I was surprised when I heard that all New Year events and parties were cancelled on the orders of HH Sheikh Mohammad. Let me first of all say that this is a brilliant step taken by the UAE authorities to show solidarity with the Palestinians.
Secondly, reading the reactions of some of the Muslims made me want to bury my head in shame. How the heck can people be so pissed off about a party cancellation and turn a blind eye to the pain and sufferings of not just Palestinians, but Muslims everywhere! Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, each of these places, a child is losing a limb any minute! Where is the humanity? Where is the compassion? Where is the empathy gone? How can we be so selfish and be ANGRY at the cancellation of just A FRIKKIN' NEW YEAR?!?1 And what is so happy about this New Year? The killing? The inreased bloodshed? Loss of more and more human lives by even severe methods? I think not.
It is our duties as Muslims to do whatever we can to support Palestine and end the inhumane attacks of the Israelis. Here we are, eating, sleeping, liviing in peace while elsewhere, people don't even have a mattress of basic survival commodities. I want to stop this bloodshed. May Allah incur His wrath upon the Israelis, or atleast guide them. May He send His Mercy and Help to our Muslim brothers and sisters everywhere. May Allah make us better Muslims and stronger persons so that we may help and make a difference in this world. May there be world peace starting this new year, Ya Allah, help us.