Why is it not always clear what is right and what is wrong? Why is it important to be honest about what we have or have not done, then for us to accept the consequences of our choices?
It is important for us to live human rights through its practices, behavior and attitudes! Celebrating human rights once a year is important, but living it everyday is essential. To live human rights means to support the oppressed, embrace the excluded, advocate for the voiceless and celebrate diversity of our community.
Now firstly, what are human rights?
It is for every human to have freedom, freedom to do what you want. To go where you want. Having the right to make your own choices and mainly to practice your religion as you wish! For centuries human rights have been violated, and crimes against humanity have been committed!
History plays a very significant role in our lives, it helps us to be aware of the dangers of prejudice and of giving government too much power and control. How being silent can ruin a future. Now, if we look back, we will see that people were not strong enough to face persecution and had no personal moral code.
By not taking lessons from the past, we see that we have fell into the very same trap as our predecessors have! Due to our ignorance we see the world in a very pitiful state.
If we take a look back and rewind…we will find that after world war one, Germany had many problems. Not knowing how to deal with these problems, the Nazis developed ideas about race and in turn used these theories to discriminate against those citizens who they thought were inferior or of low status and rank. The Nazis created a policy of persecution, and then transformed it into one of genocide.
That was later known as the Holocaust.
Doctors carried out terrible medical experiments on disabled people. More over, they took people to gas chambers that contained poisonous gas; people suffocated therein! The worst of all acts that these merciless Germans did, was that they burnt people to ashes in crematoriums, these are referred to as death camps.
As the world got to know about these crimes, the allies set up courts in Nuremburg to try the accused for ‘crimes against humanity’. Those against whom evidence was given, were judged and sentenced. This act was known as the Nuremburg Trials, but there was an objective behind it. This was to show the world that Aggressive war, Moving communities by force, Slave labours and GENOCIDE, were all crimes.
From observing the trials, we notice that the aim was to show that individuals have rights that can’t be taken away by any government or political leader, and that international law and respect for human dignity is more important than national laws.
There was a high hope, that leaders would see from here, that they are indeed responsible and accountable for their actions. Leaders must ensure that they are in the interest of the people they represent and who are under there rule.
Now, If we fast forward and take a step back into the future. We find that the present war in Syria, Palestine and Burma leaves millions of distorted bodies everyday, piled up like sacks of grain. The imagery of it sends shivers down YOUR spine!
Is this not genocide and a crime against humanity?
As it is a mass killing of a particular group of people, mainly devoted muslims.
For a moment, let us take into consideration:
Who currently occupies palestine and responsible for the death of thousands of innocent people?
Who dropped the first nuclear bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing millions of people?
Who is on a mission to grab all mineral resources of the world?
Definitely not the muslims!
Make use of the intellect your Lord has blessed you with and speculate who it REALLY is!
Unfortunately, the media has indoctrinated the world into the falsified belief of muslims being TERRORISTS.
How IRONIC, a terrorist being shot, slaughtered and massacred by the terrorized.
Why is it that these desperadoes are left to kill?
Why is it that justice is not met, while the world watches in SILENCE? knowing what is happening is undoubtedly wrong.
All that these homicidal maniacs learn from past wars is the negative, like new ways of Abuse, Torture, Killing, Abduction and Vandalism! Conveniently, what they really do forget to learn is, that they are accountable for what they meet out daily, and that a day will surely come where they will have to pay for what they did. This will be a day of regret, because they will have to tell the truth without garbling and admit what they have done, and show that remorse!!!
Why is it that previous wars have come to an end?
Why is it that those executors were put to trial?
BUT then again, why is it that current day assassins are not punished or put to trial?
Now really, why is it that we sit and wait in comfort for that ‘someone else’ to make a difference?
There are victims in war torn countries who can’t speak, so let us speak for them and represent them. Let us feel their silent cries and help that cry to be heard in the WORLD!
Always keep in mind that all people in this world have their rights and duties, which don’t depend on their gender, race, religion or social position.
EVERYBODY needs to be loved, valued and cherished by SOMEBODY in order to feel healthy, secure, strong, happy and wanted!
It is the golden silence of the good and sensible people that allows injustice to perpetrate! If you have heard about it dear readers, what on Earth have you done about it?
I firmly believe that you can’t possibly prevent something, once it has been done. As the harm are already there. It is said, that you can’t retrieve a stone after the throw!
Allah forbid, but if our future is shattered as the years advance, then we have no right to complain, because when we have the time for CHANGE and CONCERN.
…which is NOW of course…
We either find ourselves too busy waiting for the right moment or use the lame excuse of our studies holding us back.
If we as YOUTH don’t attempt to rise to make DIFFERENCE, then the world would definitely crumble in the years to come…because this is…
… the BEGINNING OF THE ENDING of our wonderful world!
Now, as you can see I have concern for the world and OUR future.
I want my dreams, wishes and aspirations to come true. I want to see myself as a HEROIN and a FREEDOM FIGHTER.
As an only child I want to make my parents proud.
As a student of Madressah Ayesha(ra) I want to make my school proud.
And as a South African Muslim, I want to make my country proud!
*A WISE MAN ONCE SAID:*
A time will come,
Where man has to take
A position, that is neither
Political, safe, nor popular,
But he has to take it
Because his conscience
Tells him that it is a
Dear Readers, that is exactly what I’m doing. Taking a risk to make a change!!!
Oh yes, if you wish. You are welcome to join me on this challenging and accomplishing JOURNEY TO FREEDOM!!!
Written by Fatima Moolla
Posted by TTF team