Twitter alert: Honouring Fatima Jinnah

The end of this month celebrates the birth of one of our most beloved leaders, Fatima Jinnah.

Web Desk July 31, 2012

The end of this month celebrates the birth of one of our most beloved leaders, Fatima Jinnah.

A strong, courageous lady, Fatima Jinnah stood by her brother, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, resiliently and played an important role in the shaping of Allama Iqbal’s dream.

Her bravery and sacrifices earned her the title of “Madar-e-Millat”, meaning “Mother of the Nation.”

To honour her memory, the local twitterati began a trend in her name. While many praised her bravery, others quoted snippets from history that highlight her role in the creation of Pakistan.

Top tweets:

Rai M. Azlan Shahid ‏@Rai_Azlan

happy birthday to #FatimaJinnah may your soul rest in peace and may we get enough motivation and courage to stand against wrong as you did.

Ali Rahman ‏@Baahirezaman

Quaid: “My sister was like a bright ray of light and hope whenever I came back home and met her." #FatimaJinnah

Ali Rahman ‏@Baahirezaman

#FatimaJinnah - Dec. 25,1963: "Story is of social/economic justce strugling agnst forces of domination, exploitation, intolerance/tyranny”.

Mehboob M.H. ‏@hananmehboob

Happy Birth Day Madar-e-Millat #FatimaJinnah..Lady of Courage and inspiration for #women not only in Pak, Islamic World but all over #Globe

Qamar Abbas ‏@PkLion01

Happy Birthday #FatimaJinnah You stand tall for your resilience,courage n sheer patience.When things were falling apart,You stood ur ground

Sahr ‏@Sahr_M

Happy birthday 2 one of da greatest sister & bravest women in #Pakistan's history #FatimaJinnah we value ur sacrifices

Ali Rahman ‏@Baahirezaman

#FatimaJinnah - Eid-ul-Azha, 1965: “Let us sink all our differences and stand united together under the same banner."

Ali Rahman ‏@Baahirezaman

Of his seven brothers and sisters, Fatima Jinnah was the closest to the Quaid. #FatimaJinnah


Emily | 10 years ago | Reply

She brought light into this world and her patience and knowledge, bravery and inspiration will ring through the world for ages to come. She is truly a woman to be admired and learned from.

Cynical | 10 years ago | Reply

She lost the 1st and the only election she fought in independent Pakistan.

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