Something is about to hit the proverbial fan…
At Erdogan’s behest in all Turkish mosques the fatah-Sura has been read, who point out that the fighting (in Syria) is against the infidels. Fatah commands to conquer the areas of the infidel.
My colleague from the region tells me:
Fetih surah will be read, this chapter, it is literally translated as “the surah for conquering“ You were right, it is about “Muslims will be victorious against apostates and those who follow idolatry.” It says they will go to heaven if Muslims die fighting them. The Turkish government ordered the mosques to read this and pray for the armed forces. It says pagans but it can be translated as unbelievers. The operation is officially called the ”Operation Olive Branch”. The President of the Religious Affairs Directorate of Turkey Prof. Dr. Ali Erbas called for this surah to be read for the Operation Olive Branch. And praying at mosques across Turkey for the armed forces.
Surah al-Fath is the 48th chapter of the Qur’an. It promises Muslims who wage jihad much material reward: “Allah has promised you much booty that you will take and has hastened for you this and withheld the hands of people from you – that it may be a sign for the believers and He may guide you to a straight path” (48:20).
It also contains this command:”Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are ruthless against the unbelievers, merciful among themselves” (48:29).
This is the message that the Turkish government is giving to its soldiers as it sends them against the Kurds. It’s interesting in light of the fact that Islamic apologists in the West routinely insist that such verses apply only to seventh-century situations, and not to today in any way, shape or form. The Diyanet didn’t get the memo.
Following the start of the Afrin operation, the Presidency of Religious Affairs Professor. Dr. Ali Erbas made a statement and in the morning before the prayer of the night prayer will be prayed to the ordained to read the Surah Fatah. We have prepared for you both the Arabic and the Turkish interpretations of Surat Al-Fatih.
Indeed, We have given you, [O Muhammad], a clear conquest. That Allah may forgive for you what preceded of your sin and what will follow and complete His favor upon you and guide you to a straight path. And [that] Allah may aid you with a mighty victory.
Religious, the conquest Fatah in all mosques for Afrin
Director of Religious Affairs Dr. Ali Erbas informed that the Surat Al-Fath was to be read and prayed after the morning and evening prayers in all the mosques for the victory of the Olive Branck in Afrin.
Erbaş stated that he would pray for the Turkish army in all the mosques by sending a message to all the muftis and the Diyanet personnel because of the Zeytin Dalı Action. Erbaş, said:
“In order to bring victory to the Afrin cross-border operation that our hero security forces initiated against terrorist structures that threaten our homeland and peacefulness, all of our schools will be praying this evening and tomorrow morning prayer will be followed by the Surah Fatah, military service and nationality. I would. “