Identifying Paki

As a Muslim we cannot issue a statement saying, “let’s just forget about the past, we are living in a new world, we have to find new ways of living together”.

Believing in the Oneness of God is the foundation of Islamic Sharia and Qur’an teachings.  This faith of Islam is as old as the human history.  The human history began with the creation of Adam (peace be upon him).  So we just can’t forget about the past, that is our source of guidance.

We are not living in a new world either.  This is the same old earth where Adam and Eve (peace be upon both of them) landed to start the human life on earth.  The way it looks now is because of the evolutionary process it went through, depending upon people’s circumstances and desires to live a life, better or different or the way they wanted.

We don’t need to find new ways of living together.  God Almighty guided people through His chosen individuals at every time.  Their source was the same so was their message.  Qur’an is the ultimate form of Divine guidance and Sunnah is the authentic practical demonstration of Qur’anic teachings.  So every time we realize that we are diverted from the right path,  we will have to go back in the past and study the history of Islam to get back on the track.  If “Living Together, Sharing the World” are the guaranteed terms for peace and prosperity, then the “Brotherhood between the Mediniites and Makkans” is the only and the best example that was set by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

When a movement is under way and is lacking the fixed geographical area, people become loyal to the personality (leadership).  That is, people follow the leader, wherever he goes, whatever he says, does and orders according to the situations.  The moment that movement finds a land with defined borders, the loyalties are switched from personality to the territory.  That is, now the safeguard of the territory becomes the first priority of the leader and the people.  They realize the importance of having and keeping their own piece of land.  Land is protected by the laws, from internal conspiracies and external interference.  So the law becomes dominant element then the leader (the entire ruling team) and the citizens.  People must be loyal to the law and to the leader who obeys the country’s law.

If they don’t do so, the leaders or politicians may take advantage of the situation and may try to change the laws in their favour, which could be very harmful for their liberty and sovereignty.  So the people or follower of any party will have to make sure that the particular person they are following is not driving them away from the law.

For example, Muslims didn’t retaliate at any persecution until they established their rule in Medinah. Now they had the land, they had the leader and they had the law.  They obeyed the law and the leader, they build a strong just and peaceful system inside, they organized themselves and prepared themselves for formal military engagements.  They migrated but returned to Makkah as victorious.

In case of Pakistan, the ideology of Pakistan is the base of constitution and it is in accordance with the Islamic Sharia.  That makes Pakistan a Divine State.  The law/constitution of Pakistan is a dominant element than the leader (the entire ruling team) and the citizens.  They both have no authority to change it for their own desire.  A divine state ensures people’s individual, social and economic freedom but does not allow people’s choice or desire to disobey the law and/or overthrow the Sharia.

There are some anti-Pakistan elements who have created a great confusion by raising a completely irrelevant issue, that if “Quaid-e-Azam wanted Pakistan to be a secular or non-secular state?”  The idiotic answer of this question would be yes he wanted Pakistan to be a secular state.  He was a wise man and an intelligent barrister.  If this is true that he wanted to establish and rule a secular state then he had a better choice to do so, as he was offered to rule the sub-continent without division.  If he was secular minded then he would have found very easily the strong support of influential and prominent personalities from different communities including Muslims.  But the fact is that he never wanted Pakistan to be a maulvi-based Islamic state either.

This satanic issue is still alive for some reasons.  The introduction of several foreign-based educational systems, the diversion of a big part of literates from the basic ideology, the migration of educated people and their refraining from the ownership of this land, division of people on the basis of faith and language by hundreds of political and religious leaders, total unawareness among the citizens of their responsibilities and duties as a Muslim and as a human being, etc.

This is very unfortunate that most of the Pakis (inside or outside) don’t bother to read their history and try to find the causes and reasons of behind the establishment of Pakistan.  They don’t even value their founders worthy of being read.  They don’t  accept their efforts as a part of Islamic history.  Yet they are bored, they give up and mostly conclude that they have nothing to do with Pakistan except for paying few occasional visits for personal or family reasons.  But somehow, reading about others’ centuries old history, defending “our founding fathers’ ” legislation and respecting the oath of allegiance seem to them like all Islamic.

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3 Responses to Identifying Paki

  1. umersultan says:

    “Paki” is a racist slur just like “Japs” is for Japanese, “Nigger” is for Blacks, “Kallo” is for Blacks in Urdu, “Hajjis” is for Muslims, “Camel Heads” is for Muslims etc etc.

  2. Rubik says:

    Though I started using the word Paki just a month ago. But for me, Paki from Pak is just like Noori from Noor, khaaki from khaak, naari from naar. It means someone who is clean and pure.🙂

  3. umersultan says:

    Interesting because I have Blacks who call each other ‘Nigger’ and everyone knows that ‘Nigger’ is a racist word. But they say that they say it and its derivatives as “brother.” Very interesting.

    I have a principle in my life, use words as they actually mean and we shouldn’t assume meanings or make them up!

    Assalam-o-Alaikum

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