Marking Four Years Of Rohingya Genocide: Khutbah On Rohingya Muslims 

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ان الحمد  لله نحمده……..  

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ شُهَدَاءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَى أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالْأَقْرَبِينَ  

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O you who’ve believed, be persistently standing agency in justice, witnesses for Allah , even when it’s towards yourselves or dad and mom and family members. (4:135)

قُلْ أَمَرَ رَبِّي بِالْقِسْطِ  

Say, O Prophet that my Lord has ordered to do justice. (7:29)

‏ لَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلَنَا بِٱلْبَيِّنَتِ وَأَنزَلْنَا مَعَهُمُ الكتب والميزان لِيَقُومَ الناس بالقسط 

‘We sent aforetime our messengers with clear Signs and sent down with them the Book and the Balance, that men may stand forth in Justice.’ [57:25] 

واذا حكمتم بين الناس ان تحكموا بالعدل

And whenever you choose between folks that you simply choose in equity (4:58)

Justice to whom?

Justice to those that are wronged; who’re discriminated towards, whose voices are suppressed, and whose human rights are violated.

Who are oppressed and persecuted at the moment?

It is the Muslim minorities who’re being persecuted in Palestine, Burma, China, India, Kashmir and Sri Lanka. 

Islam is strongly against all types of injustice and takes all measures to make sure that justice prevails in each subject however sadly Muslims themselves are the victims of injustice in most components of the world at the moment.

Who can play a momentous position in defending Muslims from tyranny, torture, and genocide? Undeniably, the Muslims residing within the West particularly within the US and Canada can play their only position in offering justice, and hanging substantial financial embargoes over despotic governments and pulling again the arms of tyrants from oppression.

Because of the upcoming 4th anniversary of their genocide, at the moment the main focus of the khutbah would be the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar/ Burma. 

  • The Rohingya are one of many many ethnic minorities within the nation of Burma, also referred to as Myanmar. Rohingya Muslims signify the biggest proportion of Muslims in Myanmar, with the bulk residing in Rakhine state.
  • Rohingya have their very own language and tradition they usually say that they’re descendants of Arab merchants and different teams who’ve been within the area for generations.
  • But for many years the federal government of Burma denied the Rohingya citizenship rights and even excluded them from the 2014 census, refusing to acknowledge them as a folks of Burma. The authorities considers the Rohingyas as unlawful immigrants from Bangladesh.
  • Especially since 2012, the military-led authorities have promoted legal guidelines that isolate the Rohingya, who don’t even have freedom of motion in their very own nation, and subsequently lack entry to highschool or jobs or healthcare.
  • Since the Nineteen Seventies, Rohingya refugees have fled oppression to Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia in vital numbers. Estimates of their numbers are sometimes a lot larger than official figures.
  • In the previous couple of years, earlier than the most recent disaster, hundreds of Rohingya made dangerous journeys out of Burma to flee communal violence or alleged abuses by the safety forces.
  • Unfortunately in lots of host nations Rohingya refugees lack fundamental rights as nicely and will not be even acknowledged as refugees.
  • Are they not refugees? Why did Rohingya Muslims depart their houses? Rohingyas arriving in Bangladesh report they fled after Burmese troops, backed by native Buddhist mobs, responded by burning their villages and attacking and killing civilians.
  • At least 350 villages had been partially or completely destroyed by fireplace in northern Rakhine state quickly after August 2017, in accordance with evaluation of satellite tv for pc imagery by Human Rights Watch.
  • At least 7,700 Rohingya, together with at the very least 730 youngsters underneath the age of 5, had been killed within the month after the violence broke out.
  • Amnesty International and different related teams have discovered that the Myanmar army additionally raped and abused Rohingya many hundreds of girls and women, as much as 55 % of survivors report this remedy.
  • A report revealed by UN investigators in August 2018 accused Myanmar’s army of finishing up mass killings and rapes with “genocidal intent”.
  • The International Court of Justice of the UN has listened to the case, lodged by the small Muslim-majority nation of The Gambia, in West Africa, on behalf of dozens of different Muslim members nations of the OIC, and the courtroom known as for emergency measures to be taken towards the Myanmar army, generally known as Tatmadaw, till a fuller investigation might be launched. The courtroom and different UN mechanisms have been investigating.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi averted saying the phrase “Rohingya” and rejected allegations of genocide when she appeared on the courtroom in December 2019. At that point she was in a power-sharing relationship with the genocidal army. Now she is locked up once more by that very same army.
  • The Burmese army is an extremist group that has been largely in charge of the federal government since 1962. Their current coup in February 2021 overthrew the elected authorities of Aung San Suu Kyi.  For the final decade, they’ve allied themselves with excessive Buddhist nationalists who’ve been focusing on Rohingya Muslims. However, the 50 million folks of Burma are starting to get up to Rohingya struggling and likewise strongly oppose the coup.
  • China, India and Russia have been supplying arms to the Burmese army and blocking sturdy motion within the UN.
  • Though the door to return is closed for Rohingya proper now, there are some new prospects in constructing resistance to Burmese army forces particularly in alliance with christian minorities and democracy activists.

