Last Testament Of Egyptian Killed In Syria: “The Most Valuable Element Of Islam Is Jihad For The Sake Of Allah”


On January 17, 2013, the independent Egyptian news website posted a video featuring the last testament of Muhammad Mehriz, an Egyptian who was killed recently in Syria while fighting in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Muhammad (27) was the brother of Yasser Mehriz, the spokesman of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (MB), who also reads out his statement in the video.

According to reports in the Egyptian press, Muhammad himself was not an MB member, nor was he known to be affiliated with any other political group or to be an extremist Muslim. He worked as a lawyer at a private firm in Cairo. He is survived by his wife Sheema (24), who is a doctor, and their 5-year-old daughter.

A friend of his revealed that in the month before he left for Syria, Muhammad Mehriz approached Al-Azhar scholars and asked them what the shari’a says about waging jihad in Syria. The scholars questioned him about his life, and after he assured them that he was not choosing jihad in order to evade problems at home or at work, but out of a desire to fulfill his duty towards Allah, they told him that the shari’a does not prohibit him from setting out for Syria, and he decided to leave immediately. He was killed on February 12, 2013 in Aleppo.[1]

Dr. ‘Issam Al-‘Aryan, deputy chairman of the MB’s Freedom and Justice party, posted a message on his Facebook page in which he sent his condolences to Mehriz’s family and especially to his young widow who, Al-‘Aryan said, had encouraged him to set out for the battlefield.[2]

MB member Mahmoud ‘Amer, on the other hand, stressed that the MB does not actively encourage Egyptians to join the fighting in Syria. In an interview with the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen satellite channel, he said: “People who go to Syria do so at their own peril, just like those who go to Afghanistan. It is a completely personal decision… It is not the MB’s decision [to send] people to Syria to fight in the ranks of the [Syrian] opposition…”[3]

In his last testament, Muhammad Mehriz states that he went to Syria in order to fulfill his religious duty towards Allah and in order to help the Syrian people in their plight. He makes provisions for the care of his family and for the handling of his property, and enjoins his wife and children to lead a devout Muslim lifestyle.

The following are excerpts: [4]

Muhammad Mehriz with his daughter[5]

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One Reply to “Last Testament Of Egyptian Killed In Syria: “The Most Valuable Element Of Islam Is Jihad For The Sake Of Allah””

  1. A noble ‘Slum makes compost for Allah. And hey, how bout his 24 year old wife who was a mom at nineteen about …..what?……at least halfway through her medical studies? Sounds almost too Muslim to believe. Maybe fluffed a little for others consumption. Noble act however. I’d back tax funding for any Muslim with the same dream of glory.

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