It is with our deepest sorrow that we continually receiving the news of the unsolved Palestinian tragedy. The whole world has been shocked watching a human tragedy unfold daily. We are all watching helplessly as more people lose their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
We are outraged by the continual human oppression exercised by Israelis. The sense of loss sorrow and grief is overwhelming to them all. The Palestinian issue should not stay an unresolved case for the world to watch, and a miserable fact of a Palestinian daily life.
We call upon the world community to help stop the daily massacre and to demand from the united nation to protect the innocent people and to stop the bloodshed.
We call upon the humanitarian organizations to voice their objection to the brutality Palestinians are suffering, and to give all aid needed to the besieged Palestinians nation.
We urge the government to play a leading role in the international diplomacy to resolve the Palestinian issue and to demand from the Israeli government to implement the united nation resolutions for an immediate cease fire and a complete withdraw from the Palestinian territory.
Fear Allâhu ta’âlâ and never waste your time in acts of disobedience to Allah. For indeed the successful one is the one who does not engage in worldly pleasures throughout his life, rather, he enlightens his grave with righteous deeds before he will be admitted into it.
The Prophet ‘sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam’ in one of his hadiths taught us a matter which is very beneficial if we act in accordance with it. The Prophet, peace be upon him, praised the one who has self-restraint by saying that the strong man is not strong due to his ability to knock-down others, rather his strength lies in his ability to exercise self-restraint when he is angry.
Patience is among the obligations of the heart. It is of three kinds:
Patience in performing the obligations: it is forcing oneself to perform the obligations like praying on time, fasting the month of Ramadan, attending the circles of knowledge to learn the Islamic obligatory knowledge, and other obligations, even if one feels lazy to do them.
Patience in avoiding what Allah made unlawful: it is restraining oneself from committing the sins. It takes a lot of effort to stop oneself from committing the unlawful, like leaving out the prayer, drinking alcohol, stealing, and other unlawful matters. It is in one’s nature to lean towards laziness and easy coming pleasures, even if they are unlawful.
Patience with hardships and calamities: it is being patient—seeking the reward from God—with what bothers one, such as pain, hardship, poverty, sadness, or other afflictions that befall the person in this life. This world is a place of calamities, tests, and a workplace, while the Hereafter is the place for judgement. For this type of patience to take place, one must not act or talk in a way that reflects one’s impatience or objection to Allah’s Will.
The Ashâb-i kirâm said, “We do not consider a person who is not patient with troubles caused by people to be a person with a perfect faith.”
The purport of an âyat is as follows: (Real piety is to believe in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Books, the Messengers; to spend, for Allah’s sake, from your dear wealth for your relatives, for orphans, for stranded wayfarers, for those who are obliged to beg, for indentured [mukâtab] servants, (and for captives); to perform namâz, to pay the zakât, to fulfill covenants and to be patient in times of adversity, illness, and war.) [Sûrat-ul-Baqara 177]
You cannot manage to carry out a fard or avoid a harâm without having patience. When our Master the Prophet ‘sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam’ was asked what the îmân was, he declared, “It is patience” (Daylamî).
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
It is reported in three hadîth-i sharîfs: (The place of patience in îmân is like the place of the head in the body.) [Daylamî]
(Allah will be pleased with a born slave who practises patience.) [Daylamî]
(He who has patience and ikhlâs [sincerity; doing everything for Allah’s sake] will be awarded Paradise.) [Tabarânî]
In addition to them, it is purported in three âyat-i karîmas: (The patient will be rewarded without measure.) [Sûrat-uz-Zumar 10]
(Give glad tidings [of My Bestowal] to the patient!) [Sûrat-ul-Baqara 155]
(Vie with others in showing patience!) [Sûrat-u Âl-i ‘Imrân 200]
Hadrat Khidir said, “I have attained ‘ilm-i ladun thanks to my patience in avoiding harâms.”