As I looked at the date today, I felt a chill run through me. This date brings back memories of tragedy and an incredible loss of precious innocent human life. You all know what I am talking about- the attacks on the world trade center in 2001. Every year on this date I become quite and question the universe for such a huge loss of beautiful souls.
I have often been able to understand, or rather come to terms with loss due to a natural calamity. But, a man made calamity, that too of this proportion, I cant understand. I dont know why one human being would consider another human beings life so cheap and unimportant. In my opinion a ‘true human being’ cannot and would not do something like that. I just cant fathom it.
Even today when I read or hear of the tragedy and the aftermath of that tragedy, I feel so helpless. Helpless cause I couldn’t do anything but watch and listen. I might have been from another country on another side of the world, but i could and still feel the pain of the loss. I keep wondering how it would be had that tragedy not happened? All those people who went there to work and never came back. All those who went there to help and were left critical or damaged for life. All those who were left with incomplete families…
Can we help???
“Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.” -Mohandas Gandhi
Physically, sometimes its not feasible to help, but in spirit YES we can.
We can Hope and Pray. We can send them our love and think of them in our prayers.
How many times have we prayed for someone other than ourselves or our loved ones?
Learning to pray for anothers plight makes us selfless. It makes the universe aware of the positivity going out and maybe just maybe all that positivity will go in the right direction.
Today, as a tribute to those beautiful lost souls, I would request you to say a prayer for them. A prayer that will reach them and make them feel like they mattered and haven’t been forgotten. A prayer that will show them the immense love that is still felt for them and that their going has left a huge hole in the universe.
I urge you to also pray for their families. May they have the strength to overcome this loss and live their life as was truly intended for them to be lived.
The Almighty Allah Says in the Holy Quran- “Call On Me, I Answer You.”
Lets all Call on the Almighty today for Peace and Love to surround this whole universe. Amen.
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