“Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting“
A national hero is a man of exceptional qualities. With his selfless and sincere efforts, he can mold the fate of his nation. He is a man of determination, willpower, steadfastness, and undaunted spirit. His charismatic personality stimulates the energy, courage, and enthusiasm of the people and welds them into a nation. His words have the power to inspire devotion and dedication. Carlyle has said
“All history is a biography of great men“
History is replete with great heroes but Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is the hero of the millennium. He was a man of marvelous personality and noble soul. His matchless leadership liberated the oppressed Muslims of the subcontinent from the cruel slavery of the Hindus and imperialism.
He struggles a lot for the freedom of the Muslims of the subcontinent and on the behalf of his extraordinary efforts, he was rewarded with the title of “Quaid Azam” by Maulana Mazharuddin.
Quaid e Azam was born in Karachi on the 25th of December 1876 in a well-off merchant family. He received his early education in Karachi. His father Poonjah Jinnah wanted to give good education to his son and kept him away from the business. At the age of 16, on passing the matriculation examination he went to England and studied law at Lincoln’s inn. After 4 years he returned as a barrister and started his practice in Karachi. Then he shifted to Bombay. Within a short time, he became a distinguished lawyer.
“Quality not quantity should be the measure of One’s character“
In those days Indians for struggling for freedom. He decided to take an active part in politics. His political career began in 1909 when he was elected to the Indian legislative council. He joined the Indian National Congress and worked for the freedom of his country. But he was disillusioned very soon. He realized that the Indian Congress was not sincere for the cause of the Muslims. He was convinced that Hindu-Muslim unity was not possible. So, he decided to leave the Indian National Congress in 1920.
“The bravest side in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity“
He joined the Muslim League in 1931 and tried to establish a working relationship between the Hindus and Muslims. He was called the Ambassador of Hindu Muslim unity. He worked hard and the Muslim League became the leading party of the Muslims.
It was very firm in his faith. He once said,
“Think hundred times before you make a decision but once that decision is taken stand by it as one man“
The Quaid e Azam infused new life, energy, and spirit into the dead body of the Hindu Muslims.
“A man of courage is also full of Faith“
His sincerity and awarded the leadership kindled a new imagination among the frustrated Muslims. He awakened them from their slumber and organized them as a nation. He told the Muslims that the only solution to the problem was that they should have their separate Homeland where they could live their life according to their religion and culture.
“Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities“
As a result of a tiring struggle of the Muslims and the selfless and marvelous leadership of the Quaid e Azam, Pakistan came into being on the 14th of August 1947. The Quaid e Azam became the first Governor-general of Pakistan.
Despite his shattered health, he worked day and night for the great task of nation-building. He died on the 11th of September 1948 due to tedious work. He will always live in our hearts as the “father of the nation”.
As Callimachus said;
“A good man never dies“