By Sheikh Musa Drammeh:
New York City, New York, Friday, March 29, 2019 –“Remember Moses said to his people, O my people! Call in remembrance the favor of Allah unto you, when He produced prophets among you, made you kings, and gave you what He had not given to any other among the peoples. "O my people! Enter the holy land which Allah hath assigned unto you, and turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin." HQ 520-21.
State of Israel, a state of holiness and the sole homeland for the Jewish world: It’s a state of unity without uniformity; a state of innovation, research and development; a state of democracy and diversity; a state of freedoms and faiths; a state of noble past and a lofty future; a state of small size and global impact; a state of agriculture and artificial intelligence; a state of achievable dreams and impenetrable defense; a state of vigorous debates and unwavering determination; a state of pride and preparation; a state that fights for its survival yet firmly positioned; a state that says “never again” for its sons and daughters being humiliated much less harmed; a state of humanity and humus, a state with unbreakable ties with its neighbors. “If there is one attribute that has characterized Israel’s defense survival and economic development, it is the capacity for innovation. The quality of Israel’s people, the intellectual capital of the State of Israel, with their original, flexible and creative thinking, combined with a broad interdisciplinary knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit, have steered the country successfully through its first 60 years and promises future prosperity. That prosperity is based not only on Israel’s world famous high-tech industries but also upon upgrading traditional industries with advanced technological systems.” Mfa.gov.
The two-state reality on the holy land is in the hands of the Arab League not Israel.
Regrettably, the Muslim world, particularly the Arab world, have squandered a century misleading their populous, disuniting their peoples, normalizing genocides from within, accepting ignorance and poverty, embracing dictatorships and destructions, and tolerating misogyny and oppression while simultaneously continuing to blame others, especially Israel, resulting in inevitable failures. Conjointly, regardless of the ongoing genocides from within the Muslim world, the only aspect that truly unites them is to condemn Israel.
“And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah's favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided.” HQ 3:103
It is therefore high time for the youths in the Muslim world to distance themselves from stagnation, dictatoship, lack of democracy, ignorance, hatred, misogyny, blamefulness and utter nonsensical attitudes towards Israel. The Muslims’ 56 member nations of Organization of Islamic Cooperation would immensely benefit from a brotherly embrace of their only Jewish brethren state, because Arabs and Jews fight the same battle, face the exact challenges, and share core religious, cultural and ethnic values. No wise Muslim with full understanding of the Palestinian plight, can’t sit idle or continue the futile violent hatred towards Israel and its Western allies.
Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt can end the Palestinian suffering and their stateless condition today. There was no national borders prior to colonialism, and as Muslims, establishing a Palestinian state next to Israel is their obligation not Israelis. It is Islamic to open our artificial borders, establish a Palestinian State, and embrace Israel as a Jewish State. Israel is a divine pride in the Middle East not a liability. For the sake of futureless Palestinian children, embrace the Islamic istruction by admiting Israel into OIC now. Arab states’ resources combine with Israel’s expertise makes the Mddlle East not only holy land but also heavenly for all its inhabitants and beyond. “Those who believe (in the Qur'an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians,- any who believe in God and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” HQ 2:62Interfaith Living Museum 14the Annual Exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Battery Park City, New York. Pictures: Parkchester Times.Interfaith Living Museum 14the Annual Exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Battery Park City, New York. Pictures: Parkchester Times.Interfaith Living Museum 14the Annual Exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Battery Park City, New York. Pictures: Parkchester Times.Interfaith Living Museum 14the Annual Exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Battery Park City, New York. Pictures: Parkchester Times