19 September, 2011

Yemen: is there an end to the bleeding?

Yemen. A country, with a people so simple, so welcoming and friendly that you may mistake it for weakness. And yet: Yemenis, a very conservative people, can be most brave when required and are a people who are always full of pride. The continuing bleeding and enormous hardship now in the country, might lead only to more blood and more misery. To die, is normal. To be killed, is abnormal and sad. But, to be killed by your own is most abnormal and tragic. That's what is happening in Yemen now. The killing of one Yemeni by another.
“We ordained ...that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.” ~ Al Maed a ~ 5:32

"Whether open or secret; take not life, which Allah hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you, that ye may learn wisdom." ~ Al-An`am ~ 6:151
The senseless taking of any life, plant or animal, for no good reason, is completely prohibited in Islam. Let alone, human life. Killing any person without a just cause is as big a sin as killing the whole humanity and saving the life of one person is as good a deed as saving the whole humanity. We can only pray and hope that the bleeding will soon stop. That: mercy and wisdom will soon prevail.