I may well be earning the wrath of a few optimists out there for having had a prolonged rage against one common target,the behavior of Saudi’s(youth in particular).But,with all due respect the inferno inevitably has to scrounge for an opening to disperse.And this is a perfect platform to express it to the full.Even the newspaper may edit my articles to fit their ‘Code of ethics’.What I have thought of writing today,has been sitting up in mind for a few years.And now I think it has reached the apex,hence shared.
I come across instances that leave a grave impact on me,seeing the attitude and mannerisms of some people who are in a misconception about what their stature in this world is.They are impolite,rude,arrogant,cruel,cynical when on encountering an expatriate.Be it a top management official or a policeman,it appears as if they are specifically trained to misbehave.I can easily exemplify the former statement with one of my very own experiences.Jeddah airport is a classic example of the misdemeanor of Saudi officers and the police department.A friend laments what had transpired with him on his recent visit to this ‘city of lights’.Sadly,only a few know how dark the hearts of people are who reside therein,that fades away the external glow.Blamed is to be the nourisher more than the one who ultimately opts for being an oppressor.These are the values which should be taught,inculcated and instilled while the child toddles.At the same time,I do admit that there are a few pristine souls among them too.There are such men who are so courteous as if they never knew what being inhuman means or it surely would be because they fear Allah and like to treat people equally irrespective of where they come from.
How ironical is it that the followers of such a religion,which promotes equality among people themselves become the catalysts for proliferating discrimination between creations.Prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon Him) too emphasized on this in his final sermon by saying “All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.”Further more,we clearly understand that there is no room for inequality in Islam rather,it teaches advocates the concept of universal brotherhood. The Qur’an itself has innumerable references relating to the same subject.And who would understand it better than the Arabs themselves.
In contrast,we are well aware how amenable and docile are the people of West.It seems as if they have taken the plus points and teachings of our religion that have for long been forgotten by us.I really hope and pray that we would someday return to our fundamental principles as per the guidance of Muhammad(peace be upon him) and treat everyone fairly.