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Should Pakistan put its founding fathers on its currency?

The currencies that dominate the world…

There are hundreds of currencies on this planet, yet only a handful of them truly dominate the market.

The likes are US Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, and Euro.

Most trading is currently being conducted upon the promise of payment in these currencies.

Since these are the dominant currencies with proper security protocols and governmental backing, they’re trusted more than others.

But there’s another unique feature that defines these currencies into various aspects.

That feature is that a vast majority of them feature either the governing bodies or the founding figures on their currencies as a show of strength and unity.

However, Pakistan doesn’t have such a program in place at all!

When an overseas Pakistani is asked about their background, they’re usually befuddled or confused as to what answer to give to the query….

Most just say “Quaid e Azam” because he’s the most prominent personality – and for good measure too!

But he’s not the only one by a far measure.

There are giants like Allama Iqbal, Allama Muhammad Assad (Leopold Weiss), Nawabzada Liaqet Ali Khan, and Fatima Jinnah.

These are the personalities that were critical in the ideological forming and later literal founding of Pakistan.

However, a more controversial take on this issue is the presence of some of our leaders who had led us through very difficult circumstances like Gen. Ayub Khan and Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

The ones we can’t put on any notes are the likes of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Gen. Zia-ul-Haq, Nawaz Sharif, and Benazir Bhutto.

Simply because of a very controversial and destructive stance towards Pakistan.

There are other heroes that we should be paying homage to as well, the likes of Rashid Minhas, Shabbir Sharif, Major Aziz Bhatti, or “Kernail” Sher Khan.

Then how do we solve the dilemma of introducing our leaders to the world?

The answer may seem a little simple, but it’s quite a monumental task to achieve.

The simplicity lies in the fact that we can strictly rule out any “heroes” with dubious roles or past history and only concentrate on the ones who sacrificed the most and gained the eternal respect of the Pakistani nation.

As such our work is really cut out for us, we can at least do our heroes service and give them their rightful place on the Pakistani Rupee.

Who can be on the Pakistani Rupee note?

I’m glad you asked!

A possible combination of a Rs. 5, Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs. 1000, Rs. 5000 can be as follows:

  • Rs. 5: Allama Muhammad Assad
  • Rs. 10: Liaqet Ali Khan
  • Rs. 20: Fatima Jinnah
  • Rs. 50: Quaid e Azam
  • Rs. 100: Allama Iqbal

To be honest, the Rs. 1000, and Rs. 5000 notes should be discontinued because they’re a liability and a symbol of drainage of the economy. But if some of you have creative ideas, we’re open to hearing from you about it, put down your thoughts in the comment section below:

Before you do though, here are some rules:

  • The hero has to directly correlate to Pakistani history: only positive contributions count
  • They can’t have a role that’s too controversial for everyone to accept
  • They can’t have strong political or religious affiliations
  • No political or democratic leaders will be accepted
  • No militaristic or dictatorial leaders will be accepted
  • You can’t have any heroes from a history that are unrelated to Pakistan or goes back more than 150 years into the past
  • They can be a public figure but again not related to any political or religious affiliation that hinders the outreach of the constitution of Islamic Rebuplic of Pakistan

Go ham!

Why does Pakistan exist? (Pakistan’s ‘WHY’) [Chapter 5: Security risks and rule of Law]

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Explaining the ‘WHY’ behind Pakistan via breakthrough analysis

Let’s explore security risks to human safety and the rule of Law…

In order to understand ‘why’ human safety is the primary concern of any government, we must take a look at the history of the last 3000 years.

In fact, one could say that the phenomenon could be even older than the said date, but go along with me for the sake of argument.

I want to put a few things into perspective for you, so you understand why the safety is the utmost concern of any government around the globe.

In addition to this, the rule of Law is a topic that is as diverse as it is complicated, so we have to tread carefully when making assumptions or building a meaningful analysis.

In order to understand security risks and the rule of Law from an Islamic perspective, you HAVE to read the Koran from the start to the finish.

