To the Children, Young Girls, Sisters and Mothers in Afghanistan: With Love, Warm Thoughts and Hope from a Flower With Power
The following daytime and night-time photos of the beautiful Hibiscus flowers were taken at the Aga Khan Park in Toronto in the last week. The post is dedicated to the children, young girls, sisters and mothers in Afghanistan whose future appears to be uncertain at the moment, but it is our hope and prayer that with wisdom on the part of everyone in Afghanistan, their future will turn out to be bright and prosperous. It is up to the leadership to inspire unity in a country that has gone through decades of conflict and war resulting in the loss of countless lives. The women of Afghanistan have shown courage, and we hope they are provided the opportunity to make the country grow and prosper in the months, years and decades to come. Islam’s message of peace and inclusiveness can make that happen. Addressing the whole of humanity, the Qur’an says: ‘Oh Mankind, fear your Lord, who created you of a single soul, and from it created its mate, and from the pair of them scattered abroad many men and women.’ There is no beautiful expression of the unity of the human race than this single verse.
In the still of darkness, the illuminated dome rises into the sky showing the light of hope to all, while the hibiscus flower celebrates the beauty, glory and power of the mothers, daughters and sisters of Afghanistan — Malik Merchant
Date posted: August 21, 2021.
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