Since last few days WhatsApp and messenger both have been flooded with best wishes for the New Year. The world also has embraced the New Year with hopes and new heights to achieve. But, undoubtedly, for many the elated feelings are veil to cover the failures of the last year.
How one can forget unachieved dreams with the change of year, months and days. Because, every rational person knows, this process of change in time has less to change in life. But as believers we are taught to remain hopeful always. So we have to turn the New Year in a day to plan new strategies and tactics.
Last year we went through many grave problems of corruption, nepotism, erosion of values, fear of cultural assimilation, bribery, disintegration. After all we ended the year with naming and accusing some organizations, politicians and office bearers for the sociopolitical, ethical and moral degradation in the society. Furthermore, last year was very regrettable because we all failed to provide a way out from these grave problems and remained indulged in naming and framing each other.
Everyone, especially those extending shoulders to fight against the problems in the society must understand that, the blaming and accusing game leads to Takfiriat. Those who were accusing both Muawiya and Ali a.s. gave birth to the Khawarij who leads to extremism. Similarly those who were accusing the failures of Ottoman Empire gave birth to Wahhabism. Thus proves that blaming game of the statuesque without an alternative plan leads to takfirism.
So, Put on your thinking caps and let’s think for a plan to find a way out. Let’s remember this New Year eve to pledge for the coming year.
Ahan, no haste please!
Take this whole first month to seek a workable plan to implement in the next 11 months. And, let’s pledge to fight back rationally and ethically with a strong feasible plan.
Happy New Year to all…
By – Anwar Ali Anwar