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aammar 26-02-2013 08:31 AM

Occupation of Afghanistan
 
Why was the occupation of Afghanistan the dream of not only Genghis Khan, but of all other invaders? Why was the occupation of Afghanistan an influential step on the way towards the collapse of the Islamic Ummah? Why should the fall of Afghanistan in the hand of any invader, whatsoever, be an alarm of a severe danger to which the entire Ummah is exposed?

In fact, the fall of Afghanistan implies several disasters:

First: the mountainous nature of the state makes it almost impossible to be invaded; and this means that it is a strong natural barrier facing the invaders, which alleviates the pressure from the neighboring countries. If Afghanistan falls, then, it is very likely that the neighboring countries will fall, and it will be easier to invade or, at least, haggle with Pakistan, Iran and then Iraq afterwards.

Second: the very important strategic site of Afghanistan gives it a significant value; it is in the middle of Asia and whoever occupies it will have a view ranging 360 degrees of the entire region, as being a few steps far from very important countries. He will be able to observe, not only Pakistan and Iran, but also such dangerous countries as Russia and India, let alone his being relatively close to China. In this way, the occupation of Afghanistan makes it possible to take control of the whole continent of Asia.

Third: the mountainous nature of Afghanistan has given its people such hardness and firmness as other countries may not have. If those fall, then, it will be easier for others to fall afterwards.

Fourth: the inhabitants of this country have a very high Islamic tendency and a prominent spirit inclining towards Jihaad; and it is not easy for them to accept occupation, as seemed evident in their two victories over the Tatars, at the time almost all Islamic armies failed to achieve such victory. Undoubtedly, the collapse of those was considered a great success of the forces that were hostile to the Muslims.

Fifth: above all of this, the negative spiritual effect upon the Muslims versus the positive spiritual effect on the Tatars was a great factor in the course of events. How could a disappointed nation think to stand up once again? How could a nation that tasted the sweetness of the difficult victory indulge in the easy victories? This does not usually happen.

In this way, the Tatars arrived from China, to Kazakhstan, then Uzbekistan, then Turkmenistan, then Afghanistan, then Iran, then Azerbaijan, then Armenia, and then Georgia, and became very near to Iraq, within only one year, i.e. in 617 A.H., to the extent that Ibn Al-Atheer, May Allaah Have mercy upon him, comments saying:

"What those Tatars did has never been heard about in the past and the modern times. They came out from within the borders of China, and it was before one year that some of them arrived to Armenia and became adjacent to Iraq from the direction of Hamedan. By Allaah, I have no doubt that anyone to come a long time after us and see this event recorded in the books, will deny it, and render it impossible, and he has the right to do so. But once he renders it impossible, let him consider what has been recorded by us as well as all who compiled history in those times of ours, given that all the people know it well, be they lettered or unlettered, due to its fame."


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