Men like Jinnah who have achieved something significant and extraordinary in their lives and have a legacy which impacts on the lives of millions deserve to be celebrated in a way paved more than with a cake, and candles. He had been entitled as Quaid-i-Azam meaning,” The Great Leader” even before the inception of Pakistan.
Veracity to the Core
Quaid-e-Azam was truthful to the core to his people, and his principles. Being a leader, it is one of the most difficult thing to do. Generally, politics is defined as an art of making most out of present circumstances but in case of Quaid, he held the principles at the top. He was named as an Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity. He brought congress and Muslim league together for a common struggle against Raj. But latter when he became an icon of hope for Muslims as the Ayesha Jalal put it as, “The Sole Spokesman” for Muslims he led them with even greater zeal and tenacity, and firmness of purpose.
Muslims of the subcontinent were shattered like a crowd without any purposeful direction and a powerful voice. There were other towering figures like Abul Kalam Azad, but Muslims were not sure about protection of their interests by their leaders in those critical times. They need a leader who can transform crowd into a nation and a have modern outlook, and have an insightful comprehension of present times to lead them towards a desired dream. Jinnah was the only man on the scene who can play that role.
Humans are recognized, praised, admired, and remembered by what they left behind after their time on the earth is over. That’s their legacy. King’s hallmark is the great kingdoms, businessman have had the great wealth, artists made their mark through a masterpiece of art, and leader are commemorated for their fights and dreams and rights for their people against the tyrannical systems, for the future generations. The vision and achievement of Quaid is Pakistan. Is it the Pakistan that the founding father fight for? That is the question for the nation to ponder upon and reflect.
Tribute to Jinnah
Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali in animated conversation with a group of students on the lawns of the University of Punjab, Lahore, on January 7, 1946. The photograph is taken by the prominent photographer of the Pakistan Movement, Faustin Elmer Chaudhry. — Courtesy Lahore Museum Archives. His staunchest enemies were aware and accepted the magnification of his unflinching character. An American scholar, Stanley Wolpert in his book Jinnah of Pakistan pay tribute to Jinnah as,
“Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the amp of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-sate. Mohammad Ali did all three. Hailed as “Great Leader” (Quaid-i-Azam) of Pakistan and its first governor-general, Quaid virtually conjured that country into statehood by the force of his indomitable will.
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About The Author – Junaid Ahmed
I am an undergrad student of MassCom at (NUST-S3H). I love to read books and watch movies. I have written a few plays and scripts for short films. Mostly, I am self-motivated. I like to take inspiration from reading autobiographies.