has their resonance in the present day Pakistani socio political and cultural

Has their resonance in the present day pakistani

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has their resonance in the present-day Pakistani socio-political and cultural setting. With the advent of Muslims, cultural formulations epitomized in the mystic episteme of the Sufi saints attracted majority of the people to the fold of Islam in the areas presently constituting Pakistan. Sufi traditions, basically oriented in the Islamic context, are at the heart of the Muslim cultural denominations who are also formed and influenced by the Hindu, Buddhist traditions thus giving Pakistani culture a pluralistic character. The British established their rule in the 18 th century. Thus colonialism ushered into the whole of the Indo-Pak subcontinent. Colonial dispensation impacted profoundly, the political and economic structures as well as cultural patterns. Education and legislation had been the main instruments of cultural change. That peculiarity of Muslim culture became the fundamental reason for the creation of Pakistan. It is represented through its Islamic faith, sufi instruction, historical, and socio-political traditions, etc. which called for the establishment of a modern Muslim state of Pakistan so that these could be developed further by liberating people from the British imperial rule. While explaining Islamic concept in this connection, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal in his address at Allahabad (1930) said: “I therefore demand the formation of a consolidated Muslim State in the best interests of India and Islam. For this, it means security and peace resulting from an internal balance of power; for Islam, an opportunity to rid itself of the stamp that Arabian Imperialism was forced to give it, to mobilize its laws, its education, its culture, and to bring them into closer contact with its own original spirit and with the spirit of modern times. …Indian Muslim is entitled to full and free development on the lines of his own culture and tradition in his own Indian homelands is recognized as the basis of a permanent communal settlement. … Indeed it is no exaggeration to say that India is perhaps the only country in the world where Islam, as a people building force, has worked at its best.”
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National Curriculum for Pakistan Culture 2010 — Introduction 3 Addressing the historic Lahore session of All India Muslim League on 23 March 1940, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah said: “Mussalmans are a nation according to any definition of a nation, and they must have their homelands, their territory and their State. We wish to live in peace and harmony with our neighbours as a free and independent people. We wish our people to develop to the fullest our spiritual, cultural, economic, social and political life in a way that we think best, and in consonance with our own ideals and according to the genius of our people.” A group of scholars and teachers from different institutions, colleges and universities of Pakistan met and deliberated in Islamabad in several meetings under the aegis of the Ministry of Education (Curriculum Wing).
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