Qaymi al-Raymi, Military Commander, Winter 2012

Qaymi al-Raymi

“O [Kuffar] Americans, we view our battle with you with this divine view: ‘Say, do you await for us except one of the two best things [i.e., martyrdom or victory] while we await for you that Allah will afflict you with punishment from Himself or at our hands? So wait; indeed we, along with you, are waiting.’ [9:52] Hence, we are a nation that does not surrender. It either dies or prevails. So contemplate and stand with yourselves an honest stand, perhaps you are guided to Islam, recognizing it as sovereign over you and give the jizyah [tax paid by non-Muslims under sharia law] willingly while you are humbled.” Abu Hurairah as-Sana’ani, “This is How We Win and This is How You Lose,” Inspire Magazine 9 (2012): 22.

Qaymi al-Raymi