Iqbal Day 2017

Iqbal Day 2017

Iqbal Day 2017


Muhammad Iqbal, also famously known as Allama Iqbal, is a famous poet, philosopher, lawyer and politician from British India.

He is believ to be the inspiration behind the historical ‘Pakistan Movement’, in which he is one of the few leaders who first conceive the idea of Pakistan as a different nation for the Muslims.

Iqbal Day 2017

While studying abroad, he became a member of the London branch of the All India Muslim League.

Iqbal Day 2017

With his books like, ‘Rumuz-i-Bekhudi’, ‘Zabur-i-Ajam’, etc. he became one of the most important contributors to the Urdu literature. For his talents and extraordinary personality, he is knighte by King George V in 1922.

Childhood & Early Life

  • Muhammad Iqbal is born in Sialkot, in the Punjab Province of British India to Sheikh Noor Muhammad and Imam Bibi. His father is not an educate man and work as a tailor while his mother is a homemaker.
  • At the age of 4 Iqbal is introduce to religious studies and send to mosque to learn Qur’an. He learnt Arabic language at Scotch Mission College in Sialkot.
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  • In 1895, Iqbal enrolled in Government College Lahore for his bachelors’, to study philosophy, English literature and Arabic.

Major Works

  • Iqbal is known for his legal expertise and political ideologies, but it is as a poet that he is still fondly remember. With books like, ‘Rumuz-i-Bekhudi’, ‘Zabur-i-Ajam’, etc. his contribution to Urdu literature is immense.

Personal Life & Legacy

  • Iqbal married three times in his life: his first marriage (1895) was with Karim Bibi and he has two children with her – Miraj Begum and Aftab Iqbal. His second marriage was with Sardar Begum and third with Mukhtar Begum (1914).
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  • He died in 1938 in Lahore after suffering for many years from various illnesses, which started with a mysterious throat illness that he developed on his trip to Spain and Afghanistan.


  • Iqbal is regard as the ‘Shair-e-Mashriq’ in most of Southeast Asia.
  • He is Pakistan’s National Poet and his birthday is a national holiday there.
  • He is the author of ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha’.
  • In Iran and Afghanistan he is famous as ‘Iqbal-e Lahori.
  • His son Javid Iqbal served as a justice on the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
  • Many public institutions in Pakistan are named after him. Some of them are the Allama Iqbal Campus Punjab University in Lahore, the Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad, Allama Iqbal Open University in Pakistan, etc.

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