Latest posts by Nayab Imtiaz (see all)
- My Dreams Are Bigger Than My Size - March 11, 2017
- Let The Man Rest in Peace, Is It Too Much To Ask? - December 11, 2016
- ”What Happened To Your Hair,” They Ask Me, And I Have No Answer. - December 8, 2016
We live in a cruel world, they say it right. We live among the people who would mold religion to what benefits them the best, in a blink of an eye, while fatwafying everything and everyone they consider to be ‘’against religion.’’
‘’Religion is a sensitive matter,’’ they say. ‘’Haay Allaah kotahiyaan muaf karay, Kahin ghalat baat na karay muh se,’’ they utter casually, the same people who would shun everything and everybody that dare to threaten and challenge their authority and point out that talking bad about a dead person is against the religion too. What actually fills my heart with melancholy is the amount of hate and negativity we have all around us and inability of people to follow basic ethics and respect humanity. Some people don’t even let the dead rest in peace, the same people who do RIP RIP on Facebook statuses, some don’t even do that because they consider everybody wrong and only themselves right.
We lack what it takes to be human; we lack humanity and we lack respect for the dead. Junaid Jamshed might be a controversial figure, but I lost all hope in humanity when I saw people fighting over whether he’s a jannati or jhannami. I mean, I just couldn’t comprehend what is wrong with us. A person just died and instead of paying condolences and praying for him, here we are tearing other people’s throats just to ‘’prove a point?’’
Then there’s media, that just to get ‘publicity’ airs fake audios and reports on the crash. Somewhere between ‘being the first ones to report’ and making money they lost humanity and they lost respect for life. We all did, by playing a part in it and by not raising voice against it. JJ’s afterlife is not ours to decide, and we sure as anything have no right to judge and pass customized fatwas, because we are the ones who shunned him when was alive and beat up him on the airports, and wish him dead because I really doubt if that much hatred against a Muslim brother is ‘okay’.
Now when he’s gone, newsfeeds are flooded with RIPs. He’s gone and starting a competition of who-comments-the-first-RIP isn’t going to help either, but there’s something we can do. We can pray for him and everybody else who lost their lives and for the families that were ripped apart. The last thing that this world needs is more negativity. Is it too much to ask to let a man truly rest in peace?