Understanding Favouritism

جنگلوں کا بھی کوی دستور ھوتا ھے سنا ھے

سنا ھےشیر کا جب پیٹ بھر جاے تو وہ حملہ نہں کرتا

درختوں کی گھنی چھاوں میں جا کے لیٹ جاتا ھے

ھوا کے تیز جھونکے جب درختوں کو ھلاتے ھیں

تو مینا اپنے بچے چھوڑ کر کوے کے انڈوں کو پروں سے ڈھانپ لیتی ھے

سنا ھے گھونسلے سے کوئ بچہ گر پڑے تو سارا جنگل جاگ جاتا ھے

سنا ھے جب کسی ندی کے پانی میں بیے کے گھونسلے کا گندمی سایہ لرزتا ھے

تو ندی کی روپہلی مچھلیاں اس کو پڑوسی مان لیتی ھیں

کوئ طوفان آ جاءے کوئ پل ٹوٹ جاے تو

کسی لکڑی کے تختے پر

گلہری سانپ بکری اور چیتا ساتھ ھوتے ہیں


Death of “George Floyd, a black man, after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by the knee of a white law enforcement official, compelled us to condemn injustice and discrimination and to reaffirm our commitment to live by our values of equality and social justice.


When equals are treated unequally and the unequal is treated equally, that is injustice, said Aristotle


Discrimination, Ageism & homophobia are the three common areas of social injustice.


Amnesty international believes discrimination strikes at the very heart of being human. It is harming someone’s rights simply because of who they are or what they believe.


Unfortunately for many people, discrimination is an everyday reality.

Do you know? That most discrimination is not caused by intention to harm people different from us, but by ordinary favouritism directed at helping people some way similar to us, according to review published in American Psychologist.


Unequal treatment in the form of doing favours for those like you, rather than inflicting harm on those unlike you, causes the majority of discrimination and irony is that it’s not even recognised as discrimination or corruption.


حضرت علي كا قول هي انسانی زھن بڑے سے بڑے گناہ کا سب سے نیک جواز نکال لیتا ہے


Corruption, hypocrisy, lying, theft, looting, bribery and usurping public as well as private funds are the negative impact of favouritism on society.


Favouritism by which others rights are usurped and the principle of justice and equality is undermined, is a form of corruption and social injustice that Almighty Allah forbids.


In Quran Surrah Nisa ; 13 Allah (SWT) says


“O you who believe, stand firm for justice even against your own self”


“The Black Lives Matter” movement serves as a reminder that favouritism is a form of corruption and social injustice, which is at the core of discrimination and perpetuates inequality.


These entrenched issues require realisation, focus & commitment. We all have to be part of the change. All of us share the responsibility. Especially people in authority


سنا ھے جنگلون کا بھی کوی دستور ھوتا ھے

خداوندا ٫جلیل و معتبر ٫ دانا و بینا ٫ منصف و اکبر

میرے اس شھر میں اب جنگلوں کا ھی کوی قانون نافذ کر



Dr. Aamerah Shah – MRCP, MRCGP, DRCOG, DipCard.
Specialist Family Medicine
American Hospital Dubai