Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Three Kinds of people!

During my Eid celebrations I understood with an epiphany that there are three kinds of people in this world.

1. People who take from this world and give nothing back to it
2. People who give as much as they take from this world
3. People who only give to this world without taking much
I think that prophets lie in this third category because their sole purpose is to establish word of Allah on earth and for this very reason they spend their whole lives. Also in this category are people like Abdul Sattar Edhi who spend their whole lives giving without taking much.
Next are those people who are philanthropist and virtuous ones who care for other beings and spend from their earnings for others, they give their time to others and they try to be virtuous. But they keep a balance in what they give and what they keep. These are the people who are members of societies like Edhi center and Akhuwat foundation.
The people of the third category are the greedy ones who only try to fill their pockets from the riches of this world and fail to share with others. These are the ones who are tormented in nightmares and satisfaction/happiness eludes them.
It is the Aura of Muhammad's (p.b.u.h) religion (deen) that after Muhammad (p.b.u.h) no other Prophet is going to come. And Allah has put the responsibility of dawah (preaching)of His word on the followers of Islam - that is Muhammad's (p.b.u.h) religion.
So, it is plausible to say that after Muhammad (p.b.u.h) it's Muslims who have to just give to this world without taking much from it. It is for this reason Allah has again and again told us in the Holy Quran about the malignant nature of dunya (world's gains). He has warned us not to indulge in it so to forget about akhira (Day of Judgment) and the life after death.

In this context i believe we have to think and we have to ponder over our actions that what are we doing and why we are doing things we are doing.
May Allah forgive us and guide us to the straight path.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Directly from my heart !

I read two columns of ansar abbasi and Hassan nisar today. And I couldn’t feel myself more miserable after reading them. From where do I start? Corrupt leadership, corrupt clergy, corrupt scholars, illiteracy, poverty, energy crises, Balochistan’s liberation, India’s ferocity on waters, Aman ki asha, profanity and blasphemy in the name of commercialization, down trodden economy, frustrated people, delusional youth, absence of law and order, divided people, oppressed women, war, terrorism, suicides and this list goes on and on and on.
People try to find optimism in individuals of this nation. Recently, I heard news that Pakistani speakers had won an international debate competition in USA. An individual made a car run on hydrogen fuel cell. And there are number of examples in which Pakistani individuals are providing their unprecedented performances and services internationally. But in this optimism there is a big flaw. These are individuals and we are Muslim ummah. When this word ‘Ummah’ comes into my mind everything collapses on the plane of thought and future of this group or fraternity. I see massacre of Burma, genocide in Palestine, Bosnia, killings in Kashmir. I experience loss of faith in Allah, I see absence of values that Islam has taught us, I see ulema betraying their own religion on television. My heart fills with pessimism again. I see no light in this darkness, I see no flower in this swamp, I see no hope in this despair, I see no visionary in us blinds, I see no heart with feeling in this crowd of heartless souls, I see no escape from this prison of turmoil, I see no Umer, no abu bakr, no abu jundana, no bilal, no Iqbal, no Quaid, no Modudi, no Nadvi.
I pray to Allah to guide our way and be sufficient for us in every aspect of oppression Muslim Ummah today faces. May He grant us strength to stand by our principles with confidence, and dignity. May Allah shatter this rock of illiteracy resting on our hearts and brains. May we revitalize the lost Islamic values and moralities. O Allah ! we have never been in so much need of your blessing then today. Forgive us and guide us.