Bin Laden's letter to Pakistani scholars

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Bin Laden's letter to Pakistani scholars
by Osama bin Laden
A letter sent from Osama bin Laden to scholars residing in Peshawar, Pakistan, urging them to issue a Fatwa. Part of The Pentagon's Harmony Project of deciphering captured documents during the War on Terror

In the name of God the gracious and merciful

AL OUMRAN 102

O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam and hold fast together, by the rope which Allah stretches out for you, and be not divided among yourselves.

To the Respected Scholars,
I am sending these words to your crowded Islamic gathering which people came to, from very far and different places, expressing that way the unity of Islam which does not distinguish between nationalities and race, and does not take in consideration borders or barriers.

You are gathering now to symbolize a great meaning in this religion, the meaning of this assembly is to triumph justice and justice allies and this meeting is coming in a very hard time, it came when every Islamic nation is feeling either stabbed, hit or shot in its body, this meeting came in time when the Islamic nation has no more hopes for these official conferences done by the Arab and Islamic countries to make believe that they are fighting for the religion and its rights, ten years later, and the Islamic holy places are still under the control of the non believers forces, such as the Jews and the Crusaders which, will lead the Muslims to understand that the conferences are useless, these governments are not capable of anything and their presidents cooperate with the enemy.

The first conference that took place in Sharm el-Sheikh and was presented by non-believer scholars from the international community and its allies, called for and condemned the innocent children, the victims and the oppressed and triumphed the aggressors, this by itself is a very good proof.

That’s why the people of the nations are looking upon you, waiting for a way out from this confusion . The nation waits for a clear Fatwa from you and a clear plan to follow so they can lift away this aggression imposed on them, the holy places, and their children.

Are you willing to participate? O you Honorable, I am calling upon you in a time that blood and the taking of innocent children's lives is permitted. Holy places are being aggressed in many countries under the new universal regime, under the UN protection which became a clear means of implementation of the plans of the universal disbelievers against the Muslims. This organization that is supervising the extermination of millions of Muslims and is not shy discussing human rights.


The Prophet Mohamed, may peace and blessing is up on him. In the verse that was narrated by AL BOUKHARI:

That was in a cat, creature of God so how can you imprison Muslim nations and impose sanctions until dead? O God I am free from what did those and apologize to you for those Muslims who are not doing anything to triumph and support their brothers who are oppressed.

Oh scholars of Islam, as deep as those wounds are and as much as these crises are multiplying, the faith in God is greater and he promises to triumph his religion and announce that there is still a religion derived from the prophet, may peace and blessing be upon him, very clear on the truth - fighting for it and is not harmed by those who betray or oppose them until comes God’s order and they will stay on it.

So the duty, as you know, is to divide the cause, and the explanation of the cause to these organized assemblies, that are impatient to learn from you.

  • Teach them that there is no dignity of triumph except with the Jihad for the sake of Allah
  • Teach them that the Jihad for the sake of Allah does happen only through a jama’a or a group that listen and obey the one Emir, that God will unite the nation, so there won’t be separation, and preserve the entity of the nation so it won’t be torn, like the prophet Muhamed, PBUH, said in the Hadit Al Harrit Al Asha’ri...

God blessed him:I order you with five, God advised me with and they are: the group, listening, obedience, migration, and the Jihad for the sake of Allah; so in order to keep the entity of Islam you have to follow these advises

Teach them that there is no Islam without a community, and no community but with leadership, and no leadership without listening and obedience. And you know that God sent to this Islamic nation in these very hard days, the establishment of an Islamic nation that will follow the Chairs of Allah, and will hold the Tawhid flag , and it is in the Islamic Afghanistan with the leadership of Mullah Omar, God bless him.

Your duty is to invite people to stay in this Emirate and triumph it with most expensive lives and money, and stand up with this nation to confront this deadly currant of universal disbelievers.


To accomplish that we hope that you include the advises of the conference,

  • The invitation to triumph the Islamic leadership in Afghanistan with all the means: Your life; and that by encouraging the youth, to join the Jihad and preparation in Afghanistan because the Jihad in such conditions right now is a must and a duty for the nation.
  • With money and that by inviting the rich to spend their fortunes on this Emara and give their charities to it and invest their commerce in it.
  • To spread the word by implementing the Fatawa in the Shari’a in this Emara and the will to triumph it.

In this occasion, I would like to let you know that some of the Arab peninsula scholars, and others starting with the sheikh Hamud bin Akla al-Shabi, he advised the Shari’a of that Emara and the duty to triumph it and insisted that it was the only nation that follows God’s Shari'a right now, going by the Shari'a texts that are so many .

Because of these religious texts and others I insist that you pledge the allegiant to al-Mula omar after doing my self and I hope that is truthful for God’s sake because he is your brother that follows and leads according to the Shari'a of God. O Honorable: The nation is waiting from you what God advised us hold on to the truth and not to be afraid like God said Koranic verse (Al ahzab)

"It is the practice of those who preach the message of Allah, and fear him, and fear none but Allah. And enough is Allah to call men to account."

And God said :( And remember. Allah took a covenant from the people of the book, to make it known And in the end accept from us our thanks and prayer to stay on this path. And we hope that God will make us with you from who he mentioned. Koranic verse (O ye who believe! If any from among you Turn back from his faith Soon will Allah Produce? A people whom he will love As they will love him,- Lowly with the Believers, Mighty against the rejecters, Fighting in the way of Allah, And never afraid Of the reproaches Of such as find fault, That is the Grace of Allah, Which he will bestow On whom he pleaseth. And Allah encompasseth all. And he knoweth all things.

Your brother, Osama bin Muhamed bin Laden

This is a translation and has a separate copyright status from the original text. The license for the translation applies to this edition only.
Original:
This work is in the public domain because it was first created in Afghanistan when the country had no existing copyright laws. In addition, any potential Afghan copyrights are non-binding in the United States, according to Circ. 38a of the US Copyright Office..
Translation:
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).