EID UL FITR, MUSLIMS AND GAZA
Syed Asad Hassan
Muslims across the world celebrate Eid ul Fitr as Holy Ramadan ends. The First day of Shawal is celebrated with religious enthusiasm, wearing enchanting clothes, offering prayers, making sidesplitting dishes, scrumptious meals, exchanging gifts. As the moon sighted Muslims throughout the world start preparations to make the Eid more joyful and splendid. On Eid eve people go to beaches, shopping malls, beauty parlors and parks. One can listen huge noise of firings at that night in pleasure of coming Eid.
After breaking fast I was watching television, the T.V was telecasting Gaza’s situation and showing bombardment of Zionism on innocent people, the Muslims of Palestine were lifting corpse, searching safe places, facing malnutrition and Mothers were shedding blood tears while lifting their infants on their shoulders who were ruthlessly killed by Zionists. Suddenly, I heard huge noise of firings, at once I thought that I am in Gaza but immediately I saw the breaking news of sighted moon.
NO, I was not in Gaza, I was in Islamic republic of Pakistan, who stage rallies against Israel invasion, who upload posts on face book in support of downtrodden Muslims but today they are not ready to compromise with their joys, they will celebrate the Eid at any cost, they have forgotten the victims of Gaza, they have neglected the bloods of their Muslim brothers.
Observing the fore mentioned situation I want to quote the Hadith of Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) “Muslims are like a body if one of its part injures the whole body feel pains” now we will examine the Muslims. On one side Muslims of gaza are facing malnutrition, fighting for life, every minute they lift corpse, they soak their hands in blood, they mourn on deaths of their beloved ones. While Muslims in the whole world are busy in eating delicious foods, making clothes and celebrating Eid with fulfilling all rituals.
Being a body Muslims should feel pain on massacre of Gaza’s people, but the situation is totally different we are enjoying our lives. Then how could we call such Muslims as Muslims??