Political Markaz - Deriving Lessons from Past for the 2018 Elections in Pakistan

Deriving Lessons from Past for the 2018 Elections in Pakistan

Deriving Lessons from Past for the 2018 Elections in Pakistan

Jul 06,2018 Comments Download

There are various topics in current affairs. In local affairs there are elections for which planning has started. As said before in these elections there is a new design that is of Takfirism. These elections would be of Takfirism whose acts have started. Takfirist in context to the point that nonpolitical but religious groups are persuaded in this and those who were political before are being tried to pull out of the political arena in a tough manner like a wrestling ground. They want to break strong political parties and want to bring nonpolitical elements as a replacement to them and specifically religious groups. The orientation towards religious politics has been increased. Religious politics does not mean that every religious sect will do politics as per the thinking or ideology of their sect. Like Shias should come with the Shia ideology and this is correct and should happen, similarly for Sunnis and this politics suits the religious groups. But this is not the case, they want to do the same Satanic politics but under religious banner. When you come with religious banner, then you will use religion as a tool. In the past also this has happened and religious persons have come to seek vote. But what is happening now is that if you do not cast your vote to a particular religious group then you are not a Muslim. If you do not give vote to them then you are out of Islam and Infidel. Like those who are coming with the khatam-e-Nabuwat slogan, if you do not give them vote, then you are Infidel. Like Zia ul Haqq raised this slogan that if you want Islam then you should vote me. This meant that one who votes for Zia ul Haqq is Muslim and one who does not vote is a not a Muslim and is an infidel. Same is the situation now that if you vote for us, then you are believer in Khatme Nabuwat, and if you do not then then you are a denier, that means you are Kafir and we know what the end of Kafir is. This is the politics which is being used and creating a lot of problems.

Quran has mentioned a point but since we are far away from Quran the Muslims do whatever they desire. In Quran Allah has ordered and invited towards an act which is absolutely forsaken in Pakistan and we consider it illegitimate to act on that. This point is mentioned at two places in Quran. There is an invitation towards Ibrat. The Ulool Absar are asked to take Ibrat (lessons). One instance of this is in Surah Ale Imran, Verse 13

قَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ آيَةٌ فِي فِئَتَيْنِ الْتَقَتَا ۖ فِئَةٌ تُقَاتِلُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَأُخْرَىٰ كَافِرَةٌ يَرَوْنَهُمْ مِثْلَيْهِمْ رَأْيَ الْعَيْنِ ۚ وَاللَّهُ يُؤَيِّدُ بِنَصْرِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۗ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَعِبْرَةً لِأُولِي الْأَبْصَارِ {13}

Indeed there was a sign for you in the two hosts (which) met together in encounter; one party fighting in the way of Allah and the other unbelieving, whom they saw twice as many as themselves with the sight of the eye and Allah strengthens with His aid whom He pleases; most surely there is a lesson in this for those who have sight 

There is a mention of Ibrat (lesson) in this. This is about an incident of a battle with Infidels and what happened in that battle the Quran says there is a lesson in this for those who are Ulool Absar, means those who possess insight. Then there are other verses also like Surah Hashr, where there is an order to the possessors of insight, to take Ibrat (lessons)

هُوَ الَّذِي أَخْرَجَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ مِنْ دِيَارِهِمْ لِأَوَّلِ الْحَشْرِ ۚ مَا ظَنَنْتُمْ أَنْ يَخْرُجُوا ۖ وَظَنُّوا أَنَّهُمْ مَانِعَتُهُمْ حُصُونُهُمْ مِنَ اللَّهِ فَأَتَاهُمُ اللَّهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَمْ يَحْتَسِبُوا ۖ وَقَذَفَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمُ الرُّعْبَ ۚ يُخْرِبُونَ بُيُوتَهُمْ بِأَيْدِيهِمْ وَأَيْدِي الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فَاعْتَبِرُوا يَا أُولِي الْأَبْصَارِ {2}

He it is Who caused those who disbelieved of the followers of the Book to go forth from their homes at the first banishment you did not think that they would go forth, while they were certain that their fortresses would defend them against Allah; but Allah came to them whence they did not expect, and cast terror into their hearts; they demolished their houses with their own hands and the hands of the believers; therefore take a lesson, O you who have eyes!

