Allama Iqbal was born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India, on November 9, 1877. His father and a nearby mosque provided him with an early education in Islamic subjects. After his family relocated to Lahore in 1895, he studied at the Government College University (Lahore) and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
He is widely considered as one of the twentieth century’s most prominent Muslim philosophers and poets. Iqbal, known as the “Poet of the East,” is widely credited with inspiring the Pakistan Movement, which resulted in the establishment of Pakistan.
More than thirty books of poetry, including Rumuz-e-Bekhudi, Payam-i-Mashriq, and Bang-e-Dara, elegies like Barrasi Kashmir, philosophical works like The economics of the Indian (Hindustani) condition, and political works like The Secrets of the Self, are among his works. He also composed four acts of the lyrical play and four short stories.
October 11, 1930, is a watershed moment in Muslim India’s history. On this day, Allama Muhammad Iqbal delivered his legendary Iqbal Lahore address at the Muslim League session in Allahabad for the first time. The address was written in a clear and straightforward manner. And its goal was to persuade and convert many Indian Muslims to choose to join an independent state free of British dominance and Hindu sovereignty.