History might retain the memories of this event for many centuries if life lasts! I do not say such words hyperbole; rather I support them with many plain facts. They are as follows:
* It is unparalleled event.
* Up to the moment, it is a successful event in a way most optimists do not predict.
* It led to removing a deep-rooted dictatorial system in Tunisia which lasted to 53 years as a two gloomy successive ruling periods of two tyrant presidents, namely Burqiba and Zein Al-`Abedin.
* The consequences of this event may overstep Tunisia to many other countries.
* The consequences of such event might last for decades if Tunisians utilized its advantages.
Really, it is a significant event that is worthy of contemplation as follows:
First: - wholeheartedly congratulations to the Tunisian people, my happiness is so great. I hardly can believe that. I feel that my happiness surpasses that of Tunisians themselves. Good tidings for you, O Tunisians! It is a praiseworthy feast day. It is a day of good tidings. It is not hyperbole to consider it a feast day, that is because the prophet of Allah, Muhammad (PBUH) fast the Day of `Ashuraa (the 10th of Muharram) and ordered Muslims to do that. This is because, in this day, Allah, the Almighty, delivered the Messenger Moses (PBUH) along with the believers following him and wiped out the tyrant pharaoh and his followers. Any day witnesses a destruction of a tyrant shall be deemed a feast. May Allah make numerous the feasts of Muslims, especially in the Arabian region where tyrants spread evil and practiced injustice against its people!
O Allah! Make Tunisians mighty and include them into Your soldiers and make them pioneers for Muslims in the course of freedom in the Muslim lands.
Second: - Injustice creates a feeble system that may seem mighty for people; however, in fact, it is too feeble. Such fact, if well gotten by the wronged, they would remove injustice in a shorter time than they expect.
Did any body expect such discreditable fleeing of a tyrant man like Zein Al-`Abedin?
Did any body think that such incidents growing in less than one month may lead to terminate a rule last for decades?
No body would predict that. However, in my view, it is too normal.
It is too normal that the tyrants are too feeble, even if it seems the opposite for people.
You may keep in mind the following norm: the more your enemy seeks protection in barricades, be sure that he fears you than you do.
As well, keep in mind that the more the one seeks guarding, the feebler he is.
The main reason of their feebleness is that they are not devoted to Allah, the Almighty, and not even to their people.
The tyrant commits a matter that Allah, the Almighty, has made forbidden to Himself and to His servants, namely injustice.
In the Hadith Qudsy (Revelation from Allah in the Prophet's words), Allah, the Almighty, says (O My Servants! I have forbidden injustice to Me and made it forbidden among you, therefore; do not commit injustice).
It is not probable for the tyrants to be devoted to Allah. Also, he does not draw his might from his people as he imposed his will on them which made them no more support or sustain him; rather, every citizen of his people lurks to him.
By Allah! It is a fact that the tyrant is a feeble one. At the time when the Tunisians realized this fact, the tyrant became unenforceable.
You may review the last speech of the frightened humble Zein Al-`Abedin to his Tunisian people: Now I understood you! What a silly joke! Is it just now for him to understand them after twenty three years of oppression and tyranny!
Now he understood them!
As I referred to in the first line of this point, the tyrant system is feeble. If such young man who suffered injustice, as mentioned in the beginning of Tunisia story, were to be dealt with justice, revolution would not take place. If such event took place in a just country that reveres its people and the constitution, it would, then be solved more simply than that and the consequences would be less harmful. Rather, such accumulated state of injustice led to random strange results afflicted on the tyrant and his proponents.
This may be the most significant lesson of this event which should be comprehended especially by the Arab nations.
O Arab nations! You are able to remove injustice.
O Arab nations! Your leaders are feeble.
O Arab nations! You are not a doll to be fully controlled by your inspired leaders and not even an inheritance that the son inherits from his father.
Surely, you are not so. You are stronger than you and your leaders expect; however, most of you are not sure about this fact.
When you are completely sure about this fact as the un-copied Tunisian people are, you certainly will be relieved and the Muslim nation will restore its appropriate status.
Third:- such change happened in Tunisia reveals a great Divine norm, namely change occurs where it is ultimately unexpected.
This is a firmly established Divine norm.
The one attentively examining history, he would confirm this fact.
With regard to the lessons deduced from the Opening of Mecca, I have cited that any body thinking about the scenarios for opening of Mecca, he would count one thousand for such event. However, the event occurred in the scenario number one thousand and one, namely in a scenario never imagined for any body.
Is such result predictable for the one contemplating on the politics and regime in Tunisia throughout the years, however the preceding months?!
Rather, is such result predictable, even supposedly, for the one watching TV and the disorders from the beginning?!
I paid a visit to France during the disorders in the Tunisian streets, I met with many Tunisians there; among whom were prominent Islamic and nationalist pioneers, I found that most of them were not optimist and have the least of hope of this event. However, there was no glimpse of hope to ease injustice inflicted upon them or offering a portion of freedom.
Is that a kind of deficiency of analysis, or non-sound politic view of point?
Never, it is ultimately the opposite.
This result is a very natural one, it is divine norm. Allah, the Almighty says: (But you will never find in the way of Allah any change, and you will never find in the way of Allah any alteration) Fatir, 43.
The significant change frequently occurs from where none expects.
Why does Allah confirm this norm in the earth and among people?
This is for many considerations. We may not know most of them; however, two of them are coming into my view.
The first one:- it is not appropriate for any body to attribute the victory to himself. However, it should always be attributed to Allah, the Almighty. If such change occurred through plans of the Algerian people, they then would believe that they made it themselves alone and not by Allah's power. Consequently, Allah, the Almighty, willed that such change takes place from where no body expects to sincerely utter "glory to Allah" it is an unexpected change. However, this is not a call to indolence, that is to abandon putting plans; rather, we should seek the means and have an inner confidence that Allah will change our conditions from where none expects.
The second one: - keeping a permanent condition of hope and optimism at people. If such divine norm is not fixed, despair would afflict people especially during these gloomy times. However, as long as this divine norm is existent, hope would be existent alive in the hearts of people. At any forthcoming moment, change may takes place unexpectedly. This kind of revived hope incites on observing the means which in turn acquires the satisfaction of Allah and, consequently the change occurs in the miraculous way of Allah, the Almighty. This is what I may conclude from the Quranic verse: (Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves).
Allah, the Almighty, is the one who changes matters; however, He (Glorified and Exalted) does it only when people seek the means of change. The frustrated people can never seek change. Having rule inherited for decades by such tyrant rulers generates such frustration, unless the existence of such divine norm which always keeps the hope revived in the hearts of the oppressed.
One day, salvation would take place, but when? I really do not know, however, definitely, it will occur.
I address this message to all Muslim and Arab people who suffer the same tragedy of Tunisia.
You should seek change as much as you can. Be sure that such tyrant rulers are feeble and that change is coming certainly.
Do not feel worried of the blocked means, as there is always an opened wide mean that you do not and will not perceive unless Allah, the Almighty, make you perceive it. When will that happen? When you seek the means to change; by then, Allah through his Mercy will show you a mean you never perceived, a mean you have not sought. This is a firmly established norm; hence you should start seeking means to change the conditions.
The fourth one: - you all may observe the inactivity of all Arab leaders all through the last 48 hours after Zain Al-`Abedin deposition. We found no comments from any of them except after such two days; however the comments were identical in general. What is the reason behind such delay?!
There are many reasons for this delay which are as follows:
First:- the incident was a shock for all Arab leaders that Zain Al-`Abedin was a fellow of tyranny and dictatorship. His approach does not vary to large extent from that of the majority of the other Arab leaders. No doubt that all Arab leaders were shocked and every one of them imagined himself to be in the same state of Zain Al-`Abedin the matter which certainly afflict the one on the inactivity.
Second:- All Arab leaders kept inactive in wait for the view of America and France. This is because most of the Arab leaders do not adopt a resolution except unless they are satisfied that it is satisfactory to America. In case of Tunisia, they should wait for the French view as well, or else any Arab leader will regret for adopting resolution prior to that of Obama or Sarkozy.
Third:- every Arab leader was engaged in his own affairs, that is it is necessary to take more precautions to avoid the occurrence of the same incident of Tunisia. The case was as if every one of them repeats: let Zain El-`Abdin go to hell, I should only mind for my own affairs and then express wisely my view on the Tunisian issue.
