Below is the text from an English translation, released today, of a post from one of the Arabic-language jihadi-Salafi web forums in praise of Dr. Humam (Hamam) al-Balawi, the Jordanian doctor and double-agent who carried out a kamikaze attack in Khost, Afghanistan that killed seven United States Central Intelligence Agency operatives and a senior Jordanian intelligence officer and member of the ruling family, 'Ali bin Zayd. Balawi, 36, came from a Palestinian refugee family and was known by the kunya [in this case a kind of nom de guerre] Abu Dujanah al-Khurasani (or "al-Khorasani"), under which he wrote essays endorsing al-Qa'ida Central's (AQC) version of armed jihad [struggle].
I have made no edits to the text, but have added some images of Balawi from my research archive. I have also made some changes to font colors so that they will appear more clearly on the blog.
The translation was prepared by Dar al-Murabiteen, a shadowy group that translates jihadi-Salafi materials.
Abu Dujanah Al Khorasani- May Allah accept him
This article was written and posted on Falujah forums a few days prior to the martyrdom of the brother. It was still under translation when the news of the blessed raid and martyrdom of the brother was announced. We hope this article will serve at least as a part dedication for the great effort of the brother in his Jihad. May Allah accept him in the highest of the Paradise. Ameen
By Allah this path is not to be cried upon
Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur'an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? So rejoice in your transaction which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great attainment. (Sura Tawbah 111)
Camera Man- "Abu Huzaifa, A last will for the family"
Abu Huzaifa- "By Allah, I tell them don't be sad for verily the meeting place is Jannah by the will of Allah"
Camera Man- "Personal will to the mother if she is fine by the will of Allah"
Abu Huzaifa- "I tell my mother that I did not find any one in this world kinder to me than my mother, I tell her be patient and preserving for verily the meeting place is Jannah by the will of Allah almighty"
Camera Man- "(crying)"
Abu Huzaifa- “By Allah this path is not to be cried upon”
Camera Man- “By Allah we are happy for you , By Allah, these Leading men , may Allah Bless you"
He told it with firmness and belief and by Allah he is from the truthful for this path is not to be cried upon..... he told it before the ending moments of the phase of limited time and starting of the phase of luxury and immortality ... he said it and he was well aware where he was heading, for his path is with dangers and hardships surrounded...but he also knew that the height of happiness is in the achievement of martyrdom and that in the way of making the word of Allah high we should present our souls and blood and money so that there is no Fitnah and the Deen belongs completely to Allah ...for this path my brothers- the one entering it is newly born and to Jannah by the will of Allah is he delivered, for the religion will not gain victory by the words that we write with ink on paper but by the blood which is spilled on the ground of battle by all who are truthful with Allah.
And as I am looking to that great scene my thoughts flooded my mind and I remembered numerous martyrs whom I saw and I am "sitting back" in front of my computer and those extreme and strong waves did not calm untill they reached the shores of Dajlah and Furat and I wished that I was amongst the lions fighting the crowds of the unbelievers and the apostates and was upholding with my self, the holds of the religion, grabing my weapon to attack with the beloveds a checkpoint of the enemies at one time and planting a road side bomb for the Americans another time and ending it all with a bomb-loaded truck like the truck of the Martyr Abi Omar alKuwaiti to blast in the face of the enemy so that I send them to Hell as a final abode.
And I wished that I cross over lands and traverse the seas and would reach the valleys of Kandahar and would have sat in a circle of knowledge in which we would take knowledge from the scholars of jihad Abi Yahya al Libi or Shiekh al Husainain before we started on a raid in which we would climb one of the mountains and I am happy because my legs are getting dusted, carrying on our backs some missiles to shoot them on one of the bases of the Crusades and shatter it and return to our bases to start planing and…
I woke then from the condition of intellectual diffusion at the voice of my small daughter Raghad calling her younger sister to play with her. I murmured in a low voice “May Allah guide you O Raghad, you cut on your father beautiful dreams” suddenly the voice of the word echoed in my mind…. Dreams!!! Has the conditions of those sitting back like me reached this situation that we started lowering ourselves to our wishes and dreams..!!
Do you know why..??
Because our imagination does not ever return us disappointed and never refuses us a wish that is why we turn to it because it makes you as you wish… what do you want to be?? A leading defiant lion feared and unrivalled? A brave knight , a champion? Even if you want to be the one who frees AlAqsa from the Jews!! Even then there is no objection what you have to do is just choose and leave the rest to your fertile imagination because it will deal with the issue!!
