Ideology of Pakistan in the light of Quaid-e-Azam’s Sayings

Ideology of Pakistan in the light of Quaid-e-Azam’s Sayings

Ideology of Pakistan and Quaid-e-Azam

Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the great leader of Muslims of Sub Continent gave practical shape to the ideology given by Allama Iqbal. He had a strong believe in Hindu Muslim unity and was of the opinion that both Hindus and Muslims should launch joint efforts to get rid of British rule.

After joining Muslim League in 1913, he continued with his efforts to bring about Hindu Muslim unity but he was greatly disappointed to see the prejudicial attitude of the Congress and Hindus towards the Muslims. Following are some extracts from the speeches and statements which he delivered from time to time for explaining the ideology of Pakistan.

Address at Second Round Table Conference in 1931

Quaid-e-Azam believed that Congress and Hindus would never recognize the rights of Mulsims. He declared while representing the Muslims in the Second Round Table Conference in 1913:

“The Hindu Muslim dispute must be settled before the enforcement of any system or constitution. Untill you do not give guarantee for the safeguard of the Muslim interests, untill you do not win their (Mulims) co-operations, any constitution you enforce shall not las for even 24 hours.”

Quaid-e-Azam and Two Nation Theory

 Quaid-e-Azam was a firm advocate of two nation theory which became the ideological basis Pakistan. He considered the Muslims as a separate nation. He said:

“Pakistan was created the day the first Indian national entered the field of Islam.”

He defined the two nation theory as:

“The Muslims are a nation by every right to establish their separate homeland. They can adopt any means to promote and protect their economic social, political and cultural interests."

Address on 23rd March, 1940 – Pakistan Resolution

At the historic session of the Muslim League  at Lahore, he said:

“The Mussalmans are not a minority. They are a nation by any definition. By all canons of International lwa we are a nation.”

In his presidential address at the annual session of Muslim League at Lahore in 1940, he said:

“India is not a nation, nor a country. It is a Sub Continent of nationalities. Hindus and Muslims being the two major nations. The Hindus and Muslims belongs belong to two different religions, philosophies, social customs and literature. They neither intermarry nor interdine and they belong to two different civilization which are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions. Their aspects on life and of are different. It is quite clear that Hindus and Muslims derive their inspiration from different sources of history.”

Address on March 8, 1944

While addressing the students of Muslim University, he said:

“Hindus and Muslims through living in the same town and villages, had never been blended into one nation. They were always two separate entities.”

Quaid-e-Azam and Millat-e-Islamia

Quaid-e-Azam emphasized on the Islamic ideology as being the basis of the struggle for Pakistan because he believed that only Islam was the unifying force of the Muslim Millat. He said:

“What relationships knits the Muslims into one whole, which is the formidable rock on which the Muslim edifice has been erected, which is the sheet anchor providing base to the Muslim Millat, the relationship, the sheet anchor and the rock is Holy Quran.”

Address at Islamia College Peshawar

In 1946, Quaid-e-Azam declared:

“We do not demand Pakistan simply to have a piece of land but we want a laboratory where we could experiment on Islamic principles.”

Address on 18th June 1945

In his message to the frontier Muslim Students Federation, he said:

“Pakistan only means freedom and independence but Muslims ideology, which has to be preserved which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which w hope, others will share with us.”

Conclusion

The above sayings and statements largely prove that Quaid-e-Azam wanted a establish an Islamic system as a code of life because he believed that it was the sole objective of the Pakistan Movement.

 

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