The following is the ‘Filasteen’ article by Abdul Rahman Hilmi from the Future Islam Journal January/ February issue.
The following article is written not as an advice, but as a warning to the Muslim ummah of their neglected duty towards Islam and themselves. First I will go through a quick refutation of all the excuses used to justify Zionism before I speak of the solution. This is because we cannot know what the solution is when there is doubt as to the legitimacy of the Zionist state.
Historical Homeland of the Jews
The claim that is being made is that Palestine has always been homeland of the Jewish people and thus they have an ancient claim to the land. Several of these people would tend to go as far as to say that it was their land until the Muslim invaders conquered it and threw them out.
Before I refute this claim, I would just like to state that the simple fact that a Zionist would actually use this as an excuse shows clear and obvious signs of desperation. It is absolutely pathetic for a group of people to lay claim to a land on the sole excuse that several thousands of generations ago, their ancestors used to live there. However, putting that aside, the claim is still inaccurate.
Firstly the people who lived in the land of Palestine were initially the Canaanites who weren’t Jewish. They were invaded by the 12 Hebrew tribes who conquered the land and established the Kingdom of Israel. This Kingdom was later divided into two kingdoms; Judah and the Kingdom of Israel, both of which were soon afterwards destroyed by the Babylonians and Assyrians respectively (around 500 BC). By then, the Jews were exiled and Jerusalem destroyed. The Persians later conquered the land and permitted the Jews to return. Persian rule was then replaced by Greek rule and Greek rule was later replaced by Roman rule. It was not until around 600 AD that the Muslims took over the land from the Romans.
Land Promised to the Jews by God
I only need to say one point about this. Before the creation of Israel (and it is
arguable that even to this very day) Jews are a minority in the region. So with all due respect, the majority of the population (Muslims) cannot even pretend to care what a God worshipped by a minority promised them.
The Jews Bought the Land
According to the official website of the Jewish National Fund the Jews purchased about 7% of the land of Palestine. The truth is, however, even this 7% is technically not “purchased” in its true meaning of the word since some of these lands were concessions made by the British during their mandate of Palestine in the 1930s.
And even, for the sake of argument, if we take the Zionists for their word and their claims that they purchased alot more lands from the Arabs, that still gives no one the right to establish a state. I own a house in a foreign country, do I have the right to establish my own state with laws and elections within that is completely independent of anyone else? Certainly not! But then they argue that the land was under the British mandate (which supported the creation of a Zionist state) and not under Arab or Turkish rule, thus technically no laws were broken. Well, this leads us to the next point.
The British Mandate
There once was a snake called Thomas Edward Lawrence and this snake spoke to the desert Arabs and made them lust for the forbidden fruit of Nationalism. The First World War was fought between the Allies (mainly UK, France, US and Russia) against the Axis (mainly Germany, Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottomans). The British employed their agent Lawrence to harvest a discomfort the Arabs were already feeling towards the Ottomans and make it erupt into a full scale war against the Ottomans to aid the British. This however only came at a promise made by the British very well known to the Arabs. The promise of an independent and united “Arab” Islamic state – as compared to the current “Turkish” state. This promise, which was made to the gullible, foolish and arrogant Sherif Hussein and later his son Faisal, was in return for an “Arab revolt” against the “Turks”. In reality what the British, together with the French, had in the form of reward towards the Arabs for their blood was nothing more than the division of the Arab states into more than a dozen states each colonized by a European mandate. What was also in store was the loss of Palestine and the ironic, yet fitting, coronation of Faisal as king of Iraq (after he was slapped out of Syria by the French) under the British national anthem!
So not only was the British mandate the result of back stabbing the Arabs after they helped the Allies win the First World War, but a second point could be seen. Resistance to the British mandate and later the Zionist state has not stopped since the Arabs realized that the Europeans betrayed them. It was ongoing and remains ongoing with the same determination, if not more, until this very day. We never stopped claiming for the land and kept on fighting for it. This alone symbolizes that the land is under occupation. The Red Indians of the New World fought for the Americas but failed and gradually gave up after they were almost completely annihilated. For a Red Indian to come today to reclaim his land is absurd. However if the Red Indians never stopped fighting for their land, then certainly they would still have a claim to this day and it would never sound so absurd as it does in today’s reality.
