Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
The Muslims world over collectively show the symptoms of ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)’. There seems to be more focus on action than on ideas, concepts and the worldview – before anything else. Speed appears to be more important than direction.
As an example, we haven’t clearly figured out and aren’t quite sure if the process of change in Islam is ‘reform’ or ‘revolution’. ‘Reform’ isn’t as exciting as ‘revolution’, for sure. The former requires more attention and a longer period of time. The latter affords enough room for hyperactivity.
A huge number of educational institutions running for decades aren’t sure about their VISION (in a sentence). There isn’t enough time to figure out the destination which they want to reach and for which they want everybody to come along. There is a lot of time for everything except for the most important one.
Maybe the realization of the existence of the ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’ is the first step towards increasing the attention span and reducing the degree of hyperactivity. A bit more thoughtfulness in all that we say and do will hopefully make the world a better place.
Author: Wasim Ahmad