Democracy Prevents Corruption

We are all acquainted with the maxim that power corrupts. History is littered with countless accounts where honest, hardworking men became rulers and greatly abused the authority they had been blessed with. It can also be observed in small communities, and organizations. So doesn’t it make sense, then that power be distributed as equally as possible so that not even a single person or a small group of individuals find themselves so overpoweringly lured to abuse authority? .

A nation with a proper democratically elected government is the only one which can achieve this equal spread of authority. Democracy is beneficial in the sense, that every single person can be held responsible; it calls for complete transparency and accountability of one’s actions. It does not give authority to a single person, but to a large number of democratically elected leaders. Hence, important decisions are made with adequate discussions leading to a lesser extent of corruption. Democracy is responsible for providing people with a prosperous life and a thriving nation.

The only answer to this natural destructive enticement is democracy.  Ehtesab! 🙂


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Be Strong! Japan

Seeing this is just incredible. Incredibly tragic. May Allah have mercy on all of us.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/12/japan.before.after/index.html?hpt=C2

For more than two terrifying, seemingly endless minutes Friday, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan shook apart homes and buildings, cracked open highways and unnerved even those who have learned to live with swaying skyscrapers. Then came a devastating tsunami that slammed into northeastern Japan and killed hundreds of people.

The violent wall of water swept away houses, cars and ships. Fires burned out of control. Power to a cooling system at a nuclear power plant was knocked out, forcing thousands to flee. A boat was caught in the vortex of a whirlpool at sea. It was chaos.

The country faces its worst crisis since the end of the second World War. All I can say is, Japanese people are showing tremendous brotherly unity, there is a strange calmness to them. A feeling that they are ‘All in this together’. The camaraderie is motivating even to a person totally unfamiliar with Japanese customs. I urge them to stay this united, and soon they’ll find life once again worth living.  Be Strong!! Japan.

Pakistan – Rise for Inspiration

It has been sixty-four years since our ancestors gained independence for us from the British Empire. Sixty four years of turmoil, angst and internal strife. We have been slumbering all this time, blaming and quarreling with each other. Sixty four years we should be ashamed of. Sixty four years essentially squandered.

It is time to invoke the passion and truly start loving our country; we all talk about laying down our lives for country if the need arises! Honestly, are we actually this vision less, it has been knocking at our doors for a while.  It is time to open the door, step outside with conviction and be utmost willing to sacrifice for our country. All we really care about is our personal achievements and accomplishments. We speak of sacrificing our lives for our country, yet in our hearts do we feel powerless to do anything Is it why we continue to waste our time. Why are we simply biding our time waiting for a revolution to happen?  We need to realize it is us who will have to sacrifice our lives and motivate our fellow countrymen to start the revolution.

Pakistan needs us desperately, it’s in dismal condition. It is time for the youth to rise. The people buried in Pakistan’s soil were once sentient beings who screamed and fought for justice, they battled for equality, and they struggled for safeguarding of honor and uprightness . Rise, so you can be proud to see your forefathers.

Rise to become the greatest nation in history. A nation future generations can be proud of. A nation which will shine as an emblem of honesty, peace, forgiveness and unity for the world. A nation which will gleam as bright as the majestic Muslim Empires of old. A nation where there is no sectarian division and  no racial discrimination. A nation where every person is courageous and pure in heart as well as mind. A nation whose souls burn with fervor and love for justice.

Prophet Muhammad PBUH said, Fight for three things: Nation, Respect, and Truth

Caliph Moauiyat asked Omar Ben Al-Aas what was the secret of his great political skill:

“I have never gotten involved in any matter without first studying the way out;
“on the other hand, I have never become involved and wanted to get out right away,” was his answer.

Rise for Islam and Pakistan.

Will you Become Who You Were Born to be?

In my view, Muslims all over the world have lost their identity just when they need to be stronger than ever. People can say anything about the Muslim community, and it causes insignificant reaction in any part of the world. However, if you compare it, whenever something disrespectful is said regarding a particular Muslim sect, be it Shia, Sunni or any other. It invokes aggressive and violent reaction wherever that particular community or sect would be dominant. This is heartbreaking to say the least, a perilous epidemic has taken hold of the Muslim community; one which needs to be eradicated as soon as possible. Each and every one of us needs to comprehend that by isolating ourselves in sects, we are only causing damage to ourselves and our future generations. Do we care more about our particular sects than being Muslim in general?

Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) told us only to be straightforward Muslims, so why do we take no notice of it?. Is it because we value our worldly so called social status more than our religion? Are we not fearful of Allah anymore?  These are questions which each and every one of us needs to answer ourselves. It’s the time to scrutinize the effects this sectarian division is causing us.

Quaid-E-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah founder of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, worked tirelessly for an independent Muslim state. During the Lahore Resolution when the Quaid had finished his speech, the first question he was asked was what type of a Muslim. Was he a Sunni, Shia-who?  Quaid replied what type of a Muslim was Hazrat Muhammad PBUH. He was a simple Muslim, asked us to be  uncomplicated Muslims and therefore, I am a simple Muslim. It was the answer which no one had anticipated, yet no one questioned it.

Keeping these in mind, it is time to end our self created sectarian division once and for all. We should embrace and take pride of the fact that God blessed us to be Muslims. To bring the social revolution which will define our time and the time to come? Do you follow your fathers and grandfathers or rise and choose your own path; that will surely lead you to heaven. The choice is yours. So the question is “Will you become who were you born to be or let the world decide your path?

There Is No Hope Of Doing Perfect Research: Do You Agree?

There is no hope of doing a perfect research (Griffiths, 1998, p.97). Everybody does research with a certain perspective which depends upon the person’s personality. Every person has his or her own exclusive desires and purpose. People do research in order to accomplish something, to fulfill the needs, and achieve the target.

Research can not be done with a person’s characteristics influencing the result. A person can not become totally impartial to his surroundings; it’s hard to fully ignore your likes and aversions. Research can never be unbiased, personal judgments will always influence it and cause it to have inaccuracies. Thus, it is agreeable that there is no hope of doing a perfect research

A person can not be faultless; researches are mainly done on a Trial and Error principle there will always be some condition which might be overlooked. This imperfectness in the research leads a man to go for perfectness in the field of interest and accordingly, it lays foundation for additional research. These endeavors by a person for additional research provide answers to the questions that were left unanswered. But given the individual factors like: prejudice in data collection and analysis of data, intelligence; research has forever remained in the pipeline of perfectness.

Research is a method to investigate new knowledge and improve what we have already learned. Its dependent on the mindset of the person’s who are carrying out the research. It’s a reflection of their views. Hence, it can never be wholly accurate.

The aim in perfect research is always of achieving the targeted conclusion; without raising anymore questions from the outcome. This may not be probable in any category of research. For example, a team of ten people are working on a research with the result expected in a week; it means the judgment skill of all the ten people in the team has led them to conclude the research in a week. The motivation, operational plan and strategy implementation of every person would have varied greatly.

Now, for the same research a different team with a diverse mindset will take a different strategy which might help them complete the same research in three days. The strategies used by each group will be varied and the results of their research would have some identical, but some special results. As the research will be the manifestation of a specific group of people.

Lastly, research can never be perfect, there is always a chance of an observation a researcher might have missed. No one is perfect and consequently, no research can ever be perfect. Humans are constantly evolving, discovering and developing. Researches are also done by humans, and therefore, can never be perfect. Unfortunately, there is no hope of doing a perfect research (Griffiths, 1998, p.97)