AN ENEMY OF ISLAM, A SAVIOUR OF ISRAEL
Written by: ABDUL HADI AWANG
Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)
The entire world has witnessed the play staged by those who are supposedly fighting for peace especially in West Asia or the Middle East — the world’s most turbulent regions.
The leading roles would undoubtedly belong to Western countries and their allies. Middle Eastern countries, particularly the Arab countries have no choice but to depend on the West and considered them their lifelines. Although they are merely regarded as extras, in reality, however, they suffer the most severe blow.
In retrospect, we have not forgotten the history of how the illegal establishment of Israel had come about after the Balfour Declaration had consented to the establishment of a permanent state for the Zionists. This was soon followed by the Sykes-Picot Agreement that led to the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate in the last century, with its territories being divided almost as if the West were the legal owners.
Now, it has already been a century since the incident. Even though they intentionally cover up the atrocities that took place, it is futile for it is clear as day to those who are able to see.
Fulfilling the leading role of the peace advocates in this act are none other than those with significant involvement in the establishment of the illegal state of Israel. As for those who benefited from the Sykes-Picot agreement, their roles are merely akin to slaves, even though they held the highest and the most powerful positions in their respective countries.
To make matters worse, the date of the establishment of the illegal state of Israel is regarded as a national celebration by Arab countries that are merrily celebrated. Those countries, even if they are blessed with abundant oil resources, they are just like puppets that dance to other’s tunes.
They have been guarding the illegal state of Israel with everything in their power from the very beginning, and to an extent, protecting it from punishments passed by international law. Such law, however, is just like a spider’s web that is only capable of capturing lowly criminals yet turning a blind eye on the real culprit. Every decision of the United Nations (UN) that poses a threat to Israel will be vetoed by its saviours, which works in Israel’s favour.
Although the outline of Israel’s map shows a small expanse of land in addition to being sparsely populated, the inhabitants have a burning aspiration towards establishing the Great Nation of Israel, spanning the area from the Nile River to the River of the Euphrates and from one ocean to another.
Behind the scenes, the Zionist movement has been channelling a huge amount of funds to fulfil its agenda, to the extent of being able to control the World Bank Group (WBG), International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as influential and global media. They are also behind every general election, providing support for parties and candidates competing for the position of the head of government.
The illegal state of Israel is supplied with the most sophisticated weaponry, including weapons of mass destruction banned by international law, yet Israel is not legally bound by any agreement.
On the contrary, the weapons supplied to the Arab countries are just for defending themselves in their respective locations. Once these countries cross their specific boundaries, they will be perceived as a threat to Israel.
The supplied weapons are mainly exploited to wage civil wars and protect oil reserves and their routes. In addition to establishing military bases for the main players and protecting the safety of Israel at all costs, it is imperative that there would not be any attempt to outdo Israel among these countries.
All Muslim countries are prohibited from reaching the height of technological advancement even if they have the financial means and capability to attain it. While such progress is not always intended for armaments, it must be stopped in order to protect the illegal state of Israel.
The establishment of the illegal Israeli state, though it has been recognized as legitimate, was achieved through confiscation from the original inhabitants who were henceforth forcibly driven out of their homeland. Yet, the Palestinian natives were persuaded with various lavish offers and coerced by their inhumane neighbours to respect the Israeli establishment.
The Palestinians, however, refuse to admit defeat and are steadily gathering their power, proving the saying of Prophet Muhammad PBUH:
"لَا تَزَالُ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي عَلَى الْحَقِّ ظَاهِرِينَ لَعَدُوِّهِمْ، قَاهِرِينَ، لَا يَضُرُّهُمْ مَنْ خَالَفَهُمْ إِلَّا مَا أَصَابَهُمْ مِنْ لَأْوَاءَ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَهُمْ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ وَهُمْ كَذَلِكَ." قَالُوا: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، وَأَيْنَ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: "بِبَيْتِ الْمَقْدِسِ، وَأَكْنَافِ بَيْتِ الْمَقْدِسِ."
“A group of my ummah will remain on truth, they will vanquish their enemy and those who disagree with them will not be able to harm them until Allah commands." The companions asked: “O Messenger of Allah, who are they and where will they be?” The Prophet PBUH said: “They will be in and around Bayt al-Maqdis.” (Riwayat Ahmad 22320)
It is now in full display before our eyes how their peace theatrics to save the illegal state of Israel are still going on in such a manner. This includes the move to block every route that assists the Palestinians’ struggle. Every country involved in channelling aids to Palestine will be obstructed in various ways.
For the West, it is not a matter of ideology, sect, or race, instead, everything that poses a threat to Israel must be eliminated.
We have just witnessed the Arab Spring — the spring that was proven to be unfruitful, followed with proxy wars in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and other countries — wars that were successfully triggered in each country involved in assisting Palestine by raising the issues of sects, racial fanaticism, border crisis, and democracy. All of it is merely a part of their plot to save Israel, rather than to defend the Muslims and the Arabs.
