Strategies and Methods
Strategies of the Islamic Resistance Movement: Palestine Is Isalmic aqf:Article Eleven:
The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf
consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it,
should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. Neither a single
Arab country nor all Arab countries, neither any king or president, nor all the kings and
presidents, neither any organization nor all of them, be they Palestinian or Arab, possess
the right to do that. Palestine is an Islamic Waqf land consecrated for Moslem
generations until Judgement Day. This being so, who could claim to have the right to
represent Moslem generations till Judgement Day?
This is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same
goes for any land the Moslems have conquered by force, because during the times of
(Islamic) conquests, the Moslems consecrated these lands to Moslem generations till the
Day of Judgement.
It happened like this: When the leaders of the Islamic armies conquered Syria and Iraq,
they sent to the Caliph of the Moslems, Umar bin-el-Khatab, asking for his advice
concerning the conquered land - whether they should divide it among the soldiers, or
leave it for its owners, or what? After consultations and discussions between the Caliph
of the Moslems, Omar bin-el-Khatab and companions of the Prophet, Allah bless him
and grant him salvation, it was decided that the land should be left with its owners who
could benefit by its fruit. As for the real ownership of the land and the land itself, it
should be consecrated for Moslem generations till Judgement Day. Those who are on
the land, are there only to benefit from its fruit. This Waqf remains as long as earth and
heaven remain. Any procedure in contradiction to Islamic Sharia, where Palestine is
concerned, is null and void.
"Verily, this is a certain truth. Wherefore praise the name of thy Lord, the great Allah."
(The Inevitable - verse 95).
Homeland and Nationalism from the Point of View of the Islamic Resistance Movement in Palestine:Article Twelve:
Nationalism, from the point of view of the Islamic Resistance Movement, is part of the
religious creed. Nothing in nationalism is more significant or deeper than in the case
when an enemy should tread Moslem land. Resisting and quelling the enemy become
the individual duty of every Moslem, male or female. A woman can go out to fight the
enemy without her husband's permission, and so does the slave: without his master's
Nothing of the sort is to be found in any other regime. This is an undisputed fact. If
other nationalist movements are connected with materialistic, human or regional causes,
nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement has all these elements as well as the
more important elements that give it soul and life. It is connected to the source of spirit
and the granter of life, hoisting in the sky of the homeland the heavenly banner that
joins earth and heaven with a strong bond.
If Moses comes and throws his staff, both witch and magic are annulled.
"Now is the right direction manifestly distinguished from deceit: whoever therefore
shall deny Tagut, and believe in Allah, he shall surely take hold with a strong handle,
which shall not be broken; Allah is he who heareth and seeth." (The Cow - Verse 256).
Peaceful Solutions, Initiatives and International Conferences:
Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in
contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of
Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic
Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the
sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. "Allah will be
prominent, but most people do not know."
Now and then the call goes out for the convening of an international conference to look
for ways of solving the (Palestinian) question. Some accept, others reject the idea, for
this or other reason, with one stipulation or more for consent to convening the
conference and participating in it. Knowing the parties constituting the conference, their
past and present attitudes towards Moslem problems, the Islamic Resistance Movement
does not consider these conferences capable of realising the demands, restoring the
rights or doing justice to the oppressed. These conferences are only ways of setting the
infidels in the land of the Moslems as arbitraters. When did the infidels do justice to the
"But the Jews will not be pleased with thee, neither the Christians, until thou follow
their religion; say, The direction of Allah is the true direction. And verily if thou follow
their desires, after the knowledge which hath been given thee, thou shalt find no patron
or protector against Allah." (The Cow - verse 120).
There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives,
proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. The
Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate
toyed with. As in said in the honourable Hadith:
"The people of Syria are Allah's lash in His land. He wreaks His vengeance through
them against whomsoever He wishes among His slaves It is unthinkable that those who
are double-faced among them should prosper over the faithful. They will certainly die
out of grief and desperation."
