“Orang yang tidak menyibukkan dirinya dengan masalah yang besar akan menyibukkan dirinya dengan masalah yang kecil”
Dr Hafidzi Mohd Noor, 16 Julai 2011, Senawang.
There is not much that I can say about Palestine, but I’m just trying to spread some love. =)
The phrase above was said by a respected man regarding the issue of Palestine. The occupation in Palestine is a big issue. But, not many people realized that… just yet. They are so into their lives. All they care about is their money, family, works, or studies.
And I was like that too…
“Palestine is just a country”
“Why do you have to fuss about Palestine so much?”
“It’s a war. We can’t do anything. It’ll stop…someday”
“Why don’t they just share their country with Israel? It’s as simple as that!”
“There are poor people and orphans too in our country, why should we help them?”
Some of the statements above… I used to have them on my mind too back then. I was so unclear of the importance to support Palestine. Slowly, I regain conscious… this is not just about the Palestinian people. It is way more than that.
For this post, lets find the answer to the statements above.
Palestine is just a country.
Says who? It’s not JUST LIKE any other countries. There are about 70 verses in the Qur’an regarding Palestine. And the Qur’an keeps saying that this is a blessed land. Says who? Allah says.
سُبۡحَـٰنَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَسۡرَىٰ بِعَبۡدِهِۦ لَيۡلاً۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡحَرَامِ إِلَى ٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡأَقۡصَا ٱلَّذِى بَـٰرَكۡنَا حَوۡلَهُ ۥ لِنُرِيَهُ ۥ مِنۡ ءَايَـٰتِنَآۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ
Maha Suci Allah yang telah menjalankan hambaNya (Muhammad) pada malam hari dari Masjidilharam ke Masjid Al-Aqsa, yang Kami berkati sekelilingnya, untu memperlihatkan kepadanya tanda-tanda kebesaran Kami. Sesungguhnya Allah jualah Yang Maha Mendengar, lagi Maha Mengetahui. (1) Al-Isra’
The blessed land of Palestine has been repeated 5 times in the Qur’an.
Al-Anbiya ayat 71, Al-Anbiya ayat 81, Saba’ ayat 18, Al-A’raf ayat 137, Al-Isra’ ayat 1.
And it’s not just that. Isn’t this the land where our first qiblah supposed to be? Isn’t this the landof the anbiya’? Isn’t this the place where Masjid al-Aqsa is located? So, if your answer is yes, it’s not just another country.
Why do you have to fuss about Palestine so much
It’s not really directly related to the issue of Palestin but do you know the story of Suraqah bin Malik?
He was once a musyrikin (non-believer) during the time of Hijrah. When he heard of the news that whoever managed to capture Muhammad s.a.w, dead or alive, that person will be rewarded 100 red camels. He was blinded by the rewards offered. Of course, who won’t anyway? So, whole-heartedly, he went to look for Muhammad and it was very fortunate for him because he managed to catch up with Muhammad. He was very near to our Prophet when the camel (some said horse) of his fell to the ground. And the same thing repeated thrice. Subhanallah. Later onafter a few dialogues between them, our Prophet told him, “What do you think o Suraqah, if you wear the bracelet of Kisra (King of Persia)?”. Of course, he was shocked, he never thought that he could even actually see how Kisra’s bracelet going to look like. So, he let go of our Prophet and kept Al-Amin’s promise within him.
10 years later, during fathu makkah, he went toMuhammad s.a.w and recited the syahadah. Days passed by... and during the time of Caliphate Umar, Islam managed to conquer Persia and changed the system of the country. And... Yup, you are right there, Umar handed the bracelet of Kisra to Suraqah. Ok, lets stop at that point.
My point is Prophet Muhammad s.a.w knew that one day, Islam would actually ruled Persia.
Now look at this...
“Sekumpulan dari kalangan ummatku akan mempertahankan kebenaran, mereka mengalahkan musuh2 mereka dan orang2 yang menenteng mereka tidak dapat mengalahkan mereka dan mereka hanya mendapat sedikit kerosakan sehinggalah datangnya kiamat mereka tetap dalam keadaan demikian.” Para sahabat bertanya “Dimanakah mereka hai Rasulullah?” Rasulullah menjawab “Di Baitul Maqdis dan disekelilingnya.” (Hr Abdullah bin Ahmad dan Thabrani – para perawinya thiqah)
Isn’t this a sign, an urge for us, to free Palestine? Well, we might not be able to really fight in the battlefield, but there are so many things that we can actually do to help, right? =)
Abdullah ibn umar bertanya pada Rasulullah SAW "Ya Rasulullah, terangkan kpd kami hukum menziarahi BaitulMaqdis. "Jawab Rasulullah SAW, Ziarah dan solatlah di sana. Sekiranya tidak mungkin (ziarah dan solat) maka kirimkanlah minyak untuk lampu-lampu (bagi menerangi masjid) – Sahih Bukhari
We can help them through our money. Now, there are so many NGO’s out there that can channel our money to Palestinians. Ok, if we’re not capable of donating money, how about... not spending our money for Israeli’s products (aka boycott)? The five products listed here are the major financial source for the zionists, L’oreal, McDonald, CocaCola, Nestle and Starbucks.
“alahai... bukannya banyak pon... tak sampai RM10 pon! Ada ke effect boikot2 ni?”
Mister, if there are 10 thousands more people like you, just imagine, how much have we wasted our money just to destroy our sisters and brothers in Palestine? Hmmm...
Next, what else can we do? Pray for them and of course, spread the love of Palestine J
Why don’t they just share their country with Israel? It’s as simple as that!
Ouch! =_=’’ how could you… okay,
Someone rob your house, telling you to leave. And now the police demand you to share your house with the robbers… and the robbers are giving you ‘only the kitchen’ side. Is that okay with you??
The same case is happening with Palestine. The PBB gave a small portion of their land to the Jews, and that small portion is turning big now. Israel is not even a country at first. And if you expect the Palestinians to SIT and WATCH, you’re wrong.
There are poor people and orphans too in our country, why should we help the palestinians?
If it’s not us, then who would help them?
Do you expect them to work? Ok, some of them do work (The fishermen cant catch fishes 2m away from the land or else they will be shot down)
Do you know that they are lacking of clean water supply?
Do you know that they are being attacked every single day?
Do you know that they are trapped in their own homeland?
Do you expect that they will be fine without our supports? Their family are being killed, and nobody wants to help… This can kill their spirit to keep fighting.
“Lebih baik tolong orang kita (Melayu) yang susah…”
Just asking, do you realize that all of these races thingy are something that the West created for us so that we can’t stay united? If you believe that negara bangsa is actually a good thing, you have just fallen into their trap. Bingo!
“Tiada kelebihan seseorang terhadap yang lainnya melainkan dengan taqwa kepada Allah”. (Hadith Riwayat Abu Bakar Albazzar, tafsir Ibnu Katsier juz 7 hal 322).
“Jangan sekali-kali berjuang kerana bangsa kerana Islam tidak pernah dikuatkan oleh bangsa” - Dr Hafidzi
It’s a war. We can’t do anything. It’ll stop…someday
It will stop… but don’t you want to be with the winning team? ;)