Sunday, August 22, 2010


Yesterday this story happened.

I went back to my grandma's house *location kept secret* and, as carpets are infinitely more comfortable than floors or mats, i was asked to take the carpet from one of the rooms.

Now this carpet hasn't been used for quite a while. It just stood there, rolled and waiting.

So you could understand my anxiety. I gave the carpet a few shakes and out came a few ants and some dried leaves from the bottom. owhkayyyy. Now it was advisable to let it dry outside first. So my mum and i carried it outside, and all of a sudden


from the bottom fell 4 little newborn mice

of course, when 4 mice fall out of your carpet, you must freak out to some degree. Imagine if we had just rolled it out in front of the tv *shudder*

Their eyes haven't even opened yet, and they were barely able to walk, let alone find food. :( So since we couldn't keep them, we put them in a drain in front of the house and let them be. So now i'm an accomplice to baby dumping in the month of Ramadhan.

But at least there was water in the drain, if baby mice can drink water. And i felt sorry for these little guys (they couldn't even see!!) Imagine how their mother would feel if she went back to the carpet at night. No more home, and no more babies *sob3* aiyohhh..they could die from the heat, or from starvation, or from ants. slow and painful. ouch.

My point is, if we could feel sorry for baby MICE who we met just a few minutes before, how could people have the guts to dump baby HUMANS who they carried around for 9 months and have their similar features?

Its like we returned to the age of Jahiliyyah you see, even if we are materially prosperous. The Arabs in those days used to bury female babies, thrown and left for dead. At least they kept it to females. Now with the rise of gender equality movements, even male babies are dumped as well. Sad state of affairs, its true.

Maybe what we need is a fundamental change in society, much like what the Prophet pbuh instituted in those days. Maybe only then can people start treating other people like humans, not rats.