It is said that the Holy Prophet (SAW) stated, “The one who starts his day with his main concern being worldly affairs has nothing to do with Allah (SWT), and whoever does not care about the Muslims is not one of them, and whoever willingly accepts humiliation without being forced is not one of us.”
Although we may make the effort to perform our ritual Islamic obligations, we often go about our lives with the worry of our own affairs, whether it be health, wealth, safety and security, family, career, etc. Although all these aspects of life are important and must be attended to, they should be done in a manner with full reliance on Allah SWT. Know that it is our duty is to act, but it is Allah SWT that determines the outcome of our actions. Likewise, the concerns that we have for ourselves, we should also have for our brothers and sisters in Islam or else our souls will become veiled by the dunya, or the worldly life.
This Friday, March 26th, 2021, marks the end of the 6th year of the war in Yemen, where, according to the UN, over 230,000 people have died, a third of whom are children, as a direct or indirect result of the ongoing war. While we focus on our health and spirituality, let us not forget the plight of our brothers and sisters suffering through the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet today. Sending financial or food aid is helpful, raising awareness at the government and community level is necessary and, at the very least, we can all raise our hands and make du’a for our brothers and sisters in Yemen.
"A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection" - Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).