The intimate and friendly announcement about the Gaza’s painful event
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, upon his Family, his Companions and his Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.
The misfortune and painful events that “Gaza Strip” and the Palestinian territories are experiencing – today – are, indeed, just a series of the Zionist complicities and their destructive plots to spread chaos and troubles, and sow divergence between the Palestinian people, his state and the neighboring countries, or even among all the Muslims. This is followed with ideological and military terrorism, nurtured by the strong countries that bring their support in applying these plots, aiming to weaken the Muslims, create divergence among the Palestinians, break their will and disintegrate their cause.
That being said, the website administration of sheikh Abu `Abd Al-Mu`iz Muhammad `Ali Farkûs – may Allah protect him – follows – with all pain and melancholy – what happened and still happens to our Muslim brothers in the Palestinian territories and in “Gaza Strip”, who are suffering pain and calamity, murdering and eviction, bombing and destruction and other acts among the implementation of the Jew aggressive dispositions and terrorist plots, and the psychological, human and material support that their brothers in error provide them with; which reflect, indeed, the hidden grudges that the disbelievers in general hold against the Muslims.
So, and according to what brotherhood in faith dictates, it is to say that the Muslims, through their religious position, should be by the side of their Palestinian brothers in adversity and distress and when fighting, according to Allah’s Word:
﴿إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ﴾ [الحجرات: 10].
The meaning of the verse:
﴾The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islâmic religion)﴿ [Al-Hujurât (The Dwellings): 10].
The Muslim should also desire for them what he loves for himself and hate for them what he hates for himself, according to the hadith where the Prophet صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم says: “None of you would be considered as believer till he desires for his brother what he loves for himself”(1).
The Prophet صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم also says: “The believers regarding their mercy, kindness and showing love among themselves, as if they were one body. If any part of the body is not well, then the whole body shares the insomnia and fever with it”(2).
He says also: “A believer to another believer is like a building whose different parts enforce each other”(3).
The religious position requires also helping one another to support – with veracity and sincerity – the Palestinians to remove aggression, injustice, harm and tyranny from them; everyone according to his power, whether materially for their survival by giving them food, cure and reinforcing them, or psychologically by sympathizing with them, sustaining their cause on both private and general levels; be it in international, continental, regional or popular meetings and conferences.
We can also sustain them psychologically by supplicating Allah عزَّ وجلَّ to remove their pains and affliction, alleviate their tragedies, calamities and sufferings, improve their situation and realize their hopes, bring them together, give pertinence to their words and relevance to their actions to please Allah عزَّ وجلَّ, because resorting to Allah عزَّ وجلَّ with sincerity, veracity and piety, seeking help in patience and prayer while preparing oneself materially and consulting people of knowledge and wisdom, are among the major reasons of triumphing, deserving mercy, removing pains and reaching guidance and pertinence.
Finally, we recommend to our brothers in Palestine to agree on the truth, unite themselves, combine their efforts, sort out their rows, so that to distinguish the friend from the enemy, the good from the bad, and in order to be a strong body in front of the defying enemy, who awaits evil turns of fortune for them, and, finally, to foil his criminal plots and aggressive projects.
We ask Allah, the Almighty, the Sublime and the Omnipotent, to improve the situation of the Muslims in Palestine, Iraq and in all the Muslim countries. We ask Him also to remove their pain, guide them and support them against the enemies of Islam and Muslims. O Allah, turn the plots of Your enemies against them, and we ask Your protection from their evils.
Our last prayer is all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon our Prophet, his Family, his Companions and Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.
Algiers: Al-Muharram 6th, 1430 H
Corresponding to January 3rd, 2009 G
(1) Reported by Al- Bukhâri, chapter of “Faith”, concerning the fact that in order to have faith you must love for your brother what you love for yourself (hadith 13) and Muslim, chapter of “Faith” (hadith 170) on the authority of Anas رضي الله عنه.
(2) Reported by Al- Bukhâri (hadith 5665) and Muslim (hadith 6586) on the authority of An-Nu`mân Ibn Bachîr رضي الله عنهما.
(3) Reported by Al- Bukhâri (hadith 2314) and Muslim (hadith 6585) on the authority of Abu Mûssa Al-Ash`ari رضي الله عنه.