Thank you. No, really, thank you.
Before I go onto the details of why I’m thanking you guys, I’d like to point out that I’m just a regular person, sitting thousands of kilometers away from you, with an internet connection that allowed me to witness profound things over the past couple of weeks. I’ve never visited you guys and I don’t know when I’ll ever get the chance to, but I just wanted to write this letter, telling you that after a very long time, I have almost been positively brought to tears by your existence.
You guys have reassured people like me that there is still hope in the world and that not everyone is out to get us. So, thank you.
We’re not alone. In fact, you’ve gone ahead and done something that many of us, although should be our ultimate responsibility, have not been able to do. Maybe we’re scared, maybe we need direction or maybe we’re just ignoring it until it becomes too big to ignore. So, thank you.
You guys took on a step, a beautiful step to help those in need. You’ve extended your arms of comfort to people who had nowhere to go. Yes, so have other people. But you guys have proven that you’re different. So, thank you.
You’ve always been generally nice and happy people, never deeming it necessary to involve yourself in weird drama. And the one time you guys do involve yourself, you inspire the whole world! So again, thank you.
The fact that your leader takes out the time to welcome refugees personally at the airport, assuring them of their safety and comfort in your country, or that your students memorize a historical Nasheed and sing it, showing your solidarity in the cause, is all so amazing. So, thank you.
Maybe we’re currently in a world where these things have become a rarity, hence our expression of shock, happiness and just confusion as to how all this is happening. We weren’t expecting it. So, thank you.
You have told us that you don’t need to just open doors for people to make them feel like they are being helped, you sometimes need to take the extra effort in being human. We’ve definitely lost our ways in the past, becoming accustomed to negativity. But, you guys changed that. So, thank you.
You guys have given us something we’ll forever be grateful to in a time when we thought no one would be willing to help us out. So, thank you.
I hope and I pray that you guys stay steadfast on your awesomeness. You are an inspiration to us all. We hope we can do for others, what you’ve done for us. So again, thank you.
A Fellow Muslim