Unemployment in Jordan rises to 18.2%

Image of a refugee camp in Jordan on 3 February 2017 [UK Department for International Development/Flickr]

Image of a refugee camp in Jordan on 3 February 2017

Unemployment rates in Jordan have increased to 18.2 per cent in the first quarter of this year, compared to 15.8 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Jordan’s Department of Statistics said in a statement yesterday that the unemployment rate among males was 13.9 per cent, compared to 33 per cent among females in the first quarter of this year.

Unemployment among university degree holders was 21.4 per cent.

Read: ‘Jordan cannot deal with more Syrian refugees’

Jordan has struggled to cope with the large influx of Syrian and Iraqi refugees who have taken refugees in the country. The number of Syrian refugees in Jordan has increased to more than 1.3 million.

Last year, Jordan announced its commitment to provide employment to nearly 200,000 Syrians in various economic sectors.

The Kingdom linked this with the financial and economic aid approved by the London conference to assist host countries last year.

(Source / 01.06.2017)

Trump delays controversial US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Delay move US embassy

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — United States President Donald Trump signed a presidential waiver on Thursday, delaying the implementation of a congressional decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to several media outlets.

The six-month, renewable waiver has been signed by every US President for the past two decades. On Wednesday, observers were unsure of what decision Trump would take, as moving the embassy to Jerusalem was one of his campaign promises during the elections.
The highly controversial move, which was celebrated by Israeli officials, would have been seen as the first step to a drastic abdication of longstanding US policy that has largely adhered to international standards on Israel-Palestine, which maintains East Jerusalem as an intricate part of occupied Palestinian territory and the capital of any future Palestinian state, despite Israel’s annexation of the territory.
The fate of Jerusalem has been a focal point of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for decades, with numerous tensions arising over Israeli threats regarding the status of non-Jewish religious sites in the city, and the “Judaization” of East Jerusalem through settlement construction and mass demolitions of Palestinian homes.
Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority, warned in March that relocating the embassy would “explode the situation” in the entire Middle East and North Africa.
On the issue of Palestine, Trump has remained largely elusive, saying in February that when it came to a solution for the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict he could “live with either” a one- or two-state solution, in a significant departure from the US’ publicly held position in favor of a two-state solution to the conflict.
However, his elusiveness has not belied the fact that Trump and his administration have maintained their pro-Israel stance, despite stated efforts to renew the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which he said in the past was “not as difficult as people have thought over the years.”
During Trump’s first international trip as US President, the controversial leader visited Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory amid widespread protests among Palestinians in the territory, while reports have emerged that Trump had become “enraged” during a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over allegations of “incitement.”
Earlier this year the US House of Representatives passed a resolution confirming US commitment as a diplomatic ally to the Israeli government, and demanded that the US government dismiss any future UN resolutions they deemed “anti-Israel,” following the passage of a UN Security Council resolutioncondemning Israel’s illegal settlement building.
Trump’s pick of David Friedman for US Ambassador to Israel has also raised concerns among Palestinians and rights groups, as the former bankruptcy lawyer has been vocal in his support for Israeli settlements — which has included direct financial assistance to the illegal Beit El settlement in the central West Bank — and his unflinching support for the Israeli government.
Friedman has also publicly announced his disdain for the two-state solution, which is the most important precursor for Palestinians to enter into any peace talks. He has also accused former US President Barack Obama of being an “anti-Semite” and compared American Jews who oppose the half-century occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, to prisoners who served as guards in Nazi concentration camps.
On top of all of that, reports have emerged that the US Congress and the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, would mark the 50th year of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territory during a joint video event on June 6. Either US President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend the event on Capitol Hill to celebrate what Israelis refer to as the “reunification of Jerusalem.”
In response, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement that the move was “unprecedented” and “provocative” and that the US Congress was “singularly contravening longstanding American policy and becoming party to Israel’s egregious violation of international law and international humanitarian law.”
“If the US wants to play a constructive role as a peacemaker rather than as a supporter of an illegal occupation, it must demonstrate respect for the law and recognition of equal rights for all peoples, foremost the Palestinian right to self-determination and freedom,” Ashrawi concluded in the statement.
(Source / 01.06.2017)

Palestinian PM, Israeli finance minister agree to expand PA authority in ‘Area C’

Expanding Area c

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met with the Israeli Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon on Wednesday night in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, where the two reportedly agreed on expanding the authority of the PA in certain Israeli-controlled areas of the West Bank.

