in Authoritative opinion

Preamble In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of mankind.  We seek Allah to protect us from the evil of shaitan and our souls.

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family and companions.  Assalamu'alaikum warahmatuLlahi wabarakatuh!

Let’s start with words of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala):

إِن يَمْسَسْكُمْ قَرْحٌ فَقَدْ مَسَّ الْقَوْمَ قَرْحٌ مِّثْلُهُ وَتِلْكَ الْأَيَّامُ نُدَاوِلُهَا بَيْنَ النَّاسِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَيَتَّخِذَ مِنكُمْ شُهَدَاءَ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ


“If a wound should touch you - there has already touched the [opposing] people a wound similar to it. And these days [of varying conditions] We alternate among the people so that Allah may make evident those who believe and [may] take to Himself from among you martyrs - and Allah does not like the wrongdoers.” (Al-Imran, 140)

Tafsir ibn Kathir:

(إِن يَمْسَسْكُمْ قَرْحٌ فَقَدْ مَسَّ الْقَوْمَ قَرْحٌ مِّثْلُهُ)

(If a wound has touched you, be sure a similar wound has touched the others) (3:140).

Therefore, the Ayah says, if you suffered injuries and some of you were killed, then your enemies also suffered injuries and fatalities.

(وَتِلۡكَ ٱلۡأَيَّامُ نُدَاوِلُهَا بَيۡنَ ٱلنَّاسِ )

(And so are the days that We give to men by turns), and at times - out of wisdom - We allow the enemy to overcome you, although the final good end will be yours.

(وَلِيَعۡلَمَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ )

(and that Allah may know (test) those who believe,) meaning, "So that We find out who would be patient while fighting the enemies,'' according to Ibn `Abbas.

(وَيَتَّخِذَ مِنكُمۡ شُہَدَآءَ‌ۗ )

(and that He may take martyrs from among you) those who would be killed in Allah's cause and gladly offer their lives seeking His pleasure.

Nowadays the active phase of jihad in the Caucasus was replaced by the preparatory phase. There is a sabotage phase of the war in Sham, Afghanistan and other countries.

As it’s stated in the above ayat, Allah tests His sincerely believing servants by defeat in war so that they reflect on their mistakes and omissions, be patient and try to correct it. But why do we fall into the same trap again and again? This is exactly what we will try to figure out in shaa Allah. We’re going to put a series of articles about our situation and about how we got into it. Analyzing last years, we’re going to find out which primary and secondary methods we should use to correct our situation. We also want to take all the history of the modern jihad which is important in understanding our role in the whole Islamic ummah instead of some part of it.

Today there is a struggle for minds in the world because hot hearts can be easily pushed to rash actions. It has become much easier to manipulate minds on the Internet. Unfortunately our enemies use it successfully, may Allah destroy them! Ameen! 

I hope you learned something new reading this statement, or it reminded you the things that you knew before, but eventually forgot.

May Allah help us to figure it all out and to get practical benefit of it.

In the end: all the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of mankind. 

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family and companions.