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   February 23, 2015

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Politics in Pakistani perspective and Islam
By: Sikandar Shah Chitrali

Politics can be defined as the art to operate the affairs of the state. It is stated and argued that politics is a gentlemen game; it is really so. When we turn over the pages of Islamic history it becomes as plain as pikestaff that Islam teaches us indelible lesson concerning politics. There are a lot of Quranic verses in various chapters regarding politics, and political philosophy is crystal clear in the holy Quran.

This is not to deny that the Holy prophet (SAW) was a great politician and taught the tactics of politics to his companions. By acting upon those principles the companions of the holy prophet (SAW) ruled over the whole planet. It is questionable that why they got upper hand among others, Quran and the traditions of the prophet give the answer to this question that they were perfect Muslims and practical examples of the verses of the holy Quran. As regards Pakistan and Pakistanis to define politics and when we compare this definition with that of Quran, we will not be able to find any similarity and coherence, both are as different as chalk and cheese. When we switch on the idiot box, we see inexpressible situation from dawn to dusk. Pakistani politics has some salient features such as muscle-flexing, defaming, taunting, upbraiding, lying, corruption, tax evasion, dishonesty etc. when we ask every rank and file gossiping everywhere, they say politics means dishonesty and telling a lie, is it really so??? Absolutely not, it is Pakistani concept regarding politics. Politics is sacred and noble profession; we should avoid these flapdoodles about politics. The reason to taunt politics or to misuse, it means that we do not have comprehension of the essence of politics and it is not quite proper to say something awkward about it because it has been the profession of the prophet (SAW) and his great companions.

If we take the rest of the world, in particular western nations; they are stable and politically strong, they are leading the world economically, and the weal and woe of the country depends upon their political stability. The reason for this progress is that they have adopted all those best qualities. There is peace and tranquility, there is equality and justice for all, there is true picture of democracy. The politicians are well-equipped with the cardinal virtues but in Pakistan here is totally reversed situation. In those countries people come forward to serve masses but in Pakistan people come forward to extort money and to make bank balances. In actual fact west doesn’t have proper commandments, principles and teachings regarding politics but they churn out the persons of great qualities; on the contrary we have great and outstanding principles, instructions and complete code of life but we have not been able to produce leaders. In spite of having unique culture and civilization; xenocentrism has become our way of life. We do not have priority and respect for our values, norms and beliefs, it is point to ponder. In Pakistan the decisions are taken on the basis of nepotism, cronyism and favoritism etc and we have lost our identity.

We use to be respected and esteemed in the eye of international community and now we are contempted and ignored. What is the reason for this insolence, the answer is crystal clear that we have given up the inculations and teachings of the holy Quran and the great prophet (SAW). We are detracted and deflected from the righteous path of the prophet and his luminous stars. Our leaders have fantabulous slogans of peace, equality and justice but it is just a mantra nothing more. Political stability plays a pivotal role in the progress of any nation. Boost up economy; fair-play, equality etc can be possible through strong political system, free from nepotism, corruption, and other evils. It is an obligation and foremost responsibility of all Pakistanis to avoid morbid humors and adopt cardinal virtues to be real Muslim and Pakistani.

 

 

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