Why I Didn’t Want The Pakistani Team To Win

I wished and prayed with all my heart that Pakistan should win But there was this rational side of me which didn’t want the Pakistani Team to win today. And you might be wondering why… Well the answer is easy: the whole prediction business! I mean all the energy was consumed in calling all those astronomers and fortune tellers on the TV shows and the poor parrots dying because he predicted that Pakistan will win!

All I want to say is, I read this Hadeeth in Sahih Bukhari. I don’t have the book right now with me, or else I would have given the reference. When it rained before the battle of Badr, there were Muslims amoung the lines who said that such and such star appeared at such time that is why it rained, the Prophet (SAW) said that these people have committed shirk because they believed in the movements of stars as they did not say that it is Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala who sends down rain from the skies.

Many people would say that we don’t believe in such things but what is the harm in listening to all this or reading zodiac signs and stuff. The thing is when people get desperate and they cannot see a possible solution to their problems, then they fall prey to such things as these start to give them hope instead of Faith in Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala. And not only that there are people out there who easily fall prey to such things as their eimaan is not that strong, if Pakistan would have won the match, all these people would have easily switched their eimaan and that be without even knowing that it is gone.

One other thing that was shocking to me was what I saw on the recorded programs today. One was that of Jawed Chaudhry, in which he was talking to all these fortune tellers as if they hold an important position in the whole affair. I mean I had respect for him earlier but now… The second program that was quite disturbing for a person like me was “har lamha Purjosh”. The infamous Dr. Liaqat Hussain was sitting on the same panel as that of the fortune tellers. Now this is something that one can call subliminal message being passed out on to the general public. Dr. Hussain’s presence there legitimatized the fortune telling business and the astronomy for a lot of people who have weak faith. And there is a huge viewership of Dr. Hussain, to all those people who follow him blindly, this message has been passed out onto them that it is okay to follow all these predictions, and the astronomy business. These are not mere coincidences that these programs were held and these fortune- telling- people were given so much importance in recent programs and shows.

This only shows how the media is playing with the faith and eimaan of the people. I do not watch these programs, it was a mere coincidence that my husband was watching them and I sat down to see what was happening, and this is what I was shocked to see. Many of you would say that whatever, we don’t believe it and all but there are kids, youngsters watching these programs, their minds are easy to mold, so this is alarming and shouldn’t be taken lightly!

But who am I kidding? If our media was soo responsible, it wouldn’t have promoted all the bad things in our society!

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We, we call ourselves Muslims

“Watan ki fikar ker nadaan, museebat anay wali hai
Teri barbaadiyon k mashwaray hain aasmaanon mein
na samjho ge tu mit jaoge aye Pakistan* walo
Tumhari daastan bhi na hogi daastaanon mein”

The recent Davis episode made everyone’s pens moving with such fluidity that it seemed as if this was the moment everyone was waiting for to write something. My hubby said apart from all the humiliation and all, atleast we proved that Obama is a liar!

Anyway, the thing is this was the incident which could have triggered the spell of revolution in the common people, but unfortunately we are soo engrossed and busy in our little affairs that until and unless the fire wont engulf our own lives and houses, we wont even say a word. The Pakistani people would cram the streets, jam the traffic, dance on the roofs of their cars and kill people with “hawai” firing if Pakistan wins this world cup but they didn’t budge at this particular moment. They did, I’m sorry, they did make an effort and joined the virtual rallies on facebook, little do they know that clicking wont change a thing, they would need to do a little more than just that.

And then I was wondering, what’s happening around the world, the muslim world in particular. Chaos is everywhere. Little do the leaders know that only dialogue can bring some peace and change in Bahrain and not the Fauji operation. And Libya, They’d make it another Afghanistan. The UN is good for nothing organization, who trusts them? America? They all just went there to make the whole thing “legal”, but not considering the fact that when they fire missiles from the sea, it’s the common man that gets the most of the white phosphorus not the “legitimate” targets! The civilians, the women, the children all will be killed like they were brutally raped and killed in Afghanistan, and Iraq and all the Muslim World would do is just support the world on this because they can not do anything except this. This Muslim World is good for nothing because, it itself has considered America as their god and has left its people at the mercy of the West who would never accept them as human equal to them. They still think that it’s a white man’s burden to tame us into human beings from being cannibals.

Did Egypt revolution change anything for the Palestinians? Now that would be the perimeter by which we can judge how true the leadership is that has come upfront after the fall of Mr. Mubarak!

And last but not the least, I would like to talk about the army of my own country. How we used to love to sing for them and thought them soo brave. This Army can do nothing if there’s a foreign invasion. They can only fire missiles at their own innocent country men in the FATA region, the Swat region and the Waziristan region just because America thinks that there are terrorists there. Hello, what about the drones? Oh well, they are created in our country and attack our countrymen. Way to go Musharraf! Way to go Zardari! Such democracy that the common people even now have no voice and no say in anything that goes around in this country! Our army can only burn the innocent girls of jamia hafsa. And I’m sure they can only trample masajid with their boots and can do no further good!

Well done all…

*the real word here is “hindustan”

Surah Wa’aqi’aa

41. And those on the Left Hand – how (unfortunate) will be those on the Left Hand?

42. In fierce hot wind and boiling water,

43. And shadow of black smoke,

44. (That shadow) neither cool, nor (even) pleasant,

45. Verily, before that, they indulged in luxury,

46. And were persisting in great sin (joining partners in worship along with Allâh, committing murder and other crimes)[2]

47. And they used to say: “When we die and become dust and bones, shall we then indeed be resurrected?

48. “And also our forefathers?”

49. Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): “(Yes) verily, those of old, and those of later times.

50. “All will surely be gathered together for appointed Meeting of a known Day.

51. “Then moreover, verily you the erring-ones, the deniers (of Resurrection)!

52. “You verily will eat of the trees of Zaqqûm.

53. “Then you will fill your bellies therewith,

54. “And drink boiling water on top of it.

55. “And you will drink (that) like thirsty camels!”

56. That will be their entertainment on the Day of Recompense!

57. We created you: then why do you believe not?

58. Then tell Me (about) the (human) semen that you emit.

59. Is it you who create it (i.e. make this semen into a perfect human being), or are We the Creator?

60. We have decreed death to you all, and We are not outstripped,

61. To transfigure you and create you in (forms) that you know not.

62. And indeed, you have already known the first form of creation (i.e. the creation of Adam): why then do you not remember (or take heed)?

63. Then tell Me about the seed that you sow in the ground.

64. Is it you that make it grow, or are We the Grower?

65. Were it Our Will, We could crumble it to dry pieces, and you would be regretful (or left in wonderment) [Tafsir Ibn Kathîr].

66. (Saying): “We are indeed Mughramûn (i.e. ruined or have lost the money without any profit, or are punished by the loss of all that we spend for cultivation)! (Tafsir Al-Qurtubî)

67. “Nay, but we are deprived!”