Allah the Exalted has said in Surat ar-Rum (30:41-42):
Corruption has appeared in both land and sea
because of what people’s own hands have brought about
so that they may taste something of what they have done
so that hopefully they will turn back.
Say: ‘Travel about the earth and see the final fate of those before.
Most of them were mushrikun.’
This message I have to send openly to the highest-ranking officers of the Pakistani High Command. We would have sent the message privately to you but for our knowledge that you do not have effective command in Pakistan, and the proof of this is that you know, were we to send a private communication, that the foreign control mechanisms already in the country would make sure it never reached you. So it is that with great reluctance I must send this message to you not only in another form, but with a revised content as befits this public forum.
Oh Muslim men! You have received the Deen al-Haqq directly from the hands of your loving fathers, and its wisdom and compassion has been transmitted to you with heart and intellect by your blessed mothers. You know it is the truth. You know that the Unseen Realities dominate the powers of the visible world. You know this in the profoundest centre of your being as Muslims. Why, even the greatest kafir military commander, Napoleon, declared: ‘I know that I am in the hands of Destiny. It has brought me glory. But I know that when I have fulfilled its purpose, it will cast me aside like a soiled rag!’
Our own links with Pakistan began during the time of Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and we were present in London at some of the agonised discussions at the time of the Bangladeshi break-away. We are also well aware of your wise concern to draw the land of Pakistan closer to Afghanistan in strategic alliance after the Russian withdrawal. Together we are aware how a foreign power’s imperialist ambition, not this time driven by a National State but by the great Military-Industrial Complex which both buys and commands national governments from Washington to Islamabad, has driven it to stage a coup d’état in your country.
We share with you the knowledge that the noble Pakistani Army has stood accused in the past of being an antithesis and an enemy to democracy. The truth is that in every crisis that Pakistan has suffered, it has been the noble Pakistani Army High Command which has stepped in to rescue it from the disastrously flawed, the deliberately flawed constitutional document on which the Nation was founded.
No disaster in your past history equals the present disaster into which you have been disastrously flung. By the rules of democracy there has been a coup d’état. By the rules of governance you find yourselves under the orders of a puppet-dictator, one chosen and groomed by an enemy whose final game-plan is to see you as a mere northern and pacified province of a hindu-ruled Sub-continent. You cannot fail to notice the parallel situation in Afghanistan, where with relative ease the former coffee-boy of Halliburton has been set up as President. In all this, surely you cannot fail to recognise the disdain with which this new imperial power has taken over the sacred lands of Pakistan.
Firstly, I order you to confront Allah’s displeasure with you. It is not an accident that has shattered the zone between Pakistan and Kashmir. Allah is the Lord of the Universe. He rules the universe from within it as well as above it. Its geo-physical rules are but one element of His Rububiyyat. This terrible tragedy for our people has also been Allah’s powerful means of interrupting Musharaf’s plan to take the first steps towards the merging of Pakistan into a greater secular (atheist) entity.
Allah is angry. Now the people of Pakistan are a great people, indeed, they are the noblest people on earth today. Any Muslim from California to Kuala Lumpur can confirm to you the joy of taking Salat with Pakistani men, and how everyone prefers to pray with them over any other Jama‘at.
The people are angry. Awakened by their outrage at the insult to the Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, they took to the streets. What you now have to face is that the current unrest goes way beyond that particular issue, which in any event has only one outcome as we have defined in our Hukm.
You cannot fail to see that Pakistan will not and cannot tolerate this kafir upstart with his sinister Qadiyani connections as a ruler over them. The country is on the brink of Civil War.
It is not the function of the Army to police its own people. That is the doctrine of the Kemalists, and thus Musharaf. The Kemalist Doctrine is as follows: ‘The role of the Army is no longer to make war on its frontiers, but to pacify and if necessary oppress its own people in the service of the foreign elite.’ We say to you that the role of the Pakistani Army is to lead its people, protect its people, and inspire its people.
Musharaf must be removed, and a strong, unified, Punjabi-dominated group must form an Interim Government which can then convene a Supreme Council comprising the military, the leaders of commerce and industry, the academics and the ‘ulama. This would open the way to giving the whole populace its voice in the choice of its representatives.
As things stand, Pakistan stands under the judgment made by the great Irish poet W. B. Yeats when he saw the English imperial hold over Ireland begin to collapse.
‘Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.’
Allah the Exalted has said in Surat ar-Rum (30:43-45):
So set your face firmly towards the True Deen,
before a Day comes from Allah
which cannot be turned back.
On that Day they will be split up.
Those who were kafir
will find that their kufr was against themselves.
Those who did right
were making the way easy for themselves;
so that He can repay with His bounty
those who had iman and did right actions.
He certainly does not love the kafirun.
Oh Officers of Pakistan – it is your duty to act!
Allah is with you. He has given His promise in Surat ar-Rum (30:46):
And it is Our duty to help the muminun.