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October 9th, 2011

“Land of the Pure” (Pakistan) and its historical parallels

Submitted by Ikram.


Usman rightly pointed out the problem in Pakistan. It is the disease in mindsets that is the source of its ills. There are close parallels of HMGA in Pakistan and Moses in Egypt, besides Noah, Ad and Thamud. Amongst the former it is the Mujaddid of the last century hijrah and in the latter was a Prophet:

7:13. But when Our eye-opening signs [-messages] were shown to them (- Pharaoh and his people) they said, `This is plain witchcraft (to cause disruption among the people).’

Quran further depicts the response of the arrogant people to the Divine arguments:

27:14. And they strongly rejected them (- the signs) out of spite and arrogance, although their minds were convinced of (the truth in) them. Look, then how (evil) was the end of those who acted corruptly.

Pay close attention to the wording and the reason for the strong rejection above – out of spite and arrogance, although their minds were convinced of (the truth in) them. This is exactly what has and is happening in Pakistan. They will reject the same message when attributed to HMGA whereas accept it without questioning when they hear Ghamdi or others.

According to Quran, ignorance, arrogance and injustice cannot pervade in the land beyond a certain number of generations. Forewarned is forearmed. Read the following in light of 27:14.

7:130. And We, surely, seized Pharaoh’s followers with years of drought and scarcity of fruits [-food] and children [-with any future] so that they might take heed.

7:131. But when something good came their way, they said, `This is ours (as we deserved it),’ and if something adverse befell them they would attribute their ill luck to Moses and his companions. Beware! surely, their deeds are (recorded) with Allâh but most of them do not know (this).

7:132. And they said (to Moses), `Whatsoever sign you may bring to us to cast a spell upon us with it, we will not be believers in you at all.’

7:133. Then We sent upon them widespread death and destruction (caused by storms [-Ad], floods [-Noah], epidemics, earthquakes [-Thamud]) and the locusts, the lice, the frogs [-pestilence, Dengue] and the blood (-wars); signs (all) distinct and well defined, but they continued to behave arrogantly for they were a people who had cut off their ties (with God).

7:134. And whenever a punishment fell upon them they said, `O Moses! pray for us to your Lord invoking the promise He has made to you. If you avert the punishment from us we will certainly believe in you, and we will let the Children of Israel go with you.’

7:135. But no sooner did We avert that punishment from them upto a (scheduled) term which they were to reach (in all events) than they at once broke their promise.

7:136. We then inflicted (the last) punishment on them; We drowned them in the sea for they had cried lies to Our Messages and were heedless of them.

7:137. And We made the people who were deemed weak (and were oppressed) inherit the eastern and western parts of the (promised) land which We had blessed. Thus was fulfilled the most gracious word of your Lord in favour of the Children of Israel, for they had patiently persevered; and We annihilated all that Pharaoh and his people had wrought and what they had erected.

Next time when one hears the mass catastrophes one after another inflicting only Pakistan and shaking it to its core, while sparing its neighbors e.g. India, China, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kirghistan – drought and scarcity of fruits [-food] and children [-with any future] widespread death and destruction (caused by storms [-Ad], floods [-Noah], epidemics, earthquakes [-Thamud]) and the locusts, the lice, the frogs [-pestilence, Dengue] and the blood (-wars); signs (all) distinct and well defined, maybe it is the Divine retribution. The law of retribution in Quran states – We annihilated all that Pharaoh and his people had wrought and what they had erected. Does it mean annihilation of Pakistan as a country or annihilation of its institutions? Lord have mercy on us, unlike:

11:68. …Behold! Thamûd behaved ungratefully to their Lord (denying His favours upon them). So away with (the tribe of) Thamûd!

Note: Afghanistan was not listed above. It is in the grips of its own prophecy.

One Response to ““Land of the Pure” (Pakistan) and its historical parallels”

  1. In context to above topic the following article by our late Amir, Dr. Saeed Ahmad Khan Sahib is pertinent:
     
    A Warner Came to the World:
    Quranic Philosophy of Crises, Calamities, Disasters and Devastations

    by the Late K.B. Dr. Saeed Ahmad Khan, S.K., M.B.B.S.
    The Light (January 24, 1971, pp. 4-7.)


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