Palestinian killed after alleged stab attempt at Gush Etzion

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian man was shot dead after allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion junction, shortly after two Palestinians were detained on suspicions of planning an attack in the illegal Shaare Benjamin settlement.An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that an “assailant armed with a knife exited his vehicle and charged at soldiers” at the Gush Etzion junction southwest of Bethlehem, with soldiers opening fire, killing the man and “foiling” the alleged attack.Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces opened fire on and killed a Palestinian man in his 20s while he was driving near the junction.One witness said the Palestinian had been driving alongside an Israeli settler who stopped his car at the junction in order to speak to soldiers there and pointed to the Palestinian’s car.The witness said the Palestinian also stopped his car and had just stepped out — “not holding anything in his hands” — when Israeli forces opened fire, killing him on the spot.No Israeli injuries were reported.Hisham Abu Shaqra, a reporter for the Turkish Anadolu News Agency, was detained by Israeli forces after taking footage of the incident.The Palestinian was identified as Mahmud Ahmad Abu Fanunah, 21, from the Hebron district.Shortly afterward, Israeli police said they detained two Palestinian minors near the entrance of the industrial zone of the illegal settlement of Shaare Binyamin northeast of Jerusalem for allegedly carrying knives.Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said Israeli troops spotted two youths exiting a car with Palestinian plates in the area.The youths raised the suspicions of the forces, who searched them and found two knives in their possession, al-Samri said, adding that “initial investigations” indicated they had been planning to carry out a stabbing attack.The Palestinian youths were taken into custody, and Israeli forces were searching for the individual who drove them to Shaare Binyamin, al-Samri said.The locations where both Friday’s incidents took place have been the site of a number of deaths since a surge of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory last October.More than 10 Palestinians and three Israelis have been killed at the Gush Etzion junction — the entrance point to the illegal Gush Etzion settlement bloc — and last month two 14-year-old Palestinians were shot dead after carrying out an attack in a Rami Levi supermarket located in Shaare Benyamin industrial zone that killed one Israeli.At least 200 Palestinians and just under 30 Israelis have been killed since October, but attempts to quell the violence by the international community have subsequently failed.US and Israeli officials have criticized Palestinian leadership for failing to condemn a number of attacks carried out by Palestinian individuals — the majority of which have been carried out on military targets — while critics say Israel has practiced a policy of extra-judicial executions of Palestinians.Earlier this year, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon condemned the wave of attacks, but said that Israeli security measures were failing to “address the profound sense of alienation and despair driving some Palestinians — especially young people.”He added: “As oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”

(Source / 18.03.2016)

Palestinian detainee on hunger strike to protest isolation

JENIN, (PIC)–  Isolated Palestinian detainee Nahar al-Saadi has been on an open-ended hunger strike for four days in protest at being transferred to the Israeli Ohlikdar solitary lock-down and mistreated by prison authorities. Prisoner al-Saadi said in a letter published by the Muhjat al-Quds Foundation for Prisoners that he was transferred to the Ohlikdar solitary confinement without prior notification. Al-Saadi added that Israeli prison units and Yamas soldiers stormed his cell and ordered him to take off his clothes. As he rejected their arbitrary order, the prison troops aggressively attacked him and transferred him to an isolated cell. According to the detainee, strip search is a tactic often pursued by the Israeli prison authorities to dampen the prisoners’ spirits. Al-Saadi vowed to step up his protest moves and keep up the hunger strike until his isolation is ended. The Muhjat al-Quds Foundation urged all human rights institutions nationwide and overseas to exert pressure on the Israeli occupation so as to stop its arbitrary policies against Palestinian detainees. The foundation also called for ending al-Saadi’s solitary confinement after four years of excruciating isolation and for restoring his right to family visits. Prisoner al-Saadi, born on October 30, 1981, was arrested on September 15, 2003. He was accused of involvement in anti-occupation attacks against Israeli soldiers and sentenced to four life sentences and 20 years in jail. He has been diagnosed with severe pains in his stomach and back.

