Gandhi and Jinnah:Which was greater?

Well this is a never ending discussion .Indians will always say Gandhi and Pakistani’s Jinnah, but these comments are not based on logic but on patriotism.

For West whenever name of any Subcontinent leader is mentioned Gandhi always surpasses Jinnah thus many Pakistani’s consider such rankings as biased or based on hatred towards Muslims. Well I for one think that both leaders were great in there own right but Gandhi was Unique from Jinnah, based on the following reasons.

  • First Gandhi started his struggle many years before Jinnah, Jinnah came to scene arou8nd 1915 whereas Gandhi was there from almost start of the century.
  • Secondly Jinnah fought only for Muslims (20-30%) of total population, whereas Gandhi was fighting for whole India, Hindus and Muslims and if you take Gandhi out of the equation there would have been no independence.
  • Thirdly, the life style, visual appearance and actions are what make Gandhi unique. What he did had never been done before. He was a leader of everyone. Even a poor farmer could relate himself to Gandhi. His clothing ,simple life style and tactics like hunger strikes was what rallied the masses against the British, Gandhi showed that power of masses is greater than any power, Jinnah on the other hand was quiet a Gentleman, he was one who could relate himself to British culture that’s why the general popular support of Jinnah was less then Gandhi among masses(Hindu and Muslims both).

Apart from all this discussions it is needless to say that we should be proud to get 2 great leaders in a same era. Jinnah and Gandhi are the never diminishing stars in the history of subcontinent. So comparing or not we should give equal respect to both leaders as it was due to effort of both these leader that we have an independent and a free country.


79 Responses to Gandhi and Jinnah:Which was greater?

  1. ylh says:

    I am afraid your knowledge of history leaves a lot to be desired. Consider: your claim that jinnah came into politics after gandhi is absolutely the opposite of the truth. Jinnah joined Congress in 1906 while Gandhi came back to India in 1916. Jinnah, then known as best Ambassador of Hindu Muslim Unity, actually helped Gandhi settle into Politics. There is no question that Jinnah was held to be the most incorruptible politician in Indian history and was a secular indian nationalist till age 66. The reason why Jinnah moved to Muslim separatism had more to do with Gandhi’s appeal to religion than anything else. I am not going to debate who is greater … Except say that these are not popularity contests …. What is important is that Pakistan follows JInnah’s secularism soon because right now Pakistan is a source of discredit to the great Quaid.

  2. er says:

    His creation, the nation of Pakistan stands out as his biggest contribution to the rest of the world and hence determines his greatness. Do I need to say anything more?

    • ahmed says:

      you are right.But if he sees pakistan’s condition today he would have repented his decisions.

      • Bablu Das says:

        He wouldn’t have repented his decision because the result would have been far worse. Sooner or later an East West Pakistan type situation would have formed in United India. The result would jave been a bloody civil war with Muslims fighting for freedom. Pakistans current state has been brought about by corrupt leaders, coups and weak government after Liaqats assassination.

  3. NAB says:

    …and if you take Gandhi out of the equation there would have been no independence!!!!!!

    Mate, you need to take some history lessons! Now obviously you wont accept what I will say. So why not offer proofs from people who were great journalists and historians.

    1)”Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three.”
    Stanley Wolpert. Jinnah of Pakistan.

    2) In the words of John Biggs-Davison, ” Although without Ghandi, Hindustan would still have gained independence and without Lenin and Mao, Russia and China would still have endured Communist revolution, WITHOUT JINNAH, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO Pakistan in 1947.”

    3)Lord Lothian had said that though Jinnah’s scheme of partition was good, it would take at least 25 years to take shape. But great wars and great men shorten history, and Jinnah was such a man who could alter the history of a nation.

    4) Beverley Nichols, the author of `Verdict on India’, called him “THE MOST IMPORTANT MAN IN ASIA”

    P.S. (Please dont write anything until you have done some research)

    • satz says:

      Sorry For late reply my brother but i would like to give my views on what you have shared yours in here. so here we follow.

      “1)”Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three.”

      Do you think Gandhi didnt alter the course of history?
      Do You think,He didnt change the map of the world, by unifying many states which were going out, into India????
      Didnt he created a nation state called India???

      And for your second point.
      Brother i am asking you straight that if British Refused to give independence to us then how would pakistan will be created only by jinnah? do you think jinnah would fight directly to British and got a seperate state called pakistan. no he couldnt. even if he did it would took long years then what he done.
      I totally accept with point 3 and 4..
      i didnt mean to point out jinnah was wrong person.
      my view is simple.
      Those are Great souls without any question.. Topics like these are like insulting these great souls.
      Hare Ram.

      • Monty Singh says:

        If history is not right written by historians, then what is the question of asking the question to the answerer above.

        1. Ghandi was many times jailed but you know Jinnah was not.
        2. Ghandi cannot be acclaimed as a greater leader on the basis that he preached support to Hindus and Muslims alike, but why then Muslims followed Jinnah and supported him to get Pakistan? So Ghandi was not fully able to do what he said. So a leader must act what leader says.
        3. Ghandi did many things that make shadows his personality as a great leader. He withdrawn a strike (Hindu Muslims combined) when all the Muslim leaders were in jail. (Muhammad Ali Johar and others) which made him infamous among Muslims.
        4. Ghandi changed his words in his books from non-violence to striking and aggressive in his words. (See his early and later books).
        5. Ghandi also wished to go to Pakistan before his death as is in History. (See Jinnah the Movie as researched by British Writer).

