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“Verily, those who put into trial the believing men and believing women (by torturing them and burning them), and then do not turn in repentance (to Allah), will have the torment of Hell and they will have the punishment of the burning Fire.” [Al Burooj 85:10]
I see you ..
Cold blooded enemies with a seed of hatred,
that is filled with bitterness.
I see you.
For who you truly are.
I see an enemy of Allah.
Your blinding rage makes me see
how heartless a human being can truly be.
My voice may lose its sound
My eyes may lose its sight
You can take all of my rights
But unlike you my heart will not turn blind
So do as you please
My shattered hopes and dreams
I will pick up, piece by piece
I may seem defeated
Yet I refuse to prostrate to you
Because the bending of my knees is only meant for my Lord
How fortunate we are; we have food, we have drinks, and we do not have bombs raining over our heads. One moment we are completely aware of what is happening to our less fortunate brothers and sisters and the next moment we have moved on with our lives and we have forgotten about their distress. Safety is taken for granted by many of us, we do not see how blessed we truly are. Muslims in despair are calling us from all over the world. Are you answering their call?
It is almost impossible to hold back my tears when viewing the shocking images and videos from countries like Burma, Syria, and Palestine. Boundaries have become invisible and justice is a concept that I no longer comprehend. Love is an imaginary expression that has disappeared into dust. The pain caused by the endless violence grows to be unbearable, yet the world chooses to remain silent. How can we conceal the truth after knowing it, we have to separate truth from falsehood just as Allah subhaanahu wa ta'aala distinguished day from night.
“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah, witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.”[Al-Maaida 5:8]
Helping and supporting those in need is also a trait that is highly encouraged in Islam. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, “He who removes from a believer one of his difficulties of this world, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection.” [Muslim]
The situation in many Muslim countries is becoming more intense and we have to support our brothers and sisters. We should donate our money to charities that send aid to these countries. When you do not have money, use your tongue, which is also a powerful tool. Spread the word so it will reach others who can do something about it but most importantly we should all use the weapon of the believer, just raise your hands and make dua.
The horror that is happening in their everyday life is unimaginable. Oppression is what they receive but bravery is what I see. The Muslims in despair have shown me the definition of courage. Now we have to show our courage and speak up. Do not turn your cheeks the other way and do not neglect the call of our brothers and sisters. Speak up, pray and never forget them in your dua. When we do not obey the message of our Creator and choose to remain blind, we alone have ourselves to blame.
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