On June 23, 2015, the Islamic State (IS) spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani gave a speech, “O Our People, Respond to the Caller of Allah”. Al-Adnani, noting the coming of Ramadan, called on Muslims to journey to the caliphate, saying that hijra (emigration) in this month—and martyrdom—is the most blessed. Al-Adnani called on Muslims—specifically Iraqi Sunnis and Syrian rebel and Islamist insurgent groups—to unite around IS, which had no theological factions or ethnic distinctions among its membership, being the only pure expression of Islam, ruling by god’s law. Iraqi Sunni militias and Syrian rebels had betrayed the religion by seeking favour from, and even seeking alliance with, Western states. Al-Adnani threatened the town of Haditha, specifically the Jaghayfa clan, that if it surrendered now its repentance would be accepted, but if the town was overrun first then they would be slaughtered. Al-Adnani played heavily on the interlinked themes of anti-Shi’a sectarianism and the spreading influence of Iran and its proxies, repressing Sunnis. The old guard of the jihadi movement—clerics like Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi and al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri (though neither are mentioned by name)—are attacked for not being on the battlefields. Al-Adnani also accepted the allegiance of the Russian-based faction that declared itself under the caliph’s authority, naming the group Wilayat al-Kavkaz. An English transcript of the speech was posted by IS and is reproduced below with some minor editions in transliteration and some interesting sections highlighted in bold.
All praise is due to Allah, the Strong and Mighty. And may blessings and peace be upon the one sent with the sword as a mercy to all the worlds.As for what follows: Allah (azza wa jal [mighty and majestic is he]) said, “O you who believe! Whoever from among you reverts from his religion, Allah will bring forth in place of them a people He will love and who will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the kafirin [disbelievers]; performing jihad for the cause of Allah and never afraid of the blame of critics. That is the Grace of Allah, which He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is All-Knowing for His creatures’ needs” [Al-Ma’idah (5): 54].
And He (subhanah [God is without error (perfect)]) said, “O you who believe! Fight the kuffar [disbelievers] who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you” [At-Tawbah (9): 123].
And He (subhanah) said, “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those with him are severe against the kuffar, and merciful among themselves” [Al-Fath (48): 29].
And He (subhanah) said, “There has been an excellent example for you in Ibrahim [or Abraham] and those with him, when they said to their people, ‘Verily, we are clear of you and from whatever you worship besides Allah, we have rejected you, and there has arisen between us and you hostility and hatred forever until you believe in Allah and Him alone” [Al-Mumtahinah (60): 4].
Indeed, amongst the traits of Allah’s slaves, the mujahideen for His cause, whom He favored with His love towards them and their love towards Him, those He selects from His creation to establish His rule and govern with His shari’a is that they are mighty against the kuffar, supreme, and defiant. They are supreme by their aqeeda [creed] and tawhid [monotheism], not through themselves. They are defiant by their certainty that victory, strength, and triumph are for them by the grace of Allah, not by their weapons nor their numbers.
They go on with what their Lord has ordered them, not fearing the blame of the people, because the Lord of the people loves them. They are not concerned of how many of the people’s laws, traditions, and customs they oppose for the sake of Allah’s order. They don’t fear any catastrophes, no matter how much the people gather together against them, because Allah is with them. They are severe and harsh against the kuffar like the beast on its prey.
Those whom Allah (tabaraka wa ta’ala [blessed and exalted is he]) has chosen, selected, and bestowed His grace upon so that they establish His religion and impose His rule, disassociate from the kuffar, break off from them, and announce animosity and hatred towards them. They don’t ally with them and don’t compromise for them. They don’t live amongst them and sit in their shades. They don’t appease them even if they are their family, tribe, or people. This is the condition of those who establish Allah’s shari’a. They don’t change no matter what disturbs them in their long path of trials and tribulations.
We see in these years of deception those who claim jihad and the struggle to support Allah’s religion and establish His shari’a, while they deviated from the path of the Prophets. They have sought a guidance other than the guidance of our Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam [peace be upon him]) and his noble Companions. You will see him fearing the days of defeat. He fears the blame of the public. He flatters the kuffar and compromises for them. He acts out for them and appeases them. Rather, he allies with them, defends them, and shows affection towards them. You will see him hastening to build a relationship with them, by sweet-talking them and by rushing to open offices amongst them and under their rule, hoping to gain from them and to avoid their harm. You will see him pleading and begging for their help, aid, and support.
