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Ataturk was a Muslim

How can we say that Ataturk was Muslim?
Lets see what he said about his religion:

O My Nation! Allah is the One. His glory is sublime. May Allah’s peace, grace and goodness be upon you. The principles He laid down are the verses in the Glorious Qur’an. Our religion that granted the spirit of knowledge is the last religion. It is the most perfect religion because unless our religion had complied with reason, the truth and wisdom, there would have to be some discrepancies between divine and natural laws. It is Almigthy Allah Who makes all divine laws.” (Ataturk’S and D, v. 2, p. 93)

Clearly, this statement shows his love for his religion Islam. Yet some people try to present him as some anti-Islamic or some Freemason or Jewish. Why would any person who is jew distribute the Free copies of Quran among his nation? Does this make any sense? No it does not.

Ataturk was a very good Muslim and he loved Islam and Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). We can see his love for Islam and Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) in Ataturk’s following part of a speech:

Those who doubt that he is a true prophet should look at this map and read the epic of Badr. The victory that the Prophet Muhammad (saas) won with a handful of devout Muslims against the vast and wealthy horde of the Qur’aysh is not the work of a mortal man. That battle is the most explicit proof of his Prophethood“. (Ataturk and Religious Education, Department of Religious Affairs Press, p. 2)

Quaid e Azam M.A. Jinnah and M.K. Ataturk

May 22, 2012 2 comments

Fall of Ottoman Empire, the rise of nationalist movement, the Turkish revolution and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and then his reforms.

Pakistani people have known this all for decades. Not only the Pakistanis but the founders of Pakistan were very interested in Turkish revolution. Quaid e Azam is, many times, thought to be a conservative in in Islamic thoughts was amazingly very inspired by the Turkish nationalist and reformist, Mustafa Kemal Pasha Ataturk.

While Mustafa was changing Turkey from a backward country to a civilized and leading country, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (the founder of Pakistan) was keenly observing him.

Now a days people propagate a false idea that Jinnah had nothing to do with Mustafa Kemal and that Jinnah was not inspired by Kemal. To a learnt person, these allegations do not mean anything. Jinnah was inspired by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. He wanted to make Pakistan a very well established and civilized state just like Ataturk made Turkey.

In November 1932, Jinnah read H. C. Armstrong’s biography of Kemal Ataturk, Grey Wolf, and seemed to have found his own reflection in the story of Turkey’s great modernist leader. It was all he talked about for a while at home, even to Dina, who consequently nicknamed him ‘Grey Wolf’. Being only thirteen, her way of cajolingly pestering him to take her to High Road to see Punch and Judywas, “Come on, Grey Wolf, take me to a pantomime; after all, I am on my holidays.” (Wolpert)

This shows how much Jinnah was inspired by Ataturk. There is one more example that I would like to mention here.

Immediately after his death, Quaid-i-Azam, as President of AIML, issued a directive on 11 November 1938 to all the branches of the Muslim League in the whole of Indo-Pak subcontinent to observe Friday, 18 November as “Kemal Day”.

In this connection following directive was issued:
I request provincial, District and Primary Muslim Leagues all over India to observe Friday the 16th of November as Kemal Day and hold public meetings to express deepest feeling of sorrow and sympathy of Musalmans of India in the irreparable loss that the Turkish Nation has suffered in the passing away of one of the greatest sons of Islam and a world figure and the saviour and maker of Modern Turkey Kemal Ataturk“.

During a press interview Quaid-i-Azam Jinnah thus praised the services of Mustafa Kemal:
He was the greatest Muslaman in the modern Islamic World and I am sure that the entire Musalman world will deeply mourn his passing away. It is impossible to express adequately in a press interview one’s appreciation of his remarkable and varied services, as the builder and the maker of Modern Turkey and an example to the rest of the world, especially to the Musalman States in the Far East. The remarkable way in which he rescued  and built up his people against all odds, has no parallel in the history of the world. He must have derived the greatest sense of satisfaction that he fully accomplished his mission during his life-time and left his people and his country consolidated, united and a powerful nation. In him, not only the Musalmans but the whole world have lost one of the greatest men that ever lived“.

