IS MOVING FROM PAN ISLAMISM
OF DR ALLAMA IQBAL EVEN POSSIBLE?
Wishful thinking of some
The Pakistani sentiments are under-rated by the media. A class representing foreign lobbies is ever at work to sway us away from our love for Islamic values. And a rich and corrupt class would not care less. But it is the people of Pakistan, that sway of millions, who are emotionally attached to Allah and Allah’s command as Quranic Laws. Of course the Mullahs have muddled the values of the masses, but the essence, the perfume of Islam is around us all the time. And no one should forget that. We can all sacrifice everything we have for Allah and that is hundred percent the truth.
Dr Allama Iqbal did not impose his thoughts from above. He was no Greek arm chair thinker. He mixed with the crowds in direct talks in schools and mosques and got feed back of the people. He read the Quran as it was meant to be read without the baggage of a 1000 year of Persianization. He communicated with the people, and knew the pulse of their feelings.
On the other extreme was Faiz Ahmad Faiz. In political poetic revelry (allergic to Pakistan from day one according to his own writings), he could not even write a NATIONAL SONG for Pakistan (a fact noted by many scholars). Lived many years outside Pakistan by choice, and did his best, aligned with the sentiments of Indians across the border. So Iqbal and Faiz were poles apart.
A journalist gives us the following words that we have failed to evolve from Iqbal’s Pan Islamism to Faiz’s nationalism. Probably his desire. The day we do that Pakistan is dead. Yes, dead. One of only two major countries in the world based on Ideology, Pakistan is no ordinary state. Attack on it is natural. It is a threat to the exploitation of humankind by the ruthless neo-cons of the world. Their only desire to extinguish the flame of Islam forever. Try you may, this is an Eternal Flame, nourished by our sweat and blood. Millions lost their lives for Pakistan, millions can lose their life when it comes as a threat to their country. Forget this pseudo meany lot of cannibals, look at the real Pakistan. The Pakistanis who has the resilience to survive the onslaught of the capitalistic mind with faith in the promise of Allah, that he would provide for them. Pakistan Forever!