05:07 Khadija Muzaffar 7 Comments

Have you ever seen such an amazingly cool founder, like ever??? No, you haven't. I know you haven't. Introducing, my main man, Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Founder of Pakistan, the man who created a new country on the face of this earth. How cool is that? Answer: Very very cool!

Today is Mr. Jinnah's 137th Birthday! Whoa. Happy Birthday dearest Quaid! We may not act like it, we may not show it, but we really do love you, and we really are grateful for what you did.

Let's talk about this legendary man for a sec, okay? So he was born on the 25th of December, which is why we're celebrating his birthday today. Mr. Jinnah was a barrister, and he studied from Lincoln's Inn, London. Initially, he was a member of the Indian National Congress, and opposed the two nation theory put forward by the All India Muslim League. He was in favor of the India being ruled as one, without any division, and with Muslims and Hindus ruling it together, equally (known as Home Rule).

In March 1928, Motilal and Jawaharlal Nehru put forward a memorandum by the name of The Nehru Report. This report barely covered any Muslim rights, and the Muslims of India took umbrage at this report. Jinnah thereby left India for six months, which he spent at London. 

Subsequently, in 1929 when he returned, the Muslims put forward their own memorandum in the form of Jinnah's Fourteen Points, which safeguarded all the rights of the Indian Muslims. This was called 'a parting of ways' by Jinnah, since now, he bid farewell to the National Congress, and joined the Muslim League. 

Constant struggle and effort in the following years led not only to the birth of a nation, but to the deterioration of Jinnah's health. He was diagnosed with Tuberculosis, regardless of which he continued to put in all the effort his terminally ill self could manage. On the 14th of August, a new nation was born, all thanks to the leadership qualities of this one man. Unfortunately, just a year after this event, on the 11th of September, the Angel of Death took away the last bit of life from Jinnah, and stole from us our biggest asset. 

Today, 66 years later, we are still standing, but just barely. We have taken for granted the efforts of not only our Quaid, but millions of other people who gave up everything they had, material and immaterial, just so their future generations; OUR generation, could live a happy, carefree, independent life. We need to realize this fact, and realize that we are putting in zero  effort for the betterment of our country, every one of us, including myself. 
But this article is just to appreciate the greatness of a man who single-handedly led us to freedom. Despite being Governor General (aka President) of Pakistan, he set for himself a pay of a measly one rupee. I salute his greatness, and ask you to salute it too. I only hope we can one day make him proud, and be a matter of pride for our country. Happy Birthday dearest Quaid, may your soul rest in peace (and heaven).

In case you want to read a little more about him, here's an article I was reading about him today. Hope this clears a lot of the misconceptions people have about him. 

And in case you haven't already read this, here's my Apology To Quaid, from this June.

So dear readers, make your country and your leader and your people proud. My prayers are with you guys.
Lots of love


  1. Very well written..Not the typical dry articles full of info...Love the way of your writing..Keep writing, best of luck. (Y)

    1. Thank you so much :D
      Keep reading :')

    2. Very good khadija, keep up the good work. Sophiya Qadeer. :)

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    1. Looking forward to reading more of your stuff. :)

    2. Thank you so much sophhh <3
      And I definitely will check out your blog!
      Love you! xxx

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