Muhammad Ali Jinnah's grandson Nusli Wadia stakes claim to Jinnah House in Mumbai. He has been allowed by the Bombay High Court to replace his deceased mother and Quaid's daughter Dina as petitioner in ownership contest over the residence. #jinnahhouse#NusliWadia#majinnah#mumbai
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Urdu: محمد علی جناح ALA-LC: Muḥammad ʿAlī Jināḥ, born Mahomedali Jinnahbhai; 25 December 1876 – 11 September 1948) was a lawyer, politician, and the founder of Pakistan.Jinnah served as the leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan's independence on 14 August 1947, and then as Pakistan's first Governor-General until his death. He is revered in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Azam (Urdu: قائد اعظم, "Great Leader") and Baba-i-Qaum (بابائے قوم, "Father of the Nation"). His birthday is considered a national holiday in Pakistan.
Born at Wazir Mansion in Karachi, Jinnah was trained as a barrister at Lincoln's Inn in London. Upon his return to British India, he enrolled at the Bombay High Court, and took an interest in national politics, which eventually replaced his legal practice. Jinnah rose to prominence in the Indian National Congress in the first two decades of the 20th century. In these early years of his political career, Jinnah advocated Hindu–Muslim unity, helping to shape the 1916 Lucknow Pact between the Congress and the All-India Muslim League, in which Jinnah had also become prominent. Jinnah became a key leader in the All India Home Rule League, and proposed a fourteen-point constitutional reform plan to safeguard the political rights of Muslims. In 1920, however, Jinnah resigned from the Congress when it agreed to follow a campaign of satyagraha, which he regarded as political anarchy.
By 1940, Jinnah had come to believe that Muslims of the Indian subcontinent should have their own state. In that year, the Muslim League, led by Jinnah, passed the Lahore Resolution, demanding a separate nation. During the Second World War, the League gained strength while leaders of the Congress were imprisoned, and in the elections held shortly after the war, it won most of the seats reserved for Muslims. Ultimately, the Congress and the Muslim League could not reach a power-sharing formula for the subcontinent to be united as a single state, leading all parties to agree to the independence of a predominantly Hindu India, and for a Muslim-majority state of Pakistan. 🔥اے قائداعظم تیرا احسان ہے احسان 💐💐
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One piece of attire has long symbolised Pakistan’s national ideology: the Jinnah cap. Technically known as the Qaraqul cap, for it is made from the fur of the Qaraqul breed of sheep, the hat is typically worn by Central Asian men (presently, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is rarely seen without his). But in Pakistan, the hat has been firmly identified with the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for decades. This affiliation has ensured that others who sport the cap are understood to be making a political, rather than fashion, statement. Indeed, as Pakistan’s democratic fortunes have waxed and waned over the years, the choice by certain politicians to don the Jinnah cap has revealed much about political aspirations and the public mood.
The Jinnah cap was first initiated into national politics in 1937, when Jinnah sported it at the Lucknow session of the All India Muslim League on October 15. The cap was part of a complete change in Jinnah’s wardrobe; he surrendered his Saville Row suits in favour of a sherwani and Qaraqul cap meant to signify his commitment to the idea of a separate nation for the Muslims of South Asia.
Interestingly, at that point, many regarded the Jinnah cap as an answer to the hand-spun cotton cap which Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru used to wear, and which had come to symbolise the Congress Party’s ideals at the time.
Since then, the cap has graced many a brow vying for a successful political, even religious, career in the Land of the Pure. The cap has come to acquire ample political significance and is bought usually by oath-takers as a ritual to achieve the ‘crowning touch.
This beautiful house is Saeed Manzil. It was allotted to my great-grandfather, Maulana Zafar Ahmed Ansari during Partition in his capacity of holding the office of Joint Secretary in the All India Muslim League. .
Throughout our childhood, my mom and her cousins would tell us stories of the summers they spent together in Saeed Manzil. They would tell us how the boys would hide in a nook above the stairs and jump out at anyone who was going up, scaring most everyone half to death. .
Saeed Manzil was built in 1865 or 1875. My favourite uncle has an obsession with Jinn stories, and so we have spent many a evening huddled around him listening to his (almost always made up) stories and we always end these conversations just looking at Saeed Manzil and imagining us, the new generation,living there. The adults point out the windows in the painting and tell us about the rooms hidden behind them. Every room opens doors to their childhood memories. .
One of my favourite stories is about my great grandfathers library. My grandfather and his brothers had a friend who was low on cash. Looking to make some quick change, he decided to pilfer a few books from the library and sell them at a local bookshop. Unbeknownst to him, the brothers would go to the bookstore weekly and buy back their own books because they didn't have the heart to let their friend know and embarass him! A few weeks later, when they were together in the library, their friend cried out, 'How did this get here! I had just taken this to the shop!' .
Saeed Manzil was located in Karachi, 12/18 Bunder Road. Bunder Road, now M.A. Jinnah road was also the setting for Khwaja Nizamuddins hit play, 'Mirza Ghalib Bunder Road Par'. In the play, Ghalib meets many characters representative of Karachi society and Pakistan's problems during the first few years of independance. The late Qazi Wajid sb was also part of the cast for this exceptional play, and many others which hoped to use entertainment for social change. .
25th December. Happy Birthday to the great man who gave us our country, Quaid e Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the greatest lawyer the world has ever seen.
"اے قائر اعظم ، تیرا احسان هے، تیرا احسان."
And also a very Merry Christmas to all the Christian community of Pakistan and all over the world. Lots of love.
@Regranned from @mna_muhammad.nabeel.ali - Happy birthday to the pride and soul of our nation, a leader greater than anything this nation will produce, a man like no other. Happy birthday to our Quaid, Muhammad Ali Jinnah! 🎂
He was truly an inspiration to live by. A man of undying devotion and selflessness, infinite hope, wits to tackle the mischief of his rivals and a strategically advanced mind to have future sight for the coming ages of the nation. He was a great leader, as his title says, not only for Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, but for several other nations of the world as well. He was a man who used his priceless smiles to hide the pain, sorrow, distress and emotions of weakening that he hid deep within his heart.
May Allah rest his soul in peace, forgive his sins and make it easy for him in the afterlife, awarding him with Jannat Al-Firdous in the hereafter.
Truly the most brilliant personality and a legend indeed in all aspects.
We will never forget you, sir.
Pakistan Zindabaad! 💚
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