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Worries and Fears

Worries and fears plague me no end

My faith in One God and the last Messenger

Is not acceptable to many

Who view Muslims as harbingers

To terrorism and anarchy

The hate campaign lingers

Who are they? 

The terrorists and hate campaigners

Spreading hate, not peace

Humanity murderers

I wouldn’t be scared

If I lived back here

But what will I do?

Once I am back there




Tell us about the role that faith plays in your life — or doesn’t.


The Massacre

The recent massacre of children in Peshawar (my home town) is gruesome, and shows how bestial humans are. I refuse to call them Muslims. If they were really Muslims, they wouldn’t have committed this carnage.

My cousin’s Tariq’s two sons, a nine year old, and a sixteen years old who attended this school were buried yesterday. My heart grieves with all those mothers who suffered the loss of their children.

Those who directed this carnage are people full of hatred, and venom against Muslims. They make a mockery of God, and Islam.

These killers are mercenaries, paid to wreck havoc where their masters want them. It is shameful to call them Muslims. I hope all those people are exposed, and caught, and publicly hanged. That will be proper justice.

Below is a copy of AJ’s post:

New post on Musings of AJ
Don’t you dare call these killers Islamists, Jihadists, or anything that ties them with Islam
by AJ
Quran – 5:32
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.
According to preliminary Pakistan Army reports that have come in, the suicide militants involved in the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar are Uzbeks and were communicating with people in Afghanistan. Uzbeks have been tied in with previous attacks in Pakistan as well. The question is what interest does Uzbeks have in spreading terror in Pakistan – it definitely has nothing to do with Islam. If this were a girls school or a Shia mosque or a Christian church, Islamophobic apologists would have found something to support their mantra of Muslims hating Shias/women/Christians/non-believers/fill-in-what-seems-stereotypical and thus wanting to kill them. But what would they say about the killing of 132 Muslim male children who seem predominantly Sunni? The Islamophobes’ standard explanation of one size fits all doesn’t hold here. Why wouldn’t they just accept that these killing terrorists are just that – killers, without faith? And no, holding banners in chocolate shops and behind suicide bombers professing Shahada doesn’t make them Islamic or Muslims or Islamists or Jihadists if they participate in activities that Islam strongly detests and prohibits – the murder of innocents – who could be more innocent than these 132 school-aged children slaughtered in cold blood? So, for the love of humanity stop blaming my faith when next time a terrorist kills someone innocent.

To visit the post: http://aayjay.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/dont-you-dare-call-these-killers-islamists-jihadists-or-anything-that-ties-them-with-islam/

The Alms

Ready, Set, Done!
by Ben Huberman
Our ten-minute free-write is back for another round! Tap away on whatever comes to mind, no filters attached. (Feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).


When my (late) husband health deteriorated with chemotherapy, and he stopped driving, we had to employ a driver to take me around for the outside chores. I could drive, but for safety sake my husband insisted on a driver. When I was out, he would worry. A lone woman in our male oriented society (back home) riddled with bombs, and terrorism wasn’t a safe place anymore.

I would buy fruit from vendors with carts, who sold them at cheaper prices than the fruit shops.

An old man would be sitting under a nearby tree. In front of him was his alms bowl. He never begged. If someone put money in his bowl, he would murmur, “God bless you”, otherwise he remained silent.

He was different from the other beggars who clutch at you as soon as you step down from your car. It made a person feel irritated. At times I didn’t feel like giving them anything.

Finished with my buying I quietly slipped a money note in the old man’s bowl. While I was getting in the car, I saw a teenage boy bend down to the alms bowl, as if to put money in it. Instead he snatched the note I had put in it, and away he ran.

I told my driver to run after the boy, but the old man stopped us. He said, “God never intended that money for me. If He had, it never would have been taken away from me.”

I was astonished at the old man’s calm acceptance.