Most recently, they are getting anxious over the achievements of high-tech advances in Iran and Turkey, both of whom are on the right trajectory towards becoming major world powers that are pro-Palestine. Thus, aggressive campaigning is underway to thwart the rise of these two Islamic countries by targeting Muslims, especially religious figures and politicians who are influential and can be manipulated in a variety of ways and approaches. They are those who are blissfully unaware of their ignorance and would accept the bait dangling in front of them without a second thought.
Their campaign includes ostracizing Iran for its sectarian differences, which, according to them, makes the Iranians unworthy of receiving support from the Sunnis. At the same time, Turkey is accused of reprising its former role as the Ottoman colonizer whose aim was to threaten world peace and is therefore unworthy of being supported by other Muslim countries especially the Arab countries, a celebrated leader of the Sunni and the nation of which Prophet Muhammad PBUH belongs. They truly think that these reasons are sufficient for them to be regarded as the eternal caliph of the Muslims.
Truth be told, this is just a reprisal of the same old plan, similar to the new remapping plans that require minor adjustments. Yet, it failed to prevent the surge of the masses to return to Islam. Therefore, confrontation and other more subtle strategies are planned.
The Afghan War, the Gulf War, the Syrian War, the Libyan War, the Yemeni War, and other wars in the Middle East region were examples of their confrontation strategy. All of those are outright battles.
Those wars have not been resolved to this day even though many troops had been deployed. They managed to sneak into Muslim countries through military deployment by ordering their intelligence unit to establish their bases in those countries.
Similarly, a propaganda war was launched and soon was wildly propagated among the Muslims to trigger internal conflicts, particularly among the Muslims themselves by raising the issues of ethnic and sects. A group of extremists was also established and led to believe it was in the name of jihad, without a proper understanding of the teachings of Islam and the proper steps of learning it.
For them, it makes no difference whether thousands or even millions of people have to die or suffer the aftermath of war because their first and foremost priority is only to protect the illegal state of Israel. So, the jihadists are manipulated to bomb mosques, markets, and public places in Muslim countries rather than the hotels, in the name of a fight against immorality, apostasy, and innovation in religion. They would never target Israel with the bombings because they have been led to believe that the illegal state must be saved.
As for the more subtle strategy, it includes the arrangement of peace effort by establishing a group, consisting of those who are accessible and easily persuaded, due to their moderate, liberal, and secular nature in addition to not being rigid and extreme in their religious beliefs. This serves as temporary pain relief in order to give ample room for Israel to take a breather to rebuild its strength while being supplied with the lifeline it needs.
For the Muslims, Allah SWT had promised that Islam will soon prevail as He had said in the Quran:
﴿هَٰٓأَنتُمۡ هَٰٓؤُلَآءِ تُدۡعَوۡنَ لِتُنفِقُواْ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ فَمِنكُم مَّن يَبۡخَلُۖ وَمَن يَبۡخَلۡ فَإِنَّمَا يَبۡخَلُ عَن نَّفۡسِهِۦۚ وَٱللَّهُ ٱلۡغَنِيُّ وَأَنتُمُ ٱلۡفُقَرَآءُۚ وَإِن تَتَوَلَّوۡاْ يَسۡتَبۡدِلۡ قَوۡمًا غَيۡرَكُمۡ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوٓاْ أَمۡثَٰلَكُم٣٨﴾
“... If you turn away, He will replace you by a people other than you, and they will not be like you.” (Surah Muhammad: 38)
History repeats itself after the fall of Baghdad, followed by its destruction at the hand of the barbaric Tatars. Allah SWT saved Islam with the birth of Sultan Zahir Baybars, a Turk who went on to rule Egypt. The people were revived with the slogan of ‘Wa Islamah’ (save our beloved Islam) which successfully united Muslims from various races and sects.
Similarly, after the fall of Bayt al-Maqdis for almost a century, Allah SWT revived Islam through Sultan Salahuddin al-Ayyubi from among the Kurds. He also succeeded in uniting Muslims from a variety of races and sects, including heretical sects through internal conflict resolution, instead of going to war. Thus, war was successfully deflected towards their external enemies.
The words of Caliph ‘Umar bin al-Khattab RA are true:
نحن قوم أعزنا الله بالإسلام فمهما نبتغي العز بغير ما أعزنا الله أذلنا الله.
“We are the people whom Allah has honoured with Islam, and if we seek honour from something other than Islam, Allah will humiliate us.”
Rest assured that this play will roll out its ending as soon as the main character passes away. Islam, on the other hand, will never die with the death of its followers because Allah SWT had said:
﴿مِّنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ رِجَالٞ صَدَقُواْ مَا عَٰهَدُواْ ٱللَّهَ عَلَيۡهِۖ فَمِنۡهُم مَّن قَضَىٰ نَحۡبَهُۥ وَمِنۡهُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُۖ وَمَا بَدَّلُواْ تَبۡدِيلٗا٢٣﴾
“Among the believers, there are those who have remained true to the covenant they made with Allah. Among those, some of them have fulfilled their vow and others await the appointed time. They have not changed in the least.” (Surah al-Ahzab: 23)
ABDUL HADI AWANG
Date: 6 Ramadhan 1442 / 18th April 2021