O Our People Respond to the Caller of Allah ~ Audio Statement by Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani as-Shami

Audio Statement by Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani as-Shami published on June 23, 2015


1. Audio Statement

2. English Translation

All praise is due to Allah, the Strong and Mighty. And may blessings and peace be upon the one sent with the sword as a mercy to all the worlds. As for what follows:

Allah (‘azza wa jall) said, {O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion, Allah will bring forth in place of them a people He will love and who will love Him who are humble toward the believers, powerful against the kāfirīn; they perform jihād for the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic. That is the favor of Allah; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing} [Al-Mā’idah: 54].

And He (subhānah) said {O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the kuffār and let them find in you harshness} [At-Tawbah: 123].

And He (subhānah) said {Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are forceful against the kuffār, merciful among themselves} [Al-Fath: 29].

And He (subhānah) said {There has already been for you an excellent example in Ibrāhīm and those with him, when they said to their people, “Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone”} [Al-Mumtahinah: 4].

Indeed, amongst the traits of Allah’s slaves, the mujāhidīn for His cause, whom He favored with His love towards them and their love towards Him, those He selects from His creation to establish His rule and govern with His Sharī’ah is that they are mighty against the kuffār, supreme, and defiant. They are supreme by their creed and tawhīd, not through themselves. They are defiant by their certainty that victory, strength, and triumph are for them by the grace of Allah, not by their weapons nor their numbers.

They go on with what their Lord has ordered them, not fearing the blame of the people, because the Lord of the people loves them. They are not concerned of how many of the people’s laws, traditions, and customs they oppose for the sake of Allah’s order. They don’t fear any catastrophes, no matter how much the people gather together against them, because Allah is with them. They are severe and harsh against the kuffār like the beast on its prey.

Those whom Allah (tabāraka wa ta’ālā) has chosen, selected, and bestowed His grace upon so that they establish His religion and impose His rule, disassociate from the kuffār, break off from them, and announce animosity and hatred towards them. They don’t ally with them and don’t compromise for them. They don’t live amongst them and sit in their shades. They don’t appease them even if they are their family, tribe, or people. This is the condition of those who establish Allah’s Sharī’ah. They don’t change no matter what disturbs them in their long path of trials and tribulations.

We see in these years of deception those who claim jihād and the struggle to support Allah’s religion and establish His Sharī’ah, while they deviated from the path of the Prophets. They have sought a guidance other than the guidance of our Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his noble Companions. You will see him fearing the days of defeat. He fears the blame of the public. He flatters the kuffār and compromises for them. He acts out for them and appeases them. Rather, he allies with them, defends them, and shows affection towards them.

You will see him hastening to build a relationship with them, by sweet-talking them and by rushing to open offices amongst them and under their rule, hoping to gain from them and to avoid their harm. You will see him pleading and begging for their help, aid, and support.

Whereas the Islamic State has known the path of honor, the path of our Prophet Muhammad (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam). It followed his footsteps and held on to his guidance. It will not change nor deviate from it, inshā’allāh.

We will continue on our path, with Allah’s permission. We do not fear the blame of the blamers. We do not care even if the people attack us all from a single bow and no matter how many nations rush against us or how many swords strike us. We do not care. Even if the donkeys of knowledge stumble in the mud, it will not harm us, with Allah’s permission, because we are upon insight from our Lord. We didn’t bring anything from ourselves nor did we do anything more than holding on to the Book of our Lord and the Sunnah of our Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

O Muslims everywhere, we congratulate you on the occasion of the blessed month of Ramadān arriving. We praise Allah for making us reach this significant month. Take advantage of this great opportunity, O slaves of Allah, hasten towards righteous deeds and search for the best of them. And the best of the deeds to draw closer to Allah is jihād. So hasten towards it. Aspire to battle in this noble month and to attain shahādah in it, because a voluntary act in this month is equal to an obligatory act in the rest of the months, and an obligatory act is increased tenfold.

