Arif Fayyaz Majeed seems somehow to have gotten the idea that the Qur’an enjoins him to wage war against unbelievers. Was he “radicalized on the Internet”? How did he come to this understanding of the Qur’an that Western leaders have uniformly stated has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam? Why is this misunderstanding of Islam so widespread around the world? Are none of the mujahedin able to read the Qur’an for themselves and see how their jihadi path contradicts its teachings of peace? Or are Western leaders stating falsehoods about the Qur’an and Islam, and propagating a willful ignorance that endangers us all?
“‘The journey stops here, my mothers are getting killed, raped. I must fight for them,’” Mumbai Mirror, July 18, 2014 (thanks to Ali Sina):
Arif Fayyaz Majeed, one of four Kalyan youths who allegedly enlisted with insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, left a letter for his family expressing his desire to join jihad. This is the text of the letter his father handed over to the police.
Oh my family members, please forgive me for this spiritual journey. I have hurt you all a lot, so please forgive me. May Allah be with you, mother. I love you the most. You have taken care of me since my childhood. When I was about to do anything wrong, you became a barrier. You have taught me honesty, humbleness, generosity, love and mercy. But this journey stops here, because in other Muslim countries, my mothers are getting killed and raped, and it is now upon me to fight for their rights and honour.
Allah says in Quran
What’s the matter with you, that you fight not in the cause of Allah and for the oppressed among men, women and children who say, ‘Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a helper.’
O father, please forgive me. I can’t carry your load. You have done a lot for me, cared a lot. You have been waking me up for fajr salah (prayers) since childhood, and told me to offer prayers all five times a day. I thank you a lot. May Allah have mercy on you and forgive you. But this is the time O father, our ummah is bleeding. Our fathers of ummah are bleeding, and they are calling us for help. So it’s up to us to help. O father, please forgive me. I have hurt you.
Surah Baqrah (From the Holy Quran)
Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you, and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah knows, while you know not.
O my family members, please forgive me for my mistake. I have hurt you a lot. But that was my love for you, and you understand not. I stopped your actions, not because I was envious of you, but because I love you all, lest Allah will give you a punishment for it. It is a blessed journey for me, because I don’t want to live in this sinful country. So, at the time of death, the angel of death will ask me, ‘Why don’t you make hijr (migrate to Mecca and Madina)? Allah’s land was spacious’.
The ones who have believed, emigrated and striven in the cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives are greater in rank in the sight of Allah. And it is they who are attainers.
O mother, the sun is setting in the backyard of our house, behind the mountain, and I have told my friend of the greatest meeting there.
I pray for Allah to guide you all and give you a jannatul firdaus. Inshallah we will meet in jannah (heaven).
To all my sisters and cousins
You all are the mothers of ummah. You are half of the ummah. If you live a sinful life how will you raise half of ummah – sinful and disobedient to Allah? Repent and fear Allah.
TV is a professional way to prevail over nudity, lewdness, obscenity, disbelief and shirk (wrongdoing). If you all are attached to it for three to four hours a day, you are destroyed. It attacks your mind. America is losing in the battlefield, so they are playing battles of the heart and mind. Understand it before you die. It is a major sin. In it is a music which is an instrument of satan. And how can there be two things in a heart – music and Quran? Know that Quran is a word of Allah, and music is the instrument of satan.
TV also shows that everything is normal in life, such as chatting with boys which is not permissible, intermingling of sexes, singing, dancing, love affairs, western clothing, etc. Be wary of it. These are things forbidden by Allah (haram), but they show it as natural. So we think that it is natural. No my sister, it angers Allah a lot.
The salafy (sect) are the best jamah (section) in the world. So stick to it. It is the safe sect.
Say no to:
1 Shirk (such as visiting babas)
2 Politics (democracy is shirk), voting (haram)
4 Shaving beards
5 Leaving pants down (wearing pants below the waist and letting pants touch the ground)
6 Illicit sexual intercourse (avoid incest)
7 Leaving salah (praying)
9 Cigarettes, hookah smoking
11 Shaving off and many things
May Allah guide us, may Allah forgive us. Inshallah we meet in jannah.
O people of my house, including my father and beloved mother, I love you so I am going on a spiritual journey. And when Allah accepts my martyrdom, I will intervene for you because I love you.
I will always be in a crying state when I see you all singing, smoking cigarettes, taking an interest in TV, voting, illegal sexual intercourse, living luxurious lives, intermingling of sexes, not praying, salah, not growing beards, illegal marriages, backbiting, fashion (some members doing shirk).
All these things are prohibited in Islam and Allah gets angry with all these deeds. I will be very happy if you leave this sinful land and live the life of our pious predecessors. These all are things that will burn you in the fires of hell. So please repent and abstain from it.
I have taken this step because Allah says so in the Quran. “So let those fight in the cause of Allah, who sell their life of this world for the benefactor. And he who fights in the cause of Allah and is killed or achieves victory, we will bestow upon him a great reward” (4:7).
Listen to the call of Fatimah
The best women are those who don’t see men and who don’t let men see them.
So be like Fatimah (R.A). She will be the leader of mominah in jannah.
I want all of you to score 100% for the test of the hereafter.
Remember Allah says: Whoever commits a sin only earns it against himself, and Allah is ever knowing and wise.
Say no to:
1 TV (music, singing, dancing)
4 Love affairs
5 Jeans (if you are wearing it with long frocks satan will tempt you to wear a T-shirt one day, and he is more experienced person)
6 Intermingling of sexes
7 Non hijab (face veil, burqa)
May Allah forgive you all
May Allah guide you all
May Allah meet in Jannah
May Allah forgive me.