Chitral: The rapidly deteriorating moral fiber of our society is because no importance is given to character building and moral science. Mosques can prove a great nursery for preaching and nurturing moral values, but what we see, mosques are only used for praying and when speeches are delivered they are all about Huqooq Allah (religious rituals) only. No importance is given to Huqooq ul Ibaad (character building). The result is that people are becoming prayer goers in increasing numbers while their moral fiber is deteriorating in the same proportion.
The continuing alarming spate of suicides in Chitral would not have reached this stage if prayer leaders had stressed upon the sanctity of human life and the sin of committing suicide early enough. Similarly the alarming rate of telling lies, hypocrisy, bribery, adulteration, forgery etc would not have reached this stage had our Ulema preached against them.
If Mosques, Imam bargahs, Jamat Khanas are used for preaching moral values besides offering prayers the society can improve greatly in this respect. Our Ulema and religious scholars should put their heads together and device methods how Mosques can best be used for improving the character traits of Muslims alongside prayers and rituals. .. CN report, 11 Aug 2018