Taliban condoles Haqqani’s passing

By Monitoring Desk
Wednesday – September 5, 2018
UNDISCLOSED (Afghanistan): It is with great regret that we inform our believing mujahid (warrior) Afghan nation and the vast Islamic Ummah (nation) that the prominent jihadi figure, religious scholar, exemplary warrior and pioneer of celebrated jihads; the frontiers minister during the reign of Taliban and member of the leadership council, the esteemed Al-Haj Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani has passed away after a long battle with illness.

According to an official Taliban statement on Tuesday, Taliban sends condolence to the jihad-loving family of Haqqani (may Allah have mercy on him) as well as all mujahideen (warriors), the Afghan nation and Muslims worldwide.

Haqqani was among the great distinguished jihadi personalities of this era. Just as the mujahideen of early Islam were reassured and comforted by the presence and exploits of Khalid bin Walid (RA), truly the mujahideen of this era also found reassurance and comfort in the presence and exploits of Haqqani.

A time when our nation faced the dangers of atheist communism and the Islamic land of Afghanistan was under the threat of irreligiosity like Bukharah, Samarqand and Qawqaz, Haqqani and other mujahideen of that era took a stand against communist heresy.

Their initial efforts through dawah and propagation were aimed at awakening the nation and they later waged armed jihad to eradicate communist disbelief following the communist coup d’état.

Haqqani continued his jihad against communists and the Soviet invasion with deep conviction until complete victory.

He then adopted the role of an armed and honest arbitrator during the civil war and when the Taliban government arose, he – as a yearner of Islamic government – stood by the side of amir-ul-mumineen (leader) Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid with complete sincerity and force while serving admirably in consolidating Islamic governance.

The actions and exploits of Haqqani and his untiring efforts to keep the Taliban united in the face of American invasion are golden chapters of history which future Islamic generations shall forever be proud of.

To summarise, the life and deeds of Haqqani are such noteworthy chronicles that can serve as a guiding light for any believer and committed Muslim.

It is an epitome of sincere jihad, sacrifice, steadfastness, determination, hardships in the path of religion and abstinence from worldly fame, office and opulence.

What we can take away from the passing away of Haqqani is that he verified his character. The covenant which he had made towards his faith and religion, he remained true to it until his death. He was undoubtedly blessed because he defended his religion and Islamic values during an extremely harsh and testing period by playing an extraordinary role as a reviver of religious values.

If Haqqani has departed us physically, his ideology and methodology continue to endure. His trench remains warm and a great jihadi caravan like the Taliban continues treading his path.

Haqqani was ill and bed-ridden for the past several years. Just as he endured great hardships for the religion of Allah during his youth and health, he also endured long illness during his later years with complete patience and spirit of accepting predestination until he finally said labbaik (at your service) to the caller of death.

Regarding the passing away of Haqqani, we ask all mujahideen, common countrymen and Muslims worldwide to pray for his soul. He did great Ihsan (kindness/charity) with the Afghan nation and the entire Islamic Ummah through his activities.

He stopped atheism and disbelief through his jihadi struggle and therefore deserves that we gift him hasanat (the good) of our prayers and Quran recitals.

To end we once again pray for the soul of Haqqani – may Allah bless him with His Countenance and high ranks (in jannah - heavens).