Secrets Behind the Strength of the Palestinians

by Shaykh Zaheer Mangerah

The secret behind the strength of the Palestinans in the face of losing the apples of their eyes, facing loss of the homes that once provided warmth and safety for them, which have now turned into concrete graves, and essentials which are necessary for mere existence, is a secret hidden within Islam itself.

The secret is the fact that Islam and those that adhere to its principles, make the core of their very existence centered around a Being that is fully independent, that transcends time and space and that is Eternal, not fluctuating as the creation. That being is Allah. Such focus centres them and balances them despite their entire world as they know it being flung into a state of imbalance and chaos.

The second secret is the reality of a life to come and conviction which drives one to override the present, knowing with certainty that the next life is the true life, this life is merely a dream. Such faith and conviction is the fruit of Islam and is unparalleled, such faith is the seed of the fruit of true patience.

The third secret is the secret of the mercy of Allah which He instills within the hearts of those who dedicate themselves to Him. Such mercy accompanies those whom He tests, enabling them to bear such.

The fourth secret is the secret of the true believers having the best of example and a detailed account of every moment of his life, so that they may emulate his ways and know that even Allah’s chosen had been through the ups and downs of this temporary abode.

How the Prophet (peace be upon him) reacted to the demise of his only son

Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) took Ibrahim and kissed him and smelled him and later we entered Abu Saif’s house and at that time Ibrahim was in his last breaths, and the eyes of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) started shedding tears. `Abdur Rahman bin `Auf said, “O Allah’s Apostle, even you are weeping!” He said, “O Ibn `Auf, this is mercy.” Then he wept more and said, “The eyes are shedding tears and the heart is grieved, and we will not say except what pleases our Lord, O Ibrahim! Indeed we are grieved by your separation.”

This balance between human emotion and contentment with divine plan can only be found in Islam.

These secrets are available to one and all, the door towards opening up these secrets is the acceptance of Islam by declaring that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, thereafter ones entire life becomes a pathway towards increasing in recognition of such.

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