Martyrdom of Abu Yushau Al Maldifi

Bismillahi Rahmanih Raheem

In the recent battle of Fouah, Idlib our beloved brother Abu Yushau Maldifi Rahimahullah has been martyred.

He Rahimahullah was known to be cheerful, high spirited, sincere, kind, helpful and caring to his friends and strangers.
After the news of his martyrdom reached to the village where he often came to visit, an old woman asked, “Tell me, which of the foreign brothers attained martyrdom? Is he from the Maldivians? The thin, fair boy who has that bright smile on his face? Whenever he sees me, he calls out to me saying “Oh Mother! Assalam alaikum”! Is he the One?”

Though it was written for him to be here for few days, he attained the love and respect from both the Ansar and Muhajireen in Bilad Al Sham.

He Rahimahullah always spoke about wanting to attain martyrdom as soon as possible. If he hears about Shuhadha (martyrs) he would contemplate and admonish himself and say that he needed to improve himself so that he may attain martyrdom soon. Martyrdom was a word he spoke almost in all of his conversations.

On the day of battle, after Dhuhur Salah, Abu Yushau Rahimahullah was seen crying profusely after listening to a lecture with regard to “Ikhlas” (sincerity).

After Asr Salah, Abu Yushau Rahimahullah headed out with the group of Ighthiham team (team that storm the enemy line) when the battle began.

During the Ighthiham under heavy exchange of fire some of the brothers got injured, and Abu Yushau Rahimahullah was seen running to help them to be carried into a tanker. And it was during his running towards them he was hit by a sniper bullet. Innaalillahi wa innaa ilayhi raajioon.

When brothers came to our beloved brother Rahimahullah he had already taken his last breath and departed from this Dhunya. He Rahimahullah was seen with his index finger raised and smiling. Subhana Allah!

Few are those who are true to their covenant, this humble brother (as we deemed him to be) entered into this arena of Jihad with nothing in his hand apart from the clothes that he was wearing and he Rahimahullah left this Dhunya with such sincerity and love to up hold the Deen of Allah. During the blessed ten days of Dhul Hijjah, on the best day of the week and during the best time just before sunset of Friday.

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him and his father) also reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no deed more precious in the sight of Allaah, nor greater in reward, than a good deed done during the ten days of Sacrifice.” He was asked, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah?” He said, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing.” (Reported by al-Daarimi, 1/357; its isnaad is hasan as stated in al-Irwaa’, 3/398).

It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no Muslim who dies during the day of Friday or the night of Friday but Allaah will protect him from the trial of the grave.”
Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1074; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Ahkaam al-Janaa’iz, p. 49, 50

May Allah accept the good deeds of this sincere brother who strove so hard to join the caravan of Jihad. May he be united with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, sahaba, siddeeqeen and shuhadha. May he be among the ones who is granted the sweetness of seeing You, Ya Allah. May Allah grant his family patience. And may we be united with him in Jannahtul Firdawus. Ameen.

In sha Allah we hope to write in more detail about this beautiful brother in the future.

An Interview With A Muhajir in Bilad Al Sham From Maldives


In the Name of Allah The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.



Interviewer: Asalam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabaratuh, Welcome and Jazak’ Allah Khairan for making some time to speak with us.

Muhajir from Maldives: Walaikum Asalam Warahamatullahi Wabarakatuh, Barak Allah feeka, and it is my pleasure to help in the little way I could with the work of Dawah.

Interviewer: Please give us a brief Introduction about yourself.

Muhajir from Maldives: My name is Abu Umar Al Maldifi. I had been in a white collar job in Maldives after completion of University Studies in abroad. And currently I am a trained, Mujahid of Tanzeemu al Qaida fi Bilad Al Sham Jabhat al-Nusra.

  1. How did you start your journey in Jihad?

It was around the time of Arab Spring  I was aware of oppression against Muslims prior to this. The formation of Jihadi groups and its involvement against Assad regime was what really got me interested in Jihad. I used to watch a lot of Jihadi videos on YouTube too. My companions then were of the thinking that you require permission of Ameer to go out for Jihad and they were of Murjiah which I came to realize much later. But for me personally, it didn’t make sense to sit back without an excuse when the whole Ummah is being butchered. The curiosity pushed me to start my own research on Jihad.

