BY EIJAZ MIR
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
The onset of Covid19 pandemic has challenged and tested the nerves of those who have treated themselves the iron men in the field of bravery. The disease has cross checked the mentality and patience of those who thought themselves the most wise and ideal. The people who were saying that they will hit the huge mountains and strong storms have beseeched this disease the demon of death. The people who were going to fight the waves and strong breezes of the ocean and seas are on the knees before this pandemics. The people who were fighting with the powerful artillery and atomic resources have surrendered and their hands are upon the air, signing that they are begging for the blessings to come and save them from this dreadful demons death.This challenged and toughest time has proved that how people are hapless and helpless before a minute virus, even which is invisible to naked eye. This tiny virus which is invisible to eye has proved that how easy delible and erasable, we humans are on the planet, earth. Our so called material aspects are of no worth and value before a small God’s creation and we were coming to wage a war with God.Isn’t it a nonsense and foolish approach to prepare for a war with God, even not knowing that His tiny creation is enough to bend us all on the knees and put the world on fire steam.
This pandemics has taught us many things, and the people who thought themselves the super heroes and titles of bravery and patience have felt short of even being proving themselves as humans. Many people have failed to show the optimistic responses in these crises. They failed to develop a sincere relationship in the society, thus creating chaos and confusion in the social setup. The grudges in social setup are unfortunately leading us towards a huge disaster, where we may develop such relationship among one another which leave us in the hands of worst and dreadful demon and destiny.
Covid19, a prick of examination from God is checking out our level of patience, and endurance. But till now it is a sort of unfortunate execution from us to survive before it and the way we pessimistically response things is a huge concern to the society. The people are not refraining from the evils and odds. We are still strongly stick with the material aspects rather than Godly, thus creating more and mass challenges to the society in which terrible setup is on the cards. The execution of human work is proving detrimental for the social setup and more grudges are taking place in our societies.
Shall we fight covid19, by enduring such mental process with in us. Where people are mentally and physically involved in black marketing and indulging in hoarding. Where on one hand, people use to mislead this critical situation and gain material favour out of this crisis. While on the other hand, some have even no food to feed their families. Where we are leading as humans and what we have done with the humanity. Isn’t this virus a test and examination to us? Have we stand before it.
Neighbour , who is one of the vital and eminent part of society, a social setup through which good means of relationship and free passage of communication perceive. It sets the foundation of strong feelings among people. There is an unbound relationship between neighbors. The good neighborhood is the great blessing and an important asset to the society. Have we tried to contribute something to them, even though they are begging for two morsels for their children. Amid covid19, the overshined materialistic attitude of man has brutally killed this pious relationship. The glamour and materialism engulfed us chiefly. The foundation of neighborhood tore into pieces because of our selfishness. Once it was a time when neighbors were treated as part of ones own family. There was no selfishness, materialism and interest based society. People were treated as humans and not machines. They welcomed each other with warm feelings. The cooked feasts were served among neighbors with heart out. People shared their even and odds with each other. There were no boundaries between neighbors. They smiled with heart and their physical expressions were not cosmetic. Their smile, tears, happiness, sorrows were real and they welcomed each other hale and heartily.
But Alas! Even these crisis and pandemics people have changed and changed their feelings, emotions and sentiments .The glamour of selfishness have overshadowed us chiefly. We fall prey of limitations and obstacles. Humans are being seen but without humanity. We degraded our morale ethics and principles and no sense of goodness prevails any more in the social setup. There is no warm welcome, no warm feelings, no healings anymore. We fall prey to glamour of materialism. People do not have good conscience to each other. We have not only tighten our premises but our thinking too, enduring limited and confined thinking. There is no respect for each other anymore. We are far behind from humanity. We have lost our patience and we quarrel each other over minor issues. There is hardly anyone who helps one another. We have enough to eat but nothing to share. Our neighbors are empty stomached and we hardly care. We are human in form but too far from humanity. We are happy to enjoy the miseries and misfortunes of one another. Our smile, feelings, happiness, sorrows are all fictitious and unreal. Our face depicts the drama and fake expressions.
Even though perceiving such a drastic catastrophe, people are still in ignorance and in view of selling and purchasing. The people are purchasing things out of double prices and rates. Thus creating huge problems to the social setup where poor are also living who hardly manages to buy even food stuff. In these crises, such people have no means to earn even a single penny. How do they afford, have never thought by the so called contractors of humans and humanity. We never follow our religious commandments and hardly fulfill any of them. Oppression, hatredness, cruelty, anxiety has engulfed our minds. “Change is the law of nature”.Since nature demands same from us, we need utmost change in our behaviours.We must change our attitude and aptitude. We must develop good relations in social setup. If we failed, the human disaster is near to occur and It will hit us badly, more than covid19. Optimistic approaches is one of the preventive measures to develop good relationship in the society and social setup. We must avoid all negative and pessimistic approaches from our minds.
The differences, bifurcation and loneliness in the social setup will prove very fatal in upcoming time. The need of the hour is to develop sincere relationships and patience by helping each other in these worst crises and set an example that we deserve to be humans beings embodying humanity. The test through which God has put us and how we response in this, will surely govern our future social setup.
I believe that the only way to fight covid19 is the foundation of a strong social setup where people have only one mission. The mission of truthfulness embodied with sense of pious and sacred sacrifices. If such consequences arise in our social services, I think Almighty Allah will secure us and will forgive our sins. As it is a common proverb that, “God helps those who help themselves.” We need to be the voice of God and then voice of people shall become voice of God.”
The writer is a freelancer and writes on current issues and can be reached at email@example.com