- By Fazeem Zaneer, AlHittin.com Contributor
“There will always be a group from my Ummah triumphant upon the truth, victorious over their enemies, there will be no harm from those who oppose them and they will not be harmed until the order of Allah comes and they will be like that (triumphant).
The Sahabahs asked, “O RasulAllah, where are they?” He said, “In Baytul-Maqdis and the precincts of Baytul-Maqdis. (Ahamad)
Unfortunatel majority of Muslim ummah is sleeping, they never care or talk, they think if they pray, give some Zakah and go for Hajj then they are real Muslims. That is absolutely wrong.
This is our Aqeedah, also a war between Haq and Bathil if we still do not recognize this how can we be called Muslims.
In Islam, Palestine is a land of faith and Muslims must always remember that in reality, this is a battle between belief and disbelief, as in the hadith narrated by Maymoonah bint Sa`d when she asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) about Jerusalem, he said:
“It is the land where humankind will be resurrected and gathered together, seek prayers in it (i.e. Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa) because each prayer in it counts as one thousand in other masjids.” She asked, “What if one cannot reach it or finds difficulty reaching it?” He replied, “Let them send oil to be used in its lanterns as a gift, because the one who sends a gift to it is just like one who prayed in it” (Ahmad and Ibn Majah).
Indeed, the issue of Palestine is a vital one for all Arabs and Muslims. It is their duty to shoulder the responsibility of this historical and doctrinal Islamic place. It is a great trust and an inseparable part of the Muslim land that none has the right to surrender, not even the tiniest portion of it. Muslims are obliged to defend it with all their power. They must regard defending it and its people an incumbent Islamic obligation. Every Muslim will be questioned about his or her efforts and role regarding this on the Day of Judgment, the day when neither wealth nor children will avail, when only he or she who comes with a sound and clean heart (clean from polytheism and hypocrisy) will be successful.
It is a great sin to allow even a hand-span of Muslim land to be occupied by the enemies of Islam, or that their women, wealth, or sacred places be attacked. This being the case, then how great a sin is it that the entire land of Palestine is occupied?
The history of Palestine represents the history of Islam from the first Prophet of Islam, Adam (peace and blessings be upon him), to the last Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Palestine is the land of Prophets who were sent with the message of Islam and hence should not be ruled by anyone other than those who uphold the message of Islam by implementing its laws and regulations.
Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa was the second mosque established on earth forty years after the establishment of Al-Masjid Al-Haram.
It is a holy site where many of the Prophets were born or died, including Prophets Ibrahim, Lut, Dawud, Sulayman, Musa and `Isa, peace be upon them all. While Dawud (AS) and Sulayman (AS) were able to create Islamic states in Palestine based on divinely ordained laws, according to both the Bible and the Qur’an, their descendants strayed from the path, transgressed against the laws revealed by Allah and thus brought upon themselves Allah’s punishment which included banishment from the holy land.
For sure what is happening now has its very long history and the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did predict it. He did say that this occupation is one of the signs that the end of the world is near. He clearly mentioned in that hadith that Jews (Zionists today) will commit all types of atrocities and oppression against believers. But a time will come when the Muslims will take over and achieve victory. Muslims’ victory is confirmed, and the stones as well as the trees will all be on the side of the Muslims except a tree called gharghad.
In the light of this hadith, we should not be surprised about what is happening. At the same time, Muslims have a duty and obligation to do all the best to counter and defend themselves against these atrocities and oppression.
Muslim ummah in Palestine mainly from Gaza and West Bank they are suffering from their basic needs like water, medicines foods, etc.
What are we doing eating, sleeping and enjoying our lives no worries nothing, proudly talking about the numbers we are the second largest population in the world, just boasting about ourself.
Every second a kid in Gaza is dying because of lack of medicines, other end we are enjoying our lives, where did the so called Muslim ummah go, when the innocent children and the elders were butchered in front of every ones eyes, unfortunately majority of the Muslim ummah are enjoying Hollywood and Bollywood movies, spending there money in luxury hotels, partying spending their day to day life against Allah and his Rasool (SAWS), these people are worst than dead donkeys. Surely, whoever forgets our brothers and sisters who has been oppressed in Palestine Allah’s punishment is near.
“And we will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and some loss in wealth and lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to the patient. Who, when disaster strikes them, say, ‘Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return. They are those on whom (descend) blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are (rightly) guided.” (Al-Baqarah: 155-157)
O Allah, return al-Masjid al-Aqsa to the Muslims, O Allah, return al-Masjid al-Aqsa to the Muslims, O Allah, return al-Masjid al-Aqsa to the Muslims, and bestow on us a prayer in it before we die.