December 25, 2021 is the 145th birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (RA), the founder of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
In this article, we will learn in detail about the outstanding achievements, world opinion and message of Quaid-e-Azam.
Quaid-e-Azam has been described by Professor Stanley Wolpert in his book Jinnah of Pakistan as follows: “Few people are significantly changing the course of history. Very few people still edit the world map. Almost no one is credited with creating a nation state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah did all three. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) was a strong supporter and supporter of a separate state for Muslims in the
subcontinent based on Islamic values and teachings.
The skillful leadership and struggle of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, which resulted in the establishment of Pakistan as an independent Islamic republic on August 14, 1947, spawned the Islamic renaissance and Islamic idealism among Muslims from the subcontinent. Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s early involvement in political matters left him little time to devote himself to writing. But his speeches and lyrics have been compiled by his staff and fans in multiple volumes. Most of his speeches and speeches focus on the need for an Islamic republic for the 100 million Muslims in British India.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah firmly believed in Islam as a “vibrant religion and way of life”. “The fast of Ramadan and the discipline of prayer will end today with immortal humility of heart before God,” he said in a speech broadcast on the day of Eid, “but it will not be a week of tender hearts, and those who think they are harming both God and His Messenger, for it is a clear contradiction of all religions that the weak must be strong and this has special significance in the case of Islam. For Islam, as you all know, it means action. This verse of Ramadan was formulated by our Prophet to give us the necessary strength for action.
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s passion for Islam had a lasting effect on the minds and souls of the 100 million Muslims struggling for a separate Muslim state and directed his intellectual activities towards dealing with traditional Islamic ideologies according to modern standards and requirements. For Muhammad Ali Jinnah, religion means a duty not only to God but also to humanity. In the Quran, man is called the Caliph of God, and if man is
the explanation doesn’t matter, so it forces us to follow the Quran, to treat others like God does. Treat humanity like a human being. He must love and tolerate. We adhere to this belief in our daily routine and in steadfast godliness. It is a great ideal and will require effort and sacrifice. There will be not only material conflicts, which you may be able to resolve courageously, but also spiritual conflicts. We will have to face it and if our hearts are weak today, we will not have the courage to do so. We never will.
In November 1945, at the inaugural meeting of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam in Calcutta, Maulana Ghulam Murshid, the imam of Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, met Quaid-e-Azam and on his behalf he was assured that the commandments of the Quran ‘an would be the basis. The Law in the Muslim State In a letter written to Pir Sahib from Manki Sharif in November 1945, Quaid-i-Azam said: Will be able to do, not to contradict. With Sharia, Muslims will no longer be bound by non-Islamic laws. At a public meeting with Maulana Shabbir Ahmad Usmani in June
1947, the Quaid firmly assured that the Islamic Constitution would be applied in Pakistan. Addressing a reform project in Sibi Darbar on February 4, 1948, Quaid-iAzam said: “In proposing this project, I had in mind a fundamental principle, the principle of Muslim democracy. I believe that our salvation lies in respecting the golden rule that our great prophet of Islam established for us. Let us base our democracy on truly Islamic ideas and principles. In a televised address to the Australian people in February 1948, Quaid described the Islamic characteristics of Pakistani society in these terms:
“The vast majority of us are Muslims. We follow the teachings of the Prophet of Islam (pbuh). We are members of an Islamic brotherhood in which all are equal in rights, dignity and self-respect. Not only are most of us quite Muslim, but we also have our own history, customs, ways of thinking, attitudes and instincts that convey a sense of nationalism. In a radio broadcast to the people of the United States in February 1948, the Constitution of Pakistan has yet to be drafted by the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan. I don’t know what the final form of this constitution will be, but I am sure it will be democratic in style, embodying the basic tenets of Islam.
They are as applicable in real life today as they were 1,300 years ago. Islam and its idealism taught us democracy. He taught us human equality, justice and democracy. He taught equality, justice and fair play to everyone. We inherit these glorious traditions and live up to our responsibilities and obligations as drafters of the future constitution of Pakistan. Whenever Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had the opportunity to speak about Islam, he advocated a rational style. He said, “As we seek the truth and cultivate our beliefs, we must be guided by the rational interpretation of the Quran, and if our commitment to the truth is immediate, we will achieve our goals on our own scale. But, however, by putting this truth into practice, we will be as satisfied as possible without violating the rights of others, and at the same time, we will not always give up our efforts to do more.
In another context, Quaid-i-Azam said, “The test of greatness is not the culture of stone pillars and splendor, but the culture of humanity, the culture of equality. Only a man who has died of all the great virtues of humility and civility can call an exploitation religion a legacy. Muhammad Ali Jinnah spoke in condemnation of reactionary elements which give rise to negative tendencies. Addressing Tehreek-e-Pakistan’s role in eradication
fundamentalism, Quaid-e-Azam said: We have not to some extent eliminated the undue influence and fear of a particular class who pass for Islamic fundamentalists. The great leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah supported the cause of women, advocating for the equal participation of women in social and national life according to Islamic teachings.
“In the great task of building the nation and maintaining its unity, women must play the most precious role. They are the basic architects of the role of young people who are the backbone of the state. I know that Pakistani Muslim women strongly support their husbands in the long struggle to reach Pakistan. The last British viceroy, Lord
Mountbatten, rightly admitted that he had tried every trick, but he couldn’t shake Jinnah’s determination for Pakistan. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (RA) was indeed a true supporter of an Islamic Republic. Let us study Quaid’s message and work for the development and unity of Pakistan.