Pres­i­dent, PM urge youth to un­der­stand Iqbal mes­sage

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IS­LAM­ABAD: The 141st birth an­niver­sary of na­tional poet, philoso­pher Dr Al­lama Muham­mad Iqbal was ob­served on Fri­day all over the coun­try with tra­di­tional zeal and en­thu­si­asm.

Al­lama Muham­mad Iqbal was born in Sialkot on No­vem­ber 9, 1877. He is also recog­nised as na­tional poet, and known as Muf­fakir-ePak­istan (thinker of Pak­istan), Shair-e-Mashriq (Poet of the East) and Ha­keemul Um­mat (doc­tor of the Mus­lim ummah) and is cred­ited with spark­ing the pan-Is­lamic thought among Mus­lims of the sub­con­ti­nent.

Al­lama Iqbal en­vi­sioned the idea of a sep­a­rate home­land for the Mus­lims of sub­con­ti­nent‚ which led to the cre­ation of Pak­istan. He was great rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the sub­con­ti­nent and an im­por­tant per­son­al­ity for the Pak­istan move­ment.

The na­tion cel­e­brated the day with ded­i­ca­tion to pay homage to the great poet philoso­pher and to high­light his achieve­ments.

Var­i­ous ed­u­ca­tional‚ po­lit­i­cal‚ so­cial and cul­tural or­ga­ni­za­tions have ar­ranged spe­cial pro­grammes to por­tray Iqbal's phi­los­o­phy‚ life and his con­tri­bu­tion to cre­ate aware­ness among the Mus­lims of South Asia.

Iqbal was a Sufi poet for the

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