Taslima has a beautiful (indignant and compassionate) post about the poverty of Bangladesh’s transportation system and the consequent dangers of travel on major holidays…like Eid. She illustrates with many poignant pictures.
Allah sent Muhammad buraq, the winged horse, so that Muhammad, the prophet could travel to heaven. He went to heaven on buraq and met Moses, Jesus, a few more bearded guys and finally Allah the almighty.
Now look at the condition of Bangladesh today. They don’t have enough vehicles to travel. Millions of people are travelling to home to celebrate Eid, the biggest Muslim religious festival with their family and friends tomorrow. They are desperate to get some space on the public transports. Train roofs and doors are crowded with people. Boats will sink. Many people would die. Allah should have sent Buraqs the winged horses to take these poor people home safely and quickly so that they can celebrate eid that Allah asked them to celebrate.
But that’s not what happened, so instead they sit on the roofs of trains. Nothing at all dangerous about that…