19 Mayıs – May 19th

May 19th, the birth anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Pasha. A legendary leader, a military genius and a true believer of Islam.

On 19th day of month May in the year 1881, Mustafa Kemal was born. His father was Ali Reza Effendi and his mother was Zubayde Hanim.

Studied firstly in a religious school and then in a modern school, Mustafa was showing the signs of future leader of a very brave nation.

He then joined military school and there for his extraordinary  qualities, Mustafa was named “Kemal (means Perfection or Perfect)”. Mustafa, after his military training, joined Ottoman Military but after some years the WW1 broke out.

Mustafa was stationed in Gallipoli to defend the front. His opponents, the allied forces of Europe, were advanced in technology but still Mustafa defeated them an successfully defended Ottoman Empire and Caliphate.

Other Ottoman troops were unable to defend the country so enemy took most of the Ottoman lands. Sultan signed a treaty called “Treaty of Sevre” which would save the Sultan but divide the Ottoman land into pieces. Some land would be ruled by Britain, some by France, Some by Greek and some by Italy.

Mustafa at once rejected this treaty and gathered Turkish troops to resist the European occupation of Turkish lands. He, with his nationalist fellows, reunited turkey and threw out the enemy forces.

Then made a new government and implemented many reforms to transform a lagging nation in a new civilized, well mannered nation. Thus became the founder of Modern turkey.

Surely, the sacrifices made by Mustafa Kemal and the reforms implemented by him to re-establish the Turkish nation cannot be ignored or forgotten.

A Military Genius

After the enemy invasion of Turkey, Turkish freedom fights started. Lead by nationalists like Mustafa Kemal, the Turkish troops targeted the enemy forces and their supply lines. Greece advanced to the western part of divided Turkey and forms a Greek district around Izmir city.

Mustafa implemented a genius solution for countering the invasion. He waited for the enemy to fully enter the state and then attacked on highest scale to defend his people.

The two sides battled a bloody war. Greek troops were forced to limit their invasion to Izmir city. Then Mustafa prepared his nation for the best defence for 1 year. Every soul was mobilized for 1 year and Turks prepared for battle Greeks would never forget.

And then after 1 year, Turks attacked the Greeks in Izmir and took back their land from Greeks.

See the following documentary:

The Gallipoli Defense

The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign or the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale (Turkish: Çanakkale Savaşı), took place at the peninsula of Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire (now Gelibolu in modern day Turkey) between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916, during the First World War. A joint British and French operation was mounted to capture the Ottoman capital of Istanbul (then still referred to as ‘Constantinople’ by Western nations)and secure a sea route to Russia. The attempt failed, with heavy casualties on both sides. The campaign was considered one of the greatest victories of the Turks and was reflected on as a major failure by the Allies.

The Gallipoli campaign resonated profoundly among all nations involved. In Turkey, the battle is perceived as a defining moment in the history of the Turkish people—a final surge in the defence of the motherland as the aging Ottoman Empire was crumbling. The struggle laid the grounds for the Turkish War of Independence and the foundation of the Republic of Turkey eight years later under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, himself a commander at Gallipoli.

Some people spread a misconception that Mustafa Kemal attacked the western enemy forces because he wanted most of the Muslims to be killed. This is yet another blunder to spread or even think about it to be true.

I want to ask those people that did Muslims in past lead the battles against non-believers or to defend their soil because they wanted most Muslim mujahideen to be killed? Do Kashmiri freedom fighters fight against Indian oppressors because they want Muslims to be killed? In fact, Mustafa fought against the enemy to secure his country and secure millions of Muslim souls.

Following video shows how Mustafa fought against the western enemy forces.

(There is problem with audio of the clip but most of it is in Turkish)

Blood n Oil: Mustafa Kemal and Turkish Freedom

Ataturk Closed Down Masonic Lodges

Ataturk closed down Masonic lodges

Harun Yahya interview. Click Here to watch his interview on this topic on his official website.