MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, YOGYAKARTA – The Central Board of Muhammadiyah expresses gratitude and thanks all Muhammadiyah boards from sub-district to provincial levels, Muhammadiyah special branches, Muhammadiyah charity and service bodies, Muhammadiyah councils, and Muhammadiyah people for their donation to Palestine.
“Alhamdulillah, Lazismu -the Muhammadiyah Zakah Management Body- reported that the humanitarian donation for Palestine has reached 32,185 billion rupiahs. The aid presents commitment of all elements of Muhammadiyah and ‘Aisyiyah to stand with Palestine against arbitrariness of Israel,” declared President of Muhammadiyah Haedar Nashir on Saturday (5/6).
The open donation was a manifestation of the significance of a nation to have freedom to live in their land.
“Indonesia was colonized for thousands of years so that this nation can feel what happens in Palestine. Indeed, Muhammadiyah appreciates the government of the Republic of Indonesia to take a serious action against the Israeli Zionists,” stated Haedar.
He also thanked all people for their spirit to fight for humanity. It’s an implementation of Al-Ma’un that has become Muhammadiyah’s ideology and theology.
Muhammadiyah will allocate and manage the donations for long-term strategic programs for Palestinians.
“Insya Allah, the Lazismu and Muhammadiyah Aid will administer the donation well,” expressed Haedar.
Besides, he hoped all elements of Muhammadiyah and ‘Aisyiyah could renew conducting fundraising for humanity in this nation. Muhammadiyah should always strive to enhance welfare of the poor and empower community.
“It’s time to prove that the funds are used for empowerment and development of people, particularly the needy, Palestine, Rohingya, and foreign parties confronting humanitarian issues. We have to leverage our potential and commitment to develop people and implement Al-Ma’un in this nation,” encouraged Haedar.