Gadaffi, another Pharaoh of this era has fallen, and all praise is to Allah
All Praises are due to Allah, who removed the tyrant Gaddafi from the face of the earth. Just as he accused those opposing his tyrannical rule as rats, he was found crawling in the sewer hiding from his fate. This was his end in this life, and in the hereafter what awaits him from the Promise of Allah is greater, inshahAllah.
“Is he then, who will confront with his face the awful torment on the Day of Resurrection (as he who enters peacefully in Paradise)? And it will be said to the Oppressors: “Taste what you used to earn!” (24) Those before them belied, and so the torment came on them from directions they perceived not. (25) So Allâh made them to taste the disgrace in the present life, but greater is the torment of the Hereafter if they only knew!” (TMQ Az-Zumar, 24-6)
The crimes of this man are too long to list – but at the head of them was his denial of the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him). Not only did he insist upon his lie when accounted by the sincere Muslims of this ummah, but he then proceeded to execute publicly those who stood against him, simply for holding onto Islam and denying his new ideology to be legitimate. They refused to accept him as their lord, and remained firm that their Lord was only Allah.
Throughout his reign he tortured and jailed all opposition, and his death reminds of us of the Martyrs who fell, whether due to torture, killing in the jails, assassination or public execution. Therefore this time is a time of celebration for the families of the martyrs, the Muslims in Libya, and the whole of the Muslim Ummah, that another of the tyrants fell beneath the tide of change that is sweeping the region. Just as the Pharaoh used to say “I am your Lord, Most High”, and was taken as an example by Allah as a warning to the rest of mankind, here lies Gaddafi in an icebox in Misrata on public show, another arrogant oppressor who was unable or unwilling to even pronounce the Shahada on his deathbed.
The Muslims across the Middle East, and in Syria came out to celebrate the event – and just as the Muslims in Libya too celebrated in Sirte– they also wrote on their trucks that Bashar al-Assad is next, and that Palestine awaits. Who will protect the oppressors, whether their name is Saleh, Assad, or Netanyahu, when the Decision of Allah comes for them at the hands of the Ummah whose cry throughout these revolutions is Allahu Akbar and La Ilaha illa Allah?
Allah has told us in the Quran regarding the hypocrites and the disbelievers
“They fight not against you even together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Their enmity among themselves is very great. You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided, That is because they are a people who understand not” (TMQ al-Hashr 14)
And again the Ummah has seen the duplicity of the West, who supported Ben Ali until the masses rose up, and then Mubarak, and then Gaddafi. How soon they abandoned their allies when they realised that their alliance would prove too costly, and how they may lose all their influence that they had been cultivating for so long. And so in this case Gaddafi fell with the aid of those who less than a year ago were co-operating with him against the very people who led the revolutionary army, with the CIA and MI5 collaborating with the Gaddafi regime against Islamic opposition up until the revolution. The Messenger of Allah has told us “The Believer does not get bitten from the same hole twice”. Years of abuse and support of the tyrants against the Ummah cannot be erased by any hypocritical turn of face – it is only Allah who took the fear from the hearts of the Ummah, and it is from Allah that all the victory comes.
And as this Ummah returns to life – we realise more and more that we are one ummah, we feel sad together, we struggle together, we celebrate together, and soon inshahAllah we will be together under the banner of Islam. Our future does not lie in adopting the Western ideas and ideologies that the tyrants used to impose upon us, but only upon adopting Islam in its entirety, and throwing behind the ideologies of secularism and nationalism in the trashcan of history along with the bodies of Gaddafi and his ilk.
“O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allâh, He will help you, and make your foothold firm. (7) But those who disbelieve, for them is destruction, and (Allâh) will make their deeds vain. (8)” (TMQ al-fath 7-8)