Due to the diversity of regimes" attitudes, Sheikhs" Fatwas, and people"s opinions that made confusion about resistance, especially in Lebanon, so it is necessary for us to show our attitude in order to settle the issue.
Conflict between truth and falsehood, justice and injustice, freedom and tyranny is continuous, Allah, the Almighty, says: " And did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief: but Allah is full of Bounty to all the worlds." SURAH 2: AL BAQARAH (The Heifer) (251). Allah doesn"t treat with injustice and also forbad any one to treat with injustice. Allah ordained the humans to be just; He allows who is treated with injustice to resist protecting his religion, country, money, and honor as well as himself.
That"s why Allah"s religion, the nation"s conventions, and the human laws permit all the people, whatever their creeds, countries, ideologies, or nationalities are, to resist the occupiers who usurp their land, exploit the wealth, and humiliate the people.
When other nations have the right to resist, Muslims also have a stronger right to face and resist, because Islam doesn"t accept any thing for the Muslims but strength and honor, Allah says: "But honor belongs to Allah and His Messenger, and to the Believers" SURAH 63: AL MUNAFIQUN (The Hypocrites) (8), that"s why the scholars decided that whenever the enemies invade the Muslims" land, Jihad will be individual obligation on all the Muslims, males and females- without waiting for permission from any body- to face the enemy and expel it, in case of their incapacity to resist, it is a must on their neighbor Muslim countries to help and support them to get rid of the occupiers.
The Zionists have a settlement and racism project aiming at emptying the country from its people through killing, expelling, devastating the infrastructure, bringing over the Jews from all over the world to settle in the Muslim countries and usurp the sacred places to demolish them and then establish the temple, to gradually expand till dominating from the Nile to the Euphrates, controlling the whole territory, and humiliate the people using them as cheap manpower and consumers of the enemy"s products.
So the Muslims are obliged to resist in any way available for them, because the Muslim lands can"t be sectioned, moreover we are all threatened by the Zionist risk in our land, sovereignty, wealth, freedom, and generations.
Since several years, our brothers in Palestine revolted against the British occupation, which encouraged the Zionist emigrants to Palestine since the outset of the past century. The brothers struggled against the Zionists terrorist gangs before the declaration of the Israel, their Jihad continued till now with the participation of the Palestinians regardless to their different ideological, political, or intellectual affiliations.
When the Zionists occupied Lebanon, the Lebanese resisted till the formation of Hezbollah, which launched a severe and strong resistance and made the enemy withdraw from the south in 2000, the Zionists came again to demolish Lebanon and occupy a part from the south aiming at disarming Hezbollah, But Hezbollah resist strongly causing the Zionists great damages, despite the inequality of powers and weapons.
Now we hear a controversy about the Shiites and Sunnis; "Hezbollah is Shiite and should not be backed!" This is just a trial to justify the atrocities of the Zionists. These controversies are the worst to be heard in these hard times. We will set our attitude towards the Shiites before answering these allegations.
Our attitude is quite clear: we consider the Ja"fari Shiites one of the Muslim factions; they are conforming to us in creed, worship, and morals. They represent the majority of the Shiites in the world. Of course we have some difference in opinions and historical positions, but this doesn"t imply that they are not Muslims. In the 1940s al- Banna participated in an attempt to bring the Islamic factions closer together, which resulted in the recognition of the Ja"fari Shiites and teaching its methodology in al- Azhar and having a good relation between al- Azhar and the Shiite scholars.
Some people see the disputes between the Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, but this goes back to historical issues raised by the previous Iraqi regime, its attitude towards the Shiites, war on Iran and the concealed western and Zionist intelligence agents who are keen on raising the disputes and rending Iraq. The Arab regimes should have contained these disputes instead of the passivity, which serves none but the Zionists.
Is Hezbollah not Muslims? Isn"t it an Arab? Doesn"t it resist the occupiers? Their battle is ours to free and restore the Muslim and Arab lands and prisoners. When a war is launched between the Shiites and the Zionists, we certainly must be siding with the Shiites. For example, the first Muslims were sad because of the defeat of the people of the book by the pagans, so the Qur"an relieved their sadness stating: "2. The Romans have been defeated 3. In the nearer land, and they, after their defeat will be victorious 4. Within ten years Allah"s is the command in the former case and in the latter and in that day believers will rejoice" Surah 30. Ar-Rum.
If this Fatwa is due to Hezbollah being Shiite, do Hamas, al Jihad, al Aqsa brigades and other Palestinian platoons are Shiites? What is the situation of the Arab regimes toward them? Have they not let them armless facing the strongest military equipments that are used to kill them and destroy houses on the residents, In addition to detaining ten of thousands including their sons, girls, ministers and representatives? What are the Arab leaders doing? Have they not participated in the campaign of siege that USA and Zionistic entity imposed in order to overthrow Hamas" government in spite of being the outcome of democratic elections? They speak about the Iranian influence; I wonder about the Arab effect though the Arabs number and possibilities surpass that of Iran, who let the region for the Iranian extension to widen more? Do they have a situation toward Zionist and American influence which dominates all things in the region and try to create new Middle East carries out their orders, defenses their interests, and abandons its ideological, cultural and social characteristics and adopts Western manners? What did the Arab regimes present for the Palestinian issue except condemnations and negotiations that Israel cast into waste bin even before reading it? Finally, after years of people and self deception, the Arab League Secretary General declared that the peace process has died. So what will you do?
All the resistance is considered an honour for the Ummah and an evident to its survival, and will not ever die or vanish till we restore our rights, Allah says in Surah 29, Al-Ankabut. Ayah: 69." As for those who strive in Us, We surely guide them to Our paths, for verily Allah is with the good." If the regimes cannot really resist along with their people, they shouldn"t be siding with the enemy, because the enemy doesn"t accept us but as subordinates.
The Sunna and the prophet don"t accept these Fatwas and situations; the Qur"an says: "190- Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you" SURAH 2: AL BAQARAH (The Heifer) and says: "If then any one transgresses the prohibition against you, transgress ye likewise against him" SURAH 2: AL BAQARAH (The Heifer) (194) and the prophet (PBUH) said " the Muslim is a brother to other Muslims, he shouldn"t treat any one of them with unjust…" and said "whoever gives up Jihad surely they will be humiliated."
Our duty is to support our fellow Muslims both in kind and cash, with invocation, good feelings, promotion of the issue, and trying to change the regimes to protect the kids, women, and the aging who are killed, the countries that are demolished, to release the prisoners who are humiliated in prisons, all these are just an attempt to free the land and restore the sacred land.
May Allah strengthen the Mujahideen and make them victorious, and humiliate the unjust criminals and their supporters.
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