So, giving that the elections are coming up, and people are getting more consciously aware about their social environment (hopefully!) I wanted to share this hadith of the prophet of Islam:
Abu Sa"id al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) had said: "Whoever amongst you sees anything unjust (evil), let him change it with his hand, if he is not able, then with his tongue, and if he is not even able to do so, then with his heart, and the latter is the weakest form of faith." (narrated by Muslim)
Meaning, inaction is not an option!!!! A person must strive to act in order to change the bad things in society, i.e. poverty, illiteracy rates, crime, and so on, if they cannot ACT then they need to try and change society by their words... so wield those pens (or keys?)... and well if you can't even speak out about something than you must hate injustice in your heart...
THEREFORE!!! DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!! Join some advocacy coalitions, work with your student groups, do something as an individual... DO SOMETHING!
I guess I'm a huge believer in local politics, since they are the most easily influenced by their constituents... people can influence your local politics, they need to just get together, you know collective action. Grassroots efforts, one-on-ones, these things will bring about change... you just need to do something, say something, or honestly dislike it in your heart.
It's not about politics, but about social conditions... which are deemed by politics... so change your social conditions... But anyway, the prophet isn't telling us to sit around and twiddle our thumbs, minds zoning off... but to really think about the conditions of society around us, and address the issues that need to be changed..
So do something.
-one amongst the voices