The American historian Stanley Walter begins his book “Jinnah of Pakistan” with these words: “Very few personalities turn the tide of history in a remarkable way. Less is the people of the world.” Maps change, and hardly anyone has the honor of creating a nation-state. Jinnah did all three. “
All the people who have done some great things in the world have some qualities that set them apart from other people. The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is also one of the people who gave a new direction to history. Outwardly lean and weak, but great virtues like principled news, firm determination, outspokenness, fairness, cheerfulness and punctuality were part of his life. These were the virtues that even the enemy acknowledged.
This was the reason why even the great characters of the British and the Hindus used to look down on you to show you how to make yourself big in front of a principled man because a big man is not the one who has more empire or money but A great man is one who is principled and punctual. The principles of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah were the most valuable thing in his life. The guiding principles of his life are a clear message to us. Their
A few incidents of the principled life of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah are at your service.
On March 23, 1941, Quaid-e-Azam had to offer Asr prayers in the mosque in front of the Lahore railway station. Mirza Abdul Majeed was speaking when he arrived. Seeing Quaid-e-Azam entering, the people started making their way to Aglisaf. One of the League workers said:
“Go ahead from here.” Then Quaid-e-Azam replied: “I have come at the end so I will sit here at the end.”
Quaid-e-Azam could have gone ahead if he wanted but he Preferred to sit at the end.
Similarly, once Quaid-e-Azam was walking in the south courtyard of the Governor General’s House and Navy ADC Lieutenant SM Hassan was following him a short distance away. During the tour, they went a little farther than usual and went very close to the south gate of the Governor General’s House, where a new orange was standing which had not seen Quaid-e-Azam face to face. The orange said, “Stop here, sir!” You can’t proceed, no permission. Quaid-e-Azam said, “All right, all right.” The orange said no sir! it’s not fair… No one is allowed to go beyond this mark, this is the order I have received and it is my duty to abide by it. Quaid-e-Azam nodded in agreement.
After the formation of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam received numerous letters on his birthday, one of which was from Khan Bahadur, an old Muslim League member of Punjab. The Secretary presented this letter to you and said that this letter has been sent by Khan Bahadur from Punjab, you have written that you are my mentor and Muslim League is my religion, I am ready to make every sacrifice for Muslim League, he said. Also sent a gift. Coincidentally, this letter was not stamped. Ignoring the contents of the letter, Quaid-e-Azam said, “Write in reply that there was no ticket in your letter. Letters without tickets are not received. The secretary took your letter by mistake. Numerous colorless letters every day.” If received, the money of the Muslim League will be wasted.
In late 1947, Quaid-e-Azam’s brother Ahmed Ali came to meet him at the Governor General’s House and proudly wrote the words of Quaid-e-Azam’s Governor General’s brother along with his name on his meeting card. He gave it to Hassan and said that he was the brother of Quaid-e-Azam.
Brother and Quaid-e-Azam’s … The ADC had to do something, they immediately presented the card to Quaid-e-Azam. He expected that Quaid-e-Azam would be very happy to see him, but Quaid-e-Azam asked the ADC, “Who are these visitors?” He replied, “Sir, you are my brother.” Quaid-e-Azam asked, “Did they take time?” To which Gul Hassan replied that he had not taken the time. Quaid-e-Azam cut out the words “Quaid-e-Azam Governor General’s brother” with a red pencil and asked him to write only his name on the card. He took the card and gave it to Quaid-e-Azam’s brother and said that these words were cut by Quaid-e-Azam himself. He also said that he should just write his name here and then it is possible to meet Quaid-e-Azam.
Abdul Sattar Khairy, an ardent Muslim League activist, was arrested by the government during World War II. During his imprisonment, he kept writing letters to Quaid-e-Azam. When I was released, I thanked Quaid-e-Azam for working so hard for my release. ۔
When an individual or a nation knows how to truly value their time, all the achievements of the world become the dust of their footsteps. First they make time important to them, then time makes them important to people. Time passes very fast and a person who does not take advantage of this fast time picks it up and throws it away from success. The greatest virtue of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah that made him successful was his punctuality. Many incidents of Quaid-e-Azam are very famous in this regard. The most interesting and unique event took place when the State Bank of Pakistan was inaugurated after the formation of Pakistan.
Quaid-e-Azam was the special guest of the occasion. He arrived on time but several ministers and government officials did not attend the ceremony, including Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan. The front row seats reserved for officers and ministers were empty. Seeing this scene, Quaid-e-Azam became angry and ordered that all the empty chairs be removed from the venue so that those who came later had to stand. This will make them realize the importance of punctuality. The order was complied with. Shortly after the program began, Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan arrived with a few ministers. No one in the venue dared to bring a chair for them or put them on a pedestal. Liaquat Ali Khan and his accompanying ministers stood during the ceremony. His embarrassment was bad. After this incident, no senior officer came late to the ceremony.
In December 1941, a meeting of the All India Muslim Students Federation was held. On the last day of the session, the local students took the time to meet Quaid-e-Azam and for some reason were fifteen minutes late. Quaid-e-Azam said to his secretary, “Wanted Al-Hassan! Tell them you are lying down. I can’t meet you now, bring me tomorrow. ”The next day when those students came to the service, you said that I did it for your betterment, you are young, you realize the value of time. It should be.
Dear students! We are young today too, do we realize the value of time?
“Today we have a great blessing like time. If we appreciate it, it will make us great in the days to come, and if we do not know the importance of time today, then tomorrow there will be no one to recognize us in the world.” Will.
Leaders never come down from the heavens but are born of human beings living on earth. Those who have the spirit of service to humanity in them, the Almighty enriches their hearts and paves the way for the convenience of the Ummah. If we look at the life of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, we can see that he was fearless, fearless, selfless, a figure of truth, a supreme example of discipline, sincere, principled, hardworking and a friend of the people. When so many virtues are gathered in a human being, they undoubtedly elevate him to the highest level of humanity. That is why the poet of the East, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, had said that
raise your self so high that before every destiny,
God, Himself asks the servant to tell you what is your pleasure.