عن النعمان بن بشير رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: « مثل المؤمنين في توادهم وتراحمهم وتعاطفهم مثل الجسد إذا اشتكى منه عضو تداعى له سائر الجسد بالسهر والحمى » . رواه مسلم،
An-Nu ‘mān bin Bashīr رضى الله عنه narrated that Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه و سلم said:
The example of the believers in regards their mutual love, mercy and affection, is that of the body. When a limb of the body suffers, the rest of the body responds with sleeplessness and fever. [Muslim]
Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Bosnia, Burma, Syria….. the list of wounded suffering limbs of the body of al-Islām grows ever longer. Allāh knows best, but it seems naïve to think that no more limbs will be added to this blood drenched list.
Each time another limb of Islām’s wounded body is bitten and mauled by Satan’s wild dogs, we witness the fulfilment of the above words of Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه و سلم. Irrespective of geographical location and ethnicity, the Ummah invariably feels the pain and each reacts according to his or her capacity. Some render financial assistance; some sacrifice their time; and some are not satisfied until they earn the highest stages of al-Jannah through the supreme payment of their lives.
Truly this feeling which Allāh has placed in our hearts, is a unique miracle of Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه و سلم and must remain an outstanding feature of this Ummah. Those nations which have not as yet blessed with Islām may indeed form alliances and assist each other, but never do they experience the, “mutual love, mercy and affection…” which is the legacy of our Nabī صلى الله عليه و سلم. Thus Catholic France declared war against a Germany dominated by Protestant militant Prussia, solely for political reasons and not out of any intrinsic love for fellow Catholic Poland. Emotions which are natural to the Muslims are alien to them.
Whether in worldly matters or spiritual, complacency leads to degeneration. Progress is not an option, but a non-negotiable requirement. Rightly we bandage and tend to cut fingers and hands, the limbs of Islām, but why is it that we never heed our head – Arabia? It really boggles the mind that in a myriad different ways the Satanic Saudi regime continuously stabs at the head of Islām, yet there is hardly a whimper from the same Ummah which would not tolerate a far lesser insult to the dignity of Islām, if perpetrated outside the sacred soil of Arabia.
Why has this contradiction arisen? It is my view that globally, the Muslim leadership (countries, communities and organisations) has vested financial and other interests in the Saudi regime. The common Muslim can inshāallāh be awoken to his or her responsibility if the facts are excavated from the darkness which self-interest has flung them into. I believe that it is long overdue that this Ummah turns its attention to its poor neglected head and not only its limbs.
I hope to join the ranks of the few who speak the bitter truth about Islām’ head, occupied by a British installed regime which now worships America as Lord. I have spoken on this matter at Jumu‘ah talks and will inshāallāh write further. May Allāh guide my tongue and hand and purify my heart. May He awaken this long slumbering Ummah.