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Revolution in Libya: A proof for the Ummah

As we all know, the Libyan leader Gaddafi has recently been massacring his own people just to stay in power. However, even though the armed forces and the current despotic state has been oppressing its own citizens, the Libyan people are showing the world that they have had enough and desire regime change and freedom from governments that are supported by the west.

Similarly, the Muslims of Libya have had enough of Gaddafi’s tyranny, and just like the Egyptian people, they will march in the streets until the tyrant is gone. Despite the fact that this dictator has been in power for forty years, the time span of a generation in fact, the believers are showing that they can very easily revive the dignity of the ummah and be rid of the clothes of humiliation. This point is extremely pertinent given that there is a specific psychology attributed to oppressed people whereby they conform to such oppression. Take for example the Children of Israel who were humiliated and subjugated by the pharaoh, they internalised the subjugation and accepted it as part of their lifestyle, and in effect became subjugated to other than Allah, and as a result they took to worshipping the cow.

Just as we say with Tunisia’s Ben Ali, the western hypocrisy that allowed Gaddafi to remain in power for forty years are only now turning against him. Even Britain has good oil trade with this dictator, although they will now be quite worried as to what the future holds.

As for the Muslims, the state of the Libyans gives us confidence that although the ummah might become ill or paralysed; it not only never dies but will always seek reformation and positive transformation. This gives us confidence that the ummah can make real change.

However, the ummah is now in need of righteous leaders to lead it, those people who intend honour, dignity, and the rectification of their people, not those who merely use rhetoric in order to sway the masses but in reality simply carry out the bidding of foreign colonial powers who seek to exploit Muslim lands.

Such people must remember that no matter how long injustice continues, when the decree of Allah comes such injustice will vanish quickly – when Allah decrees it, he will cause the humiliation of the unjust tyrants in front of entire world. Allah says,

‘Or do they say, “We are a great multitude, and we shall be victorious?” Their multitude will be put to flight, and they will show their backs. The Hour is their appointed time, and the Hour will be ever more grievous and bitter. Verily, the criminals are in error and will burn. The Day they will be dragged in the Fire on their faces: “Taste you the touch of Hell!” Verily, We have created all things with Qadar (Divine Preordainment).[1]

The west now will attempt to review its policy towards the Muslim world as they have seen that supporting puppet regimes no longer works. Their insincerity has also been exposed, and it is up to the citizens of western nations to pressure their governments into holding back the support they offer to corrupt rulers which causes them to be hated in the Muslim world. We, as an ummah, have to be vigilante not to allow this success to be hijacked by external powers.

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[1] 54:44-49

About Shaikh (Dr) Haitham Al-Haddad

Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge for the Islamic Council of Europe. He has studied the Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars such as the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia as well as the retired Head of the Kingdom's Higher Judiciary Council. He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and submitted his doctoral thesis on Islamic jurisprudence concerning Muslim minorities. Shaikh Haitham is highly respected having specialised knowledge in the field of fiqh, usul al-fiqh, maqasid al-shari'ah, ulum al-Qur’an, tafsir, aqidah, and fiqh al-hadith. He provides complex theories which address the role of Islamic jurisprudence within a western environment whilst also critically re-analysing the approach of Islamic jurists in forming legal rulings (ifta’) within a western socio-political context. He has many well known students most of whom are active in dawah and teaching in the West. The shaikh is an Islamic jurist (faqih) and as such is qualified to deliver verdicts as a judge under Islamic law, a role he undertakes at the Islamic Council of Europe as Islamic judge and treasurer. Dr Haitham al-Haddad also sits on various the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations, mainly in the United Kingdom but also around the world.

13 comments

  1. Allah give them strength to see it through to the very last day inshallah……
    NO MORE MAFIA DICTATORSHIPS, GET THEM OUT……….. RIGHTS & FREEDOM FOR ALL . ALLAH GIVE THEM ALL THE PATIENCE THEY NEED…..AMEN

  2. insincere
    what about revolution in Saudi, or does that not sit well with you wahhabis – anything to have the support of the sultan ‘eh?

  3. RE: ‘The so called Muslim ummah’
    This is in response to Akbar Hussain’s post who said ‘In reality Muslims are rudderless, spineless and disgusting’.

    I guess you are not a Muslim, then?

