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- 1877: Born at Sialkot (present-day Pakistan) on Friday, November 9, 1877. Kashmiri origin.
- 1893–1895: High School and Intermediate – Scotch Mission College, Sialkot.
- 1897: B.A. (Arabic and Philosophy) – Government College, Lahore. Awarded Jamaluddin Gold Medal for
securing highest marks in Arabic, and another Gold Medal in English.
- 1899: M.A. (Philosophy) – Government College, Lahore. Secured first rank in Punjab state and awarded Gold
Medal. Reader in Arabic, Oriental College, Lahore.
- 1900: Read his poem “Nala-e-Yateem” (Wails of an Orphan) at the annual function of Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-
Islam at Lahore.
- 1901: Poem “Himala” published in Makhzan.
Assistant Commissioner’s Examination (didn’t qualify for medical reasons).
- 1903: Assistant Professor, Government College, Lahore.
Dr. Sir. Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Raise thyself to such a height that before issuing each decree GOD himself may ask His slave: “What is thy pleasure?”
It is this doctrine of “Khudi” which Iqbal has propounded and explained at length in his famous Mathnawi Asrar-i-Khudi (The Secrets of the self), a real masterpiece of Persian poetry which has been translated into English by Nicholoson and has acquired wide celebrity. Yet the development of his own personality is not the only function of man. He is a part and parcel of the corporate human society and has frequently to subjugate his ego to the demand of his fellow-beings and the duties owes to them.
Among the Persian poets of modern times Iqbal (d. 1938) stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries. A disciple and admirer of Girami, a contemporary scholar and poet of Jullundur, who was nevertheless a polished artist and had the distinction of being the court-poet of the late Nizam and his teacher in Persian poetry, Iqbal had imbibed deeply the mystical ideas of Jalaluddin Rumi and Hafiz on the one hand and the philosophy of Nietzsche, Bergson and European philosophers on the other. He had, at the same time, studied closely the poetry of Ghalib, Urfi and Naziri and was considerably influenced by their technique. This, coupled with his own natural talents acquired wide recognition all over the world and has been particularly appreciated in the countries were Persian is spoken.Read More
Allama Muhammad Iqbal became simultaneously a bitter opponent of ‘nationalism’ of the European type and preached in its stead the doctrine of universal Muslim brotherhood unfettered by any considerations of country, creed or color. He also took a keen interest in the Pakistan movement and lent it his active support. There can be little doubt that Iqbal was one of the prominent Muslim leaders to whom Pakistan owes its creation. It is conclusively established from his writings and speeches that he was, in fact the prime acrhitect of Pakistan.Read More