Article Written by : Muneeb Ur Rehman TDT3
The concept of separation in the subcontinent was brought by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan on the basis of the “two nation theory” that Muslims and Hindus are two separate nations by every definition. This gave the core defined concept and logic to the Muslims of the subcontinent, on the basis of which Iqbal dreamed and Jinnah later fought and we became Pakistan with the meaning of La Ilaha Ilalah.
The existence of Pakistan laid the foundation of hatred, India as our enemy and we as theirs. Today, Pakistan is in its 64th year of independence without Kashmir being the part of it, and it is the node that has maintained the frequency of hatred and emotional enmity between the two nations. But let’s just analyze what we have come about over these years. In 2007, our media provoked the case of Makhtara Mai and created a dreadful image of our society and the rights of women in Islam. In 2009, our American Aided NGO’s exaggerated the cosmetic scene created by Taliban in SWAT agency of beating up a woman and declaring it as a punishment according to the laws of Islam. But we didn’t even realized that our 70,000 Kashmiri brothers and sisters have been martyred by the barbarous Indian Army, thousands of our sisters have been raped but we have no feelings towards to this Indian attitude, all our concern is for the INDIA-PAKISTAN SEMIFINAL!!! What a nation we are!!
Though we, Muslims are commanded in the Holy Quran as:
“And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah, and for those weak, ill-treated and oppressed among men, women, and children whose cry is, “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from you one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help!” (Surah Al Nisa Verse:75)
The trend of drawing blasphemous cartoons of our beloved Prophet PBUH is a norm these days, a few days back, Terry Jones conducted an eight minute trial in the court of Florida, burned the Holy Quran which was soaked in Kerosene oil for more than an hour and also declared it as a book that can make a man go astray.
Was our response to this whole situation as a true Muslim? Did we actually showed our moral and religious concern which is obligatory…NO, the only concern we have today is the INDIA-PAKISTAN SEMIFINAL!!! What a nation we are!!
Killing of innocent lives in our tribal territory and target killings especially in Karachi by the so called SPY planes and the Teesari Qouwat is on a rampant increase in our country. In the recently happened 200th drone attack we witnessed that our Army Chief Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani is a Ghairat Mand Pakistani by condemning it for the very first time and proved that he is a man who believes in his core duties as a Muslim and as a Pakistani. But was our concern about these uncertain situations in accordance with who we really are? No and NO again because our main concern is the INDIA-PAKISTAN SEMIFINAL!!! What a nation we are!!
The fake environment that has been created by the media, especially the joint ventures of our artists and musicians, indulgence in festivals such as Basant and Holi and also the much created hype about AMAN ki ASHA are just a few symbols of rebounding Islam and Hinduism and Pakistan with India, which is the height of hypocrisy as a Muslim and as a Pakistani. Our policies, strategies and political response towards Indian sarcastic attitude and the continued violence on muslims in Gujrat, Ahmedabad and the occupied Kashmir are totally in supportive to them. We have no concern for injustice since our major concern is the INDIA-PAKISTAN SEMIFINAL!!! What a nation we are!!
We say, we feel proud for being a Pakistani, but did we ever thought that our country feels the same about us? The great leader Abraham Lincoln, said about his Country and to his Countrymen:
“I don’t like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”
We have chosen the path to live with hypocrisy and diplomacy which satisfies our lives with no logical explanation, disobedience and opposition to Allah and his messenger in each and every aspect of life.
And we Muslims are commanded in the Holy Quran as:
“And whoever disobeys and opposes the Messenger (SAW) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination.”
(Sura Al Nisa Verse:115)