Thursday, 7 January 2016

PALESTINE OR ISRAEL?!


Assalamualaikum everyone!




If you guys haven't read my prev. entry on Palestine, please do first before reading this one. Btw, I kind of thought that this entry is only dedicated to Muslims, however if you are a non-Muslim and you want to proceed reading it for the sake of knowledge, feel free to do so :)





7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT PALESTINE AS A MUSLIM




1. BECAUSE YOU'RE A MUSLIM AND AL AQSA IS OUR HOMELAND

Yes, Al Aqsa is our homeland. Baitul Maqdis adalah tempat lahirnya kerajaan agung Nabi Sulaiman, kiblat pertama orang Islam selama 17 bulan, dan telah disebut dalam Surah al-Isra' ayat pertama. And always remember, Al Aqsa ialah salah satu daripada tiga masjid yang diminta Rasulullah kepada umatnya untuk dikunjungi. Berdasarkan hadis yang  diriwayatkan, maksudnya: “Bersungguh-sungguhlah untuk melakukan perjalanan ketiga destinasi, iaitu Al-Masjid al-Haram, Masjidku (Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi), dan al-Masjid al-Aqsa.” [Riwayat Bukhari (1189) dan            Muslim (1397)]. 


Kalau zaman sekarang, since Baitul Maqdis dah dikuasai oleh Israel, ada beberapa pendapat yang mengatakan tidak harus menziarahi Baitul Maqdis kerana perlu gunakan visa Israel dan seolah-seolah mengiktirafkan kedaulatannya. Walaubagaimanapun, pendapat yang lebih rajih iaitu kita digalakkan menziarahi Baitul Maqdis, antara alasannya iaitu: Sebenarnya menziarahi Baitul Maqdis dengan mengambil visa perjalanan bukanlah bermakna bahawa seseorang itu mengiktiraf Israel di samping nas jelas menggesa ke arah ziarah tersebut. Rasulullah SAW pernah ziarah Masjidil Haram, tawaf dan solat serta berumrah dengan Umrah Qadha’ pada tahun ke 7 Hijrah sedangkan ketika itu ia dibawah cengkaman orang musyrikin. 




2. BECAUSE IT'S CURRENTLY SAFE

I've said it before, but let me clarify this again: IT IS SAFE INSYA ALLAH. Orang selalu tanya, dulu kan ada bombings dekat Palestine? Bukan ke sekarang Al Aqsa ada ramai tentera Israel merata-rata? The answer is yes and yes. But that does not mean it's not safe. Yes, it's true back then Al Aqsa pernah dibom oleh Zionis atau extremist Yahudi, tapi itu dulu. Sekarang Alhamdulillah selamat. Sebab apa? The answer lies on the second question. Sebab sekarang Palestine dikawal oleh tentera Israel. There is a difference between tentera Israel dan tentera Zionis/extremist Yahudi. While tentera Zionis cuba menyerang Al Aqsa, tentera Israel lah yang membantu orang Islam mempertahankan Al Aqsa. Sejak tentera Israel ada merata-rata sekitar Al Aqsa, takde satu pun orang dibenarkan masuk Al Aqsa kecuali orang Islam. Diorang akan kawal semua gate masuk Al Aqsa supaya tentera Zionis or even orang awam yang bukan Islam tak boleh masuk ke Al Aqsa. It is only exclusive to Muslims dengan bantuan tentera Israel. Of course, they are helping, tapi bukan bermakna diorang ni baik. Mungkin mereka tidak merancang untuk merampas Al Aqsa secara kasar kerana mereka tidak berani. Saya pun tak tahu huhu. 


Ada juga orang cakap, "Israel ni masuk at your own risk". Let me ask you, what's the risk? Death? So as a Muslim you believe that the risk of death is only in Israel? Habistu kalau pergi tempat lain, or even your own house, there's no risk of death? Kita semua beriman bahawa ajal maut itu ketentuan Tuhan, tapi kita sendiri nak judge risk of death and where could it be. Truth is, it can be anywhere. Kalau Allah tentukan kita mati kat rumah, tempat paling kita rasa selamat ni pun, kita still akan mati kat rumah. Dah tu, kita bagi alasan taknak pergi ke tempat suci Islam sebab takut mati? Think about it. The term 'chances of death' doesn't exist selagi mana kita beriman bahawa ajal di tangan Tuhan. And visiting Al Aqsa is not an attempt to put yourself in danger and increases your 'chances of death' because you have the same chances of death everywhere and Al Aqsa is not even dangerous insya Allah. 



3. BECAUSE AL AQSA NEEDS OUR HELP

Time kitorang dalam bas on the way ke Jericho daripada border Israel, tour guide kitorang cerita tentang kenapa orang Islam sepatutnya datang ke Baitul Maqdis; "We the Palestinians did not defend Al Aqsa for our own benefit, we did not fight for Jerusalem for ourselves only but we fight for the rights of all Muslims in the world. That's why you should help us. When you come here, you are actually returning back home. And when you come here, you are actually telling the Israelis that "This is our homeland and we are not afraid of you". The Israelis are actually afraid of us Muslims, that's exactly why Muslim tourists still can enter the Al Aqsa. Because they are afraid that, if they stop Muslims from entering Al Aqsa, we Muslims from around the world will attack them, so congratulations because when you come here, you are making them more afraid". Itulah tour guide kami Hisham yang sangat supporting dan best. Dan ya, orang Yahudi sangat takutkan kedatangan pelancong Muslim. So, what are you waiting for?





