I’ve had this on my mind for a long time now, think i ought to put it in words…for the record.
Lookin that the state of my beloved country I cannot help to think why, how, who and when?
Let’s start with the current day situation. We have a few hundred men in a mosque, so to say fighting for religion. Yet they claimed innocent lives, burned the surrounding buildings, abducted people, took law into their own hands and have created an atmosphere of unease, unpleasent to most; that is not what the religion preaches. The men inside claim that the govt is at fault for not enforcing the islamic law. This has led them to take a hard-line approach to take matters into their own hands and challenge the govt.
Partially, they are right in claiming that islamic law does not exist in this nation..or at least its implementation. However, their actions don’t support what they stand for.
So, the question in my mind arises is why isn’t there an implementation of the islamic law when root cause of the creation of this nation was islam. We have brothels almost everywhere and no one is doing anything to stop their growth. By lookin at what is being portrayed by the media, one can’t say that this is an islamic state. The morals values displayed by the actions of the common man go against what is preached in islam. The leaders are the most corrupt people the world has ever seen.
My question is, when did this happen? how did it happen? who made this happen? and why did it happen.
A lot of answers are found when I look at the creation of this nation. Muslims were gathered from all across the indian sub-continent to establish an Islamic State. Yet the founder termed it as a place where all ‘muslims are free to practice their religion’ and termed the nation as a ‘secular state’. So that’s why we don’t have an islamic law. The founder was not sincere with his people; that’s the only conclusion one can come up to looking that the entire movement of muslims and then reading his remarks. Had he declared it an islamic state, the non muslims would have been subjected to islamic laws. but then, other the other hand, Jinnah really wanted muslims to have a nation where they could practice religious freedom.
His two ideas are contradicting each other because if he really wanted muslims to freely practice their religion, than that would have meant that the laws of the land would have been in accordance to islamic rules. And had that happen, the non muslims would have been subject to them. On the other hand he made it a secular state, so then the laws were going to be neutral (not islamic) ; well if the laws are not in accordance with the islamic law, then how is such a big majority supposed to live n practice their religion. In this case, nothing would have changed cuz in pre-partition times, the laws weren’t based on islam and yet muslims were subject to them; so what exactly was the point of creating this nation?
So, why did this happen?
lets see….in 1942, elections were held n Muslim League lost big time. Pakistan as a nation was no more than a hazy dream. The landlords didn’t favor Jinnah or his movement. Then the Congress decided that all the land owned by the landlords would be taken by state n would be distributed to the farmers, hence ending feudalism. This didn’t go pretty well with the muslim feudal lords and in order to retain their lands, they changed their stance and gave a land slide victory to the Muslim League. They joined together where the muslims were in majority and that part inevitably became part of Pakistan. The support by the landlords was the critical reason that Pakistan came into being. So, in reality, Pakistan came into being because the landlords did not want to loose their lands and power; not because muslims wanted a country of their own which is what commonly professed.
So in reality, islam was just used as an excuse to create a nation. At the back end, the politics of the movement was totally different.
The question arises, why Jinnah went all the way to join these landlords in creating a separate nation. Did he not know the characteristics and the background of people he was associating with? Did he not foresee that if ‘greed for land and power’ would be the main force in the creation of a country, then what this force would do after the creation?
Well, we know that he was a part of the Congress before joining the muslim league. We also know he was the highest paid muslim lawyer at his time. Everyone knows he had a huge ego. Well, the Congress had hindu majority. Jinnah really couldn’t get his way over there. There are claims that he went all the way to threaten breaking then India India when he left the Congress. Muslim League provided a platform where he could do exactly that.He was a muslim, he knew that there was a islamic movement going on.
Hence, all of this goes a long way in explaining the state in which my country is in. Had the creators of this nation been sincere to the cause, we might not be facin this sad situation where a group had to take extream meassures to live with the laws that this nation was originally carved out for.