Jamal kept quiet. When Mian sahb and Moulana sahb left, Jamal asked Moulana Hasrat Mohani: “Moulana, why are you against Objectives Resolution?”
“Have you read it?”, Moulana asked.
“Yes, I have”.
“And have you understood it?”
“Yes, I have understood it a little. Allah’s sovereignty over Pakistan has been accepted in it and it cannot be objected to”.
“Of course. But it is a slogan used by Kharijites. Kharijites were tribal people and they wanted to develop a self-made state administrative system. Their tribal leaders used to exploit the idea of God’s sovereignty in order to keep their sovereignties intact. Now in the current scenario, if you use this ideology as the guiding principle of the state administrative system, then it’s dishonesty. This idea is free of the concepts of time and space. It cannot be made the basis of the constitution of a state. Constitutions are made for a particular region and for a particular time period; they are always open to amendments and improvements, and they should always be such”.
“Objectives Resolution means Sovereignty is for Allah only. Do you know what Hazrat Ali had said in response to this idea? He had said, it is a truth that is being used for the protection of a wrong. Had Jinnah been alive, things would not have come down to this. Liaquat Ali Khan wants to rule Pakistan with the help of mullahs and feudal lords. If he accepts the right of the people of Pakistan to rule, then he wouldn’t be able to protect the exploiting classes. And mullahs will provide him with the religious cover for this prupose”.
Jamal said to him mischievously: "Moulana, you're a mullah too".
“I am a Muslim, not a mullah. And Alhamdolillah, I’m a communist”, he said.
“Don’t you think your Muslimism and communism are conflicting”, Jamal asked.
“Where’s the conflict?”, Moulana replied.
It's an excerpt from Ahmad Bashir's book 'Dil Bhatke Ga' and has been translated into English for Fasaadi.com