Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  • Born: December 25, 1876
  • Died: September 11, 1948
  • Nationality: Pakistani
  • Profession: Politician

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Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a lawyer, politician, and the founder of Pakistan. Jinnah served as the leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan's independence on 14 August 1947, and then as Pakistan's first Governor-General until his death. He is revered in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Azam (Urdu: قائد اعظم‬‎, "Great Leader") and Baba-i-Qaum (بابائے قوم‬, "Father of the Nation"). His birthday is considered a national holiday in Pakistan.

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America needs Pakistan more than Pakistan needs America…. Pakistan is the pivot of the world, the frontier upon which the future of the world revolves Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
As far as Muslim India is concerned, we have forged our own charter and that is Pakistan. We are not going to budge an inch from the position we have taken. Nothing will make us swerve from our goal.
Differences between Hindus and Muslims are so fundamental that there is nothing that matters in life upon which we agree. Religion & God
Fear not. The specter of Hindu domination is a bogey, which is put before you by your enemies to frighten you, to scare you from cooperation and unity which are essential for self-government . Religion & God
I don't care whether you shoot Muslims or not, it has got to be stopped. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
I once more want to impress upon all Muslims that they should fully co-operate with the Government and the officials in protecting their Hindu neighbor. Discrimination & Prejudice
If Pakistan is to play its proper role in the world to which its size, manpower and resources entitle it; it must develop industrial potential side by side with its agriculture and give its economy an industrial bias. By industrializing our State, we shall decrease our dependence on the outside world for necessities of life; we will give more employment to our people and will also increase the resources of the State. Development & Growth ;Energy
If Pakistan is to take its proper place among the progressive nations of the world, it will have to take up a good deal of leeway in the realm of scientific and technical education… Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
If we are to make any real, speedy and substantial progress, we must earnestly tackle this question and bring our educational policy and program on the lines suited to the genius of our people, consonant with our history and culture, and having regard to the modern conditions and vast developments that have taken place all over the world. . Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
If you persuade the Sikhs to join hands with the Muslim League, we will have a glorious Pakistan, the gates of which will be ... in Delhi itself... Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
It is a crime against humanity that our women are confined within the four walls of their homes like prisoners. They should stand side by side with men as their companions in all spheres of life. Minorities & Women
It is a dream that the Hindu and Muslims can ever evolve a common nationality and this misconception of one Indian nation lies gone far beyond the limits and is the cause of most of your troubles and will lead India to destruction if we fail to revise our notions in time. States. Nations & Nationhood
It is against all canons of morality and civilization and the teachings of Islam that we should harm the weak. On the contrary it is the duty of every Mussalman to protect the minorities in spite of whatever provocation there may be. Minorities & Women
It is extremely difficult to appreciate why our Hindu friends fail to understand the real nature of Islam and Hinduism. They are not religious in the strict sense of the word, but are, in fact, different and distinct social orders, and it is a dream that the Hindus and Muslims can ever evolve a common nationality, and this misconception of one Indian nation has troubles and will lead India to destruction if we fail to revise our notions in time. The Hindus and Muslims belong to two different religious philosophies, social customs, literatures. They neither intermarry nor interdine together and, indeed, they belong to two different civilizations which are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions. Their aspect on life and of life are different. It is quite clear that Hindus and Mussalmans derive their inspiration from different sources of history. They have different epics, different heroes, and different episodes. Very often the hero of one is a foe of the other and, likewise, their victories and defeats overlap. Religion & God
Muslims of India cannot accept any Constitution which must necessarily result in a Hindu Majority Government. Religion & God
My word in Pakistan will be like the word of God. No one will go back on it. Leaders & Leadership ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
No nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. 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 Minorities & Women
Protector General of the Minorities Minorities & Women
The change in the world is always brought by one man, whom we call "the leader". Who has the vision and the force not only to make people dream, but to reach and live that dream. He is intelligent enough to foresee tomorrow. He is selfless and courageous to the extent of being ready to sacrifice everything and express truth even if it defames him. People fellow him where he takes them. He is the one who accelerates history … Leaders & Leadership
The Mussulmans are not a Minority. The Mussulmans are a nation by any definition. States. Nations & Nationhood
The people have every right to meet in a peaceful manner and express and ventilate their grievance and criticize the policy and actions of any civilized Government. Management & Managing Government
The prosperity and advancement of a nation depend upon its intelligentsia, and Muslim India is looking forward to her young generation and education classes to give a bold lead for our guidance and a brilliant record of historical achievements and traditions… Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan States. Nations & Nationhood
There should be constitutional liberty of speech and freedom of thought, which is the elementary right of every citizen under any civilized form of Government Citizenship & Patriotism
There should be no resort to violence or force and we must bear up with fortitude and show tolerance despite the gravest provocations. We should not depart from the strictly peaceful path, which we are determined to follow. In no circumstances should the movement be allowed to take communal turn. Our fight is not against the Hindus or Sikhs; we are fighting for a true verdict of people of the province to be obtained by fair and free methods. Religion & God
We are different beings. There is nothing in life which links us together. Our names, our clothes, our foods–they are all different; our economic life, our educational ideas, our treatment of women, our attitude towards animals .... We challenge each other at every point of the compass. Humor ;States. Nations & Nationhood ;Animals
We are willing ... to die for Pakistan. Why talk of compromise. States. Nations & Nationhood
We could have a Moslem area run by Moslems as a part of the British Empire. States. Nations & Nationhood
Why is light denied? Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
You are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the State... We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens of one State Religion & God
You are free, 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 or caste or creed - that has nothing to do with the business of the State …. the first duty of a government is to maintain law and order, so that life, property and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the State Management & Managing Government
You have ruined politics in India by dragging up a whole lot of unwholesome elements in Indian life and giving them political prominence. It is a crime to mix up religion and politics the way you have done. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Come forward as servants of Islam, organise the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody. Power
Expect the best, Prepare for the worst.
Failure is a word unknown to me. Failure
Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past. Time
My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation. Hope
No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you. Women
No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. Women ;Equality & Equal Opportunity
Our object should be peace within, and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial friendly relations with our immediate neighbours and with the world at large. War & Peace
Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us. Hope ;Freedom & Liberty
That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent. Freedom & Liberty
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. Women ;Power
Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man.
We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live. Women
We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. Religion & God
You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. Equality & Equal Opportunity