Pakistan Independence Day Message

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By the Grace of God (Allah SWT), I was invited at a public gathering on Aug. 14, 2014, where I made the attached Presentation..

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Pakistan Independence Day Message

  1. 1. Independence Day Our Role as a Muslim & Pakistani Masoud Ali Khan
  2. 2. Agenda  Independence / Azadi – Goal or Means to achieve the Goal.  What should be our Goal?  Do we have a Vision?  Where we went Wrong?  Why are we facing the current Turmoil?  What to Do?  Let’s make a sincere Commitment to Allah SWT.
  3. 3. Independence / AZADI – Goal or Means  For Muslims, Independence is not the Goal – it is a valuable Means to achieve extremely Superior Goals.  The Muslims of Un-divided India (sub- continent) made the demand for a separate homeland mainly to establish the Authority of Allah SWT / Shariah in an independent State without any interference or fear of Others esp., the Infidels.
  4. 4. Independence / AZADI – Goal or Means  Pakistan came into existence with great sacrifice of over Half a million Lives as an Ideological State and not as a country established on racial, linguistic or geographic basis.  Pakistan is the second such State (first was Madinah Munawwarrah), which has an ideological background / reason for its establishment.
  5. 5. Quaid-e-Azam’s Vision of Pakistan Outlining the purpose of the creation of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam said in a speech to the officers of the Defence Service on October 11, 1947, that the establishment of Pakistan was only a “means to an end and not the end in itself. The Idea was that we should have a state in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.”
  6. 6. Quaid-e-Azam’s Vision of Pakistan Addressing a public meeting in Lahore a few days later, Quaid described the circumstances in which Pakistan came into existence. Consoling those who had been subjected to inhuman brutalities as a result “of a deeply laid and well-planned conspiracy” on the part of the enemies of Pakistan, he gave them the hope that this was but a temporary setback. He assured them that “If we take inspiration and guidance from the Holy Quran, the final victory, I once again say, will be ours.”
  7. 7. Quaid-e-Azam’s Vision of Pakistan Quaid advised that everyone “to whom this message reaches must vow to himself and be prepared to sacrifice his all, if necessary, in building up Pakistan as a bulwark (Castle) of Islam; Do not be afraid of death; Save the honour of Pakistan and Islam.”
  8. 8. Importance of Pakistan  The ONLY Atomic / Nuclear Power in the whole Muslim Ummah / States in the World.  Highly Skilled large pool of Human Capital / Talent.  Until the 60s, Pakistan was the fastest growing Economy globally after Japan & countries like Korea & China learnt from our Experiences.
  9. 9. Importance of Pakistan  Largest Producer of Islamic Scholars and Huffaz globally – Awarded First Position in Makkah this year.  Pakistan has been successful by the Grace & Help of Allah SWT in not being effected / destructed despite Wars in the Neighboring Afghanistan by two World Super Powers .
  10. 10. What should be our Goal? Our Goal should be what our Creator / Master, Allah SWT has specified for us in the Holy Quran: 51:56 I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me. Surah Az Zariyat (The Winds that Scatter).
  11. 11. What should be our Goal? It is our duty to work towards introduction and implementation of a System, which should create a conducive environment for the Muslims to serve Allah SWT and to obey His SWT commands in all aspects of lives; a System based on the Holy Quran & the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet Mohammad SallAllahu Alaihi Wassalam (SAW).
  12. 12. Islamic Constitution In an independent Islamic State, the Constitution should take care of the following commands of Allah SWT:
  13. 13. Islamic Constitution 22:41 (They are) those who, if We establish them in the land, establish regular prayer and give regular charity (Zakat), enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs. Surah Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage).
  14. 14. Do We Have a VISION?  A Life without a Vision is like a Journey without a Destination!  We as a Nation and even as Individuals lack a Clear & Strong Vision.
  15. 15. Where We Went Wrong? We are Independent physically but Mentally we are still slaves of: 1. The Western / Un-Islamic Culture via Education & Media influence. On the next slide, you would note that how the British Rulers identified this as the Key to influence the Muslims of the Sub-Continent & made sure that even after they leave, they Rule the Minds of the Mass Muslim population.
  16. 16. Role of Education Lord Macaulay said the following about India in 1835 in the British Parliament: "I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient Education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation.“
  17. 17. Where We Went Wrong? 2. We have become Slaves of our own Vain Desires; as clearly stated by Allah SWT in the Holy Quran:
  18. 18. Where We Went Wrong? 45:23 Then seest thou such a one as takes as his god his own vain desire? Allah has, knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart (and understanding), and put a cover on his sight. Who, then, will guide him after Allah (has withdrawn Guidance)? Will ye not then receive admonition? Surah Al-Jathiya (The Kneeling).
  19. 19. Where We Went Wrong? By following our Vain Desires, we have indulged ourselves in negative activities:  Material Gain / Benefits by any / all means leading to a very high level of Corruption in the Society.  Waste of resources esp., Time in useless activities – Media & Internet / Chatting, talking & texting on Cell phones..
  20. 20. Where We Went Wrong?  Unfair dealings & injustice – leading to lack of tolerance, target killing & snatching etc.  Useless discussions, arguments, back- biting leading to hatred and anger of Allah SWT.  Overall, a majority of people don’t respect Law & indulge in illegitimate actions including Tax evasion & breaking all kind of rules.
  21. 21. Why are we Facing the Current Turmoil? As we are disobeying the Creator instead of being thankful to Him, we are facing the Turmoil, as clearly stated by Allah SWT in the Holy Quran:
  22. 22. Why are we Facing the Current Turmoil? 16:112 Allah sets forth a Parable: a city enjoying security and quiet, abundantly supplied with sustenance from every place: Yet was it ungrateful for the favours of Allah. so Allah made it taste of hunger and terror (in extremes) (closing in on it) like a garment (from every side), because of the (evil) which (its people) wrought. Surah Al Nahl (The Bee).
  23. 23. What To Do?  Each & every individual / the whole nation must repent to Allah SWT / make Sincere Tauba.  Make a firm commitment followed by an Action Plan to change personally and also influence all those within the controllable sphere like family / friends and employees / juniors. Allah SWT does not change those, who don’t change themselves:
  24. 24. What To Do? 13:11 For each (such person) there are (angels) in succession, before and behind him: They guard him by command of Allah. Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls). But when (once) Allah willeth a people's punishment, there can be no turning it back, nor will they find, besides Him, any to protect. Surah Al Rad (The Thunder).
  25. 25. What To Do?  Use the Time productively as it is the most valuable resource provided by Allah SWT and can’t be recycled / regained once wasted. Try best to follow Shariah in all aspects of life and spread the message of Islam through best Character / dealings.  Whatever your position is, Student, Employee, Businessmen, self-employed; make your best / honest efforts and don’t indulge in unfair means / corrupt practices.
  26. 26. What To Do?  Make a habit to help those who are less privileged and need support in the society. Learn / practice to give back.  Acknowledge Rights of Others before asking for your Right.  Be Tolerant / Patient; don’t indulge in leg pulling / back biting.  Help conserve Resources and avoid all kinds of Wastes.
  27. 27. Let’s make a Sincere Commitment Our beloved Prophet SAW has given us an Excellent Guiding Principle: "What is lawful is clear and what is unlawful is clear, but between them are certain doubtful things which many people do not recognize. He who guards against the doubtful things keeps his religion and his honor blameless, but he who falls into doubtful things falls into what is unlawful.” Hence, we must avoid even the Doubtful…
  28. 28. Thanks very much masoudkhan@yahoo.com masoudkhan777@hotmail.com +92300-2652003.

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