Whereas, the Islamic State has known the path of honour, the path of our Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). It followed his footsteps and held on to his guidance. It will not change nor deviate from it, inshallah [God willing].
We will continue on our path, with Allah’s permission. We do not fear the blame of the blamers. We do not care even if the people attack us all from a single bow and no matter how many nations rush against us or how many swords strike us. We do not care. Even if the donkeys of knowledge stumble in the mud, it will not harm us, with Allah’s permission, because we are upon insight from our Lord. We didn’t bring anything from ourselves nor did we do anything more than holding on to the Book of our Lord and the Sunna of our Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).
O Muslims everywhere, we congratulate you on the occasion of the blessed month of Ramadan arriving. We praise Allah for making us reach this significant month. Take advantage of this great opportunity, O slaves of Allah, hasten towards righteous deeds and search for the best of them. And the best of the deeds to draw closer to Allah is jihad. So hasten towards it. Aspire to battle in this noble month and to attain shahadah [martyrdom] in it, because a voluntary act in this month is equal to an obligatory act in the rest of the months, and an obligatory act is increased tenfold.
So the wise and intelligent is the one who aspires to continue jihad and battling in Ramadan. No acts of worship are equal to jihad. And jihad in Ramadan is not matched by jihad in other months. So glad tidings to the one who spends Ramadan as a fighter for the cause of Allah, and glad tidings to the one whom Allah selects in this blessed month and accepts as a shahid [martyr]. Allah may increase the reward of a shahid tenfold in Ramadan in comparison to other months. So, O Muslims embark and hasten towards jihad. And O mujahideen everywhere, rush and move to make Ramadan a month of disasters for the kuffar.
O Ahl as-Sunna [lit. “people of orthodoxy,” i.e. Sunnis] everywhere and we specially mention those in Iraq, you have begun to experience with the Rafidah [derogatory term for Shi’is] a reality that we had warned you about in the past. You have begun to live it as a reality and witness it with the eye of certainty, in Baghdad, Diyala, al-Anbar, Kirkuk, and Salahuddin. You are not unaware of the abductions, murders, eviction of Ahl as-Sunna every day in Baghdad. A Sunni has no courage to reveal his religion there, nor is it possible for him to enter it. Who among you is able to name his son Umar, Uthman, or Mu’awiyah? Who among you can enter Baghdad today? The Rafidah do not allow a Sunni to enter Baghdad. Rather they don’t even allow those falsely considered as “Sunni” to enter it. They don’t allow their servants, their followers, and their dogs from among the apostates of the Sahwat [Awakening militias], police, and army to enter it, for the reason that they are assumed to be from Ahl as-Sunna by name, despite their long term services for them, despite their devotion to defend them, despite them being Safawi [i.e. Iranian] more than the Safawiyyin themselves.
Ask about the apostate Sunni officer from al-Anbar who was a boot of the Safawiyyin, and was defending them against the mujahideen. His condition didn’t help him with the Rafidah. When he fled from the mujahideen to Baghdad, the Rafidah stopped him at the entrance of the city and bargained for his daughters, and it was a shock that awakened him and turned him away from his deviance. He then returned to al-Anbar, to the mujahideen, repenting.
The Rafidah will never show mercy towards Ahl as-Sunna if they gain control over them. How could they show them mercy? While they believe killing the Sunni draws them closer to their false “gods,” even if this “Sunni” fully abandoned his religion and only carried its name, and even if he was a servant or a slave for them who was devoted to serving and defending them.
And we do not speak to you today about an expected future, but we speak to you about facts you came to live with certainty. As soon as the Rafidi Mobilization [i.e. al-Hashd al-Shabi] entered al-Amiriyyah, it started assaulting the bases of the Sahwat, the Sahwat of treason and betrayal. As soon as the Rafidi Mobilization entered ad-Dulu’iyyah, they prevented the Friday prayer. And you saw what they did in Diyala, Salahuddin, and al-Anbar of burning down masajid [mosques] and blowing them up, as well as the killing, slaughter, burning, and eviction of Ahl as-Sunna, looting their wealth and pillaging their properties. You came to live these facts with certainty, O Ahl as-Sunna.
