Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ramadan and Patience

Islam is the religion of Peace, Love, Harmony and Tolerance. The Holy Book of Almighty Allah “Al-Quran” also teaches the same for the entire humanity in various place quoted in the respected verse. Ramadan-al-Kareem is one of the Holy Months of religion Islam. In this month, Muslims from all over the globe keep Fast from the time of Dawn to Dusk; probably know as the time from the “Call of Fajr” till the “Call of Maghrib”.

Fasting in Ramadan teaches us the Patience, Peace, Tolerance, Serving Humanity and above all Taqwa (Fear of Almighty Allah SWT). Despite of all, what a Muslim portrays the image during Fast in today’s time is unfortunately, in-tolerance, in-justice to Humanity, creating panic, rush & hassle e.t.c. However, this has never been the part of Islam nor favourable for Muslims.

Today, what we need to learn is Patience in every walk of life. In Holy Quran, Allah (SWT) says;
“Indeed, Allah is with the Patient”

Regardless of this all, in Ramadan, we often see the particular rise in Road accidents, clashes, use of abusive language, harsh behaviour, lack of Patience and Peace among everyone e.t.c, however, how we should act upon is totally opposite. We should help the needy; ignore such harsh behaviour or any sort of intolerance, act upon the teachings of Quran and Sunnah. Our assertion shall be the invitation to others towards the religion not the contrary.

 A positive attitude of Patience and Peace is most required in these special days of Ramadan, so as to serve the humanity and ourselves too with the blessings of Almighty Lord. May Allah bless us with Peace, Patience and Harmony among every human being. Ameen! 

Written By:
Salman Ahmed

Saturday, May 25, 2013


“As you rise, you lose touch with bottom.” This might be a definition of Leadership in today’s time. There are many examples of such leaders on different ground who misuse their position, violate laws and rules. The hunger of power and fame has given birth to new level of anxiety for being socially arrogant and materialistic. All this is due to such so-called advancement in this modern era and this causes the Leadership to constrict into one man’s ego.

Leadership is about influencing the masses to follow the ideology and examples set by the leader practically to achieve the certain goals. This influencing phenomenon basically helps to align the people with the vision of the Leader. Some might get attract with the personality & character, charisma and ideology. If following the ideology, then followers may get themselves for intense hard-work in difficulties and with patience sustained in a long run. Despite of that, if one follows the fast track route for fame and power, then he might get early good times with fame and luxury but who knows the rest?

Talking about Pakistan, keeping Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah aside, there has been still a prominent leadership lapses till the date as there is really not a single person, whom people could admire, trust, love and respect with heart. Here, people choose their leader on the basis of cast, nation, language and race. This is the major factor of such huge descend. People are simply unaware of that person who claims to be their leader because he has not been among them. A true leader is the person who rises from the depth of the grass-root and empowers the nation rather than himself.

We often compares our progress with other countries like India, Bangladesh etc, however we don’t look where we are lapsing. Are we choosing our Leaders on Merit? Are they well educated and they keep the faith of serving humanity? Probably not! The obsession with materialism has blurred the line between moral and immoral.

It’s true that leadership plays an important part in developing and organizing a nation of the state but change is not always initiated from top. There are always few committed people whose passion, vision and integration becomes a model for others to follow. Today, what we need is to devote our self to the ideology of realism and practicalism, if we really want to empower and prosper the state.

Written By:
Salman Ahmed