Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah; a man of distinguished traits, striking figure and enigmatic personality, needs no introduction at all. As the world knows him for what he did, no other person could possibly have done. He is the one, who felt the urge to liberate Muslim community, residing in Indian subcontinent. And not just felt the compulsion to do so, rather being a man of action, he fulfilled his promise though. Not bothering the consequences, Quaid-e-Azam took upon the risk which was nevertheless worth its fruitful results.
Having had a vision of, emancipating Muslims from British Indian Empire captivity and demarcating a distinct border line for them, was his utmost desire. Thereby, realizing his dream, through his strong will power and arduous nature, Mr. Jinnah finally gave us a homeland to breathe in freely without any fear. There are many lessons one can learn from the life of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Early Life and Education of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The great leader was born on December 25, 1876 in the city of Sindh, Karachi, at Vazeer Mansion which has now been rebuilt and converted into monument. He was the eldest son of Poonja Jinnah. He was first enrolled in Sindh, Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi and acquired his early education from there. Going well along, he then attended Christian Missionary Society High School in Karachi. By the age of 16, he passed his Matriculation examination from the University of Bombay.
Later, his father decided to send him to England for higher education; master the art of business dealings. But Quaid-e-Azam wished to pursue his education in the field of Law and become a barrister. Thereby he joined Lincoln’s Inn, which was regarded as a great institution in those times. While, before leaving for England, his parents got him married to Emibai, his cousin. But during his stay at London, not only his wife died but to his great sorrow, his beloved mother also left this world.
It’s a great fact that Quaid-e-Azam’s grandfather was a Hindu who later converted to Islam, which eventually proved of utmost importance for rest of the Muslims in the times to come. Also said that Quaid joined Lincoln’s Inn because he saw Prophet’s (P.B.U.H) name at its entrance.
Entering into Practical and Political Life
Our foremost leader had always been a man of principles and firm beliefs and never compromised on his values. Fulfilling his commitments, used to be his utmost priority, which is why the dream of separate homeland came true in the form of Pakistan.
Starting his law practice as the only Muslim Barrister in Bombay,he intelligently observed and adopted a strategy, where he operated within British Indian Empire while also planning out ways to rid Indian Muslims off them. He succeeded, to a great extent, in the urge to do so. Gandhi, however on the other hand abstained from adapting it.
Once Jinnah, having had a very ethical and self-respected approach, was arguing in Court. A British judge interrupted several times bellowing Rubbish, to what he replied:
Your honor, nothing but rubbish has passed your mouth all morning
Impressed by his conduct, judicial member of the Bombay Provincial government, Sir Charles Ollivant offered him employment for Rs. 1500/- per month. But Jinnah refused to accept by saying that he would one day start earning the same amount, in a day. And he proved himself soon after that.
As the founding founder of Pakistan said:
I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right
In 1906, Quaid-e-Azam joined Indian National congress, right at the time when Muslim League was formed. But he did not join it there and then. In 1920, he resigned from congress as he realized that it was going against Indian Muslims.
Main Events that lead to the Creation of Pakistan
In 1928, Nehru report greatly disheartened Mr. Jinnah and the later events lead to the speedy partition of India and Pakistan. Soon, his passion turned into ambition of achieving partition of India through Two-Nation-Theory.
In 1930, at Allahabad address, Allama Iqbal also revealed his great concern-the idea of creation of Pakistan. In 1940, Lahore resolution laid the foundation of freedom of Pakistan.
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on one occasion said:
Any idea of a United India could never have worked and in my judgment, it would have led us to terrific disaster
His firm decisions and strong leadership skills lead to the freedom of Pakistan.
Pakistani politicians are not as concerned as the great Quaid was, who in his struggle to provide us a life of comfort lost his life to bad health. I wish that the Pakistani leadership turns to be as strong as that of Quaid’s.
Considering, say for instance, had Quaid and other great thinkers of that time (God-forbid) not been around, life of the people of Indian subcontinent would have been altogether different. We Pakistanis, always whining about the situation of Pakistan, take freedom earned through hard means, for granted. Do we ever take out the time to appreciate the blessings of a separate country, the magnificence and glory that it holds? Just ask yourselves what have you contributed towards the betterment of society? Have you given something, in return to this beautiful homeland of ours irrespective of what others do? Because, it takes great leaders like Quaid-e-Azam, to be this considerate, to have changed fate of the larger part of community single-handedly.
And I certainly do ask you to ask yourself; have you even least bit contributed towards our dearly beloved Pakistan? If so, then how? If not, then you should.
Quoting our great leader here for raising the morale of our youth, who said:
We have undoubtedly achieved Pakistan, and that too without bloody war, practically peacefully, by moral and intellectual force, and with the power of the pen, which is no less mighty than that of the sword and so our righteous cause has triumphed. Are we now going to besmear and tarnish this greatest achievement for which there is no parallel in the history of the world? Pakistan is now a fait accompli and it can never be undone, besides, it was the only just, honourable, and practical solution of the most complex constitutional problem of this great subcontinent. Let us now plan to build and reconstruct and regenerate our great nation.
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