Friday, October 06, 2006,10:25 pm
The Forgotten Justice...

I begin in the name of Allah. The Beneficient, the Merciful. He is the Creator of heavens and earth, the Master of the Universe and of the Creation. One who alone deserves to be worshipped and who is the light of hope in the hour of darkness and of despair, One whose mercy encompasses all the creation and who is the most forgiving.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ شُهَدَاء لِلّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَى أَنفُسِكُمْ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالأَقْرَبِينَ إِن يَكُنْ غَنِيّاً أَوْ فَقَيراً فَاللّهُ أَوْلَى بِهِمَا فَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ الْهَوَى أَن تَعْدِلُواْ وَإِن تَلْوُواْ أَوْ تُعْرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيراً

O you who believe ! Be staunch in justice , witnesses for Allah , even though it be against yourselves or ( your ) parents or ( your ) kindred , whether ( the case be of ) a rich man or a poor man , for Allah is nearer unto both ( than your are ) . So follow not passion lest you lapse ( from truth ) and if you lapse or fall away , then lo! Allah is ever Informed of what you do.. [4:153]

The month of Ramadan has started and the first ten days has whizzed past like wind.. the need for one to make use of this month greatly has been stressed many times by the Infallibles [as]. One has to take this great oppurtunity and change their ways for the betterment. Spiritual growth and evolution of the mind can only happen when one reflects on the great blessings of Allah and the power and the virtues the night of Laylatul Qadr holds. It is the night when our destinies are shaped, our livelihood is set and the hour of death is ordained and along with those there are others who are blessed with the great oppurtunity of preforming the Hajj.. a journey which the heart of every believer craves for.. to be there in the presence of the Lord and to reaffirm the convenant with the Creator.. May Allah gives us the oppurtunity to preform the great journey of Hajj during our life time

Justice, what is it? Being lawful, rightful and moral? Yes those are the words which describe justice but where is this justice found today? Iraq burns with fire of violence, Afghanistan is embroiled in choas due to the conflict, Lebanon rebuilds it self after the slaughter of the Zionists and the West still searches for the meaning of Justice in their God forsaken territories.

It is gonna be nearly two months since the 'ceasefire' between Lebanon and Israel. I know I am a bit late since all is done and dusted but you know in the last two months I have been thinking and reflecting about this forced war. Israel, a country who does not even have international borders, attacks hizbullah for 'kidnapping' two Israeli soldiers but one has to ask themselves this question if what Israel did is just then why was their a casualty of 1000+ civilians in Lebanon? Why was there a massacre of children in Qana? That is not an act of just people rather of cowards who seek to show their might and power through acts of brutality. On the other hand Hizbullah fighters weaken Israel so much that they forced them to accept a 'ceasefire'. The praise heaped on Hizbullah cannot be justified by words however if one who wishes to see the greatness of their victory should listen to the eloquent speeches of Sayyid Hassan Nasrullah and learn from the man who masterminded this victory. I remember once a friend from university told me while discussing the issue of Israel that 'An army which is vigilant is more better than an army which is like robots following orders'. Truly that statement fits perfectly upon the armies of Hizbullah and Israel the latter being the robots.

At the time of the invasion of Iraq, the US talked about liberating the people of Iraq from Saddam [la], when the invaded Afghanistan, the talk was of a regime change by removing Taliban and now they are talking about attacking Iranas they believe by doing so they will be providing freedom to the people of Iran. I wonder if US senators or congress or democrat members ever have breakfast in the morning. It amazes me as to what these people come out with.. as one person said in his speech 'They have misunderestimated me' and another one says 'Hizbullah is the cause of instability in the region of middle east'. I mean do these guys ever think before they speak I remember the words of Imam Ali [as]: 'The heart of a fool is in his mouth, while the tongue of the wise man is in his heart'. How true is that statement the enemity and the hatred the western powers share against the religion of Islam is so evident at the time. Not just that look at how the soldiers who invaded Iraq and Afghanistan are carrying out acts of indecency and abuse. The acts of sexual abuse and torture which clearly shows the nature of the American army. If truly their mission was to liberate the people of Iraq and help bring stability to the country then why is it that so many people are narrating their stories of abuse and torture, why is it that personalities like Ayatollah Baqir Al Hakim were martyred after the invasion? And the Golden Dome Mosque of Al Askariya was demolished? Clearly these are signs of injustice and corruption amongst the contractors and the army of US. These people are worse than animals for a person who cannot control their desires and uses innocent lives to fulfil their illegtimate desires deserves to be called nothing worse than animals who are wild. Only Allah knows how many untold stories of rape, torture and abuse plague the lives of many who live in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other countries. Intellect and wisdom is left out and the sheer greed to have power and control and to demonstrate the might rules the heart of these beasts. Their abode should lie in the pits of Hell along with the other inmates of Hell.

