Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Establishment of All India Muslim League [1906]

On December 30 1906, the annual meeting of Muhammadan Educational Conference was held at Dhaka under the chairmanship of Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk. Almost 3,000 delegates attended the session making it the largest-ever representative gathering of Muslim India. For the first time the conference lifted its ban on political discussion, when Nawab Salim Ullah Khan presented a proposal for establish a political party to safeguard the interests of the Muslims; the All India Muslim League. Three factors had kept Muslims away from the Congress, Sir Syed's advice to the Muslims to give it a wide berth, Hindu agitation against the partition of Bengal and the Hindu religious revivalism's hostility towards the Muslims. The Muslims remained loyal to Sir Syed's advice but events were quickly changing the Indian scene and politics were being thrust on all sections of the population.
But the main motivating factor was that the Muslims' intellectual class wanted representation; the masses needed a platform on which to unite. It was the dissemination of western thought by John Locke, Milton and Thomas Paine, etc. at the M. A. O. College that initiated the emergence of Muslim nationalism.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal [1877-1938] THE POET-PHILOSOPHER

Iqbal, great poet-philosopher and active political leader, was born at Sialkot, Punjab, in 1877. He descended from a family of Kashmiri Brahmins, who had embraced Islam about 300 years earlier. Iqbal received his early education in the traditional maktab. Later he joined the Sialkot Mission School, from where he passed his matriculation examination. In 1897, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Government College, Lahore. Two years later, he secured his Masters Degree and was appointed in the Oriental College, Lahore, as a lecturer of history, philosophy and English. He later proceeded to Europe for higher studies. Having obtained a degree at Cambridge, he secured his doctorate at Munich and finally qualified as a barrister.
He returned to India in 1908. Besides teaching and practicing law, Iqbal continued to write poetry. He resigned from government service in 1911 and took up the task of propagating individual thinking among the Muslims through his poetry.

He returned to India in 1908. Besides teaching and practicing law, Iqbal continued to write poetry. He resigned from government service in 1911 and took up the task of propagating individual thinking among the Muslims through his poetry.

1928, his reputation as a great Muslim philosopher was solidly established and he was invited to deliver lectures at Hyderabad, Aligarh and Madras. These series of lectures were later published as a book "The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam". In 1930, Iqbal was invited to preside over the open session of the Muslim League at Allahabad. In his historic Allahabad Address, Iqbal visualized an independent and sovereign state for the Muslims of North-Western India. In 1932, Iqbal came to England as a Muslim delegate to the Third Round Table Conference.
In later years, when the Quaid had left India and was residing in England, Allama Iqbal wrote to him conveying to him his personal views on political problems and state of affairs of the Indian Muslims, and also persuading him to come back. These letters are dated from June 1936 to November 1937. This series of correspondence is now a part of important historic documents concerning Pakistan's struggle for freedom.
On April 21, 1938, the great Muslim poet-philosopher and champion of the Muslim cause, passed away. He lies buried next to the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.

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Students of Minhaj University visit the shrine of Allama Muhammad Iqbal (RA)

Translated by: Amanat Ali Chaudhary

On behalf of Chairman Board of Governors of Minhaj University, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a delegation of its students led by Deputy Registrar G.M. Malik visited the shrine of the poet of East Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal (RA) on the occasion of his 70th death anniversary. The delegation also comprised of central leaders of Pakistan Awami Tehreek namely Deputy Secretary Sohail Ahmad Raza, Deputy Director Protocol to Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Imtiaz Ahmad Awan, Deputy Director Foreign Affairs Shakeel Ahmad Tahir, Protocol Officer DFA Rana Muhammad Nafees, Nadeem Ahmad Awan and others. Later on grandson of Allama Iqbal, Muhammad Muneeb Iqbal, Chairman of Nazria Pakistan Trust and prominent journalist, Majeed Nizami, former Vice Chancellor Punjab University Dr Muhammad Rafeeq, Prof Muhammad Muzaffar Mirza, Prof Dr Sarfraz Hussain Mirza, President of Central Iqbal Association Justice (r) Sardar Muhammad Doager joined the delegation. The members of delegation from COSIS included Prof Abbas Naqisbandi, Rana Muhammad Ikram, President Bazm-e-Minhaj Khurram Shahzad, Mumtaz Shakir Sabri, Hafeez Kiyani and other students.

