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

It’s Saigon in Afghanistan

By Ron Paul
Ronald Ernest Paul is an American author, physician, and retired politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985, and then for Texas’s 14th congressional district from 1997 to 2013. Wikipedia

The end of the 20-year US war on Afghanistan was predictable: no one has conquered Afghanistan, and Washington was as foolish as Moscow in the 1970s for trying. Now, US troops are rushing out of the country as fast as they can, having just evacuated the symbol of the US occupation of Afghanistan, Bagram Air Base.
While perhaps not as dramatic as the “Fall of Saigon” in 1975, where US military helicopters scrambled to evacuate personnel from the roof of the US Embassy, the lesson remains the same and remains unlearned: attempting to occupy, control, and remake a foreign country into Washington’s image of the United States will never work. This is true no matter how much money is spent and how many lives are snuffed out.
In Afghanistan, no sooner are US troops vacating an area than Taliban fighters swoop in and take over. The Afghan army seems to be more or less melting away. This weekend the Taliban took control of a key district in the Kandahar Province, as Afghan soldiers disappeared after some fighting.
The US is estimated to have spent nearly 100 billion dollars training the Afghan army and police force. The real number is likely several times higher. For all that money and 20 years of training, the Afghan army cannot do its job. That’s either quite a statement about the quality of the training, the quality of the Afghan army, or some combination of the two.
Whatever the case, I am sure I am not the only American wondering whether we can get a refund. The product is clearly faulty.
Speaking of money wasted, in April, Brown University’s Cost of War Project calculated the total cost of the Afghanistan war at more than two trillion dollars. That means millions of Americans have been made poorer for a predictably failed project. It also means that thousands of the well-connected contractors and companies that lurk around the US Capitol Beltway pushing war have become much, much richer.
That’s US foreign policy in a nutshell: taking money from middle-class Americans and transferring it to the elites of the US military and foreign policy establishment. It’s welfare for the rich.
Meanwhile, the Costs of War Project also estimated that the war took more than a quarter of a million lives.
The Biden Administration may believe it is saving face by installing a military command of nearly 1,000 troops inside the US Embassy in Kabul, but this is foolish and dangerous. Such a move establishes the US Embassy as a legitimate military target rather than a diplomatic outpost. Has anyone at the Pentagon or the State Department thought this through?
Plans to occupy the airport in Kabul are also unlikely to work. Does anyone think that, having come this far, an emboldened and victorious Taliban are going to sit by as US or allied military occupy the Kabul airport?
Trillions of dollars wasted and millions either killed or displaced from their homes, for nothing. The lessons of Afghanistan are simple: bring all US troops home, defend the United States as necessary, and leave the rest of the world to its own business. We’ve tried it the other way and it clearly doesn’t work.
Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.
(End of Ron Paul’s article)

OUR HONOUR IS IN ISLAM
Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“If you aid (the Deen of) Allah, He will aid you. And, if He abandons you, then who is there besides Him to help you?”

Despite their deficiencies, it is clear that Allah’s Nusrat (Help) was and is with the Taliban. Their resilience against the world’s brutal superpowers and the heavy losses they have inflicted on these savage aggressors whose primary prey was unarmed civilians – men, women and children in remote villages – are surely the sign of Allah’s aid. It is only Allah Azza Wa Jal Who has sustained the Taliban.
That it took more than two decades to rout and expel the kuffaar invaders is the sign of Roohaani (spiritual and moral) deficiency. It is therefore imperative for the Taliban to focus on the cultivation of Roohaani stamina. While the kuffaar army marches on its stomach, the Mujahideen – the Armies of Allah – march on their Imaan.
In less than the more than two decades it took the Taliban to rout and kick out the kuffaar, Ameerul Mu’mineen, Umar Bin Khattaab (Radhiyallahu anhu) conquered and established for Islam a vast Empire stretching from the shores of the Atlantic in the West to the walls of China in the East. That wonderful victory was based on Roohaaniyat, not on military equipment and prowess. Stating this fact, Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu) said on the occasion when taking possession of Jerusalem:
“We are a Nation whom Allah granted honour with ISLAM.”

