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How Can I Help Palestine? | Blog


Published: October 17, 2023 • Updated: October 24, 2023

Author: Yaqeen Institute

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

If there was ever a time to be united, it is now. It is time to find guidance through the Qur’an and the legacy of our Prophet ﷺ to reignite our love for Palestine, amplify our voices for justice, and strengthen our hearts for the ummah.
What is our role in all of this as Muslims? How can we help our brothers and sisters in Palestine?

1. Make sincere du’a for Palestine

Those on the frontlines, facing oppression and death head on, are turning to Allah. Even amongst the rubble, they are in salah together. We cannot diminish the power of du’a, our strongest weapon, and directly plead with the One in control. We should be uttering heartfelt du’as for those suffering at every opportunity. And we must not give in to hopelessness. Our Palestinian brethren exemplify resilience in the midst of adversity, teaching us the enduring power of hope and tawakkul.

“Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer.” [Sahih Muslim 2999]

Save and recite the du'a below to help and protect the people of Palestine:

2. Speak up about the oppression of Palestinians

As we speak, oppressors are inflicting tremendous suffering upon our Palestinian brothers and sisters while employing a calculated campaign to dehumanize them. We cannot remain silent or impartial in the face of this impending disaster. We all bear a responsibility to speak out against such injustice, for we are the agents of positive change in our society. To be Muslim is to bring good to society and do what we can to stop evil.

3. Educate yourself and others, and do what you can

Right now, profound changes are sweeping across the world, driven by a groundswell of passion and a growing chorus of voices clamoring for a free Palestine. Political landscapes are shifting, and there's a palpable air of anticipation in the face of this rising public demand. No one wants to be on the opposing side of public opinion.
Across the globe, unprecedented numbers of people are converging at protests, shocking governments and the public at large. Ordinary individuals are seizing the power through social media to share and discuss impactful videos and images, forcing the algorithm to amplify them before any removal attempts. In the streets and online, conversations are shaping the collective consciousness, molding it in favor of the truth.
We should arm ourselves with knowledge: learn the truth and study current events. Use the language of apartheid and genocide, without falling for the tactics of the media that seeks to distort the narrative.

Recognize that as Muslims, we sometimes undermine our agency. We underestimate the power Allah has given us. Allah has exalted His believers and assured us of success, whether it materializes in our lifetime or not.

Allah promises to reward us based on our effort, not the results. "And they will be told, 'All this is surely a reward for you. Your striving has been appreciated.'" (Qur'an, 76:22). We decide if and how we want to strive. We decide in what capacity we can support this cause: spiritually, financially, physically, verbally, and emotionally. So it is now up to us to decide to use the blessings and skills Allah has given us to strive for our ummah.
Allah will determine the outcome–but we have undeniable strength in our numbers and in our voices.
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