It's the holy month of Ramadan and many of us are busy fulfilling the obligation of fasting and performing extra acts of worship, such as nafl prayers, dhikr, du'as, etc. Meanwhile, our Palestinian brothers and sisters are being slowly and silently starved to death. Can we do anything more for them than make du'as?
As we work to purify ourselves during this holy month, we are presented with an opportunity to go beyond du'as. On Friday, Sept. 3rd, join us at Dupont Circle at 11am as we gather for the annual Al-Quds Day rally. Insha'Allah, this rally will provide more than just a momentary, one-time emotional invigoration. We will provide resources for participation in a year-round consumer boycott of several American companies that provide economic support to the Zionist apartheid system.
What is Al-Quds Day?
Al-Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem, the Holy Land. Yawm-al Quds or Al-Quds Day is a day of solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians in their struggle against the Zionist-apartheid system of Israel. Al-Quds Day also extends beyond Palestine to support all oppressed people in their struggles across the world. All over the world, rallies and marches are held on this day, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, in order to pledge solidarity with those struggling to live in dignity, in a world free from oppression and injustice.
This day is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the oppressed in their struggles all over the world, from Palestine to Iraq, from Congo to Honduras, and from China to right here in our own backyards in the United States. On September 3, 2010 at 11 am, join us and other local community leaders and activists for this historical protest and pledge your solidarity with those seeking a just peace in Palestine and around the world.
For further details about this year's Al-Quds Day rallies, here and in cities across the country, visit: www.alqudsday.org.