A Prayer

Source: Meanderings

Karachi has seen its share of bloodshed for the month. Let not these two days bring any more misery to the people of Karachi. Let the mourners remember the martyrs in peace. Let the holiday makers spend their day in carefree idleness.

13 Comments so far

  1. alam (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 1:51 pm


  2. AMMAR (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

    hi Alam, Dont be like this. Though I am not Shia, there is no question of the credibility and greatness for the sacrifice that was done in Karbala. Belive me, its the JAZBA and the faith which led them there. Lets not go into rhetorics and dont spread hatred. Sacrifice by Hazrat Iman Hussain and the family are going to be till the last day of Islam.

  3. mansoor (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

    alam: i agree with ammar. be tolerant bro, you dont have to like shias, but atleast dont diss them on a public forum. they have rights to their beliefs just like everyone else.

  4. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 3:36 pm

    Yes, it was a sad day in the history of Islam.
    Makes you humble, thinking of all the sacrifices.

  5. pkhan (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

    Just heard that a big plot of terrorism got busted in karachi, and 12 PAKISTANI got caught in terrorism related activity in Spain.Whats going on with All Pakistani’s living in Pakistan or Abroad why they are so frustrated? Do not they Believe in Allah?Allah Sarae Pakistani’s ko Apnae Hifazat Main Rakhae,Amin.

  6. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 4:42 pm

    Pakistanis in abroad (majority) live in a ghetto community. They dont try to assimilate and socialize outside their community and look weired wearing shalwar kameez in public.They only believe whatever their Uncle, daddy or mullahs in the community tell them and dont find the truth themselves.

    Sorry for the irrellevance, I had to clear that out.

  7. JayJay (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 6:12 pm

    From an Ashura video shot in Tehran last year it appears to me that Muharram is observed as a much lighter event in Iran, the bastion of Shia-ism, than in Pakistan.

    Unlike in Pakistan, where Muharram is associated with extreme mourning and frenzied self-flagellation, it appears that Ahura processions in Tehran are more organized, coordinated and synchronized like a street parade on music beat, and are more like social events than religious ones. Of course, there is much less blood-letting. People go about their daily business in streets while the procession proceeds in the middle.


  8. MB (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 10:23 pm

    Who is giving ISLAM a bad name

  9. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

    I pray that they keep this many police/security officers on daily basis.
    Security should be the top priority of the local administration.

  10. xia (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 11:49 pm

    Here is my question to anyone. I do not mean to offend anyone nor I am questioning a sect.

    Would Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) approve the way people act on Ashura?

    Would Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) do anything in his life that would hurt the religion of Rasool Allah (May peace be uppn him) ?

    May Allah have his mercy on us Muslims.

  11. xia (unregistered) on January 20th, 2008 @ 12:31 am

    @self- Although I do not usually reply to comments about my post, but I will clarify anyway. I was only commenting in the context of this post. This post was about the two days and indeed word “Ashora” was not mentioned, but it did have a direct reference (mourners, martyrs). Mind telling me what am I prejudiced against?

  12. SELF (unregistered) on January 20th, 2008 @ 12:40 am

    “Would Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) approve the way people act on Ashura?” is not the subject of the post. You are being prejudicial by using the post on Ashura in off topic way to criticise certain sections of society. Who made you in charge over what others do anyway?

  13. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on January 20th, 2008 @ 11:20 am

    With all due to respect, the picture in above URL is very sick and extreme version of mourning which is definitely NOT in Islam. I am sure that even sensible Shia fellows would reject such kind of violence on younger kids but I wonder why no “Anti-Mullah” champion have guts to raise voice against it? Irony?

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