Volume 4 Issue 1 2008


Muhammad Reza Kazimi
Editorial Consultant, Oxford University Press

Abstract Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan had visualized Pakistan as a state where a minority would become secure from religious discrimination, not as a state where religious discrimination would be practiced. There is incontrovertible evidence, that Jinnah openly opposed the concept of an Islamic State for Pakistan. The memoirs of his closest lieutenants attest to this. In 1943, Jinnah speaking to the Muslim League said that if Pakistan meant a place where people could not get a square meal a day, he did not want Pakistan! That is why Jinnah broadcast his view that Islamic Socialism was most suitable for the country. All his closest associates, including Liaquat Ali Khan, the Raja of Mahmudabad, and Miss Fatima Jinnah, voiced their agreement with him at different stages of Pakistan's history. However since Pakistan had a Muslim majority, the same Ulama who had opposed the Pakistan Movement exercised street power to give the constitution of Pakistan, a fundamentalist and militant complexion. They assert their authority to excommunicate communities and practice compulsion in religion, an action expressly forbidden in the Holy Quran. Pakistan has been caught up in violence like bomb blasts, because militants have acquired power due to certain undemocratic exigencies, and can survive only by following the founder's precepts.
Keywords Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Ideology of Pakistan
Year 2008
Volume 4
Issue 1
Type Research paper, manuscript, article
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification -
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2416-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Manuscript Processing Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
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