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Commemorating the nineteenth anniversary of the historical gathering and selection of Ameer-ul-Momineen on 16th Aries 1375 AH (solar) i.e. 4th April 1996 in Kandahar

Commemorating the nineteenth anniversary of the historical gathering and selection of Ameer-ul-Momineen on 16th Aries 1375 AH (solar) i.e. 4th April 1996 in Kandahar


ــــThe biography of the leader of Islamic Emirate ‘Ameer-ul-Momineen’, ‘Mulla Mohammad Umar Mujahid’ (May Allah safeguard him).

الحمدلله وکفی و الصلوة والسلام علی عباده الذین اصطفی امابعد :

16th of Aries 1375 AH (solar) i.e. 4th April 1996 AD is a momentous day in the history of our Muslim people. Nearly two decades ago, on the same day, one thousand and five hundreds scholars, dignitaries and Jihadi leaders of Afghanistan approved Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) as the leader of the Islamic Emirate; took oath of allegiance to him and conferred the title of ‘Amir-ul-Momineen’ on him i.e. the leader of the pious people.

In the official almanac of the Islamic Emirate, this day has a its own significance due to that historical event, which was subsequently commemorated by the ‘Cultural Commission’ of the Islamic Emirate by publishing special articles and essays of this auspicious occasion.

As the publication of an inclusive biography of the leader of the Islamic Emirate was the urgent demand of our numerous colleagues especially the writers and researchers, the ‘Cultural Commission’ of the Islamic Emirate decided to commemorate that historical occasion by publishing a comprehensive biography of His Excellency, the Amir-ul-Momineen, Mulla Mohammad Umar Mujahid (may Allah safeguard him).

For the prevention of false propaganda of a number of spurious writers, analysts and some biased circles and to depict a clear picture to the writers and ordinary people, we draw the life-sketch of His Excellency, the Amir-ul-Momineen, in the following lines.

  • His Birth and early growth:

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid), son of Moulavi Ghulam Nabi, grandson of Moulavi Mohammad Rasool and the great grandson of Moulavi Baaz Mohammad was born in 1339 AH (solar) i.e. 1960 AD in a religious and learned family of ‘Chah-i-Himmat’ village of ‘Khakraiz’ district in ‘Kandahar’ province of Afghanistan. His father, Moulavi Ghulam Nabi (late) was also born in ‘Khakraiz’ district and had received his early education in the traditional religious institutions and circles of this area. He was a well-known and respected erudite and social figure among the masses due to his indefatigable efforts in educating and guiding the people to the right path of Islam.

Two years after the birth of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid), his father migrated from ‘Khakraiz’ district of ‘Kandahar’ province to ‘Noday’ village of ‘Dand’ district of this province and remained there till his last in spreading religious education among the local people. He died in 1344 AH (solar) i.e. 1965 AD in that area and was laid to rest in the old famous graveyard of Taliban in ‘Kandahar’ city.

After the death of his father, Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) was shifted, at the age of five, along with his family members from ‘Dand’ district of ‘Kandahar’ province to ‘Deh-Rawud’ district of ‘Urzgan’ province where he started his early life under the supervision of his uncles Moulavi Mohammad Anwar and Moulavi Mohammad Jumma.

  • His Early education:

At the age of eight, Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) joined the primary madrassa of ‘Shar-i-Kohna’ area of ‘Deh-Rawut’ district of ‘Urzgan’ province for getting religious education. This madrassa was supervised by his uncle, Moulavi Mohammad Jumma and Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) also started his early education from him.

Both of his uncles, particularly Moulavi Mohammad Anwar, played a key role in his religious teaching and training.

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) successfully completed his primary and middle levels of education from this madrassa. While eighteen, he started acquiring the traditional higher religious studies in the region; but could not complete them due to the malicious communist coup d’état in 1978 AD in Afghanistan.

  • His Family:

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) belongs to the ‘Tomzi’ clan of ‘Hotak’ tribe which comprises a large part of Pashtuns which has delivered eminent Islamic statesmen, national and Jihadi heroes like the legendary Islamic figure of ‘Haji Mir Wais Khan Hotak’.

