How to Free The Land of Palestine
-by Sheikh Ibn Uthaymeen
And it is not possible for them to reclaim it except with the name of Islam on what the prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions were upon. Just as Almighty Allah said:
“To Allah belongs the Land, he grants it to whomever he wishes among his slaves and the good end is for the pious ones”
[Sûratul A’arãf ãyah 128]
And no matter how the Arabs try, no matter how much they fill the world with slogans and protests, they can never be successful until they call to the expulsion of the Jews under the name of the religion of Islam, after which they have already applied Islam upon themselves, if they should do this, they will achieve what the prophet peace be upon him informed them that:
“The Last hour will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims will Kill them until each Jew will hide behind stone and rock and the stone or rock will say: O Muslim! O Slave of Allah! There is a Jew behind me, come and Kill him”
[Muslim #2922 Kitãbul fitan]
The stone or tree will lead the Muslims to the Jews saying: “O Slave of Allah” -with the name of servitude to Allah- and it will say: “O Muslim” -with the name of Islam- and the prophet said: “The Muslims will fight the Jews” and he did not say ‘the Arabs’
That is why I do say that we can never eliminate the Jews under the name of Arab nationalism never! We will never eliminate them except under the banner of Islam and whoever wishes, let him read the statement of Allah:
“And indeed we have written in Az-Zabûr (all revealed books) after Adh-dhikr (Book in the heavens) that the land shall be inherited by my righteous servants”
[Sûratul Anbiyã’ ãyah 105]
So, he granted inheritance to his righteous servants and whatever is attached to a quality is found with the presence of the quality and disappears with the absence of that quality. So, if the righteous servants are granted it with ease and comfort, and without all these suffering, hardship, calamity, and never ending talks, we can only have access to it with the help of Allah and by Allah’s decree on us, and how easy is that for Allah!
And we know that the Muslims did not control Palestine during the golden era of Islam except through their Islam and they did not conquer the capital of Persia nor the capital of Rome except through Islam. For this reason, let our youths embrace the full understanding that it is not possible to have an absolute victory except through the authentic Islam -not the Islam of mere Identity Card.
And I say, the knowledge belongs to Allah, it is not possible to reclaim Shãm especially Palestine except through the same way it was conquered in the early days of this Ummah with a leadership like the leadership of Umar bn Khattaab may Allah be pleased with him and an army like the army of Umar bn Khattaab may Allah be pleased with him, they will not fight except to make the word of Allah the most high. If this should happen to the Muslims, then they can fight the Jews until the Jew will hide behind the tree and the tree will call out:
O Muslim! O Slave of Allah! Here is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.
However, as long as people continue to see this conflict between us and the Jews as a national or ethnic strife, we would never be successful because Allah does not help except those who help him, just as Allah said:
“Surely, Allah will help those who help him, surely Allah is powerful and mighty. Those whom if we establish them on the land, they establish the Prayer, give the Zakaah, command what is good and forbid what is bad and to Allah returns all affairs”
[Sûratul-Hajj ãyah 40-41]
If we are to look at the onset of this Ummah, we see that it became victorious on the basis of Tawheed, sincerity to Allah, following the messenger of Allah peace be upon him, avoiding nonsense issues, bad habits, obscenity, evil, and imitating the enemies.
The problem now is that there are some of the people who think that imitating the Kuffar is a glory and they think that returning to what the prophet peace be upon him and his companions were upon is backwardness, just like what the early ones said:
“and when they see them, they say, those ones are misguided”
[Sûratul Muttafifeen ãyah 32]
It is therefore obligatory on us O my brothers that we return to read and ponder on what has passed since the onset of this Ummah so that we may uphold what they upheld, -servitude- then, we might be granted victory.
And I say and repeat:
It is obligatory on us to beware of the evils of our souls and the evils of the Kuffar, the Munaafiqûn and their followers, and we pray to Allah to grant you and us victory in this religion and help us with it and help it with us and make us among his friends and his party, he is indeed generous.
Peace, mercy and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his household and entire companions.
[Kutubun wa rasãilu li Uthaymeen 8/page 117]
Translated by Abutawheed Aningiriyyi