Mali and the Treachery of the Rulers

It is with great anger that the great Ummah of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم are witnessing another war against Muslims and another military campaign in Muslim lands. From the very start of this new assault reports have been coming in of about the killing of civilians and children by the French war machine which includes air bombardment and ground invasion. The French President Francois Hollande has stated clearly whilst visiting the Gulf States that he will not permit the establishment of an Islamic State in Mali.

France’s hatred towards Islam is well known and just recently Francois Hollande during his visit to Algeria made it clear that neither he or France would ever apologise for the slaughter of one million Algerians at the hands in the second half of the 20th century in addition to the thousands of rapes and horrendous acts of torture committed in the name of the Republic. Although this hatred is blatant the real reasons for this attack is for France to maintain its influence within Africa which is rich with vital natural resources and minerals and it fears not only the loss of its influence and interests in Mali but other African states that may follow.

Indeed this Ummah has been attacked by its enemies and continues to be attacked by its clear enemies in many Muslim lands and Mali is an addition to a long list including Chechnya, Kashmir, Palestine, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan and the collaboration of all the western countries in regards to the continuation of the spilling of innocent blood in Syria is a matter that hides no ambiguity.

This war against our Ummah and lands is not unexpected and it is only natural that the colonial western powers will target us not only for our vast natural resources which they desire to be theirs but also because we represent the only foreseeable challenge to them in the future, which they see drawing nearer and nearer. However what is not natural and disgusts us the most is the support that our Muslim rulers have given to France and its allies to conduct this campaign. During Francois Hollande’s visit to the Gulf States after the bombs has already began to fall in Mali, he stated that he is expecting the full support of the Gulf States. Not only was this red carpet laid out for this colonial murderer of Muslim children and invader of Muslim lands but help and support was offered to him by these traitorous rulers to the point where vast amounts of money has been pledged to support the French campaign. This in addition to the support given by the North African States and acquiescence of all others.

Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:

إِنَّمَا يَنْهَاكُمُ اللَّهُ عَنِ الَّذِينَ قَاتَلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَأَخْرَجُوكُمْ مِنْ دِيَارِكُمْ وَظَاهَرُوا عَلَىٰ إِخْرَاجِكُمْ أَنْ تَوَلَّوْهُمْ ۚ وَمَنْ يَتَوَلَّهُمْ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ

“Allah merely forbids you from taking as friends those who have fought you in the deen and driven you from your homes and who supported your expulsion. Any who take them as friends are wrongdoers.”

(Al-Mumtahanah, 60:9)

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَىٰ أَوْلِيَاءَ ۘ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ ۚ وَمَنْ يَتَوَلَّهُمْ مِنْكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ

“Oh you who believe! Do not take the Jews and Christians as your friends; they are the friends of one another. Any of you who takes them as friends is one of them. Allah does not guide wrongdoing people.”

(An-Nisaa, 5:51)

The betrayal and treachery of those who claim to rule us have no limits. Their loyalty is and has always been to their masters who made and established them after the destruction and removal of the Islamic State from existence in the international arena and the dissection of the Ummah into its many smaller parts, each with their own flags and national anthems.

It cannot be disputed that the loyalty of each and every one of these rulers is to the West and not to Allah Azza Wa Jalla and the believers. In this case, as made clear in the above Noble Aayah, Allah سبحانه وتعالى has declared that he is free of them and they are nothing to Him, so the question that follows is: Will we now free ourselves and clean our hands of them? And will we work to bring back the representation of the honour, might and power of this Ummah that the West broke and are working night and day along with their puppets in the Muslim world to prevent from coming back? Will we also work night and day to re-establish the Islamic State, the Khilafah upon the path of the Prophethood, leading to the resumption of the Islamic way of life in this Dunyaa? The Imaam who will stand in the way of the aggression, protect our lives, honour, wealth and sanctities?

The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“Verily only with the Imaam will you have a shield behind which we will fight and behind which we will be protected.” (Saheeh Muslim)