Look Into My Eyes

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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
Frédéric Oumar Kanouté

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/s: These are some Israeli products that we should boycott.

p/p/s: You can also help by reciting the Qunut An-Nazilah in your prayers.

-yeh-

32 thoughts on “Look Into My Eyes”

  1. Assalamualaikum wbt,peace be upon you,my dear muslim brother.

    Thank you for your article and your concern on muslim brotherhood.

    Semoga artikel-artikel seperti ini dapat disebarluaskan lagi untuk capaian umum,supaya kesedaran untuk lebih peduli akan palestina bukan sahaja menjadi isu umat islam semata-mata,bahkan merupakan isu kemanusiaan sejagat.Semoga walau sekecil mana sumbangan kita untuk agama Allah,biarlah kita menjadi sebahagian dari penyumbangnya.Kelak,segala amalan,tindak tanduk dan kata-kata kita akan dipersoalkan,namun biarlah segalanya merupakan natijah atas kepedulian kita buat umat islam,walau dimanapun mereka berada.Semoga ibu-ibu di palestina juga seperti ibu-ibu kita sendiri.Peri sedih mereka,umpama kita sendiri kehilangan abang dan saudara kandung sendiri.Walaupun begitu mudah untuk ditulis,namun cukup sukar untuk dimaknai.Hakikatnya,marilah sama-sama kita berkongsi kedukaan mereka,dan beazam untuk memulakan hari esok dengan lebih bermakna atas kecaknaan kita pada mereka.

    Persoalkan diri kita selalu,duhai sahabatku;adakah tatkala kita ketawa,saudara-saudara kita yang lain juga mampu dan berupaya untuk memancarkan keriangan bersama?
    Salam muhasabah untuk diri dan sahabat.

    Teruskan menulis dan menyumbang di medan dakwahmu.

  2. A very nice thought and sharing. Thanks bro 🙂

    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.

    InshaAllah.

  3. Salam’alaikum
    Good entry.InsyaAllah, prayers always be with them, and sesama kita make our friends more aware of this issue since this is not only an issue for Muslims but also a humanitarian issue.

    Kat Jepun takde any sort of protest? How well verse are the Japanese in this issue ye? I always wonder (heh ‘nothing’ to do with my love for Japan ;D )

  4. salam ukhwah..
    semoga dgn entry ini dpt m’buka pandangan mata umat islam tentang keperitn umat islam di luar sana..kita sepatutyer b’syukur dgn segala nikmat n kurniaan ALLAH yg diberikn kpd kita yg org lain x dpt..sama2 r kita b’muhasabah diri masing2..kita b’doa semoga umat islam di Palestin berada dlm rahmat ALLAH..n semoga keperitan n kesengsaraan mereka hilang..
    aminn..;)

  5. salam kembali..

    manusia masih leka..namun, apa yang saya nampak sekarang ini, ramai sahabat saya yang saling mengingat-ingati ketika membeli belah (boikot produk Israel)-alhamdulillah ada perubahan..tapi, itu belumlah memadai kan..di ruang sekecil ini, semoga kita dapat melakukan sesuatu untuk menyatukan semua umat Islam dalam memberi kesedaran..

    kembali berjihad walau hanya melalui penulisan..

  6. salam bro,
    hmm…ade join demo sekali kt tabung haji…tp mase tu xramai mcm yg second demo…5000 org!!…makin ramai yg sedar and concern…silekan la link…dozo..Kinishinaide kudasai

  7. Salam,

    Just coming back from peace demonstration at my place. (I was like shocked because even at Simferopol they hold a demonstration against the Israelis occupation. Well, it could be anywhere, right?) And I’m glad that we had one. It was a great one and i can felt the full spirit of those who came. Allahuakbar!

    p/s: r u a fan of outlandish? Huhu, I like their songs. All of them. Especially in ‘Closer than veins’ album. And this is one of my fav. Another one is Just Me.

