Allama Iqbal

by Shahnaz Rehan from Karachi

Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.
My hero Iqbal, The poet of the East (wikipedia ())
My hero Iqbal, The poet of the East (wikipedia ())

To me "a hero is a person who has a goal to bring a positive change, the area which he targets". I think Allama Iqbal is the person whoo can be called "My Hero". Allama Iqbal was born in Sialkot, a city in Pakistan on November 1877.He belonged to a Kashmiri Family, which had embraced Islam. He got his education from well known educational institutions. After receiving education, he became a lecturer in Oriental College. He was now a poet, philosopher and a teacher too.

Most important achievements of Iqbal were: -He raised voice for the cause of the Muslims of India when they were in British control and were the part of the British colony. -He put emphasis on promoting of education and other social problems were highlighted by him like unemployment and trade deficit. - He was the one who gave the idea for a separate homeland for the Muslims of India in 1930 and on the basis of his ideas Muslims of India got Independence. So I think he deserves to be a true hero who led the people.

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His one of the most important services as a hero was to aware the people through poetry. He wrote many books like: Shikwa, Jawab-e- Shikwa, Armaghan-e- Hijaz, Javed Nama, Bal-e- Jibrael etc.With these books he reminded the people about the goals of the life and ideas to form a better society. He wrote poetry in Urdu and Persian but he is thought to be the greatest Urdu poet of the 20th Century. His poetry serves as a reminder of the past glories of Islam.

Iqbal in the younger age ( ())
Iqbal in the younger age ( ())

He hated injustice, His protest, first made in the name of India, continued in the name of Islam; From many of the beautiful poems given below is one "If You Had Not Come I Would Have Had"

If You Had Not Come I Would Have Had
If you had not come I would have had no occasion for contention
But what reluctance in making the promise was?
Your messenger disclosed every secret O Lord!
What fault of Man in this was?
You recognized Your Lover in the full assembly
How alert Your eye in the middle of the ecstasy was! True!
Reluctant he was to come, O messenger
But tell me what the manner of denial was
Mosa was effortlessly attracted to Tur
How strong, O Zeal your attraction was !
Your fame continues somewhere, O Iqbal!
Some magic, not your speech it was

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Last edited 9/24/2018 11:00:41 PM

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Related Links

Amiqbal poetry - collection of Iqba's poems
Republic of Rumi - information about Iqbal
Quotation of Iqbal - picture and quotation of Iqbal


Zahid Ahmed, Rizwana. Pakistan'' The Real Picture. Feroz Sons, 2002. 390 pages


Author Info

Shahnaz Rehan from Pakistan has been teaching from lat 15 years in differnt institutions. Right now working at shahwilayat Public School history and Geography