by creating an epithet,
describing how I felt
while reminiscing nostalgic events
that took place in Gallipoli.
the howls of cries
that shivered us as they continue
those resounding lamentations of lost,
of despair, and of sudden demise
of both juveniles and the old ones.
why the Battle of Gallipoli
or Gallipoli campaign
(depending on the narratives you adhere to)
even happened in the first place?
so far that I have read
and cited by OIC Youth Forum in their Facebook page,
expressed the very same idea,
the interrogative idea of why?
have to fight the Ottomans?
Why the Allied Powers wanted to take control
of the Dardanelles or Hellespont?
Why the Ottomans decided to take the side of the Central Powers
instead of the Allied Powers?
from different disciplines of social sciences,
from History, Politics, Sociology, International Relations,
Public International Law, to Geopolitics.
But what they do not see,
even how sophisticated their answers will be,
under the schema of humanity.
What do you see?
How do you contemplate of what you are seeing now?
You see faces, faces of peoples you may be familiar with?
You see me talking right now.
Listening to what I am saying.
or even realize,
that there are these smallest particles existing
called atoms. Atoms which are constituted of
subatomic particles (neurons and protons).
in fact the whole world,
are made up of atoms
with various configurations and arrangements.
Same goes with the chair you are sitting now,
or the air or Oxygen you are breathing in,
they all have various atomic configurations.
that God created us
because we are all connected with one another;
we are all made up of atoms.
I am connected to you
and so you are, too.
100 years back
or to any wars and conflicts
afflicted the past, the present,
and those that will happen in the future,
because of human’s selfishness,
and of greediness.
That God created us
because we are all connected as one,
and even in the Holy Qur’an, God said:
Behold, we have created you all out of a male and a female,
and have made you into nations and tribes,
so that you might come to know one another.
Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God
is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him.
Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware.”
with various traditions, backgrounds
and belief systems, and yet
it does not mean that we are divided,
divided by different characterizations,
or of borders or territories.
diverse yet we are all part of ONE humanity
connected so we may come to know one another.
I am very, very much sad
of the state of today’s Muslim world.
And I do not have to enumerate
all the cancers Muslim societies
who lived during the golden age
of the Islamic civilization.
be responsible, be critical,
as human beings who think
and contemplate, then,
this paranoia of dark age
will infinitely continue.
Gallipoli, humanity… quo vadis?
Where are we heading?