2006-02-19-Hamas and its covenant
jewishsightseeing.com, February 19, 2006
By Ira Sharkansky
JERUSALEM —Enough has been written about Hamas. It has a majority of the Palestinian parliament, but in all truth we do not know what comes next. When they are speaking Hebrew to an Israeli audience, its spokesmen express a willingness to live alongside Israel, but its Covenant is an awesome document. For those who take formal statements seriously, it is worth a read. I am attaching it to this note, with some of the juicier sections highlighted in blue. You will see that Zionists produced the French and Russian revolutions, World Wars I and II, control the media of the world, as well as Freemasons, Rotary, Lions, and a few other evils. It also appears that Hamas can be kind to Jews and Christians, as long, apparently, as we all become Muslims.
The following was provided via the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School:
Hamas Covenant 1988
In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah
are the best nation that hath been raised up unto mankind: ye command
that which is just, and ye forbid that which is unjust, and ye believe
in Allah. And if they who have received the scriptures had believed,
it had surely been the better for them: there are believers among
them, but the greater part of them are transgressors. They shall not
hurt you, unless with a slight hurt; and if they fight against you,
they shall turn their backs to you, and they shall not be helped. They
are smitten with vileness wheresoever they are found; unless they
obtain security by entering into a treaty with Allah, and a treaty
with men; and they draw on themselves indignation from Allah, and they
are afflicted with poverty. This they suffer, because they disbelieved
the signs of Allah, and slew the prophets unjustly; this, because they
were rebellious, and transgressed." (Al-Imran - verses 109-111).
Israel will exist and will continue to exist
until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before
it" (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).
Islamic world is on fire. Each of us should pour some water, no matter
how little, to extinguish whatever one can without waiting for the
others." (Sheikh Amjad al-Zahawi, of blessed memory).
In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah
it was that the nucleus (of the movement) was formed and started to
pave its way through the tempestuous sea of hopes and expectations, of
wishes and yearnings, of troubles and obstacles, of pain and
challenges, both inside and outside.
the idea was ripe, the seed grew and the plant struck root in the soil
of reality, away from passing emotions, and hateful haste. The Islamic
Resistance Movement emerged to carry out its role through striving for
the sake of its Creator, its arms intertwined with those of all the
fighters for the liberation of Palestine. The spirits of its fighters
meet with the spirits of all the fighters who have sacrificed their
lives on the soil of Palestine, ever since it was conquered by the
companions of the Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation,
and until this day.
Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS), clarifies its
picture, reveals its identity, outlines its stand, explains its aims,
speaks about its hopes, and calls for its support, adoption and
joining its ranks. Our struggle against the Jews is very great and
very serious. It needs all sincere efforts. It is a step that
inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one
squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this
vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah's
victory is realised.
we see them coming on the horizon "and you shall learn about it
hereafter" "Allah hath written, Verily I will prevail, and
my apostles: for Allah is strong and mighty." (The Dispute -
to them, This is my way: I invite you to Allah, by an evident
demonstration; both I and he who followeth me; and, praise be unto
Allah! I am not an idolator." (Joseph - verse 107).
Hamas (means) strength and bravery
-(according to) Al-Mua'jam al-Wasit: c1.
Definition of the Movement
Islamic Resistance Movement: The Movement's programme is Islam. From
it, it draws its ideas, ways of thinking and understanding of the
universe, life and man. It resorts to it for judgement in all its
conduct, and it is inspired by it for guidance of its steps.
The Islamic Resistance Movement's
Relation With the Moslem Brotherhood Group:
Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood
in Palestine. Moslem Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization
which constitutes the largest Islamic movement in modern times. It is
characterised by its deep understanding, accurate comprehension and
its complete embrace of all Islamic concepts of all aspects of life,
culture, creed, politics, economics, education, society, justice and
judgement, the spreading of Islam, education, art, information,
science of the occult and conversion to Islam.
Structure and Formation
basic structure of the Islamic Resistance Movement consists of Moslems
who have given their allegiance to Allah whom they truly worship, -
"I have created the jinn and humans only for the purpose of
worshipping" - who know their duty towards themselves, their
families and country. In all that, they fear Allah and raise the
banner of Jihad in the face of the oppressors, so that they would rid
the land and the people of their uncleanliness, vileness and evils.
"But we will oppose truth to
vanity, and it shall confound the same; and behold, it shall vanish
away." (Prophets - verse 18).
Islamic Resistance Movement welcomes every Moslem who embraces its
faith, ideology, follows its programme, keeps its secrets, and wants
to belong to its ranks and carry out the duty. Allah will certainly
reward such one.
Time and Place Extent of the Islamic
extent of the Islamic Resistance Movement: By adopting Islam as its
way of life, the Movement goes back to the time of the birth of the
Islamic message, of the righteous ancestor, for Allah is its target,
the Prophet is its example and the Koran is its constitution. Its
extent in place is anywhere that there are Moslems who embrace Islam
as their way of life everywhere in the globe. This being so, it
extends to the depth of the earth and reaches out to the heaven.
