Allama Iqbal Day 9 November
Allama iqbal was was a Persian and Urdu poet, philosopher and politician of Pakistan.He was born at 9 November 1877 at Sialkot.He is commonly referred to as Allama Iqbal (Ø¹Ù„Ø§Ù…Û Ø§Ù‚Ø¨Ø§Ù„â€Ž, Allama meaning “Scholar”).
After studying in Cambridge, Munich and Heidelberg, Iqbal established a law practice, but concentrated primarily on writing scholarly works on politics, economics, history, philosophy and religion. He is best known for his poetic works, including Asrar-e-Khudiâ€”which brought a knighthoodâ€” Rumuz-e-Bekhudi, and the Bang-e-Dara, with its enduring patriotic song Tarana-e-Hind. In India, he is widely regarded for the patriotic song, Saare Jahan Se Achcha. In Afghanistan and Iran, where he is known as IqbÄl-e LÄhorÄ« (Ø§Ù‚Ø¨Ø§Ù„ Ù„Ø§ÛÙˆØ±ÛŒâ€Ž Iqbal of Lahore), he is highly regarded for his Persian works.
Iqbal was a strong proponent of the political and spiritual revival of Islamic civilisation across the world, but specifically in South Asia; a series of famous lectures he delivered to this effect were published as The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. One of the most prominent leaders of the All India Muslim League, Iqbal encouraged the creation of a “state in northwestern India for Muslims” in his 1930 presidential address.Iqbal encouraged and worked closely with Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and he is known as Muffakir-e-Pakistan (“The Thinker of Pakistan”), Shair-e-Mashriq (“The Poet of the East”), and Hakeem-ul-Ummat (“The Sage of Ummah”). He is