Dr. Raghib As-Sirjani
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In the previous lectures, we spoke about the story of the Tattār from the beginning until [the battle of] ‘Ayn Jālūt. We mentioned details from it, and we omitted others. And what we omitted was only due to the lack of time and out of fear of being lengthy. Otherwise, my brothers and sisters, the story truly requires multiples of [the time it was given] so that it may be analyzed with care and studied with precision. But, after this story, we must pause. We did not narrate this story solely for the purpose of chronicling the events of the Earth that have passed. Nor for the sake of speculation and analysis, without concern or pause. We narrated the story, as we mentioned in the beginning of the lectures, as a lesson, to ponder over it, to benefit. We narrated the story to read into the future. Subhān Allāh, how similar is today to yesterday!
How similar is the fall of Baghdād under the feet of the Americans to the fall of Baghdād under the feet of the Tattār. How similar are the Muslims in the time of the Tattār to the Muslims of today. How similar are the rulers of the Muslims in the time of the Tattār to the rulers of the Muslims today. How similar are the Tattār to the Americans. How similar are the allies of the Tattār to the allies of the Americans. A picture of history that has repeated itself in a strange way. And the examples of such a picture are many throughout history, but we will tie this story to our present reality. And if we wanted to speak about other pictures in areas of Islāmic history specifically or areas of human history generally, we will find that many of the pictures can be compared with our present reality now.
And look at the closeness of the first fall of Baghdād to the second fall of Baghdād. The Tattār appeared suddenly on the stage of [world] events, exactly just as the Americans appeared. A nation without a history. It was established through looting and plundering. The Tattār killed millions of innocent people so that they may establish their nation upon the skulls of mankind, and so that their civilization – if it can be called civilization – may drink from the blood of millions, from the blood of the oppressed. The Americans did likewise. The Americans killed hundreds of thousands, rather millions, from the Native Americans, so they could establish a nation for themselves. They plundered the resources of others and established what they also call their civilization, also upon the torn-off limbs and skulls of the original inhabitants. And the days passed, and the Americans became [the dominant force] on the earth, exactly as the Tattār did. And they could never accept another, and implanted oppression and subjugation and violence on the Earth, with their continued claim that they did not come except to spread justice and freedom and security amongst the people. This is what the Tattār did, and this is what the Americans do.
How similar is the Tattār’s table of negotiations to the Americans’ table of negotiations. Covenants with no conscience. Agreements and no trust. Empty words spoken into the air, to pacify the people for a time, and to fool people for a time. The determination to break the covenant is concealed before the entering into the covenant, and the intention is made before the meeting to defame the other side.
The Americans entered the Muslim lands with flimsy evidences, exactly and precisely as the Tattār entered the Muslim lands with weak evidences. They were not in need of crushing or astounding evidence. Rather it is all illusion on top of illusion, and claims upon claims. One time, they are fighting terrorism; another time, they are establishing democracy; another time, they are freeing the people; another time, they are looking for weapons of mass destruction; another time, they are looking for a leader here or there, and so on. It is not important which reason they will enter as a result of, or under what name they will enter, but unquestionably, they will enter.
And the Americans fought wars in the Muslim lands like the wars of the Tattār. They fought wars without any heart, that did not differentiate between a combatant and a non-combatant. Never. They did not differentiate between a man and a woman. They did not differentiate between a child or a man or an elder.
And the Americans seized possession of the resources of the Muslims exactly as the Tattār did. What is the difference between oil and gold or silver? And what is the difference between changing the curriculum [of study] and replacing and distorting them, and the drowning of the Baghdād library? [The goal of both is] obliterating everything Islāmic [by] a barbaric spirit that does not accept civilization.
Table of Contents:
1. How Similar Is Today To Yesterday!
2. The Causes of the Ummah’s Defeat
3. How Can Victory Be Achieved?
4. A Major Difference Between the First Fall of Baghdād and the Second Fall of Baghdād
5. Lessons to Remember From the Story of the Mujāhid Reviver, Sayf Ad-Dīn Qutuz
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