بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Haram Can Never Be Normalised Regardless of the Passing of Time
On the 17th of May 2023, the BBC reported on a conversation that took place between Kamal Nabhan, his cousin Ataf and Israeli Intelligence in the refugee camp of Jabalia.
"I took the phone from him and talked to the person on the line," says Ataf. "He said he was from Israeli intelligence, and you have five minutes to evacuate the house."
They began to rush back, telling the Israeli caller he must be mistaken because the building "was full" of disabled people. "[The intelligence officer] said: 'No, immediately evacuate the house,'" says Ataf. A few minutes later a rocket hit the building and blew it completely apart.
This is the reality of the daily terror that the women and children live in Gaza at the hand of the merciless enemy who have zero humanitarian recognition for the suffering of the people living under their oppression.
In the last week before this attack, tens more families in this Ummah were faced with the same situation, a few minutes of warning and then death or homelessness as their houses were struck with missiles, killing indiscriminately.
This is about pure psychological control and fear tactics, as it is about murder and destruction. However, what is untouchable by the weapons of war is the spirit of Iman. It is not possible to displace the Iman in the same way the enemy attempts to displace the people form the land.
Allah (swt) placed the matter of Palestine as a matter of Iman and Haram, and Halal. It is not contained in a village or building. It is not a location on the map of the world; it is a location that has its final place in the next life of Jannah and Jahannam.
Oh Ummah of Mohammad (saw), imagine how this oppression is possible with all of our armies, numbers and resources? It is possible because the leaders of this Ummah are in league with the enemies of Islam, giving them open permission to betray the Quran and Sunnah. It is possible because the Muslim leaders do not fear Allah (swt) and have seen the silence of the Ummah as a permit to continue the betrayal of Islam and the Deen of Haq.
[زُيِّنَ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا وَيَسْخَرُونَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ۘ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا فَوْقَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَرْزُقُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ]
The life of this world is alluring to those who reject faith, and they scoff at those who believe. But the righteous will be above them on the Day of Resurrection; for Allah bestows His abundance without measure on whom He will.” [Al-Baqara: 212].
The Muslim never accepts the terms of normalising the haram even if 1000 different reasons are given. We must always call to the truth (HAQ) even if hundreds of years pass where a haram reality exists. This is because the Authority of Allah (swt) is eternal, and our external souls will be held accountable for defending the limits ordered by Allah (swt).
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir