while the Traitorous Regimes of the Muslim Lands Direct their Armies at their Muslim Brothers
On the 7th June, Al-Jazeera reported on a host of new “Israeli” construction plans and initiatives aimed at further tightening its grip on East Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa compound. In a recent meeting of the Jewish entity’s cabinet in tunnels below the al-Haram al-Sharif, the criminal government unveiled a $56 million project involving the construction of a ‘Cable Car’ intended to transport around 3000 visitors an hour from West Jerusalem to the Western Wall and the Jewish prayer plaza which is immediately below the compound containing Al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock. The project is due for completion in 4 years. In the same meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a $14 million lift and an underground passageway to ease access for Jewish disabled and elderly people to the Western Wall. Netanyahu told his ministers that the various projects would strengthen the Jewish people’s connection to the city. According to Al-Jazeera, in the longer term, the Jewish entity aims to build a subterranean station connecting Tel Aviv to the site by express train. In the meeting, plans were also announced to force Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem to adopt the “Israeli” curriculum which teaches only Zionist history and erases the connection of the Muslim youth to Jerusalem by teaching them that “Israel” has a right to the city.
These announcements come in the wake of the “Israeli” authority facilitating record numbers of Jewish ultra-nationalists and settlers to visit the Al-Aqsa compound and allowing Jewish extremists who support the destruction of Al-Aqsa to pray at the site and perform Jewish ceremonies there, backed and protected by their police. This included in April, the sacrifice of a lamb near Al-Aqsa, which is part of a ceremony associated with building a Jewish temple where Al-Aqsa stands. “Israeli” figures show that around 1000 Jews entered the compound on Jerusalem Day on the 24th May – an “Israeli” national holiday that celebrates “Israel’s” occupation of East Jerusalem. This is the largest number in a single day in decades. This followed the largest ever annual number of visits by settlers at nearly 15,000 in 2016. In an address to mark ‘Jerusalem Day’, Netanyahu stated that Al Aqsa Mosque compound (or what he called Temple Mount) would “always remain under Israeli sovereignty.”
The Jewish entity aims to Judaize this sacred Islamic site is blatantly clear as well as their goal to remove its importance and significance to our Deen from the minds of the future generation of Muslims in Palestine and sever their attachment to it. All this is happening under the noses of the regimes of the Muslim world who have normalized relationships with this terrorist state and are frontline protectors of it, indifferent to the defiling of this blessed land of Al Isra wal Miraj and the third holiest site of Islam. Rather than directing their armies to liberate this sacred mosque and blessed land from the clutches of its evil occupiers, these cowardly traitorous regimes choose instead to direct their bombs and bullets against their own Muslim brothers and sisters on the behest of their Western masters – whether it be in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or elsewhere. Things that these treacherous rulers hold sacred are only their own egos and the orders of their masters in Washington, London and Paris. Furthermore, the impotent spineless Palestinian Authority has already surrendered this sacred site to the “Israelis”. In an interview on “Israel’s” Channel Two television on Saturday 3rd June, Jibril Rajoub, a senior member of President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah said, “We understand that the wall…is sacred for Jews…At the end of the day it must be under Jewish sovereignty, there is no doubt about it.”
All this is a far cry to the liberation and protection of this blessed land and its sacred sites that happened under the glorious Khilafah system (Caliphate); under Islamic leaderships that truly understood their Islamic obligations to their Ummah and to their Deen. Indeed, this blessed month of Ramadan marks the date of the Battle of Hitten in 1187 CE when the great general, Salahuddin Ayubi, liberated Palestine from the clutches of its occupying Christian crusaders and reclaimed Jerusalem for Islam. Prior to the battle, some of his advisors counseled him to delay the fighting till after the month. However, Salahuddin responded, “Man’s life-span is short, death gives no appointment and leaving the occupiers in the Muslim lands for more than a single day, despite the ability of driving them out is an abominable act that I could not bear.” It is only through the re-establishment of the Khilafah, based on the method of the Prophethood, that generals of the caliber of Salahuddin Ayubi will once again be sent to liberate this Blessed Land and return it under the folds of Islam.
Dr. Nazreen Nawaz
Director of the Women’s Section in the Central Media Office of Hizb ut