Supporting the Murabitun through Winter Assistance

Winter assistance reached the Murabitun of Al-Quds: those living near the Sacred Compound who actively and steadfastly safeguard it.

A number of Murabitun families shopping in one of the stores that have collaborated with ACT. ACT's winter assistance comes in the form of financial aid to fulfill their daily needs (ACTNews)

ACTNews, YERUSALEM - Winter has come to the Land of Shaam. The temperature in Jerusalem can reach up to 4 degrees Celsius. Amidst the difficult winter and difficult economic conditions, the murabitun persisted in guarding the Al Aqsa Mosque.

In collaboration with Kitabisa, 300 murabitun families received winter assistance this December. From December 17-20, the murabitun families living northwest of the Old City of Jerusalem received the aid.

"Many of the Muslim families of the Old City of Jerusalem are the murabitun of the Al-Aqsa mosque. The Murabitun are those who do ribat, being steadfast in safeguarding the Al-Aqsa mosque, "explained Andi Noor Faradiba from the Global Humanity Response (GHR) - Aksi Cepat Tanggap team.

Faradiba added that, based on the location, many murabithun live in the City of Al Quds. They are the last defense of the Al Aqsa mosque.

"They live with a lot of pressure from Israel. The extremely expensive tax system makes the Muslims the City of Quds live uncomfortably. There are many more rules and systems that are very detrimental to the Muslim community there, "added Faradiba.

The poverty line standard based on income in Jerusalem is 1,000 USD per month, Faradiba explained, residents who do not have that much income are statistically classified as poor.

"By raising their dignity and supporting them, we are supporting the last defense of Muslims there. Those who are closest to the Al Aqsa Mosque, those who pray five times there, those who regularly attend the Al Aqsa mosque, "concluded Faradiba. []