al-haq #63

AFGHANISTAN THE GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES

“MANY SMALL GROUPS (‘RAG-TAG GROUPS’) HAD VANQUISHED LARGE ARMIES WITH THE PERMISSION OF ALLAH.”
(Al-Baqarah)
More than two decades ago the so-called superpowers of the world – the U.S.A. with its coalition of dozens of countries – invaded its Graveyard (Afghanistan). With its rodomontade stance it trumped that within a matter of days the “rag tag band of terrorists”, the Taliban, would be eliminated.

Today, after more than 20 years, having suffered thousands of casualties and squandering trillions of dollars in its futile attempt to wipe out the ‘rag tag band of terrorists’, the Taliban are riding on the crest of a wave.

The Taliban are on the move, striking the enemy on all fronts, and capturing scores of districts on their march to inflict the last nails in the coffin of defeat of the superpowers.

No one, but the true Mu’mineen, understands the Qur’aanic truth: “Aid is from only Allah, The Mighty.”

Along with their spiritual deficiencies and defective Tawakkul, the Taliban are still the best of today’s Ummah. It is for this reason that Allah Ta’ala has not abandoned them. Allah Ta’ala has sustained the Taliban and aided them to keep their heads high with honour. Allah Ta’ala did not allow them to be humiliated by the kuffaar as He, in His Wisdom, has brought humiliation and defeat on all other Muslim nations who have abandoned the Sunnah in their disgraceful emulation and bootlicking of the western kuffaar – the Yahood and Nasaara. Allah Azza Wa Jal has spared the Taliban from the defeat and disgrace which other segments of the Ummah are suffering at the hands of the kuffaar whose boots they are licking with relish.

The US with its coalition in the form of Nato are today fleeing from Afghanistan, abandoning the puppets whom they had installed as government. In their inordinate rush to vacate Afghanistan, the US and Nato are abandoning tens of millions of dollars of military equipment which is being captured by the Taliban.

Bagram airbase, most probably the largest of its kind, and planned by the US to be its lifelong foreign airbase, has been abandoned. The US has cleared out in haste in its flight from the Taliban.

At no stage in its Afghan trajectory of aggression and brutality, did the savage invaders of the superpowers enjoy peace. They laboured constantly under Taliban attack without respite. On land and in the mountains of Afghanistan, the forces of the superpowers could not match the Taliban. Despite the gross military inferiority of the Taliban, they inflicted heavy losses on the land forces of the superpowers who were able to brutalize and murder village folk from the air with their merciless bombardments. But on the land, the kuffaar soldiers despite all their military training and superiority of weaponry were always in defensive positions. It was the Taliban who staged the attacks while the kuffaar forces would brutalize unarmed men, women and children in remote villages. About these cowardly kuffaar forces, the Qur’aan Majeed says:

“All of them (with their coalitions) cannot fight you (O Mu’mineen!) except from inside fortified cities and from behind walls. You think that they are a united force whilst (in reality) their hearts are rent asunder. That is because they are people without understanding.”

They are cowards and morons!

WE LOVE THE TALIBAN! MAY ALLAH TA’ALA ALWAYS GUIDE AND PROTECT THEM.

FROM AL-HAQ BULLETIN #63

“TALIBAN” VALID CONCERNS

A Brother from the UK writes:

There is very likely to be a sinister element to the sudden withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. The questions that automatically come to mind are why now, and why all of a sudden, and why the suspiciously open drama on this saga in the carefully controlled Kuffaar media?

In regards to the element of the Nusrat of Allah, the Taliban today are, without doubt, far more liberal and modernized than the Mullahs who had defeated the Russians, and (in many ways) even the Taliban from whom Allah Ta’ala had snatched sovereignty via the American barbarians.

