Two Nation Theory

Two Nation theory is the social or political Programme of any movement that becomes a collective objective of any nation is called Ideology. Ideology means such an aim according to which human beings planned about their future.


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.”,them%2C%20nor%20shall%20they%20grieve.

Islam and Two Nation Theory

Islam has a 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. 


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 Katanga Noor accepted Islam because Hindus and Muslims of India belonged to the same race. They were living in 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 fervour 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 the first Hindu  accepted Islam in India”

This two-nation theory was originated with the arrival of the Muslims in the sub continent. He said:

“India is neither a country nor its inhabitants are a nation. This is a sub-continent where many nations live; among these the Hindu and the Muslim are two important nations”. 

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