        I don’t say Ghandi was not a leader, or he was not a great leader, or he was not able to make a country that we can see on the map of the world, but my point is don’t shadow a great leader into light of another.

        I am sure, If you think indifferently, that If Ghandi was to make India for a minority Hindus, there were no India on the map till now. (If the Hindus were in minority 20-30%)

        But Jinnah did it.

        You surely can reach the right answer.

    • Srk says:

      Well said and research Bravo.

  4. QamarZ says:

    Few days back Ms. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit – Indian political leader and diplomat, one of the world’s leading women in public life in the 20th century, first Indian woman to hold a cabinet post, sister of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru – stated “If Muslim League had 100 Gandhi + 200 Abu Al-Kalam, and Congress only had one MA Jinnah, then India would have never got independence.”

    from the book: “Deda-e-Beena-e-Qoum”

    BTW, what made you to think like that?

  5. Well Qamar i am not starting a comparison and have categorical stated
    “we should give equal respect to both leaders as it was due to effort of both these leader that we have an independent and a free country”
    I am just putting down some observations.I am not in any way saying Gandhi was better but just saying he was unique.
    And for many people who have commented i never said that Without Jinnah there would have been Pakistan in fact it was only and only because of Jinnah that Pakistan came into existence.

  6. mian says:

    i think all the above discussion is wrong. infact both the leaders just wanted to be ruler. they did not wanted the welfare of the people. infact india was better managed before independence than the present leaders. it mean that if it was ruled by british, at least we could enjoy some justice and could have better economy and we might have been supper power by now. who cares about the ruler, as long as the basic requirements of the public are properly met and there is supermacy of law which was there when british used to rule us, as practically told by our elders. independence was totally a wrong decesion

    • ali tayyab says:

      salute your thinking…you are probably right if the british rule had we might had better economy and what so ever but you wuld never had the most precious things of all and we call it FREEDOM

    • arslan says:

      Gandhi died by the hands of an assassin; Jinnah died by his devotion to Pakistan…..
      how can you say that quaid fought to be ruler…he fought for muslims…

      • tauseef lashari says:

        in my opinion the (THE LEADERS SPEAK THAT LEADER KILLED)

      • Thomas says:

        do you know why the assasin killed Gandhi?He was provoked by the fact Gandhi went on a hunger strike when the Indian government refused to give 40 crore (which was a very huge at that time) rupees to Pakistan.He considered Gandhi as the protector of muslims in independent India and wanted to wipe him out of the political scenario of what he considered as a Hindu India.In fact both died for Pakistan.

    • tauseef lashari says:

      wtf are u saying gandhi never ruled sanybody have nt you read anything about him he never ruled anybody as for quaid e azam he was not more than just wanna be ruler

    • gurdial says:

      As the painstaking statistical ,work of the Cambridge historian Angus Maddison has
      shown, India’s share of world income collapsed from 22.6
      per cent in 1700, almost equal to Europe’s share of 23.3
      per cent at that time, to as low as 3.8 per cent in 1952.
      Indeed, at the beginning of the 20th Century, “the
      brightest jewel in the British Crown” was the poorest
      country in the world in terms of per capita income
      and u say could have better economy lolz

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I think your discussion is flawed in many cases.

    No one wanted more Hindu-Muslim unity than Jinnah did. He wanted Pakistan’s government to treat Muslims, and Hindu’s the same way.

    And when you say people supported Gandhi more, I say they were equally supported by people of their own religion.

    • bins says:

      dear sister

      well i am an indian but still to comment its like the thing INDIA-PAKISTAN was as a result of shere egos and the question of who get to rule they never thought who is getting ruled- result riots that made way to history. Now for your kind knowledge its like well the jinnahs daughter lives in india, indian PM born in esrt while punjab, former pakistan president born in INDIA (pervez) so tell me how it goes well the ugly british with the help of radcliff was able to draw a line of border but people still suffers

  8. Shahmeer says:

    Sorry to say but Gandhi was a drama and Jinnah wasn’t…lol…

    • S. Ranjan says:

      You know world is Facing so much problem only due to Jinnah. He creates Pakistan a haven for terrorist. Only due to him 9/11 and Taliban came into existence. He made Pakistan a country to d-stabilize the whole world. He made himself the Governor General of Pakistan means he was power thirsty and see mahatma he was in favor of dissolving congress and refuse to take any Post.
      On the other hand Mahatma only spread love for all irrespective of religion.

