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Love for All Hatred for None

Misbah enjoys poetry and conveys the messages of love through her poems.

This was a terrorist attack, driven by hatred, into the heart of one of our communities

— Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The poem is about an incident that took place in a Canadian city, London. According to Canadian police, the family was targeted because of their religion and was killed by a van that jumped to the sidewalk and crushed them on Sunday. The victims ranged in age from 15 to 74 years old.

A nine-year-old son who survived is still being treated in the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

It was Sunday night

In London, Canada

A family of 5 went for a walk,

waiting at an intersection

to cross the road

When a driver intentionally

mounted the curb

He struck them,

and killed the four

Their only crime was their faith

They were Muslims

So they're bad

They were Pakistanis

Killed because of their Islamic faith

There is evidence that It was planned

A premeditated truck act

Motivated by hate

Officials believe,

Victims were targeted

Because of their faith

The London police said

There is no previous connection

Between the suspect and the victims

A grandmother, mom, and Dad

Along with two children,

a daughter and son

He hit them badly and

all of them died,

except the little boy,

Who is now left behind

I hope and pray

May he survive

A 9-year-old boy

who lost his family

Is badly injured

And doctors are treating

Media reports,

He is asking about his family

He calls his parents

When he feels pain

Doctors told him

His family is in other rooms

In the hospital and

getting treatment

Little angel asked,

to make a face time call

his innocence,

brought tears to my eyes,

The parents and their daughter

Died in the hospital, police said

Salman Afzal, the father of children

was a physiotherapist,

Who also participated,

In the local cricket matches,

An active member,

Of the Mosque community...

GoFundMe account set up

On behalf of the family

The account raised $340,000

As Tuesday's afternoon

A horrible nature crime

Serve as a reminder

The long shadow of

ISLAMOPHOBIA

thats cast on the lives of

Muslims living around...

The account page tells

The donation will be used as

"SADQA E JARIYA"

A gift that benefits people

In this life and also

the ones living in the next...

It's happening in Canada,

This is not normal, it has to stop

Trudeau said, Every time

when we witness such an act

We should Call it out

Nathaniel Veltman, 20 years old

Police came

and caught him on the spot


London is a city consisting approximately 400,000 people located halfway between Detroit and Toronto. It has a large community of Muslims and at least three mosques.

Three generations of Pakistani-Canadians had been killed just for being Muslims. Just because of their faith. I believe killing someone can never be easy, but Is it easy to kill someone for this reason?

I will leave you all with a question here, hating someone for their faith, Is it worth it, are we thinking of ourselves as The Superior Power, Why we forgot one day we all will have to return, How we will face those questions when God will ask us what you have done while living on Earth? What good deeds did you bring with you? Are we really prepared for these questions? Do we not need to prepare ourselves for these questions?

I Salute You Justin Trudeau

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Thank You so much for your generous and wonderful comments, Mr.Bill. I highly appreciate and salute your gestures of love and kindness. Like you, I also believe we all are One. I also believe, Love is the only answer and I wish we can make everyone sign up for it

I am a Pakistani living in Spain. I have always respected you, Sir, and now I have more respect for you after reading this comment. We really need more people like you on earth to make this world a better place to live in.

May God Shower His Countless Blessings on you. Amen!!

Many Blessings to you

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Thank you very much for the kind and lovely comments, Pamela. I'm always grateful for your kindness. I believe, There can be no good reason to hate someone. And hating someone for such useless excuses like their belief, race, or gender is something, I can call "The Worst". Such crimes need to stop for the sake of humanity.

Many Blessings and Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Thank you so much for sharing your kind thoughts, Peggy. Yes, it's really sad that the surviving boy will be scarred with those memories for the rest of his life. I wish, may the people who attacks can understand this. It was a very noble family. This news was really heartbreaking. I believe there is no valid reason to hate anyone.

Stay happy and healthy. Much Love!!!

Blessings always

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind words, Srushti

We really need to raise a voice against every injustice we see in our society and this was one of the worst cases. Thank you for your support. I highly appreciate that, dear friend

stay well and safe

Many blessings to you

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments, John. I always appreciate your kindness. Like you, I often wonder why we all can't live as one people in love and acceptance. This family did not deserve to be killed. It was a horrible case. What if we do not share the same beliefs, do we not share the same 'EARTH'? I believe we all need to love and respect each other

Stay happy and healthy!!

Blessings and Peace

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 09, 2021:

I don't know about where you live, but in the U.S., the daily news is filled with stories of senseless killings. I can't watch the news for more than 30 minutes or my whole evening is ruined. Love is the only answer, but can we get everyone to sign up for it?