(Source / 18.03.2016)

IOA releases female captive after three-month imprisonment

NABLUS, (PIC)– Israeli Occupation Authority released the Palestinian female captive Asma al-Qadah, 21 years old from Nablus city, after being detained for three months.  The family of Qadah told the PIC reporter that the release decision followed an appeal filed with the Israeli Supreme Court not to renew the order of administrative detention against her.  The family said that their daughter was held under bad detention conditions in Hasharon jail after Ofer military court issued an administrative detention order against her in absentia.  Qadah was arrested at Zaatara military checkpoint to the south of the city while she was going to Birziet University on December, 09, 2015. She is the secretary of the cultural committee in the university’s students union.  Abdulkarim al-Qadah, the father of the ex-detainee Asma, is detained in Israeli jails and sentenced to five months.

(Source / 18.03.2016)

Will Egypt renew ties with Hamas?

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (C) speaks during a news conference with Hamas delegates after their meeting with Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi at the presidential palace in Cairo, July 19, 2012

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On March 12, a Hamas delegation made a five-day visit to Cairo for the first time since the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt was overthrown on July 3, 2013. This was an important step toward the possibility of reviving the relations between Hamas and the current Egyptian regime and putting an end to the tension that has prevailed for years.

The Hamas delegation was formed of six prominent leaders, four of whom are from the Gaza Strip and members of the movement’s political bureau, namely Khalil al-Hayya, Mahmoud al-Zahar, Imad al-Alami and Nizar Awadallah, who traveled through the Rafah crossing that was opened especially for the delegation. From Doha, the deputy head of Hamas’ political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk and political bureau member Maher Obeid joined.

The delegation’s visit to meet with officials from the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (GID) came shortly after Egyptian Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar accused Hamas of being involved in the assassination of former Egyptian Attorney-General Hisham Barakat in 2015, which points to Egypt’s willingness to appease tension with Hamas.

A Hamas political leader in Gaza told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that previously there had been contact by phone between the Hamas leadership and the GID to discuss the reasons behind the tension between the two parties, before Hamas heard the shocking Egyptian accusations in Barakat’s assassination.

“There was talk of an Egyptian desire to host a Hamas delegation before this accusation that resulted in postponing the visit. However, phone calls were made again and the delegation scheduled a visit to Cairo on March 12,” the source said.

Concerned parties had high expectations regarding the possibility of bridging the gap between Hamas and Egypt as soon as the visit was announced. There were many leaks about the topics to be discussed, even before Egypt or Hamas made their official statements.

Another Hamas political leader source told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, “One cannot have high expectations in this round of talks. Hamas has a strong desire to do everything it can to make this rapprochement work and fix its relations with Egypt. However, expectations on whether it will succeed or not are still low.”

He added, “After years of estrangement filled with thorny issues, one cannot say that it would be easy [to patch things up], although it is a good thing that the Hamas delegation was welcomed in Cairo.”

Egypt accuses Hamas in Gaza of interfering in its internal affairs by helping the Muslim Brotherhood confront the Egyptian regime, cooperating with the Salafists in the Sinai Peninsula and targeting Egyptian army forces in previous years, which Hamas has always denied.

Political author Thaer al-Akkad wrote in an article published March 15 on Donia al-Watan website, “Hamas will face a number of difficult questions and vital demands that Cairo wants answers to in order to change the official Egyptian position regarding the movement.”

Akkad said, “The first demand Egypt would have is for Hamas, as a Palestinian organization, to end its connections with the Brotherhood and not to interfere in Egypt’s internal affairs and its national security, especially since Hamas has recently started hinting that it is only connected to the Brotherhood by ideology and that Hamas is a Palestinian movement whose sole mission is to defend the Palestinian people.”

A round of talks finally took place in Doha in February to reach Palestinian reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, during which both sides agreed to continue their discussions without reaching a definitive agreement to end the division. Meanwhile, media outlets reported that Turkey is demanding Israel, during their ongoing talks, to lift the siege of Gaza and build a seaport, as a condition to restore the relationships between Turkey and Israel.

The source noted that there is an Egyptian desire to restore the Palestinian issue following the talks about reconciliation in Doha, as well as the Turkish pressure on Israel regarding the Gaza Strip, in addition to the international talks on the need to improve living conditions in the besieged Gaza Strip.

“We believe that Egypt is the only one able to achieve Palestinian reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah. Without it, no agreement could withstand and the internal reconciliation would be one of the files discussed in Cairo with Egyptian officials,” the source said.

He added, “The current changes in the Arab region is one of the main reasons behind the delegation’s visit to Cairo, as well as the current weak Palestinian political regime. And since Hamas is an important component in the political regime, Cairo wants to talk to Hamas again.”

