The First Priority
April 19, 2010 1 Comment
This is what we have been learning for years in our History classes and it’s not a lie, not a fiction, it’s a fact.
“What were the reasons of the downfall of the Moghul dynasty in Indian subcontinent or the gradual collapse of the Islamic caliphate around the world?”
“The most popular and most acceptable answer is because our Caliphs and Kings run the governments and the system on the basis of their personal likes and dislikes. Instead of discussing and working for the issues concerning welfare of the common people, they were indulged in their personal choices. What were their personal choices; dancing, music, royal fashion-designing and other fields of fine arts and then unnecessary military operations.”
Didn’t Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W), his family and companions, Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam know the importance of fine arts in life? They surely did because they were the chosen people and the wisest among all humans.
Nations are not built on music, dance and fashion designing. All the fields of fine arts are a source of relaxation, means of satisfying one’s aesthetic sense, a way to admire beautiful thoughts or expressions.
When taken as the first priority of life or promoted as the economic base to prosper a society (either by rulers or common people), they become the only reason of moral degradation and collective failure.
Nations are built on positive characteristics, passion for a continuous betterment, education, science and technology.