What if one day, a big chunk of missile comes crushing at your doorstep and blow your mom to pieces? That's just outrageous, sorry. But seriously, how do you feel if that does happen? What options do you have? Run like a chicken? Or cry your hearts out?
The gift of peace is not permanent. It can be taken away at any time. Peace can dissolve into a murky , stagnant war, or starvation, or civil disputes , anytime God wills it that way. Especially in a country where people rejects Islamic laws and the leader loves Korean chicks more than religious men.
"And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah , We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but they denied [the messengers], so We seized them for what they were earning."
It is promised in the Holy Quran that we will always be tested. And we will be.
"And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient,"
(Al-Baqarah ; 155)
I wonder how does it feels like to see your dearest brothers slaughtered in front of your own freaking eyes. How is it to be so helpless, you can do nothing but stare and scream in disbelief. How is it like to have your childhood home torn by machines of war, where savage people shoot your neighbours and rape their daughters? Can we go through that? Am I able to withstand such terrible disaster?
"Then, did the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them at night while they were asleep?"
To be honest, we serial sinners does not stand a chance against something that hard. The gift of peace had made us forget that we are bound to a lifetime contract with God, a contract we can never break. We forgot that earthquakes, wars and hurricanes can happen anytime Allah wants it to happen. So happy we are with this peace and freedom that some of us love to say these words; " Our country is at peace. We are well fed and no one starves, and because of that we should be grateful and thankful to the government who had provided us with the best of services and wealth"
" Why should we change , while we have peace? Look at Egypt and Thailand; the rallies and demonstrations only cause chaos and disorder"
" You people are very ungrateful. The government had tried its best providing world class education, building skyscrapers and roads, yet you low class people tried to deny progress!"
As long as the government stays secular at its best, they should go down. Down and under.
That's the fight of the people of Syria, Egypt and Tunisia. That is our fight. The government is corrupt and against our Deen. The Syrian people does not wage war upon Basyar al-Assad for a lost cause. Egyptians did not rally for months just for fun. There was no Himpunan Sejuta Belia in Syria. They did not gather infront of tanks and machine guns to watch artists go all crazy and to yell " You Only Live Once!" in unison. The teens and the youth have a real cause and a real fight. And we, sinners do not stand a chance against what they are up to.
We only saw that those rallies are causes of chaos and disorder, violence and death, without realising the cause behind it. We had been too comfortable in our fortress of peace, with accumulating body fats , smartphones and fancy clothes. Don't misunderstand, there's nothing wrong with such pleasure we have, only that it is bad when we forget our contract with God. It is true that games, concerts and proms are pure fun, but to what extent?
"So when they forgot that by which they had been reminded, We opened to them the doors of every [good] thing until, when they rejoiced in that which they were given, We seized them suddenly, and they were [then] in despair."
We did nothing when American bombers annihilated the cities in Iraq, hijacked their resources and killed their children. We did nothing when Israeli troops marched into Lebanon and tore down the buildings and homes. We did nothing either when Hosni Mubarak started shooting at his own people and Gaddafi waged war upon his fellow Muslim brothers. The only thing we did was to produce a ban to travel to those affected countries, and something a little bit nice; a missionary army unit to help during the aftermath of war; medical teams and peacekeepers-only after hundreds of thousands of their citizens had been slain and humiliated .
Are we deaf or are we blind? To remain silent and non-partisan when a party violates the right of the other means a support to the thoghut. A man who just watched and did nothing when thugs bullied an innocent man is actually a supporter to the criminal. He is the mute devil. Useless, and evil. To add to the severity of this situation is that we have the ability and strength to help, and yet we did nothing.
Shouldn't we feel ashamed? No, we should feel much worse than ashamed. We should have provided those Muslim fighters state of art ammunition . We should have send them the best of our soldiers to help, rather than doing countless defence training and weapons exhibition , in which the army does not have a real mission to even exist as a defence mechanism. It should have been simple for us; what is better than to die a martyr? This is the chance to wipe off all our countless sins and lies, this is the promise of jannah.
We did not provide anything. Not even a voice of support, no nothing. Hell, the government even supported the Syrian government. It seems that providing our youth with pop culture and pure hedonism is much more important than to stop the slaughter of children in the country of our own brothers.