Is this the end of Western Values
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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This healthbar is not intended to be a political commentary.
Because hot button Joomla
is far more important than political commentary. All it takes is the daily happenings and the rise and fall of Solon. So
that lacks insight and wisdom lacks permanence.
But this is intended as something that is related to what we believe to our Arcada to something that should be stable in our hearts and in our minds.
As we are witnessing
the slaughter of innocent people in Gaza
and you see under the rubble
that children, decapitated children,
in Thai entire families buried
sometimes they could be extracted and sometimes that becomes a grave.
Father's clinging to their children dying together.
Entire families wiped out
what is being killed there is not only
what is under the rubble is not only it is innocent souls, but also western values.
And that is something that may not come back to life despite
efforts to do so.
international rule of law
values like human rights values like democracy values like free speech, values, like freedom of assembly rarely use like equality.
That had been the staple of the Western message for decades.
These are being slaughtered.
And we have to understand our system says it how susceptible we are.
to this propaganda
so that we don't fall victim to it again.
See, the story begins from a time when we were colonized many Muslim countries were colonized. And the colonizer came with a message we are civilized and you are not.
We have values and you don't. We are fully developed evolved human beings and you're not.
And a lot of us then the colonized. we internalize that that message we really believed that what they had was better than what we had.
That they had the civilization.
But we liked it. Our Islam liked it. Our Quran liked it. See, we were always inferior in front of them. And we always thought of ourselves as inferior in front of them. So we lived as colonized people even after they left. We were still colonized in our heads. Physically, we were not under their control, but mentally and emotionally were were still their subjects
who were still succumbing to their dictates
and what they wanted from us.
And after World War One and World War Two and though these things happened on mainly western lands, from Western people, by Western people against Western people, they were called World Wars.
But even though it happened to them
after World War Two they decided we need a new world
Whether structure will be that it's going to prevent conflicts like these. So we want to have the United Nations or the League of Nations, and we're going to have international law and conventions, and we're going to have
values that are supposed to permeate every country. So everybody is born equal.
Every life matters. Everybody's equal in front of the law, we're going to work to spread freedom of democracy.
Not only that, they will tell us that they will wage wars to spread democracy, of how noble are you when you spread wars, simply just for the sake of democracy, you gain nothing from it, but simply so that the other person will be free, that is very noble.
So that's what they said.
And we believed it.
A lot of us believed it.
And we believed in democracy so much, and freedom so much, and equality between people and equality between the sexes, and all of this.
And they weaponize that against us. They used it against us.
So that they would ask us you don't have democracy in Islam?
And because we really are inferior, we've heard no, no, no. We'll work on Islam so that it can co incorporate democracy. We'll take some stuff out of the Quran, we'll take some stuff out of the Sunnah. But are you happy with us? You don't have equality between the sexes, men and women in the Quran? Islam? We say, no, no, no, we will work on that. If you don't like something in the pot, and the Senate will reinterpret that now can we win the title of moderate Muslims? You say maybe we will like you.
You don't have freedom of expression?
We said no, no, we will legislate freedom of expression. And we did all of these things. And we believed in all of these things. And they also told us, we also want you to open your borders for us, so we can flood them with our goods. We want you to become part of our global consumer market, where we decimate your local production and make you utterly dependent on us. We said yes, and we want you also to open the minds and hearts of your kids for us so that we could feed them our values so that they can start thinking like us so that they can turn against their history and their religion. And we said yes, because we admire you so much. We want to be like you so much. So of
course we want our children to forget their own their own original language and to speak your own. And to exactly think like you, because this is what a civilized person looks like. Because we thought of ourselves as less as as animals, right? Because that language keeps repeating itself today, right? Because you wouldn't slaughter a people like this, if you believe that they're human beings. You slaughter them like that, if they are less than human beings, if they are animals, then it's easy to do this. If they are bugs, it's easy to do that. Because you don't really care about them. So that is a thing that they said before. But this is something that they feel. And some of
them verbalize. Not all of them because they knew that that's not popular. But the conclusion is the same.
So we said yes, and yes, and yes. And yes. Then when we wanted to have a democracy in our lands, they toppled it.
And they destroyed it. And one coup after the other day instills dictators, and we asked them all why so if democracy is so sacred, they tell us because democracy doesn't work for us if you have it.
So we need to have a dictator,
who will destroy your future, and steal your wealth, and we'll be happy with him and we will prop him. And then you understand, democracy is not a universal value. As long as it's works for them, it's good, but it doesn't work for you. So you will be denied that
freedom of expression sacred, isn't it?
Unless you see something that they don't like.
And then you get bored because of it punished because of it. banned because of it threatened because of it, Shadow banned because of it. You can say what you want. Whenever you want it. You can protest whatever you want, whenever you want it, you are going to pay a heavy price. If you see something that goes against us. And then you wonder where is the freedom of expression that you made us feel guilty because we will only have you it seems don't have it as well.