      • Uzair Ahmed says:

        My dear frnd, plz get ur facts straight… Quaid-e-Azam is the one coz of whom I and 18 crore Pakistani Muslims can live/breathe freely, do u even know the history of Talibans, they first started their organization in Afghanistan and Kandahar is considered the birthplace of the Taliban, my frnd this world knows the reality of 9/11, it was an inside job just to make Muslims look bad around the world in which unfortunately americans succeeded… Muhammad Ali Jinnah made himself the first Governor General of Pakistan not coz he was power thirsty but bcz he was the only one who at that time could run a new country… now abut Mahatma Gandhi not taking any posts, bro do u even know that at the time of partition major industries established in India were cotton textiles, jute, sugar, iron and steel, cement, paper, and glass… at the time of partition India had a total of 921 factories. out of these only 34 came to Pakistan, In other words, Pakistan which consisted to be the 20% of the total indian population, had only 4% of share in her industrial assets(n i think u know how industries play an important role in the development of a country) … i think that pretty much explains why Gandhi didnt want a post, u know now a days Indians sitting on facebook and youtube compare India with Pakistan n how Indian industries r better then Pakistan’s, they really shd knw that if it wasn’t for Britishers, Indian industries wouldn’t have gone far ahead of Pakistan’s… no doubt that Gandhi was a good man but so was Jinnah, both were born to achieve a goal n i think they have fulfilled their purpose on 14 n 15 august 1947…

      • Hassan Azeem says:

        You seriously need to get your brain checked.
        You say its Jinnah’s fault that the world is facing problems! Man, Jinnah died 70 years ago. He couldn’t possibly have known that 9/11 would take place! As for terrorism, if you had a shred of knowledge, you would know that the Taliban originated in AFGHANISTAN, not in Pakistan. Today, the Afghani terrorists breach Pakistan’s borders illegally and spread terror, all the while posing as radical Islamic PAKISTANI jihadists.
        And this nonsense that Jinnah created Pakistan to destabilize the whole world!The only reason Pakistan hasn’t been dismantled completely by India and America is that its a nuclear power.Pakistan is a small country in Asia and it isn’t capable of DESTABILIZING THE WHOLE WORLD!
        You say Mr.Jinnah was power thirsty. The only reason he became Governor General of Pakistan instead of Lord Mountbatten, was to give the impression to Muslims and the world that Pakistan was now a state separate from British and India. Mahatama Gandhi, on the other hand, did not SPREAD LOVE FOR ALL, IRRESPECTIVE OF RELIGION. He was greatly opposed to the Muslims and their religion and The Indian National Congress’s bitter attitude towards the Muslims was in fact what ended Hindu-Muslim Unity. Gandhi did not even want to be in the same room as the Muslims, much less giving them their rights and establishing unity with them!

  9. sankhyadhar says:

    I think the time itself speaks for the greatness of two great Indian legends of history.Now both the legends are no more but see how the two nations are following the two.On this comparision Jinnah lags behind as his fellow nationals hardly follow the spirit of Jinnah which he clearly spelt out in his first address to the constituent assembly of Pakistan.Compare this state of affairs in the two contries and then decide yourself who was great.Am I right?

    • Monty Singh says:

      Have you seen the greatest criticism on Hindu society by the writer of “Slum-dog Millionaire”?

      • william says:

        Jinnah was a greedy man

      • flurto says:

        MA Jinnah was successful then leader then Gandhi because Jinnah got his goal to get a state for Indian Muslims aka Pakistan and Gandhi was could not got he wants United India so no matter any what body say MA Jinnah was better leader then Gandhi.

    • Hassan Azeem says:

      Look, the state of Pakistan is not relevant as to Mr.JInnah’s greatness. He created Pakistan and unfortunately, died very soon after. Its much likely that Pakistan would be better economically and politically if Mr. Jinnah had lived longer.

  10. Hasan says:

    Its not at all a matter of debate. it could be merely solved by results we see in 1947. Congress tried its best to evade India’s division. Nehru On demand of Pakistan said ” Mountains, The rivers, the Vast deserts and nature has made india a unique unified piece of land and can never be divided by a communal demand’. Quaid
    “We are a nation with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, names and nomenclature, sense of values and proportion, legal laws and moral code, customs and calendar, history and tradition, aptitudes and ambitions; in short, we have our own distinctive outlook on life and of life. By all canons of international law, we are a nation”

    Jinnah achieved what he struggled for and Congress could not stop him. Jinnah is surely far much greater leader than any of his counter parts or i would say greatest of all.

  11. Hasan says:

    And mate u surely have to correct ur self. Jinnah was a established Congressmen far much earlier than anyone could have known of Ghandi Ji or Mr. Nehru. He was on” Imperial Council of Viceroy” for the formulation of a constitution for India way back in 1910 when Ghandi Ji was providing some sort of legal assistance to some Indian firm in South Africa. He was a leader of far much greater credibility in congress even before any of congress legends jumped into indian politics.

  12. Yash Desai says:

    As a student studying for an IB history exam tomorrow, I believe it is my duty to let you know that reading this blog was a waste of time.

  13. rahul says:

    Jinnah was not a educated and hence was not a fundamentalist initially. He defended Mr. Tilak in court.
    He tuned into a fundamentalist because of GANDI. So in a way Mr. Gandhi is father of Pakistam and not Jinna

  14. vijay says:

    Freinds, Comparing both this personalities is not relevant.Gandhi was a unique human being and is incomparable with any Human being in this World.If you People want to compare Mr. Jinnah you can compare with Mr. Nehru. Coz Both these persons enjoyed superior post in there respective countries. Whereas Gandhi was still struggling and fighting for poor people and social reforms after independance.

