Today Marks the 86th Commemoration of Allama Iqbal, Renowned as the ‘Poet of the East’

Today marks the 86th anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s passing. He was a big name in Pakistan’s history and literature, born on November 9, 1877, in Sialkot. Iqbal was more than just a poet; he was also a philosopher, politician, and visionary who helped shape Pakistan.

Known as the “thinker of Pakistan,” “poet of the east,” and “doctor of the Muslim Ummah,” Iqbal’s influence went beyond borders. His poetry and ideas inspired a strong sense of identity among Indian Muslims, advocating for their independence.

Iqbal wrote many famous works like Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam-i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i Kalim, and Armughan-e-Hijaz. These weren’t just poems; they were powerful messages that continue to inspire people today.

His political activism was crucial too. He believed Muslims needed their own state, which led to the creation of Pakistan. His message of unity and patriotism still resonates globally through his poetry, which speaks to people of all backgrounds.

Today, as we remember Allama Muhammad Iqbal, we honor not just a poet, but a man whose values of freedom, justice, and truth continue to inspire us.

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