Chitral — The picture belowÂ speaks volumes about the standard of morality and ethics in ourÂ society. The simple steel water glass has had to be tethered to an anchorÂ after being pinched away a number of times by non other thanÂ from amongst us in the society. The picture is of the Dr Manzoor Ali Shah memorial water well at the Ataliq bazar, where hundreds of passersby quench their thirst every day. Despite being a simple utensil worth a few rupees the tin glass isÂ not spared, not for it’s worth in money but as a habit and the pleasure the thief derivesÂ from stealing it.
Likewise, a person’s shoes were stolen from the mosque whileÂ he was busy praying. When the person complained to the imam of the mosqueÂ about it,Â the later smiled it away by exclaiming that he should buy new shoes as the stolen shoes wasÂ the ‘roozy of the thief’.
Needless to repeat again, Morality and ethics have abandoned us, due to being put in the back burner by our elders and religious leaders,Â over the years. As we by default look towards religious preachers for all our worldly and after world guidance, it is therefore the duty of religious preachers whether imams of mosques or tableeghi jamaat or any oneÂ who sermons Islam, to include ethics and morality in their syllabus of sermons. It is never too late!— CN report, 31 Aug.Â Related post