The Palestine Issue Unites the Ummah

The Palestine Issue Unites the Ummah

The black tragedy of the establishment of an illegal state called Israel on Palestinian land that took place in 1948 was to implement the essence of the Balfour Agreement in 1917 by the British colonialists.

In turn, it is recognized by the superpowers and the countries that are under their influence.

The event was a major accident that occurred in the history of humanity, especially for the Muslims who were entrusted to preserve the holy land.

The earth is the birthplace and burial place of many of the prophets AS, and even there is located the Al-Aqsa Mosque which is the first qibla of Muslims before being ordered to face the Kaaba.

The illegal state was set up in a blatant robbery without the slightest bit of shame and at the same time stripped off the dignity of humanity.

The British colonialists had no right to Palestinian land because it was not their homeland, then acted to hand it over to those who did not have the right to own it.

Especially when it is handed over to the people most angered by Allah SWT who are the killers of the pious prophets and scholars.

Its legitimate inhabitants for generations and ages have been forcibly evicted with cruelty and tyranny.

Believers of various religions and people in various countries who are humanitarian in nature continue to condemn what happened to this day.

In fact, what it is doing is becoming more real when the Zionist group shows its increasingly extreme nature.

Today they act cruelly by killing, expelling Palestinians, demolishing homes and businesses, seizing farms, and destroying them.

So much so that they built a wall as a large prison to confine the indigenous people who continued to survive.

Such actions were taken without regard to United Nations (UN) Resolutions and universal human rights.

Now, protests against Zionist atrocities are being carried out all over the world including in the big countries of the Western bloc which are strong and influenced by the Zionists.

This shows the unity of human beings in opposing the very extreme tyranny so that it unites all parties beyond the differences of religion and race, but one nature of humanity.

Many do not know how much Zionism instills a fanatical understanding of Jewish nationalism, so much so that it becomes their belief that they are the noblest nation on earth and a real human being.

They are not like human beings from other races who are not of real human status.

Allah SWT says:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ١٣

“O mankind! Lo! We have created you of males and females, and have made you nations and tribes, that ye may know one another. Indeed, the most honorable person among you in the sight of Allah is the most pious person among you. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware. “

(Surat al-Hujurat: 13)

Zionists distort Palestinian history in the name of religion and the Jewish people.

In fact, the migration of Prophet Ibrahim AS to Palestine was the choice of Allah SWT to produce the prophets who brought only one religion of His, which is Islam.

Prophet Musa AS was ordered to jihad to liberate Palestine from the oppressive Jabbarin and was replaced by those who fought to uphold the religion of Allah SWT.

When the Jews did not fulfill it, then they were punished astray in the wilderness for 40 years.

This is as Allah SWT says:

قالوا يا موسى إنا لن ندخلها أبدا ما داموا فيها فاذهب أنت وربك فقاتلا إنا هاهنا قاعدون24 قال رب إني لا أملك إلا نفسي وأخي فافرق بيننا وبين القوم الفاسقين25 قال فإنها محرمة عليهم أربعين سنة يتيهون في الأرض فلا تأس على القوم الفاسقين26

“They said:‘ O Moses! Lo! We shall not enter it forever as long as the people are therein; therefore go thou with thy Lord and fight them. In fact, we are here waiting. ‘(24);

Moses (appealed to God), he said: ‘O God! Lo! I have no power to save myself and my brother. therefore separate us from the wicked people. ‘(25);

“Allah said: ‘Verily the land is forbidden upon them from entering it for 40 years, they will wander in confusion in the desert (Sinai); so do not grieve for the wicked people. ‘(26) “

(Surat al-Ma’idah: 24-26)

After that, followed by the entry of Prophet Yusya ‘AS with the new generation.

All that is in the name of the religion of Allah SWT to make it the land of the prophets AS who are governed according to the Book of Allah.

After they acted unjustly by leaving the Book of Allah, then again they were expelled.

Until they were released by King Tolut and Prophet David AS.

After they were cruel to Prophet Sulaiman AS, they were expelled again and colonized by Rome.

Then they were given freedom in the name of Islam in the time of Caliph ‘Umar bin al-Khattab RA.

Only those who uphold Islam, the religion of the prophets, are qualified to govern Palestine.

The holy land is for Muslims who believe in the Qur’an, the Book of God which continues to be firmly preserved shows that the prophets believe in only one religion.

This matter is explained by the words of Allah SWT:

قل آمنا بالله وما أنزل علينا وما أنزل على إبراهيم وإسماعيل وإسحاق ويعقوب والأسباط وما أوتي موسى وعيسى والنبيون من ربهم لا نفرق بين أحد منهم ونحن له مسلمون84 ومن يبتغ غير الإسلام دينا فلن يقبل منه وهو في الآخرة من الخاسرين85

“Say (O Muhammad):‘ We believe in Allah, and in what has been sent down to us, and in what has been sent down to the Prophets; Ibrahim, Ismail, Ishaq, Ya‘qub, and his descendants, and to what has been given to Prophets like Moses and Jesus, and all the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Allah, we submit (Islam). ’(84);

“And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, then it will not be accepted from him, and he on the Day of Judgment will be among the losers. (85) ”

(Surah Ali ‘Imran: 84-85)

Thus, all the struggles that deviate from the religion of the prophets, do not have the right to own the holy land of Palestine.

