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The People's Revolt… the Fall of the Corrupt Arab Regime… the Demolishment of the Idol of Stability… and the New Beginning


13 March 2011

By Sheikh Atiyyatullah

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful.

We, along with the Arab people and all other peoples of the world, have followed the events unfolding of the revolutions of Tunis and Egypt with great fervor and zeal. It seemed as if I could hear the bones of old, decrepit Pharaoh, Hosni Mubarak, breaking along with the heartbeat of the Jews like a drumbeat in front of me, its pulse staggering, in a bout of horror and dread which Allah threw in their hearts from this significant event!

We followed the news over a period of days and prayed for the Muslims that their affairs be reformed for the better, and that Allah rids the people of Tunis of this cowardly taghoot, and that he rids Egypt from its taghoot and his corrupt, filthy, despotic, aggressive, cruel and brutal regime; and that Allah reforms the affairs of the people of Egypt for the better, that He makes these revolts advantageous to Islam and the Muslims. It is true that it is not the best and not exactly as we had hoped, but the removal of some evil or much evil is something which pleases to all people. We hope that this is a good step ahead for even more good in the future, by Allah's leave.

Thus, the Arab and Muslim people of Tunis, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Jordan, Yemen, and other countries need someone to remind them of Allah during these days, as well as of history and the Ways of Allah in regards to His creation, and to explain to them the inner meanings and lessons which may be derived from these universal teachings. This is an important role which preachers, students of knowledge and Islamic movements need to fulfill.

These revolts, and especially that of Egypt, were not mere revolts against the corrupt and evil Egyptian and Arab governments. They have much deeper meanings and are multifaceted. They are a clear turning point in the history of the region and its social relationships. It was not only Hosni Mubarak and his regime which fell in Egypt, but also this concept of "stability", which they had made an idol worshipped by the lowly tawagheet and forced others to worship it. The "stability of the region", which means nothing other than providing them (the rulers) all factors of tranquility and safety from anything which will cut off their spoiled and pompous life of extravagance, or threatened their thrones or their totalitarian control over the country and its resources, allotting themselves and their families the biggest shares, along with safeguarding the borders of the pitiful and despicable Israeli state, guaranteeing its safety and protection from any Jihadi offensive!

The Egyptian government has been ousted, and before it that of Tunis, and maybe Yemen and Jordan, and even Libya, Algeria, and Morocco, will follow.

When I wanted to send this article for publishing, news started to appear about the rise our fellow Muslims in Libya and their revolt against this evil insane taghoot and his family, who transgressed across the land spreading sin and corruption, treating it as if it was their own property and that of their dogs'. We ask Allah that he rids the people of them, and that He rectifies the affairs of the people of Libya, in which the obedient to Allah Most High are honored and the sinful are degraded.

This is how Allah sets examples for people. A generation of youth was able to show the modern world what they could do, despite all efforts of these corrupt Arab regimes to spoil and sedate the youth at all levels. But the government was foolish and unaware, closer to being carnal than anything else. This revolution was something inevitable, regardless of the time. These are universal constants which we understand from history, experimentation, our knowledge of humanity, and a simple study of psychology and sociology. The level and types of corruption which have amassed in our Ummah and our Arab and Islamic societies cannot last for long before exploding. Its wick will be lit by whoever Allah wills and tasks. No matter how much explosive is packed, it can never compare to their amassed corruption. From it is that which is explosive and that which is expired. Allah knows best about what the people are thinking and intending. From them are those who will be successful in the Hereafter, and from them are those when they arrive in the Hereafter, will find nothing other than loss, we seek refuge from Allah. However, all this effort has been combined to confront this tyrannical government. This reminds me of the verses of the poet Ahmed Matar:

I know that rhymes are not able by themselves to topple the thrones of the tyrants

But I tan its skin with that which tan the skins of livestock

When its time comes and it passes away and I take it from the hands of the barefoot

it becomes a skin prepared to make shoes out of them.

However, I was not like others who thought that it would happen so quickly as it did in the defiant and green Tunisia, nor do I believe that the enemies expected this so soon either. This was clear in the response of the foolish and weak French, and even America, though it was better than the French, especially in regards to Egypt. They learned from the experience and realized that change is inevitable!

We had thought, like many others, that the masses had died or had been sedated for a what was thought to be a long period to come to come, due to what the tawagheet had done with them, but the revolt in Tunis proved that the masses are able to rise in a time when observers deems them to be dead or unconscious!

However, I would like to mention two important points:

1) A while ago before the uprising started in Tunis, during the tenure of the taghoot Bin Ali, we read an article on the internet, I believe by our brother, Sheikh Abu Muslim Al Jaza'iri, in which he expected that the Tunisian regime would soon fall, and that there would be a revolt and the likes. It was an interesting point, and I praised Allah when I remembered that there are some youth who are good at analyzing, learning and expecting, and that we have the power to understand and be aware. We ask Allah to bless it.

2) The letter which was spread on the internet by the Tunisian sister addressed to Al-Qaedah and its leaders, Sheikh Usama bin Laden and others, calling out to them for help in the plight of Islam and Muslims and the religious brothers and sisters in Tunis. Regardless of being unable to fully ascertain the authenticity or whether or not it truly depicts the reality, it was extremely touching and upsetting, a cause of more anger and rage towards these cursed tawagheet, the enemies of Allah, Islam, good morals and purity, whose corruption, they, their followers and their government spread throughout the land has little match. There was nothing many could do, and people were in a state in which they were about to explode, if Allah had not granted them patience. As I said to my brothers at that time, we had only two options: that we turn to Allah begging in prayer along with the weak and oppressed amongst our brothers and sisters, and that we remain firm and continue our Jihad. Firmness and continuation of our Jihad is the most important opportunity Allah has given us to serve our religion, our Ummah, and our weak and suppressed brothers and sisters. On this occasion I wish to clarify something to my brothers and sisters everywhere, with all due respect for the trust and love the Muslims have for us, which is that Al-Qaedah does not have a "magic wand" as they say. The matter is not that of Al Mu'tasim and Amouria nor dispatching an army so large that its front line and back end cannot be seen, O my beloved and honorable brothers and sisters. Al-Qaeda is only a small part of this striving and Mujahid Ummah. Do not overestimate it. We should all know our abilities, and let us aid each other in piousness, righteousness and in making Jihad in the way of Allah, everyone according to his place and role, with whatever they can and is proper for them. Allah gives victory and relieves hardship due to truthfulness of the truthful, the sincerity of the sincere, and the prayers of the weak and defeated. It was if this letter from the sister from Tunis was truly an indication of the end of the taghooti government of Bin Ali and alleviation of our hardship by Allah's leave. This is a lesson for those who think. I wish that the sister writes another letter now about the current situation, though it is not exactly what we all dreamed about and wanted, it is no doubt an alleviation of many types of hardships. It is hoped, Allah willing, that it brings about much goodness and mercy.

The reformers, the Mujahideen and the preachers of the Ummah must take this historical opportunity and spring into action and initiate or increase their preaching, education, reformormation and revitalization in light of the freedom and opportunities now available in this post-revolution era, after the removal of many obstacles and shackles. In summary, we call the youth to understand matters properly, and not to be shortsighted, paralyzed, nor to be hasty. There is no need to indulge in differences about the various Islamic movements which may differ from them, like the brothers of the Nahdah party in Tunis for example, or others. Rather, they should start by focusing on construction and preparation. The same applies to the brothers in Egypt, Sinai, Rafah and others. Let kindness and good manners, and tolerance of people's various levels of understanding lead them. Let them always bear in mind that our Ummah is living in some very difficult and complex times, and only now has it started to try to rise up and get out of decades, rather centuries of misery. Let the youth be at the required level of awareness. All this does not oppose the desire to work for the religion, jealousy, and protectiveness for it, nor speaking out for the truth and clarifying the correct methodology. Rather, incorporate the good traits we have mentioned: gentleness, good manners, sympathy, mercy and goodness in dealing with all Muslims, rather with all people. Make your fundamental principle be: I can do good and say the truth, but with all types of good manners, wisdom, and avoiding all problems which may become obstacles. Understand, may Allah bless you, that truth is of different levels: there are types which can never be left in word or deed, and there are other types which can be left due to some preventive or opposing factor (excuse). Study and understand this well, and open your hearts to comprehend beneficial knowledge and to develop yourselves to a level of awareness and deep understanding.

These Arab revolts in Tunis, Egypt, and soon other places have indeed exposed many facts. In this is much good and mercy from Allah on the Muslims. People have inevitably begun to write on these issues, and they will write much, much more, for this is a great historical event.

