"Question by Muntazir Al-Shahadah: "In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate, "I supplicate to God to support you in aid and protect you. "Why do you not elaborate on the Palestinian cause, the current situation of Palestine, and the hegemony of HAMAS's apostate government on the jihadist Salafists therein? The youth in Palestine want you to support them and disclose the apostasy of HAMAS, for the people are confused therein. May God bless you. "The Answer: "It is not true we do not elaborate on the Palestinian cause. The truth is that the international media does not allow us to express our opinion and thus, does not publish what we say. Occasionally, the Emirate issues statements supporting the Palestinian cause. For us, the Palestinian people have the main right of defense on our part. Internal differences among the Palestinians serve no one but the enemy. Therefore, we call upon the jihadist brothers and all the Palestinian jihadist groups to unite their ranks and to deviate not from the Shari'ah and the guiding methodology. We further ask them not to bargain at the expense of this religion, and to endure the hardship and ordeals of jihad. "Question by Ghazali: "May God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "Why do the mujahidin not move from Northern Waziristan to Afghanistan, especially since many mujahidin leaders were martyred in air raids on account of the spies? In addition, Afghanistan is safer than Northern Waziristan. "The Answer: "And May God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "A 1: The mujahidin are currently in Afghanistan. As well, the mujahidin of this area are aware of its circumstances as well as the safe and appropriate places for carrying out the jihadist operations. "Question by Al-Mudammir: "May God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "First, I would like to thank you for your initiative to conduct this interview. "Q 1: What measures will be taken with regard to the foreign prisoners held by you, if their countries do not respond to the demands of the mujahidin? "Q 2: Do the mujahidin have a strategy to respond to Operation Moshtarak in Marjah? "The Answer: "And May God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "A 1: The Emirate of Afghanistan has formed a commission that is charged with the issue of the prisoners. "A 2: Operation Moshtarak in Marjah is not more than a media stunt. Enemies could not achieve their objectives in spite of the huge media clamor. The mujahidin work according to a successful strategy, and are well aware of the plans, conspiracies, and lies of their enemy. In addition, they work according to a comprehensive strategy. "Question by Al-Gharib 1: "May God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "I supplicate to God, glory be to Him, to support you against your enemies and to instill resolve in you until you achieve victory. My brother, what is your advice and guidance to those who do not engage in jihad like me? "The Answer: "And may God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "A 1: A person, who has been excused by God, shall not feel guilty to stay behind from the obligatory jihad. God says: 'No blame is there on the blind, nor is there blame on the lame, nor on one ill (if he joins not the war): But he that obeys Allah and his Messenger,- ((Allah)) will admit him to Gardens beneath which rivers flow; and he who turns back, ((Allah)) will punish him with a grievous Penalty,' [Koranic verse, Al-Fath, 48:17]. However, it is better for him and for his ummah to imitate the noble companion Amr Ibn-al-Jamuh, who said: 'It is my wish to meet my martyrdom and enter Paradise with my lame leg.' If a person stays behind from jihad on account of one of the following reasons mentioned in God's Book as follows: 'Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline: or the dwellings in which ye delight - are dearer to you than Allah, or His Messenger, or the striving in His cause;- then wait until Allah brings about His decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious,' [Koranic verse, Al-Tawbah, 9:24], he shall be guilty. This person causes himself and his ummah to be afflicted by humiliation. The glory of this life and the Hereafter is attached to jihad. Anyone who is confused by abundant suspicions and interpretations should read the book of the great jihadist Shaykh Ahmad Ibn-Ibrahim Ibn-al-Nahhas. The book, entitled 'Mashari al-Ashwaq ila Masari al-Ushaq,' discussed the ruling on those who abandon jihad. "Question by Qatadah: "May God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "May God guide the strikes of our brothers all over the world, and support them in Kashmir, Afghanistan, Waziristan, Palestine, and Iraq. "My esteemed shaykh: May God guide you and us to success. What is your stand towards the Islamic groups in the occupied territories; Palestine, mainly the Islamic Jihad Movement and HAMAS? May God guide your steps and enlighten your path. "The Answer: "And may God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "A 1: We regard as brothers all the jihadist Islamic groups that abide by the Koran, the tradition of the prophet, and the Islamic Shari'ah. We recommend that our brothers and we endure the hardships and ordeals of jihad without being in a hurry for victory. We further recommend that they not deviate from the path of righteousness. They should know that the siege imposed on them and the assistance and facilities, offered to them, in return for