Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
May Allah accept all of your deeds of Ibadah, my brother.
The Amir al-Mu’mineen of the Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan alerts Afghan citizens of the entrapment inherent in being the pawn of one’s own enemies. Ignorance, though not validity for misconduct leads not only to self-perdition but also to harming persons dear to one’s heart “for the goals of the invaders”.
Mulla Umar extends an invitation to members of Afghan Armed Forces and to opposition groups to “come and wage Jihad alongside your own people and together with the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate against the common enemy”.
Any Afghan endowed with intellect should be able to identify that common enemy.
He reminds citizens of Afghanistan that at stake is “bliss of the two worlds” – this life and the next.
To redirect the focus of Afghans, the Leader points to the role of parents, family members, Imams, community elders, and persons in positions of authority and influence.
To the Mujahideen within Afghanistan, he motivates to continue to be compassionate and receptive of repentant Afghans even if the latter had hitherto fought against the Emirate.
Mulla Umar acknowledges ground support for the Islamic Emirate and appreciates “the level of cooperation and trust of the people with the Mujahideen has enhanced”.
He affirms the growth and encourages further development of the Emirate in various sectors of administration, of most significant Department Of Prevention Of Civilian Casualties, to win hearts of the population.
The Mujahideen, he instructed to be lenient and humble in interactions with citizens, strive for the safety of the people and maintain their positions within the ambits of the Sharee’ah.
The Leader of the Believers specifically praised the Political Office for the “spectacular achievement” of the prisoner swap with the United States of America and for aptly representing the Emirate even to detractors such that “many entities that used to oppose us now have come around to accept the Islamic Emirate as a reality”.
He condemns the government of Hamid Karzai as a failure whose sole success lies in an assortment of corrupt practices.
Mulla Umar decries the election process of democracy “mere slogans to deceive people and sow racial, geographical and lingual hatred among the people” most of whom boycotted the elections.
“The American game under the name of elections proved, as in the past, to be selections”, as predicted.
He cautioned governments of the United States and Europe that Afghans have never taken well to foreign interference in their homeland and “are not willing to accept governments installed by foreign hands”.
Afghanistan will be at peace once again with the withdrawal of all invaders and under “Islamic and independent” leadership.
The Islamic Emirate have no ambitions outside the borders of Afghanistan and Mulla Umar urged other nations including neighbours “to have a reciprocal stance”.
In effect, contrary to popular notions among Muslims, Mulla Umar is not a Khaliph nor do the Taliban plan to institute a Khilaphah, an Islamic State.
At the onset of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, I heard the Islamic Emirate aspire towards the establishment of a Muslim-wide Khaliphate. That allegation or should I say grave misunderstanding persists today.
It is unfortunate that Muslims propagate own assumptions as if such originated from an authentic source, this in clear violation of a principle of the Sharee’ah – the scrutiny and verification of a statement prior to its acceptance or dissemination.
AlHamduliLlah for ears that have a 99% non-operative feature, part of my special status, I am more likely to raise an eyebrow to assertions unless the speaker is the original source.
Not only does the structure of the Taliban respect the integrity of Afghanistan’s neighbours, Amir al-Mu’mineen equally recommend the Mujahideen in other nations “maintain good relations with neighbouring countries on the basis of mutual respect”.
Mulla Umar condemns the hypocrisy of the west towards the Middle East and Israel heavy-handed “gruesome brutalities” against Palestinians.
The underlying principle of Taliban discipline: Avoid hypocrisy, disagreements and discrimination. Strengthen the thread of unity, brotherhood, and internal trust.
Amir al-Mu’mineen assures Afghans that every Afghan feel represented, irrespective of ethnicity and that the Islamic Emirate is the “servant of the society”.
The Islamic Emirate perceive education as a “religious obligation” and support advancements in “science, technology, humanities”.
Of immense credence is the belief of the Taliban “in the rights given to men and women in the framework of the Sharee’ah”.
Mulla Umar concludes his communication with an entreaty for everyone to reach to own humanity and feel for orphans, prisoners, wounded persons, bereaved families and family of martyrs.
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