Epilogue: Timeline of Palestine

Wednesday 25-Oct-2023, 9:27AM / 600

How to Win Back Palestine 

From the foregoing, it is crystal clear that Palestine is a Muslim land, and most specially, Al-Qudus (Jerusalem), officially became a Muslim land in 636CE. In extension therefore, Masjid Al-Aqsa is a sacred site for all the Muslims of the world.

In the hadith of Abu Saeed al-Khudree (radiyallahu anhu) the Messenger of Allaah ï·º said:

Ù¡  - لا تُشدُّ الرِّحالُ إلّا إلى ثَلاثةِ مَساجدَ: مَسجِدِ الحرامِ، ومَسجِدي هذا، ومَسجِدِ الأَقصى

'(There should be) no consentious journey to any (masjid) except three masaajid: the Sacred Masjid of Makkah, my this masjid (in Madeenah) and al-Masjid Al-Aqsa (the Furthest Masjid).' (Saheeh at-Tirmidhi 326)

As a matter fact, the Ascension (Mi'raaj) of the Messenger of Allaah ï·º to the Heavens included a stop-over at al-Aqsa.

Allaah the Mighty said:
سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ

'Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allah) [above all that (evil) they associate with Him] Who took His slave (Muhammad ) for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) to the farthest mosque (in Jerusalem), the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad ) of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.). Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.' Quraan 18:1

So Jerusalem is a Muslim land. Peaceful Jews and Christians are allowed to stay there as guests of their Muslim hosts cum government. 

However the sad reality is that the Muslims are today a people estranged in Palestine, and are facing an untold persecution and subjugation. The Muslim life has no meaning to the Jews who shed it at the slightest provocation. The present indiscriminate bombing of Gaza is an example. 

Therefore the call to liberating Palestine is justified and Islamic. 

But how?

The-how is the complex thing here. Many Muslim laymen have made the matter more confusing. 

The scholars of Sunnah have said a lot and their opinions remain ever germane. Though some ill-sighted bigots paint them as weak. Some even say the scholars are agents of the Zionists while some notable Muslim countries are bootlickers of the Jews. 

The aggregate of the scholars' views is that the Muslims must unite upon Tawheed and Sunnah; shun sins, return to Allaah in repentance and make adequate preparations towards confronting the Zionists and their allies.

وَأَعِدُّواْ لَهُم مَّا ٱسْتَطَعْتُم مِّن قُوَّةٍۢ وَمِن رِّبَاطِ ٱلْخَيْلِ تُرْهِبُونَ بِهِۦ عَدُوَّ ٱللَّهِ وَعَدُوَّكُمْ وَءَاخَرِينَ مِن دُونِهِمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ يَعْلَمُهُمْ ۚ وَمَا تُنفِقُواْ مِن شَىْءٍۢ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ يُوَفَّ إِلَيْكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تُظْلَمُونَ

'And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly.' al-Anfaal:60

Scholars explain that a more necessary preparation is the one that is faith-based. The Muslims must be spiritually prepared. They must eschew all acts of polytheism and heresies in their midst. 

The cry by some agitators, 'O Salahudeen Ayyoobi, where are you?' is a slogan that will only take the Muslims further back because of its idolatorous content. 

'Salaam Yaa Mahdi', 'Yaa Hussein' are all heretical and purposeless. 

Then the material preparation should follow. Muslims need the modern means of warfare: air and missile defence system, strong airforce, strong navy, nuclear arsenal and battle-ready ground troops. 

The power of Eemaan and Sunnah however comes first. 

Ash-Shaykh Al-Albaani - rahimahullah - said 

نحن نقول إن الجهاد في فلسطين هو بلا شك جهاد عيني ولكن يجب اتخاذ العدة
We say that the Jihaad in Palestine without doubt is an individual obligated Jihaad but it is a must to make preparations. 

 ÙˆØ§Ù„آن اتخاذ العدة مسدود الطريق أمام من كان يستطيع أن يتخذ العدة Ø›
But making this preparation is blocked (by the enemies) in front of everyone that has the ability to make it. 

 ÙÙ‡Ùˆ الآن يعني ما دام لم تتخذ العدة التي أمر الله بها فهو لا يقال إنه واجب لأنه حينذاك يعني أنه كل فرد يركب رأسه ويروح ويجاهد ويفعل الفعل ثم يأتي بعد ذلك شرور أكبر من المصلحة... 

So if the preparations cannot be made adequately as commanded by Allaah then we would not say it is obligatory (to wage the Jihaad) because it will mean that every individual is going to exert his energy and do what he can, and which (perhaps) a worse repercussion will follow it, worse than the former stand (of making preparations and staying off fighting)...

(Allaah says) 
 { Ùˆ أعدوا لهم ما استطعتم من قوة ومن رباط الخيل ترهبون به عدو الله وعدوكم }

And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy...

