February 7, 2008

Great people,Great thoughts—>Islamic social justice,Jinnah

“You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.”(Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
Address to the officers and men of the 5th Heavy Ack Ack and 6th Light Ack Ack Regiments in Malir, Karachi February 21, 1948



  1. Jinnah indeed was a great leader of the last century but you people have not performed as his dream was.

    Comment by DeepThinker — February 21, 2008 @ 4:49 pm

  2. Arguments about the cause of anti Western feeling generally site Western support for Israel, colonial legacy and poverty and illiteracy in the Arab world.

    In truth support for Israel is over the top but it does not justify the level of hatred it garners. Uneducated Arabs are easily distracted by anti sematism into ignoring issues of social justice in their own lands.

    The colonial legacy is not only real it is some thing for which there will never be a solution. In a richer world these crimes will eventually become history.

    The real problem to me seems to be illiteracy. Most Arabs are dependent upon their Imams to interpret the Koran. Like the Bible the Koran reflects the time in which it was written so thinking people would benefit from more modern text.

    Other than Jinnah are there authors in the Arab/Muslim world who have promoted social justice? If Westerners funded literacy training could the people be exposed to progressive thinkers from their own culture?

    Comment by Mark Magas — October 2, 2008 @ 10:54 pm

  3. You do not seem to have an email alert to responses. If any one has any information on social justice thinkers post 7th century email me at

    Comment by Mark Magas — October 2, 2008 @ 11:04 pm

  4. @Mark

    well the concept of Social Justice in Islam is as old as its beginning . (The concept of Zakat where it is mandatory on every muslim who has extra savings to share 2.5 % that with poor and have nots of the society, the concept to take care of people around you etc).

    The economic system Islam represents is based on non-Interest based economy which infact is a big step towards economic and social justice.

    In recent times (Jinnah is non-Arab , founder of Pakistan) people like Dr. Iqbal Ahmed, poet like Faiz Ahmed Faiz and most recently politicians and human rights activist who are struggling for independence of judiciary in Pakistan specially people like Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, former cricketer and now a politician who runs his Cancer hospital Imran Khan, Muhatir Muhammad of Malysia , Allama Iqbal, well respected Abdul Sattar Edhi and there are others who have advocated the concept of Social Justice and humanity.

    Comment by united4justice — October 3, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

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