Wednesday, July 3, 2013

In a press statement, the Freedom and Justice Party said:


"Only the Egyptian people have the right to draw a roadmap for the homeland’s future, through the Constitution passed only a few months ago by nearly two-thirds of the population. It is certainly unacceptable that any party, authority or institution should assume the right to draw a roadmap for the future of the homeland different from that already approved by the people.


"The role of the army, in all democratic states, is to protect the borders, face up to external threats, and maintain security. It does not interfere in the political scene – not even as an arbitrator, nor mediator. The arbitrator between political forces is the people, through the ballot box. Meanwhile, the army should focus on the tasks assigned to it by the elected President."


The FJP stressed that the great Egyptian people mounted the glorious January 25 Revolution to establish a modern democracy that guarantees peaceful transfer of power, through the ballot box, not by faking the will of the people, and certainly not through military coups.


The FJP statement pointed that the Egyptian army has its prestige and a tradition of respect for legality and discipline under the leadership of the legitimate authority.


It added, "Certain parties and individuals are trying to drag the military into politics, but the people are determined to keep the military away from political conflicts. The army belongs to all Egyptians.


"The Egyptian people will not allow any faction, segment or sect to take advantage of the current political scene to mount a coup against the Constitution, nor to push Egypt back to the oppression of dictatorship ever again. We will do our part, as well as all other patriotic parties, to protect the Revolution."

Source : Ikhwanweb, 4th July 2013

The Egyptian army has overthrown President Mohamed Morsi, announcing a roadmap for the country’s political future that will be implemented by a national reconciliation committee.

The head of Egypt's armed forces issued a declaration on Wednesday evening suspending the constitution and appointing the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, as interim head of state.

Mansour would be sworn in on Thursday.

Morsi's presidential Facebook page quoted the deposed president as saying he rejected the army statement as a military coup.

The ousted leader was believed to be holed up at a Republican Guard barracks in Cairo, surrounded by barbed wire, barriers and troops, but it was not clear whether he was under arrest.

In a televised broadcast, flanked by military leaders, religious authorities and political figures, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi effectively declared the removal of  Morsi.

Early elections

Sisi called for presidential and parliamentary elections, a panel to review the constitution and a national reconciliation committee that would include youth movements. He said the roadmap had been agreed by a range of political groups.

Islamist supporters of Morsi who have gathered in a Cairo suburb reacted angrily to the announcement by the army.

Some broke up paving stones, forming piles of rocks. Muslim Brotherhood security guards in hard hats and holding sticks formed a cordon around the encampment, close to a mosque. Men and women wept and chanted.

Denouncing military chief Sisi, some shouted: "Sisi is void! Islam is coming! We will not leave!"

At least five people were killed when opponents and supporters of Mursi clashed after the army announced his removal.

Gunfire broke out as rocks and bricks flew in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, witnesses said. At least one person was killed and 50 were wounded, state news agency MENA reported, quoting a local medical official.

"We are dealing with the situation ... We have called for security reinforcements in the area," said senior police officer

Sherif Abdelhamid.


Four people were also killed in clashes in the northern city of Marsa Matrouh, the state governor said.
Governor Badr Tantawi told Reuters by telephone from the Mediterranean city close to the Libyan border that the dead were Mursi supporters.

In Cairo's Tahrir Square, the security forces looked on as tens of thousands of anti-Morsi protesters rallied in a demonstration that dwarfed that of Morsi supporters in Nasr City, on the opposite side of town.

"Come here O Sisi, Morsi isn't my president," the flag-waving protesters chanted in the square, referring to the army chief.

The crowd swelled at nightfall, after a scorching day that saw police officers hand out water to the demonstrators in the middle of Tahrir, epicentre of the 2011 uprising that ended three decades of authoritarian rule by Hosni Mubarak.

'Revolution re-launched'

Speaking shortly after Sisi's announcement, liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said the "2011 revolution was re-launched" and that the roadmap meets the demand of the protesters.

Egypt's leading Muslim and Christian clerics also backed the army-sponsored roadmap.

Ahmed al-Tayeb, Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Cairo's ancient seat of Muslim learning, and Pope Tawadros, the head of the Coptic Church, both made brief statements following the announcement by the head of the armed forces.

