At some time go, I have written something similar to this topic: The Honor and Glory of Palestine. Now, I would like to remind everyone again, but with few additional things.
At this time, the Palestinian territories are being severely persecuted, with its citizens being mistreated and oppressed. The Muslims in Palestine are getting suppressed and obliterated in their own lands. Last year marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the illegal state of Israel in the land of Palestine. Since then, thousands upon thousands of Palestinians have been murdered and injured.
The Jewish Zionists’ greed in occupying the Palestinian lands from the Muslims is clearly manifested with the violence and atrocities committed by Israel upon Palestinians since the 20th century until today, which keeps on increasing day by day. Such vile traits of the Children of Israel has been mentioned by Allah in verse 78 of Surah al-Ma’idah:
Translation of meaning: “Cursed were those who disbelieved among the Children of Israel by the tongue of David and of Jesus, the son of Mary. That was because they disobeyed and [habitually] transgressed.” [Al-Quran, Surah al-Ma’idah, verse 78].
Professor Dr. Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, the former Shaykh al-Azhar had depicted the vile characteristics of the Jews in his book titled “Banu Israel fi al-Quran wa as-Sunnah”, that Israel as a nation of cruel criminals who cannot distinguish between the elderlies, women, children, masjid, place of worship, public places, and others. Israel is also known as a rogue nation with atrocious animosity towards Islam and the Arabs. They not only desire to occupy Palestine, but also wish to seize Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, the Sinai peninsula, and also Madeenah al-Munawwarah.
Masjid Al-Aqsa was made as the first qiblah for the Muslim ummah, and now the status of the masjid is very alarming due to the various tunnels being dug underneath the Masjid compound by the Zionist regime, causing damages to the masjid structure, which is only getting worse by the day.
Aside from that, we are very perturbed by the rudeness, uncouth, and irresponsible attitude by certain nations that blatantly support state-sponsored terrorism committed by this Zionist regime. These superpowers would only remain silent when it comes to issues involving the interest of Islam and Muslims. However, they become pro-active in issues that affect the interest of the non-Muslims. Ultimately, this opens up a tremendous opportunity for the enemies of Islam to continue in violating and desecrating the sanctity of Islam.
As Muslims, we do not need to depend on the sympathy and aid from those that harbor hostility towards Islam. This is because Allah has reminded us that these people will never protect Islam and its adherents, unless if they are glorified and idolized. Allah mentions in verse 120 of Surah Al-Baqarah:
Translation of meaning: “And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, “Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance.” If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.” [Al-Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 120].
Islam as a religion of mercy truly places great importance upon the bond of brotherhood. Even though there are no blood relations, the brotherhood ties are very strong when it is tied with the bond of religion (Islam). Islam vehemently prohibits any form of oppression and allowing oppressions upon fellow Muslims. Rasulullah narrated in a hadith collected by Imam al-Bukhari and Muslim:
Meaning: Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar that Rasulullah said: “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection.”
It is not only wajib (obligatory) upon us to defend and alleviate the suffering of our brethren in Palestine, but it behooves us as the Muslim Ummah to protect the sanctity of Bayt al-Maqdis, for it was the first qiblah in the shi’ar (distinguishing features) of our religion. Bayt al-Maqdis is where the incident of Isra’ and Mi’raj took place, and it is also the second Masjid built on earth, as well as a place that is blessed, where sins are forgiven and good deeds are multiplied.
Therefore, I implore upon fellow Muslim ummah that let us hasten to aid in relieving the suffering of our brethren in Palestine by pursuing the following matters together:
First: To channel financial and economic assistance to the Palestinians who are suffering, through agencies that are authorized by the government.
Second: To empower the usage of products and services offered by the Muslims and local entrepreneurs, as well as refraining from products and services originating from those countries.
Third: To remain cognizant and penitent upon the danger of division and the very need for immediate action in uniting the ummah amongst all Muslim nations worldwide, beginning with our nation; and
Fourth: To ensure that all war criminals against Palestine are brought to justice and meted with deserving punishment.