1- M.A.JINNAH, THE GREATEST LEADER IN CENTURIES
By: Dr Shabbir Ahmed, Olando,
Date: Sunday, 4 March 2018
“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.”
[Prof Stanley Wolpert, University of California, in his "JINNAH OF PAKISTAN"]
"Not a single political leader can be brought before him in comparison. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the greatest leader of people in the last one thousand years."
[Ardeshir Cowasjee (1926-2012) a top class Parsi philosopher, writer and historian from Karachi.]
2- M.A.JINNAH, THE GREATEST LEADER IN CENTURIES
I am intending to write an accurate personal and political biography of Quaid-e-Azam - Will try to keep it brief, yet, comprehensive enough for proper understanding and knowledge.
The unique Quaid-e-Azam MAJ has no match among world leaders as a man of character, charisma, intelligence and courage in the last millennium. My own reverence of him as the Father of Pakistan aside, I will not exaggerate, yet you will see how correct Stanley Wolpert is in his book. MAJ incredibly did that no one had ever done in the last 1,000 years done in the last 1,000 years.
Please read Prof Wolpert's and Cowasjee's statements again. I find no exaggeration in these statements.
“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.” [Prof Stanley Wolpert, University of California, in his "JINNAH OF PAKISTAN"]
"Not a single political leader can be brought before him in comparison. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the greatest leader of people in the last one thousand years." [Ardeshir Cowasjee (1926-2012) a top class Parsi philosopher, writer and historian from Karachi.]
Most men of intellect will agree with these statements as they read the booklet that follows.
3- The Star, M.A.Jinnah.
Date: Sunday, 4 March 2018
Father of The Nation: M.A.J. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (some glimpses)
December 25, 1876: Muhammad Ali Jinnah is born in Karachi
Father's Name: Jinnah Bhai Poonja
Mother's Name: Mithi Bai
Parents, Jinnah Bhai and Mithi Bai got married in 1874.
Sisters of Quaid-e-Azam: Rahmat, Mariam, Fatima and Sheerin
Brothers: Ahmed Ali, Banday Ali
1882: Home tuition begins
1886: Admitted to Sind Madrasah-tul-Islam, Karachi. This high school even today displays a bold inscription at the gate, "ENTER TO LEARN, GO FORTH TO SERVE."
1886 to 1892: Jinnah became an excellent young cricketer and captained the neighborhood team. He also became an expert rider of horses. He loved horses because of their majestic stance, running with their heads high and chests prominent.
1890: The 14 year old M.A. Jinnah saw a lawyer wearing a black gown in a court of law. He told his father: "Baba, I will become a barrister."
1892: Frederick Croft, a British businessman and friend of Jinnah Bhai Poonja strongly advises that the junior Jinnah be sent to England for higher education.
1893: Jinnah nicely played the role of Romeo for the Shakespeare Drama Company in London.
1893: MAJ sees the name of Prophet Muhammad inscribed among the greatest legislators of the world at Lincoln’s Inn and instantly decides to seek admission there.
1894: Called to the Bar, M.A. Jinnah becomes a Barrister at Law at the age of 18. This stands as a world record to this day.
1894: Jinnah starts using his world famous monocle for reading.
1896: M.A. Jinnah returns to Karachi.
1897 to 1900: He strives to establish his law practice in Karachi but soon moves to Bombay.
1900: The Bombay High Court appoints him Presidency Magistrate in Bombay. He calls his younger sister, Fatima Jinnah, from Karachi to Bombay to complete her education in a convent.
1903: Appointed legal advisor to the Bombay Municipal Corporation.
1906: At the age of 30, M.A. Jinnah becomes secretary to the "Grand Old Man of India", Dada Bhai Naurojee of the All India Congress.
1906: All-India Muslim League: Seeing that while the Indian National Congress had been a Hindu organization in India established by Mr. Hume of London in 1886, some bright minds thought that Muslims must preserve their political and social identity under an organization as well. Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III (November 1877–1957) the 48th Imam of the Nizari Ismaili community was one of the founders and the first president of the All-India Muslim League (AIML). His goal was the advancement of Muslim agendas and protection of Muslim rights in India. He shared Sir Syed Ahmad Khan's (1817-1898) belief that Muslims should first build up their social capital through advanced education before engaging in politics. Aga Khan called on the British Raj to consider Muslims to be a separate nation within India, the so-called 'Two Nation Theory'. He was nominated to represent India to the League of Nations in 1932 and served as President of the League of Nations from 1937–38.
All-India Muslim League, prominent members:
Aga Khan III, Nawab Viqar ul Malik, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, A. K. Fazlul Huq, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Khwaja Nazimuddin, Liaquat Ali Khan, Ch.Khaliq-uz-Zaman, Mohammad Ali Bogra.
30 Dec 1906: The Founding meeting was hosted by Nawab Sir Khwaja Salimullah and attended by three thousand delegates, while Ameer Ali, Sir Mian Muhammad Shafi were also the founding fathers who attended this meeting. The name "All-India Muslim League" was proposed by Sir Mian Muhammad Shafi.
Founded at Dacca British Raj (now Dhaka, Bangladesh).