I have hardly kept myself abreast of what’s been going on, but the little I have heard is extremely disturbing to say the least. One Molvi could barely contain his excitement as he informed me recently about how much more media savvy (i.e. the art of showboating snouts on Dajjal’s eye) this new Taliban group is, and some of the “positive” assurances they have been giving to the world at large. Much of it is very concerning. In particular, their pathetic attempts at appeasing the kuffaar regarding women’s emancipation, including giving assurances of allowing women to attend universities (albeit “segregated), is nothing short of satanic. Their open and seemingly sincere dalliance with the Chinese Kuffaar savages is a brutal stab in the hearts of millions of oppressed Chinese Muslims. And, there are other examples of statements, worryingly too many, issued by this new group of Taliban, the tone of which makes it difficult for them to be dismissed as merely “hikmah”, such is the apparent sincerity and passion behind these servile and futile attempts at appeasement of a breed who will never be pleased with us.

I hope my sentiments are proven to be wrong, but I am finding it increasingly difficult to dismiss the disconcerting rankling in my heart that the whole scenario of the sudden (and surely strategic) withdrawal of American troops is akin to a sudden drop in the ocean tide which opens the way for the still-distant tidal wave whose dark shadow is beginning to silhouette the horizon.

As I have said before, I have not really kept myself abreast of recent news, almost all of which is carefully prepared by the cabal who currently are at the helm of world affairs, so I might be missing the mark completely.

(End of letter)

All the concerns raised by the Brother are valid. We share these concerns with him. The near future will, Insha-Allah, reveal the reality and expose any treachery which the new brand ‘Taliban’ may be practicing. Insha-Allah, we shall comment in greater detail within coming days.

17 Muharram 1443 – 26 August 2021

THE SIGNS OF AR-RAHMAN IN THE JIHAD OF AFGHANISTAN

This book was written by Shaykh Abdullah Azzam during the Afghan-Soviet Jihad in the 1980’s. It deals specifically with first hand accounts of the miracles that occured during this Jihad. Shaykh Abdullah Azzam writes, ‘These incidents which are going to be narrated are, in reality, more extraordinary than one can possibly imagine, and appear to resemble fairytales. I have personally heard them with my own ears; and have written them with my own hands from those Mujaahideen who themselves were present. I have heard these miracles from such men who are trustworthy and reliable, and who have been constantly on the battlefield. The miracles are many, so much so that they more or less reach the degree of Tawaatur i.e. such a large number that does not entertain the possibility of fabrication. I have heard numerous such miraculous episodes, but brevity does not allow me to enumerate all of them.

THE TALIBAAN

A Brother from the U.S. comments: “On one hand we watch with glee the rapid advancement of the Taliban taking over the Country, region by region. However at the same time it saddens me to see that even they have finally succumbed to television interviews, pictures and other haraam modern techniques to propagate their cause and reach out to the world. They are also desperately trying to find acceptance among the Kuffaar government’s of the world. On the East side they are making deals with the Cow and Urine drinkers (i.e. India) while their fellow Muslims are being killed in Kashmir and also in India at large. Then on the West side they are being Friendly with the Pig Eaters (i.e. China) while the Muslims are being killed in droves and forcibly reeducated into Kufr. Then on the north they are telling the Barbaric Russians that they have nothing to fear also. Now I understand they cannot meddle in the affairs of other nations but isn’t Allah Ta’ala the One Who gives honour and triumph? Is Allah Ta’ala not sufficient as the Qur’aan states? Is this right what they are doing or am I wrong in my observation?
OUR COMMENT
You are not wrong. Most certainly, Allah Azza Wa Jal suffices for the Mu’mineen. The Qur’aan Majeed is replete with this theme. But to understand and accept this reality requires Taqwa, and in this regard the Taliban are lamentably deficient. They also lack proper Deeni knowledge and are controlled by the Pakistani kufr intelligence established, and further misadvised by the bootlicking Pakistani Ulama. That is why Allah Ta’ala has not granted them outright victory and made them to suffer more than 20 years under brutal kuffaar occupation. In fact, they still have no peace. We can only make dua that Allah Ta’ala guides the Taliban and grants them true Taqwa. The only ray of hope visible today for Muslims is in the Taliban. Outwardly, they are still the best Muslims. May Allah Ta’ala make them so inwardly as well.

