وَلَا تَهِنُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنْتُمُ الْأَعْلَوْنَ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ
"Do not give up and do not be downhearted. You shall be uppermost if you are believers."
May Allah bless Brother Abdulkader Al Saleh, the leader of Liwa al-Tawhid (Tawhid Bridgade) in Aleppo who wastargeted by a Syrian airstrike a few days ago, in a meeting with the leaders of his brigade at the infantry school in Aleppo's countryside. He was targeted after he recorded for himself an honor, may Allah to accept it from him, when he renounced from the coalition and from Geneva and he rejected the West and its henchmen and refused the influence of the rulers of damage from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others. We ask Allah the Almighty to elevate his status for this honor to the highest, He (Allah) is close, the Hearer of supplication. This calamity must drive the sincere to close ranks and take caution and to seek achieving their needs in secrecy, especially as the eyes of America and its followers in Russia and Europe monitor those who do not bend to Geneva. He سبحانه وتعالى says, addressing the believers:
وَلْيَأْخُذُوا حِذْرَهُمْ وَأَسْلِحَتَهُمْ وَدَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَوْ تَغْفُلُونَ عَنْ أَسْلِحَتِكُمْ وَأَمْتِعَتِكُمْ فَيَمِيلُونَ عَلَيْكُمْ مَيْلَةً وَاحِدَةً
"Then the other group who have not yet prayed should come and pray with you. They too should be careful and keep hold of their weapons. Those who are kafir would like you to be negligent of your arms and equipment so that they can swoop down on you once and for all."
(Al Nisa, 4:102)
This revolution is strong and powerful, with the permission of Allah; for it derives its steadfastness and patience from its faith in Allah and its determination to seek victory from the Almighty alone; this is what the international nations fear in this revolution and becomes more conspiring against it. For this reason, this revolution was more powerful than Bashar and his mercenaries and stronger than all the conspired Western countries as a whole. We take this opportunity to urge our brothers in the Brigade and other battalion commanders to follow the example of those who recorded their endowments with their Lord in this world and the Hereafter, and that they should not seek victory except from Allah alone, as good adherence to Islam and to investigate the right is the key to relief, which the path of suffering and bring victory close. The Almighty said:
وَلَا تَهِنُوا فِي ابْتِغَاءِ الْقَوْمِ إِنْ تَكُونُوا تَأْلَمُونَ فَإِنَّهُمْ يَأْلَمُونَ كَمَا تَأْلَمُونَ وَتَرْجُونَ مِنَ اللَّهِ مَا لَا يَرْجُونَ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِتَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ بِمَا أَرَاكَ اللَّهُ وَلَا تَكُنْ لِلْخَائِنِينَ خَصِيمًا
"Do not relax in pursuit of the enemy. If you feel pain, they too are feeling it just as you are, but you hope for something from Allah which they cannot hope for. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. We have sent down the Book to you with the truth so that you can judge between people according to what Allah has shown to you. But do not be an advocate for the treacherous."
(Al Nisa, 4:104-105)
May Allah bestow His abundant mercy on brother leader Abdulkader Al Saleh and bring him the Supreme paradise with the Prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, and the martyrs and the righteous and we say naught except that which is pleasing to our Lord:
إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
"Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return."
(Al Baqara, 2:156)
Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah of Syria
Monday, 15th Muharram 1435 AH