Pakistan: the case of an ideological meltdown
Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal
After the conquest of Delhi in the late 12th century by Muhammad Ghouri, the creation of Pakistan is the most important single event in the Muslim history of South Asia. The inspiration for such a great achievement came from no other source or individual but from the Holy Qur’an –the fundamental source of all inspirations of the Muslims. It was another great leader like Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who could successfully lead to another great victory for the South Asian Muslims. After a long colonial occupation, the degenerated and demoralized Muslim Ummah could find a ray of new hope in the creation of this new country. It went like thrills of astounding victory all over the Islamic world; and was indeed a remarkable achievement of the Indian Muslims. While the Muslims of other parts of the world were awfully disintegrated and the Arab heartland got fragmented into more than 20 pieces, the Indian Muslims showed the astonishing spirit of pan-Islamic brotherhood and unity. It wasn’t any tribal, racial, geographical or linguistic affinity or any secular ideology that helped create this largest Muslim country in the contemporary world. It was only Islam that could galvanize the Muslim population of the whole of South Asia to overcome the differences entrenched in languages, dress codes, food habits, lifestyles, and geo-climatological specifics. They could establish an Islamic state despite the joint opposition of the British colonialists and the Hindu majority. It is also an article of Muslims’ faith that they can’t attain such success on their own; all successes come only from Allah Sub’han wa Ta’la.–(Sura Anfal verse 10). And it was indeed a great blessing from Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la that was bestowed on them for their grand pan-Islamic unity.
But the immense opportunity that came with the creation of Pakistan also started quickly disappearing. The country was occupied by a clique of people who showed the ugliest betrayal against the cause of its existence. The betrayal is against Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, His sharia, and the philosophy of pan-Islamic brotherhood. The ideology that helped create Pakistan is no more welcome in its political and intellectual circles. The country made another history. It is the history of disunity and hatred based on ethnic, linguistic, and regional affinity. The pre-1947 pan-Islamic brotherhood is almost dead and Islamisation of the state is no more a priority. Instead, secularisation has taken its place. The people are more interested in material gains and more focussed on provincial matters, local tradition, feudal politics, and party interests. They want more foreign money and investment only to enhance their material affluence and pleasure. Implementation of sharia or Islamisation is perceived as an obstacle to the material agenda –as it is unacceptable to the West. Hence to impress the country’s foreign stakeholders, the de-Islamisation and secularisation have achieved a new level of priority and has largely eroded the binding glue of pan-Islamism from people’s life. So the country is politically divided along the provincial borders as was in 1971 –with the only difference that the Indian Army invasion hasn’t yet taken place. So the opportunity of an Islamic renaissance which was in high hype in 1947 is now in deep recession. Instead of following the Qur’anic road map, the country’s political leaders and the army generals are more eager to be the partners of the US-led coalition of war on Islam. Because it generates foreign money and promotes pompous life in overseas. So the US drones were invited to the Pakistani air to kill the innocent Muslims in neighboring Afghanistan and also inside its own territory. The US drones have so far launched more than 400 drone attacks on Pakistani soil and killed 1300 people. Of them, 90 percent are innocent. (Source: Al-Jazira English TV, 24/10/2015). The US Cobra helicopter could violate the border and kill anybody they wish –as they did in Abbottabad. The Pakistan Army –boastful of their nuclear arsenal could stand only as bystanders.
The evils of the colonial occupation
The long rule of the colonialists in South Asia helped generate a huge army of ideological and cultural converts. The project of religious conversion of the European invaders failed badly, but the ideological and cultural conversion worked tremendously. These converts proved no less inimical against Islam than the religious converts. They worked as mercenaries to prolong the colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent. More than two hundred thousand Indian Muslims even fought wars in Iraq, Syria, and Palestine to bring those Muslim lands under British occupation. The colonialists have withdrawn their own army but not the army of these ideological and cultural converts. As a result, although the colonial occupation formally ended in 1947, their ideological and cultural occupation continued. The country’s cantonments, the judiciary, and the bureaucracy still remain the occupied territory of these cultural and ideological converts. Islam with its fundamental concepts like sharia, hudud, jihad, shura, khilafa had little access to these occupied territories. The drinking of wine in officers’ mess in the cantonment was only stopped by General Zia ul Haq in the late seventies. The kuffar law of the British still rules the Pakistani judiciary; hence illicit sex (jinna) is not punishable if done with consent.
