Weekly Letter

A weekly message issued by the Muslim Brotherhood

Isra' and Al-Aqsa Flood“.. A memory converging with victory”

Isra' and Al-Aqsa Flood“.. A memory converging with victory”

In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful

Praise be to Allah; and blessings and peace be upon His Messenger, his kinsfolk, companions, and followers:

For the first time after long years, the Isra’ and Mi'raj anniversary comes this year with good tidings of coming victory and conquest, despite the heavy price of the blood of the martyrs and the sacrifices of the righteous and pure people in Jerusalem and the outskirts of Jerusalem.

Although the event of the Isra’ (night journey) and Mi’raj (ascension of the Prophet Mohamed into heaven) carries the meaning of a “miracle” that denotes the absolute divine will, our current and most recent days have shown us “brilliant miracles” that reassure us that the hand of Allah Almighty is acting ﴾…The Hand of Allah is over their hands…﴿ (Al-Fath: 10), as the hand of Allah is over the hands of (supportive of) those pure young men who were raised in the school of Mohamed, peace be upon him. They derived their knowledge from the Holy Qur’an and they imbibed the morals of Prophet Mohamed; so they broke the chains (that were shackling them) with their own hands, and broke through the borders; and thus, the lie of the invincible enemy and the undefeated army all fell down! In fact, it has been proven that it is only "an army of cards", that does nothing other than destruction, devastation, and killing of children and innocents. But when it confronts strong, brave soldiers, they fall down like dry leaves in the autumn wind, out of cowardice and fear.

Seventy-five years of oppression, injustice, killing, destruction, displacement, and violation of all sanctities are now unfolding; and the criminal Zionists and the unjust forces of the West are showing their hideous reality, as they do not know about the sanctity of blood, nor the about meanings of humanity and mercy.

And let the whole world know; they (the Zionists) can never be trusted with the Holy Land, the cradle of the prophets, the landing site of mercy, and the destination of the nocturnal Journey of the Messenger of peace and the best of mankind, Prophet Mohamed, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him; and may the purest blessings and peace be upon all other prophets.

When the Crusaders' army entered Jerusalem on Friday, 22 Shaban 492 AH / 15 July 1099, they slaughtered 100,000 innocent Muslims, and the blood spilled even reached the chests of horses. Now, the Zionists have been recurrently committing what their predecessors had committed before; carrying out bloody massacres against the indigenous people of Palestine over seventy years; and they are now doing the same thing in Gaza, following the same approach they have adopted over seventy years, that is ‘the scorched earth policy’, as they do not observe toward a believer any pact of kinship or covenant of protection, including the slaughter of children and women, the destruction of all aspects of life, the leveling of the land, and the destruction of schools, hospitals, places of worship, and refugee camps.

On the contrary, when Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) entered Jerusalem as a conqueror, he gave its people security and established covenant – following the guidance of the teachings of the true religion. Centuries later, Saladin al-Ayyubi entered it (Jerusalem) as a conqueror, and said to people, just as Prophet Mohamed -peace be upon him- had said to Quraysh before: “Go, you are free”. Then they returned home with the gold, riches, and money they had plundered from the Holy Land. Thus both Umar Ibn Al-Khattab and Saladin al-Ayyubi set examples of tolerance and condescension to human folly, the pitfalls of blind right, and hateful fanaticism.

We now see the signs of victory and the glad tidings of liberation for that sacred spot through the course of the blessed Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, at the hands of pure men ﴾…Servants of Ours… ﴿ (Al-Isra: 5), which is good news for the liberation of Al-Aqsa Mosque; ﴾…and to enter the mosque (of Jerusalem) as they had entered it the first time, and to destroy with utter destruction all that fell in their hands…﴿ (Al-Isra: 7).

When this blessed vanguard -the heroes of Hamas and their companions- returned to the sources of their religion and the morals of their Prophet, they did in a few days what the overwhelming armies of the surrounding countries had been unable to do over the course of decades. When the Muslim nation returns to its religion and the law of its Lord, the whole world will be opened to it, and it will return to its lofty position at the pinnacle of humanity. ﴾You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah…﴿ (Aal-Imran: 110)

As Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) was going to receive the keys to Jerusalem, he said, “We are a people who Allah has honored with Islam. And whenever we seek to be honored through other than it, Allah will bring us humiliation.” Now the heroes of Hamas say it – with their blood, effort and sweat – to all Arabs and Muslims: Return to your religion, the law of your Lord, and the Sunnah of your Prophet, peace be upon him, Allah will enable you to do wonders, such as the miracle of the Isra’ and Mi’raj, and Operation Al-Aqsa Flood. ﴾And Allah will surely support those who support Him (His cause). Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might (able to enforce His Will). Those who, if We give them authority in the land, establish prayer and give Zakat and enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. And to Allah belongs the outcome of [all] matters.﴿ (Al-Hajj: 40-41)

                 Allah Is the Greatest, and Praise Be to Allah,,

Dr. Salah Abdel Haq

Acting Muslim Brotherhood General Guide

(Wednesday, 26 Rajab 1445 AH / 7 February 2024 AD)