Essay on Pakistan as an Islamic State

Pakistan came into being in 1947 after a long struggle. The Indian Muslims had been fighting against the English and the Hindus for centuries to have an Islamic State where they could have a full growth of their culture.

Islam, as a complete code of life, can guide the Muslims in private as well as public matters. The Holy Quran and the Sunnah (practices of the Holy Prophet) can guide us in framing our private and public laws. in all important matters. The laws of the country should, therefore, be based on the Holy Quran and the Sunnah.

The people know and feel that Islam promises them a bright future in this world as well as in the next. If they perform their religious and social duties regularly according to their religion, society will prosper (progress and grow rich). Therefore, we should not only have Islamic laws but their enforcement ineffective way.

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We should not permit anything in society that goes against is in conflict with) Islam and its principles. We should, Firstly, try to repeal (cancel) all such laws as are in conflict with Islam. Secondly, we should start a powerful campaign (movement) to train the minds of the people in favor of their ideology. We should tell them, through the press, the radio, TV and speeches, all that is Islamic and not Islamic.

Our progress depends on social justice and equality. Justice means equality before the law and equal rewards and punishments. However highly placed a person may be, he should be answerable for his bad deeds. All the people, rich and poor alike, should have equal chances of making progress in any field they like. For example, intelligent and able poor students should be admitted to the best educational institutions.

We need to teach the Pakistan ideology correctly and completely. Our education, from the school to the university level, should have a regular pattern of ideological studies. The courses related to these studies should be interesting.

All the people, whether they are Muslims or not should have the freedom to progress in all fields of national life. The law should guarantee the rights of every religious community.

We can become truly great if we follow our ideology in the true spirit. Surely, we can avoid all the dangerous developments that took ideological states like Hitler’s Germany, Mussolini’s Italy and Lenin’s Soviet Union to disintegration or destruction. Though they managed to become world powers within a short period of time, their downfall was no less quick. We should avoid their inflexibility and dictatorial ways. We, with a more meaningful and flexible ideology, can reach the pinnacle (highest point) of success, this-worldly as well as the other-worldly.

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