Pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Media Outlet Encourages Waging Jihad Year-Round, Especially During Ramadan

March 6, 2023

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On March 3, 2023, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet published a poster including text from a recent article in ISIS' Al-Naba weekly.

The poster claims that while rewards for acts of worship multiply according to specific places and times, the act of jihad has no time or place limitation, as "it is a continuous opportunity and an extended season that does not stop until the Day of Resurrection."

The poster states that if the "virtue of jihad" is combined with "the virtue of another season of obedience" during Ramadan, it will be "light upon light and good above good." The mujahideen should thank Allah for giving them the privilege of serving him through jihad and ask him to keep them steadfast. Those who refrain from jihad should hurry to join the mujahideen, as Allah tests the believers by giving them the opportunity to serve him and will punish those who squander it. To support its claims, the poster includes quotes from Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawaziyya's book "Provisions for the Hereafter."

The media group regularly publishes videos and posters calling on Muslims to wage jihad, for example, on December 29, 2022, the foundation released a video urging Muslims to sacrifice themselves for jihad and carry out 'lone wolf' attacks, and on January 1, 2023, another video, "Take Revenge," called on Muslims to launch attacks during the Christian holiday season.


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