KIBLAT.NET – Jakarta, Members of various organizations held a rally in Jakarta on Friday to protest Israeli measures on Al Alqsha Mosque compound – Islam’s third holiest site.
The rally was participated in by a number of prominent Islamic scholars and preachers such as Bachtiar Nasir, Muhammad Arifin Ilham, and Nazar Haris.
Among mass organizations joining the protests were Al Azhar Islamic Boarding School Foundation, Aqsa Working Group, Aspac For Palestine, Lazis Dewan Dakwah, KISPA, BSMI, ACT, Indonesia Without JIL, FLP, Spirit of Aqsa, KNRP, ADARA, Friends of AQSA, Rafah Islamic boarding school, Azzikra Council, AWG, Khairu Ummah, Jakarta Synergy, PUI, Care for Hijab, Gemas, LMI, and Bidik Production.
They consider Israel measures to tighten its grip on Al Aqsha as a violation of human rights.
Bachtiar Nasir, leader of the Indonesian Alliance to Save Al Aqsha Mosque (AIMMA), said the rally was able to unite various groups in support of Al Aqsha.
“Here, we want to show that we gather here as a pile of bricks for an Islamic building, and we hope this pile of bricks could become the power that we could use to free Al Aqsha,” Nasir said.
“We are united now in the Indonesian Alliance to Save Al Aqsha Mosque. And our hearts have been united by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala,” he explained.
The unity of Muslims is a power of Islam, he stated.
He also appealed to all Muslims to dare to struggle with the power and possessions to give donations for the Palestinians who are currently in need of help.
Similar rallies were also organized in several Indonesian cities, as part of simultaneous protests dubbed “Day of Rage” held by Muslims all over the world after performing Friday mass prayers.
In Bandung, West Java, thousands of people joined a rally to protest Israel’s move on Friday.
“We want to let our brothers/sisters in Palestine know that you are not alone,” Gaos Abdul Hamid, spokesman of the Alliance of Community to Save Al Aqsha (AMSA), remarked as reported by Antara.