Nov 08

Allama Iqbal 135th Birth Anniversary (Iqbal Day on November 9, 2012)

Mohsin-e-Pakistan Dr. Muhammad Allama Iqbal was born on November 9th 1877 in Sialkot.

He was the one who proposed the theory of two nations and predicted the creation of muslim nation-state in his famous Muslim League Presidential Speech of Ilahabad in 1930.Allama Iqbal Picture

He turned object of his poetry from nationalistic and patriotic to religious and Islamic philosophy after 1905 when he lived abroad for higher studies.

Arguably, he is considered to be the GREATEST and the BIGGEST poet of 20th century by a majority of Critics.

His vision and his poetry is matched to none.

I will share just one sher of him and dedicate this thread to all of you on this Iqbal day….

Aaj bhee ho jo Baraaheem kaa ImaaN pedaa
Aag kar sakti hai, andaaz-e-GulistaaN pedaa

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