وَمَا لَكُمْ لَا تُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَالْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ وَالْوِلْدَانِ الَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا أَخْرِجْنَا مِنْ هَذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ الظَّالِمِ أَهْلُهَا وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ وَلِيًّا وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ نَصِيرًا
“What reason could you have for not fighting in the Way of Allah – for those men, women and children who are oppressed and say, ‘Our Lord, take us out of this town whose inhabitants are wrongdoers! Give us a protector from You! Give us a helper from You!’?”
The town (القرية) in this verse is referring to Makkah. The oppressed Muslims of Makkah made dua to Allah asking for help and the Islamic State led by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ responded. The Muslims liberated Makkah with the Islamic State’s army and freed the oppressed men, women and children.
Today the Rohingya Muslims are making a similar dua but with the absence of the Islamic State (Caliphate) there is no one to respond to them.
We pray that the people of power (nusra) in Bangladesh, Pakistan and elsewhere soon realise their duty and re-establish the Caliphate in their lands which will free the oppressed Rohingya men, women and children.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
عِصَابَتَانِ مِنْ أُمَّتِي أَحْرَزَهُمَا اللَّهُ مِنَ النَّارِ عِصَابَةٌ تَغْزُو الْهِنْدَ وَعِصَابَةٌ تَكُونُ مَعَ عِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلاَمُ
“There are two groups of my Ummah whom Allah will free from the Fire: The group that invades India, and the group that will be with ‘Isa bin Maryam, peace be upon him.” Sunan an-Nasa’i 3175