The following is a translation from Arabic with some ammendments.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Oh! Muslim Soldiers: Is there not a wise person amongst you, who is concerned about the condition of Islam & Muslims, their modesty and honour?
The Israelis despatched their Air force to fire bullets on Muslim women in Beit Hanoun that killed and injured them and attacked the mosques and damaged them. They destroyed farms and killed the young ones and elderly alike in their homes….The Muslim rulers are surveying the damage and counting the dead and the injured. These Muslim rulers are relaxedly watching the brutality of the Israelis as they kill the Muslim women with bullets. These Muslim rulers are neither shaken nor are their hearts pounding. Their tongues move only to blame the Muslim women protestors at the killing but these rulers do not blame the Israelis who killed the women!
Oh Muslim Soldiers!
Has the time not come that you come out of the bonds of these rulers who have turned you to the humiliation and disgrace, instead of moving you to the battle fields? How the armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon are camping at the borders of Palestine in silence that resembles the silence of death, and watching with their own eyes the Israelis chasing the Muslim women? Egypt shamelessly seeks permission from the Israelis to send its border forces to Egypt’s own district of Rafah, only to prevent those in Rafah from helping their brothers who reside in the Palestinian part of Rafah! Whereas these very soldiers should have protected the residents from the brutal and barbaric attacks of the Israelis.
Is there not amongst you one who is eager to seek the pleasure of Allah (swt) and Jannah? Is there not amongst you one who is keen for the honour of this world and the hereafter? Is there not amongst you one who is eager to seek and is willing to sell himself in exchange for the pleasure of Allah (swt) and is willing to stand up against these rulers and their evil and thus help Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saw) and thus have his reward with Allah (swt) written in the white books with Him? Is there not a Mu’tasim among you for these women to avenge the brutality of the enemy?
Oh Muslim Soldiers!
Your enemy is not all powerful; his strength is only because of the betrayal of those who command authority over you. The Israelis have never won a battle that was fought as it should be, but were ‘victorious’ only in staged managed battles. The book of Allah (swt) also testifies:
[وَإِنْ يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ يُوَلُّوكُمُ الأَدْبَارَ ثُمَّ لاَ يُنْصَرُونَ ]
“If they come out to fight you, they will show their backs and no help shall they get.” (TMQ: Al Imran:111)
And the hadith of our Prophet (saw) stands as a witness to this, as reported by Muslim:
«لَتُقَاتِلُنَّ الْيَهُودَ وَلَتَقْتُلُنَّهُمْ» وفي رواية «تُقَاتِلُكُمُ الْيَهُودُ فَتُسَلَّطُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ»
“When you fight the Israelis, it will overwhelm them.” Or as in another riwayah (narration), “You fight Israelis and will overwhelm them.”
As also the testimony of the so called battles stand as a witness to these mock battles:
- In the 1948 war, a group of soldiers who truly believed in Allah, refused to surrender and pull back from the wall of Al Quds and were persistent and finally victorious.
In the 1968 battle of Al Karamah, a group of soldiers rebelled against the order of their ruler and entered the battle to help the resistance in Al Karamah, they won and forced the enemy to flee leaving behind a few battle tanks in which the operating soldiers were tied in seats to prevent them from deserting!
- At the start of the 1973 war, a group of Egyptian soldiers ran through the Jewish forts at the Bar Lev line. Also the Syrian soldiers penetrated border 48 in Golan despite the huge arsenal of the heavily-armed Israelis. But for the betrayal by Sadat of the Dafurs war, and the letting down of soldiers by Hafez al Assad in Golan who allowed the Americans to enter the war through the negotiations table and not in the actual battle front. If it had not been for this backroom maneuvering, the results of the battle would certainly have been different.
- And of course the events of July 2006, the Israeli attacks, when a few believing soldiers confronted the violent Israelis in spite of the enormous difference in preparedness and equipment.
The Israelis are covered in humiliation and misery, if the Israelis had ever expected that a single country and not all the surrounding countries was able to confront and humble them. They would have not dared to mount an attack on it and their occupation of Palestine would have shaken by the tremor, and their fate would have been the fate of their similar ones earlier. Their dwellings destroyed by their own hands and by the believers; and the luckier ones among them who escaped bodily harm would have ran away from Palestine.
Truly, Oh Muslims, The strength of your enemies is due to the betrayal of your leaders, this is not the case in Palestine alone, but holds true for the Muslim lands that are occupied by the Kuffar. In fact they could occupy these lands only because of the treachery of these rulers and their associates who failed to help the Muslims. Take Kashmir for instance which is occupied by India and Pakistan fails to liberate it. On the contrary Pakistan is now coming down heavily on the Mujahideen movements in Kashmir! Take Chechnya which is under Russian occupation while the Central Asian countries and Azerbaijan are sitting pretty doing nothing about liberating it from the clutches of brutal Russia. And Afghanistan could only be occupied because of the complicity, conspiracy and betrayal by the ruler of Pakistan. Then, was it possible for America to occupy the rich land of Iraq if Syria, Iran and Turkey moved to help Iraq? Would the Gulf statelets be what they are without having surrendered their lands and making them the storehouse for the American and British arsenal and launching pads for the enemy to attack?
Oh Muslim Soldiers!
The Muslim armies are the sons of the Muslims, their ardour and strength springs from the Muslims. How is it that you are unable to stand up with the Muslims in rooting out these rulers who kneel shamelessly before the enemy? Why do you not act to liberate your lands and restore your honour and protect the sanctities of Muslims? Your desire and the aspirations of Muslims looking to this life alone is only leading to a life of shame, humiliation, disgrace and subjugation. It’s a miserable life if only you realise it.
Oh soldiers, answer the distressing cries of women and yelling of the children and the elderly. This will save you from the wrath of Allah (swt) and his punishment on the day when no wealth and sons will be of help except those who come to Allah (swt) with a pure and untainted heart.
We urge you to support the work to re-establish the Khilafah…..so that you become the rightly guided. The first leadership of the Khulafa’ al Rashiddoon, al Mu’tasim and Salahudeen. Will then the kuffar cast a dirty eye on the women and remain safe? Let alone kill them with their bullets. Only then will you become the best of Ummah who are raised for the people.
[يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ ]
“O ye who believe! Give your response to Allah and His Apostle, when he calleth you to that which will give you life.” (TMQ Anfal:24)