Special Message from PAS President
COMMEMORATING PALESTINE’S DAY OF NAKBA ON 15 MAY 1948
Palestine and Bayt al-Maqdis are not just an issue for the Muslims, but it is a humanitarian issue for the entire humankind. In fact, the fight to free this holy land has been a never-ending struggle.
This issue connects Muslims from both Sunni and Shia sects consisting of various nationalities and awakens those who are immersed in their respective political ideologies. It is able to unite the Muslims regardless of their ethnicities and sects.
It should be emphasized that Palestine and Bayt al-Maqdis belong to Islam and only the Muslims can provide justice for it. This is the promise of Allah SWT to Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Musa AS, two prophets who were the pride of the Jews.
It should also be noted that the Zionist does not deserve to occupy the land of Palestine for they had broken the promise that Allah SWT had made to Prophet Ibrahim AS with their own mercilessness. On top of it, they were also opposed to the book of Torah brought by Prophet Musa AS and the cause of their fight is not to uphold the book of Allah, but to establish their national fanaticism.
The establishment of Israel’s illegal occupation on 15th May 1948 was the result of a treason by a group that had conspired with the enemy to overthrow the Umayyad Caliphate. The event was succeeded by the Sykes-Picot agreement and the Balfour declaration, leading to a distribution of the Muslims’ homeland to those who were hostile towards Islam.
The Zionist had seized the holy land of Palestine which is the land of the prophets that must be safeguarded by the believers. The establishment of Israel’s illegal state was committed through blatant robbery on the grounds of misguided historical teaching that they claimed to come from the prophets. In reality, they even had the guts to kill some of the righteous prophets and scholars.
They are now showing their arrogance by declaring to the whole world that the land of Palestine belong to the Jews and denying the right of other races to become citizens. This is later followed by a mass intrusion into al-Aqsa Mosque under the lead of an armed security force.
The move to convert Bayt al-Maqdis into their own as well as the rest of the Palestinian land is an act of betrayal towards the prophets, including the prophets who were the Children of Israel. The Muslims should not be acknowledging the betrayal and the mistreatment commited by the Zionist regime.
Everything that has happened is a test from Allah SWT to the Muslims. Allah has promised that the illegal state of Israel and those who fight for it will meet their end and the land of Palestine will be their burial site, therefore the Palestinian cannot be defeated even though they met disappointments from time to time.
The Muslims are required to be a servant of Allah SWT that will fulfil His promise, rather than waiting for the promise of Allah without any action or fight.
The messenger of Allah SAW said:
“لَا تَزَالُ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي عَلَى الْحَقِّ ظَاهِرِينَ لَعَدُوِّهِمْ، قَاهِرِينَ، لَا يَضُرُّهُمْ مَنْ خَالَفَهُمْ إِلَّا مَا أَصَابَهُمْ مِنْ لَأْوَاءَ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَهُمْ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ وَهُمْ كَذَلِكَ”. قَالُوا: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، وَأَيْنَ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: “بِبَيْتِ الْمَقْدِسِ، وَأَكْنَافِ بَيْتِ الْمَقْدِسِ”.
“A group from my Ummah will continue to help each other in [matters] of religion; they will prevail over all their enemies except for hunger and [other such] difficulties, until the Day of Resurrection”. The Companions asked: “Where will they be, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet SAW said: “In Jerusalem and around it” (Narrated by Ahmad 22320)
Rest assured that the struggle of the Palestinian that is based on faith cannot be extinguished. Rest assured that the throne and the wealth that has deprived the Palestinians will tumble in time.
ABDUL HADI AWANG
Date: 22 Ramadhan 1441 / 15th May 2020