Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah
The new stories are coming hard and fast now. Every day, every single day, there is a story about a mass killing. Many of the stories have similar details; Dad is in debt, loses his job or can’t sell a house, so he kills his wife and children and then kills himself. The latest story on CNN was about a guy who was in debt to the tune of almost half a million dollars. He made almost a hundred thousand a year, yet he couldn’t manage to support his family on that. He murdered his three children and wife, then killed himself with a shotgun. I guess there’s some small comfort in knowing the taxpayers will be saved the cost of a trial.
People who resort to murder and suicide are people without guidance. Stress, depression, mental illness – all these play a part. But a person who truly believes in God can never feel hopeless, even in the face of poverty. Stuff is just stuff. Your family is still your family whether you are living in a mansion or a trailer, whether you eat lobster or Ramen noodles. If you take this coward’s way out, you will deprive yourself of being with your family in the Hereafter. Hell is a very lonely place. Just stop. Just stop and think about the worst that could happen.