Islamic State of Khurasan Province (ISIS-K), castigates the government of Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, for his policies against Muslims and discourages Indian Muslims from following the Indian constitution.
The northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, with over 200,000,000 inhabitants, including about 50,000,000 Muslims, is the most populous state in India and the most populous country subdivision in the world. It is currently governed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was re-elected for a five-year term in March 2022. He is known for his tough policies against criminal gangs and has been accused by human rights organizations of oppressive policies against Muslims. The article describes him as a “Pharaoh”.
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) the ISIS-K declaration said:
“We Have The Tyrannical UP State’s Machineries, The Militia Of Yogi’s Administration And Policemen, Who Have Been Cracking Down On Muslims And Arresting Them In The Crime Of Offering Salah [The Five Mandatory Daily Prayers In Islam] In A Shopping Mall”.
“All praise belongs to Allah the almighty who forbade paradise to disbelieving slaves of him, and peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Prophet Muhammad, the seal of prophets, whose Ummah is the best nation among all nations of mankind.
“Indeed, Allah made the glorious Koran a remembrance and admonition for all those with eyes that see and ears that hear, and mentioned various parables and examples in his book for mankind to judge between people with what Allah has shown them of the nations that went by. Indeed, the Pharaoh of Hind [i.e., Yogi Adityanath] is following the footsteps of former Fir’awn [Pharaoh], the enemy of Allah…”.
“Allah says: ‘Ta Sin Meem. These are the verses from the book that make things clear. We narrate to you some of the story of Musa [Moses] and Fir’awn with truth, for people who would believe. Fir’awn behaved arrogantly in the land and divided the people into groups, seeking to weaken one section, slaying their sons and sparing their daughters, for he was indeed a tyrant.
“We wished to favor those who were oppressed in the land and to make them leaders and make them inheritors (of our bounties). And to give them power in the land and to show Fir’awn and Haman, and their hordes that very thing which they feared – (Chapter Al-Qasas: 1-6).
“… [t]he Messenger of Allah said: ‘Indeed, the bonds of Islam will break one after another. So, every time one bond breaks, the people will clutch at the bond which follows it. And the first of the bonds to break will the bond of Judgment (the book of Allah) and the last of them to break will be the salah [the five mandatory daily prayers in Islam]’.
“As for what follows: It is not hidden to us how Yogi Adityanath’s tyrannical government is activating its machinery to arrest a handful of Muslims who were offering salah in the Lulu Mall [in the city of Lucknow]. After the disappearance of the flurry of media attention and the inevitable press analysis regarding indignation of long-suppressed and subjugated Muslim population in India, these events give us a pause to think.
“So, here we have the tyrannical UP state’s machineries, the militia of Yogi’s administration and policemen, who have been cracking down on Muslims and arresting them in the crime of offering salah in a shopping mall of a pseudo-secular state which pretends to be offering freedom of speech and religion.
“However, wall-writing is easier, ‘Let secularism prevail. Let religion have no concern with the worldly affairs. Let the people of the world be allowed to wallow in the last remaining pleasures of this earth, and do not disturb our slothful pleasure with the reminders of the ‘life after death’ which we do not believe in. Let the religion have no concern with the world and let the world have no concern with the religion'”.
“How Can You Seek Honor In The Citizenship Of A Country Ruled By The Cow Worshippers Who Wrote The Kufri [Associated With Unbelief] Condition [sic, Constitution] Only For Subjugating You”.
“O Muslims of Hind [India], understand and ponder over these signs: Where are your constitutional rights (although it is a manmade constitution unlike the one revealed by Allah)? When it comes to you, do the Hindu rulers follow the kufri constitution they made? Where is the divine constitution based on which your righteous predecessors ruled over the cow-worshipping Hindus and put their trust in? Where is your freedom of religion which was supposedly enshrined in the constitution?
“And what happened to those empty promises which your forefathers put their trust in? And have you, O Muslims, forgotten the indignities you were forced to ensure at the hands of the worst of creation, i.e. the mushrikeen [idolaters]? In fact, the taghuti [tyrannical] constitution of India let you down in every sphere of your religion.
“And what is the point of your identity complex when you feel proud of being a citizen of India and a Muslim at the same time? Don’t you know believing in the taghuti constitution and manmade border of India means disbelieving in the divine constitution of Allah, for Islam has no boundary?
“So, how can you seek honor in the citizenship of a country ruled by the cow worshippers who wrote the kufri condition [sic, constitution] only for subjugating you so that you may never wake from your sleep and rule over them as you were supposed to do? And how could it not? Allah has warned the believers that unbelievers will never rest until they turn the believers away from their religion in its entirety”.
“The Pinnacle Of Islam Is Jihad; It Is The Only Way Can Come Out Of Your Humiliating Life Under Hindu Rule; Fear Not The Strength Or Number Of Your Enemies”.
“O Muslims, remember the many communal riots that have befallen you. Remember the assaults on your religion. Remember the indignities you had to endure, when the enemies of Allah were deciding upon your religion in the temples of democracy (the taghuti courts). Remember the beef ban.
Remember the issue of triple talaq [a means of instantaneous divorce under some interpretations of Islam, by saying the word “divorce” three times in succession, that is now banned under the Indian law] and remember the indignity when your womenfolk approached taghuti courts against you. Remember the ban on niqab, the ban on adhan [call to prayer].
“Remember the demolition of Babri Masjid [by Hindu extremists in 1992 in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya]. Remember the countless instances of mob lynching [of Muslims]. Remember the ‘Citizenship Amendment Act,’ and the ‘National Register of Citizens’ [which jihadis purport aims to render Muslims stateless]. Remember, after all, that this world is a temporary station and your never-ending hereafter is fast approaching. Seek the means toward your Lord.
“The pinnacle of Islam is jihad. It is the only way can come out of your humiliating life under Hindu rule. Fear not the strength or number of your enemies. Fear your own sins for you will have to stand in front your Lord who knows your innermost secrets.
“And remember that even if all of mankind or jinn gather in order to benefit you with something, they can only benefit you by that which Allah has already written for you. And likewise, no harm can befall you, even if all of mankind and jinn gather against you for harming you, except for the harm that Allah has written for you”.
“If Yogi Adityanath Is Mobilizing His Militia To Crack Down On 9 People Offering Salah In The Lulu Mall, Then This Is- Obviously- A Vulgar Display Of Power, And You Should Expect Only Worse Than This”.
“Remember, the last bond of Islam that will break is the salah, given that all other bonds have already broken for you due to your humiliating citizenship in the Hindu-ruled state. But yet, never despair of the mercy of Allah.
“If Yogi Adityanath is mobilizing his militia to crack down on nine people offering salah in the Lulu Mall, then this is – obviously – a vulgar display of power, and you should expect only worse than this. But in reality such a violent display of power demonstrates the cowardice of the mushrikeen, not valor. And indeed Allah will fill their hearts with dread because of their associating partners with their Lord.
“And there is no power to stop evil and no might to bring about good, except with Allah, the Lord of the worlds. And peace and blessings of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and companions”.