In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
TSUNAMI – HUMAN DISASTER & THE ONLY CURE
[Shamim A Siddiqi,
About a week is going to pass but
an unending tale of human miseries and sufferings of unprecedented nature are pouring
in. They are of different magnitude. What happened with children and womenfolk
is extremely pathetic. Villages after villages, towns after town have been
washed away totally, worst than the horrible scenes of
In its wake the loss of human lives is tremendous but the human sufferings of those who have survived this onslaught of “Mother nature” are beyond description. Most of them have lost their dear and near ones. Hundreds and thousands have lost their entire families and are crying in utmost despair where to find them. Their empty life will never be again what it was before this calamity. Their lamentation is life long and the memories of this catastrophe will haunt their imagination till grave. Time will never be able to heal these wounds that have poisoned their life pattern for good.
The only remedy that fellow human beings could provide is the few words of sympathy that man can whisper in deep sorrow in their ears asking them to have patience. It was destined to happen so it happened. Man has no control over any of these happenings. They are just only silent spectators. The world at large must rush to their financial and moral help for their rehabilitation and relocation without any discrimination on account of color or religions and geographical bounds. They are all humans, must be treated like humans and be settled afresh within the soonest possible time like the single family of Adam and Eve. The suffering community of the affected region consists of all faiths and colors and must be attended as humans by all the faiths of the world. Muslims of the region and that of the world at large, equally, have great responsibility to share this burden of their sustenance at least for the next six months to one year when they may be able to stand on their own legs to bear the burnt of this historical mishap.
The human efforts must continue
unabated to meet their immediate and future needs. The rich nations of the
world have greater responsibility and they must come forward to help this
suffering humanity with material and financial resources in terms of their
resources and GRP. When
But the solace to these weeping hearts and tormented minds will come only from within through a self-oriented patience and repentance of what they were doing so far on the surface of this earth. They will have to realize that the world does not belong to them or to their forefathers. The world and what it contains belong to their Creator and Sustainer. They have to follow His directives as how to live, act and behave in this world. Human society is ignoring His authority continuously and calamities are “visiting” this world often and on when the quantum of our sins increases by leaps and bounds. Our misdeeds cover the mercy of God from showering over us. This curtain of our sins restricts the kindness of God to envelop us.
There was a great famine in
This should be an eye-opening historical event both for the suffering humanity of Indian Oceana as well for the rest of mankind. Repentance of sins and turning back to our Creator and Sustainer is the key that will give solace to the Tsunami affected people of today as it relieved the Arabs from the sufferings of the great famine of that time.
January 2. 2005