The delegation of Minhaj University laid the wreath of flowers on the grave of Allama Iqbal (RA) on behalf of the Chief Executive of Minhaj University Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. A special meeting was also arranged at this occasion where the students recited the 'Kalam' of Allama Iqbal (RA). Talking to media at this occasion Deputy Registrar G.M. Malik said that the passion for freedom which Allama Muhammad Iqbal ignited is still existent in the Pakistani nation today. It is the person of Allama Iqbal to whom we as a nation owe our freedom and achievements. He said the students of Minhaj University visited his shrine that day to pay him tribute for his services in the cause of Islam and Pakistan. He also said we resolved to leave no stone unturned to translate Iqbal's dream into reality. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has called Allama Iqbal 'guide and mentor'. Allama Iqbal (RA) has derived his thought from the holy Quran, the Holy Prophet (saw) and his spiritual mentor Maula e Roum. He said Allama Iqbal (RA) saw a dream, which the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah turned into reality but its accomplishment still remains to be achieved for which Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri was making strenuous efforts. At the end of the programme, Principal Secretary to Shaykh-ul-Islam G.M. led the prayers.



There are ongoing speculations nowadays on the Internet, regarding the issue whether the Quaid (Muhammad Ali Jinnah) was a Freemason. And believe me, I myself have been doing extensive thorough research on this topic for quite some time now.
It is a fact that during his teenage youth the Quaid had gone to the U.K. for higher studies. And he graduated with distiction from Lincoln's Inn, later to be called to the bar at 11 Kings Bench Walk during his stay at Hampstead. The Quaid, while still in the U.K., had also eagerly joined the notorious "Fabian Society", a reformist-Socialist party whose members included Freemasons George Bernard Shaw and Annie Besant, to name a few. In fact, the official Theosophical Order of Service in Pakistan records that the Quaid was so deeply inspired and influenced by Besant that he called her as "Amma" (mother) [Source: The Theosophical Order of Service, Karachi, Pakistan. Managed by Jamshed Mirza]
Annie Besant was world-renowned Theosophist and the founder of Co-Freemasonry, an irregular branch of Masonry which included participation of women equally with men in all the rituals and rites that the Order possessed. Annie Besant was herself influenced by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the "Black Woman" (black in the sense of character) who wrote the esoteric voluminous works such as "Isis Unveiled" and "The Secret Doctrine".
I believe that the Quaid, being a man of great knowledge and repute as we do consider him to be, must have known about the gathering in which he was. But it is notable to mention here that he soon parted ways with Besant, some years after she had formed the Home Rule League in India, an exact subcontinental replica of the Irish Home League which she also very repeatedly supported.
Did the Quaid not know what sort of woman Annie Besant was? Probably he realised this later and hence, as mentioned earlier, parted ways with her.
We'll go a little bit more back in history from here to the time when the Quaid was struggling to get Dadabhoy Naoroji elected as an MP at Central Finsbury. Naoroji was not only an orthodox Parsi priest ("Athurman") but also had written various volumes of work on Zoroastrian history and wisdom [Source: Wikipedia]. He was also a Freemason, member of both Lodge Southern Brotherhood No. 3311 E.C. and the Lodge South Cannanore No. 234.
There's little chance of the Quaid having known of Naoroji's Masonic connections because even in those days, such identities were extremely hidden and secret, away from public knowledge, only to be rarely discovered in the same years or in the coming future.
The Quaid included among his friends Mr. Ebrahim Currimbhoy, another Freemason and member of the Lodge Cannanore No. 234.
It is a little known fact that the Quaid was a Khoja Ismaili by birth, which means his spiritual leader i.e. Imam was the Agha Khan. In those days, it was Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Agha Khan. And again interestingly enough, the Agha Khan of that time was a member of the Grand Lodge of India A.F. & A.M. (Bombay). Though accounts of the Quaid's driver Abdul Hayy do state that he was not a very religious Muslim, there is a good reason to believe that somehow or the other the Quaid must have been influenced by his "Imam". There was a case upon which I stumbled a few months ago, wherein it was stated that upon the Quaid's death, Fatima Jinnah had gone to the Court to get the Quaid's wealth divided according to Ismaili Law. She was assisted by Liaquat Ali Khan. But like the present Iqbal Waljee, some other Waljee (probably the present's ancestor) at the time had rejected such an act because according to him "Jinnah had converted to Sunni Islam in 1901" and hence his Will could not have been announced according to Jafari jurisprudence. Allah Knows Best!