  8. Aku baru terjaga setelah terlentok selepas Maghrib, dengan keadaan bantalku yang dilecunkan airmata. Tuhan lebih tahu, kita berdua belum cukup masa untuk bersama. Bertemu atau berpisah kerana Dia, tetap buatku sedih.

  9. alhamdulillah dan jazakallah sebab singgah ke blog saya…

    ya, saya minat outlandish juga…

    saya ada semua lagu dia dan lirik…

    datang2 lah lagi ke blog tu…

    boleh kongsi banyak perkara…

    -Hilal Asyraf-
    blogger Langit Illahi

  10. boleh je…

    semoga ALLAH rahmati kamu…

    kamu panggil saya bro, nampak cam keluarga plak..

    sepupu2 saya semua membahasakan sepupu lain sebagai bro…

    he he

    salam kenal

    -Hilal Asyraf-
    blogger Langit Illahi

  11. Salam ziarah..
    liked ur blog a lot..
    it is not often that i find a malay who writes blogs in english.
    keep writing! May Allah bless u! (^_^)

    >> Let’s make a du’a for the Palestinians.. may Allah help them and let them win.

  12. Salam Yeh…
    Membaca n3 Yeh kali ini buat kak su teringat dua artikel yang kak su baca. Menyedihkan, menginsafkan dan membakar semangat. Mungkin Yeh pun ada baca artikel ni.
    Why Are Jews So Powerful?
    Mengapa Umat Islam Terlalu Lemah?
    Kaitkan antara keduanya. Dan kesimpulannya hanyalah satu. ILMU.

    Untuk Yeh dan adik-adik pembaca yang masih belajar… harapnya anda tahu apa yang perlu anda lakukan. Belajar… belajar… dan belajar… demi ALLAH dan Rasul, demi Islam yang kita junjung! Doa kak su sentiasa ada untuk kalian…

    {Termenung memikirkan apa lagi yg boleh dilakukan? Zaman belajar dah lama berlalu… huhu}

  13. Reply for warkahraudhah,

    Waalaikumussalam wbt. May peace be upon you too bro.

    As our boxes, our heart and our trust in God open up, we are faced with new challenges,we meet those with different cultures, lives, dreams and views. We meet those reluctant to feel the earth, taste the rain, lean naturally to the sun growing to the light of God mercy.
    As we share this road of life shall we not share this gift of HOPE that was shared by our Prophet with the people?

    Terima kasih atas perkongsian. Ini adalah tanggungjawab kita semua as Muslims as well as humans untuk bangkit menentang kezaliman yang berlaku. InsyaAllah, walaupun usaha kita nampak kecil dimata kita tapi apabila ramai lagi yang juga bangkit bersama, suara yang kecil itu akan jadi kuat dan bergema ke seluruh pelosok dunia. All we have to do is, keep doing what is right and believe that one day, the good will prevail.

    Betul ape yang Warkahraudhah cuba sampaikan. Perlu ade sikap “Peduli” dalam diri kita semua. Tanpa kesedaran yang mendalam, perkara ini akan menjadi sementara dan akan dilupakan bila sudah tidak diheboh-hebohkan oleh media. Moga-moga kita semua sentiasa diberi petunjuk olehNya.

    May we share the smiles and laughter together with the people we care. Because “Sharing is Caring” rite?

    Reply for peace no war!,

    Salam ukhuwah to you too 🙂
    Yup, the beginnging is taken from the song Look into My Eyes by Outlandish. I’ve listened to this song so manyy times and each time sangat tersentuh by its lyrics yang sangat mendalam. How you are touched by it too?
    “Sesungguhnya Allah menyukai mereka yang berjuang pada jalan-Nya,dalam barisan yang teratur seperti 1 binaan yang tersusun rapi” Surah As-Saff(61) ayat 4

    InsyaAllah akan teruskan usaha untuk perbaiki penulisan di masa hadapan.Thank you for ur support.

