Humanity; We are ashamed – Zainab Shahid Hafeez




“When you need to have hundreds of protests just to tell the world that bombing children are not ok that is when you know humanity has failed.” We live in such luxurious lifestyles that we get the riches of the world in just a blink and the least we can do for the Palestinians is use our voices to raise awareness.

Sharing a story or a post is no effort but one of the easiest and most frequent things done on screen by every single person owning one. How do we call ourselves HUMAN when we give a single meaningless meme millions of views and a Palestine-related post needs begging to even share?

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ سَمِعْت رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم يَقُولُ: “مَنْ رَأَى مِنْكُمْ مُنْكَرًا فَلْيُغَيِّرْهُ بِيَدِهِ، فَإِنْ لَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ فَبِلِسَانِهِ، فَإِنْ لَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ فَبِقَلْبِهِ، وَذَلِكَ أَضْعَفُ الْإِيمَانِ” . [رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ].

“Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.”
Reference: Hadith 34, 40 Hadith an-Nawaw

With what face will you appear in front of Allah on the day of judgment when you haven’t even shared a single story or a word at least? Why are Muslim countries not standing up for Palestine? Why do we have to literally beg you all to share posts and stand up for Palestine? If Miss Bella Hadid can protest and use her voice why can’t we? If Bella Hadid would lose her Dior deal why can’t Pakistani influencers say anything because of a loreal deal? These influencers are this famous because of the audience and being the audience we should be ashamed that we aren’t able to make them take steps, they will stand up to send Oxygen to India but won’t speak out to save Palestine.

What a shame to be a part of such a social media platform that doesn’t even know what to stand for! It is such a shame that people will spread posts about how and why may is mental health awareness month and no one is advocating about the mental health of Gazans. A 4-5 year boy couldn’t close his eyes due to the shock that’s caused by Israeli airstrikes. If they survive death, they won’t survive the trauma! The stories I’m reading regarding people in Gaza about how they are mentally preparing themselves to die at any given second due to direct attacks, bombing, and destruction by the occupation forces is quite literally heart-rending, really agonizing, and traumatic.

There is a statue in a museum in Madrid Spain, it is called “The Christian, The Jew and The Muslim”. A Jewish tourist was complaining about the statue. He was asked “Why are you complaining ? You are on the top .” He replied, “Yes but when the Muslim stands up, we will all fall to pieces .”
Stand up oh Muslim, please stand up. Afghanistan donated 1 million dollars to Palestine even though it’s a third-world country. This should be an example for us. People don’t realize Allah grants you your rizq , Subhan Allah, speaking about this genocide in Palestine despite knowing it’ll ruin your income is huge in the eyes of Allah. He will take care of your finances, just stand up and talk.

Wallahi , I can’t believe we’re begging the world to understand that the ethnic cleansing and murder of innocent people is not okay.If watching Palestinian videos doesn’t make your blood boil, your body shakes in anger and fills you with rage. If you’ve read this far and hadn’t gotten a single goose bump and felt your heart in your stomach and then coming out of your throat then trust me, you’re not feeling the gravity of the situation.A Palestinian child once said “We pray six times a day , Fajr , Zuhr , Asr , Magrib , Isha and Janazah .”

I feel so disabled sitting in my home just sharing hashtags. I’m sorry Palestine. My heart is bleeding. I wish Palestine didn’t have to constantly show us their dead and dying for us to acknowledge them. I wish we could see humanity and their right to existence by merit of that. I wish when we think about Palestine, we think about their beautiful lands and not their pain. They deserve that. Shame on each and every one of you who is turning a blind eye to the injustice happening in Palestine. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. Islam has told all mankind: “A person who does not speak out against the wrong is like a dumb Satan.” Imagine you were in their shoes, wouldn’t you want the world to speak up on your behalf?

The only way we can help them is by making sincere dua and share it on our social media to spread awareness. Have some humanity and compassion. If you don’t have that then unfortunately you’ve lost your soul.

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