Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
The fact that I'm all cuddled up in bed in an air conditioned room with everything in place like my clothes in my closet, books on my study table complete with a television and everything else that I have but don't need bothers me when some husband (my brother in Islam) are watching their wife and daughter (my sisters in Islam) being raped and abused while their son are being held hostages or killed straight away in other parts of the world like Syria, Palestine, Gaza and so many other places that we don't even bother to pay attention to. We are all so caught up in our career, luxurious life, happiness and wealth that we forgot, there are so many unfortunate people waiting for us to lend a helping hand.
The nights when I can't seem to fall asleep, I start thinking, "How do they do it ? How do they pick themselves up after seeing their family and friends being murdered in front of their naked eyes ?" but when it comes to me, a broken heart or a broken friendship can bring so much pain.
Can you imagine ? Waking up everyday with the possibility of dying or watching your little sister or brother get shot or watching your mum get dragged away from home or watching your father get tortured but there's nothing you can do. Subhanallah. How blessed are we to be free ? Not just living in a free country but we have a free soul that allows us to go anywhere we want, do anything we want without having the fear of a nuclear bomb exploding out of nowhere or random soldiers coming to you and pointing a gun at you. Allah SWT has given us that freedom and yet, we still disobey him. Why ? Even with the worst kind of situation, they are still able to keep living their daily lives like looking for money, planting source of food, training themselves to jihad in the path of Allah SWT. The kids go out and play like there's no war threatening them. If it was us, we would probably pack our bags and go but no, they would stay and say, "Why be afraid ? This is our home. We fight for Allah SWT. We fight for our religion and freedom." Oh how strong their faith is compared to us who are still astray and being swept away with the pleasures of dunya.
I honestly think it's about time, the ummah wake up. We have to be bigger and stronger to fight for the freedom of our brothers and sisters in Islam. Wake up, ummah ! Wake up ! Everyday, a little girl is being raped and killed, a little boy is being beaten to death, a mother watches as her children suffers but what can she do ? She is only a woman, not strong enough to stand up to the soldiers holding big guns. All her husband can do is comfort her by telling her, "Remember zaujati, Allah SWT is always with us. He hears our every prayer. Laa Tahzan."
WAKE UP, UMMAH !