On Sunday 14/08/2016, the Doctors Without Borders organisation reported that 10 children had been killed in Yemen and 28 others had been wounded, all of whom were under the age of 15, in an attack undertaken by the Saudi-led Arab coalition upon a school for Quran memorisation in the Haidan region of North Yemen.
This heinous crime took place with the blessing of the United Nations after the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen was removed from the blacklist in their annual report about children and armed conflict. This granting from the UN came with the argument of Saudi’s support for ‘legitimacy’ in Yemen, the support it provides to the democratically elected President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the provision of humanitarian assistance to the country. That is in despite of the ugliness of the cases and the numbers mentioned in UN reports which reveal the crimes of the Saudi-led Arab coalition against the children in Yemen.
The children of Yemen are paying a huge price as a result of this colonialist struggle over their land. However, what makes the matter even more alarming is that they are being killed, displaced and starved by the hands of the rulers of Saudi, a Muslim land and the place of the House of Allah Al-Haraam and the Qiblah of the Muslims, which the rulers of the Saudi family pride themselves in serving and covering in silk due to its sanctity and greatness before Allah. However, is not the sparing of the blood of the Muslims greater with Allah than serving His House Al-Haraam in accordance to the Hadeeth of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ:
«لهدم الكعبة حجرا حجرا أهون عند الله من سفك دم امرئ مسلم»
“Verily the destruction of the Ka’bah, rock by rock, is lighter to Allah than the spilling of the blood of a Muslim”.
However, the rulers of the family of Saud do not exalt the Command of Allah, do not extol it and they do not give any weight to the blood of the children of Yemen. Rather, they themselves are engrossed in the shedding of the blood of innocents under the pretext of fighting terrorism and spreading security and peace in the region!
This is whilst it was the Saudi representative to the UN Abdullah El-Muallami who stated, “The Houthis and the supporters of the ousted Saleh are those who have recruited the children and shoved them into this war”. It is as if he intends by this statement that the Houthis and Saleh are those who are killing the children in order to justify their actions! However, it is a justification that has no weight, since the crime has been committed and the gravity of this crime is grave being compared to the destruction of the Kaa’ba as being easier…had they any sense…
The suffering of the children of Yemen resembles the suffering of the children in Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma and Shaam… since the suffering is one even if the executioners number many. However, what makes this more terrible and horrendous is that both the killer and the killed are Muslims upon Muslim land. Yes, the fighter planes take off from the land of the Haramain Ash-Shareefain, loaded with weapons and bombs, not to liberate Al-Aqsa from occupation or to come to the aid of the honour of Muslims in Shaam, but rather to wipe out children who are reciting the speech of Allah, in front of the eyes and ears of the international community, its institutions and its Fatwaa councils and committees. And how great is the crime when the spilling of the blood of the Muslims is for the sake of democracy and the governance of the disbelieving systems.
O ‘Ulamaa in the Land of the Haramain Ash-Shareefain:
O ones who memorise the Book of Allah and recite it throughout the night and the day, in the midst of the Ka’bah and its outskirts. Have you not heard the speech of Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla in Surah Al-Ma’idah:
مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَٰلِكَ كَتَبْنَا عَلَىٰ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَنَّهُ مَن قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَلَقَدْ جَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُنَا بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ ثُمَّ إِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنْهُم بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فِي الْأَرْضِ لَمُسْرِفُونَ
“Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land, it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind. And indeed, there came to them Our Messengers with clear proofs, evidences and signs, even then after that many of them continued to exceed the limits”
The ’Ulamaa (scholars) are the inheritors of the Prophets and the inheritance of the Prophethood means commanding the Ma’roof and forbidding the Munkar. So speak the word of truth in respect to your rulers, fight against their oppression and do not fear in the way of Allah the blame of the blamer (i.e. any consequences).
O Rulers of the family of Saud:
Take note and remember the speech of Allah Al-Qawwi Al-Jabbaar in Surah As-Saffaat:
وَقِفُوهُمْ إِنَّهُم مَّسْئُولُونَ
“And stop them, verily they are to be questioned”
The first that you will be questioned about before Allah on the Day of Judgement is the blood of the people of Yemen that you are shedding without any right, as the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
«أول ما يُقضى بين الناس بالدماء»
“The first (matter) that will be judged amongst the people will be the blood”.
O Officers and Muslim Soldiers:
The time has come for you to rise up against the rulers of harm. That is because the children of Yemen are your children, their blood is your blood, their lives are your lives and Allah has made the shedding of it Haraam. The time has come to cut the hand of the colonialist that runs the lands of Islam and the hands of the criminal regimes of harm that serve them. And that will never occur except by the resumption of the Islamic life via the establishment of the Khilafah State (Caliphate) upon the methodology of the Prophethood.
أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ اللَّـهِ وَمَا نَزَلَ مِنَ الْحَقِّ وَلَا يَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلُ فَطَالَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْأَمَدُ فَقَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَكَثِيرٌ مِّنْهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ
“Has the time not come for those who have believed that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of Allah and what has come down of the truth? And let them not be like those who were given the scripture before, and a long period passed over them, so their hearts hardened; and many of them are defiantly disobedient.”
Women’s Section in the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Thursday, 15th Dhul Qi’dah 1437 AH
Issue No: 1437 AH / 048