And implore Fatah and Hamas to “do their utmost to unite the Palestinians, as well as the whole Arabs and Muslims for the Al-Quds cause.” In the original Arabic, “do their utmost” was probably “yajhadu” from the root j-h-d — to “strive to the utmost” — which of course only connotes the jihad.
“World Muslims meet to save Al-Quds,” from Haber27, October 13:
Muslims from around the world are coming together in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Sunday, October 12, to save Israel-occupied Al-Quds, home to Islam’s third holiest shrine.
Al-Quds is actually facing a real threat of judaization and obliteration of its Islamic identity,” Faisal Mawlawi, leader of Lebanon’s Islamic Group, and co-founder of Al-Quds International Institution (QII), told IslamOnline.net.
“All Palestinian factions, especially Fatah and Hamas, have to do their utmost to unite the Palestinians, as well as the whole Arabs and Muslims for the Al-Quds cause.”
The two-day QII conference brings together more than 300 Muslim dignitaries from 47 countries.
Leading among notables attending are Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, president of the International Union for Islamic Scholars, Iranian presidential adviser Ali Akbar Velayati and former Al-Quds Bishop Attallah Hanna.
“There is a real danger threatening the Al-Aqsa Mosque as well as the holy city of Al-Quds,” said Yoonis Allie, South Africa’s executive member of the QII.
“Muslims all over the world must work together to save their sanctities in Palestine.”
The AII is a non-profit organization established in Lebanon in 2001 with a permanent headquarters in Al-Quds.
The AII’s board of trustees features a cohort of Arab and Muslim figures, who seek to keep Al-Quds cause alive and pass it on from one generation to another.
Muslim leaders warned that the holy city is falling victim to a systematic Israeli judaization policy.
“Peoples of South East Asia and Indian sub-continent are very concerned about the dangers Al-Aqsa Mosque is facing now,” said Abdul-Ghafar Aziz, deputy leader of Pakistan’s Islamic group Jamaat-e-Isalm.
Abdul-Rasheed Al-Turaby, the head of Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir, and board member of the QII, also sounded the alarm.
“Backed by the Americans, Israel wants to eliminate the Islamic existence in Al-Quds and the whole Palestinian state,” he said…