Khutbah: 20 Years of the War on Terror

Purpose

  • – Build awareness of the 20 year mark of the global War on Terror, which led to the invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq, and many other lands.
  • – Educate the community on the factually correct narrative around the events of 9/11 to counter mainstream propaganda.
  • – Inspire, empower, and have a positive impact on the community.
  • – Use the 20 year mark to remember and pray for Muslims who lost their lives during the post 9/11 wars.

KHUTBAH

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُورِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلَا مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him, we seek His help, and we seek His forgiveness. And we seek refuge in Allah from the evil within ourselves and our evil deeds. Whoever Allah guides, there is none to misguide him. Whoever Allah leads astray, there is none to guide him. I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah alone, without any partners, and that Muhammad ﷺ is His servant and His Messenger.


قال الله تعالى يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ

Allah Almighty said, “O you who have faith, fear Allah as it is His right to be feared and do not die unless you are Muslims.”[1]

وقال الله وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ وَالْأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا

And Allah Almighty said, “Fear Allah, from whom you ask each other, and in your family ties, for Allah is ever watchful over you.”[2]

وقال الله اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَمَنْ يُطِعْ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزًا عَظِيمًا

And Allah Almighty said, “Fear Allah and speak words as befitting. He will amend your deeds for you and forgive your sins. Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has achieved a great triumph.” (al-Aḥzāb, 70-71)

إِنَّ أَصْدَقَ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابُ اللَّهِ وَأَحْسَنَ الْهَدْيِ هَدْيُ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَشَرُّ الْأُمُورِ مُحْدَثَاتُهَا وَكُلُّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ وَكُلُّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلَالَةٌ وَكُلُّ ضَلَالَةٍ فِي النَّارِ. أَمَّا بَعْدُ…

The truest word is the Book of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad ﷺ. The most evil matters are those that are newly invented, for every newly invented matter is an innovation. Every innovation is misguidance, and every misguidance is in the Hellfire. To proceed (and then to begin the sermon):

Allah says:

وَإِذَا تَوَلَّىٰ سَعَىٰ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ لِيُفْسِدَ فِيهَا وَيُهْلِكَ ٱلْحَرْثَ وَٱلنَّسْلَ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلْفَسَادَ

“Whenever he attains authority, he goes about the earth spreading mischief and laying to waste crops and human life, even though Allah does not love mischief.” [3]

Topic of the Khutbah

– This September marks 20 years of a worldwide war that was initiated by President George Bush on 18 September 2001. He declared a ‘crusade’[4] that created a never ending war, turning the whole world into a battlefield for America and its allies.

– This so called global ‘War on Terror’ led to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the CIA torture programme, abuses at CIA ‘black sites’, inhuman treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, drone assassinations, and systematically draconian and Islamophobic laws across the world.

– This global War on Terror fuelled the rise of Islamophobia, which casted Muslims as potential terrorists. Anti-Muslim violence escalated and the targeting of mainstream Islamic beliefs by politicians and the media became normal.

– This global war also accelerated the growth of far right movements across the West, who exploited the hate against Muslims to justify their racism. In these 20 years, we have also seen Eastern governments like China adopt a similar ‘War on Terror’ narrative against the Muslims of East Turkestan. India has done the same to deprive Indian Muslims of their citizenship and also attack Muslims in Kashmir.

– These two decades of the ‘War on Terror’ have led to so many deaths of innocent people, as well as numerous oppressive and unjust statutes and policies targeting Muslim communities. There has been a clear undermining of the rule of law, the presumption of innocence, and due process.

– Many in the mainstream media will be discussing the events of 9/11 tomorrow. Our sympathies are with the families of the 2,977 people that died on that day. And our hearts go out to the nearly one million Muslims[5] that were killed by America and its allies since that day.

“For the Muslim Ummah every single day has been like a 9/11.”

This global war was launched allegedly as a response to the 9/11 incident. In fact, many have come to accept this false narrative, as though history began on September 11th 2001. In reality, the aggression against the Muslim world and destruction of Muslim people began much earlier before 9/11. Here are just some examples:

  1. In 1991: The US and 35 allies bombed Iraq. They even used depleted uranium, which caused almost half a million children to die.[6] More than a decade of financial and medical sanctions were imposed thereafter. This is BEFORE the second invasion that occurred during the Iraq War in 2003!
  2. In 1993, the US invaded Somalia. US troops were expelled in an infamous Black Hawk 312 Muslims were killed and many more were wounded.
  3. For many decades the US and allies have provided unflinching support to Israel in its continued occupation of Palestine and expulsion of Muslims there.
  4. For a very long time, the US has maintained a huge military presence in Muslim countries through military bases. From these bases, war and destruction is launched on other Muslim countries.[7]
  5. Long before 9/11, the US and its allies provided political and economic support to brutal dictators in the Muslim world, whilst singing about democracy.

Effect of this war on Muslims in the UK

This 20-year war has not only been impacting Muslims in distant lands. It has affected us right here directly: in our schools via the Prevent program; at our workplaces experiencing Islamophobia; at airports being stopped under Schedule 7; in the media while routinely being associated with violence and hate…and much more. Because of this false narrative created by the War on Terror, all Muslims are misrepresented as suspects or potential terrorists in our current time.

Our duty as Muslims

– We are part of the Muslim Ummah, and we stand together against injustice taking place against the Ummah from around the world, and also here in this country.

– We should call for accountability for all governments, agencies, and officials that are guilty of war crimes and abuses since 2001. This is a basic duty we owe to our brothers and sisters who suffered.

– We should demand that governments and leaders acknowledge the crimes which were committed in the name of the ‘War on Terror’. At the same time, we should demand restorative justice for victims and survivors of these wars.

– We should work towards the complete dismantlement of the infrastructure which made those crimes possible, including the unjust laws, policies, and practices that were created in this so-called ‘War on Terror’.

Positive & empowering reminder to finish

 The oppressed will one day secure their freedom, as it is a promise from Allah:

وَنُرِيدُ أَن نَّمُنَّ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ ٱسْتُضْعِفُوا۟ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَنَجْعَلَهُمْ أَئِمَّةً وَنَجْعَلَهُمُ ٱلْوَٰرِثِينَ

وَنُمَكِّنَ لَهُمْ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَنُرِىَ فِرْعَوْنَ وَهَـٰمَـٰنَ وَجُنُودَهُمَا مِنْهُم مَّا كَانُوا۟ يَحْذَرُونَ

“And We wanted to confer favor upon those who were oppressed in the land and make them leaders and make them inheritors; and to establish them in the land; and through them show Pharaoh, Hamân, and their soldiers ˹the fulfilment of˺ what they feared.” [8]

The Muslim is always positive and optimistic; we know our Lord is Allah and He is always in support of His obedient slaves. We must remain steadfast on the path to justice. Those who spend trillions on spreading war and destruction – especially if the goal is to undermine Islam – will never succeed, because their cause is unjust and criminal:

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَٰلَهُمْ لِيَصُدُّوا۟ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ فَسَيُنفِقُونَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ حَسْرَةً ثُمَّ يُغْلَبُونَ ۗ وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٓا۟ إِلَىٰ جَهَنَّمَ يُحْشَرُونَ

“Surely the disbelievers spend their wealth to hinder others from the Path of Allah. They will continue to spend to the point of regret. Then they will be defeated and the disbelievers will be driven into Hell.” [9]

Many Islamic scholars from around the world have come together to express their solidarity and sympathy with victims and survivors of the wars in the post-9/11 era. You can read their statements here

That website is the home of a worldwide campaign launched by more than 50 organisations to ensure that the stories of the survivors of this war are not forgotten.

