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|As-salamu `alaykum. The occasion of Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj is approaching. What is the best way Muslims can celebrate this occasion bearing in mind the current situation in the Muslim world?|
|Sano Koutoub Moustapha|
AnswerWa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
The great occasion of Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj is coming this year while Muslims’ suffering—in many parts of the world—is increasing. Pain and violation of human rights are seen everywhere. However, “Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj” is a good chance to remember the suffering of all people everywhere. We should remember Al-Aqsa and its current crisis. At least we have to make du`aa’ to Allah for the spread of peace, justice and security.
Responding to your question, Dr. Sano Koutoub Moustapha, professor of Fiqh and its Principles, International Islamic University, Malaysia, states:
Thank you very much. It is very unfortunate that this marvelous occasion is coming at the time when Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa is under this unjust occupation. Our beloved brothers and sisters in Palestine are living under oppression and are continually subjected to all kinds of humiliation and atrocities.
I hope to see Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj celebrated with the return of Al-Aqsa to the Muslims. It is my utmost wish to pray one day in Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa. Let us celebrate Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj of this year by contributing to the causes of oppressed Muslims in the world, especially in Palestine.
May Allah strengthen our faith and brotherhood so we will feel the pains and difficult times of our fellow Muslims.
Allah Almighty knopws best.