Fourth:- the Arab leaders could not comprehend the things listed in the second contemplation, namely injustice originates feeble rule. They cared not for paying the least attention to their nationals or giving them any kind of freedom. Rather, they adopted the opposite course; they fastened their grip on them thinking that it is the real reason which deposited Zain Al-`Abedin. Consequently, they spread the security forces, ambushes and fortifications more and more. These things require more effort and time.
After this period of inactivity, statements of the Arab leaders were too comic.
The reason of that lies in two things:
First:- the statements were identical to that of the American and the French as if it is a strange accident.
Second:- the wording of the statements itself. Arab leaders stated: "We revere the Tunisian people will".
The one should laugh at the old joke.
Those Arab leaders who, in most, do not revere the will of their own people; however, they revere the will of the Tunisian people.
It seems as if every Arab leader reveres the will of every nation in the word but not that of his people.
It seems that as if the Arab leaders are not aware of the falsification of the elections and their people, the prisons full of thousands of nationals who are died due to the oppression they encounter, the starved, the destitute, corruption, embezzlement, bribery and favoritism.
What a comic things, the way their mass media are?!
The Arab mass media went talking about freeing Tunisia of a gloomy era and discussing the circumstances there in a way seems if the conditions of Tunisia are strange to them. They went describing the Tunisian people as highbred nationals who refused injustice. In spite of the fact that, the same mass media, from few months and on the visit of the Tunisian president Zain Al-`Abedin to any of the Arab countries, used to consider the Tunisian renaissance, progress, welfare, industry, agriculture and sports at his time.
What liars they are?!
The same words they stated about Saddam Hussein, however they went criticizing him after his death. The made the same with Ja`far Numeri; however they criticized him after being deposited.
Now, they state the same about Zain Al-`Abedin as a tyrant insisted on ruling Tunisia for twenty three years, as if this number of years is large if compared to the other Arab leaders. The truth is that he ruled less than tem all.
The same this formal media will handle any deposited Arab leader in the same way. This is because they wander distracted in every path. They have no morals, religion, loyalty or conscience.
Fifth:- the material systems feel free to let down each other. They are not correlated with real loyalty. They love not each other. Some of them are not convinced of the others' wisdom or will; however, they are directed only by the interests and whims.
To exemplify, Zain Al-`Abedin, the man who let down all his associates, he took his family and fled away, praise be to Allah that he did not let down his own family. He left his associates endure their destiny as they attach no importance to him.
Detentions followed without interruption for those who, from few days, where object of hope. As well, the Arab rulers let him down and proclaimed that they revere the will of the Tunisian people. Zain Al-`Abedin has deposited; let him be trampled under feet! On the other hand, if he managed repressing the rebellion, they would, then, name the Tunisian nationals "rebellious" or the "rabble" and congratulate Zain Al-`Abedin for controlling affairs rationally and wisely.
Here is France, the friendly state, also lets him down. It was dearer to him than his own parent. However; this is the case of the present life, where there is no significance for any morals, but the personal interests.
It is a message for all rulers and their associates, one day every one will let you down. They have not revered you for your own dignity, nor have they listened to you for your own wisdom, rather; they only have done that for your lashes "oppression". Be wary of your lash to be dropped, by then you will be trampled under their feet. Then, take admonition, O you leaders and their associates!
As I have referred to at the beginning of the article, the event is significant that it needs much contemplation. There still many queries in the minds of those keeping eyes on the event. They may be as follows;
How will America and France react? It is possible to have the same rebellion in the adjacent Arab lands? What is the impact of the war of Islam in Tunisia for more than fifty years? Are unemployment and starvation sufficient justification for the success of Tunisian rebellion? Is it permissible to name the suicide a martyr? Is it acceptable for Saudi Arabia to host a tyrant to defend him?
The most significant and profound problem of this rebellion is that who will make use of this rebellion? Will the rebellion be exploited or that the Tunisian people will make use of its advantages? What are the features of the upright course for the future in Tunisia?
Many queries arouse on the Islamic, Arab and Tunisian levels; however, the international one. I would try to answer them in the next article, God willing.
I beseech Allah to grant glory for Islam and Muslims.