Miracles We Missed
Musa (Alaihis Salam) parted the sea: you and I missed it, because we were not there.
Jesus (Alaihis Salam) raised the dead: you and I missed it, because we were not there.
Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) split the moon: you and I missed it, because we were not there.
We missed all those great miracles, and fun events in history, because Allah decided not to involve us in them.
This Miracle Is Happening Now
But Ikhwan’s Dr. Morsi won the presidential runoff in Egypt on Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17, 2012, and we were there. We saw this miracle with our naked eyes – on television and on the Net. And we read about it in the newspapers.
And that is because God Almighty decided to give us all a chance to be a part of it.
For, Morsi win was nothing short of a miracle. It was a most astounding and spell-binding event, which, given all the odds and forces and resources arrayed against it, domestic as well as foreign, Muslim as well as non-Muslim, simply should not have happened.
And yet it did – as far as it did, at the time of writing on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
It May Yet Happen
And who knows, maybe, the enemies of God and man, the Egyptian military, and its equally ruthless masters and mentors both inside and outside Egypt, will yet fail to stop it from happening.
Maybe you were not physically on the streets of Egypt as this 21st Century Miracle unfolded. But the question is: Where was your heart? Was it with Dr. Morsi and the Ikhwan or was it with the heirs of Pharaoh, both inside and outside Egypt, who are bent on stealing the Great Egyptian Revolution and its fruits from the Egyptian People?
That probably is the only question you need to answer all your life. The rest of your life will merely be an end-note to the answer you give.
This Is about Survival, Not “Religion”
Finally, it is becoming evident to even some of the dullest wits and slowest minds in the world, including some in the Media, that this is really a fight for survival for Egypt and the Egyptian people and not for religious domination, Islamic or otherwise.
Some unlikely players have jumped to the defense of the Revolution in Egypt, which as far as it goes, is a blessing from Allah. And those who did this merit all recognition and commendation for their words and acts of wisdom and sagacity.
Clinton Seems to Voice Support
Among those voicing support, no matter how halting or circumspect, for the Egyptian People’s struggle for freedom is Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, who said the other day that the lesson we all need to learn is that we cannot turn our back on Egyptian public opinion and the Egyptian people’s desire for democracy.
So Does the German Foreign Minister
And among them is Guido Westerwelle, German Foreign Minister, who said in a newspaper article he wrote a few weeks ago, that it should be possible for the Europeans to work with the new Islamic government in Egypt – an oblique reference to the Ikhwan and its prominent place in the parliament and expected future government – so long as they adhere to the requirements of democracy and respect the rights of women and minorities.
If Mr. Westerwelle had been listening, he would have known that that is all the Ikhwan have been talking about for years now. But well, let us take Mr. Westerwelle on his word and move forward and say: Hallelujah, the Germans seem to be reconciled to an Ikhwan government in Egypt.
And Now the European Union Chimes In
And now the latest voice to be added to this chorus of support, no matter how reluctant or demurring, is that of Catherine Ashton, the putative foreign minister of the European Union (EU) who said that she was greatly concerned by what the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) was doing to stymie Egypt’s transition to democracy.
Even Al Azhar Shows Up
While I am proud of America and Secretary Clinton for finally accepting the inevitable, and at least appearing to do the right and the honorable thing by voicing support to Egyptian People’s fight for freedom, what brought even more special joy to my heart was the sight of the march to Tahrir Square of hundreds of scholars from Al-Azhar to support the Revolution.
Where, O Where, Is the Magna Carta Gone?
Yet, at least so far as I know, missing in action is the voice of Prime Minister Cameron and his crew from UK, the home of the Magna Carta, and Mr. Hollande, the newly crowned Socialist President of France, the land of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
Gone with the Wind?
Also Gone with the Wind seem to be the usual Muslim suspects – both the holy and unholy ones, I mean the religious as well as the secular ones – with the knowledge that, while some of them may be terrified for their cap and gown or for their ill-gotten $billions, some others were perhaps still napping with the enemy.
God’s Help Can Defeat Muslim Traitors
And then one is reminded of the adage that it often takes Muslim traitors to defeat Islam and Muslims. The entire Muslim history is testimony to this ignominious fact.
But then there is something else, much more powerful than anything anyone can muster or conjure up: Allah’s help -- Nasrullah.
Allah says clearly and categorically in the Qur’an: In yansurkumullahu falaa ghaliba lakum.
Paraphrase: If Allah decides to help you, then no one and nothing can ever defeat you.
© 2012 Syed Husain Pasha
Dr. Pasha is an educator and scholar of exceptional
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