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ALLAMA Iqbal’s Higher Stature

November 2023

146th Birth Anniversary of the Poet of the East on November 9

Very few left as profound an impact on the hearts and minds of people as Allama Iqbal did. He wasn’t just a poet but a philosopher, a visionary, a reformer...
Power of Poetry
Iqbal’s poetry transcends the bounds of mere verses; it serves as a transformative force that empowers young individuals to dream big, aspire to greatness, and work tirelessly towards their goals. His work imparts invaluable lessons that continue to inspire the young and shape them as leaders.
‘Khudi’ or Self-discovery
At the heart of Iqbal’s philosophy is his concept of “khudi”. It galvanizes the youth to elevate themselves to such heights that even God would ask what they desire to become. He urges them to explore their inner potentials and uncover their unique abilities. Self-discovery is foundational to leadership development.
Iqbal himself underwent a profound journey of self-discovery. He ventured to Europe for higher education, where he encountered a world undergoing immense social, political, and intellectual changes. It was during his stay in Europe that he began to reflect deeply on the spiritual and cultural identity of his homeland. This period of self-discovery and introspection laid the groundwork for his later poetic and philosophical work.
Political Acumen
Iqbal introduced the concept of ‘Shaheen’ for youth to possess unwavering vision and unshakable commitment to their ideals. His own life epitomizes the essence of shaheen. He played pivotal role in the intellectual and political discourse of his time. He wanted the Asian renaissance of thought and culture, and worked to promote this concept. He laid the ideological foundation for the establishment of Pakistan.
Education & Knowledge
Iqbal believed education and knowledge is the key. He encouraged the young ones to seek knowledge and become enlightened. He said education isn’t about acquiring a degree but gaining wisdom and ability to think critically.
Courage, Compassion & Resilience
Iqbal’s poetry is a call to ‘action’, urging young ones to rise above differences and unite for common goals. His poem ‘Tarana-e-Milli’ (national anthem), inspires us to rise and unite for a common cause. True leaders are those who lead from front by example, who work selflessly for the betterment of their nation.
 Iqbal’s poetry paints vivid images of a better world — a place where justice reigns and people live in harmony. He instils the importance of having a vision, compelling the young ones to pursue it with determination.
 Iqbal’s own life exemplified this visionary leadership. He was a poet/ philosopher who played pivotal role in the intellectual and political discourse of his time. He envisioned the much awaited renaissance of Islamic thought and culture and worked tirelessly to promote this vision. His famous Allahabad Address in 1930 where he called for creation of a separate Muslim state, also laid the ideological foundation for the establishment of Pakistan.
 Iqbal’s poetry was a source of courage for those who dared to confront adversity. He believed that leaders should be fearless in their pursuit of noble objectives and unwavering in their commitment to what is right. Throughout his life, Allama Iqbal faced numerous challenges, both personal and political. He advocated for the rights and empowerment of Muslim community in India, a cause that often brought him into conflict with the British colonial authorities.
Compassion and Empathy
Iqbal contended that genuine leaders must genuinely care for the wellbeing of others. He said that the leadership should be driven by the desire to serve the common good. His concern was evident in his writings and actions. He advocated for social and economic reforms that would uplift the marginalized and disadvantaged sections of society.
Iqbal acknowledged the challenges that come with leadership and encouraged resilience in the face of setbacks and failures. He saw these trials as an opportunity for growth and development, essential for true leadership. He himself encountered professional setbacks. He faced criticism from some quarters for his political views. However, he never gave up, and remained resilient believing in the power of his ideas and importance of his mission.
Iqbal’s Legacy
Iqbal’s philosophy continues to serve as a wellspring of inspiration for young leaders worldwide. His verses have the remarkable ability to galvanize the spirit of youth and infuse in them the qualities of leadership — vision, courage, compassion, and resilience.

My song is the song of aspiration. My lute is the serenade of longing.

Every fibre of my being resonates with the refrains of Allah Hoo!