Seeking common grounds
It is believed that religion is playing vital role in uniting people and countries, particularly when one talks about Islam, because the Holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) stressed on the unity of Muslims. However, we seldom see unity in Muslims, although we are compared to a human body as Muslims. Every organ is connected to another organ in body and pain in one part is felt in the whole body. But, still we are dived and shedding blood of our own brothers (Muslims) to gain some political or personal interests. We even have evil designs against our own Muslim brothers and feel no pity when see them dying, as now we care more about this world not about hereafter.
Muslims are becoming materialist. They are in the quest of money and fame, no matter how dangerous is the path or how many of our own Muslim brothers would suffer from our actions. We want to complete our own life by the cost of our brothers’ blood. But, our life would never complete and we would never have a contented life.
Same is the cause of Muslim countries. Most of the Islamic countries share boundaries with each other, but still distance is a visible factor between their relations. They had forgotten Islamic teachings and history. Muslims had rich history and full of examples which shows how our predecessors cared about each other and never hesitated even for a second to help their Muslim brothers and pull them out from crisis.
It is unbearable to see Muslim neighbors fighting each other just for political reasons. Take for instance, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Both countries share common religion, history and culture but still they are not cited as good example of friendship. We are becoming irrational and wild with each passing day. Look at the current issue of cross border missile attacks and slaughter of soldiers. Some third and hidden force is trying to sow the seed of enmity between us, but we are not ready to sit together and talk about this problem and resolve it. We should be friendly towards each other.
Foreigners have to leave this region one day. There would be nobody then to help us as nobody is sincere with us. We are still called third world (undeveloped) in this digital age, because we have never sought common grounds. Pakistan and Afghanistan should forget mishaps that had take place in the recent past. Both neighbors as Muslims should help each other in every sphere of life. Islamabad and Kabul should establish a joint task force committee to end militancy, drug and human trafficking as well as find ways for economic development.
Let us make the souls of our ancestors happy. Ahmad Shah Abdali and Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal are enough to cite as examples. Pakistan should love Afghanistan as Allama Iqbal did, and his poetry is evidence of his love with Afghanistan. If we failed to take steps for improving bilateral relations, then history would tell our coming generations that we were also the type of Muslims which stained the religion and had blood of own brothers on their hands.
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