Gaza In Need!

2 01 2009

01.02.09 UPDATE: The 23-day Israeli offensive launched on the 27th December 2008 of unrelenting attacks on the Gaza Strip being the most densely-populated area in the world home to 1.5 million people, looks as if they have been hit by a strong earthquake, aid agencies say. During this conflict, at least 1,330 Palestinians have been killed, while 5,500 have been seriousley injured (many of whom were women and children). At least 35,000 Palestinians are now homeless while 400,000 people are without running water. More than 4,000 buildings destroyed in Gaza, more than 20,000 severely damaged. This is a man made humanitarian crisis.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Asalaamualaykum wr wb

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam and Humanity,

As we witness the new Islamic year of 1430 Hijrah begin, we also witness the agression and inhumane acts by the Israelis against the Palestinians who have been unjustly killed and injured.

As the devastating bombardment on the people of Gaza reaches it’s fourth day, over 350 innocent people have been killed and hundreds more injured, yet the leaders of the world remain silent.

The rightful owners of the land, the Palestinians have done nothing except defend for the right to live freely as they have for centuries, alongside Jews and Christians. Their lands, homes, freedom, rights and lives have been taken over many years of oppression and occupation by the Israelis.

Make Du’aa, Indeed Du’aa is the Weapon of the Believer

The Prophet Muhammad (s) adviced us: “Believers are like a structure, parts of which support one another. The believers, in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever.” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

WHERE IS OUR FEVER?

We are all aware of the current events, I ask you, please raise your hands to your Lord, make sincere duaa for them from your heart, and for the whole Ummah – to keep our hearts steadfast upon Islam.

In times of trial, how often is it that we forget to turn to Allah in sincere and constant du’a? We remind each other of making du’a – true – but in reality, how consistent are we in praying for justice and praying for the tools we need to be victorious? The more we focus in our du’a, the more determined and focused we shall be in driving towards victory. (Muhammad Al Shareef)

Best times to make du’aa don’t waste the opportunities, be smart in your ‘Ibadah.

May Allah swt alleviate the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Gaza and across the world and end the aggression and oppression of the dhalimun.

Great article These days, as we read about the tragedy occuring in Gaza, the question on our minds is: What can WE do about it? How can WE help our brothers and sisters in Palestine?

Qunoot Du’aa

Learn Manner of Doing Qunut and Do it for Muslims in Gaza

Qiyaam ul Layl

There is no doubt that there is nothing more greater than turning to Allah (swt) to seek His Mercy and His Assistance during these difficult times and as the Prophet (saw) said “Our Lord descends to the lowest heaven during the last third of the night, inquiring: ‘Who will call on Me so that I may respond to him? Who is asking something of Me so I may give it to him? Who is asking for My forgiveness so I may forgive him?'” (Al-Bukhari)

Global Qiyam ul Layl (Night Prayer) Campaign for Peace and Justice in the entire World

Collect & Donate Money

Make an announcement during Friday prayers or during the larger jaamah’s at masjids and you can easily raise $1000 in a matter of minutes.The

Palestinian people are in urgent need for your donations for urgent medical aid and you can donate to Interpal in a number of ways:

Interpal

Phone: 02089619993

Online: www.interpal.org and follow the online instructions

Account Name: Interpal
Bank: Islamic Bank of Britain
Sort Code: 30-00-83
Account Number: 01095401

Human Appeal International

Phone: 0044 (0) 161 225 0225

Online: www.humanappeal.org.uk

Address:

Human Appeal International
Victoria Court
376 Wilmslow Road
Fallowfield
Manchester
M14 6AX
United Kingdom

Contact your Local MP (via phone, letter, email)

If you live in the UK, you can search for your Local MP here – http://www.writetothem.com

It will take less than two minutes – contact your MP that this is a matter of emergency.  Show your dismay and disappointment at the Government’s refusal to condemn the assaults on Gaza and its refusal to demand an immediate stop to all military activity. Ask your MP why Israel’s bombings of mosques, UN schools and university buildings in Gaza have gone uncriticised.

You can use the following sample letter – right click and select save as.

MPs do work for you, so get writing and insist on your MP seeking clear answers on your behalf from the Foreign Secretary to questions such as these:

(a) Why has the UK not clearly condemned the savage bombardment of Gaza by the Israelis?

(b) Does the UK Government accept that the Israeli action is barbaric and a crime against humanity?

(c) How does the UK Government think it will be able to legitimately defend its position as a member of the Quartet brokering peace in the Middle East when it fails to condemn the actions of a state which threatens beyond all doubt prospects for a lasting peace?

(d) Does not the Government’s refusal to condemn the Israelis insinuate complicity in the latter’s attempt to rout a democratically elected government and seek peace on its term and its terms alone? Is this the Government’s idea of a lasting peace in Palestine?

