"Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin.
The Bankers own the earth. Take it away
from them, but leave them the power to create deposits,
and with the flick of the pen they will
create enough deposits to buy it back again.
However, take away that power, and all the great
fortunes like mine will disappear —
as they ought to in order to make this a happier and better
world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers
and pay the cost of your own slavery,
then let them continue to create deposits.”
Sir Joshua Stamp (1880-1941), one time governor of the Bank of England, in his
Commencement Address at the University of Texas in 1927. Reportedly he was the
second wealthiest individual in Britain.
Make no mistake about it: in this credit collapse we are witnessing the death throes of
irredeemable currency. In vain have governments and their client banks tried, for hundreds of
years, to graft this repulsive and degenerate bastard on the living organism of society. The result
was always the same: the healthy organism rejected the unnatural implant in its own good time.
Master Izi Commentary:
Sidi Ali al-Jamal, the great wali of Fez in our tariqa, he said, ‘One man of knowledge, meaning knowledge of Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, can create a whole city. But a whole city cannot create that man.’ This is the reality in which we live.
Moulay Abdalqadir al-Jilani said, ‘The whole world is before you like a mirror, so what you see is what is your own reality.’ If you look now and see all this turbidity and darkness and turbulence and massacre and chaos and everybody pronouncing moral judgments, you will be lost, it will become your reality and it is not reality it is illusion, wahm. Because there is not a helping hand that can be placed at the moment. There will be a moment, but it is Allah’s plot. Allah said, ‘Plot, I too am plotting.’ And Allah is the great plotter, the greater plotter, the best plotter.
So we have to recognise that Allah has put us here, he has not put us there. Ibn al-’Arabi, Shaykh al-Akbar, said, ‘Do not let the people of chaos and trouble make you lose the assurance of the reality of the destiny, of the haqiqa, because you begin to think that, ‘Okay nothing has any meaning, people are being killed and tragedy and horrors,’ and you begin to think that the world is a chaos. No. Every man dies his own death.
Everyone takes his own path to Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala. And you have to say, ‘Where do I stand? Have I got a sure seal? Allah give me an Iman that will last to the grave.’ ‘Give me an Iman that will last until the grave,’ that is the du’a of the muslims since the time of Rasul, salla’llahu alayhi wa sallam, for fourteen hundred years, ‘Oh Allah, give me an Iman that will last’, meaning till the time, I have to say, the time of the .
This is what we want. And these people will not go off and thesepeople will not be led astray. These people will not be confused by the kuffar and their ignorance and their darkness and their falsemoralities. Nor will they be confused by people who declare the words of Islam, and do not declare the words of Allah. We will apply the ayats of Qur’an according to what our tafsirs have told us these ayats mean and what their significance is. The people talk of jihadwhich is not acceptable as jihad. Jihad has to be fi sabilillah and not for the name of one man of a country.
How can you declare that when your country does not collect Zakat? Islam is built on five pillars, Shahada, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, Hajj. If there is no Zakat there is no amr of Islam. The first jihad after Rasul, salla’llahu alayhi wa sallam, was that of Abu Bakr Siddiq, he made war on the tribe who had not paid Zakat. And here we have people going to Jihad who do not even bother with Zakat. This cannot be. It is like we have to start all over again. If there has been an earthquake, after the earthquake you have to rebuild your house. There is an earthquake going on and you must prepared the minute tremors calm down, to start building the house. What is the house we have to build?
The house we have to build is Dar al-Islam. We have to build a house on Shahada and Shahada is the very verb from which shahid comes. Shahada is ‘I declare’ ‘I witness’ La ilaha illa’llah Muhammadun rasuloollah. Salat must be established. Already you go into the mosques and some people are praying like this and some people are praying like this. Everybody is praying a different way. You sit a different way, you stand a different way, the adhans are different. You must re-establish what was the source. Where did this come from? It came from Madinah. What is the ‘amal of Madinah?
It is not an accident that the shaytans who now control Arabia arrested Shaykh Al- Alawi al-Maliki, Allah protect him, because he was teaching the ‘Amal of the Ahl of Madinah. They said, ‘You cannot do this.’ In the haram of Makkah you cannot teach the Muwatta of Imam Malik. No, they say, that is not Islam. Eventually they put him on trial for his life because he taught Deen of Islam. They have another religion they have invented. One which has allowed to happen in their country what is happening now and ruled by the people who themselves their father was a traitor to the Khalif. He made his bayat to the Khalif and he turned and broke his bayat, went to the kuffar and was given his money and was given contracts. This is the world we live in.
If you look at this when you go on you will be lost. You have to become strong. Not strong that later on you will go out and fight. No, no, no, you have to create Islam. Africa must become a green continent. This continent must recover what has been lost elsewhere from Cape Town to Cairo, from Cape Town to Tangiers, From Cape Town to the seas and oceans on the other side of Mozambique. All this must become the people of Islam. The Rasul, salla’llahu alayhi wa sallam, said, ‘The people who have Islam will be the people of Bilal.’ This is your job, your battle, your struggle, this is your victory and you will have success where everywhere else people are having disaster, you will have success.Go with love of Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, and Allah will love you. You love Him, He loves you. If you fear Him, He will look after you, you will have success, you are the people of success. You will have expansion, you will have knowledge, you will have increase of knowledge every day of your life and you will see things that you will not believe. But everything you see will be the confirmation of La hawla wa la quwatta ila billahi l-’Aliyyil-’Adhim.