Such occupation of Pakistan by the ideological and cultural converts –the homegrown invaders restricts the practice of full Islam, thereby prohibits the local citizens from becoming complete Muslims. Whereas to please Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, a Muslim needs to have a full submission. “Udkhul fis silm’e ka’affa” is the Qur’anic decree. Hence incomplete submission is not a sign of full belief in Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, rather a marker of rebellion. Such a rebellion makes it impossible to save a soul from the hellfire. Therefore how a true Muslim dare oppose the implementation of sharia? It is indeed the greatest and the ugliest calamity of kuffar rule that sharia stays unpractised in a Muslim country. Like many obligatory rituals, it is an Islamic obligation that a Muslim must practice sharia law. Any non-compliance with sharia makes a person kafir (nonbeliever), zaleem (oppressor), and a fasiq (sinner) -as revealed in Holy Qur’an in sura Maida in verses 44, 45, and 47. Therefore, can a Muslim ever accept any non-sharia law? It is like accepting idolatry. This is why before the advent of colonial rule, all the Muslim countries had sharia law. Apart from sharia, the Muslims were not accustomed to any other law. For more than six hundred years of Muslim rule, therefore the Indian judiciary ran on sharia law. The famous Fatwa-e-Alamgiri is the collection of such laws. But the colonialists dismantled the whole system; not only they took away political liberty, but also put an embargo on the practice of Islam in the court. Thus the colonial occupation of India caused the ugliest catastrophe for the Muslims. It put a bar against becoming a full Muslim. Hence the Muslims didn’t have any choice but to end the kuffar occupation and create an Islamic state.
For an Indian Hindu, freedom of India was a subject of his political freedom. But for the Indian Muslims, the creation of an independent Islamic country was a religious obligation. The mere end of colonial rule wasn’t the solution of the Muslims’ problem. Today’s India gives clear testimony to that. India got freedom in 1947, but the Muslims didn’t get any freedom for the full practice of Islam. They can’t even dream of practicing sharia there. The imposed bar against the full practice of Islam –as was introduced by the British still remains. Rather the situation has markedly deteriorated. Even a false rumor of slaughtering a cow brings death, torture, and public lynching to the Muslims. Even their economic, social, and educational progress is severely restricted. The number of doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists, industrialists, and other professionals living in only one Pakistani city of Karachi couldn’t be produced by 200 million Indian Muslims in the last 70 years!
The life and death issue
In fact, with the imminent end of the British colonial rule, it was quite obvious that the Muslims of South Asia would face the more sinister danger of becoming the perpetual hostage in the hands of more aggressive foes like the Hindu chauvinists. Many of these Hindu bigots are not ready to give survival rights to the Muslims on Indian soil. They openly plead for full cleansing. Such a project of the extremist Hindu came into execution just after the end of British rule. The Hindu extremist parties like RSS (Rashtriya Sebak Sangh), Shib Shena, Bishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal, and many others didn’t hide such intention. It is no secret that RSS and Shib Shena openly runs arms training camps in Indian cities to train its hundreds of thousands of young male and female members with such anti-Muslim bigotry. Through wholesale massacre of the Muslim men and women and destroying their houses and shops in thousands of anti-Muslim riots, these extremist Hindus indeed display their murderous hatred against the Muslims. To them, the Islamic faith is not the only problem. Since the Muslims kill and eat their goddess cow are taken as unforgivable offenders. Hence they consider the Muslims as irreconcilable enemies. The Hindu mob doesn’t bother killing Muslims on such a pretext –such an event recently happened in Haryana State of northern India.
