How Can We Help Syria?!
Osman93 01 Mar 2012
What Can I do to help them, indirectly at least??
ParadiseLost 01 Mar 2012
Israa`eel 01 Mar 2012
What Islaam says to do in situations like this is:
1. Jihaad Physically
2. Jihaad Verbally
3. Jihaad Financially
4. Jihaad with the heart
For the Muslims in Syria, Islaam says that they need to fight physically to defend themselves from people like bashar. This is an obligation upon them.
For the Muslims far away [like in europe] who cannot fight physically, the least we can do is use our tongues. First thing we can do is perhaps remind the Muslims in Syria of which Obligation is upon them. We should motivate them, try enter courage into their hearts and display our support for them. We should also remind them that they should fight under the banner of Islaam and not nationalism or democracy etc; and they should fight to bring back the Shariah on earth as that would bring justice in Syria.
We should also try and account Bashar and his army and hope the message reaches them somehow.
All this can be done through videos on youtube, demonstrations, using other media etc. We can find people to translate our words into arabic so the people understand it over there.
To the Muslims outside Syria, we should remind them to use their tongues as well.
We can use this opportunity to expose the Muslim rulers who are so quick to send armys on behalf of America but hesitate to help the fellow Muslims.
We can also expose the thousands of ''Ulama'' who are not writing out fatawa of what the Muslims should do in dire situations like this and question why they are not rallying up the Muslims to defend themselves. Remember, the Prophet [saw] mentioned that if the rulers and scholars are corrupt then the situation of the Ummah would not be good.
We should also create awareness about the situation as I have personally spoken to Muslims on the street who have no idea what is happening. Which should lead us to question the Imaams of the Masaajid as to why they are not speaking about these kind of issues in the Khutba etc. Inshaa'Allaah, with all of this we can hope that Allaah accepts our little efforts.
As for money, if you know of any avenues to get money there then definitely it is obliged upon us to do so.
Lastly, we should hate the evil in our hearts, hate bashar and his army for killing Muslims and also hate them for the fact that they worship bashar instead of Allaah. And Also we should make Du'a for the Muslims - and that is a weapon Allaah has given us.
Things we should not do:
- Call for a solution from the UN as it is not in their agenda to help Islaam and Muslims.
- Or call for any other Kufr government to help. In fact one of the countrys mentioned that they do not want to give weapons to muslims in syria as they fear that they may form an Islamic state if they become victorious....
On a final note, it is important to realise that even if our efforts do not make any kind of change the main thing is we would be answerable to Allaah. We should do any effort, no matter how little, in order to have an answer to Allaah [swt] on that Day. And it is said that a little action with a big intention would magnify the deed in Allaah's sight.
Israa`eel 02 Mar 2012
Osman93 02 Mar 2012
Thanks for our answers brohers and sisters, inshallah the evil tyrant will be destroyed in the sewers just like gadafi was. May Allah prevail justice in the Muslim lands.
Padre5 02 Mar 2012
dot 02 Mar 2012
That applies on democracies. Most Arab and Muslim countries are run by tyrants and the voice of the people have no weight, they rely on their own military support, and western support. They cannot raise a finger without western permission. In such countries, the military is there to protect the tyrant from his people. Saudi Arabia sends its troops, not to save its neighbor's people, but to save its tyrant against his people, as in the example of Bahrain.
I suggest that writing your political leaders has some value, especially in the Islamic world. It may well take military action to save the people of Syria, sadly.
Padre5 02 Mar 2012
"Peace and stability in Syria
Updated: 2012-03-01 08:04
By Ruan Zongze (China Daily)
Moves to arm the opposition and bring about another Libyan-style regime change will only lead to more bloodshed
With the situation in Syria deteriorating, the international community is at the crossroads between war and peace.
Domestic strife and external pressure have caused the Syrian crisis. Syria is an Islamic country with Sunnis accounting for two-thirds of its population, while the Assad family, which has been ruling Syria for more than 40 years, belongs to the minority Alawite sect, a Shiite branch of Islam.
