Floods in Pakistan: The test for us is to ACT
Thousands have died and millions have been made homeless from widespread flooding in Pakistan. How should Muslims living in Britain respond?
1. We are one Ummah: The Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wassallam – and those who are shaheed or made homeless are our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and children. We make dua for them, and our hearts ache for them.
2. Just as Allah is testing them with their hardship, He Subhana wa Ta’ala is testing us with our response. In this time of need and immediate crisis, we should help where we can and give sadaqa for their aid. So, we urge all Muslims to donate to those brothers and sisters collecting in communities up and down the country – especially to those who can facilitate the aid through direct links which will help those in need.
3. Flooding is not new to Pakistan, and it is a criminal neglect that after more than 60 years no government has yet instituted flood management plans. It is a criminal neglect that the so-called head of state abandons solidarity with the people at this time, to enjoy European luxuries. It is a criminal neglect that troops are used to support the US led war on terror instead of rescuing those in hardship. We pray all Muslims call for removal of the current corrupt leaders and for the establishment of a just Khilafah in its place.
May Allah help this Ummah, help unite this Ummah, protect this Ummah and guide this Ummah.
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain