After a long hiatus, the Islamic State’s Ajnad Media, which produces the Arabic nasheeds, has finally released a new production (the last ones being ‘Praise be to God’ released in July 2016, ‘In the path of God’ released in May 2016 and ‘The Dawla has arisen’ released in January 2016). It is possible the small output partly reflects a disruption to the Islamic State’s media production in terms of killing potential Arabic language munshids, while al-Hayat media has continued to produce nasheeds in languages besides Arabic.
The previous post in The Archivist series looked at the internally distributed series of documents entitled Qisas al-Mujahideen (‘Stories of the Mujahideen’), which tell stories of particular individuals in the Islamic State (IS). One of the figures…
This small treatise, written by the al-Buhuth and al-‘Eftaa Committee (Research and Fatwa Issuing Committee) that forms one of the key government departments of the Islamic State [IS], is an important historical text in the reform of the education system under IS rule. Having seized large swathes of contiguous territory spanning the borders of Iraq […]
The original raw archive of Islamic State administrative documents I began back in January 2015 now contains well over 300 specimens to view in the original and in translation. Owing to technical issues, no further specimens can be added to the original post and so the archive must be continued here. To avoid confusion, there will be […]
The first chapter of ‘Principles in the Administration of the Islamic State‘ is a particularly interesting section on the subject of the announcement of the Caliphate. At first sight, the text appears to be odd in affirming that the announcement of the revived Caliphate was in the year 1427 AH, which corresponds to 2006 CE […]
The Islamic State- previously ISIS- has published numerous da’wa pamphlets over the past two years on matters of religious doctrine and practice, primarily in the name of its al-Himma Library. This pamphlet- on aqeeda (‘creed/doctrine’) and manhaj (‘ideological program/direction’)-is one of the most basic outlines of Islamic State ideology available from the Islamic State itself. I have translated it in full at […]