Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The all merciful, the all loving, infinitely compassionate God has sent a team of angels in the guise of doctors, lawyers, students, activists, clerics, media, and army, police and government helpers to bandage the gift of life to healing, so brutally ripped apart by the bullets of Taliban and they demanding unbiased coverage? It is like devil asking his victims to pray for him so that he can go to heaven, pretending that he is not to be blamed for his evil actions since he is already condemned to eternal damnation. ____Precisely and paradoxically one century and thirty-two years ago an Afghani woman by the name of Malala working alongside men to tend the wounded during the Anglo-Afghan war carried the flag of victory when an Afghani flag-bearer was killed by the British. Now after decades of invasions, tyrannies and oppression Malala has returned as Malala Yousufzai who would raise the flag of peace over the globe of this universe, restoring the rights of women usurped by Taliban. The same rights in education and equality in work and marriage granted to them thirteen centuries ago by Prophet Muhammad. ____'Women shall have same rights over men as men have over them.' 2: 228 Quran ____'And they the women have rights similar to those of men in equity. I God will not allow the work of any worker from among you, whether male or female to be lost.' 3: 196 Quran ____And Taliban still want to silence the media and to kill Malala? By striking an innocent girl who even at this young age understands the worth of love and peace, while Taliban young and old and still immature, steeped deep in ignorance; neither knowing what Islam means, nor trying to understand its beautiful precepts, guided by the ocean of their hatred and bigotry know only to kill and tyrannize. Only a handful of hooligans, they are trying their utmost to blacken the face of Islam, succeeding only in killing innocent men, women and children and failing shamelessly in defaming Islam since millions of Muslims know better and continue to practice the virtues of love and peace. And yet our prayers reach out to Taliban for Guidance. ____'Lord grant guidance to my people, for surely they know not.' 7: 199 Quran ____'Create not disorder on earth.' 1: 12 Quran Peace to the world. We are eternally grateful to all who are helping Malala on the rungs to recovery.