Career of Allama Iqbal

Career of Allama Iqbal

Career of Allama Iqbal

Introduction

Career of Allama Iqbal

  • Iqbal finished his Masters of Arts Degree and started his academic career as a reader of Arabic at Oriental College but within a short period of time, he became a junior professor of philosophy at Government College Lahore.
  • Career of Allama Iqbal

  • Iqbal opted for higher studies in the West and travelled to England to study on a scholarship from Trinity College, Cambridge, and received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the same in 1906.
  • In 1907, he went to Germany to pursue doctorate and earned PhD degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. During the process, he got his doctoral thesis ‘The Development of Metaphysics in Persia’ publish.
  • Career of Allama Iqbal

  • He returned to India and became an assistant professor at Government College, Lahore but the job did not provide enough financial support which is why he decided to turn to practice of law. He practiced as a lawyer from 1908 to 1934.
  • In 1919, he became the general secretary of Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam, an Islamic intellectual and political organization based in Lahore, Pakistan, which he was an active member of many years before gaining this position.
  • In 1927, Iqbal was elected to the Punjab Legislative assembly and was later elected to preside over the session of the Muslim League.
  • It was in these positions that he for the first time introduced the idea of ‘Pakistan’.
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  • Due to his failing health, Iqbal stopped practicing law altogether in 1934 and was honor with a pension by the Nawab of Bhopal.
  • He dedicated his life to his own spiritual upliftment and contributing to the Persian and Urdu literature.
  • Some of the books written by Iqbal are: ‘Payam-i-Mashriq (1923)’, ‘The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1930)’, ‘Javid Nama (1932)’, ‘Pas Cheh Bayed Kard ai Aqwam-e-Sharq (1936)’, ‘Bal-i-Jibril (1935)’, ‘Zarb-i-Kalim (1936)’, etc.

 Political Career of Allama Iqbal

While dividing his time between law and poetry, Iqbal had remaine active in the Muslim League.

He supported Indian involvement in World War I, as well as the Khilafat movement and remained in close touch with Muslim political leaders such as Maulana Mohammad Ali and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

He was a critic of the mainstream Indian National Congress, which he regarded as dominated. it was absorbed in factional divides between the pro-British group led by Sir Muhammad Shafi and the centrist group led by Jinnah.

Career of Allama Iqbal

In November 1926, with the encouragement of friends and supporters, Iqbal contested for a seat in the Punjab Legislative Assembly from the Muslim district of Lahore, and defeated his opponent by a margin of 3,177 votes.

Career of Allama Iqbal

He supported the constitutional proposals presented by Jinnah with the aim of guaranteeing Muslim political rights and influence in a coalition with the Congress, and worked with the Aga Khan and other Muslim leaders to mend the factional divisions and achieve unity in the Muslim League.

Career of Allama Iqbal

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