The document contains two parts. The first part is the first issue of Characteristics of Jihad Magazine. The authors introduce the need for the magazine, discuss the nature of knowledge, defend suicide bombing, and delineate morals and provisions for the mujahidin. There is also a cover letter attached. The introduction is written by Ayman Al-Zawahiri. The second part of this document is a letter to Abu-Muhammad in which the author introduces the first issue of the magazine. He asks for editing and writing help from Abu-Muhammad, and discusses logistical issues. They also need more money and full-time workers. The magazine is necessary to provide a clear platform to show the group’s ideology. As a result, the author wants it to be reviewed by a religious committee. .

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