And I fear that dreams have become to us like opium, it opiates you and makes you relax and you become the master of your era and keep taking it, to run from the reality that you live in and in the end you are dead without doubt whether it be from over dosage or when all your nerves die! So I fear that an overdose of wishes or dreams will kill us!!
Strange is the human self, it wants to achieve everything without putting any effort… it wants Paradise and it has not worked to achieve it…it wants the Hoor and it has not paid its dowry…its wants Jihad and it did not dust its feet… it wants the path but it did not take by the means and did not work by it…it wants rest and it did not tire for it… and this is the condition of many of the knights and champions and lions of the spiders WEB that made us fall between its strong threads and made us prisoners of it, we do not exceed our seats from in front of the computer screen, we have become from the best of the writers and the best of designers and people of programs and releases and we have great achievements in the skies of the internet while others in the lands of Jihad have become great military professionals and from the best of planners and executors of Jihadi operations. So see the difference between us and them, they are fighting on the land and we are fighting in the space!!
Yeah it is right that supporting the Mujahideen through media is an obligation on us with all that we can from experience and abilities, Allah almighty says
So fight, [O Muhammad], in the cause of Allah; you are not held responsible except for yourself. And encourage the believers [to join you] (Sura Nisaa 84)
And the Messenger of Allah has said “Do Jihad against the polytheists with your money and your selves and your tongues” and there is no doubt that inciting the Muslims by the tongue and speech is from Jihad and we have a great reward for that… but come with me, let us measure it as you want, the breadth and length? With how and with how much? Let us start from where we ended for example with how much! The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said “The standing for an hour in line for fighting in the way of Allah is better than standing in prayer for 60 years” . O Allah have mercy on us and convey us. See to the Great difference! Do you know now how much is the difference between the Jihad of those sitting back and the Jihad of the Truthful. If you spent 60 years of your life worshiping Allah in it you would not have equaled except an hour of stationing in the way of Allah. We see the good and we listen about it by our ears and we did not aim for it, There is no might nor power except with Allah the most High.
But why is that through the Media Jihad, we do not go forward and go to the front and draw a path and urge the pace and follow the word with work, such that the wishes or hopes should not lure us and this is our problem we say ‘if ’ and wish ‘that’ though we know that if the word “if” was useful we would have built a castle in the sky! And we also know that the reaching of goals is not by hopes or wishes instead the world is taken by dominance, yes dominance
This is the Writer Abu Kandahar has become now the Mujahid Abu Kandahar, see the amazing development. He was promoted in the ladder of Jihad from the Jihad of money and tongue to the Jihad with self, to return the trust to its master and creator. He transformed himself from a mere sitter in the spaces of the forums to a Mujahid in the grounds of glory and dignity. See the difference between today and yesterday. Subhanallah! The precious Abu Kandahar used to say “My soul is there where Kandahar is located” and all of us want to go to Kandahar and to the Emirate, but the difference between us and him is truthfulness. So when Allah knew truthfulness from him He granted him his aim…
Abu Kandahar suffered from a very dangerous disease called “Idleness and Sitting back” which is very vastly spread among the Muslim Youth and we are from them and he was searching for the cure for his disease and the antibiotics for it. And I will leave here a talk from his letter to me before Hijrah “By Allah I am longing, longing, longing for you a lot lot lot. All praise is to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. Allah willing I am fine but lack the vitamins of Jihad by the hand in the way of Allah Almighty, but how are you and how is Raghad and everything? And most important of all your Imaan and Deen?”
See what was his concern and his will about Imaan and deen. So if you strongly held to your Deen and your Imaan on Allah then Allah will not return you disappointed. So O Lord strengthen our Imaan and make us from the ones who hold strong to their religion..
And this writer Abu Dujanah al Khurasani, has become now the Mujahid Abu Dujanah. One of the days he used to regret from the disgrace and staying back and say “when will my words drink form my blood??” Did he sit in front of his computer waiting, and let his words dry till the path would come to him?? Instead he marched forth and worked and realized that inspiration was important till he reached. And who knows might be his words drank from his pure blood and were satiated and livened. For verily he is the happy one who Allah chose to be from those who raise the flag of honor and Tawheed. And I am really amazed and wonder!! Weren't they amongst us?? Aren't they humans like us?? What is the difference?? Don’t they have a wife and children…?? Don they have loving parents…??? Don’t they have brothers and friends??? Don’t they have many of loved ones…?? Don’t they have money and a car?? Don’t they have a house and a building…???
In simple words they left their houses and wife and children for a Paradise vastness of which is the skies and land. They answered the caller of Jihad when he called “O Horses of Allah move forth and O the bearers of the flags stand up”… so they gave allegiance on death and they sold to Allah their souls and they took upon their shoulders the victory of their religion and that they will not leave their weapons till their heads fall from above their shoulders. One of them goes out on a Jihadi mission.. and he makes his self long for the eternal paradise and asks with insistance for martyrdom operation so that he can present his soul as a gift or return victorious carrying in his hand the flag of Tawheed and in the other hand a gun!!
Might be Abu Dujanah and Abu Qandahar have met in the Land of Khurasaan, do they remember the days which they spent between us?? I think the one on whom Allah opened and he reached will not look back to remember the days of disgrace and sittng back, in stead he will urge his footsteps in hurry and he will always look to the front, impatient and excited when paradise will appear for him in the close horizon so that he can see his station in it, when will he smell its beautiful scent and when will he apply its perfume and enjoy its Hoor and gain the neighbourhood of our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
And the hours and days pass on him slowly as if the time in his eyes has stopped because he is impatient for the meeting. And if he has to remember the previous days, the days of disgrace and staying back, it will be out of guilt and regret on the days of his life that passed in which he did not feel the sweetness and the psychological peace which he tasted and felt in the Jihad in the way of Allah. For there is no life like Life and no death like Death. For if you fasted and did not break your fast and you stand in prayer and did not stop and “you will not be able to”, you will not equal the works of Jihad in the way of Allah.
Brothers let us revise ourselves and sit a sitting of accounting and contemplation with our selves, do you really yearn for Jihad…?? Do you really long for martyrdom…?? Do you want immortality…?? Do you want luxury and to be spared from Hell…?? Of course I want and you want but Allah also does what He wants. Allah wants from us truthfulness and intentions. And if He knows from us truthfulness He will not return us back disappointed. Tendencies and bad deeds are the one that have delayed us. And the love of the world and hatred of death and many reasons, some are still searching and did not find a way! And others have fallen in the deep valley of Debts! And another has drowned in the deep sea of sins! And another is surrounded by cunning from all sides!
And the list gets longer. And I don’t think that all these reasons gather in anyone of us to stop him and delay him, it might be two reasons or three, so why don’t we bring resoluteness in our intention and fasten our inspirations and raise the reality that we live and take by the resources and from Allah is aid and guidance. And remember that Allah almighty has said
Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. (Sura Raad 11)
My brothers Abu Dujanah and Abu Qandahar were two Administrators and writers one of them from Ekhlaas and the other from Hesbah, and Allah guided them and they transformed from Helpers to Mujahideen. They used to roam about in the sections and move from site to site on the internet and write articles… and now they roam on mountains and in the valleys and move between battlefields and dust their feet… not for tourism !! but in the way of Allah. See the difference between the past and the present! And that is not by anything except by resoluteness and determination and seriousness and diligence for leaving the world and seeking the Hereafter, and verily the Hereafter is better and ever lasting. They were like us! That means we can be like them! It is an easy equation, so let us urge ourselves on hatred of the world and love of the Hereafter, and seek the aid of Allah for that, The Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful and The Powerful, The Substantial, the Capable over everything and the Doer of what He wishes, the Owner of the Mighty Throne, and He will not return us disappointed
They read the words of Sayyid Qutb Shaheed, and heard Sheikh Abd Allah Azzam call by them so they decided that their words will not be dead.
“Our words will remain dead, unstirring and frozen… until when we die for them, they spring forth to life and live amongst those alive. Every word that thus lived had harvested the heart of a living human, so it lived amongst those alive, and those alive do not adopt the dead”
And sorry brothers for prolonging the talk, for a long period of time I did not take up my pen for writing and for a long time my papers did not drink from my ink, while my master and the crown of my head the Mujahid Abu Qandahar and my master and the light of my eyes the Mujahid Abu Dujanah al Khurasani their words will drink from their blood, and of course the difference between me and them is great, like the difference between the sky and the earth. We were before equal as Administrators, as writers, as members. But now the condition has changed with the change in the circumstance, for they have become Mujahideen and I am still that sitter!
And forgive me what they don’t know
And don’t make me of the ones who say but don’t do
And Allah is the greatest
And to Allah belongs [all] honor, and to His Messenger, and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not know. (Sura Munafiqoon 8)
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