A House divided against itself can not stand.

This phrase is from the Bible which clearly states that a house that is divided cannot stand as one. A place where unity is not present and there are fights and differences among each other cannot remain to be stable.

The mosques in the world remain to be in their places for thousands of years. How do you suppose that happens? This happens since Muslims come together in their mosques for the same purpose-to pray in front of Almighty Allah, especially when Muslims from different parts of the world come in the month of Zilhajj to perform pilgrimage. The Holy Ka’aba is a magnet that attracts pilgrims to come there and every year, the percentage of the people performing pilgrimage keeps increasing. The Ka’aba is a house more over a home that knits bonds of brotherhood among Muslims.

Or even the golden temple where the Sikhs rotate around the temple. Even though they are divided amongst themselves with problems but this particular place unites them when they come together with a single cause.

These are the holy places in which, the house itself unites the people. But, in our house we ought to make this balance by ourselves. The United States of America has a combination of 50 states in it. But, before it was divided into two sections the north and south. The southern Americans promoted slavery however the north Americans did not. The president of that time, Abraham Lincoln was deeply troubled because of this; he used this phrase in his speech that; ‘a house divided against itself can not stand’. He knew that the Americans were divided among themselves because of this hindrance, half slavery-half free. There was a solution needed to this problem and so he put an end to slavery so that the members of the house, meaning the inhabitants of the country would live together as one. And, for that he was assassinated. Lincoln sacrificed himself to bring his people together. Or else the Americans would still be facing this problem.

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Today in Pakistan, people are sitting on roads, crying out loud, protesting against the terrorists who have taken thousands of lives. There is no one answering them,no one ensuring that they will be given their right. Karachi-the city of lights has become a battlefield. Each day starts with firing and ends with a bomb blast. Everything seems to be at sixes and sevens! The death rate keeps on increasing day after day. But still, there is hope that this would soon be resolved. May Allah bring back the liveliness of this country and may it prosper in near future! Ameen.

Dilemmas and problems never end in our life but we must know how to tackle them. Sacrifices are a part of it that clinches in strengthening the bond.

Ruqaiya Lokhand.

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18 thoughts on “A House divided against itself can not stand.

  1. Ammar

    Ruqaiya since when have you started reading the Bible? well, I had to read till the end to find out the misery of the devided house. A suspense story, well written.

    • Janab this topis was given by our english teacher. And, later i found out that this quote was from the Bible so I mentioned it in my essay just to emphasize on it. By the way, thank you very much! 🙂

  2. huzefa dohadwala

    moula ali states the stolen brick used in the construction of a house leads to destruction. so we must stand with our values & culture and work together.

  3. Sarah Munawar

    This, The House of Pakistan is going to stand because yet we ‘people’ aren’t divided!
    Ruqaiya, keep this patriotism in your writings, so that even the one who aren’t interested should be aware of their homeland!
    Well written! 🙂

    • Yes, indeed it will until we people are having faith in Allah. 🙂 Sure, Sarah I would certainly keep this going along to inspire other Pakistanis! 🙂 Thank you! 🙂

  4. Ruqaiya,
    A very interesting write-up supported by historical references. The best part about this post is how pertinent it is to today’s times. You have described the dilemma we Pakistanis are facing very graphically towards the end.
    Keep writing and keep thinking dears!

    • Thank you very much Maryam bhen! 🙂 Insha allah we will keep this thread going. By the way, did u read the last aritcle of mine? It was something about our Class 8. If you haven’t I would like it if you read it. 🙂

  5. Ruqaiya it’s a very thought-provoking post. And i really like the way you have connected it.
    Great post! 🙂

  6. Lokhand, as I’ve said before, I also liked the way you’ve chained everything…beginning from Islamiat, to History and then to Politics;)
    Mb was right when she said you’re a disciplined writer. Somehow I can feel that.;) Well written piece(:

  7. ruqaiyaaaaa bhennnn…u r such an amazinggggg writer..u shud really start ur own blog..ur write up is just fantabulous. *thumbs upp*..

  8. Jimin

    Wow. Your writing is so fabulous. It’s a very interesting story about Pakistan. I really look forward of their bright future.

  9. davido

    i really like this post. thank you for it

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