The Pan-Palestinian Conflict From a Muslims Perspective

Abdullah Hakim Quick

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Let's talk about philistin.

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What are your initial thoughts about what's going on right now?

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When I look at any situation, now I look at it from a historical point of view. And looking at it from a historical point of view, and I've done work in the history of that region, you know, BC, and what not that Palestinians are indigenous people. And they've been around, you know, from time immemorial, and the different people have come and conquer the land and, you know, try to control but but really, it is similar to what happened to the indigenous people in America, the indigenous people in Australia, it's a settler, colonial project,

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where a small group of people, and it was the Europeans, you and this, this final form of the set of settler colonialism, then, you know, conquered different parts of the world, and set up colonies. So this is one of the colonies that were set up, you know, and most of the people who came came from Europe,

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whether they call themselves Jewish or not, they came out of Europe to solve Europe's problem, set this colony, and then displace the people by force, and then continued this displacement, and set up what you can literally call a concentration camp, and bizarre itself, you know, and then whenever the people resist it, it's called terrorism. So if you look at it from a historical point of view, not starting from October 7, but if you look at the whole picture, then you will see that it's an occupation. And naturally, occupations will end. And we're seeing movement towards the end of the occupation, just like we saw in Algeria, and we saw in different parts of the world, it's inevitable

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for people to rise up, you know, against oppression, I mean, countries that have been occupied for hundreds of years, they're able to actually just gain their independence. Right. And so that's right. Yeah.

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So what is your suggestion for the Muslims right now? So right now, there's a whole bunch of different ways and avenues for you to be able to kind of, I guess, really speak out against what's happening in philosophy and so on.

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I just want your advice here. general advice, what do you think the Ummah should be working on right now? I think it's important to remember number one, our struggle begins within and Allah told us and Allah Allah, you VEDA maybe Coleman, had tell you a rumor be unforeseen. Allah will not change the condition of the people until they change that which is in themself. So we have to look inside of ourself. What is our relationship with Allah? What is our relationship with other Muslims? Because there's a tendency for us to feel the pain of other Muslims, if they're in my tribe, or my family. And I used to see this in the masjid. Whenever the Bosnians had a problem. And we had a program.

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It's 90%, Bosnia. If there was a program for Afghanistan, it's 90% afghan. And so now the situation of Palestine, you know, the Palestinians are feeling but do other people feel it on my consciousness means that we're all part of the same family, and we feel the pain of other people. So we really have to have to check ourselves. And you know, and what is our relationship with other people if you cannot feel

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the personal pain

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of the Palestinian people remember, this is the land of national, Aqsa, this is, this is Mubarak, this is a blessing lead. And this is a work of when say you don't know Homer Rhodiola one, you know, took over this area. Here, he made it a trust, it's one of the the Muslims are supposed to protect and take care of this sacred area. And so, if you if you cannot feel for the people, you should at least feel for the area, itself and, and by feeling, it should translate itself. First, without to us we have to continue making press, but then action. So the action can be with our hands, we know the levels of fighting evilly with your hands, your tongue or your heart, with the hands, we can, we

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can write something we can demonstrate we can literally go out there, you know, we can change our diets, really stop eating certain foods and you know, whatever you can do to resist. Resistance is not a negative term. Resistance is a natural ability that Allah has put into human beings. And it's something which Muslims have been called upon to do that we have to resist evil. We're supposed to do this. It's part of our faith. We're supposed to help the oppressed people laugh at water Illa Allah dolly mean, as the Quran says in search of Bukhara there is no oppression or there's no animosity, except for the oppressor authority mean. Whoever dolly mean

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It is those people who go over the limits, those people who take the rights of others, those people who deny the rights, these are all definitions that that the university have given for thallium for them. Okay? All of these are in Palestine. And so it is the duty of Muslims to do something, you know, to open up this this territory to to bring the Freedom and Justice and that does not mean that we hate Jewish people, that we hate Christian people No.

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But we are struggling in a positive way. You know, for freedom, you know, justice and equality.