We are commemorating the 146th birth anniversary of the eminent poet and philosopher, Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
Lahore: The 146th birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the renowned poet and philosopher of the East, is being celebrated today. Iqbal Day is observed as a public holiday throughout the country, and various events and ceremonies are being held in connection with the occasion.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a great poet, author, lawyer, politician, and a prominent figure in the Pakistan Movement of the 20th century, continues to inspire people with his poetry.
The philosopher-poet, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, was born on November 9, 1877, in Sialkot. After receiving his early education in his hometown and Lahore, he pursued legal studies in Britain in 1905 and later earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Germany.
Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, upon returning to his homeland in 1910, awakened the Muslim community both intellectually and politically through his poetry. As a statesman, his most significant contribution was the concept of Pakistan, which laid the foundation for the creation of Pakistan.
Iqbal’s poetry instilled a new spirit in the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. He had great hopes attached to the youth and often referred to them as “shaheen” (eagles). He is regarded as a modern-day philosopher, and his poetry had a fundamental inclination towards Sufism and the revival of the Islamic community.
Allama Iqbal’s philosophy is acknowledged worldwide, and his notable poetic works include Bang-e-Dra, Asrar-e-Khudi, Bal-e-Jibril, Zarb-i Kalim, Javed Nama, and Payam-e-Mashriq.
The photographic image of Allama Iqbal is shown. Allama Iqbal passed away on April 21, 1938, and he was buried in the precincts of the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.