143rd Birth Anniversary of Allama Iqbal is being celebrated today on 9th November 2020. The nation is celebrating this occasion with zeal and fervor. Iqbal is known as the “Poet of East” that greatly helped the Muslims to achieve a separate country. The day began with the ceremony of change of guard at his mausoleum. Furthermore, a large number of people visit the Iqbal Manzil in Sialkot to pay tribute to the great philosopher and to offer fateha. An exhibition of the rare pictures and books would be held at the Iqbal Manzil.
Allama Iqbal was born on 9th November 1877 and called “Mufakkir-e-Pakistan”. He was the man that conceived the concept of a separate homeland to gain independence from United India. He got his early education from Scottish mission School Sialkot and graduated from Government College Lahore. He also received a doctorate degree from Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany. He wrote many books such as Bang-e-Dara, Kulliyat-e-Iqbal, Baal-e-Jibreel, Zarb-e-Kaleem.
Struggles For Separate Homeland
Allama Iqbal outlined the vision of a separate homeland for the Muslims and persuaded Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, to return from England. He urged them to lead the Indian Muslims in their struggles and paved their path for the foundation of Pakistan. Jinnah returned to India and joined the All India Muslim League as the president that was the founding political party of Pakistan. With the vision of Allama Iqbal and the struggles of Quaid-e-Azam, Pakistan got independence in 1947. Iqbal was a great supporter of the Muslims of the sub-continent who translated his dream into reality
President and PM’s Message On This Occasion
The President of Pakistan directed the people to follow the teachings of the Iqbal on Islam. He advised the young generation to promote self-respect and human dignity by optin the philosophy of “Khudi”. The Prime minister, Imran Khan has also highlighted the importance of the vision of Iqbal that acts as a guiding force to overcome several issues like sectarianism and extremism.