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Urgent Dua for Burma

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Bismi Rabbi ãl-Ḥusayn (Ṣ),
كل يوم عاشوراء ، كل أرض كربلاء
Every day is Ashura, every place is Karbala.
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Assalaamu Alaykum
This is a call to all Muʾminīn and Muslimīn who receive this notice to gather for a collective day of recitation of Duʿāʾ ãł-Simāt on behalf of the Oppressed Mustaḍʿafīn of Burma (also known as Myanmar). The scheduled date is Friday, October 27, during the last hour of daylight. Some context:
"Before raping her, Rajuma said, the soldiers snatched her baby boy from her arms and threw him into a fire. The baby was screaming for her as he burned to death."
Allāh سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى says, in Sūrah 4, Āyah 75:
وَمَا لَكُمْ لَا تُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَالْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ وَالْوِلْدَانِ الَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا أَخْرِجْنَا مِنْ هَٰذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ الظَّالِمِ أَهْلُهَا وَاجْعَل لَّنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ وَلِيًّا وَاجْعَل لَّنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ نَصِيرًا
What is with you that you do not fight in the Way of Allāh, that is, in the way of the oppressed, including men, women, and children, whose cry is, "Our Cherisher-Lord! Rescue us from this country whose people are oppressors, make for us from unto You a comforter, and make for us from unto You a helper!"
To protect, defend, and fight on behalf of the oppressed is an Islamic duty; in terms of Fiqh it is Wājib Kifāʾī. This means it is an obligation which, if not fulfilled by a group of Muslims, the sin of not fulfilling this responsibility falls upon every Muslim.
The leadership of Burma and a large portion of its populace fall under the rubric of a "country whose people are oppressors". In the case of Syria, Iraq, Yemen, etc., at least there are those who are sacrificing their comfort and lives to carry out the sacred task of protecting the opporessed; we pray for them as much as we can. That leaves the rest of us with an excuse. But in Burma there is no one to fight on behalf of its Mustaḍʿafīn, to protect and defend them, to restore them to their homes, rebuild their towns and villages, and hold to account those responsible for the horror of their holocaust.
Although the circumstances of most Muslims and those who will hear this call are seemingly helpless, we have something which, if used appropriately, is extrememly powerful and effective: duʿāʾ. As Mawlã ãl-Muʾminīn Ṣ has said, we own nothing except duʿāʾ and our weapon is our tears. Applied to this situation, we have a particularly powerful duʿāʾ, namely Duʿāʾ ãł-Simāt.
According to the Ahlulbayt (Ṣ), Duʿāʾ ãł-Simāt invokes some of the greatest secrets of Allāh, and according a narration from Imām Bāqir (Ṣ) it encompasses the Greatest Name. It was originally given to Mūsa (Moses), who taught it to his successors, who then overcame their enemies through its grace. It is a duʿāʾ to be recited to pray for the Intiqām (Retribution) of Allāh SWT on behalf of the oppressed against their oppressors.
Duʿāʾ ãł-Simāt is recommended to be recited during the last hour of daylight on Friday. Let us all make a niyyah, let us all strongly intend, to recite this duʿāʾ on that day. Let us ask for the Intiqām of Allāh SWT upon the leaders of Burma, including the military junta and the Nobel "Peace" laureate, the large segment of its population who endorses this horror, as well as all of those powers around the world who send them weapons, facilitate their oppression, and those who approve of this ongoing holocaust. And let us pray for the safe return of the Mustaḍʿafīn to their lands and for Allāh to give them better than they had before, both in this life and the next.
Allāh SWT says in Sūrah 61, Ãyah 4:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الَّذِينَ يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِهِ صَفًّا كَأَنَّهُم بُنْيَانٌ مَّرْصُوصٌ
Surely Allāh loves those who fight in His way in one rank, as though they are a interwoven structure.
So let us do recite this duʿāʾ together. The last hour of the daylight on Friday, October 27: Let us make this hour a single interwoven hour that extends around the globe, from its beginning east of New Zealand all the way west past Hawaii. If for any reason any one of you cannot do it on Friday, then intend for Saturday and ask Allāh SWT to connect it with Friday: Surely Allāh has power over all things.
If you are reading this, forward this call to all Muʾminīn in your networks, and ask them to do the same. Please treat the matter with the urgency and solemness that it deserves and more.
Duʿāʾ ãł-Simāt is not a duʿāʾ to be taken lightly or used lightly, as Ahlulbayt (Ṣ) have emphasized. The determination that this circumstance demands the collective invocation of this duʿāʾ and through this call was not taken lightly. Make sure to be in wuḍūʾ/ablution. Then, after Basmalah, recite 100 ṣalawāt in this form:
اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى‌‌‌‌ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ وَ أَهْلِكْ أَعْدَاۤءَهُمْ
O Allāh! Commune and connect us with Muḥammad and the Family of Muḥammad! Hasten their deliverance and destroy their enemies!
Then recite the duʿāʾ. Over this weekend a pdf containing a version of the duʿāʾ will be posted here - in shāʾa Ãllāh. The duʿāʾ is also available with translation online, e.g.,
Thank you in advance for hearing, forwarding, and heeding this call. May Allāh bless those who respond and may He answer our duʿāʾ. And may He hasten His deliverance and retribution on behalf of the oppressed Mustaḍʿafīn of Burma (Myanmar) and across the world, through the mediation of His 14 Beloved (Ṣ).
Idris Samawi Āl-Ḥāmid


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I will recite this dua but I hope the story you posted about that baby is fake. My mind cannot even imagine how much pain that poor little innocent baby suffered. I cannot understand how some people can be such cruel and terrible. Wouldnt his agonized cries and screams make them have pity on him??!!

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The crisis in Myanmar (Burma) has been going on for years. The first Shiachat post about the plight of the Rohingya Muslims was in 2006. Please keep them in your duas.


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