Allama Iqbal was born with the name of Muhammad Iqbal in 1877 in the city of Sialkot. This was in the times of British India when the nation had not been separated. The city of Sialkot now falls in the country Pakistan. He was a famous Muslim poet, philosopher, and a politician. He had great command in various languages like Urdu, Persian and Arabic and became one of the finest poets of the contemporary era. He propagated the concept of a separate homeland for Muslims which was to be the primary basis for the emergence of Pakistan.
Allama Iqbal got his education in the countries Germany and England and after that initiated his own law practice. But his main interest lay in writing scholarly and literary articles about a broad range of titles which enveloped politics, economics, history, religion and the like. His poems normally had the acknowledgment of the glories of Islamic civilization for their primary theme. The poetry of Allama Iqbal was primarily impressed and influenced by the works of Maulana Rumi. Allama Iqbal attempted to prevail out the niceties of the religion of Islam and projected its future. In accordance to him, a clear and one-minded concentration on the religion would lead to a larger understanding of life as well as of politics.
Allama Iqbal, who was one of the revolutionary poets belonging to the Indo Pak subcontinent, conceived the concept of an independent Muslim homeland, Pakistan. He is believed to be the National poet of Pakistan, however he died nine years before the country came into being. He composed various masterpieces still remembered with huge fondness by the people of the nation in our time. He wrote a great miscellany of works primarily concerned with the revival of the religion of Islam. Among these, it is not convenient to find out the most significant and inspirational ones of the Allama Iqbal’s because of the logic that each composes a study in itself which every student of poetic background should focus on with great accuracy and precision. But depending on the popularity quotient, a list of the Allama Iqbal’s books would involve Baang-e-Dara, which was released in the year 1924, Baal-e-Jibreel, in the year 1935, Zarb-e-Kaleem, in 1936, Armughan-e-Hejaz, in 1938, and, ultimately, the magnificent masterpiece in English, the Child and the Lamp. Nearly all of his books were renditions to the persons of Pakistan, or, more significantly, meant for Muslims to understand the significance and quality of their religion. This was supposed to encourage and inspire them to better heights and try and reclaim the rightful status of Islam in past.