Apropos Syed Akbar Hassan’s article “Social Values in Islam: Husne Sulook with Parents” (Radiance Viewsweekly, 13-19 May 2012). It is a very well written article. Apart from his own unique style of writing, I liked the way he has summarised the previous articles written on the subject of ‘children’ and ‘marriage’ before writing about the ‘family values’. This entwines the threads into a whole which constitutes the family.
The moral and social values, elaborately documented in the Holy Qur’ān, and very extensively referred to in his article, are largely missing in the present day society which is why we are virtually surrounded by all sorts of evils in the present day world.
We value the material achievements more than the uplifting of the soul, through ‘righteousness’, as defined in the Qur’ān, (already the subject matter of one of his articles), and in feeling pleasure in achieving that. What has eroded maximum in our society is the value system.
I understand Radiance is a good, well-balanced and well-read magazine, publishing in ‘IslamiCity Bulletin’ may reach larger readers.
Professor M.A. Mohsin