Shaykh Raslaan said in 2012, “When a Muslim in any place in the earth asks, ”When will Palestine be returned to us?” The answer is, ”If you return to Allaah (in correct belief, righteous action, obedience etc.), Palestine will be returned to you.”
This answer is derived from the statement of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) reported by Imaam Ahmad and Abu Dawood.
On the authority of Thawbaan (radiyallaahu-anahu) that the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”The nations will soon call one another against you, just as people call one another to eat from a qas-a (i.e. a large plate of food). They asked: ‘’O Messenger of Allaah, is it because we will be few in number at that time? He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) replied: No, you will be many in number at that time, but you will be Ghuthaa –(i.e. like the froth scum on the water). And Allaah will remove from the hearts of the enemies the fear they had for you and will place wahn in your hearts. They said: What is Wahn O Messenger of Allaah? He said: Love of the worldly life and having hatred for death.’’ [Reported by Ahmad 21897 and Abu Daawood 4297. [Declared authentic by Imaam Albaanee in As-saheehah number: 8183]
If we return to Allaah (in correct belief, righteous actions, obedience etc.), He will returned to us what has been taken away away from us. If we remain distant from Allaah (i.e. distant from the correct creed, righteous actions, obedience etc.), we will lose what is in our hands.
And indeed Allaah (The Blessed and Most High) has made this judgement in His Tremendous Book, and He (The Most High) said: ”And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: “If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allah), I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless, verily! My Punishment is indeed severe.” [Soorah Ibraaheem: Ayah: 7]
He (The Blessed and Most High) clarified that being thankless for blessings bestowed (on us) will cause it to cease…. Our scholars say,”Blessings are a prey and being thankful (for it) is the thing that makes (it) remain.”
Ref: Mataa ta-oodu Ilaynaa Falasteen: page 7-8 from salaficentre.com
In addition Shaykh Rabee on the19th of October 2000, “…addressed the Palestinian peoples specifically and reminded them that Palestine was not conquered except by way of Islaam at the hands of the Farooq of Islaam (i.e. Umar) and his armies.
Similarly, the impurity that exists on its soil will not be removed and freed except by way of the true and correct Islaam, by which it was initially conquered.
Shaykh Rabee (further) reminded them (the Palestinians) that they have defended themselves for so long, and he has not known a people who have shown patience like they have shown patience.
However, the Shaykh continued, they do not at the same time carry the aqeedah and manhaj of Umar al-Farooq, and had their jihad been established upon this aqeedah and manhaj then many of their difficulties would have been resolved, and they would have invited victory and success.
Hence, it is necessary for them to establish their aqeedah, manhaj and their jihad upon the Book and the Sunnah and that they should all hold on to the rope of Allaah and not to separate and split – and that they should adhere to all of this with strength and resolve along with sincerity of purpose for Allaah…” Ref: spubs.com
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