    “Make Peace not War!”

    p/s: Aritu ade join jugak ke demo?kat mane? Kat sini sy xdapat nak join demo r.teringin jugak. Tapi moga2 usaha kita semua akan mendapat keredhaanNya.

  14. Reply for izzahsakinah,

    Hopefully with the knowledge that our generation seek will bring back the RESPECT that once belonged to us Muslims. This is the age of knowledge. It is true that with knowledge comes power. And with power, Islam will rise again Insha’Allah.

    Feel free to come always ye. I like reading ur blog too 🙂

    Reply for ‘Aqilah,

    Salam’alaikum to you too sister 🙂
    Yup, this crisis is not just about the difference of belief but also a huge humanitarian issue. I am forever grateful that this issue is widely acknowledge by not just Muslims but also from other beliefs all around the world as a crisis that should be stopped and punished.
    I have always pondered why the goodness that we value ruined by the evil sides of humans? Is there no such thing as “true peace”? I have come to realize that only when we Muslims unite to fight against terror shall peace come again. This is surely a wake up call for us Muslims isnt it?

    There are a few protests in Japan actually. There was one last week held in front of the Israeli embassy in Tokyo. I wanted to join that one but with time and distance constrain I couldnt make it. Recently there was also a demo in Nagoya. The Muslims in Japan are quite informed about the crisis in Palestine due to the emails and campaigns among Muslims. But as for my Japanese friends they are still shallow in this matter. They see it as another humanitarian issue. No difference to the ones in Afghanistan or Iraq or Thailand. But insyaAllah with a little bit more effort, they’ll see the big picture eventually.
    What about in England or Leicester to be exact? Did you join any demo? I heard that there was a big one in London?

  15. Reply for Fana,

    Salam ukhuwah 🙂
    How r u? Its been a while since I heard from u. Thanks for ur thoughts on this issue. Alhamdulillah sudah nampak ada kesedaran dikalangan umat Islam akan perkara ini. Aritu ade kawan cakap kat Yeh yang kat Mesia skang ni, kalau tengok kat McD or KFC dah macam lengang sebab ramai yang dah mula memboikot barangan yang ade kaitan ngan Israel. Moga-moga kita terus diberi kesedaran dan bangun dari buaian mimpi dunia kan?

    Kat sane dekat ngan Palestine kan?Yeh harapkan kat sane sentiasa berada dalam keadaan selamat insyaAllah. Moga2 our brothers and sisters kat sane dilindungi Allah sentiasa. Sama-samalah kite sumbangkan dalam apa jua sekali pun kepada saudara kita.

    Reply for iliana,

    Salam 🙂 ,
    Thanks for visiting n sorry for the late reply sebab agak busy ngan aktiviti2 kebelakangan ni.

    Yup, manusia tak lari dari leka dan mudah lupa. Tapi insyaAllah ini akan membuka mata kita umat Islam semua untuk terjaga dari lena yang panjang. I truly believe that with this small steps taken it will eventually become big strides in contributing to the rise of Islam.
    Harapkan Iliana n kite semua as a whole akan terus istiqamah dalam berjuang kan. Moga2 org2 yang berjuang di jalanNya akan dilindungi dan diberkati selalu kn.

  16. Reply for syahidah,

    Thank you for visiting and am sorry for the late reply.
    Hmm..Boycott for some is actually harder to do than the word suggest. When I asked my some of my friends about boycotting, they simply replied that they chose to boycott some and compromised the other which they felt was hard not to. This is an issue that we have to overcome as Muslims. Boycott shouldnt be just parts or some of the products but it should be the whole of it rite? It is up to us to overcome our desires and cravings for the safety of our brothers in need.
    Moga-moga kita semua diberi kekuatan untuk berjuang bersama-sama.Lets work together to achieve the goal. Kat cni dah edarkan list untuk diboikot to Muslims. Alhadulillah ade perkembangan yang baik.
    Btw, sy dah bace ur blog and it’s very good! Keep it up! Feel free to come selalu ye?

