New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: "Leadership Council: Regarding the Martyrdom of the Leader of the Faithful Mullā Akhtar Muḥmmad Manṣūr and the Election of the New Leader"


الحمد لله الذي بيده ملكوت كل شيء وإليه ترجعون. وإذا قضى أمرا فإنما يقول له كن فيكون. وله الحمد في السمـوات والأرض وعشيا وحين تظهرون.  يخرج الحي من الميت ويخرج الميت من الحي ويحيي الأرض بعد موتها وكذلك تخرجون. ونشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له ونشهد أن سيدنا محمدا عبده ورسوله الأمين المأمون، والجوهر المكنون . اللهم فصل وسلم على سيدنا محمد  وعلى آله وصحبه الذين هم فيما عند الله راغبون وبعد.

قال الله تبارک و تعالی:  مَا أَصَابَ مِن مُّصِيبَةٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَمَن يُؤْمِن بِاللَّهِ يَهْدِ قَلْبَهُ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ ۱۱ وَأَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ  فَإِنْ تَوَلَّيْتُمْ فَإِنَّمَا عَلَى رَسُولِنَا الْبَلَاغُ الْمُبِينُ اللَّهُ لَا إِلهَ إِلَّا هُوَ  وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ  )التغابن (12-13

Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad ), but if you turn away, then the duty of Our Messenger is only to convey (the Message) clearly. Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), and in Allah (Alone), therefore, let the believers put their trust. (At-Taghabun, 12 – 13)
We accept and are pleased with Allah SWT as our Lord, and with Islam as our faith, and with Muhammad PBUH as a Prophet and a Messenger.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, with submission to divine providence and unwavering faith announces that the leader of the Islamic Emirate – Amir ul Mumineen Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour (may Allah Almighty accept him) – was martyred by the American tyrant’s unmanned drone aircraft in the border area between Kandahar’s Registan and Balochistan’s Nushki on 14 Shaban 1437 Lunar Hijri (corresponding with 1 Jawza 1395 Solar Hijri), surely to Allah we belong and to Him we must return.
The Leadership Council of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan forwards to our sympathizers, Mujahideen, the Afghan nation, the Islamic Ummah and particularly to the martyred Amir ul Mumineen’s bereaved family its deepest condolences and prays to Allah Almighty for the acceptance of Amir ul Mumineen’s martyrdom and bestowment of Jannat ul Firdous. May Allah Almighty have mercy on Shaheed Mansour Saheb and give his family, relatives, Mujahideen and the Islamic Emirate patience, reward and a befitting replacement in this time of great tragedy. Ameen Ya Rabbal Aalameen
Muslim Brothers!
History bears witness that the Islamic Ummah’s virtuous movements have always been faced with the martyrdom or death of its leaders or other similar calamities. Yet such afflictions have never shaken the feet of righteous Muslims and instead have strengthened their faith and with great determination and strong faith they have continued their righteous campaign.
And many a Prophet (i.e. many from amongst the Prophets) fought (in Allah’s Cause) and along with him (fought) large bands of religious learned men. But they never lost heart for that which did befall them in Allah’s Way, nor did they weaken nor degrade themselves. And Allah loves As-Sabirin (the patient ones).(Al Imran :146)
The martyred Amir ul Mumineen (may Allah accept him) was a servant of Allah and a Mujahid of the righteous path. He fulfilled his responsibilities with judicious and proud manner and remained steadfast in his determinations till his last breath. In his brief period of leadership he left examples of faith, determination and pride which the campaigners of justice and the Mujahideen will forever recall with pride.
The deceased – despite the difficulties of time and space – refused to submit to the Global Tyrant’s demands and threats, neither did he accept anyone’s imposed or false proposals, nor was he scared of their threats and no foreign and internal conspiracies and political pressures wavered his determination.
The martyred Mansour Saheb fulfilled the Islamic Emirate’s leadership role in the footsteps of his predecessor Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid (may Allah have Mercy on him) until – with proud stance, strong faith and complete reliance on Allah – he met his Lord while in the process of a Jihadi journey.
Since it is a religious duty to install another leader for the Muslims with the martyrdom or passing away of an Imam or Amir, the Islamic Emirate’s Leadership Council – composed of numerous Islamic scholars, teachers of Quran and Ahadeeth, righteous politicians and experts of Jihad – called a council of Ahl Hal wal Aqd and after deep contemplation, thought and consultation elected the esteemed Sheikhul Hadith Maulawi Haibatullah Akhundzada Saheb as the new leader of the Islamic Emirate and with full their full consensus the Council swore its allegiance to him. Similarly the esteemed Alhaj Mullah Sirajjuddin Haqqani Saheb and the son of the deceased Amir ul Mumineen Mullah Muhammad Omar, the esteemedMaulawi Muhammad Yaqoub Saheb were elected as his deputies.
The Islamic Emirate’s Leadership Council invites all its Mujahideen and our nation towards unity and trust in Allah Almighty. Mujahideen should feel no anxiety. Alhamdulillah we have a patronizing Lord. The light of Islam and Jihad has continued to shine these past fourteen hundred years and will guide our path till the Day of Judgement. We must give thanks to our Lord that the Islamic Emirate has a functioning and prosperous governance system. For the continuity and strength of our Islamic system it is therefore the religious duty of all Mujahideen to swear their allegiance to the new Amir ul Mumineen, the esteemedSheikhul Hadith Maulawi Haibattullah Akhundzada Saheb and continue their rightful campaign under his leadership.
Similarly the Leadership and the Leadership Council hopes that all the Islamic Ummah starting from tomorrow – for three days –will fulfill the religious rites for the martyred Amir ul Mumineen Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour (may Allah Almighty have mercy on him) by recitations of the Holy Quran.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Leadership Council
18 Shaban 1437 Lunar Hijri
5 Jawza 1395 Solar Hijri
25 May 2016 Gregorian