Jan 29, 2015

The Pillars of Faith in Islam

The Declaration of Faith, which reads: 

la illaha illa Allah, Muhammad ur Rasul Lul Lah

There is no other object worthy of worship but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

The Muslim also believes in the following;

ü  All the Prophets and Messengers of Allah, including Adam, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus. Etc

ü  All the revealed Books of Allah of which the Qur'an is the last and perfect revelation.

ü  All the Angels who are spiritual beings of Allah.

ü  The Islamic doctrine that the power of actions proceed from Allah and every human being is morally responsible for his own actions.

ü  The Day of Resurrection and of Judgment.

ü  Obligatory Prayers, five times a day.

ü  Fasting during the Muslim month of Ramadan. This fasting takes the form of basically abstaining from all foods, drinks and sensual pleasures from dawn to sunset.

ü  Zakat which is an obligatory tax or 'poor-due' on certain assets above a prescribed quantity - a provision for those who are below or financially are not sound so it becomes the responsibility of those who are well off to help who are in need of our help & support.

ü  The Pilgrimage to Mecca, if one has the means of performing it.

Islam is a complete way of life. a well defined criteria are before us that how to live, where to live. when to live and why to live - the reason of our life and its needs.

The holy book Quran is in our hand to read it. A complete guideline that guides us and gives us answer of our questions.

Explore it what are our responsibility in terms of a husband, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a brother and a sister, a friend, a neighbor etc. 

And if we are a Ruler that how to run the country and how to response to the people of the state & if there is in injustice, inhumanity, barbarism, depravity, usurpation or encroachment on other rights - for every single cruelty the Ruler will be interrogated on the doomsday.

The Quran is the only source where we can get every answer of our questions - there is no ambiguity - every thing mentioned therein are very transparent, clear and understandable. 

The Quran is literal word of Allah which He revealed to His prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through Angel Gabriel. It was memorized by Muhammad and who then dictated to his companions. They in turn memorized it, wrote it down and reviewed it with the prophet Muhammad.

Moreover the prophet Muhammad reviewed the Quran with the Angel Gabriel once each year and twice in the last year of his life.

From the time the Quran was revealed until this day is in its original condition without any change, deletion or addition as other divine books got tempered but not Quran.

We should know that who crated us and why we have been sent in the world - why the Heaven and the Hell have been created - what are our deeds and why our deeds will be accountable in order to determine our reward in the day of judgement because who created us of course has a right to ask us what we did during the life given by Almighty Allah and as such our good and bad deeds will get its reward accordingly. 

The Quran is a complete cure and solution of our problems if we understand well and has comprehensive knowledge then we can avoid of errors.

There will no cruel, no tyrant, no subjugation and oppression if we really conceive it - the only guidance provided by God for Muslims is the Quran. Quran also advises us that how to treat who are non Muslims or those who did not accept Islam. And how to treat with animals and other living things.

Allah is the Creator of the Universe for all mankind who is the custodian of earth and sky - who is the custodian of our life & our needs who takes care for those who worship and those not but He gives bread and butter for all. 

Not only human being but animals and every living things get their feeds. He is omnipresent - Allah alone is the Almighty - the Creator, the Sovereign and the Sustainer of everything in the whole universe. He manages all affairs - He stands in need of none of His creatures and all His creatures depend on Him for all they need. 

Allah is the All-Hearing - All-seeing and the All-knowing. He is the most Gracious - the most Merciful -  and the most Benevolent. 

Islam is not a new religion. It is in essence, the same message and guidance provided by God revealed to all His Prophets.

"Say: we believe in Allah and in what has been revealed to us, and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and The Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus and the Prophets, from their Lord - We make no distinction between one and another, among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam).

The Qur'an, Al-'Imran 3:84… The message which was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad is Islam in its comprehensive, complete and final form.

"Let there be no compulsion in Religion: truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah (one God) has grasped the most trustworthy hand hold that never breaks and Allah hears and know all things. Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 2:256

Jan 27, 2015

Employers hiring candidate giving him/ her three to four department works against one designation in consolidated salary & justifying the move for reducing operational cost & to augment their income

Currently the employment market has been much squeezed due to growing tendency among organisations to reduce cost or evolving cost-cutting phobia. 

Hiring a candidate & merge 3 to 4 department jobs with one designation in a consolidated salary has flared up the job market and definitely a plague ending this doctrine in dichotomies.

Does not matter what ranks & line of business but preference is there that ‘’ hire one man with three to four jobs descriptions’ like a retailer who advertises ‘’buy one get two’’ on the eve of Sale promotion.

Similarly this materialistic approach has eclipsed the organisation and inundated the Human Capital management where the candidate is hired evaluating his/ her talent, caliber & competency but more importantly asking candidate to undertake or induct multiple responsibilities in a limited salary.

