Men like Mr. Jinnah who have achieved something significant and extraordinary in their lives and have a legacy that impacts the lives of millions of people, deserve to be celebrated in a way paved more than with a cake, and some 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 and his principles were ironclad. Being a leader is one of the most difficult things to do. Generally, politics is defined as an art of making the most out of present circumstances but in the case of Quaid, he held his principles as first priority. He was named an Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity. He brought congress and the Muslim league together for a common struggle against British Rule. But later, when he became an icon of hope for Muslims, as Ayesha Jalal put it, “The Sole Spokesman” for Muslims, he led them with even greater zeal and tenacity, and firmness of purpose.
Humans are recognized, praised, admired, and remembered for what they leave behind after their time on this Earth is over. That’s their legacy. A king’s hallmark is in the great kingdoms he had built, a businessman’s legacy is a great accumulation of wealth, an artist makes their mark through a masterpiece of art, and a leader is commemorated for his ambitiousness, goals achieved, and his fight for the rights for his people against the tyrannical systems, for the future generations. The vision and achievement of Quaid are Pakistan.
Tribute to Mr. 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. His staunchest enemies were aware and accepted the magnification of his unflinching character. An American scholar, Stanley Wolpert in his book Jinnah of Pakistan pays 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-state. Mohammad Ali did all three. Hailed as the “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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