Information about 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. Iqbal Day
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.
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.
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’.