RESEARCH NOTES FOR IMAMS

What Does The International Witness Campaign Stand For?

Key Points

After decades of confrontation with the Soviet Union, the US emerged as the sole superpower and immediately engaged in a series of destructive “humanitarian wars” and political meddling. This included starving to death more than 500,000 children in Iraq, which was “a price worth paying”, as infamously stated by US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Soon after, US militarism reinvented itself under a new label.

In 2001, US President George W. Bush announced the launch of a “crusade”. Since then, we have witnessed 20 years of premeditated illegal wars, carpet bombings, drone assassinations, arbitrary detention, torture, mass displacement, and rampant corruption in the Muslim world.

As a result, thousands in Western democracies have lost their loved ones in these wars. Many more have suffered life-changing injuries, and an untold number have come home with unseen trauma to their mental health.

Western democracies have also enacted countless statutes and policies targeting Muslim communities and undermining the rule of law for all. This has meant the erosion of basic freedoms, unprecedented waste of taxpayers’ money, and the West’s loss of standing in the global arena.

This infrastructure was built and promoted by ideologically-motivated architects, which included interest-driven politicians, think-tanks, experts, media outlets, and businesses.

It was also facilitated by the liberal complicity in structural Islamophobia and securitisation.

In the process, we saw whistleblowers and truth speakers being demonised and repressed.

However, the dialogue initiated in Doha, as well as President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan after facing military and moral defeat, represent a historic moment which deserves much reflection.

More than a contemplative exercise over past events, this campaign seeks to respond to the globalisation of the War on Terror. Unfortunately, most countries in the world have adopted the pervasive 20-year-old rhetoric, laws, and policies to suppress their Muslim populations and dissidents. Thus, it is important for civil society actors to rise to these new challenges and produce a response centred around the empowerment of Muslim communities and changing the status quo.

The International Witness Campaign gathers international partners to commemorate this anniversary and remember the millions of people affected across the globe.

It explores two decades of the War on Terror: its impact, its failures, and its future, while promoting solidarity, justice, and dialogue.

Why Should You Support The International Witness Campaign?

Key Facts

  • – At least 801,000 people have been directly killed in major wars since 2001.
  • – 37 million people have been displaced as a result of America’s War on Terror.
  • – Over 6.4 trillion dollars have been spent on wars by the US alone.
  • – Over 134 countries have been involved in some way with these conflicts.
  • – Dozens of laws eroding civil liberties of all citizens have been passed and implemented.
  • – Private security corporations have been profiting from taxpayers’ funded national security systems.

Source: www.islam21c.com

Notes:

For futher reading, click here

[1] Al-Qur’an, 3:102

[2] Al-Qur’an, 4:1

[3] Al-Qur’an, 2:205

[4] https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1001020294332922160

[5] https://www.brown.edu/news/2019-11-13/costsofwar

[6] https://mackdegeurin.medium.com/is-the-price-worth-it-the-crippling-effects-of-u-n-sanctions-in-iraq-481d4a89bdd2

[7] https://5pillarsuk.com/2020/01/09/which-muslim-countries-host-u-s-military-bases/

[8] Al-Qur’an, 28:5-6

[9] Al-Qur’an, 8:36

The White Tears for Afghanistan’s Women

We see the War on Terror in Afghanistan conclude in a similar way to how it began, with plentiful white tears for the plight of Afghan women.
It makes sense, since before missiles are fired or bombs are dropped, war requires a hard sell to the public. We must construct, reinforce, and peddle the narrative to the public. This helps to ensure public opinion is controlled, resistance is problematised, and the parameters of debate are tightly regulated.

Western pledges to improve the conditions of Afghan women were one of the most prominent justifications for the intervention and subsequent military operations to defeat the Taliban. What else could unify, outrage, and indulge the Western white-saviour complex better than Afghan women who needed to be saved from their male counterparts?

The military industrial complex cry to “Save the women!” has the same rhetorical framing as “Support our troops” (or “Support our lads!” for a British parlance), rather than “Support the war”, which is what is really being asked.

Recent Wikileaks reports reveal how the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) constructed a PR “sell” of the war which revolved around saving Afghan women and girls.[1] It literally weaponised liberal feminism to invade, occupy, and make spectacular profits from one of the poorest countries in the world.

The Bush Administration wasted no time in framing the War on Terror as “also a fight for the rights and dignity of women”. Then First Lady Laura Bush openly and swiftly condemned the “severe repression” against women in Afghanistan. The UK Prime Minister’s wife, Cherie Blair, called for moves to “give back a voice” to Afghan women.

In the same breath that the War on Terror was declared, the barbaric treatment of Afghan women under Taliban rule was dramatically thrust into the Western public consciousness. The Western media machine struck narrative gold with the Taliban: these were hostile brown bearded men with turbans and ethnic clothing. They became a dangerous Other as the greatest nation on Earth faced a group who were uncivilised, clumsily handled weapons, failed to speak English, and were hostile to “the freedoms we cherish”.

In 2010, then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed to defend Afghan women’s rights. This was a huge part of liberal feminism – vowing to save the Afghan women, while bombing them. So began “white men saving brown women from brown men” in Afghanistan, as feminist scholar Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak eloquently put it.[2]

Funnily, saving Afghan women and girls played out a lot like making them disappear off the face of the Earth altogether. Over 70,000 civilians were killed and countless injured in the US’s longest-running war, the majority of whom were women and children.[3]

Fast forward to 2021, and we are hearing something not too dissimilar. We have come full circle to see dangerous militarism cloaked in humanitarian and women’s rights language, where the same arguments made by Clinton have been recycled. “Western intervention is something million[s] are praying for right now”, tweeted anti-FGM campaigner Nimco Ali recently.[4] There is apparently now a feminist case for keeping Western troops in Afghanistan.

