I took this from www.islamsgreen.org a blog run by Br Abdur Raheem Green. I know that the rallies have come and gone but I think the other information is of benefit. And I thought it worthwhile to note that one of the demonstrations was against the Arab nations who are standing by idlely with all of the money and power needed to stop this massacre, but yet choose to do nothing.
Help the people of Gaza
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE OF GAZA ?
'During the last seven years, 14 Israelis have been killed by mostly homemade rockets
fired from the Gaza Strip, while more than 5,000 Palestinians were killed by Israel
with some of the most advanced US-supplied armaments in the world', Seumas Milne,
The Guardian, 30 December 2008.
You will by now have witnessed the horrific scenes of murder of Palestinians at the handsof Israeli missiles. There has been widespread revulsion about this massacre and a sense of helplessness from people around the world, unable to do anything about it. Aside from our prayers to Allah to seek His Mercy, many of us may wonder what we can do to help the people of Palestine and persuade Governments to condemn the Israeli military machine and stop giving it diplomatic cover to carry out its task with impunity.
What can YOU do to help the Palestinian people of Gaza ?
1. Read the ENGAGE 10 Point Guide and get working TODAY! Visit: www.iengage.org.uk
This includes writing to your MP, signing petitions and so on.
2. Donate Money - The Palestinian people are in urgent need for your donations for
urgent medical aid and you can donate to the various Muslim charities.
3. Join a Peaceful Protest and let your voice be heard both to the UK Government
and Muslim countries:
i) Major national rally will be held on Saturday 3 January at 12.30 pm in London. Assemble at Embankment, London SW1 will then move to Trafalgar Square where a rally will be held.And across the UK. Visit www.palestinecampaign.org / www.stopwar.org.uk
ii) Demo against Muslim Arab States, Sunday 4th January, gather at Paddington Green,
London W2 at 1pm: Visit: www.hizb.org.uk
And finally, do not forget the power of Dua, our work should always be coupled with
our prayers to Allah to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people and
all the Muslims and non Muslims around the world.
The Last Prophet (sa) of Allah (swt) stated: 'He who amongst you sees something
abominable should modify it with the help of his hand; and if he has not strength enough to do that, then he should do it with his tongue; and if he has not strength
enough to do even that, then he should (at least abhor it) from his heart; and
that is the least of faith' [Sahih Muslim]