Jinnah’s other side

Happy birthday to Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Merry Christmas to everyone. I wonder why are islooites getting more inclined in celebrating Christmas although it isn’t a muslim celebration and I am sure they would not know why the christians are celebrating it( I am objecting to this because I have never seen Christians celebrate Eid). What I have concluded is that they are either getting too much influenced from the media or this is just a part of enlightened moderation( feedbacks are welcomed).
Today being the 130th birth anniversary of our beloved founder, I was searching for his pictures on the internet after seeing an intriguing image of him in the news paper( The Dawn supplement).I found it after half an hour of searching and here it is below. I particularly noticed something in this image and I want you people to find it. Although I think it is quite difficult to do so in this image. For a better look see it in the supplement.
Anyway after seeing this picture and someothers on the internet I saw a very different side of Jinnah. To me he seemed to be a very cool, casual and a captivating person in his early days. He appeared to be fun loving, adventurous,socially actice and always sleekly dreesed or he may even have been a charmer.
This shows him to be more humane and real.


Here are some other pictures( click on the link below). I think you would find them very interesting. There are also some other pictures on urdu point.


8 Comments so far

  1. Phil (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 11:09 pm

    I am more infuriated why Basant was forcefully killed? But we can certianly join in with out Christian fellows in their joys. I disagree that Christians dont celebrate Eid… They do and with almost the same fervor.

  2. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 12:03 am

    You’ve seen Jinnah – the movie or the drama … well i guess jinnah say quaid tak was much much better … anyways … here’s another interesting image of Quaid e aam playing snooker … http://www.flickr.com/photos/impak/95450975/ thru ATP post … !!!

    And plus it’s not the obsession with christmas or something … since IMB is reflecting islooittes to the world so dont forget christians ARE living in quite a huge amount in islamabad … so it’s not good to forget them … just a show of inter-faith harmony is what you are seeing with posts related to XMass nothing else …. that was for IMB part …!

    Otherwise in totality … we are evolving as a much much “enlightened” nation so maybe that’s wat stands for celebrating XMass with such fervour …!

  3. Purple_Haze (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 2:30 am

    Wow slow down brother Omer. Christians do not celebrate any Muslim holidays because their religion is older then Islam. And Christianity does not offer any such thing. Islam (compared to Jew & Christianity) is a much modern religion as it not only came after them but also is a compilation. The best of Christianity & Judaism has been embedded in it. That why Islam does only have one book, we have FIVE. We are not Muslims until we believe in Bible (original) and Torah (book of Jews). This clearly reflects the GREATNESS and open-mindedness of Islam.

    As far as Jinnah’s “other side” is concerned, I dont think it is the “other” side. It is simply who he was. He never had two different sides. He was a simple but modern gentleman. And so was Iqbal. The very people who conceived the great nation of Pakistan and thats who we are. The “Enlighten Moderation” I think is just reiteration of the original school of thought that was lost by us somewhere along they way.

  4. Omer Farooq (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 9:23 am

    I regret posting this…

  5. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 10:51 am

    DON’T – It’s a brilliant post …!

  6. 1967 (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 11:55 am

    That was a wonderful post Omer, and I totally agree with you about the part about him : “. To me he seemed be fun loving, adventurous, socially actice and always sleekly dreesed or he may even have been a charmer”

    As a matter of fact, recent research on entreprenuership has shown these to be common traits among many successful leaders, and movers and shakers from Alexendar to Quaid.

    The problem is that masses have a nag of exalting leaders to “holier than thou” status ignoring the aspect that these people were human beings after all. So it’s equally important to understand their “commoner” side as well.

  7. Omer Farooq (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 3:10 pm

    BTW have anyone else noticed the burning cigarette in Quiad’s hand? That looked cool to me!

  8. 1967 (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 6:08 pm

    Check out his hair style too. The white streaks standing out from all the black and peppered hair. The man has style and charisma.

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