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Resolution No.(125)(1/2009) by the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies: “Statement of the Iftaa` Board on Israel`s Flagrant Aggression Against Gaza”
Date: 8/1/1430, corresponding to 5/1/2009 AD.

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
The Board decided to issue the following statement regarding the events in Gaza:
Allah, The All-Mighty says(what means), “To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight), because they are wronged;- and verily, God is most powerful for their aid;-“{Al-Hajj/39}. Allah, The Almighty, is testing His servants who believe in Him to show their true dependence on their Lord and their patience in facing their enemy. Allah says, (what means) “Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been God’s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others.”{Muhammad/4}. Our Prophet(PBUH) was tried, so he persevered in patience, and  faced his enemy, so he was granted victory.
Our enemy is attacking our brothers in Gaza; demolishing mosques,  and killing innocent women and children. Allah, The Almighty, says(what means) “ Nor will they cease fighting you until they turn you back from your faith if they can.”{Al-Baqarah/217}.  The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim. So he should not oppress him nor should he hand him over to (his satan or to his self which is inclined to evil). Whoever fulfills the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever removes the troubles of his brother, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and whoever covers up the fault of a Muslim, Allah will cover up his fault on the Day of Resurrection".{Agreed upon}. This Hadith indicates that a Muslim shouldn`t leave his Muslim brother fight the enemy alone. Our Gazan brothers are heroes; we commend their steadfastness and pray that Allah helps them defeat the  disbelievers. Allah says(what means), “Men said to them: "A great army is gathering against you": And frightened them: But it (only) increased their Faith: They said: "For us God sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs."{Al-Imran/173}. However, we shouldn`t leave them fight that battle alone.
We stress that the Zionist`s aggression against our Gazan brothers is an aggression against  all Muslims because we are one nation, regardless of our different Madhabs(schools of religious law). Every Muslim feels bitter for what`s befalling his brothers and regards it an aggression against himself. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. When one of the limbs suffers, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever"{Agreed upon}.
Today, we are in  dire need to join forces, stop blaming each other, and hold on to the testimony of faith: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger”. It is incumbent upon every Muslim to support his brothers in Gaza as much as he could, because it is our duty before Allah and we shall be called to account for it. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "He who equips a Ghazi (fighter) in the way of Allah is as if he has taken part in the fighting himself; and he who looks after the dependants of a Ghazi in his absence, is as if he has taken part in the fighting himself." Our anger should be turned into an effective course of action; each according to his position and capacity. Allah, The Almighty, says(what means), “On no soul doth God Place a burden greater than it can bear.”{Al-Baqarah/286}.
In Jordan, we: al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar(emigrants and supporters) have been united for over sixty years through standing by what`s right, helping al-Mujhideen(fighters in the cause of Allah), and following the same faith(Islam), and this will continue, God`s willing, forever. This isn`t the first time in which the leadership, government and citizens of Jordan stand by the people of Gaza.
Aid convoys sent from Jordan to the people of Gaza are the vein which supplies them with the basics of survival and steadfastness, and it should continue as such. Allah, The Almighty, says(what means), “The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practise regular charity, and obey God and His Apostle.”{At-Tawbah/71}.
These are the days in which a Muslim can express his sincere belief and pride in Islam as well as being a member of the nation of Prophet Mohammad(PBUH). It is an obligation that every one of us continues his support through every means possible: Jihad, wealth, encouragement, and sincere supplication to the Lord of The Worlds. Allah says(what means), “O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear God; that ye may prosper.”{Al-Emran/200}.

Chairman of the Iftaa` Board, Grand Mufti of Jordan,Dr. Nooh al-Qhodat
Vice Chairman of the Iftaa` Board,Dr. Ahmad Hilayel
Sheikh Abdulkareem al-Khasawneh/ Member
Sheikh Sa`eid Hijjawi/ Member
Dr. Mohammad Khair al-Eesa/ Member
Judge Sari al-Ass`ad/ Member
Dr. Abdurahamn Ibbdah/ Member

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