The Reality of al-Ḥarakāh al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn in Somalia
A brief response to a question that was raised about this particular group. Hopefully, it will be sufficient for those who are sincere in their search for the truth.
However, it is obligatory to differentiate between the legislated Jihād which Allāh and His Messenger has commanded and the innovated Jihād which is the Jihād (waged by) misguided individuals who perform Jihād in obedience to the Devil but they believe that they are performing Jihād in obedience to the Most Merciful (al-Raḥmān). This is like the Jihād of the people of innovation and desires such as the Khawārij and other than them who fight against the people of Islām…
What Is The Methodology Of Shabāb?
“A member of her household bore witness.” (Yusuf: 26)
Aḥmad Godane, who is currently one of the leaders of this household (i.e. Shabāb), stated in a recorded message to ibn Laden:
“Here we are at your service, O our Ameer, our Shaykh, O Abū ʿAbdullāh (Usamah ibn Ladin). The Mujāhidūn here are well.”
“We give you glad tidings of that which will delight you, and we await your directions.”
"May Allāh bless your actions and your Jihād."
You can also hear some of the members of Shabāb instructing a group of young children to shout the following:
“We love you, O Usāmah!”
“We love you, O Usāmah, and we (pledge) to hear and obey you!”