But in addition to such a monumental task, I’m giving you a primer here so you understand what to look for in the Koran before you dig in.

Now it’s understandable that on a normal day you won’t go through the entire Koran, but you have to do it in sizeable stages.

In chunks, bits and pieces that are easily “digestible” in terms of human curiosity and how we acquire information based on individual personality and characteristics.

Reading 20 minutes of Koran each day should be able to satisfy your curiosity, but you also need to know how to go about what to look for when you read.

That topic is a separate creature in its own right, but I’ve given you a small sample to pique your curiosity and help you along with whatever it is you can do in the meantime without needing further help from Citizen Awareness Program.

So let’s dive right in…

What Pakistan’s constitution has in harmony with what the Koran also suggests…

According to the Koran, each individual citizen of any country is responsible for their own safety with regards to a personal level.

This is the base level security where each male citizen of any Muslim country is REQUIRED to have basic hand-to-hand combat and weapons training when it comes to building a society that’s built on security and rule of Law.

Doing this ensures that any female citizen doesn’t have to rely on the state to provide security in times of emergency or situations where the state doesn’t have sufficient time to react in the interest of the citizens’ safety.

Some situations require that the citizens themselves are equipped satisfactorily to handle a security concern on their own.

As such, Pakistan once fostered the ‘Janbaz’ corps which helped equip the young with the necessary tools to defend themselves against external aggression.

Knowing how to fight, and use a weapon doesn’t make you a bad person at all!

In fact, it’s the opposite! Because you can defend yourself, you’re more prone to helping others out in times of extreme difficulty.

Koran has something very interesting to say about this situation so I’ll give you a taste in a short summary quoted here:

Allah never changes the condition of a people until they themselves change that which is within themselves

– Koran, Surah Al-Anfal [8:53] (The Spoils of War) text Summary

You can’t expect anything from the universe, or from other people until you change THAT which is within yourself.

What is this thing that is “withing yourself”?

It is LITERALLY your mindset. The way you think about things.

Whether you think positively or negatively about life.

Either you’re simply living life because someone told you to do so, or you’re wise enough to learn it on your own because you find life exciting and wonderful, despite its shortcomings and cruelties.

The ‘rule of Law’ construct for Pakistan and the ‘why’ behind the existence of its constitution

When Continental India’s Muslims wanted Pakistan due to grave security and rights’ concerns, they had the rule of Law in mind.

What is this rule of Law I’m talking about and what does it pertain to when it’s translated in terms of Pakistan’s constitution?

The rule of Law here is a pointer towards establishing what the Koran states clearly in various verses and chapters with regards to the rule of Law in both letter and spirit.

Koran talks about several things in detail:

  • Murder
  • Larceny
  • Terrorism
  • Sexual misconduct (homosexuality and spreading diseases such as AIDS through unsafe practices)
  • Rules of War and engagement
  • Resource distribution
  • Rights of individual citizens with regards to property management
  • Economic misconduct
  • Environmental and animal rights
  • Rights of citizens with regards to their neighbors and loved ones
  • Rights of parents towards their children and vice-versa
  • Rights of an individual citizen towards their spouse and economic dispersion
  • Prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and so on
  • Business dealings between 2 or more partners
  • Divorce agreements and rights of spouse(s)
  • How a technological advancement MUST meet strict guidelines to maintain a functional society (bear minimum)

These are just the titles of what some of the things Koran talks about in great detail.

I highly encourage you to find your own answers and corroborate them with what you read here.

This is what Pakistan was created for.

This is what Pakistan sought to establish through its judicial system and way of governance.

We as Pakistani Muslims adhere to a higher way of life, a way of life that ensures that justice is done and that the rule of Law is upheld at all times.

Remaining under the yolk of a British India or under the Hindu rule would have denied us these privileges.

Had we not acted fast and on the guidelines provided to us by the founding fathers, we would’ve certainly seen our culture utterly destroyed.

Hence, we cannot allow such evil or animosity towards the whole of humanity to ever foster.

