Need for a ‘true’ Islamic political party
There are many political parties in Pakistan who call themselves Islamic. All of them are although working under different brands dominated by sects sub sects, divisions etc but all have one thing in common — and that is that? unfortunately none of them live up to the grand and magnanimous name of the Islam which our Holy Prophet (pbuh) had preached and practiced.
When it comes to worldly matters like trying to get into power or gaining benefits of kinds, we find them no different from the other political parties who do not use the name of Islam for their politics. This is most unfortunate. The name of Islam is being used but the basic? principals of Islam are not being followed by these parties. The most they show themselves to be Islamic is by wearing beards or a particular attire or offering collective prayers in public.
To uphold the true image of Islam, I suggest there should evolve a ‘true’ Islamic political party which should prove itself a genuine one by practicing the golden principals of Islam in their personal lives and in their politics. Some of these principals are;? to be truthful, reliable, honest, kind, compassionate, tolerant, and beneficent to mankind and the world. These attributes are not anything unusual or undoable. These are just those which were preached and practiced by the Holy Prophet (pbuh).
The present so called Islamic parties do not come close to meeting any of the attributes mentioned above, therefore do not deserve to call themselves Islamic. Any party meeting the above standards would be truly deservant of being called an Islamic Party.? .. Faridul Haq, Chitral, 04 Nov 2019.