Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Two Nation Theory

The Two Nation Theory

Does the historical context of the two nation theory start with Sir Syed and end at Jinnah, does the ideology of Pakistan stand on a quick-sand of fallible men? Today there is confusion in the minds of Pakistanis as to why this country was made and whether or not is it dispensable.

The modern scientific historians have become habitual like their scientist friends to dissect repeatedly the object under observation, until it gets to its tiniest possible form. While doing so they face the danger of losing touch with the big picture. Like the biologist who wanted to study the nature of the cell but every time he brought it under his microscope, it was dead, as it had been cut off from the whole. This is the gift of the scientific way of inquiry, by which, inevitably, the atom takes precedence over the heap of matter, the individual over the nation and the event over the movement; a study of lifeless trans-sections, taken out and away from the context of the whole.

This is exactly what the modern scientific historians are doing; they are taking the perception of their readers from Millat to state to province to ethnicity; from faith to culture to language to the local festival. So that at every step of introverting one looses more and more the grip of the whole. Specialization in a ‘particular’ makes the mind numb of the subject in whole; surgical scrutiny stales the vibrance of a lively nation.

The history, religion and identity of a Muslim nation starts from Adam. Anyone who has doubt in the existence of Adam is cut off from the Muslim nation, anyone who espouses the Darwinian account of man’s arrival on earth, is cut off from the Muslim nation. The history, religion and identity of the Muslim nation goes back to Noah and Hud, anyone who is inclined to take them as fictional characters of a fairytale is cut off from the Muslim nation.

What religion, do these great men, called the prophets, represent? It appears to be, that there have always been two religions in the history of humanity, striving side by side; one religion based on one God and truth and the other religion based on more gods and falsehood. One religion based on equality under one God and one, same law for all, for which the prophets usually fought all their lives and were adversely opposed, especially by the chieftains/kings and by the community in general; and the other religion based on more, lesser gods that have the capacity of being manipulated, by man-gods therefore allowing a system of hierarchy, wherein the populace is again trapped into subjugation.

This other more permanently prevailing religion, is the same one as we have all around the world today, a religion that allows commixing of other ideas with the idea of God; all type of religion that eventually allows man to be his own god, that allows him to decide what is to be done, what is right and wrong; where man has been given the grace to do as he will and consider his own choice the highest good; any type of religion that makes man the intelligent one and makes God the passive, vague, cosmic, thin air type who has no say in anything and awaits man to unwind all his anomalies by himself, while He lovingly passes his smile onto him from a remote place; any religion that promotes fetishism (associating power to an object/person) or idol-worship or shamanism as approaches towards God, thereby allowing intermediate worship and intercession. All these types of belief systems, where God cannot give direct orders, or His orders have been blotched and can stand no more, these are all the different types falling in one category: falsehood. These religions are the religions of the status-co, people in charge of power and resources all over the world allow such religions to prevail because all of them have the big loop-hole that allows the king-class, the super-class to flourish, so all these systems supplement each other, can live together in peace, can secularize.

Then what is this one true religion, espoused by all prophets, the religion of the minority, based on one, lone God? And in its most modern form represented by His specific command, the Quran and the explanatory life of Muhammad; how is it different? It is different because of its unalterable one-word agenda, because its word is infallible, because it considers man to possess knowledge and agency but not above the knowledge and agency of God, because it has no loop-holes, for man to manipulate the will and ideals of other men. This lonely religion also has the ability to secularize the whole humanity under it, but under one God, with equality for all, with constant return of resources to the people, with a way of life that puts limits on free-will and free-action so that all can live peacefully, in land and in the heart.

This religion brings the most dynamic message, the message for man to face God by the face, without intercession, it joins the strings of man’s soul with the strings that go through the vastness of the universe, the strings that weave a multi-dimensional web that connects everything with everything and bind that everything with an Omnipresent. Therefore this message is opposed to all kinds of status-co, even those that prevail inside Muslims societies, all thing that make hierarchy between God and man, anything that divides the one-word agenda into different words, anything that loses the unity under one God and His one command, anything that creates loop-holes for Pharaoh-ism to return; are the things that differentiate the two nations of humanity.

