Special People for Special Tasks
Everybody cannot do all kinds of work. Admission into a prominent college is not the only criterion for success in any field; rathr,’ it is also requires natural disposition and innate inclination. Harmony between the selected course and the student’s natural disposition is of paramount importance. If he is not naturally inclined towards complex mathematical calculations and figures, pushing him for a course in engineering or accountancy will not guarantee success.
The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) advised,
“All of you should act, but you should remember that only those works are easy for you for which you are created.”
(Safinatul Behaar. the word Yasr. page 732)
In this regard, the experts are of the view that,
“There is consensus on the fact that potentialities open up after maturity. Youngsters should select only those fields that are compatible to their potential and talent. This is even more applicable for the youth who need to get immediate employment. Being attentive to these potentialities and talents is extremely important. To detect one’s aptitude and talent, aptitude tests developed by modern social scientists are quite useful. Of course, it should be borne in mind that in some special and selected cases, these tests may not be 100% beneficial and may even limit the fields of potentialities.”
Hence, before securing admission into a particular course in a college, either the parents or the youth himself, goes for an aptitude test and then selects the suggested course, success will not be far and will also manage to get quick employment. They will also be saved from the frustration and disappointment of unemployment and job-hunting.
It is an established reality that everybody cannot be a doctor or an engineer. If everybody becomes a doctor, engineer or a C.A., the system of the world will be disrupted in its entirety. An ordinary labour or a technician is as important to this world as a doctor or an engineer.
Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.) informs,
“As long as people are different it’s good for them. if they all become the same, they will be destroyed.”
(Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 77, page 385.)