The Mujahids of Al-Quds
The Mujahids of Al-Quds
This is dedicated to our innocent mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children who have been piteously killed, their homes destroyed and their families broken up when their homeland was invaded by ruthless warmongers who control the corridors of political and armed power.
As Muslims, should we remain silent when a fierce bid is being made to wipe out a people, a nation and its faith? Surely the pogrom and genocide of women, children and non-combatants are dastardly crimes against humanity. This premeditated genocide and suppression of Muslims must be recounted lest we grow indifferent to these continuous killings.
Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala tells us in verse 154 of Surah Al-Baqara:
"And say not of those who are slain in the Way of Allah that they are dead."
"Nay, they are living, though you may not perceive it."
Almighty Allah then elaborates to us in verse 169 and 170 of Surah Al-Imran of those who gave their lives to His Cause:
"Think not of those who are killed in Allah's Way as dead."
"Nay, they live, finding their sustenance from their Lord."
"They rejoice in the Bounty provided by Allah: and with
regard to those left behind, who have not yet joined them
(in their bliss), the Martyrs glory in the fact that on them
is no fear nor have they (cause) to grieve."
From these beautiful verses Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala assures us that the Martyrs who gave their lives for the Cause of Truth are not dead: they are alive and live in a far higher and deeper sense than the life on this Doonya that they left. In their case, through the gateway of death, they have entered the true real life as opposed to its shadow here on earth.
The Martyrs not only rejoice at the bliss they themselves have attained. The near and dear ones left behind are in their thoughts: it is part of their glory that they have saved their dear ones from fear, sorrow, humiliation, and grief, in this life, even before they come to share in the glories of the Akhirah.
"On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve."
This verse comes in with a new and appropriate meaning. Besides other things,it means that the dear ones have no cause to grieve at the death of the Martyrs;rather they have cause to rejoice.In the terminology of the rites of Hajj, the 11th, 12th, and 13th of Zil-Hijjah are called "Ayyam-e-Rami". These are the days for lapidation - the stoning of Shaythaan Lanatullahi Alay. Alhumdoelillah! We continue to witness a great and ongoing "Rami -al-Jamarat" in Palestine on a daily basis. This has continued for the past nine months.
Young children armed with Imaan and with nothing more than stones continue to face and confront the guns of the Zionists to take a hit at Shaythaan in the name of Almighty Allah Azza Wajjal. There is no doubt whatsoever that this sacred stoning has already put Shaythaan on his flight from the Holy Land. It is certain that the sacred blood of the martyrs of Palestine will break the feeble magic of the Zionists.The daily lapidation by our young Mujahids will Insha'Allah cleanse the ancient land of the Ambiya Alayhim Salatu Wasallam from the filth of Zionism, which is a slander against Almighty Allah and an affront to humanity.
This evil Zionist entity was considered by the American and British strategists not only as a military base but as a demon seed of Western culture planted in the heart of the Islamic world. For the past five decades, they had hoped that their sapling would grow into a mighty tree sprouting branches in all directions throughout the region. The Western powers wanted to kill two birds with a single stone by creating an illegal Zionist homeland. On the one hand they would be relieved of a large number of displaced Jews from European societies.
On the other, the Jews dispatched to Palestine would serve to build up a base of superior Western military, cultural and political influence throughout the entire Muslim World. Today most of the Western powers, despite their outwardly immense political, economic and military power, act as docile puppets of the Zionists. This is also so true of the Dajjal controlled Security Council and a host of other European and non-European countries that have failed to resist the temptation of flirting with the Zionist entity.
The United States of America presumably the strongest military power on the planet 'acts as a meek and humble obedient servant' of the Zionist lobby. The pronounced objectives of the Zionists are a bitter reality today, and every Western statesman - if not every intelligent Westerner knows this in his heart of hearts and will readily admit that they suffer with paralysis and impotence in front of the Zionists.
The paralysis of pro-Western Muslim governments vis-a-vis Israel has been directly proportional to the increasing influence of Zionist lobbies over the Western Governments. The only thing that remains for them to do is to keep up the inconsequential purely verbal war against the Zionist entity over their radios and television stations in order to keep their Muslim populations appeased through empty rhetoric.
Other than that they continue to keep their fingers crossed and be hopeful that their lords, masters and protectors in Washington and Whitehall will somehow convince the Zionists to condescend to do something about an amicable and peaceful solution to the problem of Palestine. With great trust in the repute of their bombs and weapons of mass destruction, they thought that in a few decades Western imported products and fads would make the Muslims abandon the Almighty and Merciful Lord of the Holy Ka'bah and Al-Quds.
They were hopeful that the Muslims will instead worship the makers of his designer jeans, his television set and his refrigerator with great reliance in the hitting force of the American way of life, the glitter and glamour of fast cars and movies. In fact on the surface things seemed to be moving that way - until the earthquake of the Intifadah devastated the sandcastles of Zionist hopes. A volcano of Imaan erupted right in the middle of what the Zionists considered their paradise, and their 'impregnable fortress of power'.
The last thing that the Zionists expected was an Islamic earthquake on their doorstep.With the outbreak of the Intifadah in Palestine, the volcano erupted and this glorious uprising has turned their religious faith into a weapon of revolutionary struggle against the foreign Zionist aggressors. While Arafat and the P.L.O. have succumbed to imperialist pressures into recognizing the so called right of the illegal Zionists to exist,the brave young Mujahids of Palestine have entered into a determined, uncompromising struggles to oust the aggressors and usurpers and to cleanse the Sacred Land from the filth of Zionism.
