Thursday, May 20, 2010

Naaa... Not much!

A few weeks ago, I had started following this (firhangi) girl’s blog whom I had conjured up to be quite interesting (both the girl and the blog). I don’t think my action should be considered predisposed if I try to elucidate the reason as to why I took the decision to stop following it. I stopped following it simply because it became a religious ‘thing’ for me and I felt a sudden pang of hatred for her. 
Now I have no concern with any or anyone’s (maybe made-up) religion. My concern lies only in what I believe is my faith; and if my faith tends to inspire someone, then Bingo. 
I saw the parallel aspects that I shared with that girl: 22-years old, freshly graduating scientist, a will to write and a will to learn more. She had interesting scientific theories that called for debate against the laws of nature and I confess that I found them intriguing, somehow. On religious grounds, she was an Atheist (an agnostic… hmm!). Therefore, I understood that that spoke pretty much about the basis of her theories and reasoning. Anyway, one good old day, I sat to read an updated post of her blog that was related to ‘Draw Mohammad Day’. She asked herself that why she would not take part in this ‘mega event’. And the answer she gave was: ‘Because I don’t want to die’. A short video was uploaded there which (I’m sorry) I couldn’t quite get right but it was something like this that there were a bunch of people from an institution watching the caricatures of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on PowerPoint. Then they were suddenly attacked by a bunch of angry Muslims of that institution while shouting slogans of ‘Allah-o-Akbar’. And then the security had to jump in to control the chaos. 
So, she wrote that she would have definitely taken part in this event and ‘draw Mohammad’ as much as she wants to but she is not doing so because she is afraid the Muslim (terrorists) would attack her and she is too young to die and that she looks forward to so much in her life. ‘Freedom of speech and expression’ was what she was ranting about! 
Well, I knew her being an Atheist was dissimilarity between us but here was officially the strike: I am not afraid to die at the age of 22 years or whatever years IF it’s about my ‘rights’. Addressing her I should say: ‘Miss Bitch, Hello. Obviously you are afraid to die because you would do a thing that is most certainly and absolutely NOT your right! You have no right to disrespect anyone else’s religion just because you don’t have one of your own!’
I leave this poor girl alone now in her world of ‘No God’. 
Now, I actually have no opinions about the Pakistan’s court’s order of banning Facebook or doing whatever because I am not sure if it would actually prove to be the correct action taken. I think that whatever is happening, we ourselves have a lot to blame on us. We always almost never know how to ‘take action’. Banned Facebook. Banned Youtube. Seriously? Whatever! 
However, all this keeps reminding me of a Great Personality of our Islamic History: Hazrat Imam Ali ibne Abu Talib (AS). I plan to invade my Nana Jaan’s (Grand-Dad's) library some time or probably steal a few books out of the many volumes that are present there written on Hazrat Imam Ali (AS). As of this disgusting event and the Muslim protests, I am reminded of one of Imam Ali’s sayings: ‘Zulm kerne wale se zyada barra gunah-gaar zulm sehnay wala hota hai’. [That person is a greater wrong-doer who ‘lets’ Cruelty to be inflicted upon him.] (That was the best translation I could come up with :-/ ) 
I am not going to explain how this particular saying is related to what is happening today. 
I used to guess that it’s a big bad world. Now I am sure that it’s a big bad world. 

p.s. I have this creepy feeling that will be banned too in another couple of minutes! So… Watch out!! Yikes! :s   


Alpha Za said...

Odds are that blogger is next...
well, that sucks.

Nice post though. Personally I've had more than a few Aetheist friends, and it's odd how normal they really are.

Amna said...

Thank-you! :-)

Your 'bookface' post is absolutely H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S!!

The girl wasn't abnormal. Just over-confident coz she was bright and always claiming how religion has got nothing to do with science. And then she totally pissed me off by this 'Draw Mohammad' post and wrote stuff that I regret reading.

mubi said...

oo sensitive post! well i remember Zakir Naik once saying that atheists are saying the qalma half..they are at least accepting that there is no god...they just have to accept the second half of it ...but ALlah :)

did u leave her a comment?

as for hving no opinion abt facebook being banned..well people right and left have such strong opinions about everything in the world..and u are left wondering alright so theres nothing much left to say :p

oh yaaaa even i thought next would be blogger and i wanted to save my posts :p

Amna K said...

@mubi: Hey!:-)

oo.. I have a critic. I'm taking that as a positive sign!

Well, actually I didn't mean to shoot Atheism in my post as to whatever they choose to accept or reject. As for Mr. Zakir Naik.. Woops!.. hmm.. I'm not sure if I'm a fan of that man. In fact, I do not consider him at all. Oh it's not just because I think I'm way prettier than him (lol), but I do have my mind speaking against him at a certain strong level. And we certainly won't discuss that since that will become a religious debate.

Nope. I didn't leave her a comment. There were hundreds under it that said disrespectful things about the Prophet (pbuh). I would have given her blog more publicity and I just stopped following it. Note: I didn't quit blogger! :P

Hey I do have something to say about facebook ban: 'I WANT IT BACK!' ahah!

hehe.. Great minds think alike! :-)

I didn't leave her any comment. I didn't think it was important

CATGIRL said...

I am a female writer and MBA from Karachi, Pakistan. I must appreciate what you have written, your meticulous thinking and talent shone through all the way. Honestly just browsing through good blogs and intelligent writers like you to join their blog and humbly request to join(follow/susbscribe) mine to listen to YOUR VIEWS.
Don’t expect any nosy friendship. Kindly, just read my BLOGS and my facebook profile(whenever it gets activated ..hehehe) on my blog footer once!