Shocked. Disturbed. Upset. But most of all saddened. Saddened at the state of people in the world today. The state of us, the Ummah of the Beloved (saw). Just watched some news* and couldn’t believe what I was seeing and hearing. Two young boys, one aged sixteen, tied up and dragged around the streets in a Pakistani village being beaten up. They had their eyes beaten in and were then hanged and beaten to death all the while other people including the police (that were called for help) gathered and watched, and not a single person intervened! Not one single God- fearing person. Why did this happen? Over a cricket feud?
I just don’t understand how people, Muslims can just stand and watch something as inhumane as this? Is there no humanity left in people? Some people may feel that something like this is nothing to be suprised at, these kind of things happen all the time, they happened soon after the Prophet (saw) passed. So?? Does this mean that we shouldn’t consider these atrocities as a “big deal”? We shouldn’t be affected by them,in a sense, just desensitize ourselves? ?
I could not believe what I was seeing. Insan, who Allah blessed with the gift of reason, to know right from wrong acting worse than animals? If this is not Jaahilliyah then what is? As tears rolled down I prayed the Allah have Mercy on us; Allah have Mercy on us for we have are truly in need of His Mercy and guidance. Subhanallah, just today I read the ayah,
“Truly! Allâh wrongs not mankind in aught; but mankind wrong themselves” (10:44).
If anything, one thing I will make sure I do is inculcate a sense of justice in my children. So that they stand up to injustices and wrongs whether it be big or small, local or global between friend and foe. For what is worse then witnessing an injustice before your very eyes and doing nothing? We have been commanded to act:
“Whoever of you sees something wrong, let him change it with his hand. If unable to, then let him change it with his tongue. If unable, then with his heart. And that is the weakest degree of faith”. (Hadith)
On the Day Of Judgment when we will be asked why we let an injustice take place and we did not intervene when we could have, what will we say?
Oh Allah, guide us, have mercy on us and let us not be of the oppressors!
* Footage of the event on the news-some may find it disturbing.