Kavkaz Center is publishing the official statement of Dokka Umarov on declaration of the Caucasian Emirate. The statement is aired by the press service of the Caucasian Emirate.
In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Assalamu Aleykum Wa Rahmatulahi Wa Barakatu
Praise be to Allah, whom we praise and pray for help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the wickedness of our own deeds.
Whomever Allah guides, cannot be led astray and whomever Allah misguides, none can guide him.
I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Mohammad is His slave and His Messenger, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
My message is addressed to the Mujahideen who are fighting in the Caucasus, as well as oppressed Muslims of Idel-Ural, Siberia and other regions, occupied by Rusnya (Russia).
I want to remind you the fact that many Muslims are prone to forget. Our lands are occupied by Russian kuffar (infidels) and the swinish way of life has been thrust upon us for a long time. It is the punishment of Allah for going astray from his Path, because nothing in the world can happen without the will of Allah, may He, the Most High, be praised.
Think, for what extent we have angered Allah, if He sent down upon us these people, the most despicable and the lowest even among kuffar.
Our glorious forefathers waged Jihad against these enemies, and today Allah is testing our generation, as he tested our fathers. Everything repeats. Jihad exposes faith and infidelity. Today, as in former times, people divided into Mujahideen, hypocrites and apostates.
I am not talking about native kuffar, they are exposed falsehood and filth with a human appearance. They are dogs, dogs of the Hell, whom Allah send down upon Muslims when Muslims move away from their Religion.
We, the Mujahideen, went out to fight against the infidels not for the sake of fighting, but to restore the Sharia of Allah in our land.
Allah says that He does not change condition of people until they change it themselves.
Today, as during all times, the condition can be changed only with a weapon in our hand. If Allah's Religion could be established on Earth using another method, then our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would not participate in 27 battles.
There is no power and no might except with Allah, and at the same time Allah says us to make a cause and prepare forces for waging the war, as much as we can.
As much as we can does not mean equaling in amount to what kuffar have. It is impossible at this stage, don't be mistaken and remember: the victory of Muslims will come, Inshaallah, not because of number of warriors or abundance of weapons, but it will come because of our fear of Allah. And fear of Allah is such state of a soul and such behavior of a Muslim, when he is afraid of violating limits of permitted and forbidden, which were established by Allah.
The most important prohibition is contained in the formule of the faith itself: La ilaha illa Allah (There is no god only Allah).
Repeating these great words, as is done by the majority of Muslims, is easy and simple, but putting it into practice is not easy and not simple, because achieving the Paradise is not easy and not simple.
Allah the Most High warns us in the Qur'an that he will not forgive shirk - associating companions with Him, but He can forgive anything less grave than that, if He wills.
Muslims must be afraid of it always, throughout their entire life. Therefore we, Mujahideen, reject any laws, rules and establishments that do not come from Allah.
Jihad against Russian kuffar, that never stopped entirely, was resumed 16 years ago in Chechenistan (Chechnya), when Dzhokhar Dudayev (may Allaah have mercy on him) by the will of Allah was promoted to the leadership of the Chechen people. Since then several leaders have changed, we ask Allah to bless their Jihad and all brothers who preceded us.
Whatever political slogans were pronounced since then and whatever words used to describe the matters, those who went out to fight against Russian kuffar spoke only about Jihad and martyrdom on Allah's path. Everyone will be rewarded according to their intentions, Inshaallah.
Every leader of Jihad spoke and acted according to his understanding of the Religion and the situation. We, Inshaallah, don't condemn and don't criticize them, but we ask Allah to have mercy on us and them.
By the will of Allah, praise be to Him the Most High, it was my destiny to lead the Jihad. The Most High knows that I did not want, did not seek such responsibility and I never thought that I will have to carry such burden. But since it was my destiny, I will lead and organize Jihad according to the understanding, given to me by Allah, the Most High.
I announce to all Muslims that I am waging the war against infidels under the banner of "La ilaha illa Allah".
It means that I, the Amir of Mujahideen in Caucasus, reject everything associated with Taghut (idolatry). I reject all kafir laws established in the world.
I reject all laws and systems established by infidels in the land of Caucasus.
I reject and declare outlawed all names used by infidels to divide Muslims.
I declare outlawed ethnic, territorial and colonial zones carrying names of "North-Caucasian republics", "Trans-Caucasian republics" and such like.
