Between Dusk and Dawn…

Some *scribble* *scribble* by Ameera

Yes We Can! (Alhamdolillah!)

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It is with great pleasure that I write these words, mere hours after my last post.

The PM played his role in the crisis and announced in an address to the nation that the Judiciary will be “restored” and notifications for that matter will be issued today. All arrested lawyers and political workers will be released today. While the technicalities need to be worked out, especially the appointment of hordes of dubious judges in the past two years after the deposement of Ch Iftikhar, the mood indeed is one of jubilation.

Three  great achievements of this movement, for me, have been

  • The next person who wishes to pressurize the judiciary will think over it a hundred times before doing so, for he would know how the nation would react towards him for his action.
  • the people of Pakistan have realized that they can make a difference if they raise their voice. The Long March has of course been called off as it’s main purpose has been fulfilled and the people are heading home with a renewed sense of confidence in themselves as a nation.
  • several important personalities in the Government and the in the administration have resigned in protest to the wrongdoings in the past few days – this was rarely, if ever, seen in Pakistan’s history. Yesterday, the police also refused to obey the command to fire upon or arrest the unarmed and peaceful protesters in Lahore – a clear indication that they dared to think independently and remain true to their oaths as protectors of the people.

May Allah(swt) guide the people of Pakistan, particularly its leaders, to justice and equity and make this event a new dawn in our troubles history. Ameen!

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2 responses to “Yes We Can! (Alhamdolillah!)

  1. History of Al Andalus March 16, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    As salaamu ‘aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu

    Forgive me for a comment not related to the post. There is an excellent new blog dedicated to a book called: *An Incomplete History: The Muslims of Spain Post 1492 in a Global Context and its Relevance to Muslims Today*

    http://historyofandalus.wordpress.com/

    The situation of the Muslims living in the West today poses a striking similarity to the situation of the Muslims in Al- Andalus post 1492 (when the last Muslim ruler surrendered the last Muslim stronghold of Granada to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella). This marked the official end to Islamic rule in Al- Andalus. However, this did not mean all the Muslims left Al Andalus in one go.

    Muslims lived in Andalus for at least two hundred years after the fall (1492). Their lives were not easy. In many cases they were forced to give up their identities, could not practice Islam in public, they were not allowed to speak Arabic (and therefore could not pray in congregation) or even give their children Muslim names! So what began as tolerance for the practice of Islam in Al- Andalus and allowing for their affairs to be judged under Shari’ah courts (Capitulations of Granada) slowly but surely led to the persecution of the Muslims of Al-Andalus until no trace of Muslims in Andalus were to be found.

  2. smartfoundation March 17, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Round 1 is over. Round 2 starts.

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