT) says: But if they incline to peace, you also incline to it, and (put your) trust in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. (Al-Anfal : 61)
It is reported from Anas (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) sacrificed two rams, slaughtered them with his own hands. He recited Bismillah (in the name of Allah) and Allah-o-Akbar (Allah is the Greatest) and placed his foot on their (rams) necks.
It is reported from Aisha (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: No son of Adam has done any deed on the Day of Immolation more likable to Allah than shedding blood [of sacrificial animal]. Surely, its horns, hair and wool will be brought forward [put on scales] on the Day of Judgment and Allah shall be pleased with the person before the blood of sacrifice touches the ground. So be pleased with [offering] sacrifice.
To the believing Mujahid nation of Afghanistan, heroic warriors of the trenches and the Muslims worldwide
Peace, Mercy and Blessing of Allah be upon you all!
Before everything else, I extend my felicitation to you all on this auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. May Allah accept your sacrifice, charity, Hajj, Jihadi efforts and all good-deeds, Ameen O’ Lord of All Existence.
I hope that we spend these auspicious days of Eid in joy and happiness, perform our Eid prayers, slaughter (of sacrificial animals) and other worship in the best manner possible and spend these days of this great Eid of sacrifice with complete sincerity, brotherhood, compassion and love.
I urge all charitiable and wealthy countrymen to aid their relatives, neighbors, orphans, widows, disabled and the poor to the best of your abilities. Allah Almighty says:
لِلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا الْحُسْنَى وَزِيَادَةٌ وَلا يَرْهَقُ وُجُوهَهُمْ قَتَرٌ وَلا ذِلَّةٌ أُوْلَئِكَ أَصْحَابُ الْجَنَّةِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ.(۲۶) یونس.
For those who have done good is the best [reward] and even more. Neither darkness nor dust nor any humiliating disgrace shall cover their faces. They are the dwellers of Paradise, they will abide therein forever. (Yunus : 26)
My instructions to you are that you give full attention to protecting, helping and comforting your believing nation during these days of Eid. Take all necessary steps for the well-being and security of your fellow compatriots. Visit the families of martyrs, disabled and prisoners and aid them to the best of your capabilities.
As you are already aware, the enemy has increased bombings, raids, murder and inflicting hardships upon ordinary civilians in parallel with destroying homes, madrasas, clinics and mosques. Due to the uncertainty gripping the enemy, they have begun open enmity with the nation and launched a campaign of brutality. But as the outcome of brutality is destruction, we believe the time of demise and humiliation of these tyrants has come near, Allah willing.
As the enemy has turned towards mass killing of our people because of defeat and uncertainty, the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate – with Divine Help from Allah and support of its resolute nation – has taken incredible strides forward both militarily and politically and are progressing towards success with great wisdom and caution. The Mujahideen have taken over large areas across the country amid the Al-Fath Operations. Besides rural areas, they have extended and solidified their control over highways and strategic points. They have taken military initiative from the enemy on the ground and left them with only blind airstrikes. The spirit of solidarity, coordination, discipline and obedience is at an all-time high.
As the Islamic Emirate has expanded its international and regional political relations, clarified its claims and policy and achieved bilateral trust and understanding in the political field, it has also adopted the role of an axis through which peace and reconciliation revolves domestically and achieved constructive progress about future Afghanistan with political parties and influential individuals. It is a decisive achievement that majority of the Afghan political class currently backs the Islamic Emirate in its demand for the establishment of an Islamic government and withdrawal of foreign forces and supports its eighteen-year lawful call (for such an outcome).
Whether we perform armed Jihad for the cause of Allah or engage in dialogue and negotiation processes, both are a means for ending the occupation and establishing an Islamic system.
We believe that an Islamic and sovereign Afghanistan is in the best interest of every Afghan irrespective of which class they associate with in society.
We want our fellow compatriots to have fair judiciary, genuine diplomacy, strong economy, authentic culture, standardized education and a prosperous social life conforming with all standards of our Islamic traditions.
Protection of national welfare projects, support for non-partisan NGO activities, defense of national assets and an overall comprehensive development of the homeland are our goals and part of our policy.
Call to Afghans in enemy ranks!
We are but your well-wishers and understand that we do not wish misery upon you in this world or the next. We are opposing you because you have chosen to stand with the occupiers. We have proven through the release of thousands of imprisoned troopers that if you were to abandon fighting and serving alongside foreigners, you shall be our brothers. As you stand alongside the invaders and fight your own compatriots under the slogans of protecting the homeland, then whom are you actually protecting the country from?
Come, let us mutually make use of this opportunity for the liberation of our country and realizing the aspirations of our nation’s Jihad. Let us pave the way for withdrawal of invaders and establishment of a true Islamic system so that our nation is rescued from this prolonged crisis and endless misery.
To American Officials!
The failure of numerous military strategies over the past eighteen years are enough to focus on finding a peaceful pathway forward. Regarding the negotiation process currently underway, the Islamic Emirate is engaging in it with utmost seriousness, worthwhile steps have been taken by the political office, the process is administered by the political deputy leader and a strong negotiation team is appointed hence you must also pursue this process with sincerity so that effective steps are taken towards a resolution and the eighteen-year tragedy brought to an end.
However, the increasing blind and brutal bombings by America during the negotiation process, attacks on civilian areas and the contradictory statements by your military and political officials has generated a cloud of uncertainty about this process and raised doubts about your intentions. Since bilateral trust is the foundation of a successful negotiations process therefore it is imperative that such negative actions are ceased.
Believing and Proud Afghan nation!
We are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha at a time as the anniversary date (28th of Assad) of a hundred years of Independence from colonialist British is fast approaching. Availing this great historical moment, I deem it necessary to remind our fellow countrymen, especially the youth, to prudently read the history of their righteous Mujahid predecessors so they may understand and follow the footsteps of their forefathers by waging Jihad against occupiers and continuing resistance until complete liberation and establishment of Islamic rule. Chanting slogans of independence under occupation is meaningless. We must resist and struggle against the current occupation just as this proud nation struggled against it a hundred years earlier.
Heroic Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate!
As you are waging a sacred battle (Jihad) in the path of Allah in these blessed days of Eid and sacrifice and have devoted your lives and wealth to Jihad for the cause of Allah and defending your religion, creed and believing nation, then this is a mercy of your Lord upon you that He the Almighty has chosen you for this task. You must remain content regarding your exploits with this Divine verse:
وَفَضَّلَ اللَّهُ الْمُجَاهِدِينَ عَلَى الْقَاعِدِينَ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا(۹۵) النساء
But Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit [at home] by a huge reward. (An-Nisa : 95)
Thank your Lord (SwT) through sincere worship and serving the believers and understand that Allah shall not waste your sacrifice. He (SwT) shall fulfill your Jihadi aspirations in this world and grant you immense rewards in the Hereafter, Allah willing.
In the end, I once again extend by felicitation to all Mujahideen and the noble nation. May Allah grant us the opportunity to celebrate upcoming Eids in complete freedom and under the shade of Islamic governance.
Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Amir-ul-Momineen Sheikhul Hadith Hibatullah Akhundzada
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