Zionism and Its Ideological Roots 26

This arti­cle was writ­ten to pro­vide a schol­ar­ly analy­sis on the ide­ol­o­gy of Zion­ism, its ori­gins and pur­pose, as well as its past achieve­ments” in hav­ing suc­cess­ful­ly dis­plac­ing thou­sands of Pales­tini­ans who sud­den­ly lost their home­land to this group of ter­ror­ists. We seek to con­front and expose the true nature of the ide­ol­o­gy of Zion­ism, often tout­ed as Jew­ish nation­al­ism”. Can Zion­ism be equat­ed with the Jews and Judaism ? Is Zion­ism whol­ly ground­ed on reli­gious grounds as the Zion­ist them­selves try to claim, or just anoth­er name for the sec­u­lar and/​or racist ide­olo­gies that we have seen in the last cen­tu­ry in the likes of Nazism, Fas­cism and Apartheid ? These are the fruits of our research on the Israeli-Pales­tin­ian con­flict, and we leave it to the read­er to form their own con­clu­sions and decide whether Zion­ism should be right­ful­ly con­front­ed and opposed, or otherwise.

the night journey

The verse of Isra’ in the Qur’an is clear not liable to hes­i­ta­tion or reluc­tance in say­ing that Allah had caused His ser­vant to trav­el by night from Al-Masjid Al-Haram to Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa like you say ; I trav­eled by night from such and such place to such and such place. So, there is no room for hes­i­ta­tion and ask­ing whether this was with body or spir­it, or awake or dur­ing sleep. Also, it is inap­pro­pri­ate to dis­agree regard­ing the mean­ing of this night jour­ney or regard­ing the word Abd, i.e., ser­vant, and whether it refers to the spir­it, to the body or to both, as it has hap­pened between those claim­ing bod­i­ly Isra and oth­ers claim­ing spir­i­tu­al Isra.

The Jew­ish Ori­en­tal­ist Ignaz Goldz­i­her claimed that the Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Mar­wan had built the Dome of the Rock to pre­vent the peo­ple of Syr­ia and Iraq from the Hajj (pil­grim­age) to Makkah and in order to reli­gious­ly jus­ti­fy this act, his friend Al-Zuhri fab­ri­cat­ed the hadith of Do not set out on a jour­ney…” It does not need to be men­tioned that this is indeed one of the won­ders of lying, dis­tor­tion and manip­u­la­tion of his­tor­i­cal facts. Nat­u­ral­ly, the Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ar­ies get very excit­ed when they see polem­i­cal mate­r­i­al like Goldz­i­her’s, and hence duti­ful­ly par­rot it with­out check­ing for clar­i­fi­ca­tion. Hence, it is left to the Mus­lims to fill in the void of scholas­tic integri­ty left by the missionaries.