Political Observation - Current & Expected State of Affairs on the Palestinian Scene
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Political Observation - Current & Expected State of Affairs on the Palestinian Scene
Most “scholars” have called for supporting Palestine through prayer, i.e., Du’a, just like the Sahaba used to do for their mujahideen brethren. Those scholars deal with the issues of the Ummah whenever the bell rings, as if they were responding to the needs of the rulers to absorb the anger of Muslims and ease their tension through a host of peripheral acts that hardly make any difference on the ground. In fact, the Du’a of the Sahaba for the mujahideen took place when the Muslims were performing Jihad of sufficiency, which achieved the objective by being undertaken by some Muslims, and not when Jihad became an individual duty upon every Muslim. When weakened Muslims enter into a state of Jihad and their brethren slumber, reducing the help and support to sheer Du’a, that would be slackness and impotence.
Propagating the notion of supporting Muslims through Du’a instead of supporting them by calling for toppling the regimes, mobilising the entire Ummah and declaring jihad, is but a mockery and provides cover for the failure of the collaborating and conspiring regimes to fulfil their duty. Al-Izz Ibnu Abdul Salam said “He who comes to a place where adultery is widespread and talks to people about the prohibition of usury, he will be a betrayer.”
Now is the time to regain the authority of the Ummah, declare Jihad, talk about Jihad, exhort the masses to perform Jihad, remove any fear from their hearts, encourage them to proclaim the truth, and make them yearn for either victory or martyrdom.
Any talk about of anything other than the Islamic State, the Jihad it will declare and the path leading to it, is tantamount to betrayal of the Ummah and her Deen. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “And the helpless man is the one who follows his own whims then indulges in wishful thinking about Allah.” It has also been reported that Omar Ibnul Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, saw a camel afflicted with mange, so he asked its owner about his neglect in treating it; he said: “we have an old lady making Du’a for its recovery.” Upon this he said: “With the Du’a, would you put a bit of tar?”
We are not belittling the value of Du’a but it is imperative to consider the causes that addition to Du’a. It is haram to think that Du’a is a method to fulfil one’s needs even if Allah the Almighty responded and the needs were fulfilled because Allah the Almighty has decreed for the universe, humankind, and life, a system according to which they proceed, and He has linked the causes to their effects. Hence, it is imperative to realise that the state of affairs of the Ummah would not change towards revival and liberation from the oppressors and colonialists unless we unified the thoughts leading to liberation and revival. These thoughts are the Islamic Aqeedah, establishing the Islamic State, the bond of Islamic fraternity and Jihad and the work towards turning these concepts into a public opinion that the regimes would not be able to withstand or entrench what contradicts them in terms of secularist, nationalistic and patriotic concepts. We have observed that several youngsters from the Ummah think that if they replied to a tweet, or hit the “like” button after reading a leaflet, or expressed their anguish towards the anguish of another Muslim, they would have come to the aid of their brethren, supported the cause of their religion, and fulfilled what is expected of them and established Islam on earth. This is neither sound nor productive and will never lead to achieving the aim and the objective.
Hence, those who wish to ascertain their status in the sight of Allah the Almighty should review the position of Allah in their view; and those who wish to know what Allah the Almighty owes to them should review what they owe to Allah.
Hence, the Muslims should work towards changing the negative environment towards Deen and the Muslims’ issues around them, call the rulers and politicians to account for their slackness whenever and wherever possible, and increase the number of Muslims who do not accept anything other than what Allah the Almighty has revealed. These Muslims should respond to the exhortations of those calling them to Allah and His Messenger, to implement what has been revealed in the noble Qur’an, defend those who stand up to the oppressive authorities in support of his Deen, drain the authorities’ sources of support in their own surroundings and among their neighbours, relatives and friends, so they all rally around those who express their Aqeedah and volition, so that the regimes and their men who boast about their positions and their closeness to the traitorous authorities become isolated like a scabby camel.
Second: This war in Palestine is a war against all Muslims and not just against Gaza and the people of Palestine. Gaza is merely the frontline. When Allenby occupied Al-Quds it was under the theme of colonialism and the crusades. Hence, it is imperative to liberate it in its quality as an Islamic issue, not a humanistic, nationalistic or patriotic issue. "Israel" is not waging war against the Muslims on its own, but with the help of the Western colonialist world. The Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz hoisted the "Israeli" flag on the roof of his office to express his support for killing Muslim children in Palestine. He said “Austria stands by Israel’s side.” As for the Czech president, Miloš Zeman, he ordered the "Israeli" flag to be hoisted at the first courtyard of Prague Castle to express the savagery of the Zionist entity against Muslims in Palestine. German chancellor Angela Merkel, for her part, conveyed her denunciation of the protests in Germany, which has witnessed the spread of “hatred and antisemitism”, and reiterated her solidarity with "Israel". The foundling French president Macron for his part telephoned Netanyahu to offer his condolences for "Israeli" victims and confirmed that the condemnation would be confined to the missiles launched from Gaza. European countries have banned demonstrations against the savage Zionist aggression under the guise of “antisemitism” despite the fact that “antisemitism” is a European phenomenon that the Muslims have nothing to do with in the first place; but it was later attributed to the Muslims to justify protecting the Zionist entity and preventing the Muslims from resisting it.
Moreover, the Biden administration has approved an arms deal totalling $735 million and involving precision-guided weapons to kill Muslims. Hence, the West will never support the rights of Muslims even if they showered "Israel" with roses.
The Arab regimes and the Palestinian Authority are also part and parcel of the battle against the Ummah because they protect “Israel" from the Muslims and leave the people of Palestine exposed to the most horrendous massacres while providing the Zionist entity with a political cover through issuing spurious political statements, referring the issues of the Ummah to her oppressor, signing normalisation and alliance agreements, about which the UAE ambassador to Washington has barefacedly boasted, and by preventing the Muslims from performing Jihad and instead, engrossing them in demonstrations and protests to vent their anger.
It is only befitting for Muslims to unite under the Islamic Aqeedah and shun every thought emanating from the colonialist enemy and his surrogates in the Muslims’ lands. Their objective should be resuming the implementing of the Shari'ah of their Lord, establish their state, and bulwark themselves with Jihad, which is their only refuge from the oppression of their enemy.
Third: America’s support for the Palestinian Authority and allowing the Arab regimes to nominally stand by the people of Palestine, is designed to support and strengthen the collaborating forces and embellish their image in the face of the Jihadi tide in the Islamic world as the sound of weapons in the hands of the mujahideen in Gaza and Palestine grows louder and the Muslims’ interaction with this reality intensifies day by day. The Arab regimes and secularist forces are expected to seize the initiative once the battle is over to obscure the achievements of the resistance and Jihadi actions in favour of the traitorous and submissive approach.
The political value of this battle conducted by America, which has invigorated a Jordanian regime horrified at the notion of the “alternative homeland” and has seen the Palestinian Authority scampering behind the function of guarding the Zionist entity, is reflected in dissuading Netanyahu from investing in the Judaization process and the policy of fait accompli because it impinges on the American agenda for al-Quds, the holy sites, and the “sustainable” solutions for the Palestinian issue, as well as restoring the “two-state solution”, which had faded with the introduction of Trump’s plan and turned into mere media headlines.
This political value is also highlighted in the subterfuge of paving the way for negotiations under such deceptive themes which promise Muslims a fair solution. This new tune by the leaders of Hamas and their penchant to curry favour with Mohammed al-Dayf and Abu Obadiah is designed to regulate their standpoint to the rhythm of the expected political trend of the movement, which was expressed by Khaled Mash ’al, the head of Hamas’s politburo abroad, during an interview with al-Arabi channel aired on 15 May where he said: “once the battle is over, we will organise our Palestinian household, hold elections, open the gates of the organisation, and become partners in the political decision-making, and the leading political institutions.” Hence, if this objective is achieved, the Palestinian Authority will hasten to resume the useless traitorous negotiations to delude and mislead the Muslims, and conclude the negotiations, peace and capitulation in their name. Hence, we remind them of what Omar Ibnul Khattab was reported to have said: “I am no fool and no fool can trick me.” Hence, do not break and completely untwist the yarn which you have spun and made strong.
