Pakistanis are remembering and celebrating the 142nd Birth Anniversary of Poet of East and Philosoper Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Allama Iqbal is also called Muffakir-e-Pakistan (The Thinker of Pakistan) and Hakeem-ul-Ummat (The Sage of the Ummah). Iqbal was born in Sialkot on 9th November 1877.

Iqbal symbolized the Muslims with Shaheen (perigrine falcon) to motivate Muslims and wake them up who were suffering under British rule.

Iqbal’s poetry was based on guidance of Muslims to the right path and to wake them up from slumber. This was the reason why he is considered as Pakistan’s greatest philosopher and poet.

Allama Iqbal passed his M.A in philosophy from Government College Lahore after which for higher education he went to London and from Lincoln’s Inn, he did his law. He also did his PhD in philosophy from Germany’s Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.

Pakistani Nation celebrate 9th November as Iqbal Day in the loving memory of Allama Iqbal