4. BECAUSE TOURISTS ARE THE ONLY SOURCE OF FINANCIAL HELP TO MOST ORGANIZATION 

One of the things that has aroused my sense of curiosity is when our tourist agent, Hj Remy told us that these masjids that we see around Israel/Palestine are mainly relying on financial help by tourists coming there. Masjid-masjid ni takde dana daripada government (obviously) so the only help that they receive is from tourists coming from outside. Then in case, if suddenly the rate of tourist coming to Palestine decreases, they might have to close a few masjid and that's sad :(





5. BECAUSE PALESTINE IS CONSIDERED AS THE HOLY LAND AND THE LAND OF ANBIYAA'

Baitul Maqdis owns 1001 stories on sirah Islam, maksudnya banyak sangat daripada zaman Nabi Daud sampai sekarang. Kat Palestine jugaklah terdapat makam Nabi Ibrahim, Nabi Ismail, Nabi Yaakub dan Nabi Yusuf. Allah mentions in the Quran on visiting places yang terdapat kesan-kesan sejarah kaum terdahulu untuk kita mengambil iktibar. Firman Allah SWT: ”Katakanlah: "Mengembaralah kamu di muka bumi kemudian lihatlah bagaimana kesudahan orang-orang yang telah lalu (yang telah dibinasakan); kebanyakan mereka adalah orang-orang musyrik”. [Ar-Rum:42].
     




6. BECAUSE YOU NEED TO SHOWCASE TO THE WORLD HOW STRONG MUSLIMS ARE

In Baitul Maqdis (Old City of Jerusalem), kota itu terbahagi kepada 4 bahagian; Muslim Quarter (Al Aqsa), Jewish Quarter (kawasan Wailing Wall), Armenian Quarter, Christian Quarter (kawasan Church of the Holy Sepulchre). Baitul Maqdis ni merupakan tempat suci bagi 3 agama ni and every year you will see people mainly from these 3 religion coming to Baitul Maqdis. But the sad thing is jumlah yang paling sedikit datang ke Baitul Maqdis iaitu orang Islam. People say things like, "Kita kan dah ada Mekkah dan Madinah" but I'm pretty sure what Allah mentioned in the first verse of Surah Al-Israa' is from Mekkah to Al Aqsa not Mekkah to Madina; which means Al Aqsa is also included as a holy place for Muslims. Sehinggakan agama lain iaitu Yahudi dan Kristian memandang rendah kepada orang Islam, kerana apa? Perbandingan yang sangat ketara. Contoh, orang Yahudi pada usia muda sangat alim dan sangat taat pada agama. In terms of pantang larang, dressing dll. Rasanya takpayah buat counter comparison tentang pemuda Islam zaman sekarang semua dah tahu kan? 😁 Huhu.




7. BECAUSE YOU CAN

Maksud saya, sangat digalakkan bila mana awak mampu pergi ke Palestine. It's a shame kalau kita mengaku umat Rasulullah tapi tak patuh pada hadis beliau, betul? ;) 





So, Israel or Palestine? Ada orang tanya saya, "Kenapa Hafiiz kata Hafiiz dekat Israel, itu kan Palestine, negara Israel mana pernah wujud". My answer would be, we have to accept the fact that Israel does exist. And Jerusalem is a part of Israel. Kalau Israel tak wujud; why can't I just use Palestinian Visa while visiting al Aqsa? Why are some people afraid to visit Al Aqsa? Because Israel exist, but remember, in simpler terms, they are afraid of Muslim tourist coming to Palestine, and if you really want Israel to not exist, do something, visit Al Aqsa ;) We visited Al Aqsa under a highly recommended agent yang confirm berpuas hati sebab dia jaga makanan semua sedap sedap and tour guide dia sangat best. Yang tu paling penting haha. Okay byeee, don't forget to leave your comments. Assalamualaikum! :)


UPDATE: If you guys wanna find out more about our trip agency, do whatsapp Mama at 0123959779 or visit her ig @nanirostam

28 comments:

  1. Thank you for the story !it's so nice :) In shaa Allah ,I will go there someday . Have a good day !

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  2. Thank you for the story !it's so nice :) In shaa Allah ,I will go there someday . Have a good day !

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  3. This is so eye-opening. Thank you untuk pencerahan ��������
    Insyaallah akan ikut jejak langkah yg sama

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  4. Tq awak for sharing semua ni. Teringin nak pergi sana jugak. 😔

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  5. Terima kasih ! Tkda la bnda yg sia2 dibuat selain dpt baca story neh 😂 teruskan berdakwah 😉

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  6. So nice. Great information abt Palestin. Wish can go there someday. 🙆

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  7. Thanks kongsi ilmu!!! One fine day i'll be there too.

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  10. Thank you for sharing..one day I'll be there Insya Allah

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  11. Alhamdulillah.Thank you for the sharing.Keep posting good things.

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  13. subahanallah...great..rasa teringat sngt nak ke palestine

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  14. Subhanaallah.. thks hafiiz sharing a good things. May allah blessing u and all muslims in the world.

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  15. Subhanaallah.. thks hafiiz sharing a good things. May allah blessing u and all muslims in the world.

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  16. Subhanaallah.. thks hafiiz sharing a good things. May allah blessing u and all muslims in the world.

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  17. Thank you for sharing hafiz . its true when my friend told me they met u at palestin . i wish one day dpat pegi situ jugak Insyaallah if i have a chance

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  18. Cause we are brothers. We are muslims. Sepatutnya kita sama2 membantu mereka untuk tegakkan Islam bukannya fully depend atas mereka. Satu entry yang mantap btw.

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