Wednesday, August 31, 2011
It's true tragedies at times have a proclivity to bring families closer. A kind of blessing in disguise recognized only in hindsight.
A beautiful irony.
But what of a tragedy perpetrated at the hands of the family AGAINST the family who then in turn betrays and abandons the victims of the tragedy to shelter the criminals from justice and accountability? Subsequently uniting and strengthening in bond among themselves? Can we classify this as unity in essence or is this more symbolic to the transitory facade of unity dispersed in response to the tragedy that was 9/11?
Retrospectively, the comparison is unfair. Be it so that this sort of disingenuous unity contains a far stronger, more lethal dose of hypocrisy.
Commit to righteousness and justice even if it be against yourself. For the alternative is a blatant display of cowardice and hypocrisy that subjects one to absolute failure. In this life (obvious or not) and the life to come.
Is this the description of a loving kinship? The qualities of an average, decent human being? An example of a Muslim who adores the Sunnah of their Prophet salallahu 'alayhi wa salaam? Who is inspired and marvels at the bravery, loyalty and steadfastness marked in the stories of as-Sahabah radiallahu 'anhumma?
Any closeness or pride you feel among yourselves in this event is a farce and a curse by which Shaytan himself joins you in celebration.
"Does man think they will be left alone on saying: "We believe", and that they will not be tested? Indeed We tested those before them and Allah knows those who are true from those who are false. Do those who practice evil imagine they will get the better of Us? Evil is their judgement!" -Surah al-Ankabut ayat 2-4
Posted by Son of Adam عليه السلام