‘The change we need’ by FD Sheikh in the issue of September 3 was a very pertinent and well-articulated read. It is said that a mother’s lap is a child’s first institution and the best mothers create best nations. The question we should ask is whether men are following the righteous way which we want our daughters, sisters, mothers and wives to follow? The answer lies within us.
Thanks, FD.Sheikh for highlighting this very important issue and making us realise what needs to be done NOW, not later. You gave voice to my thoughts with your precious words.
Some time back, I read a letter from Ahmad Ali in which he suggested that an art competition be held on the theme of Covid 19 and the education scenario. I think it was a good suggestion but you haven’t announced anything yet. Ed, it’s been very boring for a long while and some interesting activity will be very welcome. Hope you will consider your readers’ wishes.
Bahram Jamal, Karachi
I miss the magazine when it gets dropped due to a holiday. I have a suggestion: when there is a holiday which affects the publication of Us, you should just publish Us online. Ed, I love ‘Comic Relief’ and sometimes I feel it should be given two pages. Also, I miss the ‘Greetings’ section. I think that on festivals and days like 14 August, this section should be there. I know we can wish people we want via email, but the joy of reading the greeting by a friend in Us is something indescribable. I have also been missing the art work for quite some time.
Junaid Khan, Peshawar
I know how Covid has affected our educational activities but I think that’s not a reason to stop Us On Campus issues. It’s true that students have been denied the chance to attend their universities, but the online classes are still being conducted. In my university, it has been on and off campus studies, and I feel deprived of the experience of going to uni regularly like my older siblings.
So, as a certified of the youth of this country, you should focus on problems encountered by students in the Covid era.
Ahsan Ibrahim, Karachi
Narrated Asma’ bint Abi Bakr (R.A):
The Prophet (S.A.W) once offered the eclipse prayer. He stood for a long time and then did a prolonged bowing. He stood up straight again and kept on standing for a long time, then bowed a long bowing and then stood up straight and then prostrated a prolonged prostration and then lifted his head and prostrated a prolonged prostration. And then he stood up for a long time and then did a prolonged bowing and then stood up straight again and kept on standing for a long time. Then he bowed a long bowing and then stood up straight and then prostrated a prolonged prostration and then lifted his head and went for a prolonged prostration. On completion o the prayer, he said, “Paradise became s near to me that if I had dared, I would have plucked one of its bunches for you and Hell became so near to me that said, ‘O my Lord will I be among those people?’ Then suddenly I saw a woman and a cat was lacerating her with it claws. On inquiring, it was said that the woman had imprisoned the cat till it died of starvation and she neither fed it no freed it so that it could feed itself.”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 12, Number 712
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