Omar Mukhtar – the Lion of the Desert, the pride of Muslim Ummah

Lion of the Desert is the dramatic action epic of the struggle of Omar Mukhtar, leader of the Muslim resistance in North Africa in the 1920’s and 30’s, against the imperialism of Mussolini and the Italian army. Despite the challenge of overcoming the fascist Italian war machine with only faith and wisdom, the Muslims led by Mukhtar maintained their resistance and refused to be conquered.

We go back in history to 1862 where a young boy of a poor household was born in a town controlled by the Uthmany Khilafa. This young man was brought under the care and tutelage of one of the Shuyookh in his home town when he was at the ripe age of 16 after the death of his father.
He eventually developed a lifestyle of not sleeping more than 3 hours every night in order to get up to pray to Allah at the last third of the night and recite Qur’an until fajr. He memorized the Qur’an (as all knowledgeable people begin their lives) eventually, and was known to have finished his revisions in its entirety every seven days, regardless of the sufferings he encountered in his life.

His courage and wisdom was pronounced, and was an example for people to follow. This was evident on one of his caravan trails to Sudan as a young man. A lion had deterred the people from entering a particular path. Caravans were veered else where for fear of this lion. To distract this lion, people would resort giving it one of their camels, a most prized possession, so they could pass safely. He learned of this lion during the journey, where upon he consequently took it upon himself to face this crisis head on. Unlike other men in the caravan who were dumbstruck by the situation, he carried his shot gun, rode his horse and went after the lion. He came back with the lion’s head much to everyone’s surprise and due gratitude. This earned him the name “Lion of Cyrenaica.”

An upbringing of courage and upright religiosity had a massive effect on him. His character would not only change the course of his tribe, country and people, but also the world of Muslims in the Post Colonial Era.

In his twenties he was known for his maturity beyond his years as well as his wisdom, for he continued to solve tribal disputes. His people listened to him and took his counsel regardless of village or region he found himself in. His manners were known to be great, for he was eloquent, balanced in his speech, and appealing to those who listened. This uniqueness helped him unite the tribes, and later on gather armies to fend off the colonizers.

His thirties was marked by the dawn of the Colonial Era as it began to spread its cancer to the rest of the world. At the time when the world was being ravaged by European nations, this man stood firm for Islam and faced colonizers with his valor. He fought fiercely against the French with a group called Banu Sanus, who would later be known as the Sanusies. For a brief moment, they also fought the British, who were marked by greed and attempted to conquer their land.

As part of a global feast on the so-called less civilized nations, Italy joined the European nations in causing havoc in the southern part of the hemisphere by colonizing North Africa. It was during this time, this man, in his fifties, gathered his forces in the face of an invasion attack against Libya, his homeland.

To pacify his resistance army, the Italians offered him high ranking positions and wealth. In return, they demanded that he surrender and follow their Colonial decree. He responded in a famous quote saying, “I’m not a sweet bite of a meal anyone can swallow. No matter how long they try to change my belief and opinion, Allah is going to let them down.”

They then offered him to leave his town to live closer to the ruling party complete with a monthly salary, but he again refused by saying, “No, I will not leave my country until I meet my lord. Death is closer to me than anything, I’m waiting for it by the minute.”

This man, whose seventy more years of age had not prevented him from fighting, was the soul of his people’s resistance against hopeless odds. He gave his people hope against an army thousands more than his own, equipped with more modern weapons, airplanes and armoury while he and his men starved in the mountains with nothing on their backs but their rifles and horses. After his firm position, as the Ummah is always in need of such legends to lead the people, people gathered around him. He successfully began to strike the Italians where it hurt. He hit firmly, swiftly, and harshly those who thought occupying Muslim lands, oppressing, imprisoning, and torturing Muslims, was going be effortless.

Another man in his nineties named Abu Karayyim, from the Jalu oasis, had fought with him in the deep south. Hunger and disease eventually decimated his people. The Italians soon stepped up operations by burning and pillaging villages. Women, children and the elderly were not spared. During their weakest point, people were gathered and placed in concentration camps.