This case alone is interesting because we all know that the Agha Khan was the only Muslim leader who was given the Guard of Honor and the Royal Salute by the British Army because of his countless services to the British Raj. So then why would a faithful Britisher want to, on the other hand, help in the formation of Pakistan which was totally against the British interests? What benefits did he foresee which led to his being elected as the first President of the Muslim League and as the Chairman of the team that went to meet Lord Minto? Allah Knows Best.
When the Ali Brothers (Maulana Johar Ali & Maulana Shaukat Ali) started the Khilafat Movement in 1919, with the 'helpful assistance' of Mohandas Gandhi, the Quaid was personally opposed to the "religious fanaticism" that followed and though he still admired the British progress, he in part remained neutral because at the end it was a matter of the Muslim Ummah as a collective whole, not just a nation-state (Turkey) that was at stake, with the "Hijaz-e-Muqaddas" (Sacred/Holy Sites) in danger of being controlled or demolished (Allah forbid) by the Imperialist regime of Britain and her Allies.
It was Allama Sir Dr. Muhammad Iqbal who had written quite many letters of persuasion to the Quaid to come to India:"I know you are a busy man but I do hope you won't mind my writing to you often, as you are the only Muslim in India today to whom the community has right to look up for safe guidance through the storm which is coming to North-West India and, perhaps, to the whole of India."
The Quaid's repeated links with the Zoroastrians of India is also interesting. His wife Rattanbai was a Parsi who had converted to Islam before marriage. The man who the Quaid had helped for a long time was a Parsi intellect (Dadabhoy). And it was the Quaid's own daughter Dina who had married Dinshaw Vadia, the son of a renowned Parsi industrialist of India.
Anyways, whatver the cases filed may be, no one can disprove the facts that not only countless Muslims had to go through lots of troubles and bloodshed, even the Quaid himself along with his family had to endure seams of harassment and criticism because they were destined to create an Islamic state of Pakistan.
We can never truly realize or feel the immense amount of pressure and blackmail that the Quaid must have faced form the Britishers and the West, especially from the Israeli lobbies and the Jews. Lord Balfour must have surely gone mad when an Islamic state by the name of "Pakistan" came into formation a year before that of a Jewish state!
And it was the Quaid himself who said that Israel was "the illegitimate child of the West". Such was the Quaid's passion. Similarly on Liaquat Ali Khan, this is what Wikipedia has to say:
According to a document declassified in 2006, USA was involved in the killing of Liaqat Ali Khan, then prime minister of Pakistan. Liaqat Ali Khan had refused to dance on US tunes. The type of bullet used to kill the Pakistani prime minister were in "use by high-ranking American officers", and were "not usually available in the market" [Reference: "Declassified Papers Shed Light on US Role in Liaquat's Murder" by Syed Rashid]
Furthermore, when Liaquat Ali Khan had gone to the States and had been given a lavish reception by the Jewish leaders and also great offers and invitations, he straight-forwardly refused and rejected all of them.
Even though I'm a Sunni Muslim and the Quaid was an Ismaili and Liaquat Ali Khan was also a Sunni, I believe in Allah's Potency to do anything whenver He Wants. Thorugh the astound personalities of the Quaid and Liaquat Ali Khan, Allah gave a sea of blessings to the Muslims of the time, even to us. It is Allah Who let us create a nation state in the name of Islam, so that in the future the Army of Imam Mahdi can rise from here too, apart from Afghanistan (Allah Knows Best). That age was surely one in which sectarian outlook was not the sight of the leaders... the true "General" Islam was the light by which those men saw.
And as far as I'm concerned, to be very honest, I have not come across a single source which has definite provocative proof that the Quaid was a Freemason. He had truly felt motivated to furthermore spearhead the Muslim Community's aims to establish a nation state in the name of Islam. All the Masonic hierarchies are bound to the Grand Masonic Arch in Israel i.e. Zionists. And if the Quaid were a Freemason, would his fellow "Obedient Brothers" have allowed him to create a state that was fundamentally opposed to Zionist interests? I don't think so.

