blaST from the paST…

Ok, you’ve heard about the blast, right?

I went to Military Hospital in Rawalpindi yesterday to condole with the family of a relative who lost an eye and an ear in the blast.

It was a sad feeling meeting his family even-though I have never met him in person.

When returning home from the hospital, I tried driving with one eye [no, not admiring Pirates of the Caribbean] but the feeling was rather weird. Although I could drive for sometime, but the feeling was rather very discomforting for a while before I said, “Enough Talha … open up the eye. You maybe blind within, but this ain’t for you to experience, yet”

Reminded me of one of my favorite verses from Quran that says : “And which of your Lord’s bleSSings shall you deny”.

I also had different thoughts about completeness, as to what makes a person complete, if it ain’t the body or body parts.

I am not making much sense, yeah … it’s that time of life again in which you lose your rationality [which I never really had in actuality].

But still, I hope and pray that we have a peaceful and trouble-free life and the after-life [even if you don’t believe in one]!

Cheers, or at-least try to.

Thanks for reading!

8 Comments so far

  1. zEro (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

    Nice thoughts there Talha bhai. I try to keep reminding myself of how unthankfull I am for the smallest thing people find a blessing. Thank you making me realize something more.

  2. JayJay (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 3:17 pm

    Talha — Good work. Thanks for sympathizing with a victim of terrorism.

  3. Talha (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

    Thanks Bad-Zero :P

    Thanks Jay Jay, thanks for being an active listener here :)

  4. Fam45 (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the piece.. These blasts have a way of proving informative. Let’s hold it where nobody can see the screen. Allah’s blessings are undeniable.

  5. mansoor (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 5:45 pm

    i agree, its very heart wrenching to hear of such victims, and after every news that i hear, im also thankful to god that me and my near and dear ones are safe and sound.

    a very thought provoking post indeed.

  6. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

    Share the thoughst mentioned above.

    We mourn over dead (though rightly so) but the living have the worst to see in lives ahead that we ignore.

    May Allah makes his life easy … healthy one instant and losing your essential parts the other is not easy … it does not come easy.

    ~Thnx for sharing!

  7. WK (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 12:16 am


    If we all start thinking like you, I am sure that this world can become heaven, Feeling the pain of others is not easy. May Allah give us all this pover (Ameen)….

    Warped & Twisted
    by Skittles
    Harsh words & violent blows
    Hidden secrets nobody knows
    Eyes are open, hands are fisted
    Deep inside I’m warped & twisted
    So many tricks & so many lies
    Too many whens & too many whys
    Nobody’s special, nobody’s gifted
    I’m just me, warped & twisted
    Sleeping awake & choking on a dream
    Listening loudly to a silent scream
    Call my mind, the number’s unlisted
    Lost in someone so warped & twisted
    On my knees, alive but dead
    Look at the invisible blood I’ve bled
    I’m not gone, my mind has drifted
    Don’t expect much, I’m warped & twisted
    Burnt out, wasted, empty, & hollow
    Today’s just yesterday’s tomorrow
    The sun died out, the ashes sifted
    I’m still here, warped & twisted

    Peace !!

  8. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on February 9th, 2008 @ 5:53 am

    May Allah(SWT) convince Pakistanis that terrorists are terrorists and help Pakistanis in eliminating terrorism.

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