Dr. Allama Iqbal is a spiritual personality, awakening poet, pure Muslim and a true preacher of Islam. The main reason of establishing of our holy land Pakistan was an utmost struggle of Dr. Iqbal. He was not only a philosopher but an active political leader. He was an offspring of Kashmiri Brahmins, the aborigine who embraced Islam about 300 years before Iqbal’s birth. Iqbal life was pious and conducted with respect to Islam. Many of our people including me (as I heard) considered Iqbal used to drink. But with the opposition and infuriation of my readers I researched on this pious personality and got to know he was a true follower of our Great beloved Prophet Mohammad Mustafa (S.A.W). Despite of the miseries he had in his life he remained thankful to Almighty, he held himself responsible for changing the future of his nation, for taking the Muslims out of dark. He wrote, he spoke, he struggled, he did all he could for our better future. I am writing this article as an apology of my consideration and I would like every one who ever thing any thing wrong about anyone just by listening. Saying sorry is indeed difficult, but realizing your mistake and making an effort to correct yourself is very easy. Let’s have a look into personal life of Dr.Iqbal who did a lot for us, lets see how sad he was that he even “wished” to drink and end up his life.
I apologize if anybody was offended by anything I said.
But instead he saved a lot of people from drowning into the lake of sorrows which could lead to the habit of drinking and left them with no choice but to die.
Iqbal was among the rare poet who wrote to guide rather entertaining his audience. He does not focus a single community, a particular age group or specific gender; he wrote for mankind, in general however he addressed the Muslim. Iqbal is a descendent of a religious and wise family, his great grand father sold shawls to earn his livelihood, and his father was a tailor. Indeed hard work was in his blood; therefore he practiced it through out his life.
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Ghalib, one of my favourite poets indeed saw miseries in his life and love failures and dedicated most of his poetries on love lyrics, however, Iqbal despite failed in his love life with Atiya Faizi and Emma Wegenast, lead a dread full marital life with Karim bibi and Sardar begum, love and tragic theme remained a minor part of his poetry. He fully focused on awakening lyrics and poetries with morals. Iqbal had his personal busy life, he had three wives and four children; Muneera and Javaid from Sardar Begum and Aftab and Mairaj from Karim Bibi. Iqbal decided to carry the load of hopeless and helpless Muslim, in spite of being the shoulder where all the burden of his family rested. He believed:
Taking responsibility of others means to be selfless. We have to put aside our own well being and desires as secondary and to think primarily of what is best for the persons who are looking up to us.
Dr. Iqbal was a highly qualified philosopher; he worked day and night and turned the Muslims over a new leaf. An educated leader can govern well, that’s why our yesterday was bright; when our reins were in hands of people like Quaid, Iqbal and Sir Syed, the literate and sophisticated people who were educated enough to change our futures. They guided us towards our best prospect. They infused the importance of education in our blank minds, established schools and colleges to make the tomorrow of Muslims better and independent.
May his soul rest in peace!!!
Iqbal ke khaub ki tabir hai ye Pakistan,
Na milay gi missal is ki chan lu sara jahan!
By: Javeria Raees