By Rakesh Raman
While the Islamic State (or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) is in the process of expanding its territory by conquering different regions of Iraq and Syria, it claims that its soldiers are providing comprehensive citizen services to Muslims under the new regime which is supposed to become a Caliphate.
In the recent issue of the Islamic State magazine Dabiq, ISIS says that in the midst of a raging war with multiple fronts and numerous enemies, life goes on in the Islamic State.
“The soldiers of Allah do not liberate a village, town or city, only to abandon its residents and ignore their needs. But they’ve come to understand that a state cannot be established and maintained without ensuring that a portion of the sincere soldiers of Allah look after both the religious and worldly affairs of the Muslims,” says ISIS.
While providing its services to the people, the Islamic State says it’s going by the preaching of the Prophet. It explains: When the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would depart the city of Madinah to lead a military expedition, he would appoint a deputy to remain in the city and look after the affairs of the Muslim families.
So just as it was the tradition of the Prophet to ensure that his followers were being cared for in his absence, so too has it become the practice of the Khilāfah to ensure that the needs of the Muslims are being met as much as possible, even in the midst of a fierce war and a relentless campaign by the crusaders to undermine the mission of the mujāhidīn.
Islamic State has done a comprehensive photo feature in its Dabiq magazine, saying that it has manned the administrative posts under the State, and its soldiers have set out to establish, support and maintain numerous institutions that the Muslims have come to rely on in their daily lives.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State (IS) is a militant organization, which is currently active in Iraq and Syria. With a strong force of over 30,000 fighters under its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIL is attacking different nations with the aim to set up a large Islamic State called the Caliphate.
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Photos courtesy: Dabiq magazine