This is my first time experience of having the New Year and Eid coinciding. Or at least that’s how I remember it. The Hajj, this year round again has been on Friday, which is termed as Hajj-e-Akbar (The Greater Hajj). Reason being that Friday is itself considered to be the holiest of all days of the week, the day when the whole Ummah gathers to perform the Jumma prayers (the weekly congregational prayers), where no one is above the other, and offer their prayers side by side, without distinction of where they belong or what social strata they belong too.
Unfortunately, while the Muslims were to celebrate the festive occasion, Saddam Hussain was executed. Thank you Mr Bush, now I personally have one more reason to hate you and your kind. Not that all US citizens are as stupid and completely enterprising as you and your entire republican party. You people deserve to be shot down to death like rabid dogs!
Saddam, I agree, was not one of the decent people who led a country. He chose to dictate the country, and remove any obstacles completely out of the way; thus killing several people during his rule. It’s a harsh reality, but majority of the rules of all Muslim countries are not the least decent. They do whatever they feel like, and don’t give a damn about how the ordinary people get along with their lives.
Let’s hope for the better. I do get pessimistic at times, not because I am such myself, but I feel that the people here are not worthy of trust or can be expected to do something even if it is the right thing. People don’t have patience; they don’t have the will to let others live their lives. In fact, some people are of the opinion that if they aren’t happy about something, better not let others be either. And then there’s the lot that never make any effort to make the best of their own abilities. They just keep sulking and making excuses and keep complaining about things that they can solve themselves with just a bit of effort. Why can’t they just do it in the first place? Let’s face it, our nation is filled with hypocrites.
I’m just hoping for the better. And I keep doing that everyday of the year. Yet, I don’t see any good happening. I guess people themselves don’t want the good to happen to them, and they wish to rot all their lives in a mindless game of cat and mouse chase. Too bad!
But I’ll do my best at what I am. And I pray that I don’t become like them, ever! That will be the end of me, and all my beliefs and principles which I hold so close to myself, which keep me sane enough to think right. I wish you all the very best too, and hope that all of you are able to really contribute to the country and the nation.
I hope we see a day when we all can smile and look upon our past and are honestly satisfied with ourselves and our deeds. Aameen.
Eid Mubarak and a Happy New Year.