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Jinnah at a glance

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the man who laid the foundations of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was born on December 25, 1876 at Vazeer Mansion located in Karachi. He was a visionary who was gifted with immense leadership skills and possessed the potential to become the guide of his generation and many more to come. His leadership qualities outshone throughout his academic and professional life and became an integral part of his persona. —Text by Faiza Mirza/Dawn.com, Photos courtesy Dawn Library

Wazir Mansion, birthplace of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah located at Kharadar, Karachi.
Wazir Mansion, birthplace of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah located at Kharadar, Karachi.
Quaid-e-Azam visiting the Sindh Madrasah High School in June 1943. Jinnah acquired his initial education at home and enrolled at Sindh Madrasah High School in 1887, before he left for England for further studies. Law was one of his best suits, leading him to join Lincoln's Inn in London. During this period, Jinnah suffered traumatic setbacks in his personal life and was left bereaved at the loss of his mother and wife, whom he married at an early age. Nevertheless, his passion for bar and legal fraternity, gave him
Quaid-e-Azam visiting the Sindh Madrasah High School in June 1943. Jinnah acquired his initial education at home and enrolled at Sindh Madrasah High School in 1887, before he left for England for further studies. Law was one of his best suits, leading him to join Lincoln's Inn in London. During this period, Jinnah suffered traumatic setbacks in his personal life and was left bereaved at the loss of his mother and wife, whom he married at an early age. Nevertheless, his passion for bar and legal fraternity, gave him
Quaid-e-Azam with Bucha Muslim League Council Members. Jinnah took keen interest in the establishment governing India and its legal and political affairs, focusing more on the empowerment of Indian youth. He staunchly believed that instigating positive behavioral change amongst the youth of the country will result in a more united and disciplined nation. He was keen to address the issues faced by the youth of the country and strived hard to resolve them. In 1906, during the Calcutta session of the Indian National C
Quaid-e-Azam with Bucha Muslim League Council Members. Jinnah took keen interest in the establishment governing India and its legal and political affairs, focusing more on the empowerment of Indian youth. He staunchly believed that instigating positive behavioral change amongst the youth of the country will result in a more united and disciplined nation. He was keen to address the issues faced by the youth of the country and strived hard to resolve them. In 1906, during the Calcutta session of the Indian National C
Quaid-i-Azam addressing a gathering at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore in 1936. Initially, Jinnah was uncertain of the ideology of two nation theory proposed by Allama Muhammad Iqbal in 1930. However, later on he realised that formulation of a Muslim state is the only way forward in order to safeguard the sanctity of Muslims within the Southeast Asian region. He did not fear religious repercussions but he was gravely concerned about the reprehensible state of affairs, that he being a visionary could gather, which wer
Quaid-i-Azam addressing a gathering at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore in 1936. Initially, Jinnah was uncertain of the ideology of two nation theory proposed by Allama Muhammad Iqbal in 1930. However, later on he realised that formulation of a Muslim state is the only way forward in order to safeguard the sanctity of Muslims within the Southeast Asian region. He did not fear religious repercussions but he was gravely concerned about the reprehensible state of affairs, that he being a visionary could gather, which wer
Gandhi and Jinnah speaking in Mumbai, September, 1944.

 Jinnah preached his lesson and convinced more and more people to join his party and on March 23, 1940, his political party adopted a mandate to establish an independent state for the Muslim Indians in the region. This ideology was opposed by various political lobbies and Jinnah was considered a fierce competition for the politician of the likes of Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi and Jinnah speaking in Mumbai, September, 1944. Jinnah preached his lesson and convinced more and more people to join his party and on March 23, 1940, his political party adopted a mandate to establish an independent state for the Muslim Indians in the region. This ideology was opposed by various political lobbies and Jinnah was considered a fierce competition for the politician of the likes of Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi.
Quaid-e-Azam and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan along with other Muslim League leaders arriving at the venue of the Pakistan Resolution Session at Lahore on March 23, 1940.
Quaid-e-Azam and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan along with other Muslim League leaders arriving at the venue of the Pakistan Resolution Session at Lahore on March 23, 1940.
Quaid-e-Azam speaking at the Independence Day dinner at the Governor-General's House in Karachi of August 14, 1947. Jinnah, was the first head of state and took oath as the governor general on August 15, 1947.
Quaid-e-Azam speaking at the Independence Day dinner at the Governor-General's House in Karachi of August 14, 1947. Jinnah, was the first head of state and took oath as the governor general on August 15, 1947.
Quaid-e-Azam's Mausoleum in Karachi, Pakistan.

Jinnah worked until his last breath and finally succumbed to diseases and age on September 11, 1948.

He was a true leader which is why he is still regarded as one of the best nationalist and political influencers, who reshaped the map of the world.
Quaid-e-Azam's Mausoleum in Karachi, Pakistan. Jinnah worked until his last breath and finally succumbed to diseases and age on September 11, 1948. He was a true leader which is why he is still regarded as one of the best nationalist and political influencers, who reshaped the map of the world.

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Azhar Dec 26, 2011 12:57am
Who are the people seated and standing in this picture? It will be nice to know as many as you can provide. Thank you for all these pictures.
Syed Chishti Dec 26, 2011 04:19am
Government by the people and for the people.
M. Faheem Channa Dec 26, 2011 03:18pm
Democracy is nothing but union.
Aminul Haque Dec 27, 2011 08:15am
Jinnah, the unmatched leader of his time and the years to come