"Islam and its idealism have taught democracy. Islam has taught equality, justice and fairplay to everybody."
"The Prophet (PBUH) was a great teacher. He was a great law-giver. He was a great statesman and he was a great Sovereign who ruled. No doubt, there are people who do not quite appreciate when we talk of Islam. . . Islam is not only a set of rituals, traditions and spiritual doctrines. Islam is a code for every Muslim which regulates his life and his conduct in even politics and economics and the like."
"Why this feeling of nervousness that the future constitution of Pakistan is going to be in conflict with Shariat Laws? . . . Islamic principles today are as applicable to life as they were 1,300 years ago. "
- Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948, Introduction by S.M. Burke, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2000, pp. 97-98
“I could not understand a section of people who deliberately wanted to create mischief and made a propaganda that the constitution of Pakistan would not be made on the basis of Shariat.”
- Quoted by Mr. Justice (Retd.) Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui, former Chief Justice of Pakistan and reported in The Express Tribune newspaper in its edition of 26 December 2012. Justice Siddiqui was speaking at a conference organized by Baqai Medical University, Karachi to commemorate Jinnah's 136th birth anniversary