Rise of corruption due to misinterpretation of religious teachings
CHITRAL: The ever rising trend of financial corruption in Pakistan is a cause of worry for many, although no body has been able to detect the root cause of this phenomenon. Some consider the laxity of laws and absence of punishment for corruption, some consider it an example set by the leaders or elders of the society, while some consider it a normal phenomenon and assume it to be prevalent everywhere in the world,
The matter of fact, however, is that the insensitivity to financial corruption in the society is mainly due our religious preachers, who keep harping day in and day out , on modes and means to get sins forgiven and dissolved.
Giving quick fixes to redeem sins or enter paradise with the help of some rituals or recitation of some verses from the Quran or Ahadees, regardless of one’s every day behaviour, is the main cause why Muslims do not abstain from committing sins, in particular financial sins, like adulteration, forgery, bribery, hypocrisy, telling lies etc.
Religious preachers should flip their preaching and tell muslims that no corruption, particularly financial corruption shall be forgiven by Allah no matter how much one prays or offers rituals, as Allah Almighty has clearly mentioned in the Holy Quran that no sins against humanity (Huqooq ul Ibaad) shall be forgiven by HIm, in lieu of any kind of ibadaat.
If only the above narrative is incorporated in the daily preachings of Muslims, there will be a dramatic decrease in the acts of financial corruption, which have thus far become a norm in our society, and a hallmark of Pakistani muslims. .. CN report, 20 Apr 2021