The Three Circles:Article Fourteen:
The question of the liberation of Palestine is bound to three circles: the Palestinian
circle, the Arab circle and the Islamic circle. Each of these circles has its role in the
struggle against Zionism. Each has its duties, and it is a horrible mistake and a sign of
deep ignorance to overlook any of these circles. Palestine is an Islamic land which has
the first of the two kiblahs (direction to which Moslems turn in praying), the third of the
holy (Islamic) sanctuaries, and the point of departure for Mohamed's midnight journey
to the seven heavens (i.e. Jerusalem).
"Praise be unto him who transported his servant by night, from the sacred temple of
Mecca to the farther temple of Jerusalem, the circuit of which we have blessed, that we
might show him some of our signs; for Allah is he who heareth, and seeth." (The Night-
Journey - verse 1).
Since this is the case, liberation of Palestine is then an individual duty for very Moslem
wherever he may be. On this basis, the problem should be viewed. This should be
realised by every Moslem.
The day the problem is dealt with on this basis, when the three circles mobilize their
capabilities, the present state of affairs will change and the day of liberation will come
"Verily ye are stronger than they, by reason of the terror cast into their breasts from
Allah. This, because they are not people of prudence." (The Emigration - verse 13).
The Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine is an Individual Duty:Article Fifteen:
The day that enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem. In face of the Jews' usurpation of Palestine, it is compulsory that the
banner of Jihad be raised. To do this requires the diffusion of Islamic consciousness
among the masses, both on the regional, Arab and Islamic levels. It is necessary to
instill the spirit of Jihad in the heart of the nation so that they would confront the
enemies and join the ranks of the fighters.
It is necessary that scientists, educators and teachers, information and media people, as
well as the educated masses, especially the youth and sheikhs of the Islamic
movements, should take part in the operation of awakening (the masses). It is important
that basic changes be made in the school curriculum, to cleanse it of the traces of
ideological invasion that affected it as a result of the orientalists and missionaries who
infiltrated the region following the defeat of the Crusaders at the hands of Salah el-Din
(Saladin). The Crusaders realised that it was impossible to defeat the Moslems without
first having ideological invasion pave the way by upsetting their thoughts, disfiguring
their heritage and violating their ideals. Only then could they invade with soldiers. This,
in its turn, paved the way for the imperialistic invasion that made Allenby declare on
entering Jerusalem: "Only now have the Crusades ended." General Guru stood at Salah
el-Din's grave and said: "We have returned, O Salah el-Din." Imperialism has helped
towards the strengthening of ideological invasion, deepening, and still does, its roots.
All this has paved the way towards the loss of Palestine.
It is necessary to instill in the minds of the Moslem generations that the Palestinian
problem is a religious problem, and should be dealt with on this basis. Palestine
contains Islamic holy sites. In it there is al- Aqsa Mosque which is bound to the great
Mosque in Mecca in an inseparable bond as long as heaven and earth speak of Isra`
(Mohammed's midnight journey to the seven heavens) and Mi'raj (Mohammed's
ascension to the seven heavens from Jerusalem).
"The bond of one day for the sake of Allah is better than the world and whatever there
is on it. The place of one's whip in Paradise is far better than the world and whatever
there is on it. A worshipper's going and coming in the service of Allah is better than the
world and whatever there is on it." (As related by al-Bukhari, Moslem, al-Tarmdhi and
"I swear by the holder of Mohammed's soul that I would like to invade and be killed for
the sake of Allah, then invade and be killed, and then invade again and be killed." (As
related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).
The Education of the Generations:Article Sixteen:
It is necessary to follow Islamic orientation in educating the Islamic generations in our
region by teaching the religious duties, comprehensive study of the Koran, the study of
the Prophet's Sunna (his sayings and doings), and learning about Islamic history and
heritage from their authentic sources. This should be done by specialised and learned
people, using a curriculum that would healthily form the thoughts and faith of the
Moslem student. Side by side with this, a comprehensive study of the enemy, his human
and financial capabilities, learning about his points of weakness and strength, and
getting to know the forces supporting and helping him, should also be included. Also, it
is important to be acquainted with the current events, to follow what is new and to study
the analysis and commentaries made of these events. Planning for the present and
future, studying every trend appearing, is a must so that the fighting Moslem would live
knowing his aim, objective and his way in the midst of what is going on around him.
