By Papatia Feauxzar

Turkey’s Failed Coup d’État

Bismillah, I have relatives who are Turkish or live in Turkey. And if you get the chance to talk to them, they often come of so proud or so patriotic like the Texans actually; always full of zeal. In fact, Texans display their flag anywhere and love to tell you their logo, ‘The Lone Star State’. Also, they are always trying to become an independent country by their seceding attempts from the USA. Anyways, I was always skeptical of Turkish people with their sometime high sense of superiority until I read an article by Raeesa Patel in SISTERS Magazine where she wrote “…A Muslim’s heritage. Nabi ﷺ once gave glad tidings to his companions by saying “You will conquer Constantinople. Its commander will be the best, and its army will be the best.” (Ahmad)” 

At that point, I was convinced and understood where the Turkish zeal was coming from at last. The greatness of its people was long predicted. And it’s that same zeal and sense of patriotism they displayed when their leader with his great motivational speaking skills called upon them to save their country from assailants. And to be honest, most Turkish politicians seem so motivational when you listen to them even if you don’t understand what they are saying. You feel their great public speaking skills in the way they talk and carry their speech. The way the crowd cheers and roars at their words of exhortation. To digress more, Author Sheima Summer also shared her experience http://goo.gl/uzwyEu . As for me, I was working from home in the afternoon around 2 p.m. on  that Jumaa when my younger brother called to tell me the awful news subhanallah. He really follows the news. I immediately told my husband who came from work early that day and I checked the news. Then, we reached our relatives via skype. They were sleeping actually and didn’t know because it was so late there. The militants had shut done the media and several bridges to make sure and ensure their plans to overthrow Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government went as planned. We silently prayed for Turkey. I went on social media and requested duas from my friends and they kept us in their prayers. No one wanted to relive the Arab Spring again. No one wanted another Egypt with a puppet regime, so we implored our Lord as we kept watching Turkish News (at least the ones that weren’t shut down). We stopped watching CNN because they were reporting misleading information. No surprise there.

Nothing happens only by the will of Allah. Alhamdullilah as the brave and patriotic Turkish people descended upon the streets to take their country back, Allah saved this nation. The power and control shifted rather quickly. I’m still amazed at their courage. Their president asked them to do a difficult thing; put their lives on the line for the sake of their faith and country. And they responded in great numbers because Only Allah should be feared. This is a great historical moment of Power by the People.

I pray that Allah grant Jannat al-Firdaws to the martyrs who lost their lives in this event. Ameen. Muslim nations and Muslims around the world supported Turkey and will take example on its people to stand for themselves going forward. Not that they haven’t but this is a new unprecedented record set by a Muslim nation masha’Allah. Let’s continue to pray for every ummati out there insha’Allah.

About the Author:

Papatia Feauxzar is a West African Author living in Dallas, Texas with her son and husband. She also holds a Master degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. She now works from home alhamdullilah. Visit her at www.djarabikitabs.com .

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