Seriously Short Reminder No. 14: Don’t forget to do dua for…
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Do dua for who?
The Muslims around the world.
We need to realise three things:
1) In Islam, nationalism is a despised thing.
It doesn’t matter if it’s the Muslims in Iraq, or the Muslims in Pakistan, or the Muslims in China, or the Muslims in Palestine, or the Muslims in Egypt or the Muslims in Libya, etc, we need to do dua for ALL of them because they are ALL our people.
It’s very sad to see many Muslims just get upset when other Muslims of their “own” nationality get hurt or killed, and not worry when the same thing happens to Muslims of “other” nationalities.
I’m sorry but that goes against the whole concept of loving for the sake of Allah.
2) We need to remember to do dua for all our brothers and sisters in need.
One day, we’re sad about Palestine. A few months later, we’ve forgotten about them and moved on to Pakistan. A few months after that, we’ve forgotten about them and moved on to Egypt.
Now, we’re all thinking about Libya.
Yes, they need our duas at the moment but so do the Uyghurs in China, the people who suffered the floods in Pakistan, the people of Iraq who are still in bad shape, the people of Somalia who still don’t have a stable government after all these years, the Muslims in many European countries who cannot practice their religion freely and are losing ground day by day, etc.
I could go on and on.
By the way, the most important dua that we should do for ourselves and them is dua for guidance, because guidance is more important than anything else as only the guided ones will enter Paradise.
3) We need to help ourselves and help them.
Dua is just one way. We also need to educate ourselves and others about the tawheed of Allah, as this is the solution to all our problems.
Also, many of our brothers and sisters don’t have basic necessities like food, shelter, etc.
We need to do things step by step. We should start with those around us and then work from there.
If each of us did this, we’d see a big change in our ummah, insha-Allah.