Sunday, March 20, 2011

A nation.....divided

Friend : So which sect are you from?
Me : I am a Muslim
Friend : That I know but I am asking about your sect, as in are you a Sunni, Shia etc?
Me : I have already told you that I am a Muslim, isn’t that enough?

Since forever we all have been fighting on the issue that where do we actually belong?? Are we Muslims, Shia’s, Sunni’s, Punjabi’s, Pathan’s etc…….ever thought of putting the word “human being” in the list???
Talking about me, I have witnessed several hate mongers who love to talk crap about other sects as if the angels of the heaven are waiting for them with bouquets in their hands. Everybody loves gossip and  I myself used to listen to all those “ conspiracy theories” about other sects with my eyes wide open as if a horror movie is been telecasted on TV. Somebody even told me that people of a particular sect kill their own babies!!!!! I mean what are they……Godzilla??? (Even she loves her babies’ yr)
So, how did I become sooo anti-sects??? Where 9/11 had made the lives of Muslims a living hell, it on the other hand had played a huge part in my “awakening” because after the fall of Twin Towers, we witnessed hate crimes against the whole Muslim community and that made me realize that how badly our whole community is actually divided into sections. Apart from that, I started watching programs on TV where the true anti-secretarian Islam was being preached. I do agree that there are black sheeps in every sect but we can’t just term all of them as Monsters if we don’t like some of them.

“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur'ân), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allâh's Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren, and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allâh makes His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided.”

“And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves after the clear proofs had come to them. It is they for whom there is an awful torment.”
The Noble Qur'an 3:103, 105

Now same is the case with ethnicities and political party favorites in our country. “I don’t like her because she supports HHH party,” or “Oh is he a Punjabi??? Oh my God!! I am not talking to him from now on”. What the hell people??? Stop judging each other on the basis of ethnicities or political parties they support. I myself have witnessed families who aren’t talking to their relatives just because they support different political parties. What is happening to us??? Can’t we agree on anything???

“We are Pakistanis instead of Balochi, Pathan,Sindhi,Punjabi and Bengali. Our thinking and actions should be like a Pakistani and that we should be proud of being a Pakistani.”
Quaid-e-Azam, June 15, 1948

I am telling you very clearly that these political parties aren’t going to help you in your rainy days, they aren’t going to give you a shoulder to cry on and are neither going to celebrate your success. They are just doing their job, that is, to divide people so that they will kill each other themselves and at the end these politicians will be humming “ Fikr na faqa aish kr kaka”
These days I am hearing the word “REVOLUTION” quite a lot but is it really going to come in our country?? Hell no!!! because the God of divided mentality is ruling our minds. People of different sects, different political parties, different ethnicities etc don’t even want to share their food with each other and we are day-dreaming about a revolution here…Huhhh not gonna happen…. because we have clearly forgotten to witness that the revolution which came in Tunisia and Egypt was a result of unity. Tunians and Egyptians consider themselves as Arabs and patriotic citizens. So even if their religious or political views don’t match…they don’t give a damn.
What will it take us to concede that nations are not built on the rubble of conflicts and rivalries but on religious tolerance and justice for all. No country in the world is unfettered from social malevolence so Instead of devising to run away, we should focus on eliminating our differences so that we can stand together as one nation. So be the change instead of waiting for it to happen.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Learning along the way

In the past 2 months, I have really learned a lot.. ….

I have learned that everything happens for a reason.
I have learned to not sweat about the small stuff, to just chill because no problem is big enough that I can't solve.
I have learned that you should hold on to what you love, fight for it but there's only a certain amount of fighting that you can do, and at some point when you realize that it's not working, then it's time to let go because it wasn't meant to be.
I have learned not to try and follow the directions on the map because sometimes you just have to make up the directions as you go along, or better yet, just jump up, fly and see where the wind takes you to.
I have learned to smile no matter what. Whether you're sad or happy on the inside, just smile. Sometimes you gotta fake it but it’s worth it.
I have learned that being labeled as a bad person hurts really bad but moving forward and correcting that perception actually makes you feel good.
I have learned that even if you feel lonely and like you have no one at all, there is always someone there, always. You just have to pull your head up, open your eyes and look around to see them.
I have learned that friends are amazing and when you're having a tough time, the quietest of people, people you've never even spoken to will sometime come forward and give you a shoulder to lean on.
I have learned that you have to take each day as it comes, no planning for the future and no dwelling on the past.
I have learned that there is nothing wrong in being straight-forward but being too open is actually being too silly.
I have learned that people will change. Really important people will walk straight out of your life, and you kinda just have to let them go.
I have learned that life already has things planned out for us and no matter how hard we try and stop something from happening, or no matter how hard we try to make it happen, if it was really meant to be then life will make it be.
I have learned that your past is always going to be there. You can try as hard as you can to make it all fade away but it won’t because the past is set in stone. It won’t leave you and you can’t leave it. It's just something you gotta try deal with.
I have learned that love never fades away, it never dies and it can never ever be replaced by hate. Love is here, just like your past, set in stone. So once the love is here, it always will be, no matter what.
And the most important thing that I have learned is that no matter what people say about you, God will always be your witness.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Have you ever pondered that nobody really knows how much anybody else is hurting? We could be standing next to somebody who is completely broken and we wouldn't even notice it. But what if you are the person who is broken?

Its strange having moments in life when you realize that how your life could be, and then having to return to how it really is.

A moment usually arrives when your life feels like its caving in on you. That is the reason why people really do feel like they don’t want to exist. They just want to curl up in a ball and go to that place between life and death. Saying "I don’t want to exist" doesn’t mean that you want to die.  It means "I wish, for the time being, I could go somewhere and not feel all this that is happening to me."  I don’t think there is anything wrong if a person thinks that way.

In case some people don’t know how it feels to feel this way, then you have no place to judge anyone who does.