At least 49 Muslims were martyred and dozens injured when a white supremacist mercilessly mowed down Muslim worshippers gathering for the Friday prayer in two mosques of Christchurch, Zealand. He also broadcasted the horrific live stream of the terror attack on Facebook. Even a warm greeting by a worshiper on the gate of the mosque could not awoke his conscience. The person who welcomed him with the words, ‘Hello brother!’ as he entered the premise has been hailed for his incredible act of brave devotion as he showed Islamic compassion even when faced with the barrel of a semi-automatic shotgun as reported by Mail online. Truly, there can be no coward greater than the one who slaughters unarmed persons praying in peace to the almighty. This also shows that how dangerous is idea of racism for humankind as most gruesome massacres in the world history including the Nazi holocaust have been in the name of race. In the words of United Nations-‘Any doctrine of racial supremacy is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous and must be rejected.’

Image Credit: AFP; New Zealand flag flies at half mast in the wake Christchurch terror attack

My heart goes out to the victims of the shooting and I dedicate these few lines in Hindi/Urdu to all those beautiful souls whose lives have been extinguished by racial hatred, bigotry, extremism and terrorism.

Aakhir wo kuyn nahi samajhte ki,

inteha-pasandi Khuda ko napasand hai.

Aakhir wo kyun nahi samajhte,

ki buto ki tijarat, aakhirat se saude-baazi hai.

Aakhir wo kab jaanenge ki,

kisi naslo se wafa-parasti, insaniyet se dagabaazi hai.

Wo aise aslaaf ke khidmatgaar kuyn hai,

jinhone insaano mein fark kiya

aur unhe nasli paimaane par takseem kiya.

Kya unhe khayal nahi ki,

har insaan ibn-e-Aadam hai.

Hoshiyaar! Teri be-niyazi,

tere dojakh ka sabab ban sakti hai

aur teri tasawwur pastiya

gumshuda wa lapata ho jayengi,

kyunki tujhe yakin nahi ki,

tere wazud ka hakam tu nahi,

al-hakam hai jo al-Adl bhi hai.

Tera akhtiyaar hai teri kartuto pe,

par aakhirat ka faisala,

to khuda ke akhtiyaar mein hai.

Tujhe naaz hai apni rahbari pe,

lekin teri rahbari pe to khuda ka raj hai.

Tujhe bada yakeen hai apne ratti bhar ilm pe,

Tujhe khabar nahi ki asal sahib-e-ilm

to al-Aleem wo khuda hai,

jo rab-ul-Aalmeen, al-Khabeer hai.

Tujhe guroor hai apne mulk ki qayadat pe,

shayad tujhe khabar nahi ki,

wo al-Malik-ul-Mulk, al-Azeem hai.

Tujhe guroor hai apni jeet par,

tujhe khabar nahi wo al-Jabar

par al-Rahman ar-Rahim hai.

Tujhe guroor hai sirf apne insaaf pe,

Shayad tujhe khabar nahi ki, 

wo zahir al-Adl al-Hakeem hai.

English Translation-

Why don’t they understand?

that God dislikes extremism.

Why don’t they understand?

that dealing in soulless enterprises,

is akin to bad bargaining with the life after life.

When will they understand?

that pledging allegiance to a race or a caste

is betrayal with the race of humanity

Why are they so devoted to their those ancestors

who discriminated amongst human beings

and divided them on the lines of races and caste.

Do they not understand that

every human being is the progeny of Adam (s)

Attention! Your indifference

can land you in hell

and your fantasy pigeons

will get lost and vanish one day

because you do not remember

that you are not the master of your existence

but it is the Almighty who is the supreme master and the judge.

Certainly you have free will and discretion over your deeds

but the ultimate judgement and discretion

lies in the hand of the almighty.

You are arrogant of your leadership

but it is the almighty who is the supreme governor.

You have so much faith in your piecemeal knowledge

but have no idea that the real master of knowledge

is the almighty-the all knowing, the omniscient.

who is the master of all that exists and is the all aware.

Your take pride in your nationalist imperialism

probably you have no idea

that he is the owner of all sovereignty.

You take pride in your minor victories

but you have no idea that he also subdues

but yet is the most gracious and the most merciful.

You take so much pride in your own versions of justice

little do you know that

he is the manifest Judge and Arbiter