So the wise and intelligent is the one who aspires to continue jihād and battling in Ramadān. No acts of worship are equal to jihād. And jihād in Ramadān is not matched by jihād in other months. So glad tidings to the one who spends Ramadān as a fighter for the cause of Allah, and glad tidings to the one whom Allah selects in this blessed month and accepts as a shahīd. Allah may increase the reward of a shahīd tenfold in Ramadān in comparison to other months. So, O Muslims embark and hasten towards jihād. And O mujāhidīn everywhere, rush and move to make Ramadān a month of disasters for the kuffār.

O Ahlus-Sunnah everywhere and we specially mention those in Iraq, you have begun to experience with the Rāfidah a reality that we had warned you about in the past. You have begun to live it as a reality and witness it with the eye of certainty, in Baghdad, Dayālā, al-Anbār, Karkūk, and Salahuddīn. You are not unaware of the abductions, murders, eviction of Ahlus-Sunnah every day in Baghdad. A Sunnī has no courage to reveal his religion there, nor is it possible for him to enter it. Who among you is able to name his son ‘Umar, ‘Uthmān, or Mu’āwiyah? Who among you can enter Baghdad today? The Rāfidah do not allow a Sunnī to enter Baghdad. Rather they don’t even allow those falsely considered as “Sunnī” to enter it. They don’t allow their servants, their followers, and their dogs from among the apostates of the Sahwāt, police, and army to enter it, for the reason that they are assumed to be from Ahlus-Sunnah by name, despite their long term services for them, despite their devotion to defend them, despite them being Safawī more than the Safawiyyīn themselves.

Ask about the apostate Sunnī officer from al-Anbār who was a boot of the Safawiyyīn, and was defending them against the mujāhidīn. His condition didn’t help him with the Rāfidah. When he fled from the mujāhidīn to Baghdad, the Rāfidah stopped him at the entrance of the city and bargained for his daughters, and it was a shock that awakened him and turned him away from his deviance. He then returned to al-Anbār, to the mujāhidīn, repenting.

The Rāfidah will never show mercy towards Ahlus-Sunnah if they gain control over them. How could they show them mercy? While they believe killing the Sunnī draws them closer to their false “gods,” even if this “Sunnī” fully abandoned his religion and only carried its name, and even if he was a servant or a slave for them who was devoted to serving and defending them.

And we do not speak to you today about an expected future, but we speak to you about facts you came to live with certainty. As soon as the Rāfidī Mobilization entered al-‘Āmiriyyah, it started assaulting the bases of the Sahwāt, the Sahwāt of treason and betrayal. As soon as the Rāfidī Mobilization entered ad-Dulū’iyyah; they prevented the Friday prayer. And you saw what they did in Dayālā, Salāhuddīn, and al-Anbār of burning down masājid and blowing them up, as well as the killing, slaughter, burning, and eviction of Ahlus-Sunnah, looting their wealth and pillaging their properties. You came to live these facts with certainty, O Ahlus-Sunnah.

Has the news of the jewelers and money-changers reached you, those who were abducted in Sāmarrā’ and then returned as motionless corpses? Have you forgotten the recent incident of al-A’dhamiyyah and the shouts of the Rāfidah there and what they proclaimed against you when they burned your homes and cars? Do you not hear them threatening you every day, O people of al-Anbār, describing you as “the head of the snake,” and intimidating you? O Ahlus-Sunnah, do you not see thousands and thousands of your people succumbing to the prisons of South Baghdad? Do you not know that amongst them are 1300 of the chaste, pure women? And this is only what has been made public and has been documented.

O Ahlus-Sunnah everywhere, the Crusaders resolved to clear Iraq of Ahlus-Sunnah completely and to make it purely Rāfidī. So wake up, O Ahlus-Sunnah everywhere, because the matter is serious! The Rāfidah have unveiled their true face. The extent of their enmity and animosity against you has become apparent to you, and the Crusaders’ enmity and animosity against you is not less than that of the Rāfidah. {Neither those who disbelieve from the People of the Scripture nor the mushrikīn wish that any good should be sent down to you from your Lord} [Al-Baqarah: 105]. {And they will continue to fight you until they turn you back from your religion if they are able} [Al-Baqarah: 217].

