A close friend and confidant, Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan, recently published a heartfelt plea to people of Afghanistan. His call resonates with our mission here in CGR. Our team not only commends but endeavors to bring to action all such courageous voices that have the clarity and vision to see what the people of Afghanistan can achieve, together, unified and with common cause founded on bedrock of natural and immutable principles.
As one who has been involved in the affairs of our beloved Homeland for over 35 years I have been a witness to the almost destruction of our culture, history and independence.
I have painfully seen the Martyrdom of tens of thousands of our fellow countrymen and women, at the hands of the Afghan Communists and the invading Red Army of the Soviet Union.
Our once proud and united nation, is now tearing at the seams. Our educated young are fleeing in great numbers to countries far beyond our borders. The decade long enemies of our nation, the Taliban, supported by neighboring countries, are taking control of major areas of different Provinces.
In short, brothers and sisters, this Great Land, which we call home and one which is our inheritance from our Forefathers, who fought for its Independence and one which was bestowed upon us as a Gift by Allah All Might (SWT), is in grave danger.
My fellow Afghans, we must accept the facts that all AFGHANS, regardless of ethnicity, religion, color or creed are ONE. We must encourage and promote all AFGHANS to support the future of Afghanistan and the prosperity of our people. Before self, before party, before tribe, our common bond empowers us all to forge a peaceful, unified Islamic Nation with a shared objective, within which we all are free to appreciate and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our past.
Allah (SWT) has blessed our country with the resources needed for dramatic growth into a modern and progressive nation.
- Our fertile grounds have long been a source of the food that fed our people. Our rich agricultural history, vividly exemplifies our ability to grow and prosper.
- Our natural resources, can be developed for the good our entire nation and can be the foundation of a modern nation.
- Our cultural tradition scholarship, music and art can inspire our people to create new possibilities.
- Our modern communications gives us the ability to work together, drawing on the wisdom of the ages, to build a new awareness and speak in one voice.
Our most important asset is our dedicated, hard-working people. may they be young and old, rich and poor, women and men, Northerners or Southerners. Together we can mould our Tribal and Ethnic traditions into an invigorated national force, propelling Afghanistan forward into the 21st. Century. We can draw on the scholarships of Kandahar, the Music of Heart, the Wisdom of Balkh and the historical bravery of our people, to build our new Afghan Nation
The flowering of Afghanistan will be a light for the Muslim World. A beacon for all of humanity to see how a dedicated people can transform their lives and their country.
My fellow Afghans, we owe it to our children and their descendants, to make Afghanistan blossom, to lead Afghanistan to a new life, to light the flame of Afghan renewal.
I, therefore, beseech all of my brothers and sisters to see the bright future before us and unite to prosper.
May Allah All Mighty (SWT) be with you all.
Ameen” -Prince Ali Seraj