As the popular Arabic saying goes, ما لم تقم بالعبء انت، فمن يقوم به اذا؟
If you do not take on the burden, then who will?
Everyone whines that the Muslim world is in a lousy state; becoming irreligious, forgetting its origins, history, and the legacy left by our predecessors, and everyone has an opinion on why that is. However, the main question that must arise is, is there anyone willing to take action?
Is anyone going to take responsibility and stand up?
We can pin the obligation for the well-being of the Muslim world on our authoritarian regimes riddled with corrupt politicians, terrorism by various Khawarij groups, militias, the oil-based economy, and a plethora of other problems. The difficult truth that we must swallow is that it is, in fact, OUR fault and therefore, OUR responsibility. It is imperative upon none other than you and I to ensure that the Ummah stays on the right path in its times of fortune and lack of it.
If our leaders, politicians, businessmen and those among us that have inherited the Ummah of the Messenger ﷺ are corrupt, who will hold them accountable besides the people? If the streets are old, dirty, filled with potholes, who will fix them besides the people? If you are a policeman, soldier, or politician, perhaps you should hold yourself accountable and stop oppressing the people and taking bribes before you complain about the state of the Ummah.
If you are a shopkeeper, businessman, or trader, perhaps you should stop deceiving people and taking bribes before you complain about corruption. Perhaps your wealth could be used to serve a greater cause of making the world a better place. It could be used to teach the ignorant, feed the hungry, house the homeless and shelter them with clothes.
If you think the streets are so old and dirty, perhaps stop throwing trash on them and pick up a few in the way before you complain. If you think the populace is uneducated, perhaps pick up a book or two before you complain.
Yes, as individuals, we are small and there isn’t much in our hands that we can do on our own, but we can have a tremendous impact if we are determined.
With determination and the will to make an everlasting impact, I begin this blog, without a dollar, a 12-year-old laptop on 1 GB RAM and still a student, The Cyber Bedouins, to address these issues, give possible solutions to them and promote discourse and contemplation with regards to them.
The Cyber Bedouins blog aims to:
- Spread our message around the world.
- Revive the Qur’an and Sunnah in our hearts and
- End corruption, poverty, mismanagement, and the lack of innovation that plagues us.
“إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا۟ مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ”
“Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” – Quran 13:11
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