Unfortunately, Pakistan today has allowed severe grievances to not only exist but thrive under a brutal and tyrannical system that was the remnant of the colonial British India.

In order to eradicate this evil from Pakistan, the citizens themselves MUST be willing to change from within.

One cannot expect the government to change anything for them until they create conditions that warrant a change.

Why the Pakistani government (or rather how) is responsible for the security of individual citizens

The government has a crucial role in making sure that the Pakistani society keeps functioning at the highest of moral and most optimum growth rate.

[Whether this is being done or not at the moment is not the issue, the issue is that more citizens are inspired to bring change within the society]

This can only happen when the word of the Koran is treated as an enforceable entity by the government and the people themselves collectively.

When the Quaid (Great Leader) was still alive, he took every possible step to make sure that he took full responsibility of the situation and took concrete steps to makes sure that Pakistan was safe and secure in the long run.

He built the Pakistani Airforce personally and fought against Indian aggression in the Kashmir region with all that he had.

Quaid e Azam and security risks and rule of Law

Quaid e Azam in a rare photograph with the Airforce commanders of the newly formed Pakistani Airforce

Even if it was next to nothing.

That’s what a state leader is supposed to do.

They sacrifice their own needs for the needs of other people (the citizens under their care).

That’s the security model that Pakistan is to have implemented in order to remain true to its ‘why’.

What are some of the pressing concerns that require our full attention with regards to a security risk to human life?

  • Rogues, bandits, foreign elements (such as spies, terrorists, stateless actors, hostile forces etc.)
  • Hostile nations which seek to undo Pakistan via covert or overt means (high-intensity conflicts such as war, or low intensity such as diplomacy)
  • Hostilities from within, invited from foreign elements or otherwise, that seek to destroy the federation’s unity
  • Racism, pluralism, provincialism, and anything that pertains to singling out a group and labeling them a certain stereotype
  • Disunity, robber barons, lack of faith, lack of discipline, banking cartels and other economic or social misconducts
  • Disunity among men and women; lack of love between men and women and destruction of the family unit
  • NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) that seek to seed malfeasance and discontent among the society by aggravating negativities and chaos
  • Lack of responsibility among the common citizens, and frequent and inadequate fixtures to pressing problems
  • Lack of security apparatus such as human resources and intelligence
  • Attack on security apparatus by foreign elements and magnification of failures of our security agencies by hostile media
  • Hostile propaganda and denial of basic human rights either deliberately or through criminal negligence
  • Privatization of governmental organizations and institutions such as the State Bank, PIA, Power Generation Authorities etc.
  • Denial of doing business within Pakistan (Business Denial Adventurism); treating the national economy as a play thing
  • Treasonous acts of violence against the state and the people at large

I can list a whole lot more, but I’m sure you get the point here.

When the state is being attacked from within and sometimes from within the governmental apparatus itself, then it’s the citizens’ responsibility to take the mantle and lead people away from total disaster.

That’s what Pakistan was made to resist and avoid at all costs.

Unfortunately, we see the opposite happen today.

This is not because there’s some kind of flaw in the system, no! Rather the system is working perfectly fine!

In fact, if you compare the Pakistani system to some of the most advanced countries on Earth, it’s far better than theirs!

But the mere fact that the citizens are completely uninformed and don’t know how to take responsibility, neither do they have emotional maturity to deal with this kind of threat speaks volumes about the failure of the generations who came after Pakistan was made.

Instead of engaging in emotional maturity and helping to see the faults within themselves, they started blaming others out of fear of unjust prosecution.

That’s one of the many issues that the citizens are responsible for addressing themselves whether they realize it or not.

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Why does Pakistan exist? (Pakistan’s ‘WHY’) [Chapter 4: Socio-Economic factors]

Socio-economic factors for Pakistan

Explaining Pakistan’s existence, in a more articulate manner…

Understanding the meaning of ‘socio-economics’ in Islamic terms

Coming from a traders’ background, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) knew how to make money and gather resources.

