Information about Iqbal Day

Information about Iqbal Day

Iqbal Day (Yōm-e Iqbāl) is the birthday of Muhammad Iqbal on 9 November. The day is a public holiday in some provinces of Pakistan. Iqbal, a poet and philosopher, was a great inspiration for the Pakistan Movement.

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Inspired by his teaching at Government college Lahore, Iqbal pursue a higher education in the west, qualifying for a scholarship from Trinity College, University of Cambridge. On leaving university he became a barrister in London, but shortly move to Germany to study doctorate and earn Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich in 1908.

While in Germany, he started writing poetry in Persian.

Information about Iqbal Day

Information about Iqbal Day

On his return to Lahore he soon devote his life to literary work, writing poetry in Urdu and Persian. Iqbal has had several volumes of his poetry publish and many of these have translate into foreign languages, including English, German, Russian, Arabic, and Turkish.

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Iqbal is known as Muslim philosopher and great poet and is considere one of the most important figures in Urdu literature. He is widely admired by the Pakistani, Indian, Iranian and Turk poets, earning the name ‘Poet of the East’.

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Allama Iqbal Books Name List

  • Zabur-i-Ajam
  • Zarb-i-Mashriq
  • Ilm ul Iqtisad in 1903
  • Rumuz-i-Bekhudi in 1917
  • Payam-i-Mashriq in 1923
  • Javid Nama in 1832
  • Pas Cheh Bayed Kard ai Aqwam-e-Sharq in 1936
  • Armughan-e-Hijaz in 1938
  • Bang-i-Dara in 1924
  • Bal-i-Jibril in 1935
  • Zarb-i Kalim in 1936
  • The Development of Metaphysics in Persia in 1909
  • The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam in 1930

‘While studying in England, Iqbal had been become a member of the executive council of the British branch of the Indian Muslim League.

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In 1931 he represented the Muslims of India at the Round Table Conferences held in England to discuss the political future of India.

In a lecture in 1930 lecture, Iqbal first suggest the creation of a homeland for the Muslims of India, though Iqbal die before seeing the creation of Pakistan in 1947.

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Iqbal died on 21 April 1938 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. His tomb is locate in a garden between the Badshahi Mosque and the Lahore Fort.

The Pakistan government has declared Iqbal as the national poet.

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