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Pray for Palestine

We know that Allah loves it when we ask of Him, and He has promised to answer us quickly when we pray for our brothers and sisters – so what are we waiting for? It’s time to raise our hands and pray for Palestine!

Making Du’a (supplication) in the last third of the night, when travelling or before breaking your fast, are times when Allah is near and waiting to answer our prayers. So what are we waiting for? It’s time to raise our hands and pray for Palestine!

Here is a Du’a you can read as you pray for Palestine:

Other Du’as to recite:

In times of calamity, we are also advised to recite the following general Du’as from the Qur’an:


حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

Translation: Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the best disposer of affairs. (3:173)

Transliteration: Hasbun Allahu wa ni’mal wakeel


إِنَّا لِلَّهِ  وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

Translation: Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. (2:156)

Transliteration: Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon

Palestine in the Quran 

The following Qur’anic verses refer to Palestine:

(2:58) “And [recall] when We said, “Enter this city and eat from it wherever you will in [ease and] abundance, and enter the gate bowing humbly and say, ‘Relieve us of our burdens.’ We will [then] forgive your sins for you, and We will increase the doers of good [in goodness and reward].”– This verse was addressed to Bani Israeel.

(21:71) “And We delivered him [Ibrahim] and Lut to the land which We had blessed for the worlds”

(23:50) “And We made the son of Mary and his mother a sign and sheltered them within a lofty place of lasting restfulness and unsullied springs”

(5:21) “O my people, enter the Holy Land which Allah has assigned to you and do not turn back [from fighting in Allah ‘s cause] and [thus] become losers.” – These are the words of the Prophet Musa (AS).

(10:93) “And We had certainty settled the Children of Israel in a most goodly abode..” – this is said to refers to Shaam and Jerusalem

(21:81) “And to Sulaymaan (Solomon) [We subjected] the wind, blowing forcefully, proceeding by his command toward the land which We had blessed. And We are ever, of all things, Knowing” – The Kingdom of Sulaymaan (AS) was in present-day Palestine, and had Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital.

(34:18) “And We placed between them and the cities which We had blessed [many] visible cities. And We determined between them the [distances of] journey, [saying], “Travel between them by night or day in safety.” – The reference to the blessed cities here refer to the cities of Shaam including Al-Quds.

(38:21-22) “And has there come to you the news of the adversaries, when they climbed over the wall of [his] prayer chamber – When they entered upon David and he was alarmed by them? They said, “Fear not. [We are] two adversaries, one of whom has wronged the other, so judge between us with truth and do not exceed [it] and guide us to the sound path” – The Mihrab mentioned above, was situated within the Masjid Al-Aqsa Compound.

(3:39) “So the angels called him while he was standing in prayer in the chamber, “Indeed, Allah gives you good tidings of Yahya (John), confirming a word from Allah and [who will be] honorable, abstaining [from women], and a prophet from among the righteous.” – Sayyidina Zakariyya (AS), who was an Imam of Masjid Al-Aqsa, beseeched Allah (SWT) to be blessed with a son, despite his advanced age. Allah (SWT) responded to his fervent Du’as, and the glad tidings of his offspring was conveyed to him as he stood at his Mihrab inside Masjid Al-Aqsa.

(7:161) “And [mention, O Muhammad], when it was said to them, “Dwell in this city and eat from it wherever you will and say, ‘Relieve us of our burdens,’ and enter the gate bowing humbly; We will [then] forgive you your sins. We will increase the doers of good [in goodness and reward].” – Reference here is to the City of Al-Quds


We ask Allah (SWT) to accept all our prayers and Dua’s during the month of Ramadan and beyond, as we pray for Palestine and all those suffering around the world – Ameen.

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