Tuesday, March 25, 2008
A Word From The Past: How Nations Fall...
It was said that after the fall of the Bani Ummaya dynasty, one of the heads of the dynasty said the following:
We got occupied with our lusts and pleasures, and we didn't get occupied with necessities.
We became unjust to our people, so they lost hope in our fairness and wished us to be gone.
We overburdened our people with taxes, so they abandoned us when we needed them.
We put our trust only in our Ministers, so they used that for their own benefit instead of the people's benefit. They did things behind our backs, and made sure we knew nothing of it.
We became mean to our soldiers, so we lost their obedience. And then, our enemies turned them against us.
When it was time to go against our enemies, we lacked the means because we had no supporters.
Without any doubt, us not knowing what was happening in our own country.... was the main reason why our rule has demolished!.
I personally think this is applicable at all times :\
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