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Q&A: The Palestinian-Israeli Clash in the Light of the Hadith


Name of Questioner: Shahid
Reply date: 2011/06/12
Question: As-Salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah. Dear scholars of Islam, could you please explain the things happening between Palestine and Israel in the light of the Hadith? Who will be the winner and when? May Allah grant victory to our Palestinian brothers over the enemies of Allah.
consultant: Sano Koutoub Moustapha

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Dear brother in Islam, we are impressed by your question, which shows how concerned you are about the affairs of your fellow Muslims. May Allah help us all lead a righteous life based on Islam.

Regarding your question, what takes place now in Palestine was predicted by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). However, Muslims should not wait for miracles to happen rather than work hand-in-hand to defend their lands, lives, and honors.

Responding to your question, Dr. Sano Koutoub Moustapha, professor of fiqh and its principles, International Islamic University, Malaysia, states:

Dear brother, thanks a lot for your question.

For sure what is happening now has its very long history and the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did predict it. He did say that this occupation is one of the signs that the end of the world is near. He clearly mentioned in that hadith that Jews (Zionists today) will commit all types of atrocities and oppression against believers. But a time will come when the Muslims will take over and achieve victory. Muslims’ victory is confirmed, and the stones as well as the trees will all be on the side of the Muslims except a tree called gharghad.

In the light of this hadith, we should not be surprised about what is happening. At the same time, Muslims have a duty and obligation to do all the best to counter and defend themselves against these atrocities and oppression.

Muslims should not wait for miracles to happen rather than work hand-in-hand to defend their lands, lives, and honors. Muslims won’t be successful if they don’t repent to Allah and fear Him in all their deeds and sayings.

Our fellow Palestinians have to work together and avoid any division or petty quarrels among themselves. They have to think about the interest and welfare of all Palestinians. They have to do their best and never ever give up their rights upon their lands, honors, properties, and, of course their dear lives.

May Allah hasten the victory of beloved Palestinian brothers and sisters over the oppressors.

Allah Almighty knows best.