Much like the rest of the traders of the world, he had a good understanding of the economic model employed by humanity under the golden standard.

Needless to say, his understanding grew exponentially deeper when he was revealed to be the Prophet of the Lord.

As such, the Creator has revealed a few crucial points about the economy and the way we as humans deal with each other that needs to be understood.

And the reason for understanding this is so that we don’t get exploited, nor do we let others exploit us.

The system has to be a fair one so no single human can accumulate all the wealth of the land while the rest of the humanity suffers unimaginable horrors.

The concept is so simple, that albeit being easy to understand it is one of the greatest threats to the modern economic model.

Before I tell you what this concept is, you have to agree to these points:

  • Money is a mode of exchange so that humans cannot be exploited nor exploit others
  • Money is merely a vehicle for progress and growth, not the destination to which one should aspire
  • Money allows us to shoot for higher goals, though money is not the only way to achieve higher and do better
  • Money’s value is always fixed so manipulation and exploitation is not legal (illegal)
  • Humans invented money to gain expertise faster and reduce their learning curve in the long run
  • Money is a tool of learning, and such must be treated as something that doesn’t have emotions attached to it

Now that we all agree on the points above, the concept is as follows:

Allah and His Rasul (Messenger) [PBUH] declare open war against Riba – devaluation of monetary value.

Koran – Chapter 2 [Summary]

To devalue money is illegal and Allah and His Messenger (PBUH) declare open war against all those who perpetuate and/or support the system.

To devalue the money is to impoverish people who have little of it.

It’s not the peoples’ fault that they have little money; it’s that they’re happy with whatever little they have.

Neither the Koran nor the Messenger (PBUH) forbids us from building wealth and aspiring to higher goals.

But, one must keep in mind that it MUST be done in such a way so that you don’t get in the way of others and what they want.

The system of Riba or currency devaluation is precisely the thing that constructs major hurdles in the way of humanity’s progress and development.

No one government, nor a person should be allowed to devalue the currency of a land in order to become wealthy.

This is breaking the Law of nature and endangering countless lives. While at the same time relegating the majority of humanity into poverty and backwardness.

This is not the poverty of the mind, this is physical poverty. The poverty of the means, which inexplicably leads to slavery of the mind.

Hence, a just and honorable socio-economic model is proposed by the Koran.

When a people or a nation acquiesce to the natural Laws of growth and development there’s no longer any conflict within themselves and the environment they live in.

Hence, a human being is perfectly aligned with his/her state of being.

This is the type of mindset the Prophet (PBUH) has given to the world, along with guidance towards building a just environmental model so humanity doesn’t end up screwing itself over.

The ‘why’ behind the existence of State Bank of Pakistan

Let’s dive right into ‘why’ we’re all here in the first place.

We want to understand on a deeper level the ‘why’ behind Pakistan’s existence.

And so we must also understand ‘why’ the State Bank of Pakistan was created by the Great Leader.

In his address, Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Quaid e Azam) stated:

On this monumental occasion, I’d like to address the economic state of the world today. The capitalist and the socialist economic models have proven to be disasters for humanity. Their evil has caused not one but two great wars! Only a miracle can now save humanity from total annihilation! As such, I will oversee the operations of the State Bank with keen interest and shall watch carefully the economic model that it develops for Pakistan.

– Quaid e Azam, summary of the speech given on the eve of opening ceremony of the State Bank of Pakistan 1948

As you can see, the Quaid was not only a strong supporter of the Islamic socio-economic system, he also wanted to make sure that something could be done about the present systems of evil before his death.

A wonderful and noble goal for Pakistan….

If our Quaid was allowed to stay alive a little longer, this goal would’ve surely overlapped the world in justice and mercy that it provides.

Sadly, Pakistan went on to be impoverished by the same forces it had sought protection from.

Needless to say, Pakistanis must work either in an individual capacity or together to bring back the system of monetary equality where no one can be exploited simply because they’re unaware of the dangers that bandits and robber barons pose to them.

