The harrowing picture of the dead little boy washed up on a turkish each, waves lapping at his innocent body is now the symbol of the growing crisis facing the European Union. It is a picture which is hard to see and unbareable to look at for more than a few seconds, a heart chrunning, a tearing and moving image bound to even make a stone cry tears of despair and abandonment. In blunt terms, it is also a punch in the face of the Muslim ummah. What the death of the little angel represents is the state of the ummah in one sad image which has shaken the world to the core. This is an image which tells the world what the ummah stands for; death, torture, destruction, caos and backward tribal politics hell bent on destroying anyone and anything that will not accept their image of human life or the group which claims to hold the true puritan version of monotheism.
The overwhelming majority of the unfortunate refugees are muslims. The fact that they are all looking and trying to get to the west for support and a new life should be a slap to the many wealthy muslim nations in the middle east. Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain are willing to spend millions on hosting events like the world cup spending literally the GDP output amount of the countries of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan put together. Read Here: Qatar’s 220 billion dollar expenses bill to host the 2020 world cup Yet are completely silent when it comes to taking a lead on cases which will do proud of the Muslim world, not to mention put them on the map being seen as the leading Muslim nation for humanitarian causes.
Whether it is the plight of the Royinga muslims or that of the Syrian & Iraq crisis, these nations fall silent and instead mull the age old civil disputes of differing fractions. The easy argument and one that is true to some extent is, this is the cause of American led intervention in the middle east so it’s their problem to accept as many refugees as possible to make up for what they have done. This typifies the example of the stubborn heartless idiots, the arm chair warriors who prefer to wage wars on the rights and wrongs, the best way to govern a country!
The cause of such indifference in the face of deveststing human migration taking place is the deep rooted venomous grudge between the different fractions within the muslims world which runs deep into the very essence of the Muslim soul; it is a theological difference many see it to blending into the philosophical discources. A Sufi will not see a salafi with the same eye as he will see his Co-conspiritor, a salafi will not see a Sufi with the same eye as he will see his fellow devotee and the story continues with all the groups in a self-fulfilling prophesy style fashion. Each group presents itself as holding the only key to God almighty, with the rest destined to hell and beyond. Each member from the differing groups will refuse to even talk or acknowledge the other since in their eyes the opposing person who fails to see their view of puritan Islam is no less a human than a piglet is to its mother. I have first hand experience of how a group can see itself as having the monopoly on righteousness and religiousness, often times it’s followers begin to look at others with condescending attitudes and negative vibes as to say the poor souls who refuse to see it their ways are losing out and missing out on the action, the delicacies of experiencisal Islam. Then this is further subdivision into each group of claimants of piety. For instance within the Sufi circles itself there are groups which will see themselves as more closer to the original principles than the other. Something which follows into what I had written earlier of #Owning God this mindset instills in people idea that those who refuse to accept my way are in fact less human than I or my fellow believers are. A case study which perfectly falls into this example is the ISIS militants who impose their militant brutal and savage version of what they claim to be Islam on Islam where anyone who dares to questions it on legal grounds is deemed as an apostate and worthy to be treated lower than animals and the cockroaches in sewers.
I have purposefully left out the actual image of the beautiful angel who was horrifically thrown in the storm of this mess of mass immigration and caos, it has been circulated enough and may the little child rest in peace. The solution in all this lies in muslims themselves, in learning to accept differing views which exist in the legal frameworks of Islam. If a person claims to be a Muslim, believes in the articles of faith and in the finality of the prophet Muhammad peace and blessing be upon him. Learn to see everyone on an equal footing and that none are superior over others in their groups and approaches to Islamic applications.