Straight From The Heart – July 2014 – Editorial

Straight from the heart!
Syeda Qudsiya Mashhadi

Dear Readers


My heart is bleeding and I am short of words to express the pain I am feeling at the massacre being carried out in Gaza. The worst part is not the fact that Israel has been committing war crimes with impunity; rather it is the deathly silence of the Muslim leaders at the atrocities of the Zionist regime. All hell has broken loose in the Middle East as Israel decimates Palestine on one hand and at the same time launches a fake Caliph in Iraq through its proxy, the newly emerged militant group ISIS. While Syria is being destroyed by the Khawarij of Free Syrian Army, ISIS has declared ‘Caliphate’ in Iraq and dismemberment of Iraq into three states now seems imminent. Along with the agony one feels at the plight of innocent unarmed Palestinians, one also has to counter the disinformation spread by the likes of ISIS and the world’s Zionist media. On top of that, the utter ignorance and defiance of the reality by the masses is also baffling.

We were warned about this kind of situation in the sayings of the Prophet [PBUH] which deals with the End of Times and coming of Dajjal, the Anti-Christ, which he said would be truly the times of ‘Fitnah’. Muslims are confused and beguiled by the pretty slogans of ‘Khilafah’ and the outward appearances of the so-called ‘Jihadi’ groups in the Middle East. This is a big joke on Muslims and our heart bleeds at how the world’s elite and Zionists have hijacked the Islamic concepts and using them perfectly against us. The hatred different sects are expressing for each other on social media of Pakistan is also nauseating and pathetic. The Muslims fail to see that it does not matter for the Khawarij and the Zionists whether you are Sunni or Shia; both are being butchered mercilessly by the Dajjally enemies of Islam. It is indeed a very hard time for the Ummah of RasulAllah [PBUH] and it pains me that Muslims are acting so deaf, dumb and blind; unable to see that they are being used by their mortal enemies. May Allah have mercy on us, but we need to have mercy on ourselves first!

منفعت ایک ہے اس قوم کی، نقصان بھی ایک

ایک ہی سب کا نبی، دین بھی، ایمان بھی ایک

حرم پاک بھی، اللہ بھی، قرآن بھی ایک

کچھ بڑی بات تھی ہوتے جو مسلمان بھی ایک

فرقہ بندی ہے کہیں اور کہیں ذاتیں ہیں

کیا زمانے میں پنپنے کی یہی باتیں ہیں

Stay blessed.

Syeda Qudsiya Mashhadi
July 2014