Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi

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Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi
أبو إبراهيم الهاشمي القرشي
Al Qurashi in an American prison camp (Iraq) in 2004
2nd Caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Assumed office
31 October 2019
Preceded byAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Personal details
Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi

October 1976 (age 44)[1]
Tal Afar, Iraq[2]
ReligionSunni Islam
Military service
Nickname(s)Haji Abdullah[2]
RankOfficer (until 2003)
Deputy leader (2014–2019)
Caliph (2019–present)
Battles/warsInternational military intervention against ISIL

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi[3] (born October 1976,[1] Arabic: أبو إبراهيم الهاشمي القرشي‎;[4] alternative transliterations al-Qurayshi and al-Quraishi[5]) is the second and current leader[note 1][8] of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

In January 2020, media reported his true identity is Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi (Arabic: أمير محمد عبد الرحمن المولى الصلبي‎).[2] His appointment by a shura council was announced by ISIL media on 31 October 2019, less than a week after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The U.S. Rewards for Justice Program offers up to $10 million reward to information that brings him to justice.[9]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. ISIL describes itself as a caliphate and its leader as a caliph, but this is disputed by multiple Muslim scholars and authors.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Security Council ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds One Entry to Its Sanctions List". Security Council: Press Release - the United Nations. 21 May 2020. DOB: a) 5 Oct. 1976 b) 1 Oct. 1976
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chulov, Martin; Rasool, Mohammed (2020-01-20). "Isis founding member confirmed by spies as group's new leader". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 2020-01-20. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  3. "Supporters Begin Flocking to New Islamic State Leader". Voice of America. Archived from the original on 2019-11-03. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  4. "تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية يعلن عن خليفة للبغدادي" (in Arabic). 2019-10-31. Archived from the original on 2019-11-01. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  5. "Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi named IS leader". MEO. 2019-01-11. Archived from the original on 2019-11-04. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  6. Yusuf al-Qaradawi stated: "[The] declaration issued by the Islamic State is void under sharia and has dangerous consequences for the Sunnis in Iraq and for the revolt in Syria", adding that the title of caliph can "only be given by the entire Muslim nation", not by a single group. Strange, Hannah (5 July 2014). "Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addresses Muslims in Mosul". The Telegraph. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  7. Hamid, Shadi (2016-11-01). "What a caliphate really is—and how the Islamic State is not one". Brookings. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  8. "Islamic State Group Names Successor to Al-Baghdadi". NBC Southern California. Archived from the original on 2019-11-01. Retrieved 2019-11-01. The new spokesman, named Abu Hamza al-Qurayshi, urged followers to pledge allegiance to the new Caliph
  9. "Amir Muhammad Sa'id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla". Rewards for Justice Program.