TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

نویسنده : ABDUL HADI AWANG

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

 

Written by:

ABDUL HADI AWANG

President of Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS),

Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to the Middle East.

 

 

The world is highly anticipating the United States Presidential Election – an election held in the largest pro-democracy Western country in the world. A country that claims to uphold the most progressive freedom of speech that it is considered a prime example to the whole world.

The concept of secularism that they practice enables them to evade the reckoning of their own religion, yet the religion itself offers no guidance in political affairs. Eventually, it turns them into a body with no soul or a body severed from its head, depriving the body of its intellectual capacity to think.

They can be compared to a machine driven by mindless engine depending on whichever direction the driver turns. If the driver is drunk, then he will plummet to the ground. In the end, they will shatter into pieces just like what previously happened to the Eastern bloc with the collapse of the Soviet Union and countries under the same bloc. 

The role of religion is only visible in the President’s swearing-in ceremony in the church after winning the elections.

Just recently, he was almost deprived of this victory because of an attempt at robbing the win after previously failing to steal it. That is how severe the situation is when one is inclined towards illegal practices in democracy whose concept does not contain religious spirit and is morally incapacitated.

Islam is similar to democracy, in that it recognizes the role of the people’s autonomy and their rights in state politics. However, Islamic politics has its own spirit made up of divine faith and vision of the Hereafter.

Islamic politics also contains the concept of sin and reward which men will be accounted for by taking into account the ability of a mentally sound mukallaf (accountable person), and is guided by aqeedah, sharia and akhlaq.

Whether it is the elected leader or the followers who voted for him, all will be accounted for their deeds along with those who provides support up to the moment the leader won the election and elected as leader. Allah SWT said:

﴿يَوْمَ نَدْعُو كُلَّ أُنَاسٍ بِإِمَامِهِمْ  فَمَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِيَمِينِهِ فَأُولَئِكَ يَقْرَءُونَ كِتَابَهُمْ وَلَا يُظْلَمُونَ فَتِيلًا٧١ وَمَنْ كَانَ فِي هَذِهِ أَعْمَى فَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ أَعْمَى وَأَضَلُّ سَبِيلًا٧٢﴾

“(Think of) the Day when We will call every people with their books of deeds. Then the ones who will be given their book in their right hands will read their book (happily) and will not be wronged even to the measure of a fine thread. (71); But whoever is (too) blind in this (world to see the right path) will be (too) blind in the Hereafter (to reach the salvation), and much more astray from the path. (72).” (Surah al-Isra’: 71-72)

In the last century, the Islamist bloc had once collapsed when they abandoned the teachings of Islam in exchange for secularism which had caused the fall of the Caliphate as had been done by Kamal Atarturk. This turn of events turns Turkey – a major power of the Muslim world into a despicable country. As for other countries in the Muslim world, they had fragmented and their inheritances were split by the Western and Eastern colonizers. 

In political science, the Islamic civilization had triggered political reform through modernization of Western democracy which grants political right to the people. However, the reforms that took place in medieval Europe was based on the concept of secularism which is why the negative impacts are becoming apparent nowadays.

They only study Islam but did not embrace it and their knowledge are not imbued with Islamic values. So is the Islamic civilization that they plagiarized by only taking the aspect of science and technology to the extent of destroying themselves.

In addition to being separate from religion, politics in the United States is also influenced by economic finance and media factors. Since both of these aspects are largely dominated by the Zionist, whoever is seen to be strongly in favour of Israel, can already be considered victorious.

Therefore, either the Democrats or the Republicans – whichever is the winner, both of them will keep assisting and supporting Israel which is the qibla of the Zionist movement. The only difference is in terms of approach yet in terms of support, it is exactly the same. Such is the difference between the two political giants in the United States.

This is a deeply unfortunate situation and it is especially so for the Arab and Muslim countries influenced by the Zionist that have to dance according to the tune of America’s politics.

When the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, pushed for the agenda of normalisation with the state of Israel and recognizing Bayt al-Maqdis as the capital of Israel when he was aggressively campaigning for the Presidential Election in America, some Arab and Muslim countries foolishly choose to join him.

Now who knows what had happened to them after Trump suffered a defeat. Even though both of the competing parties in the election are thieves, Trump still have the audacity to accuse his opponents of stealing the election.

His action is reminiscence of a thief who wants to save himself from the crowd that surrounds him by shouting along with them, ‘Thieves! Thieves!’

When it fails, the tactic is switched into a robbery by attacking the Congress Hall building, but this too, had met with failure.

As for Joe Biden who wins the election, the same policy will remain because he is also under the influence of Zionist, the only difference is merely his more subtle approach. This is just another one of their efforts towards accomplishing their goals after everything else fails.

