03/06/12 Lagos, Nigeria

7 Jun

As salam aleikum

The tragedy of 03/06/12 in Lagos, Nigeria is still very fresh in our hearts . I have read so many tributes to those who died in that ill fated flight that it makes you realise that grief really does draw people together and closer to the almighty. It renews people’s faith in the almighty; the holy Qur’an constantly talks about death. I know it is a way of getting us Muslims to be prepared for death as it can take any one of us any time as it is indeed a thief that does not announce it’s entrance or pre warn of its imminent visit. May Allah Subhanahu wa-ta’ala in his infinite mercy give the loved ones of the departed the fortitude to bear their losses . families were wiped off the face of the earth in the blink of an eye.

I always say that I will never fly locally in Nigeria because I know the state the airlines are likely to be as Nigeria is a well known corrupt nation but then I read someone’s comment on facebook about people not passing blames here, there and everywhere when we hear about fatalities on the motorway because those people dying on the motorway are the poor and less important of the society. He then went ahead to remind us that motorway fatalities in Nigeria are a daily occurrence and in some instances as much as 154 people die at once. (when coaches are involved in crashes). but now I realise that it doesn’t matter how you travel in Nigeria, if you arrive safely you should say alhamdulillah several times because almighty Allah made you have that safe journey, not because you are the most religious or the one who does something to please him the most but simply because it’s just not yet your time.

what really prompted me to write this entry is an article that was shared on facebook by a friend. the article is about one of the deceased of the ill-fated flight. it described the kind of person she was and how people should emulate her attributes. My dad always told us while we were kids about being the best we can be and alhamdulillah i can honestly say we aren’t doing badly . I pray that we do not have to witness sucha terrible event again. Amin.

Let this plane crash be another reminder to the purpose of our existence in life. Think before you act because we don’t know when death will come knocking. Yes we all pray that we live long to see our children’s children, eat the fruits of our labour and enjoy a long and healthy life. weather that will come to pass for us all, we don’t know so let your actions be for the sake of Allah and give as much as you can in charity as often as you can.

Ma salam

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One Response to “03/06/12 Lagos, Nigeria”

  1. bola 07/06/2012 at 05:30 #

    Hmmm. It is so so sad. And yes too many multiple deaths lately to focus alone on d plane crash. What do we say about the oil tankers exploding on lagos-ibadan express way killing so many people? Or about the (lately) frequent bomb blasts??? Every second, minute, hour is a gift and because we do not know when will be our last, its just best we live every minute like it will be our last. And may our last deed be the best in the site of Almighty Allah. May we have positive impact on people around us so that when we are gone-forever-only good things are said about us.

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