Indeed, by Allah’s grace, the Crusaders lost hope of extinguishing the jihād in Iraq. They were unable to distance Ahlus-Sunnah from the mujāhidīn and they were unable to recruit them via what is referred to as the political process. Thus, the Crusaders lost this battle and Ahlus-Sunnah generally began rallying around the mujāhidīn. The Jews were frightened and alarmed by the daily bay’āt of the tribal leaders and dignitaries to the mujāhidīn.

They therefore decided to sell Iraq to the Rāfidah, Iran, and the atheists of the Kurds so that they may carry out the killing, incarceration, and eviction of Ahlus-Sunnah. This is a fact that has become as clear as the sun at noontime and this is the Crusaders’ true strategy in their war against the Khilāfah. Thus – with a fatwā of the accursed, filthy as-Sistānī, the muftī of the Crusaders – the creation of the Rāfidī Mobilization was completed, and it was trained and armed within a short period, and also fully supplied and provided with Crusader air cover. The door was opened wide for the Rāfidah to come from all countries. They formed the brigades, militias, parties, and groups, and even opened for every party – nay, every brigade – a satellite channel that broadcasts for it.

While in contrast, we see the apostates of Ahlus-Sunnah complaining to the Crusaders and kissing their feet so that they may arm them, all to no avail. The Rāfidah-controlled areas are gradually being cleared of Ahlus-Sunnah by killing, incarcerating, and evicting them. There are arrests of hundreds of them every day and the displaced people of Ahlus-Sunnah are not given permission to return to their houses in the areas which the Rāfidah take. Who has returned to Dayālā or Tikrīt? Who has returned to Jurf as-Sakhr or al-Kar’ūl, or al-‘Uwaysāt, or any other places? The displaced people of Ahlus-Sunnah are not given permission to enter any area that is controlled by the Rāfidah, especially the people of al-Anbār – and whoever of them managed to enter Baghdad is pursued and raided, to be killed, incarcerated, or evicted. Do you not read the signboards in Baghdad on which are written: “Whoever shelters a displaced person from al-Anbār is a terrorist.”

Thus, the displaced ones from the people of al-Anbār were abandoned outdoors, with the desert heat burning them, and some of them refuse even until now to return to their people and their religion. They suffer pain and drink from the cup of humiliation, and there is no power nor might except with Allah! And we did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves.

This is nothing but the result of their abandonment of jihād and the loyalty of some of their sons to the Rāfidah and the Crusaders as well as these sons joining of the Sahwāt and the Safawī army, seeking glory with them. So Allah humiliated them. {And he whom Allah humiliates – for him there is no bestower of honor} [Al-Hajj: 18]. And this is also confirmation of the hadīth of Allah’s Messenger (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam), “When you trade in ‘īnah (a form of usury), cling to the tails of cows, and abandon jihād, Allah will bestow upon you a humiliation which He won’t lift until you return to your religion.” O people of al-Anbār, return to your houses and return to your people. Return to your religion!

And because the situation has reached this point and perhaps the murtaddīn from amongst those claiming to be Sunnī now know the reality of the Rāfidah, we say: It has reached us that many of them are determined to flee from the anvil of the Rāfidah, but are unable to do so due to their fear of our hammer. And for the purpose of being excused in front of Allah and then in front of the Muslims, and in response from Amīrul-Mu’minīn to the appeals of the leaders and dignitaries of the tribes, we hereby give the Sahwāt and those remaining with the Rāfidah – in the army and police – one final opportunity, and call them once more to repent. This is for all of them without exception, for we do not exclude officers or criminals, and we do not stipulate anything on them other than to surrender their weapons as a sign of their truthfulness.

