Slavery

Posted in culture, elections, Knowledge, Muslims, Pakistan, politics on August 22, 2014 by Asma

Mental slavery or perhaps the ‘hindu mindset’, that prevails in our society, makes us see men we idealise as gods, who cannot err. The recent events in our political scenario is enough to convince anyone that, yes, we are suffering from ‘personality cult’ syndrome. The PLM-N and PTI supporters cannot and will not ever hear anything against their leaders. Same is the case with other parties in which MQM and PPP are also top of the list. Same goes for the religious parties.
The disease is quite understandable as far as rural areas are concerned as the population there has either access to no or little education plus they are not even allowed to think against the wishes of the zameendars, and waderas there. Plus since these people have lived under the slavery of a few families for centuries, their subconscious and conscious selves cannot just forgo these mental chains and breathe freely in open air as it might just kill them.
But is education the only solution to this problem? The same trend in the educated class of the urban areas negate it. The educated lot also cannot and does not tolerate anyone who do not support their political or religious ideals. The continous pinpointing at ‘the other’ group, the hate speech and the character assassination of other’s leaders show that, we, as a nation, never actually came out of the ‘hindu mindset’. The reverence one feels and shows for their leader is more crucial and important than their faith in Allah because we feel that, ‘my leader is above every bad act and decision and can never be wrong and shouldn’t be questioned.’ Plus if you do not disagree than you are an enemy or a kafir. The very unquestionable following of a leader, be it political or religious, has only created gaps, cracks and hatred in our society.
The current scenario in which some leaders are asking for political reforms and thinking about bringing in a revolution, do not realise that the whole process of revolution does not revolve around people singing, and dancing, and claiming to do one thing one day and other on another day. Revolution will come after we let go of the mental chains of blindly following humanbeings and turn to follow the One that frees us from human worshipping and that we may be able to ask our leader how come you had a whole tableful of breakfast whilst we begged for food in the streets.

Just a Thought

Posted in genocide, Muslims, Palestine on July 21, 2014 by Asma

Will our  ibaadah and saums be accepted if we don’t have the courage to stop such barbarism?

Where is ISIS, Taliban, Hizb ut tahrir, etc.??? Where are the leaders of the Muslim world? Where are the Grand Muftis? WILL YOU LET THOSE POOR PALESTINIANS BURN AND DO NOTHING?

My Heart Bleeds

Posted in Uncategorized on July 21, 2014 by Asma

I am so heart broken with everything that is going on today! The brutality of Israel, the
hypocrisy of the West is not what disturbs me. It is the silence of the Muslim world that is killing me. I know that Palestinians are martyrs but what about us? The calamity that they are struck with is actually a test for the whole ummah!!! Only if we are willing yo realise it. The tweets of some Pakistanis were coming in saying that Hamas is a terrorist group and didn’t dare to say a word on the speech of Israeli MP who said that all Palestinian mothers should be killed! Where are all those liberals and human rights activists, and feminists? Or are they all sleeping because Palestinian women cover their heads and dress modestly?
My heart bleeds because we have failed not just as Muslims but also as an ummah!

Gaza

Posted in Uncategorized on July 10, 2014 by Asma

As I watch the pictures coming in
from Gaza, mostly of kids punctured with missiles, I cannot imagine the pain their parents must be feeling. I try to imagine what if the baby was my 13 month old daughter or my 4 year old son, my heart would burst!
I wonder how can we not feel their pain and I pray that may Allah keep that feeling of pain, of rage and anger, against the genocide, alive. I’m afraid that on the Day of Judgement, how will I face my Lord when my brothers were being killed and I sat there doing absolutely nothing.

Phoppo

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on June 15, 2014 by Asma

I used to be jealous of my cousins(maternal) beacuse my mum used to light up every time she used to see them and in turn they were head over heels in love with their phuppo (aunt). An they used to eat from her hands, sleep with her; she uses to tell them stories and they used to play together. It was not as if she never did everything with us but we were grown ups while her nieces and nephews were very young (still are). The point I’m trying to make here is that it seems as if a special love is there in her heart for her nephews and nieces. And now that I have my own nephews, I can understand that special love because it fills my heart with joy and pride and the feeling is just unbelievable.  It seems as if somone has filled your heart with this emotion that is not only unfathomable but also it cannot be contained in my bosom.  The joy of being a mother is something miraculous but the love for the kids of my brothers is just… it is incomprehensibly miraculous as welll… clearly a sign of Allah as He fills your heart with love of other people.  :)

Bleak Future

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 10, 2014 by Asma

tIt’s been few days now since all of us felt immense joy when MQM leader was arrested in Britain. And since yesterday, the joy’s been eaten by the terrorist attack on Quaid-e-Azam International Airport in Karachi! It’s been one whole day now and some people are still stuck inside the old terminal. The whole episode made me sad, angry, furious as I cannot fathom the fact that they let the building burn and took no notice of it! I just want to smash the heads of all the authorities in question with metal chair! I know I don’t seem right in my mind but how can I be? Don’t all this effect you in anyway? It is killing m from the inside that all those “jialas” who lightening earthen candles with their blood two days back just because Altaf Hussein gave blood for tests, can’t come upfront and save their people! This is how dead we are to feel the pain of people burning inside that building!