Great Ghazi Haji Mir Wais Khan Hotak (may Allah bless him), who is remembered with the venerated title of ‘Mir Wais Nika’ (i.e. Mir Wais, the grandfather) by Afghans, liberated Afghanistan from the tyranny of ‘Safavid’ dynasty in 1712 AD and laid down the foundation of a sovereign and independent Islamic state for Afghans.

Professionally, the family of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) comprises of scholars and teachers of religious studies. They devoted all their lives to serve the sacred religion of Allah Almighty, to promote religious knowledge and to educate the Muslim masses ideologically. Therefore, they were deeply admired in their area; and spiritually, they were considered the most dignified and social figures of the society.

The birth of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) in such a spiritual and learned family and his bringing up under the direct patronage of his well-educated and ideological patrons deeply cultivated in him the ability to grow as a sincere Mujahid, a compassionate and vigilant Islamic and national figure who could emancipate the Afghan society from tyranny, corruption and injustice and preserve our beloved homeland Afghanistan from the imminent danger of disintegration.

His brothers, uncles and all other family members are Mujahidin and four of his family members have already sacrificed their lives as martyrs in the path of Allah Almighty. Mulla Mohammad Hanfia, the uncle of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) was the first one who was martyred on 7th October 2001, the starting date of the brutal bombardment of American invaders.

  • His Jihadi struggles:

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) was in his last twenties when communist got control of Afghanistan through a bloody military coup d’état. It was a time when it became nearly impossible for Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) like all other heedful students to continue their studies, as the starting encounter of atheist communists were against the scholars, Taliban, students and other Muslim intellectuals throughout the country. At that time, Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) decided to abandon his higher studies unfinished. He left madrassa and turned towards Jihadi front for discharging his religious obligations.

He started his Jihadi struggle under a well-known Jihadi organization of ‘Harkat-i-Inqilaab-i-Islami’ i.e. ‘Islamic Revolutionary Movement’ in ‘Deh-Rawud’ district of ‘Urzgan’ province. After spending sometime in this district, he was known as a valiant Jihadi figure who played an active role in several military operations against the communists in various parts of that district. Due to his Jihadi prominence and a successful role in various Jihadi operations, he used to be selected with the consent of all Mujahidin of different parts and groups as their commander in ‘Deh-Rawud’ district for leading widespread offensives against the enemy and he did executed quite successful operations in which he was wounded several times. He participated in several confrontations for more than three years along with his local Mujahidin against the invader Russians and their internal communist puppets.

The companions and commanders of his Jihadi front say that Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid), in-spite of being young, was efficient enough to discharge any responsibility or task as he was bestowed with strong physical composition and potency.

Later in 1983 AD, he went to ‘Maiwand’ district of ‘Kandahar’ province along with his Jihadi colleagues for the better co-ordination of Jihadi activities and continued his armed struggle against the Russian invaders and their internal stooges under the leadership of famous Jihadi commander ‘Faizullah Akhunzada’ who belonged to ‘Harkat-i-Inqilab-i-Islami’ i.e. ‘The Islamic Revolutionary Movement’, one of the seven well-known Jihadi organizations of that time. Due to his successful role as a local Jihadi commander in numerous Jihadi operations and his efficiency and distinction in military tactics, he draw the attention of the then Jihadi organizations and, eventually, he was permanently given the responsibility of a Jihadi front through ‘The Islamic Revolutionary Movement’ headed by (late) Moulavi Mohammad Nabi Mohammadi.

