Why are poor Pakistanis always punished?

For a few days now, mullahs and others like them will pontificate on why earthquakes happen. “It’s because people sin a lot”, says one. “They violate the laws of Allah by watching TV programs”, says a watchman in the building I live in. This man also doubles as a mullah in his spare time. In fact, most mullahs in Pakistan were once “chowkidars” (watchmen, or guards). Then there’s the aged driver of my neighbour who says soberly (running his fingers through his heavy beard), “Earthquakes happen when men shave their faces, and women don’t wear black burqas”.

Sinning a lot? Violating the laws of Allah? Watching TV? Men being clean-shaven, or women not wearing black burqas? Just look at the people affected by the recent quake in Ziarat. All the men are bearded, all the women are in black burqas, and as for TV, the poor people don’t even have electricity, so they can’t even think of owning TV sets. They struggle from morn till night, and earn barely enough to survive.

So the question arises: why are always the poor people in Pakistan punished when natural calamities like earthquakes and floods strike the country? If these events are supposed to punish anyone, they should occur in countries where most women are promiscuous and live with men to whom they’re not married. So why are poor Pakistanis always punished? Any answers?


5 thoughts on “Why are poor Pakistanis always punished?”

  1. I thought I ellaborated all that in my earler reply however I believe that itss a natural phenomenon and occurs at its appointed time by the will of Allah! The Almighty has created the world, the nature of it is created in accordance with certain principles. Its not due to sin its because we happen to have fault lines in our country!

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  2. Its a natural phenomenon and occurs at its appointed time by the will of Allah! The Almighty has created the world, the nature of it is created in accordance with certain principles. Its not due to sin its because we happen to have fault lines in our country!

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  3. the science of Earth Quakes.. i wonder any of these Mullas even understand Arabic and have proper understanding of our Holy book then just what they listen. Dubai,, you can get drinks in 5 star hotels,, prostitues can found in street cornors .. gamblings happens in hotels, how come Dubai doesnt get earth quakes?,, i think GOD keeps one eye close on them… and GOD has a problem with poor people with no electricicty so he likes to target them.. thats the MULLAHS LOgic… IGNORANT Fools, like SHAKIR said understand Why earth Quakes happen first instead of Blaming GOD..

    Devil May cry

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  4. Kashif H, the question is : are earthquakes natural phenomena or ordered by the Almighty to punish people who sin? All the mullahs thinks it’s because people have become more immoral. But then, earthquakes also occur on the floors of the seas (where no people live). These guys should stop talking about Islam and educate themselves first before they make speeches.

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  5. Shakir, I admire your posts since you try to debate the sensitive matters prevailing in our society…Heres what I think….

    Its a reminder for the super rich of Pakistan to start investing in the development of the country (for a change) and be guardians of the needy.

    I think our worthy ultra religious people are not peer-e-kamil or anything close to that as all their knowledge is trapped in greys.. they need to work it up. As the education is becoming common so is the trickery with perception is on downfall but still many succumb to these self souped up notions of interpreting the Divine will.

    Only analogy I can think of is of a medieval village where the local church and the knight would conspire against their own people and relieve them of what little they got. The only understand it later that they killed the hen who lays a gold egg … in their greed and lust for more they killed the hen!!

    Pakistan needs to develop and develop quick. Earthquake dont come to pakistan only so its shouldnt be a focussed to “why earthquake hits poor” The most damage by earthquakes is in pakistan since 99.99 percent population
    is poor so anywhere in pakistan (except for red zones) it shall hit the less needy but still needy!!..

    Another evidence to support the arguement would be…. if it rains we have floor! if it doesnt rain we have drought!! if it rains or doesnt rain we still need some (magical) thing to produce hydel power! its just because we are being looted and gutted in broad daylight by our own.

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