Pakistan’s socio-economic model and the dream of our founding fathers…

Pakistan was created to re-establish this just economic model for the rest of humanity.

Though this is not the only goal of Pakistan, it most certainly is the most important one.

Should Pakistan fail in its endeavors to uplift humanity from brazen exploitation and poverty, the evil that currently engulfs the world will surely cause even more unimaginable suffering and work to further impoverish our future generations.

As such, it is the sworn duty of every Pakistan from the time of their birth till death to defend this system and know the implications should it come to be replaced by something lesser.

The evil of monetary devaluation is very great in magnitude, it halts the development of humanity and causes war and famine in most parts of the world.

This is the system that Islam has come to fight, and that’s the exact system Pakistan should be fighting against now.

Whatever happened in the past is the past, but to pursue monetary devaluation is evil and unjust.

As Prophet Jesus (PBUH) once overturned the tables of the Jewish bankers who were sitting in the Holyland, dealing in money and ripping people off via predatory lending and monetary devaluation…

So should EVERY Pakistani fight to contain this evil at all cost.

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Why does Pakistan exist? (Pakistan’s ‘WHY’) [Chapter 2: Muslims for Pakistan]

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Explaining the ‘WHY’ behind the phenomenon known as Pakistan


Why Muslims specifically wanted Pakistan and what it means to them

We Muslims believe in a set of moral codes that dictate our every behavior and ethics.

The concept of ethics isn’t of an agnostic one, it is very much grounded in religion.

In fact, so much so, that the top most tenets of the Koran are:

  1. Protection from Satan the Accursed
  2. Progressivism on steroids through aggressive, yet benevolent, human development

Protection from the accursed one is important because according to the knowledge given in the Koran, he’s the mortal enemy of humanity, and thus, must be treated as such.

He wants to destroy humanity and/or take as many as he can to hellfire with him (whether you believe in this or not is immaterial to the subject matter of this chapter).

The second point focuses on fast, fulfilling, and immediate development of the human mind.

See, on average, humans don’t live very long…the longest lifespan we’ve seen in the modern day and age is around age 80 for females and 75 for males.

The facts and numbers are easy to see, this lifespan is clearly inadequate to experience everything this world has to offer.

Merely because of the fact that we have cycles in our lifespans as well: birth, childhood, teenhood, adulthood, and old age doubles the effect on the urgency of time required.

We’re expected to complete each of our tasks in a set period of time which makes this life extremely interesting to live.

We’re expected to learn fast, do fast, and leave everlasting legacies of ours.

This is only possible if we’re not just smart, but our social needs and emotional needs are met as well.

Every living thing wants justice.

Be they human or otherwise, justice is one thing that must be catered to no matter what happens.

The enlightenment of social justice and why it matters to human psyche

Social justice has become a sort of bad word in social circles nowadays, but social justice simply means that every person under a government is entitled to have justice done to them, either the decision is for or against them, in both ways, justice is served in letter and spirit.

Let me tell you a compelling story about a Muslim commander who had conquered Samarkand City of the ancient Uzbekistan.

In those days it wasn’t known as Uzbekistan as it is known today, it was simply a part of the Persian Empire and a region very rich in minerals and resources.

The story is relative to about 1200 years of Muslim history, so it was quite a long time ago.

This was a period when Muslim armies were offering armistice to their enemies and calling them brothers or conquering their lands and establishing Islamic rule of Law there.

This is a unique case study as Muslim armies were about to offer armistice to the City but instead conquered it without justification.

The Muslim commander was at the gates when he sent the city a message: “surrender, pay Jizya for protection, or convert to Islam.”

As it is a standard practice for any Muslim Army that doesn’t fully control a region in order to keep peace and uphold justice.

The City responded by telling the commander: “Let us think about it…we’ll tell you in 3 days.”

The commander agreed but then his advisors revealed to him the possibility of the City of Samarkand sending for reinforcements and making it extremely difficult for the Muslim Army to conquer the city should the issue go any further.

