17 gennaio 2009

Lo Statuto di Hamas: Definizione del Movimento

Definition of the Movement

Ideological Starting-Points

Article One:
The Islamic Resistance Movement: The Movement's programme is Islam. From it, it
draws its ideas, ways of thinking and understanding of the universe, life and man. It
resorts to it for judgement in all its conduct, and it is inspired by it for guidance of its
The Islamic Resistance Movement's Relation With the Moslem Brotherhood

Article Two:
The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in
Palestine. Moslem Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization which constitutes
the largest Islamic movement in modern times. It is characterised by its deep
understanding, accurate comprehension and its complete embrace of all Islamic
concepts of all aspects of life, culture, creed, politics, economics, education, society,
justice and judgement, the spreading of Islam, education, art, information, science of the
occult and conversion to Islam.

Structure and Formation

Article Three:
The basic structure of the Islamic Resistance Movement consists of Moslems who have
given their allegiance to Allah whom they truly worship, - "I have created the jinn and
humans only for the purpose of worshipping" - who know their duty towards
themselves, their families and country. In all that, they fear Allah and raise the banner
of Jihad in the face of the oppressors, so that they would rid the land and the people of
their uncleanliness, vileness and evils.
"But we will oppose truth to vanity, and it shall confound the same; and behold, it shall
vanish away." (Prophets - verse 18).

Article Four:
The Islamic Resistance Movement welcomes every Moslem who embraces its faith,
ideology, follows its programme, keeps its secrets, and wants to belong to its ranks and
carry out the duty. Allah will certainly reward such one.

Time and Place Extent of the Islamic Resistance Movement:

Article Five:
Time extent of the Islamic Resistance Movement: By adopting Islam as its way of life,
the Movement goes back to the time of the birth of the Islamic message, of the
righteous ancestor, for Allah is its target, the Prophet is its example and the Koran is its
constitution. Its extent in place is anywhere that there are Moslems who embrace Islam
as their way of life everywhere in the globe. This being so, it extends to the depth of the
earth and reaches out to the heaven.
"Dost thou not see how Allah putteth forth a parable; representing a good word, as a
good tree, whose root is firmly fixed in the earth, and whose branches reach unto
heaven; which bringeth forth its fruit in all seasons, by the will of its Lord? Allah
propoundeth parables unto men, that they may be instructed." (Abraham - verses 24-

Characteristics and Independence:

Article Six:
The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinguished Palestinian movement, whose
allegiance is to Allah, and whose way of life is Islam. It strives to raise the banner of
Allah over every inch of Palestine, for under the wing of Islam followers of all religions
can coexist in security and safety where their lives, possessions and rights are
concerned. In the absence of Islam, strife will be rife, oppression spreads, evil prevails
and schisms and wars will break out.
How excellent was the Moslem poet, Mohamed Ikbal, when he wrote:
"If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to
religion. He who accepts life without religion, has taken annihilation as his companion
for life."

The Universality of the Islamic Resistance Movement:

Article Seven:
As a result of the fact that those Moslems who adhere to the ways of the Islamic
Resistance Movement spread all over the world, rally support for it and its stands, strive
towards enhancing its struggle, the Movement is a universal one. It is well-equipped for
that because of the clarity of its ideology, the nobility of its aim and the loftiness of its
On this basis, the Movement should be viewed and evaluated, and its role be
recognised. He who denies its right, evades supporting it and turns a blind eye to facts,
whether intentionally or unintentionally, would awaken to see that events have
overtaken him and with no logic to justify his attitude. One should certainly learn from
past examples.
The injustice of next-of-kin is harder to bear than the smite of the Indian sword.
"We have also sent down unto thee the book of the Koran with truth, confirming that
scripture which was revealed before it; and preserving the same safe from corruption.
Judge therefore between them according to that which Allah hath revealed; and follow
not their desires, by swerving from the truth which hath come unto thee. Unto every of
you have we given a law, and an open path; and if Allah had pleased, he had surely
made you one people; but he hath thought it fit to give you different laws, that he might
try you in that which he hath given you respectively. Therefore strive to excel each
other in good works; unto Allah shall ye all return, and then will he declare unto you
that concerning which ye have disagreed." (The Table, verse 48).

The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the links in the chain of the struggle against
the Zionist invaders. It goes back to 1939, to the emergence of the martyr Izz al-Din al
Kissam and his brethren the fighters, members of Moslem Brotherhood. It goes on to
reach out and become one with another chain that includes the struggle of the
Palestinians and Moslem Brotherhood in the 1948 war and the Jihad operations of the
Moslem Brotherhood in 1968 and after.
Moreover, if the links have been distant from each other and if obstacles, placed by
those who are the lackeys of Zionism in the way of the fighters obstructed the
continuation of the struggle, the Islamic Resistance Movement aspires to the realisation
of Allah's promise, no matter how long that should take. The Prophet, Allah bless him
and grant him salvation, has said:
"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the
Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O
Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad
tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of
the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).

The Slogan of the Islamic Resistance Movement:

Article Eight:
Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.

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