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Today, I want to talk about the current issue about Palestin. I know I’m a bit late. I’m a bit ignorance about this issue. So, after doing some readings and attended a kuliah, here’s what I think about what we can do to support Palestin and how we can help ourselves.
1. Condemn Israel
Its the first thing we can do and the easiest. What they did is totally wrong and inhumane. They are not just killing Muslim in Palestine, but they are so inhumane that they’ve killed anyone that came across them. I prefer to do it through this blog as thousands of people all across the world can understand how I feel. Its better if you can go for the demonstration and bring banners and posters too.
2. Pray for the Muslim in Palestin
Its the least that you can do. Pray for them and recite Qunut Nazilah. I’ve received many SMS from my friends to pray for the Palestin. But its quite confusing about the Quranic verses because I don’t carry Quran software in my handphone. Some of the suggested ones are Al-Mulk, Al-Anfal, At-Taubah and some verses from Al-Fath (26-27) and Al-Yunus (85-88).
Qunut Naazilah (It was my first time to hear about this)
(O Allaah, verily we seek Your help, we believe in You, we put our trust in You and we praise You and we are not ungrateful to You. O Allaah, You alone we worship and to You we pray and prostrate, for Your sake we strive. We hope for Your mercy and fear Your punishment, for Your punishment will certainly reach the disbelievers. O Allaah, punish the infidels of the People of the Book who are preventing others from following Your way).”
Please note that, this is only some sample of the prayers. I always keep in mind that a prayer is flexible and it can be done in any language and any means. As long as your main intention is to pray for the well being of the Muslim and the punishment for the Israel and Zionists.
Personally, I don’t forward these messages because I have doubt with it. As a Muslim, we should investigate the news first before spreading it. This is what I’ve found about the forwarding message issue. http://husainibrahim.com/?p=279
3. Boycott US and Israeli Products
Its sad to see some local Muslim who are underestimating the power of boycotting products. I believe that these action will bring a long term effect. The main issue here is that, I don’t care if you are Muslim or not, as long as you are a mankind, do boycott US and Israeli Products. There are lots of alternative products which you can use for your daily life. If you don’t trust local brands, go for China and Japan brands.
Here’s my suggestion on some of the alternative that closely related to me.
Carrefour and Tesco – Giant Hypermarket
Coca Cola – I prefer other softdrinks or simply Teh Tarik
Nestle – I drink Milo everyday and I have to switch to Ovaltine or Vico then. Nescafe?
Maggi – I believe there’s dozens of instant noodle brands on the shelf
KitKat – its one of Nestle products too. Get Cadbury then.
Friskies – My cat should get ‘Whiskers’ then
Colgate – Darlie, Sensodyne or Ubat Gigi Herba from HPA
Timberland – I have a fake Timberland shoe
McDonalds – Go for a street Ramly or Otai burger
Starbucks – Old Town, Home Town white coffee etc.
Intel – I use AMD processor
IBM – Buy Apple computers or make a cloned one
NOKIA – I’m using Sony Ericsson
20th Century Fox – Don’t go to cinema. Just download the Torrent or copy from your friend.
Disney, National Geographic and CNN – Don’t subscribe Astro (WTH?)
4. Donate and Support Palestin
Its good that you’ve played your role in boycotting those brands. On the other hand, you should also support Palestin by donate and contribute some of your wealth. Here’s Palestin Humanitarian Fund (DAKAP) organized by Islamic Relief Malaysia and Utusan Malaysia.
What are you waiting for, login to Maybank2U and choose Funds Transfer to Third Party Account.
5621 4270 8704 (Maybank)
1259 0000 8040 58 (CIMB)
If you don’t have online banking, just go to Cash Deposit machine at the bank. Don’t forget to put these account number on your phone.
5. Boycott Hedonism
Finally, it is going to be the toughest thing for us to do. Its all about being a good Muslim and returning back to Islam. The powerful Jews in the world is not just controlling the economy, but they also try to control our mind and soul. That’s why Muslim are getting weaker day by day. Its a a fight within ourselves, fight against our desire. Let’s try to reduce our dependency on the entertainments stuff and try to focus on worldly and Islamic knowledge. Its sad to see that Malaysia is the top ten in supporting the entertainment industry.
Till then, its quite a long post. Thanks for reading. Credits to Ustaz Hasrizal for his kuliah on last Monday.
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