AlMaghrib Institute and Islamic Relief raise over $150,000 within 4 hours for Gaza

A few hours ago an online ilminar and fundraiser called Hikmah: Using Wisdom in Trying Times featruing Sh. Yasir Qadhi, Sh. Muhammad AlShareef and Sh. Waleed Basyouni of AlMaghrib Institute with Dr. Hany al Banna of Islamic Relief took place.  You can here the full lecture here.

MashaAllah, it was an experience to remember.  Alhamdulillah these are the final numbers they raised during the online lecture by country:

U.S. – $113,845
Canada – $38,461
U.K. – $2,320

The final total was $154,626 and all of that was raised in approximately 4 hours online.  Imagine if we did this every week for one cause at a time.  There were over 1,000 people listening in on the phone and online.  If you divide $154,626 by 1,000 you’ll get $154.626.  Did each of those 1,000 people donated that amount.  Probably not, but the fact that we had so much people giving amounts in large sums or small sums it added up to a grand value.  There was also much more people than just 1,000.  This is similar to how Barack Obama was successful in raising funds online with small donations.  I think Islamic Relief and other organizations should do this to raise funds.  It’ seems to be proven successful.

May Allah (swt) reward all those who donated.  May Allah (swt) help and protect the innocent.

Click here to donate.

Israeli Spokesperson, Mark Regev: “No Hamas rockets were fired during ceasefire.”

Click here to see the graph that was in the video in detail.

The Gaza war has turned into an Israeli invasion and it is not related to defending Israel but to expanding it’s territory and boundaries illegally by force and with the use of terrorism. One-third of the dead are children. That alone is proof that the Israeli aggression is not concerned with just attacking Hamas, but attacking all inhabitants of the Gaza strip.

Palestinians try to Profit of Gaza War, Hamas Police Stop Them

Even when things couldn’t get worse in Gaza, some Palestinian business owners and merchants decide to increase prices dramatically higher in order to profit from this war. The Hamas police force has stopped many merchants after complaints from customers. The reality is, there are bad Muslims. Very bad Muslims who even at times of war try to take from their brothers and sisters when they are in need.

Full article below:

Battered Hamas police struggle to keep order amid chaos

By AHMED AL BURAI in Gaza City, and MUHAMMED AL JAMAL in Rafah
GAZA CITY police have redeployed in force as Hamas works to maintain law and order in the Gaza Strip amid the prolonged Israeli air assault.

But many of the officers on patrol are now wearing civilian clothing and carrying sticks rather than guns to avoid being targeted by Israeli warplanes.

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In the name of the Palestinians – by Tariq Ramadan

Startling—and stomach turning : where Palestinians are involved, memory and sense of proportion fail us. The Jewish conscience, justifiably, has long called upon the world’s powers and upon their citizens to remain vigilant, never to forget -in the name of “the duty of memory”- the atrocities, massacres and genocides of the past. But where the State of Israel is involved, we are expected to set all sense of proportion aside, to leap to conclusions. Suddenly, it would be assumed that these are two equally powerful belligerents. After a six-month ceasefire, one of the two parties to the conflict (the Palestinians) is said to have broken the truce by unleashing its rockets. The victim of aggression (Israel) is acting solely in self-defense—if we are to believe the version sold to the world by Israel, and relayed by complacent and complicit Western media with the full support of the Bush administration and of many European governments. The bravest among them can barely bring themselves to point out Israel’s “disproportionate” reaction. What courage!

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60 minutes for Gaza

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نداء إلى المملكة العربية السعودية والملك عبد الله بن عبد العزيز

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

إخوتى الكرام في الإسلام

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

خادم الحرمين الشريفين الملك عبد الله بن عبد العزيز،  أحييكم بتحية السلام والبركة داعيا الله عزوجل لكم بتمام الصحة والايمان والهداية إلى الصراط المستقيم. آمين

أما بعد

إن الاحوال التي يمر بها إخواننا  في فلسطين لا تخفى عليكم و باعتبارالمملكة الدولة الأقوى والأكثر تأثيرا في العالم الاسلامي فإنني أهيب بكم أن يتم اتخاذ الإجراءات السريعة بوقف جميع صادراتكم إلى أن تتوقف اسرائيل عن هياجها وقمعها وظلمها وقتلها للابرياء في غزه. أوقفوا جميع الصادرات حتى يتمكن اخواننا الفلسطينيين من تلقي الدواء والغذاء والمساعدات الإنسانية. أوقفوا جميع الصادرات حتى تتوصل إسرائيل وفلسطين إلى نتيجة سلمية بحيث يستطيع الطرفان العيش بسلام دائم