Therefore, Muslims must unite in the name of Islam, especially for Muslims from all sects.

Whether it is the Sunni, Shiite, or Khawarij sects politically, it includes the Syafi‘i, Maliki, Hanafi, Hanbali, Zahiri, Imamiyyah, Zaidiyyah, and Ibadi schools.

In fact, the Salaf and Khalaf schools of thought, as well as the stream of Sufism.

All sects by ijma ’(agreed) are of the view that Muslims are obliged to defend Palestine and fight for its liberation from Zionist occupation.

All of them must respond to the call of Allah SWT which states in His word:

وما لكم لا تقاتلون في سبيل الله والمستضعفين من الرجال والنساء والولدان الذين يقولون ربنا أخرجنا من هذه القرية الظالم أهلها واجعل لنا من لدنك وليا واجعل لنا من لدنك نصيرا 75

“And what prevents you (than you) do not want to fight in the way of Allah (to uphold the religion of Islam) and (to defend) those who are oppressed both among men, women, and children, that is, those who always (pray by) saying: “O our Lord! Bring us out of this land (Mecca), its people (the polytheists) who are unjust, and give us a protector by Your side, and give us a helper by Your side. “

(Surat al-Nisa ‘: 75)

Although the reason for the revelation of this verse is due to the events that took place in Makkah, the Qur’an is a guide to the whole universe throughout the ages.

The purpose of Islam is to save the oppressed wherever they are and at any time.

In the meantime, the scholars’ asserted that the law is obligatory to sacrifice property and body and soul to defend religious rights.

Similarly, in liberating the oppressed people according to their respective positions.

It is a great mistake to make excuses for differences in sects, races and national boundaries to avoid fulfilling that great duty.

In fact, it also led to the division of the ummah.

Especially when it turns out that the excuse was created by the enemies of Islam from among the Zionists and the countries that conspired with it.

So much so that, it sparked a civil war with their weapons and burned their own property as well as killed their own fellow brothers.

The problem of racial and sectarian differences has existed since the early days of Islam, yet it has become an internal discussion of the ummah according to the same guidelines of the Quran and Sunnah.

So that the discussion does not divide the ummah in the face of the enemies of religion and the ummah, so that those who are traitors are immersed in the folds of history.

Believe that those who sparked the split following the advice of the colonialists and the Zionists will also be overwhelmed by the unstoppable uprising of the ummah along with the uprising of the Palestinians.

This is in line with the words of the Prophet SAW:

لا تزال طائفة من أمتي ظاهرين على الحق لعدوهم قاهرين لا يضرهم من خالفهم إلا ما أصابهم من لأوائهم, حتى يأتيهم أمر الله, وهم كذلك.

“There will still be a group among my people who rise up by upholding the truth from God; they are victorious over their enemies (cannot be wiped out by their enemies), and they shall not be harmed by their adversaries unless they face hardship until the decree of Allah (the Day of Resurrection) comes, and they remain in that state. ”

Say: O Messenger of God and where are they?

Then, the companions asked the Prophet SAW: “Where are they?”

He said, “I have eaten the fruit of the tree, and I have eaten of the fruit of the tree.”

Rasulullah SAW said: “In Baitul Maqdis and around Baitul Maqdis (Palestine and its surroundings).”

(Reported by Ahmad 22320 and al-Tabrani 7643)

Meanwhile, the Islamic brotherhood cannot be separated by the factors of race, sect, and national boundaries.

This is described by the Prophet SAW through his words:

مثل المؤمنين في توادهم, وتراحمهم, وتعاطفهم مثل الجسد إذا اشتكى منه عضو تداعى له سائر الجسد بالسهر والحمى.

“The comparison of brotherhood among the believers (Muslims) in terms of loving each other, sympathizing among them and loving is like the relationship of limbs in one body, when one of the limbs is in pain, then all limbs of the body are awake and feverish (feel pain). ”

(Muslim History 2586)

An ijtima of ‘ulama’ was organized under the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah which brought together ulama ’of all sects.

However, many countries still do not care and accept the advice of the big states from the most powerful Western bloc defending the illegal state of Israel.

When the Arab secular nationalist groups failed to play a role to the point of marginalizing the spirit of Islam, now there are Islamic groups in Palestine and neighboring countries to play a role as mentioned by the Prophet SAW.

In fact, the latest role is driven by the sympathy of humanitarian relations even though they are of different religions.

Now, protests against the illegal state of Israel are taking place among the Jewish people themselves, even in the American and European superpowers especially by their governments that support the illegal state of Israel.

Thus, the Islamic countries, especially the Arab countries that normalize Israel have doubled their sins because they have legalized the existence of an illegal state.

At the same time, they are guilty of abandoning the duty of jihad in defending the homeland of Islam as well as defending their fellow believers and an oppressed ummah.

Rasulullah SAW said to the Arabs in his time:

“There will be groups that come from the east to support Islam and they invite you together, then you do not care about them, finally they succeed and you want to be with them, suddenly they do not care about you.”

(Narrated by al-Tirmizi and stated in the Collection of Hadith Fitan and the Signs of Doomsday by Dr. Hammam Sa‘id hafizahullah)


President of the Islamic Party of Malaysia