Iqbal Muhammad 1877 - 1938 (61)

My ancestors were Brahmins. They spent their lives in search of god. I am spending my life in search of man


The Struggl

of the Soul

Muhammad Iqbal (also known as Allama Iqbal) was a renowned philosopher, poet, and politician of the Indian subcontinent. He was born on November 9, 1877, in Sialkot, Punjab, which is now part of Pakistan.

Iqbal is considered one of the most important figures in modern South Asian literature and is known for his poetic works in Urdu and Persian. He was also a scholar of Islamic philosophy and his philosophical writings have had a significant impact on Muslim thought in the 20th century.

He was a strong proponent of the political and spiritual revival of Islamic civilisation across the world and played an active role in the creation of Pakistan. He served as the president of the All India Muslim League in 1930 and delivered his famous Allahabad Address in 1930, which is considered a key milestone in the movement for a separate Muslim state.

Iqbal died on April 21, 1938, in Lahore, Punjab, which is now part of Pakistan. He is remembered as one of the most important figures in the intellectual and cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, he was named the national poet there.