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Iqbal – Poet, Philosopher, Politician, and The Dreamer


Lab pe aati hai dua ban k tamanna meri… Zindagi Shamma ki sura ho khudaya meri

This is the very first poem I remember Iqbal for, the lines that appeal me most from the primary school age till now are ‘Zindagi ho meri parwaney ki surat Ya Rab! Ilm ki shamma se ho mujhko muhaabat Ya Rab!

Allama Iqbal one of the praiseworthy philosophers, world’s history ever witnessed. Iqbal praised as ‘poet of East’, ‘Revolutionary politician’, and ‘aspiring philosopher’ and many other good and worthy titles. However, I always inspire and admire Iqbal – The Dreamer.

Iqbal used all of his blessings to make a group of people a nation. He used his imaginations to dream, his dares to stand for that dream, his strength to admire others to his dream and courage to make it come true. Iqbal was a poet, lawyer, philosopher, and politician; but above all that Iqbal was the keen dream. The thing that makes him stand out of rest is his devotion to make his dream come true.

We, while pretending ‘being practical’, often lost and overlooked the beauty of imaginations and dreams. We admire people for their success we see but often overlooked to have a high regard for that beautiful dream or absurd imagination that is sole foundation of the success.

When I thought of imaginations, dreams and courage to made dreams come true, the first person I thought of is Iqbal. A man who dreamed for his nation and his virtues made the dream come true. Iqbal should be the inspiration for every Pakistani. Every Pakistani must have an imagination to dream and courage to make it come true and should not let ourselves to die, wander, and distract from their visions, the vision of a better Pakistani, and the vision for a prosperous Pakistan.

‘Nations are born in hearts of poets; they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.’ (Iqbal)

Today, on Iqbal’s 73rd death anniversary lets all us pledge to be a good Muslims, a good Pakistani and above all a very good human. 

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