FROM AL-HAQ BUL. 63

THE EARTH BELONGS TO ONLY ALLAH

“Musa said to his people: Seek help from Allah and have patience. Verily, the earth belongs to only Allah. He grants it to whomever He wills… … Soon will He destroy your enemy. Then He will establish you (as the rulers) in the land. (But then) He will watch how you acquit yourselves.” (Al-A’raaf, 128, 129)

After the defeat and expulsion of the Russian kuffaar from Afghanistan, followed the defeat of the other elements of fitnah and fasaad who were in anarchist control of the country. Allah Ta’ala had appointed the Taliban to eliminate the medley of warlords and the un-Islamic government which had assumed the reins of power. Allah Ta’ala had ushered the Taliban onto the stage of political power and allowed them to rule the country. The very first requisite of an Islamic government is the establishment of the Shariah. Thus, the Qur’aan Majeed states:

“When We grant them power in the land, they establish Salaat, pay (and establish the institution of) Zakaat. And, they command virtue and forbid evil, and the ultimate end of all affairs is for Allah.” (Al-Hajj, Aayat 41)

This is exactly what the Taliban had instituted. Five times daily the country would come to a standstill. Thousands of vehicles on all the roads throughout the country would come to a halt. Every Muslim had to perform Salaat. Roadblocks came into operation at Salaat times. The Musaajid could not cope with the thousands performing Salaat in Jamaat. Several Jamaats had to be conducted in most Musaajid. Alas! While Allah Ta’ala was watching the Taliban as is mentioned in the above Qur’aanic Aayat, they dismantled this beautiful system a year later, and on the advice of miscreant molvis of Pakistan became snug in the deception that there was no longer the need to enforce the observance of Salaat in the manner that had been instituted for a year. Thus, their first capital sin was to dismantle the system which they had introduced to establish regular Salaat with Jamaat in obedience to Allah’s Command. After this despicable failure, they began to slip from the Shariah by degrees. Due to deficiency in Taqwa and Tawakkul, their reliance was considerably placed on the evil, fussaaq, kuffaar Pakistani Intelligence Agency which has always been a dominant cog in the Afghan Jihad against Russia as well as against the U.S.A. Then at the behest of the Pakistani shayaateen, the Taliban engaged in overtures of odious oddities with the West to gain UN admission and even become part of the kufr Olympic games. But, their haraam overtures were humiliatingly rejected by the kuffaar. All along, Allah Ta’ala was watching this disgusting performance which had derailed the Taliban from Siraatul Mustaqeem. Then Allah Ta’ala sent His kuffaar ‘servants’ – the US with its coalition – to remove the Taliban from power. Everyone is aware of this recent history of Afghanistan in which the Taliban were displaced by Allah’s decree. It is of the Sunnah of Allah Azza Wa Jal to remove from power and to humiliate Muslims with kuffaar domination. In this regard the Qur’aan Majeed recounts the episodes of Bani Israaeel, the Muslim Ummah of bygone times:
“When the first of the two promises arrived, We sent against you Our servants who were powerful in warfare. Then they penetrated the homes, and that was a decree fulfilled. ……
And, when the second promise arrived (We sent them – the kuffaar against you) so that they disfigure your faces (brutalize nd torture you), and they entered, defiled and destroyed the Musjid (Musjidul Aqsa) as they had done aforetime, and they utterly destroyed whatever they overran.” (Bani Isaaeel, 6 and 7)
In like manner Allah Ta’ala despatched His kuffaar ‘servants’, the US with its coalition to remove the Taliban from power. But, at the same time, Allah Ta’ala did not allow these kuffaar to eliminate the Taliban. After all, in this era the Taliban are still the best segment of the Ummah. The vast majority of the Ummah today in addition to their disgusting fisq and fujoor, are in fact kuffaar themselves. They come within the purview of the Hadith narrated by Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Amr (Radhiyallahu anhu):
“The time will come when the people will assemble in their Musaajid and perform Salaat while not a single one of them will be a Mu’min.”
The fulfilment of this prediction is transpiring right in front of our eyes in this era of covid satanism. Allah Ta’ala has exposed all the Munaafiqeen masquerading as Muslims. Their fisq, fujoor and kufr have been laid bare for all to see. The Taliban appear to be on the verge of assuming power and control of the entire country. Allah Ta’ala will watch them. If there is a repeat performance of neglect – neglect of the Shariah – Allah Ta’ala will again remove them, and this time the removal may be a greater disaster. All Muslims should supplicate to Allah Ta’ala to guide and protect the Taliban. May Allah Ta’ala create the circumstances to enable them to break their ties with the evil Pakistani establishment. And this will be possible only if the Taliban focus on the very first requisite for success and victory, namely, Islaah of the nafs – Moral reformation. Minus this fundamental condition, there will only be failure, defeat and humiliation.

