Allama Iqbal’s 82nd death anniversary today

By: News Desk      Published: 01:17 PM, 21 Apr, 2020
Allama Iqbal’s 82nd death anniversary today

Poet of the East and one of Pakistan’s founding fathers Dr Allama Iqbal’s 82nd death anniversary is being observed in the country on Tuesday.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal (9 November 1877 – 21 April 1938) has been referred as "Spiritual Father of Pakistan" for his poetic and philosophical contributions to the nation. He was buried in front of the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.

Iqbal's poems inspired and triggered the Pakistan movement workers in the British India for an independent country. He wrote poems in Urdu and Persian and brought forward the philosophy of Khudi, called for self-realization and used Iqbal used the metaphor of the shaheen (falcon or eagle) for young Muslims to symbolize and inspire the idea of constant struggle to achieve something in life.

His prose books in Urdu are Ilm ul Iqtisad (1903) and Allama Iqbal’s prose books in English are ‘The Development of Metaphysics in Persia’ (1908) and popular ‘The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam’ (1930) a volume based on six lectures delivered at Madras, Hyderabad, and Aligarh in 1928-29.

Allama Iqbal has extensively written poetic books in Persian language and he has an overwhelmingly fan following in Persian speaking world. His Persian books are: Asrar-i-Khudi (1915), Rumuz-i-Bekhudi (1917), Payam-i-Mashriq (1923), Zabur-i-Ajam (1927),

Javid Nama (1932), Pas Cheh Bayed Kard ai Aqwam-e-Sharq (1936), Armughan-e-Hijaz (1938 in Persian and Urdu). Poetic books in Urdu: Bang-i-Dara (1924), Bal-i-Jibril (1935) and Zarb-i Kalim (1936).

Minhaj ul Quran International leader Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri in his message posted on twitter said, “All through his life, Allama Muhammad Iqbal promoted the right message and ideology of Islam which is still guiding the Ummah towards unity and brotherhood. Young people must act upon the underlying message of Iqbal by thoroughly reading his ideology.”