In June 2000, when his father died, Bashar al-Assad succeeded him as president. Shortly after coming to power, he introduced reform measures, such as releasing political prisoners and relaxing restrictions on speech, and began combating corruption and improving people's livelihoods. However, these initiatives encountered heavy resistance, and the reforms bore little fruit.
In fact, the Syrian crisis is being fueled by outside interference. The Arab League, which is composed of predominately Sunni-led countries that fear a "Shiite crescent" composed of Iran, Syria and Lebanon, issued ultimatums calling for Assad to step down. But these were rejected, so the league imposed economic sanctions against Syria and referred the Syrian issue to the United Nations, thereby "internationalizing" the crisis.
Turkey, which previously had close relations with Syria, initially played the role of mediator. But after its mediation efforts failed, relations between the two countries got worse, and Turkey now openly shields the Syrian opposition groups and rebels.
Meanwhile, Egypt has recalled its ambassador to Damascus, leading to the disintegration of an anti-israeli alliance that had existed for decades.
Washington is attempting to further isolate Iran by pressing Syria, and the long-term sanctions imposed by the United States and other Western countries have shattered Syria's economy.
The efforts of the international community should be aimed at facilitating reconciliation within Syria.
With the violence escalating, the majority of civilians just want a peaceful restoration of national stability and social order. Therefore, seeking a political settlement to the Syrian crisis is a top priority for China.
China has sent a special envoy to Syria for talks with the Syrian government and opposition, in a bid to promote dialogue between the two sides. China's stance and diplomatic efforts are increasingly gaining understanding and recognition from the international community.
However, the West repeatedly denounces any initiatives aimed at achieving a peaceful end to the crisis, with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton particularly vocal in her bad-mouthing of China and Russia.
On Feb 26, Syria began a referendum over a new draft constitution, which would impose a limit of two seven-year terms on the president and introduce multi-party elections. According to the Syrian government, 89 percent of voters supported the new draft constitution.
However, the West has dismissed the referendum as a "farce" and the "Friends of Syria" conference, which shut out the Syrian government, the key party in solving the Syrian crisis, was in reality a gathering of the friends of the Syrian opposition. The conference recognized the Syrian National Council (SNC) as the "legitimate representative" of the Syrian people and promised to increase support for the opposition.
There were some rational voices at the "Friends of Syria" conference. Tunisian President Moncef al-Marzouki told the conference, that to be a true friend of Syria means preventing as much bloodshed as possible, and that this will not be achieved by arming Syrians against Syrians, nor by foreign military intervention.
But the West has no intention of pursuing dialogue and supporting the democratic process in Syria, its sole aim is to topple the Assad government. Inside the US, there are voices calling for military intervention against Syria. The Republican US Senator John McCain said all options must now be on the table and called for Syria's opposition to be armed, ignoring the fact that more arms will lead to more bloodshed.
At present, peace and development are the trend of the times. If the West insists on attempting to realize regime change in other countries through military means it will only open a Pandora's box.
The author is vice-president of China Institute of International Studies."
dot 03 Mar 2012
He is a liar, and no country should listen to him or even negotiate with him. China knows nothing about human rights or democracy, so it better shut up. Russia and China, siding with a war criminal against defenseless civilians, have badged themselves enemies to every Muslim. Those governments' officials should be captured and jailed for life. I hope that people oust those dictator governments for good.
Besides, countries supporting war criminals should have their veto privileges taken away or suspended until they become able to recognize a war criminal when they see one. They should not have any role in deciding how to protect nations.
ParadiseLost 03 Mar 2012
Osman93 05 Mar 2012
Do whatever you can to help the people of Syria
ParadiseLost 22 Mar 2012
Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem
O Allah! The Compassionate The Merciful
Ar Rahman Ar Raheem
Today and everyday
I ask You for Syria
O King, O the Holy One
Al Malik Al Quddus
I raise my hands
That You have given me
Begging Only You for Mercy
O The Source of Peace and the Guardian of Faith
Ya Salam Ya Mu'min
Please grant peace to
My Muslim brothers and sisters
Please grant them strength to fight
And give them Your Protection
O Guardian O The Mighty One!
