By: Andi Annisa Nur Dzakiyyah
Today Muslims are rejoicing to welcome Ramadhan 1440 H, but Palestinians are not. For the umpteenth time, tense atmosphere re-shrouded Palestine. Palestinians are now grieving because the Zionist, Israel, has launched 150 airstrikes. The attack was a response to rocket attack launched by Hamas fighters.
Furthermore, at least 25 Palestinians were killed. The Israeli army has also killed a pregnant Palestinian mother, identified as Falasteen Saleh Abu Arar, 37, and her baby girl, Saba Mahmoud Abu Arar, 14 months, after firing a missile at their home in Gaza city.
When looking at history, the grief of Palestinians were begun when the United Nations declared the state of Israel officially standing on Palestinian land in 1948. Israel got 55% of Palestinian territories. The neighboring countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria declared war on Israel. This war occurred in 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973. The war that was full of deception finally made Israel carried out brutal attacks, annexed, and invaded the Palestinian territories called the ‘1967 boundary’. Israel controlled around 78% of the Palestinian territories and finally Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
No Place For Israel
There is no Palestine on Google Maps. If you search Palestine on Google Maps, you surely won’t find it. Moreover, Trump has ever declared that Yerusalem is the Capital of Israel. It shows that how easy it is for Israel to take the palestine region.
In fact, The Zionists don’t have nation and even Israel is not theirs. Based on the history, when Sultan Hamid II became the chaliphate, Theodor Herzl wanted to buy the land of Palestine. Sultan Hamid II was offered a lot of money. But he said “‘I will not sell a single inch of the country, because it is not mine, it belongs to all the Muslims. They paid for this empire with their blood. And we will redeem it with our blood. Let the Jews keep their millions.”
Unfortunately, On November 2, 1917, the British government approved the establishment of the Israeli state on Palestinian land through the Balfour declaration. On the other hand, Indeed, Palestine belongs to Palestinians. So, it is fair when they demanded to return home.
No Glory For Muslims Except With Islam
The tragedies that befell Muslims in Gaza show that nowadays their self-esteems are poor for the enemies. Whereas Rasulullah said that the honour and the sanctity of muslims are grater than the destruction of world as Rasulullah said in hadith:
“The destruction of the world is lighter on Allah than the killing of one Muslim man”, (Tirmidhi)
Moreover, the bulkhead of nationalism and apathy make us ignore the oppressions that other muslims experience. Whereas Rasulullah said that muslims are like one body. It is written in hadith below:
“Believers are like one body in their mutual love and mercy. When one part of a body is in bad health, the rest of the entire body joins it in restlessness and lack of sleep and is busy with its treatment. Likewise, Muslims should run to helping each other” (Bukhari)
This hadith should be contemplation for every muslim. Today we can see hundreds or even thousands muslims being slaughtered and humiliated. It is totally different from what was done by Rasulullah. When a muslim woman came to the market and her aurat was exposed by Bani Qainuqa’ ,Jews, who lived around the market. They laughed. Suddenly, a muslim youth came against them. But he was killed. When Rasulullah knew about it. He suddenly expelled and alienated Bani Qainuqa’ to the border area of Syam.
In line with what Rasulullah had done, a chaliphate namely Mu’tashim Billah sent an army, in the year 837 AD, when a Muslim sister was attacked by the Romans in the Roman city. She was abused and locked up for no reason. Frightened and alone she called out the name of the Caliph ‘Oh Mu’tasim’.
Both stories above are totally different from the condition today Who will we hope to? to the UN? It was the United Nations that approved the establishment of Israel. The UN Security Council, which always becomes the mainstay of the peace mission, has not succeeded in actualizing peace for Palestine.
The saddest thing is when you see Palestinians injured and even dead, theneighbouring countries and other countries only criticize and send medicine and food. Even if it helps them but it’s not solutive because the madicine and food will run out but Israel’s occupation will not stop.
The thing we have to do is to urge the authorities to send army forces to attack the enemy in Palestine as what Rasulullah and Mu’tashim did. Unfortunately, the presidents of many countries just give comments and critize eventhough Palestinians are actually crying for help.
Related to this, our prophet, Rasulullah, said :
“Indeed the Imam (the Leader/Sultan) is a shield. You fight behind him, and you protect yourself with him.” (Muslim).
This hadith shows that to protect muslims, they need Imam who leads in accordance with sharia completely. He is like a protection, because he prevents the enemy from harming the Muslims, and enemies fear him and fear his power. In doing this, The main solution to solve the problems of the people is the existence of chaliphate which will protect and defend the entire territory and land of the Muslims by mobilizing troops to do jihad and against the enemies. This is the one and only solution that God and Rasulullah gave to us. So, Muslims also will be re-glorified and they will get the title as Khoiru Ummah once more as they used to be in the heyday of islam.
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’Ala said in Holy qur’an:
“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah ? So rejoice in your transaction which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great attainment.”(At-Taubah Verse 111)
Wallahu A’lam Bish Shawab