forsaking some Islamic principles, are critical tribulations, about which they should be cautious. "Question by Al-Layth3 "O God, grant us them the victory You promised. "O people on the frontlines, may God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you "First of all, we would like to thank the members, who are in charge of the Al-Ansar Network website, for the tremendous efforts they exert to champion this religion. We also thank them for arranging this open interview with Shaykh Sirajuddin, may God protect him. On our part, we call upon the scholars and knowledge seekers to show up in such podiums and share the knowledge bestowed on them by God, whether they are knowledge seekers or jihadist clerics. What matters is that benefit is spread and the Muslim ummah gets to know what is going on in the jihadist arenas, about which many false stories are circulated. "I would like to ask our shaykh, may God keep him firm, how true are the reports that some areas, which used to be under the control of the mujahidin, have fallen in the hands of the tyrant enemy? In addition, about the news reports that the mujahidin have lost control over some areas. Moreover, we would like our shaykh to tell us how true the news of the arrest of the jihadist shaykh Mullah Berader is? In addition, will you tell us about the impact of the news of the arrest of the mujahidin leaders on the jihadist arena in the steadfast Afghanistan? "The Answer: "And May God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "A 1: Be assured. The enemies have not controlled any span. These are the allegations of the enemy. As I mentioned above, the Emirate's affiliated media mentioned no news on the arrest of any leader. "Question by Ashiq Al-Hur: "May God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "May God bless you for your successful initiative, and may He grant you victory and fortitude. We want the jihadist leader Sirajuddin to explain to us how the situation of the jihadist arena in Afghanistan is. Are there any fighters other than the Taliban and Al-Qa'ida fighters? What is the stand of the mujahidin regarding the groups that oppose them? "The Answer: "And may God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "A1. The Islamic Emirate has an affiliated commission that is dealing with the political issues. This commission can deal with your question. "Question by Abu-Sayyaf "May God raise your rank and enhance your reputation. May God gather you and me in the company of our beloved Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace. "My question is: Is there an age limit for those who can join the camps? Do they join the camps as soon as they apply, or one should go to the Ma'sadah and pick the best youth to be trained on the required skills? What are the most urgent needs for the mujahidin currently? Do they need fighters, scholars, or funds? "The Answer: "And may God's peace, prayers and blessings be upon you. "A1. My dear brother, the door of jihad is open for anyone who is competent [to be responsible for religious duties] and able to carry the weapon and weaken the enemies of God by all possible means. As for the need of the mujahidin, I swear that we are badly in need for the support of the Islamic ummah. In addition, we need the Muslims to supplicate to God for us, we need the support of the faithful ulema, and we need to receive guidance, instructions, and support to stay righteous. We need the support of the ulema because they are the heirs of the prophets. We will take their guidance in good faith, and extend our hands to them. Moreover, the mujahidin are in need for funds and fighters. This is what God, glory be to Him, has mentioned in His glorious Book. God says: 'Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, Who say, when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return," [Koranic verse, Al-Baqarah, 2:155-156]. The loss mentioned in the verse is always associated with jihad, for jihad is based on sacrificing lives and funds in the cause of God. "Question by ZARQWI_LEBANON_3: "Peace be upon you, and the mercy of God and His blessing. "I pray to the Almighty God to support you against your enemies and to grant you fortitude until victory. "What is your stand in regard to the global jihad? Why do you not target the enemy outside Afghanistan? "Many people sarcastically say that your financial resources come from the opium, what is your response to that? "The Answer: "Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you also. "A 1: The Islamic Emirate, during its reign, banned planting opium and the people welcomed this decision. Here is the United States and its agents encouraging the people to plant it. We have no connection with opium and it is not our financial support. All these are nothing but lies and fabrications by the enemy in order to distort the reputation of the mujahidin. This claim is an awful evidence for their defeat. "Question by Al-Miqdam al-Kinani: "Peace be upon you, and the mercy of God and His blessing. Our virtuous shaykh: may God protect and bless you. Our virtuous Shaykh, we want to know: What would be the stand of the Islamic Emirate about the occupier in post-occupation Afghanistan? Would it demand compensations for the damage caused by the occupation? Sir, we are pinning our hopes on you to liberate the Muslim lands, mainly Palestine. Thus, convey this to our Amir Mullah Muhammad Omar, may God protect and bless him. And peace be upon you, and the mercy of God and His