Tawadros said the plan offered a political vision and would ensure security for all Egyptians, about 10 percent of whom are Christian. Egypt's second largest Islamist group, the Nour party, said in a statement that it agreed to the army roadmap in order to avoid further conflict.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, came under massive pressure in the run-up to Sunday's anniversary of his maiden year in office, with his opponents accusing him of failing the 2011 revolution by concentrating power in Islamist hands.

The embattled 62-year-old proposed a "consensus government" as a way out of the country's worst crisis since the 2011 uprising. But the United States urged Morsi to "do more" as a military deadline passed for him to meet the demands of the people following a week of bloody unrest during mass protests calling for him to quit.

The advice came too late, however, as the army said Mansour, a previously little known judge, would become the new leader of the Arab world's most populous country.

Source : Al-Jazeera, 4th July 

Thursday, June 13, 2013



Ma Za Ya'ni Intimaie Lil Islam adalah judul bagi sebuah buku hasil karya Syeikh Fathi Yakan. Tokoh kelahiran Lubnan ini merupakan anggota Ikhwan Muslimin dan pernah menjawat amanah sebagai Ahli Parlimen sehingga tahun 1996.

Kehidupannya diwaqafkan untuk perjuangan. Buah pemikirannya diluncurkan dalam karya-karya yang masyhur untuk tatapan du'at seluruh dunia. Dedikasi ini tidak malap walaupun beliau telah pergi meninggalkan kita sejak tahun 2009 lagi.

Selain daripada karya utamanya yang dijadikan bahan silibus usrah sekolah hingga peringkat dewasa ini iaitu kitab Ma Za Ya'ni Intimaie Lil Islam, banyak lagi karyanya yang dihadam oleh pendokong da'wah antaranya Musykilatud Da'wah wad Dai'eyah (1968) dan Kaifa Nad'u Ilal Islam (1983).

Sewajarnya kita berterima kasih kepada Dewan Pustaka Fajar kena aktif menterjemah, menterbit, mencetak dan menyebar karya Almarhum di Malaysia. Kitab Ma Za Ya'ni Intimaie Lil Islam yang telah diterjemahkan oleh Ustaz Abu Mustafa Hamidi pada tahun 1991 oleh Dewan Pustaka Fajar masih segar menjadi bahan asasi muqaddimah kepada perjuangan Islam.



Buku 'Apa Ertinya Saya Menganut Islam (1991)' merupakan hasrat Almarhum untuk menuntun dan mengingatkan umat Islam agar memahami makna penggabungan atau penghayatan kepada Islam. Ramai yang dilahirkan Islam tapi sedihnya gagal berpegang erat pada tali Allah SWT ini.

Justeru, buku ini mengajak manusia khususnya umat Islam agar benar-benar mengimplementasikan ajaran Islam yang sebenar daripada aspek 'aqidah, 'ibadah, akhlaq, kehidupan berkeluarga, berjiwa kendiri dan menanamkan sikap optimistik terhadap wawasan Islam.

Selain itu, buku ini turut memuatkan episod kedua untuk membimbing umat Islam agar melaksanakan tuntutan dalam penggabungan bersama Islam iaitu berjuang memartabatkan Islam. Seruan Almarhum supaya lahirnya ramai Muslim yang penuh sedar dan ikhlas menjalin ribath dalam platform gerakan Islam.

Dalam kekeruhan landskap hidup hari ini, marilah menadah semula kitab kecil ini agar dapat meluruskan paradigma kita terhadap Islam dan perjuangannya. Fokus kepada tuntutan-tuntutan perjuangan. Berjiwa besar dan abaikan remeh temeh dunia. Moga kematian nanti menjadi tempat istirehat buat pejuang!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Seorang 'arab badwi datang bertemu dan bertanya kepada Rasulullah SAW mengenai jihad fi sabilillah.
Ada orang yang berjuang kerana mahukan harta rampasan perang, ada orang yang berjuang kerana mahu namanya disebut-sebut, ada orang yang berjuang kerana ingin menunjuk-nunjuk kepada orang lain, ada orang yang berjuang kerana menonjolkan keberanian semata-mata, ada orang yang berjuang kerana perkauman dan ikatan kekeluargaan ataupun fanatik keturunan, ada orang berjuang kerana amarah, maka siapakah yang dikatakan mereka yang benar-benar berjuang?
Jawab Rasulullah SAW,

Orang yang berjuang pada jalan Allah ialah mereka yang berjuang untuk menegakkan kalimah Allah yang Maha Suci
(Hadith Riwayat Bukhari dan Muslim)

Jawapan baginda Rasulullah SAW ringkas, padat dan difahami. Asbab berjuang itu banyak, tapi tidak semuanya diiktiraf oleh Allah dan Rasul-Nya SAW.

