Anniversary of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal

http://mrsalmanjafri.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/allamaiqbalpoetpakistan.jpgToday is the anniversary of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. On 21st April, 1938 he left this worldly life and set to his afterlife journey. This post is to pay tribute to this great scholar of Islam and Urdu Poet. I thank you for giving us vision of Pakistan. May Allah (God) bless you and grant you one of the highest places in Heaven. [Aameen Sum’Aameen]

Allama Iqbal was not just a poet but a philosopher and a politician. Sir Iqbal’s  vision of an independent Muslim state brought the state of Pakistan under the great leadership of a brilliant man Quad-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah [Father of Pakistani Nation].

Allama Iqbal is officially recognized as the national poet of Pakistan and the anniversary of his birth is a national holiday in Pakistan. He is also recognized with many titles like: “The Thinker (dreamer) of Pakistan”, The Poet of the East” and “The sage of Ummah (Muslim nation).

Allama Iqbal wrote both in Urdu and Farsi [Persian] and is considered among the most brilliant poets and thinkers of modern era.  He is also very famous and loved in Afghanistan and Iran because of his Farsi (Persian) poetry. In Iran and Afghanistan he is known with slightly different name, “Iqbal Lahori” , because of his burial in the city of Lahore (heart of Pakistan).

Even though he studied in Europe and became a lawyer, he loved Urdu and Farsi languages more an wrote about politics, economics, and religious philosophy in both of these language but mostly in Persian.About Urdu and Persian languages he said: [quote in Persian]

  • گرچہ اردو در عذوبت شکر است
  • Even though “Urdu” language is like sugar in its sweetness.
  • طرز گفتار دري شيرين تر است
  • but because of its speech method Farsi (Persian) is even sweeter.

We love you and Allah bless you !!

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