An Indian cow has more survival right than an Indian Muslim man, woman or a child. Not only a great Muslim intellectual like Allama Iqbal or a visionary politician like Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah could read such toxic Hindu psyche, even a common Muslim of India could easily see that with his own eyes. They found it incorrigible. So they could easily foresee the catastrophic fate of the Muslims under Hindu rule. Such anti-Muslim motive was displayed in the Hindu culture, literature, social behavior, and politics. Hence, it didn’t need to be an intellectual to understand the imminent calamity of Hindu rule in India. As result, establishing a separate state for the Indian Muslims didn’t remain merely a political matter; it became a life and death issue. As the days of freedom from British rule got closer, the issue of an independent Pakistan went up to an explosion level. The British colonialists were never a friend of Muslims, rather they proved their enmity against Muslims from day one of their occupation. But they were more concerned for a safe departure from India. Denying the Muslims their survival rights would have seriously endangered their safe return. Hence they were compelled to swallow the bitter truth. As a result, Pakistan –the largest Muslim country on the world map came into being.
The product of ideological war
Pakistan is indeed the product of an ideological war. In those critical days, the Indian Muslims were blessed with an army of intellectual fighters who could fight the ideological battle successfully against the opponents of Pakistan. They could also dismantle the linguistic, ethnic, and sectarian barriers and could unite the Muslim youths from Chittagong to Peshwar under the flag of the Muslim League. Because of them, the Indian Congress failed miserably to sell its concept of an undivided India to the Muslims. Hence, no one needed to fire a single bullet for Pakistan’s creation.
In those days, the role of the secularised ulama of the Jamiat-e-Ulama-i-Hind was deplorable. They divorced the idea of sharia rule from their belief. Hence they didn’t feel any need for an Islamic state. They thought that if mosques and madrasas like one in Deoband can survive on Indian soil then it is enough for the Muslims’ religious right. Such political concept of this secular ulama was rejected by the vast majority of Muslims. The Muslims of five major linguistic categories of South Asia like the Bengalis, the Punjabis, the Sindhis, the Pashtuns, and the Baluch voluntarily merged together to form this new Islamic country. They took such a decision under no duress or conspiracy or foreign intervention. It is worth noting that each of these constituent linguistic Muslim groups had a geographical area and a population size larger than more than half of the world’s independent states like Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Belgium, Switzerland, and many others to form their own independent state. But they moved beyond those narrow parochial considerations and opted for a united Pakistan.
Even the Muslims of the Hindu majority provinces like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujrat, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, and others who had no chances to include their provinces in the proposed territory of Pakistan were also in the forefront of the Pakistan movement. In fact, some of the best campaigners of the Pakistan Movement, even Muhammad Ali Jinnah –the main leader, came from one of such provinces. They considered it a crucial mission for the betterment of the whole Muslim Ummah. At least they wished the best for the majority of Muslims of the subcontinent. The case of the Bengali Muslims –the largest Muslim population in South Asia was special. They were far ahead of other Indian Muslims to foresee a great catastrophe under the majority Hindu rule. The Muslims of Bengal had two oppressive chains around their neck: one of the British occupiers and the other one of the Hindu zamindars (landowners). Moreover, in comparison to others, they had a long history of suffering under the kuffar rule. Delhi lost independence in 1857, but Bengal lost in 1757 –exactly 100 years ago. Hence, they didn’t need many lectures to understand the need for freedom from both British and Hindu rule. Therefore Bengal became the birthplace of the All India Muslims League, (Muslim League was born in Dhaka in 1906) and also the formidable stronghold of Muslim politics in the subcontinent. Bengal was the first province where the Muslims League could form its own government and played the role of game-changer in Indian politics. Especially the massive sacrifice of the Bengali Muslims by the hands of Hindu thugs put the final nail on the coffin of the Hindu dream of an undivided India. It was on Muslim League’s Direct Action Day on 16 August 1946. On that fateful day, more than five thousand poor Bengali Muslims were slaughtered in the streets of Kolkata. After such a great sacrifice of the Bengali Muslims, the Indian Congress leader Mr. Gandhi quickly understood that the concept of undivided India is incompatible with Muslims’ political ideology. Therefore he quickly accepted the division of India and the creation of Pakistan.
