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Contributions Of Allama Iqbal In The Independence Of Pakistan 2

By Abdul-Sheikh Apr 17, 2015 375 Words
Contributions of Allama Iqbal in the independence of Pakistan

There is only one intellectual history can prove who have the ability to see the future and destiny so loud and clear is Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. My dear fellows and honorable teachers today I have a chance to say few words about the personality of our national thinker and poet in two or two and a half minutes. It’s like putting an ocean in a tea cup. Although his main interests were scholarly, Iqbal was not unconcerned with the political situation of the, country and the political fortunes of the Muslim community of India. Already in 1908, while in England, he had been chosen as a member of the executive council of the newly-established British branch of the Indian Muslim League. In 1931 and 1932 he represented the Muslims of India in the Round Table Conferences held in England to discuss the issue of the political future of India. And in a 1930 lecture Iqbal suggested the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of India. Iqbal died (1938) before the creation of Pakistan (1947), but it was his teaching that "spiritually ... has been the chief force behind the creation of Pakistan." Building upon Sir Sayyid Ahmed's two-nation theory, absorbing the teaching of Shibli, Ameer Ali, Hasrat Mohani and other great Indian Muslim thinkers and politicians, listening to Hindu and British voices, and watching the fermenting Indian scene closely for approximately 60 years, he knew and ultimately convinced his people and their leaders, particularly Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah that: "We both are exiles in this land. Both longing for our dear home's sight!" "That dear home is Pakistan, on which he harpened like a flute-player, but whose birth he did not witness." The "Guide of the Era" Iqbal had envisaged in 1926, was found in the person of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The "Guide" organized the Muslims of India under the banner of the Muslim League and offered determined resistance to both the Hindu and the English designs for a united Hindu-dominated India. Through their united efforts under the able guidance of Quaid-I Azam Muslims succeeded in dividing India into Pakistan and Bharat and achieving their independent homeland.

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