"Dost thou not see how Allah
putteth forth a parable; representing a good word, as a good tree,
whose root is firmly fixed in the earth, and whose branches reach unto
heaven; which bringeth forth its fruit in all seasons, by the will of
its Lord? Allah propoundeth parables unto men, that they may be
instructed." (Abraham - verses 24-25).
Characteristics and Independence:
Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinguished Palestinian movement,
whose allegiance is to Allah, and whose way of life is Islam. It
strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine, for
under the wing of Islam followers of all religions can coexist in
security and safety where their lives, possessions and rights are
concerned. In the absence of Islam, strife will be rife, oppression
spreads, evil prevails and schisms and wars will break out.
excellent was the Moslem poet, Mohamed Ikbal, when he wrote:
"If faith is lost, there is no
security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
He who accepts life without religion, has taken annihilation as his
companion for life."
The Universality of the Islamic
a result of the fact that those Moslems who adhere to the ways of the
Islamic Resistance Movement spread all over the world, rally support
for it and its stands, strive towards enhancing its struggle, the
Movement is a universal one. It is well-equipped for that because of
the clarity of its ideology, the nobility of its aim and the loftiness
of its objectives.
this basis, the Movement should be viewed and evaluated, and its role
be recognised. He who denies its right, evades supporting it and turns
a blind eye to facts, whether intentionally or unintentionally, would
awaken to see that events have overtaken him and with no logic to
justify his attitude. One should certainly learn from past examples.
injustice of next-of-kin is harder to bear than the smite of the
"We have also sent down unto thee
the book of the Koran with truth, confirming that scripture which was
revealed before it; and preserving the same safe from corruption.
Judge therefore between them according to that which Allah hath
revealed; and follow not their desires, by swerving from the truth
which hath come unto thee. Unto every of you have we given a law, and
an open path; and if Allah had pleased, he had surely made you one
people; but he hath thought it fit to give you different laws, that he
might try you in that which he hath given you respectively. Therefore
strive to excel each other in good works; unto Allah shall ye all
return, and then will he declare unto you that concerning which ye
have disagreed." (The Table, verse 48).
Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the links in the chain of the
struggle against the Zionist invaders. It goes back to 1939, to the
emergence of the martyr Izz al-Din al Kissam and his brethren the
fighters, members of Moslem Brotherhood. It goes on to reach out and
become one with another chain that includes the struggle of the
Palestinians and Moslem Brotherhood in the 1948 war and the Jihad
operations of the Moslem Brotherhood in 1968 and after.
Moreover, if the links have been distant
from each other and if obstacles, placed by those who are the lackeys
of Zionism in the way of the fighters obstructed the continuation of
the struggle, the Islamic Resistance Movement aspires to the
realisation of Allah's promise, no matter how long that should take.
The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:
Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews
(killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees.
The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew
behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a
certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees
of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).
The Slogan of the Islamic Resistance
Allah is its target, the Prophet is its
model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the
sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.
Incentives and Objectives:
Islamic Resistance Movement found itself at a time when Islam has
disappeared from life. Thus rules shook, concepts were upset, values
changed and evil people took control, oppression and darkness
prevailed, cowards became like tigers: homelands were usurped, people
were scattered and were caused to wander all over the world, the state
of justice disappeared and the state of falsehood replaced it. Nothing
remained in its right place. Thus, when Islam is absent from the
arena, everything changes. From this state of affairs the incentives
for the objectives: They are the fighting against the false, defeating
it and vanquishing it so that justice could prevail, homelands be
retrieved and from its mosques would the voice of the mu'azen emerge
declaring the establishment of the state of Islam, so that people and
things would return each to their right places and Allah is our
"...and if Allah had not prevented
men, the one by the other, verily the earth had been corrupted: but
Allah is beneficient towards his creatures." (The Cow - verse
the Islamic Resistance Movement paves its way, it will back the
oppressed and support the wronged with all its might. It will spare no
effort to bring about justice and defeat injustice, in word and deed,
in this place and everywhere it can reach and have influence therein.
Strategies and Methods
Strategies of the Islamic Resistance
Movement: Palestine Is Islamic aqf:
The Islamic Resistance Movement believes
that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future
Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should
not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up.
Neither a single Arab country nor all Arab countries, neither any king
or president, nor all the kings and presidents, neither any
organization nor all of them, be they Palestinian or Arab, possess the
right to do that. Palestine is an Islamic Waqf land consecrated for
Moslem generations until Judgement Day. This being so, who could claim
to have the right to represent Moslem generations till Judgement Day?
is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law)
and the same goes for any land the Moslems have conquered by force,
because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Moslems
consecrated these lands to Moslem generations till the Day of
happened like this: When the leaders of the Islamic armies conquered
Syria and Iraq, they sent to the Caliph of the Moslems, Umar bin-el-Khatab,
asking for his advice concerning the conquered land - whether they
should divide it among the soldiers, or leave it for its owners, or
what? After consultations and discussions between the Caliph of the
Moslems, Omar bin-el-Khatab and companions of the Prophet, Allah bless
him and grant him salvation, it was decided that the land should be
left with its owners who could benefit by its fruit. As for the real
ownership of the land and the land itself, it should be consecrated
for Moslem generations till Judgement Day. Those who are on the land,
are there only to benefit from its fruit. This Waqf remains as long as
earth and heaven remain. Any procedure in contradiction to Islamic
Sharia, where Palestine is concerned, is null and void.