We do not exclude anyone from having their repentance accepted this time, not even the Jaghāyifah clan in Hadīthah who have repeatedly apostatized, and this despite the fact that we are speaking from a position of strength and currently have Hadīthah under siege and may enter it at any moment. This is a precious opportunity for you and for all apostates, so seize it and repent in this virtuous month. Perhaps Allah will turn to you in forgiveness.

And if Allah bestows His grace upon us and we enter Hadīthah before you repent, then I swear that we will make you an example for generations to come, such that people will pass by Hadīthah and say, “There used to be a clan called Jaghāyifah here and homes that belonged to the Jaghāyifah.”

We likewise renew our call to the soldiers of the factions in Shām and Libya. We call on them to think long before embarking to fight the Islamic State, which rules by that which Allah revealed. Remember, O you afflicted by fitnah, before embarking to fight the Islamic State, that there is no place on the face of the Earth where the Sharī’ah of Allah is implemented and the rule is entirely for Allah except for the lands of the Islamic State. Remember that if you were able to capture one hand span, one village, or one city from it, the rule of Allah in that area would be replaced with the rule of man. Then ask yourself, “What is the ruling on someone who replaces or is a cause for the replacement of the rule of Allah with the rule of man?” Yes, you become a disbeliever because of that. So beware, for by fighting the Islamic State you fall into kufr whether you realize it or not.

Then think of all the pretexts that the callers upon the gates of Hell are using to get you to fight the Islamic State. You will find that they are all false pretexts. So think and reflect, O soldier afflicted by fitnah, and look with the eye of impartiality, not with the eye of a biased faction. Look with the perspective of the Sharī’ah and the evidence, and then don’t turn to the fatāwā of the donkeys of knowledge who’ve stumbled and fallen in trash. Do not let their famous reputations deceive you, even if they have a long history of writing and authorship, for they neither left the laps of the tawāghīt, nor marched forth to jihād. They spent their entire lives remaining behind with the women in their rooms, hunting the slip-ups and mistakes of the mujāhidīn. If they perform ribāt, their ribāt is on the frontiers of Twitter, and if they take part in battle, their battle is in the form of an interview on satellite TV. They have never fired a single bullet for the cause of Allah, nor have they witnessed a single scene or episode on the battlefield with the mujāhidīn.

It may be that if one of them wanted to join a faction, they would not accept him. And if he were accepted, he would not remain long before either he discarded them or they discarded him. It may be that if he were to contemplate, he would discover that his arrogance is what prevents him from marching forth, for his inner self would not obey him with regards to placing himself under the authority of any leader. It may be that he has never considered taking part in battle and will never consider doing so.

And after all that, even as a sinner sitting back from jihād, he wants to make himself out to be an authority for jihād and the mujāhidīn. Never!

I am from amongst those least in need of a pretender, who considers the people misguided while he himself is not guided.

When you attempt to lead the truth with falsehood it refuses, and if you were to lead the firmly anchored mountains with the truth they would submit. [Poetry]

O soldier afflicted by fitnah, be careful whom you take your religion from, and repent to your Lord so that perhaps He may have mercy on you and guide you. Furthermore, have you not taken a lesson, O factions and Sahwāt? Have you not taken a lesson from your predecessors’ fight against the Islamic State ten years ago? Where are the factions that fought the Islamic State? Where are the Sahwāt? Have you not taken a lesson, O factions of Libya? Have you not taken a lesson, O Sahwāt of Darnah? Have you not taken a lesson, O factions of Khurāsān? What will you gain from fighting the Islamic State? Does one of you desire to dig his grave with his own hands, or wish to have his head cut off, or his house demolished? What will you gain from fighting the Islamic State, O factions? Do you think that you will be able to eradicate it? Do you think that you are stronger in might than the Sahwāt of Iraq backed by America and its allies? Will you not take a lesson from the factions of Shām and their Sahwāt?

Stop your war against the Islamic State, O factions everywhere, and repent to your Lord. Do not stand between it and the Jews, the Crusaders, and the tawāghīt. As for he who insists on fighting it, let him not wail thereafter, or slap himself in grief, nor blame anyone but himself.

