History is full of heroes. It is natural for man to love great men. Carlyle has said that all history is the biography of a great man to love the great man. It is these heroes who determine the course of events. Their lives remind us that we can also make our lives sublime. A hero should be a man of character, he should have great courage and self-control. His personality should be very impressive. He should have the guts to lead others. In our history, there have been many heroes such as Khalid Bin Walid, Tareq Bin Ziad, Musa Bin Naseer, Muhammad Bin Qasim, Mahmood Ghaznavi. But my own hero in history is Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. I like him because he had all the qualities of a hero and because he gave us Pakistan.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born in Karachi on the 25th of December, 1876. He received his early education in a local maktab. Later on, he entered into a Missionary High School wherefrom he passed the Entrance Examination, in 1891. to England and returned. He was then only fifteen. Next year he sailed off home in 1896 as a Barrister-at-Law. His political career began in 1910 when he was from Bombay to the Indian Legislative Council. In 1913, he joined elected the Muslim League and worked for it. In 1915, Jinnah married Ratan Bai. In 1947, he got Pakistan and took over the reins of the new state. He died on 11th September 1948.
His work for Pakistan is very great. First of all, he was a member of the Indian National Congress. But, later on, he joined the Muslim League. For many, he tried to establish harmony between these two parties. Soon he convinced that Hindu-Muslim unity was not possible. So he devoted himself fully to the Muslim League. As a result, in the general elections of 1937, the Muslims League won a large number of seats in the Provincial Assemblies. In 1930, Iqbal had explained the idea of Pakistan. Jinnah took up the cause and gave it a practical shape. Pakistan Resolution was a remarkable incident in this respect. The Second World War came and ended. The British had promised to leave the country after the war. In March 1947, Lord Mountbatten was sent to India. On 15th August, India was divided into two states: Bharat and Pakistan. It was a great success for Jinnah.
Mr. Jinnah was a tall, dignified elderly man. He was thin and lean. He was a speaker of the first rank and his speeches were forceful and impressive. He was a model of sincerity. He had a great determination. “Once the decision is taken, stand by it as one man”, he would often say. He was also a wise and shrewd politician. It was because of his personality that the Muslims united and got a new homeland.