From 1983 to 1991, Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) executed very successful operations in the suburbs of ‘Maiwand’, ‘Zairi’, ‘Panjwai’ and ‘Dand’ districts of ‘Kandahar’ province which were vital Jihadi centers and Mujahidin used to be involved in fighting with the enemy on the daily basis. Similarly he personally and directly participated in several victorious operations against the Russian invaders on the main ‘Kabul-Kandahar’ high way in the suburbs of ‘Shahr-i-Safa’ and ‘Qalaat’ cities of ‘Zabul’ province. His most preferred weapon was the most effective missile of ‘RPG-7’ which was known with the local name of ‘Rocket’ among Mujahidin; as he was extraordinarily expert in launching this weapon. It is worth mentioning that ‘Maiwand’, ‘Zairi’ and ‘Panjwai’ districts of ‘Kandahar’ province were those areas of Jihad against communism which were considered the pivotal points of Russians’ defeat and withdrawn because such a large number of their tanks and other military vehicles were destroyed on the main ‘Kandahar-Herat’ highway that the enemy had erected walls made of these destroyed equipments on both sides of the road to protect them from Mujahidin’s assaults.

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) was wounded four times in confrontational Jihadi operations against the Russians and in one of these operations, he lost his right eye as he was wounded.

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) was known as a prominent and distinguished Jihadi commander against the Russian invaders and their internal communist puppets in ‘Kandahar’ and its neighboring provinces who played a crucial and decisive role in numerous Jihadi operations. In the following lines, we will mention some events and memories of his Jihadi companions against the Russian invaders.

  1. The enemy had a strong post inside ‘Kandahar’ province which was known as ‘Budwan’ post. A military tank was stationed by the enemy near the post in a strategic location which was creating a great trouble for Mujahidin as it could hit any place very easily. Mujahidin tried their best to destroy this tank but could not succeed. Eventually Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) was called for help from ‘Sang-i-Hisaar’ area. He hit and destroyed this tank of ‘Budwan’ post with his ‘RPG’ rocket launcher which was a tremendous success for Mujahidin at that time.
  2. During the Holy Jihad against Russians in ‘Mahalla-Jaat’ area of ‘Kandahar’ province, Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) was accompanied in a confrontation with the enemy by ‘Shaheed Mulla Ubaidulla Akhund’ who was later appointed the defense minister of the Islamic Emirate and the deputy of ‘Ameer-ul-Momineen’ (i.e. the leader of the pious people) after the American invasion. A large number of tanks and other military vehicles of the enemy were destroyed by them that on the following day the visitors could not believe that the enemy was pushed back. They thought that the enemy forces were still intact though a large number of their vehicles were burnt and the remaining ones were pushed back to their previous locations.
  3. A convoy of Russians military tanks was passing by from ‘Sang-i-Hisaar’ area of ‘Zairi’ district on the main ‘Kandahar-Herat’ highway. Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) was accompanied by ‘Mulla Biradar Akhund’ who later became the deputy of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and they had only four rocket shells to attack this huge convoy of the enemy. But they did attack the convoy and destroyed four military tanks of the enemy with those four rocket-shells.
  4. ‘Mulla Biradar Akhund’, a close friend of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) during the Holy Jihad era against the Russians, told that such a large number of Russian tanks were destroyed by him as his friends are confused about the exact number.

In 1992, after the collapse of Dr. Najeeb’s communist regime and with the eruption of factional fighting throughout the country, like all other righteous Mujahidin, Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) laid down his arms and set up a religious madrassa beside the mosque of ‘Haji Ibrahim’ in ‘Gishaan’ village of ‘Sang-i-Hisaar’ area of ‘Maiwand’ district in ‘Kandahar’ province and settled there. He restarted his unfinished religious studies along with some other Jihadi colleagues after a long and difficult struggle of fourteen years.

This was a time when deadly factional fighting had encircled the whole of the country including the capital city Kabul. Some factional warlords, just for the sake of their vested personal interests, violated the objectives of the Holy Jihad against Russians and humiliated the aspirations of one and a half million Afghan martyrs who sacrificed their lives for defending Islam and establishing an independent Islamic government in their beloved homeland.

  • Resistance against anarchy and founding the Islamic Emirate:

Instead of establishing an Islamic system of life for fulfilling the long awaited aspirations of the whole Mujahid nation of our country, internal factional fighting broke out. The fact was that Mujahidin were weakened and sidelined through a pre-planned conspiracy. Some of those prominent communist figures who should have been trialed were unfortunately given shelter by some former Mujahidin commanders; and some other warlords started looting and disgracing the people and plundering the country in an organized manner.

