ALLAH does not change the state of people, until they change it themselves

12.1.13

Quetta-The Little London Of Pakistan

I am not sure from where to start. I am having difficulty with coherency as all this blood, hate, apathy is weighing my heart down and down and I am afraid my words will not be enough to carry the ache of the population of Quetta who have been mourning for their dead for so long.

Bomb blast site-Quetta
mourners with their dead in front of Quetta press club
There have been six bomb blasts in Quetta in single day who left around 102 people dead. Imagine six blasts in one day. Mourners didn't bury their dead and protested in front of press club in Quetta, with their dead bodies, asking for army control in province. Quetta's minister has been in Dubai with his family and he was on a transit flight to Frankfurt. Today.

The chaos is all over Pakistan and our Political leaders are busy with their own (filthy) tricks of politics. And us, people around Pakistan are also apathetic to the situation in country to some extent. We just sit behind our screens and write some lines for them and get busy with our football matches, surkshetra, cricket mania and what not!


However, I know one brave heart who was standing in front of Karachi press club at around 3:45 in the morning, for Quetta. Dr. Awab Alvi. I was proud to see him there. And I was ashamed that we could not join him. They were total five in number.

I wish there was some way to go out to these people, these brave souls who are paying so much for living here, who are being ignored as if they don't exist. The life has become so cheap in these areas. I wish I had a way to reach out to them in any way at all, to stand by them, at least, so that they know they are not alone. Alone in these extremely hard times, in bitter cold, sitting in front of press club with their deads, begging for their own right. What a torture it must be for them to go through all this, to adopt such an extreme measure. Oh, Allah! Please have rehmah on us. Do not let us collapse under this extreme burden. Oh Lord, make us sympathetic to their situation and enable us in every way to help them out of it. Oh Allah, give us courage to stand for them, for feeble and weak.


"Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people." Quran [2:286]

9 comments:

  1. Greetings,

    Thank you Noor for this.

    I like what I know about Dr. Awab Alvi. He seems very consistently active on the behalf of people.

    The 5 who showed up, as well you showing up via this post, is a kindness that, inshallah, will catch on, and spread.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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    1. You know Dr. Awab? Wow!

      you always manage to find something positive in bleak situations. Thanks for your kind words. Please pray for our people.

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  2. this dua at the end is just like a balm. JazakAllah.

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    1. Barakillahil kheyr. Thanks for the visit. :)

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  3. Dear Noor,

    I first learned of Dr. Awab first on www.ted.com, a site I often visit that contains many fine videos from people like him who are passionate about helping and uplifting others. Praying...

    All good wishes,

    robert

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  4. It is easy to stand up for our loved one but It takes real courage to stand up for others. Amazing post noor.

    My best friend from university moved to Lahore with family, yesterday. Leaving her studies in between. Three members of her family were killed in this brutal and horrible genocide. :(

    Asna here.

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    1. @Asna: Thanks so much for dropping by.

      Yes, people are literally struggling hard to survive. May Allah have rehma on us and unite us under His word; Tauheed.

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  5. Greetings,

    I suggest that no one clicks on the link above in the comment by "Anonymous," as it leads to an inappropriate site.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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