By Um Abdi Rahman
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
As salamu alaykum,
Our brothers and sisters in Palestine are facing a very desperate situation right now.
What can we do about it?
Allah (Azza wa Jal) says:
“Call upon Me, and I will respond to you.” [Surahtul Ghaafir 40:60]
One should not be affraid of others power as power belongs to Allah alone!
“If any do seek for glory and power,- to Allah belong all glory and power…” [Surah Fatir, 35:10].
The Giver of relief is commanding us to ask Him- and He is telling us that He will respond to us! Couple that with this:
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
Our Lord (glorified and exalted be He) descends each night to the earth’s sky when there remains the final third of the night, and He says: Who is saying a prayer to Me that I may answer it? Who is asking something of Me that I may give it him? Who is asking forgiveness of Me that I may forgive him? (Bukhari)
All praise and thanks to the One Who has not only commanded us to call upon Him, but Who is waiting to grant us our pleas.
Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has already promised this ummah relief…we just need to be serious in asking for it.
So, what can we do together, from all different parts of the world, but united in standing up for justice for our ummah?
WAKE UP IN THE NIGHT AND BEG ALLAH ‘AZZA WA JAL FOR His Help!
Let us all make a sincere intention to set our alarm clocks, wake up just half an hour before fajr, and pray 2 rakahs to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, asking Him to relieve and grant success to our brothers and sisters in Palestine, and our brothers and sisters suffering everywhere.
Are you in on the plan to wake up with thousands of your brothers and sisters across the globe, at the time when Allah ‘Azza wa Jal is closest to us, to make duaa for this ummah? Are you willing to sacrifice that extra 30 minutes of sleep in your warm, comfortable bed to ask Allah for the relief and for the safety and health of our brothers and sisters who are in pain and suffering? Are you?
If you are, reply with an: ALLAHU AKBAR!, make a serious, sincere intention, and ask Allah to help you wake in the night to make duaa for your ummah.
Latch on, and may Allah give us thabaat, ikhlaas, and success.
Um Abdi Rahman