Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
Heaven and Earth are astonished at the brutality of men being inflicted fellow men. Today, the news broke out of Chemical attack on civilians in Syria. Most of the readers probably have no idea what it’s like to experience a Nerve gas attack, as part of my military basic training I had to experience it for 30 seconds and at the end of I was vomiting Green Pus & Mucus, my eyes were teary so couldn’t see and my nose was flowing uncontrollably!
al-ʾIkḫwān al-Muslimūn is an Islamic political party which has struggled for the supremacy Islam in the Arab world particularly in Egypt and Syria since its inception in 1928. A number of Ulamah of Islam have disagreed with the methodology of al-ʾIkḫwān al-Muslimūn including the Deoabndi Ulamah. However in my opinion most Muslims have no knowledge of the sacrifices that its members have made for the sake of Islam.
I recommend readers to read or at least browse through two Accounts from our Muslim Sister.
- Sister Zaynab Al-Ghazali (1917-2005) who was a member of al-ʾIkḫwān al-Muslimūn and spent nearly 7 years in prison and wrote “Return of the Pharaoh “
- Sister Heba Dabbagh a Shariah student who was dragged on her university Exam night and then imprisoned for the next 9 years. She wrote “Just Five Minutes Nine Years in The Prisons of Syria”
This is to give you a glimpse of what women in this Ummah have endured in recent times for the sake of this Deen. You may not agree with their methodology but it will be travesty to ignore their sacrifices and not to remember thousands like them who continue to suffer today at the hands of ANIMALS of our times (in both Egypt and Syria).
Acknowledgment: The second book was brough to my attention by our dear and beloved brother who runs the Ijtema blog and may Allah (SWWT) give an increase in his zeal for knowledge and give him the best of sucess in this world and the next (Ameen).