Israel, Lebanon and The Truth
July 18, 2006 § 8 Comments
Like most I have been observing the current conflict between Israeli and Lebanese forces and my heart is filled with a great sadness. Of course my soul aches for my Muslim brothers and sisters who are currently living in fear of injury or death to themselves, family and/or friends. I must keep ears open as I too have friends very close to the targets of Israeli attacks.
However, I would like to say that under intense circumstances such as these; circumstances that fuel fear and hatred of human beings it is also a part of human nature to look to God for a source of resolve, to call on All Powerful, Subduer to put a miraculous end to the seemingly endless bloodshed. So falling right in line with human nature I called to the One God for Guidance…
Later in the day I was moved by a Hadith that soothed my aching heart. This Hadith addressed the hurt that I was feeling and also brought me to my senses. I realized that I do not have to feel powerless, and as always the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) knew best how we should approach struggle and particularly oppression as illustrated in this Hadith narrated by Anas:
Allah’s Apostle said, “Help your brother whether he is an oppressor or an oppressed,” A man said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I will help him if he is oppressed, but if he is an oppressor, how shall I help him?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing (others), for that is how to help him.” (Sahih Bakhari)