A Letter To The Muslim Doctors In The West

By Abu Sa’eed Al-Britani (From the video, “Message Of A Mujahid”)

This is a letter to all the doctors who are living in Dar Al-Kufr Wal-Fasaad.

From the land of Sham, I greet you with the greeting of the Angels; Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatUllaahi wa barakaatuh.

I hope this letter reaches you in the best of health and Iman.

Know, my dear brother, that Allaah has blessed you with knowledge that He has not blessed all mankind with. His favors upon you is that He wrote in the Preserved Tablet for you to gain knowledge and experience in this field. And with every blessing He bestows upon us, we owe it to Him to utilize these favors for His sake and to please Him and do good work for His pleasure, seeking His Face.

As Muslims, we believe in the hereafter and the Day of Judgement, a Day where we will be asked about all the blessings Allaah bestowed upon us and how we used them.

Alhamdulillaah, in this blessed land, the land of Tawheed, the land of the Khilaafah, the land of Jihaad, we strive and struggle with our blood and sweat to establish a land where the Muslims may live in peace and security. Many brothers have attained martyrdom in the process and many are waiting. And from amongst those waiting are those who are crippled and maimed, laying in hospital beds without proper treatment.

When the jihaad in Sham started, many doctors fled the country to live in Turkey or other countries. This caused an insufficient number of remaining doctors to treat the wounded.

I have been to the hospitals up and down the State and so many hospitals lack not only man power but also doctors who are qualified for their jobs. I have seen many trainees training others on how to treat wounds, and many errors are committed by these untrained, unqualified, inexperienced helpers.

I remember one incident where a good friend of mine, Abu Mus’ab Franci had shrapnel pierce into his flesh and cut off pieces the size of a fist on his back from head to toe. There were about 50+ scars he received and as I was with him in the hospital, I observed how the ‘doctors’ were discussing what to do with him and how to treat him. A trainee doctor was poking the brother who was screaming in pain, until the other doctor told him not to do so. There were so many errors, from basic hygiene to lack of knowledge which occur in the hospitals.

I can narrate so many incidents I saw and heard of here in Sham which just shows the great importance of qualified doctors that are needed. It has happened to so many brothers here that they get different answers/solutions from different doctors. One doctor will say I do not need surgery while another will say I do. This is too common and majority of the injured brothers can testify to this.

Many times, the hospitals get packed out with brothers being unattended. The huge number of injured brothers makes it difficult on the few doctors to attend to everyone. Likewise, during heavy fighting, the doctors do not get sufficient sleep and their schedules are re-arranged, and circumstances force them to do over time; and when a doctor is tired he tends to forget. Such slips can have major impacts.

I have been to the hospitals many times and the assistance, care and supervision of many brothers goes unchecked.

You do not need to be an expert in your field to make a difference here, even someone with a year or two of studies is a big help. As I mentioned previously, we have brothers here who have not studied anything, yet due to the lack of doctors they help out in the hospitals, and many times, even help in major surgeries and operations.

Many times there are a lack of doctors and assistants. And believe me when I say it, just having a brother in the room responding to our needs, nursing us, e.g. getting us food, helping us up, adjusting our pillow, etc. can do wonders.

These are brothers who fought in the front lines and got injured for His sake, so for His sake give them a hand. There are disabled brothers who need you here, do not ignore those who Allaah loves. You are a doctor and we need you here more than anyone, we need you, wAllaahi we need you. I do not wish to sound harsh, but my brother please fear Allaah as He should be feared, stop treating the Kuffaar and come treat the wounds of your brothers.

You may be getting a high wage in the west, but what about the high rewards in the hereafter? The wage here may not be as much as you get in the west but do we live for this life or do we live for the hereafter? Is money more important than the life of your Muslim brother?

These are you brothers in Islam, who love Allaah and His Messenger, do they not deserve that you treat them? Do they not deserve a specialized doctor by their side? Do they not deserve someone who knows what needs to be done to him?

I know brothers who have been disabled for life due to inaccurate treatments in hospitals. Brothers who now cannot walk, cannot move their arms, cannot sit for long periods of time. It saddens me even thinking about such brothers. Beautiful brothers who left their homes and loved ones, only to be left alone and abandoned by their Muslim doctors at the time when they need them the most.

I’ve heard of incidents where brothers have died at the hospitals due to unqualified doctors. Where wounds have been cut too deeply and nerves accidentally cut, where brothers have chocked on their own blood, scarred for life, many incidents can be narrated but I do not wish to prolong this letter.

We are One Ummah and the pain of our brothers should affect us at night and ruin our sleep, just as the whole body remains awake at night due to the pain in our hand.

My intent for writing this letter is to remind you of Allaah and the responsibility that is upon your shoulders. These are our brothers, the blessed few who chose the aakhirah over this dunya, the blessed few who stood firm in battle and ran towards enemy lines.

It’s a test of patience for them to lay in bed staring at the ceiling all day in agonizing pain as the unqualified doctor attempts to heal him, but it’s also a test for the Muslim Doctors who have neglected using their blessings for His sake. Remember this well. Allaah is testing them through their injuries, but Allaah is also testing you to see how you will react. This life is a test, and each one of us get tested in different ways in accordance with our abilities.

I end by reiterating what I mentioned in the beginning of this letter; Allaah has blessed you with this knowledge and know that He will ask each one of us what we done with the favors which He bestowed upon us.

Will you betray your brothers or will you come to their aid? Your brothers are here, laying in hospital beds waiting for your response.

 

Your brother in Islam.

Abu Sa’eed Al-Britani (Kik: shaykh.anwar)

Al-Bab, Sham.

12/06/1436 (Corresponding to 01/04/2015)

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