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â€œGlorified be He (Allah) Who took His slave for a journey by night from Masjid Al Haraam (Makkah) to Masjid Al Aqsa (Jerusalem), the neighbourhood wherof We have blessed, in order that we might show him of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs). Verily, He is the All Hearer, the All Seerâ€ (TMQ Al Isra: 1)
Masjid Al Aqsa â€“ home to the first Qiblah, the second Masjid built on earth and the third holiest Masjid in Islam. The blessed land surrounding Masjid Al Aqsa â€“ the land that of many Prophets ‘alayhi mussalaam of Allah Azzawajal, station of the miraculous Miâ€™raj (ascension) of Rasulullah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam to the heavens, land of the Sahaabah radiyallaahu ‘anhum and home to some of the most prominent scholars of Islam. This land has in its recent history, become known for something else – a brutal enforced occupation and holocaust of its people, of whom an overwhelming majority have testified to Laa ilaaha illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah.
Since 1948, when the murderous Jews of Eastern Europe and Russia declared the state of â€œIsraelâ€ by savagely terrorizing hundreds of thousands of native Palestinians off their land, every attempt has been made to distort the truth in order to validate a baseless claim. The Palestinian population, spread over squalid refugee camps (West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon), have since become known as the largest refugee population in the world! Explosives, arson attacks and excavations beneath the Haram of Masjid Al Aqsa are some of the constant methods employed by the state-sponsored terrorists in their quest for the complete destruction of Al Aqsa, the capture of Jerusalem and eventually, everything between the Nile (Egypt) and the Euphrates (Iraq) â€“ their Talmudic quest for â€˜Greater Israelâ€™.
For more than sixty years, the world has witnessed the barbarity of the Jewish terror, unleashed against innocent men, women, children and babies! But the courage that has been placed within the Muslims of Occupied Palestine by Allah Azzawajal has ensured that they will not give up without a fight. And so, thousands have been honoured ash shuhadaa (martyrs) by placing their lives at the very forefront of this struggle.
â€œAnd of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the pleasure of Allah; and Allah hath compassion on (His) bondmen.â€ (TMQ Al Baqarah: 207)
Our terminology is defined by Divine sources and NOT via the Jewish controlled mass media. By labeling a mujahid as a â€œsuicide bomber/terroristâ€ they try to manipulate the minds of people with the aim of getting Muslims to â€œcondemnâ€ actions of those on the frontline of defending Islam (sadly with some success). So when we hear about a martyrdom operation, we understand that the brother/ sister (who values death more than life as he/she knows the reality within his/her lines better than we do), with Allaahu Akbar in his/her heart and upon his/her lips has used the most effective weapon available to inflict maximum damage to the terrorists in addition to casting dread and fear within their camp as well as causing a reduction in their numbers and equipment. Thus a martyrdom seeker (for the pleasure of Allah Azzawajal) and a suicide case (depression) are complete opposites!
In 2006, after the cold-blooded murder of several civilians in separate attacks (including the entire Ghalia family) by Jewish terrorists , Mujahideen responded with rocket attacks and the successful capture of a Jewish terrorist. And so began the latest wave of barbaric onslaughts against a civilian population, within which the Palestinian â€œPresidentâ€ and heads of Arab States were seen scurrying about like the puppies that they are, campaigning for the release of the terrorist in order to please their kaafir masters – the deluded self-appointed masters of the world, United States and Britain. These puppets, along with the world community (with the exception of a few) urge Israel to â€œshow restraintâ€ while demand that the terrorist be released. Ironically, none of the same efforts were exerted when the Ghalia family were butchered on the beach of Gaza! Maybe the fact that the Jews are not interested in peace has alluded these people or maybe they are just too dumb to notice.
Israel and its agents are trying to divert attention away from the facts by making this a nationalistic Palestinian-Israeli issue which it is not. Neither is it a land issue. This issue is an Islamic issue that concerns the entire Muslim Ummah.