So that was a very quick overview to give anyone a simple understanding as to why the very creation of the state of Israel was not only a mistake and a crime, but was also based on lies, betrayals and blood. Blood, mainly blood – a lot of blood and since the Arab revolt of 1916 until this very day the cost in blood for that mistake by the Muslims did not cease. The mistake that triggered all our woes of today, the very reason why we are currently in the lowly state that we are. The mistake of siding with a non-believer against our Caliph, however much the Caliph might be an oppressor. Never was a day under the Ottomans as horrible as we are today. Never were we in a lower state than we are today. Umar (ra) once said: “We are tribe whom Allah has given honour through Islam and the day we search for honour elsewhere, Allah will humiliate us.” And by Allah Umar spoke the truth.
So now back to the main topic of this essay; what is the solution? All of what I said was history and long gone. The important question is what is required of us at the present to correct our forefathers’ mistakes? Well, if we understand that the Israeli state has no right to exist under any law and most importantly, under Islamic Shariah law, then we understand that we cannot accept its existence on our soil. If the US wishes to give a state of its fifty states to the Zionists and let them establish Israel there, then hey, they have my blessings. But to come to a foreign country and give land away, or as someone once said; “one nation giving the land of another nation to a third nation”, is simply not acceptable. What is more this state is openly aggressive against the original inhabitants and without any shame continues to prosecute the Palestinians. For how long will there be stateless people on the borders of Syria, Lebanon and Jordan? When will their homes and lands return to them?
Our last caliph, Abdul Hamid II, replied to the Zionist movement when they attempted to contact him with the aim of purchasing land in Palestine saying what follows.
“Advise Dr. Herzl not to take any further steps in his project. I can not give away a handful of the soil of this land for it is not my own, it is for all the Islamic Nation. The Islamic Nation that fought Jihad for the sake of this land and they have watered it with their blood. The Jews may keep their money and millions. If the Islamic Khalifah State is one day destroyed then they will be able to take Palestine without a price! But while I am alive, I would rather push a sword into my body than see the land of Palestine cut and given away from the Islamic State. This is something that will not be, I will not start cutting our bodies while we are alive.”
Thus the solution cannot be simpler. It certainly is not a two state solution whether on the current borders or the borders of any point in history. The solution is a one state solution where the rightful owner returns to his land. Now by no means am I attacking Jews or saying we should butcher them or throw them out of the country by force. My attack is not on Jews, but on Zionists. Zionism which aims to establish a non-Islamic state on Muslim soil is what is being attacked and it is this which should be eradicated. If non-Zionist Jews wishes to stay then they are welcomed to stay just like the Christians are. Zionist, be they Jews, Christians or even so-called Muslims, certainly have no home amongst us.
So now we know what the correct solution is to the Palestinian problem, the next question would now be; how do we get there? Any sane man would agree that any nation under occupation has a right to resistance. This rule has been almost literally experienced by all major countries in the world. The simple fact is; civilians (people like you and me, with jobs, education, families, etc.) will only resist an occupation if they were prosecuted. Some nations welcome invaders, others fight but after a short while calm down due to the benefits they see coming of the change. Both examples are not new to Muslims who know the history of Islamic conquests. Those who resist an occupation for almost 80 years (like the Palestinians) are without doubt under severe oppression. And still yet all this weighs to nothing when compared with the hadith that says “he who gives away a hands-span of Muslim land will have its like in hell fire.” Therefore as Muslims, speaking of a two state solution or of any compromise less than returning the whole land to the rule of Islam is a grave error which should be corrected.
But is the solution for Palestine an armed resistance? My answer is no. Resistance to occupation is indeed a duty, however in the current state the Muslims are in it is not a solution. Muslims only need to look at their history to find the solution. The only time we were honoured as a people was under Islamic rule. The only time we were respected as a people was under Islamic rule. The only time we had security and freedom to worship Allah in the correct manner was under Islamic rule. Even in times when the Ottomans were extremely weak, they never stopped defending Islam. How can we forget their warning to attack France when a theater in Paris threatened to show a play that insulted the prophet (pbuh)? And today when they insult him what happens? What do our rulers do? A boycott done by the Muslims and a few violent demonstrations that led to the deaths of more than a dozen Muslims in several different Muslim countries? And what, by Allah, what came out of it? Several other newspapers published the cartoons in defiance! Respect us? Certainly not. Not today, not in the state we are in. Remember what Umar (raa) said; without Islam we will never have any honour. Islam here is not meant to be simply your five daily prayers, no. In another quote, Umar (raa) said; “there is no Islam without unity, no unity without leadership and no leadership without obedience.”