So that's another value that bites the dust, equality
or care for women. You wouldn't care for women if you're killing their children like this. Would you
You wouldn't care for women, if you're destroying their families and their future like that you wouldn't really be caring for a woman. So what do you care for?
So all of this propaganda that came from the West, and I want to really distinguish what I mean by the West, so I am not misunderstood. I don't mean by every individual Western person walking the earth, because there are many among them who are principled and idealists, and will, they will stand up to the truth, and we need to recognize this, some of them will take unpopular stance, and they will pay a price for it. It's something that a lot of us we do not do.
So they need to get recognized for this. What I mean by the West is the power structure, the elites,
a corrupt political system in the West.
And it's so hard to call a political system in the West corrupt,
because this is usually reserved for whom
third world countries,
developing countries, but people who are living in the West understand that their system is rigged. Their system is flawed and corrupt to the bone. They understand that and that it needs reform. And as some of them will tell you, it's even beyond reform.
Take any political figure right now.
Who's saying all these nonsensical things in support of aggression, replace him with a political figure from the opposite party? Would he not say the exact same thing
with the position not change? A, they will say exactly the same thing, because the structure that they are in dictates what they have to say. They're not
what they say is scripted. And they have to follow that script. So the political system itself
is flawed and corrupt in the West. And Westerners understand that.
And they will even tell you, we don't have democracies anymore.
In the West, it's not a democratic system anymore.
You see how many people have marched against
this aggression and genocide?
Does it change anything?
How many hundreds of 1000s mil hundreds of 1000s of people marched against the Gulf War?
Did it change anything that the government's did? They ignore them completely. Democracy is the voice of the people and the people are voiceless.
The political elite, special interests, money, corporate corporations, people standing behind the scene, these are the ones who are truly in control.
The objectivity of the media.
How long have we been complaining about the bias of the media?
Until Allah subhanho wa Taala made it so that people in the West themselves disbelieve in their own media,
they don't trust it anymore. And if we tell in we ask people, if you don't trust your own media, when it's reporting about the economy, about politics, about societal matters, why would you trust it when it's reporting about Brazil?
If you don't trust your own politicians, and you understand that they lie to you, why would you trust their narrative about what is happening in Palestine?
If you understand that your system is completely flawed and broken.
Why do you still subscribed
to these ideals? And that question is a question that needs to be directed at us.
What is more important than liberating a piece of land is liberating the Muslim mind and heart.
And that has to precede anything else that takes place.
There if I'm still enslaved internally to these values, if I still believe that Islam is inferior to these values, then I'm still colonized.
I'm still a subject.
Not until you understand that, oh, Allah had revealed
a superior to their propaganda. Not until that you refuse from now on to be lectured by them when they come and say, Do you believe in human rights Who are you
to preach such a thing? Who are you to preach democracy? Who are you to preach objectivity? Who are you to preach equality? Who are you to preach anything to me? When you slaughter me like this? Who are you to
preach anything, when you contradict yourself when your double standards have been glaringly obvious to everyone, when you sow hypocritically
standing with against another?
How are you able to preach any of this not until we're able to liberate ourselves from that yoke. And then we say to ourselves, and I will only submit to Allah and his messenger Allah, His Salatu was Salam. And I will understand their hypocrisy. So no more will I feel inferior to their attacks or questions or suggestions. They have to justify themselves, I don't have to justify myself.
So if you or I, you still want to think like them,
you still want to subscribe to their ideals, you still want to look like them, and how they talk, and how they walk in how they comb their hair, and how they dress themselves or their children, and how they eat. If you're impressed by all of this, and you want to look like them, then we haven't learned anything
we're the people of Uzza are teaching us
is that in the face of that overwhelming oppression, they could stand strong and say we believe in Allah and the messenger Allah Yes. Salatu Salam, and no matter at this, our appointment is with Allah subhanho wa taala. They have been more effective
in conveying the message of Islam than some of us, because some who are looking at them, and this may have become a trend, Allahu Allah. They're looking at some of them. And they're saying, where do they derive all that patience and certainty from that they could lose their wives, their children or their loved ones, and he's still standing strong? And believing in Allah azza wa jal, and the answer that came to them is from the Quran.
So now Muslims are starting, some non Muslims are starting to read the Quran to discover the source of that strength. See, when you become confident in what you have, then what do you have spreads. But when you we are slaves to other people, we will always be slaves to them. So don't plead and say, Where is the international community? There is no such a thing.
That's just an imagination. It does not exist. Whereas international law that doesn't exist.
Where is we appeal to your humanity we appear, that really does not exist.
The one that we need to appeal to is Allah azza wa jal.
And we need to ask him for help.
And we need to straighten up and be worthy of Allah's help.
And we need to stop looking at ourselves the way our adversaries look at us. Look at yourself. The way that Muhammad Ali his Salatu was Salam was, you want to be called
a moderate Muslim? Ask yourself, what label would they give Muhammad Ali? His Salatu was Salam, a moderate Muslim?
