Ok: now I'm back at least 48hrs ago and observing the comments of Mina incident of public in general. I'm sorry to say but our people assumptions regarding Mina stampede is really false and they are just creating two impressions 1) discouraging people to perform this unique religion ceremony keeping blame on Saudis, 2) spreading hatred among Muslim hood.
Let me tell you the series of events;
1. Starting from Crane incident the media took a front seat especially foreign like BBC, Economist and Times of India etc and criticising the USD60bn expansion of Haram Sharif. My point was which nation have ever prepared for incidents like tsunami, flash rains & floods, storms etc. I was the prime witnessed while the Crane fell down and believe me or not it was Act of God. Everything came up in matter of seconds and flew away whatever came in its way. The Crane which fell was the world second largest and installed outside of Haram but it cannot sustained the wind pressure and electric lightening and believe me or not the mega Crane fell like a piece of paper in air. Since I told you it was act of God even then the prayers doesn't stop and handful of people kept doing Tawaf and I was one of them. On Saudis side they didn't let people to panic and they close the doors for only half & hour and clear all bodies and injured people from venue. They didn't impose any emergency and let the people to continue their worship.
2. Mina incident: the arrangements at Mina were more than efficient this time. Over 100,000 Askaris/volunteer placed at all the places. Thousands of cold drinking waters tanks and toilets installed on every few meters. To counter heat , they have put extra post of water sprinkle with every lamb post throughout the streets, thousands of mobile water, juices and cold drinks trucks were there to feed all Hujjajs, plus they have operated the trains & busses to transport people. Importantly, they have also put the strict vigilance on the illegal entrants to avoid the congestion. Despite every thing again the Act of God started to work. The weather all started to become hot from 37 degree to 48 degree on the first night of Mina there was again wind storm came with thunder. But this time the winds were hot and water pouring was cold Subhanallah. On the very next day Arafat the most hot day witnessed. All air-conditions at camps turned liabilities and started to through hot air and by day end it made people exhausted. There you come the journey from Arafat to Mina. Myself witnessed the aftermaths of heat thousands of people starting to faint even at night time even our five-star bus gear system get corrupted and bus get stopped. We had to walk for our destiny too. The stampede day....over 3million people walk on one direction but unlike previous years this year the heat waves are at all time high. With past two days of fatigue and heat wave it was hard to make way to Jamarat. I believe where stampede happened it was due to heat, suffocation and people lost patience due to heat. And it all happened. Those who are putting conspiracies like Irani people were responsible for stampede, or convoy movement of prince, or the mistake of Askari over there are just misleading the entire Ummah and helping non-Muslims to counter us.
I bet the way Saudis are facilitating Hujjajs no body even the super power like US can do it. Imagine what's the need of spending USD 60bn for Haram expansion. The power plant to provide entire mosque power is 18,000mw that's more than power we produce in entire Pakistan.
While I must recommend to all Muslims to treat this as Act of God. And my faith is that now Allah is testing all Muslims that whether Muslims will be scared of all these difficulties or go ahead with the Hajj in the years to follow. In due course, I believe the jealous international media will keep shaping up our views by pointing wrong and baseless arguments and do their best to put differences among muslim hood. So the ball in our court.
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