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The Zionist Genocide of Gaza

Bismillahi ar-Rahman ar-Raheem

 

We, the generality of Sunni Muslims, have several views concerning our state of affairs in Gaza. For the sake of brevity in highlighting the pivotal points of these views are the following.

 

1.       Defunct leadership in terms of rule (not miniscule organizations, but actual political rule)

2.       Misplaced priorities (from people adhering to differing views)

3.       The fallacy of accepting the status quo i.e. pacifism

4.       The argument of placing “blame” on a specific matter

I write this particularly in this time at night not gaining sleep thinking about the barbarity of Allah’s enemies, nay, the enemies of sensible rational human beings and the allies of kufr, barbarism, terrorism, extremism, and every kind of wretched vice. No human can evaluate the situation with credible sources of news (That means Fox, CNN< and all right wing news are excluded from this) and arrive at a conclusion that the existence of Zionism itself along with its activist have NOT forfeited their right to existence. Their very existence was already on the brink of questionability, but after what has happened, it would be illogical to have another viewpoint.

 

However, it is not my view to base my actions on my emotions; I must comply with the Sunnah of Allah and the hidayah of His rasul. This endeavor of mine is for us and against the wretched filth of the kuffar and it is against us while remaining against the extremist and allies of Zionist contentions.

 

I will knock out what is “against us” so as to lay the foundation and the expand from this point onward and clarify some problems in the methodology of pacifism and also clarifying some who may a situation as pacifism when it is not. Likewise, it is complete oppression or ignorance, or both, to lay blame on one single issue or on one single group, which will, inshallah be highlighted as well.

 

The Messenger of Allah has told us clearly and plainly the following

 

“When you deal in ’eenah (a transaction involving usury), take hold of the tails of cows, become content with agriculture and abandon jihaad in the Path of Allah, then Allah will permit your humiliation and He will not remove it from you, until you return to your Religion.”[1]

 

This is exactly why we are in the state that we are in, of course adding to that some other factors which I will point out inshallah after this point, but overall, it is this hadeeth that has described our situation beautifully.

 

Allah stated

 

{ لَهُ مُعَقِّبَاتٌ مِّن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ يَحْفَظُونَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللَّهِ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ ۗ وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ سُوءًا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ ۚ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن دُونِهِ مِن وَالٍ}

 

 

For him (each person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the Command of Allâh. Verily, Allâh will not change the (good) condition of a people as long as they do not change their state (of goodness) themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allâh). But when Allâh wills a people’s punishment, there can be no turning it back and they will find besides Him no protector.[2]

 

 

Imaam Maalik stated

 

 

So that which was not part of the Religion at that time, cannot be part of the Religion today.  And the last part of this Ummah cannot be rectified, except by that which rectified its first part.”[3]

 

Imaam al-Albanee stated about this statement from Maalik the following

 

The last sentence is the essential part with regards to the answer to this question, since he said, “And the last part of this Ummah cannot be rectified, except by that which rectified its first part.”  So, just as the affairs of the Arabs in jaahiliyyah (pre-Islamic ignorance) was not rectified, except by the advent of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) via Divine Revelation – which brought them happiness in this world and will bring them salvation in the Hereafter – then likewise, re-establishing a happy and successful Islamic life cannot be based upon anything other than returning to the Qur‘aan and the Sunnah[4]

 

So in essence, we have abandoned the faith of the salaf, abandoned the deed of the salaf, abandoned the tawakkul of the salaf, abandoned the views of the salaf, and we have taken on board the views of jahiliyyah. All of this gave rise to iftiraaq and argumentation of deen which we were originally forbidden from. It does not stop there. Our manhaj, as an ummah, became one of evil, lying, stealing, backbiting, all the diseases that if one sahabi were to have come into contact with us, would have virtually had a heart attack.

 

Again, on the authority of the Messenger of Allah, he says

 

“It is expected that the nations will call each other from all horizons, as diners calling each other to feast from a platter of food in front of them.” A person asked the Prophet (saw) would that be because of our small number that day. The Prophet (saw) said, “No, but you will be rubbish like the rubbish of flood water. Allah will put Wahn into your hearts and remove the fear from the hearts of your enemies because of your love for the world and your hate of death”. In another narration it was said: “and what is the Wahn, O messenger of Allah?” He (saw) said: “love of the world and the hate for fighting.”­Narrated by Ahmad with a good chain. Narrated by Abu Dawood with the words “hate for death”, and it is a sahih hadith.

 

Likewise, another matter, we have left the very quality of commanding the good and forbidding the evil. This is one of the single greatest reasons for our downfall. Verily it was the nation before us, the Jews who did not adhere to this while our past brothers in faith did. When we failed to perform this task, tribulations were let loose little by little.

