From the bravest nation on Earth!

Scenes of destruction at the Lahore bomb blasts on September 01, 2010 - Source: Reuters

Around 30 people fell victim to another barbaric act of terrorism involving three bomb blasts on a Shia religious procession in Lahore yesterday. It was the day marking shahadat of Hazrat Ali (R.A.); one of the bravest and dearest companions of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H). Sadly, the beasts have no sanctity for Ramadan, Hazrat Ali (R.A) or even for simple humanity.

According to media reports, more than a 100 people are injured and being treated at different hospitals of the city. May the souls of the departed rest in eternal peace and may the injured recover as soon as possible – Amen!

Start counting the series and spats of bad news from my country and you won’t be able to reach a limit. Suicide bombings, super-floods, sectarian violence, corrupt politicians, goons in power, mass poverty, electricity crisis, gas shortage, inflation, banishment from the global community… You name it, we have it!

No wonder, we, the people of the Land of the Pure, are the bravest nation in the World!

No more can my heart feel,

as I bow down, before Him I kneel.

The gain of peace in my abode,

the pain of worry on life’s each node.

For it makes no sense of having to bear,

when you have all & everything to fear.

From death to fire; not that I desire,

after all, who likes to sink in such a mire.

My heart cries in silent despair,

for it has had more than its share.

Oh God, give us a sign of hope,

of love, of life and of a will to cope.

Help us raise our spirits again,

save us from insanity; let hope remain.

For it won’t be worth a cry,

if before death, a tear won’t dry…


Hasan Mubarak

6 Comments so far

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  2. Julissa (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2010 @ 5:59 am

    Oh dear oh dear… it’s very touching indeed. Insya’Allah there’s light at the end of this longgggg tunnel. Hikmah, even.

    Stay safe,

    PS: what about that rumous that metblogs are closing?

  3. sajjad (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    very nicely written indeed. we seem to be passing through a very rough patch for the past year or perhaps longer. god knows what factors are controlling these events and where they seem to be taking us. its a very sad situation indeed.

  4. Don Cox (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

    These attacks are the same as most of the attacks in Iraq. Are the Pakistani police working closely with the Iraqi police?

    If not, they should be.

    The Algerians also have much experience of this kind of terrorism. The terror techniques taught in the training camps are applied in much the same way everywhere.

  5. Kaami (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

    About six months ago at a gathering of friends we were fools enough to part ways on an optimistic note.Our conclusion was that we had hit the lowest of the lows and from here there is no way to go but up.

    Ahhh……, how foolhardy, such wishful thinking. We underestimated our nations (if we can be classified as one) capacity to discover a new low and the voyage of discovery is continuing.

  6. Ink Magazine (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    Tragic ending to a procession that could have gone on without a glitch.
    We feel terrible for the lives lost and hope that peace is not a far-fetched notion in our country.

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