Sunday, August 8, 2010

Prayers for the oppressed


Bismillah...bismillah...I am humbled and honored at the same time, to see a visitor from Palestine. Welcome! Know that your brothers and sisters in faith, from this land where I stand are always thinking of you. You epitomize a level of Islam that we can only imagine. The degree of your submission to the taqdir that is alloted to you makes the rest of us look like infidels garbed with ingratitude. By virtue of your circumstances, you are so near to the Lord of Power while the rest of us can only theorize on 'nearness', and preach the philosophies of religion. You O Palestinians, you live and breathe the essence of the deen

We always think that you need our prayers but in truth we are in need of your prayers. The prayers of the oppressed are granted. Your prayers are maqbul. There is no hijab between you and the Lord. By contrast the rest of us struggle to purify ourselves so He would care to glance upon us. Outwardly we may seem to be enjoying His favors, but we believe, inwardly you are the ones whom He favors. Already He has honored your ranks by presenting you with tests at such a magnitude. We see that and we are humbled, albeit minute compared to the humility that you exhibit.

O brothers and sisters of Palestine, remember us as we remember you. Though we may be far, we are not apart as far as love is concerned. We love you for the sake of Allah.

We know that the little efforts we put in to ease your burden can do so much, and not as much as the power of love that we reserve for you in the chambers of our hearts.

May Allah continue to bless you with a high maqam, for you deserve to be up there where you rightfully belong. May we emulate your Islam in the manner that would make us stand as tall as you, though we may be standing behind you.

Wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi ta'ala wabarakatuh.


  1. As-Salāmu `Alaykum
    Your words above, deep and beautiful enough to move me to tears...


  2. Wa'alaykum salam warahmatullah dear Federico,

    We all share tears of love for our brothers and sisters in Palestine.
    Thank you for visiting Lisan al-Din and for sharing your emotions with us.

    Best wishes,

  3. As-Salāmu `Alaykum Ezza...

    Thanks to you, each day is a wonderful day when early in the morning I can read the posts at Lisan al-Din.

    Best wishes, as always,