WHO WAS THE FIRST TO CALL MUHAMMED ALI JINNAH – AS QUAID-E-AZAM. MIAN FEROZEUDDIN AHMAD, OF COURSE

WHO WAS THE FIRST TO CALL MUHAMMED ALI JINNAH,
AS QUAID-E-AZAM. MIAN FEROZEUDDIN AHMAD, OF COURSE

A political jalsa at Mochi Darwaza Lahore

Quaid e Azam
Quaid e Azam

Many things people know. Unfortunately many things do not get written with time and then stand forgotten. You may come across stray references here an there. It was with great pleasure that I found out that Lahore has many distinctions and one of its many distinction is that it was a Lahori who christened our leader Muhammed Ali Jinnah as Quaid-e-Azam. The story in fact is very simple.

First use
First use

A political reawakening was happening in Lahore and it was witnessing lot of political movements. At that time the favourite venue for a jalsa was MOCHI DARWAZA LAHORE and it was here that a gathering had taken place as the All India Muslim League. The gathering was so successful that the number of people attending the same became phenomenal at that time. To commemorate the spirit of the place the area known as NAWAB SAHIB DA CHOWK was named as PAKISTAN CHOWK. In the fervor and heat of this address, there was a Lahori who was making a speech, extolling the virtues of Muhammed Ali Jinnah. All of a sudden he said, Muhammed Ali Jinnah is not an ordinary man but he is a Quaid e Azam. The remark caught up with the imagination of the people and from then on, it spread far and wide, and the birth of Quaid e Azam took place all new. It is our pleasure that it was a person from Lahore, namely Mian Ferozeuddun Ahmad, who gave this nomenclature to our beloved leader.

11 thoughts on “WHO WAS THE FIRST TO CALL MUHAMMED ALI JINNAH – AS QUAID-E-AZAM. MIAN FEROZEUDDIN AHMAD, OF COURSE”

    1. On 11th August 1947 Liaquat Ali Khan passed a resolution in the Assembly for adapting the name of Muhammed Ali Jinnah to be addressed as Quaid e Azam.
      In the newspaper EASTERN TIMES there was a news from the family of Ferozeuddin Ahmad of their reference and it got printed on 11th September 1949. I read this in a magazine of that period. It is not a big issue, the date can be researched. As the address was in Lahore and in Mochi Darwaza, the date can be found.

  1. It was July 1944 when a lady named Amtus Salam who used to writing in Urdu news paper first time refer Mr. Jinnah as Qaid-i-Azam in Urdu news paper than Gandhi ji publicly used Qaid-i-Azam​ for Mr. Jinnah ( Reference book- India wins freedom by Maulana Abul
    Kalam Azad page no. 97 second paragraph)

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