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    December 24, 2016




No kin left outside: A call to community

By: - Syed Shahamyin Ula
Post Graduate Student University of IMSciences Peshawar

I keep returning to the key phrase: “Every child and every parent should know that if they have a reason to rejoice, worry or grieve that someone will notice and someone will care. No family will be left outside.” It is the word “rejoice” that should draw your attention en route to an effected girls Hasina Gul Izh Gramchashma. 

As a nation we watch the news or current affair shows and see families in crisis. Sometimes we be sad for them. Sometimes we condemn them. Sometimes we wonder what will become of our society. Sometimes we even ask what a government department is going to do about the situation. Or wonder where the PIA system, the welfare system, the health system failed them. Perhaps it’s time we asked instead, “Do those children and parents know that someone cares?” Not that the system “cares,” but that someone cares? What can we do about these families that have been “left open-air?”

The great help of this production is that we can do something. Something very real and very valuable. District Chitral local government& Ismailia council are some of the people that are best placed to take that action, with wonderful results. Strong communities result in safer, healthier and happier children. Strong communities result in stronger families. The only obstacle to such an outcome is that Humanitarians are financially supporting the Gul’s like PIA administration said five lac per personal and the owner of Bahria town  city state a ready made home to Gul’s this make the community people avaricious every one accepting to taking care of her for the sake of wealth. Commercial current dealings shows would have nothing to report!  We understand the need to meet together, to talk together, and to support each other, to mourn and celebrate together. Both the Old and New Testament put an obvious emphasis on God’s people in community. Many of us are ready and willing to offer help to those in need. Indeed, some of us actively seek out those who are in need and provide practical and pastoral care the growing reality around us is that this kind of community is something that the broader population is less and less involved in. It is not just families from lower socio-economic backgrounds that are being “left outside”. Many well educated, financially well off families are became isolated from the communities they are breathing.

The isolation of being “missingopen-air” homes stress on individuals and families that can then be expressed in a variety of negative ways; depression, abuse, boredom, a lack of respect for others, increased crime, less engagement with the community and ultimately more isolation. As a society, our response has been to implement programs to increase engagement, and develop systems that attempt to address the results of isolation. Help has in many ways become a commodity to be purchased, not something offered and received.  I know that the level of trust in many communities has declined to a point where people feel they have to go it alone. It is true, I think, that there is a sense that families should be able to cope, and a growing criticism of them when they show signs of not coping. There is a sense that if someone has to ask for help that they have failed. There is a sense that an offer of help may not only be unwelcome, but may actually be dangerous. There is a sense that the safest place to be is available in your safe, isolated home. 

The great risk is that woeful girl households are not prevailing in our local community, she now became more isolated in the communities in which they live. The risk is there because we are too time poor, sometimes because we are too busy with local community. The risk is there because sometimes we become afraid of the broader community and how it has changed around us. Sometimes we too rely on the “system” to address the problems of others. Sometimes we too see the problems of our young people and families and feel that it is too hard for us to address, or that they should take responsibility and address the problem themselves. Sometimes we feel that the safest place to be is encouraged in our own family.

There is no doubt that our social systems play an important role in caring for people, however there is also a place for each and every affected peoples, each and every local council, religious and political figures to take action to make her life successful. Can we be the ones in our local community that notices the families that are isolated? Can we be the ones to ask “Do those children and parents know that we care?”   As Ismailia Muslim in our local communities, we must following effort of community designated institutions and religious scholars. Don’t stop! Don’t be discouraged and don’t be afraid. We must continue an acceptable activity to enthusiastically pursue community outside our council as well as within. Here are a few questions to think about:

 Can you think of one family in your local area that is struggling? Who is helping them? Now... the hard question, who is there to celebrate with them?

 Have you seen young people in your area “at a loose end”? Are you critical of them? Who is it that is engaging them in the community?

 Do you have a skill that you can share with your community?

 Is your religious building a venue where you can engage the local community?

 If you called in to your local Police station and asked what would help them address problems in your local area, what do you think they’d say? Could you help?

 Is there a group of people in your community who are particularly vulnerable? Who is looking out for them? Who is celebrating with them?

As Muslims we need to be committed to remaining in our communities, and not become part of the retreat into isolation. And we don’t necessarily need to start a program or some grand venture to make a difference. We need to keep engaging with the community around us, seeing people as they really are: made in the image of God. We need to be salt and light to the world.   

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:13–16

This sorrowful truth is everywhere acknowledged slow rises worth, by poverty depressed. Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special. Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.

We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.I hope the local community sage people i.e. local council president and other religious figure play role to be safeguard of the caused girls till the day of her commonsensically maturity histrionic.



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