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Whose God is Great? Another Carnage in Lahore

Guest Blog by temporal from Baithak Blog

Finally, at about 4 p.m., police and army commandos stormed the compound. Soon after that, a group of surviving attackers surrendered on the rooftop of the main building. Dozens of police celebrated their triumph by firing into the air and shouting, "God is great." [link]

The ides of March have been unsettling for Lahorites in Pakistan.

For the second time in March, gunmen attacked in broad daylight and by last count between 30 (UPI) and 50 (Al Jazeera) people were dead. The first time their target was the visiting Sri Lankan Cricket team. That attack raised security concerns and may have contributed to the IPL venue shift to South Africa.

This time the heavily armed gunmen attacked a Police Training school. There is no building safe in Pakistan anymore.

In the aftermath of Red Mosque (Lal Musjid) fiasco, the gunmen had attacked a commando training centre.

These terrorists are well trained, financed and organised and they pick their targets carefully. Some months back they killed a retired SAS general who headed action against them in FATA and Swat.

The attack began around 7:30 a.m., when several hundred trainees were doing exercises on a parade field. Witnesses said they heard a series of loud explosions and then panic erupted, with recruits running in all directions and trying to escape. "It was beyond terrible. They had so much ammunition with them and the explosions came so fast. Everyone was running for their lives," said Mohammed Irfan, 22, who joined the police six months ago. He escaped from the compound shortly after noon, but more than 30 other hostages remained trapped inside for several more hours. [link]

Rehman Malik, who heads the Interior Ministry and is responsible for security says, "It is a planned, organised, terrorist attack. This shows the extent to which the enemies of our country can go," Rehman Malik, the interior ministry chief, said. "The question is – from where they are getting grenades, guns and rocket launchers in such a large number?" he said. [link]

He has been making such statements after every act from Karachi to Gilgit, promising media the culprits or suspects caught are being interrogated and after the melee has died down, nothing comes out of the security agencies investigations.

Questions can be raised. Is there a big cover up going on? Has the ISI grown too large and cannot be curbed? Why are names of sponsors and patrons of these terrorists not coming forward?

Do these "enemies" of Pakistan include only India's RAW, or would he spread the net and include agent-provocateurs from Afghanistan, the US and Saudi Arabia too. The latter sponsors and supports religious institutions and political parties in Pakistan. but is barely mentioned as a possibility.

Rehman Malik wonders about from where these terrorists get their "grenades, guns and rocket launchers." Has he perhaps forgotten the abject surrender of thousands of army jawans, fully armed, in the FATA in the past years? The jawans are released after huge ransoms are paid, but the equipment stays back. Then there is the porous Pak Afghan border, and the hundreds of kilometers of coastal area in Balichistan.

Allah u Akbar (God is Great) shout the gunmen, the suicide bombers and the terrorists. Allah u Akbar shout the police and the Army. Kilings go on invoking His name. Somewhere out there, Allah is ostensibly not listening.


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    Maula Literally means protector. Allah T'ala describes Himself as the Maula of the believers. See The Qur'an, Al-Baqarah (2:256), Aali 'Imran (3:152), Al-Hajj (22:78). Maula also has the meaning of 'master'.

    1. Satan is the Maula to the unbelievers.

    2. The master is a Maula to his slave. Maula is also the term used to describe a freed slave who remains as part of the family.

    Holy Quran:”Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow"

    Muhammad (PBUH) said:” no one can be a true believer without loving me more than his fortune, his children and all people." Narrated by Al Bukhari.

    Al Bukhari narrated, and many other scholars, about the tree trunk that the Prophet used to stand near when he was addressing the people inside the mosque. The trunk was taken away to another place far from the Prophet and a pulpit was put instead for the Prophet to stand on when holding a speech in the mosque. The first time the Prophet stood on his pulpit, everyone in the mosque could hear the trunk groaning. Believe it or not! A trunk – that we think doesn’t have feelings like ours- was totally affected because of its being faraway from the Prophet….So what about us, how must we feel?

    The Prophet then get down of his pulpit and put his noble hands on the trunk till it stopped groaning.


    The trunk couldn’t bear being far from the Prophet….

    ” Say (O Muhammad to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you" ( Al Imraan:31)

    “He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), has indeed obeyed Allah, but he who turns away, then we have not sent you (O Muhammad) as a watcher over them." (An Nissa’:80)

    Don’t forget your Prophet’s Sunna; don’t be the loser.


    So if u consider Mohammed (pbuh) as Awal and Akhir than Allah is INFINITE.

    IN Tasafoof Allah is Qadeem not Awal if he is Awal than he is counted and than there is end as well which is not .

    Muhammad (PBUH) said:” I was sent to complete moralities .”

    And we are still looking upon others to tell us moral values as Isalm needs RECONSIDERING Look at all these liberation ,femisist movements, secularism, fascist, etc

    This is a good news for all of us. The Prophet (pbuh) said, "(Kullu ummatî yadkhulûnal-jannah) all of my Ummah will enter the Paradise (il-lâ man abâ) except for those who hold themselves back and refuse to enter it."

    Who would refuse entering the Paradise? "(Qîla: Faman ya'bâ yâ rasûlallah?) they asked to the Prophet: 'who would refrain from entering the Paradise? Who would not want to enter the Paradise? Who would turn such an offer down?' (Qàla: Man ata'anî dakhalal jannah) he said: 'whoever obeys me and follows me enters the Paradise. (Wa man 'asànî) whoever disobeys me and does not follow my path, my sunnah, (faqad abâ) he would refrain from entering the paradise.'"

    The obedience to Prophet Muhammad and adherence to his sunnah is the foundation of Islam, a cause and source of happiness in this world and in the hereafter. One cannot claim to follow Islam without adhering to the sunnah of the Prophet. These are not separable.


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    Allah (swt) works in his own ways and guides us.