Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tragic times

I don’t know if its just me or this world just seems to be full of tragedies all around. The London attack was beyond imagination. My heart goes out to the man killed so brutally and his family. I cant just cant seem to get past how cruelly he was killed by those deranged killers. And of course saddened that they used Islam to justify it. If you haven’t already, read this piece by Russell Brand. I loved how he ended with the following words.

‘Let’s look beyond our superficial and fleeting differences. The murderers want angry patriots to desecrate mosques and perpetuate violence. How futile their actions seem if we instead leave flowers at each other’s places of worship. Let us reach out in the spirit of love and humanity and connect to one another. Perhaps we will then see what is really behind this conflict, this division, this hatred — and make that our focus.’

Image: Mohsin Raza/Reuters

And then on Thursday, this tragedy in Pakistan left 17 children and a teacher dead and it was just heartbreaking to imagine the loss. Praying for the families of those little kids and hoping that others learn from this tragedy and standards are enforced there so an event like this does not happen again. 

Hoping for a better, safer world for our children but know that all of us, you and I, will have to do something about it if that dream were to become a reality.

Thanks for reading.


  1. Such terrible tragedies:( May Allah give sabr to the families.ameen

    1. Ameen. And yet through all these tragedies, the human soul carries on. It is amazing the strength we all hold in ourselves!


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