blessing. "The Answer: "Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you also. "A 1: There is no doubt that this oppressive war has destroyed the country and caused losses and damage. We demand compensations for these losses and this is our right to do so. "Question by Abu-Imarah: "Peace be upon you and the mercy of God and His blessing. Our virtuous shaykh Sirajuddin, may God protect you and all the brothers. May God keep us firm on righteousness. My question is: What is your stand about what is taking place in Nigeria, and what is the adopted strategy in this regard? I request you, O our virtuous brother to convey our regards to all the brothers, May God reward you, on our behalf and on behalf of the entire ummah, the best of rewards. "The Answer: "Peace, mercy, and blessings of God be upon you also. "A 1: We feel great pain for the killing of the Muslims all over the world, especially our brothers in the Islamic Nigeria. There is special committee concerned about the foreign political issues and it will adopt the necessary procedures regarding this case. "Question by Abu-Shanab: "Peace be upon you, and the mercy of God and His blessing. "A 1: My virtuous Shaykh, may the Almighty God protect you. It is known that you have not pledged allegiance to Mullah Omar, the Amir of the Believers. Does this mean that the Afghan people will engage, God forbids, in a civil war after the withdrawal of the Crusader occupation similar to what happened after the liberation of the land of Khurasan from the Russians? "The Answer: "Peace, mercy, and blessings of God be upon you also. "A 1: I am a soldier for the Amir of the Believers Mullah Muhammad Omar, may God protect him from all evil. This is what is being said about not pledging allegiance to him. In fact, there are no Amirs but there is only one Amir, being the Amir of the Believers Mullah Muhammad Omar, may God protect him. There will be no civil war after the liberation, God willing. All the interpretations in the media in this regard are nothing but apostasy interpretation in order to divide the ranks of the mujahidin, and they will not succeed in that, God willing. "Question by Al-Thuraya1: "What is your stance about the Islamic groups in the Arab countries, especially in the Gulf? Do you receive a strong support for your honest jihad from the people of the Islamic countries, particularity from the Gulf region? "The Answer: "Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you also. "A 1: We respect all the Islamic groups that correctly serve the religion of God and according to the methodology of the Sunnah and the Sunnis. We call upon the Muslims to support each other and to provide each other with aid and faith. "Question by Abu-al-Khattab Al-Maghrabi: "I want to join jihad, but there is no way out. My faith began to shrivel, what should I do? "The Answer: "A 1: Seek the advice of the honest religious scholars and work according to their guidance. "Question by Abu-Hittin: "Peace be upon you, and the mercy of God and His blessing. O our virtuous Shaykh, may God protect you, and all the lions of jihad in the Islamic Emirate. First, could you please reassure us about the situation of jihad in Afghanistan and about the achievements that the mujahidin scored in the last months? What is your stand about negotiating with the Crusader occupation forces and the agent Karzai's regime? How do you view the role of the global jihadist media, and how far it was successful in presenting the true news of the mujahidin to the Muslim people? "The Answer: "Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you also. "A 1: The answer to the first question is as follows: As long as Afghanistan is occupied and the occupation's agents are in power, there will be no talks. We will continue our jihad, God willing, and the stance of the Emirate is obvious. "The answer to the second question: I ask God to grant them success and to grant them the highest paradise. I ask God to protect them and to uphold them. In reality, they have offered a great service and uncovered the mystery, the magic, and the fake deception of the Crusaders. "Question by Khalid Bin-al-Walid: "May God support and protect you. My question is: What is required from the jihadist youth who are unable and cannot find a way to join you? How can we help you? What are the conditions that make a youth eligible to join you? Supplicate to God for me that He grant me martyrdom in His cause after inflicting heavy losses on the enemy. "The Answer: "A 1: You have to seek for the advice of the honest scholars; do not sit at home; take advantage of the possible means; work against the Crusader occupation as possible. "Question by Bin-Ahmad Al-Maqdisi: "Peace be upon you, and the mercy of God and His blessing. What is your stand in regard to scholars such as Abu-Ishaq al-Huwaini, and the Salafis in Alexandria, knowing hat they did not proclaim pledge of allegiance to the Amir of the Believers? I can come to Pakistan, do you advice me to do so or is it better if I stay in my country, knowing that I have no jihadist activity in the country, in which I live? "The Answer: "Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you also. "A 1: We respect all the honest scholars. Try to invest your abilities in serving Islam and Muslims. Negotiate with those whom you trust. You have to know that the Ummah needs you and young honest men like you, who are zealous for their religion. "Question by Abu-Bakr Al-Maqdisi: "Peace be upon you, and the mercy of