Egypt has in the past sponsored truce agreements between Palestinian factions and Israel after any military confrontation in the Gaza Strip, the last of which took place in summer 2014 when both sides reached an agreement that was to be completed at a later stage. However, the agreement was never finalized in light of the tensions between Cairo and Hamas.

The Hamas political leader pointed out that Hamas is looking forward to Cairo’s return to the scene in order to renew truce talks with Israel and carry on with the exchange deal of Israeli prisoners in Hamas prisons — whom Israel believes to be dead already — and Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. In addition, Hamas hopes that Cairo would reopen the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

Abu Marzouk, who headed the delegation in Cairo, wrote on his Facebook page after the talks ended March 16, “The visit was fruitful and we have opened a new page with a friendly discourse with our brothers in Egypt to stress that we will not show them anything but goodness and peace.”

Meanwhile, Hayya stressed the importance of security issues discussed with Egyptian officials. He said in a press statement released in Cairo March 15, “We emphasize our commitment to Egypt’s stability and security and we stress our noninterference in its internal affairs and refuse to harm the Egyptian national security. We will not allow anything that stems from the Gaza Strip to harm Egypt’s security and the Egyptian people. We reiterate our duty to protect the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt and to take all necessary action in this regard.”

Hamas’ strong desire to restore its ties with Cairo will push it to exert many efforts on the political level. However, Hamas will not be able to participate in fighting the Islamic State in Sinai, although this is what Cairo seems to need at this stage. In addition, Hamas seems to be waiting for developments to unfold in the Arab region and for the reformation of alliances to positively reflect on the movement.

(Source / 18.03.2016)

Hidden cameras by Ad Kan try to incriminate Breaking the Silence members

A Breaking the Silence activist named as Prima Bives (right) in a Channel 2 report on March 17, 2016 (Channel 2 screenshot)

A Breaking the Silence activist named as Prima Bives (right) in a Channel 2 report on March 17, 2016

Israeli politicians from both left and right were fuming on Thursday evening, after a Channel 2 [Israeli channel] investigative report revealed that members of Breaking the Silence organization apparently tried to gather intelligence information about some Israeli occupation forces (IOF) operations along the fence with the Gaza Strip.

According to the Israeli media, the report by the Israeli right-wing Ad Kan* group “revealed how Breaking the Silence, which claims to be a “human rights organization,” tried to gather classified intelligence about sensitive IDF operations along the Gaza border with Hamas.”

‘Breaking the Silence has crossed another red line,” Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said after the report was aired. “The investigative security forces are looking into the matter.”

Below some reactions from different Israeli politicians:

Israeli Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) said he was “shocked by the findings of the investigation on Breaking the Silence…such activity has no connection to an ideological debate about what is happening in “Judea and Samaria” (occupied West Bank), raises serious concerns over the use of Breaking the Silence as a spying tool against the IDF and requires an immediate investigation of the Shin Bet and the Military Police. If necessary, those responsible should be brought to justice.”

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) called the findings of the investigation “serious” and added, “I call on the police and on all relevant parties to immediately investigate the findings and reveal once and for all the truth behind the organization.”

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) said, “I urge the Israeli police and the Shin Bet to immediately launch an investigation following the reports about Breaking the Silence and bring them to justice.”

“There is no doubt from watching the report that this organization is a fifth column and that these are individuals whose sole purpose is to collect intelligence and operate against security forces in an improper manner,” Ben-Dahan added.

Israeli Knesset Speaker MK Yuli Edelstein (Likud) said he was stunned by the findings and believes that they have nothing to do with human rights, which Breaking the Silence claims to deal with.

“It’s time to say ‘enough’ to Breaking the Silence. As Speaker of the Knesset, I believe that the law enforcement authorities must investigate the matter and determine what sensitive information is in their hands and if, God forbid, they are making inappropriate use of it.”

Israeli MK Eitan Cabel (Zionist Union) said that “the activities of Breaking the Silence, as revealed tonight, crossed a red line that should not be crossed. These are very serious findings which point to the systematic gathering of evidence against the army, against the state, against us. There is no choice but a police investigation.”

Israeli MK Itzik Shmuli (Zionist Union) added, “The findings are very serious and very disturbing and there’s no difference between left and right in this matter. Instead of [Breaking the Silence’s] declared activities with regards to human rights – we discovered a subversive activity of collecting classified intelligence and operational information that we do not know to whom it was passed on and for what.”