It is obvious that no group of people can be united without leadership. We are humans and we have different opinions in different matters according to our understanding. Take Muslims today for example, is there unity? We cannot even agree on when Ramadaan starts when it is just a matter of seeing a physical object in the sky. You would think that something so material and requires almost no personal judgments would be easy to reach an agreement on, yet subhaan Allah, it is as if this matter is a sign from Allah to show us how divided we are as a nation. Thus leadership is vital for there to be unity. The importance of leadership in Islam is further stressed by the prophet (pbuh) when he said “when three or more people travel they should elect one of them to be their amir (leader)” and leadership in Islam is clearly defined. Leadership of a group means that the group should obey their leader which thus implies that the leader gives orders. Therefore the duty of a leader is to give orders to his people in order to guide them to what is best for them. Now if we are talking about leadership in Islam, then we are talking about a leader that gives orders according to Islam. Now if leadership is meant to bring unity, then it is unsensical to have more than one leader for the Muslims since that only brings division. This again is further stressed by the prophet (pbuh) when he said “If the people begin giving baya (pledge of allegiance) to two people then kill the second one of them.” Therefore as far as the ummah as a whole is concerned, it can only have one amir and this amir should rule by Islam. This description fits only one title and we call it khaleefah (caliph).
Returning more directly to the issue of Palestine; what will solve the problem is nothing less than a caliph. A caliph not only implies a united Muslim world, but also implies the implementation of Allah’s deen on Muslim lands; leadership, unity and obedience. The prophet (pbuh) said: “Your leader is but a shield from behind whom the people fight and by whom they protect themselves.” Thus without this leader not only are we divided, but we have no shield to neither fight behind nor protect ourselves.
I will complete this article by a surah from the Quraan may it serve as a reminder to us all;
“And from among you there should be a party who invite to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these it is that shall be successful.”
[The Holy Quran 3:104]
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As-salaamu ‘alaykum Mohamed. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict reminds me much of the ethnic conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka. But what do you exactly mean by “fighting” against an occupation? In your view, is the non-violent struggle by Tibetans against the Communist Han Chinese illegitimate?
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Wa’alaikum Salam Abdul-Quddus,
Brother, the Sri Lankan context and Israel-Palestine context is totally different. The Sri Lankan conflict is an internal dispute within a country between a majority and minority ethnic group. The Palestine Israel conflict is the result of the creation of an entirely different country in a land belonging to another country and people.
btw I am from Sri Lanka. Check this article I wrote about Muslims here in Sri Lanka and the war
Sri Lankan Muslims, Ethnic War and Tamil Tigers Terrorism
“In your view, is the non-violent struggle by Tibetans against the Communist Han Chinese illegitimate?”
Certainly not. From where did you get this idea?
Assalamu Aleykum Chet,
I just emailed, please check you mail. Thanks for the encouragement. hope to see you again.
Godd article indeed, but there is a question arouse, Abdul Rahman Hilmi said that not ‘resistance fighting’ but the khilafat is needed in today’s Muslim World and Palestine of course,
Very True only Khilafat is the option of Muslim Country and an Islamic Sharia..but i argue right now the situation is little difficult
If we let Resistance go and Struggle for Khilafat then it cannot be done so easily. There is no One Leader inwhich all Ummah unites untill of course Imam Mehdi come.
So i think Jihad is the only option in today’s World, Qitaal…..
All those organizations they might be different but heir aim is same…and this is the solution which will lead us to Khilafat Inshallah
Plz do visit OUR Forum and Join
Also if possible do post it in Palestine Section….it will be nice to discuss it more Inshallah
Jazakallah for ur efforts
I got the idea when I read: “if the Red Indians never stopped fighting for their land, then certainly they would still have a claim to this day.” Does a non-violent and pacifist resistance fit into your definition of “fighting” the oppression?
The “Sri Lankan Muslims, Ethnic War and Tamil Tigers Terrorism” article was brilliantly written. I’ve been following the war at theacademic.org and various news outlets. May I ask, personally, how have the Buddhists treated you while in Sri Lanka?
