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Re: Jindan Kaur of Cheechon-ke-Malian
By:Jawaid Ahmed
Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 7:38 am
In Response To: Re: Jindan Kaur of Cheechon-ke-Malian (Nawab Ahmad)

The last lines of your post needed answering, since this is an open forum and anyone is entitled to post whatever they feel will be of interest; others are equally free to how they view the material.

Sometimes we can over intellectualise a situation and miss the humanitarian issues that lie at its heart.
The truth and reconciliation commission in South Africa sought to allow people who had suffered, had lost relatives or any other myriad of injuries we inhumans inflict on each other, to stand up in public and just speak. Whatever they wanted to say, however inconsequential to others, they were allowed to open their hearts when for so long they were not allowed to open their mouths in front of their white Africana masters.

And it worked. It meant people could heal the hurt that they had, to stop crying inwardly as well as outwardly and to move forward instead of being emotionally locked to the past.

Pakistan and India will never have such a commission to resolve the hurt that so many felt and still feel over partition, but that does not mean they are not there. Millions died, millions more suffered through loss or personal injury; though this term ‘personal injury’ can never truly reflect what some women went through. It is impossible for us that did not go through that time to contemplate the emotions that people felt, to feel that killing yourself by jumping into a well or beheading your own daughter was preferable to what others would have done!

When the Quran says:-
5:32 On that account, We decreed to the Children of Israel (the Eternal Moral Ordinance for all humanity 2:178) that whoever kills a human being, unless it be for murder or bloody crimes on the earth, it would be as if he killed all mankind. And whoever saves one life it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind. And, indeed, Our messengers came to them with evident Truth, yet, behold, even after this, many of them continue to commit excesses in the land.

I also read into this that we should not knowingly cause injury, harm, distress, suffering, anguish, trouble etc, to any human being, or else it would be deemed causing harm to the whole of humanity!

And the ‘Sikhni’ insult? Muslims are only Muslim by name; 60 years ago when the people of the subcontinent needed them to be the ‘best of peoples’, they turned back to the age of ignorance from whence their ‘illustrious’ ancestors came; they continue with this today.

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KI Bajwa -- Thursday, 22 April 2010, 10:10 pm
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Dr Shabbir -- Saturday, 24 April 2010, 4:25 pm
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Nawab Ahmad -- Saturday, 24 April 2010, 11:53 pm
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Jawaid Ahmed -- Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 7:38 am
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Dr Shabbir -- Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 10:47 am
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Nawab Ahmad -- Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 1:41 am
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Nawab Ahmad -- Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 6:29 am
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UmeAimon -- Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 11:26 am
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Nawab Ahmad -- Thursday, 29 April 2010, 12:26 am
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UmeAimon -- Thursday, 29 April 2010, 4:47 am