The P.L.O. appears to be preparing the acceptance to some kind of limited autonomy under Zionist over-lordship. Alhumdoelillah! The brave young Mujahids have demonstrated that they prefer an honourable death to an undignified life, proving that they are aware and vigilant enough not to allow anyone to negotiate over the blood of their martyrs. They continue to prove that they are not prepared to sell it dishonourably for a price, and to mortgage the dignity and freedom of the Holy Al-Quds in the Zionist pawnshop.
It is our foremost Islamic duty to let the people of Palestine know that they are not alone in this sacred struggle. The prayers and supplications of every Muslim on this planet accompany every stone that they aim at Shaythaan. Despite the facade of silence and indifference by the governments of most Muslim countries, let them know that every Zionist atrocity makes the blood of their Muslim brethern boil with wrath and outrage against the wretched Zionists and their hirelings in Washington, London, Paris and Beirut.
Today, Alhumdoelillah! It is the spirit of Islam combined with the great Muhabbat for Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala, for His Din and for His Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam that has become the driving force of these young Mujahids. They are determined to purge their beloved Al-Quds of the abominable American influence and to drive the evil Zionist usurpers from the Holy Land. That spirit knows no fear or defeat; it does not compromise its ideals and holy aims. Bullets, bombs, murder, torture, imprisonment and weapons of mass destruction do not break it, they increase it in determination and strength.
With a firm faith in the inexhaustible power of the spirit, and vigour drawn from the conviction that falsehood is bound to perish in its confrontation with truth. With complete trust in none other than Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala and hope in Divine Help, that spirit in the form of the youth of Palestine, is engaged in its triumphant battle with the ugliest manifestation of global Kufr and tyranny in the form of the illegal Zionist entity.
It is so true that the brave Muslims of Palestine are prepared to pay such a heavy price for affirming the sovereignty of Almighty Allah and negating the sovereignty of the evil and ruthless usurpers. Hundreds of our brave youths in the prime of life have been and continue to be martyred. Scores of towns and villages have been demolished, homes have been destroyed,schools, hospitals and Masajids have been burned - the list goes on and on.
One may ask was it worth it? It all depends on what we mean by "worth" what to whom. From an Islamic point of view the ultimate and supreme worth and value is that man should be as Almighty Allah wants him to be. He should live, think, act and behave in a manner that pleases his Glorious Creator and Sustainer. Whatever the Muslims of Palestine may have lost in the path of pleasing Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala by defending their faith, their Islamic values, their independence and their freedom, their dignity and their liberty, all their losses are a price that they are more than willing to pay for acquiring Almighty Allah's Pleasure.
The Intifadah has proven to the racist Zionist occupiers that superiority of weapons and technology is of little consequence in confrontation with determined human beings of superior quality and morale armed with nothing more than Imaan in their hearts and stones in their hands. The Zionists have been driven to great despair for they are witnessing first hand that Muslims are determined to lead an independent existence under the shadow of Islam and that no military force was going to stop them. Alhumdoelillah! We are most confident that victory of Islam in Palestine is not far away, for Almighty Allah Azza Wajjal's Help has already come in the shape of the fearless martyrdom-seeking struggle of its heroic youth.
The Intifadah represents a release of tremendous human energies as if the flood-gates of heaven had been opened and a thousand waterfalls have been let loose to wash clean the spirit of a nation and to carry away the filth of a degenerate and racist Zionist system. The Intifadah bears all the signs of an inner renewal, a resurrection that heralds the beginning of a new era in human history. It opened the doors to a new destiny, not only for the Muslim Ummah but for all oppressed freedom loving people all over the world.
Nothing can block the path of this change whether it is propaganda, military aggression, murder, an imposed war nor an unjust peace or the atrocities of its avowed enemies. In these hours of twilight, between the departing night and the awaited sunrise, what can this light be except the first unmistakable glimmer of an irresistible fulfillment of a Divine Promise by Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala Who assures us in no uncertain terms in verses 5 and 6 of Surah Al-Inshirah:
"So, verily with every difficulty there is relief."
"Verily, with every difficulty there is relief."
While the brave young Mujahids of Palestine write one more bright chapter in the luminous annals of liberty and heroism, those in the service of the occupying Zionist army add one more black chapter to the dark annals of hatred for Islam, racism, slavery and shame. Let the racist Zionist break all records of bloodthirstiness, malignance, tyranny, repression, murder and oppression. None of their heinous crimes against the Muslims of Palestine will make them ever succeed in severing the deep love that they have for Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala, for His Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam and for the Most Holy and Glorious Qur'an. No amount of destruction of Muslim homes nor the building of new illegal Jewish settlements on stolen Muslim land will help in prolonging the illegal Zionist occupation of Al-Quds. The tyrants will soon know with what overturning they shall be overturned.
"Nor will the unbelievers cease fighting you until they succeed in turning you away from your religion if they can.'
Surah Baqara verse 217).
The enemies of Almighty Allah are increasingly coming to learn that Islam is a belief and a power that cannot be extinguished.
(Moulana Abdul Hamid Lachporia Saheb)