"O my son, verily every matter, whether good or bad, though it be the weight of a grain
of mustard-seed, and be hidden in a rock, or in the heavens, or in the earth, Allah will
bring the same to light; for Allah is clear-sighted and knowing. O my son, be constant at
prayer, and command that which is just, and forbid that which is evil: and be patient
under the afflictions which shall befall thee; for this is a duty absolutely incumbent on
all men. Distort not thy face out of contempt to men, neither walk in the earth with
insolence; for Allah loveth no arrogant, vain-glorious person." (Lokman - verses 16-18).
The Role of the Moslem Woman:Article Seventeen:
The Moslem woman has a role no less important than that of the moslem man in the
battle of liberation. She is the maker of men. Her role in guiding and educating the new
generations is great. The enemies have realised the importance of her role. They
consider that if they are able to direct and bring her up they way they wish, far from
Islam, they would have won the battle. That is why you find them giving these attempts
constant attention through information campaigns, films, and the school curriculum,
using for that purpose their lackeys who are infiltrated through Zionist organizations
under various names and shapes, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, espionage groups
and others, which are all nothing more than cells of subversion and saboteurs. These
organizations have ample resources that enable them to play their role in societies for
the purpose of achieving the Zionist targets and to deepen the concepts that would serve
the enemy. These organizations operate in the absence of Islam and its estrangement
among its people. The Islamic peoples should perform their role in confronting the
conspiracies of these saboteurs. The day Islam is in control of guiding the affairs of life,
these organizations, hostile to humanity and Islam, will be obliterated.
Woman in the home of the fighting family, whether she is a mother or a sister, plays the
most important role in looking after the family, rearing the children and embuing them
with moral values and thoughts derived from Islam. She has to teach them to perform
the religious duties in preparation for the role of fighting awaiting them.
That is why it is necessary to pay great attention to schools and the curriculum followed in educating
Moslem girls, so that they would grow up to be good mothers, aware of their role in the
battle of liberation.
She has to be of sufficient knowledge and understanding where the performance of
housekeeping matters are concerned, because economy and avoidance of waste of the
family budget, is one of the requirements for the ability to continue moving forward in
the difficult conditions surrounding us. She should put before her eyes the fact that the
money available to her is just like blood which should never flow except through the
veins so that both children and grown-ups could continue to live.
"Verily, the Moslems of either sex, and the true believers of either sex, and the devout
men, and the devout women, and the men of veracity, and the women of veracity, and
the patient men, and the patient women, and the humble men, and the humble women,
and the alms-givers of either sex who remember Allah frequently; for them hath Allah
prepared forgiveness and a great reward." (The Confederates - verse 25).
The Role of Islamic Art in the Battle of Liberation:Article Nineteen:
Art has regulations and measures by which it can be determined whether it is Islamic or
pre-Islamic (Jahili) art. The issues of Islamic liberation are in need of Islamic art that
would take the spirit high, without raising one side of human nature above the other, but
rather raise all of them harmoniously an in equilibrium.
Man is a unique and wonderful creature, made out of a handful of clay and a breath
from Allah. Islamic art addresses man on this basis, while pre-Islamic art addresses the
body giving preference to the clay component in it.
The book, the article, the bulletin, the sermon, the thesis, the popular poem, the poetic
ode, the song, the play and others, contain the characteristics of Islamic art, then these
are among the requirements of ideological mobilization, renewed food for the journey
and recreation for the soul. The road is long and suffering is plenty. The soul will be
bored, but Islamic art renews the energies, resurrects the movement, arousing in them
lofty meanings and proper conduct. "Nothing can improve the self if it is in retreat
except shifting from one mood to another."
All this is utterly serious and no jest, for those who are fighters do not jest.
Social Mutual Responsibility:Article Twenty:
Moslem society is a mutually responsible society. The Prophet, prayers and greetings be
unto him, said: "Blessed are the generous, whether they were in town or on a journey,
who have collected all that they had and shared it equally among themselves."