A good read. It gives another point of view.
Salam Muslim Nation..
100% true whaeva u said bro..
i ve put ur website link on my community main page on orkut so that every1 can see..there are 157 members already and still risin geveryday
Walaikum salam Shaheen,
Thank you for your thoughts. But I don’t see how the current Palestine “Jihad” (if we can call it so!) is going to solved the Palestine problem or bring back the Caliphate. I think the best thing for us to do is to educate ourselves and others about the Caliphate and work to reestablish the Caliphate not only as a solution to the Palestinian problem but to solve many of the other problems of the Muslims Ummah. I think brother Abdul Rahman Hilmi can tell us more about it so I’ve sent a message to him to come and discuss it here.
By the way, Check this site, It has all the details about Caliphate’s Government structure.
Happy to see you again.
“May I ask, personally, how have the Buddhists treated you while in Sri Lanka?”
I’m glad to hear about your interest about my country. Most Sinhala Buddhists treat me very nicely and generally they are friendly and welcoming.
“Does a non-violent and pacifist resistance fit into your definition of “fighting” the oppression?”
I thought I replied to this. To reiterate, in my view irrespective of whether it is pacifist or violent, resistance is resistance. I think the form it takes depends on the situation of the oppressed people.
waalaikum salam Moheet,
Thank you very much brother. I was wondering how I get orkut visitors everyday. btw how can I join your group?
First, Jazakallahu khairan brother 1MN for this beautiful way you presented the article. Jazakallahu khairan.
Brother Shahin said:
“If we let Resistance go and Struggle for Khilafat then it cannot be done so easily. There is no One Leader inwhich all Ummah unites untill of course Imam Mehdi come.”
This is a common error. The fact is there is no proof that imam Mehdi is the one that will establish the khilafah. In fact, there are several ahadeeth which states that the Mehdi will come AFTER the khilafah is established.
Thwaban said, The Prophet said, “Three men will be killed at the place where your treasure is. Each of them will be the son of a Khalifah, and none of them will get hold of the treasure. Then the black banners will come out of the East, and they will slaughter you in a way which has never been seen before. Then he said something which I do not remember; then, If you see him, go and give him your allegiance, even if you have to crawl over ice, because he is the Khalifah of Allah, the Mahdi. (Ibn Majah.)
In another hadith:
Abd Allah said, Whilst we were with the Prophet, some young men from Banu Hashim approached us. When the Prophet saw them, his eyes filled with tears and the colour of his face changed. I said, We can see something has changed in your face, and it upsets us. The Prophet said, We are the people of a Household for whom Allah has chosen the Hereafter rather than this world. The people of my Household (Ahl al-Bayt) will suffer a great deal after my death, and will be persecuted until a people carrying black banners will come out of the east. They will instruct the people to do good, but the people will refuse; they will fight until they are victorious, and the people do as they asked, but they will not accept it from them until they hand over power to a man from my household. Then the earth will be filled with fairness, just as it had been filled with injustice. If any of you live to see this, you should go to him even if you have to crawl across ice.
This all proves one thing, the Mehdi will not establish the khilafah but will come after it has been established – by the ummah of Muhammad. Me and you and anyone who wants to work for it. The promise is, it will be established. It is only a matter of time. the question is, do you want the reward of something that no one in history has ever done before except for the prophet (saaws) and the sahabaah?
I never said we let go of the resistance to occupation. It is an obligation on a Muslim to protect his home and family. What I said is that this resistance will not solve the main problem; that we have no leadership – as you have correctly said.
In the prophet’s (saaws) sunnah, he established a group of Muslims around him however he was never the sultaan of that group. In otherwords, the prophet (saaws) although indeed was the leader of that group during the Mecca stage, he was not in a position to legislate crime and punishment and to wage military jihaad. It is after the hijrah, and after the establishment of the state in Medinah that the prophet (saaws) established himself as not only a spiritual guide, but a political figure and he started to legislate according to the commands and prohibitions of Allah (swt) and waged war on those who waged war on Islam.
Today, for you to work, you do not need a sultaan. You need a leader or an amir for you to follow. There is a hadith which states that if a group of three or more left to travel they should choose one to become their amir. Allah also said in the Quraan “let there be amongst you a party that calls to the good…” to the end of the verse. Therefore individual acts is not recommended but to join a group is how Muslims should work. And for a group to function as an Islamic group then they should elect an ameer according to the orders of the prophet (saaws). This ameer should not have the power to punish people for crimes or to legislate or to call for a military jihad. These things are properties of governments and not until that group establishes the state should they then in the process establish a government that rules and call for military campaigns. Even while Muslims were oppressed in Mecca the prophet (saaws) still never waged any military defence to protect the Muslims. Instead he strived hard to establish a state and searched over 40 different tribes to give him the pledge until he established it in Medinah after the pledge of the two tribes the Aws and the Khazraj.
Although this should be enough to convince you, I will go one to say that you should not question the time. Will we establish it within our lifetimes (which I personally believe we will inshallah) or within the next generation, or two? Brother, we do not work to establish the khilafah per se. We work to please Allah and whether we succeed or not, this is something which is with Allah and his knowledge and our Qadar.
Ibadah is the act of worship and in Islamic terms everything we do is an act of worship as long as we do it to please Allah. If as Muslims we know that Allah created us for ibadah then we know that everything we do should be done not for the success of what we are doing, but for the pleasure of Allah. if we succeed then alhamdullilah and indeed it will make us happy. But if not, then at least we died trying and in the end this life is a temporary position and our aim should always be the afterlife which is the permanent position.
We do not wait for the mahdi or for anyone else. We do what Allah has commanded us to do and that is to establish his deen so that the name of Allah will be the highest. And even IF the Mehdi is the one to establish the state (which as I stated is incorrect) it is still not an excuse for us not to work for it. We do not know when the Mehdi will come, but we do know our obligations towards Islam. What if Allah does not send the Mehdi until he sees the Muslims actually working and praying for the return of Islam? There is no excuse brother. Absolutly none.
Brother Abdul Rehman!!
I do not agree with u on this matter, sorry for that, do u want to say that Jihad is not Fardh??? because Khilafat is not present? This is no excuse…afterall If Jihad became fardh once even after Hijrah then it is fardh till now.
‘Jihad is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike something which is good for you and that you like something which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.’
(Surat-al-Baqarah (2), ayah 216)
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) Said.
“Jihad will continue until the Judgment Day”
“I have been commissioned with sword till the day of Judgment until that every one will worship Allah who is “La Shareek” and my subsistence is under the shade of my arrows and he who disobey my orders, digrace and humality has made their fate and he who follow and copy other nations, his end will be with them.”
Book: Masand Ahmad
Brother inshallah i will answer all ur points again, as i am in hurry right now
But this matter needed to be debated
I repeat; I never denied that fighting to protect your land and family is an obligation on every Muslim. What I am saying is that the obligation falls upon you when your home and your family is threatened. I, for example, can do more working for the establishment of the khilafah through the method the prophet (saaws) used as we can see in his seerah.
As a human, I have an obligation to eat healthily. I also have an obligation to protect a Muslim sister if I saw her being attacked infront of me. I have several obligations some of which vary with my position and environment. However, these do not necessarily have anything to do with establishing Allah’s deen on this Earth. I do not deny any of these obligations just because I see working for the khilafah as the crown of all the fards (tajul furood), and even when my home is attacked, I will protect it with any means necessary. I will fight, but fight to protect myself and those around me, not fight to propagate Islam – that is not my job, it is the job of the absent state.
Yes i understand what u r saying, Every Muslim knows that the destiny of our Ummah lies in the establishment of pure Khilafat and rule of Islam on earth.
Today Jihad is Fard Ayen…and in some places Fardh Kifayah!
By saying that Jihad cannot be done without the presence of Muslim state, i do not agree
Shaikh Abdullah Izaam Shaheed Famouse Muslim Scholar of Arab said.
“War has permitted in Islam for the extension of Islamic Idealogy, Salvation of Humanity from the Domination of infidelity and to bring them out from the darkness fo world to the light of this world and Hereafter.
It means in Islam the purpose of War is to avert the political, financial and communial obstacles.
Hence you can say that its the work of Jihad to destroy the powers who stop Islam from spreading all over the world. If people accept Islam then their is no need to raise sword, Shed Blood, destroy facilities and properties. because this relegion bring the Message of reformation not destruction.