Ya Al Muhaymin Ya Aziz
Please take care of my Muslim brothers
And sisters in Syria
O Enforcer O Supreme One
Ya Al Jabbar Al Mutakabbir
I prostrate myself to You
Humbling myself to You
Please free Syria
O Lord, Our Creator, The Evolver
Al Khaliq Al Bari
Please do not let any more
Of my Muslim brothers and sisters
In Syria die O Allah please
O Fashioner O my Lord
You are the Forgiver
Ya Musawwir Ya Gaffar
You are Our Creator
Please forgive the people of Syria
And please forgive us all
Ya Gaffar, I know I am covered in sins
Ya Rabb, please forgive me
And accept my Duas for my dear brothers and sisters in Syria
The Ummah of our beloved Prophet (Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)
Ya Al Qahhar Al Wahhab
The Subduer The Bestower
Please bestow upon Syria
Your Great Mercy Ya Allah!
Ya Razzaq Ya Al Fattah
O The Provider The Opener
Please open the gates of Victory
For the people in Syria
O Allah please also open the gates of Jannah
For my muslim brothers and sisters who have died in Syria
O Allah please provide sustenance for Syria
Please provide for them everything they need
And take care of them Ameen
Ya Alim Ya Qabid
O the All-Knowing O The Seizer
O Allah You know everything
Nothing is hidden from You
Please destroy Bashar and his evil army
O Allah! Please do not let any blood be shed
From my brothers and sisters
O Allah I cannot even imagine
What they are going through
Please help them Ya Malik Ya Rahim
Ya Al Basit Al khafid
O The Expander The Abaser
Please make it easy
On the people of Syria
Ya Ar Rafi Al Muizz
O The Exalter The Dignifier
Please Exalt honor to the Syrians
In the world, on the Day of Judgement
And the Hereafter Ya Rabb Al Alameen
Ya Mujill Ya As Sami
O Humiliator The All-Hearing One
Please humiliate Bashar & his evil army
Please listen to our Duas O Allah!
Ya Al-Basir Al Hakam
O All-Seeing One, Our Judge
Please grant justice to Syria
Please help Syria O Allah
Ya Adl Ya Latif
The Just The Subtle
Please grant Justice to Bashar
And his army in this world
O Allah! Please I ask You
I ask You Only for Justice
To please destroy the Oppressors
Ya Khabir Ya Halim
O The Aware The Forbearing One
Please O Allah
You see everything and You know everything
We turn to You O Allah
For help please O Allah
Ya Al-Azim Ya Gafur
The Magnificent The Forgiver
Please forgive this Ummah
Please O Allah
We cry to You
And Complain to You
For our helplessness
We are far away from Syria
But You are closer to them
Than their jugular veins
Please listen to this dua
And accept this from me
This is all I want today
Right now Ya Rabb
This Yaum Al Jummah
My eyes are filled with tears
And I want Only You
To wipe it away from me
How you clear the clouds from darkness
O Allah I have never heard such things
In my life
I cannot bear an inch of what is happening
To the people of Syria
How men has lacked mercy
And became harder than any stone
In the world
But You are the Lord of the Worlds
To You we thank O The Appreciative One
Ya Ash Sakur
Ya 'Ali The Most High
Please hear our plight
Ya Kabir Ya Hafiz
My Lord, Most Great
To You I humble my body, my soul
My heart in pain
Asking You to preserve the people of Syria
O Allah! Al Muqit, Al Hasib
The Nourisher The Reckoner
Al Jalil Al Karim
The Glorious The Munificent
To You I ask for Help
Please O Allah!
Ya Raqib Ya Al Mujib
The Vigilant The Responder to Prayer
Please respond to my prayer
And send Your army full of angels
And believers to Syria O Allah!
Ya Wasi Ya Hakim
Only You are the Wise One, The Embracing One
Please embrace Syria with Your Love
And please don't let any harm or grief touch them
Ya Wadud Ya Majid
The Loving The Majestic
Ya Wadud I love Syria for Your sake Only
Please Ya Majid it hurts me when I
Look through my Islamic books
And find the name of Syria written in there
May the blessed city be free
O Allah please love the people of Syria
I call out to You
With my love for You
With my love for my Muslim
Brothers and sisters
Who say La Ilaha Ill Allah
Muhammad Ar Rasulullah
(Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)
Please grant victory to Syria
Ya Al Baith Al Sahid Ya Haq Ya Wakil
The Resurrector, The Witness, The Truth, The Ultimate Trustee
I invoke You please O Allah
Only You know what is going on in Syria
Only You know their every tear
Only You know what their hearts are going through
Please O Allah! They are oppressed, they are weak
They need You more than anything O Allah!