The Islamic spirit is what should prevail in every Moslem society. The society that
confronts a vicious enemy which acts in a way similar to Nazism, making no
differentiation between man and woman, between children and old people - such a
society is entitled to this Islamic spirit. Our enemy relies on the methods of collective
punishment. He has deprived people of their homeland and properties, pursued them in
their places of exile and gathering, breaking bones, shooting at women, children and old
people, with or without a reason. The enemy has opened detention camps where
thousands and thousands of people are thrown and kept under sub-human conditions.
Added to this, are the demolition of houses, rendering children orphans, meting cruel
sentences against thousands of young people, and causing them to spend the best years
of their lives in the dungeons of prisons.
In their Nazi treatment, the Jews made no exception for women or children. Their
policy of striking fear in the heart is meant for all. They attack people where their
breadwinning is concerned, extorting their money and threatening their honour. They
deal with people as if they were the worst war criminals. Deportation from the
homeland is a kind of murder.
To counter these deeds, it is necessary that social mutual responsibility should prevail
among the people. The enemy should be faced by the people as a single body which if
one member of it should complain, the rest of the body would respond by feeling the
Mutual social responsibility means extending assistance, financial or moral, to all those
who are in need and joining in the execution of some of the work. Members of the
Islamic Resistance Movement should consider the interests of the masses as their own
personal interests. They must spare no effort in achieving and preserving them. They
must prevent any foul play with the future of the upcoming generations and anything
that could cause loss to society. The masses are part of them and they are part of the
masses. Their strength is theirs, and their future is theirs. Members of the Islamic
Resistance Movement should share the people's joy and grief, adopt the demands of the
public and whatever means by which they could be realised. The day that such a spirit
prevails, brotherliness would deepen, cooperation, sympathy and unity will be enhanced
and the ranks will be solidified to confront the enemies.
Supportive Forces Behind the Enemy:
For a long time, the enemies have been planning, skillfully and with precision, for the
achievement of what they have attained. They took into consideration the causes
affecting the current of events. They strived to amass great and substantive material
wealth which they devoted to the realisation of their dream. With their money, they
took control of the world media, news agencies, the press, publishing houses,
broadcasting stations, and others. With their money they stirred revolutions in various
parts of the world with the purpose of achieving their interests and reaping the fruit
therein. They were behind the French Revolution, the Communist revolution and most
of the revolutions we heard and hear about, here and there. With their money they
formed secret societies, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, the Lions and others in
different parts of the world for the purpose of sabotaging societies and achieving Zionist
interests. With their money they were able to control imperialistic countries and
instigate them to colonize many countries in order to enable them to exploit their
resources and spread corruption there.
You may speak as much as you want about regional and world wars. They were behind
World War I, when they were able to destroy the Islamic Caliphate, making financial
gains and controlling resources. They obtained the Balfour Declaration, formed the
League of Nations through which they could rule the world. They were behind World
War II, through which they made huge financial gains by trading in armaments, and
paved the way for the establishment of their state. It was they who instigated the
replacement of the League of Nations with the United Nations and the Security Council
to enable them to rule the world through them. There is no war going on anywhere,
without having their finger in it.
"So often as they shall kindle a fire for war, Allah shall extinguish it; and they shall set
their minds to act corruptly in the earth, but Allah loveth not the corrupt doers." (The
Table - verse 64).
The imperialistic forces in the Capitalist West and Communist East, support the enemy
with all their might, in money and in men. These forces take turns in doing that. The
day Islam appears, the forces of infidelity would unite to challenge it, for the infidels
are of one nation.
"O true believers, contract not an intimate friendship with any besides yourselves: they
will not fail to corrupt you. They wish for that which may cause you to perish: their
hatred hath already appeared from out of their mouths; but what their breasts conceal is
yet more inveterate. We have already shown you signs of their ill will towards you, if
ye understand." (The Family of Imran - verse 118).
It is not in vain that the verse is ended with Allah's words "if ye understand."