The immediate answer that anyone may come up with is “No, we aren’t” but the reality is quite different. We are all dead!! Though we breathe, eat, walk and talk but we are dead from inside. You must be thinking why am I saying all this. Actually, I just got to hear about an incident that has made me think this way. My maid told me that around a month ago, someone came and threw a big box in the community bin(kachra kundi) near Neelum Colony, which is a small colony adjacent to Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s Mazar. There was this guy who found this box and when he picked it up, he found it to be a little heavy. On opening it up, he found inside a newborn baby wrapped in a piece of cloth. The boy told others about this baby boy so that someone could take care of him or at least drop him at a nearby Edhi Center…NO! That’s what I thought he must have done…but he didn’t do nething like that..instead he took the box and the cloth that the baby was wrapped in probably because it was a shawl or sumthing and threw that baby there over the garbage. After sumtime that poor newborn started crying and that attracted people’s attention. They came over, picked up the baby, the police also came but after a little while the baby passed away. The police caught the guy who had taken the box and had thrown the baby but obviously he had no information about the baby’s parents and so the entire story ended then and there.
Earlier I had read about such incidents in the newspaper but listening to this one was like almost seeing it happening. I have just realized how apathetic we are…I doubt if we r really human beings…the Ashraf-ul-Makhluqaat….we are social beasts!! If it comes to saving ourselves from ne sort of trouble, we can go to ne extent…a mother can throw away her newborn who was a part of her body a little while ago knowing very well that her child would serve as a meal for cats, dogs and eagles. We just see what can benefit us and so a box and a piece of cloth seem to be more important to us then the life of a human being.
I just don’t understand what’s happening all around me….it’s either that I’m too sensitive or I still haven’t turned into a complete beast. It often becomes unbearable for me to accept the realities and so I’m afraid that I’m going to end up living in some mental asylum!!!
May Allah give me the courage to change or to challenge and may He save and guide us all. Ameen!