But why? “The imaginary future bloodshed of the Taliban has so much more potential weight in the coverage than the actual people who have been killed by the US in the last 20 years.”[5]

During these two decades of international intervention, troop-contributing nations paid lip service and cash toward women’s rights, but rarely provided the political capital needed to realise actual gains. Over time, the lip service and cash dwindled too. In 2011, the Washington Post reported on how efforts to support women’s rights were being stripped out of US programs. This article quoted an official who said, “All those pet rocks in our rucksack were taking us down.” US aid funding to Afghanistan fell from 16,748 million dollars in FY 2010 to 3,120 million dollars in FY 2021.[6]

The West’s intervention was framed as an act of benevolence, with many convinced by the characterisation of a liberatory US military combat. Afghan women were used as symbols and pawns in a hugely complex geopolitical context. This civilising mission by the US meant the diverse needs and interests of Afghan women were obscured and obfuscated, and native females were rendered incapable of defining and taking control of their own aspirations.

Kabul is not the entire country
The broad brushstrokes of lazy narratives prevent us from considering important, nuanced realities. Firstly, it is important to note that Kabul does not represent all of Afghanistan. The central government in Kabul never held sway over the majority of rural areas in the country. Furthermore, the much-lauded US-backed female empowerment of Afghan women largely consisted of a handful of the educated urban elite from professional families in the capital.

Instead of economic, social, and political empowerment, Afghan women in rural areas – where an estimated 76 percent of the country’s women live – continued to experience the devastation of bloody and intensifying fighting between government forces and local militias in the last 20 years.

The apparent gains for Afghan women have been distributed in a highly unequal manner, with the increases far greater for women in privileged urban areas. For many rural women, (particularly in Pashtun areas alongside other rural minority ethnic groups), daily life has not changed much from the 1996 Taliban era. This is despite the formal legal empowerment mechanisms currently in place. Since 9/11, and without any prodding from the Taliban, most Afghan women in rural areas are fully covered with the burqa.

The issues central to their lives did not revolve around the Western obsession of whether or how much they cover, but harsh realities much more foundational. The loss of husbands, brothers, and fathers due to the fighting not only generates complex psychological trauma, but also fundamentally jeopardizes their economic survival and ability to function in everyday life. Widows and their children are thus highly vulnerable to an array of debilitating disruptions due to the loss of male family members.

Interviews with Afghan women conducted in the autumn of 2019 and summer of 2020 revealed that peace and stability is an absolute priority for some rural women. This is even if the prospective peace deal is signed on the terms of the Taliban. This fundamental finding was confirmed in a recent International Crisis Group report. While rejecting a 1990s-like lockdown of women which was once imposed by the Taliban, many rural women acknowledge that in that period the Taliban also reduced the sexual predation and wanton robberies that debilitated their lives.[7]

Indeed, for those who commanded U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan, it was in the mostly rural areas of Afghanistan where the administration of swift and equitable justice meant that the Taliban could compete with the Afghan government. The Taliban could not provide fresh water, electricity, or any civil services, but they could provide near-instantaneous shariah-based justice that sometimes served the best interests of both Afghan women and men by ending disputes and violence.

“Afghan women are incapable of helping themselves”
The post-colonial arrogance of Western attitudes routinely exposes itself. Proponents of this “school” deem it unthinkable that women in Afghanistan would not enthusiastically embrace the construct of liberal feminism and instantly seek to instil it into their own homes and societies. Instead, we witness the dehumanisation of native Afghan women as passive entities which need to be rescued by the West. It refuses to understand that Afghan women are not a monolithic group, and that many of them have long resisted both Taliban rule and Western intervention, opting for advocacy relevant to their cultural and political realities instead.

The irony is that there has been a lot of publicity for women’s rights through promoting a handful of elite women activists in recent years. Yet there has barely been any effort to build trust in communities by encouraging these conservative men to join the platform to support women’s rights. Likewise, proponents of this rights discourse not only fail to ensure that their approach is sensitive to the country’s religious and traditional values, but they ignore the complex cultural diversity of Afghanistan.

“The Ghani government wants to say they’re prioritizing women,” a female Afghan diplomat says, speaking on condition of anonymity during the NATO Summit in Brussels in July. “But they’re really not. Supporting women in Afghanistan is something people all over the world pay lip service to, but money and aid never get to them. It’s eaten by corruption, the monster of war.”[8] Transparency International ranked Afghanistan the fourth most corrupt country in the world, noting that corruption hampers humanitarian aid from reaching its rightful recipients.

As Rafia Zakaria – author, most recently, of Against White Feminism – argues, white feminists in the US decided from the outset that “war and occupation were essential to freeing Afghan women”,[9] no matter what those women themselves thought. Obviously, it requires a distinct level of imperial delusion to think that you can bomb and occupy women into accepting a form of freedom that they do not want to be subjected to. “In terms of current laws including the electoral law, elimination of violence against women law, etc., I disagree with using the Westernized word with it. These laws are purely the efforts of Afghans within civil society who made it happen through lots of lobbying and advocacy.

“The majority of Afghans do not consider women’s education a ‘Western value,’ but see improvements in women’s education as one of the biggest achievements of the past 10 years. Similarly, women’s participation in public life is not a new reality to Afghans. The fight for improved education and democracy is not a recent phenomenon funded by the West; in fact, it’s insulting to Afghans to suggest so. Afghans have struggled for their rights since the early 20th century.”[10]

This is a type of imperial hubris and exact embodiment of a brand of paternalistic and sexist condescension. It is skilfully used by the US to relentlessly lecture the Arab and Muslim world on gender equality and women’s rights. This arrogance rears its head with baffled headlines such as: “Despite the West’s efforts, Afghan youth cling onto ‘traditional ways’”.[11] Unfortunately, their hubris is so strong they are unable to grasp the resistance to the US’s transparently Orientalist civilising mission in Afghanistan.

What empowering Afghan women does not look like
The so-called female empowerment of Afghan women is characterised almost exclusively by dress, with the Western gaze imposing its ideal standards. Photographs of elite Afghan women in miniskirts in Kabul during the 1970s are circulated with a starry-eyed nostalgia of a “golden age” for the country. Western priorities for what Afghan women really need mirror this vision, in a revealing and spectacularly tone-deaf way.

The main interveners in a country shattered by decades of ongoing war seem to be wilfully ignorant that the fatal consequences of conflict – not native misogyny – are the biggest challenges to Afghanistan’s women and girls. Indeed, this applies to their men and boys too.

When asked why two-thirds of girls are still out of school at a NATO summit, then-President Ashraf Ghani largely blamed the numbers on ill-conceived and misguided Western aid efforts, which fail to acknowledge the realities on the ground.

“To get to the very nitty gritty, how many girls schools at the age of puberty have a toilet? That’s fundamental,” he said. “How many girl schools are three kilometres away? The issue here is that international experts were male-centric. They talked about gender, but their pamphlets were glossy and totally lacking content.”[12]

Government statistics from 2014 show that 80 percent of all cases of suicide are committed by women, making Afghanistan one of the few places in the world where such rates are higher among women. Psychologists attribute this anomaly to an endless cycle of domestic violence and poverty. The 2008 Global Rights survey found that nearly 90 percent of Afghan women have experienced domestic abuse.