The Two Nation Theory therefore is the separation of the Muslim minority from the prevailing status-quo of the world or of any country, that prevailing air, might call itself modern, liberal and progressive, but inwardly it strives for letting down humanity as a whole, converting it into a passive workforce serving the man-gods. The Muslim minority is of the intellect, the knowledgeable; but knowledge here in the eyes of God is not scientific knowledge, that breaks and kills the whole, but it is knowledge that can bind the bits and pieces into a whole picture, the true picture, which the Creator has painted in the clouds and the stars, in the oceans and the fish, in the mountains and the trees, in the galaxies of the far and the web and walls of the universe, a picture most implausible to the skeptic but most plausible to the common sense of humanity.

The Two Nation Theory is an alarm for the upholders of faith; you are a separate nation as long as you are faithful to your one God, His Book and His last Prophet not because this last prophet is the only one we love but because he is the last man to hold the beacon of light, the light that is to remain the last hope of purity onto eternity; we, who uphold them, uphold that light amidst the darkness, a light that is to pass on, to every coming generation, we are the hope of the last hope.

But no, religion is not kept just by the most knowledgeable, it is kept by a whole people, a people with a mixed intellect, a mixed level of empathy and reverence, but who are common in one thing, that they all see the one beautiful picture, the one beautiful worldview, in which all things come from and return to One source, in which the balance of judgment by which God judges man on his every thought, is set deep inside man’s soul, in which nothing is impossible because the God we believe in is so immensely full of possibilities, a worldview in which we are rich because our King and His kingdom is rich and where we don’t have to collect because our Provider is so full of providence.

But the moment you give-up to the status-co, you are one of them, you are one of those who are stuck in the oppressed-oppressor system; the oppressors, for whom knowledge is accumulation of data translated into technology, which again become a means to control economy and politics. For whom progress means numbing down the morals to abjectness and at parallel enhancing physical pleasure to levels such that in all its possibilities, it becomes a lucrative venture, hence the expansion of market into horizons unimaginable in a truly ethical society. For whom free-will means, to kill the subjective and to curse the objective; liberty means to eschew honour and virtue; and for whom the new world is an order free of God and godliness, where man, the oppressed, is alone and segregated to fight his defense against the fetish he has recently learned to adore, the cult of the multi-nationals, the gods of the reserves of gold and silver, who with their high–tech psycho-control and the esteemed knowledge-amplification have earned the right to be worshiped as humanities long awaited glory. Thus, happily, bows down, in subjugation, the whole of humanity, onto the centers of excellence, in shame and humility of not having the same level of intellect and values, not realizing that they themselves are the ones who feed these temples of greed with their own sweat and blood, not realizing that in leaving the one God who fed them from the land and the sky, Who makes them owners of what they have; they have given themselves onto the mercy of the vicious greed of covert super-classes on top of all physically and monetarily gain-able heights.

But if you are the one voice that stands against this structure of the society, against this domain of ungodliness that gashes its bloody claws into the whole range of humanity, and if you are the flag-bearer of the One-God-order and you subjugate onto the wisdom and power of God; if you are ready to act upon His command because you trust upon His goodness; if you are willing to believe on Him unquestioned because all the evidence around you is enough to make sense to you; He is scientifically poised, He is spiritually over-whelming, He is artistically exquisite, He is the giver of the law of balance and the morals of the high; then you are the Muslim nation.

So the Muslim nation was always and will always be at odds with the majority, it will not be the ruling elite, that corrupts and plunders, it is not those masses who allow themselves to be used and plundered and degraded; it is those who rebel, who radicalize, for the sake of humanity, for the sake of justice but really for the sake of God, because they love Him so much, because He give them the courage, the dignity, the direction and the simple formulas to act upon, that would deliver them and all related to them from oppression, deception and false direction.

So! Is a nation defined by the population confined in the boundaries of a country, is a nation defined by the way it stitches its cloths, or the tunes it celebrates its joys on. Is a nation defined by the languages it uses as tools to express itself or is it defined by the message it is trying to convey. Is a nation defined by the rituals it practices or by the gods/God, to whom it is presenting its rituals. Is a nation described by individuals like Sir Syed, Jinnah, Iqbal; they were not prophets you can find faults in them; or by singular events, like was the Pakistan Resolution passes on the 23rd of march or the night before, is this not absurd. Nations are defined by what ideals and goals they stood for and how much of them they have achieved, not by the stones that had to be removed along the way.

A nation will be identified by the ideology it holds, even if only one man stands behind that ideology. A nation will eventually be defined by the person of Abraham:

“verily Abraham was a nation (ummatan) in himself, obedient to Allah, turned away from all others and not became he of those who make partners with Him.” (16:120)


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