I dont know how to respond to this.. death is strange thing.. i could never understand.. the pain it brings for those who are left behind and the relief it gives to the one whom it takes with it.. I can never understand the secrets it has in it. Since our birth we start striving for death and it keeps on dancing in front of our eyes; we wait for death and it comes close with every passing day.
We being Muslims believe that “every life has to decease to death”. People say life is uncertain but i firmly believe death is uncertain; it can come whenever wherever it has to come.
Whole team of Pakistan Times condole with Mahmood Akhtar Mahmood. He is one of dearest member of our team. Death of his sister in such early age is unbearable lose. For her parents, her 7-8 months old daughter, her 3-4 years old son, her husband and her brother who is far away from her and could not see her face last time. I know everyone will be settled after a month or so but an unending chain of sorrows and examinations starts for her kids who can not walk and talk properly. I can claim that i empathize his or her family’s pains; but my heart knows i can not understand their pains.
Early morning i opened my inbox and as usual a long list of emails to check.. but suddenly i stopped over to Mahmood’s email saying
I am sending you obituary of my sister to be published on Pakistan Times
I am confused whether i should share your feelings with world or not; can people understand the pain you are going through.. I certainly don’t know.. Even i am recalling my Father who died while i was only 7 and half; my grand mother; my cousin who was only 20 years old and her graduation results was out just after her death and my two maternal uncles who have just passed away in month of January 2009.
Perhaps everyone will recall their loved ones-like i am recalling. We forget this world and life is short-lived; we forget we have to return to our eternal homes; we get so busy in making marry and rejoicing that forget the pains and agonies of those innocent people who are either dying unnaturally either by diseases or bombs ; bullets or poverty; hatred or agony.
We live in ignorance and yeah die in ignorance; we live our own lives and forget our duties towards others; we forget we need to serve human beings; we need to spread love; what we remember is a competition..
I agree that being emotional is not advisable for Editor; but can we be so ruthless not to see the sufferings of humanity; cant we just stop for a minute and ask ourselves what are to be Humans?
Cant we just realize how much pain we have given to others; cant we just notice we are mere particles on earth; cant we feel we are not eternal; cant we take responsibility to make this world heaven; we yearn to be in heaven but we make life a hell just because we have stopped spreading love and transmitted negative energies in the world.
Can we just stop for a minute to give smile to others; can we just feel we can be eternal in hearts by giving love to others; can we treat whole humanity as Humanity not any creed not any religion not any colour.. I live in ignorance because people suffer because of me but that little sparrow; whose age of chirping was just started; butterfly who was giving colours to world in shape of her kids; She perhaps found the secret of death thus she left.
We are here to pray for soul; May Allah bless her soul in peace and higher her grades in heaven and bestow patience to the family of bereaved to bear this lose.