Thursday, October 14, 2010

Our Thought on Pakistan and Israel and Comment by Ben Abrahamson

Kazi Azizul Huq The Muslim State of Pakistan and the Jewish State of Israel are founded on similar logical, moral and legal basis, and both states caused huge displacement of people from their homesteads. Both state should remember their founding realities and should not try to cancel each other. Rather these two states and their patrons should find out fair way of cooperation between the two for the sake of Allah.
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Ben Abrahamson
Ben AbrahamsonOctober 13, 2010 at 11:33pm
Re: Pakistan and Israel
As-salamu 'alaykum wa rahmat-Ullah wa barakatuH

Israel is run by secularists, atheists who wish to minimize religion, so obviously I do not agree with them. However, one must remember that Israel has been at war with the Arab league for almost 60 years. This means two generations have grown up on wartime propaganda. This propaganda on both sides consists of evil stories trying to demonize the other. So oee needs to double check the "realities" as they are presented on the media, TV and newspapers.

That being said, in my opinion, the only solution is for Jews and Muslims to recognize that they belong to the same faith. Jews should be free to live and do business in the land of Abraham "from the Nile to the Ephrates". Muslims should be free to do the same.

Jews are Muslims that follow the Sharia of Musa (pbuh). There should not be a problem if one state wants to set up government based on the Sharia of Musa (pbuh), and another wants to base their government on the Sharia of the Qur'an, on each of the four Madhabs, or base it according to Shi'ah doctrine.

In my humble opinion, Musavi Muslims (Jews), Isavi Muslims (Christians) and Muhamadi Muslims (Muslims) should live together in the land of our father Abraham in a federation of states - each one suited to the customs and traditions of their people - but with open borders. This idea is not really so far from reality.

As long as people see each other as "foreigners" and wish to "spit them out" or "drive them into the see", there will never be peace under any conditions. The key is recognition of the validity, and necessity, of each other.

To each among you have we prescribed a Shariah (law) and an open way. If Allah had so willed, He could have made you a single Ummah (people), but (His plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to Allah; it is He that will show you the truth about the matters in which ye differ; (Al Maeda 48)

How we deal with our "differences" is our test. It is a test given to us by Allah SWT.

 Note: Honorable Ben Abrahamson is an orthodox Chassidic Jew from Israel who works as an historian, a consultant, to an important Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem.