Allama Iqbal Biography for Kids


Allama Mohammad Iqbal the great poet and scholar of Muslims were born on 9th November 1877 at Sialkot a city of Province Punjab. His grandfather lived in Kashmir who was Kashmiri Pundits then he embraced Islam and migrated to Sialkot. Father of Iqbal name was Sheikh Noor Mohammad who was a good tailor and his mother was a polite and humble woman whose name was Imam Bibi and she was always ready to help her neighbors and died on 9 November 1914. Iqbal loved his mother very much.

Allama Iqbal Biography for Kids

Educational Life

Sheikh Allama Mohammad Iqbal was four years old when he started his study from birth place Sialkot. Firstly he admitted to the mosque where he learned the Quran and Arabic language from his lovely teacher Syed Mir Hassan that was the head of madrassa and professor of Arabic language at Scotch Mission College in Sialkot. Iqbal completed his matriculation in same institute in 1893. After that he completed F.A degree from Murrey College Sialkot in 1895. He had interest in Philosophy and received degree B.A with English literature from Government College Lahore in 1897. Iqbal went to Germany and completed his Master degree in 1899 and selected as a junior professor of philosophy at Government College Lahore.

Allama Mohammad Iqbal started learn the knowledge of Arabic and Persian from Mr. Hassan that was a good teacher and completed his matriculation and F.A in 1893 and 1895 respectively. He had interested in Poetry and started the classes from Mein Mirza Arshad Gorani and Daagh Dehlvi also had teaches poetry. He has been translated into many European language when his work was famous and due to his work he recognized and quoted as “Poet of the East” by academics and institutions and media

Political Life

Allama Iqbal joined the politics in 1930 and linked the Muslim League with the reference of Quaid-e-Azam. Iqbal was the person who gave the idea for seprate Muslim Nation state. He had remained active in the Muslim League. He did not support Indian involvement in World War I and remained in close touch with Muslim political leaders such as Mohammad Ali Jouhar and Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He won the province seat and selected as a member of provincial assembly. He said that “I would like to see the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sindh and Balochistan amalgamated into a single State. Self-government within the British Empire, or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated North-West Indian Muslim State appears to me to be the final destiny of the Muslims, at least of North-West India”.

Iqbal’s Poetry

Allama Mohammad Iqbal started Law in 1934 and England Government gave him an address of ‘Sir’. He started poetry from private teacher who was great and pious man and his Poetry was gifted by God in him. He wrote many books for his students. Some books names are Israr-e-Khudi, Ramooz-e-Bekhudi, Payam-e-Mashriq, Bang-e-Dara and Baal-e-Jibreel. These books were very famous.

Prose book

Ilm ul Iqtisad-1903

Poetic books in Persian

Asrar-i-Khudi-1915
Rumuz-i-Bekhudi-1917
Payam-i-Mashriq-1923
Zabur-i-Ajam-1927
Javid Nama-1932
Pas Cheh Bayed Kard ai Aqwam-e-Sharq-1936
Armughan-e-Hijaz (Persian-Urdu)-1938

Poetic books in Urdu

Bang-i-Dara-1924
Bal-i-Jibril-1935
Zarb-i Kalim-1936

Books in English

The Development of Metaphysics in Persia-1908
The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam-1930

Last moments of Iqbal

After suffering for months from his illness, Iqbal died in Lahore on 21 April 1938. His tomb is located in Hazuri Bagh, the enclosed garden between the entrance of the Badshahi Mosque and the Lahore Fort, and official guards are maintained there by the Government of Pakistan. Government and public organizations have sponsored the establishment of colleges and schools dedicated to Iqbal, and have established the Iqbal Academy to research, teach and preserve the works, literature and philosophy of Iqbal.

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