“Women’s rights were supposed to be the success story of the 2001 invasion,” Naseri said. “But the legacy of war is still killing our women.”[13]

The only conception of female empowerment deemed acceptable was imposed externally through the values of liberal democracy. Any gains made for the progress of Afghan women are all attributed to the altruistic intervention of foreign powers, rather than the struggle and work of native Afghan women working within their own cultural context. That work, of course, also includes resistance to foreign occupation.

Twenty years and almost 3 trillion dollars later, the country is still in turmoil. In October, the U.N. said Afghan civilian deaths were the highest since 2014. From January to September 2018, at least 2,798 civilians were killed, and more than 5,000 others were injured. Gallup’s most recent survey of Afghans, conducted in July, revealed strikingly low levels of optimism: Afghans’ ratings of their own lives are lower than any other country in any previous year.[14]

What the selective outrage glosses over
The same people who feel upset about the fate of women in Afghanistan now would probably benefit from expanding their feelings of rage by considering other pressing issues as well. This includes learning about how the military industrial complex profiteered handsomely from an ongoing war, one that need not be ‘successful’, as long as it kept on going. The beneficiaries of the war made trillions; the biggest winners were not Afghan women but the arms firms, military contractors, mercenary firms, press barons, and politicians who will retire into the defence industries.

When it comes to Afghanistan itself, one must ask: where were the tears for Afghan women and girls when reports of Western war crimes were being suppressed? Reports of British soldiers killing children and proven cases of deaths in custody, beatings, torture, and sexual abuse of Afghan civilians are all extremely alarming incidents which have received little attention (let alone tears) thus far.[15]

Or consider when Australian Elite troops had 400 people witness prisoners, farmers, and civilians be killed, with even more egregious crimes committed, including:

– Junior soldiers were told to get their first kill by shooting prisoners, in a practice known as “blooding”.
– Weapons and other items were planted near Afghan bodies to dress them up as militants and cover up crimes.
– Additional incidents that constitute war crimes and fall under the rubric of “cruel treatment” were committed.[16]
Or how about when America punished the International Criminal Court for authorising an investigation of US forces for war crimes against civilians?[17]

Only when the rage and concern for Afghan civilians remains strong and consistent for all injustices – no matter who the perpetrators are – then the flowing liberal tears for Afghanistan’s people might be worth their salt.

Source: http://www.islam21c.com

Notes:

[1] https://twitter.com/North_Star88/status/1429408799450976263/photo/1

[2] https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dont-use-girls-as-justification-for-bombing-afghanistan-again/

[3] https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/costs/human/civilians/afghan

[4] https://twitter.com/NimkoAli?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

[5] https://theintercept.com/2021/08/19/afghanistan-taliban-defense-industry-media/

[6] https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/08/17/fragility-womens-rights-afghanistan

[7] https://www.crisisgroup.org/asia/south-asia/afghanistan/what-will-peace-talks-bode-afghan-women

[8] https://time.com/5472411/afghanistan-women-justice-war/

[9] https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/8/21/white-women-washing-the-uss-civilising-mission-in-afghanistan

[10] https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/world/asia/afghans-share-their-views-on-the-wests-influence.html

[11] https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/world/asia/despite-wests-efforts-afghan-youths-cling-to-traditional-ways.html?action=click&module=RelatedCoverage&pgtype=Article&region=Footer

[12] https://www.iwmf.org/reporting/were-all-handcuffed-in-this-country-why-afghanistan-is-still-the-worst-place-in-the-world-to-be-a-woman/

[13] https://time.com/5472411/afghanistan-women-justice-war/

[14] https://time.com/5472411/afghanistan-women-justice-war/

[15] https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/17/uk-government-and-military-covered-up-war-crimes-report

[16] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-54996581

[17] https://theconversation.com/us-punishes-international-criminal-court-for-investigating-potential-war-crimes-in-afghanistan-143886

FROM: islam21c.com

MUSLIM “INACTION”

A Brother from the U.S.A. writes:

Q. Muslims get attacked while other Muslims do absolutely nothing. Then they conveniently  choose to say: “This is the will of Allah.”, to justify their inaction. Even Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had sent  out war  contingents over the death of one Muslim. Now, today in this age, the kuffaar, mainly the U.S.A. slaughtered thousands of Muslims, and there is no response to   such atrocities.

  When Muslims in the U.S. overlook the actions of this government, it is an absurdity, cowardice or even nifaaq. When Muslims suffer financial hardship, they take action, even haram action to get more money. But when it concerns  the tyranny of America on Muslims, there is no action. All of a sudden it is the  divine decree.

   Please elaborate. I don’t want to be holding on to erroneous and kufr views. If I am wrong, correct me.

ANSWER

At the outset, understand well, that in this age Muslims are not Muslims.  The vast majority of the Ummah consists of  zanaadaqah, modernists, munaafiqeen and  such persons whose Imaan is grossly deficient.  Morally Muslims are bankrupt. Thus they lack  spiritual stamina  (roohaaniyat).

   While  your sentiments are correct and a sign of healthy Imaan, you have  not  comprehended the practicality of  instituting action against the kuffaar by ordinary people. Consider your own example. You  quite rightly  are concerned and emotionally feel for  Muslims suffering under kuffaar  oppression. Despite this, you are unable to  do anything against the kuffaar oppressors, and  according to the Shariah you as an individual are not required to do anything besides Sabr (Patience) and Dua.

   The very same applies to all other individuals who, despite suffering emotionally  for  the oppressed Muslims, find themselves impotent to react. The obligation of  aiding Muslims  against kuffaar oppression is the incumbent duty of  Muslim  rulers and governments. But unfortunately  all rulers and governments today in  control of Muslim countries are themselves kuffaar. Instead of  aiding and defending Muslims, they  aid the kuffaar to further oppress Muslims.

   While it is easy to say that Muslims should take action, the question is that in the current scenario how should Muslim  individuals take action? How can individual Muslims such as yourself take action against America  for its tyranny? How can ordinary individuals take action against the American government, military and armed forces?

   Undoubtedly, whatever happens  is by the decree of Allah Azza Wa Jal whether it is  the weakness and impotency of Muslims or the zulm (oppression)  and tyranny of the kuffaar. All of it is the decree of Allah Ta’ala. It is not a case of “a sudden divine decree being the subject matter”.  It is always the decree of Allah Ta’ala. The Qur’aan Majeed states:  “Not a leaf drops (from a tree) but Allah is aware.” “Nothing is hidden from your Rabb be it  the tiniest particle in the earth or in the heaven, but it is  recorded in a Clear Book.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) during the  second phase of Nubuwwat in Madinah was in position to send out expeditions on Jihad missions. But in Makkah, he  was unable to do so, hence the Fardh requisite  during the Makki period was only Sabr, Salaat and self-reformation. Our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah  suffered in silence and with patience the persecution, torture and oppression of the kuffaar for more than a decade in Makkah. They attributed their suffering and their weakness to Allah Ta’ala – to His decree.

