I know a man who has studied Islam extensively. He has trained at the Binnoria Madressah in Karachi and has an M.A. degree in Islamiat from there (the degree is recognized by the government). But the poor chap doesn’t earn enough to support his family (he has two children after eight years of marriage). He teaches at an Islamic school which pays him only Rs. 4,500 p.m. (although the government recently increased the minimum wage to Rs. 6,000 p.m.). He is paid Rs. 3,500 for leading prayers in a small mosque, and he earns another Rs. 2,000 by teaching children how to recite the Holy Quran. But out of his total income of Rs. 10,000, he has to pay rent of Rs. 5,000 every month. That leaves him with only Rs. 5,000 for feeding his family, transportation, electricity and gas bills, etc. Obviously he cannot survive for long. His wife has left him and gone back to her parents because she cannot go on washing clothes and dishes herself every day while raising two children.
The poor man is therefore helpless, and is constantly asking friends and relatives to help him. There must be thousands of people like him in Pakistan. Knowing all these facts, would any man reading this want his son to be trained as a Mullah?