Gaza is showing a mirror to the world

Muhammad Fakharuddin
11 min readFeb 18, 2024


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It's not like Muslim genocide has started today; it has been happening for decades; by the so-called champions of a democratic free world (and also at the behest of corrupt Muslim leaders) and before that at the hands of Colonizers, Mongols, and Crusades; but Gaza and Palestinian people hold a special love and attachment to people's minds.

Maybe because these are set of people who have witnessed oppression and hardship for decades and it has stuck to people's memories; yet no one was able to help them break the shackles of injustice; they have been going through trial after trial; yet they hold strong; each child and member of the land of Palestine, if given proper chances can be a leader; because one learns wisdom in dire situations and heroes are made in those moments of challenges and difficulties.

The patience, and perseverance each one of them holds are phenomenal, you will see lots of nationals in Israel justifying the killing of innocent people in Gaza, because of what happened on Oct 7 but you would hardly see those reactions from the Arabs in that area; because they understand its a test for them in grand scheme of things; its part of their faith and constantly reminding themselves with.

“Those to whom hypocrites said, ‘Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them.’

But it [merely] increased them in faith, and they said, ‘Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.

they do not rely on our help and if you are doing anything to stop the most documented genocide ( which is being telecast), you are doing it for yourself and your consciousness and about the fact you still have an ounce of empathy left in your heart. I wanted to spend some time reflecting on what we can learn from the atrocities being committed and what it shows about us as humans and our civilization.

Lesson 1, human life is the most important and sacred thing in this whole world, and yet those who are supporting Israel cannot decide on this basic objective thing; as if they have been blinded in their heart. If one cannot give respect and dignity to a newborn; who has barely spent a few hours in this world, then how can we imagine any amount of good coming out of them and their way of life? ( Quran 5:32 Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land — it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one— it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And Our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors)

Lesson2, I consider Jews community to be smart and intelligent people, but they cannot see past that the Zionist government is keeping them divided; and is using their past suffering as a cloak to keep the status quo and keep them fighting for the US empire ( who has said to participate in 70 coups around the world directly or indirectly and in process killed millions of innocent people).

Israel government is just serving the US empire's interest of geo politics and keeping the war machinery going; instead of thinking from the perspective of the Jewish community and their safety and peace.

wrote a long piece on it; if someone is interested in reading more to understand the context.

Intelligence is not the necessary trait to arrive at the right conclusion, that is why we need a higher moral code, and law, to guide past weakness of human fear, or love of ultra-nationalism, or idea of chosen people, especially when it's installed at an early age.

Lesson 3, what we are witnessing in Gaza is an act of people which I call “Master of Destruction”, they are devoid of any empathy, and what they know only is destruction and oppression; they cannot think or overcome their weakness to fight. We know through multiple studies that narcist people become our leaders eventually because they have a self-bias of selecting themselves; they are overconfident of themselves; and how evolution has progressed our minds we take strong Man (which would be useful when we were hunter-gatherers) to be more trustworthy, but that is not true in today’s world

On the flip side, a common humble man would want to move away from running for a post of leadership because he thinks either he is not capable of it or he is not ready to face the toxicity of doing such a job.

In short, we have created a system where people with vulture capabilities are being applauded and looked at with respect, and the honest, humble, and trustworthy are filtered out.

Lesson 4, God does not bless Israel, Wherever you see on social networks any image of Israel is posted, definitely you will find thousands of Christians commenting along the line “God bless Israel” as if their whole theology and basis of existence depends on it. This is the classic case of weaponizing the bible to serve one country and it is mostly a product of a new theology of dispensationalism born around 200 years ago

this theology is wrong on so many accounts; and is one of the main causes, of the unlimited wars we saw in the Middle East; these groups of millions of Christians give pro-war votes, and fund the government to continue on this war-trodden path because they think Israel needs to be great and bigger for second coming of Jesus ( which means an unstable area and moving more people to the land)

It's a vast subject so will leave a couple of articles if someone wants to grapple with it.

Lesson5, Religion is a good thing and talks about standing up for high moral standards, and teaches patience and perseverance as we can see in the people of Gaza; but people are created weak and they use religion to drive their purposes to grab more power and corrupting religious book and teaching for their benefits.

Hence we see after the Renaissance, intellect and writers produced most of the work and philosophies, based on their vengeance on Christianity; with religion as not a source of knowledge focus shifted to individualism and rationality; which eventually created a society where people suffered from nihilism and broken families and not able to get away from known things which will harm them ( sex, drugs, alcohol, ..). We need to realize that even if we do not follow any religion we will still follow our desire ( which will be manipulated by media and our surroundings); so in the end our desire becomes our God ( and we will not be free anyway).

All Abrahamic religions started being monotheistic but both Christianity and Judaism have turned it into quite different things from their original construct ( which causes the bad name to religion). Wrote the below articles and argued more on that subject and how today’s Christianity is altogether different from what Jesus preached.

Lesson 6, God has a plan for the Jewish community, they were sent as chosen people because God selected them and made a moral covenant with them and sent prophets after prophets to them so they can guide them and keep them on the right path.

Most of the Christian Evangelical world has wrongly attributed the chosen ess to be based on race or land, which is not true, it's a moral agreement; though most of the Jewish people have become secular the covenant still stands.

The two-time Temple of Solomon was destroyed because they did not hold the law and caused corruption and killing in the land and they are doing it for the third time which will most probably result in the same punishment ( I sincerely hope they get some heed to understand this, Quran reference below)

talking about the Babylonian period: (Al Quran 17:4–5) And We warned the Children of Israel in the Scripture, “You will certainly cause corruption in the land twice, and you will become extremely arrogant. When the first of the two warnings would come to pass, We would send against you some of Our servants of great might, who would ravage your homes. This would be a warning fulfilled.

talking about the Roman period: (Al Quran 17:7) And when the second warning would come to pass, your enemies would be left to totally disgrace you and enter the Temple of Jerusalem as they (their predecessors) entered it the first time, and utterly destroy whatever would fall into their hands.