If we will be unable to spread our idealogy without fighting with political system and strong governments then we will must fight with them because those governments and systems are hiderals between us and the people.
If political powers, rich people and strong tribes will come into our way then we will fight with theem with arms until they will surrender infront of Islam and get away between us and humanity.
War of Islam is to finish mischief and to destroy those oppressors who make people their slaves or the lsaves of their system instead of Allah. If these oppressors surrender then Islam also have no interest in Killing people and using Arms.
Even Islam want to save them from the Hell Fire. Islam want to save them from Ignorance in this World, and hell fire in Here After.”
Please check these articles:
Purpose & Aim of Jihad
THE SHIRK OF VOTING FOR MAN MADE LAW .
Waiting to hear from U
brother I never denied jihad since doing so constitute kufr as it has been ordained on the Muslims through the Quraan. There is no debating that nor is there debating that voting for man made laws or within a man made system is haraam.
What I am arguing here is the organisation of the laws within Islam. Let me give you an example. If you see a theif steeling, would you grab him, take our a knife and cut his hand right there and then and then using the verse from the Quraan ordering the Muslims to cut the hand of the theif as your reasoning to your action? No ofcourse not. There requires to be witnesses, there requires to be trials and there requires to be a judge. This is the sunnah of the prophet (saaws) and the sahabah after him. Yes indeed Jihad has been ordained by the Quraan, but we need to do more ijtihaad on the issue and when we do we learn that the sunnah of the prophet (saaws) further teaches us on how we implement that obligation, when and under what circumstances. The ijtihaad that I follow and that I believe is true, is that military jihaad can only be carried out by the khaleefah unless in cases of defending your home and family. Our obligation, me and you, is not military jihaad, but the establishment of the khilafah through the same way the prophet (saaws) did because as Muslims we follow his sunnah in everything.
The prophet (saaws) said: “the ameer is the sheild behind whom you fight and with whom you protect yourself.”
” The ijtihaad that I follow and that I believe is true, is that military jihaad can only be carried out by the khaleefah unless in cases of defending your home and family. Our obligation, me and you, is not military jihaad, but the establishment of the khilafah through the same way the prophet (saaws) did because as Muslims we follow his sunnah in everything. ”
How do u came to this Ijtihad??? Is this Ijtihad u concluded by urself?? What is the reasoning and proofs behind it???
there is no compulsion that, without an Amir or Khalifa on which everyone unite, Jihad cannot be ordained on Ummah!
Instead It has been ordered that U chose best person among urself as Amir .
Just as it happened in Ghazwa Mouta, when three Amirs appointed by Prophet SAW get shaheed then Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed (RA) came up as Amir.
Jihad against Crusades is also another example in which every reigion had different Amir.
Even our own purpose to establish Khilafat cannot be done without Jihad and Qitaal.
Imaam Ibn Qdama (RA) in “Al-MughNie” wrote:
“thus wihout the presence of Amir, Jihad cannot be delayed because by delaying it the whole Purpose of Jihad diminish.”
Al Mughni 253/8
No certainly I am not in a position to make any ijtihaad. The ijtihaad that I refered to is the work of sheikh Taqiul Deen an-Nabahani – a Palestinian shariah judge who died in the 1970s.
As for the reasoning; of what exactly? That we should follow the sunnah of the prophet (saaws)? Yes I know that is not what you are asking, but I have already stated in my previous post that the prophet (saaws) did not engage in any military jihad even while being oppressed. Neither did he spend his life preaching to the kufaar to accept Islam like alot of Muslims are doing today. Instead, after he made a strong group around him, he searched for the nusraa from over 40 different tribes until he got it from the Aws and the Khazraj and with them he took power of Medinah and then initiated military jihad. And just like we try and follow the prophet in the way he ate, slept, drank, worked and use him as an example in all matters of our lives except for those we know are special for him (like his marriage to more than 4 wives). And is not the method to establish the Islamic state also an act the prophet undertook and thus becomes within the fold of the sunnah? or am I misunderstanding the seerah?
You said: “Instead It has been ordered that U chose best person among urself as Amir .
Just as it happened in Ghazwa Mouta, when three Amirs appointed by Prophet SAW get shaheed then Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed (RA) came up as Amir.”