Dalam konteks penuh keliru dan kabur ini, mari kita sama-sama memuhasabah dan kembali koreksi diri. Jangan pudarkan sinar perjuangan itu dengan mahu dilahap nafsu serakah dunia, marilah kita mengingati Allah. Jadikan sunnah perjuangan baginda SAW sebagai panduan lurus untuk berjuang.

Benar, dalam rangka demokrasi seperti di Malaysia ini, harus kita sangat berwaspada. Mudah-mudahan hadith di atas menjadi ingatan buat saya dan kita semua.



Penyerahan Memorandum & Perhimpunan Aman
Solidariti Buat Rakyat Syria
14 Jun 2013 | Jumaat | Selepas Solat Jumaah | Di Hadapan Kedutaan Syria




Sudah 2 tahun sejak 15 Mac 2011 hingga 15 Mac 2013, waimma hari ini, bumi bersejarah Syams masih bergolak. Sikap pelampau dalam melayan tuntutan rakyat dan menjenamakan atas nama Islam, satu perbuatan yang jelek. Tiada kemanusiaan. Zalim dan hina.

Saya ketepikan dulu untuk bicara soal Sunni-Syi'ah. Biar ulama' yang menghakimi mereka. Syeikh Dr Yusuf Al-Qaradhawi, tokoh ilmuan yang banyak membahaskan bab taqriibu al-mazahib akhirnya akur dengan tuntutan semasa. Lantas melabel Iran dan sekutunya, Hezbullah sebagai hizbu syaitan! Kupasan Syeikh Dr. Muhammad Ali As-Sobuni ketika pemusafiran di Malaysia yang mendakwa Syi'ah Alawi sebagai rafidhoh taghut masih segar dalam ingatan saya.

Satu laporan yang telah dikemukakan oleh Syrian Observatory for Human Rights pada Januari 2013 telah mendedahkan bahawa seramai 59,648 orang telah terbunuh di Syria dalam tempoh jangka masa 15 Mac 2011 hingga 30 November 2012. Satu analisis lain menjangkakan bahawa secara purata sejak Julai 2012, hampir 5,000 orang telah terbunuh dalam masa sebulan. Ini bermakna sehingga bulan ini, kita boleh menjangkakan kematian telah mencecah seramai 100,000 orang.

Selain itu, satu laporan baru dikemukakan pada 10 Jun 2013 oleh United Nations High Commisioner for Refugee (UNHCR), mereka telah mendedahkan bahawa lebih 1.6 juta rakyat Syria telah menjadi pelarian ke negara-negara jiran seperti Mesir, Jordan, Lubnan, Turki dan Iraq. 

Ini satu operasi pembunuhan dan penindasan secara besar-besaran yang dilakukan secara sistematik, berobjektif dan berskala besar. Ini bukan lagi modus operandi mempertahankan diri. Ini adalah pembunuhan terancang umat Islam di Syria. Apatah lagi, regim Bashar Al-Assad dengan angkuh menyerang rakyat dengan menggunakan gas kimia sarin sehingga melumpuhkan sebahagian besar kebangkitan rakyat. Jangan ditanya perihal Hezbullah tanpa rasa malu menceroboh dan mencampuri urusan dalaman rakyat Syria. Atas nama apa? 

Kita harus perhati, dua kuasa besar dunia telah membuat resolusi terhadap konflik berdarah di Syria. Pertama, pada 3 Ogos 2012, resolusi khas telah dibuat oleh United Nations General Assembly bagi mendesak Syria mengakhiri kekejaman yang dilakukan ke atas rakyatnya. Kemudian, pada bulan yang sama, penghujung Ramadhan 1433h, OIC pula mengadakan sidang khas luar biasa di Makkah untuk mengutuk kezaliman Bashar Al-Assad di Syam. Berkesankah mereka?

Sejauhmana rakyat diberikan ruang yang lebih terbuka dan adil untuk memilih kerajaan baru, sama-sama kita nanti dan berdoa. Tatkala di Syria masih belum damai, Mesir dan Turki juga bergolak. Jika bukan sedikit, tempiasnya tetap menerpa.  
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