   Reminding them of this condition of weakness, the Qur’aan Majeed states:

        “And, remember when you were a small band, oppressed in the land. You feared that the people (the mushrikeen)  would snatch you (uproot you), then Allah gave you succour, and He aided you with help from Him, and He  provided  for you Tayyibaat (wholesome food) so that you be grateful.”

    So weak and fearful  was Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah  during the initial phase of Nubuwwat in Makkah  that they would perform Salaat in secret in a house, without  reciting the Qiraa’t  audibly. That is why the Qiraa’t to this day in Zuhr and Asr is recited inaudibly. What practical alternative is there for individuals – ordinary lay people  – besides Sabr? Sabr was the advice of  Nabi Musa (Alayhis salaam) when Fir’oun was engaging in slaughtering all the male babies of Bani Israaeel. They were helpless.  Their helplessness imposed Sabr and Dua on them, and this was by the decree of Allah Ta’ala.  Allah Ta’ala has willed such inaction of Bani Israeel at the time when they were being brutally oppressed, persecuted and slaughtered. The Qur’aan is replete with the command and advice of Sabr.

FROM AL-HAQ #63

PALESTINE-KASHMIR-SYRIA

THE DECREE OF ALLAH
“If Allah aids you, none can ever vanquish you, and if He abandons you, then who is there to aid you thereafter? And, the Mu’minoon should have tawakkul (trust) on only Allah.” (Qur’aan) “There is no aid except from Allah, The Mighty, The Wise.” (Qur’aan)
The Ummah is vastly weaker and more degraded than it was in 1947 when Israel was carved out from Palestine and handed to the Jews and when the Hindus took control of Kashmir. Despite the continuous fighting and hostility of almost 8 decades, Muslims of these lands have attained no successes leave alone victory over the kuffaar. On the contrary, greater suffering and humiliation have been imposed on them. All the so-called Muslim governments in all the Lands of Islam, have in entirety deserted the suffering millions of Palestine, Kashmir, Arakan, Syria, etc. In fact, most of these so-called Muslim countries are in support of Israel. Some such as the Saudi Darul Kufr and others are actively aiding the Israelis in their objective of exterminating the Palestinians. The prolonged horrendous suffering and humiliation of Muslims at the hands of the Yahood, Nasaara, the Mushrikeen of India and China is conspicuous evidence of Divine Abandonment. That is, Allah Ta’ala has abandoned this Ummah. In other words, Allah Ta’ala is inflicting His punishment on us for our treachery, disobedience and rebellion against Him. The vast majority of this Ummah has become kuffaar, not only in practice, but also in belief. Even its ulama have become the scum of people. The Deen has long ago been discarded and is currently being trampled on by even those who are supposed to be its vanguards and the guides of the Ummah, viz., the ulama. The munaafiq rulers and kuffaar governments in political domination in all the lands of Islam are merely the reflection of the evil, villainy and kufr of the Muslim populations in these countries. Allah Ta’ala imposes and afflicts a nation with rulers which are reflections of their deeds and misdeeds. Thus, it is stupid to point the finger of blame for the degradation and misery of the Ummah at the munaafiq and kuffaar rulers and governments. The rot is in the entire Ummah at ground level. The moral and spiritual conditions of the entire Ummah in general is absolutely rotten and beyond the limits of lament. Fisq, fujoor, bid’ah, nifaaq and kufr are the primary attributes of those who profess to be Muslims, and the worst of them are their molvis and sheikhs. While this is the prevalent state of affairs in all Muslim countries, it is worse in Palestine, Kashmir, Syria, Arakan, China and now India must be added to the list. The moral rot and spiritual bankruptcy of these segments of the Ummah are justifying the horrendous Punishment which is engulfing them. Muslim communities elsewhere are not heeding and not deriving any lesson from the conflagrations of horror which have overwhelmed Muslims in these few countries. This attitude of indifference is the sign for more Muslim communities upon whom will fall the axe of Allah’s Athaab. The misery which has engulfed the Palestinians currently is not an accident. It is not a haphazard development. It is not the power of the Yahood and Nasaara. It is by the decree of Allah Azza Wa Jal. The Qur’aan Majeed states:
“Not a leaf drops (from a tree) but He is aware. There is not a seed in the darkness of the earth nor anything moist or dry, but it is recorded in a Clear Book (Looh-e-Mahfooz).” “Nothing is hidden from your Rabb, be it the finest particle in the earth or in the heaven, nor something smaller or bigger, but it is recorded in a Clear Book.” Then Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that if the entire mankind unites to cause harm to you, they will succeed only to the degree that Allah Ta’ala has ordained for you. People of valid Imaan will now understand that whatever is currently happening in Palestine, Syria and elsewhere is by Allah’s command and everything is on course and Allah Azza Wa Jal is in full control and command.


OUR OBLIGATION
The obligation of Muslims is to repent and morally reform themselves. This moral reformation is structured on total obedience to the Shariah and adoption of the Sunnah in all spheres of life. Minus these fundamental requisites there is absolutely no hope for the redemption of Muslims and for casting off the shackles of the kuffaar. Muslims have enshackled themselves with the culture and lifestyle of the kuffaar. Muslims have made the Yahood and Nasaara their leaders, hence Allah Ta’ala has made them our rulers to oppress and brutalize us. That is Allah’s Athaab, and for the Ways of Allah there is no change. The Qur’aan Majeed says:
“Never will you find a change for the Sunnah of Allah.”

MENTAL COLONIZATION

The era of colonialism has not ended. It has only moved into another sphere. While political colonialism has seemingly ended, the aims of colonialism—the aims for which the western countries had colonized the African and Asian 1ands—are very much alive. The same aim which had motivated political colonialism is today the motive of all western conspiracies, in particular American conspiracy.


THE AIM
The African, Arabian and Asian countries were colonized by the western powers to enable them to siphon off the wealth of these lands. The colonial masters were ‘far-sighted. They had realized that the day will come when they will be compelled to relinquish the colonies and hand them over to the local inhabitants. They, therefore, set in motion their well -prepared plot to retain their hold over these territories.


THE PLOT
The pivotal base of the plot was the colonization of the minds and hearts of the slaves whom the colonialists had subjugated. The minds of the Arabs, Africans and Asians had to be transformed or westernized so that while the new rulers would be from the local population, the intelligentsia in control of the affairs of the land would be mental slaves of the colonial masters of the West who will pull the strings. The colonialists have undoubtedly achieved a great success in the implementation of their plot. Today all the countries of the so-called third world—Muslim and non-Muslim—are ruled by westernized minds governing on behalf of America, Britain and France.


THE MUSLIM WORLD

The initial stage of the plot to colonize the minds and the hearts of Muslims was to disrupt and dismantle the Islamic system of education (Ta ’leem and Tarbiyat) which the Ummah had inherited from the Salf-e-Saaliheen. The first move for achieving this end was the repression and elimination of the Ulama who always were the Defenders of the Deen. Thousands of ‘Ulama, especially in India (now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh), were massacred. The Madaaris were closed down and the Auqaaf properties confiscated. The growing generations of the Ummah were held in ignorance of their Deen. Then came the final installment in the plot. Western education was thrust onto the populace. The cream of Muslim youth had their minds subverted with kufr and immorality. They were exported to western universities in England and thoroughly groomed and schooled in kufr. Thus came into being a new breed of ‘muslims’ with minds colonized. This breed of pseudo-Muslims returned to rule their lands on behalf of their colonial masters.