In this way, the whole nation and country were plunged into any anarchy and lawlessness which was not experienced by Afghans throughout their past history. The life, honor and property of all pious Muslims were endangered. Self made check-posts and barriers of stubborn, ignorant and mean warlords were found on the main roads and thoroughfares of the country. Not only a wishful amount of money was demanded by these warlords from our poor countrymen but the honor and chastity of our already oppressed people was also at stake at those barriers. The national assets of our country, the achievements of previous Holy Jihad and even the jungles and other natural and mineral resources were relentlessly looted by those warlords who were unprecedented in our history. Not only the outcome of fourteen year Jihad against the Russians was endangered but the daily life of ordinary people was also at stake.

Social corruption, killing, looting and plunder, oppressions, barbarism and the incessant sufferings of the Muslim masses were increasing day by day due to prevailing chaos and anarchy throughout the country. This situation made those righteous Mujahidin deeply concerned who had fought for the freedom, dignity and prosperity of the Muslim Afghan masses.

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) who was living along with Jihadi colleagues in ‘Maiwand’ district of ‘Kandahar’ province was also deeply anxious about the prevailing anarchy like all other real Mujahidin. He observed that numerous barriers were erected on the main ‘Kandahr-Herat’ highway and the oppressed passengers, women and white-bearded people are looted, disgraced and even killed in the broad day light by wicked and corrupt warlords. It is worth mentioning that the number of these illegal barriers and check-posts had increased to an extent that the traders, bringing their merchandise from ‘Herat’ province to the border city of ‘Boldak’ district in ‘Kandahar’ province, used to download their goods in ‘Maiwand’ district due to unlimited demands of these barrier-holders. Then, they used to transfer their goods through unknown desert routs to their destination after suffering intolerable hardships.

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) and his colleagues were fully aware about the prevailing situation in ‘Kandahar’ province where the stubborn warlords were dispersed in each and every corner of the city. They were incessantly usurping the public as well as private properties and selling them for getting huge amounts of money. They erected their private markets on government lands. Moreover, they always used to fight among themselves on minor issues which resulted in great distress for the ordinary people.

These endless sufferings of the helpless and oppressed people of our country compelled the true and righteous Mujahidin to get together and find a solution for protecting the lives, honors and properties of the Muslims. Mujahidin started meetings and counseling among themselves.

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) and his companions arranged their first meeting in ‘Zangawat’ area of ‘Panjwai’ district in ‘Kandahar’ province involving the well-known and authentic local and regional Ulama (i.e. scholars). This gathering of Ulama headed by Moulavi Said Mohammad (known as Moulavi ‘Pasanai Sahib’), the arbitrator general of Mujahidin in ‘Kandahar’ province during the Holy Jihad against Russians, told Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) to stand and resist against this anarchy as he would be supported by all of them. This was the initial meeting of the Islamic Movement and Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) laid down the foundation of his struggle against chaos and corruption on 15th Muharram 1415 AH (lunar) (i.e. 24th or 25th June 1994).

The Islamic Movement launched their struggle and fight against corruption and anarchy under the leadership of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) which was widely and warmly welcomed by the true and righteous Mujahidin and ordinary masses. First, they liberated ‘Kandahar’ province and then other vast areas of Afghanistan from the corrupt and wicked warlords. At that time, when major parts of Afghanistan came under the control of Taliban, a large number of Afghan Ulama, comprising more than 1500 religious scholars, convened a meeting in ‘Kandahar’ city on 15th Zul’Qaida 1416 AH (lunar) (i.e. 4th April 1996). They approved the leadership of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) and conferred the title of ‘Ameer-ul-Momineen’ (i.e. the leader of the pious people) on him. On 6th Libra 1375 AH (solar) (i.e. 27th September 1996), Kabul city, the capital of Afghanistan also came under the control of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and subsequently, the supremacy of the Islamic Emirate prevailed in ninety five percent territory of our beloved homeland including all the central and northern parts of Afghanistan.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, under the leadership of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) established an Islamic system based on the pure rules and principles of Sharia Law. After a long interval, the world witnessed a practical model of Islamic government once again. He preserved the country from disintegration and disarmed the irresponsible warlords which resulted in the restoration of an exemplary peace and stability in the country which was deemed unattainable by the whole world including the United Nations. But (and there is great ‘But’) the arrogant infidel powers of the world could not tolerate this Sharia system established by the Islamic Emirate which became the thorn of their eyes. Therefore, they adopted and initiated antagonistic behaviour towards it. They tried their best either to find or create lame excuses to overthrow this system and eventually they launched a joint military invasion against it.

