Al-Issa and the defense of humanityArticles
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Alissa, Secretary General of the Muslim World League, has on numerous occasions, assured the entire world that Islam is the religion of human justice maintaining its high values in dealings and interaction. Because Islam treats everyone equally in matters of humanity and impartiality; it keeps the same balance in areas of justice and law. The only merit that differentiates people is their piety and fear of God Almighty, thus, their colors, races, ethnicities, or wealth have no bearings in all of this.
Based on the firm belief in the value of helping the oppressed in the world, and lending them support and comfort regardless of their ethnicities, religions, and beliefs, the statements on the Holocaust made by His Excellency the Secretary General of the Muslim World League came following a visit to the Holocaust mass extermination camp, in Auschwitz, Poland. – This visit was part of an international tour to a number of sites that were the scenes of injustice and persecution.
The Jews and the few Christians and Muslims who were caught with them in this camp were subjected to one of the ugliest forms of injustice and crimes against humanity ever. From the Islamic perspective and its human justice - if only one person in this world were to be burned or killed: such act would be considered a crime against humanity. Almighty Allah said in Sura Al-Ma’ida, verse 32:“if anyone slays a human being-unless it be [in punishment] for murder or for spreading corruption on earth-it shall be as though he had slain all mankind; whereas, if anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind.”
His Excellency the Secretary General reminisced with great sorrow the painful memories those innocent people of various faiths had gone through at the hands of the Nazis; the Jews meted the largest share of these horrors. Thus, they deserved a special mention about the unfortunate events they had suffered, for their beliefs, in addition to the foolish Nazism narrow-mindedness, and its conceited founder (Hitler) who kindled wars and caused tragedies around the world, destroying and burning millions of Jews ...
His Excellency stated that the Holocaust was one of the most heinous crimes humanity has ever witnessed. He condemns it and condemns similar forms of massacres perpetrated against humanity’s various sects, religions and ethnicities.
His Excellency’s attitudes on these crimes committed against man clearly reflect the Muslim World League unwavering position in denouncing all methods of oppression, injustice and suffering in every part of the world. The many statements and declarations that have been broadcasted, and the conferences which were held everywhere are clear testimony to this stance.
With this global presence, the League set the standards of Islam’s justice and its sublime lofty logic. Whereby people came to know the truth of this pure and pristine religion by sending warnings about dangerous emotions bereft of consciousness, logic and justice.
His Excellency statement reverberated widely in all political, social, and media circles, and was extensively braced in all parts of the world, and praised by major international newspapers and various media outlets.
In this context, His Excellency’s statements constitute a call to deal with the hatcheries that breed hatred and extremism. It is a call to establish the role of conscious peoples who represent the broad base of scholars, intellectuals, education and platforms of influence to fight xenophobia that has triggered many tragedies and fuelled numerous wars.
And while I acclaim and value the position of His Excellency the Secretary General of the Muslim World League, I consider it an extension of His Excellency’s renewed approach pursued in his persistence endeavor to achieve the lofty human goals sanctioned by our true Muslim religion. It is an effort to elucidate its human justice and spread its moderate values calling for peaceful coexistence, cultural and civilizational cooperation among peoples; and to embed human justice values within societies. Thus, the hopes, desires and needs of followers of different religions and peoples, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, will be rewarded.
Heartfelt thanks to His Excellency the Secretary General for clearing misconceptions that have long obscured the minds with devious ideas. You have indeed unmasked many topics that were shrouded in a mist of misunderstanding, corrected many fallacies, and disclosed Islam’s position on human crimes, whatever they types are, or whoever their victims were. You are always unerring in your opinions, brave in your views, audacious in your statements, driven by Almighty Allah’s words: “O YOU who have attained to faith! Be ever steadfast in your devotion to God, bearing witness to the truth in all equity; and never let hatred of any-one lead you into the sin of deviating from justice. Be just: this is closest to being God-conscious. And remain conscious of God: verily, God is aware of all that you do.” May Allah guide you to the benefit of Islam and Muslims.