Every year Iqbal day organized on 9 November. Allama Iqbal is famous for the poet of the east. Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born on 9 November 1977 in Sialkot. His father Sheikh Noor Muhammad was a tailor and imam Bibi his mother. He was a genius child and learned Arabic from Syed mir Hassan, at the age of four he was admitted to the masjid to learn the Holy Quran.
He studied at the University of Cambridge after that he traveled to London for law education. Allama Iqbal did the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany. He had completed his Ph.D in 1908 and began to start Poetry in the Persian and URDU language. On the other hand, he had a keen desire for Poetry. Well, Iqbal day 2021 will be celebrated on Tuesday 19 Octobar.
Iqbal is considered to have given the vision for Pakistan. His ideas of creating an Islamic republic led him away from India, but it’s what he envisioned in his mind that Jinnah shaped into reality-a new country built on faith and freedom.
Shair e Mashriq:
Allama Iqbal had the knowledge of ocean about poetry. His poetry is being taught in school, college, and university, even students, can’t pass MA Urdu without Iqbal’s Poetry. His poetry is full of logic and Philosophy; no ordinary person can understand his level of poetry’s messages. With the help of Poetry, he had motivated the Muslims. There is the following famous piece of poetry of Iqbal:
- Shikwa and Jawab
- Rumuz e Bekhudi
- Lab pe aati hai dua
- Iblees ki Majlis-e-shura
- Gift from Hijaz
Except for these, there is a lot of poetry material of Iqbal available in the world of poetry.
Public Holiday in Pakistan on Iqbal day 2021:
There is no Iqbal public holiday in 2021. All business, school, college, universities, and government offices remain open on 9 November.
How do people celebrate Iqbal day?
The way of celebration on the occasion of the Iqbal day is very formal. Many people go to the tomb of Sir Muhammad Iqbal for Fatiha. Numerous people listen and read the remarkable poetry of Iqbal on 9 November. All over the country, there are processions, seminars and talks on his life and work. He is constantly referred to as ALLAMA IQBAL. People celebrate his birthday in schools, colleges and universities in the form of debates, elocution competitions, recitation of poetry etc. Therefore, Iqbal day 2021 will celebrate with zeal and zest.
Allama Iqbal had a different mind; his way of thinking was different from others. He had changed the mind of the Muslims. In addition, his messages of poetry are incredible. It should be noted, and whenever we read and listen to Iqbal’s poetry, our mind picks the strength to do any right things. Moreover, he covered all the necessary motivation, which is essential for progress in the world. On the other hand, every lover of Iqbal celebrates Iqbal day with zeal and zest. But, it is not enough to read the poetry of Iqbal. We have to follow the proper guideline as well.
Contribution of Iqbal:
Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a poet-philosopher, is one of those great thinkers who left a legacy behind, followed by those in the West, in particular. Furthermore, a fascinating approach should be his reconciliation in interacting with the West and the Islamic world. In spite of Sir Iqbal creates the desire for a separate homeland in the Muslims through his powerful poetry.
He proved his excellence throughout his life in different fields such as poetry, politics, education and philosophy and especially in the field of spiritualism (Mujaddadi). Alama also contributed significantly in the two-nation theory.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal Allahabad Address (1930)
It is a very famous address of Allama Iqbal. Mr. Muhammad Iqbal, in this sermon, gave a lucid explanation of Islamic principles to Indian Muslims. He discussed what it means for them as a nation and how they have rights under Islam that are not given by any other faith or culture but only their religion itself. This included having an identity separate from Hindus living next door, which led him to share his thoughts on whether India had room enough at its borders for both sets of people to coexist peacefully without ever influencing one another’s the way of life too much (or at all).
Muslims were facing two major problems in India. Hindus would not let them live freely, and Muslims protected their rights, but even then, some disagreeable times came up when they faced attacks from both Hindu extremist groups or other religions that did not allow for peace between any of its followers.
So, at all, while making sure to hurt the feeling inside everyone who chose this religion during those days with no hope left anymore. Therefore, it seemed like nothing could be done about these terrible conditions until finally, someone had enough.
In his address to the Muslim nation of India and their supporters abroad, Allama Iqbal explained that without recognizing them as one, it is impossible for peace and order to be established. He defined Indian Muslims as a nation with rights protected by law that must exist and prosper so long as they remain united together under one banner.
In India, there are many nations, and they all live in different parts of the country. The differences between one nation and another make it difficult for them to coexist as a single community, but this can be solved by granting each group their homeland where they will be free from discrimination or prejudice against other groups that reside nearby (i.e., Hindus vs. Muslims). Conclusively, Allama Iqbal highlighted that Muslims and Hindus couldn’t spend the life to gather because both nations have a different standard of living.