"Mohammed Azzam Mohammed is an interesting name. Everyone has heard of Mohammed, but most people are unaware of the meaning of 'Azzam'" — pennant8 https://t.co/iqu71XSUfO— Always On Watch (@Always_On_Watch) April 22, 2019
Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (Arabic: عبد الله يوسف عزام, ‘Abdu’llāh Yūsuf ‘Azzām; 1941 – 24 November 1989) also known as Father of Global Jihad was a Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar and theologian and founding member of al-Qaeda. Azzam preached both defensive and offensive jihad by Muslims to help the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet invaders. He raised funds, recruited and organised the international Islamic volunteer effort of Afghan Arabs through the 1980s, and emphasised the political aspects of Islam.
Azzam was a teacher and mentor of Osama bin Laden and persuaded bin Laden to come to Afghanistan and help the jihad. As the war drew to an end, they both established al-Qaeda. He was also a co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Azzam was killed by a car bomb while within Peshawar, Pakistan in 1989.