  • His charismatic personality:

As a leading personality, Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) has a unique and charismatic personality. Contrary to high ranking officials and leaders, he does not want to show off or pretend himself. He is not eager or exited to speak if it is un-necessary to do so. And if needed, his words and sentences are keen, perceptive and logical. For instance, in the early days, prior to the American invasion, wide range propaganda was launched for demoralizing Mujahidin and ousting the Islamic Emirate. The American left no stone unturned and all the western media outlets, their radio stations and popular television stations were fully devoted to promote American malicious objectives.

But contrary to all these devious efforts and propaganda, he assured his own people in his simple, reasonable but self-confidence mode and tone and delivered the following message:

“Allah is Almighty. Whether it is America or a tiny ant, it makes no difference for him. Americans and their allied should listen it carefully that the Islamic Emirate is not like one of the previous regimes whose Ameer (head) would flee the country; as it happened in the case of King Zahir Shah, the former monarch of Afghanistan, who sought asylum in Rome; or my soldiers (personnel) would surrender to you. You should remember that these are well-organized Jihadi fronts. If the capital and other cities of the country fall in your hand and the Islamic government is ousted, instead of surrendering, our Mujahidin will spread in the countryside and go to the mountains. What will you do then? Inevitably, you will be caught and killed everywhere just like Russians.

You should realize that bringing chaos is very easy but its eradication and the restoration of law and order is a huge and strenuous task. Death is inevitable and all living creatures will have to die one day. Instead of dying without faith and dignity while supporting the Americans, wouldn’t it be better to die with faith and dignity in the service of Islam?”

Probably some gentlemen might not have understood these expressions of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) which were fraught with firm belief, devotion and sincerity; but nearly fourteen years have elapsed since this unbalanced and astonishing battle was launched and now the NATO alliance, American super power and other allied forces are on the verge of destruction and defeat by the empty handed but devotional and determined Mujahidin of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid); those gentlemen might have understood the simple but historic expressions of our leader.

Similarly, in the beginning of the American invasion, he told the Afghan masses in a radio broadcasted speech while alluding to the foreign invaders and their internal stooges that weapons can bring death but they cannot defy it. This sentence might have been a meaningless and insignificant composition of words for some people; but in the previous thirteen years, the implications of these simple words were practically observed when the brutal foreign invaders relentlessly killed a large number of innocent people with the help of their advanced technology and weapons of mass destruction but they could not defy death from their own soldiers who are incessantly being killed, wounded and incarcerated for the last thirteen years by the heroic Mujahidin under the leadership of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid).

It is a vital fact that even the arrogant foreign invaders who are fully equipped with all kinds of modern weapons and other facilities plainly admit that thousands of their soldiers were killed and wounded inside Afghanistan in this futile war.

According to Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid), it is better to speak less and do more as our religion emphasizes deed rather than words or ideas. His life is totally free from ceremonies and un-necessary protocols. He has adopted a simple and plain style in all aspects of his life. Simple dress, simple food, simple talk, frankness and informality are his natural habits. He does not stand on ceremonies and dislikes ceremonial people.

He considers determination, prudence and sincerity as the basis of all progress and the more prudent and sincere and decisive among his colleagues is more admired and loved by him.

Similarly, he is quite used to facing hardships, sufferings and ups and downs of life. Whatever the magnitude and intensity of the tragedy or trouble might be, he remains tranquil and does lose either temper of courage. During varying conditions of jubilation and jeopardy, triumph and failure, he remains serene and self-controlled.