  هذا نحن ندندن دائما حوله وهو يتطلب الاستعداد الإيماني والنفسي ØŒ ثم يأتي الاستعداد المادي
So this is what we have often been saying, (this command) requires being prepared spiritually then materially

 ÙˆØ£ÙŠÙ† المسلمين وهذا الاستعداد إنما هي عواطف جامعة لا نظام لها ولا قيود ولا شروط وهذا لا يجوز

Where are the Muslims (regarding this command)? The preparation that is rather in place are just general sentiments devoid of proper planning and arrangement. This is not permissible.' End of quote. See here for the fatwa. 

Ash-Shaykh bn Baz - rahimahullah - said:

إن المسلم ليألم كثيرًا، ويأسف جدًا من تدهور القضية الفلسطينية من وضع سيئ إلى وضع أسوأ منه،

'Indeed a Muslim would feel the enormous pain and be seriously sad over the persistent Palestinian issue that (often) move from a bad situation to  worse.

 ÙˆØªØ²Ø¯Ø§Ø¯ تعقيداً مع الأيام، حتى وصلت إلى ما وصلت إليه في الآونة الأخيرة، بسبب اختلاف الدول المجاورة، وعدم صمودها صفاً واحدًا ضد عدوها،

...and it continues to aggravate all days until it got to where it got to in this later period due to the differences in the ranks of the neighbouring (Muslim) states, and their inability to be a single bloc against their enemy...

 ÙˆØ¹Ø¯Ù… التزامها بحكم الإسلام الذي علق الله عليه النصر، ووعد أهله بالاستخلاف والتمكين في الأرض، وذلك ينذر بالخطر العظيم، والعاقبة الوخيمة، إذا لم تسارع الدول المجاورة إلى توحيد صفوفها من جديد، والتزام حكم الإسلام تجاه هذه القضية، التي تهمهم وتهم العالم الإسلامي كله.

...so also is their failure to apply the laws of Islam upon which Allaah has hinged victory and promised His people as successors on land upon stability. (The failure to do this) sends a bad signal and a devastating repercussion, that if the neighbouring (Muslim) states do not hasten to close their ranks afresh, and apply the laws of Islam to confront the matter, as it affects them and the whole of Muslim world...

ومما تجدر الإشارة إليه في هذا الصدد أن القضية الفلسطينية قضية إسلامية أولاً وأخيرًا،

It is good that it is noted here that the Palestinian issue is an Islamic matter, first and last... 

 ÙˆÙ„كن أعداء الإسلام بذلوا جهوداً جبارة لإبعادها عن الخط الإسلامي، وإفهام المسلمين من غير العرب، أنها قضية عربية، لا شأن لغير العرب بها،

The enemies of Islam are the ones making excruciating efforts to paint it a non-Islamic issue, and to misinform the non-Arab Muslims that it is an Arab issue (the Arabic League should be allowed to handle), that the non-Arabs have no business delving into it. 

 ÙˆÙŠØ¨Ø¯ÙˆØ§ أنهم نجحوا إلى حد ما في ذلك،
It appears that the enemy has succeeded (in that propaganda) to an extent... 

 ÙˆÙ„ذا فإنني أرى أنه لا يمكن الوصول إلى حل لتلك القضية، إلا باعتبار القضية إسلامية،
This is the reason I opine that there is no way-out except until we make the matter an Islamic issue... 

وبالتكاتف بين المسلمين لإنقاذها، وجهاد اليهود جهاداً إسلامياً، حتى تعود الأرض إلى أهلها، وحتى يعود شذاذ اليهود إلى بلادهم التي جاءوا منها، ويبقى اليهود الأصليون في بلادهم، تحت حكم الإسلام لا حكم الشيوعية ولا العلمانية، وبذلك ينتصر الحق ويخذل الباطل، ويعود أهل الأرض إلى أرضهم على حكم الإسلام، لا على حكم غيره، والله الموفق

So when the Muslims unite to free the land and wage war against the Jews in the Islamic way until the land goes back to its owners,while the abberant Jews returned to (Europe and America) where they had come from while the original Jewish residents are allowed to stay but under the Islamic rule not socialism or liberalism (democracy) that is when the truth will prevail and falsehood will vanish, and the owners of the land will be able to return to their land under the Islamic rule not other rule. Allaah alone can grant success.' End of quote. (binbaz.org.sa).

So the Muslims should take glad tidings. The good end is for the believers. 

Allaah the Mighty says
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَىٰ لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا ۚ يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا ۚ وَمَن كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ

'Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion, that which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).' Nuur: 55.

