Circular from the Delegated Committee on Rewards for Deeds in War

Islamic State
Delegated Committee

Number: 921
Date: 26 Dhu al-Q’ida 1437 AH/30 August 2016 CE

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

To: The Diwan al-Jund
Subject: Disbursement of Pay

Praise be to God and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of God and his family with salutations…..As for what follows:

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu

I ask God the Blessed and Almighty to protect you with His protection, and guide you with His guidance, and make right your judgement, and make firm your steps, and grant you victory over your enemy, and grant you success for what He loves and is pleased with. Indeed He is excellent as Lord and excellent as Helper.

The Almighty has said: ‘So fight in the path of God. Only bear what you yourself can deal with, and rouse the believers. Perhaps God will ward off the might of those who have disbelieved. And God is mightier in might and mightier in inflicting damage’- (Surat al-Nisa’ 84).

As it is from the aspect of incitement to fight the enemies of God and the apostates and inflicting havoc on them and inciting the brothers to fight them, the Amir al-Mu’mineen Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Qurashi al-Baghdadi (may God protect him) has ordered to give payments in golden dinars to all who inflict havoc in destroying the arms and equipment of the enemies of God Almighty, and that is according to the following arrangement:

. Aircraft (fighter jets/helicopters/drones): giving a car whose value is no less than 10 golden dinars of 21 carats to the detachment or person and that is according to the directives of the amir.

. Tanks: payment is to be given according to the manner in which they have been destroyed as follows:

Giving 7 golden dinars for everyone who blows up a tank with any weapons even if it is by land mines controlled by wire or control devices from a distance except land mines that not controlled from a distance. The exception also is blowing up with guided missiles, for which only 1 golden dinar is to be given.

. Armoured cars in their various types and armoured vehicles: giving 4 golden dinars except for what is blown up with a land mine.

. General vehicles: giving 2 dinars except what is blown up with an uncontrolled land mine.

. Sniper: giving of every apostate or disbeliever: giving 1 dinar if it is photographed and half a dinar if there is a witness with it.

. Support: every projectile that achieves direct hits, there is to given 1 silver dirham to the detachment on the basis that there is a witness or photography. This in in the event of not knowing the type of losses of the enemy. As for in the event of knowing the losses of the enemy, it is to be given for the biggest target and not for every target, provided the news should be on the same day.

. Using chemical weapons with projectiles and rockets: for every projectile that hits the target: 10 silver dirhams are to be given to the detachment.

. Killing an apostate or disbelieving soldier: 10 silver dirhams are to be give whatever the means of killing, except sniper.

. Capturing an apostate or disbelieving soldier: 1 golden dinar is to be given.

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Islamic State
Delegated Committee

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Islamic State
Diwan al-Jund
General Administration/The Amir

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To be circulated to all sectors and all the divisions are to be informed of circulating to the brigades, battalions and detachments.

Mechanism of giving the payment from the Bayt al-Mal:

. The fighting brother or unit must submit a request to the direct amir or administrative official, with the target that has been achieved in the battle or the expedition, while offering the evidence to prove it from witnesses or photography.

. The direct amir must be sure of the truthfulness of the request and the witnesses and certify it, and he is to give a certified copy to the person making the request, while referring a detailed report to the general administrative official in the battalion/brigade/division, on the basis that the requests should be brought together every 10 days and submitted to the Bayt al-Mal so that they can be disbursed to the fighters. And if the lack of truthfulness of the request is established, the matter is to be referred to the military judiciary.

. And the Bayt al-Mal is authorised by any other means [to transfer the disbursements] provided it should be quicker than this means.

. For the amirs (amir of the division and below): for each amir there is to be a deduction of 1% of the payment granted to the fighters who are under his amirship. An example of that:

. The support unit has launched 10 projectiles, 5 of which hit the target. So it is to be given 5 silver dirhams from which there is to be the following deductions:

. 1% for the amir of the detachment.
. 1% for the amir of the general support.
. 1% for the amir of the division.
. So 97% goes to the detachment.

A brother has blown up a Hummer vehicle with a land time through connection with a wire or control device at a distance:

. 1% for the amir of the detachment.
. 1% for the amir of the squadron.
. 1% for the amir of the platoon.
. 1% for the amir of the battalion.
. 1% for the amir of the brigade.
. 1% for the amir of the division.
. So 94% goes to the fighting brother.

If these brothers are his amirs.

. If the brother is killed after submitting the request and referring it to the Bayt al-Mal, the payment is to be disbursed to his family. As for if he is killed during the battle, his reward falls upon God.

And may God reward you best.


1. This system of payment is to be effective from date 1 Dhu al-Hijja 1437 AH and for a period of 3 months.
2. It must be circulated to all the soldiers in the battalions, brigades and divisions.

Islamic State
Delegated Committee.

[Comment: In this document we get an idea of the Islamic State’s conventional military structures. From smallest to largest, these are: detachment (mafraza), platoon (faseel), squadron (sarya), battalion (katiba), brigade (liwa) and division (farqa). In addition, this document confirms that Islamic State approved use of chemical weapons against its adversaries].

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