Congratulatory Message from Sheikh-ul Quran and Hadith, Mawlavi Hebatullah Akhundzada, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Emirate on the Occasion of the Blessed Eid-ul Adha

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم الله أکبر الله أکبر، لا إله إلا الله والله أکبر، الله أکبر ولله الحمد الحمد لله نحمده ونستعينه ونستغفره ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا ومن سيئات أعمالنا من يهده الله فلا مضل له ومن يضلل فلا هادي له وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له وأشهد أن محمدا […]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
الله أکبر الله أکبر، لا إله إلا الله والله أکبر، الله أکبر ولله الحمد
الحمد لله نحمده ونستعينه ونستغفره ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا ومن سيئات أعمالنا من يهده الله فلا مضل له ومن يضلل فلا هادي له وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له وأشهد أن محمدا عبده ورسوله. صلوات الله تعالی و سلامه علیه و علی آله و أصحابه أجمعین.
اما بعد: فقد قال الله عز وجل:
ــــ قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّـهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ﴿١٦٢﴾ الانعام

Translation: Indeed, my prayer, my sacrifice, my life, and my death are dedicated solely to Allah Almighty, the Lord of all worlds (Aziz al-Tafasir, Volume 4, p. 403).

ـــ وَأَتِمُّوا الْحَجَّ وَالْعُمْرَةَ لِلَّهِ ۚ … وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَاعْلَمُوٓا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ
[سُوۡرَةُ البَقَرَة : ۱۹۶]

Translation: And perform the Hajj and Umrah with utmost sincerity, solely for the sake of pleasing Allah Almighty… and fear from Allah, and be aware that indeed, Allah Almighty is severe in punishment (Tafsir Kabuli, Volume 1, p. 163-166).

ــ عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رضی الله تعالی عنه قَالَ : ضَحَّى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- بِكَبْشَيْنِ أَمْلَحَيْنِ أَقْرَنَيْنِ ذَبَحَهُمَا بِيَدِهِ وسَمّى وَكَبّرُ قال: رَأَيْتُهُ وَاضِعًا قَدَمَهُ عَلَى صِفَاحِهِمَا وَيَقُولُ بسم الله والله اکبر، متفق عليه.

Hazrat Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) sacrificed two rams with horns (whose horns were long or not broken) and a speckled (black and white) sheep. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) slaughtered them with his hand Mubarak, saying “Bismillah, Allahu Akbar.” Hazrat Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said that he saw the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) placing his foot Mubarak on their sides or necks while saying “Bismillah, Allahu Akbar” (Bukhari and Muslim).
In short, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) sacrificed two speckled rams with horns, personally slaughtered them, recited “Bismillah,” proclaimed the Takbir, and placed his foot Mubarak on their sides.

ــ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- قَالَ « مَا عَمِلَ آدَمِىٌّ مِنْ عَمَلٍ يَوْمَ النَّحْرِ أَحَبَّ إِلَى اللَّهِ مِنْ إِهْرَاقِ الدَّمِ إِنَّهَا لَتَأْتِى يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِقُرُونِهَا وَأَشْعَارِهَا وَأَظْلاَفِهَا وَإِنَّ الدَّمَ لَيَقَعُ مِنَ اللَّهِ بِمَكَانٍ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَقَعَ مِنَ الأَرْضِ فَطِيبُوا بِهَا نَفْسًا» مشکوة جلد ۱ ، ص ۱۲۸

Bibi Ayesha (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “There is no act performed by the offspring of Adam on the Day of Sacrifice that is more beloved to Allah than the shedding of blood (through sacrifice). Indeed, the sacrificed animal will come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves. The blood of the sacrifice reaches the acceptance of Allah before it falls into the ground (i.e., at the moment of intention). Therefore, find contentment in your act of sacrifice.

To the Faithful and Mujahid Nation of Afghanistan and all Muslims Around the World!
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