I am officially declaring of creation of the Caucasus Emirate.
All lands in Caucasus, where Mujahideen who gave bay'ah (oath) to me wage Jihad, I declare wilayahs of the Caucasus Emirate: wilayah Dagestan, wilayah Nokhchiycho, wilayah Ghalghaycho, wilayah Iriston, wilayah of the Nogay Steppe, the combined wilayah of Kabarda, Balkar and Karachay.
I don't think that it is necessary to draw the borders of the Caucasus Emirate.
Firstly, because Caucasus is occupied by kuffar and apostates and is Dar al-Harb, the territory of war, and our nearest task is to make Caucasus Dar as-Salam, establishing the Sharia in its land and expelling the kuffar.
Secondly, after expelling the kuffar we must reconquer all historical lands of Muslims, and these borders are beyond the boundaries of Caucasus.
I foresee objections of all educated and uneducated hypocrites, who will claim that we are establishing an abstract, virtual state. I would like to say that, Inshaallah, the Caucasus Emirate is a formation that is more real than all artificial colonial zones existing today.
We will scrupulously, methodically, step by step introduce, enforce the Sharia order in our land.
The establishment of Sharia is an elevation of Allah's word, and it is the essence of Jihad.
Allah says in the Holy Qur'an:
"Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah. then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme." (9:111)
We will relentlessly wage war on everyone who will oppose the establishment of the Sharia, Inshaallah. And those who openly violate that which was established by Allah and scorn the Islamic religion should not think that we will leave it unpunished. That is a serious delusion.
Those who were sitting behind and evaded Jihad had different arguments. One of them was democratic terms, which we left intact and did not attach importance to due to a misunderstanding. I accept this argument, we reject these names and titles.
It is time to bring into line our intentions, our words and deeds. In that horrible day, when we will stand in front of our Creator, I don't want to be accused when they will look for excuses. I fear Allah's punishment. So I remind once more about the banner under which we went for Jihad.
We went for Jihad to establish the Sharia of Allah. We will strive on this path, and the result will come from Allah.
I said it earlier and I repeat it again. We are an inseparable part of the Islamic Ummah. I am saddened by the position of those Muslims who declare as their enemies only those kuffar who attacked them directly. And at the same time they seek support and sympathy from other kuffar, forgetting that all infidels are one nation.
Today in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Palestine our brothers are fighting. Everyone who attacked Muslims wherever they are are our enemies, common enemies. Our enemy is not Rusnya only, but everyone who wages war against Islam and Muslims. And they are our enemies mainly because they are the enemies of Allah.
Once again I foresee condemnation of such position by hypocrites and panic of weak Muslims, not firm Muslims. Typical arguments in such cases include that it is a foolish policy, that we will set the whole world against ourselves.
Subhanallah! As if the whole world of infidels and apostates does not already wage war against Muslims. With regard to policy I would like to tell all my opponents: the real and wise policy is a policy based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah (the way of the prophet (pbuh)), and the foolish policy is a policy based on hollow expectations, incomprehensible fantasies and fear of a visible power.
It is written in Holy Quran in the surrah of al-Imran:
"Those (i.e. believers) to whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)" (3:173)
Allah says us: "I am just as My slave thinks I am". If Muslims think that Allah created them as weak and feeble, then they are indeed weak. If Muslims think that Allah created them as strong, and they believe in His protection, might and help, then they are indeed strong. And we see these signs everywhere and every day.
Therefore I am stating that we, Mujahideen, are a force. And we believe that, Inshaallah, with our hands Allah will throw down and humiliate kuffar and apostates.
Our force is in our Faith and fear of Allah.
And I remind Mujahideen fighting for the sake of Allah and also oppressed and humiliated Muslims that I am the Amir of Mujahideen in Caucasus and the only legitimate power in all territories where there are Mujahideen who gave an oath to me as the leader of Jihad.
All Muslims have an obligation to help Mujahideen in every way they can. And I remind: kuffar and apostates from local collaborators are objects for elimination, and not subjects of authority.
I ask Allah to guide to the path of the Truth, first of all, myself, [and then] my comrades-in-arms and all Muslims who have faith in Allah, His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and the Day of Judgment, which will inevitable come.
Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!
25 Ramadan 1428
Amir of the Caucasus Emirate,