Friday, April 15, 2011

Libya: What to Support?

I never felt so doubtful of myself when it comes to Libya. The ones that are trying to act like saviours of mankind in Libya nowadays were the same saviours that stood by and watched and sanctioned and supported almost all the tyranny in the world, in the past and in the present, especially when it involved and involves Muslims. They were also the same exact saviours that stopped the UN from saving the Palestinians from the timidly and humanistic IDF with democratic tyrannically veto power.
How could they be true saviours? The same saviours and heroes that are now bombing a sovereign state were the same people that had used excessive force unnecessarily, again and again as demonstrated repeatedly down the history lane. They did not  and do not hesitate to reduce anything to rubbles and waste to protect the lives of their born-to-die soldiers and god-given interests.
No matter how awkward Gaddafi maybe in our eyes, he is incomparable to the monstrosity committed by those who tried to depose him of power, illegally. Libyans must remember, those who transgressed will be accounted for in the afterlife. And no military might is available to assist the transgressors.
1559. Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Reviling a Muslim is Fusuq (disobedience of Allah) and killing him is (tantamount to) disbelief.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
1561. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "When two persons indulge in abusing each other, the beginner will be the sinner so long as the oppressed does not transgress the limits.''
Sahih Bukhari Book 2, Hadith 30 
Narrated Al-Ahnaf bin Qais: While I was going to help this man ('ALI Ibn Abi TALIb), Abu Bakra met me and asked, "Where are you going?" I replied, "I am going to help that person." He said, "Go back for I have heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'When two Muslims fight (meet) each other with their swords, both the murderer as well as the murdered will go to the Hell-fire.' I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! It is all right for the murderer but what about the murdered one?' Allah's Apostle replied, "He surely had the intention to kill his companion." 
 Sahih Muslim Book 31, Number 6219.
Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He neither oppresses him nor humiliates him nor looks down upon him. The piety is here, (and while saying so) he pointed towards his chest thrice. It is a serious evil for a Muslim that he should look down upon his brother Muslim. All things of a Muslim are inviolable for his brother in faith; his blood, his wealth and his honor.
I know that  we must rise up against corrupt tyrants that loved to oppress. But did we rise up to the occasion when the innocents, helpless and defenseless Palestinians, Bosnians, Chechen, Moro in  the Philippines, Southern Thailand Malays , Iraqis, Somalis, Afghanis and Pakistanis were oppressed? What kept the world from being the saviours and heroes they should and could have been? Why did we become the 'belated' heroes to those who were oppressed far more inhumanely and sadistically than the Libyans under Gaddafi? Is it because they have no large oil and gas reserved? Or is it because they were not oppressed by weak Muslims?
What has happened to you that you do not fight in the way of Allah, and for the oppressed among men, women and children who say, “Our Lord, take us out from this town whose people are cruel, and make for us a supporter from Your own, and make for us a helper from Your own.”

The believers fight in the way of Allah, and the disbelievers fight in the way of Tāghūt. So, fight the friends of Satan. No doubt, the guile of Satan is feeble.

I don't think we are following what is prescribed in these verses. Shame on us. What has happened to our dignity? We had and have been given an abundant of wealth to treat our fancy pets with millions of paper money, wealth that we spent lavishly on sins and fancy toys to show how rich we are, building idol-like buildings whereas the poor remain homeless  and  bought food that we can't even digest in our small intestines, and yet we have no guts to build our own military strength to protect ourselves from imminent danger and provide self-refunding funds to assist people to make a living. In fear that our false patrons (that had generously provided us with limited, outdated weaponry that could easily be destroyed and overcame by them, the creators, easily), be offended by our just actions. Money well spent indeed. All those billions! In their hands to be frozen at will!
We were so eager to follow, we had forgotten to think for ourselves. And that made us loose our dignity and help from Allah. Whatever happened to this guidance in dealing with siblings' rivalry?
If two groups of the believers fight each other, seek reconciliation between them. And if one of them commits aggression against the other, fight the one that commits aggression until it comes back to Allah’s command. So if it comes back, seek reconciliation between them with fairness, and maintain justice. Surely Allah loves those who maintain justice.

All believers are but brothers, therefore seek reconciliation between your two brothers, and fear Allah, so that you may be blessed with mercy.

O you who believe, no men should ever scoff at other men. May be, the latter are better than the former. Nor should women (ever scoff) at other women. May be, the latter women are better than the former ones. And do not find fault with one another, nor call one another with bad nicknames. Bad is the name of sinfulness after embracing Faith. If anyone does not repent, then such people are the wrongdoers.

O you who believe, abstain from many of the suspicions. Some suspicions are sins. And do not be curious (to find out faults of others), and do not backbite one another. Does one of you like that he eats the flesh of his dead brother? You would abhor it. And fear Allah. Surely Allah is Most-Relenting, Very-Merciful.

O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into races and tribes, so that you may identify one another. Surely the noblest of you, in Allah’s sight, is the one who is most pious of you. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.
And a reminder for myself and all,
O you who believe, if a sinful person brings you a report, verify its correctness, lest you should harm a people out of ignorance, and then become remorseful on what you did.
May Allah protect us all from our own ignorance and arrogance. Ya Allah, I have done my small part. Forgive me for my ignorance and transgression. Have mercy on Your worthless servant that never do enough of what he should have done. Forgive me for my weaknesses.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 45:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Somebody asked, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is the best among the people?" Allah's Apostle replied "A believer who strives his utmost in Allah's Cause with his life and property." They asked, "Who is next?" He replied, "A believer who stays in one of the mountain paths worshipping Allah and leaving the people secure from his mischief."

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