"Verily, this is a certain truth.
Wherefore praise the name of thy Lord, the great Allah." (The
Inevitable - verse 95).
Homeland and Nationalism from the Point
of View of the Islamic Resistance Movement in Palestine:
from the point of view of the Islamic Resistance Movement, is part of
the religious creed. Nothing in nationalism is more significant or
deeper than in the case when an enemy should tread Moslem land.
Resisting and quelling the enemy become the individual duty of every
Moslem, male or female. A woman can go out to fight the enemy without
her husband's permission, and so does the slave: without his master's
of the sort is to be found in any other regime. This is an undisputed
fact. If other nationalist movements are connected with materialistic,
human or regional causes, nationalism of the Islamic Resistance
Movement has all these elements as well as the more important elements
that give it soul and life. It is connected to the source of spirit
and the granter of life, hoisting in the sky of the homeland the
heavenly banner that joins earth and heaven with a strong bond.
Moses comes and throws his staff, both witch and magic are annulled.
"Now is the right direction
manifestly distinguished from deceit: whoever therefore shall deny
Tagut, and believe in Allah, he shall surely take hold with a strong
handle, which shall not be broken; Allah is he who heareth and seeth."
(The Cow - Verse 256).
Peaceful Solutions, Initiatives and
and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in
contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement.
Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of
religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of
its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of
hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight.
"Allah will be prominent, but most people do not know."
and then the call goes out for the convening of an international
conference to look for ways of solving the (Palestinian) question.
Some accept, others reject the idea, for this or other reason, with
one stipulation or more for consent to convening the conference and
participating in it. Knowing the parties constituting the conference,
their past and present attitudes towards Moslem problems, the Islamic
Resistance Movement does not consider these conferences capable of
realising the demands, restoring the rights or doing justice to the
oppressed. These conferences are only ways of setting the infidels in
the land of the Moslems as arbitraters. When did the infidels do
justice to the believers?
"But the Jews will not be pleased
with thee, neither the Christians, until thou follow their religion;
say, The direction of Allah is the true direction. And verily if thou
follow their desires, after the knowledge which hath been given thee,
thou shalt find no patron or protector against Allah." (The Cow -
There is no solution for the Palestinian
question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and
international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.
The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their
future, rights and fate toyed with.
As in said in the honourable Hadith:
"The people of Syria are Allah's
lash in His land. He wreaks His vengeance through them against
whomsoever He wishes among His slaves It is unthinkable that those who
are double-faced among them should prosper over the faithful. They
will certainly die out of grief and desperation."
The Three Circles:
question of the liberation of Palestine is bound to three circles: the
Palestinian circle, the Arab circle and the Islamic circle. Each of
these circles has its role in the struggle against Zionism. Each has
its duties, and it is a horrible mistake and a sign of deep ignorance
to overlook any of these circles. Palestine is an Islamic land which
has the first of the two kiblahs (direction to which Moslems turn in
praying), the third of the holy (Islamic) sanctuaries, and the point
of departure for Mohamed's midnight journey to the seven heavens (i.e.
"Praise be unto him who
transported his servant by night, from the sacred temple of Mecca to
the farther temple of Jerusalem, the circuit of which we have blessed,
that we might show him some of our signs; for Allah is he who heareth,
and seeth." (The Night-Journey - verse 1).
this is the case, liberation of Palestine is then an individual duty
for very Moslem wherever he may be. On this basis, the problem should
be viewed. This should be realised by every Moslem.
day the problem is dealt with on this basis, when the three circles
mobilize their capabilities, the present state of affairs will change
and the day of liberation will come nearer.
"Verily ye are stronger than they,
by reason of the terror cast into their breasts from Allah. This,
because they are not people of prudence." (The Emigration - verse
The Jihad for the Liberation of
Palestine is an Individual Duty:
day that enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the
individual duty of every Moslem. In face of the Jews' usurpation of
Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised. To do
this requires the diffusion of Islamic consciousness among the masses,
both on the regional, Arab and Islamic levels. It is necessary to
instill the spirit of Jihad in the heart of the nation so that they
would confront the enemies and join the ranks of the fighters.
is necessary that scientists, educators and teachers, information and
media people, as well as the educated masses, especially the youth and
sheikhs of the Islamic movements, should take part in the operation of
awakening (the masses). It is important that basic changes be made in
the school curriculum, to cleanse it of the traces of ideological
invasion that affected it as a result of the orientalists and
missionaries who infiltrated the region following the defeat of the
Crusaders at the hands of Salah el-Din (Saladin). The Crusaders
realised that it was impossible to defeat the Moslems without first
having ideological invasion pave the way by upsetting their thoughts,
disfiguring their heritage and violating their ideals. Only then could
they invade with soldiers. This, in its turn, paved the way for the
imperialistic invasion that made Allenby declare on entering
Jerusalem: "Only now have the Crusades ended." General Guru
stood at Salah el-Din's grave and said: "We have returned, O
Salah el-Din." Imperialism has helped towards the strengthening
of ideological invasion, deepening, and still does, its roots. All
this has paved the way towards the loss of Palestine.
is necessary to instill in the minds of the Moslem generations that
the Palestinian problem is a religious problem, and should be dealt
with on this basis. Palestine contains Islamic holy sites. In it there
is al- Aqsa Mosque which is bound to the great Mosque in Mecca in an
inseparable bond as long as heaven and earth speak of Isra`
(Mohammed's midnight journey to the seven heavens) and Mi'raj
(Mohammed's ascension to the seven heavens from Jerusalem).
