A key aide to the leader of Islamic State (Isis) has been killed in a US strike on a convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul that destroyed 10 vehicles carrying a number of the group’s top militants.
Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesman at US Central Command, said on Saturday: “I can confirm that coalition aircraft did conduct a series of air strikes yesterday evening in Iraq against what was assessed to be a gathering of ISIS leaders near Mosul. We cannot confirm if the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was among those present.”
Iraqi officials were also unable to confirm whether Baghdadi was among the 50 casualties. (Source: The Guardian)
It has been months since a series of US airstrikes have been launched targeting ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
On 8th November 2014, US has announced to send 1,500 more troops to fight ISIS in Iraq. The recent strikes in Mosul attacking the ISIS key leaders was another action to weaken the groups.
ISIS is continuously being attacked by the US and its allies. At the same time ISIS as a “terrorist” group is being used as justification to attack Muslims and Mujahidin in those areas, who sincerely are working for the implementation of Sharia by the establishment of Khilafah.
Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has taught Muslims through good example of how to become a great State by Allah’s Guidance. After the establishment of first Islamic State in Madinah, Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم sent his messengers and envoys to the kings and rulers. Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم called them to Islam and to worship Allah. Since that, a series of battles continued between the Muslims and Kuffar. This followed as what Allah سبحانه وتعالى has commanded.
وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَـٰكَ إِلَّا ڪَآفَّةً۬ لِّلنَّاسِ بَشِيرً۬ا وَنَذِيرً۬ا وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَڪۡثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ
“And We have not sent thee (O Muhammad) save as a bringer of good tidings and a warner unto all mankind; but most of mankind know not.”
(Saba’ 34: 28)
The Amir, leader of the state, should follow the guidance by our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم of calling the Kafir to Islam, liberate the Muslim’s land and implement Islam throughout the world.
The Messenger of Allah has sent the letter to Heraclius, the king of Byzantium, one of the great Empire during that time call to Islam, as follows:
“In the name of God the Beneficent, the Merciful: From Muhammad son of Abdullah to Heraclius the Great of the Romans. Peace be upon him, he who follows the right path. Furthermore I invite you to submit your will to God; submit your will to God and you will be safe, and God will double your reward, and if you reject, you bear the sins of persecuting Arians.
‘And people of the scripture! Come to a word common to you and us that we worship none but God and that we associate nothing in worship with Him, and that none of us shall take others as Lords beside God. Then, if they turn away, say: Bear witness that we are Muslims.’
As the leader for the Muslim, Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم the Amirul Jihad has shown us a great example of the leader who is responsible to protect the Ummah. We need the strong army and self-independent state to implement Islam.
«إِنَّمَا الإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ فَإِنْ أَمَرَ بِتَقْوَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَعَدَلَ كَانَ لَهُ بِذَلِكَ أَجْرٌ وَإِنْ يَأْمُرْ بِغَيْرِهِ كَانَ عَلَيْهِ مِنْهُ»
“Only the Imam is a shield, behind whom you fight and you protect yourself with, so if he orders by taqwa and is just then he has reward for that, and if he orders by other than that then it is against himself” (Narrated by Muslim)
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