Pakistan is currently passing through crisis whether it is related to economy, political stability or social justice. Politicians and think tanks can be seen on television screen discussing the problems but they fail to identify the root cause of problems of Pakistan which is indeed Democracy and Capitalist economic system. In the mean while when solution from Islam in presented in the shape of making Pakistan a caliphate state we can hear voices calling the Caliphate as a fantasy and dream. Being realistic if we scrutinize the history of implementation of Islam in the shape of Caliphate state, we find the standard of living of people at that time was much better than present standard of living of people of any country in the world. The Caliphate was the most advance and leading state of the world at that time.
One can see Abbasid period ushered in an era of city and infrastructure buildings including markets, trade centers, roads and water system. The economy, industry and trade grew in Caliphate. The Caliphate offered its citizens unfettered opportunities of trade and travel. During the Caliphate time the government used to find people to be given the charity but they hardly fond anyone in need of money as the economic system of Islam guarantee the basic need of its citizens. The textile industry was of large importance and was as important as motor industry in west today. The progress in educational and scientific during the Caliphate is as bright as day light.
The Bayt al- hikmah library in Baghdad founded by caliph Haroon Ur Rashid, by the end of 9th century housed Arabic translation of major works of Persian and Indian geography and science. Higher education institutions were established by the 11th century in all major cities and the princes and princesses of Europe seek to take admission in the universities of Caliphate.
It is quite evident that if we have to take Pakistan out of these crises we need to make Pakistan a Caliphate state as democracy and capitalism has failed the world and can not solve our problems. The world is looking for an alternate system and that is only the system of Islam.
By: Aamir Zeb (Peshawar)