A Breaking the Silence member (left) interviews an Ad Kan member, in a Channel 2 report aired on March 17, 2016 (Channel 2 screenshot)
A Breaking the Silence member (left) interviews an Ad Kan member, in a Channel 2 report aired on March 17, 2016 (Channel 2 screenshot)

Channel 2 news broadcast a documentary on Thursday evening filmed with hidden cameras by activists of the right-wing organization Ad Kan (“enough” in Hebrew), which shows Breaking the Silence members asking veteran Israeli soldiers a series of questions about details of the IOF’s operations and equipment along the fence with the Gaza Strip, including:

“The mortar platoon, are they stationed inside the checkpoint area?”

“Doesn’t the company over there do border fence missions?”

“What were the missions there?”

“What do you mean, working on the tunnels?”

“Is this operational or is this an experiment?”

The questions relate to how Hamas tunnels were discovered, what special forces were deployed and when, what kind of gun is deployed atop an IOF robot vehicle and more.

Yuli Novak from Breaking the Silence (Channel 2 screenshot)
Yuli Novak from Breaking the Silence (Channel 2 screenshot)

Breaking the Silence CEO Yuli Novak, in response to the Channel 2 report, denied the organization had collected any classified materials.

“We don’t collect classified material and we don’t monitor units,” Novak said.

“This is the work of several organizations that, alongside Israeli MKs from the Likud and Bayit Yehudi parties, are working to silence those who seek to criticize the government and the occupation. We’re working closely with the IOF censor, the only body authorized to determine what can be published and what cannot.”

In response to Netanyahu’s condemnation, Breaking the Silence said:

“A prime minister that turns Israel’s security services into a political tool – that is the true dangerous crossing of a red line, and should be investigated. Breaking the Silence has nothing to hide or fear, but Prime Minister Netanyahu’s attempt to shut down Breaking the Silence and hurt soldiers and fighters who oppose the occupation should worry anything who is concerned for the future of the State of Israel.”

*The group, named “Ad Kan” arms its members with hidden cameras in order to capture high-profile leftists doing or saying things they probably should not be doing or saying. This way, Ad Kan’s founders claim, it can be proven once and for all that Israeli human rights groups actually care very little about human rights.

(Source / 18.03.2016)

Jordan parliament bans property deals with Israelis in Petra

AFP file photo shows the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.

File photo shows the ancient city of Petra in Jordan

Jordan has banned the sale and rent of properties to Israelis in the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra, local media report.

Jordan’s parliament passed the law, prohibiting Israelis from buying or renting real estate in the entire Petra region, al-Rai newspaper said on Tuesday.

The law, however, allows foreign investors to invest in areas located outside Petra Archeological Park.

The legislation came as reports revealed that an increasing number of Israelis were purchasing land in the city.

The law was proposed by two MPs, Mahmoud Kharabsha and Assaf Shubki, as an amendment to the Petra Development and Tourism Authority law.

On Tuesday, MPs passed the proposal after describing Tel Aviv as their “enemy” and “the oppressing entity.”

Shubki said that he was seeking to expand the law to prevent Israelis from buying or renting any property across Jordan.

“Our national sovereignty is more important than foreign investments and I will work together with my colleagues in parliament to enforce the law in all the regions in Jordan and not only in Petra,” he said.

“The Zionist enemy contaminates the Palestinian territories and does not respect any international humanitarian treaty. This law is a victory for the Palestinian people and it is the least we can do for them,” Shubki added.

Jordan and Israel have had official diplomatic relations since the signing of a peace accord in 1994.

(Source / 18.03.2016)

IOF embarks on placing blocks of the Separation Wall on Yabad’s land

JENIN, (PIC)– Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Thursday evening embarked on placing blocks of the Separation Wall on the land of Yabad town in southern Jenin.  President of Yabad municipality, Samer Abu Baker, said in a statement that Israeli forces started separating the lands of the town by a two-meter-long wall along the main road of the town.  The inhabitants of Yabad are worried of the Israeli intention to confiscate their land plots and prevent them from accessing their fields especially those located near Mabo Dothan settlement which is established by force over their lands, Abu Baker pointed out.

