The Jewish entity from the Shariah perspective is unique case in international relations. Though, it is true that the Jewish entity is similar to other Kafir colonialist nations, such as America, Russia, Britain, France, China and India, in terms that they are all warring disbelievers who occupy Islamic lands, commit crimes against Muslims and their sanctities are hostile to Islam with all insolence and arrogance. However, the Jewish entity has additional characteristic which made them special, exceptional or unique, for additional prohibitions related to them when compared to other nations. The characteristic is that this entity is entirely located on Islamic land and it is non-existent without this land or without this occupation. Consequently, any form of international relations or transactions with them would give them the legitimacy which is rejected and prohibited in sharia.
As for the Jewish entity like the other Fa’alan (فعلا Actively) Warring Disbelievers such as America, India, China, Britain, France and Russia, it is clear that the relation with warring disbelievers in origin must be Harb (حرب War) due to their occupation of Islamic lands and their waging of war against Muslims as Allah (swt) said,
[وَقَاتِلُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَافَّةً كَمَا يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ كَافَّةً]
“And fight against the disbelievers collectively as they fight against you collectively”
[Surah at-Tawaba 9:36]
and Allah (swt) said,
[يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قَاتِلُوا الَّذِينَ يَلُونَكُمْ مِنَ الْكُفَّارِ وَلْيَجِدُوا فِيكُمْ غِلْظَةً]
“O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the disbelievers and let them find in you harshness.”
[Surah at-Tawba 9:123]
The force that occupies the Islamic land must be fought and expelled from the lands due to the saying of Allah (swt),
[وَاقْتُلُوهُمْ حَيْثُ ثَقِفْتُمُوهُمْ وَأَخْرِجُوهُم مِّنْ حَيْثُ أَخْرَجُوكُمْ]
“And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you.” [Surah al-Baqarah 2:191] and Allah (swt) said,
[وَقَاتِلُوهُمْ حَتَّى لا تَكُونَ فِتْنَةٌ وَيَكُونَ الدِّينُ لِلَّهِ فَإِنِ انْتَهَوْا فَلا عُدْوَانَ إِلا عَلَى الظَّالِمِينَ]
“Fight them until there is no [more] fitnah and [until] Deen belongs to Allah, But if they cease, then there is to be no aggression except against the oppressors”
[Surah al-Baqarah 2:193]
No agreement with the actively Muhaarabah (محاربة Combatant) state can be concluded before SulH (صلح Truce). No security can be granted to any of its citizens, unless he comes to heed the Word of Allah (swt) or comes as a Dhimmi to live in the Muslim Lands. This is contrary to the belligerent state which is not actively Muhaarabah. In that case, trade agreements, good neighborly and other relations, with them are allowed. Security can be granted to citizens in such a case to enter into the Islamic lands for trade, excursion, tourism and other matters.
As for the additional characteristic of the Jewish entity, that occupied the blessed land of Palestine, the Jewish entity named ‘Israel’ would not even exist without occupying this land. It is not a stand-alone entity, like India, which exists as a state whether it occupies Kashmir or not. Nor is it like China, as it also exists as a state whether it occupies East Turkestan or not. Nor is it like Russia that exists as a state whether it occupies Chechnya, Caucasus and Crimea. In contrast, there is no Jewish entity without Palestine. Hence, any co-ordination or relationship with it whatsoever would recognize its existence or its legitimacy and that is Haraam (حرام Forbidden) according to Shariah.
Temporary SulH (صلح Truce) or Hudnah (هدنة Armistice) is allowed with any state which is Fa’alan (فعلا Actively) in a state of war, if there is a need or necessity or for the interest of Muslims, temporarily, for reasons related to war policies and balance of power. However, such provisions are not allowed with the Jewish entity as it means recognizing the legitimacy of its occupation of Palestine, which is Haraam (حرام Forbidden).
If there were to be normalization and building relationships with the Jewish entity, it is the most criminal of acts as it combines both Haraam and danger over the issue of Palestine. Normalization is the greatest aspiration of occupying Palestine, as the purpose of creating the Jewish entity in Palestine was to be a poisoned dagger and malignant cancer in the side of the Islamic Ummah that prevents its unity, breaks its support and hinders its liberation from colonialization. The West wants the Jewish entity to be an advance base for it in the middle of the Islamic world, so that the entity becomes its launching point, for when the Ummah marches forth towards the real liberation from the noose of colonialization.
