How Similar Is Today To Yesterday

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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. Continue reading

The Decisive Word On The Factors Of Victory And Establishment

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Shaykh, Dr Muhammad bin Moosaa Aal Nasr
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Indeed the best speech is the speech of Allaah and the best guidance is that of Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) and the worst of affairs are the newly invented matters in the religion, for every newly invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is misguidance and all misguidance is in the hellfire. The Islamic Ummah has been tested for over half a century with successive defeats and most of the Ummah is heedless as to the reasons for such defeats and afflictions. Allaah says: “Say, “it is from yourselves (i.e. due to your sin).” {Aali-Imraan: 165} – And Allaah says: “And whatever strikes you of disaster – it is for what your hands have earned; but He pardons much.” {ash-Shooraa: 30}. If our Ummah, at an individual level and at a societal level, the rulers and the ruled, reflected on the Book of Allaah and acted by its rulings and divine laws it would have achieved the causes for victory over their enemies. This is so they know that the Sunnah of Allaah in His creation does not change or become substituted by the passing of the times and by the repetition of the times. This an Excellent work on what exactly will bring victory to the Muslim Ummah. Continue reading