"The bond of one day for the sake
of Allah is better than the world and whatever there is on it. The
place of one's whip in Paradise is far better than the world and
whatever there is on it. A worshipper's going and coming in the
service of Allah is better than the world and whatever there is on
it." (As related by al-Bukhari, Moslem, al-Tarmdhi and Ibn Maja).
"I swear by the holder of
Mohammed's soul that I would like to invade and be killed for the sake
of Allah, then invade and be killed, and then invade again and be
killed." (As related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).
The Education of the Generations:
is necessary to follow Islamic orientation in educating the Islamic
generations in our region by teaching the religious duties,
comprehensive study of the Koran, the study of the Prophet's Sunna
(his sayings and doings), and learning about Islamic history and
heritage from their authentic sources. This should be done by
specialised and learned people, using a curriculum that would
healthily form the thoughts and faith of the Moslem student. Side by
side with this, a comprehensive study of the enemy, his human and
financial capabilities, learning about his points of weakness and
strength, and getting to know the forces supporting and helping him,
should also be included. Also, it is important to be acquainted with
the current events, to follow what is new and to study the analysis
and commentaries made of these events. Planning for the present and
future, studying every trend appearing, is a must so that the fighting
Moslem would live knowing his aim, objective and his way in the midst
of what is going on around him.
"O my son, verily every matter,
whether good or bad, though it be the weight of a grain of
mustard-seed, and be hidden in a rock, or in the heavens, or in the
earth, Allah will bring the same to light; for Allah is clear-sighted
and knowing. O my son, be constant at prayer, and command that which
is just, and forbid that which is evil: and be patient under the
afflictions which shall befall thee; for this is a duty absolutely
incumbent on all men. Distort not thy face out of contempt to men,
neither walk in the earth with insolence; for Allah loveth no
arrogant, vain-glorious person." (Lokman - verses 16-18).
The Role of the Moslem Woman:
Moslem woman has a role no less important than that of the moslem man
in the battle of liberation. She is the maker of men. Her role in
guiding and educating the new generations is great. The enemies have
realised the importance of her role. They consider that if they are
able to direct and bring her up they way they wish, far from Islam,
they would have won the battle. That is why you find them giving these
attempts constant attention through information campaigns, films, and
the school curriculum, using for that purpose their lackeys who are
infiltrated through Zionist organizations under various names and
shapes, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, espionage groups and others,
which are all nothing more than cells of subversion and saboteurs.
These organizations have ample resources that enable them to play
their role in societies for the purpose of achieving the Zionist
targets and to deepen the concepts that would serve the enemy. These
organizations operate in the absence of Islam and its estrangement
among its people. The Islamic peoples should perform their role in
confronting the conspiracies of these saboteurs. The day Islam is in
control of guiding the affairs of life, these organizations, hostile
to humanity and Islam, will be obliterated.
in the home of the fighting family, whether she is a mother or a
sister, plays the most important role in looking after the family,
rearing the children and embuing them with moral values and thoughts
derived from Islam. She has to teach them to perform the religious
duties in preparation for the role of fighting awaiting them. That is
why it is necessary to pay great attention to schools and the
curriculum followed in educating Moslem girls, so that they would grow
up to be good mothers, aware of their role in the battle of
has to be of sufficient knowledge and understanding where the
performance of housekeeping matters are concerned, because economy and
avoidance of waste of the family budget, is one of the requirements
for the ability to continue moving forward in the difficult conditions
surrounding us. She should put before her eyes the fact that the money
available to her is just like blood which should never flow except
through the veins so that both children and grown-ups could continue
"Verily, the Moslems of either
sex, and the true believers of either sex, and the devout men, and the
devout women, and the men of veracity, and the women of veracity, and
the patient men, and the patient women, and the humble men, and the
humble women, and the alms-givers of either sex who remember Allah
frequently; for them hath Allah prepared forgiveness and a great
reward." (The Confederates - verse 25).
The Role of Islamic Art in the Battle
has regulations and measures by which it can be determined whether it
is Islamic or pre-Islamic (Jahili) art. The issues of Islamic
liberation are in need of Islamic art that would take the spirit high,
without raising one side of human nature above the other, but rather
raise all of them harmoniously an in equilibrium.
is a unique and wonderful creature, made out of a handful of clay and
a breath from Allah. Islamic art addresses man on this basis, while
pre-Islamic art addresses the body giving preference to the clay
component in it.
book, the article, the bulletin, the sermon, the thesis, the popular
poem, the poetic ode, the song, the play and others, contain the
characteristics of Islamic art, then these are among the requirements
of ideological mobilization, renewed food for the journey and
recreation for the soul. The road is long and suffering is plenty. The
soul will be bored, but Islamic art renews the energies, resurrects
the movement, arousing in them lofty meanings and proper conduct.