You have to be precise as to what you mean by amir. If you a leader of a group, then khair, I agree. If you mean a khaleefah to the prophet; then no. The prophet clearly said in a hadith sahih that the ummah is not allowed to have more than one khaleefah. He (saaws) said; “if you see the Muslims giving the bayaah (pledge) to a man after they have given it to someone else, then kill the second one.” There is a difference between an ameer of a group and the khaleefah. The khaleefah has power and authority to inforce his orders using the army, police, judges, punishment laws, etc. The ameer of a group does not have that power and has no authority within Islam to inforce the hudood of the shariah on someone who breaks them. So for example, the ameer of my group cannot cut my hand off if he saw me stealing because he has no such authority. And in cases where an ameer has such an authority, it only exist due to a permission from the khaleefah and for no other reason (as in the case of the different wilayaat in the khilafah).
you said: “Even our own purpose to establish Khilafat cannot be done without Jihad and Qitaal.”
Tell me how the prophet established the khilafah in Medinah.
As for your quote from Ibn Qudamaa, this is his ijtihaad and Allah knows best.
U have stated that Prophet SAW before Hijra , did tableegh even while opressed. True!
But After Migration to Madina, he started Qitaal.
U r right! But u see there is something else here
Quran says :
‘Jihad is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike something which is good for you and that you like something which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.’
(Surat-al-Baqarah (2), ayah 216)
Here “Kutiba Alaikum Qitaal” means it has become Fardh. It is just like Other Ahkamat …Like Soum (Fasting) which became ordained in 2nd year of Hijrah!
After getting ordained how can we go back to the previous situation??? NO WE CANT!
Now tell me one more thing.
Taliban established Khilafat, a full fledge Khilafat in Afghanistan…How many Muslims follow it? or even recognize it?
I do not understand HOW can u avoid Jihad? even at this time??? How will a Lashkar come from Khurasan without Jihad? How we will struggle for khilafat without Jihad???
I am a secular nationalist by political persuasion, Bengali by ethnicity and and a Muslim by faith. I totally disagree with the author of this article.
The Palestinian conflict is not a religious one. It is a conflict over land and resources. There is no good in turning to Islamic fundamentalism. The Palestinians will never win sympathy that way. The Umjmah and Khalifate simply don’t exist.
The two state solution is the only realistic solution. The Palestinians and Israelis have to accept each other and agree to live in peace.
u r quite ignorant sbout the conflict!
Saudi Arabia leads the treachery of Arab Summit in giving away Palestine
Sorry for the delayed reply but I thought Hilmi will come again and reply to you. Maybe he is busy so I will reply to your last comment to him.
you said, Now tell me one more thing.
Taliban established Khilafat, a full fledge Khilafat in Afghanistan…How many Muslims follow it? or even recognize it?
This is the first time I heard that the Taliban established a Khilafat. Can you please give me any sources for this claim you make?
And besides maybe the Taliban had good intentions of serving Allah and looked like a true Islamic country but actually their government was no better than the unislamic Royal family run government in Saudi Arabia. For example the Taliban did many unislamic awful things like not allowing girls to study, women to work, making it mandatory for men to grow beards and women to cover the whole body, shunning development and technology etc. From a Islamic perspective these are all unacceptable.
The Khilafah which Himli and I would like to see established is a Khilafat fully based on the Quran and Sunnah and encompassing all Muslim countries from Indonesia to Morocco. I think the best way to realise this today is by spreading understanding about the Khilafat and how it works among all people especially Muslims.
I Agree completly, this is a very nice idea!!!
How long do you think we need?
We have internet, Post service, Television etc.
all this things and no success, how did it our brothers 1400 years ago to spread over 4 continents in 10 Years? Peaceful(muslim)!!!
Assalamu Alaikum Enver,
I am wondering what you are trying to say. bro, there are several comments and points of view expressed here, so it would be easier to answer if you are more explicit.
this was acomment for :
“The Khilafah which Himli and I would like to see established is a Khilafat fully based on the Quran and Sunnah and encompassing all Muslim countries from Indonesia to Morocco. I think the best way to realise this today is by spreading understanding about the Khilafat and how it works among all people especially Muslims.”
I think that the most muslims already know the theory, but the problem is that: Practice!!!