(Source / 18.03.2016)

4 gunshot injuries among protesters in Gaza

GAZA, (PIC)– At least ten youths were injured in Gaza Strip including four with gunshot wounds after Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire at Palestinian peaceful protesters on Friday. Palestinian Health Ministry said that a young man was injured in al-Fakhari area, three other injuries were reported in the Central Province, including one with a live bullet, while three more youths were shot with live bullets in Gaza City. Meanwhile, three protesters were injured near Erez (Beit Hanoun) crossing in northern Gaza Strip.

(Source / 18.03.2016)

Abdah: Declaration of Federal Region in Syria Is Void & Totally Rejected

President of the Syrian Coalition Anas al-Abdah said that the Coalition totally rejects the unilateral declaration of a federal region in northern Syria. Abdah described the declaration as void and will not reflect positively on the situation in Syria.

“No party or any single component can take such a unilateral decision as the right to do so is owned by Syrian people as a whole. One of the primary goals of the Syrian revolution is to enable the Syrian people to freely decide the shape of their country without influence from any side,” Abdah stressed.

Member of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Hamid Tammo said that the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its allies declared the establishment of self-management in northeastern Syria when they were not invited to the Geneva II conference in 2014, announced the forming of the so-called Syria’s Democratic Forces when they were not invited to the Riyadh opposition conference, and declared the so-called federal system when they were not formally invited to the current Geneva III conference.

Tammo said that the PYD’s declaration of the establishment of a federal system in Syria does not have any value and is merely a publicity stunt as the Assad regime still retains a presence in the areas where the federal system was announced, namely in al-Qamishli and Al-Hasaka.

Tammo went on to say that the PYD allies; most notably the Syriac Union and the Arab tribes are proxies of the Assad regime as they serve its interests.

“The federal project in Syria was originally devised by Russia and Iran. The United States announced it would not recognize such projects because they are illegal. The United Sates also use the so-called Syria’s Democratic Forces as just mercenaries in the fight against ISIS,” Tammo added.

(Source: Syrian Coalition / 18.03.2016)

Samenhorigheid in deze tijd!

Alle lof zij aan Allah onze barmhartige Heer. Hij Die de gelovigen vereniging en broederschap heeft bevolen. Allah zegt:

“Voorwaar, de gelovigen zijn elkaars broeders, sticht daarom vrede tussen jouw broeders ..” [49:10]

Ons geloof is een geloof van samenhorigheid. Wanneer we kijken naar de voorschriften en regelgevingen van de islam, dan valt al gauw op hoe erg deze gericht zijn op het bevorderen van samenhorigheid en goed onderling contact.

In de volgende twee overleveringen vergelijkt de profeet vrede zij met hem de samenhorigheid, zoals die hoort te zijn onder de gelovigen, met twee onlosmakelijke gehelen; een gebouw en het lichaam.

  • “De gelovige is voor de gelovige als een gebouw, het een verstevigt het ander”.

De profeet vrede zij met hem plaatste vervolgens de vingers van beide handen in elkaar. Dit om aan te tonen hoe stevig het contact onderling hoort te zijn.

In de tweede overlevering:

  • “De vergelijking van de gelovigen in hun wederzijdse liefde, barmhartigheid en medeleven is als de vergelijking van een lichaam. Als een ledemaat ziek is, heeft de rest van het lichaam last van slapeloosheid en koorts.” 

Praktijk
Deze samenhorigheid uit zich onder andere door het goede voor jouw mede-gelovigen te wensen, net zoals jij dat voor jezelf wenst. De profeet vrede zij met hem zei:

“Niemand van jullie gelooft (volledig) totdat hij datgene wat hij voor zichzelf wenst (aan goeds) ook voor zijn broeder wenst.”

En in zes zaken die onze nobele profeet in één hadieth heeft genoemd:

“De moslim heeft zes rechten op zijn moslimbroeder: Wanneer je hem ontmoet, geef hem selaam. Wanneer hij je uitnodigt, beantwoordt (zijn uitnodiging). Wanneer hij je om advies vraagt, adviseer hem dan. Wanneer hij niest en alhamdolilah zegt, zeg dan yarhamokallaah. Wanneer hij ziek is, bezoek hem en wanneer hij sterft, volg dan zijn begrafenisstoet.” 

