On the authority of Abu Saeed Al-Khudri, who said: I heard the messenger of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam say: "Whosoever of you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart; and that is the weakest of faith."

Related by Muslim.

For the past couple of days, I have been silently watching the news on television, and reading Internet and newspaper articles on the current massacre of innocent lives in Palestine. All of this perpetuated by the Israeli army, in the name of "retaliation". What I fail to understand is, why is it that this so-called retaliation is completely disproportionate to what was done to them in the first place? According to sources, at least 345 Gazans have been killed and another 1,450 wounded in three consecutive days of Israeli bombardment in the heavily-populated territory. All of this in an attempt to destroy Hamas. What they fail to explain is the reason why so many civilians have been killed in the process. Children have been killed, wounded and innocent people have suffered for no reason. What appalls me is that the majority of the leaders of the Muslim world have done nothing active about it. Alhamdulillah I learnt that Egyptians have opened their borders to the wounded and are also sending medical supplies, relief and other humanitarian aid to help their brothers and sisters, but I feel that it isn't enough, far from it. When a huge natural disaster hits any country, many of the Muslim leaders pledge millions of dollars in aid and medical supplies. However, when there's a calamity in Palestine and so many scores of people are dying, they don't do a single thing about it. It frustrates me to see the lack of compassion for Muslims by so many wealthy and powerful leaders, who are capable of doing so much, yet do so little. The GCC conference has just commenced in Muscat and according to the press, one of the topics on the agenda is to discuss the situation of Palestine.

America was the first to jump to the support of Israel as usual, and blame everything squarely on Hamas, justifying all the hideous atrocities perpetuated on the innocent civilians.
Everyone knows that the Israeli army only did this because it was their last opportunity to "legitimately" attack Palestine before the Bush administration leaves, especially since Obama's stance on Palestine is currently unknown.
Are world leaders totally ignorant of the events leading to the massive destruction of Palestinian life? Are they unaware of Israel’s provocations and shrewd manipulation of the facts which allowed them to seem innocent and carry out a diabolical plan to destroy the Palestinians? The facts are these: For two years Israel has illegally blockaded Gaza. The densest area of the world, which contains 1.5 million people, has received less than a quarter of the volume of imported supplies they received in December 2005 and has not been permitted to export many goods. A totally paralyzed economy has tried to exist with reduced fuel supplies, electrical outages and a lack of spare parts, all of which has caused hunger and severe psychological damage.

I know I'm ranting, but it is all I can do; I wish there was more, but unfortunately so far this is the most. All I can say is that everyone in the Ummah needs to make some serious dua for the Palestinians that are suffering, and Insha'allah, by the will and the mercy of Allah (swt), they will be the victorious ones at the end of the day.

Ilahana – Our Lord, Lord of the two Easts and the two Wests, Our Lord, Lord of the holy place (Jerusalem) and the two sacred places (Makkah & Madinah), Oh Allah correct the position of our brothers and sisters, the victims of the catastrophe in Palestine, Oh Allah secure their fear, reward them as You wish, Oh Allah swap their fear for peace, Oh Allah swap their fear for peace, Oh Allah swap their fear for peace.
Oh Protector of the fearful, Oh Hope of the needy, Oh Granter of the prayers of the oppressed, You are the Lord of the weak, And you are our Lord, there is no Deity worthy of worship except You.
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3 Responses
  1. :( I cant believe the things I am hearing on tv about this current situation, it pains me to the bone. I pray that those affected will find strength in the hereafter and enter Jennah through the best of gates insha'allah

  2. NiDa Says:

    SubhanAllah sis wot a beautiful dua'a!! You are right! I find myself screaming at the tv every single time Palestine comes up! "palestinians are doing this to themselves" something liek the Muslims were killing themselves in bosnia too.Rediculous - but sadly the general ignorant public buys each word of it! :( !!! InshaAllah do our best to help our brothers and sisters in Palestine out!

  3. Hajar Says:

    It pains me to know that such things happen. I keep asking myself, when will the oppression end. Will it end? May Allah S.W.T ease the sufferings of the people in Palestine. Insya'Allah.