Because what they're asking you to do is be unlike Muhammad Ali has Salatu was Salam because this is the way that they would like, to consumerism,
as distracting as it is, is one of those values. Just keep buying and living for the here and now. Keep moving the economy until you die. If you subscribe to that, then we're still slaves. secularism, we don't want religion and public life. This is what affect anything. If you live as a secular Muslim. If you praise that idea, then we are still slaves. Feminism. If you believe that men are against women, women are against men and then we need to change the Quran and Sunnah we understand them for us to fit, then we're still slaves.
All of these things
need to be abandoned.
All these things
are the heirs of the colonizers
and we need to be true
slaves of Allah and His messenger, Allah His Salatu was
reminded of an area
where Allah subhanho wa Taala says her to her hola it ha ontem Hola. Buena Hamada, you're gonna come here look at you. You love them but they don't love you. Though. You believe in all the Scripture.
Here look at it. You will love them. But they don't love you even though you believe in their book, but they don't love you.
And when they meet you way they're like, oh, come Carlo. Amanda. When they meet you face to face publicly. They say we believe we think they're very nice to you.
What either solo outdoor, outdoor while a common enemy Lemina lucky, but when they leave and they're alone, they bite on their fingers out of rage against you. They don't have the power at that time to express that rage. But Allah asserted is telling you what they feel. They're nice in front of you, but behind you, they wish that they could slaughter you.
So wake up, when you see all of these things.
And keep seeing all of these things, if you can stomach it, keep watching all of these images if you stomach as because it has to be seared in our mind and consciousness. This is what they will do to all of us, if they have the power.
Of all probably had our stuff with Allah and you will have confessed a few.
hamdulillah Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah, who either early he was happy he was seldom.
Some of us
may have felt so frustrated,
and so weakened by all these things that they've witnessed, and some may have started to lose hope and some may have started to question Where is the victory of Allah? Where is Allah's relief? Where is this and where is that and when will this happen? And all of these questions of their natural to come.
But it's also important for us to understand
that we are servants of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah had never in the Quran promised us individually that you and I will see Allah's victory. He didn't promise us this.
He said some time know what to Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah in many do not be weak. And do not be sad and you are the uppermost if you have Iman.
There, if you have iemand you cannot be sad.
Because your appointment is with Allah azza wa jal, not in the dunya, but in the earthhero.
And he told his Prophet alayhi, salaatu wa salaam, is but in the word Allah he has, he says, Be patient, the Promise of Allah is true.
And then he told him, they mentorian Nick Ababa Levine, the home owner, in Nikka, la now you will have your own. If we show you some of what we had promised them or we take your soul before it, they all will come back to us. So Muhammad Ali has salatu salam was told that deliver this message and you be patient and the Promise of Allah is true, and you may die before something happens to them or you may live to witness it.
So you and I were not given that promise that you must see this.
The promise that we are given is that if you hold on to the truth, whether you die or not, you have one
and Allah azza wa jal sent prophets and I want you to imagine yourself as one of those prophets.
He sent prophets that were killed.
He sent prophets that no single person believed in them, they came, they gave the message, none believed in them.
And they went away without one single follower. Some of them went away without followers and they were killed.
Was that a loss?
Was that devastating?
Or did they win because they delivered Allah's message? No, they were patient.
So if we are
attached to results,
then we can adult Allah has xuejun
we have a choice, you can doubt him subhanho wa taala. But then you can be alone.
Or you can attach yourself to His promises saying that no matter as again, like some and many other people are doing no matter if we die, we go where?
To Allah azza wa jal and what Allah has is better than what he what this world has for us.
But I don't have to see that magnificent victory. What I have to hold on to is my Iman, and sooner and later Allah's promise will be fulfilled, it may not will be with me but with my children or grandchildren, but it will be fulfilled but your job is to do what is protect your post
and be strong. And ask Allah for that strength and if you don't have it in the face of all of this, then read the Quran.
Read the Quran so it becomes the reflections upon what is happening so you don't become weak
hopeless, read the book of Allah azza wa jal and you will understand, but who is Surah eel may have stayed the Israelites may have stayed
for centuries under FERS enslaved,
yet there came a time when they were freed.
So no matter how long this goes on,
there's always an end to injustice.
And the Promise of Allah zodion must be filled, filled despite everything that they do, despite all of it, in the living in a good photo, you will feel homely also do unsavoury LilLah those who disbelieved they spend their money to turn people away from Allah azza wa jal, then Allah says they'll they will spend it.
But mitochondria Allah him Hustler, then it will be a source of regret for them, whom are you available, and then they will be defeated. While living in Africa for Elijah Namo, you're short on those who disbelieve they will return to jahannam meaning they will spend all of that money and put all of that effort
but all that that they're doing in one to three months or years, we don't know that will be a source of regret for them. And they they will be defeated because of opposing Allah azza wa jal.
And if you want evidence for that,
just go and google how many trillions of dollars they spent on invading Afghanistan and Iraq, trillions
and that became a source of regret for them.
And they got nothing from it.
So the Promise of Allah zodat is true. We just have to be patient enough.
So adopt a different perspective than the perspective inherent now.
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