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Car with Pakistani Flag on the hood, passing through British roads, showing the LOVE for PAKISTAN and realizing the British rulers that We The NATION are now strong, Powerful and Emerging in the world.

She is too happy with Pakistani Flags, watching the festivities and saying “I LOVE YOU PAKISTAN”

This girl with flags painted on her face was among the crowds watching the festivities.

Most beautiful School girls with the Pakistani flags all around their faces.

A man wearing a garment with Pakistani colours and the words "Long live Pakistan" raised the flag at the crossing.

Ceremonies are taking place across Pakistan as the nation celebrates 61 years since the end of British colonial rule.

Notice the LOVE and Patriotism for Nation on his Innocent Face

World’s Largest Flag (340 x 610)

Women?s Role in Pakistan Movment

Pakistan is a great blessing for all of us. Our forefathers struggled hard for the achievement of Pakistan under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Great leaders from all over the sub-continent were in the forefront in the fight for freedom and our women stood side by side with them. They went from house to house to raise funds for the Pakistan Movement, to prepare and encourage their men to make sacrifice for the attainment of Pakistan and to organise meetings and processions to attract the attention of the world to their great cause of independence.
In Punjab, Lady Maratab Ali formed Women?s Committee and enrolled hundreds of women as its members. Fatima Begum, a very brave and learned educationist was General Secretary of this Committee. The committee organised many meetings in the Punjab, some of which were addressed by Quaid-e-Azam personally.
Miss Fatima Jinnah made untiring efforts in looking after Quaid-e-Azam and helping him in every way. Miss Fatima Jinnah, Begum Muhammad Ali Johar, Begum Shah Nawaz, Lady Haroon, and Begum Salma Tassadduque Hussain addressed huge meetings throughout the province to educate the common man about freedom movement. Begum Rana Liaqat Ali Khan, the wife of the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, was another prominent leader. She travelled far and wide in the country to organise and address meetings to encourage the political workers.
The following interesting incident will show how bravely and courageously, women fought for independence.
When Pakistan Movement was in full swing a brave Muslim girl "Sughra Bi Bi", jumped over the seretariat gate and hoisted the Muslim League flag.
During the civil disobedience movement women like Begum Shah Nawaz, Fatima Begum, Begum Kakaa Khal, Miss Hassan Ara Hafeez Ullah and others were lathi charged and tear gassed and put behind the bars. When they were released from jail on 29th February, 1947. When they were protesting on the railway bridge in Peshawer, the driver of the train did not stop the train. The women lost their balance, fell down from the bridge and were seriously injured.
We cannot forget these brave women who put up a heroic fight for the achievement of Pakistan and without their active participation it would not have been possible to realise the dream of Pakistan that the grat poet Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal had seen many years before.