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I have seen this question on the Judaism.StackExchange: What is the appropriate response of someone outside Israel during a war?

Jewish people living outside Israel feel responsibility to help the cruel regime that fired the war unfairly and very far from basics of humanity. Muslims can also ask the same question, to be at least a Muslim, as prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

مَن اَصبَحَ وَ لَم یَهتَمَ بامُورالمُسلِمین فَلَیسَ بمُسلِم

The one who does not care the Muslims affairs is not a Muslim

So I want to make the same question: What is the appropriate response of someone outside a Muslim country during a war? Please verify both cases of Muslims being attacked by non-Muslims (like the case of Palastine or Myanmar) or a war between two Muslim countries.

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I would recommend re-working this to Muslim countries in general. Whereas the Jewish scriptures claim that the land of Israel was God-given, and thus has a major religious significance in Judaism, Palestinians don't really have such a claim in Islam; it's just one of many places where Muslims live (and as such this post reads more as a political situation than a religious one) –  goldPseudo Nov 24 '12 at 1:39
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Make Du'a. We underestimate the power of Du'a. –  Abdullah Nov 24 '12 at 17:52
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What is the source of the hadith you quoted? –  Al Ummat Apr 15 '13 at 23:56
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@goldPseudo. Palestine is a sacred place in Islam –  Taleeb Jun 15 '13 at 13:49
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Actually if you look at it from a completely Islamic perspective, you will find that there is no concept of countries in Islam. All the muslims belong to one nation. "The Believers are but a single Brotherhood" (Quran 49:10). A lot of scholars have interpreted it to mean a single nationality of muslims.

It follows from above that what a muslim should do in times of war is what is generally expected from a person if his countrymen are threatened or attacked. It does not matter whether a muslim lives in this country or that.

And because you bring up Palestine, I will bring up the cruasades of the 12th century. And in the response of the muslims to the occupation of Jerusalem by the crusaders in 12th century, we have a great precedent for us. We should do exactly what the muslims of those times did.

In Salahuddin's army people from as far as Syria, Egypt, Yemen enlisted. The ethnic diversity of his army was astounding. Africans, Turks, Arabs, Kurds all of them had come to fight the Christian crusaders and liberate the holy land.

So from a purely objective point of view all muslims must fight alongside against the enemy in times of war particularly if that battle is a defensive battle like in Palestine.

But the constraints of today's situation do not allow the above to remain feasible anymore, this is another matter. Some of these constraints, of course, are self-imposed. For example, you would not wish to leave the luxury of your home to go and suffer with the Palestinians. After all they are citizens of some other country, aren't they?

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They should make Dua' for them, for Dua' is a very powerful worship, those who make Dua' for their brothers and sisters while they not know it there is an Angel who will pray the same for you, Source. Other than this there is little one can do for Muslim countries at war. To clarify a bit, there is no such thing as Muslim countries only countries whos majority are Muslim. One can always donate money to help teh Muslims who are needy in those countries, in other words to help those injured and to help those who need maintenance due to the war. But the most important thing is Dua, make Dua, Make Dua, and don't stop. Allah Says:

و قال ربكم ادعوني أستجب لكم

And your Lord says, "Call upon Me; I will respond to you."

Surat Ghafir Ayah 60

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