Man in a Labyrinth

Historically man has always found himself at the fork along his way to decide, upon his will or whether the destiny will lead him to the right path. His belief opts for destiny he has taken a leap of faith upon his intuition. That inner voice takes him to places beyond his wildest dreams or to places he always feared.

An unknown being created out of the perfect micro biological being created by the Almighty Creator has brought down the very civilized, intellect, philosophical, religious, technological, arsenal and personal strengths to the very core of distress. I beg to be forgiven for having the opinion, only we as a nation can keep ourselves safe from the virus as it cannot be beaten it can never be done, that is not the will of the creator as it seems. A jolt of current is required to start the blood flowing in human body to reach the prominent organs to start functioning again, and this is that jolt which was long in the making as a result of the arrogance of a man towards the nature, the carelessness towards is design and sacred rules, the inhumane atrocities he was indulged in for power & wealth and the lack of empathy for his own kind.  

As more than 250 countries face the pandemic which by far is the most effective and the worst after Spanish flu in 1918, our beloved country Pakistan has been in amongst the first to be hit. The issue of pilgrims from Iran, the Umrah Hajis returning from Saudi, some affluent people coming from a vacation from Paris and a daily wager from Dubai coming home to his kids after years of hard work abroad.

Pakistan had first started to react to the COVID19 back in early February, as I am a witness to it when I came back from Preforming Umrah on Feb 2nd, 2020; as I was monitored on the Islamabad airport. It might have been a one off testing show or it may have been serious, Allah knows better but I did experience it. Apparently the influx of infected people from abroad which made the graph rise, proves it was just a show. Since then till date our government has been in a state of undeclared panic at the highest level. Nations are led by statesman with no fear of standing strong on decisions implemented for the good of the people. Sometimes as history has proven the decision seldom backfires but the strength of any leader is to stand fast to his role and position as the final word rather than get muddled in a decision making spree on daily basis. The strength of character, knowledge and wisdom produces leaders where we might have one on the top but unfortunately in a democratic setup where the opinions and fear led advises the weak advisers are more apparent than the leaders own. It creates a state of confusion where the decisive approach to any national matter is compromised and the same is the case here. The whole nation stands at the doorway of the labyrinth in which the decision makers are stuck right now. As William Butler says, “A man is in amid of a labyrinth that he has made on his own, in his art or politics”. Having multiple exits the power bearers, the religious opinion makers and the abundant anchor personal are all not crossing each other’s path but rather colliding with each other within the maze where the general business community, professional, financial institutes, industrialists and the general public at large are awaiting for them to reach a consensus on matters of national security not only from the COVID 19 but rather also from the war monger right next door.

There needs to be a solution, it can bring the whole nation together through not just an APC of the political personals but rather a grand Jirga of prominent figures from all facets of country to reach a single point agenda of a complete lock down and brace for the worse economic slide in history of the nation but then millions would be affected, as the Chinese say Eat Bitter to have Sweat. If it may not be the case then switching it ON/OFF is obviously is going to result in a short circuit which can lead to a serious outbreak of the COVID 19 across the country for which our health system is absolutely not capable to handle and eventually it is going be the herd immunity after hundreds of thousands are infected and Allah forbid reach their demise.

Or as a muslim one can just rely on the fact that Allah is the creator and HE is the one who is going to eradicate it but then we are also to be more careful in not spreading it through our mosques being reopened for Jamats and Taraweeh which again is going to lead to the later part of the pervious solution. As it seems whatever you do here it is not just the government but rather the fear of thyself and our loved ones getting infection is a thought no one wants to indulge in.

Some say we man made it; might be true, some say it got mutated; might true, some say it can be cured with a hidden antiviral already made before setting it free for the gains, some say it might take a year for the antiviral to be released and till then millions would die, some say we can fight it, some say we can endure it as the human kind has faced worse but the irony here is that human kind before has never been at the height of its advancement  in science, clinical medicine and technology; this whole scene has tumbled the very blocks a man’s pride on his will, power, position and knowledge. I beg to be forgiven for having the opinion, only we as a nation can keep ourselves safe from the virus as it cannot be beaten it can never be done, that is not the will of the creator as it seems. No technology is worthwhile to handle the pandemic. We just need to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe by the very precautions that is required to contain it and let it die on its own. One thing is for sure that at the conclusion of it all, when the world tech giants has embraced themselves for the launch of 5G, a new world order is in the making and assessing the current situation leads to a conclusion that the power equation is going to shift to the east. Businesses relying on credits and mortgages are on the down slope and economies built on the very foundation of credit and blood money is going to see its degradation to irrepable proportions.  

A jolt of current is required to start the blood flowing in human body to reach the prominent organs to start functioning again, and this is that jolt which was long in the making as a result of the arrogance of a man towards the nature, the carelessness towards is design and sacred rules, the inhumane atrocities he was indulged in for power & wealth and the lack of empathy for his own kind.As it seems there is no right decision here that can be made to make it all sun shine again but rather the ugly truth of being powerless before the Almighty has shown how shallow our existence and pride is.  

May Allah keep us safe and have his mercy on the human kind as we have been unfaithful to ourselves or beliefs, our capabilities and to Allah SW.

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