  4. For a long time the boggy of Muslim umma is being used whenever there is crisis in a Muslim country. What is this umma and is it really playing any role to solve any issue related to the Muslims around the world? The answer is a clear NO. Muslims have long forgotten that reason rules the world, not religion. This lethal brew of religion and politics is the real enemy of the Muslims which has killed all pragmatic thinking. A band of illiterate and crazy mullahs has hijacked Islam. Why blame the west always? Why we can’t have some soul searching to find out what really wrong with us? By blaming the west we just increase our frustration. Muslims always brag about their sense of justice and compassion but remains blind they are supposed to act. The dictators of Libya, Egypt, and Yemen all are hugged by the Muslims around the world led by Saudi Arabia. They never said a single word against these despots? Why the west had to send planes and ships to punish Gadafi? Why Muslims could not do that? Did any one tried to engage Gadafi to any kind of real discussion? In reality Muslims are rudderless, spineless and disgusting. By terrorist bombing of New York, Madrid and London Muslims proved how big fools are they. This inhuman killing of the Muslims by Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is not touching the so called righteous Muslims. By blaming America and the west the Muslims will never be able to solve their problems. After 9/11 the degeneration of Islam has started.

  5. The so called Muslim umma
    For a long time the boggy of Muslim umma is being used whenever there is crisis in a Muslim country. What is this umma and is it really playing any role to solve any issue related to the Muslims around the world? The answer is a clear NO. Muslims have long forgotten that reason rules the world, not religion. This lethal brew of religion and politics is the real enemy of the Muslims which has killed all pragmatic thinking. A band of illiterate and crazy mullahs has hijacked Islam. Why blame the west always? Why we can’t have some soul searching to find out what really wrong with us? By blaming the west we just increase our frustration. Muslims always brag about their sense of justice and compassion but remains blind they are supposed to act. The dictators of Libya, Egypt, and Yemen all are hugged by the Muslims around the world led by Saudi Arabia. They never said a single word against these despots? Why the west had to send planes and ships to punish Gadafi? Why Muslims could not do that? Did any one tried to engage Gadafi to any kind of real discussion? In reality Muslims are rudderless, spineless and disgusting. By terrorist bombing of New York, Madrid and London Muslims proved how big fools are they. This inhuman killing of the Muslims by Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is not touching the so called righteous Muslims. By blaming America and the west the Muslims will never be able to solve their problems. After 9/11 the degeneration of Islam has started.

  6. Can’t win
    George Bush moved swiftly and decisively to remove the tyrant in Iraq who was destroying Kurdish Muslims and Marsh Arab Muslims and then other Muslims castigated him. Now we have an anti-Western article because the West supported Gaddafi.
    Whatever any non-Muslim does it will be impossible to please all Muslims who always seem to want to have it both ways. Make your minds up fellas.

  7. corrupt scholars
    This article is a joke! How can the author who is meant o be a scholar openly criticise dictators in other countries but cant deal with dictators like usama and suhaib hasan??! Why is he so silent on the issue while the media mocks ahlissunna and we all look like extremists who are quietly accepting what usama and his dad say about us.
    Personally I think that Haitham Alhaddad actually agrees with them and is probably only trying to hold onto power as well – may Allah the almighty save us from all of these corrupt scholars!!
    think about it, what will you say to Allah Azzawajall on the day of judgement when He ask you why didnt you speak out for the truth? even in your article you do not state the idea is kufr. i am disgusted that you have all left the ijma of ahlissunna.
    i think it is hypocrisy to write something like this when you all are the same as them

  8. MOISES IBRAHIM

    COLEGIO RETAMAR: KILL THE KILLER, THE WAR MAKER AND PROMOTER. MUTILATE THE INVASOR AND MASACRATE THE AGRESSOR. MINCE THE KILLER, THE AGGRESSION PREACHER AND THE CHRISTIAN ZIONISM BELIEVER .

  9. what ????
    “Every one is looking forward and asking what system should the Muslim world have, a democractic one or an Islamic one or are they both the same, what would you suggest Sheikh, thank you”

    IS THAT LIKE A TRICK QUESTION ????????????????

  10. The Solution
    This is the time when it is really necessary to inform the Ummah about what a REAL change would be for the Muslim Ummah.

    Not liberal secular democracy which contradicts with with our Deen. But the system our Prophet (saw) came with, which is
    the Khilafah upon the way of the Prophethood as Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali ruled with. A Khilafah Rashidah is the only solution.

  11. Speak agaisnt injustice done to Allah’s house
    Salama alayakum brother

    Its good that you realise righteous leaders are needed.

    why dont you help the ummah by making it clear that usama is kafir and so is his father?

    Dont you want to defend Adam alai salaam? Can suhaib hasan
    say taweel is possible in this issue?

    wont you defend the deen of Allah? what will answer Allah on judgement day?

    please help ummah!!!!

  12. Salam,

    I am a bit confused. Some people are saying that revolution is a form of rebellion and rebellions are not allowed in Islam.

    What is your opinion on this?

    Jazakallahu Khairan

  13. the way forward
    Every one is looking forward and asking what system should the Muslim world have, a democractic one or an Islamic one or are they both the same, what would you suggest Sheikh, thank you

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