Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun

"Surely we belong to God and to Him we will return"

I'm in shock after reading the coverage of the Boston Marathon blasts. This was just the tip of the iceberg. Only yesterday we were watching the news on Al Jazeera where they reported more than 30 people dead across Iraq in bomb blasts. Bomb blasts in Pakistan, Syria and Iraq hardly make the front page anymore, do they? How many people are dying preventable deaths everyday?!

All these killings are really, terribly sad and scary. Who are these people? How can they be stopped? Here, I'm tired of seeing reports of bestial crimes, especially against women and children. What kind of world is this?! What drives people to do such barbaric, inhuman acts?! What is this lust for power and greed that blinds people and turns them into monsters?!

Ya Allah, surely you will bring us all to account for all our deeds, especially these vile perpetrators who've killed innocents and ruined the lives of so many. Ya Allah, please  let these people be guided, please let them come to their senses... Ya Allah please protect us and help us to take action to prevent such horrendous crimes from happening in the future.

Updated to add: A video of Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda on muslimmatters.org with his response to the Boston Marathon tragedy. We need prayers for humanity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AqO21v68m_Q

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