On 26th and 28th of February, I had a chance to participate in the first parliamentary debate competition in Karachi at ZUDC. Parliamentary debate is basically a U.K based format in which there is a team of three speakers, The Prime Minister, The Deputy Prime Minister and the Affirmative. As it was a fresh experience for me and many other people, we had a great experience as well as fun over there. This contest was based on two phases, in first phase there are four rounds in which every team has to participate. The motion of 1st round was “this house believes that foreign education should be banned in the schools of Pakistan”. The motion of 2nd round was “this house believes that international sporting promotes hostility”. The motion of 3rd round was “this house believes that zoos should be banned”. After that when we reached to the 4th and the final round this has really tremble our seats and ourselves as well, the motion of the last round was “this house believes that developing countries should invest in sex tourism”. The motion of last round really made me to think about our society and its habitants. It really made me to consider the youth of our country, where we are going? Is this a Muslim country? Are we Muslims? Are we supposed to speak such kind of stuff in an open air? What I come to the point is that it is a conspiracy against our youth and Muslims, it reflects their height of thinking and mind, and they want to spoil our youth and our new generation. It was really easy for them to announce such disgusting motions. And what I did after the announcement me and my team walked out from the room and refused to speak about any stuff like this. I really feel satisfied and proud after walking out from the room as our dignity; ethics and Muslim conventions didn’t allow us to discuss anything like this. But still I have a question in my mind where we are going?
If we talk about the conventions and customs, they expose off one nation’s fundamentals and ethics. Now if we look into the moral codes of Muslims, there is no space for any reprehensible and discreditable acts and Valentine’s Day is among one of them.
What is Valentine’s Day? A day to celebrate an illegitimate love, to mislead your own parents or a day to recline for the so called dates, which option will we choose for us? To celebrate this westernized mores and to be called as a modern civilization our own private channels has started programs a week ago and to grab the attention of public they have started doing draws for the dinners and Valentine’s Day special cakes. Where we are standing? Do we have any justification for that? While browsing, I got some images of the gift stores and greetings galleria, fully loaded with red hearts, gifts, chocolates and blah blah…
After watching these snaps, the question arises in my mind; does our inflation rate allow us to devastate money on these stuffs?
To persuade and mislead the youth, there are many restaurants around the city who especially arrange the candle light dinners for young couples to make their so called date.
When the people of a country is starving, deprived of basic needs, at that time our prideful masses wasting their time and money as well in such ridiculous acts.
And beside all the discussions, does our religion allow us for these kinds of illicit celebrations? Think about it, if you are a Muslim.