First of all, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of you on the occasion of the auspicious Eid-ul Adha. May Allah Almighty accept your sacrifices, charitable acts, pilgrimages, and all virtuous deeds.
As these days of worship and sacrifice come upon us while we are blessed with a Sharia-based system and comprehensive peace, therefore, we must all express our gratitude to Allah Almighty, so that we may be deemed worthy of further divine blessings.
Praise be to Allah Almighty, with the advent of the Islamic Emirate, Sharia system has been established across Afghanistan. The sacred Islamic Sharia is being enforced, and significant measures have been taken to elevate religious practices and to expand and strengthen religious centers. These achievements represent the goals and values for which our devout people have long struggled and made immense sacrifices.
In our homeland, Islamic brotherhood and unity have been reinforced. Public assets, such as mines, land, forests, and other properties, are safeguarded as part of the public treasury.
Under the governance of the Islamic Emirate, the Sharia rights of all citizens are ensured and protected. No individual can commit injustice or aggression against others; oppression is prevented, and the rights of the oppressed are upheld.
Through the functioning of Sharia courts, the sacred Sharia is being implemented, and the great duty of enjoining good and forbidding evil is being practically fulfilled. In this regard, actions are taken in accordance with Sharia principles to achieve societal reform.
With the help and grace of Allah Almighty, significant steps have been taken, and continue to be taken, in various sectors such as reconstruction, agriculture, irrigation, road construction, and mineral extraction, and these are all as a result of the Islamic Emirate’s wisdom, clear policies, sincerity, and transparency, ultimately fostering significant progress and a promising future for all.
The Islamic Emirate calls upon all investors and traders to invest in various sectors for further economic development and to alleviate the economic difficulties faced by our people.
The Islamic Emirate is committed to ensuring the security and upholding the rights of investors and is dedicated to creating the necessary facilities for them to promote Afghanistan’s prosperity and economic development. All Emirate institutions are mandated to create environment conducive and to address and fulfill the needs of investors in this regard.
The Islamic Emirate is firmly dedicated to securing the rights and providing assistance to orphans, widows, the disabled, and the impoverished. We also call upon affluent Afghans to remember the underprivileged and orphans and to give full attention to their care and support.
Significant measures have been taken to address begging, with thousands of identified needy individuals receiving assistance from the Islamic Emirate.
The Islamic Emirate seeks to establish political and economic relations within the framework of Sharia, particularly with Islamic countries, and has fulfilled its obligations in this regard.

I advise the officials of the Islamic Emirate to diligently fulfill their responsibilities in serving the people, ensuring security, and enhancing their well-being. They should keep the doors open to the public, execute their duties efficiently and promptly, and never treat the people in a manner that makes them feel alienated from the authorities.
I instruct the security officials to pay special attention to the well-being, service, and safety of the people, especially during the days of Eid. All necessary measures should be taken to ensure their happiness and peace. They should also visit the families of martyrs, the disabled, and orphans, providing assistance to the best of their ability.

Esteemed Citizens!

It is our shared responsibility to protect, nurture, and serve our Sharia-based system. This system has been established through the sacrifices of our martyrs and the immense efforts of our Mujahideen and Muslim nation. Let us stand united and committed to its preservation, working together in solidarity to thwart the schemes and conspiracies of our enemies, and valuing the security, prosperity, development, and Sharia governance we enjoy. It is incumbent upon us to foster an environment conducive to progress and prosperity, thereby ensuring the well-being of all constituents.

Praise be to Allah Almighty, this year, up to thirty thousand pilgrims from Afghanistan have traveled to Saudi Arabia to perform the great duty of Hajj. The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs of Afghanistan, along with other relevant institutions, are providing them with comprehensive care and necessary facilities. I urge pilgrims from around the world gathered at the Holy Mosques (Mecca and Medina) to pray for the entire Islamic Ummah, especially the oppressed Muslims of Palestine and our suffering people, so that Allah Almighty grants them success and honor in this world and the hereafter.

In recent weeks, Afghanistan has faced severe challenges due to floods, rains, and other disasters, resulting in significant losses and hardships for our people. We extend our deepest condolences to all Afghans affected by these tragedies and pray for the martyrs to be granted the highest ranks in Paradise, the wounded to recover swiftly, and for patience and rewards to be bestowed upon the families of the victims.
We commend all the institutions, ministries, and Mujahedeen of the Islamic Emirate for their unwavering efforts in rescuing and serving our people to the best of their abilities during these difficult times. We also implore upon the business community, the affluent, and the general public to contribute towards alleviating the suffering and pain of their fellow Afghans with their resources, and to not withhold any form of financial and moral support.

The relevant government institutions, and Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate have been assisting forcibly repatriated refugees from neighboring countries in areas such as identification, transportation, health, and more, as well as plan to distribute land to them is underway. I call upon traders, the wealthy, and all Afghans to support these refugees within their means and not to withhold any assistance from them.
During the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul Adha, please visit the homeless families and include them in the joy of Eid.
We strongly condemn the Israeli Zionist attacks and oppression on women, children, and innocent Muslims in Gaza and other regions of Palestine. We call on other countries to fulfill their obligations effectively to prevent these heinous crimes and brutal atrocities.

In conclusion, I once again extend my heartfelt congratulations on the arrival of Eid-ul Adha. May Allah Almighty grant us the joy of celebrating future Eids in complete independence, peace, and under the shadow of an Islamic system, and may our Islamic principles flourish in an environment of stability and contentment.

Sheikh-ul Quran and Hadith, Mawlavi Hebatullah Akhundzada, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Emirate
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