"Nothing can improve the self if it is in retreat except shifting
from one mood to another."
this is utterly serious and no jest, for those who are fighters do not
Social Mutual Responsibility:
society is a mutually responsible society. The Prophet, prayers and
greetings be unto him, said: "Blessed are the generous, whether
they were in town or on a journey, who have collected all that they
had and shared it equally among themselves."
The Islamic spirit is what should prevail in
every Moslem society. The society that confronts a vicious enemy which
acts in a way similar to Nazism, making no differentiation between man
and woman, between children and old people - such a society is
entitled to this Islamic spirit. Our enemy relies on the methods of
collective punishment. He has deprived people of their homeland and
properties, pursued them in their places of exile and gathering,
breaking bones, shooting at women, children and old people, with or
without a reason. The enemy has opened detention camps where thousands
and thousands of people are thrown and kept under sub-human
conditions. Added to this, are the demolition of houses, rendering
children orphans, meting cruel sentences against thousands of young
people, and causing them to spend the best years of their lives in the
dungeons of prisons.
In their Nazi treatment, the Jews made no
exception for women or children. Their policy of striking fear in the
heart is meant for all. They attack people where their breadwinning is
concerned, extorting their money and threatening their honour. They
deal with people as if they were the worst war criminals. Deportation
from the homeland is a kind of murder.
counter these deeds, it is necessary that social mutual responsibility
should prevail among the people. The enemy should be faced by the
people as a single body which if one member of it should complain, the
rest of the body would respond by feeling the same pains.
social responsibility means extending assistance, financial or moral,
to all those who are in need and joining in the execution of some of
the work. Members of the Islamic Resistance Movement should consider
the interests of the masses as their own personal interests. They must
spare no effort in achieving and preserving them. They must prevent
any foul play with the future of the upcoming generations and anything
that could cause loss to society. The masses are part of them and they
are part of the masses. Their strength is theirs, and their future is
theirs. Members of the Islamic Resistance Movement should share the
people's joy and grief, adopt the demands of the public and whatever
means by which they could be realised. The day that such a spirit
prevails, brotherliness would deepen, cooperation, sympathy and unity
will be enhanced and the ranks will be solidified to confront the
Forces Behind the Enemy:
For a long time, the enemies have been
planning, skillfully and with precision, for the achievement of what
they have attained. They took into consideration the causes affecting
the current of events. They strived to amass great and substantive
material wealth which they devoted to the realisation of their dream.
With their money, they took control of the world media, news agencies,
the press, publishing houses, broadcasting stations, and others. With
their money they stirred revolutions in various parts of the world
with the purpose of achieving their interests and reaping the fruit
therein. They were behind the French Revolution, the Communist
revolution and most of the revolutions we heard and hear about, here
and there. With their money they formed secret societies, such as
Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, the Lions and others in different parts of
the world for the purpose of sabotaging societies and achieving
Zionist interests. With their money they were able to control
imperialistic countries and instigate them to colonize many countries
in order to enable them to exploit their resources and spread
You may speak as much as you want about
regional and world wars. They were behind World War I, when they were
able to destroy the Islamic Caliphate, making financial gains and
controlling resources. They obtained the Balfour Declaration, formed
the League of Nations through which they could rule the world. They
were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains
by trading in armaments, and paved the way for the establishment of
their state. It was they who instigated the replacement of the League
of Nations with the United Nations and the Security Council to enable
them to rule the world through them. There is no war going on
anywhere, without having their finger in it.
"So often as they shall kindle a
fire for war, Allah shall extinguish it; and they shall set their
minds to act corruptly in the earth, but Allah loveth not the corrupt
doers." (The Table - verse 64).
imperialistic forces in the Capitalist West and Communist East,
support the enemy with all their might, in money and in men. These
forces take turns in doing that. The day Islam appears, the forces of
infidelity would unite to challenge it, for the infidels are of one
"O true believers, contract not an
intimate friendship with any besides yourselves: they will not fail to
corrupt you. They wish for that which may cause you to perish: their
hatred hath already appeared from out of their mouths; but what their
breasts conceal is yet more inveterate. We have already shown you
signs of their ill will towards you, if ye understand." (The
Family of Imran - verse 118).
is not in vain that the verse is ended with Allah's words "if ye
Our Attitudes Towards:
A. Islamic Movements:
Islamic Resistance Movement views other Islamic movements with respect
and appreciation. If it were at variance with them on one point or
opinion, it is in agreement with them on other points and
understandings. It considers these movements, if they reveal good
intentions and dedication to Allah, that they fall into the category
of those who are trying hard since they act within the Islamic circle.
Each active person has his share.
Islamic Resistance Movement considers all these movements as a fund
for itself. It prays to Allah for guidance and directions for all and
it spares no effort to keep the banner of unity raised, ever striving
for its realisation in accordance with the Koran and the Prophet's
"And cleave all of you unto the
covenant of Allah, and depart not from it, and remember the favour of
Allah towards you: since ye were enemies, and he reconciled your
hearts, and ye became companions and brethren by his favour: and ye
were on the brink of a pit of fire, and he delivered you thence. Allah
declareth unto you his signs, that ye may be directed." (The
Family of Imran - Verse 102).
