Palestinian terrorist Ahmad 'Abed, a member of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Preventive Security Force who was killed in Jenin on September 14, 2022, left a written last will and testament, in which he explained that he had decided to die as a martyr for the sake of Allah because this is the highest ideal and the best way to obtain Allah's favor and elevate Islam. He urged his family to rejoice in his martyrdom and his comrades to continue the armed struggle and the jihad against the enemy.
Ahmed 'Abed (Source: Twitter.com/qudsn, September 14, 2022)
Ahmad 'Abed's last will (Source: www.facebook.com/safapscom, September 15, 2022)
The following is a translation of his last will:
"By the name of Allah, the Compassionate and Merciful,
"'O believers! What is the matter with you that when you are asked to march forth in the cause of Allah, you cling firmly to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world over the Hereafter? The enjoyment of this worldly life is insignificant compared to that of the Hereafter. If you do not march forth, He will afflict you with a painful torment and replace you with other people. You are not harming Him in the least. And Allah is Most Capable of everything.' (Quran9:38-39)…
"I write this last will in anticipation of my death as a martyr for the sake of Allah, for martyrdom is the best way to draw close to Allah, and no ideal can compare to it. By Allah, I have chosen this path in order to exalt and elevate tawhid [monotheism, i.e., Islam] in order to attain martyrdom for the sake of Allah, and so that our blood should count as [blood spilled] for the sake of this noble faith.
"My kindhearted mother, the soul of my being, please forgive me. Do not grieve at my departure, but rather be glad… for pleasing Allah the Almighty depends on pleasing you, and my wish [to attain the degree of martyr] will otherwise not be fulfilled. So endure with forbearance, and ask Allah to reward you by giving me my wish and accepting me [as a martyr] for His sake.
"My beloved father, forgive me. I know that you neglected no [duty] towards me, and by God, you were a good father and mentor. My beloved father, do not grieve upon receiving the news of my martyrdom, but rather be glad. Hold your head high, for your son will have earned the advocacy of Allah's Messenger and his descendants.
"My brothers, you all know how much I love you, but my love for Allah is greater and stronger than anything else. Allah commanded us to wage jihad for His sake, and if we mujahideen do not do so, who will? Therefore, upon hearing the news of my martyrdom, I ask that you rejoice and thank Allah for granting your brother martyrdom. Forgive me if I neglected any [duty] towards you, but I preferred Allah's love over your love.
"My friends and loved ones, do not abandond the path of jihad, for every people that neglected jihad was humiliated. Do not lay down your guns, which will bring you honor and supremacy. Never tarry [in waging] jihad and do not withdraw in the face of the enemy. Rather, be the first to reach the arenas of jihad and struggle, and do not let the tricks of the plotters and the words of the hypocrites hurt you, for jihad will lead to victory and bring the believers victory and martyrdom.
"Finally, my brothers, we must understand that the Palestinian issue is not a political one, nor is it [associated with] any particular organization. It is an ideological and religious issue, for we are soldiers of Allah fighting the enemies of Allah in order to elevate [the Islamic declaration of faith]: There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger."