A DEAD ROBIN AND A HUNGRY DOG
RESPONSIBILITY OF POSITION
Self accountability at best
I was always fond of pets. It was a tradition in our house. But when you keep pets, you also have the responsibility to take care of them. I always do. But last night due to cold weather, a surkh (robin) of mine died. I am feeling very embittered. I remember I went on a trip to Karachi as a young child and left my Surkhs with my mother. Some how or the other, they were all left in the Sun and without water, they all died. My family had replaced them by the time I came back. But I could recognize that they were not mine. So I accosted them for the truth. And the truth was bitter. When you take responsibility, the consequences are yours and yours own.
When the Caliph of Islam, Hazrat Umar took responsibility, he could not sleep at night for fear that he would not be able to provide food to his people. He even feared for the HUNGRY DOG in his domain, lest Allah punishes him for shirking his responsibility. Our leaders with their special cooks and menus, are having the fun of their life, eating the best food in the world, the gourmet’s delight all of it. The public of course is really hungry and deprived, and no one really cares for their plight. Political mileage every one wants to take, but shedding tears for the under privileged is not their task at all.
The Quran tells us that Allah’s Law of Retribution is constantly at work. It will catch up with those who are taking the toll out of people. Who are we to disagree? We watch the clock tick. We know it will eventually catch up with the rascals all the time. But we cannot sit and wait. We also got to continue our jehad for humankind.