Islamic Resistance Movement does not allow slandering or speaking ill
of individuals or groups, for the believer does not indulge in such
malpractices. It is necessary to differentiate between this behaviour
and the stands taken by certain individuals and groups. Whenever those
stands are erroneous, the Islamic Resistance Movement preserves the
right to expound the error and to warn against it. It will strive to
show the right path and to judge the case in question with
objectivity. Wise conduct is indeed the target of the believer who
follows it wherever he discerns it.
"Allah loveth not the speaking ill
of anyone in public, unless he who is injured call for assistance; and
Allah heareth and knoweth: whether ye publish a good action, or
conceal it, or forgive evil, verily Allah is gracious and
powerful." (Women - verses 147-148).
B. Nationalist Movements in the
Islamic Resistance Movement respects these movements and appreciates
their circumstances and the conditions surrounding and affecting them.
It encourages them as long as they do not give their allegiance to the
Communist East or the Crusading West. It confirms to all those who are
integrated in it, or sympathetic towards it, that the Islamic
Resistance Movement is a fighting movement that has a moral and
enlightened look of life and the way it should cooperate with the
other (movements). It detests opportunism and desires only the good of
people, individuals and groups alike. It does not seek material gains,
personal fame, nor does it look for a reward from others. It works
with its own resources and whatever is at its disposal "and
prepare for them whatever force you can", for the fulfilment of
the duty, and the earning of Allah's favour. It has no other desire
Movement assures all the nationalist trends operating in the
Palestinian arena for the liberation of Palestine, that it is there
for their support and assistance. It will never be more than that,
both in words and deeds, now and in the future. It is there to bring
together and not to divide, to preserve and not to squander, to unify
and not to throw asunder. It evaluates every good word, sincere effort
and good offices. It closes the door in the face of side disagreements
and does not lend an ear to rumours and slanders, while at the same
time fully realising the right for self-defence.
contrary or contradictory to these trends, is a lie disseminated by
enemies or their lackeys for the purpose of sowing confusion,
disrupting the ranks and occupy them with side issues.
"O true believers, if a wicked man
come unto you with a tale, inquire strictly into the truth thereof;
lest ye hurt people through ignorance, and afterwards repent of what
ye have done." (The Inner Apartments - verse 6).
viewing the Palestinian nationalist movements that give allegiance
neither to the East nor the West, in this positive way, the Islamic
Resistance Movement does not refrain from discussing new situations on
the regional or international levels where the Palestinian question is
concerned. It does that in such an objective manner revealing the
extent of how much it is in harmony or contradiction with the national
interests in the light of the Islamic point of view.
C. The Palestinian Liberation
Liberation Organization is the closest to the heart of
the Islamic Resistance Movement. It contains the father and the
brother, the next of kin and the friend. The Moslem does not estrange
himself from his father, brother, next of kin or friend. Our homeland
is one, our situation is one, our fate is one and the enemy is a joint
enemy to all of us.
of the situations surrounding the formation of the Organization, of
the ideological confusion prevailing in the Arab world as a result of
the ideological invasion under whose influence the Arab world has
fallen since the defeat of the Crusaders and which was, and still is,
intensified through orientalists, missionaries and imperialists, the
Organization adopted the idea of the secular state. And that it how we
completely contradicts religious ideology. Attitudes, conduct and
decisions stem from ideologies.
is why, with all our appreciation for The Palestinian
Liberation Organization - and what it can develop into
- and without belittling its role in the Arab-Israeli conflict, we are
unable to exchange the present or future Islamic Palestine with the
secular idea. The Islamic nature of Palestine is part of our religion
and whoever takes his religion lightly is a loser.
"Who will be adverse to the
religion of Abraham, but he whose mind is infatuated? (The Cow - verse
day The Palestinian
Liberation Organization adopts Islam as its way of
life, we will become its soldiers, and fuel for its fire that will
burn the enemies.
such a day, and we pray to Allah that it will be soon, the Islamic
Resistance Movement's stand towards the PLO
is that of the son towards his father, the brother towards his
brother, and the relative to relative, suffers his pain and supports
him in confronting the enemies, wishing him to be wise and
"Stand by your brother, for he who
is brotherless is like the fighter who goes to battle without arms.
One's cousin is the wing one flies with - could the bird fly without
D. Arab and Islamic Countries:
The Zionist invasion is a vicious invasion.
It does not refrain from resorting to all methods, using all evil and
contemptible ways to achieve its end. It relies greatly in its
infiltration and espionage operations on the secret organizations it
gave rise to, such as the Freemasons, The Rotary and Lions clubs, and
other sabotage groups. All these organizations, whether secret or
open, work in the interest of Zionism and according to its
instructions. They aim at undermining societies, destroying values,
corrupting consciences, deteriorating character and annihilating
Islam. It is behind the drug trade and alcoholism in all its kinds so
as to facilitate its control and expansion.
Arab countries surrounding Israel are asked
to open their borders before the fighters from among the Arab and
Islamic nations so that they could consolidate their efforts with
those of their Moslem brethren in Palestine.
