BOOKS AS A PRESERVER OF A SOCIETY
Books are a tangible, valuable record of our world. Sure we have theinternet and computers with vast amounts of information stored in them butall of history isn't in a computer. History, the stories of civilizations long goneand ancient languages forgotten are somewhere in a book. Books are thereso you can learn, imagine and sometimes escape from the world around you.Books enable us to see life through other people eyes. People are able tocommunicate their view of the world to a large audience. Books also enableus to understand other cultures, which in turn enables us to relate betterwith others. Books can have a profound effect on society and the worldbecause they enable an individual to change the world. The most beautiful thing of human mind is his creation which is theproduction of his mind, whether this creation happen to be in the form of poetry, novel, prose or sculpture. These all are proof of the development andcreativity of a human mind and a proof in the shape of books.If we see, we will come to know that books have played a great role inpreserving culture of its very era. Holy Quran, for example, is one and onlyreligious book of Islam. It shows us from religious stories, events in detailabout Prophets, from a straight way to Allah by understanding differencebetween good and evil to rules and regulation of our society, from ethics,code and conduct of society to upheavals of being a wholesome Muslim anda citizen of the nation at the same time. It is a book of, including all theaspects, humanity and gives us a preview on the Day of Judgment. Bytranslating it, we can enlighten our souls and apply its rules on us so that wecan be a good Muslim and a good civilian as its writer is Allah Himself. In firstrevelation by Gabriel, Gabriel said to Muhammad
"Iqra," meaning "read" or "recite."
it clearly shows that Allah has emphasized on writing and reading.Many poets, dramatists, writers have applied a wonderful impact onour soul by their creation. Their books are big source to give us the glimpseof their society of its production time. Besides, there are books throughwhich writers have brought changing through their writing like Allama Iqbal,who is also called as “Poet of East”, played a great role in the partition of Sub-continent through his poetry.