Fourth: The issue of Palestine from the river to the sea is the issue of every Muslim, and not just the West Bank, al-Quds, the Gaza Strip and the return of refugees. Our duty is to liberate and recover Palestine no matter how long it would take, since the required solution is what Shari'ah dictates rather than what is reasonably appropriate. Our reference point is the Book of our Lord and the Sunnah of our Prophet, not the Security Council, the UN, international courts and international law, which the West and the Zionists have trampled on with their feet to kill and humiliate our people.
Deluding us into believing we are weak is disproved by the events on the ground. The balance of power between "Israel" and the popular resistance is uneven in terms of quantity and quality from a material perspective, but "Israel" is not superior in an absolute manner in terms of willpower and other components of power, such as the fighting doctrine, the belief of the soldiers in their cause and their willingness to sacrifice, and incur the political, economic, and societal cost of the battle. This is the Achilles heel of the usurping entity in which it is imperative to invest. Those who derive belief in their cause from historical claims and religious myths that could not occasion a conclusive argument, and who fight from behind their military arsenal and foreign support, and whose sacrifice is not worthy of taking a life and death standpoint towards it, and who derive their will to defend the cause from the fact that there is no alternative, as is the case with the Zionists, such people cannot resist before an Ummah who cherishes martyrdom for the sake of Allah with full certitude of His reward as much as her enemy cherishes life, not to mention what the Islamic Ummah possesses in terms of weaponry. If the rulers of Saudi and the Gulf States were sincere and took a standpoint against US interests with punitive measures against the West, America would not able to impose any sanctions against them in the same way she does against Iran and Russia. America and the world would not be able to occupy Arab lands under the shade of their consumerist culture which is based on affableness, peace of mind and capitalist lifestyle. It would be useless for them to destroy Saudi, the Gulf, and the Arab states with nuclear weapons as America and the rest of the world would not be able to stomach a long-term oil crisis which would paralyse their economies. The American economy would be significantly damaged and the world would be split since it would be unable to withstand the cost of an unstable oil market, whose supply routes and prices are controlled by Muslims. The world would undoubtedly turn on America if the value of the dollar were to plummet and turn into worthless paper, and if the world financial markets were to collapse.
Matters would lead to the liberation of the Muslims and the world would acquiesce to their will power and seek to negotiate with them with the leave of Allah. All this would be possible were it not for the treason of the rulers.
Fifth: the liquidation of the issue of Palestine is underway at the hands of the rulers and the Palestinian Authority. Hence, do not be party to its slaughter and to surrendering an inch of the land under the umbrella of the PLO and the Palestinian Authority, or under the themes of reconciliation and national unity, irrespective of the pressures, because without your endorsement, the legitimacy of the Zionist entity before the world would remain non-existent according to its laws, even if all the Arabs and the Muslims were to abandon the Palestinian cause. You have witnessed how the traitorous Arab normalisation and alliance with the Zionist entity was worthless as long as you remained opposed to it. This is why they are eager to lure you into endorsing the Palestinian Authority and the PLO, and this is why they have resuscitated the spurious two-state solution in order to exact your recognition of the criminal entity. This was reflected in the regional and international statements in which, despite their differences, they called for ending the fighting, resuming the negotiations and effectuation the two-state solution.
They have also worked towards Judaizing al-Quds by expanding it to include about 10% of the West Bank and laying a siege around the Arab areas with settlements in order to isolate them and harass their residents and evict them, and eventually justify their sovereignty over those areas and give the Palestinians a piece of land outside the historical city of al-Quds to deceive them into believing that their capital is al-Quds. As for the holy sites, they would not object to sharing them if they could, as they did with the al-Haram al-Ibrahimi.
As for the holy sites, they are the last resort on which America is working with the help of the Muslims’ rulers who aim to justify their cowardice and collusion, and their surrender under the pretext of al-Quds being “a historical heritage for the whole world” under the theme of the new “Abrahamic religion”.
So be truthful with Allah, adhere to the truth, and Allah is our Lord Supreme, and they have no ally.
“and if you turn away, He will cause other people to take your place, and they will not be the likes of you.” [Mohammed-38]
5 Shawwal 1442
17 May 2021