O Ahlus-Sunnah everywhere, and specifically our people in Jordan, Bilād al-Haramayn, and Lebanon, if you do not rush to help the people of the Sunnah in Iraq and Shām, then rush to help yourselves. Do not let your condition become like the condition of the one who said, “I was eaten the day that the white bull was eaten.” And if your īmān has become weak, your religious adherence has decreased, your resolve has failed, and you have left off and abstained from jihād, then do not let your honor and manhood die, for how can you enjoy life and live in pleasure in your homes while your brothers from Ahlus-Sunnah are being butchered and driven out of their lands, and their homes are being destroyed, their wealth is being looted, and their women are being violated? And this was not done except with Crusader planes that take off from within your midst, are financed by your wealth, and are fueled by your oil.

May Allah’s curse be upon your rulers! And may Allah’s curse be upon those of you who ally with them and support them! May Allah’s curse be upon the evil scholars, the donkeys of knowledge who drug you to sleep with their fatāwā, supporting the tawāghīt and consolidating their thrones. Wake up, O Ahlus-Sunnah in Lebanon, Jordan, and Bilād al-Haramayn! Rise up against your corrupt kāfir rulers. Rise up against them before you become regretful when regret does not benefit you.

Do not sleep away, as the people of Yemen kept sleeping until its tāghūt kindled the fire of the Rāfidah in every part of the land, and then you race to extinguish it when it has already surrounded you and are thus incapable.

I see a fire being ignited from afar, whose rays extend to every region.

Banī ‘Abbās slept in its wake, so it became secure and nurtured.

Banī Umayyah likewise slept, and then raced to drive it back when it was too late. [Poetry]

O our people in Lebanon, Jordan, and Bilād al-Haramayn, we have warned you for years. The Rāfidah are advancing towards you. And your war with them is undoubtedly approaching, so you either march forth for it now and drive it back, or remain asleep and wake up to what the people of Iraq, Shām, and Yemen awoke to of killing, imprisonment, exile, the destruction of their homes, the looting of their wealth, and the violation of their women.

O you who sees the condition of Shām and weeps. What has affected you and what are you waiting for?

If the people are alarmed at what occurred in Bardā, then what is at the Euphrates and the two shores of the Tigris is amazing.

I see blood flowing along their banks, moistening and tainting the earth.

Baghdad is looking on while intestines are flapping, eyes are flowing with tears, and hearts are waiting in anticipation.

Where is ar-Rashīd and his days of past? Where are the guardians and the top youth?

What can a person hope for or fear more while the souls have been distressed by a life full of fear?

Pour upon my heart as fire the thirst for revenge brought by sorrow. And leave my heart for something else in which it will blaze.

There is no excuse for a people who, when we till them march forth, they refuse. Resolve is mobilized and good thought is delegated.

What do you hope for from security and comfort while wealth is looted and souls are destroyed?

O Ummah of courage, where is the courage? Harm has hindered you. O Ummah of glory, where are the glory and nobility?

Do not accept injustice and defend your honor. Honor is of those matters which even the Arabs would defend.

I see the honorable peoples always busied by the determination of leaders, not by distraction and play.

Either the honor of life is protected by might from disgrace, else there is death and destruction.

Protect the lands and be a people of patience who do not lower the wing of humiliation even if they are distressed.

What do you expect other than to be surrounded? And then there will not be a refuge nor escape. [Poetry]

As for the mule of the Jews, the failing Obama, his incapable party, his weak coalition, and his defeated army, then we say: Throughout history we have never heard of tactical setbacks. But we promise you in the future with more and more setbacks, inshā’allāh, and with surprises followed by surprises. So watch, we are also watching.

And we congratulate the soldiers in al-Qawqāz of the Islamic State on the announcement of the wilāyah. We congratulate them on their bay’ah and their joining of the ranks of the Khilāfah. Amīrul-Mu’minīn has accepted your bay’ah and has appointed the noble shaykh Abū Muhammad al-Qadarī as Wālī over al-Qawqāz and advised him to have taqwā of Allah both in his private and public affairs as well as with kindness and softness towards those with him. We advise all the mujahidin in al-Qawqāz to join his caravan and to hear and obey him in everything except sin. And we ask Allah (ta’ālā) to keep you firm, support you, and grant you victory.

