Question and answer details
|As-salamu `alaykum. What is our stance concerning the oppression of Muslims in Palestine and other parts of the world that is happening right now, where houses are being destroyed, farms are being wrecked, children are being killed, the streets are filled with injured people waiting for ambulances that will never come, thanks to the Israeli obstinacy. In addition to that, people are being prevented by the Jews and others, from buying the food and drink that they need? As a Muslim, what can I do?|
|Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid|
AnswerWa`alaykum as-salaamu warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Dear questioner, thank you very much for having confidence in us, and we implore Allah to guide the baffled Muslim Ummah to the Right Path, and to redress the balance of power and restore sovereignty to Muslims in the near future, in sha’ Allah.
Every Muslim is obliged to back his wronged Muslim brothers and sisters in all parts of the world; especially in Palestine where houses are demolished, wives are widowed, and children are killed cold bloodedly in daylight. Every committed Muslim has a very positive role to play. The Muslim can support his fellow Muslim brothers and sisters financially and psychologically. The least thing we can do is to earnestly implore Allah to grant them victory over their enemies.
It is well known that after storm comes sunshine. This very fact is confirmed by Allah’s saying in the Qur’an: (But lo! with hardship goeth ease. Lo! with hardship goeth ease.) (Ash-Sharh 94: 5-6)
Responding to the question, the prominent Saudi Islamic lecturer and author, Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid, states the following:
1. You should make du`aa’, and recite du`aa’ al-qunut in your prayer.