As for the other Arab and Islamic countries,
they are asked to facilitate the movement of the fighters from and to
it, and this is the least thing they could do.
We should not forget to remind every Moslem
that when the Jews conquered the Holy City in 1967, they stood on the
threshold of the Aqsa Mosque and proclaimed that "Mohammed is
dead, and his descendants are all women."
Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and
the Moslem people. "May the cowards never sleep."
E. Nationalist and Religious Groupings,
Institutions, Intellectuals, The Arab and Islamic World:
Islamic Resistance Movement hopes that all these groupings will side
with it in all spheres, would support it, adopt its stand and solidify
its activities and moves, work towards rallying support for it so that
the Islamic people will be a base and a stay for it, supplying it with
strategic depth an all human material and informative spheres, in time
and in place. This should be done through the convening of solidarity
conferences, the issuing of explanatory bulletins, favourable articles
and booklets, enlightening the masses regarding the Palestinian issue,
clarifying what confronts it and the conspiracies woven around it.
They should mobilize the Islamic nations, ideologically, educationally
and culturally, so that these peoples would be equipped to perform
their role in the decisive battle of liberation, just as they did when
they vanquished the Crusaders and the Tatars and saved human
civilization. Indeed, that is not difficult for Allah.
"Allah hath written, Verily I will
prevail, and my apostles: for Allah is strong and mighty." (The
Dispute - verse 21).
intellectuals, media people, orators, educaters and teachers, and all
the various sectors in the Arab and Islamic world - all of them are
called upon to perform their role, and to fulfill their duty, because
of the ferocity of the Zionist offensive and the Zionist influence in
many countries exercised through financial and media control, as well
as the consequences that all this lead to in the greater part of the
is not confined to the carrying of arms and the confrontation of the
enemy. The effective word, the good article, the useful book, support
and solidarity - together with the presence of sincere purpose for the
hoisting of Allah's banner higher and higher - all these are elements
of the Jihad for Allah's sake.
"Whosoever mobilises a fighter for
the sake of Allah is himself a fighter. Whosoever supports the
relatives of a fighter, he himself is a fighter." (related by al-Bukhari,
Moslem, Abu-Dawood and al-Tarmadhi).
Followers of Other Religions: The Islamic Resistance Movement Is A
The Islamic Resistance Movement is a
humanistic movement. It takes care of human rights and is guided by
Islamic tolerance when dealing with the followers of other religions.
It does not antagonize anyone of them except if it is antagonized by
it or stands in its way to hamper its moves and waste its efforts.
Under the wing of Islam, it is possible for
the followers of the three religions - Islam, Christianity and Judaism
- to coexist in peace and quiet with each other. Peace and quiet would
not be possible except under the wing of Islam. Past and present
history are the best witness to that.
It is the duty of the followers of other
religions to stop disputing the sovereignty of Islam in this region,
because the day these followers should take over there will be nothing
but carnage, displacement and terror. Everyone of them is at variance
with his fellow-religionists, not to speak about followers of other
religionists. Past and present history are full of examples to prove
"They will not fight against you
in a body, except in fenced towns, or from behind walls. Their
strength in war among themselves is great: thou thinkest them to be
united; but their hearts are divided. This, because they are people
who do not understand." (The Emigration - verse 14).
confers upon everyone his legitimate rights. Islam prevents the
incursion on other people's rights. The Zionist Nazi activities
against our people will not last for long. "For the state of
injustice lasts but one day, while the state of justice lasts till
"As to those who have not borne
arms against you on account of religion, nor turned you out of your
dwellings, Allah forbiddeth you not to deal kindly with them, and to
behave justly towards them; for Allah loveth those who act
justly." (The Tried - verse 8).
The Attempt to Isolate the Palestinian
Zionism, together with imperialistic powers, try through a studied
plan and an intelligent strategy to remove one Arab state after
another from the circle of struggle against Zionism, in order to have
it finally face the Palestinian people only. Egypt was, to a great
extent, removed from the circle of the struggle, through the
treacherous Camp David Agreement. They are trying to draw other Arab
countries into similar agreements and to bring them outside the circle
Islamic Resistance Movement calls on Arab and Islamic nations to take
up the line of serious and persevering action to prevent the success
of this horrendous plan, to warn the people of the danger eminating
from leaving the circle of struggle against Zionism. Today it is
Palestine, tomorrow it will be one country or another. The Zionist
plan is limitless. After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from
the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region
they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their
plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion",
and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying.
the circle of struggle with Zionism is high treason, and cursed be he
who does that. "for whoso shall turn his back unto them on that
day, unless he turneth aside to fight, or retreateth to another party
of the faithful, shall draw on himself the indignation of Allah, and
his abode shall be hell; an ill journey shall it be thither."
(The Spoils - verse 16). There is no way out except by concentrating
all powers and energies to face this Nazi, vicious Tatar invasion. The
alternative is loss of one's country, the dispersion of citizens, the
spread of vice on earth and the destruction of religious values. Let
every person know that he is responsible before Allah, for "the
doer of the slightest good deed is rewarded in like, and the does of
the slightest evil deed is also rewarded in like."