THE NEW BREED

This new breed of hybrid ‘muslims’ returned with a hatred for Islam—a hatred for the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). But they were schooled in western diplomacy which made them adept in the exercise of concealing their kufr and presenting a false facade of nafsaani ‘Islam’ which was appealing the ignorant masses of slaves living in the Muslim lands It was this new breed of kuffaar—westernized Arabs and Asians—born in Muslim homes and educated by kuffaar in kuffaar universities masquerading as Muslims under the subterfuge of Islamic names, who dismantled the Khilaafat and introduced the kaafir system known as democracy. It is by the medium of this system of government that the westernized ‘muslims’—the puppets and slaves of the West—entrenched themselves in the seat of government. The West had thoroughly prepared the stage for their protégés to perpetuate their colonial stranglehold on the lands of the Ummah. We therefore see today that all the countries of Islam barring Afghanistan, are thoroughly under western yoke. They are still ruled by the colonialists who have put up their democratic fronts to impose their kufr and immorality on the ignorant Muslim masses. The corruption of the western protégés—those in government in Muslim lands—suits the plan and plot of the western kuffaar. The policies for government are formulated by the West, sometimes directly by America, Britain or France, and mostly through their agents—United Nations, the World Bank and other similar agencies which are all the creations of the western kuffaar.


TASHABBUH

Tashabbuh bil kuffaar (Emulating the kuffaar) is the product of colonized minds and hearts. Everything of the kuffaar appear appealing and progressive while the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is detestable and retrogressive. It has therefore become convenient and expedient for the pseudo Muslims to attribute the Sunnah to the Ulama so as to find plausible grounds for refuting and rejecting it. The masses are misled into believing that the Shariah is the creation of the Ulama while in reality it is the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. But colonized minds and hearts have made people the slaves of the nafs and the slaves of their colonial masters. This disease is deeply embedded in the hearts of Muslims. It is for this reason that they are still under the yoke of colonialism, albeit in different spheres—mental, social and economical. About these westernized puppets parading as Muslims and milking the lands of Islam on behalf of their colonial masters, the Qur’aan Majeed says: “Those who do not govern according to that which Allah has revealed (i.e. His Shariah), verily, they are the kaafiroon.” This is the situation prevailing in all Muslim lands today—all governments besides the government of the Talibaan, are kufr governments.

‘PAKISTAN’ IS NAAPAAKISTAN


Q. In Pakistan, an Islamic Council that advises the government has given permission to the state to build a Hindu temple. There has been a lot of opposition from many Islamic parties. It has also come to attention that the cash strapped Pakistani government will be funding this temple. I don’t understand how can a Muslim Country ever allow a kufr and shirk temple to be constructed. Allah’s constant Azaab and La’nat fall on such places. A Muslim government funding such a place is most shocking. More sadness is after reading that an “Islamic council” has given permission for the construction of this temple. Please advise whether the construction of this Hindu temple by the Pakistani government is appropriate or not. Is this allowed in Islam?


A. Your bewilderment stems from lack of understanding the reality. The government in Pakistan as well as governments in all other Muslim countries without any exception are all kuffaar. They are munaafiqeen and mushrikeen masquerading as Muslims. Even in the Arab countries Hindu temples are being constructed. The time will still come when Muslims will worship the cross inside the Musjid. There is absolutely no surprise in the kuffaar government of Napakistan funding the abode of idolatry. The so-called ‘islamic council’ is a cartel of munaafiqs. A true Muslim will never support or condone a temple of shirk. The primary objective for the revelation of Islam was for the elimination of shirk and kufr.

PAKISTAN?

Q. Senior Ulama in Pakistan say that it is incumbent to defend Pakistan. Please comment.


A. What is meant by ‘defending’ Pakistan? In fact, we have dubbed it ‘Naapakistan’. The regime ruling the country is kaafir. From its very inception, the regime was kufr, and today it is among the worst kuffaar regimes. The Shariah has been practically abolished. So what is there to praise or defend about Pakistan? What Hadhrat Thanvi and Hadhrat Kashmiri had understood of Pakistan 80 years ago, long before the formation of that country, was something totally different from what Pakistan in reality is. They had conceived of an Islamic state fully subservient to the Shariah. In fact, Mufti Muhammad Shafi (Rahmatullah alayh) after some years lamented the error of him having come to Pakistan. He lamented that what they had believed and thought of the future Pakistan was a distant pipe dream. There is no difference between the kufr regimes of Pakistan and the kufr regimes in other Muslim countries.

Muslim Lives Matter

May 25, 2021 was the first death anniversary of George Floyd. His murder at the hands of the Minneapolis police department has been memorialised in the United States and around the world. His death began a movement which posed direct and difficult questions regarding the structure of white supremacy in America and elsewhere. “Black Lives Matter” is a rallying cry that has echoed across every corner of the globe: it not only encompasses the plight of African Americans, it also applies to minorities in Europe and Australia.

While it’s important to note that “Racism” should be scrawled on George Floyd’s death certificate as the cause of his untimely demise, there is another form of discrimination which is proving deadly too. It’s time to say just as loudly, Muslim Lives Matter.

It’s been difficult to escape the recent images coming from Gaza. What is at the root of the conflict between Hamas and Israel? While land is certainly a major part of it, why were the Palestinians moved off that land? It was because their presence, as Arabs and mainly Muslim, precluded the possibility of the Jewish state that Israel’s founders wished to build. The walls that Israel builds around Palestinian territories is further evidence of this exclusionary policy: yes, there are Israeli Arabs and they have political parties. However, their participation in Israeli political life is the exception rather than the rule. For the most part, Palestinians lead different lives on the same land. The figures around coronavirus vaccination make this particularly clear: according to Reuters, only 5.1% of the population of the Palestinian territories have been vaccinated. Israel, in contrast, has vaccinated 58.3% according to the same source.

Israel is one example, however, it’s worth looking at recent trends. Remember, one of the first actions of the Trump Administration was to ban travellers to the United States from predominantly Muslim countries. On March 17, 2021 the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) cited a report from the UN Human Rights Council which stated that Islamophobia had risen to “epidemic” proportions. We have seen France turn on Muslim communities’ practices and beliefs in the name of secularism. We bear witness to on-going prejudices deeply embedded in Western societies. There is a patronising assumption among many in the West that because Muslim women wear scarves as a symbol of our faith, that we are somehow downtrodden and need to be liberated to be just like Westerners. We would choose this, the assumption goes, if only we had the ability to make that selection.

