Salam to all loyal followers and kind readers,
All mentioned people in this untold story about Osama bin Laden (may Allah have mercy on him) really exist and the names aren’t just made up by some Jihad fanatics. Just do a little research, InsyaAllah you’ll be able to know the truth...
As Muslims, we shouldn’t let ourselves be blindly fooled by the foolish ones who foolishly declared him of being THE BAD AND HEARTLESS TERRORIST.. If we haven’t realized, and still thinking....is he a good person or bad?? Then, I just hope that, it’s still not too late to know about Osama Bin Laden and a little bit about his lifestyle, so that we won’t easily condemn his Jihadi acts without understanding his real aim and intention.
I was reading the Berita Harian today, and in it the story of Osama’s life was told. It says that Osama Bin Laden had 6 wives etc etc...(you’d know this if you read Berita Minggu), but I don’t find it interesting. However, the story below is an eye opener for me.
This is what Sheikh Abdullah Azzam (The Prince of Martyrs) said about Sheikh Usama Bin Ladin..........
"We ask All ah (SW T) to protect our Brother, Abu Abdullah Usama Bin Ladin; as for this man, my eyes have never ever seen a man like him in the entire World."
"This man represents an entire nation."
"By Allah, I bear witness that I could not find an equal to him in the whole of the Islamic World, so we ask Allah to protect his religion and his wealth, and to bless him in his life."
"He lives in his house the life of the poor. I used to visit him at his house in Jeddah whenever I used to go for Hajj or Umrah and I never found a single table or chair in his house: all of his houses. He was married to four wives and in all four of his houses, 1 never did see a single table or chair.
Any Jordanian or Egyptian labourer's house was better than the house of Usama. At the same time, if you asked him for a million riyals (US$275,000) for the Mujahideen, he would write you out a cheque for a million riyals on the spot."
"The Afghans would see the Arab as a man who had left his commerce, employment and company behind in Saudi Arabia, or the Arabian Gulf or Jordan, and had come to live a life of stale bread and tea on the peaks of mountains. And they would see Usama Bin Ladin as a man who had left behind his business deal of expanding the Sacred Mosque of The Prophet (SAWS) in Madinah, to his brothers, thereby forfeiting his share of it – SR8million (US$2.5million) – and throwing himself into the thick of the battles."
"Usama went to one of his sisters and presented to her the fatwa of Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah regarding the obligation of spending on the Jihad, so she took out her cheque book and wrote him a cheque of SR8million (US$2.5 million ) immediately.
The people said to her, `Have you gone crazy? Eight million riyals in a single donation?'
Many Muslim women tried to dissuade her; many Muslim men tried to discourage her husband and they said to her, 'You live in a rented flat: it will only cost you one million riyals (US$275,000) to build a house for yourself, so why not spend one million of this donation for your own house?'
Therefore, she went to her brother, Usama, and consulted with him about spending one million riyals on building a house for herself .
Usama said to her, 'By Allah, not even a single riyal! You are living in a spacious flat whilst others are dying, unable even to find a tent to live in.'"
"Whenever he sits with you, you feel that he is a servant from amongst the servants of the house, with his manners and manhood. By Allah, we have found him to be like that. I said to Sheikh Sayyaf once, 'Keep this man with you and forbid him from entering the battles,' whereas he, on the other hand, was always desperate to go and confront the enemy face-to-face."
"Believe me, whenever he would come to my house in Peshawar and I would need to make a telephone call, he would go and get the telephone and place it in front of me, to avoid me having to move from my place. Manners, modesty, manhood: we ask Allah to protect him."
"The first time he invited me to his house was in Ramadan. At the time of Maghrib, he brought in a plate full of rice containing a few bones with thin streaks of meat on them, and two or three kebabs."
"Sayyid Diya', (an Afghan Commander of the Northern Alliance, a nephew of Sayyaf and one of those who fought against the Mujahideen in the US Crusade on Afghanistan that began in 2001), told a journalist from the French newspaper, Le Monde, 'We knew that Usama was wealthy, but he used to live amongst us a simple and meagre life.
He was surrounded by the Russians on two occasions: one of these occasions was during a battle that lasted 24 days, and this is the longest battle that I have ever participated in, in my entire life. Usama was surrounded for seven day s, on the peak of a mountain, with 100 of his men. They were being subjected to extremely heavy, continuous shelling from the Russians, so Usama ordered the wide open plains to be mined in order to cut the supply route of the Russians, and then he attacked the Russians on the seventh day, being victorious in the battle. Usama and the Arabs were really brave, in truth – and since that battle I have never seen a battle of that ferocity.
To be honest with you, we were very afraid of the continuous shelling upon us, and we were waiting inside our trenches for the Russians to approach us, so that we could open fire on them. The Arabs, on the other hand, were leaping up from the trenches and facing the enemy face-to-face: they were eager to fight the enemy hand-to-hand, whereas not a single Afghan was prepared to do that."