FROM AL-HAQ BULLETIN NUMBER 63

WILL THE TALIBAN FULFIL THEIR COVENANT WITH ALLAH TA’ALA?

This is the vital question which all sincere Muslims of the Sunnah are asking. Beyond the current auro of euphoria over the victory granted to the Taliban by Allah Azza Wa Jal, dark clouds of apprehension and trepidation are discerned. Those who are able to read between the lines – those who have some farsightedness, do discern the development of a culture of acquiescence and ingratiation to gain kuffaar recognition. In the wake of the resounding and lightning victory granted to the Taliban by Allah Ta’ala, there appears to be an ominous silence on the part of the Taliban regarding the establishment of the Shariah. While the kuffaar UN enemy of Islam has emphasized its abhorrence for the establishment of the Islamic Amaarate which was the manifesto of the Taliban since they had been displaced from power more than 20 years ago, the Taliban has neither rebutted the enemy nor proclaimed the establishment of the Shariah. While they speak of the formation of a government, they are silent about the Shariah. It is reported that the senior leader of the Taliban, Amir Khan Muttaqi, is in Kabul negotiating with the political ‘leadership including a former American puppet president, Hamid Karzai. The idea is to bring un-Islamic characters into the government. This will be a fatal flaw which will invite the Wrath of Allah Azza Wa Jal. The ‘friendly relations’ which the Taliban have created with the swine-eaters of China where millions of Muslims have been brutalized and still are being brutalized, are cause for consternation. Will the Taliban violate their covenant with Allah Ta’ala as was the standard practice of Bani Israaeel? It appears that the Taliban are turning their backs on Muslims who are being brutalized by the kuffaar. Let us make dua that Allah Ta’ala guides the Taliban and grants them the taufeeq to fulfil their covenant with Allah Ta’ala. Should they betray the Amaanat, Allah Ta’ala will swiftly once again remove them again from the scene. Insha-Allah, in a future article the Taliban shall be discussed in greater detail – their rise, their fall, their rise again and their many defects.

FROM AL-HAQ BUL #63

The Role of Shah Waliullaah and Ulema-e-Deoband in freeing India from the British

1.Shah Waliullaah: in 1731 he was inspired in Makkah to replace the imperialist and corrupt system and replace it with a government based on the principles of equality and justice.