  15. Humayun says:

    Gandhi was a chracterless person, a drama, a fraud & an illiterate. After analysing history we come to know that he raised voice on bases of geographical area ie ONE INDIA for hindus only & not on bases of nationhood while Jinnah struggled for the rights of Muslims as they were beaten by both british & hindus.

    And for “my FRIENDS” who say independence was wrong, i invite you to look & analyse the history & situation of muslims at that time. india does not leave even a single point to blame pakistan. Everyday there are riots which kill many muslims. how can you guarantee that without indepandence we would be living in a better condition as we are now in Pakistan????


    • Shuja Ahmed says:

      Pakistan- a hell for poor and unprivileged people, a heaven for military officers and their families (plus terrorists).

    • lindberg says:

      Pakistan a diseased limb n Jinnah da rotten virus.glad India cut off its limb 2 get rid of both

  16. S. Ranjan says:

    You know world is facing so much problem only due to Jinnah. He creates Pakistan a haven for terrorist. Only due to him 9/11 and Taliban came into existence. He made Pakistan a country to d-stabilize the whole world. He made himself the Governor General of Pakistan means he was power thirsty and see mahatma he was in favor of dissolving congress and refuse to take any Post.
    On the other hand Mahatma only spread love for all irrespective of religion.
    Mahatma and Jinnah can not be compared because Jinnah believe in violence and he applied this during the partition where millions of Hindu killed.
    See the difference of Mahatma India here all religions are living together. In Jinnah Pakistan other than Muslims are not allowed to live.

    • Uzair Ahmed says:

      Why r u only seeing millions of hindus getting killed, what abt millions of Muslims getting killed, what abt m,illions of Muslim women getting molested n raped by Hindus, at the time of partiton u hindus were scared and had them tails b/w those legs, u guys cunningly played Sikhs to do your dirty work, showed them that u can live in peace with them, but after the partition u guys showed ur real faces, the 1984 anti-sikh riots killed hundreds of sikhs in Gujrat in 2002 by killing hundreds n thousands of Muslims, this world knows how minorities in india suffer…

      A US congressional body has put India on a list of countries which have failed to protect its religious minorities adequately. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom says India was added to the list because of a “disturbing increase” in religious violence. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has been criticised by Christians in India about this list. It mentioned the anti-Christian and anti-Muslim riots in Orissa and Gujarat in 2008 and 2002 respectively…
      yup that pretty much explains the last line of ur senseless comment…

      • Thomas George says:

        Hi Uzair Ahmed,you have got some of the facts right, but not totally correct.I am a christian living in India for the past 30 is true that there are some people in India who wants to stir up communal violence in India.But it is also fact that Hindus in India are far better than the Pakistanis.If you compare the percentage of religious minorities in India and Pakistan at the time of indence and now you can see that it has increased significantly in India and decreased significantly in Pakistan.Here the religious minorities do not have to endure talibanism ;they are not killed by gun fire while worshiping in churches.Of course there have been secluded incidents, but there is an undercurrent of unity in India which transcends all the diversities.Considering the situation in which Pakistan has placed itself right now in 2012 politically,diplomatically and economically I think India is a much more safer place for religious minorities

  17. Javid Iqbalq says:

    I just would like to code one reference here

    Vijay Laxmi Pandit: If Muslim League Has 100 Gandhis and 200 Abdul Kalam Azad and Congress has only one Jinnah than India would have never divided.

  18. Jai Hind says:

    Gandhi the great………….Jinnah the greedy………..

  19. maha says:

    Quideazam Muhammad Ali jinnah is in all ways the best leader of the world go to history read it and dont make yr own histories…whoever is saying the problems in the world is due to jinnah then its wrong he was a peace lover and a muslim.Gandhi never wanted a seprate state because the british r treating them properly but the right of muslims are making pakistan a seprate state defeating britishers and hindus he proves he is a great leader We Pakistanis salute u..u will get a very high place in Jannah Ameen…

    • tauseef lashari says:

      well maha .. it wasnt a cricket game that he defeated them …………… tell me one thing youare saying all this because of the 9th grade pakistan studies text book….okay think for a second huh before british came to sub continent every body knows that muslims were ruling india ……… however hindus were in majority but they accepted the leadership of muslim wiith great honour for atleast 1000 years and then after that muslims starts chanting that their rights are neglected…….. gandhis fight was always agaiinst the britishers he never wanted to separate both nations because he knew it was all the planned game of britishers to weaken the power of hindus and muslims……. you said that muslims were not given their rights by the hindus……… do you know that the first president of india was a muslim leader and totally in these 65 years india has 4 muslims presidents where as the constitution of pakistan strongly says that indus and muslims can never be the part of government…. i mean now who u call mean huh………………… gandhi worked so hard for the independence of india and for this he was offered to be the president of india but he rejected the proposals because he wasnt play politics for power…. as for quaid e azam who when pakistan got independence and the very next day he was the governer general of the country…. he was just a bulli and nothing else

  20. Sb pushpaker says:

    Jinnah was great for pakistan…..but gandhi’s principle’s great for world…..

