By Umer Raza Bhutta
No matter for who you vote today. But you will vote against extremists and against those who killed our kids, women and innocent people through bombs and bullets. Our army is fighting them with bombs and bullets and we are fighting with ballot.
Their version of Islam is to threaten us, kill us, kidnap us and make us believe that we are challenging the sovereignty of Allah if we vote. We will not be threatened and no way could we challenge the sovereignty of Allah.
Despite our differences, wars and many other things of non-conformity of Allah’s message (we could see this non-conformity around us every day), we are moving one step ahead today. Because the message of Allah says that no one has the authority to kill – “come and I will recite to you what your lord has made forbidden for you: that you do not associate anything with him: that you are good to your parents: that you do not kill your children because of poverty – we will provide for you and them: that you do not approach indecency – outward and inward: that you do not kill any person God has made inviolate – except with the right to do so. That is what He instructs you to do so that hopefully you will use your intellect” (Quran 6:151).
Allah be with us and guide us to the righteous path, while we could stay away from non-conformity of His message.