Sept 6 issue was quite informative. The career counselling pieces regarding joining Navy and Army made me a little sad. Why do they have such strict rules regarding physical fitness? But then I can understand “future defenders” must be fit and healthy. I know so many people in my circle who really wished to get into armed forces of Pakistan but just because their eyes were weak, or they were obese, they had to drop the idea of applying. And that breaks my heart!
Another thing that should have been discussed in the articles is perks you enjoy as a result of joining Armed forces. Because people say all sorts of things and students start believing in them. They need to get information from authentic sources. I remember my friend wanted to join Navy as a teacher after university and she would keep talking about the benefits they give to their employees (like free residence, healthcare, insurance, etc.); her father was also in the Navy so she was very excited and would share her dream of wearing a white sari with a cap.
Please also publish something about the scope of subjects like History, Political Science, and Geography. These subjects are taken quite seriously in the West, but I don’t understand why do these subjects are considered inferior in Pakistan.
Thanks for the stories, Us!
Marzia Zafar, Karachi
Narrated by Abu Musa (R.A)
The Prophet (S.A.W) said, “The example of guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth, some of which was fertile soil that absorbed rain water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. (And) another portion of it was hard and held the rain water and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized it for drinking, making their animals drink from it and for irrigation of the land for cultivation. (And) a portion of it was barren which could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah’s religion and gets benefit (from the knowledge) which Allah has revealed through me (the Prophets and learns and then teaches others. The last example is that of a person who does not care for it and does not take Allah’s guidance revealed through me (He is like that barren land.)”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 79
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