    Reply for akimura,

    AllahuAkbar! That’s the spirit bro! 🙂
    With each steps taken and with each brick stacked for the sake of Islam, InsyaAllah soon the bricks will become strong walls symbolizing the strength of the ummah! Keep up the spirit ye! 🙂

    Reply for mrdin,

    AllahuAkbar! Arms in arms we will strive for togetherness and success of Islam in the future. May we be given strength to keep doing what is righteous.
    Are there any demos in Glasgow? What’s the Scottish view on this issue? Just curious to know. Tkae care kat sane ye bro! 🙂

  17. Reply for damai,

    Salam :),
    AllahuAkbar! Thank you for visiting. May we keep on praying for our brothers and sisters in need. May our prayers and efforts be their strength and comfort. In Allah we seek guidance and protection.

    Kat tempat Damai ade buat protests gak ke?

    Reply for MuNsYi-SaMa,

    Salam bro! Its been a while since I heard from u. Its nice to hear from u 🙂 how r u?
    Wah, it must be really great gathering with all those people. N wow, 5000 people?! MasyaAllah. Ade 2 kali ke buat kat tabung haji tu? May we be come out of our slumber and rise to defend what is righteous and against what is not.
    Thanks bro. I’ve link ur entry to mine. Hope it’ll be of benefit to others as well. InsyaAllah.
    Selamat berjuang ye bro!

  18. Reply for Balqis,

    Salam,
    Hai how r u? How was ur break?

    It’s nice to know that there’s still people around the world who cares for Palestine. I mean, not just Muslims but also Westerners. I must say, I’m glad to hear that u actually joined up with the peace demonstration as well.AllahuAkbar! 🙂
    Was it a big one? I dont quite know the cities in Ukraine, but is Simferopol a big city? In Japan, there’s only demonstrations in big cities such as Nagoya and Tokyo. There’s none here unfortunately.

    p/s: Yup, I just love Outlandish songs. It just give a new lease of life to the nasyid songs. This is one of my favs too. Everytime I listen to this song, thoughts of Palestians people suffering can be conveyed. I also like the song Words Stuck to The Heart. Nway, what is their latest song ye?

    Reply for husnaz,

    Salam,
    Thanx for the visit. InsyaAllah I’ll come by again. U’re blog is nice too 🙂

    Hopefully us Muslims will strengthen our ties and wrap our hands together in these difficult times. Only with unity can get us through. May we all be given strength to keep fighting against this terror. May we contribute to this cause by doing our parts. Ukhuwah Fillah.

  19. Reply for SangPelangi,

    Salam bro :). How r u?
    Sorry for the late reply ye.
    Those few words that u have just said meant a lot to me. U have and always be my best friend. You held out your hand when I was down. You patted me when I was happy. And you also lend your shoulders when I was in need. These few years that we have endured together will always be with me. May we have be given the chance to meet up regularly after this ye? Goodluck bro!
    Sometimes in the middle of the night, when I couldnt sleep, I remembered the times we shared together made me wish that it will happen again someday. The times when we rode on your yellow scooter, the time when we were chased by angry dogs, the time when we rode through the heavy rain, the night after we watched the horror movie and was scared to sleep. How I miss those times.
    I dedicated the song Kawan for you.
    InsyaAllah I will write an article about those times we had. 🙂

    p/s: video yang kite nyanyi aritu dah upload ke ek?

    Reply for jkkpmkpermai0809,

    Salam bro 🙂
    Firstly, I so sorry for the late reply. How r u? Hope u r fine selalu.
    Hope u dont mind klu sy panggil bro kn? ur blog is cool. I love Outlandish too! Tapi belum sempat dgr semua lagu lagi. Any songs that u recommend the most?

