Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As Salam U Aleikum
For the first time in over 3 years since we have been arranging for brothers and sisters to visit the Holy Lands of Al Quds we have noticed a lack of willingness to travel.
Our groups have more or less always been full and most of our enquiries have always been with regards to our Al Aqsa Packages.
However since the recent media propaganda and the declarations of Donald Trump, it has been a reminder once again as to how scared of a Nation we may be, that one inadequate presidents words have caused enough fear for our brothers and sisters around the UK to stop travelling to the Holy Lands once again.
Have we forgotten already the suffering of our brothers and sisters out there? How we should travel to the Lands to support them? They are not in need of your money as such, but more in need of witnessing us travel to the blessed Masjid in our masses, more now than ever.
It was narrated that Maimunah the freed (female) slave of the Prophet ﷺ said:
I said: “O Messenger of Allah, tell us about Baitil- Maqdis.” He said: “It is the land of the Resurrection and the Gathering. Go and pray there, for one prayer there is like one thousand prayers elsewhere.” I said: “What if I cannot travel and go there?” He said: “Then send a gift of oil to light its lamps, for whoever does that is like one who goes there.”
(AHMAD, IBN MAJAH, ABU DAWUD, TABARANI)
We plan demonstrations in masses, yet fail to travel and complete a Sunnah that is very rewarding and dear to us.
Mere words cannot even begin to justify the rewards and tranquility of this Holy Sanctuary, we can watch as many videos and look at as many images as we like, but we will never be able to feel the blessings and gain in the numerous rewards of Praying in the Holy Mosque unless we visit.
As we have all known already there are plans to destroy the 3rd Holiest Mosque through occupation,religious dissection and many other reasons. The Dome of the Rock being the most luxurious of real estates in the eyes of occupiers, for us Muslims it may be the exact location where our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) ascended to Jannah. Is this then not already a good enough reason for you to witness this place before its too late? Will you be one of those who will end up just wishing you had travelled at least once whilst you could? Or are you of those who have truly realised that this is a place of Miracles and will go forth to travel and support the Masjid from being destroyed?
If we as an Ummah, travel to this Holy Land in our masses, that is our true protest. So wake up and stop living in fear, we are the chosen Ummah, the nation most beloved to ALLAH SWT.
Zaid Ibn Thabit (RA) reports that the Prophet ﷺ said:
"How blessed is Al-Sham”! The Companions (RA) asked, “Why is that”? The Messenger ﷺ replied, “I see the Angels of Allah spreading their wings over Al-Sham”. Ibn Abbas (RA) added, “And the Prophets lived therein. There is not a single inch in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) where a Prophet has not prayed or an Angel not stood”.
Need any more reasons? Please take a few days out of your busy schedules for the sake of ALLAH SWT and Please travel to Al Aqsa.
May ALLAH SWT bless us with many opportunities to visit The Holy Lands and may ALLAH SWT protect Al Aqsa. Ameen
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