The crimes of the Trojan Horses
But the victory of pan-Islamic ideology didn’t last long. Pakistan had its worst enemy within. They are the enemy’s Trojan Horses –the homegrown invaders. They are the secularist cum anti-Islamist elements who were defeated in 1947 but not fully eliminated. Hence they got the full opportunity to resurge with their full anti-Islamic venom and could fully occupy the country. So it again proved that those who make the half revolution only dig their own graves. As a consequence, the country is lost to the enemies who opposed its creation in 1947. It is now overwhelmed by the politics of betrayal. The betrayal is not only against the ideological concept of Pakistan’s own creation but also against the sovereignty of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and His sharia.
The ruling deep-seated elites of Pakistan are so much secularised that they are more compatible with the alien kuffar imperialists than with the home-grown Islamists. The secularist elites ae retaken as trusted partners by the USA and other imperialists in their war on Islam. Pakistan was never short of such committed slaves of the imperialists. Those who fought shoulder to shoulder with the colonial imperialists in the World Wars and served in the colonial bureaucracy were never sacked from Pakistan’s strategic position. In fact, the Army cantonments, the civil bureaucracy, and the judiciary were under the direct occupation of these British-trained secularists. Drinking wine –a kuffar practice was only stopped in the late seventies. The Army never won any war for Pakistan but showed their skills only to conquer the unarmed civil population several times.
Now the secularists’ occupation is not confined within their own institutional cum cultural islands. They have taken full control of the whole country. They have been fully successful to dismantle the Islamisation project of Pakistan. Initially, the secularists scornfully ridiculed that the Islamists of different sects will not be able to agree on a single point of Islam. But such a notion was quickly foiled. The Sunnis, the Ahl-i-Hadith, and the Shia ulama could agree on 22 points for full Islamisation of Pakistan. It was on January 21 to 24, in 1951, under the leadership of Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, the eminent religious scholars of both East and West Pakistan could produce the historical document called the Basic Objective Points for the constitution. In those crucial days, the secularist Trojan Horses -left behind in key positions by their colonial masters had their own agenda. They could foresee their own political death in those 22 points of Islamisation. So they engineered a coup, dismantled the constituent assembly, and finally put those 22 points in the cold storage.
The evil of secularism
Secularisation doesn’t have the glue to bind people together, rather makes them greedy, power-hungry, and divisive. Why a Baluch or a Sindhi secularist should trust his Punjabi or Pashtun competitors? Rather they will consider each other as the incompatible enemy. Pakistan’s atomic bombs, a large army, and air or road links are not going to solve this problem. It needs a strong linkage between people’s hearts. Only because of such strong linkage, the Muslims of the whole of South Asia could create a united Pakistan with a huge India in the midst. Hence for creating Pakistan, they need not any army. The same is true for its sustenance. The army is needed only to protect its border, not to occupy its own country. But the Pakistan Army repeatedly showed its priority to occupy its own country and failed to defend the border. The Army even bombed their own people and destroyed villages with the help of the American partners.
