The secret in persistence
There is a good saying by Sheikh Ali Al-Tantawi in which he emphasizes the importance of fighting fitna (strife), and not to despair from reform. He said, “if you see your house on fire you will rush to put out the blaze and will call for help from anyone you see. You won’t stop until the blaze is under control, or goes out completely. The secret in that persistence is that what is burning is your house, and no matter how strong the fire is and seems hard to extinguish, it will still not keep you from fighting it, as you do not have any other choice.”
We, the Gulf people, need to understand this advice very well, practice it, and also deliver it to our leaders. If any side is wrong, it is supposed to first discuss the mistakes at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and accusations should be heard as well as answers to them. Then the Gulf judges, I repeat the Gulf judges, should look into the case and submit their reports to the council’s leaders who in turn will reveal the results to their people.
Today, there are those who work to widen the strife and feed the fire with wood from all sides. Also, there is a manipulation with the Gulf people’s fate, dreams and hopes, and it does not seem that there are those who listen or care. It is ok, for Gulf nationals who dream of unity to scream and never stop, as either Allah will guide everyone to remove the differences, or we continue screaming until the blaze of the strife burn us all until we become unable to scream or cry anymore.
We, the Gulf people, need to understand this advice very well