TWO NATION THEORY
In the historical perspective of the sub-continent Two Nation Theory means that despite living together in the same country, the Hindus and the Muslims are two separate nations. Though the Muslims and the Hindus both have been living together for centuries, yet they could not merge with each other.
BEGINNING OF TWO NATION THEORY
The history of two nation theory is as old as the history of man. According to the holy Quran, the concept of one nation was produced before Adam. Quran says: “We Said: Go down, all of you from here; but verily there cometh unto you from Me a guidance; and who so follow My guidance, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. But they who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, such are rightful owners of the fire. They will be therein.”
Islam and Two Nation Theory:
Islam has different character and temperament. The concept of Two Nations was given by Islam 14 hundred years ago. According to Islam there are only two nations in the world; Believers and Non believers.
EVOLUTION OF TWO NATION THEORY IN INDIA:
In the subcontinent Two Nation Theory is as old as the history of the Muslims. Two nations theory had been formed in India when Raja Samri of Kadanga Noor accepted Islam, because Hindus and Muslims of India belonged to the same race. They were living in the geographically connected areas. They were the citizens of one country. There was no huge difference between their customs. In spite of all these common things, religious fervor had provided them such a strong base for nationalism which altogether made the Muslims and everything different from Hindus. It is clear from the words of the Quaid-e-Azam:
“Pakistan was created on the very first day when first Hindu accepted Islam in India”
1. Hazrat Mujadid Alf Sani & Two Nation Theory Hazrat Mujaddad Alf Sani explained the Two Nation Theory in 16th and 17th century: