Monday , November 18 2019

142th birth anniversary of poet philosopher Dr. Allama Mohammad Iqbal

Birth Day Ceremony of Poet Allama Iqbal is organized today in Lahore on 9th November 2019.Allama Iqbal was born on 9th November 1877 and died on 21st April 1938 in Lahore.DC Sialkot has announced Local Holiday in District Sialkot on November 9,2019.

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142nd birth anniversary of poet-philosopher Dr. Allama Mohammad Iqbal on Saturday 9th November 2019

Lahore: The 142nd birth anniversary of poet-philosopher Dr. Allama Mohammad Iqbal is being celebrated on Saturday 9th November 2019 with national zeal and fervor across the country. Allama Iqbal envisioned the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of subcontinent which led to the formation of Pakistan. The nation is celebrating the day with devotion to pay homage to the great poet-philosopher and to emphasize his achievements. Various literary, educational, political, social and cultural organizations had arranged special programs to pay homage to the national poet and highlight different aspects of his life and teachings.

کی محمدؐ سے وفا تو نے تو ہم تیرے ہیں

یہ جہاں چیز ہے کیا لوح و قلم تیرے ہیں

Allama Iqbal conceived the idea of Pakistan and is, therefore, regarded as one of the founding fathers of the country. His best literary work includes Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam- i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i-Kalim, and Armughan-e-Hijaz. A graceful change of guards ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Iqbal in Lahore this morning.People paid tribute to Allama Iqbal, who conceived the idea of Pakistan to get a separate homeland in Muslim majority areas of the sub-continent.The services of a multi-dimensional personality; philosopher, ideologist and social activist, he was also admired for his unmatched literary services and character building of the Muslim Ummah.

ستاروں سے آگے جہاں اور بھی ہیں

ابھی عشق کے امتحاں اور بھی ہیں

اسی روز و شب میں الجھ کر نہ رہ جا

کہ تیرے زمان و مکاں اور بھی ہیں


The events of the day include a change of guards’ ceremony at Mazar-e-Iqbal in Lahore. Allama Muhammad Iqbal is known as a poet and philosopher, but he was also a jurist, a politician, a social reformer, and a great Islamic scholar. Sir Muhammad Iqbal is known as Allama Iqbal. Allama Iqbal is a great Muslim poet.Special prayers were offered in mosques countrywide for development and prosperity of the country from early morning Special programmes were arranged by different literary, political, social, educational and cultural organizations to pay homage to Iqbal besides highlighting different aspects of his poetry and message. Kalam-e-Iqbal contest, speech competitions, seminars, symposiums that covered all the aspects of his life and philosophy, were held in different educational institutes including schools, colleges and universities where speakers threw light on different aspects of his life and poetry. His best literary work includes Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam- i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i-Kalim and Armughan-e-Hijaz. A graceful change of guard ceremony was held at mausoleum of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy took charge of the guard duties. The Station Commander of Pakistan Navy, Commodore Naimatullah Khan, who was the chief guest of the ceremony, laid floral wreath at the Mazar and offered fateha.

Born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877, Dr Allama Iqbal had foreseen that only solution of problems being faced by the Muslims in the subcontinent was a separate homeland. Allama Iqbal is officially recognized as national poet of Pakistan and known as Muffakir-e-Pakistan, Shair-e-Mashriq and Hakeem-ul-Ummat.

President Dr. Arif Alvi in his Iqbal day message said amid prevailing challenges, it was high time to revert to the message of Allama Muhammad Iqbal to find solution to the ills corroding the society and hindering the progress and prosperity.

“Faced with various challenges, let us revert to his message and pledge ourselves to make a deliberate effort by putting aside our differences, exhibiting unity and striving collectively for finding solutions to the ills that corrode our society and hinder our march towards progress and prosperity,” the president said in his message to the nation.

Prime Minister, Imran Khan in his Iqbal day message urged the countrymen to revert to the thought and philosophy of the Poet of the East Allama Iqbal to seek solution to the social, economic and political issues confronting the country and Muslim Ummah.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said Prime Minister Imran Khan has a firm resolve to transform Pakistan into a state as imagined by great poet and philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Paying tributes to Allama Iqbal on his birth anniversary, the Special Assistant said Allama Iqbal’s thinking proved a bright hope for the Muslims of the subcontinent to get rid of oppression and imperialism, adding, his universal words and ideas were the beacon of light for our nation.

Social media, Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp were the most prominent social sites where this great scholar remained center of discussion and eulogized for his two-nation-theory, especially in comparison of present hardships being faced by the Indian Muslims.

A large number of people on Saturday also visited Iqbal Manzil to pay homage to Allama Iqbal. They showed keen interest in his personal used things, rare books and pictures of him and his family members displayed there.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal essay speech in English

Allama Iqbal was a great poet and philosopher. He was born at Sialkot in 1877. He received his early education in the traditional maktab. Later he joined the Sialkot Mission School, from where he passed his matriculation examination. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Government College Lahore in 1897. Two years later, he secured his Masters Degree, and was appointed in the Oriental College, Lahore, as a lecturer of history, philosophy and English. He later proceeded to Europe for higher studies. 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 returned to India in 1908. Besides teaching and practicing law, Iqbal continued to write poetry. He is best known for his poetic works, including Asrar-e-Khudi—for which he was knighted— 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.

By 1928, his reputation as a great Muslim philosopher was solidly established and he was invited to deliver lectures at Hyderabad, Aligarh, and Madras. These series of lectures were later published as the book “The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam”. In 1930, Iqbal was invited to preside over the open session of the Muslim League at Allahabad. In his historic Allahabad Address, Iqbal visualized an independent and sovereign state for the Muslims of North-Western India. In 1932, Iqbal came to England as a Muslim delegate to the Third Round Table Conference.

In later years, when the Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had left India and was residing in England, Allama Iqbal wrote to him conveying to him his personal views on political problems and state of affairs of the Indian Muslims and also persuading him to come back. These letters are dated from June 1936 to November 1937. This series of correspondence is now a part of important historic documents concerning Pakistan’s struggle for freedom.

Iqbal was a strong proponent of the political and spiritual revival of Islamic civilization 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. He 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 officially recognized as the national poet of Pakistan.

On April 21, 1938, the great Muslim poet-philosopher and champion of the Muslim cause, passed away. He lies buried next to the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.