In these times, Muslims should be faithful to their religion in order to regain their lost glory and should establish Islam firmly in their hearts. Many are trying to not allow despair to creep into their hearts, concerning what is happening in Gaza: lands usurped, children orphaned and women rendered widowed, due to atrocities perpetrated by the enemies of Islam, but we shouldn’t’t lose hope in Allah.

We all want an end to the humiliation and defeat of our Islamic Nation (Ummah). We want victory for all oppressed Muslims all over the world, for all Muslim Communities and for our Ummah. But help, victory and glad tidings to the Muslims will come only from Allah who says:

“There is no Aid Except from Allah, the Exalted the Wise.” [3:126].

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (Radiy’Allaahu anhu), who said that the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said : ((Allah swt said : Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him. My servants draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servants continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him, I am his hearing with with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes,and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask (something) of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about (seizing) the soul of My faithful servant : he hates death and I hate hurting him “

( Hadeeth Qudsee – Narrated by al-Bukhaaree)

Muslims who wants to back their fellow Muslims who are oppressed everywhere should firstly try their best to reform themselves and stand firm on the Straight Path. The First concern is faith In Allah. Faith is first and the most essential step on the road to victory. If we need help and aid from Allah, if we want Him to grant us victory then we must believe in Him, in His Book, in His messengers, in the Day of Judgment, in Paradise and the hellfire. How could any one ask Allah for any thing if he/she does not believe in Him? so our priority should be drawing near to Almighty Allah and observing the very rulings of His religion and avoid the traps of the accursed Satan. Never allow Satan to overcome or mislead you. This is, indeed, the first step towards giving support to your Muslim brothers.

One of these traps is the love or this world. Let’s not forget that Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is reported to have said, “The nations will gather against you like those who are invited to a feast while they are starving.” The companions asked, “Is this going to occur when we will be few in number?” The messenger of Allah replied, “No, you will be in large numbers, but you will be like the foam that floats on the ocean. Your enemies will no longer fear you. The ‘Waham’ will be in your heart.” They asked what is Waham, and He replied, “the love of this life and fear of death.”Let’s give it up Muslims – this Prophecy has come to light and their is no denying it. we need to take responsibility for or actions or inactions.

Last but not least, I’d like t remind us how important it is to make Du`aa’ for the oppressed people so that Allah can relieve their situations. Let us ask him to give aid and victory to all Muslims who are fighting against all forms of oppression and injustice and make them prevail over their enemies.

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