  1. How did you learn about Jihad?

I found a collection of books about Jihad online. Firstly The Book of Jihad by Ibn Nuhaas. This is a great book which has all the information you need to know about Jihad with proofs from the Quraan and Sunnah. In this book I came across so many hadith which I have never seen or heard of being mentioned by a scholar. Then Abu Dujanah Maldifi directed me towards the audio lectures of Sheikh Anwar Awlaki. These lectures were very beneficial. In addition to this the books by Sheikh Abdulla Azzam and Yusuf Al Uyayri were my sources of learning.

  1. What inspired you to come to Jihad and why did you choose Syria?

The importance of acting upon the knowledge that you have is what drove me to go out for Jihad.
When you learn the reasons why Jihad is fard ayn upon the Ummaah now given its state it becomes obligatory.

Also the reward of fighting Jihad fi sabeelillah is so great and the honor Allah gives the Mujahideen is so much that you can’t stay away from this path once you know about it.

The reason why I chose Syria is the oppression and slaughter of Ahluh Sunnah Wal Jama’at which is going on at the present time. Also I read a lot of hadith about the blessed land of Shaam and the events that were going to take place here towards the end of time.

When I learned that Maldivian brothers were in Shaam I questioned myself.

I followed them from the time they made their presence online. Dawah work of Bilad al Sham Media and Abu Dujanah Maldifi really influenced me.
Also the biographies of Abu Nuh and Abu Turab inspired me to take the step. They were ordinary people who lived normal lives but their goal was to seek the pleasure of Allaah. May Allaah grant them the highest in Jannah.

  1. How did Abu Dujanah Maldifi inspire you?

I can’t really express how inspiring he was. His posts and his debates with people online proved that he was a knowledgeable person and a proper student of knowledge. His posts daily were answering questions I had on jihad. I learnt a lot about the knowledge of Jihad from him. With the growing fitnah of Dawlah Abu Dujanah’s abstract explaining their errors were very beneficial to know the truth about the extremism of Jama’at of Dawlah.

  1. When did you decide to make Hijra?

After learning about Jihad I knew I must do it. I always try hard to act upon the knowledge I get because it is one of the things you will be questioned on the day of Judgment. Even though I knew I must go for Jihad I didn’t know how or who to contact. I didn’t have much friends with Jihad thinking. I kept looking for ways to enter Syria.

I constantly made dua that Allah opens a way for me to go for Jihad. I didn’t have the financial means either. When the coalition attacks began I feared the ways to get into Syria through Turkey might get blocked. I realized I had to make the move soon. At this point I contacted brother in Shaam (name has been removed under editing) and told him I wanted to make Hijra. He and another brother in Shaam (names have been removed under editing) helped me from constant advice to everything else since the time I contacted that brother. May Allah reward them immensely for that. Ameen.

  1. What kind of preparations did you make?

The journey starts from the moment you decide to make Hijra. You get all kinds of waswaas from Shaytaan and this is just normal. You must try very hard to be fixed on your objective and why you are doing this. Everyday every hour was a battle against the waswaas. At one point I thought of delaying because I had no financial means to make the journey. I did get distracted and almost off the path. Allah showed me a sign by which I was able to get back on track. Alhamdhulillah.

  1. What was the sign?

It was almost when I had given up on making Hijra I came across a translation of an ayat of Quran on TV just randomly.

And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allah, and for those weak, ill-treated and oppressed among men, women, and children, whose cry is: “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help.”

It was like a wake up call. I started praying Tahajjud regularly and making lots of dua. Not only after Salah but every minute of the day I kept making dua. And with the brother in Shaam’s direction I prayed Isthikhara and made the dua of Isthikhara continuously in every step of my way. That’s when I really felt that dua is the weapon of the believer.

Subhanallah! Allah opens up opportunities from ways that you can never imagine.