I wish to speak about some aspects of this issue:

1) The fragility of these inclusive despotic taghooti police states, despite the fact that they seem to be the opposite. They are only filled with hot air, rotten in the insides about to die. As soon as the masses start to move and revolt, they fall, and their leaders run away to other countries, as not even a lizard's hole can shelter them in their own land! Many have realized that these rulers have no worth on their own, neither goodness nor benefit, but rather they only have worth due to their authority, police, aides, and by that layer of society which benefits from them, their end tied to the leaders'.

2) People have seen that the infidel West has absolutely no concern for the interests of our Muslim people at all. They only shed crocodile tears when they do cry. They only run and pant after their own personal interests, which require the stability of the region and the continuation if these milker regimes, regardless of their ruthlessness, oppression and repression of their people and their suppression of their freedoms, regardless of their enormous corruption which is well known by the West, and regardless of the absence of even the most basic human rights under them. Despite all these things and more which the West knows all too well from the crises, deprivation and injustices faced by our people, the only thing the West is concerned about is that the present state of affairs remain to guarantee their economic interests and the pumping of the resources of our lands and people into their markets and industries. This became all too clear to people in France's stance towards the revolt in Tunis, as well as the stance of America and others. A person who has not realized these facts can never realize anything!

3) From the most important aspects is the strong connection between these apostate Arab governments and the Jews (Israel), and how the Egypt of Hosni La-Mubarak acts as the safe and aware bodyguard of the Jews. People saw with clarity how the Jews hung on to Hosni and his regime, and the extent of their fear for his fall. Many people saw today that were it not for these treacherous infidel regimes (Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the rest of these measly Arab states), the measly Israeli state would never remain in existence, as a swift battle would start with our Ummah in which we would prove victorious, and Allah is the Greatest. Indeed this will soon come to be, Allah willing.

4) Regarding the hypocrite Saudi Regime, the Traitor of the Two Holy Mosques, King (Abdullah) Al Saud did all in his feeble power, while he himself is about to die, to support Hosni La-Mubarak, even opposing America in their stance. This may be the first time he actually differed with them about anything. People in the Arabian Peninsula and elsewhere have seen how Abdullah Aali Saud stood by Hosni and did his best to prevent his fall, pretending to be ignorant of the demands of the Egyptian people, their wishes and their forceful revolt, paying no concern to the hideousness of the regime and its oppression, and corruption. We ask the intelligent in "Saudi Arabia" some simple questions, for indeed they are lessons for those who have minds. Why does Abdullah Al Saud support the secular Hosni, the agent of Israel and the ally of America, the beloved of the Jews? Does Abdullah Aali Saud not know of the condition of Hosni and his regime's war against Islam, the fat "bullies" whose bellies are swollen with impermissible wealth? Is the stance of Abdullah Al Saud a result of his religiousness and the "Tolerant Faith", and his keenness for the interest of the Ummah? Did Abdullah support Hosni for Allah and His religion? Does Abdullah Aali Saud ever pay any attention to the religion and the Hereafter?

These are questions which dwell in the soul of all freeborn people who hold themselves to account and seek admonition before Allah stamps their hearts:

(يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ ۖ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ)

"O you who believe! Answer Allah and the Messenger when he calls you to that which will give you life, and know that Allah comes in between a person and his heart (i.e. He prevents an evil person to decide anything). And verily to Him you shall (all) be gathered." (Al-Anfal : 24)

…and before the typhoon, and before it's too late.

As for our Mujahideen brothers in Yemen, I did not forget to remind them that the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh is in its weakest state, and that revolt is inevitable, and that he will inevitably fall. Thus I don't think there is any need to remind them that it is a huge opportunity - politically, security wise and culturally. How many opportunities arise in war and times of change for those who Allah grants success, guides, and grants taqwa (piety)?

Allah willing, until the next time we communicate with our fellow Muslims and people in their new found freedom, and with the Muslim masses who are looking to seriously practice and abide by the teachings of Islam, the Religion of Allah Most High, the Guidance of which holds all goodness, security, honor, nobility, comfort and happiness in this life and the next.

(مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُ حَيَاةً طَيِّبَةً ۖ وَلَنَجْزِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْرَهُم بِأَحْسَنِ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ)

"Whoever works righteousness - whether male or female - while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)." (Al Nahl 97)

( فَمَنِ اتَّبَعَ هُدَايَ فَلَا يَضِلُّ وَلَا يَشْقَىٰ | وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَن ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنكًا وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَىٰ)

"…then whoever follows My Guidance he shall neither go astray, nor shall be distressed. | But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur'an nor acts on its teachings.) verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection." (Ta Ha: 123, 124)

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