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Arabs: Exposing the real culprit behind the sufferings of the Muslim Ummah


The reason why the Muslim Ummah lags behind today and suffers is largely due to the Arabs, particularly the sheikhs in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. It’s disheartening to realize that our own Muslim brothers are contributing to the suffering of others in the Ummah. While Muslims in Gaza, Palestine, and other nations struggle to survive, Arabs are indulging in luxurious lifestyles and constructing extravagant buildings. One of the prophecies indicating the nearness of the end times is that Muslims will compete in constructing tall buildings. Look at Dubai and Saudi Arabia, where sheikhs are focused on building towering monuments, with Burj Khalifa being a prominent example. Arabs are investing millions in these endeavors, yet they have little to offer to their struggling Muslim brothers and sisters. Their hearts have hardened and their vision is clouded, as they seem indifferent to the plight of others.

Burj Khalifa surrounded by the other tall buildings build by the Arabs
Burj Khalifa surrounded by the other tall buildings

Arabs bringing all the Haram things in the Holy Lands

While it is a fact that the peaceful message of Islam originated from the Holy Land of Arabia, it’s disheartening to see that the Al-Saud family is tarnishing the sanctity of this land. In recent years, Saudi Arabia has allowed women to drive, a move that contradicts Islamic teachings. Additionally, the country seems to be following in the footsteps of UAE, which has become a hub for pubs, bars, and other Haram activities. Saudi Arabia, under the rule of King Salman, is seemingly competing with Dubai and Abu Dhabi in this regard. Cinema halls have been opened in Saudi Arabia by the king’s decree, and just few years back, the Arabs of Saudi Arabia witnessed the grand opening of the First-Ever Cinema in Madinah Shareef. If a leader who fears Allah does not take over from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, more Haram activities may be allowed.

First Ever Cinema in Saudi Arabia

Source: Empire Cinema

Recently, Bollywood celebrities were invited to Saudi Arabia, and the pure atmosphere of the Holy Land was tainted with Haram music as stars like Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty performed on stage. It’s ironic that while these hypocrites have millions to offer to disbelievers, they have nothing to offer to needy Muslims when asked for help.  

The End of the Khilafah

The Ottoman Empire’s 650-year rule marked a golden era for the Muslim Ummah. When the disbelievers failed to defeat the Ottoman Empire, they resorted to using hypocrites to undermine the Muslim Ummah. Abdullah ibn Wahhab, the founder of the Wahhabi sect, was contacted by Christians and Jews and played a significant role in the downfall of the Ottoman Empire. Later his progeny continued on the teaching of Abdullah Ibn Wahhab and with the help of hypocrites, they conquered the land of Hijaz, renamed it Saudi Arabia, and made Riyadh its capital. There was a prophecy by the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) that a fitna (strife) would arise from the land of Najd, and Abdullah Ibn Wahab was that fitna who contributed to the collapse of the Khilafah.

حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، حَدَّثَنَا أَزْهَرُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَوْنٍ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ ذَكَرَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏‏ اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي شَأْمِنَا، اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي يَمَنِنَا ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالُوا وَفِي نَجْدِنَا‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي شَأْمِنَا، اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي يَمَنِنَا ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَفِي نَجْدِنَا فَأَظُنُّهُ قَالَ فِي الثَّالِثَةَ ‏”‏ هُنَاكَ الزَّلاَزِلُ وَالْفِتَنُ، وَبِهَا يَطْلُعُ قَرْنُ الشَّيْطَانِ

Narrated Ibn `Umar: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Sham! O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Yemen.” The People said, “And also on our Najd.” He said, “O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Sham (north)! O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Yemen.” The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! And also on our Najd.” I think the third time the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “There (in Najd) is the place of earthquakes and afflictions and from there comes out the side of the head of Satan.”

– Sahih Al Bukhari (7094)

Whenever a true Muslim tried to resist, America and its allies, along with the hypocrites, intervened and eliminated that Muslim. This pattern is evident in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza, and Palestine. A similar strategy was employed in Turkey a century ago, where the Islamic identity of Turks was suppressed. Today, many Turks who were once orthodox Muslims feel no shame in engaging in haram activities.

The strategy to undermine Muslims has remained consistent for the past 150 years: to lure them into haram acts. In the past, the Muslim Ummah was led by true Muslims who feared Allah (S.W.T.). Today, the leadership has fallen into the hands of Munafiqs (hypocrites).

The biggest mistake of the Muslim Ummah is considering the hypocrites of the Al-Saud family as their saviors. In reality, the Al-Saud family is the greatest enemy of Muslims worldwide, and if soon the Khilafah is not revived back, the Muslim Ummah is going to see more tough times soon.

