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[5] Zionism – [Intoxication with desire for control and an absence of sound rectification]

In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Allah [The Exalted] said:

وَإِذَا قُلۡتُمۡ فَٱعۡدِلُواْ وَلَوۡ ڪَانَ ذَا قُرۡبَىٰ‌ۖ

And when you testify, be just, even if (it concerns) a near relative. [a]

When you testify by way of a statement to judge between people, differentiate between them in a discourse, and speak regarding matters and circumstances, be just in your speech, adhere to truthfulness regarding those you love and those you hate, be fair and do not conceal what needs to be made clear because it is forbidden and tantamount to injustice to divert (from justice and fairness) when speaking against the one you hate. [b]

Therefore, we remind ourselves of the fact that not all Jews are engaged in the plots of the Zionists, as Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allah preserve him] stated, “It is important to note that not all Jews are involved in these intrigues and the Jews as a population have, throughout history, been subject to the whims and desires of their religious and political leaders, and have been made to undergo much persecution as a result”. Must read below:

Christian Zionism was strengthened even more during the time of the French Emperor Napoleon III- Louis Napoleon Bonaparte 1808-1873, during the days of his French Empire 1852-1870, when its main representative, Napoleon’s private secretary, was a fanatical Christian Zionist called Arendt Laharan. That is why, in the year 1860, Laharan published a book entitled: “The Eastern Jewish Question: The Egyptian and Arab Empire and the Revival of Jewish Nationalism”, in which he spoke with great admiration about the Jewish people, saying about them, “The Jewish people have paved a main road and other new side roads to civilization. Since it is not possible to save the crumbling civilization of the Middle East with the introduction of European civilization, all of Europe must help take Palestine from the Ottoman Empire and give it to the Jews”.

Actually, Christian Zionism, through its penetration into the French political decision-making, did not produce immediate results in its favour, but it did arouse the enthusiasm of the Christian Zionists in Britain, which had a greater share in embodying the Zionist claims in working to establish a Jewish state in Palestine. Christian Zionism in England was clearly revived politically and culturally at the hands of the advocates of the Puritan sect, especially during the reign of King Victoria 1819-1900. The most prominent Christian Zionist at that time of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury. Indeed, he was the chief Christian at that time, and in 1838 he wrote an article titled, “The State and Future Prospects for the Jews”, in which he urged all Jews to migrate to Palestine, and in which he expressed his interest in the Hebrew element, opposing the idea of ​​assimilating into other societies, on the basis that the Jews would remain strangers in all countries where others live. He stated in his book that the Jews had a major impact on the divine plan for the second coming of Christ, stressing that the texts of the Old Testament indicate in their literal form that the second coming of Christ will be achieved when the Jews return to live in Israel and that Christians and their governments in Europe must help the Lord to achieve the divine plan by transferring all Jews to Palestine. Therefore, he did his best to convince the English that the Jews were the cornerstone of the Christian hope of salvation.

The Earl of Shaftesbury said that the hard-hearted Jews are immersed in sin and ignorant of theology, but the divine plan to end history and the world requires their return to Palestine, which they claim is a nation without a people for a people without a nation. It is a slogan that Jewish Zionism later transformed into “A land without a people for a people without a land”. Shaftesbury used to say that he placed great hopes on excavating the antiquities of Palestine to prove the truthfulness of the Bible and the authenticity of what was stated in it and that he prays every day for the surrender of Al-Quds, and always referred to the Jews as “the ancient people of God”, and therefore, he (Shaftesbury) occupied a prominent place in the history of Christian Zionism. He saw in the Jews a vital asset in strengthening the Christians’ hope for salvation, and thus the work for the migration of the Jews to Palestine and the establishment of a state for them over there became a European demand and an English political wish, for which active work must be done because of its religious and colonial political interests. [1] [End of quote]

[a] Translator: Shaikh Abu Iyaad. NobleQur’an

[b] An Excerpt from Tafseer as-Sadi. Slightly paraphrased

[1] An Excerpt from “As-Sahyuniyyah An-Nasraaniyyah, Diraasah Fee Daw’i Al-Aqeedah Al-islaamiyyah”. pages 284-287