ALLAMA ASAD ON WHY PAKISTAN IN 1948
NO WONDER QUAID LOVED HIM GREATLY
We are lucky to have various issues of ARAFAT magazine in our archives. Reading the very first issue give you jitters and you feel like shouting out accolades for Allama Asad, who indeed was not merely a wonderful person, but centuries ahead in intellectual might.. For some time he lived in Model Town itself. Quaid e Azam gave him the task of being the Director of the Department of Islamic Reconstruction. Let us share some of his sentences for welfare of Pakistan. The first statement made is:
“We cannot, even if we wanted, continue to live as we have hitherto lived- complacently, secure in the illusion that the pattern of life accepted as valid in past times must fore ever remain valid.”
And he adds:
“Islam does not content itself with influencing the life of the spirit alone but aims also at shaping all the physical aspects of our life in accordance with the Islamic world-view. IN THE GRAND SCHEME PROPOUNDED TO US IN THE QURAN AND IN THE LIFE EXAMPLE OF THE HOLY PROPHET, ALL THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF HUMAN EXISTENCE- MORAL
AND PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL AND INTELLECTUAL, INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNAL- HAVE ALSO BEEN TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION AS PARTS OF THE INDIVISIBLE WHOLE WHICH WE CALL ‘HUMAN LIFE’ .”
Pakistan was made by Quaid-e-Azam not as a religious dogma but as a DEEN, a complete way of life. The vision was of Dr Allama Iqbal, and Quaid e Azam selected G.A. Pervez and Allama Asad to devise a strategy for IJJTEHAD in life of the new country. Moronic leadership brought in the Mullah to reinforce their outdated rules of life. We continue our research!