The caption reads: “al-aan mu’assasat al-malahim lil-intaj al-i‘lami tuqaddim: ahfad Muhammad b. maslama, radiya Allah ‘anhu” (“Al-Malahim now presents: descendants of Muhammad bin Maslama, may Allah be pleased with him”). The name Muhammad bin Maslama is a historical reference to one of the companions of the Prophet. According to prophetic tradition (hadith), in 624 A.D., Muhammad ibn Maslama volunteered, at the request of the Prophet, to kill Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, a chief of a Jewish tribe in al-Madina, the Banu Nadir, who had written poetry the Muslim community found offensive.

The image is from a video which targets members of the Saudi royal family, in particular, Prince Muhammad bin Nayif, the Minister of Interior, whose face appears in the background of the image, behind the central figure. The three dominant figures in the image are al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula leaders–Abu Sufyan al-Azdi, Abu Basir al-Wuhayshi and ‘Abdallah Hasan ‘Asiri–who attempted to assassinate Prince Nayif.

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Group Name al-Malahim Media
Group Type Jihadist Group
Group Affiliation AQ Affiliates / Associates
Dominant Colors Green
Secondary Colors Yellow, Red
Language Arabic
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans Ahfad Muhammad b. maslama, radiya Allah `anhu
Image Number 0224
Groups Region of Operation Middle East, Global
Date Image Created Online 21/10/2009
Date Image Created Online Details Posted on blog by lal.masjid in October 21, 2009
Weapons Firearms, Automatic / Assault Rifle, AK47
Body Parts Pointer Finger, Face / Bust
Geopolitical Symbols Symbol of party, movement or company, Slogan, Currency
Geopolitical Analysis al-Malahim logo - golden colored word al-malahim with a black banner bearing the shahada and the seal of the Prophet
People Group Leader / Influential figure, Political Leader, Operational Leader, Operative / Warrior (=mujahid), Man / Men
People Analysis Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi and Abu Sufyan al-Azdi (AQAP). Prince Muhammad b. Nayif (Saudi Minister of Interior).
Religious Textual References Other Medieval Text
Religious Textual References Analysis Blessing/prayer "radiya Allah `anhu" [may God be pleased with him]

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