Thanks for the detailed explanation about creation of Pakistan. I was also in a wrong impression that Jinnah was the cause for secularism found in Pakistan today and I never knew he wanted to establish an Islamic government.[/quote]
Jinnah's character has been used by the seculars of Pakistan to muddy waters.
But I am surprised that religiously inclined Muslims of Pakistan have not been able to put the controversy to rest.
Jinnah by disposition was a secular man. He was not very religious. That Allama Iqbal chose him to lead the Pakistan movement is a tribute to his abilities.
Also there is no reason for the Muslims of Pakistan to be defensive about anything.
After 1857 the ire and anger of the British was turned against the Muslims and hence their mettle for participation in the independence movement was seriously curtailed. In view of this it could be called a miracle that Jinnah managed to get a country for Muslims.
If we look at the freedom movement of India then one has to admit that the history had seen few parallels to this phenomenon. A mass movement of this kind and complexity and unity simply does not exist in the world history. Movement for Pakistan on the other hand happens to be a one man show.
Both are remarkable in their own right.
After that to argue that Pakistan movement was an exercise in secular polity is an innovation.
But this puzzles me more. If the very basic objective was to establish shariah and founders (I hope I can call Jinnah a founder here) are in favor, then why was it difficult to bring in shariah?[/quote]
This is a good question. Pakistan movement was a one man show and that man happened to be secular.
He could not have designed his country as an Islamic state, even if he wanted. He simply did not have that mind set.
So the next question will be why othr Pakistanis did not do the needful? If Jinnah did not have the disposition to mould Pakistan into an Islamic state then why did not others fill in the gap? Answer to that is simple. There were no other capable people. Our clergy, even today, just like Jinnah simply does not have the know how and capability to create an Islamic state. They do not have the know how to manage a modern state. Our secular sector of Muslim society has neither the inclination nor desire to create an Islamic state. So who will create the Shariah based state?
The ruling dispensation in pakistan has been most confused one in all of Muslim history. People like Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto are amongst the most pathetic examples of politicians in civil history of the universe. You can not have expectations of even good secular governance from people like them. They all are or were cheap politicians and would never rise to the level of statesman.
To expect the establishment of an Islamic state from them is an idle dream.
I also thought the most Islamic leader pakistan ever got was Zia ul Haqq. Anyways it is very sad to see even the ulema got deluded. Whatever be the case, I feel bad how weak we muslims have become. [/quote]
General Ziaul Haq is the favourite punching bag of the secular chest beaters over the world. In view of Muadh Khan's comments about his circumstances I shall not comment immediately on his tenure.
The enemies are continuously working against us. On the other hand when we Muslims try to get back and the enemies give a blow, we fall flat for years and take years to get back.
And I am glad that you know it sister.
It also means that others too know it.
Honestly speaking the problem that you are alluding to in this group of statements is the one that I have been focusing upon for a few years. Rightly or wrongly I feel that I do have a way out of this vicious circle.
That is what I have been trying to say for some time.
We Muslims should be more active in bringing in Islam than the enemies in bringing it down. I am not aiming this post at Muslims of pakistan but Muslims in general.
And it can be said without fear of any contradiction that all of us at MS and other forums have been worrying about the same.
The defeat, weakness and inability we are portraying is just unbelievable. We have destroyed all the efforts that our pious predecessors put for Islam.
I shall put it differently. We simply have not found the way to stand upon our feet.
[quote] We are in such a poor state. Sorry for the rant but I wish we all bounce back every time we face any attack and not just surrender. Already the loss we Muslims incurred cannot be compensated here but only in akhirah. Sooner we realize, it is better or else I fear only worst happening to us. Only Allah SWT can guide, unite and protect us.