OFF SHOOTS OF BACCHUS AND FORMULAS OF REVELRY MAKING US
FEEL ASHAMED OF OUR OWN VALUES OF MODESTY AND VIRGINITY
It has become disgusting. The international imagery of today’s Bacchus and his ideas of drinking and partying. Jumping up and down, lots of girls and boys indulging in poltergeist situation. Acrobatics as dance. The height of some one far ahead of others by moving upside down on his back or even on one hand. Drinking your heart out, and hunting for seduction without remorse. Many surveys are carried out as to how the media teaches you immodesty as a favourable behaviour. How teen boys and girls are made to loose their virginity and to revel in its ecstasy. No account is taken of heart breaks, tears and stress young teenagers accost on their way. Statistics of how many lovers a young man or a woman has even before attaining puberty is shocking and indeed disgusting for humanity. And the Devil’s lobby keep on stressing us the thrill of it.
The most beautiful relation between a man and a woman is traumatized. Belittled. As an everyday thing without remorse, without morals, without ethics. Love has been degraded through the years by referring to it as a second hand emotion, “What love has got to do with it?” Beautiful love songs were routine a couple of decades back, now the shout is about “Be mine tonight!”, not even a one night stand, but a partying to share in a group adventure, without guilt of any kind. An American friend shared the misery of her daughter and two friends dead drunk on the floor, and her divorce from her husband who would not tolerate that. Broken homes, broken ideals!
The evolution of human kind brought in strange physical developments. We are told that when the physical evolution stopped, the creative evolution started in depth. Henri Bergson taught us that long ago. But God teaches us morality in God’s particularly own ways. Have you ever thought that the female human species is the only living organism which carry something like a vaginal hymen. The great anthropologist Theo Lang writes:
“The hymen, nevertheless, is something of a mystery. Actually the hymen is a distinctively human characteristic, non-existent even in anthropoid apes”.
Amazing is it not! No other living thing has something analogous to a hymen. Where did it come from in human evolution? Here the direct hand of God is evident. When God preached us Modesty and Virginity, God also ensured us certificates of same. The hymen indeed is a divine creation like no others. A test of our life. Theo writes further:
“Thus the hymen has become integral to our concept of a state which is near to sacred. Just as the word ‘virgin’ also represents to us untouched, unsullied, unexplored and untilled territories or thoughts or materials, virginity has assumed also an aura of sanctity. The Virgins immaculate conception is one of the most treasured legends of all time. Tristan, the perfect Knight, and Yseult lying side by side with a sword between them represent an ideal of noble chastity.”
In our culture the word “IZZAT”is used in an extensive way. To lose ones ‘izzat’ is a blot to ones life. And here the Devil’s advocate is to throw same at first instance to Bacchus and his leopards party having fun. What is our definition of fun? A moment or a life time of positive energy. Stop getting on the band wagon of Western culture. Girls and boys running on some sea shore, in a tryst of some cold drink. It is not us. Take pride in being a Muslim, a Pakistani Muslim. For us Modesty and Virginity are sacred to our esteem of womanhood. Be a proud Muslim. Believe in the Laws of Allah!