Death of Hafez Al-Asad - Time to Reflect
by Engr. Meer Sahib <msahib@...
When a leader of a people, a community or a country passes away, such as
Gandhi, Jinnah or Princes Diana, there is much sadness and mourning by
the people for the lost leader. In contrast, when King Hussain passed
away and now Asad passed away, most of the people mourning seem to be
those mobilized and trucked to the city centres by the governments. And
those who rushed to attend the funeral, especially that of Hussein, were
Western leaders and tyrants who rule over the lands of Muslims.
No doubt a high profile entourage from France would attend the funeral
of Asad - Asad's early mentors.
Asad's death does not stir emotions in Muslims. For one thing, he is not
a Muslim (despite the West blaming Muslims for his evil deeds), but an
Alawite, a small minority who probably have more in common with Hindus
in belief than Muslims. That this tiny clan of Alawites (with the help
of the French) were able to hijack the entire nation of Muslims and keep
them in misery for so long will be remembered as a historical tragedy.
The sleeping giants may never wake up, crippled by their own impotency
as well as forces far beyond their control.
In any case, for Muslims, the death of these leaders (most of whom have
slaughtered thousands of innocent Muslims who fought for human rights,
freedom and democracy), neither bring tears to our eyes nor joy to our
hearts, as one tyrant will be replaced by another, (who may, sometimes
be even more ruthless), in direct contravention to Islamic shari'a which
requires the ruler to be elected by the people and even against the
Western democratic process which most people in non-Muslim countries
enjoy and have taken for granted as their birth right.
Every death, be it that of a king or a pauper, is an occasion to
reflect. When the time of reckoning comes, the pageantry and fanfare and
the brutal powers of all Kings vanish except for the piece of white
cloth wrapped around their bodies, which itself would rot away along
with the body. The only shroud which will remain to protect against hell
fire is our righteous acts we performed while alive. May Allah swt keep
us in a path that is blessed and not the one that is cursed.
Engr. Meer Sahib
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