I begin by praising my Lord in a manner that befits the Majesty and Greatness of His power, My Lord سبحانه وتعالى, I am a slave woman who is in need of you, I supplicate with the words of your Prophet, the best of creation.
There is no Nasser (Helper) except You and I am not needy of anyone but You.
"O Allah! Unto You do I complain of my weakness, of my helplessness and of my lowliness before men. O most Merciful of the merciful. O Lord of the weak and my Lord too. Into whose hands have you entrusted me? Unto some far off stranger who receives me with hostility? Or unto a foe whom you have empowered against me? I care not, so long as You are not angry with me. But Your favouring help, that were for me the broader way and the wider scope. I take refuge in the light of Your Countenance whereby all darkness is illuminated and all things of this world and the next are rightly ordered, lest You make descend Your anger upon me or lest Your wrath beset me. Yet it is Yours to reproach until You are well pleased. There is no power and no might except through Thee."
O Ummah of glory,
I will not address you today while crying in agony about our situation in Gaza, nor will I talk about our reality for what you see on your television sets is far more descriptive than my words. The groans and wails of the bereaved and the mothers and children that you hear is enough to rip your heart out due to the pain and anguish that reflects their state, the state of the people of Gaza. Nor shall I be talking here to plead for your compassion that brings tears to your eyes. I would rather address you as a dignified noble Ummah who raises its head to the sky, one that is not harmed by those who let it down; By Allah if mankind and the jinn were to gather to harm us they will not harm us except if it is destined by Allah and if they were to gather to benefit us they will only benefit us if it is destined by Allah and we are certain that victory is in the hand of Allah alone.
Nevertheless, I write this letter to you today to ponder (question) about the state of the Ummah, an Ummah of glory, dignity and honour.
An Ummah that had for centuries dominated the world and was the best of nations.
A nation that placed fear into the hearts of its enemies with its words, what about its deeds!
O Ummah of glory, O best nation brought to mankind...
Woe to the Ummah whose Prophet and leader is Mohammed صلى الله عليه وسلم who commands them to support their brother whether he is a transgressor or oppressed so that they respond to his صلى الله عليه وسلم's command but instead of supporting in all situations they exceed the limits in transgressing.
Pitiful is the state of an Ummah that descends from Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Khalid, Ali, Alqa'qa' and Al-Mutasim, By Allah have you no shame!
Woe to an Ummah whose deen has been completed, and favours fulfilled and Islam was accepted as its Deen, I see it today rejecting what has been accepted for it (Islam) by the Almighty Allah.
By Allah, how will you reply to the martyred children, women and elderly of Gaza when you are asked while standing on the Path (Al Sirat)?
Where were you while we were being slaughtered?
Where were you when we were being killed, with no security, protection, shield or Shepherd?
And you, O Muslim scholars, O servants of the Deen...
Your utter silence and unjust position towards us is stronger and tougher on our hearts and more humiliating than the shelling and rockets and witnessing our children's bodies torn apart.
By Allah you shall be questioned on all that you do and what you say and even what you remain silent on.
Your duas are not sufficient for us nor is the money that you collect for us.
I swear by Allah that your money will not bring back our children or mothers or fathers or brothers, or bring satisfaction to our hearts.
By Allah we will not forgive you as long as we live and God will not forget your abandonment and oppression.
Therefore, O Ummah of glory...
Think not that your money, food aid and medical supplies will relieve you from having greatly disappointed us, it is worth nothing in front of a moment of fear in the eyes of our children who await murder and the bombing roar, hearing the sound of airplanes in the sky or artillery poised to strike at any moment and in any place.
By Allah, it's lesser for us to die of starvation or disease than to hand us over to the Jews as gift on a platter of betrayal and blood.
For your knowledge we no longer accept nonsense and are not fooled by those tricks or the tears in your eyes.
We know very well that you can support us with more than what you are doing now but you are not willing
Do you know how?? Allow me to inform you of what you know well:
You have armies that can break the Jewish army but why are you shackling them with an iron fist policy??
You have planes that can demolish the Jewish aircrafts, why are you locking them up in Airports and not releasing them to demolish their great fortresses??
And you have the rockets and tanks and bombs that could shake the Jewish entity, why then do not release them from the storage before it's eaten up by rust?
Therefore, my Ummah of glory ...
You have all the means for victory, which enables you to put an end to the tyrannical Zionist entity but you are his brothers and our enemies. You support him through your silence and your idle position towards us, you support him through subjugating yourself to the trivial leaders which are a heavy burden on your and our hearts, you support the enemy through your fear of the jails of tyrants and detentions of puppet governments. Oh you women with Imama and beards!
Have you now seen with your own eyes how the resistance from the mujahideen in Gaza has shaken the security of Jews with equipment, which is not even worth comparing to the enemy?!
Did it not motivate you by revealing to you that the Jewish entity is flimsier than a spider's web?!
Did it not awaken in you the power as a believer who is sure that Allah is the supporter even after a while.
فَلَمْ تَقْتُلُوهُمْ وَلَـٰكِنَّ اللَّـهَ قَتَلَهُمْ ۚ وَمَا رَمَيْتَ إِذْ رَمَيْتَ وَلَـٰكِنَّ اللَّـهَ رَمَىٰ ۚ وَلِيُبْلِيَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ مِنْهُ بَلَاءً حَسَنًا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
"You did not kill them; it was Allah who killed them; and you did not throw, when you threw; it was Allah who threw: so He might test the believers with this excellent trial from Him. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing."
By Allah the One and only! Every Muslim East or West shall be accounted for every pure drop of blood from an innocent child or a bereaved woman or an oppressed elderly man.
Know that Allah is predominant over His affairs and the day shall come when the Kafir and its people are humiliated and Islam and its people are honoured and this is not a heavy task for Allah.
وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا أَيَّ مُنقَلَبٍ يَنقَلِبُونَ
"Those who do wrong will soon know the kind of reversal they will receive!"
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
A female servant of Gaza who is need of her Lord سبحانه وتعالى