Has the news of the jewelers and money-changers reached you, those who were abducted in Samarra and then returned as motionless corpses? Have you forgotten the recent incident of al-Adhamiyyah and the shouts of the Rafidah there and what they proclaimed against you when they burned your homes and cars? Do you not hear them threatening you every day, O people of al-Anbar, describing you as “the head of the snake,” and intimidating you? O Ahl as-Sunna, do you not see thousands and thousands of your people succumbing to the prisons of South Baghdad? Do you not know that amongst them are 1,300 of the chaste, pure women? And this is only what has been made public and has been documented.
O Ahl as-Sunna everywhere, the Crusaders resolved to clear Iraq of Ahl as-Sunna completely and to make it purely Rafidi. So wake up, O Ahl as-Sunna everywhere, because the matter is serious! The Rafidah have unveiled their true face. The extent of their enmity and animosity against you has become apparent to you, and the Crusaders’ enmity and animosity against you is not less than that of the Rafidah. “Neither those who disbelieve from among the People of the Scripture [Jews and Christians] nor the mushrikeen [idolaters or polytheists] like that any good should be sent down to you from your Lord” [Al-Baqarah (2): 105]. “And will they cease fighting you until they turn you into renegades from your religion, if they can” [Al-Baqarah (2): 217].
Indeed, by Allah’s grace, the Crusaders lost hope of extinguishing the jihad in Iraq. They were unable to distance Ahl as-Sunna from the mujahideen and they were unable to recruit them via what is referred to as the political process. Thus, the Crusaders lost this battle and Ahl as-Sunna generally began rallying around the mujahideen. The Jews were frightened and alarmed by the daily bay’at [oath of allegiance] of the tribal leaders and dignitaries to the mujahideen.
They therefore decided to sell Iraq to the Rafidah, Iran, and the atheists of the Kurds so that they may carry out the killing, incarceration, and eviction of Ahl as-Sunna. This is a fact that has become as clear as the sun at noontime and this is the Crusaders’ true strategy in their war against the Khilafa [Caliphate]. Thus—with a fatwa of the accursed, filthy as-Sistani, the mufti of the Crusaders—the creation of the Rafidi Mobilization was completed, and it was trained and armed within a short period, and also fully supplied and provided with Crusader air cover. The door was opened wide for the Rafidah to come from all countries. They formed the brigades, militias, parties, and groups, and even opened for every party—nay, every brigade—a satellite channel that broadcasts for it.
While in contrast, we see the apostates of Ahl as-Sunna complaining to the Crusaders and kissing their feet so that they may arm them, all to no avail. The Rafidah-controlled areas are gradually being cleared of Ahl as-Sunna by killing, incarcerating, and evicting them. There are arrests of hundreds of them every day and the displaced people of Ahl as-Sunna are not given permission to return to their houses in the areas which the Rafidah take. Who has returned to Diyala or Tikrit? Who has returned to Jurf as-Sakhr or al-Kar’ul, or al-Uwaysat, or any other places? The displaced people of Ahl as-Sunna are not given permission to enter any area that is controlled by the Rafidah, especially the people of al-Anbar—and whoever of them managed to enter Baghdad is pursued and raided, to be killed, incarcerated, or evicted. Do you not read the signboards in Baghdad on which are written: “Whoever shelters a displaced person from al-Anbar is a terrorist”.
Thus, the displaced ones from the people of al-Anbar were abandoned outdoors, with the desert heat burning them, and some of them refuse even until now to return to their people and their religion. They suffer pain and drink from the cup of humiliation, and there is no power nor might except with Allah! And we did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves.
This is nothing but the result of their abandonment of jihad and the loyalty of some of their sons to the Rafidah and the Crusaders as well as these sons joining of the Sahwat and the Safawi army, seeking glory with them. So Allah humiliated them. “And whomsoever Allah disgraces, non can honour him” [Al-Hajj (22): 18]. And this is also confirmation of the hadith of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), “When you trade in inah [a form of usury], cling to the tails of cows, and abandon jihad, Allah will bestow upon you a humiliation which He won’t lift until you return to your religion”. O people of al-Anbar, return to your houses and return to your people. Return to your religion!
