Wed, 27th Oct, 2021 / 20 Rabīal-Awwal, 1443
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Wed, 27th Oct, 2021 /
20 Rabīal-Awwal, 1443
الأربعاء ٢٧ , أكتوبر , ٢٠٢١ / 20 رَبِيع ٱلْأَوَّل , 1443

Chairman of Darulfatwa Australia, Dr. Sheikh Salim Alwan online interview with Radio Nidaa al-Ma^rifah (Call of Knowledge) about Palestine and its Merits to Muslims. 

Following is the transcript of the interview conducted by Lebanon’s Radio “Nidaa al-Ma^rifah” with His Eminence Dr. Sheikh Salim Alwan, translated to English.

Dear listeners, we continue our coverage of the happenings of today as we support Palestine, rather it is support of ourselves. It brings me pleasure on this day and at this time to convey to you our greetings live on air on “Nida Al- Ma^rifah” as I move with you to Australia where we will host His Eminance Sheikh Salim Alwan the Chairman of Darulfatwa in Australia.  Firstly, we congratulate him on the Eid and we ask him about the status of the Aqsa to Muslims.

Good morning Dr. Sheikh Salim. Welcome to you on the waves of “Nida al Ma^rifah” and on our social media websites.

Sheikh Salim:

I start with the Name of Allah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim. Perfect praise is always due to Allah and I ask Allah to raise the rank of my master and my beloved Muhammad and protect his nation from what he fears for them and his kind al and Companions. I ask Allah the Exalted to accept from us and you our good deeds and to help us and you by His Will, to obey Him.

Thereafter, I firstly present to you all the greetings and to our families and friends and relatives and the Lebanese Community in general on “Eidul Fitr”. Although we are happy with the blessed Eid, we cannot forget our brothers in religion who are still suffering hardships and calamities in many countries. Whether it be in Lebanon or Syria or Iraq or Kashmir or Burma or Sudan or the beloved Palestine and in other countries.

 

We in Australia, the Muslim Community is always ready to comfort the Muslims around the world in their sadness and rejoice with them in their happiness. Moreover we, in our happiness with the Eid and in the Eid festival, were all supporting with a united word toward our brothers in the Aqsa.

That is because the Aqsa has a great status in the hearts of the Muslims. This great status is not replaced by decisions of nations or slogans of governments.

 This is something embedded in the selves of the believers and is followed up by generations. We do not have to shout or scream about this matter. Rather it is a reality in the selves of the believers.

However, we do need to remind each other about this so that our children grow up knowing about this great matter. Our Lord, the Exalted, said in the Glorified Qur’an:

{مِنَ المُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللهَ عَلَيْهِ فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ قَضَى نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَنْتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلا}

The Verse means: There are men among the believers who have been true to their covenant with Allah. Whilst some of them have passed away, others await death living piously remaining true to their vow”.

Our honourable beloved ones, this means that one with his happiness should aim in this happy Eid to be at unity with all by the Will of God the Exalted and to supplicate to God to forgive us and accept the good deeds from us all.

Our tragedies are great. However, the Quds deserves from us that we speak up in front of everyone – the young and old.  For its sake tears shed and for its land hearts long.

It is Palestine, the land of “Quds”, the land of “Aqsa” and the land to which our prophet peace be upon him travelled at night. This is the “Qiblah” that the Messenger of God peace be upon him directed himself toward after the Immigration for 17 months. Moreover, many scholars said that the prophet peace be upon him when he was in Makkah before the Immigration used to face the “Aqsa” without facing his back to the Honourable Ka^bah (in Mecca).

Palestine in the land of many of the prophets and messengers.

It is Palestine the land of “Bayt Al-Maqdis” and “Baytul-Maqdis” is the land of Assembly and resurrection.

It is Palestine the place where the “Dajjal” will be faced and killed when prophet Jesus peace be upon him will meet him.

 It is Palestine of the Land of “Sham” (The Levant) That the Messenger of God peace be upon him made supplication for by his saying which means O God bless us by our “Sham” and “Yemen”.

