Free Libya!

The Association of British Muslims calls upon the Libyan people and people of all nations to rise up in every peaceful way to end the ruthless regime of Libyan Dictator Colonel Gaddafi, who must be brought to justice for his crimes against the Libyan people.

Through his bloody clampdown on peaceful political activists, Gaddafi declared war against his own people. The Libyan people are not standing alone in their battle for freedom and their struggle for a representative government of Libya, by the people of Libya. Leaders, regardless whether they are dictators, democrats or demagogues, need to be aware that people – whether in the Middle East or elsewhere – are not slaves of anyone and its high time that those who wish to be seen as leaders, recognise that they are the servants of their people – not their masters!

The Association of British Muslims calls upon all governments to assist the Libyan people in their desire to rid themselves of Colonel Gaddafi’s ruthless regime and to help the Libyan people bring him to justice. Any government granting him asylum, will be seen as an accomplice in the aiding and abetting of an international criminal.

The Libyan people, along with the Bahrainis, Tunisians and Egyptians, have the same rights as any other human being, to peacefully express discontent and call for reform in their own country. Attacks on innocent people cannot be swept under the carpet by anyone – the Human Family is one, that is made up of different tribes, races, religions, spiritual and political philosophies and we are embracing one another and working towards our common humanity.

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, Co-Director
Mohammed Abbasi, Co-Director
Dan Littauer, Human Rights and Press Director

The Association of British Muslims

3 thoughts on “Free Libya!

  1. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, to Him belong the endowments and proper commendations. May Allah increase the honour of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him raise his rank, and protect his nation from what he fears for it.

    i hope this message will reach paul sallahuddin armstrong i wanted to inform you about some think that you said in the Milad 2008
    Zia-E-Madinah Mosque, Darlaston. U.K. i have only just got to see the video i just wanted to to tell you about something that you said in the milad when you said that when you paul sallahuddin armstrong said that the prophet was the first creation let me inform you for the sake of Allah that water is the first of creation as allah said in Suratul-Anbiya’, Ayah 30 means, “Allah created from water every living [and non-living] thing.” and also The hadith related by Ibn Hibban means, “Every thing was created from water.”
    i am only please do not take this comment in a bad way may allah protect the muslims in libya and allah knows best.

    • Salaam alaikum Muhammed,

      Thank you for your comments. The nature of the comments I made during that speech, is a reference to the spiritual reality of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and indeed all the prophets, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them.

      “ALL PRAISE is due to God, who has created the heavens and the earth, and brought into being deep darkness as well as light: and yet, those who are bent on denying the truth regard other powers as their Sustainer’s equals!” – Holy Qur’an 6:1 (M. Asad)

      “Verily, it is We who bestowed from on high the Torah, wherein there was guidance and light…” – Holy Qur’an 5:44 (M. Asad)

      “And We caused Jesus, the son of Mary, to follow in the footsteps of those [earlier prophets], confirming the truth of whatever there still remained of the Torah; and We vouchsafed unto him the Gospel, wherein there was guidance and light, confirming the truth of whatever there still remained of the Torah, and as a guidance and admonition unto the God-conscious.” – Holy Qur’an 5:46 (M. Asad)

      Thus, Allah states clearly in the Holy Qur’an that He created the light and darkness. God also refers to both the Torah and Gospel as “guidance and light”. While you are right that Allah created all living things from water, and indeed this is a conclusion arrived at by modern scientific investigations too, the light had to come before the water. According to our modern scientific understanding of how our universe came into being, the so called “Big Bang” theory, the first thing that was released was pure energy. Some of this energy later condensed into matter. Water is matter and is therefore a product of this process that began with the birth of the universe. What we call “light” is simply a narrow band of energy wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum. Hence, light can be used as a valid metaphor for energy in a more general sense, as it is indeed energy itself. In spiritual contexts, light is used as a metaphor for guidance and enlightenment – this word even contains the word light – “en-light-enment”. The light of the prophets was created in the beginning, and from this light was created everything, including us. All this is part of Allah’s divine plan, to fulfil His desire to be known.

      “I was a hidden Treasure then I desired to be known, so I created a creation to which I made Myself known; then they knew Me.” – Hadith Qudsi

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