The context of the verse is also much esteemed but in this discussion what we are focusing is on Ibrat. Ibrat also has a very specific meaning. Though in Urdu people to some extent understand the meaning of Ibrat but are not precise hence they forsake it. As Ameerul Momineen (a.s) says that there are Ibrat in abundance but those who take Ibrat are very few. On every step there are lessons (Ibrat) but we do not take. In Arabic Ibrat means to pass over. It is like passing from one corner to other, like entering a mosque from one door and leaving from other door. This is known as Abara in Arabic. Like going over a bridge that is over a river. To move from incident to another or to its result, outcome in terminology is known as Ibrat. There has been an incident which has taken place, you should ponder, think and analyze that incident so that you reach to some result, outcome of that incident. This is Ibrat and Quran is making it mandatory to look at incidents and take results from it. Those who do not pass over incidents and do not come to the outcome will be destroyed. To reach the outcome, result from an incident that is taking place before time based on an incident in the past is Ibrat. Like someone did a business in a manner that he suffered big loss of all his capital. Now another person from his region or brother wants to do business, so now this person should ponder, analyze, think about why this person lost everything and take outcome and apply on his own business that if I do the same the outcome will be the same loss. This is Ibrat

Those communities who take Ibrat are successful and those who do not take Ibrat, the Quran says they are blind, deaf and dumb. They have minds but they do not think. They have eyes but do not see, they have ears but do not listen. Who are these who despite of eyes Quran says they are blind? They are the ones in front of whom incidents, events take place but they do not derive lessons from it. The outcome which has come out before they do not ponder and let the same incidents repeat. The same failures they get again and Quran says they are blind. And Quran says they are the worst crawling creature on the earth.

This argument is for the entire nation, Ummah, entire Pakistan both Shias and Sunnis. The entire community is moving towards election. In July 2013 elections took place and entire community participated, the government was made and now that government tenure has ended and in 2018 elections are going to take place and new government will be formed. What would be the outcome of the elections in 2018 can be derived from the outcome of 2013 elections. The Quran is saying the same that the event that has passed over, you ponder, study it and what has not happened you can take the outcome from the past. The possessors of insight can derive the outcome of 2018 elections from the results of 2013 elections. If you are not having insight, then you are blind and do not understand, then do not destroy the community, nation, country and religion. In 2013 election took place in Pakistan and just from the statistics of the elections you can take a big outcome of those elections.

In those elections one party won in Punjab and Central and other parties in various states. Now the tenure is over. Those who were selected in 2013, what did they turned out to be? The elected ones by the people what kind of people were they? Today everyone says they are dacoits, thieves, corrupt, misguided and everyone is saying this. The political parties are raising these slogans that all those selected in 2013 were looters, usurpers and all forms of accusations are put on them by media, establishments and they have become criminals in courts. In 2013 when people selected them they were wrong selection. So people took a wrong decision in 2013 as they voted them. The same who selected looters, usurpers in 2013, and the same people are told to come and re select someone else. You selected looters, dacoits and robbers in 2013 and now again come and select. So those who elected looters, dacoits in 2013 what do you expect they will elect clean, pure persons in 2018? This graph of elections by people is always going down. Like in 2008 whom they selected, they all turned out to be corrupt. In 2008 there was People’s party government that was formed after Benazir was killed in 2007 under Musharraf’s regime. Their two Prime Ministers; Yusuf Raza Gilani and Raja turned out to be corrupt and court declared them as criminal and they have looted public treasure. There are cases of corruption on that President till date. So in 2008 the court proved that people elected wrong people who were ineligible. In 2008 people wrongly elected and in 2013 also the same and elected wrong people. Now the same people are coming in 2018 to again elect, so will they elect Saints of Allah. Those people who have this standard of selection they are asked to again select and elect new persons.

The ones whom the people selected in 2008, the court stamped them as corrupt; in 2013 again the court violated the selection of people and again in 2018 they are handing over to the people. Why you don’t take Ibrat (lesson)? This means pass over to what has happened in the past and come to the result, outcome. But if you traverse on the same path then the result would be much worst. But people will not refrain and they will elect. This time all the corrupt from various parties have come inside one party and the way the intention of establishment, media and the direction given, engineering has been done for the party that is planned to come is a collection of thieves whom the people want to select. They are not taking lessons.

The arguments which the people present for elections, specifically the Shias is a mockery. They say if we do not participate in elections then how will we raise our voices? How will we get our rights? You made your voices reach the parliament and palaces in 2008 and 2013, so take lessons from that. Now for 2018 from where have you started? You have started from the group of Fazlur Rahman. If this is your infancy then what would be your youth age? If you have selected such a person as your party then why you don’t take lesson. Take lessons from what you have done before then you will know what would be the outcome and the direction in which you are heading towards.

