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Finding Fame in Shame
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan told a US news channel on Monday that Pakistan’s main spy agency provided the USA with a lead that helped them find and take out Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. (Source: Dawn)
Imran Khan’s visit to the USA brought him a lot of praise from his dreamy supporters. Mainly this praise was in response to his costume selection and his superstar body language. As this nation has been under direct rule of the British for almost 200 years and people may have assumed that they got freedom in 1947, but they still stay enslaved physically and mentally. Mimicking the master from dressing to speaking the language became not just the surviving tactic but turned you into a master as well and soon the captor’s and captive’s interest became the same. We started producing our very own gora saabs and took pride in their internal and external Englishness. Imran Khan needs to understand that changing his clothes and holding prayer beads will not change his mindset.
In an attempt to prove his loyalty, Imran Khan reminded the USA of the initial support it got in capturing Osama Bin laden but also expressed how humiliated he felt when the USA carried out the operation keeping Pakistani authorities in dark. How can he show pride in the agencies who sold a Muslim to non- Muslims? Would he also share the details of the capturing of Aafia Siddiquie or was she just a pawn for his election campaign? Does he even know that he himself is a pawn and his presence on the American visit is just a diversion? His visit to the USA actually has no meaning and the actual deals are being set by the army chief, Gen Qamar Javaid Bajwa, and the US military leadership. Trump, who has recently threatened that “Afghanistan can be wiped off the face of the Earth”, wants Pakistan to help it extricate itself and this is why Trump has offered mediation in resolving Kashmir issue. Trump’s threat to Afghanistan is a clear message of what happens if the conditions are not fulfilled. This threat for a fellow Muslim country in presence of another Muslim leader is a shame. Economically Pakistan is already taken over by the IMF and the Government has agreed to increase taxation. Strategically America has its claws on Pakistan through India and Afghanistan. Any sensible leader cannot dare to take pride in such a pitiable state of affairs.
Imran Khan needs to realize that the state of Madinah he claims to idealise worked according to the commands of Allah (swt). It neither begged for the friendship of Kuffar nor took dictation for its economic growth from them. This state expanded and grew because its leader Muhammad (saw) was true to his word and took care of its people as his children. He did not burden his people and sleep blissfully in his lavish house. All the true followers who led this Ummah worried more and enjoyed less, which is the exact opposite of the current leadership that enjoys more and worries less. Pakistan will never be able to get out of the current debt by selling its soul to the IMF and that also by making the devil (USA) its witness. Current hike of dollar has almost doubled the debt and has made living for people more difficult. Pakistan, like the rest of the Muslim Ummah, is in dire need of a leader who is true to his people and considers following in the footsteps of the Holy Prophet his only survival. A leader who is not a slave of his own pride like Imran Khan. That leader working on the method of the Prophethood will be brave enough to stand his ground and refuse to pay the money that has already been paid in blood. This leader, the Caliph, will take the responsibility of an Afghani Muslim as much as a Pakistani and its military leadership will not be busy cementing alliances to the killers of the Muslim Ummah. Instead, it will be strong enough to help the Muslims of the world. Its leadership will not ask the media and the family of Sister Aafia Siddiqui to stay quiet, nor will it brand the mujahideen of areas like Kashmir and Afghanistan as terrorists, but the voice will be loud and fierce and it will make the culprits an example for others.
Rasool Allah (saw) said:
«إِنَّكُمْ سَتَحْرِصُونَ عَلَى الإِمَارَةِ وَإِنَّهَا سَتَكُونُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ حَسْرَةً وَنَدَامَةً فَنِعْمَتِ الْمُرْضِعَةُ وَبِئْسَتِ الْفَاطِمَة»
“You are eager for leadership and it is truly a regret and a sorrow on the Day of Judgement, what a good wet nurse and what an evil weaner.” (Bukhari)
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by