Jobs are advertised in print media and & at the job portals of outnumbered recruiting agencies where one designation is followed with trail of job descriptions which is a total disarray, an evident in-conformity & inconsistency between the designation and the job descriptions specified.

Does it not lead to pressurize and get the candidate overburdened, expecting to meet the dead line or get the task complete timely, efficiently and productively – what do you say this growing trends that’s has unleashed in the job market and certainly on the consent of the ‘’Employers’’?
What do you name this trends in modern world - if it had happened in Bronze Age then you would have termed it an oppression, unfair, violent & injustice that one man is being axed and treated like a Slave who just obeys the direction of his Master.

So the move by the employers that ‘’saving operational cost and multitasking culture’’ where one man is recruited to perform multiple jobs under one designation with all commitments to deliver in given time frame, given budget and given limited support i.e. with no extra man power though not justifiable but continuing thriving & flourishing the employment market, really an unfavorable practice.

The only motive behind this tactics & culture is to manipulate, demotivate & discourage, depress & demoralize the candidate, playing with their need & emotion to hire in low salary with 3 to 4 department works, a vicious attack on helpless candidate.

Employer’s justification for such unfair hiring is to minimize the rising operational cost and maximize the profitability and run the institution in less overhead expenses.

The plea, somehow though can be appropriate but in practicality always has been objectionable in terms of quality delivery, debate however among the diehard and core management have been also that how one man can do all if we don’t support with additional man power or segregate the jobs among different departments with an independent departmental Head instead to wrap the whole needs in one.

Of course quality of individual performance & his deliverable has been compromising, giving incomplete assignment and not desirable as expected so the zoom goes collapsed for reducing the operational cost, instances have proved.

A haphazard initiative by the management for cost-cutting phobia could not prove vital and viable, rational and professional, eventually ended in severe mismanagement who was boasting that we would get the operational cost down and reduce the overhead expenses distinctively in the following year - of course was not a good decision but backfired resulting the company became unsuccessful with numerous slackness.

Due to incompatibility among job descriptions assigned to the candidate giving multiple task i.e. jobs of three to four departments in a consolidated salary could not yield good but ended in hotch-potch, not only gave the organization a jerk but a lesson to restructure its manpower with individual department leaders with relevant job descriptions instead to merge jobs of other departments.

Prone to cost cutting insistence also compels the management for staff retrenchment this extreme action also needs a home work for in depth studies before fall of hammer.
In professional environment we believe in ‘what we see and feel’ in practicality no assumption or illusion. In current scenario ‘’one man-show & all-rounder’’ concept have fully been failed rather has been buried once for all. And in general if you are identified as ‘’all-rounder’’ it signifies that you are nothing or not result oriented but a collection of thrash.

‘’One man show & all-rounder’’ has been replaced by ‘’professionals’’ who is well versed in required discipline, having ability to lead the team, leadership with cutting edge role, regular meeting with staff and top management keeping the stake holders in close limelight of the projects, MIS and an accomplished coordination among every segments & elements of the projects with day to day updates.

A well-defined working strategy along with corrective measures, strict adherence to policy and procedure & desired regulatory compliance in the area aiming to attain determined goal & that’s only possible if you have been ‘’dedicated & straight’’ to one department where you cogitate & analyse the emerging pros and cons, focus minutely the only task instead to go entangle & confused in trail of job descriptions.

Being a professional you are cognizant and your concentrated effort gets you more responsive where you consider the probability of the dice when you roll, facilitating you to club and take the decision, that’s only possible when you are not overburdened but inseminating your proven ability in the organisation with your professional expertise. ..

In professional world every job has its own intake - own dynamics - own requirement - own criteria - own feasibility & own parameter and we cannot merge as a ‘’ready-mate matrix’’ or eligible as ‘’all-rounder prescribed panacea’’ for all, not valid in today’s job market.
Need and preference of every profession, time and management, attempt and termination i.e. delivery are not correlated so two or three department works how can be conjoined with one man.
Even if it moves but does not end systematically or according to the Operational manual of the company – of course gets adverse remarks while auditing the company that leads to put the company on high risk because of not complying the defined company policy and procedure and regulatory authority guides lines mandated.

It’s not a ten commandment, the modus operandi of every departments are independent and have broad outlines where the departmental heads formulate the SOP and writes job description accordingly.

During company audit, error, irregularity and mismanagement certainly are highlighted when ‘’External Auditors’’ at the year-end investigates & vet the Departments working strategy, cases and transactions handled on case to case basis whether followed the procedures laid down, the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Furthermore, KPI of every jobs are not equal but an obvious difference & that’s the vision & mission of a professional who prepares the matrix according to the need of the job using his/ her sagacity as preferable and in favor of the task undertaken.

