When we are young boys and girls, battling the confusion of the teenage years and on the brink of adulthood. We find ourselves searching for a mentor, a hero!
It is said that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.
The question that we as youth are to ask ourselves is:
“Do I possess phenomenal qualities that, without a doubt confirms that I will be the greatest leader of my era; that humanity has ever witnessed?”.
Firstly, all praise, gratitude and thanks are to Almighty اللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى, the lord of the worlds. Who has endowed me with insight and ability to deeply reflect, and indeed recognize and acknowledge that devastating and distressing moment the world is experiencing.
There are many trials and tests that we are faced with daily. Some are trivial and some worthy of being talked and written about.
With a heavy heart and a quivering pen, I say to you my beloved brothers and sisters:
As the clouds carry the darkness of grief and sorrow fills the skies of the world. It hurts to see ludicrous people pouring there hearts out to rhinos being pouched, raising substantial funds for their health and safety and organizing anti-poaching campaigns and protests!
How considerate! Poachers are even fined, arrested or doomed for life!
At the same time, it is disheartening to see those innocent civilians in Syria, Burma, Assam, Gaza, Cambodia and PALESTINE who are defending their lives and property and trying to restore democracy and are fighting for there sacred religion.
These innocent people, whether it be men, women or children are martyred brutally. Some are shot mercilessly, while others slaughtered gruesomely!
As they sit and suffer in silence, I amazingly hear their cries and read the plea in their eyes. Oh,how I wish the people of the world could do the same!
We are too concerned of rhinos and dinosaurs becoming endangered and extinct. Did we ever recall the prediction made some odd 1000 years ago that stated:
“A time will come where the Arab nation will become endangered and extinct, due to bloodshed and war” ?
My message to you should not come across as having no compassion for animals. As I am an animal lover myself and have concern for their welfare, as they are the creation of Allah Ta’allah .
It is our duty to strive to serve humanity, because we as humans hold a higher rank.
As Allah Ta’allah states in the holy Quraan:
“VERILY, WE HAVE CREATED MAN IN THE BEST OF FORMS!”
So I hope you don’t misinterpret my message and appeal to you!
We have lost the value of the blood of the next person as it is the norm to see dead bodies, and wars being waged.
“Dear brothers and sisters, it is time for our voices to be heard as no effort goes in vain! I have come to realize that the future lies in OUR hands, if we don’t put in just a little effort to alleviate the suffering of the world, then our future will be in turmoil!”
I want to go down in history as a proud South African Muslim Youth, who has fought for humanity and strove for a fruitful, united and serene future. One void of wars, bloodshed and suffering, racism and abuse, not to forget grief and sorrow!!!
Written by Fatima Moolla
Posted by TTF team