(Al Quran 17:8) Perhaps your Lord will have mercy on you if you repent, but if you return to sin, We will return to punishment (by sending another army).

Lesson 7, The West has promoted this idea of individualism and liberalism ( it said that its roots are in the Pope's ruling that cousins cannot marry each other); which has made us care only about ourselves and our pursuit of happiness.

But this does not tie back to our nature as we are social creatures, we need bonds and help from each other to survive and prosper so we should be valuing community instead of individualism.

Another major impact it has is that we have our truths which we want to pursue and hence do not agree with each other; on basic moral things; this allows government or Captilistic elites to manipulate each of us and fear each other and not let us be united on common agendas, because they know once differences of people are removed they will be more aware of their rights; and than they cannot continue this authoritative form of governments.

If people need to stop and fight their government, so they do not go on this bandwagon of fighting around the world and pumping more weapons into the market, they need to find common grounds; where shared values are promoted, and a united front can be made; otherwise people will continue to suffer as in the land of Palestine.

Lesson 8, despite media biases and the complacency of the government to maintain the status quo, a lot of people are protesting, writing, and calling out the genocide, especially in the West. This proves that people have consciousness and a moral compass within ( installed by the creator); that allows them to see through all these layers of deception and biases; to find what is right.

With post-modernism, where everything is deconstructed to become meaningless and nihilistic, Gaza is giving hope to people that they can stand up for something that is not right; and showing to them that they possess hearts which is not dead and still shine.

A lot of Jewish writers, historians, and ex-IDF officers have also spoken out against the atrocities, they are resisting and protesting against the Israeli government to stop the injustice, wrongly committed by their government.

Lesson 9, where are the Americans? In America, we have liberals, conservatives, Blue and red, Feminist, Afro-Americans, Latinos, Christian nationals, and Christian Evenleicals but when it comes to standing up against Capitalism, which is causing inequality; or the Weapon Industry killing millions across the globe; or common American suffering with homelessness and ability to provide for their health care or dealing with drug crises there are no Voices; there is no Protest.

While their government keeps pumping their hards earned tax money into foreign Nations (almost 4 Billion dollars to Israel every year); why are they unaware of their rights and responsibilities; they can at least stand up for themselves demanding better quality of food, education, infrastructure instead of letting their governments play them around while making oligarch more rich.

The soul of Americans is missing, and Capitalism has sold it to the devil itself; now they are devoid of caring even for themselves; they need to understand for peace and improvement they need to participate and hold their government accountable and not let them continue with two-party dictatorship.

Lesson10, Gaza has also made evident how much Muslim leaders are in bed with the US empire, instead of challenging them, they are more interested in saving their positions; most of them are corrupt or incompetent leaders and have been stalled by Western regimes, but that has become more clearly visible now.

Also, most Muslim countries are weak anyway, both economically and technologically, due to colonization and the slave mindset of the people, and they still have not overcome in their minds that their culture, religion, ethics, morality, and way of life are better than their western masters; that mindset is also compounded and kept in check by this corrupt dictatorial rulers.

Lesson 11, Muslim Ummah, Muslims are now realizing they need to unite, coordinate, and participate in reforming the society at large, while not taking a leaf from the West of being stuck in individualism. Muslims need to be more aware connect their present with the past and reflect on their future; they need to take the voice back that they have lost, be proud of what they possess, and stand up strong with what their book demands.

The above is mostly true for Mulsim living in Western democratic countries, and they should thank the West for educating them that fighting for rights and participating in civic duties are important elements to keep the pressure on the government and the status quo.

Now they need to convey this same message back to Muslim-majority countries and task them to stand up and demand their leaders to be just and honest in their dealings and they cannot continue to be ruled by the interest of other countries.

Ummah being weak is always on the cards, as Prophet PBUH mentioned, “Rather, on that day you will be many, but you will be like foam, like the foam on the river. And Allah will remove the fear of you from the hearts of your enemies and will throw wahn (weakness) into your hearts.” Someone said: “O Messenger of Allah! What is wahn?” He said: “Love of the world and the hatred for death.”

The concept of Mulsim Ummah needs to be relived, there is no end of history where Evil forces have won, on the contrary, we have a lot to offer back to the civilization.

We know, what it means to believe and live a purposeful life, We have an idea of preserving nature and caring for it, we have the right concept of human beings, know how to take care of elders and parents and weak, and we hold that standing up for Justice and high moral values is the most important thing.

Finally, Gaza is showing that ideas of Secularism, Democracy, Liberalism, and Freedom have been coined and championed by a group of countries are Farces; these words have lost their true meaning and are used to make believe we live in an Ordered world which has laws to solve problems and is constantly improving.

Progress and scientific innovation are all we should focus on; while Media continues to show a happy, contented society that is busy consuming sports, entertainment, and social media to keep us distracted.

If we need to imagine a better Just world, in which each member is respected and where human life has value, where inequality is kept in check, where we do not want to fight infinite wars; We need to stand up for for what is right, try to find a balance and middle ground. Promote those ideologies that unite people instead of confusing and dividing them and keeping them busy and engaged in a materialistic sense.

In the end, I believe, Justice will be served if not in this world and hereafter, and the people of Gaza have passed their test; and our test starts now.

Thanks for reading, now Go and fix the world.