God and His blessing. In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate, "First, I would like to welcome our guest, brothers, and master jihadist Sirajuddin Haqqani, may God protect him. What do think of the jihadist media, and of what all these blessed websites are doing? Do you think we can make more efforts in this regard or is the effort exerted at present is enough? Finally, I would like to send a message to my brothers; the mujahidin; a message of devotion and loyalty. May God gather us either in a righteously guided Caliphate or in the Heaven that is as wide as the earth and the skies. May God guide your steps to the right path. "The Answer: "Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you also. "1 A: We are proud and we respect the jihadist Internet websites. In reality, they offer great service and we would like to ask the brothers in charge of the jihadist Internet websites to improve their level, to organize more, to gather their efforts, to increase their endeavors, and to spread their material in accordance with the cause and the time. They should provide a fast diffusion of the world jihadist news in the Islamic world and should convey the messages of the leaders of the Islamic jihad. In the end they should make sure that everything is settled and organized. They also have to use the other media means in need for them. The mujahidin have to help them in order for them to progress and to serve them. "The jihadist movements have to provide them with jihadist material, with their news, their messages and their interviews and especially with the authenticated documentaries. The Muslims have to help them financially and technically at all levels. We supplicate to God to grant them and us success and victory. "Question by Musa Ibn-Nusayr: "My brother, may God bless you for your good efforts. May God grant fortitude to the lions of monotheism in the glorious Taliban. May God grant fortitude to every jihadist, who calls for the establishment of the Islamic Shari'ah. "My questions are: "What is your stance regarding the Islamic Sate in Iraq [ISI,] the Mujahidin Youth Movement [MYM] in Somalia, the Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula [AQAP,] and any group which fights and holds as apostates the ruling regimes in the Arab and Muslim countries? "May God bless you and protect you against every evil. "There are brothers for you, who do not forget you in their supplications. "The answer: "A 1: Both the ISI and the MYM in Somalia are among the best jihadist movements in the current time. In fact, they offered various sacrifices for the sake of removing tyranny and humiliation off the Islamic ummah. In addition, they are our brothers. We ask God to support them in His aid. "Question by Ashraq: "O virtuous commander Shaykh Sirajuddin Haqqani "Peace be upon you, and the mercy of God and His blessings "First, we send you our greetings, for you are the noble son of the noble father, and the son of the lion. We also send our greeting to the heroic leaders and soldiers, who symbolize the glory of Islam and Muslims, having humiliated the Crusades; the tyrants of this age. By God, we keep you in our supplications that God be on your side. 'Allah will certainly aid those who aid his (cause),' [Partial Koranic verse, Al-Hajj, 22:40]. "A special greeting for the Amir of the Believers, the sun of our times, the leader of the Muslim ummah, honorable brother Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid, may God support and empower him. "We notice bad quality in the special video releases of the Islamic Emirate, may God protect it, in comparison to the magnitude of its operations. In addition, we notice a dearth in these releases given the importance of the jihadist media. Is this attributed to lack in media professionals? "The Answer: "Peace be upon you, and the mercy of God and His blessing. "A 1: Media-wise, we work on two levels, internally and externally. On the internal level, we present our media materials in accordance with the traditions and culture of our Afghan people. Our enemies admitted that the Islamic Emirate has surpassed them in this field. As for the external level, the main reason for the media's weakness is the siege imposed on us by the international media, which is loyal to the United States and the West. Moreover, we have limited accesses to the necessary tools. "Question by Abu-Muhammad Al-Khalil: "Greeting to our jihadist shaykh, may God grant you fortitude, support, and reward you. "Q 1. How important is the theological and dogmatic upbringing for Taliban? "Q 2. What is your advice to the HAMAS Movement in Palestine? What is the way to liberate Jerusalem and Palestine? "Q 3. Does Taliban seek the collaboration of anyone even if he belongs to the Shiite sect, or the grave worshippers [Sunnis who visit tombs of the pious], or others? Does the Movement only cooperate with the people of good faith? "The Answer: "A 1: We are certain that in order for the mujahidin to be able to confront the enemies and to endure misfortune, they must have a strong jihadist and theological upbringing. "A 2: Our advice to HAMAS is not to break off from the Islamic methodology, which is the methodology of the mainstream Sunnis. Moreover, they must endure the misfortune. As for the liberation of Jerusalem, you have to follow in the footsteps of Salah-al-Din al-Ayyubi, may God bless His soul. "A 3: We accept help from anyone whom the Shari'ah permits us to take help from. Or else, we will not.