  1. Can you tell us about one of the most unbelievable thing that happened to you when you started the Journey?

Like I said, Allah opens up the opportunities from ways you can never imagine when you take the first step towards full filling a good action.

I began my journey after informing the brother in Shaam (name removed under editing) that I am travelling with the little cash I had and just my laptop. In the mere hope in sha Allah that I would be able to sell the laptop and get the cash for the next plane I was suppose to catch. Yes, I had no cash for my whole journey. But that was all the wealth I had then. But I kept my Tawakkal alaa Allah (trust in Allah).

If I could not sell out the laptop I would have to take a detour back to Maldives or be stranded. I made a lot of dua to Allah with lot of hope and fear to make “my not so feasible plan work”. I had no one but Allah to rely upon. This was the situation in which I began my Hijrah towards Bilad Al Sham.

The brother in Shaam (name removed under editing) did not say much with regard to my financial difficulty when I went out with just my laptop under my arms, though he and the other brother in Shaam (names have been removed under editing) had already made a plan for me. I was constantly making dua and feeling a bit anxious with not being able to sell off my only means to get some finance and move ahead.

And Allah’s help came in ways that I did not perceive. When I took the first step the brothers in Shaam (the names have been removed under editing) informed me that I do not need to sell my laptop and he and the other brother helped provide me with the provisions for my journey. Alhamdulillahi I caught my flight on time and moved ahead. Which made me quite stunt and very thankful to Allah. It taught me the biggest lesson with regard to putting my trust wholeheartedly upon Allah.

  1. Can you give an advice for your brothers who are awaiting to make Hijrah to the places of Jihad?

First and foremost it is very important for your intention to be sincerely for the sake of Allah. In anything a person does it depends highly upon the purity of the niyah as a Muslim. After that put one’s trust upon Allah wholeheartedly while at the same time holding on to the reason (asbaab) and working towards one’s goal. It is very important to pray tahajjad and make du’a during the last third of the night. And with regard to every single step of your way you need to make use of isthikhara prayer and it’s du’a. Anything which is bad for you in this dhunya and akhirah will be distant from you and everything that is good in dhunya and akhirah will be made close to you and if there is no good in that other doors will be opened for you in ways you cannot perceive.

Another important matter is that if you are making Hijrah and coming for Jihad your basis should not be based on just zeal after watching some videos with special effects and nasheeds. Nor should it be based upon the number of restaurants and amount of dhunya you will be able to get after you come here.

You should at least try to gain the basic knowledge of Jihad and the current situations of muslims around the world. For example, what is the ruling of Jihad, Types of Jihad, why we have to make Jihad etc.

Also when Jihad has been infiltrated with extremism one has to study which Jam’at are making Jihad under the correct ideology of Islam. Haqq, the truth should not be seek depending upon the whims of your desire. Nor like I said from short 3 minute YouTube videos of beheading or from Abu Bara, Anjem Choudary who doesnot have the qualification of a scholar. Haqq can be attained from Quran and Sunnah, and the way of Salaf al Saliheen and based upon what the truthful Ulama say regarding the current situations occurring around the world.

Furthermore, it is very important to maintain the secrecy during the Hijrah and after you make Hijrah too. Because there are many who wear the cloak of following the sunnah yet reports to the Police and many spies are around on constant watch. But Allah is Great!

Your plans should be between you and Allah. After that confide in the trust worthy person who have the means to get you inside to the place of your desired destination. A trustworthy friend who can give you advice while you may get waswas when you make the intention of Hijrah like in my case the brother in Shaam.

Those are just few of the key points that you need to keep in mind.

Well, may Allah make it easy upon you, help you through in every step of your way to come for Hijrah for Jihad and grant you success and help you attain the best place as a martyred in Jannatul Firdawus. Ameen.

Inteviewer: Jazak Allah Khairan for your time with Bilad Al Sham Media and for your valuable advices for our viewers. Asalam Alaikum Warahamatullahi Wabarakatuh. Fi amanillahi.

Abu Umar Al Maldifi: Wa Iyyaka. Walaikum Asalam Warahamatullahi Wabarakatuh. Fi amanillahi.