The system that comes up as a result of elections is worth paying attention. For five years they allow them to loot, neither the Court, nor the NAB speaks but towards the end of the tenure they prove all as corrupt. The system that comes in existence due to elections we should be aware about that. The census in Pakistan that has been done is not authentic but they are counting it to be 220 Million. The way they do census is that they came here in our seminary and left the forms and asked us to fill at least 10 forms. The population is much more than 220 million and at least it is around 240 to 250 million. They do not go to so many places due to insecurity for getting the census. The election commission announced that everyone will have to take their identity card and register yourself as voters. This act has taken out half of the people from the voting bank. Those who have registered for voting are around 100 million. In 2013 there were 80 Million voters and from that 42% voted, which means around 32 million voted. From 220 million population 42% voted and 58% did not vote, this means majority did not vote. From this 42%, wherever they voted, we can estimate there were on average 5 candidates out of which 4 lost and one has won. The number of votes which the winner got is less than the total votes of the remaining 4 who lost. Like the new current Chief Minister of Balochistan which was made recently, he has taken only 500 votes from his constituency and entered the State Assembly. Similarly those who came to parliament, assembly they get on average 5% votes. This is democracy from inside where we say that in democracy the rulership is of majority, so what this majority is. So from 220 M people, in 2013 there were 80 M voters out of which 42% voted, and in 2008 there were 35% voters. From this 42% votes, the winner gets on average 5% votes. The one who takes the minimum votes from the voters, we say this is democracy. This is the system under which elections are being taken place and government is made. Then later they are termed as criminals by court. If they are criminals then those who selected these criminals are not criminals? Those who support criminals are not criminals? The religion says they are also criminals and part of the crime.

We do not take lessons from what has happened and the outcome that is going to come out. This is where Ameerul Momineen (a.s) Says that the eye that does not take lesson, the blind community gets disgraced a lot and their end is devastating. Those who keep on repeating their mistakes. First those who participate in election are criminals. They register their names and election commission, NAB, Supreme Court says they are ineligible. So why the people are not taking lessons and jumping to vote for them? Few months back the secret government agency of Pakistan has made a list of 37 MNA and published in newspaper that these are terrorists and supporters of terrorists who are sitting in Parliament. This list was published by a responsible agency of Pakistan that 37 terrorists are sitting in Parliament and majority of these were from the ruling party. Who selected these 37 terrorists? They were elected by the people. From Jhang the terrorist son of terrorist from Lashkar e Janghvi, won in elections and he openly expressed everywhere that I have won with the votes of Shias in Jhang. He himself is saying this and now also he will get votes. Why you don’t take lessons? This is because we do not have sense and insight. The Quran is saying take lessons from what has happened and derive what is going to happen. Everyone is involved in the crime. As per the laws in Pakistan the Prime Minister and his deputies are caught and it does not go below that level. But in the court of Allah this will creep down and the criminal who has been elected, those who elected him are all criminals in the court of Allah. In the Pakistan court the crime does not comes up to voters, but in Allah’s court the people will be questioned. Are those voters shameful who have elected criminals? It is not that only those who get elected are criminals. The entire political system of Pakistan is criminal. The courts have only targeted one party as criminal but those who are outside are also big criminals. All these criminals are again preparing.

All this is because of distancing from Quran. We do not have any religious policies and guidance in our systems, there is no servitude (Bandagi). The politics without Taqwa is like this only. The list of candidates have been announced and I am challenging to show me one person who is clean and pure. The way in religious narrations we have to see whether narrator is just or not and there are standards of justice for every sect. Take from every sect the criteria’s of justice and assess; not a single person would meet the criteria of Justice. I asked one party member about their Chief, whether you will pray behind him? He said no I cannot. You are not ready to recite two units of prayers behind him because he is not just. You are not ready to sacrifice your two units of prayers behind him but considering him as your leader, and misguiding the people. This is hypocrisy. One who is not qualified to even lead two units of prayers, you are considering him as the leader of the people? The distance from religion, Islam, Quran and we have become Muslims but in the practical field when there is no Taqwa, and the politics is without Taqwa then everything lacks Taqwa. What is our difficulty, obstacle? You are ready for people without Taqwa but why you are not willing to bring a system of Taqwa? This is because we do not have desire, orientation towards it. Though your Imams have given you the teachings (in Dua e Iftitah), that we have ardent desire towards Daulat-e-Kareema; an honored, dignified state in which there is dignity, prestige for Islam and believers. But we have orientation, desires towards such government of criminals. As I said that our culture is taking into some other direction whereas the direction of religion is somewhere else. These elections is a Fitnah and an examination of sedition for believers. How many will jump into this, support which criminals and who supports which criminal. In all this at least look at your religion and see what the Quran is demanding. The Quran is not saying to be disconnected, unconcerned from your nation, state, Muslims, people but instead it is asking to establish a system based on Taqwa. The system, government, politics should be all on the basis of Taqwa. If there are no Muttaqee, then develop Taqwa. When criminals can get born, then do the nurturing of Taqwa in people and develop such persons who possess Taqwa. That person with Taqwa should come; then this nation of Pakistan which is unique and privileged in the world should regain its position.

O Allah! protect this nation from the evils of all ineligible, criminal, looter, usurper, evil character, treacherous. O Allah! Grant this nation and their youths; sense and awakening. O Allah! Grant us the Taufeeq to establish a government of Taqwa. O Allah protect all the Muslims from tyrants. O Allah protect and support Hezbollah and their leader of resistance. O Allah grant success to our Supreme Leader and a long life. Protect the Islamic Revolution from the evils of internal and external enemies. Grant protection to the followers of Ameerul Momineen (a.s) wherever they are and hasten the reappearance of our Last Imam (a.t.f.s)

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