A Multan-born, pseudo-Baloch model, Fouzia Ameer alias Qandeel Baloch who had hit the Pakistani social networks in the past year, was brutally murdered by her own brother in Multan.
Qandeel, who was famous for her vlogs (video blogs) through her Facebook page and her unconventional way of attracting attention and gaining publicity, was left for dead after apparently, her brother strangled her to death after a vicious beating. The reason for murder, as reported, is Qandeel’s denial of funding her brother with money for his drug inductions.
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: “A prostitute was forgiven by Allah (SWT), because, passing by, a panting dog near a well and seeing that dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe and tied it with her head-scarf, she drew out some water from the well and gave it to the panting dog. Thus, Allah forgave her.”
If the Holy Prophet (PBUH) could give Allah (SWT)’s example of such forgiveness, who are we, the people to judge a woman on her acts and say that she deserved to die like this? She was unorthodox, her ways were unconventional, her ambitions were faulty but before we pass such cynical judgments of who deserves to die and who doesn’t, one must surely take a deep look inside their collar first.
Hazrat Imam Ali (R.A) said: “Every person who is tempted to go astray, does not deserve punishment.”
Qandeel Baloch did not come from a background similar to many who have been targeting her. Yes, her stance was against what the Mullahs teach, her stance was against our ideology, but where in the world does it say her stance was wrong enough to get her killed, in the name of honor or money, or whatever. No human being deserves to die for their ambitions. No one!
After Qandeel’s death, there was a post on social media that said: “We gave Qandeel Baloch the attention she never deserved. We gave her the fame she never needed. We brought her to where she was, had we not, she would’ve been alive today. We played a part in her murder!” And indeed, we did.
This is how some people reacted to Qandeel’s death, absolutely shameful!
— Ahsan Zarif Husain (@ahsan_zhusain) July 16, 2016
Someone's just hunted me down on Facebook to say Qandeel Baloch basically deserved to die because she's liberal.
— April Preston ? Withington (@AprilPreston_) July 16, 2016
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Illaihi Rajiun’ – Qandeel Baloch did not go to hell, she just left it.