And because the situation has reached this point and perhaps the murtadeen from amongst those claiming to be Sunni now know the reality of the Rafidah, we say: It has reached us that many of them are determined to flee from the anvil of the Rafidah, but are unable to do so due to their fear of our hammer. And for the purpose of being excused in front of Allah and then in front of the Muslims, and in response from Amir al-Mu’minin [Commander of the Faithful] to the appeals of the leaders and dignitaries of the tribes, we hereby give the Sahwat and those remaining with the Rafidah—in the army and police—one final opportunity, and call them once more to repent. This is for all of them without exception, for we do not exclude officers or criminals, and we do not stipulate anything on them other than to surrender their weapons as a sign of their truthfulness.
We do not exclude anyone from having their repentance accepted this time, not even the Jaghayfa clan in Haditha who have repeatedly apostatized, and this despite the fact that we are speaking from a position of strength and currently have Haditha under siege and may enter it at any moment. This is a precious opportunity for you and for all apostates, so seize it and repent in this virtuous month. Perhaps Allah will turn to you in forgiveness.
If Allah bestows His grace upon us and we overrun Haditha before you repent, then I swear that we will make you an example for generations to come, such that people will pass by Haditha and say, “There used to be a clan called Jaghayfa here and homes that belonged to the Jaghayfa”.
We likewise renew our call to the soldiers of the factions in Syria and Libya. We call on them to think long before embarking to fight the Islamic State, which rules by that which Allah revealed. Remember, O you afflicted by fitna [strife], before embarking to fight the Islamic State, that there is no place on the face of the Earth where the shari’a of Allah is implemented and the rule is entirely for Allah except for the lands of the Islamic State. Remember that if you were able to capture one hand span, one village, or one city from it, the rule of Allah in that area would be replaced with the rule of man. Then ask yourself, “What is the ruling on someone who replaces or is a cause for the replacement of the rule of Allah with the rule of man?” Yes, you become a disbeliever because of that. So beware, for by fighting the Islamic State you fall into kufr whether you realize it or not.
Then think of all the pretexts that the callers upon the gates of Hell are using to get you to fight the Islamic State. You will find that they are all false pretexts. So think and reflect, O soldier afflicted by fitna, and look with the eye of impartiality, not with the eye of a biased faction. Look with the perspective of the shari’a and the evidence, and then don’t turn to the fatwa of the donkeys of knowledge who’ve stumbled and fallen in trash [al-Qaeda and the old guard jihadi clerics]. Do not let their famous reputations deceive you, even if they have a long history of writing and authorship, for they neither left the laps of the tawaghit [tyrants that usurp god’s place by ruling with man-made laws], nor marched forth to jihad. They spent their entire lives remaining behind with the women in their rooms, hunting the slip-ups and mistakes of the mujahideen. If they perform ribat [guard duty at the border of the caliphate], their ribat is on the frontiers of Twitter, and if they take part in battle, their battle is in the form of an interview on satellite TV. They have never fired a single bullet for the cause of Allah, nor have they witnessed a single scene or episode on the battlefield with the mujahideen.
It may be that if one of them wanted to join a faction, they would not accept him. And if he were accepted, he would not remain long before either he discarded them or they discarded him. It may be that if he were to contemplate, he would discover that his arrogance is what prevents him from marching forth, for his inner self would not obey him with regards to placing himself under the authority of any leader. It may be that he has never considered taking part in battle and will never consider doing so.
And after all that, even as a sinner sitting back from jihad, he wants to make himself out to be an authority for jihad and the mujahideen. Never!
I am from amongst those least in need of a pretender, who considers the people misguided while he himself is not guided.
