At least 26 people, including nine policemen, were killed while 58 others were injured in a bombing attack near the Arfa Karim IT Tower on Lahore’s Ferozepur Road on Monday afternoon. It is said that bombing targeted police officers as they were providing security to the workers of Lahore Development Authority who were busy demolishing encroachments on the road. (Source: Dawn)
Very soon after the attack, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack saying ‘Our message to front line allies of enemies of Islam is to get out of our way or be ready to suffer this fate”. Here, we need to see who gets the benefit of such attacks and such statements. Although many policemen were killed in this attack, who were of course Government servants fulfilling the orders of their masters, there is one thing that they shared with the other victims. They were also out of their homes like the rest to earn bread for their children. They were all poor people who were trying to make their ends meet and who now have left behind families that will suffer the consequences of this blast for years.
Such incidents are perfect examples for killing more than two birds with one stone; tarnish the name of Islam, bring a divide between Muslims working in forces and common people; bringing them to a point where they start to resent each other, and putt fear in people’s hearts; making them to believe how they are surrounded by the terrorists and how important it is to keep on fuelling the War on Terror. In all this mayhem, the government and TTP seem reassured about their own safety. What they seem to forget is that there is a Planner of all planners. Acceptance of the killing of innocents by the TTP cannot bring a good name to Islam. God knows the intentions. TTP did not send this message to the allies of the enemies but this message is for the innocent, whatever side they are on, common people or Forces, their minds and bodies will be utilised in the interest of the West as long as they fail to recognise the real enemy and agree to stand together and become a bigger force. A force that is not based on any illusion but is formed on the method of the Holy Prophet ﷺ that values the blood of all people. Rasool Allah ﷺ said:
«لَا يُلْدَغُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مِنْ جُحْرٍ وَاحِدٍ مَرَّتَيْنِ»
“A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice.” (Bukhari/Muslim)
The amount of innocent Muslim blood that has been spilled in the last 93 years of occupation and usurpation is alarming. Worst is the part when both the killers and the victims are known as Muslims. How long will we be fooled by these traitor leaders? It is important for a Muslim not to repeat the same mistake. This is the beauty of Islam that it makes a man smart and encourages knowledge and awareness because he has to be a model for others. My dear Muslim brothers and sisters, this is the time to understand the value of your and your brother’s blood. To understand that the sacredness of this blood is only possible under the shade of Khilafah (Caliphate) where the only worthy cause for it to spill is for the Almighty and for that beautiful rewards that await the martyrs.