Why do I believe her and give my vote to people whom she follows while she does not know how to keep in touch with her own relatives?
The National Assembly’s 2016 elections are over. Some accepted the results while others did not. That was how I was drawn to an incident that took place during the elections. My friend Um Yousuf and I were exchanging views on the very election day on the next assembly, when her phone rang. After speaking for a few minutes, she answered the caller in a sharp tone, “listen cousin, all the names that young mentioned are not reformists, so do not expect me and my friends to vote for them, I believe you made a mistake by calling me.”
After hanging up, Um Yousuf said, “my cousin never called me for months to ask about my health and whereabouts, but had the audacity to ask me to give my vote to the names she mentioned, claiming that they can reform the state and the assembly. Why do I believe her and give my vote to people whom she follows while she does not know how to keep in touch with her own relatives? When they are not good to their relatives, how are they going to be good for Kuwait and its people?”
“O mankind, fear your Lord, Who created you and your mate from the same soul and dispersed many men and women from both of them. Fear Allah, through Whom you ask one another. Indeed, Allah is always, over you, an Observer.” Surat An-Nisa – the Holy Quran. – Translated by Kuwait Times from Al-Anbaa
By Dr Nermin Al-Houti