â€œIndeed there has been an excellent example for you in Ibrahim and those with him, when they said to their people: â€˜Verily we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allah: we have rejected you, and there has arisen between us and you enmity and hatred for ever until you believe in Allah aloneâ€ (TMQ Al Mumtahanah: 4)
Our enmity and hatred towards the Jews is ideological and not simply political. We do not hate them only because they are occupiers. The matter goes back further than that. We hate them because they slandered Allah Azzawajal â€˜The hand of Allah is chained (implying inability or stinginess).â€™ (TMQ Al Maâ€™idah: 64); â€˜Indeed, Allah is poor, while we are rich!â€™ (TMQ Aal â€˜Imran: 181); â€˜Uzair is the son of Allahâ€™ (TMQ At Tawbah: 30) and killed and slandered His Prophets ‘alayhi mussalaam (Zakariyah and Yahya ‘alayhi salaam). We hate them for their attempts to murder Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam, (Khaybar, Banu Nadeer, Qainuqa and Quraidha), for their crimes against the house of Allah Azzawajal (Masjid Al Aqsa) and for their killing of our brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers. We hate them for their planned murders of our babies and children with high tech US-made weaponry.
â€œIs it not (the case) that every time they make a covenant, some party among them throws it aside? Nay! The truth is most of them believe not.â€ (TMQ Al Baqarah:100)
There cannot be harmony between Muslims and the oppressive, usurping Jews for they are people of treachery and betrayal – it is not possible to trust them at all. They repeatedly betrayed their covenant with Allah Azzawajal and broke their treaty with Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam in Madinah. They incited tribes to rise up against the Khilafah of Abu Bakr radiyallaahu ‘anhu. Madrid, Oslo, Camp David and the Road Map are more recent examples of their established practice of deceit and treachery. Their crimes are far too many to mention. In fact is there any treaty or agreement signed by them that they have actually fulfilled?
The international pressure on the Palestinians to stop the intifada (uprising) coincides with a shameful betrayal from the tyrannical rulers of Muslim Lands. With a deafening silence that is only interrupted by the occasional sheep-like bleating at OIC and Arab League summits, their position to the mothers of Occupied Palestine is clear â€“ We are not prepared to stop the Jews from killing your children for we fear the wrath of our lord â€“ the lord of the white house! This is why they constantly seek the mediation and assistance of the US and the UN, despite the fact that all previous calls to these shayateen have gone unheeded! (Incidentally it was the UN who gave Palestine to the Jews in the first place)
O you who believe! We are certain that this persecution will not continue unabated and we draw comfort from the words of Rasulullah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam for victory has been promised to the believers! â€œThe Hour will not begin until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them, until a Jew will be hiding behind a rock or a tree, and the rock or tree will say, â€˜O Muslim, O slave of Allah, here is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!â€™ except for the box-thorn (gharqad tree), for it is one of the trees of
the Jews.â€ (Bukhari and Muslim)
Though the struggle for Palestine has been very costly in human terms, there are many positive aspects that have arisen purely by the Mercy of Allah Azzawajal:
â€¢ Raising of the banner of â€œLaa ilaaha illallahâ€ among the Muslims
â€¢ Thousands granted the honourable status of shuhadaa (martyrs) Insha Allah
â€¢ The increased brotherhood among Muslims who spend towards their brothers and sisters out of what Allah Azzawajal has given them
â€¢ The total failure of all forms of jaahil man-made systems (nationalism, socialism, communism and now democracy) that have been used at some time or another to justify the attempted â€œliberationâ€ of Palestine
â€¢ The renewed conviction among many Muslims that the only way to defeat the Jews is jihad for the sake of Allah Azzawajal (6 yrs of intifada forced the Jews from Gaza whilst 50+ yrs of talks achieved absolutely nothing)
â€¢ Immense courage among the young mujahideen in Palestine who fearlessly confront the Jews despite all of their sophisticated war machinery
â€¢ The return of the principle of Muslims being all one body
O believers! We are truly one body and this body is in pain! When will we stop the pain? We must strive hard to fulfil the following command of Allah Azzawajal: â€œAnd prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery etc) by which you may terrify the
enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.â€ (TMQ Al Anfaal: 60)
O fellow servant of Allah Azzawajal!
Al Aqsa is OUR Masjid!
Palestine is part of OUR Muslim lands!
Its people are OUR brothers and sisters!
Islam knows no racial, ethnic, national, political or tribal divides. We are united upon Laa ilaaha illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah!
O believer! Realize that the freedom of Masjid Al Aqsa and Palestine is an obligation and a responsibility on you â€“ you will be asked about it by Allah Azzawajal! Ensure that your children learn about this issue. Show them what is meant by belief in the promise of Allah Azzawajal and Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam! Teach them to understand the nature of those that they are dealing with for it may be that they are of the blessed generation that liberates Masjid Al Aqsa Insha Allah.
â€œThey fight not against you even together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Their enmity among themselves is very great. You would think they were united, but their hearts are
divided. That is because they are a people who understand notâ€ (TMQ Al Hashr: 14)