To: "H.E. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei"
From: K A Huq
Subject: Your inaugural speech at the Fourth Conference for Support of Palestine
To: H.E. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Cc: H.E. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
To Whom It May Concern
I have read your inaugural speech at the Fourth Conference for Support of Palestine organized in Iran. Hereunder this letter I have copied the English translation of your speech I received.
There are important points in your speech which call for our attention. But in general your speech is arrogance against arrogance, hatred against hatred. It lacks Divinity.
There are both believers and non-believers (atheists /agnostics) in almost all the ethnic religious communities of the Divine Scriptures including Muslims, Christians, Jews and Hindus. Almighty Allah has promised that irrespective of religious ethnicity whoever believe in Allah and in the Last Day and work righteousness shall have their reward with their Lord.
Arab leaders and Muslim fighters against Turkey's Muslim ruler were no less responsible for the creation of the State of Israel after the First World War. And it was the failure of the Arab, Muslim and Christian authorities and people that Israel could expand beyond her 1948 borders. May be it was the Divine Punishment for helping the British administration which is the prime mover of atheistic secularism and materialism in the world.
One can not solve problems by blaming others. We ethnic Muslims have been stabbing each other on the back. We ethnic Muslims have deviated from the Path of Piety & Righteousness and have chosen to ignore Divine Scripture, Prophetic Mission and Human Experience. Our Iranian revolutionaries talked so much about the Divine Mission of the United Ummah. But in practice they welcomed US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Faith and Righteousness is more important today than religious ethnicity. Our Holy Prophet (Sallallahoalaihissalam) taught us not to blame the son for the offence of father. It is not correct to blame all Jews for the wrongs of a few Jew in earlier times. Is it piety for any Muslim to call the Jews sons of pigs and apes? Is it the teaching of our Holy Prophet (SM)?
Our Holy Prophet (Sm) migrated from Makkah to Yathrib (Medina) on the invitation and consent of those most of who were friendly Jews and Pagans. At that time there were less than 500 Muslims in Yathrib (Medina) while the population of Yathrib (Medina) was nearly 10,000 - about fifty percent Jews and fifty percent Pagans. Those majority Jews and Pagans agreed Hazrat Muhammad ibn Abdullah (Sm) to become the political leader and administrator of the City State of Medina and Holy Prophet (Sm) guaranteed their rights and status by Medina Charter which called all citizens of Medina irrespective of religion as "Ummah". On the other hand, Holy Prophet (Sm)'s own relatives and tribe in Makkah were called "Kafir" not because they were idol-worshippers but because they were enemies.
We need the support of principled God fearing people irrespective of their ethnic or religious identities. We need the support of Vatican and other non-materialist believer Christians. We need the support of the Monotheist Jewish Clergies who have been holding important heritage of Divine Scriptures and Missions of Prophets of Allah (Blessings of Allah be upon them all). We need the support of non-materialist believer God-fearing Hindus who have been holding important heritage of Divine Scriptures and Missions of Prophets of Allah (Blessings of Allah be upon them all). We need to understand that the vested interests of elitist agnostics and atheists of Europe led by British administration is the prime enemy of Faith, Righteousness and Justice in the world.
We are already in the midst of the Third World War. All God fearing righteous people irrespective of ethnic religious identity have to come closer and work together to fulfill Divine Will. Our anger and hatred is not going to solve the problem of the mankind. We need to be God fearing, wise and righteously active.
With best wishes and best regards.
Kazi Azizul Huq
(ibn Abdulhuq ibn Izzatullah ibn Abdulhamid)
International Affairs Secretary, Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon