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August 14th, 2011

How Pakistan was created?

Submitted by Rashid Jahangiri.

Historian Jafar Hasan Zaidi authored new book in Urdu ‘How Pakistan was created?’ (Pakistan Kasay Banna?).

Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement members know very well that idea of Pakistan was conceived in the drawing room of Woking Muslim Mission (started by Khawaja Kamal ud Din sahib) in England. During the discussion Chaudhry Rehmat Ali sahib came up with idea and wrote a pamphlet.
Read article available on LAM official website:

Woking Muslim Mission’s Role in the Creation of Pakistan:
by Khwaja Salahuddin Ahmad (son of Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din)
Ch. Rehmat Ali got his spark of inspiration in the Drawing Room of the Mission House, Woking
The Light, 16th January 1966 / Reprinted in The Light & Islamic Review: Vol.74, No. 4, July-August 1997, pages 5-8

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Unfortunately, Pakistan’s history has been distorted ever since its creation, more so during the administration of military dictator General Zia ul Haq. History is distorted to make point that it was Sir Dr. Muhammad Iqbal who saw “dream of Pakistan”.

Jafar Hasan Zaidi has given interview to BBC online. At time 5 minutes he tells that it is a lie that Dr. Muhammad Iqbal conceived the idea of Pakistan. Rather he was against it. And it was Chaudhry Rehmat Ali who conceived idea of Pakistan.

Link to BBC on line interview of Jafar Hasan Zaidi:

3 Responses to “How Pakistan was created?”

  1. August 14th, 2011 at 8:21 am
    From Zahid Aziz:

    In 1931, when in London, Sir Muhammad Iqbal publicly denied, in a letter published in The Times of London, that in his December 1930 speech at Allahabad he had demanded the creation of an independent Muslim state.

    See this link for his full letter and image of the original.

  2. August 14th, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    From Mohammed Iqbal:

    Vivisecting a country in the name of religion was not a good idea. Successors of the Elders of the Woking Mission who conceived this bizarre idea are themselves outcasts in the country. Sir Mohammed Iqbal on the other hand is now the Poet Laureate of the country. A just reward for his moderation on the issue!

  3. August 14th, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    From Zahid Aziz:

    The idea was not conceived by any Lahore Ahmadiyya member. The meetings at which the name was devised were held at the Woking Mosque because that was where Muslims in UK, especially from India, used to gather and exchange ideas. None of the persons mentioned in that article by Khwaja Salah-ud-Din were connected with the LAM except for the writer of the article. Of course, LAM supported Mr Jinnah and the Muslim League in their proposed plan.

    Another irony was that many of the Muslim leaders who bitterly opposed Mr Jinnah, and didn’t want Pakistan, such as Maulana Maudoodi, then moved to Pakistan from India and became important political and religious leaders in Pakistan! They then had to conceal their past record of opposition to the creation of Pakistan.