The bafflement and misunderstanding of some politicians leads directly into dehumanisation: witness Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s remarks that women who don the veil look like letterboxes. It’s not altogether clear that he has repented these remarks: he recently was visited by Hungary’s Prime Minister, Victor Orban, whose government has decidedly Islamophobic views.

So long as there is incomprehension and arrogance, there will be bigotry, stretching all the way from Israel to across the Atlantic, to the furthest corners of the globe. Bigotry leads to “othering”, the process by which the views and lives of an entire group are discounted. This discounting is the route to maltreatment, or worse.

The Muslim community in Great Britain and elsewhere does do outreach programmes: I am aware of open-door events, whereby people from other communities are invited into the mosque or to share Iftar during Ramadan. I appreciate the non-Muslims who go to these events: they may be catalysts for a better society. I just don’t believe there are enough of them. Boris Johnson can say what he likes, and yet not suffer terrible consequences in the polls: this makes Islamophobia appear to be the last acceptable form of overt bigotry.

I believe it is incumbent on Muslims to learn from the Black Lives Matter movement. We should record the toll that Islamophobia has taken, memorialise its victims, talk about our lives and the discrimination we face. We should stand up for our values too. For example, I wear a headscarf not because I feel oppressed, but because when it comes to the Western game of chasing their standards of beauty, I have opted out. I have decided to follow the dictates of my God. I want to be valued for my intellectual contributions, not judged on how my hair looks on any particular day. I am free: I choose modesty. So long as that is my choice, that should inspire neither pity nor condescension. Nor should any of the choices that Muslims make, whether that is refraining from alcohol or pork, be seen through any other lens. None of this means Islam is not compatible with modernity: I myself have advanced degrees and a career. Thus, there should be no “othering”, rather, there should be tolerance, understanding, and the equality of consideration that flows from both.

Too often, however, I see Muslims apologising: whenever there are extremists in our midst, we feel compelled to denounce them to be good citizens. It is right that we do so. However, have the religious right in America denounced those who stormed the Capitol on January 6th? If we are to denounce extremism, surely there must be equality in this too. Surely, we should say so.

I believe that God created the world for all of us, regardless of faith, race, or creed. I believe He made us to serve Him and each other. We do not serve anything except the darker corners of our nature if we exclude and denigrate. That, in my opinion, is not in His plan. Most faiths and ethical frameworks hold the equality of mankind to be sacrosanct: these state Muslim Lives Matter. We should say so too, via the way we live our lives, live proudly in our faith, and continue to push at the barriers which exclude us from any corner of mainstream society. Until we do, bigotry will persist, as it is a convenient crutch for those who want to blame others for those who want to explain away difficulty in their lives. We should not let it.

https://tribune.com.pk/article/97391/muslim-lives-matter

DEFEAT AND RETREAT OF THE SUPERPOWERS

AFGHANISTAN

THE DEFEAT AND RETREAT OF THE SUPERPOWERS

After more than 20 years occupation, squandering trillions of dollars, brutally murdering thousands of Afghani Muslims, persecuting, raping, torturing and ravaging the country, the kuffaar powers of the West, the U.S.A., and Nato have finally capitulated and are retreating in disgrace. The ‘Terrorists’ – the Taliban’ whom the superpowers had scorned and labelled a ‘rag tag’ army, has brought these ‘mighty’ powers to their knees. They are now fleeing ignominiously with more than bloodied noses and with their tails between their legs.

The barbaric aggressors have been forced to withdraw, not by diplomacy, but by battlefield defeat inflicted on them by the Taliban. Despite their weaknesses, spiritual and moral, the Taliban are still the best Muslims. Their salient features of Islamic orthodoxy is Salaat and Hijaab. There is no other Muslim nation or community which portrays an outer facade of Islam as do the Taliban.

It is for this very reason that Allah Ta’ala has not allowed the kuffaar superpowers to defeat and disgrace the Taliban. The hardships and calamities suffered by the Taliban and the Afghans in general over the past two decades are from the ‘lesser punishment’ (Al-Athaabul Adnaa) mentioned in the Qur’aan Majeed:

“We shall surely inflict on them the lesser punishment, not the greater punishment, for perhaps they will return (to the Path of Rectitude – Siraatul Mustaqeem).”

It is our fervent supplication that Allah Ta’ala bestows to the Taliban the taufeeq to understand their lapses from their past errors so that they may not repeat the acts which invited the Wrath of Allah Ta’ala which culminated in their removal and the domination of the kuffaar.

When Allah Ta’ala grants political power in the land, He will watch and observe His vicegerents. If they fail in their duty, Allah Ta’ala will replace them with others. The Qur’aan Majeed depicting the Taliban scenario as it had applied to Bani Israaeel, states:

“Then (i.e. after kuffaar domination was eliminated) We returned you in domination over them (the kuffaar), and We aided you with wealth (and equipment, etc.) and with (numerous) sons, and We gave numerical superiority to (your) army.

If you become virtuous, you become virtuous for yourselves ( for your own benefit). And, if you become evil, then (its calamity) will befall you.”

(Bani Israaeel, 5 and 6)

When Bani Israaeel complained to Nabi Musaa (Alayhis salaam) of Fir’oun’s brutality and persecution, he responded:

“Soon will your Rabb destroy your enemy and grant you political domination in the land, then He will observe how you acquit yourselves.” (Al-A’raaf, Aayat 129)

Allah Azza Wa Jal is repeating His Sunnah for the Taliban. The Qur’aan Majeed states: “You will find no change in the Sunnah (Way) of Allah.” Allah Ta’ala had removed the Taliban from government, and handed over the reins to the western kuffaar. Then Allah Ta’ala enabled the Taliban to remain firm, wage Jihad and defeat the superpowers. They are about to take the reins of government. But Allah Ta’ala, as mentioned in the aforementioned Aayaat will watch them. If they have not derived proper lesson from their past mistakes, and repeat their bootlicking policy, Allah Ta’ala will again remove them from power.

The greatest danger facing the Taliban now is their lack of Taqwa. It is this deficiency which constrains them to look askance at the kuffaar security establishment of Pakistan for aid. While the focus should be on only Allah Azza Wa Jal, the Taliban’s attention is divided. It is hoped that they will not seek advice from Pakistan’s scholars for dollars whose advice is polluted with nafsaaniyat. Only Hidaayat from Allah Ta’ala can open their spiritual eyes to enable them to correctly understand the realities and dangers confronting them. All Muslims should make sincere and fervent dua for the guidance and success of the Taliban.

AL-HAQ

9 Shawwaal 1442
22 May 2021

PROTEST MARCHES ARE THE WAYS OF THE KUFFAAR

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Whoever emulates a people is of them.”

Islam is a Deen totally apart from every other religion, ideology, culture and way. There is absolutely no meeting of the two. Just as east and west cannot meet, so too Islam cannot compromise its Tareeqah in the wretched, haraam ways of the kuffaar as propagated by deviates and modernists.

