By: Ejaz Magsi
Kids are gift of God and beauty of the world, due to their fragrance love among families remains too long. The world looks beautiful, when kids are, in parks with families and in school with teachers. Teachers feel happy, when they see kids laughing and playing with one another. Schools seem as a garden where different colors and qualities of each flower looks as a great contribution in beautifying the garden.
Families seem desperate before kids; they do not take care of each other and even not try to understand the mutual relation. Before the arrival of kids, couples slip into a misconception about their life partner as not caring, loving and understanding the term family. Complains and fighting like cat never finish in families until a child steps in their life.
When a child steps in this world, he brings immense pleasure for his family. With the arrival of child, all parents look more forward for better nourishment of their child than their own complains in mutual attachment. However, the most precious gift in marital life is the being blessed a child; they can endure harsh trial for themselves but cannot bear pain for kids. Given that, their own pain is no more than a child who beautifies the life.
Western countries are more forward in taking care of children than South Asian nations. This is very obvious that with the arrival of a child, the westerners leave their desires to be achieved and live for the desires and better nourishment of their children. In contrast, we send our kids to schools in order to get free from noise and even consider that we have fulfilled our responsibility getting admitted children in schools and this is the responsibility of school management to make them gentleman. This narration leads to a greater violence. Because, check and balance is major problem of parents, almost none of parents seem honest with the future of their children on the one hand. Our traditional and cultural norms set by tribal chiefs as keeping children far from education are deemed to be perilous on the other.
The documentary “Dancing boys of Afghanistan” exposed an ancient custom where rich men buy boys as young as 11 from impoverished families for sexual slavery. The boys are dressed in women’s clothes and made to dance and sing at parties, before being carted away by the men for sex. Owning boys is considered a symbol of status and one former warlord boasted of having up to 3,000 boys over a 20-year period, even though he was married, with two sons. The involvement of the police and inaction of the government means this form of child prostitution is widespread.
Although, Islam abides us to take care of children and its laws halt us from nefarious deeds, it says: “If you see something wrong, you should correct it with your hand and if you are unable to do that then speak out against it and if you cannot do so then feel that it is wrong in your heart.”
We consider ourselves fortunate as to be observant Muslim due to Islam, which teaches us equality and forbids us from nefarious deeds. But we are careless, not loving and responsible parents, we believe all creatures are same, as we are. Having this ideology that a garden looks beautiful, when there are children, this is perilous, because the savage people lawlessness make dirty to our garden by rape and forced fornication. We take care of beauty but the existence of ham-fisted laws not arresting culprits ruins our little gardens and snatch our beauty, blessed by God after eternal prayers.
Published in The Balochistan Point on January 29, 2018