Samenhorigheid behouden
Wij moeten ernaar streven om deze samenhorigheid ook te behouden. Dit kan op verschillende manieren:

Door te glimlachen wanneer de broeder zijn broeder en de zuster haar zuster ontmoet. De profeet vrede zij met hem zei:

“Het glimlachen in het gezicht van jouw broeder is sadaqah (aalmoes).”

Het geven van cadeau’s aan elkaar. De profeet vrede zei met hem zei:

“Geef elkaar cadeau’s en jullie zullen van elkaar houden” 

Het verspreiden van de selaam. De profeet vrede zij met hem zei:

“Zal ik jullie duiden op iets dat als jullie het in praktijk brengen jullie van elkaar zullen houden? Verspreid de selaam onder elkaar.”

Elkaar laten weten dat we van elkaar houden omwille van Allah. De profeet vrede zij met hem zei:

“Als iemand van jullie van zijn broeder houdt, laat hem dan weten dat hij van hem houdt.”

Vergeven, makkelijk zijn in de omgang en niet overal een probleem van maken. Imam Ahmed – moge Allah hem genadig zijn – zei:

“Negen tiende van de goede manieren bestaat uit dingen door de vingers zien.”

Net zoals de islam aanspoort tot al datgene wat leidt naar goed onderling contact, verbiedt het al datgene wat leidt naar geschillen.

Voorbeelden zijn het roddelen en slecht spreken over elkaar, het stoken tussen broeders en zusters, hebben van kwade (ongegronde) vermoedens, jaloezie en afgunst, spotten, kleineren en soortgelijke slechte eigenschappen. De profeet vrede zij met hem zei:

“Wees broeders, O dienaren van Allah. De moslim is de broeder van de andere moslim. Hij doet hem geen onrecht aan, laat hem niet in de steek, liegt hem niet voor en veracht hem niet. Alles van een moslim is onschendbaar voor een andere moslim: zijn bloed, zijn bezitting en zijn eer.” 

Ware samenhorigheid
De echte samenhorigheid uit zich wanneer één van onze broeders of zusters een moeilijke tijd doormaakt. Dan wordt onze samenhorigheid op de proef gesteld. Zoals een Arabische gezegde luidt:

“Veel zijn jouw vrienden wanneer je ze opsomt, maar wanneer je in moeilijkheden verkeert, zijn het er maar weinig.”

We moeten tijd maken voor onze broeders en zusters die hulp nodig hebben en hen bijstaan, gedenkende dat:

“Allah’s steun met de dienaar is zolang de dienaar zijn broeder steunt.”

En dat:

“Degene die verlichting brengt voor iemand die het moeilijk heeft, Allah deze persoon beloont met verlichting in dit wereldse leven en in het hiernamaals ..”

Beste broeders en zusters
We leven in een tijd waarin samenhorigheid zich vaak beperkt tot het woordje ‘broeder’ en ‘zuster’. Niet erbij stilstaand dat deze woorden ook een betekenis hebben en dat onze broeders en zusters grote rechten op ons hebben.

Tekortkomingen hebben we allemaal, dat moge duidelijk zijn. Maar we moeten wel streven naar verbetering door het slechte in ons te overwinnen om vervolgens:

Het goede voor elkaar te wensen, afgunst en jaloezie te onderdrukken, klaar te staan voor elkaar, te glimlachen, elkaar te vergeven, niet slecht te spreken in elkaars afwezigheid, elkaars eer te verdedigen, niet bezig te zijn met geruchten en het verspreiden ervan, bezorgd te zijn om elkaars welzijn, te bemiddelen in conflicten, contact te houden, elkaar te motiveren en stimuleren, elkaar in alle kalmte te adviseren bij een misstap, geen kwade vermoedens te hebben maar uitgaan van het goede, elkaars zondes en tekortkomingen niet openbaar maken en door Du’a voor elkaar te verrichten.

Wie zichzelf in deze eigenschappen kan vinden, is zeer zeker begunstigd met een schoon hart.

Moge Allah de meeste Verhevene onze harten reinigen van al het slechte en onze samenhorigheid sterker maken.

Stuur het door; “Wie aanspoort tot het goede, heeft dezelfde beloning als degene die ernaar handelt.” [Sahih Muslim]

Abulfadl – Student aan de Universiteit van Medina, Saudi Arabië.

9 Jumada al-Akhir 1437  – 18 maart 2016 –