After 35 years of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the resistance of the Afghan people still ongoing but the war-torn country could not reach the salvation. Soviet army withdrew the country in 1988, but it did not take long time to turn internal politic problems into civil war in Afghanistan. While national disunity and incoherence continued in the country this time -in 2001- Great Satan America invaded Afghanistan under the pretext of 9/11 attacks. Afghan people also war with US-led NATO forces with great efforts, sacrifice and devotion since the beginning of the invasion. But the US-led invasion still continue in the country. The same satanic country (US) invaded Iraq in 2003 with another unreal reason. And the Iraqi people resisted against the US-led occupation armies likeAfghan people. But the results of the resistances are not the same. Iraqi people resistance forced to Great Satan America withdrew the country 8 years later the invasion in January 2012. Furtermore Iraqi resistance and government did not allow US to have even a military base in the country after the withdrawal.
So What makes different Iraq from Afghanistan? How can Iraqi people recover their country from US invasion in 8 years although Afghan people could not recover their country from the enemies in 35 years? The same era, the same enemy, the same military technology, the same sacrifice, the same devotion… They are both (Afghan and Iraqi people) muslim people, they are both mujaheeds, they both want to recover their country and they both resist against the enemy. They have one difference but it is essential and vital for Islamic perspective.
The difference is about their leadership. Afghan resistance has not a religious leadership and also a national unity but Iraqi resistance has a religious leadership.
It is sure that an Islamic movement success depends on Allah’s help. And to obtain Allah’s help depends on “Islamic Leadership, Imamate”.
Great Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) said: “The Hand of Allah is above the Jamaat” (Muslim, Abu Davud, Kenzu’l Ummal).
‘Jamaat’ means a community with Imam. In Holy Qoran Allah Almighty orders Muslims to unite and form only one Jamaat: “And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided…” (Ali Imran,103); “Surely this Ummah of yours is one Umamh, and I am your Lord, so worship Me.” (Anbiya,92) To be unite and form only one jamaat also perforces only one Imam, one Leader for Islamic Ummah. So if an Islamic movement, any regional Islamic Resistance does not loyal to the Leader of the Islamic Ummah could not reach the salvation. Because they do not merit Allah’s help. Today Iraqi people and Iraqi resistance loyal to the Leader of the Islamic Ummah Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, so they deserve Allah’s help and mercy. But Afghan resistance could not reach the Islamic Wahdat and unity under the leadership of the Imam of the Ummah. So their resistance as an enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong could not reach its main aim (salvation) as it is directed in Ali Imran 104.
In the same way some arab countries take a regional government uses the dignity of the Ottoman State for the benefit of zionist regime as an example. And those Arab countries could not reach the salvation because they do not loyal to the Leader of the Islamic Ummah and they make alliance with the enemies of Islam. On the contrary Palestine and Lebanon Islamic Resistance movements are loyal to the Leader of the Islamic Ummah and they could defeat zionist enemy several times thanks to Allah’s help.
The problems of the Islamic Ummah are arising from disunity and remedy of those issues is being one ummah, having one Imam. Otherwise the invasions, massacres, exploitaions and plots of the enemies in the Islamic countries could not come to an end and Islamic movements, revolutions, resistances could not reach the salvation.