JUMAH KHUTBAH- Who will Defend Dr Aafia Siddiqui now?


By Majed Iqbal

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu

Inshallah you are all in the best state of health and Imaan.  Please take time to send durood upon the Prophet (saw) especially on the Day of Jumah.. Abu Hurrayrah (Radi Allah Ta’lah Anhu) narrated Allah’s Messenger (Salallahu-aleihi-wasallam) said,  “The person who recites eighty times on Friday (the following Durood) immeadiately after Asar Salah, before standing up from his place, eighty years of his sins will be forgiven by Allah and the reward equivalent to eighty years of worship will be written for him- Allahuma Sallay Ala  Sayyidina Muhammadin Nabiyyil Ummiyi wa Ala Aalihi Wa sallim Tasleema”

And continue to send durood and salaam upon the Holy Prophet (Salallahu-aleihi-wasallam) every day inshallah

The beloved and Holy Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “The believers having love among themselves, being merciful among themselves, and being kind to each other are like one single body; If any part of the body is not well, the whole body shares the sleeplessness and the high fever with it.” (Bukhari and Muslim,)

This hadith has huge significance for us this Jumah after hearing of disappointing event this week.

After a seven years gruelling ordeal of kidnap, torture, rape and lies, Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistan Scientist , whose case has captivated the hearts of Muslims around the globe, was sentenced to 86 years in a US Prison.

The story which started in 2003 when she was kidnapped by Pakistani Intelligence with her three children, drugged and taken to Afghanistan at the Bagram Air base where she was stripped, raped, abused and arrested under a fabricated story of attacking American soldiers with a gun came to rest this week where her sentence was announced.

The Pakistani Government under Musharraf and now Zardari/Gillani has been criminally silent and denied continuously any knowledge of the events until recently when they confessed that a lady by the name of Aafia was handed over to the US as a ‘suspect’ in planning attacks.

These plans were never substantiated and the innocent until proven guilty maxim was long thrown out of the window.

However, the Muslims around the Globe carried her case and raised awareness of these events whilst the agent government of Pakistan did nothing for the case until the end where it was too late.

It is this sense of being part of a Global Ummah, with the affairs of the Muslims as their cause, that led sincere men and women to champion this brotherhood and cause of Islam to expose the War on Terror.

Allah (swt) addressing his beloved Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said  in Surat Al-Anfal, (Verse 63)

“If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allah has united them”

Allah is the one who placed this love for the Muslim in our hearts and concern for the Global Muslim Ummah, whilst Western Powers have actively tried to divide the cause of Muslims into Iraqi, Afghani or Pakistani internal issues. They went further and even tried to divide the strength of Muslims by claiming “you are sunni, they are shia, they are kurd OR you are Sindhi, they are Punjabi and they are Balochi, and each of you have their own cause”.

But this division is doomed to fail

Allah (swt) says in Surat Al-Hujurat, (Verse 10)

“The Believers are nothing else than brothers.”

The Dr Aafia case has shown Muslims that their cause is one.

On the Contrary the Pakistani Government was far removed from these sentiments as the corrupt Dictatorship of Musharraf and the pocket lining Democracy of Zardari both sold out this daughter of their country for few financial gains as a prize for their commitment to America’s “War on tERROR”

The criminal govt of Pakistan still continues its un-stinting support of US operations in Pakistan where hundreds have been abducted, killed, bombed and harassed to fulfil American regional plans in the area.

The beloved and Holy Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was true when he said “If you are not ashamed, then do what you please “ Narrated in Bukhari on the authority of Abi Masoud ‘Aqaba ibn ‘Aamir al-Ansari al-Badari

The support for these regimes must be challenged and replaced with a regime where citizens are protected and their life, dignity and honour is valued regardless if they were Muslim or non-Muslim.

By validating the actions of the Pakistani government we could invoke the wrath of Allah (swt) on ourselves as their tyranny and oppression continues.

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (radiallaahu ‘anhu) used to say:

“Whoever aids an oppressor or taught him an argument to nullify the right of an ordinary Muslims, has drawn upon himself the anger of Allah”.

The Pakistani Govt has failed its people time and time again under successive models in the last decade. They have stolen the Haqq of the people and subjugated them to immense harm.

The beloved and Holy Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “If any ruler having the authority to rule Muslim subjects dies while he is deceiving them, Allah will forbid Paradise for him.” Hadith – Sahih Al-Bukhari 9:265

Also. the beloved and Holy Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “Any man whom Allah has given the authority of ruling some people and he does not look after them in an honest manner, will never feel even the smell of Paradise.” Sahih Muslim – Volume 9, Book 89, Number 264, Narrated Ma’qil

Our inaction could also lead to the wrath of Allah (swt) for failing to speak out and challenge the in-justice that surrounded us, knowing full well that the actions of the Pakistani rulers goes against the teachings of Islam on ruling, Politics and foreign affairs.

The Prophet (sallallahu aleihi wa sallam) said: “Allah does not punish the individuals for the sins of the community until they see the evil spreading among themselves, and while they have the power to stop it, do not do so.” (Ahmad)

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“This is why those who are in authority are of two groups: the scholars and the rulers. If they are upright, the people will be upright; if they are corrupt, the people will be corrupt.

So let us be the voices for the likes of Sister Aafia. Let us be the ones who change the current tide where Islam, Muslims and their Deen are under the radar in the name of fighting the “War on tERROR”.

Let us be the ones who challenge the rulers of Pakistan, replace them, and establish the only form of government that will protect all its citizens, eject America out of the country, establish rule of law and build a nation where the talents of scientists like Dr Aafia will be honoured and used to create the best of societies.

This can only be achieved under a Khilafah State.

May Allah give us the Tawfeeq to make us of the ones through which this noble change will take place



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