Leadership & Karbala
Story of inspiration, true leadership & Islam by Mr. Muhammad Farrukh
(Superior University Lahore)
These beautiful words of inspiration is dedicated to my father Abass Nadeem, who taught me that the best kind of knowledge to have is that which is learned for its own sake. It is also dedicated to my mother Kaniz Fatima (LATE). Secondly I dedicate this work to my teacher’s especially Prof Dr. Ch Abdul Rehman Chairman Superior University, Prof Hassan Raza, Prof Pirzada Sami Ullah Sabri (Registrar), Syed Zameer Hussain Naqvi which would not have been possible without their patience, understanding, support and most of all their unconditional love."
Leadership is a great quality and every great organizational success besides other factors owes its credit to the leader who led it to glory. Small groups, families, organizations, states, empiresand even the world at large need good leaders who can lead their respective followers and organizations to success. Every human endeavor needs a unifying and driving force for success and that driving force is ultimately traced to good leadership. It is also worth noting that every one of us in some capacity, sometimes, or somewhere is a leader. Leadership should not be confused with the role of only those who make headlines but in essence almost everyone have sometimes somewhere, somehow played a leading role.
In this paper my major goal is to glean through the annals of history and study the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his wise Caliphs and infer from it the key success principles which were responsible for great achievements in their lives. I am convinced that the Islamic Leadership principles practiced by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and subsequently by his Caliphs and pious followers which if practiced will provide success principles equally useful both for Muslims as well as non Muslims.
We discuss in this article about Leadership & Karbala what Karbala is Event or War?
The events of Karbala reflect the collision of the good versus the evil, the virtuous versus the wicked, and the collision Of Imam Hussain (the head of virtue) versus Yazid (the head of impiety).
The tragedy of Karbala took place some 49 years after the death of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] in 61 Hijri (AD 680).
The straight path or the right path is always the most difficult one to travel but one that rewards the most, and so we are told when young. This battle of good versus the evil is an age old phenomenon.
Every religion has some story or the other to show us the ‘right’ path from the ‘wrong’ one. Hinduism celebrates the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasura (among other stories) as Diwali, Christians remember the crucification of Jesus Christ as a supreme sacrifice in the way of God, and so do
Muslims observe Moharram (the month in which the tragedy of Karbala took place) to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Imam Husain, the grandson of the Prophet [PBUH].
“Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their
sustenance in the presence of their Lord.”—Surah Aal-e-Imran (Chapter 3), Verse 169”
The Kufans urged Husain in Medina to ride north and lead them against the usurpation of the Islamic world by Yazid, and to reclaim his rightful place as the head of the Muslim nation. Husain, encouraged by the chief men of Medina, decided to respond and rode out of the oasis to assume the leadership of the true army of Islam. But not a soul left the garrison city to join him on the desert trail. The Kufans too would betray him! When Husain settled at a land devoid of water or vegetation named Karbala (‘Karb’ in
Arabic means grief and ‘bala’ is for trials) he had just 72 loyal soldiers with him.
Karbala was a battle of truth against falsehood, humanity against villainy, righteousness against evil, justice against corruption. The much loved grandson of the Prophet [PBUH] stood in the scorching heat of Karbala along with his companions, devoid of water but determined. His loved ones, including his six month old son, fell martyr one after the other. In spite of this he repeatedly invited the other party towards righteousness and forbade them from evil and immorality, but it all fell on deaf ears. When the time arrived for him to march ahead all alone, he did it in a fashion which was reminiscent of his
illustrious father Ali. Karbala stands for courage, self-sacrifice, integrity, honesty, vision, and bravery beyond words. It symbolises all that is pure and true. Karbala teaches us that real battles are always fought in the minds and not on ground. Yazid was powerful and yet he lost the battle for truth.
The Role of Media Study in Society
Muhammad Farrukh NADEEM
Superior university Lahore
My article is dedicated to my beloved Family members &
Ms. Shahpara Salim(faculty member bnu & nca)
Prof Dr Ch Abdul Rehman (chief editor daily nai baat)
In the world of today, media study has become as necessary as food and clothing for
education sector specially private sector universities. It has played significant role in
strengthening the society. Media study is considered as "mirror" of the modern society,
infact, it is the media which shapes our lives.
The purpose of the media is to inform people about current, new affairs and to tell about the
latest gossip and fashion. It tells about the people who are geographically divided.
The role of media study has become a way of trading and marketing of products and
prejudices. The media study claimed to be governed by righteousness and equity, but greed
and self-aggrandizement has poisoned its virtues.
Media is in charge of:
5 correlation of parts of society
Society is influenced by media in so many ways. It is the media for the masses that helps
them to get information about a lot of things and also to form opinions and make judgments
regarding various issues! It is the media which keeps the people updated and informed
about what is happening around them and the world. Everyone can draw something from it.
Media has had a bad effect on a generation, mainly because; youth is strongly influenced by
media study. Teenagers and children wish to follow the people, who get recognized and do
what they do to get noticed. Sometimes, they focus on bad part of the media and strive to
be a part of it. However, many are not succumbed to a life of crime!
These are the things which get into Young civilian minds!
The media study affects people's perspective. Too much intervention of media in
everything is a matter of concern. Media study can be considered as "watch dog" of political
democracy. Through the ages, the emphasis of media on news has camouflaged. Media
these days, dries to eye the news, which could help them to sell the information that, is
gathered worldwide, so that they could pave a way of success and fame of their respective
channels. Fm radios, newspapers, information found on net and television are the mass
Media study s that serves to reduce the communication gap between the audience, viewers
and the media world. For the sake of publicity and selling, important figures, their lifestyles
are usually targeted. Unimportant and irrelevant news, that usually have no importance are
given priority and due to a reason or the other, they get onto the minds of the viewers and
in this ways many a times, important political, economical and sociological news get
neglected and gradually, lose their importance!
No doubt, media has played significant role in making world a global village and to reduce
the communication gaps amongst the people living in the far areas but unfortunately, media
study these days has become a COMMERCIALIZED SECTOR, eying the news which are hot
and good at selling. The goal is to gain the television rating points.
I believe, if the media study identifies its responsibility and work sincerely and honestly, and
then it can serve as a great force in building the nation.
Muhammad Farrukh Nadeem
Superior University Lahore