Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi

leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant from 2019 to 2022

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi[4] (born 1 or 5 October 1976[5] Arabic: أبو إبراهيم الهاشمي القرشي;[6] alternative transliterations al-Qurayshi and al-Quraishi[7] – 3 February 2022) was the second leader[note 1][10] of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant from 2019 until his death in 2022.

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi
أبو إبراهيم الهاشمي القرشي
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Al Qurashi in an American prison camp (Iraq) in 2004
2nd Caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
In office
31 October 2019 – 3 February 2022
Preceded byAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Succeeded byAbu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi
Personal details
Born
Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi

October 1 or 5, 1976[1]
Tal Afar, Iraq[2]
DiedFebruary 3, 2022(2022-02-03) (aged 45)[3]
Atme, Syria
NationalityIraqi
ReligionSunni Islam
Military service
Nickname(s)Haji Abdullah[2]
Allegiance
RankOfficer (until 2003)
Deputy leader (2014–2019)
Caliph (2019–2022)
Battles/warsInternational military intervention against ISIL

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.

Until his death, the U.S. Rewards for Justice Program offered up to $10 million reward to information that brings him to justice.[11]

On 3 February 2022, it was reported by a U.S. official that al-Hashimi killed himself and members of his family by triggering a bomb during a raid by the United States Military.[12]

NotesEdit

  1. ISIL describes itself as a caliphate and its leader as a caliph, but this is disputed by multiple Muslim scholars and authors.[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Artboard 4". Archived from the original on 23 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  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. Luis Martinez (2022-02-02). "Biden says US raid in Syria killed ISIS leader". ABC News. Archived from the original on 3 February 2022. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  4. "Supporters Begin Flocking to New Islamic State Leader". Voice of America. Archived from the original on 2019-11-03. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  5. "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
  6. "تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية يعلن عن خليفة للبغدادي" (in Arabic). 2019-10-31. Archived from the original on 2019-11-01. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  7. "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.
  8. 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.
  9. Hamid, Shadi (2016-11-01). "What a caliphate really is—and how the Islamic State is not one". Brookings. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  10. "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
  11. "Amir Muhammad Sa'id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla". Rewards for Justice Program. Archived from the original on 2019-08-21. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  12. "Statement by President Joe Biden". The White House. 2022-02-03. Archived from the original on 3 February 2022. Retrieved 2022-02-03.