Genealogical table of the leaders of the Āl Saud

Genealogical table of the leaders of the Āl Saud


Picture showing Arabs Salman ibn Abdul Aziz on Saudi Arabian Currency
Picture showing Salman ibn Abdul Aziz on Saudi Currency

During the reign of Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the father of Muhammad Bin Salman, the condition of Saudi Arabia was relatively better. While things were not perfect during his tenure, they have significantly worsened since Muhammad Bin Salman took over. Many argue that there has been significant development and economic expansion in Saudi Arabia under his rule. However, in my view, a country’s development is meaningless if our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world are not happy.

Woe to Arabs - Children starving to Death in Gaza
Children starving to death in northern Gaza – WHO report

Looking at the plight of Muslims in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and other troubled countries, with no visible help from Saudi Arabia, it seems that the rulers in Saudi Arabia and the UAE are more focused on business projects, tall buildings, beaches, cinema theaters, and other Haram activities. Many Muslims globally are seeking jobs, but due to religious discrimination, they are often denied good opportunities. In contrast, in the UAE and Dubai, you’ll find that the majority of high-earning workers that are unbelievers. We have no issue with anyone earning abroad, regardless of their religion, but it seems that Arabs are not willing to provide decent jobs to Muslims. Does this mean that Muslims lack talent? Certainly not! As one verse of the Qur’an suggests, their hearts are blinded.

أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُوا۟ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ فَتَكُونَ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌۭ يَعْقِلُونَ بِهَآ أَوْ ءَاذَانٌۭ يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا ۖ فَإِنَّهَا لَا تَعْمَى ٱلْأَبْصَـٰرُ وَلَـٰكِن تَعْمَى ٱلْقُلُوبُ ٱلَّتِى فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ

Al Qur’an (Ch22, v46)

Have they not travelled throughout the land so their hearts may reason, and their ears may listen? Indeed, it is not the eyes that are blind, but it is the hearts in the chests that grow blind.

Al Qur’an (Ch22, v46)

There is an abundance of talent among Muslims in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Palestine, India, Africa, and many other countries where Muslims reside. However, it appears that Muhammad Bin Salman has more affection for non-Muslims. Under his influence, things that were once considered Haram have been deemed Halal, such as the opening of cinema theaters and allowing women to drive. If he does not repent, more Haram activities may be allowed. Truly, we seem to be approaching the end days before the actual Judgment Day.


Muslims simply need to prostrate to Allah (S.W.T.) and seek His help. Frankly speaking, many of us Muslims have started following the ways of the disbelievers and have become hypocrites. We may call ourselves Muslims, but according to the teachings of the Hadith and the Qur’an, we are not.

The Qur’an prohibits us from doing Harm acts, yet we continue to do so. Similarly, the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) identified four important signs of a hypocrite: they are habitual liars, they break promises and cannot be trusted, they steal from entrusted property, and they behave aggressively and rudely.

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا جَرِيرٌ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُرَّةَ، عَنْ مَسْرُوقٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ أَرْبَعُ خِلاَلٍ مَنْ كُنَّ فِيهِ كَانَ مُنَافِقًا خَالِصًا مَنْ إِذَا حَدَّثَ كَذَبَ، وَإِذَا وَعَدَ أَخْلَفَ، وَإِذَا عَاهَدَ غَدَرَ وَإِذَا خَاصَمَ فَجَرَ، وَمَنْ كَانَتْ فِيهِ خَصْلَةٌ مِنْهُنَّ كَانَتْ فِيهِ خَصْلَةٌ مِنَ النِّفَاقِ حَتَّى يَدَعَهَا ‏”‏‏.‏

Narrated Abdullah bin Amr: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Whoever has (the following) four characteristics will be a pure hypocrite: “If he speaks, he tells a lie; if he gives a promise, he breaks it, if he makes a covenant he proves treacherous; and if he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent evil insulting manner (unjust). And whoever has one of these characteristics, has one characteristic of a hypocrite, unless he gives it us.”

– Sahih al-Bukhari 3178

Look at what Muslims are doing now. Can we truly call ourselves Muslims? We must first rid ourselves of this hypocrisy, and then, God willing, Allah (S.W.T.) will once again shower His blessings upon us as He did during the Golden Islamic Age. Instead of relying on Arabs and seeking their help, we must first rectify ourselves. We need to educate our children about Islam, protect our daughters and sisters from the influence of disbelievers, and have the drive to work for the Ummah. When these qualities manifest within us, God willing, our days of prosperity will return.

May Allah (S.W.T.) grant us the strength to live and die upon the Deen of Islam.

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