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Lion of the desert, Omar al-Mukhtar


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« on: February 25, 2011, 06:07:56 pm »

This is a superb movie of 2 hours and 26 minutes on Omar al-Mukhtar.  Omar al-Mukhtar was born in Libya in 1862 and was hanged in 1931 by the Italian colonialists who wanted to occupy Libya. 

Omar was a very pious man and very God fearing in the true sense.  He was a man committed to a very dutiful life dedicated to Allah and his various responsibilities of life for the sake of Allah.  He hardly slept more than 3 hours at night and spent the rest in worship till Fajr.  He was a very learned man with great love for the Noble Quran, and he knew the Quran by memory (Hafez).  Omar was also skilled in the strategies and tactics of desert warfare.

He knew local geography well and used that knowledge to advantage in battles against the Italians, who were unaccustomed to desert warfare. Mukhtar repeatedly led his small, highly alert groups in successful attacks against the Italians, after which they would fade back into the desert terrain. Mukhtar’s men skillfully attacked outposts, ambushed troops, and cut lines of supply and communication. The Italian army was left astonished and embarrassed by his guerrilla tactics.

In 1911 Libya  was a part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire.  In October of 1911 an Italian naval contingent reached the shores of Libya. The Italian admiral demanded that the Libyans surrender their territory to the Italians or incur the immediate destruction of the city of Tripoli. The Libyans fled instead of surrendering, and the Italians bombarded the city for three days, then proclaimed the residents of Tripoli to be "committed and strongly bound to Italy," the usual autocracy of imperialism.  The citadel of the Catholic faith proved once again that it preaches what it never practice.  Christianity is NOT a faith of peace but aggression and occupation.  This marked the beginning of a series of battles between the Italian colonial forces and the Libyan armed opposition under Omar Mukhtar.

Mukhtar’s struggle of nearly twenty years came to an end on September 11, 1931, when he was wounded in battle, then captured by the Italian army. The Italians treated the native leader-hero as a prize catch. His resilience had an impact on his jailers, who later remarked upon his steadfastness. His interrogators stated that Mukhtar recited verses of peace from the Noble Quran.

In three days, Mukhtar was tried and convicted.  Almost all historians doubt that he ever got a fair trial.  On September 14, 1931 Mukhtar was sentenced to be hanged publicly.  When Omar Mukhtar was asked if he wished to say any last words, Mukhtar recited the Quranic words: "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un." ("To God we belong and to Him we shall return."). On September 16, 1931, on the orders of the Italian court, Mukhtar was hanged before his followers in the concentration camp of Solluqon at the age of 70 years.

Today, Mukhtar's face appears shown on the Libyan ten-dinar bill.

His final years were depicted in the movie Lion of the Desert (1981) which I have for you below.  Please watch and send around to family and friends.  If all Arab leaders were like Omar Mukhtar, at present we would have no puppet dictators installed by America and its allies throughout the Middle-East.


Omar al-Mukhtar


Arrest of Omar al-Mukhtar by the Italians

Click the following Google video link for the movie.   If you want to watch it on full screen, then click on the square button on the video next to the sign "Google video."

https://archive.org/details/LionOfTheDesertumarAlMukhtar1


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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 07:26:46 am »

This is another superb film about a very courageous man who was adamant to expel imperialism from his country.  May God Almighty accept his efforts and his martyrdom and grant him Paradise.  As usual, he was executed by the Western occupiers of Libya in early 1900s.  As we saw, later on, for a short period Libya was free during Col. Gaddafi's time.  It's now again fallen into the hands of those same occupiers whom Omar Mukhtar fought so bravely in the past.

Many thanks for the posting sister Ruhi.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 01:23:01 am »

I had seen this film on dvd a couple of years ago.  Excellent one.  Omar Mukhtar was just the opposite of the f***** rats who sold Libya to the imperialists.  However, Mukhtar was a martyr and the works of martyrs are never wasted.  May Allah grant him the best in the next world.  ameen. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 03:04:02 am »

The same movie has not been switched to youtube:

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 03:12:07 am »

Thank you sister.  I watched it in google thru the first link.  But that was quite sometime ago.  I'll watch it again here tonight, InshAllah.   

May Allah Almighty grant jannat to this pious and brave believer.  Ameen.
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