"O humans! Beware, for I am dying. The end is near for all of us."
"And your iman(faith) is not the true iman until you love your brother more than you love yourself."
Prophet Muhammad SAW said that to muslims over 1400 years ago. Is it too old a saying in this modern age?
Yesterday, tv3 world news continues to report unrest from Pakistan, a muslim country. In last month alone, there were many attacks on the new government, which if I'm not mistaken is under a new women leaderhip. Among the worst attacks that were highlighted in the media were the murders committed by border patrols on army forces. It is reported that the border patrols were not satisfied with the low wages they received compared to the army personnel, when they are doing far more dangerous work. Pakistan borders Afghanistan, which has been in chaos since I was still small. So, the dissatisfied border patrols killed dozens of army personnel and hid their bodies. It was not long after the bodies were discovered. Following this incident was the quite recent attack on a police academy, last Monday. Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud claimed he was responsible for the attack, saying he did it as a retaliation for missile attacks by the US.
That is the story of Pakistan. What about Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and other muslim countries?
(Sigh) We. Are clearly torn apart. That's why I like to read stories of leadership during the days of the Sahabah, Khulafa' Ar-Rasyidin. Back then so much values were portrayed. Muslims were really muslims.