The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ came to Yathrib (later renamed Al Madinah) following the migration of his followers in what is known as Hijrah in 622 AD. The Prophet's ﷺ Madinah was the first Islamic state and government in the world. He drafted a constitution so perfect spiritually, socially and politically that it freed the people of tyranny and oppression and taught Muslim, Jew and Christian to live side by side as one ummah (community).
By applying the gradual unfolding of divine commandments, The Prophetﷺ moulded the hitherto ignorant Arabs into an ummah. Expounding the eternal miracle of the Holy Qur'an and setting his own divinely inspired personality as a practical example, he firmly erected the pillars of justice and virtue where people of all religions and creeds lived in harmony.
Over the centuries that followed, many Islamic empires rose to magnificent heights by adhering to the covenants of the Qur'an and by following the example of The Prophet ﷺ. Eventually, they all fell into decline and eventually perished. Historians tell us that all civilisations and empires eventually suffer a decline and fall, that it is a natural progression as eventually decay sets in and that nothing lasts forever and so forth. It's as if the law of gravity of 'what goes up must come down' applies to rulers and dynasties.
Islam however, is not an empire - nor a set of rituals for worship - it is a way life explained to mankind via the Holy Qur'an. Perhaps these Islamic empires were never run along the lines of The Prophet's ﷺ Madinah? Perhaps they tried at first and eventually failed? One thing is certain, that if a state is run with the pristine purity of the Qur'an as its guide, it would surely be protected by Allah the Almighty.
By the turn of the 20th century, a desire to create such a state in the Indian sub-continent was put forward by a Cambridge educated Lahore barrister named Muhammad Iqbal. Iqbal was a visionary beyond his time. A barrister, writer, poet, philosopher, politician and above all, an Islamic visionary unlike any other in the twentieth century. In his book 'The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam' (1934 Oxford Press) he called for a re-examination of the intellectual foundations of Islamic philosophy. The book is a thought-provoking major work of Islamic thought.
Sir Dr Allama Muhammed Iqbal's mission was to awaken the people of India from its slumber and free them from the shackles of imperial slavery. He urged them to rise to the challenge and once again take charge of their destiny.
He did not limit himself to India... his message was to the entire ummah. Among others, he reminded the Turks of their former glory of the Ottoman Empire and with his poetry, he encouraged them to rise again. In 2019 President Erdogan acknowledged Iqbal's role in inspiring his nation to independence and thanked Pakistan for Iqbal.
Sabaq phir padh sadaqat ka, adalat ka, shujahat ka,
Lia jai ga tuj se kaam duniya ki amamat ka.
Read again the lesson of truth, of justice, of valour.
Then will the world be entrusted to you.
Sir Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal
Translation: Sohail bin Younus
Allama Iqbal had lit the torch to create Pakistan. He did not live to see its creation, but he passed on the burning passion to a Bombay barrister named Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who was at the time a member of the All India Congress Party.
From then until independence, armed with a feverish determination, Jinnah fought against insurmountable odds to create a Muslim homeland along the lines of The Prophet's ﷺ Madinah. The Qaid -e- Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah saw to the creation of Pakistan on August 14th 1947. It was the first country specifically created for a Muslim ummah.
Today Pakistan is an on-going struggle to create a utopian society for all its citizens regardless of their religion, gender, class, caste or creed.
"You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed - that has nothing to do with the business of the state".
Qaid -e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876 - 1948)
“The movement of Pakistan which the Quaid –e –Azam launched was ethical in inspiration and ideological in content. The story of this movement is a story of the ideals of equality, fraternity and social and economic justice struggling against the forces of domination, exploitation, intolerance and tyranny".
Mader -e- Millat (Mother of the Nation)
Fatima Jinnah (1893 - 1967)
Hi, and peace be upon you,
I was born in Scotland and raised in England, where I've spent my entire life; yet I have followed developments in Pakistan with keen interest over the years. I am 'Chibistan'. I have been, long before, the state ever came into being. I live and breathe it! I belong to a family that is considered amongst the chiefs of its Rajput tribe. For over 600 years we have ruled princely states, towns and villages prior to independence in 1947. I am not trying to resurrect a glorious past so that we can once again trample on the poor by benefitting from their illiteracy and bebasi (helplessness). We are all equal and it is not the fault of the poor that they are poor.
The Principality of Chibistan is a small region in northern Pakistan that aims to mirror the laws, justice and harmony of Madinah as it was at the time of The Prophet ﷺ. A City free of corruption, licentious greed, tyranny, exploitation, grave crimes and downright petty-minded selfishness that seems to have engulfed the mindset of so many.
Instead, our endeavour is for Chibistan to be a safe-haven for decent law-abiding citizens, where religion, race, colour, creed or gender have no part in determining their future. Where bribery and fraud are things of the past. Where healthcare, education, justice, and yes even water and electricity, are provided free of charge as their basic human rights. Where food items are a fair price that all can afford. Where the state takes care of housing for the needy. Where there is no sectarianism and only one clear crisp heart-warming fajr adhan replacing a cacophony of competitive sounds.
Pure freedom and fearless living.
We are also active in the building of eco friendy housing, sustainable green energy, GM and chemical free foods, environmental conservation and providing fresh clean water for all. We lobby against the greed of multinational conglomerates that place profit before peoples' health. The water bottle industry is one such example. We have proof that Pakistan's number 1 brand is profiteering from convincing people that tap water is bad for them; when in essence, their water is no better, and at times worse! See the video:
We will know when we have achieved the ideals of an Islamic society by the following benchmark:
'When women are free to walk the streets without fear of being harassed or being victims of street-crime. Where a group of girls can enjoy a late-night coffee at a café ... and then walk home in complete safety. Where people place the needs of their fellow inhabitants over their own.'
The very first words you read on this page were 'A vision for a utopian society'. By its very definition, it implies an impossibility. After reading our objectives they will seem somewhat 'utopianesque', and you may even mock our dreamy infantile fervour, perhaps. However, with the pristine purity of the Qur'an as our guide, we shall go forth with this jihad. By doing so, we are contributing in a small way, towards the Qaid's vision for the entire country.; and indeed the Almighty's wishes for all mankind.
The websites and sub-domain sites of all the Principality's directorates, departments, agencies, trusts , projects and not-for-profit businesses have been merged into this portal. Some organisations and charitable projects and initiatives have their own websites which are also accessible from this platform.
Office of The Raja of Chibistan
Office of The Rani of Chibistan
CHD Primary Healthcare Centres operates nationally (separate website)
Chibistan Directorates act similar to ministries
Chibistan Health Directorate (CHD) (separate website)
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