2.Tipu Sultan: he was martyred in the battle of Srirangapatnam on the 4th of May 1799.
3.Shah Abdul Azziz Dehlavi (1746-1824): he was the son of Shah Waliullaah (A.R.) and he issued this fatwa: ‘Our country has been enslaved. To struggle for independence and to put an end to the slavery is our duty.’
4.Sayed Ahmed Shaheed (1786-1831): he fought against the British for six years and was martyred in the Battle of Balakot.
5.Moulana Muhammad Ismail: was martyred, alongside 300 others, in the Battle of Balakot, fighting against the ally of the British imperialists.
6.Ulema of Sadiqpur: they fought in the frontier for two decades (1845-1871).
7.Fatawa on Jihaad in 1857: signed by 34 Ulema.
8.Moulana Qasim Nanautavi, Moulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi and Hafiz Zamin Shaheed: they fought against the British in the Shamli field (Saharanpur area) under the leadership of Haji Imdaadullaah.
9.The mutiny, called by the British as ‘Ghadar’, of 1857 failed – of the 200,000 martyed, 51,200 were Ulema. In Delhi, 500 Ulema were hanged.
10.Between 1864-1871 five cases called ‘the Wahabi Cases’ or ‘Ambala Conspiracy Case’ saw the accused sentenced to death or life imprisonment. Most of them were Ulema.
11.After defeat at Shamli, Moulana Qasim Nanautwi and other luminaries founded Darul Uloom Deoband in 1866.
12.Shaikul Hind Moulana Mahmudul Hasan: in 1877 he founded an organization called ‘Samaratul Tarbiyat’ (Results of Traning). The organization’s objective was to prepare an armed struggle against the British. It lasted for thirty years.
13.Shaikul Hind: In 1909 reorganized by forming ‘Jamiatul Ansaar’. Moulana Ubaidullaah Sindhi was called to Deoband to take charge of secretariat. Banned in 1913.
14.Reformed in Delhi under new name ‘Nazzaarul Ma’arif’. Lead by Shaikul Hind and Moulana Ubaidullaah Sindhi, aided by Moulana Abdul Kalaam Azad and Moulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar.
15.Formation of ‘Lashkar-e-Najat Dehinda’ (Liberation Army) with its headquarters in Madinah with its chief as Shaikul Hind. Its international set-up ‘Janooder Rabbaniyah’ (Army of Rabb) was formed.
16.‘Silk Letter Movement’ was disclosed in 1916. 222 Ulema were arrested. Many were arrested in Makkah on 23rd Safar 1355 AH. Sent to Malta via Cairo on 21 February 1917 for 3 years and 4 months. Released and reached Bombay on the 8th of June, 1920. See Aseeran Malta (Prisoners of Malta) for the list of Ulema-e-Deoband, like Shaikul Hind, Moulana Uzair Gul, Moulana Hussein Ahmed Madani, Moulana Ubaidullaah Sindhi, Moulana Mansoor Ansari and Hakim Syed Nusrat Husain.
17.The Indian National Congress was formed in 1885.
18.300 Ulema issued a fatwa against the British. This was published in a newspaper called ‘Nusratul Abrar’ and the weekly ‘Al-Hilal’ of Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad. Al-Hilal was a herald for the freedom struggle.
19.Jamiatul Ulama-e-Hind was formed in 1919 with Mufti Kifayatullaah as the first President.
20.Mufti Kifayatullaah and 20 other Ulema signed against participation in the victory celebrations organized by the British.
21.Shaikul Hind issued a fatwa supporting the non-cooperation movement in July 19, 1920.
22.A detailed ruling supporting the non-cooperation movement signed by 500 Ulema was published in ‘Al-Jamiat on October 29, 1920.
23.On September 18th 1921, Moulana Madani, Moulana Jawhar, Moulana Shawkat Ali, Moulana Nisar Kanpuri, Peer Ghulam Mujadid and Dr Saifudin Lacko were arrested for the publication and distribution of the fatwa of non-cooperation.
24.At the Jamiat conference in Lahore on November 18-20, 1921, Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad passed the resolution to ‘Boycott foreign goods’.

