"The Believers, men and women, are protectors of one another."(1)
"Indeed the Believers are but brothers."(2)
The Prophet describing them said: "The Believer is a mirror to the Believer. The Believer is a brother to the Believer. Guarding him against loss and protecting him in his absence."(3)
He also said:
"The Believer to the Believer is like a solid building, one part supporting the other."(4)
"Therefore - O brother - you are a mirror for your brother and a brick from amongst the bricks in the wall - being built upon the brotherhood of eemaan (faith)."(5) There is no doubt that this bond of eemaan which is established upon the two great pillars of correct 'aqeedah (belief) and correct manhaj (methodology), necessitates that: "We all work together as required by Islaam as sincere brothers - not due to partisanship, nor sectarianism - in order to realize that which is of benefit to the Islaamic Ummah and to establish the Islaamic society that every Muslim aspires for, such that the Sharee'ah (law) of Allaah is applied upon His earth."(6) "And the enemies of Islaam know , that this overall unity and this comprehensive way to be followed, agreement within the Ummah having a single 'aqeedah and manhaj that they follow, is the reason for its honor, strength and impregnability - so they worked to destroy and annihilate it completely."(7)
"Indeed, if a person does not have affairs of the Muslims then this, in reality, is a deficiency in ones Islaam."(10) Since how is it possible for the one in whose heart eemaan has taken root, and whose allegiance is to and for the Muslims, not to feel anguish and pain for them and their present state of affairs - their trials, tribulations and torture. However, this does not mean preoccupation with western politics and drowning oneself in the abyss of its lies, deceptions and disbelief: "Rather, what is obligatory, is to pursue the politics of the Sharee'ah - which is to protect and take care of the affairs of the affairs of the Ummah."(11)
"And advise one another to the truth and advise one another to patience."(13)
"Help you one another in righteousness and piety; but do not help one another in sin and transgression."(14)
"So co-operating in righteous, piety and mutual advising necessitates da'wah (calling) to what is good and helping in that; as well warning each other against evil and not co-operating with the wicked."(15) This in turn "necessitates a number of types of good: Studying, teaching, learning, da'wah, giving reminder, giving guidance, ordering good, forbidding evil, solidarity, brotherhood; and and other things too many to be counted - which Islaam orders and encourages - that will be the seed for the hopes for change which the Callers to Islaam aspire to and gather for:
"Indeed Allaah will never change the condition of a people until they change themselves."(16)" (17)"
"And be - O servant of Allaah - a true Muslim, and a Scholar who cultivates himself and is attentive. You learn for Allaah, work for Allaah, view the Muslims equally - none of them gaining precedence in your eyes, or being lesser in your eyes except due to piety and eemaan - not due to partisanship, nor to divisions caused by Shaitaan!"(19) And know that: "The uniting of the Muslims is upon Islaam; and upon their clinging to Allaah's Rope, in their applying and judging by His Sharee'ah (law), in their disassociating themselves from their enemies and making their enmity and hatred of them clear to them. This is the cause of Allaah's help for them, and of His protection from the plots of their enemies."(20)
The Prophet said: "When you deal in 'eenah transactions, take hold of the tails of cows, content yourself with agriculture and abandon jihaad; Allaah will cover you with humiliation and will not lift this humiliation from you, until you return to your Deen."(22) The most essential elements of the Deen being: "Tawheed (to single out Allaah alone for worship) and the correct manhaj. Enmity is shown for them, about them and upon them. And from the things necessary for Tawheed are: Obedience to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, and to His Messenger - and following his Companions. Enmity is not due to partisanship, nor do we separate from each other because of it."(23)
This approach alone will ensure victory and "the wiping away of sin and a great reward. Since Allaah has not given them authority over us except due to the corruption of our actions - and the reward is of the same type as the action. So we should strive hard in seeking Allaah's forgiveness, repenting, and correcting our action. So if the Muslims desire an end to the oppression of the oppressors, let them cease oppressing themselves. Allaah - the Most High - says:
"And whatever misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your own hands have earned."(24)
"When a single disaster strike you, although you struck them with one twice as great, you say: From where did this come to us? Say: It is from your own selves."(25)
"Whatever good comes to you, it is from Allaah, and whatever evil befalls you it is from your own self."(26)" (27)
(2). Sooratul-Hujuraat (49):10
(3). Hasan: Related by Abu Dawood (no.4918) and al-Bukharee in Adabul-Mufrad(no.239), from Abu Hurayrah .The isnaad of the hadeeth is hasan - as al-Haafidh al-'Iraaqee said in Takhreejul-Ihyaa (2/160)
(4). Related by al-Bukharee (no. 481) and Muslim (no. 2585) from Abu Moosa al-Ash'aree.
(5). Ad-Da'wah ilallaah wa Akhlaaq ud-Du'aat (p.32) of the Shaikh - the noble scholar - 'Abdul 'Azeez ibn Baaz.
(6). Fiqhil-Waaqi' (p.24) of the muhaddith, Shaykh Naasirud-Deen al-Albanee.
(7). Ad-Da'wah ilallaah (p.12) of Shaykh 'Alee Hasan al-Halabee.
(8). Related by al-Bukharee (no. 6011) and Muslim (no. 2586) from an-Numaan ibn Basheer .
(9). Introduction to Aadaab ul-'Ishrah (pp. 910) of Abul-Barakaat al-Ghazee (d.984H) - rahimahullaah.
(10). As-Sahwatul-Islaameyah Dawaabit wa Tawjeehaat (p.77) of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen
(11). Fiqhul-Waaqi' (p.38)of Shaykh al-Albaanee.
(12). Tahdheerus-Saajid (p.119 - footnote) of Shaykh al-Albaanee.
(13). Sooratul-'Asr (103):3
(14). Sooratul-Maa'idah (5):3
(15). From an article by Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz, in al-Furqaan Magazine (no.14/p.15)
(16). Sooratur-Ra'd (13):11
(17). Ad-Da'wah Ilallaah (p.129) of Shaykh 'Alee Hasan al-Halabee.
(18). Adapted from at-Tanbee war-Radd 'alal-Ahlul-Ahwaa wal-Bida (p.46) of al-Malatee (d.377H).
(19). Ad-Da'wah Ilallah (p.138) of Shaykh 'Alee Hasan al-Halabee.
(20). Nuqdul-Qawmiyyah-'Arabiyah (p.47) of Shaykh Ibn Baaz.
(21). Fiqhul-Waaqi' (p.37) of al-Albaanee.
(22). Saheeh:Related by Abu Dawood (no. 3426) and al-Bayhaqee in his Sunan (5/316) from Ibn 'Umar . Shaykh al-Albaanee authenticated it in as-Saheehah (no.11)
(23). As-Sabeel ilaa Minhaaj Ahlis-Sunnah wal Jamaa'ah (p.146) of Shaykh 'Adnaan 'Ar'oor.
(24). Soorah Shoora (42):30
(25). Soorah Aal-'Imraan (3):165
(26). Soorah an-Nisaa' (4):797
(27). Adapted from Sharhul-'Aqeedatil-Tahaawiyyah
(p.381) of Ibn Abil-Izz (d.792H) - rahimahullaah.