Muslim Nationalism is Killing Us

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Today, I was looking thru Ummah.com and I noticed the following exchange

A Syrian Sister posted a photo depicting the suffering of the Syrian people

A brother responds ” sister with all due respect, Syrians are not the only Muslims suffering”

Sister: “Yes you’re right, but I’m concerned about massacres carried out in my country. Does it make me selfish?”

Brother” “Yes.”

I agree with the brother.  In general, the sister, as well as many other people in Syria, are wondering why the Ummah, the Arabs, the UN, etc have not acted with the sufferings of the Syrian people.  (and, YES,  their sufferings are horrible). But this is not the first time that Muslims have been subject to wanton murder and slaughter.

The truth is, when the USA and Israel were killing and taking land from the Muslims in Palestine, the Muslim world has been silent.  No action by the Syrians, no Sauds, No Iraqs, et al, No one responded to their sufferings, or gave arms, support. etc.  There was a lot of lip service and quite a few protests.  Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch seem to have more concern about putting the sufferings of the Palestinians on the forefront than the Ummah, as a whole.

But for the most part, the Muslim world did not care.  It seems as if the Muslims get more excited about basketball, soccer, Hollywood or Bollywood, than the sufferings of their fellow brothers and sisters in Islam.

When the Muslims in Afghanistan were attacked, the entire Ummah was silent. Quite a few Muslims and Muslim countries actually supported the USA’s invasion of Afghanistan, particularly, American Muslims and preachers actively supported the invasion.

When the USA invaded Iraq, there were still quite a few Muslim supporters.  Saudia Arabia even gave air space access to the USA.  The Ummah was silent. There was little or no opposition expressed by Somalia, Syria, Yemen, etc.

When the USA started bombing Somalia, Pakistan, Philippines and the atrocities of Kashmir, Nigeria, now Myanmar, again the Ummah is focused on the Olympics, instead of the Ummah.

The scenario has played itself out many times.  A Muslim country or people will encounter suffering, and wonder where is the help? But when others were suffering, they were silent themselves.

This is solely based upon nationalism.  Where you are primarily focused on your own land, your own tribe, your own country and not on the Ummah as a whole, In spite of the fact we have been commanded to leave off nationalism, and embrace all Muslims as one body.

This is a punishment, humiliation, lesson, from Allah to remind the Muslims that this is not about Arabs, or Turks, or British Muslims.  This is about our Ummah.  We must begin to look at all of the suffering, of each Muslim, regardless of their location as the same as if it was our brother, mother, sister or father, because they are our brother and sister.  This is the MEANING of the prophet saying the Ummah is like one body, when one part hurts, it affects the whole body.

The good news is that there are Muslims who are actively engaged in defending the Muslim Ummah.  The USA calls them terrorists, foreign fighters, Al-Qaaida, and any other name that will besmirch their efforts.  These brothers are traveling from Afghanistan to Libya, to Kashmir, to Syria, engaged in standing tall against the violence, rape, invasions, murder, oppression being meted out by the USA and these Muslim tyrants.

Even within small areas, whether in Afghanistan or Somalia or Yemen, there are Muslims who are actively engaged in defending the Ummah.  The Neo-cons began this war to thwart the growth of Islam and the unification of Muslims and every effort they make, every Muslim they kill, it does the complete opposite.  Every drone is waking up the Muslim to reject anything other than Islam as the solution to the problem.

Sadly, the Muslims do not support them. Some even call them Khawarij or Takfiris. However, truth is that they are the ONLY defense the Ummah has against the “dinner inviations” that the kuffar have distributed for nations to attack the Muslims.

These brothers do not fear the blame of the blamer, nor cower from facing the “mightiest military in the world”. They have shown the kuffar that they are a formidable force and fear no one but Allah.

Kinda reminds me of statements made by the Companions of the Prophet.

Let’s recap.

the Prophet said

“When you deal with interest, and hold fast to the tail of the cow, and become contented with agriculture, and you leave Jihad in the Way of Allaah, Allaah will permit your humiliation and will not lift it from you until you return to your deen.” 

He also said’

Thawbaan radiallaahu ‘anhu the freed slave of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He related that the messenger of Allaah said: “The nations are about to call each other and set upon you, just as diners set upon food.” It was said: “Will it be because of our small number that day?” He said: “Rather, on that day you will be many, but you will be like foam, like the foam on the river. And Allaah will remove the fear of you from the hearts of your enemies and will throw wahn (weakness) into your hearts.” Someone said: “O Messenger of Allaah! What is Wahn?” He said: “Love of the world and the hatred for death.”

There is a general theme that the Muslims need to awaken to the problem and solution to their current dilemma.  Becoming a doctor or lawyer is not the solution to the Ummah.  We have to stop these nonsensical battles over minor differences and allow our Islam to become a religion of inclusion and not exclusion, basing it upon Qur’an and Sunnah, not sects, ideologies, nations, races or any other minor issues.

If you are Muslim and reading this from the comfort of your home, realize that this trial may come to your doorstep, your family, your children. Realize that the kuffar look at Islam as evil and from the devil, and by extension, you are worth more dead than alive. They have began a war to kill your brothers and sisters and what makes you think they will not include you in their aims?

Will you also wait until the fitnah is at your door and then you turn around and wonder, “Where are the Muslims?”

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