We begin our days with warm cups of tea. Our lives are full of luxuries. Our needs and wants are lavishly fulfilled. Our days swirl through with smiles and end on comfortable beds, cool rooms and cushioned confines.
Busy with our daily lives, we forget that somewhere a child cries because his parents have just been brutally killed.
Somewhere hearts are filled with terror because they don’t know if they would survive the night or not. These are hearts which testify to the same ‘la ilaha illallah’ as you and I. These are our people, our brothers and sisters in humanity and in faith.
Some days, your heart might be torn by an image or a video, and demand:
“How can you just let this Ummah die? The Ummah is suffering and crying. And here you are not even asking ”WHY”?
We were created to be THE BEST of nations, but today we seem to be at our lowest ebb, totally lost and confused.
We are the Ummah of Muhammad (sallalahu alaihi wasallam), who cried for us even before we were born!
The Prophet (SAW) recited this verse:
“My Lord, indeed they have led astray many among the people. So whoever follows me – then he is of me; and whoever disobeys me – indeed, You are [yet] Forgiving and Merciful.” (Surah Ibrahim, ayah 36)
“O Allah, my Ummah, my Ummah.”
Allah said: “O Jibreel, go to Muhammad, although your Lord knows best, and ask him why he is weeping.” So Jibreel went to him and asked him, and the Messenger of Allaah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) told him what he said, although Allah knows best. Allah said: “O Jibreel, go to Muhammad and say: “I will make you pleased concerning your Ummah and not displeased.” (Sahih Muslim)
This is the time for us to feel the same pain and sympathy for the Ummah, to feel the sense of belonging, to know that this Ummah is Our Ummah, Your Ummah, My Ummah!
This is the time to utilize our skills and stand up for the Ummah. Let’s learn the correct attitude to be adopted in these turbulent times. Let’s learn how exactly we can play our part, and how little drops can make an ocean.
With this spirit in mind, heart and soul, Youth Club’s theme till Sep 14th will be #MyUmmah.
Use the hash-tag #MyUmmah and make the posts viral on FB and Twitter. Help us make a difference! Because this is the kind of Now-or-Never time where you just can’t continue pressing the ‘Snooze’ button and slumbering on.
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