The world was mourning again, this time in Manchester, England where a savage man blew himself at a concert, killing 22 people while injuring several others. Among the killed were children including an 8-year-old.
As Islamophobia took centre stage once again, with certain xenophobics blaming Muslims and Islam yet again for the actions of a few, there were Muslims in Manchester who were going the extra mile proving there’s goodness in every community and putting into practice the real compassionate teachings of Islam.
Muslims raising money to support the victims
Islamic charity organisation Human Appeal launched a charity appeal to help those affected by the bombing.
Muslims taxi drivers gave free rides home
Joshua and Mark praising the stars:
George reminding the public Muslims ought not be blamed:
Hannah defending the Muslims:
Abdul-Latif emphasizing what Islam stands for:
Twitter account The Man Utd Way fighting Islamophobia:
Nadeem stating a Muslim taxi driver’s kind act:
Wajid and Alex stressing not to judge the whole by a small minority:
Ahsan and Melvin reiterating a similar message:
Conor prompting the obvious, which seems to be lost on some:
Muslim doctors and police officers worked extra hours to save lives
Awais refuting those who want to blame all Muslims:
A Christian defending the Muslims:
VV. prodding a vital point – Muslims are affected most by such acts:
There’s plenty more of such touching moments, not just as a result of this bombing but all around the world, being done by types of people.
It’s heartbreaking to see the senseless killings around the world just don’t seem to be ending. And so, as evil continues to rampaging on, it’s vital the good people continue to do that much more to let the wrong people win.
Repelling evil with good is exactly what Allah says in the Qur’ān (41:34):
“And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.”
And so, what’s most critical in response to such events is for people of all faiths, backgrounds and nationalities to come together for the greater good. Please don’t incite hatred and create divisions. Show solidarity and stand firm against all types of evil happening in any part of the world, be it Manchester, Paris, Syria or Burma.