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    Tributes paid to Dr. Iqbal for awakening Muslims for Pakistan on his 86th death anniversary observed with admiration in KP

    Tributes paid to Dr. Iqbal for awakening Muslims for Pakistan on his 86th death anniversary observed with admiration in KP

    PESHAWAR (APP): Great tributes were paid to the national poet philosopher, Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal for awakening the Muslims of subcontinent for a separate homeland through his inspired poetry and political acumen, on his 86th death anniversary that was observed with great admiration and reverence in all districts  of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday.

    The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for progress and prosperity of Pakistan and eternal peace of the legandry poet who instilled a new hope and direction among the Muslims of Indo-Pakistan subcontinent for a separate homeland where they could live with dignity, respect and religious freedom.

    Politcal, social, literary organizations and educational institutions organized special programs and declamation contests in connection of the day.

    The speakers eulogized the matcless poetic, literary and politcal services of Allama Muhammad Iqbal who presented the historic 1930 address at Allabad that set a clear direction for millions of Muslims to achieve Pakistan where they could spend life as per their religious belief.

    In this connection, a debate competition on the life and poetic  services of Dr Muhammad Iqbal was held at Peshawar Model School where speakers highlighted various aspects of his personality and services.

    Malaika Bibi, a 4th grade student said that following failure of Independence War 1857, the Muslims of subcontinent who ruled united India for nearly 800 years were pushed the wall after the colonial masters tilted towards hindus and deprived Muslims of all kinds of rights and liberties.

    She said the hindus were given free excesss to education, jobs, civil, economic and political rights while Muslims were pushed to the walls by the colonial masters as the latter considered them rivals after overthrowing Mughals under the guise of East India Company.

    Hence, the Muslims were deprived of all kinds of rights and liberties including education, employment, social, economic and independence in that era of discrimination and oppression.

    She said the mission of great educationist Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was carried forward by Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah and later by Dr Muhammad Iqbal for socioeconomic and education emancipation of the Muslims.

    Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal continued his inspired poetry and created a new wave of hope, patriotism and spirit in Muslims of Subcontinent.

    The national poet delivered his historic address at Allahad in 1930 that greatly helped in creation of Pakistan, she added. 

    Dr Muhammad Iqbal was the founder of two nations theory that was the foundation of Pakistan. He promoted unity, mutual coexistence and patriotism besides discouraged all kinds of discrimination.

    Anaya Ali, a 4th grade student said Dr Iqbal’s clear vision for Pakistan had infused a revolutionary spirit in the lives of Muslims and his poetry helped them to get united under the flag of All Pakistan Muslims League (AIML), and later Pakistan was achieved by Quaid  e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

    As result of Allahabad address, she said that Pakistan Resolution was passed in Lahore on March 23, 1940 that led to creation of Pakistan on August 14, 1947 on world map.

    She said Dr Iqbal’s concept of khudi was an inspiration for Muslim of that time, which also motivated the young generation to work for the cause of a separate state where Muslims spend lives with religious freedom and dignity.

    Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s philosophy of Khudi or selfhood has not only changed the mindset of the muslims youth but helped them to believe in own abilities and strength imperative to achieve their ultimate goal of Pakistan.

    She said Dr Muhammad Iqbal had faced criticism mostly from religious elements on concept of selfhood or khudi but he didn’t stop himself from sharing his thoughts to the people of subcontinent that later helped Muslims to achieve Pakistan.

    The Poet of the East had presented his philosophy in a very unique and creative way by using high poetic imaginations but his words cannot be understood by everyone because he was an ocean of knowledge.

    She said Dr Iqbal has comprehensively explained selfhood’s significance in his book ‘Asrar-i-Khudi’ and said the aim of life of a person should be self-realization, believing in own abilities and self- knowledge.

    The architect of two nation theory has often used Shaheen (Eagle) as a source of strength to motivate the youth of all ages irrespective of borders, continents and geography.

    She said significance of Khudi in an individual was a source of strength through which we can bring ourselves closest to the ultimate goal.

    Principal Imrana Shaheen as a chief guest said that Dr Allama  Muhammad Iqbal had taught youth about ways of living with dignity and exploring opportunities for themselves besides informed about sacrfices of our forefathers and identity of Muslims.

    She said Dr Iqbal’s teaching was mainly revolved around peace, brotherhood, unity, political tolerance and mutual coexistence.

    She said that Dr Muhammad  Iqbal teaching was a key source for us to put the Pakistan on road to progress and development and achieve success in all fields of life.

    She said work with unity and right direction was guarentee to our success in this world.

    Dr Iqbal’s ideology and principles of life are the best source of inspiration for people in all sectors, and there is a time to strictly adhere to his lesson of Khudi (ego) to take the country’s on road to prosperity.

    The other speakers highlighted life and services of the national poet and said that history of Urdu and Persian literature as well as Pakistan Movement would be incompleted without mentioning Dr Muhammad Iqbal’s services.

    The speakers said the country’s existing challenges could easily be addressed by strictly adhering to Dr Muhammad Iqbal teaching of Khudi.

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