(e) The Government failed in summer 2006 to call for a ceasefire while the Israelis bombed Lebanon repeatedly destroying much of the country’s infrastructure. Refuse to allow it to sit back and do nothing once again.

(f) Does the UK Government not accept that its refusal to condemn the Israelis renders hollow all its protestations on its commitment to peace in the Middle East and its PREVENT agenda, on tackling the causes of radicalization in the UK?

Demonstrate & Protest

Demonstrate against the outrageous conduct of the Israelis. Much of what Israel seeks to do is to compel others to accept that it is the victim in this war. Demonstrate against its lies and deception and show your solidarity with the true victims of Israeli attacks. The Stop the War Coalition are organizing demonstrations all this week in the UK, check the website, www.stopwar.org.uk for further details of these and other demonstrations across the UK.

Raise Your Voice and Your Pen

What is happening in Gaza is all over the news, on TV, on radio and on internet discussion forums. The Israeli Media Strategy document procured by ENGAGE shows clearly that dominating the news, controlling the dissemination of information and framing the war is as much a part of Israel’s assaults on Gaza as the raining down of missiles.

Don’t restrict your outrage and fulminating to shaking your fists at the television. Do something, contact details for major TV stations and Newspapers – speak out, write .. email…contribute your comments and views to what is going on.

(a) Is the news dominated by Israeli spokespeople? If so, why. There are two sides in this war and the views of both must be made available to us. How else are we to judge who is the victim and who the aggressor? Say no to Israeli spin and Israeli centred news coverage.

(b) Is the radio coverage unbalanced? What interviewees are invited to take part on news programmes on the Gaza assaults? How often do you hear Palestinian and Hamas representatives?

News Channels:

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints 03700 100 222
ITV: dutyoffice@itv.com 0844 881 4150
Channel 4: http://help.channel4.com 0845 076 0191
Sky News: news@sky.com 0870 240 3000
ITV Teletext: webmaster@teletext.co.uk 020 8323 5000

Newspapers:

Daily Telegraph 020 7931 2000
The Guardian 020 7278 2332
The Independent 020 7005 2000
The Times 020 7782 5000
Financial Times 020 7873 3000
Daily Mail 020 7938 6000
Daily Mirror 020 7293 3000
Daily Express 0871 434 1010
The Metro 020 7651 5242
The Sun 020 7782 4000
The Scotsman 0131 620 8620
The Herald 0141 302 7000

Blogs, Forum & Website Discussions

People always end up getting riled up the first week, and then distracted after it passes.  Create something that will not allow them to forget.  A simple website about ghaza, where they sign up their email account or phone number and they get concise daily updates in their email or phones, and information on events happening in their area, etc.

The internet is among the most popular forms of present day news consumption. Some internet blog sites are read by more people than some national newspapers. Capitalise on the trend of consuming news online and join in on discussion threads and post comments to blogs and news items that are discussing the events in Gaza.  Your comments will be read by a multitude. Don’t be swayed or alarmed by false or incendiary posts. Keep calm and write with clarity and conscience. Reject the lies and propaganda of the Israeli media and PR machine. Don’t allow Zionists to dominate and distort the public’s perception of what is taking place in Gaza.

Post this link on your website or blog.

In the Mosques

Go to your local mosque and ask them to formally write an urgent letter TODAY to your MP making the points above and demand a meeting with the MP. Ask your local mosque to begin collections for the Palestinians and to make the issue of Gaza the content of the Friday sermon. Ensure that your mosque uses its position in the local community to protest on the community’s behalf on what is taking place in Gaza.  While Muslims pray for the souls of those that have lost their lives in recent days, take steps to prevent the further loss of life. Make sure your mosque is actively involved in more than just being a place for prayer.

“I would really recommend for all Imams and Khateebs, to dedicate this upcoming Friday khutbah wisely to explain the situation in Gaza and give our brothers and sisters there the support they deserve. And until then, start their practice of Qunoot “du’a in Salat” on regular basis to keep this case alive in the minds and hearts of people.” [Yasir Birjas, 4.1.09]

Interfaith Initiatives

Ask your local mosque and community centres to seek out Christian and Jewish places of worship and centres in your local community and join together in initiatives to bring peace to Palestine. Muslims, Jews and Christians reside in the Palestinian Territories and all faith groups should be working together to denounce the murderous actions of the Zionists in Israel and work for interfaith harmony and social peace.

Online petitions

Create or sign online petitions to be presented to your MP and the Government demanding that they call for an immediate stop to all military activity by Israel. Urge all your friends to sign a petition and insist that your elected representatives heed the protests of their electorate.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk – Prime Minister to Introduce sanctions against Israel

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk – British government to re-consider their stance in supplying amrs to Israel

http://www.petitiononline.com

http://www.thepetitionsite.com

http://petition.cair.com

British Banks and Charities working for the Palestinians


Write to Lloyds TSB and Barclays Bank anew and insist that the banks reverse their decisions on closing the bank accounts of Interpal and Ummah Welfare Trust. The work of these charities will be needed now more than ever. Insist that the banks re-open the charities’ accounts so that you might donate and contribute to the provision of emergency aid to the embattled Gazans.

