Beyond the Course Books _ 21 April – Death Anniversary of Allama Iqbal
He was our national poet and the one who dreamed of a separate homeland for us.
He was the legend who gave us a vision which later on became the mission of Quaid-e-Azam.
Allama Iqbal was the most extraordinary philosopher from the sub-continent.
The above are some of the statements I came across when I asked my friends to comment upon Allama Iqbal. He receives the reverence that very few enjoy. And why not? Iqbal was a man of letters, the Poet of the East and a revolutionary philosopher. To quote Quaid-e-Azam’s condolence message on Iqbal’s death: “He (Iqbal) was a personal friend, philosopher and guide and as such the main source of my inspiration and spiritual support.” (Star of India, April 22, 1938).
It might come as a surprise for most of the readers that Iqbal liked neither to be known as a philosopher or as a poet. According…
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