AFGHANISTAN. Kabul Province. Kabul. May 31, 2017. At a Kabuli hospital after a truck bomb detonated in the diplomatic quarter of the city, causing over 150 casualties, the deadliest attack since 2001. No group has yet claimed responsibility, but the Haqqani network is seen as the likeliest culprit. Reuters photographer Omar Sobhani’s testimony of the event.

Photographs: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters


AFGHANISTAN. Kabul Province. Kabul. May 31, 2017. Aftermath of a truck bombing in the diplomatic quarter of the capital which caused over 150 casualties, the deadliest attack since 2001. No group has yet claimed responsibility, but the Haqqani network is seen as the likeliest culprit.

I was on the way to work with colleagues, Mohammad Ismail, a photographer, and TV cameraman Mohammad Aziz when the car started shaking on the road.

At first we thought it was an earthquake but we quickly realised it was a very big explosion. We were a couple of kilometres away and we could see a tower of smoke rising into the sky and drove straight to the scene.

I got out and my two colleagues went to the hospital because we could already see people with blood-stained faces and clothes running past us.

Normally when we get to the scene and need fast pictures, we’ll shoot something quickly on our smartphones and send them off at once. But this time, we decided to use our full cameras straight away.

There was a lot of smoke and fire, and around 10 wrecked vehicles on the road. First, I had to make sure there wasn’t going to be any kind of follow-up attack, which is something that has often happened in the past. Once it looked clear I went towards the blast site.

I couldn’t see very much because of the smoke but I could hear a number of wounded people calling out and one man was talking on a mobile phone, telling friends where to find him.

As I went forward, I came across a person lying on the ground. I shot four or five shots quickly and he started asking for help.

I went to try to help him but security forces were arriving at the same time and pushed me back. I watched him being put into an ambulance and carried off.

However much you see, these things still affect you strongly. I think about all these young people, women with blood on their faces and that night was very, very sad.

I talked to my wife about it, all those people are members of a family as well. It’s very, very sad for me and for anyone who’s human.

Photographs: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

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I think you have your history wrong. The United States helped the Taliban giving them weapons and training to fight back the Soviet Union. The Northern Alliance came after in the 90's and they were from the Taliban! So I don't know where you get your knowledge from...

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Whatever that we are doing we are looking, does this make Allah happy or not? It doesn’t make Allah happy. We are going to stop. This makes Allah happy. We are going to run to do. So it is not about how you are going to feel so much. It is what Allah is going to feel. You are taking care of that One’s feelings. Then that time when you are in that situation, you are tested by that, then you, slowly you start to understand why Majnun became Majnun. Slowly you start to understand why the moth will run to the flames to burn himself. Then you understand how with just one glance, you are asking, just give me one look. With that one look, that is already paradise enough. Then that’s a different kind of passion. Different passion, different stepping on the ego, do you understand? Then when that is cleared, he puts another one there, another feeling there that is going to be different from the first.

Then you understand, ‘the first feeling I had it was just childish. This one, am I still going to run to serve him and to please him even when my hands are going to be burnt, even when my heart is burning?’ It is faith these days, isn’t it? Faith these days, it burns from one hand, Prophet (asws) says faith is going to burn in the Ahir Zaman. It’s going to be like live coal. It’s going to burn. The Sunnats of the Prophet (asws), you take it from one hand, you are going to, the believer is going to pass it to the other hand. Pass it to the other hand, pass it to the other hand, it is not going to drop, but it is going to burn. Otherwise, like so many, they are going to jump from one to another to another to another and to another just looking for that high again. They are not committing and they are not making something. May Allah not test us. May it be easy for us, insha’Allah.

-Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz.

Do not become the candle that gives light to others but itself remains in darkness.

- Shaykh Abd Al Qadir Al Jilani (RA)

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Do Muslims commit Shirk?

Do You Think Muslims Commit Shirk? Let us see what the Prophet Muhammad [saw] thinks.  

Is your opinion above his[saw]???

Abd Allah ibn Yusuf informed us; he said, Laith informed us; he said, Yazid ibn Abu Habib, from Abu al-Khair, from Uqba ibn Amir;  

‘Indeed the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) left one day and performed Salah on the People of Uhud, the Salah of the deceased. Then he turned to the pulpit and said,  

‘I am preceding you; and I am a witness over you. And indeed, by Allah, I am undoubtedly looking towards the Hawdh [right] now. And indeed I have been given the keys to the treasures of the earth, or the keys of the earth. And verily, I do not fear that you will commit polytheism after me. But I verily fear you will dispute with one another in it (i.e. the world).

The above Hadith is taken from Sahih al-Bukhari, which is deemed as the most authentic book after the Holy Qur’an. Additionally, the chain for this particular Hadith has been declared as ‘the most sound of chains.’

Imam Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari mentions the Hadith in the following places in his Sahih; 

-Book of Funeral Prayers. 

-Book of Expeditions (Maghazi). 

-Book of Riqaq. 

Other Hadith scholars who have recorded the same Hadith include;  

• Imam Muslim ibn Hajjaj in Sahih Muslim. 

• Imam Nisa’i in Sunan Nisa’i.

• Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal in Musnad Ahmad.