Islamic Resistance Movement consider itself to be the spearhead of the
circle of struggle with world Zionism and a step on the road. The
Movement adds its efforts to the efforts of all those who are active
in the Palestinian arena. Arab and Islamic Peoples should augment by
further steps on their part; Islamic groupings all over the Arab world
should also do the same, since all of these are the best-equipped for
the future role in the fight with the warmongering Jews.
"..and we have put enmity and
hatred between them, until the day of resurrection. So often as they
shall kindle a fire of war, Allah shall extinguish it; and they shall
set their minds to act corruptly in the earth, but Allah loveth not
the corrupt doers." (The Table - verse 64).
Islamic Resistance Movement, being based on the common coordinated and
interdependent conceptions of the laws of the universe, and flowing in
the stream of destiny in confronting and fighting the enemies in
defence of the Moslems and Islamic civilization and sacred sites, the
first among which is the Aqsa Mosque, urges the Arab and Islamic
peoples, their governments, popular and official groupings, to fear
Allah where their view of the Islamic Resistance Movement and their
dealings with it are concerned. They should back and support it, as
Allah wants them to, extending to it more and more funds till Allah's
purpose is achieved when ranks will close up, fighters join other
fighters and masses everywhere in the Islamic world will come forward
in response to the call of duty while loudly proclaiming: Hail to
Jihad. Their cry will reach the heavens and will go on being resounded
until liberation is achieved, the invaders vanquished and Allah's
victory comes about.
"And Allah will certainly assist
him who shall be on his side: for Allah is strong and mighty."
(The Pilgrimage - verse 40).
The Testimony of History
Across History in Confronting the
is the navel of the globe and the crossroad of the continents. Since
the dawn of history, it has been the target of expansionists. The
Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, had himself pointed
to this fact in the noble Hadith in which he called on his honourable
companion, Ma'adh ben-Jabal, saying: O Ma'ath, Allah throw open before
you, when I am gone, Syria, from Al-Arish to the Euphrates. Its men,
women and slaves will stay firmly there till the Day of Judgement.
Whoever of you should choose one of the Syrian shores, or the Holy
Land, he will be in constant struggle till the Day of Judgement."
have more than once put their eye on Palestine which they attacked
with their armies to fulfill their designs on it. Thus it was that the
Crusaders came with their armies, bringing with them their creed and
carrying their Cross. They were able to defeat the Moslems for a
while, but the Moslems were able to retrieve the land only when they
stood under the wing of their religious banner, united their word,
hallowed the name of Allah and surged out fighting under the
leadership of Salah ed-Din al-Ayyubi. They fought for almost twenty
years and at the end the Crusaders were defeated and Palestine was
"Say unto those who believe not,
Ye shall be overcome, and thrown together into hell; an unhappy couch
it shall be." (The Family of Imran - verse 12).
is the only way to liberate Palestine. There is no doubt about the
testimony of history. It is one of the laws of the universe and one of
the rules of existence. Nothing can overcome iron except iron. Their
false futile creed can only be defeated by the righteous Islamic
creed. A creed could not be fought except by a creed, and in the last
analysis, victory is for the just, for justice is certainly
"Our word hath formerly been given
unto our servants the apostles; that they should certainly be assisted
against the infidels, and that our armies should surely be the
conquerors." (Those Who Rank Themselves - verses 171-172).
Islamic Resistance Movement views seriously the defeat of the
Crusaders at the hands of Salah ed-Din al-Ayyubi and the rescuing of
Palestine from their hands, as well as the defeat of the Tatars at Ein
Galot, breaking their power at the hands of Qataz and Al-Dhaher Bivers
and saving the Arab world from the Tatar onslaught which aimed at the
destruction of every meaning of human civilization. The Movement draws
lessons and examples from all this. The present Zionist onslaught has
also been preceded by Crusading raids from the West and other Tatar
raids from the East. Just as the Moslems faced those raids and planned
fighting and defeating them, they should be able to confront the
Zionist invasion and defeat it. This is indeed no problem for the
Almighty Allah, provided that the intentions are pure, the
determination is true and that Moslems have benefited from past
experiences, rid themselves of the effects of ideological invasion and
followed the customs of their ancestors.
The Islamic Resistance Movement is
Composed of Soldiers:
paving its way, the Islamic Resistance Movement, emphasizes time and
again to all the sons of our people, to the Arab and Islamic nations,
that it does not seek personal fame, material gain, or social
prominence. It does not aim to compete against any one from among our
people, or take his place. Nothing of the sort at all. It will not act
against any of the sons of Moslems or those who are peaceful towards
it from among non-Moslems, be they here or anywhere else. It will only
serve as a support for all groupings and organizations operating
against the Zionist enemy and its lackeys.
Islamic Resistance Movement adopts Islam as its way of life. Islam is
its creed and religion. Whoever takes Islam as his way of life, be it
an organization, a grouping, a country or any other body, the Islamic
Resistance Movement considers itself as their soldiers and nothing
We ask Allah to show us the right
course, to make us an example to others and to judge between us and
our people with truth. "O Lord, do thou judge between us and our
nation with truth; for thou art the best judge." (Al Araf - Verse
last of our prayers will be praise to Allah, the Master of the
Sharkansky is an emeritus member of the political science department at Hebrew University in Jerusalem