Draft letters: http://www.interpal.info

More detail about Interpal Bank closure: http://www.freepressreleases.co.uk

Ummah welfare Trust press release: http://www.uwt.org

Support those standing up for Justice

There are many individuals and organisations who are speaking out against this massacre. We need to support them, this really makes a difference – they will be no doubt be swamped by zionists condemning them so let’s show some support.

Examples:

1. Imran Ladak, Kettering Town Football Club shows his support for the plight of the Palestinians. Source

Send your vote of thanks to info@ketteringtownfc.co.uk & www.ketteringtownfc.co.uk

2. UK telecom firm severs ties with Israeli company due to Gaza attacks. Source

We applaud FreedomCall for standing up to the oppressive Zionist regime. Please email FreedomCall at cs@freedomcall.co.uk or call them on 0800 279 6050 to thank them for their action. We are sure Zionists will be emailing and calling in with hate messages. Please show your support and encouragement by your messages. We hope that more British businesses (including Muslim businesses) will follow suit and show true British values by boycotting Israel.

Build Awareness

Read up about the whole Palestine / Israel conflict, so you have correct knowledge and facts – and keep up with the news.

War on Gaza Dec 2008 – Time Line

Israel’s War Crimes

Gaza Israel Assault

Palestine Humanitarian Crisis

Gaza Massacres must spur us into action

So what have the Palestinians got to complain about?

The true story behing this war

Leaders lie, civilians die, and lessons of history are ignored

MANA Calls for an End to the Israeli Attacks in Gaza

Gaza University Destroyed, Professor Rayyan & Family Murdered: Are Some Freedoms More Sacred Than Others?

Israel’s Lie Machine is Working Flat Out by Stuart Littlewood [Must-Read]

The True Story Behind This War is Not the One Israel is Telling by Johann Hari

The Facts about Israel’s War on Gaza [Separate Facts from Fiction]

Watch videos/documentories

1. Islamictube.net

2. A lecture was given by Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman [www.islamicmedia.com.au]

Sheikh Shady touched on the topic of this conflict and puts into perspective the things that we can do in order to help our suffering brothers and sisters. We ask you to listen to the talk and make a change, but don’t stop there, email it to everyone on your list and help raise awareness.

3. Shaykh Ibrahim Dremali – Gaza, An Islamic Issue:

4. Ask Huda: Focus on Gaza

Call a Family in Ghazzah

  • Call any random number in Ghazzah, and tell them that you are calling from North America (or wherever you are), make Duaa for them and tell them all their brothers and sisters around the world are with them; this will give them moral support and courage ! How to call? > Very simple!
  • Dial any of these number and replace the last 4 digits by any random ones, try 4 or 5 times and you’ll reach a family insha’Allah !  Even if you don’t speak Arabic, talk to them with very slow and simple English
    (011)9728284-XXXX      (011)9728282-XXXX    (011)9728255-XXXX

Other things you can do / Sources:

http://sabbah.biz

http://muslimmatters.org

http://www.iengage.org.uk

http://forums.almaghrib.org

Forward this link to your Email List & Put it in your Email signature.

Remember, as individuals we are weak, together we are strong!


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19 responses

4 01 2009
admin

Please forward this duaa to the Muslims, to make for our Ummah:

Jazakallah Khair

“Allahumma aslih Ummata Muhammad.
Allahumma farrij’an Ummati Muhammad.
Allahuma rahm Ummata Muhammad”
Aameen

“O Allah Improve the state of the Ummah of Muhammad (saw)
O Allah Grant ease to the Ummah of Muhammad (saw)
O Allah Have Mercy on the Ummah of Muhammad (saw)”

This was a Dua of Imam Ma’ruf al-Karkhi, an Imam during the time of the Sahaba (ra).

“Allahuma munzilal kitabi warii’al-hisaabi, inzimil-ahzaaba
Allahuma ihzimhum wa zalzilhum”
Aameen

“O Allah Revealer of the book, swift to account, defeat the groups (who reject faith).
O Allah Defeat them and shake them”

Aameen.

4 01 2009
Al-Yunani

salam aleikum

Please put this on your site.

Regarding https://justquraan.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/gaza-in-need/

Just to add: I encourage those who have relatives in the armies in the muslim world, to speak to them, and encourage them to help their brethren in Gaza.