Some of the Lessons to be learned from the Interview with Abu Hurairah Ameriki

The man who bought ticket towards Jannah with just twenty dollars

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Interview with Abu Huraira Part 1 (The Hijrah)
Interview with Abu Huraira Part 2 (The Message)

A child of Palestine,
Born among the Kuffar,
Humbleness from head to foot,
Followed the sunnah of the Prophet sallah Allah alayhi wasalam,
Firmness in al Wala wal bara,
Thirsty for Hijrah,
Yearning for the love of Allah,
Walked the walk of five miles,
With Blisters on feet,
Reminding us of Abu Dharr r.a
Struggled he did,
Calling Labbaik Ya Allah!
Empty was his pocket,
Upon starvation he marched,
Indeed he was a quraba,
In an unknown city so large,
Not knowing whom to turn to,
Taking shelter in the Masjid,
Yet sufficient was Allah,
Rizq of Allah kept flowing,
With tranquillity enveloping his heart,
Unlocking the doors for his destination,
Breathed only for Jihad,
Became a brick for Islam,
And bought a ticket towards Jannah
With just twenty dollars….

Lessons to be learned

1. Striving sincerely for the sake of Allah.
2. When one makes a sincere niyah for a good deed hasten towards it.
3. Importance of being humble and not being arrogant.
4. Having love for Jihad fi sabillilahi and attaining martyrdom and Jannah.
5. Without complaining spending in the way of Allah with wealth and one’s own self even in hardship.
6. Importance of gaining the correct knowledge in Aqeedah from good reliable sources.
7. Respect and love shown towards the one’s with knowledge and giving due credit for them.
8. Importance in prioritizing ones actions in accordance with the commandments of Allah.
9. Submitting one’s will wholeheartedly to the commandments of Allah and getting rid of ways of Jahilliyah.
10. Following the foot step of the Prophet sallah alayhi wasalam and the sahaba.
11. Praying farl Salah in whatever circumstance the person may be in.
12. Importance of Dua making. Raising one’s needs and complain first to Allah before asking from anyone else.
13. Importance of praying tahajjad in the late hours even if you know just small portion of the Quran.
14. Importance of practicing patience upon patience.
15. Putting trust in Allah (tawakkalthu ala Allah).
16. Believing firmly that the provision (rizq) from Allah written for the person will be provided in ways that one could not perceive.
17. Importance of having good pious friends.
18. Importance of keeping one’s ego in check all the time.
19. Importance of shielding one’s self from the attacks of Shaitan, and helping others towards good and forbidding them from evil as much as one can. (Application of Surah al-Asr).
20. Coping patiently with the exams that one faces in the path of Jihad and Hijrah.
21. Being thankful to Allah for the good and bad that occur in the road of hardship.
22. Importance of maintaining secrecy and with holding one’s tongue from speaking unnecessarily.
23. Being thankful towards the people who help one out for the sake of Allah.
24. Being happy and content with the little one is bestowed by Allah.
25. Importance of having leadership and managerial qualities.

Clearing the Accusations against Ahlul-Jihad and clarifying the errors of Jama’at ISIS


Deviation of ISIS 2




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Table of contents



Chapter 1

Announcement of the Jama’at Islamic State’s expansion into Sham


The Shar’i (religious) reasons:

1)     No permission from their Amir

2)     They did not consult the people and combating Islamic groups of Sham

3)     They lack Tamkin (authority) in the land

4)     The correct prophetic way of forbidding evil and commanding of good


The political reasons:

1)     Different Islamic groups in Syria – failure to consult them sows hatred and divides the ranks

2)     Did not possess the capabilities of running a state – Fiqh of priorities

3)     We see it better for the leader in Sham To be from Sham


Refutations to some of the doubts raised by Jama’at al-Baqdadi OR by their supporters:

1)     Sheikh Jawlani disobeyed his Amir al-Baqdadi?

2)     Sheikh Ayman ruled by the Sykes Picot?

3)     The Islamic State was not a branch of al-Qaaida?

4)     Consulting the Muslims before announcing the state is the Mazhab of Democracy?