Luton Muslims address Pakistan flood crisis and call for political change
A well attended Iftar in Luton raised a discussion about how to help the millions affected by recent floods in Pakistan.
Pervez Hassan addressed the audience, providing Muslims with practical steps to help their brothers and sisters in Pakistan. After praising the response of the Muslim communities up and down the country, Mr. Hassan went on to say the real solution to deal with such disasters was a systematic change via the implementation of the Khilafah state. Mr. Hassan continued: this is not the first disaster, nor the first government that has neglected its people at a time of need, choosing to pursue expensive holidays and personal ambitions with no regard for the suffering of millions whom they claim to lead, referring to Asif Zaradari’s recent holiday to France and the UK.
In contrast, the Khilafah system considered leadership a trust, the betrayal of which brings severe consequences on the day of Hisab (accountability). It was such awareness that lead to previous leaders such as Amir Ibn A’as (ra) providing relief for the famine of Madina at the request of Amir Al Mumineen Umar Ibn Al Khattab (ra), the Khalifah of the Muslims.
Mr. Hassan finally encouraged and reminded the audience of their obligation to work for the re-establishment of Khilafah, the only true alternative for change.
Sunday 5 September 2010