The commander thought about it and then gave the order to attack and capture the city by force.

When the Muslim Army was successful, they traditionally upheld the rule of Law and established Islamic Rule within Samarkand.

After about a month, the chief priest (they adhered to a pagan religion) of Samarkand City approached the head Judge of the Muslim Samarkand and presented his grievances against the Muslim Army.

He described to the Qazi (Judge) how Muslim Army had conquered their city unjustly and that they were considering converting to Islam and that they saw this act as an unjust occupation.

The Qazi determined that he must summon the commander, when he did so, he was informed of the unfortunate and sudden death of the commander due to illness.

The Qazi then scribed a letter and stamped it with his seal of approval and asked the priest to take the letter to the Caliphate of the time Umar bin Abdul Aziz in Medina City (City of the Prophet).

The priest saddened and defeated, took the letter and traveled a month and a half to get to the Islamic Capital.

He presented the letter to a seemingly simple man, one who was fixing the leaky roof of his house and was presented to him as the ruler of the Islamic Caliphate at the time.

Befuddled at the simple behavior of the man, the priest presented his side of the story and gave the Caliph the hand written and sealed letter of the Muslim Qazi of Samarkand.

The Caliph wrote a simple message on the back of the letter and stamped it and gave it back to the priest.

Now convinced of failure, the priest solemnly took the letter back to the Qazi of Samarkand.

The Qazi after reading the letter, immediately gave the order to the Muslim Armies to vacate the city of Samarkand as they had taken it unjustly.

At first, Samarkand thought this was a joke, that no occupation force has ever let a city go merely on a simple hand written judgment by the head of state.

But when the Muslim Army packed its bags and started to exit the city did the people realize they had made a mistake!

The Army that had conquered them became their saviors and protectors when they exited the city….

After they had ventured a few miles ahead away from the city, the people along with the priest, ran after them and begged them to return.

As they felt protected under their rule and that the Muslims were very just with their behavior.

This is but one tale of many where the local populace of a city completely converted to Islam by seeing the just behavior of the Muslim Armies.

Sadly, and very unfortunately, this time has gone, but it still has some life left inside of it.

If Muslims can once again uphold the Golden Principles of Islamic Socialism, the world can once again live in peace and prosperity as it did when the Caliphate was still around.

Social justice shouldn’t be a bad word simply because a few brats trash the streets of their country on the basis of trigger words and taking “offense” to a majority of things said to them.

What Muslims want to achieve through Pakistan

Pakistan is simply a country that has a well-defined geography, borders, and ideology.

But those things alone do not make it a great country.

Rather, it’s the people who live in it, the fine citizens, who uphold the rule of law and social justice that makes Pakistan a country like no other.

A majority of these citizens believe firmly in upholding the Koranic principles of:

  • Justice and rule of Law for all under the Muslim governance
  • Economic prosperity and social justice for all citizens
  • Protection of property, dignity, and honor of all Muslim (or otherwise) men, women, and children
  • Full administration of animal rights: treating all animals with high degree of care and love
  • Ensuring of economic and militaristic ventures for Muslim men, and social protection and education for Muslim women
  • Full protection of minorities and administration of human rights in an acceptable and highly sought after ways

[Note: every citizen believes in these guidelines, it is a different matter altogether that not all citizens are aware of all the issues in their community, and hence, creating awareness is the first step towards solving a problem]

These principles are what every Muslim lives by, it is a different matter altogether that a majority of people don’t read Koran in modern times nor take guidance from past historical references.

To suggest otherwise would be unjustly labeling all Muslims are barbaric animals without a code of conduct or morality. Both of which have always been found aplenty in the enemies of Muslims rather than the other way around….

Muslims simply want to achieve the above said for themselves and for their neighbors.

Most live simple lives of fulfillment, dedication, and humbleness.

But for those who want more from life, that option can only be available if all the basic human needs are met.

They would much likely share their culture with the world through trade, education, and way of conduct rather than through steel and blood.

Though if the latter option is forced upon them, they don’t ever back down from a fight.

