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Tributes Paid To Allama Muhammad Iqbal, The National Poet Of Pakistan

(2016-11-25) A programme was held today at the Pakistan High Commission, Dhaka to pay tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the National Poet of Pakistan.

Eminent Bangladeshis and diplomats attended the function.

Iqbal is admired as one of the greatest poets not only in Pakistan but also in Iran, Bangladesh, India, Germany and the UK. Although Iqbal is best known as a poet par excellence, he is also highly acclaimed as a "Muslim philosopher-thinker of modern times." His first poetry book, "Asrar-e-Khudi," appeared in the Persian language in 1915. In addition to his Urdu and Persian poetry, his lectures and letters in English and Urdu also have huge cultural, social and political significance.

Iqbal's works focus on reminding his readers of the past glory of Islamic civilization, and delivering the message of a pure, spiritual focus on Islam as a source of socio-political liberation and greatness. Iqbal denounced political divisions within and amongst Muslim nations, and frequently alluded to the global Muslim community or Ummah.

The High Commissioner of Pakistan to Dhaka, Mr. Rafiuzzaman Siddiqui, thanked the distinguished guests for making the event a memorable one.