  21. sehrish says:

    Thrill of the chaste: The truth about Gandhi’s sex life

    With religious chastity under scrutiny, a new book throws light on Gandhi’s practice of sleeping next to naked girls. In fact, he was sex-mad, writes biographer Jad Adams wats this then

    • tauseef lashari says:

      do you have any idea what rubbish are talking for one of the greatest leader of world….. i mean when people like you no point to prove then you start speaking rubbish you know…… tell me you have any problem with gandhi’s
      sex life

    • tauseef lashari says:

      i mean you say thhat you have problem with his sex life…… and for that you will forget all of his consistency and hardworking for the pprosperity of sub continent….. some rubbish writers writes shit about him and then ask people if it is a truth? i mean you must be joking…. if you want to read some sort of meaningful book i recommend you PETER HOPKIRK (THE GREAT GAME) plz first read this book and then answer about quaid e azam and gandhi ???????????

  22. prateek says:

    Gandhi’s tools and techniquies were appreciated by both moderates and extrmists i.e prayer,petitioning,protest and boycott,swadeshi,swaraj and he believed in modernization and nt westernisation.he inspired king launch civil rights movement and modern nobel laurate obama.jinnah wanted a new state for muslims right from 1943 and could be inferred from the failure of CR formula,Desai-Liaqat pact and sheer arrogance of him in shimla conference and wavell plan and results of constituent assembly again frustrated jinnah.whether pakistan creation was boon or bane could be inferred from current state of things.jinnas direct action plan resulted in 5000 killings in bengal and was extreme form of communalism. Who is great of two can be inferred from the impact they had on world and that is well known.

  23. tauseef lashari says:

    well in my opinion mahatma gandhi was way better than quaid e azam in many reason ……. i mean guys lets analyze it who was more religious to their religion…. absolutely gandhi………. quaid was nothing but a big phoney….. i mean when he starts his political career he was totally on congress side and after sometime he thought the muslim league would be benefitual to him… and then he lost sight of every thing…… his points for the hindus were clueless i mean it was just a big game played by the british at that time and quaid e azam was only their pawn to weak the strength of sub continent….. as for gandhi he always devoted to thing he start from one day…. even today the greatest scholers of world accept the excellency and efficiency and consistency of mahatma gandhi….. it is not thing that pakistani choose quaid e azam and hindus will always choose gandhi….. alhamdullilah i am a pakistani and proud to be a part of this country but when you you ask me whose better ill say million times ( gandhi youre the best)

    • vickeysiple98 says:

      not for him for muslims like you… you are such a f…..kng dog.. iam sure you are not muslim you are a bullshit

  24. khurram says:

    Stanley Wolpert in his book “Jinnah of Pakistan”, starts his preface with the historical sentences saying……….
    Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. fewer still modify the map of the world.hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. MOHAMMAD ALI JINNAH did all three.

    • Thomas says:

      dude,Even Gandhi did all three.He altered the course of history.His doctrine of nonviolent protests has altered the course of history not only in India but also in many other parts of the unifying Indians against the British colonialism like no leader has ever done before he also modified the map of the world and also created a nation state.

  25. fareed says:

    Jinnah – One fine man!

  26. Jane says:

    Jinnal…………… far better leader…..than Gandhi…………
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,HE………….IS NOT AS RUDE,HARSH,CHEATER………………
    so there is a great difference
    we cant compre a hero with a loser

    • Monty Singh says:

      Ghandi sure was not a loser. He made a history and made a country. He was a leader.

      But sure Jinnah was far better leader than Ghandi. in every way.

      • william says:

        Jinnah fought against congress and Gandhi fought against thence superpower Great Britain judge yourself who was the gretaets

  27. Jane says:

    A leader of the people is their servant (Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him). The personalty of Jinnah mirrored this Hadith perfectly. He lived and died for his people. He served those whom he led like their true leader – a true servant. He was a leader of a different breed. He did not degrade his people or treat them as rabble. He respected them and in turn received all their love and respect.
    It was undoubtedly the Quaid’s great leadership that made a forlorn scattered multitude into a nation. Here are some views of some other persons about MA Jinnah as leader.

    “Jinnah is the most important man in Asia because he can sway the battle this way or that way as he chooses. His 100 million Muslims will march to the left, to the right, to the front, to the rear at his binding and nobody else’s – that is the point. If Gandhi goes, there is always Nehru, or Rajagopalchari, or Patel or a dozen others. But if Jinnah goes, who is there?” (Beverly Nichols, British author and reporter, 1943)

    “Mr. M A Jinnah himself was more advanced than most of his colleagues of the Muslim League. Indeed he stood head and shoulders above them and had therefore become the indispensable leader and eventually he became the Muslim League.” (Nehru, Discovery of India)

  28. Monty Singh says:

    History has revealed Jinnah was really a great leader. Mr. Cripps had one eye and he was in South Africa at time of Jinnah’s death.

    He wrote in his diary ” I tried but failed to convince Jinnah every time. He was surely a man of his will. Today he dies who could alter the path but could not be altered”
    He also shed tears for Mr. Jinnah.