What Pakistan should mean to an average Pakistani

The Quaid’s (Great Leader) words are clear:

This land is now ‘yours’! It doesn’t belong to a Punjabi, or a Balochi, or a Sindhi, it’s YOURS!

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Quaid e Azam), Pakistan address August 18th, 1947

What he means here is that Pakistan is a land of unlimited opportunity, a place where racism, despotism, corruption, provincialism, and other ‘isms’ don’t exist.

He further elaborated in his address that Pakistan is not a “communism” or “capitalism” or “socialism” or any other ‘isms’…Pakistan is an Islamic Socialist society that nurtures every person however they want to be nurtured.

Hence, the economic, social, and holistic growth of Pakistan is completely up to every individual citizen of Pakistan.

Be they male or female.

Keeping in mind, the “Golden Principles of Islamic Socialism” (Jinnah Sept. Address 1947) and strictly adhering to what’s outlined in the Koran.

To an average Pakistani citizen, Pakistan should embody these principles:

  • Freedom
  • Equality
  • Brotherhood
  • Fraternity of all
  • Social Justice
  • Progressivism
  • Strength
  • Law and Justice
  • Beauty

These are just the surface level words that come to mind when we think of what we want to see Pakistan become in the very near future.

To do this, there are several steps required.

We’ll get into those steps in future articles.

In order to understand what we mean by the words mentioned above, one has to look at the example of the very first Caliphate era and then look at the United States of America.

How the USA was founded, what their constitution says and how they’ve really built their country.

Each individual had a unique view of ‘what’ the United States should stand for and ‘why’ it should continue to exist.

Each of those individuals is known today by the names of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet/Charlie Munger, Sam Walton etc.

They all had a different view of what they wanted to do with themselves and how they wanted to build America.

The freedoms and rights outlined in their constitution were never enough, these things were needed to be enforced by men of good faith and character.

Where is Pakistan headed now?

The question is not where ‘Pakistan’ is headed, but rather where are ‘Pakistanis’ are heading?

Look at the problem in a simple and understandable way.

There’s no need to complicate or twist things.

Pakistan has Koran as its constitution, Liaqet Ali Khan, Quaid e Azam, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Allama Muhammad Asad, and various other founding fathers ensured this in their speeches, writing, and actions.

They specifically called Pakistan an ‘Islamic Socialist’ state because it combines the best of the worlds in one simple formula where one cannot exploit the system unjustly or harm other people in any way.

But, these are mere words if not applied to our daily activities and rulings.

If everyone is trying to rip each other off because it’s difficult to make money otherwise, then there has to be a system which allows other people to succeed without getting in each other’s way.

It’s simple to do and implement.

But Pakistanis MUST be willing to apply this formula WITHIN the borders of Pakistan.

For starters, Pakistanis must be willing to do 3 things:

  1. Listen
  2. Read then Apply
  3. Learn

Listen to what your elders or seniors are telling you. Those who have more knowledge and information than you do.

No matter the age, if they know more than you, then they are entitled to speak to you while you shut up and listen only.

Then you have to cross-check and confirm what they said by the way of reading books – A LOT of books!

[We suggest reading 1 book a day in order to keep up with today’s rapid development and pace of highly advanced societies]

Koran is your primary source of information and a pre-cursor to a lot of different paths one can take – honestly in any direction.

Read what the Koran has to say and understand exactly what it’s saying to you.

Then apply what’s being said in whatever way you can.

This can be done by bringing higher accountability within your company or becoming a leader within your societal circle that will allow you to help others achieve their goals as well.

Learn by experimenting continuously with what you have already acquired as means of knowledge, skills, and intuition.

Our Prophet didn’t say these words for empty praise:

The pen of a scholar is mightier than the sword of a martyr

– Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

He said these words so you may understand what it means to read and apply the knowledge you acquire through books, alive mentors, or via experimenting.

This is where Pakistanis SHOULD head if they want to see Pakistan full of life, wealth, love, happiness, and health.

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