Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui

Checkmate

In Pakistan's Ideology, Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 at 10:21 am

By Mirza Faizan Baig

Despite the fact that ‘A Non Muslim President’ of ‘Islamic Republic of Pakistan’ sounds oxymoronic, welcome is the thought of having a Non Muslim president of a country having such a rich Islamic fundamentalist element in it; welcome is the thought that the liberal fascists of our land would themselves make their final move, to put themselves in a position where checkmate becomes their fate.

If I hadn’t known them better for what they are, I would have been convinced that the political parties and writers that are encouraging this idea have a very strong link with the Jihadist elements in Pakistan, but I am sure that their own strategy is militating against them instead.

For more than a decade now, under the socialist ideology, ANP has been demanding a constitutional amendment in the law that restricts Non-Muslims to contend for Presidency of the Islamic republic of Pakistan, stating that this law is against equal opportunity to all citizens of Pakistan.

If we wished to engage in the rebuttal of this argument, we could have easily done so by reminding ANP and their ilk, that this is Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the figure of our President is indeed an iconic figure, and hence it cannot simply be allowed for Non-Muslims to contend for presidency; but instead of refuting the statement, all the fundamentalist Islamic elements would bid for such a time to come in silence. We would love for the liberal fascists to make this move.

Under the Islamic jurisprudence, a Muslim ruler, no matter how cruel or how awful he may be, cannot be displaced until he stops the public from practicing Islam. This ruling is generally agreed upon; there are a few people who proclaim that a Muslim ruler can be revolted against, if he is unable to protect the masses from Fitnah. The point to be noted here is that, the condition is only for the Muslim ruler, and not for the Non-Muslim.

In Islam, Muslims are expected to elect a Muslim ruler for themselves and a sort of a bayet (contract), though uncertified as such, exists between the ruler and the masses. If such a time comes, and I say bring it on now, that a Non-Muslim ruler rules Pakistan, then the shariah would not restrict the masses to revolt against that ruler.

Those who have played chess, and have won some games, would be able to share the feeling; we are indeed waiting for the Nizam e Khilafat, and if it comes like this, Fabiha! We will wait for their mistake, and we will wait for a consequent checkmate, Insha’Allah

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  1. ANP talks about equal opportunity while it proclaims a provincial name on ethnicity even though the majority of the province is Hindko speaking.

    Good work Baigsaab.

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