To all the late and lazy sleepers of the Labour Day,
Every second soul witnesses a class in the society that is stricken with financial, food, health, education and social issues on this planet called earth. You will find the stories written on their faces but the people who matter don’t have time to either see these faces or do anything about them. Human population is multibillion and there is a large majority living under the poverty line with little hope to bridge the gap between them and secure means of earning decent livelihood. There is a small but intelligent class that makes policies and controls the resource distribution but it is so elite that they have very weak connection with the lowest strata of the society.Allah and His prophets continued to propagate to help the poor systematically. In the form of enabling people to be self-sufficient, giving zakat of two and half percent of annual frozen assets and sadqa on top of zakat where needed. None of the prophets encourages accumulation and concentration of wealth in fewer hands, however, the capital economic practices and worldly life and its desires are so cyclic that rich want to get richer at every cost and there is little practical help for the poor. The more recent divide of class-wise housing is creating huge gulf between rich and the poor.
Moses and the verses around his nation are the most in the last divine book of Quran. One and the most important reason for his descent was to liberate Bani Israel from the Pharoes of the time because of cruel physical, financial slavery and huge class differentiation between the rich and the poor. The known fact is that there are no more prophets coming so governments, policy makers, elites and the well-offs of this time need to make framework for the labour s to help them earn their living before large majority becomes cannibals, before there is a revolution beyond management and before poors’ resilience melts.
May 1st should not be commemorated by sleeping to the late hours of the morning but to pay a tribute to those classes with whom we cannot manage. Let’s promise to ourselves to minimize the class gap as much as in our capacity. Let’s share their burden and wipe their tears out. Hoisting banners and giving long speeches do not benefit our labour force. So, this year, work together to a peaceful society where each and every member get his right to food, shelter, education, health and justice.