Religion is Murderer of Humanity


Abdul Sattar Edhi never claimed that he picks up dead bodies from roads and sewerage lines because he is a Muslim. Kashif told me his real name “Waqas Masih” hesitantly when I insisted, though I was pretty sure about his religion, Christianity. He agreed to let me shoot his picture when I requested “My son! Please stay here for a while to enabling me publish my message to the world”.

Kashif (Photo courtesy by Syed Musarrat Ali)

Kashif is one of the paid Edhis all over Islamic Republic of Pakistan. If Abdul Sattar Edhi had not been in this country, the roads of Karachi city at least, must have been filled by dead bodies. There is also no doubt about it if Kashif like low paid Edhis had not been in this country, there had been no space to walk out of my building at least. This remarkable contribution of making our lives comfortable by Abdul Sattar Edhi and Kashif is not because of Religion (apparently) but just due to ‘Will to Do‘. Abdul Sattar Edhi never claimed that he serves Humanity being a Muslim but just because of his own Will to devoting his life to humanitarian services. Kashif like people in an Islamic state are compelled to do janitorial jobs as Muslims thinks about these jobs against their dignity in front of Muslims, while they do not hesitate to perform these services in non-muslim states.

In nutshell a mindset developed after battling religions has killed the real essence of humanity lesson delivered by all messengers of Creator. Since religious preachers thought to join the power play, humanity started vanishing and now religion is next priority to conquer the planet after no.1 priority of wealth, a factor of “Might is Always Right“.

“Keep Humanity your Top Priority and Religion as your personal matter. You will feel your inner self satisfied and this planet will look better too” 

 

 

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It is Never Too Late to Say “Thanks”


I remember almost 70% flashbacks of my childhood but honestly I do not remember if anyone asked me to say “thanks uncle, aunty, brother or sister”. Maybe it was not in fashion those days but I remember very well that my wife used to ask my kids to say thanks to everyone without any obligation. I used to avoid this type of formality. I was amazed to listen “Thank you my son” by a lady, having dinner with me. She was mother-in-law of my daughter. My daughter was married a few days ago and both the families were enjoying post marriage reunion.

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(Picture courtesy by Naureen Amir’s album)

The old lady in picture did not say thanks to my daughter, which is very common in our culture during early days of marriage, rather she said it to her son as he served some rice in her plate. I had never seen or heard these words saying to a son by her mother in my life. After their departure a suspicious smile at my face compelled my wife to ask about. I responded confidently “Is it not funny to thank a son by a mother for such a little job of putting rice in her plate?”. I was ashamed at my wife’s bounce back “She is much more civilised than my mother even”.

Just after the death of that Great Lady (my daughter’s mother-in-law) last year, I read THIS blog of my Virtual Mentor. I started practicing it and believe me I feel so comfortable and relaxed when it comes to dealing with my children especially. Thanking someone has much more power to strengthen the relationships than to saying Sorry after wrong doing intentionally / unintentionally. 

“I realised too late. Better start giving thanks today to improve quality of your life. Don’t wait for Thanksgiving Day”

 

 

A Leader Without A Party


Abdul Sattar Edhi was uneducated with a background of a class below poverty line. He did not announce his mission, started his career with charity and achieved his goal. He did not prepare any charter or constitution and went on roads, not to earn money but to win hearts and minds of the poor. He served Humanity without any discrimination of Religion, Race, Nationality or Borders.

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He was the poorest leader in the world with unlimited cash flow of donations. No government ever dared to ask his balance of accounts just because of his established credibility from the day one. He never addressed a crowd to preaching Religion or National / International Politics. Edhi created a charitable empire out of nothing. He masterminded Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation almost single-handedly, entirely with private company and donations.

You may be wondering why I am calling Edhi “a leader”, but many already understand that a true leader is the one who leads without self-interest. He spoke less but acted much more to motivating the onlookers. So he was the only leader in the world without any office and party. His living room was his office, his assistant was his wife and his podium was ambulance raising voice to give way for the survival of Humanity. A lot is written in his life and even after his death there are so many hidden facts coming up as tribute but still I feel it is too little for him. The point to ponder is that he served the Humanity single-handedly without attaching himself to any existing fields to becoming a “Celebrity”.

“Edhi is not a celebrity who is laid to rest, but it is a mission to act upon”

Religion Can Die But Not The Faith


Religion is an organized ideology. Faith is belief takes birth and grows within. Religion dwells in brain (a physical substance). Faith nurtures in soul (a Spiritual element) as explained in Chapter 7 of “In Search of Lost Humanity“. Brain can be killed but soul is immortal. Brain can be manipulated; its memory can be washed away and rewritten. Soul can be polluted temporarily but is reverted back to purity sooner or later being part of Creator. Don’t you know there is God within you?

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Initially every religion, may it be any ideology, tried to make a better human. Many succeeded but greed to rule drifted the motto. Satan was blamed, basically it was the other side of a coin, an evil, a negative force or whatever we name it; every action has a reaction. With the passage of time human race crossed the bridge of survival, entered into an arena of possessiveness. It may be land, wealth or a commodity like Eve (Woman). It was an irresistible situation for religious might. It started manipulation through its organization to overcome the might of evil. The genuine leaders of faith were misinterpreted to impress other organizations; consequently the unanimous message of Creator started getting distorted causing unlimited divisions among humanity. The people of faith depleted, being weaker and weaker as of today.

Divine power tried to express its presence but was ignored. Illusionist and magician were inducted by religious organizations to take over. This process is still on, but every human experiences divinity at least once in a lifetime. It depends how he takes it up. It may be taken as make or break of “Belief”. People, who are hanging in between, a state of confusion, are easy target of any religion. Faithful or people of belief are like stars in the sky.

“Believe yourself and have faith within. Portraying a religious person is a commercial aspect of influence”