Wednesday, December 17, 2008

LUMS party, Islam & Pakistani culture



I am told by the mass sender of this and other related photographs, taken at Pakistan's elite college, LUMS, that this is the true Indian style, that Islam has nothing to do with them, and so on.

I am confused. And I am amused to a certain extent. Well, why shouldn't I be. After all, we Pakistanis are too much obsessed with things from outside that we forget our own culture. If Islamic point of view is not considered for the time being, this image has every reason to be part of our consumerist culture. We adore such images; we love such fun girls. Our mullahs, while preaching Islam and other items on daily basis, stare at women as if that's the last time they are seeing them. So is the case with our elite, and our jamadaars, and our cousins, ourselves and our fathers. So why blame these cute girls (isn't the girl in green absolute beauty?) for wearing half-dresses in LUMS party when there are open prostitution houses in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore? Why blame them when we men are same or even worse. Why should Islam be dragged in all this senseless, good-for-nothing bargain counter? Why can't Pakistanis first decide the true definition of what is Islamic and what is Pakistani. Media - Indian dramas and all that - will bring such culture inside our homes. There is no stopping them. Only we can stop ourselves.

Instead of shouting foul when we are wrong ourselves we should concentrate on teaching ourselves and our friends and family members the value of media and how to identify positive media from negative. Education, and not shouting, can help us. The more we shout the more Indians (and consequently the ever-present Zionists Lobby, CIA, and other cartoon characters) have the reason to laugh on us. All Muslims, and not just Pakistani Muslims, are now a part of a circus. And this circus, partly caused by illitracy and partly by our fat mullahs, will do us no good. Nor can we Muslims save ourselves from the modern onslaught in this manner.

6 comments:

Jamali said...

Agreeeeeeeeeeeeeeed :) 2 Thumbs Up 4 U :)))

Kashif Hafeez said...

Well dear these are just part of the beginning, the seed the indian TV channels are planting in our youth is taking them away from islam and its teachings, if proper awarness is not provided to the nation regarding the mission and purpose we would be totally lost.
I have also posted many views and the source of this nemesis that is penetrating in our society and have just discussed some of the these in my blog

http://televirus.blogspot.com/2008/11/music-masti.html

http://televirus.blogspot.com/

Babar said...

I also got this email. I would say please grow up.Had you looked a little more carefuly before wasting your time in writing this post, you would have found that these pictures are actually from india and certainly not from LUMS. If I send any kind of pictures say some nude ones and just put in the subject line pictures from jamia azhar, would you just beleive in the email. You should have att least some idea about the nature of internet.

Ahmed said...

Thank you babar. The building in the background is so not LUMS.

Anonymous said...

The building in the background is so not LUMS...that's true 'cause you don't see the empty beer bottles in the background

Anonymous said...

she is my friend and this is not lums its a girl get together in islamabad lol