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Essay on Muhammad Allama Iqbal

Sir Muhammad Allama Iqbal was the poet-philosopher and active political leader from Pakistan. He was born on 9th November, 1877 at Sialkot, Punjab. The Pakistan Government had remembered him as a National writer. 

He wrote many books. Some of his most renowned books are; Shikwa, jawab-e-shikwa, Armaghan-e-Hijaz, Bal-e-Jibreel, Bang-e-Dara and others gave him a lot of success. Especially, Shikwa created hype as many Muslims were concerned about how he could complain to the Almighty. But after Jawab-e-Shikwa, everybody was not only impressed but also loved his poetry style. He also brought forward the philosophy of Khudi, calling for self-realization.

Throughout his career, he followed different professions at different times. He worked as a professor of philosophy, practiced law, took part in politics and joined the round table conference. Eventually, he became a renowned national poet and favoured the Idea of Pakistan.

Allam Iqbal was an extraordinary writer. He had command over many traditional languages including Persian, Arabic, and Urdu. However the greater part of his work is in Persian language. He is also known as the “Poet of the East”. He was an imaginative writer. He always wished for a different country for the Muslims. However, he was unable to live long to see his dream come true and see the formation of Pakistan in 1947.

Iqbal is respected as a noticeable writer by Indians, Pakistanis, Iranians, Afghans, Bangladeshis and other writers. He left this world on 21st April, 1938, but his remarkable work and stand for Muslims will remain alive throughout our lives. His passing was a misfortune for the Muslims. He is buried next to the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. His beautiful poetry still keeps on inspiring people and young. To pay tribute to his work, Iqbal Day is celebrated on 9th November every year in Pakistan.

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