The whole episode raises serious questions and I am sure none of our leaders; either of political parties or security institutions, will be able to answer. Why don’t DG ISI resigns from his job for this utter security lapse which has made a laughing stock of them? Aren’t they suppose to claim responsibility for such breech? Will no one com upfront and admit that it is their fault. Karachi, which is so under MQM influence, where MQM has amazing intelligence network, couldn’t see it coming? Why doesn’t Governor Sindh resign? Why doesn’t he admit that it was under their reign something this serious has happened and they should stop taking government’s money when they are not able to perform their duties. Or maybe they are just there to fill their pockets with people’s money! 

Some questions that need answers and that raise concerns:

1. Why is Nawaz Sharief so dying to go and having ties with India when clearly Indian weapons and injections were found with the terrorists? Indians haven’t stopped blaming and accusing Pakistan for Mumbai attacks, so why are we so dying to have soft policy where we should be dealing things with iron hand?

2. When we have earlier faced attacks like that of Mehran base, why didn’t anyone make extra security efforts? 

3. When soldiers were killed in Salala camp, when US took Ben Laden from Abbotabad, when India blames Pakistan for Mumbai attacks, why doesn’t army reply to any of it? Why can’t you stop drone attacks? Why do they always think that operation is the key solution where clearly it is not! I don’t even think that all these people heading the institutions of Intelligence, security forces and others are all uneducated lot as are our Prime Minister and Presidents. How can they make things right when they don’t understand them!

4. Stop congratulating each other and ask yourself, why did we let it happen in the first place? Why did it ever came to this point? Why couldn’t we stop it even before they entered the airport premises. 

I’m just so angry right now! Khel samjha hua hai mulk ko! arghhhhhh!

“na samjho ge tu mit jaoge aye Pakistan* walo
tumhari dastaan bhi na hogi dastaanon mein”

*Hindustan is the actual word here

The Great Debate

Posted in Pakistan with tags , , , , on November 14, 2013 by Asma

 

It has been a long time since I lifted the pen and wrote something. But this time around I had this uneasiness inside me that I thought needed to get out of my system, in order for me to think clearly . Anyway, the recent turn of events has raised a lot of questions on the authenticity of the title of shaheed and the context it has been used in. I do not know what will the turnout be of the whole debate as the liberals are trying to prove that the particular political party is talibanized. The army men and their families are angry for not being called patriotic and their dead been shunned the title of shaheed. The question still remains that should Munawwar Hassan be that bold in this sensitive issue.

Anyway, I am not going to dwell on what one should have said or not. But I would like to go back to where it all came from: September 11 and the aftermaths. When US claimed that the hijackers were followers of Osama Bin Laden, and they refused to try him in a court and decided to wage a Crusade (according to Bush) on Afghanistan. When Mushy got his hands dirty with Bushy, the whole country divided on the stance whether to let them use our air base to kill our own Muslim brothers. Mushy didn’t wait for the people to decide as he had already sold his soul to Collin Powell over just a phone call. So when you decide that your army is going to “help” the Crusaders, you choose a side. Anyway, then came the whole operation on FATA and Waziristan just because US couldn’t get enough of blood on its hands. I am going back in time because without the whole picture, you cannot analyze today’s scenario. So when we say its our war, we need to see it in this perspective and realize that it never was ours, it was a burden a dictator took just to keep his pockets full. And all these years, the so-called free media had bombarded the people with so much confusion that they had forgotten that suicide bombings (Hakimullah Mehsud and his likes) were a product of the bombs that our own army has been dropping on our innocent civilians for the past decade. We haven’t had these problems before 9/11. These come with the love that US and Pakistan Army with the collaboration of Pakistani political government has been showering on the people of Pakistan!

jang tu khud eik mas’ala hai
jang kia maslon ka hal degi
aag aur khoon aaj degi
bhook aur ehtiaaj kal degi”

This is exactly what we are going through right now as a country. And when we think of the whole scenario, don’t we realize that when we kill our own Muslim brothers just because the US believed that they killed thousands on september 11 (they never gave Osama or others a trial to have proven their beliefs), is right or wrong? The one comment of Munawwar Hassan has cleared the dust that had been accumulated on this issue for such a long time. I am not siding with him, but what will you call the Muslim, who dies fighting the war of nasara killing his own Muslim brothers?

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