What Quaid-e-Azam said about the Ideology of Pakistan

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah not only propounded the ideology of Pakistan but also concretized it by achieving a homeland for the Muslims of India. After joining politics, he continued with his efforts to bring about Hindu-Muslim unity but he was greatly disappointed to see the step-motherly treated given to Muslims by bigoted Hindu majority.

Following are some extracts from the speeches and statements delivered from time to time by the Father of the Nation 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 Muslims. He declared while representing the Muslims in the second Round Table Conference in 1931:

“The Hindu Muslim dispute must be settled before the enforcement of any system or constitution. Until you do not give guarantee for the safeguard of the Muslim interests, until you do not win their (Muslims) co-operation, any constitution you enforce shall not last for even 24 hours.”

Quaid-e-Azam on Two-Nation Theory

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

 “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.”

On 23rd March, 1940 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 law we are a nation.”

 

In his presidential address at the annual session of Muslim League in 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 belong to two different religions, philosophies, social customs and literature. They neither inter-marry nor inter-dine and they belong to two different civilizations 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.”

On March 8, 1944 while addressing the students of Aligarh Muslim University, he said:

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

Quaid-e-Azam on Millat-e-Islamia

He believed that only Islam was the unifying force of the Muslim Millat. He said:

“What relationship 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, speaking at Islamia College 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 not only means freedom and independence but Muslim ideology, which has to be preserved which came to us as a precious gift and treasure and which we hope, others will share with us.”

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