Allama Iqbal, Our National Hero
A great man is one who serves humanity heart and soul. But man is great who is great only in his life time. The test of greatness is the page of history. History is replete with the noble deeds of men whose sole and sacred aim of life was to help and guide their fellow men. We read and recall, commemorate and commend the names of great scientists, artists, philosophers, politicians, poets and sages who’s tireless and selfless efforts brought comfort and peace to the suffering humanity. They die but their death makes them immortal because they live in our hearts.
Iqbal My Hero
Allama Iqbal is one of the Most Nobel persons of the earth. Allama Iqbal is the greatest Muslim poet philosopher. He was born at Sialkot on the 9th of November, 1877. His father Sheikh Noor Muhammad was a great mystic. Iqbal inherited deep love for religion form him. His school teacher, Syed Mir Hassan, also played an important role in shaping his personality. He taught him Arabic, Islamiat and Persian. After completing his early education he went to Lahore.
There he joined the Government College and passed M.A examination in Philosophy. Then he started teaching in the same college. After a few years, he went to Europe for higher studies. He received PH.D in Philosophy from Germany and passed Bar-at-Law examination from London. When he returned home, he started his law practice in the Lahore High Court. He devoted most of his time to poetry, philosophy and religion.
His Services for the Muslims
He was much worried about the sad and deplorable plight of the Muslim. They had forgotten the true message of Islam and had indulged in petty worldly pursuits. Iqbal tried to reawaken them from the sound slumber of luxurious ease. He wrote many great and beautiful poems which carry the message of Islam. Through his immortal theories of “Khudi”, “Murd-e-Momin” and “Shaheen” he taught them self-control, self-respect and love for religion.
Presented the Idea of Pakistan
He was against all political and religious exploitation. In this poem, he used simple language with beautiful similes and metaphors to explain his philosophical thoughts. It was he who presented the idea of Pakistan. In 1930, he presided over the Allahabad Session of the All India Muslim League.
The Main Characteristics of His Poetry and Prose
He made it clear that the Muslim of the subcontinent would have to struggle hard to achieve a separate homeland. If they wanted to get lead their lives according to the teachings of Islam. Unfortunately, he did not live to see his dream come true. He died on April 21, 1939. He was buried in Lahore where Miner-e-Pakistan stands to bear witness to the insight and prudence of this great “poet of the East”.
Respect is the main thing for each one of us to show to our national heroes and poets of the world. With their life history and with their efforts of struggle is a noble cause for us the people who perform such things free of cost are models for us. We should live our lives by watching them and learning from them.
So as our national poet and beloved leader “Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal” have lived whole life very simply and in the support of needy people. At the conclusion great respect is the only thing which we can give to our favorite poet.