Ya Al Qawi Ya Matin Ya Wali Ya Hamid
O The Strong One, The Firm One, The Protector, The Praiseworthy
Ya Hamid, All praise is Yours alone
Please grant Syria Your Ultimate Protection
Please help them O Allah! You are our Wali!
Ya Muhsi Al Mubdi Al Muid Al Muhyi Al Mumit
The Appraiser, The Originator, The Restorer, The Giver of Life, The Giver of Death
Everything is in Your Hands Ya Rabb
Please don't let them take away
Any of my brothers and sisters life in Syria
Ya Al Haye Al Qayyum Al Wajid Al Majid
O The Eternal The Self Existing The Finder The Splendid
Please destroy the Oppressors
And Save Syria from Oppression Ya Allah!
Ya Wahid Ya Ahad Ya Samad Ya Qadir
O The One, The Unique, The Absolute, The Able
You are able to do all things
Please protect Syria and grant them relief O Allah!
Ya Muqtadir Ya Muqaddam Ya Muakkhir Al Awal Al Akhir
The Powerful, The Expeditor, The Delayer, The First, The Last
Yours is the Power alone
Please destroy the wrongdoers
Ya Zahir, Ya Batin, Ya Wali, Ya Mutaali
O The Manifest, Hidden, Supreme Governor, The Most Exalted
Please help Syria
Ya Al-Barr, At-Tawwab, Al-Muntaqim
The Source of All Good, The Acceptor of Repentance, The Avenger
Please forgive us all
O Allah, please avenge every Syrian death
And grant them Shahadah
Every day people in Syria are dying
People are losing their loved ones
And are being tortured and murdered
Please envelop Syria in Your Mercy
O Most Gracious Most High Lord!
Ya Al-Afu, Ar-Rauf, Al Malik ul Mulk
O The Pardoner, The Clement, The Master of Soverignty
Yours is the Soverignty, Yours is the Praise
No one forgives sins except You
Please forgive Syria and grant them victory
Ya Jul-Jalali-Wal-Ikram, Ya Muqsit, Ya Jame
The Lord of Majesty & Generosity, The Equitable, The Gatherer
I seek Only Your help
For my brothers and sisters in Syria
For I cannot do anything for them
But I have hope in You
Ya Gani Ya Mugni Ya Al Mani Ya Ad-Dar
The Self Sufficient, The Enricher, The Preventor, The One who causes Loss)
Please prevent any harm from coming
To the people of syria
Ya Nafi, Ya Nur, Ya Hadi, Ya Badi, Ya Baqi, Ya Warith, Ya Rashid, Ya Sabur
O The Propitious, The Light, The Guide, The Originator, The Everlasting, The Inheritor, The Righteous, The Patient
O Allah! I Invoke You with Your Great Special 99 Names and Attributes!
Please help the Masakeen, This Ummah, The People of Syria for I cannot help but cry for them. When I get even a small inch of tiny hurt, I can't help but think for the greatest of pains they have been suffering. I might have lost a few loved ones in life but they have lost many and watched them die in front of their own eyes. They have been the victims of massive oppression and crimes. They are oppressed. While the world waits and lets them die, I cannot for they are my brothers and sisters in faith. Their pain is mine as well. I thank You for everything You have given me but I cannot be happy if they are deprived of every happiness. I know You love them so much, I know You are testing them. In Only You they put their trust in and I have hope in You that You will accept my dua today that You will take good care of my dear brothers and sisters in Syria.
Ameen thumma Ameen O Allah! Please Help! Please Please I beg You to help my dear brothers and sisters in Syria! Ya Rabb Al Alameen! O Lord of the Heavens and the Earth!! Allahu Akbar!!