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 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.