He deeply respects scholars and other elders. Gravity of manner, dignity, modesty, reverence, reciprocal respect, sympathy, mercy and sincerity are his natural traits. Strong determination, trusting in only One Allah the Almighty and strong belief in what is ordained by Him are the distinguishing features of his life.

This is the reason that Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) is deeply loved and revered by his followers and Mujahidin which has nothing to do with his apparent worldly status and lavishness. It has been nearly thirteen years that our beloved homeland Afghanistan is invaded and occupied by the brutal foreign invaders, but his devoted and sincere Mujahidin follow his verbal and written commands and decrees as reverently as they did it in his presence and do not refrain even from sacrificing their lives to execute his orders.

  • His vigilance about the international and Islamic issues:

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid), as the founder of the Islamic Movement of Taliban and a leader of the Muslims, is fully cautious and takes keen interest in all the issues relating the Muslim Umma.

He has always defended the issue of Al-Aqsa Mosque (the first Qibla or prayer direction of early Muslims) and the vindicated claim of Palestinian Muslims. He has taken a clear stance and supported all issues of Muslims in all parts of the world. He considers it the duty and obligation of every Muslim to liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the occupation of Zionist Jews.

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) feels pity and shares the sufferings of all Muslim people. His sincerity, sympathy, brotherhood and co-operation with the Muslim brothers of the world are not restricted only to slogans but rather he has proved it practically and in the real sense of all these terms.

  • His ideological association:

Ideologically, Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) belongs to the main ‘Ahl-i-Sunna wal Jamma’a’ (the believers in Quran, traditions of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, and the consensus of Muslim Umma). He is the imitator of Hanfi school of thought.

He is severely opposed to all heresy or heterodox opinions. He never likes sectional, ideological and factional differences among the Muslims. He always recommends and insists on Islamic and ideological unity and co-operations to his followers and all other Muslims; as the ideological unification among the Muslims is the utmost demand of this crucial time. Following the path of our pious predecessors and leading scholars in the light of Quran and Hadith (i.e. the traditions of our Holy Prophet, peace be upon him) is considered the only path of salvation by him for the Muslim Umma.

  • His personal life:

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) who has spent most part of his life in acquiring religious studies, Jihad, invitation and guidance towards Islam, might be the poorest person who has taken no personal advantage from ‘Bait-ul-mal’ i.e. ‘the public treasury of the Muslim state’ among the contemporary leaders of Afghanistan. Neither has he accumulated any wealth to spend a luxurious life in the previous Jihad era against Russians by taking disadvantage from his personal influence, nor has he lived lavishly in the seven years era of his overall control during the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) does not own even an ordinary residence till now, neither has he any cash deposits in any foreign bank accounts. In 1999, when unilateral and ruthless economic sanctions were imposed by United Nations on the oppressed people of Afghanistan and all the foreign bank accounts of Taliban leadership were frozen, Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid), the highest ranking officials, being the head of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, had no bank account, neither inside the country, nor outside, nor anywhere else with any assumed name.

During the reign of the Islamic Emirate, when his residence came under the deadly attack of the brutal enemy which resulted in the martyrdom of his family members along with several other innocent people, some officials of the Islamic Emirate decided to build another residence and an office of the leadership of the Islamic Emirate in the north western part of ‘Kandahar’ city, near the hill of ‘Baba Sahib’ for his safety purposes as there was no residential area in the suburbs of this location. This residence was also administered by the ‘Bait-ul-mal’ as one of its general properties; therefore, it, too, was not considered the private ownership of his Excellency.

In 1996 AD, when he was conferred with the title of ‘Ameer-ul-Momineen’ (i.e. the head of the pious people), instead of showing excitement or jubilation, he bitterly wept as his shoulder sheet was completely soaked with his tears. At the end of that historical meeting, he told the present Ulama:

“You are the inheritors of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and you have thrown a heavy responsibility upon my shoulders. In reality, you will be held responsible for my steadfastness as well deviation from it.

