Iqbal Manzil, Sialkot

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Allama Iqbal the great philosopher, poet and politician who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement was born on 9th November 1877 in a place now known as Iqbal Manzil in Sialkot.

His father ShaikhNoor Mohammad was a tailor and a religious man and mother Imam Bibi was a polite & humble woman who helped the poor and solved the problems of neighbors.

Allama Iqbal studied law & philosophy in England. There during his studies he joined All Pakistan Muslim League.

His most famous speech which pushed for the creation of a Muslim state in Northwest India was delivered In the League's December 1930 session. He was very close to Quaid-e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan.

In 1922, he was knighted by King George V giving him the title "Sir".

As a poet Allama Iqbal is known as Shair-e-Mashriq (poet of East). As a philosopher, he is remembered as Mufakkir-e-Pakistan and Hakeem-ul-Ummat.

The Government of Pakistan has declared him The National Poet & on his birthday, there is National Holiday in the country.

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