ISLAMABAD: Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a visionary poet who conceived the idea of separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent that was ultimately materialized in the shape of Pakistan, said Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser.
In his message on the occasion of the 81st death anniversary of National Poet, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, he said prior to the passage of Pakistan resolution, Allama Iqbal’s philosophical and poetic writings were instrumental in formation and moulding of public opinion.
He said the dream of Allama Iqbal was a great blessing for the Muslims of the
sub-continent and added that his poetic message roused and strengthened the spirit and would of the Muslims to get independent and separate homeland for them where they could live according to their religious, culture and traditions, said a press release.
Asad Qaiser said Allama Iqbal visualized the suffering of Ummah and masses that led to their meltdown and also proposed recipe for their revival and regaining the lost glory of the Muslims.
He based his thoughts on the Holy Quran and prompted humanity in his interpretations. He awakened the Muslims from disillusionment and reminded them about the future.
He said Muslim Ummah in general and Pakistan, in particular, was today confronting tremendous problems and challenges that could be overcome through the proposed remedies by Hakeem-UL Ummah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
He said Allama Iqbal was the great proponent of the unity of Muslim Ummah and reliance on their resources and strength. He said much of today’s problems would simply vanish by following the teachings of Allama Iqbal and strictly following Islamic ways of life.
On this occasion the Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri has said, Iqbal’s vision of Islamic society was universal and transcended beyond limits of territorial boundaries and barriers of nationhood.
He said his vision of Islam was global, encompassing every color and race of humanity.