 

 In essence we have put the Qur’an and Sunnah behind our backs. This fundamental needs to be understood.

 

And to finalize this reality which we have entered I quote the doctor of the hearts, the fountain and pupil who drank form the well of Ibn Taymiyyah, Shamsu-Deen Ibnul-Qayyim where he stated

 

And reflect in His, the Most High’s wisdom in making the kings of the servants, their leaders and their rulers to be of the same type as their actions (i.e. the actions of the servant’s). Rather, it is as if their actions (those of the servants) became manifest in the appearances of their rulers and kings. If they remain upright, then their kings will remain upright, and if they turn away (from uprightness), then they (the kings) too will turn away from uprightness. And if they (the servants) oppress [themselves and others], then their kings and rulers will oppress [them], and if their appears plotting and deception from them, their rulers will [be made to] behave likewise (towards their subjects), and if they (the servants) prevent the rights of Allaah due amongst themselves, and become stingy with respect to them (i.e. withhold the rights of each other), then their kings and their rulers will withhold the right that they (the servants) have over them, and will become stingy with respect to them. And if they (the servants) take from the one who is considered weak what they do not deserve to take from him in their dealings (i.e. misappropriate from him), then the kings will take from them (the servants) what they do not deserve to take (from them) and will inflict them with taxes and [other forms of] service. And everything that they (the servants) take away from the weak person, the kings will take away from them with power, force.

So their actions (those of the servants) become manifest in their actions (those of the kings and rulers). And it is not from the Divine wisdom that the evil-doers and the sinners are made to be ruled over [by anyone] except by one who is of their like.

And when the very first band (of Islam) was the best of the generations and the most pious of them, then their rulers were likewise. And when they became tarnished (i.e. corrupted), the rulers were made corrupted over them.

Thus, the wisdom of Allaah refuses that the likes of Mu’aawiyah, and ‘Umar bin ‘Abdil-‘Azeez are put in authority over us in the likes of these times let alone the likes of Abu Bakr and ‘Umar.

Rather, our rulers are in accordance with our (nature) and the rulers of those before us were in accordance with their (nature). And both of the two matters necessitate wisdom and what it requires.

And the one who has deep rooted intelligence, when he moves his thought around in this subject will see the Divine wisdom that runs through al-Qadaa wal-Qadar (Ordainment and Pre-Decree), externally and internally, just as it runs through al-Khalq wal-Amr (the Creation and the Command). So beware from thinking with your corrupt thought that anything of His ordainments and decrees are devoid of the far-reaching wisdom. Rather, all of His, the Most High’s ordainments and decrees take place from the most perfect angles of correctness and wisdom. However, the weak intellects are veiled, by way of their weakness, from perceiving these [aspects of wisdom], just like eyes suffering day-blindness are veiled, by way of their weakness from the light of the sun”

 

So as a conclusion to the above we have

1.       Abandoned jihad in the true shariah and Islamic sense. (This has been through two modes of extremism, the first being the extremism of pacifism and neglect among the modernistic approach and the second mode of going beyond the bounds of Allah and operating on the basis of emotions rather the Allah’s guidance)

2.       We equated ourselves with the kuffar. It is the kuffar who love this world and hate death because as the messenger of Allah says “they would hate to meet Allah” so therefore Allah will hate to meet them. It is they who loved life and hated death and it was we who loved death and viewed life as the traveler who takes a rest under the tree, and then continues his journey.

3.       We have partaken in fancies of this life by tending to the tails of cows like agriculture and irrelevant postings in the speed of life. (We do not condemn agriculture or the like, but the hadeeth is speaking about the majority of the ummah being like this since naturally, it is obligatory that “few” among our nation performs this task to serve the rest of the community.)

4.       We have partaken in their form of commerce and ribaa and what a great plight this single aspect alone is.

5.       We have forfeited to command the good and forbid the evil

6.       And all of the above are all based on deeds and our view of dunya, but what about something fare worse, like “agreeing” with the opinion (beliefs) of the kuffar. We concede to their logic, their reasoning, their views, their ideals, their desires, etc.

 

All of this is with our own selves. We will never move forward if all of the above is not acknowledged and rectified. The solution to all of this is what Imaam al-Albanee stated that for the correction of this affair, it is tarbiyyah wa tasfiyyah.

 

However, as I have pointed out, it is oppression to exclude a single category to the exclusion of other factors and lay blame on a single matter or person rather it is multi-faceted.