Palestinian Authority (PA) Spokesperson Yousif al-Mahmoud said that during the meeting, the officials agreed on “expanding the authority” of the PA in Area C — the more than 60 percent of the occupied West bank under full Israeli military and civilian control, and where Palestinians are prohibited from building or developing.
According to al-Mahmoud, the officials agreed upon the “cessation of home demolitions under the pretext of not being licensed.”
Nearly all Palestinian applications for building permits in Area C are denied by the Israeli authorities, forcing communities to build illegally, and placing them under the constant risk of demolition.
The estimated 550,000 Jewish Israeli settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory are however more easily given building permits and allowed to expand their homes and properties.It was also agreed that the Israeli-controlled Allenby Bridge border crossing between Jordan and the occupied West Bank would start working for 24 hours a day, every day of the week except Friday and Saturday, starting from June 20 until October.
Hamdallah and Kahlon also agreed on establishing an industrial area in the town of Tarqumiya southeast of Hebron in the southern west Bank, that will include petrol and gas wells.
Separately, al-Mahmoud added that Hamdallah confirmed the “importance of focusing on a political solution rather than an economical solution,” while stressing on the importance of Palestinian self-determination, and the two-state solution.
Al-Mahmoud added that “many other issues were discussed that would benefit the Palestinian interest if Israel committed to the agreement.”
COGAT, the Israeli agency responsible for implementing Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory, released a statement later on Thursday confirming that a meeting was held between PA and Israeli leaders, in a “continuation to the President of the United States visit in Israel,” where the two sides agreed on a number of “steps” to ease the economic situation for the Palestinian territory.

The statement confirmed the opening of Allenby crossing to 24-hours per day, five times a week, the “expansion of the crossing work hours in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and upgrading them,” and confirmed that an industrial zone would be established near the Tarqumiyah crossing in Hebron.

Meanwhile, concerning reforms in Area C of the West Bank, the statement said that “Israeli enforcement policies in specific defined areas” of Area C would be “adjusted,” without providing additional details.

(Source / 01.06.2017)

The real story behind Trump’s meetings with Abbas and Netanyahu

US President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands as they conclude their remarks after their meeting at the Presidential Palace, Bethlehem, West Bank, May 23, 2017

A week has passed since US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and the West Bank May 22-23, and the euphoria is starting to wear off. According to Channel 2, the conversation between Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that took place in Bethlehem was harsh. The president even burst out shouting at the Palestinian leader, claiming that Abbas had deceived him with statements about his commitment to peace at an earlier meeting between the two men in the White House.

Trump arrived in Bethlehem already charged up after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who had presented material to Trump allegedly proving that the Palestinian Authority (PA) continued to be involved in incitement against Israel and also continues to pay large sums of money to Palestinians, including terrorists, imprisoned in Israel.

According to Al-Monitor’s research, the following details are indeed true: The first part of the Abbas-Trump conversation was tense. It turns out that Netanyahu had shown Trump a section of a video clip in which Abbas says, “I am an inciter.” The Palestinians claim that the president did not raise his voice at Abbas, but do admit that Trump demanded explanations. The Palestinians claimed that the clip shown to the president by the Israelis had been edited and taken out of context. At this point, senior Fatah official Saeb Erekat intervened and told Trump that Netanyahu is the provocateur, that the prime minister never stops inciting against Abbas in order to torpedo any chances for advancing negotiations.

The next day, the Palestinians sent the Americans the entire video of Abbas’ speech. According to this version of events, the unedited video proved, from the Palestinians’ perspective, that Abbas did not touch on incitement or say that he is an inciter. According to the Palestinians, Abbas’ words were taken out of context through biased editing of the film.

