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.
9 Shawwaal 1442
22 May 2021