Pakistani Morality falling to Money

CHITRAL: The recent video going viral on the internet showing the process of ‘horse trading’ in the last Senate Elections’ and the confessions of an ex Minister about all that happened, is an eye opener and a conscience awakener to all Pakistanis (if at all any conscience is left). The same act is going to be repeated in the forthcoming Senate elections if the secret ballot condition is allowed to continue by the court.

It is an unfortunate fact that morality has no weightage in the lives of Pakistanis. Our religious clerics are the most to blame for this, because they never preach morality in their preachings and only harp on religious rituals.

In a country where parliamentarians who take an oath on the Holy Quran to be honest, are selling themselves openly, and it is now considered a norm, then there is definitely a need to do something drastic about it.  One way is to admit this reality and openly auction all political posts including, MPAs, MNAs, Senators, etc. At least there will be transparency and some money will come to the national exchequer instead of going into the pockets of unscrupulous people. .. CN report, 10 Feb 2021

3 thoughts on “Pakistani Morality falling to Money

  1. The relationship between social class and religion is not straightforward, Some key differences are there in relation to religious belief and social class, both in terms of overall religiosity and other practices.
    Strong traditional view that religiosity was stronger among the working class, tying into Max Weber’s idea of a theodicy of disprivilege and also the traditional Marxist idea that the purpose of religion was to act as an opiate or spiritual gin for the poor class. Max Weber, German Sociologist, found the wealthy commercial classes, such as our parliamentarian, were far removed from the idea of ethical compensation. Their religion was characterized by a strongly mundane orientation excluding any inclination for the prophetic, ethical, or salvation religion

  2. All the fault is that of the people. Yes the people who are the one who suffer and pay for their grave mistake.
    Why blame the Ulamah and not blame ourselves?
    How many of us promise to obey “No one but the Almighty (Allah in Arabic)” night and noon? How many of us indeed do so?
    True? There is utter difference in what we claim to be and what we do.
    How many of us did not hear Almighty’s command ” Wahtusaymoo bay hublillahay Jumeeyah”. Do we see Muslims around. No we do not. Why? We do not see people who have come out to join hands with each other to rally organise the most wonderful thing to do which is also Almighty’s command. People, if they were Muslims would have organised their Jumeeyah in every locality of the country where they live. Jumeeyah is the foundation of peoples’ organisation to bring about the rule of Justice. Peoples’ Jumeeyah is the foundation to bring about peoples’ democracy. Those early Muslims were quick to organise their Jumeeyah. It was through their Jumeeyah that they founded the first Islamic State.
    Was there a King or a Ruler In Mudeenah? No. So how did the system worked? They were all Muslims so managed the Islamic State themselves.
    So to stop all sorts of corruption and all the crimes for which the people at large pay it is the people who must do what the Almighty has commanded and the intellectuals among the people have recommended.
    For all the good to come it is the people who are responsible. If they do not work to bring in honesty and justice they shall never have it. never.

    1. @gs
      You say the people are themselves responsible. If people were so smart and responsible, what was the need of so many Prophets and Imams to show them the right path. Let their be no doubt that the Ulema have the greatest responsibility in developing the moral fiber of Muslims. We offer five times prayers behind them and listen patiently to their long monotonous sermons often repetition of a few rote speeches and anecdotes signifying nothing. To whom else do we offer our time and attention more than the molvi sahiban. It is at that time that they should stress on character building and morality aspects of life. Unfortunately what we hear in sermons often is the short cuts like different wazifas and rituals to get our sins forgiven. This encourages muslims to commit sins with more power as the ‘totkas’ of sin forgivance are the most favourite with molanas who all want to become popular with people. We have to catch the bull by the horns. The glory time of Muslims was when sins against huqooq ul ibad were considered more grave than shortfalls committed in the offering of huqooq Allah. At the moment it is just the opposite. Mosques are full but hearts empty. Mosques are not meant to be for prayers only, but also for building character and personality of the prayer goers. We should have imams of high caliber and Character to begin with. Politicians, leaders, officials, businessmen, etc, are all a bi-product of the misguided preachings like forgivance of ever day sins against huqooq ul ibaad through prayers and rituals

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