A bit far from his house,sitting alone on the barren ground he was continuously staring at the sky with a, simple yet a complex question going through his mind: “Is ALLAH everyone’s?”After few minutes he returned to his home and stood in front of his mother who was busy trying to feed his youngest sister of only 3 years old water instead of milk. His mom gave him a loveable look and said” my son is finally home”. He had never seen disappointment and grief in his mothers shining eyes which was the only reason he never felt disappointed. Noticing that he was standing silent for more than 5 minutes his mother asked him “What happened Nadir?”. Resident of Indian-occupied Kashmir, 7 years old Nadir, started ” Maa is Allah everyone’s?”. His mother smiled for a bit and said “Yes! He is everyone’s”. With a slight hesitation Nadir continued “If Allah is everyone’s then why did he take dad from us so early? Why do you always feed Munni with water instead of milk? Why is there shelling and firing everywhere and almost everytime? Why can’t us play fearlessly in the ground nearby?” His mother was bit shocked from his abrupt questions but she did’nt show it and answered” Nadir our area is occupied by enemies. We will be free soon then you will see everything will be fine. There will be no firing and noise. Munni will get milk three times a day and you will also play with your friends where ever you want to. Nadir cut her sentence short and asked in a slight irritated tone “Is Pakistan doing something for our freedom?” With slight hesitation she answered ” Yes! they are trying hard for our freedom” For the first time he saw disappointment and hopelessness in his mother’s eyes and ran out shouting ” Pakistan will help us get freedom and PKS will save us from enemies who killed dad. Pakistan zindabad!”.
1st year (Q-47)