It seems like we are traveling towards the age of darkness in Pakistan, not in terms of technology but in terms of electricity.
This Friday, i went to the Jamia Masjid of my area and found a place in masjid’s lower floor where people are only connected to the Imam through speakers and mic. Because it was very hot, many people were sitting around in the lower floor to get shade from the scorching heat of sunlight.
Suddenly before the 2nd azaan was just going to be heard, light went off; thanks to KESC. We had no news of what’s happening on the upper floor, and we found this out at the eleventh hour that the Prayer has already started.
This lead the crowd of at least over 200 people to rush towards the top floor to get a place in any lane to start their prayers. Unfortunately only few managed to follow up with the Imam, while the majority didn’t get a chance to pray at all, leaving them questioned that where should they go and pray now? How would they be able to fulfill their obligation?
The pious and aged people who couldn’t Pray along with the Imam went exhaustively angry over both KESC and the management of the masjid.
But the question is, who really was responsible for their loss? The management of the masjid or KESC? Everyone knows better.
KESC should atleast respect the friday prayer times, if they continue this; the consequences will be deadly for their firm.