Initializing Pakistan’s ‘why’ one practice at a time
Creativity and language in Pakistan and why has it led to many conflicts
Since Pakistan is a country founded by Muslims, it stands to reason that it has some aspects that are critical to its survival in the long run.
Creativity and language though seem separate at times, are really the same entity in many places.
That’s why the national language of Pakistan was settled to be Urdu by none other than the Great Leader himself.
One might say: “why didn’t he choose it to Arabic or some other language like Farsi?”
The sole reason for choosing Urdu over all the other languages is because it (Urdu) is meant to the language of the future.
This language encompasses many words, mannerisms, grammars, and (dare I say) jargon from other languages like Turkish, Farsi, Arabic, Sanskrit etc.
Since Urdu is a vast and dynamic language, it can be most effectively used as ‘the’ Lingua Franca of Muslims in modern day and age.
Although Arabic is still the most important language for Muslims by all standards, Urdu is the one that will modernize the Muslim world much faster.
Why does Urdu connect creativity and growth better than any other language?
I won’t get into much details as this article is meant to explain only the ‘why’ behind Urdu and its creativity.
Hence, I’ll attempt to give you proof that Urdu is far more intellectually sound and creatively forceful as compared to other languages in the region.
Urdu isn’t the first language of the Mughal Turks when they conquered India.
In fact, they spoke Farsi much more fluently when they came to rule India.
However, they did feel that there was a severe disconnect between the local populace and the Muslim rulers.
For about 150 years the official language of subcontinental India was Farsi….
However, many scholars and learned people came to an understanding that in order for Muslims to rule India effectively, they had to accept their role wholeheartedly.
In order for that to have happened, the Lingua Franca of ‘Hindustan’ needed to be changed accordingly:
It is no nation that we inhabit, but a language. Make no mistake; our native tongue is our true fatherland
– Emil Cioran (Romanian philosopher)
It is by no accident that every great thinker, leader etc. has had given the world some form of Lingua Franca.
“I have found the way to unite people as one!” As they call out to us all.
By this definition alone, language itself may be classified as a symbiotic parasite.
But it is how we communicate overall that determines the effectiveness of our actions.
Hence, language is the bedrock of any great civilization that has come to.
With this thought in mind, Pakistanis have to realize ‘why’ the Great Leader was adamant at institutionalizing Urdu as the national language.
He even stared down Bengalis for wanting a separate national language for East Pakistan.
Something we saw culminate in the 1971 separation of East Pakistan from the West – based on nothing but resources and language!
Hence, we can conclude that the importance of any language (not just Urdu) is how civilizations play the dominance game in the world.
Wars are not fought over language or ideas as primary objectives, however.
It is the resources and minerals that most of the time are targetted.
Language and Ideas only become primary when one nation is in danger of being overrun or has been brainwashed into a more radical and racist ideology.
Like what happened in the United States vs. what happened in Bangladesh.
Ask any human being on Earth, they’ll gladly keep English as their primary language of communication when it comes to communicating with people of foreign languages.
How did this come to be?
After all, this article is written in English!
English as a standard mode of communication between the world’s nations hasn’t come to be by accident at all!
It was the will of the English speakers who sought after knowledge and compiled it in English.
This is the reality of how English came to be the dominating language of the world.
However, this could have easily been German, Russian, or Japanese as the history teaches us.
So what was it that made the English speakers fight not one but two World Wars in order to assert their dominance over other nations?
Language: they didn’t want to lose English as their national language!
Similarly, the Mughal Turks didn’t want to lose their dominance over Hindustan.
They asserted Urdu as the mother tongue of the whole of India about 300 years prior to the creation of Pakistan.
In those times it was simply known as “Hindustani” to indicate that Mughals were rulers and builders of India as a country.
What happened after their destruction is history since their failure to adapt knowledge in ‘Hindustani’ was left unchecked.
Leading to numerous casualties and takeover of the “Indian Raj” by the British forces disguised as traders.
The ‘why’ behind Pakistan’s national language
In simple words, the ‘why’ behind Pakistan’s national language is due to the creativity of the Pakistani people.
For us, Urdu is the way we communicate with the world and how we can assert our ideas in totality.
Urdu is also the way we can bring peace, humanity, and respect for each other back into the world.
It is the only identity we carry with ourselves and that’s how we’ll ever come to realize the world without borders in the future.
That’s the world our founding fathers dreamt of, and how they envisioned every Pakistani to be when interacting with the world.
Every nation generates information about itself in their own language, Pakistan should and MUST generate this information in Urdu.
For reasons none other than the danger of being overrun and usurping of rights along with cultural destruction that will abound should we fail.
Lingua Franca of Pakistan and converting the world’s knowledge into Urdu
We’re no stranger to war and destruction.
After all, we are a martial race – we love our guns and language.
Urdu is a sophisticated language that’s fun to speak and easy to listen to.
It has a magnificent history and unlimited potential to become the leading language of the world.
But only if Pakistani citizens are willing and eager to realize this potential via hard work and grim determination.
The Great Leader (Quaid e Azam) didn’t ask us “not to be happy” he asked us to do what’s right.
As such, Citizen Awareness Program is challenging the citizens to come up with unique ways to convert the world’s knowledge into Urdu.
There are many categories that we can choose from, but as a starter, here are a few to help you along:
- Law and Jurisprudence
- Religion and Culture
- Military and Defense
- Space programs and technological advancements
- Music and poetry
- Mathematics and understanding of universal laws
- Psychiatric care and psychological balancing
- Information and data analysis
There are many subcategories to these as you can imagine.
In order for us all to be successful at what we do, we need an effective and sharp tool.
This tool in case of Pakistanis is none other than Urdu.
So, go forth, accept Urdu as your Lingua Franca and bring advances in linguistic fields until they’re no longer needed.