While we fundamentally understand that the root of this matter is because of us that does not give us the green light to simply do nothing. We are required to change our condition by force with our hands, or with our tongues if our hands do not work, or by wishing for change in our heart if we are unable to speak up, and every person’s affair is strikingly different than the other.

 

Some of us are in the position to make jihad therein, so for them that is their case and no less. Others are not able to do so, so they are to do what they are capable of doing. And others are less upon the scales of doing, but nevertheless they are upon the scales of doing, and so they do what they can.

 

At the very least that a Muslim can do is to direct their du’aa to Allah for our brothers and sisters and pray that He showers them with guidance, strength, and perseverance.

 

To further comment, the Messenger of Allah has spoken about the times of great fitan and stated that wherein that fitan will befall us by which people will gather to mounts with their heard. The application of this is under that circumstance. It is not for us who have not experienced this state to do the same as those who are mentioned in this hadeeth. NO. We are to do our part because we are to do what we are to do, and on that basis we evaluate if we are in that situation and not. We are not to automatically assume the idea that “just because our times are times of fitan then we must do nothing and flee to the tops of mounts” for this is unwarranted. This hadeeth is telling us when it has become unbearable for us, and not whether or not it has appeared.

 

However there is one reality that should be clarified to those who judge others by appearances. We, the Muslims do not say that the one who may not have performed deeds is one “who has done nothing”. No one has the right to claim that of another. If a person is in the situation of “hating it and wishing for change in one’s heart”, then we are not to call that as “not doing nothing” I have noticed this from some who have demanded that those whom they address offer the exact commitment to the issue, otherwise they are condemned as munafiqs and interpreting the “silence” of someone as proof for their treachery. This is going beyond bounds; we must act accordingly and not allow for emotions to flourish for we are ahlu-sunnah and not ahlul-hawaa.

 

The Third factor

 

Defunct leadership and it is a major asset to the issue we face. We are in the face of secular states of kufr with their leaders at the forefront. We can examine what has happened with the Egyptian military and what they did to Gaza residents when they fled for their lives into Egyptian territory. They fled from misery and into death. We do what we have to do to change the status quo from all levels, each set of Muslims working in unison with the other.

In this regard I quote the Imaam al-Albanee who said

 

“The Jihaad which is obligatory, and an individual obligation, is not possible for individuals to fulfil. Not even by some Islamic organizations or Islamic parties, because this type of Jihaad, especially in our time in which the means of fighting have multiplied, [cannot be fulfilled by them]. These parties or organizations, not to mention individuals, cannot fulfil this individual obligation. Instead it is an obligation on the Islamic countries that possess the weapons and forces and modern military means. Though, if they gathered and sincerely addressed this Jihaad they could fulfil this individual obligation. However, unfortunately, these countries have made no effort to fulfil the obligation of this Jihaad and, instead, they have left the responsibility to some organizations and parties which are unable to do anything to stop the incursions of the occupying disbelieving forces in some Islamic countries. The reality bears witness that any Muslim group which tries to fight the aggressor, as in Afghanistan, or revolt against the ruler whose disbelief has become apparent, as happened in Algeria, for example, this sad reality proves that individual or party Jihaad cannot produce the fruit which is hoped for; that of making Allah’s word supreme. Therefore, we believe that Jihaad cannot exist except under an Islamic banner, first and foremost, and under a united Muslim army taken from different Islamic countries and not from a single country or region. In addition to that, there must be taqwaa (fear of) Allah, Most Great and Glorious, in avoiding the things, well known to Muslims, which Allah, Most High, has prohibited, but which are far from being applied practically. I have said on more than one occasion … that the cause of the humiliation and degradation which has befallen Muslims today – absolutely unknown in previous Muslim history – is because they have failed to apply the Qur’aanic verse: “If you support [the religion of] Allaah, He will support you.” [Soorah Muhammad, (74): 7]”(Tape: Silsilah al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 720/1)

 

The Blame game

 

The blame game will not work here. Whether Hamas is at fault or not through whatever reasoning people have is irrelevant at this point. The fact remains that the aggressor who has to answer are the irhaabiyeen sahyuniyya. We do not completely blame the disbelievers of their atrocities while we convince ourselves in the mirror that we are innocent between us and our Lord, but neither do we free them, rather they are taken to account. We work to correct ourselves WHILE we address and react to them in ways where we must. To simply point the finger at one single issue or one single group is futile and infective to anything constructive.

 

We ask Allah to help our brothers and sisters and accept them in jannah and to aid and free our brothers from the tumult and corruption of the Zionist cult.

 

What further makes the blame game futile is the following two recent videos which is posted in a new post which can be linked to here Can Hamas be Blamed?