I was talking about a different story.
Pakistan has become a lot more intolerant, castiest, divided, divisive, abusive, discourteous and extremist in both right and left directions.
In the 1970s and 1980s and even to some extent in early 1990s, people were a lot more tolerant but Pakistani people were moral, upright and truthful. It was maybe a result of British influence that institutions, schools and (Pakistan) civil society functioned better.
Today, I see more young men with beards and more women with Niqabs on the streets but it is a hypocritical society where people are lazy, dishonest, liars and deceivers. I have been to many Madaris, Darul-ulooms and met most Senior Pakistani Ulama:
And when they are spoken about issues about timekeeping, honesty they openly make fun of you and think that these are “Conspiracies of Goray (white people)”
Go to 99.99% of the Madaris and Darul-ulooms in Pakistan and you can see how they operate, a few fantastic examples like Jamiatur-Rasheed etc are NOT the norm in Pakistan.
Spend time with majority of the Ulama in Pakistan and you will see their personal habits and lifestyles, a few Ulama who are above the rest is NOT the norm in Pakistan.
Btw Pakistani Madaris, Darul-ulooms and Ulama are TEN TIMES better then India and Bangladesh.
I am sure that there are many good “Islamic schools in Pakistan” but would I go back in time and put myself through a normal Islamic school of today…NOPE!
I went through just a normal school in Pakistan, my brothers and sisters went through most elite (Catholic) schools in Pakistan
Believe me, I say this after personally experiencing and interacting with the top echelons of Pakistani society (both religious and non-religious)
I sat down with top producers of Geo TV and heard WHY and HOW they produce (Secular and Anti-Islam) dramas and it is out of sheer hatred of the “Mullas” and then I sat down with top leadership of Deobandees to ask as to why they don’t accept some of the (right demands) of Secularist and they don’t out of sheer hatred (not principle)
Pakistan (today) is a messed up society...BUT Allah Ta'ala is turning Pakistan into this for the future..It is NECESSARY.
Allah Ta'ala is preparing Pakistan to play a role in the future of Islam, that society will rip itself apart!
I am not saying that.
I believe in old fashioned Islam which is based on Tasawuff. Deen is Muamalat and 99% of it is interaction and behaviour with other people.
The kind of language “Muslims” are using has never been used in the history of Islam, calling each other dogs, Shayateen, Dajjal etc and when you look at the personal interaction and behaviour they lie, cheat, deceive, never keep their word, never admit their error.
The “Pakistani Muslims” of today are HERO in rhetoric and ZERO in exhibiting Islam in their behaviour. Ulama like Mufti Yusuf Ludhyanwi Shaheed (RA) were embodiment of words and action, read his entire refutation of Baatil and pay close attention to language and tone.
Read the letters between Maulana Maududi (RA) and Mufti Yusuf Ludhyanwi Shaheed (RA) they are bitterly disagreeing with each other but look at their behaviour
When it comes to “Non-Ulama”, take a look at the style, tone and mannerism of Dr Israr Ahmed (RA).
People of Pakistan voted for Mufti Mahmood (RA) because of his habits and personalities not because of his Bayans. Bhutto declared Qadiyanees based on the personality of Allamah Yusuf Binnori (RA).
Today (young generation of Pakistani youth) are simply following the Ulama whom they say who have no regard for timekeeping, discipline or professionalism.
Do you think that people like Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto or Noor Khan etc would have listened to Ulama if they had the kind of work ethics, language and morals of Maulana Fazlur-Rahman (HA)? :lol
Today. Tassawuff and knowledge has become a “candy”…Every person is somebody’s Khaleefa and everybody is “Hazrat”, “Allamah” of some kind.
Politics will NEVER bring Islam to Pakistan, those who are trying to being Islam via Politics are deluding themselves.
Politics might bring a new BMW in the house of a Maulana but it will not bring Islam and it will alienate and take people of Pakistan AWAY from Islam.
People of Pakistan can see that Ulama and religious minded people are the worst when it comes to day to day affairs of Pakistan. People of Pakistan are voting for PTI in KPK which is an outrageous situation!
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.