Rude Ramadan in Islamic Islamabad…

Ramadan is supposed to teach us Taqwa and self-control.

The other day I was coming from my home to office and I saw two people fighting near F-7/2 girls college.

Another day two people were fighting in the green-belt between H-8 and I-8 so badly that one of them was bleeding.

It’s a real pity to see people following exactly the opposite of what Ramadan is all about.

From the looks of it, it’s more of a dieting by day and crash-food at evenings.

But Ramadan is only to be gauged by Almighty Allah, so I probably shouldn’t be commenting much.

Have a blessed Ramada.

4 Comments so far

  1. JayJay (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 5:10 pm

    We are generally a violent, abusive and intolerant nation, Ramzan or no Ramzan, whether we admit or not. The fights you have observed are uncivilized – a reflection on our lack of humanity — in any month of the calendar, for person of any ethnicity, practicing or not practicing any religion.

    The stress of hunger brings worst out of us. The situation of vehicular traffic on roads best epitomizes a nation’s civilization. It gets completely out of hand in Ramzan as people think by their private act of following of religious rituals absolves them of their civic responsibilities. Personal and private morality is generally preferred in Pakistan over civic virtues but during Ramzan it completely takes over the centre stage at the cost of public and civic laws and ethics. We know well it is public ethics and virtues that matter to a society not adherence to private rituals.

  2. Ablai (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 1:33 am
  3. khan (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 12:09 pm

    It is not only streets today Babar Awan who is a PHD and and a senator and a senior advocate quarreled with the moderator on PTV. It is nt the hunger or thirst but is our basic outlook to life and Roza. In Ramzan we should eat less but we consume double that is why Atta has disappeared from market( other aspects notwithstanding) Pakoras, samosas kabab cold drinks and blah blah we eat so much we sleep so much we display a great favour to Allah. I have not seen anyone in sober mood or really cleansing himself in Ramzan. The shopkeepers loot everyone and they tell lies swear and rob . Satan is very active on roads and in Bazaars. Let us nab him, before he consumes us.

  4. IUnknown (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

    yeh muslaman hain jinhain daikh kay sharmaen hanoood!!

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