News Watch, Side Feature, South Asia

Rohingya Muslims are from Boiling Kettle to Burning Furnace! None other than Khilafah can Save the Humanity from such Disgrace

The possible sinking of a boat in recent weeks with 180 Rohingya Muslims on board could make 2022 one of the deadliest years at sea in almost a decade for the community, a U.N. agency said, as refugees try to flee desperate conditions in Bangladesh camps. Nearly 1 million Rohingya from Myanmar are living in crowded facilities in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, including tens of thousands who fled their home country after its military conducted a deadly crackdown in 2017. The number of Rohingya leaving Bangladesh in boats this year has jumped more than five-fold from a year earlier to nearly 2,400, rights groups estimate.  [, December 27, 2022]

Rohingya Muslims while living with grace and dignity at their own homes were attacked, killed, raped, and destroyed to be cleansed from their lands by the Myanmar government. This has been marked and acknowledged as one of the cruelest genocides in the history. Those that could flee to Bangladesh, the heartless Hasina government eventually trapped them in the unlivable concentration camps. She tortured them with health and hunger, fire and prosecutions, and deceptively used them to gain foreign aid and in local politics. And so Rohingya families desperately spent whatever they could arrange to ride towards unconfirmed destinations by the boats that are not even sea-worthy – like jumping from the boiling kettle to the burning furnace. And surrounding the countries i.e. Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia are not allowing them to enter and just left them to die while floating and or drowning in the deadly sea. When a boat was stranded with several dead bodies on the deck the neighbouring countries knowingly did not heed to the cries of the already weak and moribund others letting them die and sink to disappear []. Global superpowers like the US and UK and the local powers like China while competing with each other with their resources and influences to control these seas and oceans found these lives not worthy enough to be bothered about. In the making of this current world order on the context of the weakening of the Khilafah State (Caliphate) through the nineteen century and eventually the complete demise of it on 1924, the number of refuges and helpless stranded people have only increased. A Harvard University research titled ‘The geopolitical strategies of refugee camps’ reveals and concludes, “Different refugee hosting developing countries and global leading countries together either concentrate the refugees in clumsy camps near border or spread them in many places in the hosting country depending on the differences of their geopolitical interests. In most cases they use the notorious living conditions in clumsy concentration camps to incite civil wars in that region at their interest” [].

Only the God-fearing and humane State, the Khilafah (Caliphate), never intends to gain geopolitical goals by putting people in crisis whether they be Muslims or non-Muslims. It not only protects the life and dignity of Muslims; it also has been the saviour of all the oppressed all around the world. In 1492, Ottoman Khalifah Bayezid II opened the door for the oppressed and deported Jews of Spain, and integrated them in the Muslim society. He declared that “Whoever wants to live under the safety of Muslims can enter in the Khilafah State and can live here peacefully”. Allah (swt) says,

[وَإِنْ أَحَدٌ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ اسْتَجَارَكَ فَأَجِرْهُ حَتَّى يَسْمَعَ كَلَامَ اللَّهِ ثُمَّ أَبْلِغْهُ مَأْمَنَهُ ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ قَوْمٌ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ]

“And if anyone from the polytheists asks for your protection ˹O Prophet˺, grant it to them so they may hear the Word of Allah, then escort them to a place of safety, for they are a people who have no knowledge.” [At-Tawbah, 9:6].

Talha Mohammad
Member of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Bangladesh