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The Plight of Rohingya Muslims

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The sufferings of the Rohingya Muslims in Arakan (Rakhine) or those who have fled to neighboring countries, have not yet ended. The burnings and looting of their houses in the villages in a number towns in Arakan are still ongoing. Murders are not exception, which has claimed thousands of lives, not to mention the cases of rapes against the Rohingya Muslimahs, in addition to those who are forced to flee to neighboring countries, who are not well received, in fact they are even driven out, all these are increasingly hurting the Muslims all over the world.

Despite being at their worst, the international world seems powerless to deal with this. The Rohingya Muslims are truly not protected, be it from the parties within the country or abroad. Whereas, Rakhine is not an unaccessible area that is far from human life. Even the Burmese authorities are silent and letting the atrocities against Muslims continue to happen, claiming to have sent their security forces to Arakan , but the security forces are not protecting the Rohingya people, in fact they are even involved in violence themselves.

Some of the pictures here have been published in the pro-Rohingya media and some were published by those who have the direct connections to the sources in Arakan, and some were taken from the video in Youtube. These are just some small evidences of the violences that are taking place in Arakan. While the precise details concerning the number of casualties, the wounded and refugees of the Rohingya Muslims have not been recorded, due to the huge numbers and the limitations of information gathering.

The silence of most of the top media of the international scale on the atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims, is also caused by the the ignorance the outside world on the condition of Rohingya. Some of the international media that have successfully plunged into the scene, are only recording the situation at a glance, and not showing or reporting how the Muslims are massacred and their houses burned, and they are simply showing the presence of Burmese security forces who are as if seen on guard, however it was not exposed of how the security forces are jointly involved with the Buddhist Rakhine ethnics in burning the houses, arresting and murdering the Muslims. Also it was not exposed of how the thousands of lives of the Msulims have been lost as a result of the abominations committed against them and tens of thousands of them are forced to be displaced.

Direct local sources from Arakan who can still communicate with the outside world, report the actual situations that happen through their relatives, friends or the pro-Rohingya media, despite the limitations in ability to collect detailed information. What can be reported, are only a small portion, which simply represents that atrocities against Muslims are truly happening in Myanmar.

The Muslims who are being persecuted presently in Arakan, are really in a very saddening state, helpless, only hoping for the help from Allah, with the hope that Allah would send them people who would help them, especially people from the Muslim community of the world who have the ability.

Is it really so difficult for those who have the ability to help the Rohingya Muslims? Do we need to await for the result or investigation by Burma or the UN? The Rohingya Muslims are not illegal immigrants in Arakan, they should receive the protection from the international bodies that claim to uphold the ‘Law and Basic Human Rights!’ that they always carry around. For prictures of the massacres taking place click here (images are graphic and disturbing)

“And they resented them not except because they believed in Allah , the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy, To whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. And Allah , over all things, is Witness. Indeed, those who have tortured the believing men and believing women and then have not repented will have the punishment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the Burning Fire.” [1]
“Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory. [They are] those who have been evicted from their homes without right .” [2]
The believers, in their love, mutual kindness, and close ties, are like one body; when any part complains, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever.” [3]

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[1] (Al-Buruuj: 8-10)
[2] (Al-Hajj :39-40)
[3] (Muttafaqun ‘Alaih from al-Nu’man bin Bashir)

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  1. A Night for the Rohingya
    Aid Convoy to Syria Presents

    A Night for the Rohingya — SATURDAY 8TH Sep from 6pm The Waterlily

    You answered the call for syria, now answer the call for BURMA


    Please also donate via http://www.islamicResponse.orgsaverohingya.html – I know teh brother personally, 100% donation policy, same as UWT, plus teh 25% gift aid will be given too and not used for admin or dawah in this case

  2. Khalifa
    Where are ou so called muslims leaders?? specially the leaders of Arabs?? they are taking decisions against Shaam and not even spoken a single word for Burmese Muslims

  3. @salim
    Aswmwb dear respected br salim. I disagree with you. Dua is not all we can do. That is an ignorant way out turning a bond eye. Allah swt knows us better than we know ourselves. We can’t trick Him. Reads the first comment. There’s much to be do t.

