The 82nd anniversary of the death of revolutionary poet and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal observed today with typical zeal to recognize his services for the Muslims of the subcontinent to obtain a separate homeland.
The nation pays special tribute to its vision of a separate homeland for Muslims in the subcontinent.
Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877 and was a great leader of the subcontinent and one of the major exponents of the Pakistan Movement.
Allama Iqbal birthed the idea of Pakistan, and was considered one of the country’s founding fathers.
His best literary work includes Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam- i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i-Kalim and Armughan-e-Hijaz.
Allama Iqbal was also a brilliant poet, a serious thinker and a philosopher, who through his poetry injected a progressive spirit in the subcontinent’s Muslim youth at the time.
Furthermore, his poetry was translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, English and many other languages. The Indians, Pakistanis, Iranians and other foreign literary scholars revered Iqbal as a famous poet.
While Iqbal is best known as an outstanding poet, he is also a critically- acclaimed contemporary Muslim intellectual thinker. His first poetry book, The Secrets of the Self, was published in the Persian language in 1915, and other poetry books include The Secrets of Selflessness, The Message from the East and the Persian Psalms.
The iconic poet passed away on April 21, 1938.