Tag: Words

‘I can’t breathe’: The power and tragedy of Jamal Khashoggi’s last words

…Four years ago, “I can’t breathe” were the same last words that Eric Garner uttered when he was placed in a choke hold by New York Police and died. #ICantBreathe soon became a part of the #BlackLivesMatter rallying cry against American racism and police brutality. Last month, after news broke about Khashoggi’s last moments, #ICantBreathe became a hashtag in Arabic Twitter, with users sharing stories about living under the weight of dictatorships and censorship in the Middle East…..more:  washingtonpost.com

Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “When you stand for Salaah then perform Salaah like a person bidding farewell (to everything besides Allah Ta’ala), and don’t utter such words for which you will have to present an excuse tomorrow (on the day of Qiyaamah), and make a firm determination to be despondent (not to desire) of what people possess.” (Authentic Hadith/Ibn Majah)

In his own words: Imam Hassan Guillet’s address at Quebec City funeral for 3 mosque victims

Let us face it. Alexandre Bissonnette didn’t start from a vacuum. For political reasons, and what is happening the Middle East and unfortunately, for ignorance, a lot of things happened.

This guy was empoisoned. But we want Alexandre to be the last one to have a criminal act like that. We want to stop it. One of the definitions of madness is to do exactly the same thing and expect a different result.

If we do exactly the same thing, my friends, we will have exactly the same result. Are we happy with the result? Are we happy with six dead, five wounded, 17 orphans, six widows and a destroyed family which is the family of Alexandre Bissonnette and maybe his friends too?