What is the thing that shocked you?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 24, 2020 05:19 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 24, 2020 05:19 AM

In 2011 some months before I went to vacation to Afghanistan. I heard a story that in the tribal areas of Pakistan it was Ramadan and a person was not fasting and eating in public. He was killed by a member of a Islamic party in Pakistan. I dont know if this story is true or false, But this is not important.

Anyway some months later I went to Afghanistan. My uncle lived at that time in Kabul. So one day it was late in the evening I thought I go out and meet the local people. Mabye make some new friends. I went outside and saw a man relaxing near my uncles house. I had seen that man many times but never talked to him. He was a gardener in my uncles neighboring house. My uncle neighbor was a rich guy,His house and garden was very big.

Anyway I greeted the gardener and we began to talk about life and after some minutes the issue of religion come about. Then I told him the story of a man who was killed in Pakistan because he didnt fast in Ramadan. I was expecting when he heard this story he would tell me that this is a very wrong thing to do. One should never kill another human being because he didnt fast in Ramadan. But NO, he told me that the person who did the killing becomes a Ghazi (Muslim warrior champion, Hero). When he said this I was shocked and froze in horror. I didnt knew what to say next. Afterwards I got up and went back to my uncles house.

I always knew that Afghanistan is a backward and very intolerant society, but I never knew that it was that intolerant that the life of a human being was worth nothing. Yes the man I was talking to was a very religiose illiterate man, but still I had expected that he would not approve killing of a person because He didnt follow a religiose duty.

I learned that day what many decades of Wahabism do to a people.

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