Will the Prime Minister ever admit that they have met? – A eulogy for ‘Shariah4Belgium’ leader Abu Faris

A few hours ago, a eulogy was published in Dutch on the Facebook page ‘Free Aseer Abu Imran’, ran by supporters of ‘Shariah4Belgium’. It’s about Feisal Yamoun from Antwerp, also known as Abu Faris. He was a leader of the extremist organization who died this month in Syria. Here is a quick translation of some excerpts.

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“A mercy for the Ummah, a nightmare for the enemy, an example for the worshippers, an ordeal for the cowards and a softener of the heart for the oppressed. This is a short description of my brother, my companion, my hero, the hero of islam and the lion of the Ummah, Feisal ‘Abu Faris’ Yamoun.”

“Who was he? May Allah be pleased with him. He was born 30 years ago in an affluent neighborhood of Berchem. He grew up in the Antwerp diamond district. At a young age, he already was aware about the prayer. After his studies, he started as a student coach in different school of Antwerp. He has always had a tendency to speak with young people.”

“Then he started to work as an event planner for political venues and sport events. He has met the most famous Belgian politicians and athletes. Will Secretary of Defence Pieter De Crem or the Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters ever admit that they have met Abu Faris? A successful businessman with a brand new BMW and a bright future, as he once was described by his former colleagues.”

“At one point, he began to delve into the faith by listening to the wonderful lectures of Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki. He decided to start living for the hereafter instead of this humiliating world. He sold his house, his expensive car and began his blessed journey into Islam. I ask you by Allah, how many people do you know who sell their home because they seek the satisfaction of Allah?”

“He did establish a system of one month working and one month studying. Like that, he gathered knowledge, while we sometimes didn’t understand why he had suddenly disappeared. He only stayed at home in order to study, subhanallah.”

“In 2010, he and Abu Imran decided to proclaim the dawah of tawheed openly. He was the sahib of Abu Imran, wallahi Abu Faris and Abu Imran were complementary. I’ve never seen a couple of brothers being complementary as they were in my entire life.”

“May Allah gather both brothers under his shadow on the day there is no other shadow than that of him. They came together purely for the love of Allah, may Allah reward them. Abu Faris is yet another proof that it aren’t the marginal, the future-less, and the low lifes who were doing dawah and hijra fi sabilillah after that. By Allah, they are the best of this pernicious society. Abu Faris truly enchanted the brothers with his wonderful character and sublime charisma.”

“One day, he went to the Moroccan consulate in Antwerp, asking for a Moroccan passport. Normally people have to wait one or two months for that, but when they learned who he was, they gave to him after only two weeks. Those taghut even were wishing him a good trip. When asked why he did so, he said: ‘I gave those idiots false hope. Now they think I’m going to Morocco to be tortured. Let them wait for me!’ How we laughed with Abu Faris! May Allah smile at him just like he did make us smile.”

“Abu Faris also was a specialist in counter-espionage. He had all sorts of gadgets to make the kuffar mad. He made several recordings with hidden cameras during his meetings with politicians and secret services. The proces against Abu Imran will be exciting when those recordings will be surfaced.”

“This is really not an exaggerated glorification, we are Allah’s witnesses on earth. May Allah bless his mother for having shared a pearl like him with us. Media have done everything in their might to marginalize Abu Faris. They told he terrorized the Seefhoek quarter with his two pitbull’s. But how can someone who lived all his life in Berchem in the heart of the diamond district terrorize the Seefhoek? It’s a gang of vulgar liars!”

“The vision of Abu Faris was unbelievable. He wanted neither unskilled criminals, nor highly educated traitors to the faith, but a new generation of confident, skilled and dedicated mujahideen. That was the vision of this strategist. Abu Faris was a statesman, one who looked for the best for the Ummah and not the best for himself. Allah did test him during his dawah, people have boycotted him from all sides. He even lost his job through intimidation by the state security and the bank did freeze his accounts. Only because he openly proclaimed the word of Allah.”

“When Allah saw that his servant was this strong and steadfast, he chose him for his army in Bilaad As-Shaam. His blessed army, his blessed flag and his blessed aim. Abu Faris had a slogan in his life: “Dress yourself with new clothes, be thankful to Allah and die as a martyr.” He lived and died in accordance with that.”

UPDATE: ‘Free Aseer Abu Imran’ has published a brochure with the eulogies for Abu Faris, Abu Atieq and Abou Mujahid — all three Shariah4Belgium leaders killed in Syria


“He reminded us of Anwar Al-Awlaki” — a eulogy for Ahmed Dihaj

A few hours ago, a eulogy was published in Dutch on the Facebook page ‘Free Aseer Abu Imran’, ran by supporters of ‘Shariah4Belgium’. It is learning a little bit more about Ahmed Dihaj (32) from Antwerp — a.k.a. Abu Atieq Al-Maghribi — one of the lesser known founders of that extremist organization who died last fall in Syria. Here is a quick translation of some excerpts.

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“Brothers and sisters, Allah blessed us with a lion who had the heroism of thousand men, in spite of his fine stature and quiet character. May Allah have mercy on this brother and accept him as martyr. Many people didn’t know him, but for us Abu Atieq was a very special person. He was a soft, patient, quiet and enduring brother. An accountant by education, he worked as such for many years. But he quit when he had heard that a witness of Riba is also liable to Allah. How many muslims do you know that drop years of education, a career and a decent monthly pay merely for the pleasure of Allah? May Allah have mercy on you, Abu Atieq. You revived the values of Shariah by your sincerity.”

“Abu Atieq reminded us of the scholar and mujahid Anwar Al-Awlaki. They had a lot of physical characteristics in common, and if we look back at the life of Abu Atieq we can not fail to make the link with Anwar again. He lived in America as a proclaimer and a defender of the faith, then did hijra to Yemen where he received martyrdom insha Allah. Abu Atieq lived in Belgium as a proclaimer and defender of the deen, emigrated to Bilad ash Shaam where he got the martyrdom of His Lord.”

“Abu Atieq was the definition of fortitude itself. He was arrested more than anyone else for his faith. Each time the brother came out with his wife in niqab, they were checked and arrested. However, it didn’t stop them remaining steadfast and continuing their faith. How many weak brothers have shaven their beards because they experienced some discrimination in their daily lives, and how many sisters undressed themselves for study or work?”

“He reminds me of Muadh ibn Jabal, he was skinny but his ankles weighed heavier than Mount Uhud, as the prophet said about him. Abu Atieq had a less robust health, but his dawah, his incitement to do good and fight the evil was remarkable. Belgium should mourn these young people, they are the best young people among the muslims and non-muslims. If you view their ethics, dedication and sacrifices, you can only be surprised about this generation.”

“Abu Atieq was a man of few words but of great deads. Each time the brothers were harassed by the police, it was Abu Atieq who took the lead. He went to the front in order to protect them against arrests and fines. May Allah protect you in your grave like you protected your brothers in this world. Let the world know that we love Abu Atieq for the cause of Allah!”