Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Hurricane Sandy and Pakistanis

I was sickened and disgusted by the response of certain Pakistanis to Hurricane Sandy in the USA. Before going any further in this , I would like you to read some responses to it .

1. "o Allah with this Hurricane teach these blasphemous people a lesson and make an example out of them"

2.  "What is happening is totally right, they deserve it"

3. All the Christians and Jews must face this wrath of Allah.

and Many more, and NO these responses are from our well educated class, not fake Maulvi's. A contact of mine on my Facebook updated his status like the 1st one, praying for the destruction of those suffering from Hurricane Sandy. I asked him whether he prayed the same when floods and 7.3 Magnitude earthquake struck us, I asked him that if he cares so much about Muslims and his religion, what about a good number of Muslim men and women living in USA and suffering from it , I asked him if that is what religion has taught us, I asked him if Prophet's (PBUH) ever prayed for someone's destruction, I asked him that why don't he pray for their right path (if you think they are all yahood-o-nassara), I asked him whether he will pray the same to punish us if God-Forbid the next Natural Disaster hit us , there were so many questions asked but non of them answered , and that guy has a display picture of Tony Start (Iron Man) . A character and a person who belongs to US and falls under the terminology of "Yahoo-o-Nassara" .

Are we insane or what ? I have never read a chapter in Quran where any of the Prophets felt happy when their nation faced the wrath of Allah. What I recall is they cried , they tried hard till the end to seek guidance for them, to convince them . What I read is that the Taif people didn't face the wrath of Allah because Prophet (PBUH) felt sympathy for them even after they injured him badly . What I have read the Prophet Ibraheem (PBUH) tried till the end to seek Hidayah for his father , and who are we are we greater than Prophet (PBUH) ? or are these people worst than the people of Taif or pre-Islamic Mekkah ?

The same thing happened when hurricane Katrina struck America, as like now Pakistani Muslims were happy they "Kuffars" are getting punished , and then what happened ? October 8th, 2005 , Holy month of Ramadan, Yes, we were struck by wrath of Allah in the month of blessings , and half a million died, more than million homeless, now I ask these people will they be excited if now again we are faced by any disaster ? What if we are struck by another earthquake, worst floods that have been coming to us since last 3 years ?
Will you survive the Allah's wrath , what will you call yourself then ? Yahood-o-Nassara ? Illuminati ? or what ?

To all my Muslim fellows out there, you cannot prove your love for your Prophet (PBUH) by cursing the innocent ones, by giving out bad wishes to your fellow human beings. If you think you are doing it right ? Then wait for more Disasters to Come .

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Identity Crisis - Will the real Pakistani please stand up

Case 1 :

2 years back I was on my way home in a public bus, it was the month of Ramadan, and as we all know that in Ramadan during rush hours people go mad . It was just another evening, I heard 2 people talking on the back seat, discussing the situation of Pakistan after some bad or unpleasant news they heard from someone, the conversation was somewhat like this .

MAN 1 : Pata nahi is mulk main kyun reh rahay hain, bas bhaagna hai yahan se ( Why are we even living in this country, we should leave this place )

MAN 2 (Laughing) : Ab to Green Passport ki bhi koi izzat nahi kerta, kon poochta hai Pakistanio ko (No one respects our Green Passport, and no one on earth gives any kind of respect to us)

MAN 1 : Bas yaar bahar niklo is mulk se ( Bro, we just need to get out of here )

And they carried on with the same old criticism, usually I don't keep quite when someone is blaming Pakistan for their problems, but I don't know what kept me from arguing with them, I controlled my anger and few minutes after I get off as my stop was there .

Case 2 :

Years back when I was studying , I posted a nationalist sort of article on my department's mailing group. After few months I received an email from a senior of mine who belonged to an Islamic organization, claiming that if you are a nationalist then you are against the teachings of Islam, as Islam teaches universal brotherhood beyond borders . Accepting that as a true point, I argued that my post doesn't disagree with this fact, if I love my country that doesn't mean that I am against the Universal Brotherhood teachings, but according to her even fighting for the country is against the teachings of Islam and insisted that I should drop the idea of loving my country in order to be a true Muslim, the point of her was that we need to come under the umbrella of Khilafah . The discussion ended with no conclusion .

Case 3 :

I often get laughed at for my too much of "Pro-Pakistani" posts on social networks, they call me Jazbaati (Emotional) , Pagal, or whatever they could think of, its not that I am wrong , its just that I feel sorry for other people's attitude towards Pakistan, it was one sort of discussion that cleanliness begins from home, so if you want to make Pakistan a better place to live then we have to change ourselves like we should keep our streets clean, we should follow traffic rules, and these are just a tiny bit of responsibilities that fall on each and every citizen of this country. But for my these points I got nothing but the same attitude that "these things wont help Pakistan" only true leaders will help you, and "1 Banday k change honay se kuch nahi hota" ( You can't change Pakistan, by just changing yourself" , we are too rigid to change ourselves ,then how do you expect a change in the whole damn system ?