    Mr. Mountbatten also said on an occasion that he was unable to cheat/convince only one person his life, Mr. M A Jinnah.

    • william says:

      An average student in American or British primary schools hasn’t hears about Jinnah, but they know Gandhi brought freedom to India.
      Jinnah was a master hippocrit, alcoholic, and pig eater

      • vickeysiple98 says:

        he is a grand personality .. world had accepted… and like you son of bitch and get your sister on business of f….king .. what a fuck of bullshit you are william dog

  29. Luke says:

    Your totally wrong. Jinnah is the best.
    gandhi brought troubles for india, Jinnah knew that he would do that and that’s the reason he left India and went to London. Years later, there he met some people who told Jinnah that India is in trouble and they need Jinnah’s help. So, just for the sake of saving india and the Indians he went back to India and brought peace.

    Jinnah fought in a good manner, he belived in peace and never thought of war between Hindus and Muslims. I read, “Jinnah never thought about Muslims and Hindus fighting, He always wanted Muslims and Hindus to have a strong bond between them.”
    Gandhi where as was a kind of bitter person (not being against him) he showed sympathy on his lips. He joined Muslim League when he was invited just for india to be independent from britishers.

    Well, in my conclusion Jinnah was much better, FAR MORE BETTER than gandhi.

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  30. Alveera malik says:

    . If it wasn’t for Quaid india would have never gained independence from the British. Quaid died because of TB(that took hold on him when he was struggling very hard for the sake of Muslims which were not given their due rights and were not allowed to practice their religion and were slaughtered just because they were muslims and they had ruled india for about 800 years.) He was given the title of Hindu muslim unity.but when he realized that the Congress was only working for the civil rights of Hindus, he left that Congress. Initially he was working for Hindus and muslims but later on he started to strive hard for Muslims. A pact was signed between Hindus and muslims, that muslims will be considered as a distinct nation but after nehru report it was assured that Hindus are better than muslims in their shrewdness. NO MATTER WHAT INDIANS OR THE WORLD SAY ”MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH WILL ALWAYS BE REGARDED AS A TRUE LEADER AND A TRUE MUSLIM” if we bleed through our gums we feel like we are suffering the most fatal disease in this world but Jinnah coughed out blood and yet he did not let anyone realize about it so that it does not hinder the path of muslims’ independence. For me my QUAID IS MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER THAN gandhi. QUAID’S AZAM IS MATCHLESS.

  31. Sam says:

    All I have to say is that Mr. Jinnah believed that Pakistan will be a laboratory to experiment principles of Islam and hadith… I am not a muslim but my question is that Taliban, various lashkars and bombay killing by Kasab and his friends are the results of this experiment… If this is the case then Mr. Jinna’s vision was not that great

  32. Rohit Bhardwaj says:

    Not a big admirer of Gandhi. But greatness of Gandhi can be measured by the number of other greats he inspired in his or after his lifetime. Check out the autobiography of Martin Luther King (USA) or Nelson Mandela (Africa). Just check the book of Mother Teresa or Abdul Gafar Khan (Afghanistan) or Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma), Philippines leader Benigno Aquino Jr. And latest Obama claims him his inspiration, list goes on and on. And what Jinnah inspired ???????. Ask anyone around the world about Jinnah hardly anyone knows him except Muslims of South East Asia but ask about Gandhi and you will get 99% people know him. Gandhi is part of school curriculum in USA and Europe and Australia did you find Jinnah ? Answer is NO except that he created a Nation on the Basis of religion which is flawed because the religion which he represented is more flourishing in India then the state he carved out for them. . . rest is History and there are more intelligent people around the world who had written numerous about the man named Gandhi.

  33. Rohit Bhardwaj says:

    Imagine a leader wearing suvile row suit smoking expensive cigars representing poor and down trodden and spreaks english which no one understands at that time and never written a single letter to any editor of any newspaper and never went to jail for a single minute in his entire lifetime and imagine another leader who lives like a poor and fasts and walks hundreds of kilometer and spent numerous days in jail writing hundreds of articles which were published in numerous papers across globe (He wrote to Adolf Hitler also to stop) and sacrificing all his luxury which he could have easily earn with his education as a barrister.

    • Arslan Ahmad says:

      And what do you think about your own Gandi?? He was leading India, the biggest recognized country, what was his dressing, usually naked, I mean WTF.

    • vickeysiple98 says:

      because this is the greatness of our leader. and gandhi and any one can never be compare with them.. so keep your work and don,t spread hate,,,,

  34. Arslan Ahmad says:

    Jinnah a true hero and an ideal. May he Rest in Peace.Gandhi I respect because he is elder, but Jinnah was truly a personality.

  35. Rayhi says:

    The bad things was that the British was ruling the country

  36. Rayhi says:

    How did Gandhi get into jail…
    When Jinnah slapped a couple of guards
    Gandhi just used to say things to the guards he never had the guts to do anything like that.

