Conquered Land, its Loss and Retrieval
In the Abode of Peace, the Arabs having unwittingly let part of the
“Palestine” territory slip through their fingers to the Israelis feel
deceived. After the Islamic conquest of the Middle East, in the mid-7th
AD, all the nation states of the region were absorbed into the (Dar Al-Silm)
Abode of Peace. They were integrated into the Islamic states,
considering them an integral part of the (Umma) nation of Islam.
The region, under the rule of Islam, extended from the Persian border,
west, all throughout (Mesopotamia) Assyria, Israel and Lebanon, to the
northernmost point up north of the Mediterranean Sea shores of present
day Turkey and beyond. To the Arabs, the name Israel was no longer in
existence, nor was Assyria. Both nations, in language and population, in
race and national identity were considered extinct, or Arab. With the
steady rise of Islam in the early years, Christian Churches, Jewish
Temples and Holy Sites, were destined to total destruction or conversion
into Islamic Mosques and Islamic sacred shrines (Sayid Muhson Abu-Tabikh,
2001: p 263).
In the early years of propagating his new religion, and engagement in
religious activities, Muhammad had approached the ecclesiastics of
Judaism and Christianity, through his emissaries to Egypt and the Holy
Land, to recognize him as the prophet of the new religion of Islam. They
declined. Islam has since equated Judaism with an opposing front because
of its renunciation and opposition to the genuineness of the Muhammadan
prophethood. Subsequently, Islam equated Christianity with polytheism.
Thus, Islam regards Judaism as a traditional enemy that should be
eliminated and Christianity in error.
The non-Islamic communities, residents of the Middle East region, were
suppressed in a bid to erode their racial identity. Islam adopts
repressive measures, placing unjust limitations on their personal
freedom in areas of self-expression, politics, religion, travel and
association. Non-Muslim native inhabitants of the Middle East became
prisoners in their own homeland.
During the Khilapha (Succession) period, and until the collapse of the
Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century, the name of the Biblical Land
of Israel was dropped. Its name was politically documented as
‘Palestine’ and put under the strict control and jurisdiction of the
Abode of Peace. Palestine was given to mean extension of the landmass of
its physical geography to include all of the Biblical land of Israel.
Israel has since been considered as an Islamic territory. Islam calls it
Palestine, relating it to Arabised Palestine, and as an integral part of
the Abode of Peace of the Nation of Islam.
In Islam, Israel is only mentioned for defamation; not praise. The Arabs
will do whatever is needed to retrieve it, even Jerusalem, which
historically never belonged to Palestine, let alone to the Arabs. The
ultimate aim of the Islamic states of the Abode of Peace is to recover
lost territory by any means, especially Jerusalem, a one-time Canaanite
city of the pagan king Adoni-Zedek.
Throughout the ages, Jerusalem has earned itself the name - The Holy
City, The City of David, the City of Peace, and The Capital of Israel –
not at all the city of the Arabs. The Islamic scheme to re-conquer lost
land, eradicate Israel and expand their domain is ever alive.