The Arab nations who tend to represent themselves as muslims are no more than muslims by name. The Prophet of Islam [saww] has stated that the Muslim Ummah is like a body and if one part of the body is attacked the pain is felt by the whole body... but the sad reality in today's world is that the body which is attacked is left alone to suffer and die away slowly. Look at Kashmir for 50 years or so the people are fighting for independence yet the Muslim Ummah is sleeping deep in ignorance to help their brothers, Palestine suffered the warth of Israel yet the Muslim Ummah slept, Lebanon was attacked and destroyed yet the Muslim Ummah especially the Arab Leaders kept quiet, the Al Askariya Shrine was demolished and we, the Shias, never made our sorrow known. We are living in a situation which we have created for ourselves.. Remember what you sow is what you reap and unfortunately we the Muslim Ummah has forgotten the values of Islam and the Quran and Ahl ul Bayt [as] and taken to the luxuries of this world. The Muslim Ummah has forgotten the importance of Brotherhood, Justice, Unity and Faith in Allah.

We ourselves have made Israel what it is today and we ourselves are to blame for the lack of leadership in the Muslim Ummah. Our Ummah is divided, every person seeks power for fame and might yet forget that there is a day where Allah will ask what did you do with the position you had? O man what shall you say then? Your might and power will be of no avail unless you used it towards the cause of Allah and for Allah alone. We have painted our hands with the blood of those who are killed by the crimes of the Zionists and the US. Why do I say that? It is because we fund the organisations and companies which support the Israel and the US. However all is not lost my brothers and sisters... We have time to change our past and make our future bright.. It should start from now, this very day for the change should be one which has an everlasting effect, a temporary change does not help anyone. Remember there were those people in Kufa who wrote to Imam Al-Husayn [as] to come to Kufa and on the day of Ashura those very people were fighting against Imam Al-Husayn [as]. They painted their hands with the blood of the family of the Prophet [saww], let us not follow in their footsteps.. Let us be united and support our brothers and sisters who are oppressed, let us make a change for the betterment of our Ummah.. Remember Allah says in the Quran:

إِنّ اللّهَ لاَ يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ
Surely Allah does not change what concerns the people until they change their innermost self..[13:11]

So remember unless we make a change within ourselves we can never expect Divine help and remember Justice is the sign of the righteous people and in the Quran Allah [swt] has emphasised on being just with all people be it your parents, family or friends. Justice is an attribute which distinguishes honourable from the corrupted. The month of Ramadan is a month of reflection, a month of change, a month to move away from all evil and enrich the soul with guidance and good deeds. To improve our selves spiritually and to break away from the chains of attachment of this world and find the comfort in the blessings of the hereafter. May Allah give us the ability and the strength to follow in the footsteps of our Imams [as], may He give us the ability to make the best use of the month of Ramadan.. And may He hasten the reappearance of the Awaited Leader Al Mahdi [ajtf].. For in his return lies our salvation and the hope of all mankind..

 
posted by Ya_Baqiyatullah
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3 Comments:


  • At 8:04 pm, October 07, 2006, Blogger aaliyah

    Salam,
    Good entry , justice ? How can they attempt to spread justice without knowing what it is ? Do they have justice in their own nations before trying to spread it to everyone else ?

     
  • At 9:30 pm, October 10, 2006, Blogger Path2Felicity

    Salaam,

    Nice entry once again. You know, whenever I think about my master, Imam al-Mahdi, may Allah hasten his return, I sometimes wonder how it would be possible to bring justic back to such an unjust world. Your entry was thought provoking, and your conclusions are right- we are to blame. But in this web of injustice, poverty, ignorance, inequality, etc etc (which all evil things, in my opinion, stem back to injustice), it just makes me wonder about the methodology and the way my master will take this on. The root causes to these problems are no doubt too complex for me to even think about, let alone try to solve... My favorite ayats in the Quran are often those where Allah (swt) tells us that on the Day, no soul will have injustice done to it- what a thought! Subhan'Allah!

     
  • At 11:52 am, October 25, 2006, Blogger Ya_Baqiyatullah

    Aaliyah:
    The lack of justice is not limited to them only it is something which many of us lack today in general

    Pathy:
    You know its actually an interesting at the same time a scary thought to imagine how our Imam [ajtf] will bring justice to this world. I think it would have parallels to the rule of Imam Ali [as] he had to spread justice in a corrupted society and it was not easy..

    May Allah hasten his reappearence