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Ideological World War in Gaza: 14 Things You Can Do to Help

Forty days after the eruption of war in Gaza and after the death of more than 11,500 Palestinians, the ongoing events in the besieged strip remain unparalleled, challenging both moral norms and human principles.

In such circumstances, to sympathize with the steadfast people of Gaza – and Palestine in general – one must not be a Muslim; it is sufficient to be a human being and to have a human consciousness. 

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As the world turns a blind eye to the crimes of Israel, one usually faces the question of what action the general public can take to support the Palestinian people. 

Ideological World War in Gaza: 14 Things You Can Do to Help - About Islam

Here is a list of meaningful actions that all can implement.

First, learn about what is going on exactly, because knowledge is power.

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Second, do so from reliable sources, because there are so many half-truths and outright lies in circulation. Indeed, the Gaza proceedings are framed within a global ideological conflict whose main fuel is (mis)information. 

Third, work on improving yourself: spiritually, morally, and intellectually, because Almighty Allah declares that He will improve our collective condition (what is around and beyond us) only when we improve what is inside ourselves (al-Ra’d, 11). The former is the effect, the latter the cause.

Fourth, never stop spreading and living the truth under all circumstances, because falsehood thrives only when the truth is absent. The active presence of the truth is the antidote to the bogus presence of falsehood. Evil appears strong only because righteousness is non-existent. 

In the case of Palestine, Israel appears great and fearsome only because Muslims are weak; there is no competition. The two cannot coexist. It is either righteousness or evil.

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Fifth, keep “helping” Allah by supporting and helping His cause on earth (His Islam and His righteous servants) because He promised His divine help only to those who “help” Him (al-Hajj, 40; Muhammad, 7).

Sixth, continue enhancing your status as a Muslim (a servant of Allah) by getting ever closer to Allah through faith and good work, and by forging alliances with Him and the rest of the Muslim ummah (community), because Allah vows that it is only “His party” (hizb Allah) that will be victorious eventually, and that “the party of Satan” (hizb al-shaytan) will be defeated (al-Ma’idah, 56; al-Mujadilah, 19).

Seventh, sincerely boycott whatever Israeli and Western products the rest of the ummah agrees to boycott. Stay with the rest of good Muslims and good global citizens. Allah is with groups and their collective actions. Be an organic part of the jama’ah.

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About Dr. Spahic Omer
Dr. Spahic Omer, an award-winning author, is an Associate Professor at the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He studied in Bosnia, Egypt and Malaysia. In the year 2000, he obtained his PhD from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur in the field of Islamic history and civilization. His research interests cover Islamic history, culture and civilization, as well as the history and theory of Islamic built environment. He can be reached at: [email protected].