Corona Virus & Human Tyranny

There are two simple steps if taken by everyone, things won’t remain as they are now, and a decent life is guaranteed for every single human being in this world! In a selfish world were the strong overtakes the weak, blood is shed everywhere for “personal/national interests” and immorality spreads to the extent that the good is seen as bad, a liar as an honest and a deceiver as a trustworthy, has no hope of maintaining the balance of decent life. What I mean by a balance of decent life is “the life that every human being deserves regardless of their color, race and/or religion”. The only way-of-life (RELIGION) that limelight such justice is ISLAM. I am not trying in this short article to debate or to conquer the readers’ mind to impose my thoughts ideology, for the history is the witness of the great Islamic era in which Jews, Christians and people with multiple beliefs have lived an honorable life amongst Muslims under the umbrella of Islam. I am writing this piece to logic with you. You know that powerful nations oppress those weaker and insist to keep them illiterate, use tyrant rules over them and steals as much of their wealth as they can. That is not all, they also sell weapons to cause those illiterate people to kill one another.

Oppression prevailed the surface of the earth, there is a wound in every house and there are great number of widows, orphans and vulnerable people. Rich people get richer and poor get poorer. In this medium of injustice, humans need to know their place and their position. Allah (God) the Almighty says in Quran “Verily the likeness of (this) worldly life is as the water (rain) which We send down from the sky, so by it arises the intermingled produce of the earth of which men and cattle eat until when the earth is clad with its adornments and is beautified, until when its people think that they have all the powers of disposal over it, Our Command reaches it by night or by day and We make it like a clean-mown harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterday! Thus We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, laws, etc.) in detail for the people who reflect.” Read the verse again and again and highlight the part that says “until when its people think that they have all the powers of disposal over it”. Is not this true in our case and life? People of this planet thought that they have all power over this earth and that no power exists that can stop them from doing what they want to do. I believe some of you have already heard a statement like this. When people reach to this extent of egotism, the thing that will discipline them and return them to their senses is the other part of the verse, i.e. “Our Command reaches it by night or by day and We make it like a clean-mown harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterday!”, but people do not usually learn from the lessons.

Now that this corona virus has spread all over the world, we can see clearly the arrogance of man! Let them realize how weak they are, no matter how knowledgeable they think they are, there are things, so many things that they do not know! Cannot you fight a tiny virus or produce vaccination to protect your own people? Where is your might, power, intelligence? Cannot you strengthen your economy or at least protect it from going down? Many people of poor countries were deprived from crossing borders seeking decent life for themselves and their families, but walls and strict laws and regulations were stipulated to prevent them. So many people are sieged and forced to live in predetermined spaces, not allowed to leave or live decently in a way that they can manage their affairs properly. Now the entire countries of the world are sieged with their own decision. Any civilization will inevitably be destroyed or go to vanish as long as there are injustice and oppression.

Going back to what I started this article, these simple two steps that will lift this crisis, with no doubt, are the only choice we have. They are briefed as follows:

First: believing in Allah (God) and returning to Him in repentance. Every single one of us should look at himself/herself and contemplate over his life. How are we living? Are we following God’s orders and preventing from what is evil and prohibited? Are we even submitting our wills to God? Are we worshiping Him and giving Him the due grandeur He deserves? He created us, protects us, feeds us, cures us, gave us life, did not charge us for breathing (while now are charged of the artificial breathing devices), He knows what is best for us and He gave us the simplest commandments that we must follow and obey. He sent us prophets, the last of whom was Prophet Mohammed, to convey a message and teach us what God wants from us. Then so many people spend their lifespan denying this message and the prophethood of Mohammed, and some others with no sanity deny the existence of God.

Second: cooperating with one another, advising one another and forcing these crazy leaders to STOP oppression, injustice and killing innocent people. If the punishment descends, no one will be saved. We have to be united against oppression and oppressors. Many people living in peace and welfare think that they have nothing to do with what happens around them in the world. If you are safe today, a time will come when you will experience fear, so why keep silent now? Most people experiencing peace are wrong in their viewpoint, for we all (humans) live in one ship, if that ship sinks due to the injustice practiced by the people on board, the entire humanity will sink, then regret won’t benefit afterwards.

This is an advice for my fellow mates on this ship that we all call “our-planet”.

Ahmed Musleh

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