If we muslims would practice islam we would become real muslim, than people from all over the world would see how islam works and join us. First we have to understand our own religion, seperate wrong and right (Furgan) like mathematics. NOT “my mezhep not allow this and that, because my grandfathers father said so…” we have to see the mistakes of the further Generations and learn from it and not make worse. Muslims are separated in many mezheps but only one is the right path. I had many trouble with shias, alevis, sunnis, cafaris, hanbalis and with my father… because during this discussions with alevi i realised that alevis are practicing christian traditions only with islamic names, how this could devolop? because anytime a muslim leader makes a mistake, i guess he forced some christians to be muslims and so the alevi stream begun with trinity of (hasha)Allah-Muhammad-Ali and with Pictures of 12 Imams and Ali in their Prayhouse Icons like in a Church so absolute wrong!!, but more important in what i realised was that my own mezhep had a great mistake too, Imam-u Azam ebu Hanifa. By all respect for him, but i think someone forced him to legitimate unislamic laws: for example to allow a monarchy as a caliphat, that means that it is obligatory that only! the son of the last caliph can be caliph.
but that is wrong. so I get in trouble with my father he was very angry of my thoughts but than he discussed it in his cema’a and this cema’a seperated because of the solution what came out: Hanifa was wrong, the only right mezhep can be only:
I hope thats more clear for you…
I still dont see how the khalifat will be established, if any nation establishes it, wouldnt the west destroy that nation? also lets say it got established in indonesia tomorow, will the rest of the muslim world follow? i doubt it. The arabs would probably say we should be the khalifa. every1 seems to be going in there own direction. So in essence i dont see how a khalifat can come about unless 1 muslim nation lets say iran takes over all the other arab nations surrounding isreal and being under the rule of 1 ruler(khalifa) then they can probably get rid of isreal. But on the other hand isreal has nukes and i bet they would use it if they knew they where going down.
No one says that the Jews used to live in ‘Palestine,’ the Jews got Israel because that is their homeland.
Only Philistines call it ‘Palestine’
are all the answers to all your problems to kill the one that opposes you is there no room for anyone else in this world. Once you have accomplished your objective of getting the whole world under your thumb.What then?Your’s is a violent religion and your laws are unjust and your energy should be turned towards getting your house in order and quit trying to dominate thje world with your midevil beliefs. It’s my belief that the shack now standing where The Temple of David belongs should be torn down. In reality muslims are like little children you could care less about the palistinians and the land there till someone else layed claim to it.You have your temple in mecca get out of Isreal.You don’t care about the palistinians you use them as a pawn in your childish desires. You’re hypocrites. Tell me why is it unlawful to convert to another religion in your muslim nations is your god that weak he needs the power of intimidation and the threat of death to keep his worshipers.
I must add that I’ve been willing till now to give muslims the benifit of doubt till this latest incident with the teddy bear and muslims calling for the death of that poor inocent woman trying to help children. This is unbelievable to me are you people realy that crazy if there are moderates where are they? This has conviced me I need to do more and get more active. Your religion is not one of peace and love it is one of violence and hatred I see not evidence to prove anything different.
Tim Garwood, you are a typical white idiot babbling nonsense. Your people are the most violent mass murderers on the planet and you come here to whine about a teddy bear incident which your racist media blew out of proportion? Hypocritical white faggot!
Why is there so much anger over palestinians only being persecuted and there lands occupied when there many other muslims with their lands occupied. There is kurdistan being occupied and bombed by turkey right now, africans in darfur being slaughtered like pigs and acehinese oppressed by indonesia and no muslims give a damn. I will tell you why this is, it is because these people are occupied by muslims and they are muslims themselves so it is a non issue for the islamic world. However when jews do the same there is a great pandemonium. Brotherhood is great when it is against infidels but for other muslims it doesnt seem to exist.
I am from Indonesia… Subhanallah… it is great post. Khilafat!!! Khilafat!!! Khilafat!!!
The Ummah being worthy of leadership/authority in the World is dependent on our fear and love of Allah taala, our obedience to Him and our general piety; and that when we stray from the Deen and engross ourselves in sins, then we do not deserve any of the favours of Allah taala (from amongst which is Khilafah). Rather, then, we deserve only His punishment (which comes in the form of no authority in the World and the ruling of others over them).
May Allah forgive us and save us, Ameen.
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