The Zionist entity has once again unleashed her killing machine against the defenceless in Gaza, while the world watches and offers nothing more than cosmetic gestures to cover the crimes of this illegal state. As part of the noble Ummah of the Messenger of Allah (saw) it is not befitting for us to stand idle and to be quiet while this latest bloodshed is happening. The blood of Muslims has sanctity.
Abdullah ibn Umar (ra) narrated that he saw the Messenger of Allah (saw) making tawaf of the Ka’bah and saying,
“How delightful you are, and how great is your scent! How magnificent you are, and how great is your sanctity! But by the One in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, the sanctity of a believer, his wealth and his blood, is greater in the sight of Allah than your sanctity, and we do not think of Him except good.” (Ibn Majah)
To show support for our brothers and sisters in Gaza, we must do the following actions based upon Islam.
1. Account the agent rulers for their inaction
The rulers in the Muslim world are a defence shield for the Zionist entity. While Muslim blood flows, these rulers show no concern over what is happening but instead send their armies for colonial projects in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is the despicable nature of these rulers and we must account them for their silence, complicity and conspiracies. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
“By Him in whose hand is my soul, you must command the Maroof and you must forbid the Munkar or Allah will be about to send a punishment from Him upon you. Then you will make Du’aa (supplication) to Him but you will not be responded to.” (At-Tirmidhi)
2. Reject Western intervention
Whenever a crisis erupts in the Ummah, with colonial fingerprints visible, it is the same colonial states and their colonial institutions that present solutions to the Ummah’s problems. These solutions are worthless and further their own interests. How many times have we seen the UN offer resolutions on Palestine but for them to be blocked by the United States or trampled all over by the Zionist entity? These Western solutions must be rejected as they bring nothing but more misery and humiliation on this noble Ummah.
3. Resist all plots to surrender Palestine through negotiations with the Zionist entity
We must say no to any negotiations with the Zionist entity and must not compromise on an inch of Palestine despite the bloodshed we witness, as this is nothing but submission to colonial plans to firmly implant this cancerous state in the Muslim world. We don’t accept a Palestinian state on pre-1967 borders as this legitimises the occupation of Muslim land which was taken since the Balfour Declaration in 1917. We cannot succumb to the reality and pressures, but must remain true to our belief and reject all negotiations which compromise the blessed land of Palestine.
4. Call on armies to mobilise
We have come to realise, regardless of the good intentions of many Muslims, that lobbying and boycotting will not end the bloodshed and occupation of Palestine. The Ummah is coming to realise, the Islamic solution is for the Muslim armies to move to defend the Muslims and Muslim land in Palestine. This is what is required and this is an obligation on the shoulders of the Muslim armies. We must be vocal in calling for the Muslim armies to mobilise as they have the material capability to uproot the Zionist entity and liberate Palestine. The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم (said:
“Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then let him change it with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart – and that is the weakest of Iman.” (Muslim)
5. Work for Khilafah
Only the Khilafah Rashidah will bring about the liberation of Al-Quds, Syria, Kashmir, and all the other occupied lands. We must aid the global call for the re-establishment of the Khilafah: stand for it, call for it and work for it.
“Only the Imam is a shield, behind whom you fight and you protect yourself with, so if he orders by taqwa and is just then he has reward for that, and if he orders by other than that, then it is against himself.” (Muslim)
Hizb ut-Tahrir, Britain
03 April, 2018 / 16 Rajab, 1439