Risala to Pakistan(Letter No.3 - 07/10/2014)
After greetings and salutations to Rasool sAllahu ‘alayhi wa wasalam
We seek guidance from Allah (swt) to “The straight path”, we pray to Allah (swt) The Creator and Lord of the worlds, Al Hakim.
Pakistan needs to unite for the Sake of the Nation
The 55 days of peaceful demonstrations in Islamabad has highlighted the desperate need for Pakistan to change quickly, to deliver the badly needed socio-economic progress the 180 million population desperately need.
Before commenting on the challenges which Pakistan faces, it is essential to state that Pakistan has largely failed to deliver on the ideals and beliefs of its founders Dr. Ilama Iqbal and The Great Qaid-e-Azam.
To date Pakistani political forces have purposefully and tenaciously divided society into Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtoon and Muhajar with some further minor subdivisions, enabling political control to be exercised by a few families for the last 67 years, since the founding of Pakistan. This system of divide and rule is a continuation of the Empire.
The greatest achievement of Dr Tahir Ul Qadri and Mr Imran Khan in the last 55 days is that they have managed to convey to the nation that all Pakistanis are one people and one nation. There are no Punjabi, no Sindhi, no Pashtoon, no Muhajar, no Brailvi, no Deoband, no Christian, no Sikh, no Hindu, no Buddhist etc. They are all Pakistani.
Their message is going back to the grass roots of the foundation of Pakistan and The last Sermon of The Prophet Mohammed (sws) PBUH. To succeed all Pakistanis of all colours, backgrounds and beliefs need to implement this practice in their life and the life of their family. This will bring unity of the nation and build future success.
Pakistanis immediately need to realise the importance of their nations geo-political position, military power, natural resources, historical and future role in world events, which now urgently need the nation to unite.
All those families and individuals gathering peacefully in Islamabad and demonstrations country wide are the beginning of Pakistan uniting under one flag. A united Pakistan where Muslims and non-Muslims, rich and poor, powerful and the powerless are all treated equal under the law.
All that is good and righteous in this document is from Allah (swt) and any mistakes or omissions are mine. Tawwakalna ‘ala Allah.
Shafique M.B. Azam
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