    Thanks to the brother who pointed out one can do at http://www.uwt.org also

  4. O ALLAH the most merciful and most benovalent
    This is the ummah of Muhammed pbuh who are being buchered like animals only for the reason that they just belive in you as the lord and muhammed pbuh as the last prophet. O ALLAH – have mercy on them, O ALLAH empower them as you have done to other ummah of muhammed pbuh in the past, O ALLAH you sure have glad tidings for them, so forgive. Ameen.

  5. Politically active
    Dua is not the only thing we can do….there is so much we can do. Write to the media and ask them to report wats happening. Write to your local MP and ask them to raise the issue in parliament. Once all efforts are exhausted then we can make dua but dua is inappropriate without putting the effort in.

  6. Burma, what we can do
    bismillahir rahmanir rahim
    May Allah help one and all. its so sad that to read this and not do nothing, its always been proven that the so called international and superpower don’t care about us cause of who we are but what we have, so sad watching the prime minister of bangladesh on aljazeera saying whatever she likes not even caring about humanity not to talk much less of the brotherhood of tawheed.
    Dua is a lot we can do along side lets spread the news about the plight of our brothers and sisters in Burma and try to respond to the Quranic verses:
    And what is [the matter] with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and [for] the oppressed among men, women, and children who say, “Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a protector and appoint for us from Yourself a helper?”

  7. One can donate via http://www.uwt.org via Ummah Welfare Trust insha Allah

  8. How can we donate? Any trustworthy organisations workibg out there?

  9. complacent attitude of the Bangladeshi’s
    I am very sad and shocked that the bangladeshi army has done nothing to help the plight of the muslims from Burma. In fact they have a loud the Buddhists and the army to kill the innocent as they please. The Rohingya Muslims speak a dialect of Bengali so reality they are very similar. On the Day Of Judgement the Rohingya Muslims blood will speak against this injustice and those who did nothing whilst they were butchered even though they had the power to do so at least provide shelter and food. Allah swt knows best.

  10. I’m not sure why as Muslims we constantly think that kufr organisations will come to our aid?

    Isn’t this a clear demonstration for the need for an Islamic authority that breaks this culture of dependency upon the west which onlyninvolves itself for their own interests

  11. Ask Dua for them.
    Let us all ask Dua for them. I suppose that’s all we can do unfortunately.

  12. Who are the Rohingya Muslims
    Rohingyas are the Muslim minority in North- western Myanmar. They are almost one third of the population residing in the state of Rakhain in the three districts bordering Bangladesh. They are categorized by the Myanmar government and the Budhist’s followers as immigrants during the British colonial times. Historically there is a proven presence of Muslims in the Rakhain state from 1430 AD. But the government denied citizenship to this people in their own country who are dark skinned, followers of the Islamic religion and speaks a dialect from the Bangladeshi language.Even after the coming of the civil government after the military rule this situation didn’t change at all. These people haven’t received and identity card and hence are restricted from travelling to many places. Since they don’t have a legal right to education their illiteracy rate is as high as 80%. They have strict controls imposed on them on their marriage and family lives. An important condition put upon them is the restriction of child births upto two. Due to the marriages outside law and for the reason that they have more than two kids the number of kids that have been denied education is almost 40,000. Not only did the government disallow the birth registration of these children who are black listed, but also they are denied the right to marry once they have grown up. When they take the census, these people will not be counted also. The communal wipe out and the migration started with the genocide of around 5000 Rohingyans during the second world war.As per the latest statistics, there are 8 lakhs (800,000) Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Three lakhs stay as refugees in Bangladesh and 250,000 as refugees in Malaysia.

  13. Double Standards
    Where are the UN? They are quick to step in and divide Muslim lands when Muslims are accused of anything, but when Muslims suffer they sit back and enjoy, same as the Media

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