Quaid-e-Azam has been described by Professor Stanley Wolpert in his book Jinnah of Pakistan as follows: “Few people significantly change the course of history. Very few people still edit the world map. Hardly anyone is credited with creating a nation-state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah did all three.” Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) was a staunch supporter of a separate state for the Muslims of the subcontinent based on Islamic values and teachings.
The able leadership and struggle of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, which culminated in the establishment of Pakistan as an independent Islamic republic on 14 August 1947. This further gave birth to the Islamic renaissance and Islamic idealism among the Muslims of the subcontinent. Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s early involvement with political issues left him little time to devote himself to writing. However, his speeches and sayings have been compiled by his staff and fans in several volumes. Most of his speeches and speeches are about the need for an Islamic republic for the 100 million Muslims in British India.
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s passion for Islam had a lasting effect on the minds and souls of the 100 million Muslims fighting for a separate Muslim state and turned his intellectual activities towards dealing with traditional Islamic ideologies by modern standards and requirements. For Muhammad Ali Jinnah, religion means a duty not only to God but also to mankind. In the Qur’an, man is called the caliph of God, and if man’s explanation is of any importance, then it obliges us to follow the Qur’an, to treat others as God does. Treats mankind as a human being. He must love and tolerate.
In a televised address to the people of Australia in February 1948, Quaid described the Islamic characteristics of Pakistani society in these words: “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 Muslims rather, but we also have our own history, customs, and 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 not yet been drafted by the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan. I do not know what the final form of this constitution will be, but I am sure it will be of a democratic style, embodying the basic tenets of Islam.”
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (RA) was indeed a true supporter of an Islamic Republic. Let us study the message of Quaid and work for the development and unity of Pakistan. Let us remember his all advices and act upon them. Let us not forget the vision of our Quaid. Happy Birthday Quaid-e-Azam; you are proud of Pakistan.