Therefore, the West has continuously exerted great efforts over decades through its plans and its tools of agents such as rulers, thinkers and politicians to push the Islamic World to accept the foreign body and malignant cancer in its side, under various pretexts and justifications, with the latest being to challenge the Iranian bogeyman. The rulers and Western followers tread the path to push Muslims, institutions and movements toward normalization and acceptance of this usurping entity in the blessed land of Palestine. They seek to remove all mention of liberation or the eradication of the occupation of the blessed land of Palestine, from awareness, speeches and forums. They instead float the terminology of ‘co-existence’ and ‘accepting the status quo and the current situation,’ as if the occupation is the decree of Allah (swt), with no escape from it.
The colonialist schemes pertaining to Palestine were to consolidate the Jewish entity and grant it hegemony over Palestine. This path was paved by creating and manufacturing the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and its offspring the Palestinian Authority, which the West wanted to bypass the Muslims so that they become the sole representatives in the Palestinian issue, as a prelude to recognize the Jewish entity, consolidating its existence with peace and treacherous illegal agreements. The colonialists felt that the matter will not be complete, unless the regimes and organizations of the Arab and Muslim rulers participate. And so the colonialists made them participate in order to grant legitimacy to the Jewish entity, making treacherous agreements with it, whilst deceiving the Muslims who love Palestine, the place of the Isra’a (Night Journey) of their Prophet (saaw), by deluding them that the manufactured people of the Palestine issue, the PLO and PA, have accepted peace and coexistence with the occupation and that it is now upon the rest of the Muslims to accept what they have accepted!! This caused the Islamic world to be a place of drama, games, intrigue and the wickedness of the Jews, by corrupting it and appointing rulers over their people in order to continue colonialization and consolidating Kufr in the Islamic world.
Such is the importance of normalization in colonialist plans. Normalization opens the gate of new corruption and perversion in the Islamic world. It is one of the pillars of the plan to consolidate occupation of the blessed land of Palestine. It is from here the danger of normalization arises, which can be described as a nail hammered in the coffin of Palestine issue. Normalization is Haraam according to Shariah as it means recognizing the legitimacy of the illegal occupation.
Amongst the lies and misinformation spread by Arab and Muslim rulers amongst their people to justify the normalization with Jewish entity, is the claim that economic interests and political stability will be achieved in the region through normalization. The claim is a lie and misleading from the reality. Normalization with any occupying state is not allowed and which is more severely prohibited in the case of Jewish entity, as we have mentioned above. There is no benefit for Muslims in Haraam, no matter whoever thinks or assumes that there is some benefit in it. Above all, the reality contradicts this claim. Where is the economic prosperity reaped by Egypt, ever since it has signed the normalization agreement with the Jewish entity in Camp David, in the year 1978?! Where is the economic prosperity reaped by Jordan, ever since it has signed Waadi Al-Arabaa agreement in the year 1994?! Where is the economic prosperity reaped by the people of Palestine ever since PLO signed the Oslo Accords under the leadership of the largest traitor, Yasser Arafat, in the year 1993?! Both Egypt and Jordan have transformed ever since the signing of normalization agreements with Jewish entity into guardians for the security of the Jewish entity and as tourist resorts and sites of perversion for the Jews. However, they never achieved any economic benefit. Instead, Egypt and Jordan started spending from their own economies to maintain the security of the Jews and to safeguard the Jewish tourists, who are visiting to commit all manners of sins under the skies.
