You know you are a Pakistani Shia when…


Author: Anonymous

Related post: Being a Shia in Pakistan: A personal experience – by Ale Natiq

You know you are a Pakistani Shia when…

* Your aging parents beg you to leave them and the country to save yourself from target killing…

* Yet, the same parents will order you to walk with the Jaloos-e-Ashura knowing that there are higher chances of getting killed there than in target killing…

* There is a blast in the Jaloos…your mom is praying ….. begging Allah for your safety…your sister is calling you, but so is everybody else’s and so the mobile networks are jammed and they are all getting “Aapka milaya hua number iss waqt band hai!”…do you know how that feels? Probably not…

* You are leaving for work…your mom will offer 2 Rakats for your safe return…then 5 Rs. sadqa because her Prophet (sawas) said it helps…then she will hold the Quran over your head…and then a kiss and a prayer…

* Your mom holds Milaad-ul-Nabi (sawas) every year in her home lest her neighbours wrongfully think that we are only ever interested in Imam Hussain (AS) and not his grandfather…

* Your mom will get swollen feet cooking Halwa all night long so she can distribute it amongst her neighbours on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal…but she is heartbroken when some of her neighbours don’t eat her Halwa and give it to their maids and sweepers…because it’s biddat and haram etc…

* You share your side of story with your Sunni friends and they say “Dono aik doosre ko maar rahe hain…bilkul ghalat hai!”…you think when did a Shia suicide bomber go off in a Juma Ijtima???? But shhhh…you can’t say that…

* Then again there are these other friends who would say “Dekho bhai…Sipah-e-Sahaba hai tau Sipah-e-Muhammad bhi tau hai.”…and you think when did Sipah-e-Muhammad – which ceased to exist 15 years ago – claim responsibility for indiscriminate Sunni killing? When was a bus stopped in Gilgit and all the Sunnis in it killed after confirming their IDs via their NICs???? But hush…

* There are some pious people in your office who don’t eat the food you bring from your home…there are others who won’t eat it if you tell them it is Niaz; basically food blessed with Surah-e-Alhamd for barkat as per Sunnah…

* And there is this Email group you are a part of …batch mates from your university…and they keep sharing these articles that are basically designed to prove that you were born a Kaafir…you are sitting in Majalis since you were 4 and you know you can blow apart their arguments in 5 minutes straight…but what’s the point???? You know very well that proving them wrong will only make them hate you more…so you unsubscribe…

* Then there are the jokes…slanted insults…indirect…subtle…somebody will drop a meaningful comment with regard to Shaam-e-Ghareebaan…and you are perplexed…in 20-30 years you haven’t seen anything but people crying…lamenting… praying… and yet this guy seems so confident in his slant…like he was there but what can you do???? If you are like me…you think that your parents have been taking you to the wrong Shaam-e-Ghareebaan!

* You go to your Majalis…there are 3 walk-through gates…then body search by volunteers and then body search by the Police…then random spot searches…and passing by a Madni Masjid on Thursday night…you see what’s basically a guy with a staff for security…and you wonder: “Why only us?”…but hush!!!!

* There is a blast somewhere in an Imam Baargah…like there always is…you go to this Majlis full of anger…and yet the Maulana makes you offer collective prayers for the Sunni journalists BEFORE your own people…you think WTF?? But later you realize that he is right…

* Some of your friends confuse you like anything…they are fans of Zakir Naik…who thinks Allah should shower His blessings upon Yazid…who killed and/or facilitated the killing of the Prophet’s grandson and ALL able-bodied males of his Progeny…hold on…WHOSE GRANDSON???? WHOSE PROGENY??? Well hush I say…it is blasphemous to talk like this!

* Yet, despite all of the above…it is GUARANTEED…that you will be there in the Jaloos-e-Ashura …your friends will be there…everyone you know will be there…and the Jaloos will be larger than last year’s…which was larger than the year before…and so on…you will take your toddler there too…your friends will bring theirs’…like your Imam (AS) who brought his entire family to Karbala….you will say a silent prayer and relinquish his safety into the hands of Allah…but you are a Kaafir, no? So why would Allah protect your toddler??

Note: I don’t want to take credit for this post. as I found it online.

Source: World Shia Forum


44 responses to “You know you are a Pakistani Shia when…”

  1. I very much appreciated this article from the point of view of the Shia in daily life. Thank you, and sorry you felt unsafe to post your name, but I totally understand. A shameful state of affairs.

  2. We are unsafe in pakistan more in PPP regime . we vote for ppp but they are un able to protect us . So we all should protect by overself . We have money and resources , make your own security force and buy security instruments to protect life.Never vote again PPP

  3. The reason given by Annoymous are all true anhd this is a pathetic situation thart this all is happening to us, When brothers are killing each other. S everal years ago it was unheard off. No one could have imagined that such things woillhappen in their life time.
    There is stength in unity. Andhere we are destoying our strength by fuelling the dissent and hatred. when did the Shiiasbecome non muslims that some one wantsto kll them. How can some one in one’s right mind think of kiling some human being due to semantic difference.

    The faith or the belief is a very personal matter. Nobody should challengeaany body’s right to elect and praticehis/her faith. The Parents are spending countless andsleepless days and nights worrying aboutthe safety of their chidren.

    Practically it is not safe for any body to remain outside of house. People are afraid of going out any time of the day or nigh

    We are caged in the houses for the safety purpose. The endless wait into the dark days and nights.

    The indicators point to the grim situatitn. We can not live freely under these circumstance.

    Javaid Bashir
    Lahore

  4. all those who do not even share kalema with us how they can be muslims ??????? any one who has soft cornor for shias must see their shit beliefs and even kalma which is the base of islam . . . actually they are the black sheeps of islam . . .

  5. yes pak u are right . . . their kalima has addition and they have somany shit beliefs that have nothing with the very spirit of islam . . .every thing is based on emossions just pomp and show religion

  6. Sunnis have 6 Kalimas so what is wrong if we just have a clause of the Guardianship of Ali? also Sunnis have got tons of Shitty beliefs and practices like god having a body and sitting on a chair and setting foot in hell as well as tarawih and adult breastfeeding and other forms of obscenity what about them are Sunnis despite terrorism accepted as Muslims whereas Shias being more peaceful and law abiding people and practicing Muslims are infidels Kia ye Khulla Tazaad Nahin hai?

  7. Also Sunni Azan has got omission of the clause of “Come to the best of Deeds” and the Morning prayer has extension of Prayer is better than sleep so after all this changes are Sunnis still Muslims?

  8. till you dnt know entirely about a religion or person ,… no one got the authority to judge or blame any one …we sunni dnt have the call SHIA kaffir and ant thing about Sham -e-gareeban till you have not visited that place and seen your self what ever is going through ,..ALLAh almighty has given an authority to any sunni to judge a shia so better on your deeds instead of critisizing……

  9. The best post showing us (shia muslims).
    Illeterate people were also in the period of Hazrat Muhammad (SAAW) . They are still alive today in the form of people who are saying each others kaafir. Every one is becoming Tariq jameel of his time .. haha.