O our teachers and respected scholars! If I could not discharge this huge responsibility of the Muslim masses in a proper way or deviate from it, you will have to guide me towards the right path in the light of your knowledge. If the Taliban do make mistake in the implementation of Sharia and you do not guide them knowingly, you will have to bear the responsibility on the Day of Judgment.”

  • His nature and temperament:

Besides the natural silence of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid), he is affable and has a special sense of humor as he never considered himself superior to his colleagues whatever their status might have been. He treats them cheerfully, cordially, compassionately and with reciprocal reverence. In most of his meetings, he usually speaks about Jihad.

  • His daily activities in the present circumstances:

In the present crucial conditions and regularly being chased by the enemy, no major change and disruption has been observed in the routine works of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) in following and organizing the Jihadi activities as the leader of the Islamic Emirate. He begins his working day with the prayers to Allah Almighty and recitation of the Holy Quran. In free times, he studies various commentaries of the Holy Quran and traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). He keenly follows and inspects the Jihadi activities against the infidel and brutal foreign invaders. In organizing and reshuffling the Jihadi and military issues, he delivers his orders in a specific way to his Jihadi commanders. He regularly follows the Jihadi publications and other international media resources to judge his victories and likewise other issues against the foreign invaders. In this way, he remains in touch with the day to day happenings of his country as well as the outside world. These activities form his basic daily life in the present circumstances.

  • The Islamic Emirate under his leadership:

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was established as an Islamic Movement under the leadership of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) on 15th of Muharram 1415 AH (lunar) (i.e. 24th June 1994) which subsequently passed through several crucial stages while enjoying the support thousands of scholars, Mujahidin and the pious masses of our country. It has the honor of implementing the Islamic Sharia in ninety five percent land of our beloved homeland. It is still controlling vast areas of the country and is involved in armed resistance against the infidel western invaders as a pure and lofty Islamic Emirate.

Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) is still the leader in the present hierarchy of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. His deputy, the leading council, judiciary, nine executive commissions and three other admin organs are active under his leadership which form the warp and woof of the present setup of the Islamic Emirate.

The deputy of the Islamic Emirate, besides inspecting and assessing all the subordinate organs, conveys their working reports to the ‘Ameer-ul-Momineen’ and communicate the orders and decrees of the leader to all the concerned organs and authorities. The leading council of the Islamic Emirate consists of twenty members who are appointed by the leadership and convene their meetings under the deputy of the Islamic Emirate. This council discusses and makes decisions about all political, military, social and other critical issues.

Judiciary of the Islamic Emirate has a separate and wide setup which comprises of primary courts, courts of appellation and court of cassation which are busy in discharging their own responsibilities.

To meet the needs of present circumstances, nine different commissions are set up in the present hierarchy of the Islamic Emirate. Due to ongoing Jihadi requirements, the largest one is the military commission which consists of nine sub-circles. This commission is responsible for appointing governors or military in-charges for all 34 provinces of Afghanistan, military in-charges of all districts, setting up sub-commissions which are subsequently responsible for all military and civil affairs of their respective provinces and districts.

The remaining commissions are as following:

Education and training commission

Commission of Political Affairs

Cultural Commission

Economic Commission

Health Commission

Invitation, Guidance and Amalgamation Commission

Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs

Commission for NGOs

The remaining organs of the Islamic Emirate are:

Organ for the prevention of civilian casualties

Organ for martyrs and disabled people

Organ for collecting and organizing some special revenues

The Islamic Emirate controls a major part of Afghanistan as a well-organized and working system for the last more than two decades under the leadership of Mulla Mohammad Umar (Mujahid) which has sincerely implemented the Islamic system of life in all areas of its jurisdiction. Law and order is restored. Lives, honor and properties of the Muslim masses are safeguarded.

During this whole period of time, Islamic Emirate has faced several challenges and adversities as the only active Islamic system of governance, but it has successfully survived by the grace and benevolence of Allah Almighty through all these challenges and confrontations as it has proved its determination and steadfastness to its lofty principles throughout these adversities.

May Allah Almighty protect and safeguard our leader


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