لقد منّ الله على المملكة العربية السعودية بنفط وفير لسنوات عديدة. هذا النفط يستخدم في عديد من جوانب الاقتصاد في جميع البلدان في العالم وبدونه يشل الاقتصاد . كل شيء من السفر الجوي إلى الأرضي الى إنتاج البلاستيك إلى تغليف الأغذية يتوقف مع ايقاف النفط . هذه هي فرصتكم لاستخدامه ضد أولئك الذين مارسوا الظلم على الأمة الإسلامية. هذا السلاح الاقتصادي أقوى من اي سلاح نووي وأي مدفع وأي صاروخ

وإني أدعو الله أن يوفق قادة المملكة العربية السعودية في التصدي ضد الأنظمة الظالمة و قطع جميع الصادرات حتى تتوقف اسرائيل عن سياستها القمعية   .

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته،،

إبن محمد هارون الرشيد

English here.

An Appeal to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalamualykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

My respected elders and brothers in Islam. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the custodian of the the two holy masajid, I greet you with the peace and blessings of Allah. I pray to Allah that you and the members of the KSA government are in the best of health and state of iman. I pray that we are all guided upon the straight path. Ameen.

As you are aware of our brothers and sisters in Palestine and their current situation I ask you as the most powerful and influential Muslim country in the Muslim world to take action. I ask you to completely halt all exports until Israel stops it’s rampage. Halt all exports until all Palestinians are able to receive medicine food and humanitarian aid. Halt all exports until Israel and Palestine come together to formulate a peaceful outcome where both groups can exist without any problems.

Allah has blessed Saudi Arabia with abundant oil for many years. This natural resource is used in every single country and without it many aspects of the economy would fail. Everything from air travel to ground travel to plastic production to food packaging will have to put on hold if the supply of oil were to be reduced. Now is your chance to use it against those who have caused oppression upon the Muslim ummah. It is an economic weapon greater than the gun or missile.

InshaAllah I pray to Allah that leaders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia step up to the oppressive regimes and cut off all exports until Israel stops.

Walykumsalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

ibn Muhammad Harun-ar-Rashid


I doubt anyone from the government will read this, but I’ll give it a try inshaAllah. Can someone translate this and type it in Arabic?

Zuber commented below the contact info of the KSA government:

Contact them.. They will listen, insha-Allah:

Ministry of Foreign Affaires – Riyadh

Tel: 009661 4055000 / 4067777
Fax. 009661 4030645
Jeddah P.O.Box 55937 Postal Code 11544
Ministry of Foreign Affaires Jeddah branch: 0096626690900
Ministry of Foreign Affaires Dammam branch: 0096638683310

Saudi Arabia.
1. Number (991), direct Number (01-4082669) and Fax Number (01-4082558, 01-4052579): For Inquiry or report for any security emergency situations.

Israel Attacks Aid Boat Carrying Medicine For Palestinians

An Israeli patrol boat struck a boat carrying medical volunteers and supplies to Gaza early Tuesday as it attempted to intercept the vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, witnesses and Israeli officials said.

CNN Correspondent Karl Penhaul was aboard the 60-foot, Gibraltar-registered pleasure boat Dignity when the contact occurred. When the boat later docked in the Lebanese port city of Tyre, severe damage was visible to the forward port side of the boat, and the front left window and part of the roof had collapsed.

The Dignity was carrying crew and 16 passengers — physicians from Britain, Germany and Cyprus and human rights activists, including former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney — who were trying to reach Gaza through an Israeli blockade of the territory

Source: CNN & CNN Video here.

Israel claims they are justified in what they are doing, but can they justify this! If home-made rockets are being used against you, then attack the rocket launchers. They have the most sophisticated technology and advanced weaponry, yet they need to attack a boat full of medicine to stop home-made rockets?

The world is seeing the true mission of this Israeli war on the Palestinian people. They don’t care about the rockets. They want to kill the Palestinians by any means necessary.

Shout out to Abu Yusuf for blogging this.