Many businessmen and ordinary people call me inquiring links with rich Muslim circles.
It is difficult to make them understand that I don’t have this sort of relations. The people they need are my enemies. In fact, they are not my enemy because I don’t have enemies. However, these rich Muslim leaders regard me an enemy. The reason is simple. These guys who call themselves Muslims with a few exceptions have little to do with Islam. Their money circulates in prohibited speculations, their lifestyle recalls the pre-Islamic Jahiliya (pagan) age, their nation and religion are exposed on daily level to their betrayal, the enemies of Islam are their friends and the true followers of Islam are their enemies.
In the Quran period of revelations comes to end with the death of Mohammed (PBUH). It is followed by Golden age and prosperity which took several centuries, what was replaced by period when thinking and application of doctrines and sharia started to decline. This process today reached as deep as possible. The lives of majority of Muslims don’t follow Islamic principles. However, there is nothing to be wondered. Majority of Christians don’t live according to teachings of Jesus and majority of Jews don’t follow Judaism. Situation is even more complex. State of Israel has got its mandate from the Bible while Zionism the principle of state has little to do with Bible. Zionism is Jewish nationalism in brief. Furthermore, the leaders of state of Israel are mainly atheists. Rabbi Shapiro draws attention frequently to the contradiction what exists between the principles of state of Israel and the thinking of religious Jews:
And there is nothing wrong with that. We just have to get used to the fact that something that is emphasized is not always true. Today it is normal.
Situation is similar inside the Muslim Ummah. There is a mass what follows Islam; however, they are far from those who are in power, so the mass hides their faith inside themselves. On the other hand, the administration refers to Islamic values but in essence they are atheists. The administration takes measures in order to close faith inside the mass preventing it to express Islamic prescriptions on money, life, sacrifice, tolerance, solidarity and support of those who are in need. Therefore, administration uses all means what state has for keeping religion under control. Frankly speaking this is terror against Islam.
So, people ask me to establish contact with circles who betray Islam and control financial sources while I blame these circles in my articles. It is the same if rabbi Shapiro would be asked to arrange something with the administration in Israel. Though it may be his relations are better than are mine’s with Muslims. However, there is one important issue: rabbi Shapiro and me have more in common than me and the Muslim leaders, because both of us rely on the One God. To God it does not matter how many we are in number and on what side we stand. The only issue what counts: whether we believe in Him or not. The case of Moses with Pharaoh and case of David with Goliath are good examples for us. Sometimes mathematical probability fails against belief and devotion:
When Talut set forth with the armies, he said: "(Allah) will test you at the stream: if any drinks of its water, He goes not with my army: Only those who taste not of it go with me: A mere sip out of the hand is excused." but they all drank of it, except a few. When they crossed the river, - He and the faithful ones with him, - they said: "This day We cannot cope with Goliath and his forces." but those who were convinced that they must meet Allah, said: "How oft, by Allah's will, Hath a small force vanquished a big one? Allah is with those who steadfastly persevere." (Quran 2:249)
A Koránban Dávid története néhány szóban tömörítve jön elő, de spirituális tanítása számos meglátást rejt. Az Ótestamentum elbeszélő történetekkel írja le az eseményt, elmerül a részletekben és kevés szót ejt az egyetemes igazságról, ami minden példabeszéd mögött van. A Korán utal a történetre és elmondja a tanulságot.
The whole story of David is compressed into a few words but its spiritual lessons are dwelt upon from many points of view. The Old Testament is mainly interested in the narratives which is full of detail but says little about the universal truth of which every true story is a parable. The Quran refers the story and tells the lesson.
David was a raw youth with no arms or armor. He was not known even in the Israelite camp and the giant Goliath mocked him. Even David’s own elder brother child him for deserting his sheep, but his faith made him devoted to stand in front of the Philistine hosts. When Saul offered his own armor and arms to David, the young hero declined, as he had not tried them, while his shepherd’s sling and staff were his well-tried implements. He picked up five smooth pebbles on the spot from the stream and used his sling to such effect that he knocked down Goliath. He then used Goliath’s own sword to slay him. There was consternation in the Philistine army, they broke and fled, and were pursued and cut to pieces.
Apart from the main lesson that if we would preserve our national existence and our faith it is our duty to fight with courage and firmness. There are other lessons in David’s story:
- Numbers do not count, but faith, determination and blessing of God
- Size and strength are of no avail against truth, courage and careful planning
- The hero tries his own weapon and those that are available to him at the time and place, even though people may laugh at him.
- If God is with us, the enemy’s weapon may become instrument of his own destruction
- Personality conquers all dangers, and puts heart into our own wavering friends
- Pure faith brings God’s reward which may take many forms. In David’s case it was Power, Wisdom and other gifts.
David was not only a shepherd, a warrior, a king, a wise man, and a Prophet, but was also endowed with the gifts of poetry and music. His Psalms (Zabur) are still extant.
David and his stand represent Jihad where man can use arm for defense of land, faith and nation.