Now there is expertise and specialty in every discipline – one master cannot be a master in other subject so how one professional can be suitable or adjustable in other profession but the management seems busy in deflected criticism blaming others in the organisation if the output of the candidate hired for multiple jobs could not attain or failed to meet the dead line or by any reason getting the management with compromised output of the task handed over.

Plausibly repudiating & deviating the reality that one man cannot be all-rounder, eligible & competent in delivering the assigned task timely or as envisaged resulting the story ends in mess.

It looks half cooked meal - or half cooked with half uncooked - so what is the use to hire such a person who does not have comprehensive knowledge about the job or well trained and experienced in related field, academically and technically qualified to handle the job with zero error or the specialty he/ she has for the job being hired.

Interalia, how Human Resource Manager can be Administration Manger – How Administration Manger can be Accounts Manager - How Finance Manager can be Administration Manger – How Production Manager can be Sales Manager – How Operation Manager can be IT Manager - How a Relationship Manager can be Human Resource Manager and vice versa.

Every area of disciplines have its own entity, dynamics & ambition, merging the job descriptions will get you annoyed and a source of nuisance, a time for the employer to think!

There is cut-throat competition in the market so how you can beat off your competitors if you have been enveloped in cost reducing phobia where most of the business has been clouded a general phenomenon to hire a candidate who has capability and accustomed to perform multiple tasks under the shade of one designation at a consolidated salary.

A quite wrong perception has proved ineffective & in vain, though such philosophy are mushrooming at greater extent despite its failure but who cares as before top management too is to get their salary and go back home whether the business really grooms or settles temporary.

Considering the upside down a consultant or an expert is hired to correct such irregularity, anomaly, factual and tactical errors, mismanagement & grave negligence that’s caused the company to recede and got the yawning gap in between investment and output, very marginal profit if not loss occurred.

Jan 19, 2015

Land Mafia capturing schools premises in Karachi

Land grabber or land mafia is not sparing even SCHOOL PREMISES - the running Govt. Schools being encroached and Govt. authority the Ministry Of Education are in deep slumber – they wake-up when media wakes them up.

We really don’t deserve to call ourselves man because we have been enveloped in extreme greediness, among us are fraudster, trickster, cunning, thieves, vandal, robber and looter who steals other property, said school principal who invested the whole life in teaching, a prestigious profession where knowledge and experience are shared to nurture a student.

But the land grabber who captures other’s land just for few bugs & don’t realize that it is school, a center where our children are educated but the heartless LAND-MAFIA having no conscience demolishes the building and keeps our children out of school.   

Govt. Schools (or Public sector schools) in Karachi are under serious threat not from Taliban but from Land Mafia or land grabbers engaged in obnoxious activity not only has terrified & terrorized the school children but school staff too are afraid of uncertain situation on account of insecure and unsure about the school premises where the future architect of the country are produced.
Currently when the news broke out in media that two schools in Karachi just in a week time had been captured by land mafia but it is MQM chief Altaf Hussain and Governor of Sind personal intervention who got the school released from the illicit occupation of miscreants or land mafia.

And how really it is sad and disappointing that Chief Minter of Sind and Minster of Education have no role to nab and arrest such group who are busy in such crimes - illegally occupying lands in Karachi, the do illegal construction, makes boundary walls, puts notice that the said property belongs to someone and its case are under process with land department or building control authority etc. a fictitious notice is displayed to keep others away of the marked land.

CM Sind & Education minster are unconnected and indifferent call themselves govt. representative and claim to ‘’disseminate education for all’’ but just a lip service and boasting, keen to deliver political speech but failure in practicality.

Of course deliberately they want to keep the generation illiterate & obscured so that their political offices may glitter & thrive in the country without any voice against them, really very negative approach, said a father who shared school internal problem with visiting govt. official.

Education Minister Sind who is unaware that how many school have been captured & outnumbered schools even have been closed due to their ignorance and inefficiency that children of the area are unable to read and write and became prey of the predator.

If schools are there but have been deprived of basic facility - instead to do something education departments slink away and leaves the thing unnoticed that’s go more worsened. Eventually the generation goes out of school and joins other social evils which turns the society into cancerous un-curable disease & as such instead to produce a dynamic educated personality we produce scoundrels and parasites, said Head mistress.

It is unfortunate that Govt. of Sind and concerned ministry of education are really hypocrites just comes in power to make money not for the future of our children, said a mother who collected his child back from the school when the land grabber were demolishing the school wall and children were reportedly sitting on the ground without any rugs, school desk and chairs.

