COVID 19 PANDEMIC.
From my very childhood I have been hearing this saying as
‘ MONEY MAKES THE MARE GO’
دام بنائے کام
But today with all my senses I boldly reject and condemn this saying because Covid 19 Pandemic has proved that money is nothing ‘MONEY DOES NOT MAKE THE MARE GO’ In accordance with the Muslims faith every thing is under the commandment of Almighty Allah and even a leaf of a tree cannot move without Allah Subhan Wa Taala,s will.
حق اور سچ صرف اور صرف میرے مولا کریم پروردگار کا امر اور حکم ہے
On 27th January this year I purchased an Air line,s ticket to proceed to my country for 20th March. On 18th March I flew to Bolivia from Iquique Chile after having met my family there . I had to catch flight for abroad from Viru Viru Santa Cruz International Bolivian Air port. When I reached Bolivia my Travel Agent informed me that I cannot start my itinerary because of suspension of all outgoing and incoming International flights to and from Bolivia. Since then till today I am trapped and stuck in Bolivia and could not go back even to my children in Chile a nearest neighbouring country. I have the money. I can buy and am willing to buy even very high priced Air ticket also but nothing has been done so for to go out of Bolivia despite my constant utmost struggle and efforts. It is due to no flights and closure of all Bolivian Borders with all neighbouring countries. That is why I say ‘ MONEY DOES NOT MAKE THE MARE GO’ Covid -19 Corona Virus has proved that money is nothing and only ORDER OF ALMIGHTY ALLAH IS FINAL AND DEFINITELY RULING. Beyond any doubt Corona Virus has very much disturbed, persecuted the entire world and made suffered every country with heavy losses and disadvantages in every field of life but you must confess that there are some blessings and benefits of Covid-19 also.
A comparison study could be carried out and discussed with both aspects as under. DISADVANTAGES/LOSSES The biggest negative effect of this Covid-19 is loss of countless valuable lives in all over the world. Mortality is on top as mostly dears and nears have left us and breathed their last. A lot of Doctors, Nurses and Paramedical staff have also died because of suffering from Corona Virus. They were effected by Covid 19 during performance of their duties. An other biggest loss is that all praying places like Masjids are closed and deserted now. Even same situation is of great Masjids like Masjid e Nabwi in Medina Munawara, Masjid e Haram in Makkah Mukarma and Masjid e Aqsa Bait ul Muqadas in Palestine/Israel. Performance of Hajj is also restricted by Saudi Arabian Government this year. No Foreigners can go there for this purpose. Even Muslims living in Saudi Arabia are also not allowed to perform Hajj this year. This is unrecoverable loss to Islam. Economy in every field is destroyed and has left all in very odd situation. All business activities are finished, suspended and most of the companies have gone Bank corrupt after facing heavy losses. Production of goods and their Import Export completely stopped. Buyers have no capital to buy and Sellers have no buyers to sell and produce their goods and products. A lot of skilled and unskilled workers have been sacked from their jobs in all countries and are now jobless. In some poor countries mostly people have no money for living and eating also. Joblessness is ruling every where and is creating social evils. Ethics vanished and attitudes changed. People are angry, in stress and in high tention. They d,nt know what to do and what not to do. Social evils have increased. Some people have become thieves for survival of their families and rob any thing they can as they d,nt have any thing. In non Muslims western countries old agers are absolutely not respected now. Young people detest old people. They think all old people are suffering with Corona Virus and they will make them suffer too. I have seen in some European countries like Italy and Spain Police catching old people above fifties from roads and throughing them in trucks vans like animals and taking them away for Quarantine while they were crying and shouting loudly. In some European countries hundreds and thousands of dead bodies were buried collectively in one big grave trench. People are not attending burial ceremonies even of their very close relatives. In Pakistan one group of Doctors who were working voluntarily for burial of dead bodies revealed that People call them to remove a dead body from their homes. When they reach there residents say the dead body of their father, mother, brother, sister or who ever is on top floor. Please go upstairs and get that body away. We d,nt want to see his/her face for last time and cannot attend burial ceremonies also. We are scare as we may also suffer with Corona Virus and die ultimately which we d,nt want and still like to live. Similar examples were also observed in many European countries also among Muslim Community. People hate each other and scare of mingling and shaking hands also. Societies are scrambled and scattered. Even wives and husbands d,nt sleep together in one bed now. Their sentiments have cooled down and now they do not trust each other. They think either of them may have Corona Virus. Like me a lot of people are trapped in different countries and could not go back to their countries because of lack of flights or absolutely no flights. Mostly have lost their visas, jobs and business due to this delay and absence from duties. Majority of people stuck in other countries have run out of funds and now suffering a lot for their food and arrangement of accomodation. Students suffering a lot for their education as all Schools, Colleges and Universities are shut since the eruption of this pandemic Corona Virus. There are a lot of more losses, a few of which I did mention above which I think are main. ADVANTAGES, BENEFITS AND BLESSINGS OF COVID- 19 Corona Virus has made sit and remáin at home even to the richest and busiest people who kept on traveling from one place to other all the time. They had no time for their families, to take rest and have meals also. But now they are staying at home and giving all time to their families. Corona Virus has proved that men and women can stay at home without shopping also. Women can make them up at homes rather than going to very costly Beauty Parlours and spending a lot for nothing. Rich people can also cook and eat simple food at homes without going every day to luxury and very costly high standard restaurants. Wedding ceremonies can be conducted in simple way with few people at homes without gethering huge mobs and carrying out useless activities in grand marriage halls and Marqees. Even simple dishes can be served other than cooking hundreds of dishes in Marriage parties. Allah Subhan Wa Taala can feed every body without doing any thing. He SWT has strengthen People,s faith and trust upon Him the Almighty Allah. It is great blessings of Covid-19 that all Brothel Dens of obscenity/prostitutions, night clubs, dancing clubs, drinking pubs, discoteques, Casinos for gambling and other likewise rubbish places have been closed since the eruption of Pandemic. Girls friends boys friends are segregated and try to keep themselves away from each other. It was never like this before. In western countries mostly young couples were seen on roads and in public places kissing and hugging each others. Now those scenes are rarely seen. Schools, Colleges and Universties children are also now careful. In attached pictures you will see Air Hostesses of a Bolivian biggest Airline. They have covered them all with full dresses due to Covid 19. In normal circumstances they were wearing mini skirts and were almost half naked. The other picture with red dress is a girl working as a Secretary in a very big organization. In normal situation she was wearing very short dresses to display her body for attraction to others. It is just for example. But now Al Hamdolillah all women of the world wearing full dresses and covering their faces with masks like veils. They look like Muslim women. This is the Glory of Islam and blessings of Covid-19. What Islam orders to women and men now all are following the same. Allah Subhan Wa Taala has forced the entire man kind to dress like Muslim community and this is the greatness and Glory of Islam. Covid-19 has changed attitudes/minds of culprits, criminals and vagabonds. They have become God fearing and puntual to their prayers. Minds of people have changed. They have achieved peace of mind and satisfaction with their possessions what ever they have. People have started remembering death now and changed their attitudes from harsh to lenient, from dishonest to honest, from richness to poverty and from arrogance to humility and simplicity. There are a lot of more advantages and disadvantages of Covid-19 but I feel the Article is getting longer and so I must wind it up now. Please take much care of you. Always observe social distance and wear masks. Increase your immunity with good diet. Also remember me in your daily Duas please.
Also remember me in your daily Duas please.
Malik Iqbal S. America