Islamic Emirate: Peace is a national process, not within the ambit of outsiders to accomplish.

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Afghanistan… if conditions for peace and hurdles are not met and removed then the result will be vice versa (Image eco-iest.org)

A day after media reported claims regarding the death of Mullah Omar, spiritual leader of the Taliban which were denied by an Islamic Emirate spokesperson, (see “Links” section) we now learn that the Political office in Qatar is unaware of any peace talks see following statement,

“Afghanistan: Statement of Islamic Emirate regarding rumours of peace talks initiative”

https://activist1.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/afghanistan-statement-of-islamic-emirate-regarding-rumours-of-peace-talks-initiative/

Spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid has however posted on this issue via social media which gives an indication of Taliban thinking and what is required to engage in a peace process. The article can be read below,

Peace is a national process, not within the ambit of outsiders to accomplish

“It is clear like a broad day light that peace contains many virtues, benefits and wellbeing. It is an important medium to eliminate corruption, differences and disputes. Not only that, it plays an important role in creating an atmosphere for a peaceful and prosperous life for people, societies and nations. It is the peace that paves the way for happiness and success of this world and the world to come and to submit and worship the true creator Allah, the Almighty in an atmosphere of peace with sincerity and pure heart. Therefore, Allah, the Almighty says:
{وَالصُّلْحُ خَيْرٌ}. (النساء- ۱۲۸).
And reconciliation is best. (Surah 4, Verse 128)
We are of the opinion that despite its appealing results and impacts, peace accompanies some conditions and hurdles. If these conditions and hurdles are not met and removed then the result will be vice-versa. The first condition is to base it on the teaching of the Holy Book of Allah, the Almighty and the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). Because any peace in contravention of the teachings of Islamic Sharia is a peace repulsed and unlawful and not acceptable to our Muslim nation. Allah, the Almighty says:
 {فَإِنْ تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ}. (النساء-۵۹
Should you disagree about anything refer it to Allah and the Apostle, if you truly believe in Allah and the Last Day. (Surah 4, Verse 59)
And the Holy prophet (peace be upon him) says:
(الصُّلْحُ جَائِزٌ بَيْنَ المُسْلِمِينَ إلاَّ صُلْحاً حَرَّمَ حَلاَلاً أوْ أحَلَّ حَرَاماً ؛ والمُسْلِمُونَ عَلَى شُرُوطِهِمْ إلاَّ شَرْطاً حَرَّمَ حَلاَلاً أوْ أحَلَّ حَرَاماً). رواه الترمذي، وقال: حسن صحيح
The second condition for peace is the free will consent of the conflicting parties. If coercion and foreign pressures are behind it then it could not be acceptable because peace is a treaty in which consensus and consent of conflicting parties is essential. The third condition for peace is sincerity and a devoted role of mediators and their will for reconciliation. If mediators are after their own objectives and strive for their own interests then they themselves are hurdles in the way of peace. But if they strive for peace on the basis of Islamic brotherhood and their objective is to obtain the pleasure of Allah, the Almighty and intend to resolve the problems of Muslims then Allah, the Almighty will bring about peace. Allah, the Almighty says in the Holy Quran regarding family disputes:
 {إِنْ يُرِيدَا إِصْلَاحًا يُوَفِّقِ اللَّهُ بَيْنَهُمَا}. (النساء- ۳۵
If they (husband and wife) wish to set things right, Allah will bring harmony between the two. (Surah 4, Verse 35)
Generally speaking, the main hurdle in the way of peace is continuation of oppression and occupation. If the hands of tyrant are not held from committing cruelty and invaders are not forced out of the country then peace is not possible. Because peace is part of justice and justice could not be achieved in the presence of oppression. The invaders and other warlord’s expectations that they will have a peaceful and secure life by resorting to continuation of tyranny is nothing but their arrogance and guesswork.
The second hurdle is the implausible judgment of tyrants. They are suffering from complete ignorance regarding peace. They have unrealistic view regarding peace and are using peace against peace. They dub war and the use of force to be a way to peace. They call their blood thirsty troops as peaceful troops and they think that the use of force and their brutality will bring about peace.
The third hurdle in the way of peace is deception, cunning and the lack of sincerity and commitment. The invaders and Kabul Administration are raising hues and cries for peace but in fact they do not want it. They are throwing dust in the eyes of Afghans and the world and using it as a military tactic.  Their second goal is to divide Mujahideen and to flare up internal differences among them. Shortly, they are using peace only for propaganda.
Today some other players have started the same game. Some self-interested circles have obtained the contract of propaganda project for peace, persuaded by invading America and Kabul Administration and for the obtainment of their own materialistic interests. They want to derail peace from its real pathway. They also want to sabotage the process of durable true peace and to shatter the hopes of the Afghans.
All know that the objective and goal of peace is to raise spirits of unity and harmony among people so that it leads the society from the state of confusion and unrest to the state of peace and security. It will also lead the nation toward fraternity and love. Similarly, it will eliminate the causes of oppression and revenge in the country, thanks to implementation of justice. An atmosphere of peace and stability should be maintained so that disputes, hostilities and feuds give their place to a durable peace and stability. These are the things which can be secured through direct contacts between Afghans but not by outsiders”

Links

“Afghanistan: Mullah Omar said to be alive as Taliban spokesperson denies rumours of his death to Shawal Times”

https://activist1.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/afghanistan-mullah-omar-said-to-be-alive-as-taliban-spokesperson-denies-rumours-of-his-death-to-shawal-times/

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad . She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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