From the watering eyes of Palestinians…
Look into my eyes, tell me what you see?
You don’t see a thing, coz u can’t relate to me!
You’re blinded by our differences, my life makes no sense to you…
You worry about your education and the bills you have to pay,
I worry about my vulnerable life,
If I survive another day…?
In many parts of the world, the New Year is anticipated with much joy and hopefulness. It usually symbolizes on a new beginning. A new beginning for a better year to come. More often than not, we pray and hope deep inside for a better life. Old and young would gather in their masses to celebrate and would party up until the dawn of day. A new leaf is turned, with each secretly hoping that this would be a good year for them.
But do we realize in our eagerness for prosperity and modernity, some of our brothers are left behind? Instead of mesmerizing fireworks lighting up the New Year’s sky, it is the light of fire and bombs that rained on them. Instead of being cuddled up together of joy, they huddled up together for fear of what’s coming to them. Terror and fear a common sight in their day to day life. Pain and hardship are etched on their faces, but yet what are we doing to help them? It is our brothers and sisters in Islam after all. Is it so hard to relate ourselves to them?
Frédéric Oumar Kanouté, a famous footballer who ply his trade for Sevilla showed his support for Palestinians after scoring a goal. He was subsequently booked for his troubles.All of a sudden hoarse voices could be heard questioning his actions.
What is Palestine to him whereas he is a Malian? Is he a terrorist?
The answer is NO! He is just purely showing his support towards his brothers in Islam. There are so many different ways for us to show our support. It is not the time for us to hide and just wait for it to subside but it is time for us to take a firm stance towards it! And silence is not an option! Stand up to this violence and make sure that each of our voices is heard. Soon it will be loud enough for them to finally take notice. Now is our time to rise again Insha’Allah.
Let’s unite and pray together for the sake of our brothers and sisters in Islam. We as Muslims can each help according to our strengths. Students should take this challenge and become the best in their own fields. With knowledge comes power. Only then can we truly rise again. For those of you guys who have or will join a demonstration against this terror, I send my dearest thoughts to you guys.
p/p/s: You can also help by reciting the Qunut An-Nazilah in your prayers.