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?

Election Pakistan 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 11, 2013 by Asma

The most anticipated event of this year were the elections that were to be held in Pakistan for the formation of the new government. Last five years were hell for all Pakistanis and today was the day when they thought that they will bring about the change in this system. 

Today, Karachiites were heart broken (including myself) as the only party that had the courage to stand up to the atrocities of MQM boycotted the election. Yes, I am talking about Jamat-e-Islami because ANP and PPP have always formed an alliance with MQM. The rigging and the manhandling of staff and most of all, there are two polling stations in Karachi where people have been standing since morning and no one is there. So polling has not yet started! 

The worst part is that Supreme Court ordered checking of voters’ list in Karachi under Army, Pakistan Army didn’t do anything. Even today Election Commission of Pakistan has turned a blind eye over the rigging and complaints and moreover Army is nowhere to be seen. In a city like Karachi where people have been abducted, mass rigging is going on, female presiding officers are manhandled and candidates have been murdered by MQM, Army decided to stand on the sidelines and thought the show must go on without them interrupting anything. Well done Kiyani! Well done Pakistani Army! We are so proud of you! You always have the best interest of Pakistani people at heart! It’s high time that the people of Karachi should stand up to these stupid MQM people, who are crying out loud that it is them who were manhandled and their people who were not allowed to cast votes whereas, the whole city is crying out that they are forcing us to vote for KITE at gunpoint! 

I’m soo heart broken, so sad, and on the verge of tears that MQM is going to get majority seats again! This city will go through hell again and this time around I don’t think that we’ll be able to tolerate it! We’ll go bonkers if we have not already gone bonkers! 

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