You can share a meal at our table anytime you want. You will always be welcomed at our home, my friend.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your beautiful thoughts, Amara. I don’t know if the guy was a Jew but what matters is that hatred and terrorism must be stopped. Who doesn’t know what’s happening in Gaza? They are taking lives of innocent people for no reason. In Islam, Killing one person is like killing humanity.

“Whoever kills an innocent life it is as if he has killed all of humanity.” ... Qur'an Ar-Ra'd, 13:11. Injustice is Injustice, a crime is always a crime and there’s never any good reason to commit a crime. The rule applies to all Muslims and Non Muslims. My sincerest prayers for the little boy. May Allah bless him with His countless blessings. Ameen!

Blessings and Love to you, dear sister

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind response, Devika. I Highly appreciate you for sharing your beautiful thoughts. I believe, we the writers have a great responsibility, our shoulders are burdened and we should raise our voices for such immoralities and injustices. Stay happy and healthy

Much Love and Blessings to you

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 09, 2021:

This is a heartbreaking event. We should not judge or condemn anyone for their religion or the color of there skin. I don't know why their is so much hatred in this world, but it needs to stop. I am glad you wrote about this tragedy, Misbah.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 09, 2021:

What a tragedy! That surviving boy will be scarred with those memories for the rest of his life. Why must people be targeted for their appearance, faith, or any number of other things? Why cannot we learn to live in peace with one another? I pray that the young boy gets the help he needs. That type of tragedy is happening all too often in many places around the world. Surely we can do better!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Ameen! Rozlin. I really feel sad and worried for the little boy left behind. May Allah gives him patience on his great loss. Ameen!! Indeed I created this hub for a noble cause. Thank you for raising your voice with me. Thanks for the kind prayers. Much Love!!

Many Blessings to you, dear sister

Srushti Gamit on June 09, 2021:

Thanks Misbah for sharing this heartfelt poetry with us!! Glad you raise your voice.

God bless you

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 09, 2021:

What a pointless and tragic event. Thank you for sharing and highlighting this injustice. Why can’t we all live a as one people in love and acceptance wherever we are in the world. A touching poem. Prayers are with the young survivor who must go through life without his family.

Amara from Pakistan on June 09, 2021:

Thanks Misbah for raising voice against it.. We stand against any type of hatred and terrorist activity

Amara from Pakistan on June 09, 2021:

This incidence is extremely condemnable.. It broke my heart.. I dont understand how can anyone do this? these butcher hearted people are mentally sick and psycho.. Islam teaches to save the lives of all living beings, but these cynical people dont even care for humans, they are terrorist.. it was a cynical jew guy..

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind words, Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

We really need to raise a voice against every injustice we see in our society and this was one of the worst cases. Thank you for raising a voice. I highly appreciate you saying that. God Bless you and keeps you safe.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Linda. It is really a horrible and tragic case. I wish and pray that the boy gets help and May Allah grant the little boy with great patience. Ameen!! I hope and pray that the truck driver will not be released and will be punished according to the laws. It was sad to see a repeated similar case in Canada. Last time the accused of the mosque case was not punished the way he should. I salute Justin Trudeau's kindness. May God help him and the laws to do justice. Amen!. I appreciate your visit.

Many Blessings to you

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 09, 2021:

Ameen!! Eman. May Allah Grant them the Highest rank In Jannah. And may the boy who survived get help and may Allah grant him great patience on his great loss. Ameen!!

Many blessings to you

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 09, 2021:

Wow! Misbah you have outdone yourself on this hub. So many valuable points made here and so true about all mentioned. Sometimes one overlooks these points and do what they think is right. The misconception of all are often not seen by many individuals. People have their opinions and see it from that.

Rozlin from UAE on June 09, 2021:

This is really very sad, Misbah. May Allah make it easy for the boy left behind and bless his parents with jannah. Really feeling very bad for the nine year old boy left behind. Thank you for sharing this hub and that too for a noble cause. May Allah bless you with all the goodness you deserve, dear sis.

Blessings and lots of love.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on June 08, 2021:

marvelous post

we need to raise a voice

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 08, 2021:

Thank you for creating this article, Misbah. You’ve described a horrible and tragic event. It’s a major news story here in Canada. I like Justin Trudeau’s response, but I hope some practical steps are taken to fight the problem. I also hope the boy who survived gets lots of help now and in the future. What a terrible situation for him to deal with.

Nian from Pakistan on June 08, 2021:

Thought provoking article. May Allah grant them highest rank in jannah.

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