The carnage that we are witnessing in Gaza continues. The blood of the martyrs that is spilled on the blessed land by the enemy of Allah keeps flowing without defence and the deafening silence of the Muslim leaders on this issue makes our blood boil with anger. Where are our armies? Why are Muslim armies sitting in their barracks when they should be protecting our brothers and sisters in Gaza? This unacceptable state of affairs has pushed Hizb Ut Tahrir / Malaysia to organize several demonstrations in front of the Egyptian Embassy, the Turkish embassy and the office of the Malaysian Armed Forces on Friday 18 July 2014. These memoranda were aimed to serve as a reminder of their responsibilities to protect the Muslims in Gaza as well as to free the blessed land of Palestine from the Jewish occupation and barbarism.
Despite the fact that Egypt borders Gaza and Turkey has been very vocal against the Jewish entity of Israel, there has been no real effort exerted from neither the Egyptian nor the Turkish government to mobilize their armies and come to the rescue of our Palestinian brothers and sisters. What we have been hearing are only the rhetoric of the Muslim leaders. This is despite the fact that Allah سبحانه وتعالى has made it clear that whenever Muslims cry for help, whenever their lives and their Deen are in jeopardy, then all Muslims, especially those who are in power, should come to their rescue.
Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
وَإِنِ اسْتَنصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ
“and if they seek aid from you in the matter of religion, then it is your responsibility to help them”
Muslim leaders in general and that of Egypt and Turkey in particular hold the responsibility of waging Jihad against the Jewish entity. The silence of our rulers or armies simply means that they have directly allowed the massacre to occur and have also directly supported the Jewish regime to carry out the barbaric acts towards our Muslim brothers and sisters. The same responsibility is also on the neck of the leaders and army of Malaysia. Even though Malaysia is thousands of miles away from Gaza, the responsibility of waging Jihad is never relieved from the necks of its leaders and army.
It should be clear in the minds of Muslims, especially the leaders of the Muslim world, that the problem of Palestine is not an Arab problem. It is a problem for all Muslims. The Muslim Ummah is like one body, “When one of its parts is sick, the whole body will feel the pain and fever” [Narrated by Muslim from Nukman bin Bashir]. It is sad that the disease of nationalism and patriotism have consumed the body of the Muslim Ummah. We acknowledge that Muslims all over the world are our brothers and sisters and that we say the same Shahadah and share the same spirituality when carrying out certain acts of Ibadah. However, when it comes to the real issue of saving our brothers and sisters in need where artificial, colonial borders have to be crossed, we grudge and keep silent. We end up resorting to repeated acts of giving financial aid and offering du’a as ‘the only way to help our brothers and sisters in need’…
O armies of the Muslim Ummah! This is what you are trained for. To die for Allah سبحانه وتعالى or to live to see victory for Allah سبحانه وتعالى! If the leaders are silent, then you should move yourselves to help our brothers and sisters in need. We pray that Allah سبحانه وتعالى opens the hearts of the Muslim armies across the world to fight in Gaza immediately and save our brothers and sisters who are massacred there and in turn freeing the blessed land of Palestine.
It is also important for the Ummah to be reminded that it should be patient for it is not long before the second rightly guided Khilafah will come, ending all the miseries faced by this noble Ummah and freeing all of our lands from the Kuffar occupation and domination.
وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
“and on that day, the believers will rejoice”
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb Ut Tahrir by
Dr. Muhammad – Malaysia