Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was one of the greatest personalities of the sub-continent. Quaid-e-Azam was a beacon of light for all of us. Under his dynamic leadership, the dream of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent was materialized.
His vision was very transparent he wanted Muslims to get freedom and live life according to their own will Hindu, Muslims culture differed a lot. Muslims had their own norms and values but because the Hindus were authoritarians they did not let Muslims to practice their religion.
Muslims were suppressed and they never came forward to stand upright for their rights, but Quaid-e-Azam infused his thoughts in Muslims of Sub-Continent and provoked them to step forward and asked for their rights. He represented all the Muslims of the sub-continent.
He wanted to establish a peaceful society based on tolerance, harmony, and affection. He made the dream come true and today Muslims are living in an independent nation. Quaid-e-Azam was not only the creator of Pakistan but he was Pakistan embodied.
He was a man of principles and a courageous leader whose leadership is a role model for us. He had a captivating personality. His sister Fatima Jinnah writes “He was an extremely attractive young man, tall of commanding personality a pair of small but penetrating eyes the bespoke of a shrewd intellect, a face with sharp Grecian profile, long limbs, impeccably dressed with the bearing and poise of a born leader of man”
He was endowed with charm and personality.
Jinnah’s temperament was such as that everyone feared him, No one came close to him. He was never outspoken with everyone. Sometimes it was thought that he had no desire to make friends or influence people.
He always kept to promote education, He advocated greater freedom women and encouraged them to social work, along their domestic chores. He was in the favour of those women who without neglecting their responsibilities of children did social service. Fatima Jinnah accompanied him in most of the public meetings and she was seated near him on the dais.
He was a man of words, Alama Iqbal said in one of his majalis that, “GOD had granted him a quality which I had not seen in any Indian Muslims. He is un-corruptible and un-purchasable”.
He was one of the best lawyers of the country. He was extraordinarily brilliant and used to explain his point of view in the court by oratory based on law as well as facts. His way of presentation was unique and he had no parallel even in this respect. His approach towards the legal problems was scientific and straight forward. His forensic abilities have praised by eminent lawyers and judges.
Sir Stafford Crips spoke of him as the most accomplished lawyer “In the court, Jinnah was very polite and courageous but on an aggressive attitude by a judge or an opposite counsel, he would become devastating, His satire was as a penetrating sword the wound was always very deep and ordinarily would never heal”.
Patrik spent the last Chief Justice of undivided India, paid the following tribute to Jinnah; “the tallness of a man, the immaculate manner in which he turned out, the beauty of his features and the extreme courtesy with which he treated all; no one could have, made a favorable impression that he did. There is no man or woman living who imputes anything against his honour or his honesty. He was the most outright person that I know”
In 1927 Carim Chagla said; “Jinnah was a pure artist in the manner and method of presentation. Even the most complex facts become simple and obvious when he his wand over them, He had common sense, that most uncommon of qualities in an uncommon degree. Jinnah was a superb advocate – What impressed me most was the lucidity of his thought and expression – Jinnah was impeccable in his professional etiquette”.
Quaid-e-Azam visited Aligarh on 2 November 1942. There Prof. Halim the pro-vice chancellor addressed Quaid-e-Azam in his welcome speech and said “Sir, I have a relation with you. I am teaching history these days, while you are creating history”.
He was not keeping good health during the last ten years of his life. But he worked persistently. Once Fatima Jinnah stressed that he should take rest and in-return he said; “Have you ever heard of a great taking a holiday when his army is fighting for its very survival on a battlefield?”
Fatima Jinnah played a vital role in Quaid’s life On 9th August 1947 on the occasion of a dinner given in his honor by Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah at Karachi club, Quaid paid a well-deserved tribute to his sister. He said; “ Miss Fatima Jinnah is a constant source of help and encouragement to me. In the days when I was expecting to be taken as a prisoner by the British government, It was my sister who encouraged me and said hopeful things when the revolution was startling me in the face. Her constant care is about my health”.
He died on 11th Sep 1948, the day after Maulana Shabir Ahmad Usmani paid tribute to Quaid-e-Azam and said; “After the death of emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir the sub-continent has not produced such a great Muslim whose untottering faith and firms will had transferred the desperation of hundred million Muslims into great success “.
May his soul rest in peace.