Therefore, a gentle diplomatic approach is chosen in order to exert their influence so that other countries can be ordered and arranged as they please.

This is similar to the reality of politics in the United States. The same old chessboard and chess pieces, only the players are switched.

Other countries are just seen as their chess pieces which will move according to the wishes of the players and are unable to move on its own. Even if it is a king, knight or pawn pieces, their movements still depend on who the players are.

Biden was a supporter of previous policies regarding Israel and the intervention in Muslim country’s affairs such as the invasion of Afghanistan and the enslavement of the Kurdish people near the borders of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. This also includes instigating a proxy war in Syria, Libya and Yemen, dividing Iraq, besieging Iran and threatening all countries that refuse to participate in their scheme.

The change in the reign of the United States government to Biden happens only because their previous interventions failed. Since they fail to assume command of the situation, the players need to be changed.

Biden still maintain the same policy with the addition of minor changes to fit the current situation especially in facing the resurgence of Muslims.

Now the countries are competing with one another in expressing their support for the winner in the hope that they can rely on the United States that is considered to be well-established.

They refuse to give up on the hope of retaining their power with backing from the United States or obtaining power with the United States’ assistance.

The United States can keep up its role as long as there are people willing to become their servants or requesting to become one. These group will be manipulated as usual.

All plans of the United States can be carried out as long as there are nations or countries that are still suffering from colonial mentality even though their independence had been declared for decades.

However, today they are still living under the influence of their former colonizers although the latter have fallen one by one in their respective countries.

Some are still financially dependent as seen from the act of adopting the US dollar into their monetary system. They do not even know whether they must give up something as collateral or not or whether the money is just a plain printed paper or otherwise.

Some others are still reliant on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) backed by the Jews in the form of usury - the Zionist concept that is despised by Allah SWT.

On the other hand, some other receive weaponry assistance from the Zionist provided that they enslave themselves to the Zionist to safeguard the interests of the country that is still regarded as a major power. They must be worshipped as if they were the Almighty and were able to remain eternal similar to God.

Even though there is only a 1-dollar bill, it will still have two sides. The only difference is the illustration on each side. However, some countries remain dependent on a 1-dollar bill that will eventually be torn.

They ought to stick to their principle by being independent and finding a good or a less evil friend rather than depending on countries that blatantly commit mischief. Helping them is equivalent to helping those with ulterior motive.

The purpose of United States economic aid is only to continue the economic colonialism after political and military colonialism concluded, rather than to assist the country.

The supply of weapon is not to strengthen the country itself, but to safeguard the interest and the security of the country acting as its master. The country, thus, is willing to trigger a civil war on behalf of its master.

They should observe and take note of countries that are able to maintain their sovereignty such as Germany and Japan that were badly defeated during the World War. At that time, they were also bound by strict conditions. However, they remain independently developing their human capital equipped with their own identity, culture and language to recover from their losses.

This is similar to Russia and China which had lost in the Cold War in the previous era. Now both countries can be set as example in terms of their ability to survive and rebuild themselves to become a major power.

Similarly, North Korea, which is seen as inferior, can also establish itself even through a method that is considered foolish to others. Venezuela, which is considered a thug in Latin America, is still able to survive without any assistance from its colonizer.

Recently, two Muslim countries, namely Turkey and Iran seem to have risen on its own and refuse to dance to the tune of the American election. This is a very positive sign.

Unfortunately, countries that are rich in natural resources but are lacking in principle and dignity are still begging for sympathy from the winner of election in America. In reality, election is not even held in the country itself or even if it is, it is in name only.

It is very unfortunate that they are investing too much of their wealth in the United States and the Europe rather than helping the country of their own people. Finally, the wealth is invested in a place that strays from its intended field.

They are only enjoying themselves in gambling and sports club because they have been heavily reliant on parties that are not even their next of kin.

It reaches the extent that expenditure on defence is larger merely for the sake of waging a civil war with each other, rather than to fight the enemies of the country and the people. Instead, weapons are bought to kill a friend or oneself.

Let us all reflect on ourselves and perform positive changes, by liberating ourselves by becoming a truly independent and sovereign nation.  

Establish the identity and unity among the Muslims. Do not be divided, read the Quran in your own mother tongue. Allah SWT said:

﴿وَأَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلَا تَنَازَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ  وَاصْبِرُوا  إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ٤٦﴾

Obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not quarrel with each other, lest you should lose courage, and your prowess should evaporate; and be patient. Surely, Allah is with the patient.” (Surah al-Anfal: 46)

Thus, what is the use of being rich in wealth if the soul is vile and poor.

Date:  28th January 2021 / 14 Jumadal Akhirah 1441