When you attempt to lead the truth with falsehood it refuses, and if you were to lead the firmly anchored mountains with the truth they would submit. [Poetry]
O soldier afflicted by fitna, be careful whom you take your religion from, and repent to your Lord so that perhaps He may have mercy on you and guide you. Furthermore, have you not taken a lesson, O factions and Sahwat? Have you not taken a lesson from your predecessors’ fight against the Islamic State ten years ago? Where are the factions that fought the Islamic State? Where are the Sahwat? Have you not taken a lesson, O factions of Libya? Have you not taken a lesson, O Sahwat of Derna? Have you not taken a lesson, O factions of Khorasan? What will you gain from fighting the Islamic State? Does one of you desire to dig his grave with his own hands, or wish to have his head cut off, or his house demolished? What will you gain from fighting the Islamic State, O factions? Do you think that you will be able to eradicate it? Do you think that you are stronger in might than the Sahwat of Iraq backed by America and its allies? Will you not take a lesson from the factions of Syria and their Sahwat? Stop your war against the Islamic State, O factions everywhere, and repent to your Lord. Do not stand between it and the Jews, the Crusaders, and the tawaghit. As for he who insists on fighting it, let him not wail thereafter, or slap himself in grief, nor blame anyone but himself.
O Ahl as-Sunna everywhere, and specifically our people in Jordan, Bilad al-Haramayn [Saudi Arabia], and Lebanon, if you do not rush to help the people of the Sunna in Iraq and Syria, then rush to help yourselves. Do not let your condition become like the condition of the one who said, “I was eaten the day that the white bull was eaten”. And if your iman [faith] has become weak, your religious adherence has decreased, your resolve has failed, and you have left off and abstained from jihad, then do not let your honour and manhood die, for how can you enjoy life and live in pleasure in your homes while your brothers from Ahl as-Sunna are being butchered and driven out of their lands, and their homes are being destroyed, their wealth is being looted, and their women are being violated? And this was not done except with Crusader planes that take off from within your midst, are financed by your wealth, and are fueled by your oil.
May Allah’s curse be upon your rulers! And may Allah’s curse be upon those of you who ally with them and support them! May Allah’s curse be upon the evil scholars, the donkeys of knowledge who drug you to sleep with their fatawa, supporting the tawaghit and consolidating their thrones. Wake up, O Ahl as-Sunna in Lebanon, Jordan, and Bilad al-Haramayn! Rise up against your corrupt kafir rulers. Rise up against them before you become regretful when regret does not benefit you. Do not sleep away, as the people of Yemen kept sleeping until its taghut kindled the fire of the Rafidah in every part of the land, and then you race to extinguish it when it has already surrounded you and are thus incapable.
I see a fire being ignited from afar, whose rays extend to every region.
Bani ‘Abbas slept in its wake, so it became secure and nurtured.
Bani Umayyah likewise slept, and then raced to drive it back when it was too late. [Poetry]
O our people in Lebanon, Jordan, and Bilad al-Haramayn, we have warned you for years. The Rafidah are advancing towards you. And your war with them is undoubtedly approaching, so you either march forth for it now and drive it back, or remain asleep and wake up to what the people of Iraq, Sham, and Yemen awoke to of killing, imprisonment, exile, the destruction of their homes, the looting of their wealth, and the violation of their women.
O you who sees the condition of Syria and weeps. What has affected you and what are you waiting for?
If the people are alarmed at what occurred in Barda, then what is at the Euphrates and the two shores of the Tigris is amazing.
I see blood flowing along their banks, moistening and tainting the earth.
Baghdad is looking on while intestines are flapping, eyes are flowing with tears, and hearts are waiting in anticipation.
Where is ar-Rashid and his days of past? Where are the guardians and the top youth?
What can a person hope for or fear more while the souls have been distressed by a life full of fear?
Pour upon my heart as fire the thirst for revenge brought by sorrow. And leave my heart for something else in which it will blaze.
There is no excuse for a people who, when we till them march forth, they refuse. Resolve is mobilized and good thought is delegated.
What do you hope for from security and comfort while wealth is looted and souls are destroyed?
O umma [Muslim community] of courage, where is the courage? Harm has hindered you. O umma of glory, where are the glory and nobility?
Do not accept injustice and defend your honor. Honor is of those matters which even the Arabs would defend.
I see the honorable peoples always busied by the determination of leaders, not by distraction and play.
Either the honor of life is protected by might from disgrace, else there is death and destruction.
Protect the lands and be a people of patience who do not lower the wing of humiliation even if they are distressed.
What do you expect other than to be surrounded? And then there will not be a refuge nor escape. [Poetry]
As for the mule of the Jews, the failing Obama, his incapable party, his weak coalition, and his defeated army, then we say: Throughout history we have never heard of tactical setbacks. But we promise you in the future with more and more setbacks, inshallah, and with surprises followed by surprises. So watch, we are also watching.