The Demand of Total Freedom:

25.At the 4th Jamiat Conference in December 1922, the resolution to ‘Boycott the Assemblies’ was passed under the presidency of Moulana Habeebur Rahman Usmani.
26.At the 5th Jamiat Conference in Coconada, January 1924, the resolution for the ‘Demand for complete Independence’ was passed under the presidency of Moulana Husain Ahmed Madani.
27.At the 6th Jamiat Conference in Calcutta, March 1926, the resolution for the ‘Complete freedom of India’ was passed under the presidency of Moulana Sayed Sulaiman Nadwi.
28.At the general meeting of Jamiat in Peshawar, December 1926, the resolution to oppose the ‘Simon Commision’ – a sentence from the resolution – ‘freedom is not given on a platter, you have to snatch it’ – sums up the mood of the freedom fighters. This was done under the presidency of Allama Anwar Shah Kashmiri.
29.Jamiat criticized the ‘Nehru Project’ in Lucknow, 1928, which wanted autonomy under British rule; Congress wanted freedom.
30.Due to supporting Gandhi’s ‘Dandi’ many Ulema were arrested.
31.At the 9th Jamiat Conference in Amroha, May 1930, the resolution of alliance and full co-operation with Congress was passed. The resolution was moved by Moulana Hifzul Rahman and supported by Moulana Hussain Ahmed Madani and Moulana Ataullah Bukhari.

Civil Disobedience Movement:

32.In 1930, due to the ‘Civil Disobedience Movement’, the President and General Secretary of Jamiat, Mufti Kifayatullaah and Moulana Ahmed Saeed Dehlewi were arrested.
33.In 1932, the Jamiat were appointed as organizational arbitrator in the ‘Second Civil Disobedience Movement’.
34.‘Idara Harabia’ (A Center for Struggle) was set up by Moulana Abdul Mahazir Sajjad. Mufti Kifayatullaah was appointed its first arbitrator of Jamiat.
35.Mufti Kifayatullaah led a 100,000 strong men procession on March 11 1932 and gave himself up for arrest at Azad Park of Delhi. He stayed in jail for 18 months.
36.The second arbitrator, Moulana Husain Ahmed Madani, was arrested on his way to Delhi from Deoband.
37.Many Ulema were arrested. Most were jailed for 1-2 years. 90,000 were arrested, half of them Muslims and many of them Ulema.
38.Britian implemented their famous policy of ‘divide and rule’ in 1935. Election on the basis of proportional representation on religious basis. A Hindu was only allowed to vote for a Hindu and a Muslim was only allowed to vote for a Muslim. The result was bloodshed and the partition of India.
39.The ‘Muslim League’ was formed in 1906.
40.In the beginning, the Jamiat supported the Muslim League. Due to extremists on both sides, division occurred. Naturally, the British capitalized on this division.
41.Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind strongly opposed conscription during World War 2 (1935-45). Declared complete non-cooperation with the British in war efforts.
42.Moulana Mohammad Mian’s famous book ‘Ulama-e-Hind ka Sandar Maazi’ was banned and he was arrested.
43.The working committee of Jamiat termed the ban and arrest as a ‘tyrannous step’ on July 13/14 1940.
44.Many Ulema of note were arrested for their opposition of conscription and the British war efforts.
45.Moulana Madani was arrested on the 24th June 1940 for raising the call for India’s total independence. His sentence was 6 months.
46.Moulana Madani’s sentence was increased until the 22nd Agust 1944.
47.The working committee of Jamiat on 5th August 1942 adopted the resolution of ‘Quit India’.
48.Many leading Ulema of India were arrested.
49.Jamiat Ulema were not pro the idea of Pakistan.
50.The likes of Moulana Madani were victims of Muslim League violence.

The above is a glimpse and summary of the prominent role the Darul Uloom of Deoband and Shah Waliullaah played in freeing India. (Taken from ‘Recounting the untold History of Darul Uloom Deoband by Moulana Muhammad Burhanuddin)