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Jumat, 29 Desember 2017 13:59

Perception of Victory

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Some people perceive a victory with absolute power. Some others perceive victory with hegemony in the form of desire that can be imposed on others. Another one perceive victory by defeating, humiliating and oppressing others. Others perceive victory with unlimited wealth, so that-according to it-he can do everything with his wealth.

While the Qur'an perceives victory translated literally as "al-fauz" with several things. There are times when al-fauz is told with "al-mubin" which means a clear and real victory. On another occasion mentioned with the description "al-kabîr" which means a great victory. The most commonly mentioned character in the Qur'an is the word "al-azhim" which means a glorious victory, signifying an extraordinary gift.

1. The word al-fauz al-mubîn is called inside in two places ie in Surah al An'âm: 16 and al-Jâtsiyah: 30. On these two occasions Allah explains a clear and real victory when one is saved from the punishment and torment of Allah, and then put into a group of servants who are given mercy by Him.

2. The word al-fauz al-kabîr is mentioned only once in Surah al-Burûj: 11 which describe the grace of Allah's victory when one will have gardens beneath which rivers flow.

3. The mention of the greatest nature of al-fauz is found in several places, including: Surah An-Nisâ ': 12, Surah Al-Mâ'idah: 119, Surah At-Taubah: 72, 89 and 100, Surah Al-Hadid: 12 and Surah At-Taghabun: 9). That someone will truly be blessed with an essential and eternal victory when he is in the heaven of Allah and dwells there forever, achieving immortality in happiness. Usually the Qur'an describes it with the word "khālidîna fîhâ"

Thus, a glimpse of the perception of victory in the Qur'an. Very simple and straightforward and concise. Only, to achieve it required effort that is not easy, and cannot be done alone. Because it must first get rid of the greatest destruction, that is shirk and alliance of other tyranny. The deception of Allah's verses, pride and vanity. Including among injustices committed among fellow human beings. Because tyranny not just be the enemy of humanity, but has been proclaimed as an enemy of Allah. In one of His hadith qudsi, Allah says, "Verily I have forbidden the unrighteous of Me ..." (al-Hadith).

Therefore, if we find the cruelty or injustice in the earth of Allah, we should try to get rid of it. If we cannot fight, then at least do not give support to it to grow, until it oppresses the humanity. Even if this cannot be done, then move away from the source of tyranny. That is what will save from the destruction of human civilization.

One of the most obvious forms of cruelty in modern times is the colonization of the sovereignty of a nation, as experienced by the Palestinians. Therefore, to regain their independence, is the task of humanity. If we are Indonesian nation, then it is a mandate of the constitution. If, we are Muslims, then it is a trust to keep the Holy Mosque al-Aqsa. And to be anything, it all comes down to one: end the wickedness that is happening in Palestine, especially in al-Quds and Gaza Strip. As for anything and anyone, colonialism and justice over the world must be wiped out, as opposed to nationalism and the spirit of nationalism, contrary to humanity, and divine values. WalLâhu al-Musta'ân.


Blessing Note #82

Jakarta, 23.12.2017


SAIFUL BAHRI – Bagdad.The Iraqi government is planning to repeal laws that give merits, including citizenship and free education to Palestinian refugees in the country, Quds Press reported yesterday.

Palestinian sources in Iraq warned that the Iraqi President Fuad Masum had issued a law regarding the residence of foreigners in Iraq on 2 October which will take effect at the beginning of 2018.

The law, which applies to Palestinian refugees, annuls a number of previous decisions issued by the Revolutionary Command Council during former president Saddam Hussein’s era.

One of the decisions gave several merits to the Palestinian refugees, including travel documents, identification papers, free education, healthcare insurance, financial stipends and free homes.

Palestinian refugees in Iraq said that cancelling free education, healthcare insurance and the complex travel procedures are the most problematic issues for them.

Quds Press said that about 4,000 Palestinian refugees live in Iraq, noting the number declined from 30,000 before the American invasion in 2003.

Hundreds are currently living in refugee camps after they were prevented from entering Syria and Jordan.


Source: – Palestine. The Israeli occupation forces continue with this violent and intensifying arrest campaign since Tump’s declaration on Jerusalem on 6 December 2017, since then around 500 Palestinians have been detained. In fact, since the early hours of Monday 18 December 2017 until the early hours of Thursday 21 December 2017, the Israeli occupation forces have arrested around 85 Palestinians from different areas in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Some of these arrests happened during protests against the occupation forces in several places, other arrests were implemented on checkpoints and finally, some of the arrests occurred late at night during a raid on Palestinian homes. Those few past days included the following arrests.

