An open statement to the President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

By Grand Mufti, Sheikh Al-Sadeq Al-Gharyani 

As was correctly recounted by Tamim Al-Dari’s speech about Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, saying that he said in his Hadith, “Religion is to advise, they asked him for whom? He said, for Allah, Allah’s book (Koran), Allah’s Messenger, the Muslims’ Imams, and all of the Muslim population.”

Hereby, I am advising you and your brothers as the rulers of the UAE as I am conscientious about you and thus I pray to Allah that you take the benefit out of what you hear from my speech, (Reminder benefits Muslims).

The operations room that operates from the UAE against Libyans and against their safety and security is very strange and absurd as it make the Libyan people suffer all kinds of distress and ordeal. Likewise, the detention of the Libyan citizens in the UAE’s prisons for more than a year now leaving them but the suffering and the torture and accusing them with only one charge, which is “saying Allah is our God” and “supporting the revolution that toppled the reprehensible, criminal Gaddafi regime.

Allow me to introduce you to the Libyan citizens arrested in the UAE, they are Libyan businessmen not politicians and have never been involved in governments, they have inherited the business profession from their forefathers and have no enmity nor vendetta with the UAE. On the contrary, they have been known for legal and legitimate business and for virtue in their religion; their hands were always white clear extended with benefaction and benevolence as they always helped the needy and the distressed. Moreover, they have chosen the UAE as the center for their business and money flow, yet they were rewarded with detention, constraint, humiliation and torture by the UAE’s operations room.

This sinister operations room in the UAE is run by the country’s intelligence bureaus collaborating with other enemy countries’ intelligence with the aid of a number of our Libyan brothers who are living among us and have deliberately been the room’s accomplice in its evil goals and ends against Libya. This room has bluntly dropped bombs on Libyan cities causing the death of tens of innocent people and then provided the coup plotters and the oppressors in Libya with heavy weapons squandering billions of the Emirati people with the aim of destabilizing Libya and plunging it in a continuant bloodshed and unrest.

Worse yet, even the UN ex-envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, is now accused of having his dirty with the UAE’s money in exchange of inclusion of the UAE’s dictations in his consecutive drafts for the Libyan concord agreement. Leon is morally scandalized as world press uncovered his wrongdoing and thus put him to investigation by the UN Agency he belongs to. According to the press leaks, Leon was applying the UAE’s dictations to the Libyan agreement drafts to divide Libyans, fabricate and tempt with promises and collect information as he was spending the Libyan money to sponsor his travelling around, while he was preparing to get a job with 1000 sterling a day.

It is strange that the UAE has taken such a stand against the Libyan concord, especially after Leon failed to get them together even inside one room, yet it rejected with anger and disdain the principles declaration and the prospective concord of the GNC and HoR signed in Tunisia, claiming that the Libyans can only be united by the dubious UNSMIL draft. 
There is no reason why the UAE is doing so, except that it hates to see the Libyans in peace and reconciliation with one another, therefore, this is some of what the Emirates is plotting against the Libyan people, why is the UAE doing all of this?

Libya is a country that has never done wrong to your country (UAE), but rather, it was in a good connection and friendly relationship with the founder of your country, Sheikh Zayed, and the businessmen of your country used to choose Libya to run their business and invest their money. Therefore, is what the Emirates doing to the Libyans clearly wrong? Can we find another word than oppression for what the UAE is committing against the Libyan citizens?

I call on the wise minds to beware of what is going on before it is too late, because Allah deals with the oppressors in one way only with no change, (Such is the way of Allah with those who passed away and never will you find any change in the way of Allah.) (Holy Koran). 
Oppression is nothing easy to cope with, it could toppled over the King and leave his kingdom vacant and void of thrones, so you shouldn’t be seduced by money, reign or power, nor should you guarantee that you will always have your entourage and servants or the luxurious life you lead, (let not the worldly life delude you and be not deceived about Allah by the Deceiver). (Holy Koran)

Allah also says in the Koran; (We will progressively lead them from where they know not) (We prolong them and they wander blindly in their transgression) (We give respite to them so that they increase their sins), meaning that Allah gives a chance for the transgressor as well as hope, so I advise people to learn a lesson from what happened to those transgressors in bygone times because cunning will always backfire on the one who practices it.

Allah also says in the Koran: (O mankind, your rebellion is only against yourself.) so you have to fear that Allah might do to you as he did to the deceased tyrants, who were more powerful than you are now. Allah says in the Koran: (So they plotted a plot and we planned a plan while they did not perceive.) (Then see how was the end of their plot! Verily! We destroyed them and their nation, all together.) (So these are their houses ruined because they wronged) (And thus is the seizure of your Lord when 
He seizes the cities while they are committing wrong. Indeed, His seizure is painful and severe.) (And how many a town which rebelled against the commandment of its Lord and His messengers, so We called it to account severely and We chastised it with a stern chastisement.) (And it tasted the bad consequence of its affair, and the outcome of its affair was loss.) (And how many of a town we have destroyed it while it was doing wrong, so it fell on its roofs) (And we destroyed these towns when they wronged).

Therefore, it is nothing to hide that those innocent who are being tortured in the UAE’s prisons without any right and those who are suffering because of the Emirati government misdeeds, money, artillery and intelligence, have mothers, fathers, children and relatives who constantly raise their palms to the sky and start praying to Allah the prayer of a transgressed person. They pray that Allah sends down His rage on the transgressors as Allah swore in the Holy Koran, to intimidate and horrify the transgressors, and said in the Koran about the prayer of the transgressed: (I swear with My pride and dignity to make the transgressed triumph even if it would take a while.). Moreover, Prophet Mohammed said, in explanation of this Koranic verse, that this prayer has no barrier to block it from reaching Allah.

I swear to Allah that I see this oath sworn by Allah destroying the transgressors among you in the UAE if you do not repent and stop your wrong deeds as well as start giving the Libyan people their right as you took it away.


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