The 143rd birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the poet of the East, is being celebrated with devotion and respect across the country today.
Allama Iqbal was born on November 9, 1877, in Sialkot to Sheikh Noor Mohammad. His parents named him Mohammad Iqbal.
He received his early education in Sialkot and passed Matriculation from Mission High School and FA examination from Murray College, Sialkot.
His passion for poetry was also born here and his early teacher Maulvi Mir Hassan was instrumental in promoting this passion.
After doing FA, he went to Lahore for higher studies and passed BA and MA examinations from Government College, Lahore.
After which Allama Iqbal went to England for higher education in 1905 and obtained a law degree, from where he went to Germany where he obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Munich.
Initially, after completing his MA, he taught at Oriental College, Lahore, but he took up barrister permanently.
Along with advocacy, he also continued to write poetry and took an active part in political movements, while in 1922 he was given the title of Sir by the government.
Iqbal Was A Freedom Fighter
He was a freedom fighter and took part in regular political movements and was elected president of the All India Muslim League.
His famous Allahabad presidential address in 1930 is historic, in which he introduced the concept of Pakistan.
But before the independence of Pakistan, Allama passed away on April 21, 1938. However, as a great poet and thinker, the nation will always be grateful to him.
Allama Iqbal created a new hope of living among the Muslims of the subcontinent by presenting the concept of Pakistan.
The poet of the East, Allama Iqbal, had a sensitive heart and mind. His poetry is living poetry that will always be a beacon for Muslims.
That is why the word Iqbal is recited in every part of the world and Muslims around the world study it with great devotion and understand its philosophy.
Iqbal instilled a revolutionary spirit in the new generation and highlighted Islamic greatness.