You Have Caused Your Own Destruction!

آحمد صبحي منصور في الجمعة ١٦ - يونيو - ٢٠١٧ ١٢:٠٠ صباحاً

You Have Caused Your Own Destruction!

 Published in June 14, 2017

Translated by: Ahmed Fathy



1- In an ancient era in Arabia, a man desired to cross a river from one bank to the other, and he had a small empty sack made of camel skin, which he blown with his breath to fill it with air, then wrapped a rope tightly around it; he used it to buoy himself while crossing the deep river. In the middle of the river, the rope was unloosen and the sack sank, and the man was about to drown since he could not swim; he screamed for help. No one heard him except a Bedouin man who did not know how to swim; he rebuked the drowning man that his mouth blown the air and his hands tied the rope; he had caused his own destruction, as he did not do it properly. This has become an Arabic proverb for those who caused their own death because of their folly: (you have caused your own destruction!).

2- This Arabic proverb applies to many individuals; e.g., an Egyptian  man deserted his extended family and relatives to please his wife, and to please her more, he spent years working in a Gulf monarchy to send her and his children more money. This man used to spend three weeks a year with his wife and children. When his contract ended and he settled in Egypt for good, he discovered that his children do not know him at all and are never familiar with him and his relatives; they belong only to their mother and their maternal uncles. The more he tried to get nearer to his children, the more they shun him in repulsion, and when he complained to his wife, she scolded him. He lived as a stranger with them in the same house, and they never let him reunite with his own relatives at all. This man has caused his own destruction.    

3- This Arabic proverb applies to Arab regimes and tyrants who grew old while retaining their authority and power at all costs; with the passage of time, they have reached an impasse; they cannot exit their countries safely as their victims are millions of people and they stole $ millions. They live in constant fear, doubt, and anxiety about their unknown future, chased by nightmares about their victims. They inevitably have to stay, especially when they have seen the fates of Mubarak, Ben Ali, Saddam, and Kaddafi. They have seen that the West countries on which those deposed tyrants depended have forsaken them easily. This is the status of tyrannical rulers who are still in power in their senile age; for instance, Omar Al-Bashir, who was born in 1944, rules Sudan since 1989 coup. Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika, who was born in 1937, was appointed as a minister since 1962, and foreign minister since 1964, who participated in the coup against Ahmed Ben Bella in 1965, and who was accused of theft and embezzlement in 1965 and 1978, and he has become the president of Algeria in 1999 till now despite his senility and his imminent death. King Salman Ibn Abdul-Aziz of the KSA was born in 1953, and he became the prince of Riyadh since 1955, then the defense minister in 2011 after the death of his brother, Sultan, and eventually, he has become a king in 2015 after he reached the age of 80, while preparing his son, M. Ibn Salman, to be his successor. All such tyrants know quite well that dangers looming and hovering over them and their countries, carrying them into the unknown future in this era that is filled with upheavals and political unrest, civil wars, and regional radical changes; they reap now in their old age the evil they have sown years ago. Each of these tyrants has caused his own destruction.      

4- Sadly, successors of tyrants follow the footsteps of their predecessors; for instance, President Al-Sisi now is worse than Mubarak in Egypt; sons of Zayed in UAE are worse than their father; and King Abdulla of Jordan is worse than his father the late King Hussein. By the way, King Abdulla of Jordan and Ling Al-Hassan of Morocco claim falsely they are the descendants of Fatima, daughter of Muhammad, as if this lends legitimacy to their rule! In fact, their so-called legitimacy is based on coercion and compulsion; their citizens are being tortured to learn submission to tyrants. Does such torture and brutal force agree with gentility and leniency of Muhammad in his Yathreb city-state?!  Such tyranny does not agree with the motto (the nation is the source of all authorities) that we infer from this verse: "It is by of grace from God that you were gentle with them. Had you been harsh, hardhearted, they would have dispersed from around you. So pardon them, and ask forgiveness for them, and consult them in the conduct of affairs. And when you make a decision, put your trust in God; God loves the trusting." (3:159).

5- This Arabic proverb (you have caused your own destruction!) can be said about the silent vast majority of passive citizens submitting to tyranny; they pay the heavy price now as we see in Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya; they will pay the heavy price soon enough in Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, morocco, Sudan, and the Gulf countries. If such Arab citizens stood united against tyrants to demand the upholding of justice as per this verse: "We sent Our messengers with the clear proofs, and We sent down with them the Book and the Balance, that humanity may uphold justice. And We sent down iron, in which is violent force, and benefits for humanity. That God may know who supports Him and His messengers without seeing Him. God is Strong and Powerful." (57:25), and if they persevere in their resistance and bear patiently with tens of thousands of them being killed, they would save lives of hundred millions and make sure their children will live in dignity and freedom in their homelands. Yet, they sought temporary safety while being content with humiliation and misery; this will inevitably end in bloodshed and civil strife.