  20. Reply for Humayra,

    Salam 🙂
    Thank you for those kind compliments. I liked ur blog a lot too 🙂 Your blog is very interesting and nicely written.
    I’m still quite new in blogging and hopefully you’ll keep sharing also ye?
    It is my pleasure if we can share links?
    Looking forward to reading your new entries.
    Hopefully I’ll be consistent in writing in the future.

    Even though Israel have stopped their attack for now, but lets keep praying for the well-being of our brothers and sisters in Palestine. May we strengthen our bonds for the sake of Islam.

    Reply for nima,

    Salam. Thanks for linking mine with yours. Wow, suddenly I just realized how long I havent gone back to my school. How is it now? If u’re SPM 07 that means, when I was in form5, u were in form1 rite? Is there any chance that u remember me at all? hehe.

  21. Reply for suara,

    Salam Kak Su 🙂
    Thanks Kak Su atas link tu. Yeh ade bace yg artikel Why Jews are so Powerful sblm ni. N memang hanye ada satu kesimpulan je, With “Knowledge comes Power”. Jika nak dibandingkan mana-mana negara Islam sekarang kita memang ketinggalan dalam semua aspek. Itu yang membuatkan pihak luar seperti Israel n Amerika senang sangat nak “membuli” negara-negara Islam. Kerana mereka tahu,umat Islam tak mampu untuk melawan disebabkan kekurangan senjata and ilmu.
    This is the time for us to rise agaian insyaAllah. Let us do our part and insyaAllah Allah will take care of the rest.
    Yeh percaya Kak Su pun ada peranan untuk menyumbang. Sudahkah mendapat jawapan setelah termenung tu?hehe.
    Hopefully Kak Su sihat selalu ye. 🙂

    Reply for ul,

    Thanks for visiting. Hopefully I’ll try to update more in the future.

    p/s:知識的 ( chishiki teki) = informative

    Hopefully this blog can of benefit to others as well. That is my purpose of writing this blog.

  22. Reply for mujahid,

    Salam bro 🙂
    I’m fine thank you. Just been busy sket lately. How bout you? Nway, thanks for visiting ye. Erm, ni Mujahid dr mane ye? Sori xbape ingatla. Nway,its nice to hear from u.

    Thanks for ur views. Hopefully we use our abilities in our own ways to the fullest. It is one form of Jihad isnt it? To study and excel in our own fields. Gudluck bro in whatever you do!

    p/s: feel free to drop by always ye?

    Reply for SyAhiRah^LaLAla,

    Hai! How r u?Hopefully u’re fine r ye 🙂
    Yup, no matter how far we are, no matter who we are, it is the thought to those in need that counts. Hopefully this issue will have a greater effect to us Muslims, as we can use it as an ‘eye opener’ for us to rise agaian insyaAllah.

  23. Salam’alaikum
    Apologies sebab lambat reply, baru je habis exam alhamdulillah.

    Honestly this terror memang ada hikmahnya. Nowadays more people are aware about the crisis. Sebagai contoh, the an organisation for medical students in the UK ada letak iklan kat thei mainpage on helping out with Gaza crisis. It’s a progress and I hope this positive progress will continue.

    As Muslims, especially di Malaysia, I really hope semangat boycott ni takkan jadi seasonal je. InsyaAllah. Sama-sama kita doakan ye?

    Really? If they are informed that it is good news. Ada search di youtube on demos in Tokyo, alhamdulillah memang ada. Alang-alang tu tengok video Japanese mengucap..menyeru orang lain percaya kepada Allah.

    “..shinjiteru kudasai..”

    suke!~

    Anyways, di UK memang banyak demo. Of course the big one is in London but I didn’t go due to exams. But I did go for a demo in Leicester town centre. Meremang..and I was glad to see local British there too. alhamdulillah.

    Next challenge is to talk about this with my friends. Doakan la ye!

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