  37. vickeysiple98 says:

    ye kisi gandu indian ke he post lgte ha gndi qoum

  38. Khalil Kayani says:

    World Leaders & Eminent Personalities views about Great Quaid-E-Azam:-
    Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three. (Prof. Stanley Wolpert, Jinnah of Pakistan (1984).
    Gandhi died by the hands of an assassin; Jinnah died by his devotion to Pakistan. (Lord Pethick Lawrence,My Brother(1987),biography by Fatima Jinnah.)
    Mr Jinnah, was great as a lawyer, once great as a Congressman, great as a leader of Muslims, great as a world politician and diplomat, and greatest of all as a man of action, By Mr. Jinnah’s passing away, the world has lost one of the greatest statesmen and Pakistan its life-giver, philosopher and guide. (Surat Chandra Bose,My Brother(1987),biography by Fatima Jinnah.)
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the greatest benefactor of Hindus in modern times, if he was not a Hindu in disguise. (Girilal Jain, The Hindu Phenomenon.)
    Jinnah is one of the most extraordinary men in history. (Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of India)
    Although without Ghandi, Hindustan would still have gained independence and without Lenin and Mao, Russia and China would still have endured Communist revolution, without Jinnah there would have been no Pakistan in 1947. (John Biggs-Davison)
    Jinnah contributed more than any other man to Pakistan’s survivial. (Richard Symons)
    The greatest man he ever met. (The Aga Khan)
    The most important man in Asia. (Beverley Nichols, the author of `Verdict on India’)
    An outstanding figure of this century not only in India, but in the whole world. (Dr. Kailashnath Katju, the West Bengal Governor in 1948)
    One of the greatest leaders in the Muslim world. (Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha, Secretary General of the Arab League)
    The Grand Mufti of Palestine considered his death as a “great loss” to the entire world of Islam.
    He set a great example to other statesmen to follow by his skill in negotiation, his integrity and his honesty. (Gordon Johnson, Director Center of South Asian Studies)
    Though Jinnah’s scheme of partition was good, it would take at least 25 years to take shape. But great wars and great men shorten history, and Jinnah was such a man who could alter the history of a nation. (Lord Lothian)
    Lord Mountbatten had enormous confidence in his persuasive powers. But as far as Jinnah was concerned, he felt that though he tried every trick, he could not shake Jinnah’s resolve to have partition. Mountbatten said that Jinnah had a ” consuming determination to realize the dream of Pakistan.” And he remained focused on that till his death.
    Muslim India was beset by socio-economic frustration. At such a time Jinnah guided a virtually rudderless Muslim League. Aziz refers to Jinnah as the greatest Muslim leader of the 20th century who was able to turn a dream state of Pakistan into a reality. (Quttabuddin Aziz)
    [He was] the originator of the dream that became Pakistan, architect of the State and father of the world’s largest Muslim nation. Mr. Jinnah was the recipient of a devotion and loyalty seldom accord to any man. (Harry S Truman, US President)
    Ali Jinnah is a constant source of inspiration for all those who are fighting against racial or group discrimination.’ (Nelson Mandela had come to Islamabad in 1995 and had insisted on including Karachi as a destination to visit Jinnah’s Grave and his house in Karachi where upon reaching he drove straight to the Quaid’s Mazar) At another occasion while addressing the ANC Mandela mentioned three names Ali Jinnah, Gandhi and Nehru as sources of inspiration for the movement against apartheid.’ (Nelson Mandela, Ex-South African President)
    a sincerity of purpose and the lasting charm of a character animated by a brave conception of duty and an austere and lovely code of private honour and public integrity… Tall and stately, but thin to the point of emaciation, languid and luxurious of habit, Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s attenuated form is a deceptive sheath of a spirit of exceptional vitality and endurance. Somewhat formal and fastidious, and a little aloof and imperious of manner, the calm hauteur of his accustomed reserve but masks, for those who know him, a naive and eager humanity, an intuition quick and tender as a woman’s, a humour gay and winning as a child’s. Pre-eminently rational and practical, discreet and dispassionate in his estimate and acceptance of life, the obvious sanity and serenity of his worldly wisdom effectually disguise a shy and splendid idealism which is of the very essence of the man. (Sarojini Naidu, Advocate of Hindu Muslim Unity)
    ‘Jinnah is Incorruptible and Brave’ (Gandhi – Interview with Louis Fischer)
    The old Advocate of Unity, Mr. M.A.Jinnah, … was advanced than his colleagues, and stood head and shoulders above them. (Nehru – Paraphrased: Quoted from his book freedom at midnight)
    All religions hold that God sends suitable people into the world to work out his plans from time to time and at critical junctures. I regard Mr Jinnah as the man who has been called upon to correct the wrong ways in which the people of India have been led by the leadership of Mr Gandhi. Congress took a wrong turn when it adopted wholesale the non cooperation programme of Mr Gandhi and assumed an attitude of open hostility towards Britain and tried to infusew the minds of people a spirit of defiance of law and civil disobedience more of less thinly veiled under a formula of truth and non violence. Moreover by Mahatmafying Mr Gandhi it appealed to the idolatorous sperstition of the Hindus, thus converting the religious adherence of the Hindu section of the population to the Mahatma into political support of his non cooperation movement.While this strategy was of some avail in hustling the British Government to yield more and more it divided the people into Hindu and non hind! u sectionsIn these circumstances a man was needed to stand up to congress and tell its leaders that their organization however powerful numerically and financially doesnot represent the whole of India. I admire Mr Jinnah and feel grateful to him because in advocating the cause of the Muslims he is championing the cause of all the classes that are in danger of bein crushed under the steam roller of the caste Hindu majority, acting under the inspiration and orders of Mr Gandhi ” [Leader of the scheduled Castes (M.C.Rajah) – 25th December 1940, 9 months After the Pakistan Resolution, Seen here are Scheduled castes of India]
