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Quaid e Azam and name “The Grey Wolf”

Ataturk was named “Grey Wolf” for his bravery and for being a military genius.
Quaid e Azam M.A. Jinnah once bought a book that had information of  Ataturk and his revolution. Jinnah was very inspired by Ataturk. He gradually started seeing Ataturk’s refection in him. For the fact that Muhammad Ali  Jinnah thought of himself as “Ataturk of India (before independence)”. He used to talk to his family and friends about Ataturk. People who were close to him started knowing that Jinnah was inspired by Ataturk. Jinnah’s daughter named him “Grey Wolf” (which is the name given to Ataturk) because she knew that Jinnah was very inspired by Ataturk.
The name “Grey wolf” was given to Ataturk and Jinnah’s daughter Deena named Jinnah “Grey wolf” because Jinnah mostly used to talk about Ataturk.

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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.

The Sacred Flag of Rebellions

The Arab Revolt flag was used by Arab Nationalists who rebelled against Ottoman Empire during World War 1.

The time when Ottomans were busy defending their soil from enemy’s hands, the Arabs rebelled and back stabbed Ottomans. They killed thousands of Ottoman soldiers and looted weapons and trains. Arabs were helped by British ARMY that was stationed in  Egypt. Arabs and British had quite ignorable relations before World War 1 but during this war Arabs and Britain found a common interest, i.e. The fall of Ottoman Empire.

Britain empowered the rebels and provided them with everything they needed to weaken the Ottoman Empire. They got guns, explosives and even their flag from Britain. Yes, their flag was also made by an English.

The flag was designed by the British diplomat “Sir Mark Sykes”, in an effort to create a feeling of “Arab-ness” in order to fuel the revolt. Although the Arab Revolt was only very limited in scope and concerted by the British rather than by Arabs themselves, the flag influenced the national flags of a number of emerging Arab states after World War I. Flags inspired by that of the Arab revolt include those of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Sudan, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, the Palestinian national movement (also used by the PLO and by the Palestinian Authority), Somali land, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Libya.

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:

Blood n Oil: Mustafa Kemal and Turkish Freedom

and they call him Atheist!

Many theories raised their heads after the death of Ataturk. Many of them suggested that Ataturk was Non-Muslim but most of them suggested that Ataturk was Atheist.

To those who propagate the false idea that Ataturk was some kind of Atheist, does an atheist promote religious thoughts? Does an atheist translate Quran and Hadith into the mother tongue of native people to make it easier to understand? If Ataturk was Atheist, why did he prepared a special copy of Quran and carried it wherever he went?

Ataturk’s deeds and word confirm the fact that he was NOT an atheist but was a devout Muslim.

Ataturk said the following words and included them in many of his speeches:

“In my view, even irreligious types are believers. It is impossible for a person to be irreligious. Nobodycan be irreligious.” (Ataturk, 02. 02. 1923, Izmir, Speech on the Future of Turkey.)

“Religion is human beings’ nourishment. An irreligious man is like an empty house. He distresses people.
We must always believe in something. This last of the faiths is of course the most perfect. Islam issuperior to all faiths…” (Ataturk, Ataturk and Religious Education, Ahmet Gürbas, Department of Religious AffairsPress, p. 2)
“The Turkish nation must be more devout. It must be devout in all simplicity. I believe this in the same
way I believe in my faith…” (Ataturk’s Words and Statements, Vol. 3, p. 69-70, 29.10.1923, statement tothe French author Maurice Pernot)”