The Muslims can forge the cementing glue only by strengthening Islamic ideology. On the contrary, through de-Islamisation, the secularists could successfully dismantle the pre-existing Islamic linkage and politically dismember Pakistan -long before the full Indian invasion in 1971. Now their next target is the surviving Pakistan. Thousands of atom bombs and ballistic missiles couldn’t save the Soviet Union. That will not work in Pakistan either. Bombs are not made to unite people. On the contrary, these can aggravate the problem irreparably. An ideological country must fix its problem ideologically and not militarily. But the leaders have lost the focus. They are more focused to aggravate the disease. If the consensus 22 point prescription of the ulama was incorporated in the constitution, Pakistan could have solved its problem more than 60 years ago and survived its 1971’s debacle.
The unending war
The enemies’ war never ends. It only changes its strategy, the battlefields, and the arsenals. And Pakistan is embedded with enemies from day one of its creation. They are the secularists. Secularists breed nationalists, tribalists, racists, and fascists. The ideology of the secularists is diagonally opposite to that of Islam. They not only restrict the entry of Islam into the state institutions but also use the state institutions to take the people away from Islam. Therefore, the occupation of a state by the secularists is no less damaging to Islam than the infidels’ occupation. Hence a holy war called jihad is inevitable in Muslims’ life wherever secularists occupy a Muslim country. A believer in Islam can never reconcile secularists’ occupation of his Muslim land. Such occupations make it impossible to practice full Islam. This is why it is not possible to practice obligatory sharia in Pakistan. Whereas, practicing sharia is a serious matter in Islam. It is no less important than practicing five-time prayer, monthlong fasting, hajj, and zakat. Non-adherence to sharia is enough to make one kafir (infidel). Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala has made a clear declaration on that. Therefore, wherever there exists no sharia-complaint judiciary, true Islamists are faith-bound to start a war –as did the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions. Pakistan is not an exception. The Islamists call it a jihad against secularists’ occupation and the secularists call it the war on Islamic terrorists. They don’t call Islamists’ war a war. They call it a terrorist act. As if, Islam has no war, only has terrorism! Hence Pakistan is indeed divided into two warring nations: the nation of Islamists and the nation of secularists.
Establishing an Islamic state is a Divine obligation on every Muslim so that state institutions can work with the Islamic mission of enforcing the right and eradicating the evils (a’maru bil ma’ruf wa nehi anil mun’kar) –as ordained by Allah Sub’han wa Ta’la in the Holy Qur’an. It is not a prophetic tradition to keep the state and its institutions -the most powerful institutions on earth outside Islam’s domain. To fulfill the Divine obligation, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had to establish an Islamic state. And for ten years, he worked as the head of the state. He needed to fight many wars to defend its border. After his death, his best companions continued with the same mission. In fact, most of his companions had to sacrifice their lives to fulfill the mission. Only because of such a state-building role of the Prophet (peace be upon him), the Muslims could emerge as the most powerful civilizational world power in human history. Muslims of all ages have an obligation to follow this prophetic legacy. Pakistan was indeed created to carry on such a legacy.
Pakistan has the needed potential to emerge as an Islamic civilizational state in the modern world. But the secularists are not compatible with such an Islamic vision. Hence, they turned arch-enemies of its conceptual basis and its existence from the day one of its birth. So, the real enemies of Pakistan do not lie outside. They indeed exist and work inside the country. The secularists lost their war in 1947, but they have quickly taken over the whole country. Their main power bases lie in the Army, the judiciary, and the bureaucracy –the most secularist institutions in Pakistan and the perfect legacy of the colonial era. Former Governor-General Gulam Muhammad, former President General Ayyub Khan, former President General Yahiya Khan, Former Chief Justice Munir, and many bigwigs of Pakistan’s politics came from such secular institutions. They started their carrier as the perfect servants of the kuffar colonialists. They didn’t serve a single day in the Pakistan movement. Hence they didn’t have any love for Islam and Muslims. The Islamists failed to identify and fight back these internal invaders. As a consequence, Pakistan became the helpless hostage of these Trojan Horses. Because of them, Pakistan didn’t need any external enemies to dismantle its integrity and ideological bedrock.