It is Palestine that had on it many of the companions of the messenger of God peace be upon him. Among them was ^Ubadah the son of as-Samit and Shaddad ibn Aws and Usamah ibn Zayd ibn Harithah and Wasilah ibn al Asqa^ and Dihya Alkalbiyy and Aws ibn As-Samit and Mas^ud ibn Aws and others of the honourable Companions, may God accept them.

It is Palestine that had on it thousands of the most knowledgeable scholars of the nation. Among those are “Malik ibn Dinar”, “Sufyan Ath-Thawriyy”, “Ibn Shihab Az-Zuhriyy” and “Ash-Shafi^iyy” and others.

Yes! this is Palestine, for its sake continued sacrifices were made and great things were given. The just Sultan “Mahmoud Noureddine Zanki” said: I am shy from God to smile while “Baytul-Maqdis” is under siege.

For its sake Sultan “Salahuddin” raised his head and prepared his troops to the land of “Al Aqsa” and God gave him victory and he released “Baytul Maqdis”.

For its sake, the “Mudhaffar Qutz” shouted his famous call “Waa Islaamaah”. For its sake Sultan Abdul-Hamid gave up his Throne and dominion and said I am not able to sell even one foot of Palestine.

Yes. Palestine. For your sake, these people rose. And today subhan Allaah our enemies rush to slaughter us and there is no one to reply or support.

Today the voices of the callers for help have been lost and lots of people are acting deaf to the calls of our brothers and sisters.

 Honourable beloved ones, brothers and sisters in faith, mentioning our victorious ones and victories should move us toward supporting our religion. Perhaps you are saying: what should we do?

I say to you let every one of us be “Salahuddin”. And what prevents us? Let each one of us assess themselves firstly and fix it and straighten where it is crooked.

Then let one turn to the closest people to him and do the same and so on so the whole nation will be fixed. Allah the Exalted says:

  {وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَ قَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ (40) }

This means: Allaah will support those who support Islam. Allaah is Powerful and Aziz.

Sultan Salahuddin al Ayyubiyy, may God have mercy upon him, was brave, generous, patient and had good manners and was humble. He memorized the Book of Allaah and memorized the book of “At-Tanbih” in the Shafi^iyy school of Fiqh.

 He listened to many of the honourable Prophet’s sayings. He had a soft heart and was quick to shed a tear when he heard the Qur’an and the Hadith. He used to greatly glorify the rites of the religion .

 He was not extravagant in his food and dress. He did not delay a prayer to after its time was over and he only prayed in congregation.

He built mosques and schools. He built the fortress of the mountain and the bridge of Cairo and he freed the “Quds” (in Palestine) and he built “Qubbatash-Shafi^iyy” (the Shafi^iyy Dome) and he cancelled the tax.

He, may God have mercy on him, was of the “Shafi^iyy” school and of the “Ash^ariyy” creed. He built a school in Cairo especially for teaching the belief.

He ordered the callers to the prayer to announce in the time of “Tasabeeh” on the minarets at night the “^aqidal murshidah”. So the callers to prayer did this consistently every night in all mosques. In it is contained these words: God Exists before the creation.

He does not have a before or an after nor an above or below nor a right or a left nor an in front of or behind nor a whole or a part. It must not be said when was He or where was He or how is He. He Exists without a beginning and there was no place. He created the creation and created time. He is not subject to time and he is not specified with place.

 

Our dear beloveds, our brothers and sisters when we talk about Palestine and “Al Aqsa” we find ourselves in front of tragedies that words cannot describe. Our expressions cannot keep up with the tragic breaking events.

 About who should we speak? About a lone people facing an ugly massacre, or about international silence, or about collusion and procrastination.

About what are we going to talk? The conspiracy became a reality. Yes, the conspiracy became a true reality apparent for all to view. Its steps are getting faster, day after day. With all of this we know for sure that the issue of Palestine is not forgotten because it is in the heart of every Muslim. May God free it and may He grant its people help and patience. May God have mercy on their martyrs and may God reward you with goodness for this hosting. We hope God the Exalted will unite the ranks of the Muslims. He has the Power to fulfill what we ask for. He is Merciful to His slaves and Knows Best.

Host: Thanks Dr, we ask God to protect you.

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