We also call all the mujāhidīn in Khurāsān who truthfully endeavor to implement the Sharī’ah of Allah to join the ranks of the Khilāfah. We call them to abandon discord, the discord of the factions, parties, and groups, for the Khilāfah gathers all the Muslims, the Shāmī, the Iraqi, the Yemeni, the Egyptian, the European, the American, and the African. It gathers the Arabs and the non-Arabs. It gathers the Hanafī, the Shāfi’ī, the Mālikī, and the Hanbalī. So come to your Khilāfah, for you have fought for long years to revive it and to implement the Sharī’ah of Allah. Here it is now, revived. So join its ranks and do not be like the Jews about whom Allah (ta’ālā) said, {When there came to them that which they recognized, they disbelieved in it} [Al-Baqarah: 89]. So come and let your allegiance be to your Lord, and your religion, not to your nations, peoples, lands, or factions.

And in Khurāsān there are those who claim to be mujāhidīn fī sabīlillāh while being an ally of the Pakistani intelligence or others. We warn these people and call them to repent. Whoever does not repent and announce his repentance, then he has no one to blame but himself. O mujāhidīn, do not show these likes any pity nor mercy.

O soldiers of the Islamic State everywhere. These are the battlefields before you, these are your arms, and here is Ramadān. Renew your intention before Allah (‘azza wa jall). Be sincere to Him (subhānah). Adhere to renewing it. And repent to Allah regarding your private and public affairs and seek His forgiveness. Do much in repenting and seeking forgiveness. And know that Allah (‘azza wa jall) did not promise to give the mujāhidīn victory in every event. Rather, the established way of Allah (tabāraka wa ta’ālā) is to alternate the days of victory and defeat and to make war have its ups and downs. Allah (ta’ālā) said, {If a wound should touch you – there has already touched the [opposing] people a wound similar to it. And these days [of varying conditions] We alternate among the people} [Āl ‘Imrān: 140]. So the mujāhidīn fī sabīlillāh might lose a battle or battles. Rather, turns of misfortune might overtake them and thus they lose cities and areas, but they are never defeated at all, for Allah (‘azza wa jall) made the final outcome and ultimate victory for them if they fear Him and are patient. But before so, it is necessary for tests and tribulations. So if you lose land, then you will regain it and more, inshā’allāh, even if after some time. This is because the final outcome and consolidation, by Allah’s permission, is for you. And the enemies of Allah are in front of you. Attack them everywhere. Make the earth shake beneath them. And be patient and firm, for Allah is with you.

O Muslims, this is a blessed hour on a blessed day. I will supplicate, so say āmīn. O Allah, support the mujāhidīn everywhere fighting for Your cause. O Allah, make their hearts steadfast, plant their feet firmly, and grant them an overwhelming victory and clear conquest. O Allah make this month a month of victories for the Muslims everywhere and make it a month of disasters, defeats, and disgrace for the kuffār everywhere. O Allah, deal with everyone who declares the blood of the mujāhidīn fighting for Your cause as halāl and wages war against them under the pretext that they are Khawārij. O Allah, splinter their unity, divide their gathering, and break all of their backs. O Allah, deal with everyone who incites against the mujāhidīn fighting for Your cause and gives verdicts ordering to kill them under the pretext that they are Khawārij. O Allah, make them succumb to diseases and calamities. O Allah, make them an example for the people and an admonishment. There is no god but You. You are exalted. Indeed, we have been from the wrongdoers. O Allah, send blessings and peace upon Muhammad and upon all of his family and companions. And all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the creation.

8 comments on “O Our People Respond to the Caller of Allah ~ Audio Statement by Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani as-Shami

  1. ibn Hajar says:

    It will come an inshaallah

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    Where could I find an Arabic transcript? (For research purpose.)

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