February 1, 2011 Leave a comment
- (n.) A total or radical change; as, a revolution in one’s circumstances or way of living.
- (n.) A fundamental change in political organization, or in a government or constitution; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed.
- (n.) Return to a point before occupied, or to a point relatively the same; a rolling back; return; as, revolution in an ellipse or spiral.
- (n.) The space measured by the regular return of a revolving body; the period made by the regular recurrence of a measure of time, or by a succession of similar events.
- (n.) The motion of a point, line, or surface about a point or line as its center or axis, in such a manner that a moving point generates a curve, a moving line a surface (called a surface of revolution), and a moving surface a solid (called a solid of revolution); as, the revolution of a right-angled triangle about one of its sides generates a cone; the revolution of a semicircle about the diameter generates a sphere.
- (n.) The motion of any body, as a planet or satellite, in a curved line or orbit, until it returns to the same point again, or to a point relatively the same; — designated as the annual, anomalistic, nodical, sidereal, or tropical revolution, according as the point of return or completion has a fixed relation to the year, the anomaly, the nodes, the stars, or the tropics; as, the revolution of the earth about the sun; the revolution of the moon about the earth.
- (n.) The act of revolving, or turning round on an axis or a center; the motion of a body round a fixed point or line; rotation; as, the revolution of a wheel, of a top, of the earth on its axis, etc.
The word revolution in English sounds more scientific than political or religious. Since we are the people of emotions and not of science, we use this word more frequently as a threat to cause things upside down without estimating the consequences. In general, it is taken as a blood-shedding movement. Untrained people fighting against trained forces. What happens after that, nobody cares about it. Idiots are those who provoke people to revive French or other revolutions.
People of Pakistan are emotional, illiterate and negligent but they are not coward and ignorant. It’s not that they don’t want to see a good change in their surroundings, it’s just they are so used to the typical processes of changing that they can’t think of anything beside that. So many political parties and religious groups have created such a mess that people feel like even losing their strength and will to survive.
They need some-buddies to tell them that there is always a way out. Not necessarily a revolution has to be so bloody as it is thought and taught. It becomes one like that begins with the sentences like “weeeee woooon’t tolerate this, we will accomplish it no matter whatttt, hosh kay nakhun lain, we will fight against them, our quaid will lead the revolution, we promise good governance when we come in power, only we guarantee peace and prosperity”……
People of Pakistan (from all provinces) must ask these idiots, how will they do all that. Where will they get the money for reformation, for re-establishing the infrastructure, for building the system? Do they have those efficient, eligible and sensible workers to work for them?
If their answer is that they will beg before the international community or they will kneel down to the Pakistani community living abroad for all this, then what’s the difference between them and the one ruling now? Why voting for and electing beggars? Why acting upon politician’s words, be the part of their game and let generations suffer for long time? Why not act for a little more time and save generations from suffering? Which revolution sounds better?
Why must Pakistanis follow Tunisia, Yemen or Egypt? Do we really want our police and army to be used against us? How long will it take? What will happen after that? Do we see any wise and sincere leadership in next ten or twenty years? Who will replace the current political figures? They all are corrupted. Have we thought about the consequences?
Be wise, think twice, what are we up to?
Inqilaab is the Arabic word for revolution. It came from the root letters Qaaf, Laam and Baa, making the word “QALB” meaning heart. Heart is the place for desires. So the true and peaceful revolution occurs when hearts are changed. It occurred in Arab fourteen centuries ago. That society was equally corrupted as we are now. A man of the best character, who wasn’t happy with their conditions, who desired to see the good change in his society, stood up. He didn’t make his party, claimed himself a leader and called people to over throw the existing norms. He didn’t shout speeches, he taught and guided people step by step, even for the little things like how to clean after themselves or wash hands before eating. He was seen on the streets admonishing people to be kind to animals. He was witnessed as a caring husband, loving father, sincere neighbour, trustworthy and honest community member. He didn’t provoke people against anyone. He didn’t hate anyone for being different. He taught people to love each other, to support each other in good deeds, to help each other for betterment, to avoid racism, to create brotherhood, to preach goodness and forbid evil. That was the most peaceful revolution of the human history introduced by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Just thirteen years of extraordinary patience and moral improvement and the majority was convinced. Peace guaranteed.