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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