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It is ridiculous how civilians are being crucified in the thousands and we're just sitting here watching the news.

What Can I do to help them, indirectly at least??

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Its a real tragedy out there.


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I know its horrible it makes us feel so helpless. I suppose you could donate aid but I don't really know how much aid is actually getting into the country and which organisation is the most reliable either.

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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.


Wallaahu A'lam...

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astaghfirullah! please put a warning before linking me to such haunting images.


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.

wasalam alikom

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Today, the Lead Story in the New York Times was "Syrian Forces Overwhelm Stronghold of Rebels in Homs." Americans are following this tragic situation, and pressure to do more is coming from both those who seem to love military answers to everything, and those in the Peace movement, like my son, Will Hopkins. who runs the New Hampshire Peace Action non-profit. That kind of agreement is rare in America, which is terribly polarized these days. 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.

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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.

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.

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Here is the perspective from China!


"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."

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Once a dictator starts to kill his people, there is no going back. This will never end until Bashar is captured and trialed or killed.

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.

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Just read in a news article that humanitarian aid was prevented from being allowed into Homs - so bad...

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Please don't forget your Muslim brother and sisters in you dua people!

Do whatever you can to help the people of Syria

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I found this online and it is really nice:

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

In Syria

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

After Rain

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!!

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