Case 4:

A colleague of mine while trying to make fun of me told me that "You will look like Quaid-e-Azam when you will grow old, I said " At-least I will look like a Great Man" , this statement led to him claiming that creating Pakistan was a conspiracy to divide Muslims and all the crap and Jinnah wasn't a great man . My response was "Don't get me started on this"

Above mentioned cases are Actual events that happened in my life, and they are just not limited to these 4, they are a lot of them, reason behind sharing was to show that how much of a confused nation we are, we are in deep and critical sort of Identity Crisis, we fight on whether there should be Islamic laws, secular laws, whether Jinnah was secular or religious, was he a Shiite , Ismaili or a Sunni, whether voting in elections is "Shirk" or not, is giving taxes OK or not, were we better in India or Pakistan, whether I should call myself a Pakistani first or a Muslim first, whether or not its my right to kill anyone in the name of honor or religion .

Are WE  REAL Pakistanis, I am sure if our ancestors who laid their precious life for a more precious place called Pakistan were alive they would have regretted their decision to do so, NO NO by no means I am saying that creating Pakistan was a mistake, what I am trying to say is that we have made it a horrible place to live by our actions, by the rules we impose in our society , by misusing religion, by vowing to kill every other person, by make it dirtier with our own hands .

Will the REAL Pakistani please Standup !

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Adaab-e-Munafiqat Pakistan - Hypocrisy Protocols in Pakistan

After going through the recent Malala's incident, I decided to blog my thoughts .
I am not a pessimist, neither am an extremist (be it liberal or religious) . I just try not to be a hypocrite in Pakistan . If YOU are a Pakistani, then it is extremely difficult to choose a side, either side you choose, you will be labeled as "extremist", but I will call you a hypocrite (munafiq in urdu ).

By Definition hypocrite means

a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs
Very well, Now lets read the Pakistani  version of it

A person who actually by his words and arguments shows the love for country, but when it comes to prove, act, perform, or stand by the words, fails to do so. In other words don't give a shit about the country
 If you are interested in becoming a hypocrite, or want to know the level of your hypocrisy ,or just for the sake of knowledge, I present you Adaab-e-Munaafiqt , Rules or Protocols of Hypocrisy .

  1. Make sure you are a Pakistani, you must carry the Green passport
  2. Hypocrisy has two kinds 1.Religious 2.Liberal, choose the best that matches your personality
    Lets talk about No. 2 ,first 
  3. Call Jinnah a Secular
  4. Iqbal is nothing
  5. Baluchistan is not the part of Pakistan, and must be separated
  6. Shutup when a Drone Strikes, shout when a Taliban does
  7. Shutup on Target Killings
  8. Every other pious person is a Taliban
  9. Pakistan Army is killing innocent people in Northern Areas, but Drones are killing terrorists
  10. Use abusive language frequently, this really helps when you are losing an argument
  11. Enemies only exist within, there is no insurgency from India and Iran
  12. USA is United States Almighty 
  13. Freedom of Speech can be used to abuse religion
  14. If you are a  Human Rights Activist, don't you dare mention Kashmir . NEVER 
  15. Every conversion to Islam is a forceful one
If I continue to mention the rules this will never end, but for starters these are enough. Lets come to the next set of rules, for our Holy Religious People

  1. Make sure that every other person is a Kafir, Say it loud or think it in your heart
  2. Every person calling himself a Taliban is a true Mujahid and Warrior 
  3. Pakistan was made by a Kafir and it should have never been created but make sure you are the 1st in line to call yourself a Pakistani and want to rule this country
  4. Never mention Suicide Attacks in your discussions, they are "Fidai" attacks and those who die are doomed to hell
  5. Pak Army is Na-Paak Army
  6. Don't forget to misuse blasphemy law
  7. USA is our enemy, but let the $$$ come, but we can be friends if they provide us with weapons to fight other non-Muslims
  8. Never speak up for minority rights
  9. Bash USA even for the issues like load shedding, corruption, inflation etc.
  10. Fund every Jihaadi organization without knowing who is controlling it
  11. Make sure to find a conspiracy in every event
  12. Shariah is the law, but make sure you interpret it your way
  13. Never speak up for Women rights, Rape, KaroKari, Vani and all the traditions against women
  14. While protesting, destroy all the properties, burn everything, block roads to make sure your Holy Message is heard
  15. Breaking Country's Law is OK, because you are a religious person and You are superior to everyone.

I hope these Rules are clear and well written. Try to rate yourself on the scale of 1 to 10 in the light of the categories . 
Feel free to call me whatever you like, I take abuses, rant, gaaliyan, fatwas, and all the verbal shit with an open heart 

A (maybe or maybe not) Hypocrite.