Allama Iqbal’s 146th Birthday: A Tribute to the Poet of the East

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As the nation unites with a strong sense of patriotic enthusiasm, the 146th birth anniversary of the eminent philosopher-poet, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, is observed today, paying tribute to the “Poet of the East.”

Born on November 9, 1877, in Sialkot, Allama Iqbal’s profound influence on the cultural and political landscape of the Subcontinent remains unmatched.

Often referred to as the “Poet of the East,” he exceeded the boundaries of mere verse to become a visionary leader who ignited the spirit of independence among Muslims. His universal poetry, combined with acute political insight, played a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of the Subcontinent.

One of the defining moments in Allama Iqbal’s legacy is his historic address in Allahabad in 1930.

In this landmark speech, he not only crystallized the concept of an independent Muslim state but also provided clear guidance for Subcontinental Muslims to work towards the creation of Pakistan. This visionary perspective laid the foundation for the eventual establishment of a separate homeland for Muslims.

As the nation commemorates the great philosopher-poet, the echoes of his verses continue to inspire generations, fostering a profound sense of unity and identity among the people of Pakistan.

Iqbal Day stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of a man whose words transcend time and continue to resonate with the soul of the nation.

Leaders Pay Homage to Allama Iqbal

On this significant occasion, President Dr. Arif Alvi and Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar paid their respects to Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

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Both leaders acknowledged Allama Iqbal as a visionary who played a pivotal role in shaping the ideology of Pakistan. They highlighted his contributions to Muslim consciousness and his unwavering belief in self-reliance and self-empowerment.

President Dr. Arif Alvi emphasized Iqbal’s role in instilling unity among Muslims through his powerful writings and poetry. He underscored the importance of following Iqbal’s teachings on Islam and his concept of “Khudi” to build a prosperous and empowered nation.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar credited Iqbal with awakening the Muslims of the Subcontinent to their fundamental rights and fostering a sense of unity among them. He commended Iqbal’s philosophy of “Khudi” as a guiding principle for achieving success in both this world and the hereafter.

Prime Minister Kakar also reiterated Iqbal’s vision of Pakistan as a peaceful, tolerant, and fraternal society. He urged the youth to embrace Iqbal’s ideals and contribute positively to the nation’s progress and development.

Shehbaz Sharif’s Message of Hope

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Former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also paid tribute to Allama Iqbal, stating, “Allama Iqbal’s poetry is a beacon of hope, inspiring us to believe in our own capabilities.” He expressed firm faith in the youth of the nation, believing that they could steer Pakistan through its challenges and lead it to extraordinary heights of progress.

 

Sharif urged unity and collective efforts for Pakistan’s betterment, underlining the potential to usher in a new era of prosperity and success through combined dedication.

Aleem Khan’s Tribute

Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) President Aleem Khan lauded Allama Iqbal’s intellectual contributions to Pakistan’s ideology and his commitment to social justice and human dignity.

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He recognized Iqbal as a beacon of hope during the pre-independence era and emphasized his enduring legacy as a poet, philosopher, and spiritual guide.

Aleem Khan encouraged embracing Iqbal’s teachings and striving to build the Pakistan he envisioned—a nation characterized by unity, strength, and unwavering faith, where progress and prosperity succeed.

On this significant day, the nation remembers and reflects on the profound impact of Allama Iqbal, celebrating the enduring spirit of unity and inspiration he continues to provide to generations of Pakistanis.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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