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Saturday, November 22, 2003
27, Ramadan-ul-Mubarak. The day when Quran’s revelation started.
27, Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1366 A.H. The day when Pakistan was born.
I don’t know what patriotism is. Nor do I know what it takes to be a patriot. For me, patriotism is one of the most confusing topics that exist. And I am not here to talk about patriotism.
I am here to talk about Pakistan. Rather I would like to talk with Pakistan.
So, my dear Pakistan. I hope you won’t mind listening to a random citizen of yours. Or would you? But anyway, now that I have started talking, I guess you can listen to me. Feel free to stop me if this conversation becomes boring.
Tell me, Pakistan, how does it feel having 27 Ramadan as your birthday. I mean, it’s not just any other day. The fact that you came into being in the name of Islam, and then on 27 Ramadan, must have made you feel very proud. Well, yeah, I know that your citizens didn’t do justice with you. Including me. And for that we feel sorry. We really do.
Why are you laughing?
Anyway, do you know that you are now 58 years old. Quite a long time, which makes you quite experienced. I am always in search of experienced people. Yeah, I know that you don’t fall into category of “people”, but hey, I am talking to you right now. So, I was saying that I like meeting experienced people. There’s so much to learn from them. And you, being a state, have so much to tell. So many stories, so many tales, so many morals. I have already learnt a lot from your past and, hopefully, I’ll keep on learning.
Nah, what am I talking about? It’s your birthday, so let’s celebrate it. Do you want to throw a party? Where’s the cake? And the candles? No, wait, that would be 58 candles. So may be we should leave the candles. How about inviting some friends? By the way, I hope you’re fasting. So may be we can invite everyone at sehri?
In all the mosques tonight, people will be praying for themselves. Some will be praying for you. Some will be praying for themselves and for you. The night you were born in is so special. So let’s pray. Let’s pray that everybody has his/her prayers answered. Let’s pray that everybody gets what he/she wants. Let’s pray that you might prosper. And let’s pray that may each of us make good use of the holy days and holy nights left in this holy month.
Happy Birthday, Pakistan!