Our Nation (Ummah) is one Nation, besides all other nations. We are not primarily arabs, turkish, pakistanis, europeans, chinese an so on. We are first and foremost muslims, and should behave in that manner. Du’a is fine and obligatory. But Allah has put it on muslims to assist their brethren whenever it is needed. So let this be said, Everyone is obligated to do what they can to help, in their thoughts, worries, sayings and actions.

Allah says, “And if they ask for your help in the Deen (i.e. in what is relating to it), then it is upon you to help.”

5 01 2009
Morena!

I agree with Al-Yunani.
What have we done for our brothers?
Allah in Quran said to help brothers,when they are in need!

6 01 2009
For Palestine!!! « SyAFiQ’s…

[…] Source – how to help Gaza […]

6 01 2009
Tahir

Salam alaekum,

It is ok to make duas but the reality calls for practicallity also. We need to get united and fight agaist the opressors. Just sitting like ducks will not do any good to us. It is obligatory in our deen to fight back just not making duas.
May Allah guide us to the straight path and make us follow the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Ameen

6 01 2009
Alaa

salam aleikum
Allah with u.
keep going.

6 01 2009
abdullah musa abdullah

salaams, i echo the sentiment of my crying heart for the illegal occupation of muslim land and the brutal killing of people of palestine by the world’s most celebrated terrorist called israel. Oh! the leaders of the Arab world, have you perfectly fit into the statistics of the Rasul Sallahllahu alayisallam? that you prefer to maintain your so called friendship with the enemies of Allah than to fight for and defend the palestenian course. Allah will judge us and Allah ask us about our worldly dealings. May Allah save the people of Palestene.

7 01 2009
Deep Grief and Anguish | Tea Break

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7 01 2009
rookaya

we need a khalifah

7 01 2009
CLARA

PRAISE THE LORD . HI I AM A CHRISTIAN AND I WANT TO TELL U WITH VOILANCE WE CANT GAIN ANY THING, LET US PRAY TO ALLAH, LET THERE BE PEACE IN PALESTINE, LET THERE BE PEACE ALL OVER THE WORLD SPECIALY IN PALESTIAN – AMEN

8 01 2009
priscilla alnabulsi

Gaza,religion,war,massacre,death innocent ,muslim

8 01 2009
priscilla alnabulsi

please allah bless and keep the people of Gaza and let the enemies of Islam never have a good nights sleep! Amin!

12 01 2009
wael atia

الله المستعان

15 01 2009
Ahlaam

As-salaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaah,

Beneficial information, Jazaakallaah khayran! May Allaah ease the difficulties of those muslims who are in hardship, Aameen.

I absolutely adore Huda TV, do you know the Sheikh’s name?

15 01 2009
admin

Wa’alaykum asalaam warahmatullah Ahlaam,

Ameen.

We too adore HudaTV, they doing a lot for the Ummah – may Allah accept their deeds. The Sheikh’s name is: Muhammad Salah

16 01 2009
Ahlaam

Wa ‘alaykum salaam warahmatullaah,

Aameen!

They are doing alot for the Ummah Mashaa’Allaah! Jazaakallaah khayran, the sheikh has this sense of tranquility that has always made me compelled to watch the Q&A sessions, Allaah yahfadak!

17 01 2009
ummufathia

assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuuh,

jazakallah khairan katsira! what a beneficial information and I spread to my relatives, and my friends .
May Allah acceptance all of our Dua and keep all of our brother and sister of Gaza

Salam alaik

4 02 2009
Hasbun Allahu wa Ni'mal Wakeel

To all you PRO-ISRAELI’s out there:

What would you do if someone invaded your land, bulldozed your homes, massacred your people, and then built luxurious settlements to live in, separating you into two ghettos, built a wall around the ghettos, and stopped essential supplies getting into the area where it is needed? I presume you would be pretty annoyed. Do you blame Palestinians or Hamas for sending rockets into Israel – they are not supported by the USA as Israel are by having state of the art military weaponry that can target where their rockets will land . Do they not have the right to attack their occupiers and oppressors?

The land doesn’t belong to Israel in the first place. Israel was established in 1948 remember? They then invaded the Palestinian territory, remember? They bulldozed Palestinian homes, and are still doing so. They just shelled a UN school in Gaza,with hundreds of refugees inside, do you support that? Shame on you if you do. Currently 800+ killed and 3,350 injured – and the world leaders are letting this be. If this was a European country, this would never be allowed – the media is trying to make it out as though this is a justified war and Israel is just defending their people – and that both sides are equal, how can you compare “home made” rockets to the military force Israel are using?

Shame on the UN and shame on those leaders who support Israel. You have let the world down, and shown us what power you really have, you can not even stand up to Israel and do the right thing by humanity – I thought you all want Peace on earth?

Double Standards.

Hypocrisy.

You guys are the Terrorists.

24 03 2009
proud to be teacher

unity in diversity
لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله

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