Why do we celebrate the Iqbal Day

Iqbal Day is celebrated to pay tribute to the life, philosophy and literary services of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who was one of the foremost figures of Urdu and Persian literature and a leading philosopher of the Indian subcontinent. Born on 9 November 1877, Iqbal is widely regarded as the “Spiritual Father of Pakistan” for his influential role in influencing the Pakistan Movement for the creation of Pakistan in 1947.

Why do we celebrate the Iqbal Day

Iqbal’s poems and philosophical works played an important role in shaping Muslim consciousness in the Indian subcontinent, especially in the early 20th century when Muslims were experiencing a growing sense of political and cultural identity. His poetry emphasized self-awareness, introspection and revival of the Muslim community, urging them to struggle for unity, justice and dignity.

Why do we celebrate the Iqbal Day

Iqbal Day is celebrated in Pakistan and other parts of the world where there is a significant population of Urdu-speaking Muslims to commemorate his legacy, his contributions to literature, philosophy and his efforts for the empowerment of Muslims. It is a reminder of his vision for a vibrant and progressive Muslim society and his lasting impact on the cultural and intellectual landscape of the region.