By AbdulHakeem Adejokun
“……As for the scholars, they initially were also deceived by the apparent call of these evil ikhwani scholars as they did not have enough time to busy themselves with the reading of these people write-ups as they had in front of them the works of people like Imam Malik, Imam Ahmad , As-shafee’, Albukhari, Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Qayyim and many others. However, some scholars such as Shaikh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaami was quick to detect this in the nineties and did a lot of refutations of the Brotherhood” Jumat
Great thinkers, the implication of this words on the ummah at large and the Saudiyoon in Abdul Ghaniy’s words if they were deceived to handover the development of the Kingdom all-round education for such years, then for many of the religious injunctions, fatawa issues, they might also have been deceived.
Can the scholars be so stupid to such an extent? This claim is ridiculous.
In his writing, he painted a picture of Saudi-ikhwan’s relationship starting with Gamal’s persecution. The truth is that history can not be rewritten by it’s mutilators.
The first contact between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudi was when Muhammad al Khatib contacted the martyr Imam and offered him to travel and work as teacher in the Saudi institutes.
In November 1928, Imam al Banna traveled there to teach, at that time both Egypt and Saudi Arabia were under pressure from the English colonialists.
During the time of battle for relevance and control of the already fragmented Muslim ummah, the ikhwan adopted the two swords in the Saudi National flag adding it to their logo, in support of the Islamic nation just given birth to, which shows more seriousness to Islamic principle, a move that pitched the king of Egypt against him (Al Banna). A move which shows, ikhwan seriousness to islamic principle rather than being nationalist. Their aim had been promotion of the cause the sahaba died on.
And On 17th March 1935, Shahid was keen to performe Hajj, which he eventually had in 1354AH/1936. The Umm Al Qura newspaper, the largest newspaper in Saudi Arabia reported this and mentioned the name of great reformer and thinkers on the vessel kawthar including Shaykh Hassan Al Banna, the Mursid, The Egyptian government, Shaikh Hamed, the scholar of Al Azhar, Sheikh Abdullahi Salim Badawi, etc.
On this journey, he clearly stated his aim as “to meet muslim delegations from different classes from every country, to talk with them, to study their conditions, to discuss their problems, to identify their level of civilisation and culture, and their level of understanding of Islam and relationship to life”. As expected of a leader, he made this explicit in his address at the conference of delegation organised by King Abdul Aziz that year. His speech was the longest yet the only word that awaken the attendees admiration and shook their feelings. He almost finished his speech until all the delegations came to embrace him, clasped his hands, signed him and asked to be identified with him, and open their heart to the ideas contained in his speech.
Everyone, including the Kingdom leadership knew what his intention was, everyone saw the new dawn, which brings with it the rays of hope for the Ummah.
The difference between their iman and others is: Their iman is lame and asleep, they don’t want to act on it or listen to the demands of iman. Yet in the Muslim brothers this same iman is alive, strong and action oriented.
On the visit of King Abdul Aziz of Saudi to Egypt, the Ikhwan received him; and a representative of the Saudi government for Hajj, Hassan Ahmad Hassanein, was hosted at their headquarter, where he delivered a lecture on “Hajj revelation”. Here the Palestinian issue was discussed and the brotherhood’s feeling of Hijaz toward the Palestinian’s plight.
Under the influence of the Ikhwanul Muslimoon, people became more attracted towards the Palestinian course, before then there was few reference to the Palestinian problem amongs clerics, intellectual and activists.
During the pilgrimage of November 1946 / 1365AH, King Abdul Aziz Al Saud held celebrations and banquets for the pilgrims and specially invited the Ikhwan and Imam Hassan Al Banna. The king spoke with Imam Shahid Hassan Al Banna on the question of Palestine, which was previously raised at it’s headquarter, and how to solve it. It was agreed that Arab countries should intervene with organised army and the Palestinian tribes should be assisted in the guerrilla war. Worthy of notice is the fact that the King was pleased with this view.
The king that put Islam and Islamic brotherhood first, genuinely interested in the process of Islamic revival. Rather than the coward who occupy the seat today paying lip service to this cause.
Shameful, indeed was the display of one Maruf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Abdul Ghaniy jumat, when they resulted to mocking the Palestinians and their supporters in their struggle.
Consequently, the brothers mobilised and partook in the defense of the Palestinians and successfully returned.
The success and return of the freedom fighters angered the Egyptian Authority, who thought Al Banna was more active with the Saudi King and thus attempted to assassinate him outside Egypt during his last hajj on September, 1948, a move the Saudi countered and heavily guarded the Martyr. After his return in November, 28th, 1948 he was eventually killed few months later.
The relationship has been there, well understood by all and sundry, when the monarchy show it was serious about Islam and it’s Shari’ah until the westerners influenced the kingdom and continue to drive it to the abyss of destruction as we witness today. The MB stand where the truth stands. May Allah cut short the goals backstabbers
Allahu Akbar wa lillah-ilhamd