Plight of the Rohingya Muslims

nuzrat reblogged your video: We keep seeing the plight of the Rohingya Muslims…

How can Bangladesh help…Rohingya? Bangladesh has big problems

With respect, who doesn’t have big problems? When we see our problems as being bigger than the problems of those around us, we become self-absorbed and lacking in compassion. 

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“Every Muslim has to give in charity.”

The people then asked: “(But what) if someone has nothing to give, what should he do?”

The Prophet replied: “He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns).”

The people further asked: “If he cannot find even that?”

He replied: “He should help the needy who appeal for help.”

Then the people asked: “If he cannot do (even) that?”

The Prophet said finally: “Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from evil deeds, and that will be regarded as charitable deeds.” – Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 524 

Here’s another hadith that confirms the importance of charity:

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Save yourself from hellfire by giving even half a date-fruit in charity.” – Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 498

I’m sure that the issue is not as simple as can be described in a single post, but to have that kind of attitude from a supposed leader of a Muslim nation when talking about what is acknowledged to be the most persecuted group of ethnic minorities in the world, is just arrogant beyond belief. There are countless NGO’s that would assist Bangladesh in their support of the Ronhingya Muslims if requested, including non-Muslim NGO’s, so I find it difficult to accept the position of the Bangladeshi PM in this issue. 

Edit: I just read the full text of your note after you reblogged that video. The house of Saud are pathetic beyond belief. They’re probably one of the biggest usurpers of the wealth of the Ummah, and are known to treat even their own citizens despicably. So it’s amazing how so many can insist that they’re beyond reproach. I guess, as much as this may sound idealistic, I’m sure there are many that can testify to the fact that when we give to others in need, Allah increases our own sustenance from sources we never imagined. Perhaps the Rohingya are a test to the Muslims of Bangladesh, and if treated correctly, could attract the mercy of Allah for themselves? This reminds me of the hadith where the Prophet (SAW) used to offer what little he had to his guests even though he himself was starving. 

Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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