In the history of Pakistan, the crimes of this deep state are huge. The military and the civil establishment didn’t allow the elected civilian government to function. They usurped the ownership of the country only to benefit their own agenda. The foreign and homegrown enemies of Pakistan were ever-ready to support them. They engineered so many civil and military coups to unseat the elected governments. While the civilian government of Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Bogra of the Muslim League could successfully frame a constitution in the mid-fifties and required only a signature of Governor-General Gulam Muhammad, his government was dissolved. At that time, the Prime Minister himself was on an official tour to the USA. Gulam Muhammad committed another crime. He also dissolved the Constituent Assembly –the only elected body to frame the constitution and run the country. It is a pity that such an act of killing democracy was ratified by the Supreme Court chief judge Justice Munir. And it became an ugly norm in Pakistan that the highest seat of the judiciary always approved the undemocratic takeover by the civil and military autocrats. Thus all partners of the deep state worked together to foil the prime objective of Pakistan.
In 1956, a second constitution was framed under the leadership of Prime Minister Chaudhury Mohammad Ali –a Nezam-e-Islami Party leader. It was accepted by the leaders of both East and West Pakistan. By a military coup in 1958, General Ayuub Khan – a former obedient military servant of the British colonialists inflicted a lethal blow not only to the 1956’s constitution but also to the existence of a united Pakistan. A proven servant of the imperialist enemy proved his lethal venom against Islam and the Muslims. By abolishing the constitution -the consensus charter of democratic rule, General Ayuub Khan effectively blocked the democratic participation of the country’s majority population living in East Pakistan. He appeared as the enemy of the people of East Pakistan. By killing democracy, he indeed sowed the seed of quick disintegration of Pakistan. As a result, in 1971, united Pakistan died of a constitutional crisis. General Yahiya Khan while took over power in 1969 could have avoided the crisis by only one line of the announcement that the dissolution of the 1956 constitution was illegal and it stands restored. Instead of doing that, he unsettled the settled constitutional issue. In 1971, both Mujib and Bhutto proved unfit to solve the issue.
The moral meltdown and the calamity
The creation of Pakistan has a special significance in Islamic history. It was for the second time in history that a state was created in the name of Islam and the Muslims of a huge territory voluntarily moved beyond their narrow ethnic, linguistic, and tribal boundaries. Such an ideological state was created for the first time by the early Muslims under the leadership of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It wasn’t merely a state-building task, rather a civilization-building mission. It needs purification of minds. As a result of such prophetic mission, the Arab, the Kurdish, the Turkish, the Iranian, the Moore, and the Muslim converts of other ethnic and linguistic identities could form a single Ummah.
An ideological meltdown doesn’t come alone. It brings moral, cultural, and political meltdown too. Because of it, the Muslims went back to the old days of pre-Islamic jaheliya (ignorance). They degenerated into small pieces around their tribal, racial, linguistic, and other local identities. The Arabs of one land, one religion, and one language became divided into 22 states. Although unity is obligatory in Islam, the Muslims thus proved to be unfit to live with a unified political and ideological identity. They became more tribal than cosmopolitan. In such a degenerating context, the creation of Pakistan was indeed a great achievement. It showed a ray of great hope not only to the Muslims of South Asia but also to the whole Muslim world.
It is also a historical reality that humans are highly susceptible to moral meltdown. Hence protecting ideological purity remains the greatest challenge in all ages. To prevent a moral meltdown, Islam has its own prescription. It makes understanding the Holy Qur’an an obligation. It has also obligatory religious rituals like five-time prayers, month-long fasting, hajj, and zakat. Moral meltdown has its catastrophic consequences. Because of people’s moral meltdown, even the worst criminals get applauded in public. They are taken as heroes. It turns common people complicit in crimes. Because of that, genocidal wars, World Wars, military invasions, occupation, ethnic cleansing, gas chambers, and dropping atom bombs get massive political support in the land of the perpetrators. So Pharaoh, Halaku Khan, Chengiz Khan, Hitler, George W Bush, and other genocidal killers were never solo performers. Millions of people voluntarily joined their mission. This is why the USA-led war on Islam could generate a global coalition and get mercenaries even in the Muslim countries. Because of the moral meltdown, humans proved to be the wildest species on earth. All the wild animals of all ages couldn’t match their carnage. Only in two World Wars, they could kill 75 million.
