Saturday, August 24, 2013

The post in which I talk about something very close to me...

I would like to use my blogging powers to talk about something that's very close to my heart and that matters a lot to me. 

For a few years now my greatest causehas been the fight in the Middle East. Palestine, Syria, Egypt  all the countries that have been in turmoil for several years. 
Honestly, I was never one to give a crap about anything or anyone but the things I could physically see and touch but what happens and continues to happen in these rich, cultured lands of not only traditions but religion, had hit me hard in the guts. I've had open wounds about this particular subject for quite a while and I always tend to get offensive when someone brings it up. Now, I personally have never been to these countries but just seeing the images through TV channels and reading articles daily about the grotesque and just bloody unfair treatment towards humans just infuriates me. 

I know I may not be able to do a whole lot but I pray every single day that the men, women, children, freedom fighters, everyone and anyone in those countries, stay safe from the horrors I can't even begin to comprehend, and that they die in the name of God. 

It's amazes me that being who I am - a Muslim -  means I'm connected to a million people just by a vow that we all made to God and that those millions of people are scattered across the globe fighting their own battles and wars while I helplessly, sit and type with tears in my eyes. I can only hope with all my heart that God helps those people with strength and courage to go on. What would it be like to see children dead on the road everyday? To see girls raped and taken away from their homes and families? All those things we see in movies be partially true. I can't even begin to feel the pain they are going through. May God give them patience and all the happiness in the next World.

This may seem like a super religious post for many but for me it was from a philanthropist point of view - I mean that's what people do right? Say everything that they say or do is for the human cause and jump right away from playing the religious card. Well, this is a post that I wrote because it means alot to me, now you can judge if that's religion or love for the human race. 

But I'm going to use this post has a way of making a promise, a vow if you will, that is - I will, even if it takes ten years, visit all of those countries and see for myself the things that happen and even if I can't contribute to anything or anyone in that time span, I would use what I saw as life lessons not just for myself but for my children so we realise that the world may be a pretty rainbow for some but for others the hurricane is still looming above them. 

Please do not assume I'm trying any crazy manipulative brain tricks on you, I just wanted to say something that has been on my mind lately and this is what this blog is - my mess of a mind in words.