wa salatu wa salam ‘ala sayyidina Muhammad salAllahu alayhi wa sallama
as Salamu alaykum wa RahmatuAllahi wa Barakatahu,
Here’s the plan for the next 48 hours. With Allah’s Help, inshaAllah we can all make an enormous difference in a short amount of time.
First 24 hours:
1- Make duaa for them [ie: ...now].
2- Give to them. go to: https://www.irw.org/donate%5Fnow/ and donate $5.00. If we all donate $5.00, inshaAllah it’ll massively add up. Donate more if you can.
3- Set your alarm to wake up 30 min before fajr and make duaa. We CANNOT underestimate the power of duaa. We’re making duaa to AL AZEEZ (The All-Mighty). We are making duaa to the One Who loves being called upon and loves to answer the ones who call HIM subhanahu wa ta’ala. Couple that with:
Our Lord (glorified and exalted be He) descends each night to the earth’s sky when there remains the final third of the night, and He says: Who is saying a prayer to Me that I may answer it? Who is asking something of Me that I may give it him? Who is asking forgiveness of Me that I may forgive him? (Bukhari)
What is that saying?? Make duaa – Allah will answer it!
4- Make duaa for them in your sujood.
‘The nearest a slave can be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so invoke (supplicate) Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) much in it.’ [Muslim]
Allah (‘Azza wa Jal) says:
“Call upon Me, and I will respond to you.” [Ghaafir: 60]
“…I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me…” (Baqarah: 186).
“…and whose words can be truer than those of Allah?” (an Nisa: 122)
THUS- Let us remember Who we are asking…How can we not be successful when we are asking The One Who tells us to call upon Him, The One responds to the supplicant, and The One Whose promise of answering our duaa is true?
5- Start brainstorming ideas to initiate on our campuses … campaigns to take to the media… sign CAIR’s letter for Gaza … everything!
6- Send this to everyone else so millions more people will be making duaa, donating, and making a tangible effort, bi’idnillah.
Next 24 hours:
- Repeat at least steps 1 and 3 and 4 from the first 24 hours and try to perpetually repeat those steps.
Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala tells us about the oppressed and weak men, women, and children, who make duaa saying, “…Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a protector and appoint for us from Yourself a helper”[An Nisa:75]
May Allah grant His near help and success to the oppressed everywhere, and honor us with being a means of helping them. Ameen.