From the bravest nation on Earth!
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…