Pièce de résistance | Art for Palestine

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They used to say Palestinians fight like heroes, now they say heroes fight like Palestinians. -unknown

 

DUAAS FOR PALESTINE

O Allah, aid & protect the people of Palestine & ease their pain & suffering.
O Allah, grant them patience & victory against the wrongdoers.
O Allah, Bestower of mercy, bestow your mercy on the Palestinians & the Muslims suffering around the world.

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

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

Importance of upholding justice in Islam

Believers are tasked with upholding justice

“O you who believe, be upright for God, and be bearers of witness with justice!” [5:8]

Being a believing Muslim is not a passive act – it means actively upholding and protecting values such as justice and equality.

Justice is a divine command

“God commands justice and fair dealing…” [16:90]

In this verse, Allah directly commands Muslims to be just and deal fairly – as believers, we must consistently be aware that these values are an integral part of our faith.

Justice is a tool to maintain balance

“And the heaven He raised and imposed the balance. That you not transgress the balance. And establish weight in justice and do not make deficient the balance.” [55:7-9]

As with everything in the world, we must ensure we do not let evil injustices become more powerful than goodness – we must, at all costs, protect and support those who are oppressed or wronged in the pursuit of justice.

We must stand up for what is right even when it is hard

“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both.” [4:135]

Allah reminds us that even if it be against our own parents, we must stand firm in establishing and believing in justice – it might be incredibly difficult, but it remains a duty upon us all.

Allah sees and hears all

“Indeed, Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice. Excellent is that which Allah instructs you. Indeed, Allah is ever Hearing and Seeing.” [4:58]

At the end of the day, we must remember that everything we do here on earth should be for Allah – so when we fight for justice and protect the oppressed, remember that this is one way of showing our faith and devotion towards Allah.

(extract from www.muslimvibe.com)

 

 

 

MORE ABOUT THE ARTWORK

The Prophet (saw) said, “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

I vividly remember attending my first protest ever for Palestine over 15 years ago when I was a teen with my friends and family. The culture and courage of our Palestinian Muslim brothers and sisters has always inspired me and has been dear to my heart just as many.

A friend of mine whom I had met in grade four used to share her people’s plight and I became aware of the unbelievable injustices done by the Israeli occupation at a very young age. 

I grew up learning and experiencing their rich Palestinian culture through the kindness of her and her family. Also, Palestine & Pakistan are a match made in heaven. Just saying.

DIGITAL ART PRINT 

This piece is a mixture of the beautiful culture that is being stolen from their indigenous heritage. An ode to the admirable strength and spirit of our Palestinian brothers and sisters defending our third holiest site in Islam with their lives. The artwork represents the importance of holding on to the culture at risk. Their existence is resistance hence the art titled as “Pièce De Résistance” which means “piece which has staying power” in english.

A mixed media piece that includes acrylic, watercolour & digital editing. Lots of secret symbols throughout the piece that were inspired by events and hold significant meaning. A picture worth a thousand words.

Prophet, upon be peace, said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

We all need to do our part, no matter how small! When you purchase this art print file, 100% of proceeds go to Islamic Relief emergency Gaza appeal to help provide urgent provisions inshAllah.

You can watch me donating on Instagram stories iA! (https://www.islamicreliefcanada.org/emergencies/gaza-appeal/)

You donate & receive a free art print! It’s a win win!

You will receive an email of a high resolution JPEG file of the artwork ready for instant download that does not expire. Print at home, at your favourite print shop or an online printing service at your leisure. A great way to save the shipping costs as well. Watermark will be removed once you download your file.