Saturday, 1 November 2014

Dr Yasir Qadhi on Masjid Al Aqsa Latest

During the last few weeks, al-Aqsa Compound and the Holy Sanctuaries have been violated multiple times by Israeli forces, on false pretexts. The Masjid has been shut down even for salat for the first time in almost half a century.

Our heart bleeds for that Holy Land, and for the subjugation of its innocent peoples for over 70 years. Yet,at the same time, the sheer audacity and desperation of the fascist apartheid regime bodes well for us - I am confident that we will see the... change in tide in our own times.

But what is truly depressing, above and beyond the violation that occurred in the Holy Sanctuary, is the deafening silences from all Muslim and especially Arab leaders. Nary a whisper was heard. In fact, the latest reports clearly indicate that Sisi's Egypt and some Gulf governments were actually complicit in aiding Israel during this time.

Whatever you want to say about the current rulers, I am always inspired by King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, who gave this speech in 1967 when the Israelis attacked al-Quds and annexed it:

May Allah forgive us for our inaction, and allow honor and dignity and peace to be restored to al-Quds al-Sharif in our own lifetimes!

From Dr Qadhi's FB

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