Moreover, both countries became a bridge for the Jews to cross and whose intelligence is being carrying over this bridge to the rest of Islamic lands. As for the economic condition of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, ever since the Oslo Accords were signed, its unemployment rate has surged to more than 50%. The cost of living has also increased to the point that the region became the fourth costliest living region in the world! And above all, the harmful rulers are like those who withhold their hands from giving anything to the people, as testified by the Lord of the worlds, Allah (swt), by His Saying,
[أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا نَصِيبًا مِنَ الْكِتَابِ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْجِبْتِ وَالطَّاغُوتِ وَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا هَؤُلَاءِ أَهْدَى مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا سَبِيلًا (51) أُولَئِكَ الَّذِينَ لَعَنَهُمُ اللَّهُ وَمَنْ يَلْعَنِ اللَّهُ فَلَنْ تَجِدَ لَهُ نَصِيرًا (52) أَمْ لَهُمْ نَصِيبٌ مِنَ الْمُلْكِ فَإِذًا لَا يُؤْتُونَ النَّاسَ نَقِيرًا]
“Have you not seen those who were given a portion of the Scripture, who believe in superstition and false objects of worship and say about the disbelievers, “These are better guided than the believers as to the way”?. Those are the ones whom Allah has cursed; and he whom Allah curses – never will you find for him a helper. Or have they a share of dominion? Then [if that were so], they would not give the people [even as much as] the speck on a date seed.”
[Surah an-Nisa’a 4:51-53].
As for the claim that normalization with the Jewish entity would achieve political stability in the region, it is also misguidance because the Jewish entity is just like India, which has all manner of hostility against Islam and Muslims. This is also testified by the Lord of the worlds (swt) in His Saying,
[لَتَجِدَنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَدَاوَةً لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الْيَهُودَ وَالَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُوا]
“You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate partners with Allah”
[Surah al-Maaidah 5:82]
Whosoever falls within in this case can only cause corruption on the earth and plot against the believers. This is what the Hindu State does by persistently causing corruption in Kashmir and carrying out evil operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is similar to the Jewish entity, which does not respect its agreement with Arab rulers who want to normalize with it, by assassinating many sincere people, Ulema and experts in Iraq, Tunisia, the Gulf and other regions. It has performed all these criminal acts, whilst it was not yet capable in the region. So, what would the Jewish entity do with the scientists and experts of the military and nuclear power of Pakistan, if they are made capable by normalization with its rulers?!
The only solution for the issue of Palestine according to Shariah is to liberate Palestine from the occupation entirely, without bargaining, negotiation or peace process. Making peace agreements with the occupiers or dividing the lands between them and Muslims is Haraam. Every inch of land must be returned to the fold of Islam and Muslims. Palestine is the Kharaaj land of Islam, which was opened by the Farooq of the Ummah, Umar bin Khattab (ra). It was liberated by the heroic commander Salahudin Ayyubi. It was then protected by the Islamic Khilafah over many eras. Palestine was irrigated with the blood of thousands of martyrs and heroes who participated in its opening, liberation and protection. It is a trust upon the neck of Islamic Ummah until the Day of Judgment that must be honored by liberating it and purifying it from the filth of the Jewish occupation.
Hence it is obligatory upon every Muslims in the Islamic world to struggle against normalization with the occupation of Jews and to challenge all the efforts of building relationships with Jewish entity, in all of its forms. It is obligatory upon Muslims to call the armies and motivate them to fight against the Jews to liberate Palestine from their filth, ridding the Islamic world from their evils. It is inconceivable that this will be achieved under the leadership of those who rush to normalize with Jews from amongst the Arab and Muslim rulers. This will only be achieved under the leadership of the re-established second Khilafah Rashidah (rightly guided Caliphate) on the Method of Prophethood. It is for this which Hizb ut Tahrir works and whose establishment was foretold in the Prophet’s (saaw) glad tidings. It is upon the Muslims to call the sincere officers from all the Islamic armies to give Nusrah (نصرة Material Support) for its establishment, after which the Khilafah State will launch the Muslim armies to liberate Palestine, Kashmir and the rest of occupied Islamic lands as prophesized by RasulAllah (saaw) in his Hadith,
«لاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يُقَاتِلَ الْمُسْلِمُونَ الْيَهُودَ فَيَقْتُلُهُمُ الْمُسْلِمُونَ حَتَّى يَخْتَبِئَ الْيَهُودِيُّ مِنْ وَرَاءِ الْحَجَرِ وَالشَّجَرِ فَيَقُولُ الْحَجَرُ أَوِ الشَّجَرُ يَا مُسْلِمُ يَا عَبْدَ اللَّهِ هَذَا يَهُودِيٌّ خَلْفِي فَتَعَالَ فَاقْتُلْهُ . إِلاَّ الْغَرْقَدَ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْ شَجَرِ الْيَهُودِ»
“You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews until some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O `Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’”
Written by Bilal al-Muhajir – Pakistan