Allama Iqbal’s poetry and books – source of inspiration for Muslims

by on April 7, 2009
in Poets of Pakistan

Popular poet of Pakistan Allama Iqbal

Allama Iqbal was born Muhammad Iqbal in the year 1877 in Sialkot. This was in the times of British India when the nation had not been partitioned. The region of Sialkot now falls in Pakistan. He was a Muslim poet, philosopher, and a politician. He was adept in many languages such as Urdu, Persian and Arabic and became one of the greatest poets of the modern era. He propagated the idea of a separate state for Muslims which was to be the main basis for the creation of Pakistan.

Allama Iqbal completed his education in Germany and England and later on started his own law practice. But his primary interest lay in writing scholarly articles about a wide range of subjects which enveloped politics, economics, history, religion and the like. His poems generally had the praise of the glories of Islamic civilization for their main theme. Allama Iqbal’s poetry was mainly influenced by the works of Maulana Rumi. Allama Iqbal tried to spread out the niceties of the religion of Islam and projected its future. According to him, a pure and one-minded focus on the religion would lead to a greater understanding of life as well as of politics.

Allama Iqbal, who was one of the greatest poets belonging to the Indo Pak subcontinent, conceived the idea of an independent Muslim state, Pakistan. He is the National poet of Pakistan, although he died 9 years before the country came into being. He composed many masterpieces still remembered with great fondness by the citizens of the nation in our time. He wrote a huge miscellany of works mainly concerned with the revival of the religion of Islam. Among these, it is not easy to find out the most inspirational ones of the Allama Iqbal’s because of the fact that each comprises a study in itself which every student of poetic history should concentrate on with great precision. But relying on the popularity quotient, a list of the Allama Iqbal’s books would include Baang-e-Dara, which was published in 1924, Baal-e-Jibreel, in 1935, Zarb-e-Kaleem, in 1936, Armughan-e-Hejaz, in 1938, and, finally, the great masterpiece in English, the Child and the Lamp. Almost all of his books were renditions to the people of Pakistan, or, more importantly, meant for Muslims to understand the importance and quality of their religion. This was supposed to inspire them to greater heights and try and reclaim the rightful position of Islam in history.

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6 Responses to “Allama Iqbal’s poetry and books – source of inspiration for Muslims”
  1. nazirulhasan says:

    as slamwo alaikom aap sab ko jo alama k chahne wale hain meri sabon e guzarish hai k mujhe bhi aap apna dos samjhen

  2. nazirulhasan says:

    hazaron quahish aisi k har quahish pe dam nikle bohat nikle mere arma phi bhi kam nikle

  3. im a big fan of allama iqbal mohammad ali jinah he is very famous poet

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