On this day in 1948, Pakistan lost its founding father, Mohammad Ali Jinnah. His efforts to gain independence for the Muslims of the sub-continent earned him the title of Quaid-e-Azam.
His charismatic personality kept the Muslims of the sub-continent spell-bound whenever he spoke. His call to action united the Muslims to struggle for a separate Muslim state because he was well aware of the Hindutva tactics to treat Muslims as third-grade people.
He dedicated his life to ensuring that the Muslims had their own state where people of other religions could also lead their lives in harmony. It was he who realized Allama Iqbal’s idea of Pakistan.
Famous historian, Stanley Wolpert was all praise for Quaid-e-Azam in his book, Jinnah of Pakistan:
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.
Jinnah served as the first Governor-General of Pakistan after independence until his death on 11th September 1948.
On his death anniversary, a number of ceremonies are held every year to pay tribute to the Founder of Pakistan. The social media users are tweeting about different aspects of his personality. They are sharing his quotes which are still relevant in every walk of life.
You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the state.
The hashtags #QuaideAzam and #Jinnah are the top trends on Twitter today.
— Rai Awais (@RaiAwaisgcuf) September 11, 2019
A real life super hero …. The epitome of eloquence , elegance , style and intelligence. Truly one of a kind.
Long life Pakistan
We are forever indebted to our Quaid
Let's take a minute to recite Fateha for our saviour .#QuaideAzam @Dawn_News pic.twitter.com/qKBrifsFmx
— Maiza Hameed Gujjar #stayhome (@MaizaHameed) September 11, 2019
Today is the death annivarsery of Quaid E Azam ,Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
— 🇵🇰Pakistan Zindabad🇵🇰 (@GumnamSipahiii) September 11, 2019
— Syed Ali Haider (@SyedAliHaider13) September 11, 2019
"Our duty to the State comes first; our duty to our province to our district, to our town and to our village and ourselves comes next."#QuaideAzam's speech at Islamia College, Peshawar, 12 April, 1948. pic.twitter.com/P5YcP13yTV
— #PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰 (@BeingNafeel) September 11, 2019
"You are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan…"#Jinnah's #Presidential Address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan 11 August, 1947.#Jinnah #FounderOfPakistan pic.twitter.com/DyEm9eDy6N
— Haya Fatima Sehgal (@HayaSehgal9) September 11, 2019
— A R Margaish (@AbdulMargish) September 11, 2019
"There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women."
–Quaid e Azam
(11 sep) We lost a Man with liberal thinking. 💔 #QuaideAzam
— Maham Jameel (@maham_jayyy) September 11, 2019
Lets pay tribute to the father of nation & remember his struggles who hid his disease just for the betterment of nation/Pakistanis. He taught us that nothing's more valuable than this land which is made on لاالہ الا اللہ . Let's not fear to sacrifice anything. #QuaideAzam pic.twitter.com/bKMCap8ieT
— Usman Raza Jolaha (@iamusmanjolaha) September 10, 2019
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