We can’t make our decisions without outer interference, we can’t question the world when it abducts our people, our lands are bombarded almost every day without our permission, Our army takes orders from US, Whoever whenever finds something to blame; they blame Pakistan.
Please! There is a limit of being Optimistic. If you think having food, living under the roof of your house, performing daily rituals is Independence, you are mistaken! I can do that in any continent any country. Or maybe I can do it more comfortably in other countries than in Pakistan.
64 years ago Muslims were fooled by the slogan of “Pakistan ka matlab kya La Ilaha Illalah” They united themselves under this slogan and hoped for something better but what we got is just a piece of land sectioned by Britishers ruled by Super Powers! Although we achieved it with the purpose of La Ilaha Illalah! Where we could assure that the authority and Sovereignty would always belong to Allah alone but we can see now that the authority belongs to US nationally, Zardari domestically and Altaf bhai in Karachi. We are fooled, distracted and biased and yet we say “Pakistan Zindabad”.
It would have been better if we never followed the international rules of “Nationalism and Patriotism” and would have remembered the Islamic golden principles of Unity. Islam forbids all the existences of boundaries and separated lands. Islam acknowledges Pakistanis, Iraqis and Afghanis etc all under one name that is “Muslim Ummah”. Our Propher PBUH and all the Caliphs who ruled for centuries never divided themselves into countries but they had a single government whose sovereign was Allah and the constitution was Quran. More than 40 countries from today were once a part of Islamic Empire united under the leadership of Caliphs. It’s only a slight glimpse of how we held things in the past. But we are so indulged in western hypocrisy that we have totally forgotten these perfect principles but we do remember the western rules of baseless Patriotism.
The boundaries set by British commission are so dear to us that we have separated our Eid according to these boundaries; we just call for unity inside Pakistan forgetting that all the 57 muslim countries should mean the same to us as Pakistan does. We have tried to unite under the banner of Muhajirs, Punjabis and Sindhis etc but the trick ended in vain. So we moved to the national level and tried to go united as Pakistanis. We never see that the grouping which is based on the demarcation of lands is never too strong to unite people for a cause, because it has no actual basis. Lands are demarcated into sections just to point out the area where you live. The demarcation has no other background and thus it fails to unite people. We tried to move to the national level and raised the idea to go united as Pakistani. And I ask you the same question what basis you have for unity now? Patriotism? Patriotism is just a mere feeling of people belonging to some area having some attachment with it. It’s nothing which will make you proud, nothing which will take you to the top. George Bernard Shaw says “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.” It’s something very weak like a feeling and it is injected into the hearts of Muslims to keep them blind to the actual perspective of Unity. The unity which really made them dominating over the world, the unity which really made them superior and mightier. Yes I mean going United as the Muslim Ummah!
Just for the sake of clarification I wish to add this Hadith with the article:
It is narrated by Abu Daud that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “He is not one us who calls for `Asabiyah, (nationalism/tribalism) or who fights for `Asabiyah or who dies for `Asabiyah. People should give up their pride in nations because this is a coal from the coals of hell-fire. If they do not give this up Allah (swt) will consider them lower than a lowly worm which pushes itself through khur (feces).” [Abu Dawd and Tirmidhi].