REVIEW OF FACTS

  1. The United Nations has known as the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine State in western Burma the “most persecuted people in the world.” 
  2. The whole variety of Rohingya displaced by the genocide remaining in Rakhine State is unknown, however over 1.5 million Rohingya refugees have been scattered throughout South- and Southeast Asia, making the perilous, usually deadly journey by land and sea to search out some fundamental measure of safety of their lives. Their youngsters lack instructional alternatives, usually restricted by native governments. 
  3. Over 1 million Rohingya are displaced into Bangladesh camps alone, together with 340,000 youngsters residing in squalid, refugee camp situations. Some 600,000 of that quantity reside within the huge, sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp in jap Bangladesh. They are in danger for COVID 19 an infection. But additionally, the federal government of Bangladesh has restricted training to youngsters and even for many of final yr lower off web and cell phone entry.
  4. The lack of rights for Rohingya youngsters is a worldwide downside. Even in Saudi Arabia Rohingya youngsters will not be given equal entry to training, though the royal household invited Rohingya to stay there throughout an earlier persecution. 
  5. Responsibilities as a Muslim:

As aware Muslims, we should firmly stand with Rohingya Muslims to get justice from oppressors. The hadith of the prophet SAW explains that the parable of the believers of their affection, mercy, and compassion for one another is that of a physique. When any limb aches, the entire physique reacts with sleeplessness and fever (Sahih al-Bukhārī and Sahih Muslim)

  1. Muslims residing within the West and particularly these privileged Muslims who stay within the US and Canada are obliged to play their efficient position for the help of Rohingya brothers and sisters. American Muslims have made an important wrestle to cease genocide of the Bosnian Muslims, and we’ve efficiently lobbied to get 800 million {dollars} for the rehabilitation of Burmese Muslims in Bangladesh. American Muslims have performed an vital position to impose embargos on Chinese merchandise manufactured by Uighur pressured labor. 
  2. There will not be many Rohingya refugees within the USA, about 5,000 however they’ve their lively management and their establishments, particularly in Chicago, Milwaukee, Upstate New York and components of Indiana. The lack of formal training implies that many of those arduous working refugees are working in low wage jobs. How can we assist their youngsters to rise and prosper within the USA and Canada? To assist Rohingya assist themselves please attain out to Rohingya teams, together with the Rohingya Cultural Center of Chicago.

 

Action Items: 

  1. Like with the Palestinians and the Uyghur, we Muslims should have a complete information of the Rohingya oppression to share with people and communities.
  2. Share details about Rohingya Muslims by social media and print media. Please have a look at the Burma Task Force web site as a dependable useful resource each for data and for motion steps. For instance:
  3. Please ask President Biden to easily choose up the cellphone and name the French President Macron, asking for extra strain on the oil and gasoline corporations (like Chevron and Total oil) that proceed to pay thousands and thousands to the Burmese army. Contact White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
  4. Finally, please donate to assist the humanitarian wants of Rohingya. However do not forget that we additionally want to deal with the foundation causes of this catastrophe. Muslim teams like Burma Task Force and non Muslim teams like Human Rights Watch push governments to cease oppression and genocide. It’s not simple.

Let’s make dua for our Rohingya Muslims.

اللهم انصر اخواننا المستضعفين في بورما O Allah assist and help our weaker brothers in Burma

،اللهم انا نجعلك في نحورهم ونعوذ بك من شرورهم O Allah we request you to controll the merciless oppressors of Rohingyas and we search your safety from them.

اللهم انصر عبادك المومنين المستضعفين في كل مكان،اللهم انصرهم في بورما

اللهم كن لهم ناصرا ومعينا وحافظا ٥  O Allah our prayers for the Rohingya Muslims is filled with hope , O Allah carry everlasting and honorable resolution to their downside.

O Allah our hearts exit for the harmless hildren and ladies who’ve been butchered by their enemies 

O Allah take mercy on these displaced Rohingya brothers and sisters who’re pressured to stay in filthy, muddy, musty and moldy refugee camps in numerous components of the world. 

O Allah give them dignity and honor as a result of they imagine in your oneness and within the prophethood of our beloved messenger SAW.

O Allah forgive all these harmless Rohingyas who’ve been killed, burnt to dying or tortured due to being Muslims.

O Allah give them Sabre Jameel to these dad and mom whose youngsters have been killed and maimed.

Ameen!!

-contributed by Imam Abdul Jabbar

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