Let’s take a moment and think about the evolutionary event that took place in 1947. Someone was able to get up, raise a voice and put together a whole new country all on the name of Islam. This ‘someone’ was no other than our beloved, Quaid e Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Born on 25th December 1876, Jinnah was no less than a blessing in disguise. Allah chooses a very few people in this world who are able to raise their voices and even fewer people whose voices are heard to make a movement, and surely our Quaid was one of those.
Today, the name Muhammad Ali Jinnah is remembered by all of Pakistan in complete gratitude. Muslims under the British had begun sacrificing their culture and rights under the British rule and it was genius how Quaid could foresee problems raising for everyone who claimed to be a Muslim in the subcontinent. If it was not for his leadership and constant efforts for the freedom of Muslims, we would have been in an un-imaginable position today.
His role did not end at the independence of Pakistan, instead he worked day and night, many were even unaware of his deteriorating health. He built the nation, it’s government, economy as well as established its national security.
Stanley Wolpert in his book ‘Jinnah of Pakistan’ describes, “Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three.”