The moral meltdown is also showing its worst calamity in Pakistan. It has not only affected the top political leaders but also the common people. Former Prime Minister Sharif was ousted from his post by the court for proven complicity in corruption. In a civilized country, a criminal must not get any vote in any election. He must be kept in prison. Voting for a corrupt is itself the support for corruption. But a huge number of Pakistani people voted for his party in the parliamentary election. It shows how deeply and badly the common people in Pakistan suffer from a moral meltdown. How can society and state function with such extreme moral disability?
The enemies’ success and the Muslims’ failure
Muslims have only two options: either to stand for Islam or for the enemy. There is no third or neutral option. There is always an ongoing war on Islam led by the USA. But it is shame that Pakistan has been a partner of the USA’s war on Islam. Such a collaboration with the enemies tells a lot. The western imperialists do not make any mistake in identifying their own comrades. They give money and weapons to Pakistan. The imperialist states are not charity outfits. They spend every dollar with a strategic objective. Such help from the US-led imperialists comes to a Muslim country with a clear precondition that there shouldn’t be any effort of Islamisation, rather de-Islamisation should get the priority. Any step of Islamisation instantly stops all western help. They rather encourage a coup to unseat any Islamist –as happened against President Dr. Muhammad Morsi of Egypt. They love people like General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt who commits massacres against the Islamists. They used Pakistani soil too to bomb Afghanistan. The US money and weapon have taken Pakistan far away from Islam and made it impossible to implement sharia and Islamic education.
Fear of losing American approval is so pervasive in Pakistan’s politics that even the Islamists do not talk about the 22 objective points of the ulama. Even the demand for introducing sharia is not a political agenda of the so-called Islamic parties. The USA considers sharia as a marker of Islamic militancy and terrorism, hence even the Islamic parties are afraid of making sharia their political priority. This shows how the people of Pakistan have failed to discover the real source of strength. It is not the western ideology, weapons, or political support that helped Pakistan’s creation. Nor such western help will help sustain its existence. It was Islam and the blessing of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’al that helped create this unique country. And if Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’al helps, who else can do the harm?
To get help from Allah Sub’hana Ta’la, it needs to fully align with His agenda. And the agenda of Almighty Allah Sub’hana Ta’la is nothing else but to bring overwhelming victory (li’yeuz’hirahu ald’dini kulli’hi) of Islam -His only recommended religion. What is the benefit of mere sustenance when one fails to please Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la? It is the ultimate failure of a state when it engages its citizens only in pleasureful sustenance of the worldly life with no success in the hereafter. Muslims build state and work day and night to bring victory to Allah Sub’han wa Ta’la’s agenda to attain success both here and in the hereafter. This is indeed the most important legacy of the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Muslims of South Asia sacrificed a lot and created Pakistan to excel with Prophet (peace be upon him)’s legacy. Only this way Muslims differ from nationists, tribalists, secularists, and infidels in state-building. But again, the failure is awful. And the success of the enemies is huge. The enemies could successfully derail Pakistan for the purpose of its own creation. 1st edition 31/10/2015; 2nd edition 01/07/2021
Dear Dr. Kamal,
Assalam alaikum. I’ve enjoyed reading the article on Pakistan. It helped refresh my memory of growing up in East Pakistan. and how the so-called secularists and anarchists backed by the Hindu chauvinist forces brought it down.
Afghanistan is lost. Bangladesh needs to be rescued from pro-India devils. Now, Pakistan is facing a similar fate, despite having nuclear weapons. Thank you.