Tyrants’ shal­low­ness

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Dr Khalid Al-Saleh

Tyrants own life, grant money, so­cial sta­tus and posts to those of their choice. Did not Almighty Al­lah tell us about them: (Have you not thought about him who dis­puted with Abra­ham about his Lord (Al­lah), be­cause Al­lah had given him the king­dom? When Abra­ham said (to him): “My Lord (Al­lah) is he who gives life and causes death”. He said, “I give life and cause death”. Abra­ham said, “Ver­ily! Al­lah causes the sun to rise from the east; then cause it you to rise from the west”. So the dis­be­liever was ut­terly de­feated. And Al­lah guides not the peo­ple who are Zal­imun (Wrong-Do­ers) - Al-Baqarah: 258.

The tyrant’s will is what con­trols peo­ple’s des­tiny, who are ruled by them as said by the mes­sen­ger of Al­lah. Abra­ham did not ar­gue and took the di­a­logue to a level that is be­yond con­trol­ling peo­ple; there­fore, ex­pos­ing the tyrant’s shal­low­ness. As for the despot, and we have many of them in our Third World, where the tyrant and those who ben­e­fit from him, grant them­selves ti­tles and al­ways look for be­ing dis­tin­guished. Also, they sac­ri­fice ev­ery­thing for the sake of keep­ing their rule, even if peo­ple’s dreams are lost or the na­tion’s in­ter­ests are gone. It is nor­mal that peo­ple use tongues, pens and TV sta­tions in ad­di­tion to so­cial me­dia to help the tyrant, though names may dif­fer, but the mean­ing is one.

Re­formists stand against the tyrants to de­fend equal­ity, jus­tice and free­dom. Two dif­fer­ent paths that never meet be­tween tyrants and re­formists, where a con­tin­u­ous strug­gle ex­ists be­tween the two that did not stop a mo­ment ever since the hu­man be­ing ex­isted on earth. The weak side in this strug­gle is the re­formists, and if it was not for a di­vine power that con­trols the uni­verse, cor­rup­tion would erad­i­cate the world and maybe the hu­man be­ing would dis­ap­pear from the face of earth. Maybe one of the most im­por­tant rea­sons for the weak­ness of re­formists are groups of hyp­ocrites pre­tend­ing to re­form and show val­ues - but in truth, they are sin­cere sol­diers of the tyrants who im­ple­ment their agenda and work on dis­tort­ing the rep­u­ta­tion of the sin­cere.

Once again, if it was not our Almighty Lord’s will, the tyrants would have been the re­formists with all what they have in the form of op­pres­sion, dis­crim­i­na­tion and in­jus­tice, and the strug­gle would stop and de­cided in their fa­vor. I do not un­der­stand re­form of re­formists with­out re­li­gion, and I do not un­der­stand the re­li­gious with­out re­form. The re­formist needs Al­lah’s help in his re­form march, and the re­li­gious need to adopt re­form val­ues so they can ful­fill re­li­gious val­ues - first of which are free­dom, jus­tice, equal­ity, tran­si­tion of power and free­dom of choice.

I thank Almighty Al­lah that the dis­pute will be judged by our Lord on judg­ment day and jus­tice, which was not known by most re­formists in their short life, in­clud­ing Ab­del­rah­man Al-Kawak­ibi, that jus­tice which re­formists did not re­al­ize in their earthly life will be re­al­ized by them in their eter­nal life. I thank Al­lah once again, that those who sup­press peo­ple and co­op­er­ate for the sake of in­di­vid­ual author­ity over the na­tion will har­vest what their hands have sown once they find them­selves as the most hu­mil­i­ated peo­ple when all meet so that each per­son finds his true place. The re­spected are those who lead the lines on the stage of jus­tice, and the great are the win­ners in the eter­nal life, but as far the stan­dards of the tyrants and their cat­e­go­riza­tion on earth - it is with­out value what­so­ever.

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