“Have we given up? Did the situation change, or do we just not care?”
Shaykh Waleed Basyouni
To say there is nothing we can do, is to say that we do not know our religion!
Yes, it is a sad reality! The situation in Ash-sham (Syria) is disturbing, and Allah swt is aware of it all. Children are being killed, others are made to prostrate to pictures of the president, and many maimed and murdered in numerous other methods and events! If this does not move your heart, then what will?
The prophet, Muhammad (may Gods peace and blessing be upon him), said, “There is no good in you if corruption is spread in Ash-sham (the land of Syria)”. If this is not corruption, then what is?
Allah (swt) The Almighty has said,
And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.
To say there is nothing we can do, is to say that we do not know our religion! Why is it that we are not making Ad-du’a, (supplicating) to our Creator in the morning, afternoon, and evening? “Did we give up on Allah, the situation change, or do we just not care?” Allah knows what is going on, what has been and what will be, but this is about change.
Brothers and sisters, Allah has blessed us with Ad-du’a (supplication)! Our Muslim brothers and sisters in Syria and elsewhere are being tested with some of the greatest test known to man. We can cry to our Creator in du’a and raise awareness with our families, communities and around the world.
Contributed by Br. Yusuf Sneed