Bethlehem was not the only place where tensions rose. It has now emerged that harsh words were also uttered in the conversation between Netanyahu and Trump. Evidently the American president continued to subject the prime minister to steamroller pressure on the concessions that Israel will have to make and the need to quickly renew negotiations with the Palestinians. Netanyahu, when he appeared before the Likud faction in the Knesset on May 29, hinted at this. He told the Likud members, many of whom oppose negotiations, that Israel does not have a “blank check” with Trump in the diplomatic realm.

At the epicenter of the controversy and public tempest in Israel is the long-term financial support provided by the PA to Palestinians incarcerated in Israel. A discussion, led by Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, had been held May 29 on this subject in the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. The data provided by Kuperwasser, former chief of the research division of the Israel Defense Forces’ Military Intelligence, aroused much anger. According to his figures, the PA transfers more than a billion shekels (more than $280 million) a year to families of prisoners and to the prisoners themselves. This is a tremendous sum, comprising a significant percentage of the Palestinians’ overall budget.

There is an almost across-the-board consensus in Israel on the need to halt these payments, which are perceived as “encouraging terror.” This objective is supported by the right, as well as by many in the political center and even on the left. The fact is that anyone who harms Israelis or turns to terror receives a tremendous salary from the PA during his or her imprisonment, and the families of these prisoners also receive generous payments. Many Israelis feel that this policy encourages the continuation of terror.

“It makes no sense for the state to conduct a diplomatic process with the goal of peace when ongoing incitement continues by the other side that is supposed to be a partner,” said Avi Dichter of Likud in the course of the Knesset discussion. Dichter, former head of Shin Bet, now serves as chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

The sorry state of affairs, in which a dialogue of the deaf is taking place between Jerusalem and Ramallah with Washington’s desperate mediation, is a type of Middle East Catch-22.

According to official Israeli security data, between 750,000 and 800,000 Palestinians have been arrested and imprisoned by Israel since 1967, when Israel seized and occupied Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This is an incredible number, equivalent to a third of the population of Israel.

“You don’t understand,” a high-placed Palestinian told Al-Monitor on the condition of anonymity. “Around a third of our people are familiar with the inside of your prisons. Almost a million human beings have rubbed shoulders with Israeli prison guards over the last 50 years. There is hardly a Palestinian household without a shahid [here in reference to suicide attacker] or prisoner. This is engrained deeply in our genes. No leader has been born that can change this fact.”

Al-Monitor has learned that this issue also came up in the conversation between Abbas and Trump. A Palestinian diplomatic source told Al-Monitor on the condition of anonymity that during the meeting, Trump was told, “There is no Palestinian leader who would not be sacked five minutes after he damaged the status of the prisoners.” He was also told, “This is an impossible demand. The Palestinian people see these prisoners as those who sacrificed and took part in the war against the occupation.”

That is, indeed, the situation. To restart negotiations in a way that has any chance of making progress, Trump’s people will have to square the circle. They will have to mediate between two nations that speak different languages and hold completely different value systems. The Palestinians incarcerated in Israel are viewed by the Israeli majority as despicable murderers who did not hesitate to slaughter innocent women and children. The Palestinians, by contrast, view them as freedom fighters and assign them an almost holy status.

Neither nation will alter its view on this emotionally charged issue. What is needed to somehow resolve this complex situation is a “responsible adult,” someone who will seize the authority to tell the two sides something along these lines: Fate has brought the Palestinian nation and the Israeli nation to the same plot of land. The Palestinians will not change, and evidently the Israelis won’t either. All the useless arguments must be pushed aside and focus must be placed on the core issue — courageous negotiations must be held on the core issues (borders, Jerusalem, refugees). The prisoner problem should only be addressed afterward. Any other mode of action will only perpetuate the bloody conflict that embitters everyone’s lives.

Is Trump the responsible adult who can conduct the mission? Many people might find the label “responsible adult” somewhat amusing when applied to Trump. With regard to everything connected to the negotiations, however, the president has so far revealed acute understanding, vision and execution. His problem is that the sides themselves don’t really want to enter the negotiating room, despite statements to the contrary. Netanyahu is deathly afraid of negotiations, and Abbas knows that he will be obliged to make decisions that no Palestinian leader has made before him. It is doubtful that Trump could pull it off.

(Source / 01.06.2017)

Gaza to see forced military retirement in June

Members of the Palestinian National Security Forces loyal to Hamas take part in a military graduation ceremony in Gaza City, Gaza, Jan. 22, 2017

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian Authority (PA) is set to enact in June a controversial law that will force about half of Gaza’s security personnel to retire, while leaving the West Bank’s force intact. Officials in the security services have started contacting staff members to inform them of the change.

Some economic experts say the austerity measures — in part meant to solve the struggling PA’s financial crisis — remain unviable in light of a weak economy that relies on donors and tax funds, without creating new development projects. Such measures merely reflect a political dispute rather than addressing the economic problem, they say.

Until June, every member of the Palestinian security forces is entitled to optional early retirement, provided that he is at least 45 years old if he is an officer and at least 35 if a noncommissioned officer or staff member, with a monthly pension of at least 70% of his salary.

However, under the move being imposed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas, all military staff in Gaza born as of June 31, 1966, must retire, while those born after that date will have the option of voluntary retirement.

Abbas approved the law directly, without a vote by the suspended Palestinian Legislative Council. As a result, the Advisory and Legislation Bureau in Gaza deems the law unconstitutional, but the bureau’s opposition isn’t expected to have any impact.

Aref Abu Jarad, head of the PA employees’ union in Gaza, told Al-Monitor, “The law will apply to 50% of the PA’s military staff in Gaza and will be mandatory for those above the determined age. … It is, however, optional for military staff in the West Bank, regardless of their age.”

He added, “The decision will soon be binding to all military staff in Gaza. Retirees will receive a pension equivalent to 70% of their salaries. This will not be enough to ensure them a decent life. Most military staff members in Gaza have to pay bank loans and financial obligations; the remaining amount of their pension will not be enough to make ends meet.”

Abu Jarad called on all military staff in Gaza to raise their voices against the retirement law, which he said is “unfair.”

“The 30% cut to their salaries is a preliminary step for making them subject to the retirement law soon. This means that the PA is evading all of its financial and political responsibilities in Gaza, keeping Hamas fully in charge,” Abu Jarad said.

Hamas leaders believe the move is Abbas’ latest action to squeeze Hamas financially to get it to turn over control of the strip, which it has held since the PA split in 2007. Abbas’ party, Fatah, administers the West Bank. The thinking is that if Hamas wishes to continue to control the Gaza Strip, it must accept financial responsibility for it.

In April, the PA cut 30% from the salaries of its civil servants in Gaza. Senior Fatah officials told Al-Monitor at the time that, since the 2007 split, the PA has continued to pay its tens of thousands of employees there who were fired by Hamas.

Until the end of 2016, the PA employed a total of 156,000 civil and military personnel; that figure included 62,000 employees in Gaza — 26,000 of whom are civil servants and 36,000 military staff, according to Farid Ghannam, the director of the Budget Department at the Palestinian Ministry of Finance.

Gaza PA officers and members of the security services are the nuclei of the security apparatus formed by the PA after it received the Gaza Strip and Jericho when the Oslo Accord was implemented in 1993.

Asked whether the PA’s move to impose early retirement aims to address its financial crisis, retired Maj. Gen. Yusuf al-Sharqawi from Gaza told Al-Monitor, “The pensioning of military staff members — who have not been working since the Hamas takeover of Gaza — is better for them than to enter into new political confrontations.”

Sharqawi added, “During his premiership in January 2012, Salam Fayyad put forward the idea of enforcing the early retirement law on PA employees, especially Gaza employees with privileges and incentives greater than those offered today, in a bid to reduce the PA budget deficit. Early retirement will not solve the financial crisis; it will only create new problems for the Palestinian pension and social security funds.”

Sharqawi said the decision is part of the pressures exerted by the PA on Hamas in Gaza, in light of the failure by Hamas and Fatah to reconcile and end their differences so as to put an end to the country’s political and economic crises. “This move will weaken the Palestinian position and is a preliminary move toward the complete separation of Gaza from the West Bank,” he added.

Economics professor Mouin Ragab from Al-Azhar University in Gaza told Al-Monitor, “Early retirement will negatively affect the economic situation in Gaza, since the 30% cut resulting from retirement will weaken … purchasing power in the Gaza Strip.”

Ragab added, “The PA will not solve the issue by making cuts in the salary of its employees. The marginalized and dependent Palestinian economy is unable to create new job opportunities to stop the growing unemployment rate, especially among graduates and young people. Instead of the salary cuts, the PA ought to start development projects, and not relief, to ease the dire Palestinian economic situation.”

Ola Awa, the head of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, pointed out during an April 30 presentation of her report on the Palestinian workers’ situation, “The number of unemployed in 2016 was estimated at 361,000 people, including 154,000 in the West Bank and 207,000 in the Gaza Strip.”

Nasser Abdul Karim, an economics professor at Birzeit University, spoke to Al-Monitor about Abbas’ decision on early retirement.

“Things are quickly taking a bad turn, starting from the deduction of the transportation allowances for employees in Gaza, then a partial salary cut and now forcing staff into early retirement and cutting off their salaries. This does not serve the Palestinian situation. There must be alternative solutions to the financial problems plaguing the PA — solutions based on encouraging investment to create jobs,” Karim said.

According to a World Bank report sent to donor group Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, which met May 4 in Brussels, the PA is suffering from a financing gap of $800 million and has to face declining donor assistance by addressing government spending on salaries and pensions and improving local tax collection.

Marina Wes, the World Bank’s country director for the West Bank and Gaza Strip, had said in an April 27 press release, “The Palestinian economy is failing to generate jobs and incomes. One-third of Palestinians are out of work and more than half of the youth in Gaza are jobless. Gaza is on the verge of a human catastrophe.”

(Source / 01.06.2017)

Seif Arrives in Brussels & Meets EU Humanitarian Aid Committee

President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif on Thursday met with Jean-Louis de Brouwer, Director of Humanitarian and Civil Protection Operations Civilians at the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels on Thursday. Seif is accompanied by head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) Jawad Abu Hatab and members of the Coalition’s political committee.

Seif stressed that the mass forced displacement carried out by the Assad regime forces aimed at changing the demographic landscape in Syria constitute a war crime under international law. He stressed the need to take concrete, urgent action to ensure the safe return of the displaced people to their towns and villages.

Seif warned of a humanitarian disaster during the ongoing operation to capture Raqqa from ISIS, stressing that fighting terrorism could only be achieved through the elimination of its root cause, namely the Assad regime.

For his part, De Brouwer reaffirmed the importance of cooperation with the Syrian Coalition and the Syrian Interim Government in the next phase and pointed to the need for frequent meetings between the two sides.

In addition to Seif and Abu Hatab, the Coalition’s delegation included members of the political committee Anas Abda, Hadi Bahra, and Haws Khalil as well as member of the General Assembly Ruba Haboush.

Seif is set to meet the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Friday to discuss the situation in Syria and EU support for the opposition and the Syrian Interim Government.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 01.06.2017)

PA: Commercial trucks will be allowed to enter Gaza from West Bank

Commercial trucks

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Ministry of Transportation declared Thursday that it has opened applications for commercial trucks to enter the Gaza Strip from the occupied West Bank, in what the ministry said was the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) attempt to “lessen the siege on Gaza.”

The PA Minister of Transportation Samih Tbila said that the step was also being conducted in order to “respond to people’s needs in different sectors.”According to Tbila, applications will be open until June 20. It remained unclear what procedures were being made in accordance with Israeli authorities, who control Gaza’s borders as part of a crippling military blockade that has besieged the small coastal enclave from its land, air and sea sides for nearly a decade.
(Source / 01.06.2017)

Israeli forces reopen several entrances in Ramallah-area villages

Iron Gates WB

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces removed several iron gates that had impeded the freedom of movement for residents of Palestinian villages in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Thursday.

