Muhammad Omar was a child born in the home of Mawlawi Ghulam Nabi Sahib in Chah Himmat village of Khakrez district, Kandahar, in the year 1339. Mawlawi Ghulam Nabi was also born in Khakrez, spent in entire life in studies and imamate (prayer leader) and was found his resting place in the famed ‘Taliban Cemetery’ of Kandahar city after passing away in the year 1344 in Nudi village of Dand district.
Orphan Muhammad Omar left for Dehrawod district of Uruzgan province with his uncles at a tender age of five where he began his studies under the supervision of his uncles (Mawlawi Muhammad Anwar and Mawlawi Muhammad Jumma) and completed his primary, secondary and intermediate education in Shahr-e-Kohna religious seminary however his dream of higher education was interrupted by the Soviet invasion.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a young Mujahid who participated in many battles against the soviet invaders in Uruzgan, Kandahar and Zabul provinces and inflicted great material and human losses on the Russian occupiers and their hirelings on Kandahar-Herat highway of Kandahar province.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a warrior who changed daylight into pitch black darkness for the soviet invaders and their Khalq-Parcham stooges.
Mullah Muhammad Omar was a soldier of Allah (SwT) who sacrificed a precious organ (eye) for the pleasure of his Lord (Allah).
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a sincere Mujahid who did not take up arms for any party following the collapse of the communist regime but instead built a religious seminary and handed the gift of book to Afghan children.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a great Mujahid who sparked a revolution against factions and anarchy armed with nothing but absolute trust in Allah (SwT).
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a leader who cleansed our beloved homeland from the calamity of vice and corruption.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a ruler was abolished fiefdoms and replaced it with centralized governance.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a premier who established exemplary security.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a leader who enacted hudud and qisas.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a head of state who rescued Afghanistan from disintegration.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a commander-in-chief who secured our borders such that not a single example can be found of anyone usurping a single inch of Afghanistan.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a statesman who would install and replace ministers, governors and senior military leaders with a single order
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a beloved Emir with whose decree the large-scale and lucrative opioid crop growth was ceased by the masses.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a ruler whose promises and actions were consistent and who gave preference to substance over talk.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a king who distanced all aspects of his life from royalty and formalities.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a sovereign who reunified religion and politics.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a commander of the faithful who revived a forgotten sunnah (Islamic Caliphate).
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a model of our salaf (rightly-guided predecessors), bolt of lightning on the heads of disbelief and corruption and the caller of truth and justice.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was the embodiment of humbleness, the mast of courage, the champion of oppressed and the symbol of unity.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was the contemporary epitome of harsh towards disbelievers and merciful among themselves.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid did not back away from the military, political, financial and ethical support of the Muslim nation even under severe conditions and exerted extensive efforts to solving the problems of the Muslims to the best of his abilities.
The warnings of modern-day pharaoh (Bush) snatched the cognizance and sovereignty of majority of states yet Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid not only brushed aside his warnings but courageously and with certainty declared: “There are organized Mujahidin here. If conditions deteriorate, they will empty cities, take to the mountains and defend their land and values until their last (breath). It is true that weapons can kill but they (weapons) cannot prevent death”. Indeed, modern weaponry and technology failed to prevent the death and maiming of the occupiers.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid was a commander-in-chief who empty-handedly declared and launched Jihad against the most superior armed crusader forces of the 21st century as tens of thousands of invaders met their death or were maimed or suffered great financial and military losses under his command and generalship.
Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid led a 12-year Jihad against the crusading occupiers from a mud-hut of our beloved homeland. He did not go to a foreign land during this period, neither did he hold and embrace his children nor did he find the time to rest. He spent his days and nights praying to His Lord Almighty, made Jihadi decisions, strategized the defeat of invaders, ruled over key policy decisions and gave essential orders and decrees regarding the strengthening and better management of the Islamic Emirate.
Pity that a great personality of the Islamic world, a prick in the eye of eastern and western disbelievers, the peak of valor, the pillar of taqwa, the founder of the Islamic Emirate – Omar the Third (Amir ul Mumineen Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid) had to say farewell to this weary and fleeting world and left towards everlasting bliss while being away from any doctors in a far-flung rural area of Afghanistan on the 4th of Sawr 1392, surely to Allah we belong and to Him is the return.
May his soul rest and legacy endure.