The Sanusi, Muhammad az-Zaway, who once fought with him against the French, attempted to persuade him to retreat to Egypt with the rest of those who fought against the French. But, this man refused to turn his back on the enemy knowing well that his chances are dim against a force that was swelling by the minute.

When asked why he continued the fight, he stated that he fought for his religion, and he sought no other than to get the occupiers of his lands. As to fighting, he said that was a fard , regardless of the outcome as victory comes from Allah. He used to refuse any peace talks with the colonizers saying we have nothing but to fight the occupying enemies of Allah.

After countless battles, he was wounded and captured alive. He and his men defended themselves until he and one of his companions were left. At last

his horse was shot dead under him, causing him to fall to the ground. He was shackled and brought to a city called Suluq, where the Italian military post was established.

This man believed Jihad was ordained upon every able Muslim while his homeland was occupied by the colonizers. With his faith, heroism and courage he earned the respect of even his enemies.

The military officer who interrogated him said, “When he came to my office I imagined to see someone like the thousand of murabiteen who I met in the desert wars. His hands were shackeled, he had broken bones caused by fighting, dragging himself barely able to walk. He was a man not like normal men even though the affect that he was apprehended had shown upon him. He stood in my office as we asked him and he answered in a calm clear collective voice. When he gathered to leave, the brightness of his face like a sunshine amazed me and shook my heart. My lips shivered towards the end of the conversation whereby I ordered him back to his cell to stand before a court in the evening.”

He was a legend who was firm in his religion at a time when the leaders of his country emigrated (as they do today ) to surrender to the Italians. The biggest scholars of his time from the Sanusies, who previously fought with him against the French and the British, did not come to his aid in time. Instead, many of them became loyal to the Italians by giving them Muslim lands in exchange for clemency, montly salaries, and freedom from taxation. Such is true for Muslims today.

On the contrary, this man took out his Qur’an, held it, and gave an oath to Allah that he would not stop fighting the occupying oppressors even if it meant fighting them alone until victory had been attained or that he becomes a martyr. In the last twenty years of his life, he led and personally fought in 1000 battles.

When the Italian general made him a final offer to make him their puppet and be allowed to live like the other leaders of his people, he answered, “I shall not cease to fight against thee and thy people until either you leave my country or I leave my life. And I swear by Him who knows whaht is in men’s hearts that if my ands were not bound this very moment, I would fight you with my bare hands, old and broken as I am..”

It was then that the Italian general laughed and ordered him to be hung after a frontal saving face act of a mock trial. Even before the court was in session a rope outside the court house hung waiting him.

His hanging took place before hundreds of tribes in 1931. With the intent to scare the Muslims, the Italians did not succeed in doing this. The opposite had taken place. His hanging shook the entire Muslim world, and numerous resistances took place specifically in North Africa.

May Allah raise his position in paradise.

The Italians took pictures of him in shackles, surrounded by smiling Italian generals, and those who expressed happiness for his hanging. They did not realize that it is those very same shackles and rope hanging around his neck in the hands of his enemies fighting for the sake of Allah that would become the envy of every true Muslim.

The man, whose mug shot spoke his legacy, is none other than Omar AlMukhtar. His legacy will live until the day of judgement, inshallah. With his blood, he drew the stories of victory, he became a legend of the legends, and a guide for those who wanted to live in honor at a time of humiliation.

The surrendered modernists and disbelieving scholars of his time were not imprisoned nor hung. They died a normal death, possibly even in luxury and wealth, under the protection of the occupying Italians. However, they died and their names died with them. Jahannam is the abode of those who ally themselves with the kuffar colonizers over the Muslims. Omar AlMukhtar lived, and fought hard in the days of his life. He was shackled, imprisoned, then hung. But his legacy lives on and paradise, inshallah, is the resort of the martyrs.

Omar AlMukhtar was attached to Allah, depending on Him, and accepting that which Allah had written for him. He asked Allah to become a martyr and this what he has attained, inshAllah.

Ahmad Jibril
Written in the one third end of the night of Oct. 12, 2004

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Zionist WAR Industry Built with Our Tax Payers Money

War is BIG business. The Zionists mastered the art of war business, they bank rolled European wars of Napolean, WWI, WWII, Gulf War I and II, Afghan War, and now they are drawing up plans for WWIII. The rest of the world has been drugged into silence with a gaping mouth. The world watches with astonishment the openly racist, bloody cruel, criminal acts of the Zionists with one eye, reserving all the blame for the victims instead!! The analogy is like this. A woman is dishonored. Police come and start beating up the woman for resisting the holy right of the criminal. The criminal produces a book written by his friends that says he has god given rights to dishonor women and the police must ensure he gets to do that. The woman is beaten and then told to lay up to allow the criminal his entry.

This is pretty much what is going on in Palestine and in many places around the world where there still remains pockets of resistance against the Zionist banksters. Zionists know that only the Muslims have the potential to revolt against their usurious financial system. Only the Muslims can call their bluff built on helenistic philosophies. Only the Muslims seem capable of fighting their colonial dogma with force. No other nation or community in the world can or will resist the world order of interest loving Zionists. According to Washington Post the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost the hard working tax payers 4 trillion USD!! The money spent on bullets could have been spent on medicines for the citizens with enough left for the rest of the world.

Zionists found shelter in Palestine as refugees fleeing from the treatment of Europe. The Ottoman lands were favored above all other lands. Since the Ottomans had lost the war their lands became available for distribution. Now, if you do the math, you will see that the biggest loosers in WWI and WWII were Christians and Muslims. Yes, Muslims were victims as a result of the war that continued on them after their lands were cut into pieces like onions on a chopping board. Zionists gained the most out of the two wars. They got to steal an entire country for themselves, changed the laws of almost all the western countries to treat them exceptionally, which is a form of reverse discrimination, and made the whole world pay for their ambitions through the implementation of their usurious banking system through the inter connected central banks of all the countrie

Muslims are closer to the Christians than the Zionists. The Messiah Jesus Christ (Masih Isa Alihi Salam) is held in very high esteem as a mighty Prophet of Allah SWT by the Muslims. An entire chapter of the Majestic Quraan al Kareem is devoted to the noble mother of Nabi Isa Alihi Salatu wa Salam (Surah Maryam). Muslims take Nabi Isa Alaihi Wa Salam as a Mighty Prophet NOT as the son of Father God. That is the difference between Muslims and Christians. Zionists, actually don’t have any religion. They don’t follow the Tawrah. They don’t think Nabi Isa (Alahi wa Salam) was a prophet. They say really very disparaging things about the Noble Prophet Alahi wa Salam. They have a man made book which is focused on commerce and inheritance laws primarily. Check out their online encyclopedia, they are witnesses to the fact that they are not the people of the Book (Towrah) as commonly misunderstood!! SO, who has more right to be closer to one another in faith?

War is what these people seek. Its big bucks, margins are in 3 or 4 or 5 figures. Just to get an idea consider the fact that a tank costs few dozen million dollars compared to a family car which costs few dozen thousands. HAmburger costs a few dollars in the city but over a few hundred dollars when transported thousands of miles away for a soldier in a desert.

All the infrastructure is destroyed. Bad news for locals, good news for the construction companies, it means more contracts, more money, more profits. Weapon producing companies benefit hugely during the war, construction companies benefit after the war and the politicians gain mileage and leverage from start to finish. War also means more money creation for the banks, fattening their interest (usury) income all the more.

At the end of the day, somebody has to pick up the tab. Guess who? yup, its always those same old tax payers, those voters, and those hard working people who get the burden of war debt on their shoulders plus the interest plus other fees and charges! Funny, most people were and still are against war…

al-Battar: The Sword of the Prophets

al-Battar

image The al-Battar sword was taken by the prophet Muhammad as booty from the Banu Qaynaqa. It is called the “sword of the prophets” and is inscribed in Arabic with the names of David, Solomon, Moses, Aaron, Joshua, Zechariah, John, Jesus, and Muhammad. It also has a drawing of King David when cut off the head of Goliath to whom this sword had belonged originally. The sword also features an inscription which has been identified as Nabataean writing.

The blade of the sword is 101 cm in length. It is preserved in the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul. Some report that it is this sword that Jesus will use when he returns to Earth to defeat the anti-Christ Dajjal. Photograph taken from Muhammad Hasan Muhammad al-Tihami, Suyuf al-Rasul wa ‘uddah harbi-hi (Cairo: Hijr, 1312/1992).