According to Palestinian security sources, Israeli forces removed an iron gate that had closed the southern entrance of the Sinjil village north of Ramallah city that was installed some two months ago following clashes with Israeli forces.
Israeli forces also removed several other iron gates that were erected in Palestinian villages, including those installed at the entrances of Silwad, Nabi Saleh, and al-Mughayyir, sources said.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports on the removal of the gates in order to provide more details on the decision.
According to Palestinian security sources, the Israeli government is intending to provide “facilitations” for Palestinians during Ramadan to lessen their movement restrictions, such as opening previously closed Palestinian roads, issuing permits to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque, and permitting some Palestinians to visit relatives residing in Israel.
(Source / 01.06.2017)

IOF levels land in the archaeological ares of Sebastia


Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed on Thursday the archaeological area in Sebastia, north of Nablus city, and conducted leveling works in order to pave the way for opening a road for settlers.

A local source told the PIC reporter that opening the road will increase the IOF break-ins and change its historical features, which violates the international laws especially the UNESCO’s, he said.

He pointed out that Sebastia municipality refused previous Israeli attempts to take over the historical site under the pretext of restoration.

Israeli forces every now and then target Sebastia town and its historical site by repeated break-ins especially in Jewish holidays.

(Source / 01.06.2017)

Voel je begunstigd …

Gerelateerde afbeelding

Het vers dat ons tijdens de Taraweeh is bijgebleven en wij graag met jullie willen delen is een vers uit Hoofdstuk Al Ma’idah.

Het is een vers waarover de Joden zeiden dat als dit vers aan hen was geopenbaard zij deze dag als feestdag hadden genomen. Dit vanwege haar grote betekenis.

Dit vers is één van de laatste verzen dat is neer gezonden van de Koran. Het is neer gezonden op een grote dag. De dag van ‘Arafah; het belangrijkste onderdeel van de hadj.

Zoals we allen weten heeft onze profeet vrede zij met hem niet lang voor zijn dood te kennen gegeven dat hij de bedevaart zou gaan verrichten. Hierop verzamelden vele duizenden moslims zich in Medina om met de laatste der profeten – vrede zij met hem – de hadj te verrichten.

Deze bedevaart stond bekend als de afscheidsbedevaart. De profeet vrede zij met hem zei dan ook meerdere malen tijdens de hadj: ‘Neem de (hadj)rituelen van mij over, wellicht zal ik er na dit jaar niet meer zijn.’

In het belangrijkste onderdeel van de hadj, de dag van Arafah is het volgende vers geopenbaard waarin Allah zegt:

“Vandaag heb Ik jullie godsdienst voor jullie vervolmaakt en heb Ik Mijn gunst voor jullie volledig gemaakt en heb Ik de islam voor jullie als godsdienst gekozen (en verkozen).” [5:3]

Beste broeders en zusters

Er zijn belangrijke boodschappen op te maken uit dit vers.

De eerste boodschap is dat onze religie vervolmaakt en volledig is. En iets wat vervolmaakt en volledig is, accepteert geen toevoegingen. Het toevoegen van innovaties aan onze religie is dan ook ten strengste verboden. Onze nobele profeet vrede zij met hem heeft dit in veel overleveringen benadrukt. Eén daarvan is zijn uitspraak:

“De slechtste zaken zijn de innovaties en iedere innovatie is een dwaling …”

Een andere belangrijke boodschap is dat de gelovige zich begunstigd moet voelen met de islam. Het is de godsdienst die Allah heeft gekozen en verkozen voor de mensheid.

Onze nobele profeet vrede zij met hem zei:

“Degene die tevreden is met Allah als Heer, en met de islam als godsdienst en met Mohammed als boodschapper, heeft de zoetheid van het geloof geproefd.”

Voel je begunstigd met dit prachtig geloof en straal dat ook uit!

Moge Allah ons doen behoren tot degenen die Zijn boek overpeinzen om er vervolgens lering uit te trekken en ernaar te handelen.

(Source: Kennisinmail.nl / 01.06.2017)