Allama Muhammad Iqbal, National Poet of Pakistan

Iqbal’s poetry is what still impresses the people in India and Pakistan even all over the world. His poetry was what gave the boost to the people to fight for a separate country for the Muslims of the subcontinent. His philosophical works further ignited the souls of the Muslims.

He dashed off the poetry in two languages – Urdu and Persian. Iqbal’s prominent literay contributions include: Asrar-i Khudi (1915), Rumuz-i Bikhudi (1918), Payam-i Mashriq (1923), Bang-i Dara (1924), Bal-i Jibril (1935), Zabur-i ‘Ajam (1927), Javid Namah (1932), Musafir (1936), Zarb-i-Kalim (1937), and Armaghan-i-Hijaz (1938).

Iqbal’s interests were in Religion, Philosophy, Art, Politics, Economics, the revival of Muslim life and universal brotherhood of man. Bal-i-Jibril is the most famous book of Allama Iqbal and is still considered to be the gem of Urdu Potery. This book consists of ghazals, poems, quatrains, epigrams and shows the vision and intellect vital to advance the sincerity and solid belief in the hearts of the ummah and turn its members into true believers.

Other famous books of Allama Iqbal include Zarb-i-Kalim, Asrar-i-Khudi, Rumuz-i Bekhudi and others. Scanning and going through Iqbal’s works, it comes up that the poet (Iqbal) had a deeper respect for the religion (Islam), literature, mystical, philosophical and religious tradition.

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2 Comments

  • he is eastern poet says:

    what i say about him because he is very popular poet

  • muhammad saeed awan says:

    If you love your country and you are a patriotic human being, this section is made for you. Whether you are from Pakistan or India, we have got poetries to suit you.

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