Qadri regrets gradual extinction of Islamic values


It is regrettable that hooligans, rascals and law breakers have become heads of markets and traders and the Islamic values are becoming extinct by the day, said Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on Thursday.

Addressing thousands of residents of Aitkaf City on the second day at Jamia al-Minhaj here, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said: When the looters, thieves, corrupt and dishonest elements are installed in the high positions of power; when the trusts begin to be entrusted to the incompetent and morally bankrupt people; when the majority of those sitting in judicial offices happen to be dishonest and incompetent; when the religious decrees begin to be sold in return for paltry sums of money; when power begins to be transferred from one generation of rascals and plunders to another; when the masses start electing the rapists, drinkers and character-less people; and when all parties forge consensus on corruption, Allah’s Torment envelops such a society.

He said that the wealthy become close-fisted in such societies while friends are preferred to blood relations including parents. He said that those selling faith in the name of religion are at large today while there is none to hold those accountable who establish records of corruption and resort to oppression in the name of politics.

He said it was easy for people to have access to wine of different brands today and people are getting accustomed to the forbidden act of drinking in accordance with their ‘social status’. He said that hosting drinking parties has become a common phenomenon and being a drinker has become a symbol of one’s position and a sign of respect in the society. He said it is a commonplace these days to see the so-called champions of religion sitting at the doors of the rulers, ever ready to bargain their conscience and faith for their vested interests.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said societies where such attitudes become rampant cannot be called Islamic societies at all. He said worships have been rendered into rituals which are bereft of their soul, and there is no denying the fact that we are living in an age of mischief, which explains why killing and terrorism are so pervasive. He said that the ruling elite protect extremists and terrorists for protection of their vested interests. He referred to a Prophetic Tradition wherein the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: A time would come when the mischievous and the meanest of society would be considered highly respected.

Dr Qadri said the Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) is a revivalist movement in the contemporary age which is engaged in effective struggle at social, moral, societal, educational and welfare fronts. He said the MQI is upholding the banner of truth in this age of mischief and disorders and working tirelessly to promote positive values and traditions in society.

He asked people to side with the forces of truth without giving a hoot to what majority of people thought. He said the real leadership is the one that does not care for interests and stands in front of falsehood like a mountain. He said a great reward is in store for those who stand their ground in the face of evil forces by being indifferent to greed and fear.