ALLAMA IQBAL

Allama Iqbal - National Poet of Pakistan

Sir Muhammad Iqbal widely known as Allama Iqbal, was a poet, philosopher, and politician, as well as an academic, barrister and scholar in British India who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is called the “Spiritual Father of Pakistan.”He is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature, with literary work in both Urdu and Persian.

He is also a highly acclaimed “Muslim philosophical thinker of modern times”.His first poetry book, The Secrets of the Self, appeared in the Persian language in 1915.Along with his Urdu and Persian poetry, his Urdu and English lectures and letters have been very influential in cultural, social, religious and political disputes.

ALLAHABAD ADDRESS

AllahAbad Adress - Allama Iqbal

In the 1923 New Years Honours he was made a Knight Bachelor by King George V, While studying law and philosophy in England, Iqbal became a member of the London branch of the All-India Muslim League. Later, during the League’s December 1930 session, he delivered his most famous presidential speech known as the Allahabad Address in which he pushed for the creation of a Muslim state in north-west India.

NATIONAL POET OF PAKISTAN

National Poet - Allama Iqbal

In much of South Asia and the Urdu-speaking world, Iqbal is regarded as the Shair-e-Mashriq “Poet of the East”.He is also called Mufakkir-e-Pakistan, Musawar-e-Pakistan, and Hakeem-ul-Ummat. The Pakistan government officially named him “National Poet of Pakistan”.

IQBAL DAY

Iqbal Day - National holiday of Pakistan

Iqbal day is organized and celebrated on 9 November every year in all the provinces as a tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Iqbal was born on 9 November 1877 in Sialkot, within the Punjab Province of British India. He died on 21 April 1938 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. The Government of Pakistan has officially declared him the national poet. His birthday or Iqbal Day , is a public holiday in Pakistan.

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