Political Observation - The Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Political Observation - The Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019

Malaysian president Mahathir Mohammed has invited some leaders of the Islamic countries and a crowd of scholars and intellectuals numbering about 400 to attend an Islamic summit in the Malaysian capital for economic and financial objectives, as well as some spiteful designs that emerged during an earlier statement by the Malaysian president Mahathir Mohammed in which he said his country was “very disappointed by Saudi.”

What concerns us in this context is the value-based dimension that has been reflected in the marketing headlines of the summit such as the aim determined by the Malaysian president, namely debating the “situation of the Islamic Ummah” and “moving cooperation by Islamic countries to new horizons” as well as “reviving the spirit of the Islamic world”, against the backdrop of the challenges and obstacles Muslims have been facing, and what the Malaysian president pointed out, such as abuse of power, corruption and the charge of “terrorism”. 

  Among the most prominent leaders scheduled to attend the summit are Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who, according to Middle East Eye, declined the invitation after had been summoned by Saudi to meet Muhammad bin Salman. During an interview with Reuters Mahathir Mohammed expressed his frustration with the failure of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to establish a united front and act decisively. He also raised the likelihood of debating the degrading treatment perpetrated against the Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province. Saudi reportedly declined the invitation to attend the summit claiming that such issues should be debated under the auspices of the OIC.

A Saudi source told Reuters "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been invited but will not attend unless the meeting is held under the auspices of the OIC whose headquarters are in Jeddah." The source also told Reuters that Saudis were “very concerned” about the summit. This proves that the Saudi regime dreads being stripped of the attribute of the Islamic world’s guardian once it has fulfilled its role in breaking the religious barrier and sparing the regimes of the Islamic countries embarrassment of having to recognise “Israel”, and once it has completed its initiative of opening up to Western culture. 

The Saudi regime’s source of anxiety is that it derives its legitimacy from its custodianship of the Islamic world’s religious aspect; should it lose this privilege, it would lose its functional role and its raison d'être; and yet, it is moronically attempting to dig its own grave by liberalising Saudi and destroying its classical support represented by the religious institution, the Saudi clan and economic affluence, thinking that its animosity towards Islam and the Muslims, idolisation of America and alliance with the Jewish entity would provide it with a foundation stronger than its conventional ones. 

Dear Muslims 

The spirit of the Islamic Ummah is the Aqeedah; if it were to disappear, the summits of chieftains who do not implement her Shari’ah would not revive it. The revival of the “spirit of the Islamic world” that the Kuala Lumpur summit calls for does not represent a substitute for the unity of the Islamic Ummah and the Khilafah project that those gathered at the summit are resisting. It will neither change the situation of this Ummah nor reverse her grievances, uproot corruption, immunise her from the charge of “terrorism” or protect her against the oppression of the criminals. As this summit began under the theme of removing the oppression perpetrated against Muslims, forces of the criminal Bashar Assad, backed by Russia, perpetrated a host of horrific massacres in Ma`rat al-Numan and its countryside and in Idlib’s southern countryside.

Such summits only help the leaders to cover-up their failures, justify the failure to fulfil their duties and to evade the charge of betrayal and incompetence. As they raise the issue of the Uighur Muslims in China, they turn a blind eye to what the Muslims are enduring in Syria, Palestine, Burma and Kashmir. Since the issue of the Uighurs, which remains nevertheless an Islamic issue requiring decisive action, to be included in the agenda of the summit, has been instigated by America in order to mobilise the Muslims against China and exploit them as a leveraging tool and a bargaining chip as she did against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, the declared aims of the summit are therefore suspicious. 

Will the Muslims wake up to the plotting of those close to them and distance themselves from them, roll up their sleeves and work assiduously towards regaining their authority and establishing their state which will ensure their salvation from the oppression of the rulers, the treachery of the Kuffar and the pillaging of the colonialists?

22 Rabi’ al-Akhir 1441h
19 December 2019