How can they be good for Kuwait?

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Dr Ner­min Al-Houti

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 should 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.

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?

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