We congratulate the soldiers in al-Qawqaz [Russia] of the Islamic State on the announcement of the wilaya [province]. We congratulate them on their bay’a and their joining of the ranks of the Khilafa. Amir al-Mu’minin has accepted your bay’a and has appointed the noble shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Qadari as Wali over al-Qawqaz and advised him to have taqwa [fear of God] both in his private and public affairs as well as with kindness and softness towards those with him. We advise all the mujahideen in al-Qawqaz to join his caravan and to hear and obey him in everything except sin. And we ask Allah (ta’ala) to keep you firm, support you, and grant you victory.
We also call all the mujahideen in Khorasan [Afghanistan-Pakistan] who truthfully endeavor to implement the shari’a of Allah to join the ranks of the Khilafa. We call them to abandon discord, the discord of the factions, parties, and groups, for the Khilafa gathers all the Muslims, the Syrian, the Iraqi, the Yemeni, the Egyptian, the European, the American, and the African. It gathers the Arabs and the non-Arabs. It gathers the Hanafi, the Shafi’i, the Maliki, and the Hanbali. So come to your Khilafa, for you have fought for long years to revive it and to implement the shari’a of Allah. Here it is now, revived. So join its ranks and do not be like the Jews about whom Allah (ta’ala) said, “When there came to them that which they had recognised, they disbelieved in it” [Al-Baqarah (2): 89]. So come and let your allegiance be to your Lord, and your religion, not to your nations, peoples, lands, or factions.
And in Khorasan there are those who claim to be mujahideen fi sabilillah [holy warriors in the cause of god] while being an ally of the Pakistani intelligence or others. We warn these people and call them to repent. Whoever does not repent and announce his repentance, then he has no one to blame but himself. O mujahideen, do not show these likes any pity nor mercy.
O soldiers of the Islamic State everywhere. These are the battlefields before you, these are your arms, and here is Ramadan. Renew your intention before Allah (azza wa jall). Be sincere to Him (subhanah). Adhere to renewing it. And repent to Allah regarding your private and public affairs and seek His forgiveness. Do much in repenting and seeking forgiveness. And know that Allah (azza wa jall) did not promise to give the mujahideen victory in every event. Rather, the established way of Allah (tabaraka wa ta’ala) is to alternate the days of victory and defeat and to make war have its ups and downs. Allah (ta’ala) said, “If a wound should touch you, be sure a similar wound hath touched the [disbelievers And so are the days [of variable fortunes], We give to men by turn” [Al-Imran (3): 140]. So the mujahideen fi sabilillah might lose a battle or battles. Rather, turns of misfortune might overtake them and thus they lose cities and areas, but they are never defeated at all, for Allah (azza wa jall) made the final outcome and ultimate victory for them if they fear Him and are patient. But before so, it is necessary for tests and tribulations. So if you lose land, then you will regain it and more, inshallah, even if after some time. This is because the final outcome and consolidation, by Allah’s permission, is for you. And the enemies of Allah are in front of you. Attack them everywhere. Make the earth shake beneath them. And be patient and firm, for Allah is with you.
O Muslims, this is a blessed hour on a blessed day. I will supplicate, so say amin. O Allah, support the mujahideen everywhere fighting for Your cause. O Allah, make their hearts steadfast, plant their feet firmly, and grant them an overwhelming victory and clear conquest. O Allah make this month a month of victories for the Muslims everywhere and make it a month of disasters, defeats, and disgrace for the kuffar everywhere. O Allah, deal with everyone who declares the blood of the mujahideen fighting for Your cause as halal and wages war against them under the pretext that they are Khawarij. O Allah, splinter their unity, divide their gathering, and break all of their backs. O Allah, deal with everyone who incites against the mujahideen fighting for Your cause and gives verdicts ordering to kill them under the pretext that they are Khawarij. O Allah, make them succumb to diseases and calamities. O Allah, make them an example for the people and an admonishment. There is no god but You. You are exalted. Indeed, we have been from the wrongdoers. O Allah, send blessings and peace upon Muhammad and upon all of his family and companions. And all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the creation.