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How I Feel About King Abdullah’s Death

How I Feel About King Abdullah’s Death

King Abdullah of Saudia Arabia has passed away at 90 years old. His 80 year old brother with dementia is now assuming the throne to the kingdom. The capital of Islam.

For those who are against rejoicing in death, yes, I agree. However, I am not saddened by Abdullah’s death, either.

I stand in tribute to the South Asian and African migrants who face daily dehumanization, racism, sexism, violence, and death without any laws protecting them.

I stand in tribute to the women who lack basic human rights because they were born girls.

I stand in tribute to the 9 month pregnant Pakistani woman who traveled an ocean and reached our doorstep in the United States just so she can secure her future son’s blue-passport-humanity so he may never know how hard it is being a Pakistani boy sponsored by a Saudi.

I stand in tribute to Palestinians who had to take the King’s lip service when missiles were hitting their homes and blowing their children’s bodies to pieces.

I stand in tribute to Syria’s people and history for having turned into Saudi’s armed playground.

I stand in solidarity to the refugees who froze to death while the royal family spent millions on weekend trips turning the rest of the world into their trashcan.

I stand in tribute to Egypt who has to see itself disassemble its simple humanity as Saudi Arabia supports its dictator.

I stand in tribute to all the revolutionaries who have been killed or died alone in their prison cells for holding an idea or dream deemed a threat.

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I pay tribute to Makkah and Madinah, for holding enough holiness and beauty to light up the world, but fell into hands that never knew their worth.

I pay tribute to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), for not a million Al- Sauds can diminish or alter his timeless message.

So, I don’t rejoice in death, but I pay tribute to unrecognized life. They are worth more than debating about a corrupt family.

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  • Thank you Muslim Girl for this sentiment about the terrible example which the Saudi regime has offered…. and thank you SOOO much for that wonderful video on Men’s Hijab. You are such a gifted bunch!

  • Good riddance to bad rubbish, but I fail to see why SA upsets you so much. Women live in SA the way your prophet intended them to: subject to and inferior to their men, the property of their fathers until they are handed over to the husbands who purchase them.

  • So Much hate.. Now u expect Saudia to save the world! Or did it create all that trouble…don’t judge… If us muslims started to throw stones at each others why do we blame the others

  • This is a bad article. Don’t be fooled by the many who choose to hate leaders, but they don’t do much about themselves. One can easily spread hatred about another brother openly. A brother may have used some money buying some enjoyable snacks to eat, not just to fill his tummy, but just for the fun of it. When he dies, we can go on and on about all his past mistakes about him not spending enough money for those in need. How would you know that this brother did not contribute a quarter of every salary if he kept quiet about it?

    King Abdullah may have made mistakes, but we do not know his intention. What if he was forced into doing something he didn’t want to? What if bravery was what he lacked, and he mourned about it in his death bed? Even if you’ve investigated about King Abdullah’s past sins so much, why spread it to everyone?

    Remember, ghibah is talking bad about your brother behind his back, but slander is lying about your brother.to defame him.

    • He didn’t do anything to stop the thousands of human rights abuses that went on in his land. It is outrageous and unislamic when people do not condemn such corruption and a mockery of Islam.

        • Haha… and then when he has been told secretly about his human rights violations then what? I’m sure we both now countless amounts of human rights organisations that have written letters to the state/ royalty of Saudi Arabia. Honestly, then what? Do we sit back? Wait for a miracle to happen?
          No. We should campaign and make our voices heard as we realise that what Saudi royalty stand for is not Islamic at all. And in no way are they representative, democratic, qualified or sane rulers. And these people should also be held accountable in the dunya and punished for the thousands if not millions of human rights abuses.

          • Honestly, we follow the ways of the pious salaf-us-saalleh. How did they deal with their leaders who tortured and killed thousands of innocent lives? Ever heard of Hajjaaj? They did not revolt like how the citizens of Egypt did. They stayed patient and continued to seek knowledge, practice it and teach it.

            Leaders come from within the people. They aren’t brought down from the skies. The best way is to put your emotions to the side and be patient in teaching all the close people around you about the religion. We all do this together and the best of us will be recognized through piety and be chosen as leaders.

            If you want an islamic leader, then do it islamically. Revolting, and cursing the leaders is enough to go against the saheeh hadeeths of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم. You bring down a leader unislamically, and the worst of you will become your leader. Look at what happened to Egypt.

            Allaahu a’lam

  • This is a bad article. Don’t be fooled by the many who choose to hate leaders, but they don’t do much about themselves. One can easily spread hatred about another brother openly. A brother may have used some money buying some enjoyable snacks to eat, not just to fill his tummy, but just for the fun of it. When he dies, we can go on and on about all his past mistakes about him not spending enough money for those in need. How would you know that this brother did not contribute a quarter of every salary if he kept quiet about it?

    King Abdullah may have made mistakes, but we do not know his intention. What if he was forced into doing something he didn’t want to? What if bravery was what he lacked, and he mourned about it in his death bed? Even if you’ve investigated about King Abdullah’s past sins so much, why spread it to everyone?

    Remember, ghibah is talking bad about your brother behind his back, but slander is lying about your brother to defame him.

    Reported by Ahmad (3/403) and Ibn Abee ‘Aasim (2/521) with a saheeh isnaad. It is authentically reported from the Messenger in the hadeeth of ‘Iyaad ibn Ghunum who said, “The Messenger of Allaah (saaws) said, ‘Whoever desires to advise the one with authority then he should not do so openly, rather he should take him by the hand and take him into seclusion (and then advise him). And if he accepts (the advice) from him then (he has achieved his objective) and if not, then he has fulfilled that which was a duty upon him.

    Abu Bakrah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, “He who insults the rulers Allah will insult him.”
    [At-Tirmidhi].

    Ahmed ibn Hanbal said: Attacking the honour of Rulers and occupying oneself with reviling them & mentioning their shortcomings is a very big mistake & a repugnant sin: The purified revealtion has forbidden it & has censured the one who does so” {Foundations of The Sunnah pg 139}

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