Since Turmp’s declaration on Jerusalem, 6 December 2017, the Israeli occupation forces have arrested around 500 Palestinians including 170 children and 10 women. Most of the detainees from Jerusalem received conditional release, which is usually house arrest, financial guarantees or both. As for Palestinians in the West Bank, they are tried in Ofer or Salem military courts despite the difference in their age. Actually, there are now 200 Palestinian children detained in Ofer, 77 children of them were detained only during December 2017. Moreover, documentation shows that 37 children of those detained in Ofer only after Trump's declaration of Jerusalem have experienced humiliation and brutal direct beating from Israeli occupation soldiers while getting arrested.

These mass arrest and harassment campaigns are part of Israeli’s collective punishment measures that are in direct violation of Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and Article 50 of the Hague Regulations which specifically prohibits collective punishment. In point of fact, this arrest campaign shows an Israeli policy of targeting valuable groups, whether children, women of disabled people. Israeli occupation forces systematically detain children and violate international humanitarian law and international human rights law. The Convention on the Rights of the Child underlines in Article 27(b) that “No child shall be deprived of his or her liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily.” The article further underlines that in the case of arrest, “the arrest, detention or imprisonment of a child shall be in conformity with the law and shall be used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time”.


Sumber: – New York. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has warned UN members she will be “taking names” of countries that vote to reject Donald Trump’s recognition of Al-Quds as the capital of Israel.

In a letter seen by the Guardian, Haley told countries – including European delegations – that she will report back to the US president with the names of those who support a draft resolution rejecting the US move at the UN general assembly on Thursday, adding that Trump took the issue personally.

Haley writes: “As you consider your vote, I encourage you to know the president and the US take this vote personally.

“The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us,” she continued.

Haley followed the letter by tweeting: “At the UN we’re always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names.”

The Trump administration’s heavy-handed approach to foreign policy – often in breach of both international consensus and diplomatic niceties – has alienated even close allies.

The 193-member UN general assembly – which has no vetoes – will hold an emergency session on Thursday to vote on the proposed measure that the US vetoed at the security council earlier this week.

There was fury in Washington over Monday’s vote, in which the US was isolated in a 14-1 vote requesting Trump withdraw his recognition of Al-Quds as Israel’s capital.

According to Haaretz, Israel has sent instructions to its own diplomatic missions ordering ambassadors to seek meetings with officials to persuade them to direct their representatives at the UN to oppose the draft resolution at the general assembly and ask them not to make speeches.

A copy of the draft resolution, also seen by the Guardian, calls on the general assembly to declare the US move “null and void”.

It also demands that countries avoid “any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Al-Quds” and calls upon all states to comply with existing security council resolutions.

The UN general assembly meeting was requested by Turkey and Yemen on behalf of the Arab group of countries and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

The two countries circulated a draft resolution on Tuesday that mirrors the vetoed measure Egypt had put forward at the security council meeting, which was backed by all members apart from the US.

The Palestinian ambassador, Riyad Mansour, said he expected “overwhelming support” for the measure stating that Al-Quds was an issue “to be resolved through negotiations” between Israel and the Palestinians.

“The general assembly will say, without the fear of the veto, that the international community is refusing to accept the unilateral position of the United States,” Mansour told reporters.

Trump’s decision to recognise Al-Quds as Israel’s capital broke with international consensus, triggering protests across the Muslim world and drawing strong condemnation. Key US allies including Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Ukraine were among the 14 countries in the 15-member council that voted in favour of rejecting the move.

After that vote, Haley described the 14-1 vote as “an insult” and warned: “It won’t be forgotten.”

After the clash at the top UN body, the White House announced that the US vice-president, Mike Pence, was delaying a trip to the Middle East planned for this week.

Israel seized control of the eastern part of Al-Quds in the 1967 Middle East war and regards all of Al-Quds as its undivided capital. The Palestinians view the east as the capital of their future state.

Several UN resolutions call on Israel to withdraw from territory seized during the 1967 war.

The vote in the emergency session of the general assembly follows an annual vote on Tuesday where members voted 176-7 to affirm the Palestinian right to self-determination, suggesting the level of support the draft resolution could potentially command on Thursday.



Selasa, 19 Desember 2017 15:52

Blue Card or Red Card

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Throughout the years 1967-1994 the Israeli government has revoked 12 thousand more identity cards of al-Quds (Jerusalem) residents. End of 2012, there are at least 20 thousand children in this city who cannot be included in the Family Card of their parents.

There are two types of cards for al-Quds residents. The blue card explains the identity of the original resident issued by the Israeli Ministry of the Interior. Later, manual cards began to be directed to be replaced with e-ID based on biometric. In some news releases it is rumoured that the card is not a permanent identity card, but it is only a resident permit card for ten years and must be renewed thereafter after obtaining permission from the ministry. Currently there are only 35 thousand Palestinian residents in al-Quds who have this type of card. Another type is green card, issued by the Palestinian Authority under the guidance of the Kingdom of Jordan. There are another types of card that specifically and aligns the details for al-Quds city residents strictly. Currently there are about 315 thousand residents of al-Quds who have this green card.

Then, what is the meaning of a unilateral claim at last 6 December from the White House declaring Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel?

1. The international resolution issued by the United Nations on sacred sites for Muslims and Christians in Jerusalem becomes invalid, because Israel has full control over its capital

2. Israel will build its military base in the seize "capital" of booty. After that, they will build the ministry office and then the government buildings and the strategic centre of the state. And then it will force little by little the transfer of embassies that have diplomatic ties with Israel. Of course this requires a large l area.

3. Limiting the visit of Muslims or anyone who wants to visit al-Quds, can even ban anyone for no reason.

4. More than 315,000 native Palestinians in the city of al-Quds are threatened with expulsion and their assets because they have a green card that is not an identity card issued by the Israeli government.

5. Approximately 35,000 Palestinians in the city of al-Quds only have one legitimate identity card, a maximum of ten-year residence permit. Afterwards, they are uncertain allowed to live in the city of al-Quds.

6. Thousands of Palestinian children whose names are not listed on family cards threatened to be expelled. And it’s impossible for them to get out of al-Quds by themselves. At least, one of his families will accompany him if one day there is a population raid.

7. The main site of Muslims, al-Aqsa Mosque threatened to be depopulated and deprived of its identity, gradually. If it has been successful in limiting access for people who want to pray there, then this moment becomes perfectly powerful controlled. And if later we saw only a few people who pray there, due to the difficult access to enter the mosque, then the reason for the closure of the mosque will be made. Prepare to lose Allah's trust to keep this holy mosque.

If there is currently a global outcry resulting from the one-sided statement above. Therefore, it is very reasonable. Because, the dictatorship is being shown. An injustice is openly supported, without shame and disinclined. Muslim countries do not move. The normative recommendation of the OIC Summit -without undermining its intentions- will unable to stop the overt occupation backed by those who have been upholding human rights. Those who regard the sacred of freedom and liberation, have seized the sovereignty and freedom of the innocent.

If, there is anger allowed, this is the time for anger. Angry with dignity. Anger full of pride. As it is, Aisha narrated a hadith.


عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ مَا ضَرَبَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ شَيْئًا قَطُّ بِيَدِهِ وَلَا امْرَأَةً وَلَا خَادِمًا إِلَّا أَنْ يُجَاهِدَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَمَا نِيلَ مِنْهُ شَيْءٌ قَطُّ فَيَنْتَقِمَ مِنْ صَاحِبِهِ إِلَّا أَنْ يُنْتَهَكَ شَيْءٌ مِنْ مَحَارِمِ اللَّهِ فَيَنْتَقِمَ لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ


"The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) never hit anything with his hand ever, except when fighting in the path of Allah. Nor did he ever hit a servant or a woman. And it is not that he is hurt with something, then he avenges the perpetrator, unless there is something between the things that Allah is forbidden to be violated, then he will retaliate for punishment for Allah "(Muslim no.2328, Abu Dawud no. 4786, and Ibnu Majah no. 1984). What is worse than colonialism, expulsion, desecration of the holy mosque of al-Aqsa?

Before they issued a blue card or hold it, evict the green cardholder from al-Quds. Raise and give them a red card. WalLâhu al-Musta'ân.

Blessing Note #81

Jakarta, 16.12.2017


SAIFUL BAHRI – New York. The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn.

The remaining 14 council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the United States or Trump but which expressed “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”

“What we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult. It won’t be forgotten,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said after the vote, adding that it was the first veto cast by the United States in more than six years.

“The fact that this veto is being done in defense of American sovereignty and in defense of America’s role in the Middle East peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us; it should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the Security Council,” Haley said.

The U.N. draft resolution affirmed “that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”

Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy this month when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, generating outrage from Palestinians and the Arab world and concern among Washington’s western allies.

“In the wake of the decision of the United States ... the situation has become more tense with an increase in incidents, notably rockets fired from Gaza and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces,” U.N. Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Council ahead of the vote.

Trump also plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The draft U.N. resolution had called upon all countries to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Haley and Trump for the veto in a video clip posted on his Facebook page.

Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there. Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in the city’s eastern sector, which Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed in a move never recognized internationally.

Following the U.S. veto, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said Arab states, which had agreed earlier this month to seek a Security Council resolution, would meet to evaluate the situation to determine what their next steps might be.