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Statement from the Iftaa` Council regarding the Brutal Aggression on Gaza
Author : The General Iftaa` Department
Date Added : 05-07-2023

Statement from the Iftaa` Council regarding the Brutal Aggression on Gaza

 

Allah the Almighty says {what means}: "To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight), because they are wronged;- and verily, God is most powerful for their aid;-" {Al-Haj, 39}. Indeed, Allah the Exalted tests His believing servants in order to reveal the truth of their reliance on Him, their great care for their religion, and their patience when meeting their enemy. Allah says {What means}: "but if it had been God’s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others." {Mohammad, 4}.

 

O Islamic Ummah!, the day of Gaza is not a secret. Allah the Almighty says {What means}: "And they will not cease to fight you until they turn you back from your religion if they can." {Al-Baqarah, 217}. And here is our enemy attacking our brothers in Gaza, destroying mosques, taking lives, and killing children and women. The Prophet (PBUH) said: "A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim. So he should not oppress him nor should he hand him over to (his Satan or to his self which is inclined to evil)." (Transmitted by Bukhari & Muslim). This means that he does not leave him alone in the face of the enemy. Our brothers in Gaza are steadfast heroes and we salute their steadfastness. We are proud of their perseverance in the way of Allah, we magnify their contempt for the Zionist military machine, and we pray with sincerity that Allah bless them with victory over the infidels. This remind of the words of Allah the Almighty Who says {what means}: "Those who were told by the people: Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them. So it increased them in faith, and they said: 'Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the best disposer of affairs.'" (Al-Imran, 173). However, it is not permissible for us to leave them alone in the heat of battle.

 

We declare to everyone that the aggression of the Zionists against our brothers in Gaza represents an aggression against all Muslims. Muslims are one nation, even if their schools of thought, sects, and languages differed. Undoubtedly, every Muslim is feeling pain for what is happening to his brothers in Gaza and considers that a personal aggression against himself. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. When one of the limbs suffers, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever." {Transmitted by Al-Bukhari & Muslim}. Moreover, what has happened in Gaza worries us all and stirs anger in our souls.

 

Today, we are in dire need for unity, not exchanging blame or levelling accusations. We must rise above our differences and rally around the word of Tawheed: "There is none worthy of worship save Allah, and Mohammad is His Messenger." Every Muslim must support his brothers who are doing Jihad and help them by whatever means he can. This is our duty before Allah and His Messenger and we will be held accountable for it. Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said, "Whoever equips a Mujahid in the way of Allah has indeed fought, and whoever takes care of the family of a Mujahid in his absence has indeed fought." (Bukhari & Muslim).

 

Anger must be turned into effective action; each from their position and according to their ability: (Allah does not burden a soul beyond its capacity) {Al-Baqarah, 286}.

 

 In this blessed country, we are supporters and immigrants, united by the support of justice, the support of the Mujahideen, and the brotherhood of Islam for more than sixty years. We will continue in this path, Allah willing. We are proud of the sincere gesture that the people of this steadfast country made yesterday to support our brothers in Gaza. The leadership, the government, and the citizens support the people of Gaza and this is not the first gesture through which they have shown support for the people of lawful right. 

 

His Majesty, may Allah protect him, donating his blood and money, and showing support for our brothers, along with his influence on the international arena, is also a source of pride for us. Likewise, we also appreciate the Prime Minister's gesture for reassessing relations with this country. Moreover, all citizens were inspired by His Majesty`s attitude, so they followed his example through donating their blood and money as an expression of sincere brotherhood and unity of destiny. May Allah reward them well for what they have done and are doing.

 

The relief convoys that depart from this country to Gaza are tantamount to an artery that provides our brothers there with the necessities of life and the requirements of steadfastness. This aid must continue since the situation still needs support. Allah the Almighty says {What means}: (The believers, men and women, are protectors of each other.) {At-Tawbah, 71}.

 

These are the right days to express the sincerity of faith, pride in Islam, and in belonging to the nation of the master of creation, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). It is an Islamic obligation that this support (money, words, supplication) continues. Allah the Almighty says {What means}: "O you who have believed, be patient and persevere, and remain steadfast, and fear Allah that you may be successful.) {Al-`Imran, 200}.

 

Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you all.

 

 

 

 

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