Pakistan is not a rich country.
The majority of people are poor. Most of the children are brought up without
education and without proper social and moral guidance. Hence they do not become
responsible citizens. They become beggars and thieves. This can be prevented if
parents realize their duties in upbringing their children. Parents should inform
their children about Islam teachings and the consequences of bad deeds.
When they grow up and don’t know the difference between good and bad then they
become professional beggars or thieves. They think it is an easy way to make
living. This is the reason why most of the physically fit young persons are
usually seen begging on the streets. In last few decades beggars population
increases rapidly in Pakistan. Among 170 million citizen of Pakistan 25 million
are professional beggars this figure is alarming. It is increasing day by day.
The streets of our cities are swarming with beggars.
A great proverb states, “Humility comes before honor and Humility is the
beginning of wisdom.” Both ultimately give strength to conscious and
self-respect of human mind. An only weak, defeated and humiliated person is in
need of justification or creating self-pity like scenes to defend honor for
publicity and to gain sympathies. The strong, confident and successful have
nothing to prove nor defend as the results, successes and strong character speak
Though our religion forbids begging, most of us think it is our religious duty
to give alms to beggars. We should give alms to only those persons whom we know
to really deserve. Professional beggars should be discouraged.