The Inscription:

Inscribed on the blade in Arabic are the names of the following prophets: David, Sulaiman, Musa, Harun, Joshua, Zakaria, Yahya, Isa, and Muhammad (Peace Upon All of Them).

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The Picture of Dawud AS cutting off the head of Goliath:

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Other Inscription on the blade of the al-Battar sword, identified as Nabataean.

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Khomeini or Umar?

On my way back home I was doing the only thing I could in the long commute, browsing the web on my smartphone. I was going through the history of the Afghan Wars. One thing lead to another and few pages later I was reading about a man who made a dramatic change in the political map of the Muslim world.

He was born in a simple village to very humble way of living. At a very early age he showed his extra ordinary genius at school. He was quickly moved up in the classes. finished school, went to college, taught at schools and then took off for an MA and PhD in the most respected educational institution in the Muslim world, Al Azhar University.

Became an accomplished professor before joining the Mujahideen in Afghanistan fighting the Soviet and communist troops. He went around the world telling people about the necessity to join the war effort in Afghanistan as the struggle for freedom in Islam is the highest form of worship and at a certain point in time that struggle (Jihad) becomes a fard ayn (compulsory individual duty). He was in the end assassinated by a carefully planned attack on his car killing the Mujahid scholar and his sons.

This martyr towards the end came at odds with others for a very important subject. After the Mujahideen defeated the Soviets in Afghanistan what would be their next move? Should they focus on the puppet sheikhdoms and secularists in Muslim lands or should they target the west? The scholar wanted to leave the secularis Muslim regimes alone in order to preserve the unity of the Ummah. He wanted to train fighters to take on the Zionists. His death moved the direction of the bus but not so strongly.

As of now, what we see happening all over the Muslim world is an Islamic struggle to rid the lands of suspicious rulers whose loyalty is questionable. The supporters of this idea argue that the Muslims cant fight two battles (the occupiers and the state loyalists) all at the same time. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary they say that Muslims first regain control and power over the vast Muslim lands before they involvement in any international conflict.

It looks like there are two possible ways to obtain state power. One, by uniting all the people in the state under one political flag. This was the strategy of Imam Khomeini (rh). The other way is through an armed struggle, the way of Mullah Omar. Which one is the correct methodology? I don’t know. My reader can help me out in this. But the one question that is no longer up for debate is the fact that corrupt, iron fisted dictators and anti Islamic tyrants must be defeated and exiled from the Muslims lands. It is the means which need clarification, not the end, which should be more thoroughly discussed and debated.

Struggle – the Sacred Duty

Muslims are not living in freedom. From the North African coasts to the Indo-China islands, from Russia to Yemen, dark clouds of dictatorship, tyranny and persecution hangs over our heads. We cant speak our minds anywhere, not the least in the so called centers of the Muslim world in the Arabian peninsula. How strange!! The lands of Islam have forbidden its Muslim citizens to talk and to learn the real Islam practiced by the Noble Prophet (sallillahi alihi wa alihi wa sallam) and his companions (radiAllahuanhum). As a Muslim I would like to tell my reader, I don’t see Islam anywhere in the world. What we see are rituals and ceremonies being copied from the Islamic past, but Islam as a way of life is not anywhere in sight. In this article I will focus on the one concept which lies at the heart of Islamic resurgence and revival. I am talking about the Islamic concept of Jihad Fi Sabilillah.

It is Jihad which gives life and it is its very absence which will dim the light. Western media is controlled either financially or intellectually by the post WWII neo rulers of the world, the Zionist secularists. Their agenda has never wavered and it was only after WWII that they openly unleashed their immoral and unjust filth upon the hard working masses all over the world. True, many of us work for their usurious banking systems, and their large network of multi national companies and we feel we are dependent on jobs from these companies to feed our families and pay our bills. Back breaking burdens from debt and credit cards has nearly enslaved our souls to big corporations that gives us pay checks every month. We get paid big bucks for doing silly things like charging interest on mortgages or we get a fat commission for selling shares to wealthy doctors. We know that our earnings are never in line with the actual amount of work we do so we tend to remain loyal to the employer for ensuring uninterrupted flow of large cash every month. People no longer value work, they only value brands. A workers pride used to be the quality of his output, not the thickness of his check. His tools of production were very dear to him and he took pride in what he did. Honor now seems to have been downgraded to annual bonuses and perks.

