*Dr. Al-Marsafi: National occasions promote the values of national sense, belonging and loyalty
*Allah the Almighty has created
Man with patriotism to the country where he/she was born, educated in
its schools, worked in its institutions and ate from its bounties
considers those who are killed for the sake of their countries are
martyrs. The citizens should develop the country's potentials and
maintain its properties.
* Kuwait is one of the pioneering countries in supporting the Islamic work and humanitarian activities in all parts of the world.
* We must support the national unity and strengthen the ties among all the people, reject division and sectarianism
is not just resonant slogans, hollow feelings or faded signs, but it's a
human nature instinct rooted in both the souls, and the conscience. It
is driving to creative work that aims at boosting the country and pride
of belonging to it, willingness to sacrifice for it and promoting
this context, former Professor of Hadith and its Sciences, at the
Faculty of Sharia, Kuwait University, Dr. Saad Al-Marsafi stressed the
importance of the national occasions in reviving the patriotism,
enhancing the value of belonging within the peoples and recalling the
first struggle march, the martyrs who have evacuated the colonizer and
raising the banner of freedom, security and independence flying high in
the homeland sky.
Al-Marsafi - commenting on the celebrations of Kuwait National Day and
Liberation Day- said Allah has created Man on the love of the homeland
where he was born, educated in its schools, worked in its institutions,
ate from its bounties, drank from its water, grew up on its land and
associated with it in all the stages of his life as a child, youth and
old guy. He stressed that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) gave
us the finest examples in teaching his nation homeland's belonging. From
the prophet's remarkable situations when Quraish dismissed him from
Mecca, he stood on its outskirts and turned to its valleys, hills and
mountains and said, "O! Allah knows that Mecca is the best countries of
Allah to Him and to me, unless your countrymen dismissed me I wouldn't
go out." In fact the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not leave his
homeland unless he was forced after the Quraish men prevented him to
disseminate the message of Islam. The prophet chose to migrate to Madina
to raise the banner of religion. When he settled in Madina he was
connected closely to it and disseminated brotherhood among the
immigrants and supporters (Ansar).
Al-Marsafi added when we talk about Kuwait in its national occasions,
we see that Kuwait is one of the Islamic countries that strongly
supports Islamic and charitable work all over the world. It is one of
the first countries to hold Islamic conferences and host scholars from
all over the Islamic world. It is also one of the countries that is
characterized by establishing mosques and giving them special attention.
Kuwait also profoundly cares for the Houses and centers of the Holy
Quran and charitable institutions significantly. All these institutions
are supported by all the Kuwaitis, Amir and government.
the citizens' duty towards their homeland, Dr. Al-Marsafi said Islam is
concerned with the country and considers those who are killed for
defending their countries are martyrs. The people should
pay attention to develop it, maintain its property and institutions,
work for its progress, welfare, prosperity, sacrifice for its sake,
combat the challenges and threats targeting it. Concerning the homeland
and its place the late preacher Sheikh Muhammad Al-Ghazali, said "people
get familiar with their homeland even its wilderness. Patriotism is an
inherent instinct in the souls that make man feels comfort to stay in
it, makes him feel homesickness if he travelled away, defend it if it is attacked and feels angry if it is defamed. "
He emphasized that patriotism is against Islamic and faith value, some of its features are as the follows:
Supplicating for Allah to protect the homeland and the Islamic
countries secure and prosperous, as the Prophet (peace be upon him)
called for his homeland, saying: “O Allah, bless Al-Madina twice as much
Supporting the national unity and strengthening the ties among all the
country's segments, rejecting disputes, racism, sectarianism.
Securing the country, following the example of Prophet (peace be upon
him) who signed a treaty between the Muslims and other inhabitants of
Madina of Christians, Jews and polytheists.
Developing the kinship ties, because Allah the Almighty says in the
Holy Quran (Would ye then, if ye were given the command, work corruption
in the land and sever your ties of kinship? (verse 22 – Surat Muhammad.
Dealing well with the neighbors. Abu Hurayrah narrated that the
Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said: "He will not enter Paradise
whose neighbor is not secure from his wrongful conduct." in addition to
philanthropy to his brothers of his own people, the prophet (peace be
upon him) said: " "None of you will have faith till you love your neighbor as you love yourself. "
Enhancing the value of cooperation: Allah the Almighty says in the Holy
Quran (help ye one another unto righteousness and pious duty. Help not
one another unto sin and transgression,).
Muhammad Rashid Rida (May Allah's mercy him) had a great saying in this
regard "We cooperate in what we agreed upon and excuse each other in
what are disagreed upon." some scholars added to this meaning "we should
discuss in what we disagreed upon. "
Strengthening the relationship with non-Muslim partners in the homeland
on the basis of kindness, justice and charity to . Allah the Almighty
says in the Holy Quran, " Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who
fight you not for (your) faith nor drive you out from your homes, from
dealing kindly and justly with , for Allah loveth those who are just ."
Eighth: Abandoning hatred, rancor, selfishness and opportunism, and other negative ethics, behaviors and practices.
Defending the country against any attack that target its identity,
territory or its components and protecting it against threats and risks
that threaten its national unity.