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Our Great Martyrs...Hallmark of Victory: Ali Ashmar

Our Great Martyrs...Hallmark of Victory: Ali Ashmar

"I see crowds of Muslims led by Imam Mahdi praying at the Al-Aqsa mosque"

Self-sacrifice Martyr Ali Munif Ashmar


In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful

Peace be upon you my master Imam Hussein (as) and upon his household and friends.

My master: I gave you my pledge to move forward, carrying my blood for the sake of Allah and merging it with the soil of Mount Amel, just like your blood merged with the soil of Holy Karbala.

{And We desired to show favor unto those who were oppressed in the earth, and to make them examples and to make them the inheritors.} (Al-Qasas: 5)

Praise be to Allah who made us part of the oppressed and not part of the arrogant, ungrateful, and harmful creatures.

These have been cursed by every prophet, and are losers in this world and in the Hereafter, as Allah said: {And certainly We sent before you messengers to their people, so they came to them with clear arguments, then We gave the punishment to those who were guilty; and helping the believers is ever incumbent on Us.} (Ar-Room: 47) Praise be to Allah for ordering us to be firm with them, so that their company doesn’t corrupt us, as He said: {Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah's Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.} (Mohammad: 4)

Also, praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds who made us compassionate with each other and firm with the unbelievers, as He said: {Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the Taurat; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with rage at them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds forgiveness, and a great Reward.} (Al-Fath-29)

Know O loved and sacred ones that I am honored to write these words to you. These are the last call, which people got used to dub a will. Since I am not in a position to write a will to men like you I consider my teachers, I chose not to dub it a will but rather a reminder.

Know that our jihadi path –especially at these critical times, when everyone has yielded to the enemy- is long, tough, and full with difficulties and tribulations; this is why it requires good and righteous spirituality, as well as patience.

We are sorry that many have receded and relied on others, and that is because of their materialistic endeavors.

The martyrs who have departed, have deposited their blood with us, and now they are lying in peace, and relying on the remaining multitude. Therefore, we must not let them down or waste their blood. We should rather continue the path that they had started, until liberating that last piece of our dear land, or until the last drop of our blood. To continue this divine duty, we must have patience and pray. It is indeed hard, except to the believers.

The patience, which we need to be stronger and continue on this path, is that which the Prince of believers (as) detailed and clarified, as he said: “"Patience is of two kinds: patience over what pains you, and patience against what you covet"” So have patience and obey Allah by complying with the orders of the blessed leadership.

Finally: I entrust you to continue this path with devotion and seriousness until attaining one of the two virtues, either victory or martyrdom. Never stop, because if you do, this candle will extinguish and it would be hard to light it up again.

Allah has asked us to sell him ourselves and our wealth: {Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because heaven will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain…} (At-Tawba: 111). This would be a necessity if we are seeking heaven, for there is jihad with money and the jihad of the soul. We should move on these two paths. However, you should be aware that you will be exposed to a lot of trouble and tribulations, as these are God’s examinations: {And We shall try you until We test those among you who strive their utmost and persevere in patience; and We shall try your record.} (Al-Hijr: 45-48)

Remember that heaven is the destination after the long and bitter suffering, and that is the place where the patient ones will be rewarded for their patience, and so will the devout ones and the mujahedeen: {The righteous (will be) amid gardens and fountains (of clear-flowing water)* Enter ye here in peace and security* And We shall remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury: (they will be) brothers (joyfully) facing each other on thrones (of dignity)* There no sense of fatigue shall touch them, nor shall they (ever) be asked to leave.} (Al-Hijr: 45-48)

Our last prayer is that praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and I ask you not to forget me in your prayers.


Your servant Ali Ashmar



Ali Munif Ashmar was born on the 14th of July, 1976, and was named Ali after a dream that his mother, who died of sickness when he was 10 years old, saw about Prince of Believers Ali bin Abi Taleb.

Ali first lived in Kuwait, then moved back with his family to settle down in the Southern Suburb of Beirut, Lebanon.

He dropped out of school in 1991 and joined the (Hawza) to complete his studies in Islamic theology.

His family was faithful and devoted. Ali’s father used to take him to the mosque since he was a young boy, and this had a great effect on his faith and on the path he later chose to take.

Ali used to perform the night prayer (Salatu-lail) constantly, especially before his martyrdom, and had established a special relation with the prophet and his household.

He used to say repeatedly in his prayers and supplications: “O Allah take me in the same way that you took Imam Hussein (as). But even if my body was torn into pieces, I will never reach their (prophet and his household) rank.”

The martyr had several hobbies like drawing, reading, swimming and martial arts, and had a very calm, emotional and enthusiastic character.

He also left several writings that reveal his significant way of thinking. 

In the battlefield:

Ali took part in various operations against Israeli occupation forces and their collaborators. His last was in the Southern village of Odaisseh.

Ali prepared himself to carry out a self-sacrifice operation against Zionist occupations soldiers.

An Israeli patrol passed by, but Ali did not blow himself up, and when his group members asked him about the reason over the radio set, he answered: “I was performing my last payer, and that patrol will come back.”

This was what actually happened. The patrol came back. Ali said his last words: “I am coming”, and blew up a bomb loaded with shrapnel, killing and injuring a huge number of occupation soldiers and officers.

On the 21st of March, 1996, one day after the operation, Ali’s body parts were collected, enshrouded and buried near the operation spot.