Press Release: The Continued Butchering Of Rohingya Muslim Women And Children Re-enforces The Urgent Need For The Khilafah To Protect Them
The Continued Butchering of Rohingya Muslim Women and Children Re-enforces the Urgent Need for the Khilafah to Protect Them
In their scramble to secure oil, gas, and other lucrative trade contracts in Myanmar, Western governments have conveniently chosen to ignore this genocide. Clearly, the mass-murder of minorities is not a reality that such democratic states would consider reason enough to sever their trade relations with a country. It once again exposes that under democratic capitalist states, not only are the rights of minorities not protected but human rights and moral principles can be discarded with no qualms in exchange for economic benefit.
The Muslim regimes, including those surrounding Myanmar such as Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia have similarly abandoned the Rohingya women and children, forsaking their responsibility towards them in the name of preserving national interests – a concept that Islam condemns and that has led, as with the Syrian war to states deserting Muslims who are being butchered by their oppressors. These Muslim rulers and their nationalistic, capitalistic systems have been a chain around the neck of this Ummah. They need to be removed urgently and replaced with the Khilafah under which the ruler is duty-bound by the Islamic system to rescue and save the life, property and honor of the Muslims, regardless of their nationality. It is a system under which the Khalifah Al-Walid ibn Abd al-Malik sent Muslim armies under the leadership of General Muhammad Bin Qasim to rescue Muslim women and children who were captured by a Hindu Raja Dahir in the southern Indian port city, which resulted in liberation of the whole area of Sindh from the despotic Hindu rule. Such a Khilafah state is needed again urgently to rescue the poor Rohingya Muslims. It will mobilize the Muslim army without delay in response to the command of Allah (swt):
﴿وَمَا لَكُمْ لَا تُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَالْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ وَالْوِلْدَانِ الَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا أَخْرِجْنَا مِنْ هَٰذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ الظَّالِمِ أَهْلُهَا وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ وَلِيًّا وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ نَصِيرًا﴾
“What has happened to you that you do not fight in the way of Allah and for the oppressed among men, women and children who say, “Our Lord, take us out from this town whose people are cruel. And make for us from Your own a supporter, and make for us from Your own a helper.” [TMQ an-Nisa: 75]
The Women’s Section
of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir