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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


 Falsehood with Goodly Outside


Pakistan on Friday joined over 50 countries in advancing its argument in the historic proceedings being conducted by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to rule on the illegal occupation of Palestinian territories by ‘Israel’. (Tribune.com.pk)


The International Court of Justice is the judicial organ of the much overrated organization United Nations. Grievances of World War I caused the downfall of the League of Nations but it re-emerged stronger in 1945 under a different name. The United Nations developed a Charter “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.” What it meant by succeeding generations is incomprehensible as so far it has only played with words in the form of data recording or giving statements. Setting courts, which appear to be nothing more than a debate club, where every country’s representative gets a chance to exert his vocal skills.

This chance was also given to the Pakistani Law Minister Ahmed Irfan Aslam, who proved himself to be an excellent elocutionist and nothing more.

Last week was the third time that the USA used its veto on the Security Council to kill a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in the ‘Israel’-Hamas war. The message given to the Jewish entity with this veto is that it can continue killing innocent Palestinians. Meanwhile the United Nations food agency has paused delivering aid to northern Gaza, citing ‘Israeli’ gunfire as well as “complete chaos and violence due to the collapse of civil order” in the area. How can an international organization that claims to stand and protect the needy of the world find a place unsafe for itself and abandon innocent women and children as they were immune to all the hunger and pain. Mr Ahmed Irfan must be aware that children of Gaza were being blown to pieces while he was proving his articulation. In 2005 the UN adopted the “Responsibility to Protect”, in response to the mass massacre in Rwanda, but the atrocities continued to happen.

The cruelty faced by our Palestinian brothers and sisters takes us back to the time of Mongol invasion; and how eventually a Muslim Commander dealt with them should boost the confidence of any God-fearing brave Muslim general. This is not a time to sit and have peace talks with the enemy, this is the time to fight back and save this Ummah of Muhammad (saw). There are lessons in every leaf of history that was made in obedience to Allah (swt). After the fall of Damascus, the Mongols advanced towards Egypt and Morocco and the Mongol commander Kitbugha sent a threatening letter to the Amir of Egypt. It read something like this: “We have laid siege to the land, orphaned the children, punished and killed the people, destroyed the honour of their leaders. Do you really think you can escape from us? You will eventually be able to see what is heading your way.”

Sultan Qutuz, saw the impact of the letter on the people present. He replied differently. He killed the Mongol delegation and hung their bodies in his capital, which boosted the morale of his forces and people. This is an example of a leadership that this Ummah is in need of.

When Qutuz’s reply arrived, the Mongols knew they were dealing with a different kind of king in Egypt than they had encountered before. The Sultan assigned his deputy Baibars with the task and consulted Ulema as well, who gave him support and guidance. This is an example of the unity and inclusion of Deen in all matters of life. Only Islam can remove the barbarian aspect of wars.

We the Ummah of Muhammad are in need of a Commander like Baibars who after hearing the atrocities of the Mongols replied by saying “Let the time come, we will tell these barbarians that they are not the only ones who know how to fight, but there are also some people in the world who can snap their necks.” The liberation of the Muslim Ummah and Muslim lands from the tyranny of the Mongols was a direct outcome of the Battle of Ain Jaloot.

The Muslims of today must observe what legacy are they leaving behind and what credentials are they taking along, as you will be remembered in this world as you lived and you will be judged in the Hereafter for that. Once you embrace Islam your life is the only chance to register your history and your future and that is only possible by living your today according to the commands of Allah (swt).

[الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ الطَّاغُوتِ فَقَاتِلُواْ أَوْلِيَاء الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّ كَيْدَ الشَّيْطَانِ كَانَ ضَعِيفًا]

“Believers fight for the cause of Allah, whereas disbelievers fight for the cause of the Devil. So fight against Satan’s ˹evil˺ forces. Indeed, Satan’s schemes are ever weak.” [An-Nisa: 76]

Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Ikhlaq Jehan

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