Lastly: the best discourse, the Quran, on the existing and the coming destruction:

1- Look at photos of Aleppo ten years ago, with its beauty and luxury, and compare them to photos of Aleppo now, destroyed and smitten into ruins, as per the Quranic term of destruction. This applies to other cities in Yemen and Somalia. This may predict another destruction – we hope it will not occur – to other cities in Egypt, North Africa, and the Gulf countries. By the way, fill your eyes with photos of huge buildings of Riyadh, Doha, Mecca, Dubai, Manama, and Cairo; who knows? One might one day feel sorry for their destruction when this verse applies to them: "How many a town have I reprieved, although it was unjust? Then I seized it. To Me is the destination." (22:48). Fearing such a fate and caring for the weak ones on earth who have nothing to do with the struggles and conflicts of tyrants, we advise, warn, and preach in our website, and we bear patiently with negative and insulting comments of those who are still influenced by the culture of slaves who accuse the west of all crimes to clear the names of Arab tyrants. These tyrants are the cause and root of all calamities; when they step down, reform can be introduced and launched. Arab tyrants still exist with their terrorism and oppression; they command and supervise the torture citizens and the rape or the threat to rape wives, daughters, sisters, and mothers of innocent citizens to confess anything by force. Such crimes against humanity (as per International Law) committed by tyrants do not stop those servants of tyrants and those who suffer the influence of the culture of slaves to defend tyrants shamelessly!   

2- God narrates to us in the Quran stories of ancient nations smitten and destroyed by Him because of their injustices committed against themselves and others; they have wronged themselves by their grave sins. After such stories, God tells us the following: "These are of the reports of the towns - We relate them to you. Some are still standing, and some have withered away. We did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves..." (11:100-101).

3- In the very ancient eras, human beings were scattered nations away from one another; their destruction included all the unjust ones and their towns/cities, while the good believers were saved by the grace of the Lord God, and the remnants of the smitten town would remain as representing the unjust retinue members who ruled and controlled everything: the palace of the tyrant who confiscated power, authority, and wealth and the destroyed well of water used by the weak, oppressed ones: "How many a town have We destroyed while it was doing wrong? They lie in ruins; with stilled wells, and lofty mansions." (22:45). This verse shows the same features of tyranny and injustice in all eras even in our modern era; the affluent unjust ones live luxuriously in palaces and have their fleet of yachts, planes, etc., (i.e., symbolized by lofty mansions in 22:45) while the poor in slums live in dilapidated houses that may collapse and have broken-down infrastructure and facilities that never work (i.e., symbolized by stilled wells in 22:45). When such towns are destroyed by God, the lofty mansions remain but empty; God warns us to heed this lesson: "So note the outcome of their planning; We destroyed them and their people, altogether. Here are their homes, in ruins, on account of their iniquities. Surely in this is a sign for people who know." (27:51-52).    

4- The Quran was revealed within an era when human beings developed their means of communications with one another; general destruction is no longer there; only partial destruction to the unjust towns/cities, and this will go on as a divine rule since injustice goes on. In fact, the affluent criminals who control and confiscate power, authority, and wealth are commanded by God to uphold justice, but they adamantly refuse, and this cause their own destruction, as we read about ancient nations before the Quran: "When We decide to destroy a town, We command its affluent ones, they transgress in it, so the word becomes justified against it, and We destroy it completely. How many generations have We destroyed after Noah? Your Lord is sufficient as Knower and Beholder of the sins of his servants." (17:16-17). This rule of God in the Quran  goes on after the Quranic revelation in many eras until our modern age and will go on in the future as long as injustice is still there and people do not uphold it. The criminal, affluent ones in any given State or town scheme and plan but they fall into their own traps: "And thus We set up in every city its leading wicked sinners, to conspire in it, but they conspire only against themselves, and they do not realize it." (6:123); this is a Quranic general rule in all eras: "There is no city but We will destroy before the Day of Resurrection, or punish it with a severe punishment. This is inscribed in the Book. " (17:58). 

5- In the Quran, God does not narrate stories of ancient nations for fun – Heaven forbid! – but for us to draw moral lessons, as we infer from this direct preaching that comes after narrating stories of destroyed ancient nations: "Had the people of the towns believed and turned righteous, We would have opened for them the blessings of the heaven and the earth; but they rejected the Truth, so We seized them by what they were doing. Do the people of the towns feel secure that Our might will not come upon them by night, while they sleep?Do the people of the towns feel secure that Our might will not come upon them by day, while they play? Do they feel safe from God's plan? None feel safe from God's plan except the losing people. Is it not guidance for those who inherit the land after its inhabitants, that if We willed, We could strike them for their sins? And seal up their hearts, so that they would not hear?" (7:96-100). Losers in our modern age are nations that show enmity toward God; God granted them the greatest gift, the Quran, but they have rejected it and adhered instead to earthly religions and devilish, Satanist narratives/hadiths; moreover, God granted them $ billions of oil revenues but they used them in committing many sins, injustices, violence, and aggression.    

6- God does not confine the Quranic preaching to a direct one; the practical one is found in the command to roam the earth to see how ancient nations were destroyed: "Have they not travelled through the earth, and seen the consequences for those before them? They were stronger than them, and they left more impact on earth. But God seized them for their sins, and they had no defender against God." (40:21).

7- We infer all that in the Quran, God's Book abandoned by the Muhammadans; it is no use to warn and preach them, as Satan deceives them and controls their senses, hearts, and minds: "Have they not journeyed in the earth, and had minds to reason with, or ears to listen with? It is not the eyes that go blind, but it is the hearts, within the chests, that go blind." (22:46).

8- The proof is the current destruction in Iraq, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen; we fear that imminent destruction may occur to Egypt, North Africa, and the Gulf countries. No one can escape such destruction as people do not uphold justice as per this divine command: "We sent Our messengers with the clear proofs, and We sent down with them the Book and the Balance, that humanity may uphold justice. And We sent down iron, in which is violent force, and benefits for humanity. That God may know who supports Him and His messengers without seeing Him. God is Strong and Powerful." (57:25). As always, God says nothing but the Absolute Truth, despite of the Muhammadans!  

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