My dear loyal readers….
Before I continue let me offer my humble apologies for not posting part nineteen today. Today is dedicated to all those victims of abuse!
I sincerely thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to come back, day after day, to read Mumtaz’s story. Thank you for taking the time to comment and sharing your thoughts.
Unfortunately no post will be uploaded today. Today we will have a moment of silence for all those victims of abuse. Those who managed to get away, all those still suffering and trying to gather the courage to reach out and break free, and to all those who are past the agonising pain and unbearable heartbreak…
Remember, dear readers, that somewhere in the world, what I had written because of a hobby, someone is experiencing in REAL LIFE! Someone is getting raped, or beat to a pulp by a father, or husband, or even worse, a mother. And remember, more often than not, these children and women never find escape, they never break free, because they are judged by society, they are afraid. They have no one to turn to, they have no support structure, and if someone does offer assistance, most of the time it lasts mere minutes. Almost the moment they are free, the very people who helped them think they their work is done, they have taken them out of the harmful situation, and leave them to fend for themselves. These poor victims then find their way back in the dire positions they are trying so desperately to flee.
And their abusers knows that they have no true way out! They are helpless. They know that no one is going to save them, so they take further advantage and take the abuse up a notch each time, each day, each hour…
Read out, dear readers, let us remove ourselves from the shell that we have created in our societies and try to make their lives better in any way we can! For those of us that can, help them break free, or just lend an ear for those that need to unload their burdens. And if you can do none of that, then at least acknowledge them and their situations, and pray for them as hard as you can, asking Allah to ease their pain and suffering and remove them by some means from their harmful situations.
Abuse is not only physical. It is emotional and spiritual and mental too. Crushing the spirit and every ounce of hope that the victim may have left. Take a minute to make a dua, say a prayer. Close your eyes and open your heart.
To any victim that may be reading this. Whether you are still going through the abuse or you have left it behind you, I am talking directly to you! I feel for you, I feel your pain, I want to help you in some way. Reach out to someone, even if it just to talk, that is the first step… Don’t be afraid! Allah is always with you. Close your eyes and feel His presence. Talk to Him! Cry to Him! Plead with Him! Believe in Him!
Please feel free to leave your message for the victims of abuse. And if their are any victims out there feel free to share your story. Your anonymity is guaranteed.
Have a beautiful weekend!