Posted by: Dawud Israel | February 3, 2008

Would you Litter on Holy Ground?

A friend of mine was drinking some coffee in a Styrofoam cup and after he finished he threw it on the ground. And I asked him why he is littering? Do they litter in his native Palestine? Surely, no one would litter on Holy Land right?


It happens all the time. This friend of mine said something like 50% of Palestinians litter. Now this is just one person saying this but I imagine there is a bit of truth to it. Littering on Sacred ground, sacred ground that people are dying daily over and have died for over and over again…Subhana Allah! I’m so amazed over this.

Think about it. A person prays in any area of Jerusalem and is rewarded for it. And yet we litter on that same ground that a human being, a Muslim, a creature of great dignity will put there head to the ground in prayer to Allah azza wa jaal !

Isn’t it amazing how the dignity of a Muslim is equal to the dignity of the ground we walk on?

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdik ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk. Ameen.


  1. AA- Dawud,

    Sorry to break to you bro, but people are littering all over Mecca and Madina as well…its truly reflective of our sad state.

  2. Oh…


    Qadara Allahu wa ma sha fa’al.

  3. lol the middle east – the streets are full of garbage.. maybe not in places like the UAE. but yeah go to egypt and be amazed.

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