The Info List - Īmān, Ittiḥād, Naẓm

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: ایمان، اتحاد، نظم‎‎; pronounced: Īmān, Ittiḥād, Naẓm; lit. "Faith, Unity, Discipline") is the national motto of Pakistan
. It is regarded as the guiding principle of Pakistan's nationhood. Upon the independence of Pakistan, it was introduced and adopted as the national motto by the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
. It is inscribed in Urdu
at the base of the state emblem . The emblem itself is an adaptation of four components: wreath, crescent, star and scroll, with all components in the shield bounded by the wreath of the Jasmine flower, and the crescent and star crest depicted at the top.


* 1 Origin * 2 Popular connotations * 3 See also * 4 External links * 5 References


The origin of the motto is derived from the country's founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
. Jinnah related it to his personal example of life, and instilled a message to the youth of his time, as well as for Pakistan's future generations.

Four months after the emergence of Pakistan
on world's map December 28, 1947 Jinnah said:

"We are going through fire: the sunshine has yet to come. But I have no doubt that with Unity, Faith and Discipline we will compare with any nation of the world. Are you prepared to undergo the fire? You must make up your minds now. We must sink individualism and petty jealousies and make up our minds to serve the people with honesty and faithfulness. We are passing through a period of fear, danger, and menace. We must have faith, unity and discipline." Roman Urdu Transliteration

Īmān, Ittiḥād, Naẓm In Urdu

ایمان، اتحاد، نظم‎ In English

Faith, Unity and Discipline.

Describing Faith, Unity and Discipline Jinnah delivered many addresses, on 23 March 1945 he said:

"In Pakistan
lies our deliverance, defence and honour…In our solidarity, unity and discipline lie the strength, power and sanction behind us to carry on this fight successfully. No sacrifice should be considered too great. I can assure you that there is nothing greater in this world than your own conscience and, when you appear before God, you can say that you perfo