Hayatullah Muhajir Farahi
Deputy Information and Culture Minister for Publication
Life is full of ups and downs. The past 20 years of occupation, which took almost half of my life, we have encountered so many strange and rare events that may be unknown and intolerable to the people of the rest of the world.
It seems that their endurance was higher than human ability, the deadly bombing, in which dozens of people including women and children have been killed and their entire belongings destroyed in the blink of an eye.
Children had been taken into barrage in front of their mothers, parents had been killed in front of their children and from the whole families, only one or two members survived, after unbiased murders by the fierce foreign gunmen.
Thousands of youths and teenagers attended jihad in order to protect their faith, religion and Islamic territory. They tightened gunpowder to their body and fought against the enemy.
For years, they (the occupants) threw thousands of innocent people including elders and youths behind bars and dark prisons. They tested all types of sophisticated weapons and advanced warplanes on the defenseless civilians and committed crimes against the Afghans over the last twenty years, the example of which have never been seen in the world.
So, the story was that I told the bittersweet memory of my life to you, dear readers. You may be surprised, but the bitter and sweet-memory of my life is my survival.
This is to be noted that Jihad against American and NATO forces was undoubtedly the best jihad and that the virtue of Jihad with Ahl-e-Kitab (The People of the Book) is greater than other infidels and martyrdom is the highest goal of a Muslim as the holy Prophet (peace be upon him) requested Allah the Almighty many times, and we, unluckily deprived of it.
On the other hand, life itself is a great blessing of Allah, in which man has golden opportunities to earn the pleasure of his Creator (Allah) and to serve the people—follows of Allah, the Almighty. May Allah bless our departed colleagues with paradise and grant us success to follow their ways.
[Ahl-e-Kitab or the People of the Book is an Islamic term referring to those religions which Muslims regard as having been guided by previous revelations, generally in the form of a scripture. In the holy Quran, they are identified as the Jews, the Christians, the Sabeans, and—according to some interpretations—the Zoroastrians.