Street marches and protests are not of the ways of Islam. Islam knows only two ways: Jihad or Sabr. When Muslims are unable to wage Jihad as Islam demands, then the only other option is Sabr.

The ingredients of Sabr are remorse, repentance, submission to the Shariah, adoption of the Sunnah and Dua. All these methods adopted by pseudo Muslims, modernists, munaafiqs and zindeeqs are immoral and haraam. The call to join such marches and protest gatherings are inspirations of shaitaan. From whence did these miscreants acquire the education of street marches and protests of kuffaar hue?

Of the greatest lament in this emulation of the Kuffaar is the denudation of the hayaa and purdah of Muslim females who are on the streets just like or worse than prostitutes. There are no more shameless specimens of humanity than professed Muslim females on the streets protesting, prancing and screaming like apes. They are worse than even kuffaar females for whom immodesty is the norm.

All of these ‘symbolic activities’ are snares of shaitaan to further demoralize and ruin the Imaan and Haya of Muslims, especially of Muslim womanhood. The idea that these protests cultivate ‘unity’ is another stupid imagination of the zindeeqs. There can be no unity of Muslims structured on a haraam and immoral basis. There is no ‘Palestinian cause’. The conflagration is nothing but the La’nat and Athaab of Allah Ta’ala on Muslims who have become the worst traitors against Islam.

A silly organization called, South African Muslim Network, says in its advert on the hallucinated ‘palestinian cause’:

“We need continuous broad based activism if we are to make any impact.”

Since these characters have been schooled and educated by kuffaar in kuffaar institutions where their Imaan was raped and their Islamic morality effaced, their brains function within the extremely narrow straitjacket confines which their colonial masters have fitted for them. They scream slogans against the Yahood while they think, dress, eat, act and excrete like the Yahood. There is hardly any difference between the lifestyle of these protesters and that of the Yahood. And as for the Palestinians themselves, there is no difference at all. The only difference between the Palestinians and the Yahood is in slogannery and mutual hatred. But of Islam, there is extremely little in the Samset characters, and nil in the Palestinians.

The only ‘activism’ which the Shariah recognizes is Inaabat ilallaah (Reversion to Allah Ta’ala), and that Way has been shown by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah, and that Way is extant in the Sunnah – the Qur’aan and Hadith, and that is the only Way for the Mu’mineen.

The Palestinains and their stupid, fake, jellyfish ‘supporters’ have exhausted all their ‘activism’ over the past 7 decades, but today they are more humiliated than they ever were before. Nothing of their ‘activism’ has availed because the Athaab of Allah Azza Wa Jal is unstoppable and cannot be thwarted. They are engaging in a huge mockery of islam with their haraam street marches and displaying Muslim women on the roads to all and sundry.

The advices tendered by the Samset juhala are un-Islamic, stupid and futile. These fellows should educate themselves in the basics of the Deen. They should learn how to perform Tahaarat and Salaat correctly. They should rectify their Aqeedah and reform their morality. Only then will their brains open up and their spiritual eyes will only then be able to distinguish between Imaan and kufr – Haqq and baatil. Currently they all are trapped in a drunken stupor of nafsaaniyat and shaitaaniyat.

It does not befit people of Imaan to act like monkeys and follow the ways of the Yahood and Nasaara then scream slogans against them whilst leading practical lives in total submission to these enemies of Islam. The only valid assistance Muslims can offer Palestinians in the current circumstances is financial support and Dua silently in the homes. Even Qunoot-e-Naazilah should not be performed. The juhala have made a mockery of Qunoot-e-Naazilah. It has become an empty ritual of riya (show) bereft of Ikhlaas.

6 Shawwaal 1442 – 19 May 2021

Who cares about Jerusalem

Jerusalem, what does it mean to “sheikhs”. My guess is Nothing. It doesnt mean anything to them because its not a part of their kingdom and supporting those poor refugees risking relationship with western masters runs directly against Monarchs’ key to survival. So, let colonialists do what they want, when its over (temporarily), we can take a few hundred refugees give them jobs to run our groceries and …. Perfect solution! What more could a refugee boy want? a safe and secure place to live, a job, and a good luxurious life of a cleaner.

Most Muslim countries in one way or another depend on petro-dollars as a major source of foreign currency earnings, so countries like Egypt, Pakistan and Bangladesh with millions of Muslims are expected to mirror Arab sentiment. What is that sentiment? “We believe in Muslim solidarity. We want all violence to stop. We want Peace. Masjid al Aqsa is sacred to Muslims and any interference with it is a red line”. Be sure, most Muslim countries will end up in between those lines.

We are now sick of such cowardly “lip-services”. A better word would be Lies. Nobody really cares for Jerusalem, anymore. Israelis occupied the holy city in 1967 and its officially Israel’s capital. See Google maps. Everything else coming from those brave Muslim leadership is all hot air. None of these guys will ever lift a finger against Israel. Thats a given. Not even if they are NATO member or armed with Nuclear weapons or on the road to making one. They fear Israel more than they fear God.

Is the Muslim world a cowardly bunch? Can they not stand up to face an oppressive colonial occupier? History tells us otherwise. British Empire once boasted of their Jewel- India, as its most prized colony. Its in this very country British empire drew its curtains from world domination with its shameful exit in 1947, a year earlier than originally planned.

Muslims, and Hindus, rose up again and again in armed rebellion against colonial power beginning in 1757 (Nawab Siraj of Bengal), again in 1799 (Shaheed Tipu Sultan) and temporarily liberating Hindustan (United India) in 1857 (Bahadur Shah Zafar). Other movements followed 1857 independence war and gave British Colonialists one hell of a time, notably the Wahabi Movement, Faraizi Movement, Reshmi Rumal Movement and finally a movement was launched in 1920’s by Ali Brothers (Khilafat Movement) which for one last time brought Muslims and Hindus together under one political umbrella.

Point is easily understood. Muslims can rise to face threats and challenges as they have done against arrogant colonial usurpers so many times. Hindustan wasnt the only place where freedom struggle raged. The Crusades saw Arabs, Turks, Kurds (Salahaddin Ayyubi was Kurd), and Africans unite against a Combined European military alliance that included Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and rest of East Europe.

During Mongolian massacre it was once again Muslim forces led by Turkish (alp Arsalan), Egyptian (Qutuz) and Syrian soldiers which saved millions of people from mad bloodshed. In Hindustan it was Alauddin Khilji who faced off Mongol warriors again and again, sheltering millions of Hindus, Budhists and Muslims from wholesale genocide at Mongol hands. India and Europe should be particularly thankful to Muslims because without their sacrifices who knows if current European and Indian generations would have been born even.

Back to Jerusalem. And back to Muslim leadership, rather it may be said “Failed” Muslim leadership. Its important to distinguish water and mud. Muslim Ummah is like water in an Ocean, whereas its leadership can at best be pretenders representing mud under water. A time will surely arrive when water will rise high enough to wash out mud from its body.

TAKEN FROM; https://revivers.wordpress.com/