What has been the result of this cultural change? In 2008, the global financial system nearly crashed, thanks to the work habits of the Zionist controlled usurious banking system. It is a world wide network of very greedy people whose only target in life to go from 6 figures to 7 figures and then beyond if possible. They don’t care what happens to anyone anywhere in the world so long as they can meet their bonus criteria. While the small time depositors of Northern Rock qued up outside the branches to withdraw their deposits the banks´CEO was busy calculating his bonus stipulated in his contract. Well, that is how all this works, in the Zionist financial world, make money, and move on. The greedy brokers were trading bad assets which they like to call toxic assets, well hell, its bad assets and that’s it, they were sitting on a pile of bad loans which they thought they could trade with each other just long enough to make bonus and take off for some nice island down south. That is exactly what these guys did. They played with depositors and tax payers money. They blew it on bad assets. When the system crashed, the same depositors and tax payers were forced to bail them out on the pretext those large Zionist companies were too big to fail. First they screw the people and then they make them pay for it.

The explosion of the Zionist controlled usurious economic system has dwarfed the mushroom cloud that struck in Japan. Ordinary people are without any choice in this matter. They must agree to the world order and serve it like a soldier serves his unit. In return they will allow to live a life according to the picture of a dream created by the Zionist controlled media, where sensual pleasure and wealth are equated directly with happiness.

This same Zionist media has been misleading millions of people about the noble and honorable concept of Jihad. Islam is a complete way of living that includes religious belief, universal laws, civil laws, family laws, economic policy, international war and peace, jurisprudence and many other laws and policies related to social and individual matters that it makes Islam one of the few sources of civilization. To be just, you have to compare Islam with other civilizations, nations or empires, but you cant compare Islam with any religion alone without being unfair, unjust and unintelligent.

A civilization survives the greatest test by defending its values. Trojans defended themselves against Greeks, yet the Trojan values were flawed although it was based on protecting love from the evil of greedy empire builders. Trojans were still wrong for accepting the first wrong committed by Paris, for which the entire nation had to pay in blood.

Jihad is a noble concept that forms a part of the Islamic faith. A muslim MUST stand up to injustice anywhere in the world. There can be no faith, and no Islam, when Muslims turn away from crimes and aggressions. Today the Muslim world is crying for some relief from the Zionist genocide in Palestine, brutal state terrorism in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Yemen  and other places in China and Russia. Mind it, Muslim countries are currently ruled by hypocrites and Zionist lackeys whose actions should be viewed as anti Islamic although hired scholars conveniently endorse the crimes committed by dictators. Essentially, Muslims are living under political slavery, from Tunisia to Bangladesh. To stand up to the dictators exposing their lies and corrupt rule is Jihad fi Sabilillah. The Fitnah (corruption, violence, terrorism) of so called Muslim governments should be resisted by any freedom loving human being. Remaining blind to Fitnah is a step back in to Jahiliyah (days of Ignornace) which will affect this generation and futures ones as well. We are told to resist Fitnah in the Majestic Quraan, And Fight them until there is no more Fitnah and the religion, all of it, is only for Allah.

Media controlled by Zionists, secularists and mushriks (idolators) should be taken to task for falsely equating Jihad with terrorism. The greatest Jihad in Islamic history was the Battle of Badr and the commander in chief of the first Mujahideen army was the beloved Prophet (sallillahu alihi wa alihi wa sallam). This is a struggle between good and evil, Muslims are commanded to enjoin good and forbid evil, and thus Jihad is a sacred duty based on struggle for a greater cause, it is the holy spirit motivating believers to reach the highest ranks amongst entire mankind. Zionist and Mushrikeen media intentionally distorted the meaning of Jihad. Why? Because they have the history of Jihad with them. Never have these two groups been able to resist the warriors of truth and justice in Jihad.