He the Mighty also said

ٱلَّذِينَ إِن مَّكَّنَّٰهُمْ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ أَقَامُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتَوُاْ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَأَمَرُواْ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ وَنَهَوْاْ عَنِ ٱلْمُنكَرِ ۗ وَلِلَّهِ عَٰقِبَةُ ٱلْأُمُورِ

Those (Muslim rulers) who, if We give them power in the land, (they) order for Iqamat-as-Salat. [i.e. to perform the five compulsory congregational Salat (prayers) (the males in mosques)], to pay the Zakat and they enjoin Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism and all that Islam has forbidden) [i.e. they make the Qur’an as the law of their country in all the spheres of life]. And with Allah rests the end of (all) matters (of creatures). Hajj: 41

The Messenger of Allaah ï·º said:

  لا تَزالُ طائفةٌ من أُمَّتي مَنْصُورِينَ، لا يَضُرُّهم خُذْلانُ Ù…ÙŽÙ† خذلهم، حتى تقومَ الساعةُ
'A people will not cease to be in my Ummah victorious, the dispraise of dispraisers would not harm them, until the Hour shall come.' Saheeh al-Jaamee 7392

The people of Shaam (the Greater Syria) should be more upright and steadfast, the Messenger of Allaah  ï·º  said:

إذا فَسد أهلُ الشامِ؛ فلا خيرَ فيكم، ولا يزالُ طائفةٌ من أمتي منصورين، لا يَضُرُّهم مَن خذلهم حتى تقومَ الساعةُ.

'When the people of Shaam become corrupt there shall not be good in (the rest of) you (Muslims).' Hidaayah ar-Ruwaah 6347 with an authentic chain. 

Then the great tidings from the Messenger of Allaah to the Muslim Ummah but with a caveat:

  بشِّرْ هذهِ الأُمَّةَ بالسَّناءِ والدِّينِ والرِّفعةِ، والتَّمكينِ في الأرضِ، فمَن عمِلَ منهُم عَمَلَ الآخرةِ للدُّنيا، Ù„ÙŽÙ… يكُن لهُ في الآخرةِ مِن نصيبٍ
'Give to this Ummah the glad tidings of posperity, religious (upliftment), rise and being established on the land but whoever amongst them act with the matter of the Hereafter for the world would not have a portion therein (in the Hereafter).' Saheeh at-Targheeb 22

And the Messenger of Allaah ï·º took a promise from Allaah:

إنَّ اللَّهَ زوى لي الأرضَ فرأيتُ مشارقَها ومغاربَها وإنَّ أمَّتي سيبلغُ ملْكُها ما زُوِيَ لي منْها وأعطيتُ الْكنزينِ الأحمَرَ والأبيضَ وإنِّي سألتُ ربِّي لأمَّتي أن لا يُهلِكَها بسَنةٍ عامَّةٍ وأن لا يسلِّطَ عليْهِم عدوًّا من سِوى أنفسِهم فيستبيحَ بيضَتَهم وإنَّ ربِّي قالَ يا مُحمَّدُ إنِّي قضيتُ قضاءً فإنَّهُ لا يُردُّ وإنِّي أعطيتُكَ لأمَّتِكَ أن لا أُهلِكَهم بسَنةٍ عامَّةٍ ولا أسلِّطَ عليْهم عدوًّا من سِوى أنفسِهم فيستبيحُ بيضتَهم ولوِ اجتمعَ عليْهم مَن بأقطارِها - أو قالَ من بينَ أقطارِها - حتّى يَكونَ بعضُهم يُهلِكُ بعضًا ويسبي بعضُهم بعضًا

'Indeed Allaah has spread the earth for me, I could see its east and west, and that my Ummah will reach where has been shown to me on earth. I have been gifted with two treasures: red and white. I beseeched my Lord for my Ummah that He should not destroy it with a general famine, and that He should not let their outside enemy have a upper hand on them save the inside enemy such that the outside enemy will annihilate them. My Lord said: O Muhammad indeed I have made My Decree that can never be upturned, I have (agreed) not let a general famine devastate your Ummah, and that I will not allow an outside enemy to have a upper hand on them such that they will annihilate them even if they were to gather around all the corners such enemy would rather turn on one another or hold one another as captives.'  Saheeh at-Trimidhi 3172

And to the Jews, the Day is coming: the Messenger of Allaah said:

 Ù„ا تقومُ الساعةُ حتى يقاتلَ المسلمون اليهودَ، فيقتلُهم المسلمون، حتى يختبيءَ اليهوديُّ من وراءِ الحجرِ والشجرِ، فيقولُ الحجرُ أو الشجرُ: يا مسلمُ يا عبدَ اللهِ هذا يهوديٌّ خلفي، فتعالَ فاقْتلْه. إلا الغَرْقَدَ، فإنه من شجرِ اليهود. 

'The Hour shall not come to pass until the Muslims shall fight the Jews, the Muslims shall kill them and the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees such the rock or tree will say: 'O Muslim, O slave of Allaah! This is a Jew behind him come and kill him.' Only the Tree of Gharqad will not (expose them) because it is a tree of the Jews.' Saheeh Al-Jaami 7437 said a lot.

With that, we come to the end of the narrative. May Allaah accept for His Face Alone. We also pray that Allaah free Palestine from the Zionists, and may He help the Muslims in their struggle against their enemy. May Allaah forgive the Muslims who have lost their lives in the struggle. 

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