If the schools have been closed or school which is not equipped with its basic facility – Are the Govt. officials blind to attend the complaints that’s forwarded frequently from school principal to the ministry of education & to office of the Director of education situated in four constituencies i.e. East-West-South & North - whose responsibility to attend the complaints if lodged, asked head mistress shared the ordeal of her school with Governor Sind.

The rising apprehension and uncertainty among teachers and students no doubt has a thick cloud that’s impacting the ‘’teaching and learning process’’ adversely. And parents also seems helpless when they saw that their children are sitting outside of school premises and even inside the school boundary but not in class room as the wall demolished and unauthorized construction were continue in the middle of school ground too with scattered heap of rubble.

The wrought-up parents demand from ’Education Department’ is very obvious emphasizing to look aggressively and crush such elements cropping into the way of ‘’education’’ which is unequivocally is the core need of their children, asking the govt. to abstain further encroachment of school designated-building  and whoever finds guilty in illegal possession should sternly be executed.

We are well aware that school and education are concomitant and it is existential where we are imparted ‘’information, knowledge and wisdom - education broadens our horizon and gives us better understanding about the world and its dynamism so if the teaching & learning goes standoff due to capturing school building - it will certainly be unjust & irrational with our children who want to read but we don’t let them read.

In one of the school, media showing that some ‘’catering & decoration guys’’ occupied the school putting inside huge stuff of catering services, utensils, table and chairs, cauldrons, bamboos and tents in class rooms and children were sitting outside of the class room on the ground.
If the complaints lodged the very first day with school top management sitting in the ministry or its allied offices then why did not somebody from education department come and ousted the miscreants who captured the school asked the parents.

Truly media have been highlighting encroachment of ‘’school building’’ regularly by ‘’land mafia’’ but it is incompetency, slackness and sluggishness of Secretaries – Directors & Zonal Heads drawing hefty salaries and enjoying with heavy perks but not performing onerous responsibility with dedication and loyalty rather their induction not yielding or adding any value in protecting the school building.

They don’t take notice what goes around & becomes the part of the crimes, connives & apparently goes oblivious instead to resolve the issue energetically but deals it lethargically.
The Secretaries and Deputy Secretaries and occupants of grandiose designations working under ministry of education must ensure that all Govt. Public Schools falling under their ambit and in given jurisdiction are always functional and school are in good condition getting it equipped with the desired material.

And if there are impediments it should immediately be noticed and attended to remove instead to leave on the mercy of miscreants whose only motive to earn money to sell out the land and avail commercial benefits.

There are following check-list indeed needs to follow by the authority working in Educational department to ensure that no more school building may capture by the land mafia and school education may continue without breakdown even a single day.

a)    where are the Secretaries - Directors & Zonal Heads of Education & what are their responsibility
b)    why they don’t do regular visits in Govt. Schools
c)    why they connive when the schools goes into the hand of land encroach-er and
d)    wake up when media uproars their mismanagement grooming in the city
e)    you can’t say that the things developing in the Karachi East- Karachi-West – Karachi North & Karachi-South are not known to them & they should know how much public schools are functional in the area
g)    how many schools need renovation and refurbishment
h)    how many schools need teaching staff &
i)      how many school s are there whose staff did not receive their monthly salaries
j)      how many schools have threat to encroach & grab by land mafia & why
k)    the authority despite knowing sitting idle and conniving intentionally
l)      are they not equally criminal abetting, collaborating, aiding & facilitating to occupy the school if so
m)  Why such administration and management exists any more
n)    Why the huge sum against salary of secretaries, directors, and zonal heads are disbursed if school are not secure or its premise are unprotected
o)    How many schools are deprived of basic facility
p)    Schools have no toilet 
q)    Schools have no drinking water
r)     Schools haves no plastered walls and plastered ceiling showing iron bars, a live threat for the children
s)    Why the electricity wire are moving to and fro
t)     Why schools don’t have black board, school desk and chairs
u)    Why schools don’t have door and windows
v)    What is the difference  between summer and winter if the school premises are not updated
w)   If the school goes inundated why the holes or leakage are not plugged or cemented
x)    Why the schools sewerage tank are chocked and who will ensure its cleaning
y)    If the school principal/ Head master/ Head mistress draws attention of Zonal Director then why school problem are not attended and fixed timely
z)    Why schools don’t have playground and not maintained as schools produce sports man under the shade of extra curriculum activities
a) Why the schools does not have first aid boxes & provide necessary training to meet any emergency
bb) Why there are heap of garbage around the school & inside of school who will ensure its daily cleaning

If everyone in school management working inside school and in concerned educational offices in ministry and Secretariat's offices sincerely performs their duties with renewed vigor we can save school premises and can ensure its functionality uninterrupted.

Please save the school and save our children a clarion call of the day to educate every child in the country - nurture the generation in a safe and secured environment who will hold the rein of the country in future - the future of the country is our children.