As the Ummah takes stock in the aftermath of the latest vicious (chemical) attack by the Syrian regime on the people of Idlib, Ustadh Abu Anas Alwahwah and br Wassim Doureihi provide comments on the situation, directing three messages: one to the capitals of terrorism today, the second to the rulers of the Muslim world, and third to Muslims more generally. The following is adapted from their comments on social media in Arabic and English respectively. 

Ustadh Abu Anas Alwahwah:

I send three messages on this day, a day in which the heart of the Muslim burns.

The first is to the seats of Kufr and terror: the ‘White House’ in Washington, the Kremlin in Moscow, Downing Street in London, Faubourg Saint Germain in Paris and their cronies in Tehran and Riyadh and such other likes:

May the curses fall upon you tyrants; you have burned our children, and have consequently burned our hearts. And may the curse be on the eyes that cry over any of you, if Allah sends upon you a punishment that is deserved.


The first message: to the leaders of Kufr and Terrorism

The second is to the rulers of the Arab and Muslim world, starting with those nearest to the cries of the children to the furthest:

May Allah curse you and humiliate you. You partook in the crimes, or witnessed them and stood idly by.

May the curse be upon those who support you, either by deed, word, or du’a.


The second message: to the leaders of the Arab and Muslim world

The third is to the Muslims everywhere:

“And fear a trial which will not strike those who have wronged among you exclusively, and know that Allah is severe in penalty.” – Al Quran [8:25]


The third message: to the Muslim ummah

Brother Wassim Doureihi:

What does this mean for me now?

• We must actively expose and challenge colonialist policies in the Muslim world, from the ideology to the policy and everything in between.

• We must advance the case of Islam as the only way forward for the Muslim world. This means we must all make the issue of the Khilafah and everything it represents the basis of our activism.

• We cannot cosy up to the very institutions facilitating aggression in the Muslim lands. The political establishment, the media, academia, NGO’s. Whoever and however. If you are part of the construction or facilitation of colonialist policy, you are a colonialist.

• Prepare ourselves for this monumental struggle by preserving our Islamic identities, culturing ourselves sufficiently and agitating relentlessly. Everything we do after today must be for this purpose.