    (I am) A committed friend who will stand with the people of Pakistan as long as you seek the stable, prosperous, democratic nation of your founder’s dreams. More than half a century ago, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, shared that vision as he addressed Pakistan’s constituent assembly. “If you work together”, he said, “in a spirit that everyone of you is first, second and last a citizen with equal rights, privileges, and obligations, there will be no end to the progress you will make.” Pakistan can have a future worthy of the dreams of the Quaid-e-Azam. If you choose that future, the United States will walk with you. I hope you will make that choice. And I pray for our continued friendship, for peace, for Pakistan. Pakistan Zindabad. (Bill Clinton, US President)
    A most accomplished lawyer, outstanding amongst Indian lawyers, and a fine constitutionalist. (Sir Stafford Cripps)
    There is no man or woman living who imputes anything against his honour or his honesty. He was the most upright person that I know, but throughout it all, he never, as far as I know, for one moment, attempted to deceive any body, as to what he was aiming at or as to the means he attempted to adopt to get it. (Sir Patrick Spen, the last Chief Justice of undivided India)
    Jinnah was a pure artist in the manner and method of his presentation. Even the most complex facts became simple and obvious when he waved his wand over them. He could be ferociously aggressive and almost boyishly persuasive as and when the occasion arose, and what particularly helped him in his advocacy, was the absolute clear head that he possessed, and on which he justly prided himself. He had common sense, that most uncommon of qualities in an uncommon degree. (Mr. M.C Chagla, who rose to be the Chief Justice of the High Court of Bombay and later became the Foreign Minister of India)
    Watch him in the court room as he argues a case. Few lawyers command a more attentive audience. No man is more adroit in presenting his case. If to achieve the maximum result with minimum effort is the hallmark of artistry, Mr. Jinnah is an artist in his craft. He likes to get down to the bare bones of a brief. In stating the essentials of a case, his manner is masterly. The drab courtroom acquires an atmosphere as he speaks. Juniors crane their necks forward to follow every movement of his tall, well groomed figure; senior counsels listen closely; the judge is all attention. (Mr. Frank Moraes, Chief Editor of The Indian Express)
    Never was there a nature whose other qualities provided so complete an anti-thesis of its inner worth. Tall and stately, but thin to the point of emaciation, languid and luxurious of habit, Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s attenuated form is the deceptive sheath of a spirit of exceptional vitality and endurance. (Mrs. Sarojini Naidu)
    He has true stuff in him and that freedom from all sectarian prejudice which will make him the best ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity. (Gokhale)
    His admirable skill and tact in piloting through such an intricate and controversial measure – the first instance of a Bill passing into legislation on the motion of a private member – won him not only the appreciation of his colleagues, but also his first meed of his general recognition from his co-religionists all over India. (Mrs. Sarojini Naidu – On the Wakf Validating Bill moved by Jinnah in 1913)
    Jinnah, young, perfectly mannered, impressive looking, armed to the teeth with dialectics and insistent upon the whole of his scheme — he would rather have nothing if he could not get the whole lot. —Chelmsford tried to argue with him and was tied up into knots. Jinnah is a very clever man, and it is of course an outrage that such a man should have no chance of running the affairs of his own country. (Secretary of State Montagu – 1918)
    Mr. Jinnah was one of the handsomest men I have ever seen; he combined the clear cut, almost Grecian features of the West with oriental grace and movement. (Lord Wavell, Viceroy of India 1943 – 1947)

  39. Khalil Kayani says:

    Quaid-E-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is the only Leader who raised the the Voice for Palestinian Muslims in 1936 even there was no idea off Pakistan at that time.After world war-2 & american atom bomb attack on Japan,there was a great pressure on Britians to give freedom to India. So we should consider all the facts and figures.For Gandhi we can say that definitely he was a leader but actual effect in congress was by Nehru who was friend of Mount baten and close to his wife. Quaid was a true leader.A leader who delivered his speech mostly in English medium but still people blindly believed on him that whatever this person is saying is true and fair for their future.

  40. Libellous Drake says:

    Hey, wrong
    A.I.M.L was fighting for all community. Other hand congress was just fighting for Hindus
    Quaid e Azam was fighting for all community. British was there to rule sub continent.
    British was the one who was creating a fight between Muslims and Hindus. to rule sub continent.
    Gandhi was fighting only for Hindus. Quaid e Azam was a great leader. All India Muslim League
    was fighting for 29% Muslims and (other communities ) and including Hindus.Why Quaid e azam
    was fighting for Muslims and all communities? because A.I.M.L observe the perfidy against Muslims

  41. Ganie aiman gul says:

    Jinnah is best leader of all time i have ever seen

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